Tri county Report For August 8th, 2016

State Police in Lawrence County are investigating a shooting at an Atlantic Avenue address in Union Township. Police said two men were shot in the 200 block of Atlantic Ave. They were shot from a vehicle driving past on Sunny Avenue, according to a police report. The first victim, 25-year-old Cody Sharp, was shot several times and is in critical condition in a Pittsburgh hospital. The second victim, 25-year-old Glenn Samuels, suffered a gunshot wound and is in stable condition in a Youngstown hospital. An 11 year old child who was shot was treated for minor injuries.  Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact State Police.

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence is stopping in Pittsburgh tomorrow.  The Indiana governor will be at the Heinz History Center at 7 p.m.  Free tickets to the event are available at

A woman was taken to the hospital following a one vehicle accident Saturday night in Shenango Township.  According to the New Castle News, a woman who was name was not availabe was traveling on Route 65 when she apprently lost consciousness and traveled through a grassy area and struck a boat on a trailor. The woman was taken to St.Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. Her condition was not available.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s criminal case.  The Supreme Court denied Kane’s request that it intervene Friday, disagreeing with her claims that the grand jury that investigated her was unconstitutional.  Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information and then lying about it.

A Prospect man was killed in a car/motorcycle accident Friday night.  State Police in Butler County report that 45 year old Robbert Pollock Jr., was traveling westbound on Route 422  when a car traveling in the opposite direction attempted to cross his lane from a left turn only travel lane, to turn into a parking lot. Police said Pollock struck the car and was thrown from the motorcycle and later died from his injuries.  The driver of the car, 34 year old Katrina Book of Butler was not injuried.  The investigation into the crash is continuing.

Western Pennsylvania blood banks are in need of donations.  Officials say the summer months are slow and their blood, plasma and platelet supplies are low.   All blood types are needed, but O-negative, A-negative and B-negative are in highest demand.

A Butler teen was taken to the hospital following a one vehicle accident in Center Township.  According to State Police in Butler County, 18 year old Hayden Kretzer was traveling east on Mercer Road when he lost control of his vehicle  and rolled over onto its roof. Kretzer was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police said Kretzer was suspected of driving under the influence of Alcohol and charges are pending blood results.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire at a Sharon apartment on Saturday. WKBN-TV reporst six people were living in the White Avenue apartment which caught fire.  No injuries were reported. The fire started in a bedroom, and flames blew out the windows as it began to spread. Due to the quick response time of firefighters, the fire was contained to the bedroom and six units were evacuated.

Two people were flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital following an accident last night in Butler County.  State Police report 31 year old Duane Anderson of North Washington was eastbound on Old Brick Road in Washington Township, when he failed to stop at an intersection and pulled into the path of a car operated by 19 yea rold Garrett Brugh of Eldred, Pa. Both drivers were ejected from the vehicles and lflown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. The investigation into the crash is continuing.