Tri County Report for September 19th, 2016

Crews were back at a Shenango Township home for another fire Friday where three brothers with mental disabilities were found dead Thursday. The fire at the house on Circle Drive started about 6 a.m. Friday morning and was fully engulfed when crews arrived. Pennsylvania State Police has identified the men as 50-year-old Daniel Fombelle, 56-year-old Robert Fombelle and 57-year-old Richard Fombelle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. No cause of death has yet been released.

A Boardman Ohio man escaped injury following a one vehicle accident in Mahoning Township Saturday afternoon.  According to State Police in Lawrence County 21 year old Christopher Adams was traveling north on Churchill Road when his vehicle left the roadway to avoid a vehicle in his lane, causing him to swerve off the roadway and roll over several times. Adams who was wearing a seatbelt was not hurt.

Butler County, along with several surrounding counties, were under a Tornado Warning Saturday night after a tornado touched down near Slippery Rock. Inside Butler County reports  the tornado touch down about 11 miles east of Slippery Rock around 7:50pm.  The tornado was reportedly traveling at 30 miles per hour. No injuries or damages were reported.  Other counties included in the warning included Clarion, Venango, and Armstrong.

Repairs on the Liberty Bridge are not going as expected.  The Department of Transportation announced Friday that the span is going to remain closed until further notice.  Officials say the work is taking longer than expected because of the safety measures needed.  The contractor is paying 213-thousand dollars each day that the bridge remains closed.

Revenue is down at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says revenue dropped 47-percent at the facility in August as compared to last year.  Lady Luck Casino in Nemacolin saw a 30-percent dip and the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh was also down 18-percent.  Overall casino revenue in the state is a little over four-percent lower than last year.

A bicyclist is recovering after being hit by a car in Butler.  Sara McCollums was airlifted to Allegheny General Hospital for surgery after the Saturday morning accident.  Officials say she suffered multiple broken bones and bleeding on the brain.  No charges have been filed.

Donald Trump is coming to Pittsburgh.  The Republican presidential nominee will be at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Thursday for the annual Shale Insight conference.  As many as 15-hundred people are expected for the event.  He is expected to speak about his economic policy.  Trump will also be in Chester on Thursday.

State Police have charged a Beaver Falls man following a one vehicle accident early Saturday morning. Police said 24 year old Joshua Adkins was southbound on Route 18 in Big Beaver Boro when he lost control of his car and struck a guardrail. Adkins who was not hurt was charged with Driving Under the Influence.

State Police in Mercer County say they want to hear from anyone who may know about marijuana plants found in Mill Creek Township. Troopers say they were called by someone who spotted the plants growing outdoors on Carlton Road Friday afternoon. The plants were seized by police, who did not say how many plants were found. They are asking anyone with information to contact them at 724-662-6162.