Tri County Report for August 16th, 2016

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is guilty of all the charges against her.  The jury handed down the verdict to Kathleen Kane late yesterday in connection to her perjury and obstruction case.  Kane was accused of leaking grand jury information and lying about it.  The judge warned Kane that if there’s any witness retaliation she’ll be taken to jail.  She also ordered Kane to surrender her passport.  Governor Wolf released a statement yesterday calling for her resignation.

A Butler County gymnastics coach is heading to trial for allegedly sexually abusing several teenage girls.  Keith Callen of Clinton Township was held for court last week after being charged with molesting a 14-year-old girl over a three-year period.  More charges were filed last month when two additional girls reported Callen molested them in 2001 when they were under the age of ten.

Police say a Grove City man is facing felony charges for allegedly secretly recording a marriage counseling session with his estranged wife.  Rebecca Andrejczyk told police she found the audio last month while on a computer, which she shares with her husband.  Michael Andrejczyk was charged last week with illegally intercepting communications.  Both Mrs. Andrejczyk and the psychologist were unaware of the recording.

A man is facing charges following a traffic stop in Middlesex Township.  Police tried to pull Joseph Hayden over on Route 8 last week for not wearing proper eye protection on his motorcycle.  Hayden allegedly refused to stop and a short chase ensued into Butler Township, where officers caught up to Hayden at a red light.  A subsequent investigation found he was wanted on a warrant and when police tried to arrest him, he struggled.  A search of his bag found drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles.

A Harmony man will go to jail for causing a crash that killed his friend. According to Inside Butler County 58 year old Alan Moser pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and drunken driving as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced by a Butler County judge last week to spend three months in prison, followed by several months of house arrest and probation. Back in 2014, Moser and the victim- 44-year-old Daniel Watson of Harmony- were traveling on Route 19 in Lancaster Township when Moser lost control of his vehicle. Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sharon police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting late Sunday night. 46 year old Percy Godfrey was killed following a shooting in the 700 block of New Castle Avenue around 11:30.  A woman, Kimberly Odam also suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to St.Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. The investigation into a motive for the shooting is continuing. So far no arrests have been made.

Crews are looking for a pair of missing fisherman in Westmoreland County.  Steven and Justin Sieminski went fishing Sunday and did not return as expected.  Water rescue teams were called in yesterday and were reportedly focusing on the shoreline between the Tarentum Bridge and the Allegheny River Lock and Dam 4 between Lower Burrell and Harrison.  Crews also searched by boat and helicopter and used tracking dogs and divers.

New Castle City police are looking for a Uniontown man accused of burglarizing a local business.  The New Castle News reports police were called to a business in the 400 block of Cascade Street earlier this month when company officals reported they suspected one of there employees, 29 year old Joshua Holub of stealing from the company.  Officers said Holub is allegedly seen on surveillance video entering the building and taking what appears to be an operating manual, test charts and several other items. Holub is being charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.

A new study says Pittsburgh isn’t too bad of a place to retire.  Financial site WalletHub has ranked Pittsburgh 25th in the nation in its 2016 list of “Best and Worst Cities to Retire.”  The study ranked the nation’s biggest 150 cities in 31 metrics, including affordability, activities, quality of life and health care.  Orlando, Florida, was rated the nation’s top place to retire, while Providence, Rhode Island, came in last.