Tri County Report For November 7th, 2016

A Sharon man told Hermitage Police he shot a co-worker at Walmart who the suspect says made negative comments about his decision to undergo a transgender transformation. WFMJ-TV reports 22 year old Zachary McClimans is charged with shooting the co-worker four times around 10:30 Thursday night at the Hermitage WalMart.  Bond for McClimans was set at 500 thousand dollars. The victim, Jayson Hall was flown to St.Elizabeth Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition. McClimans faces a number of charges including attempted homicide.  A preliminary hearing has been set for November 15h.

A former resident of Lawrence County pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor. 38 year old Sean Barner formerly of New Bedford pleaded guilty to one count  in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on March 28, 2015, Barner unlawfully possessed computer graphics files containing photographs and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Sentencing has been set for February 22nd.  Barner faces a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of 250 thousand dollars or both.

Hillary Clinton is ahead in Pennsylvania in the latest “Morning Call”/Muhlenberg College poll.  The poll released over the weekend shows the Democratic presidential nominee up six points on Republican Donald Trump.  More than 400 likely Pennsylvania voters were surveyed between October 30th and November 4th.  Clinton is ahead four-percent with third party candidates added.  Meanwhile, incumbent Senator Pat Toomey is ahead of Katie McGinty by one point.

Hillary Clinton is visiting Pittsburgh one more time before the election.  The Democratic presidential nominee will speak in front of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning today at noon.  Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

It’s officially legal for Uber and Lyft to provide services in Philadelphia. Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation on Friday allowing the companies to operate in Pennsylvania. The measure requires Uber and Lyft to pay a small percentage of revenue to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, some of which will then be passed on to the Philadelphia School District. It also establishes criminal background checks and insurance coverage for drivers, creates a zero-tolerance policy for impaired drivers, and encourages steps to weed out discrimination when picking up riders.

Officials are investigating an accident involving a farm tractor in Jefferson Township.  Two people were injured when a vehicle rear-ended the tractor Friday night on North Pike Road.  Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police. One person was flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital for treatment.

A mobile home in Mercer County was being moved Sunday morning when it suddenly burst into flames. The home, in the middle of Greenfield Road, south of Route 318, was fully engulfed in flames. Six separate departments responded to the fire. No injuries were reported.

At least one unknown person was injured in Muddy Creek Township Sunday morning after crashing their car into Lake Arthur. The accident took place around 6:45. Police said the car was about 20 feet off a boat lauch when they arrived at the scene.  No other details were released.

Donald Trump is finished campaigning in Western Pennsylvania.  The Republican presidential nominee spoke to nine-thousand people yesterday at the Atlantic Aviation hangar in Moon Township.  His campaign says about another three-thousand people were outside.  Trump was more than two hours late after a stop in Michigan.  His speech in Moon Township was the third of four stops yesterday.