Frog Net News For August 23rd, 2016

A man is in the hospital after being burned in a fire at his Beaver Falls business.  The flames broke out yesterday at Pete Brown’s Auto Repair on Glendale Road.  Officials say the ceiling fell on Pete Brown while he was fighting the blaze with a fire extinguisher.  His condition is not known.

Twenty-three Pennsylvania airports are making safety upgrades thanks to more than eight-million dollars in state investments.  Governor Tom Wolf made the announcement yesterday saying, “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation in Pennsylvania, and these investments will help them operate safely, expand to meet demands, or attract more growth.”  New Castle’s airport is getting $250,000 for the completion of an expansion project of the existing hangar and enhanced security by replacing existing fencing and installing new fencing, gates, cameras and camera equipment.

The man accused of a murder in Sharon should be on his way back to Mercer County before the end of the week to face his charges. WKBN-TV reports Calvin Norris appeared in a Mahoning County courtroom Monday afternoon. He is charged with criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide. Last week, the 27-year-old was served with arrest warrants while recovering from a stab wound at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngtown. Sharon Police say he fatally shot Percy Godfrey and wounded Kimberly Odem on August 14. On Monday in court, Norris agreed to waive extradition.

Jerry Sandusky’s appeal will continue today.  The former assistant Penn State football coach is trying to have his child sex abuse convictions thrown out, claiming ineffective counsel.  Sandusky’s team also claims prosecutors lied about knowing the identity of victim number two in the case.  Those prosecutors are expected to testify today.  Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years behind bars.

Pennsylvania has one of the highest numbers of travel-related Zika cases in the United States.  Officials say only Florida, Texas, California and New York have more.  There are currently 82 confirmed cases in the Keystone state and 120 pending test results.

Pennsylvania State Police are warning drivers to be extra careful on the roadway in the days ahead leading up to the Labor Day holiday.Troopers are encouraging drivers to slow down, be alert, and obey the traffic laws of the Commonwealth.State police say in the next two weeks, there will be an even greater emphasis placed on detecting impaired drivers, speeding and safety equipment violations during the holiday enforcement period. Extra enforcement patrols will be seen in many Western Pennsylvania counties including Lawrence, Mercer,  Beaver, and Butler.

Two men accused of robbing Citizens Bank in Hermitage appeared in a Trumbull County court in Ohio, where they waived an extradition hearing on Monday. Alexander Penn and Anthony Wilburn are facing a number of charges, including robbery. They were arrested lastTuesday in Hubbard after investigators said Penn walked into the bank on E. State Street and handed the teller a note, demanding cash. Police said he then got into a car driven by Wilburn. Both men are being held in Trumbull County Jail.

A Fayette City man is wanted on more than 600 counts of child pornography.  Randy Roley allegedly agreed to have sexual intercourse with a woman in exchange for photos of a sleeping ten-year-old girl last year.  He told police the woman later sent a picture of the child with her pants pulled down, which he claims he deleted immediately.  Police allegedly found more than 600 pornographic images during a search of his home.  The woman has not yet been charged.