Frog Net News For January 9th 2017

A domestic violence call on Tamplin Street in Sharon turned deadly late Friday night. State Police in Mercer County said Sharon Police responded to an alleged stabbing at the home.  After officers arrived the stituation escalated and police shot 23 year old Sean Marie Hake. There was not report on the condition of the stabbing victim. The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave per policy until the  investigation is complete.

State Police in Lawrence County report a one car accident yestereday afternoon in Scott Township.  According to police 23 year old Bradley Pontius of Volant was southbound on route 19 when he lost control of his car and first struck a road sign then his car struck a tree, causing the car to flip onto it’s roof.  Police said Pontius was slightly injuried but was not taken to the hosptial.

A Hubbard Ohio man was taken to the hospital following a one car accident Friday afternoon in Mahoning Township.  State Police in Lawrence County report 32 year old Anthony Livingston was eastbound on route 422 when he crossed over into the westbound lanes struck a ditch.  The car then flipped onto it’s roof. Livingston was taken to UPMC Jameson fore treatment.

The Butler community is raising money for a local business owner.  A two-alarm fire broke out on Hawk Drive in Connoquenessing Friday, destroying a residence owned by Debbie Ruth.  Two people were there but no injuries were reported.  The home was not insured so a GoFundMe page is up and running to help out.  Ruth is the owner of Ruffles & Truffles on Main Street in Butler.

Several people are facing charges after a disruption at the Farm Show.  Governor Tom Wolf was kicking off the event festivities over the weekend when a group of animal rights activists rushed the stage.  State troopers quickly controlled the situation and the protesters were removed.  After his speech, Wolf walked around the Farm Show and called it a high point of his year.

It is now more expensive to travel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Fares went up six-percent as of yesterday for both cash payments and E-Z Pass.  Turnpike Commission officials say the increase will go toward rebuilding and widening the roadway.

Two teenagers have been charged in the theft of two handguns from a home along Richards Avenue in Franklin Township. One of the two was charged with making terroristic threats against the North Sewickley Township woman. According to the Ellwood City Ledger both boys were charged as juveniles with burglary, illegal weapons possession and conspiracy to commit burglary. The investigation involved Franklin and North Sewickley Township police departments. Police said the incident started on social media when one of the teens had been harrassing a classmate.

Another lawsuit is being filed against the Plum Borough School District.  A former student submitted the paperwork Friday claiming Plum Senior High School teacher Jason Cooper fondled her when she was 17-years-old and had sex with her when she was 18.  The suit also alleges school officials knew, but did not intervene.   Cooper is serving time in prison for corruption of minors.

A former Pittsburgh Steeler and current assistant coach is facing charges following the team’s postseason win.  Joey Porter was arrested last night and charged with aggravated assault among other things after an altercation outside The Flats on Carson.  He was taken to Allegheny County Jail.