Tri-County Report For July 25th 2016

A man is facing charges for allegedly leaving his baby home alone to go drinking in Beaver County.  Timothy Gattuso lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of Park Road and Route 151 Friday morning.  He drove his car through a yard, knocked down bushes and a tree and then landed in a driveway.  A subsequent investigation found Gattuso was supposed to be with his one-year-old daughter at the time of the accident.  Police say she was home alone in her crib.

A week of protests and demonstrations is expected in Philadelphia as the Democratic National Convention gets underway today. In fact, they started before the convention with thousands marching around City Hall and down Market Street yesterday.  Police stood by as the well-behaved group, which included many senior citizens and parents with children, marched.  Marchers were made up of multiple groups from Bernie Sanders supporters to those favoring clean energy.

State Police in Lawrence County are investigating a burglary from earlier this month in Slippery Rock Township.  According to police, someone forced there way into a residence along route 422 and removed several firearms, money and other items vauled at nearly five thousand dollars.  Anyone with information is asked to call state police.

The Second Mile, the charity founded by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, is being investigated by the state attorney general’s office.  The preliminary study will be a fact-finding mission to determine whether the charity had anything to do with Sandusky finding his victims.  Sandusky founded the Second Mile more than four decades ago to help disadvantaged children.

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, are stopping in Pittsburgh after the Democratic National Convention.  The pair will take a bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio to talk about an American economy that works for everyone and Clinton’s agenda to create good-paying jobs.  The duo will rally on Independence Mall in Philadelphia Friday, and then head to Pittsburgh and Harrisburg over the weekend.

A car dealership is making repairs following an accident in Butler County.  The driver of a vehicle crashed into Edward Colosimo Auto Sales along Evans City Road last week, damaging at least a half-dozen vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

Officials are warning people that there may be low-flying helicopters in Butler County through the end of the week. The aircraft will be surveying pipelines and power lines for utility companies in northern and eastern Butler County.  The helicopters may be flying 100 feet off the ground and hovering.  They will also have saw blades attached and will be trimming tree limbs that are too close to the lines.

A teenager from Mercer County was taken to the Mercer County Jail Sunday, accused of injuring a state trooper. Pennsylvania State Police said 19-year-old Timothy Dunham was driving over garbage cans in his Jeep Wrangler around 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning near Lake Latonka in Coolspring Township. Police said several individuals were apparently smashing mailboxes in the area.  When police tried to a question Dunham a struggle insued injuring a trooper. Dunham was charges with aggravaged assault and bond was set at 25 thousand dollars.

An already large Powerball jackpot has rolled over once again after no one hit all the winning numbers drawn Saturday night.

The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is now at $422 million. the cash value will be around $291 million.