The U.S. Marshals have arrested a suspect, wanted in connection to a shooting in New Castle last year. According to the New Castle City police departments facebook page Jujuan Jackson had been into custody in Detroit, Michigan. Jackson is charged with shooting a woman in the chest and was also wanted for questioning in the July 7 shooting on Meyer Avenue, which resulted in the death of a man and gunshot wound to a female. In that shooting, police believe Jackson was targeting the woman, who was his ex-girlfriend.
The U.S. Department of Justice is going to be monitoring polls in Allegheny County today. Officials announced yesterday that more than 500 employees of the Civil Rights Division will cover polls in 28 states including Pennsylvania. Allegheny County is the only area county on the list.
One person was injured in a one-car accident yesterday afternoon in Mahoning Twonship. According to the New Castle News The accident took place around 1:30 on route 422 and Log House Lane. No other details were released.
Police are investigating the death of a teenager who disappeared from a Butler County juvenile center. Sixteen-year-old Angelo Tolliver was found dead of a possible drug overdose Sunday morning in a home in Johnstown. Few additional details have been released but the death is being treated as suspicious while police gather more details. Tolliver escaped from the unnamed center last month.
Hillary Clinton is promising to unite the country if elected. The Democratic presidential nominee spoke at the University of Pittsburgh yesterday saying she wants to be a president for all Americans and not just some. Clinton also outlined her policy goals promising to work for higher-paying jobs, pay equality, affordable healthcare and free college for qualifying families.
All eyes are on Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton previously had a comfortable lead in the state but the most recent Harper poll finds her in a virtual tie with Donald Trump. Pennsylvania is a must-win for both candidates, as neither has a clear path to the White House without it. A recent Susquehanna poll claims most voters in the Keystone State have unfavorable opinions of both Trump and Clinton. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. today and polling locations are available at VotesPA.com.
Penn State University is asking a judge to overturn the verdict in its defamation case. The school filed the request yesterday calling the seven-point-three million dollar ruling excessive. Former assistant football coach Mike McQueary sued the school, claiming his career was ruined after administrators failed to act on his sexual abuse report against Jerry Sandusky. The school says McQueary’s reputation was damaged by public opinion and nothing else.
PennDOT is getting ready for snow. A three-day ‘Snow Academy’ is underway to give employees a refresher on everything snow-related. Officials say salt has already been ordered and the entire fleet will soon be ready to hit the roads. PennDOT still has some full-time, temporary, and on-call positions available for drivers.
A Zelienople man is recovering after attempting suicide in Moraine State Park. Officials say the man drove his car into Lake Arthur early Sunday morning but then had second thoughts and escaped. The vehicle was submerged by the time rescue crews arrived. The man is undergoing evaluation.
An ex-Westmoreland County physician is guilty of sex crimes against a minor. Robert Franzino plead guilty yesterday to attempting to possess explicit cellphone pictures of a 15-year-old girl. He is facing up to 20 years in prison when sentenced in February. He was arrested earlier this year after trying to meet with the teenage girl. Franzino was previously charged for prescribing medicine in a drugs-for-sex case when he worked in Westmoreland County in 1999.