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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 15TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 15TH, 2019

The New Castle News is reporting that Police are calling the deaths in Neshannock Township Thursday a murder-suicide. A mother and daughter were found dead after a house fire on Old Plank Road Thursday morning. The victims are 48-year-old Melanie Keller and 12-year-old Jazmyn Keller. Police Chief John Rand said both victims died of a…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 11TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 11TH, 2019

Lawrence County District Attorney Josh Lamancusa says that he will seek the death penalty against 43 year old Keith Burley, Jr of Edingburg. He was arrested Tuesday in Youngstown following the stabbing death of eight-year-old Mark Mason at a home in Union Township. At least two other juveniles witnessed the fatal stabbing. Burley is being…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 10TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 10TH, 2019

An extradition hearing is pending in Ohio for the man who’s accused of killing his girlfriend’s son in Lawrence County.  U.S. Marshals arrested 43 year old Keith Burley of Edinburg yesterday in Youngstown for criminal homicide and other charges.  State police say Burley stabbed eight-year-old Mark Mason to death on Monday night during a domestic…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 9TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 9TH, 2019

New Castle City Police are warning residents of a recent phone scam. According to the Department’s Facebook page police say the caller states that he is a Sheriff’s Deputy with an active arrest warrant for the family member. The caller did know the name of the resident and did have a local number with a…

Tri County Report For July 5th, 2019

Tri County Report For July 5th, 2019

The Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development is beginning the transition to a new leader.  The C-E-D is turning to Vice President Laura Rubino to lead in the interim as the search for a new president begins.  Rubino replaces the retiring Jim Palmer who had served as president since 1993.  The search for the president…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 3RD, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 3RD, 2019

There’s no word yet of any charges in the hit-and-run death of a Lawrence County woman.  New Castle police say they have impounded the semi-truck that apparently struck 19-year-old Alissa Jones on Sunday night.  Jones died yesterday of injuries suffered when she was hit while getting out of her car in Taylor Township. The Sharon…

Tri County Report For July 1st, 2019

Tri County Report For July 1st, 2019

Two men are facing charges in New Castle after a high speed chase led to a drug bust.  Ladonte Scott and Antonio Gardner were arrested Saturday.  Police say the pair fled from officers before crashing their SUV on Junior High Street.  Officers found heroin, crack cocaine, cash and Ecstasy tablets in the vehicle. Gardner was…

Tri County Report For June 27th, 2019

Tri County Report For June 27th, 2019

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives have voted overwhelmingly to pass a nearly $34 billion state budget for the next fiscal year. The 34 million dollar spending plan now goes to the Senate. The House voted  140-62 in favor of the budget with 9th District State Representative Chris Sainato in favor of the budget while 10th…

Tri County Report for June 20th, 2019

Tri County Report for June 20th, 2019

The chance for severe weather continues today across Western P-A.  Several rounds of showers and storms are expected with some bringing heavy rain and high winds, according to forecasters. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Lawrence County until 8pm. Drier, less humid conditions move in late tonight into the weekend. A New Brighton woman…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 19TH 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 19TH 2019

State Police in Lawrence County are investigating an identity theft incident that took place last month. A 50 year old North Beaver Township man told police that someone took out two auto insurance policies out in his name. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at the New Castle Barracks. The New Castle…