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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 18TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 18TH, 2019

National Cleanup efforts resume today where tornadoes touched down in western Pennsylvania.  Weather Service officials confirmed yesterday that an EF-1 twister with 105-mile-per-hour winds roared through parts of Armstrong and Butler counties.  The hardest-hit area was in Parker, where the storm damaged houses and uprooted trees, but no injuries were reported. The New Castle News…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 14TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 14TH, 2019

An Ellwood City man was convicted on drug charges in Federal Court in Pittsburgh yesterday. After two hours of deliberation the jury found 33 year old Taureen Potter guilty of one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and one count of Distribution of Cocaine. U.S .Attorney Scott Brady said Potter sold cocaine out of Ellwood…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 13TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 13TH, 2019

Three men are facing drug charges after a raid on a Butler home this week.  Todd Dunmyre, Devon Hill, and Quadi Archer are each in Butler County Prison after the raid Monday on the 100-block of Third Avenue.  Officers found crack cocaine and heroin stamp bags along with drug paraphernalia.  Each is being held on…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 12TH, 2019

A new proposal out of Harrisburg could bring some big changes for high school sports in Pennsylvania. 10th district State Representative Aaron Bernstine announced legislation yesterday that would have separate state playoffs for public and private schools. The bill would also eliminate the transfer rule making a student-athlete eligible immediately. The PIAA voiced its opposition…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 11TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 11TH, 2019

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a deadly train crash in Lawrence County.  Troopers say 58-year-old Dwight Spann of New Galilee was killed early yesterday when his SUV was hit by a train along Larchwood Road in New Beaver.   There’s no word yet how Spann’s vehicle became stuck on the tracks. The Lawrence county coroner pronounced…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 6TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 6TH, 2019

A Shenango Township man accused of stabbing his mother more than 300 times has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder with mental illness. 29 year old Dean Craven pleaded guilty before Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Judge J.Craig Cox. According to the New Castle News Craven stabbed Lauri Craven to death back in January of 2017.…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 5TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 5TH, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is planning to be in attendance for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s State Dinner tomorrow.  The dinner is taking place at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in East Pennsboro Township Thursday evening.  Earlier in the day, Pence will tour J-L-S Automation in York County.  He will reportedly talk to employees about the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 4TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 4TH, 2019

A Beaver Falls man is facing charges after a drug bust at his home.  Police say Michael Tierney was arrested yesterday when officers found four pounds of marijuana and pot-related items in his Fifth Avenue home.  Police also seized ten-thousand-dollars in cash and two handguns. Slippery Rock University’s former police chief is being accused of…

TRI- COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 3RD, 2019

TRI- COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 3RD, 2019

State Police in Butler County report a fatal traffic accident from yesterday afternoon in Worth Township. According to police an 18 year old Butler County man failed to stop at the intersection of route 108 and the Intestate 79 northbound ramp, and was struck by a vehicle operated by 34 year old Robert Richardson of…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 30TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 30TH, 2019

WKBN-TV is reporting New Castle City Police were called late Wednesday to a plaza parking lot on Butler Avenue where they found two people shot. Two people were found with gunshots wounds inside a car parked at the plaza where Save-a-Lot is located. The car was parked in front of First Choice Credit Union. Police…