Tri County Report For July 26th, 2017

The investigtion into the death of a New Gallilee woman continues, however no foul play is suspected. State Police in Lawrence County report the body of 35 year old Jennifer Lyn Snider was found yesterday off Hoffmaster Road in North Beaver Township. Police said several friends discovered the body in her car in a wooded area, with a gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy is scheduled to determine to the cause of her death.

President Trump is promising to bring jobs and prosperity back to Ohio.  The president spoke last night during a rally in Youngstown, telling a crowd of supporters that the state’s factories will be brought back to life on his watch.  At least four protesters were removed before and during the speech.

An Aliquippa basketball coach, accused of possessing child pornography, is being cleared of all charges.  Nicholas Lackovich was charged in November with sexual abuse of children by possessing child pornography.  At a preliminary hearing yesterday, all charges were dismissed.

Protesters are trying to get Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai to pass a shale gas tax.  Union and activist groups gathered outside Turzai’s McCandless office yesterday to voice their displeasure over his current plan, which includes no new taxes and uses money from other funds.  Opponents say Turzai’s plan would not provide a long-term fix.

A Murrysville man, awaiting trial for a knife rampage at Franklin Regional High School, is back in prison.  Alex Hribal was furloughed for several hours yesterday to attend his grandmother’s funeral.  He was taken to the funeral home under guard and returned to prison a few hours later.  Hribal has been in custody since the 2014 attack that injured 20 students and a security guard.  Hribal’s trial is currently set to begin in September.

The State Fire marshall’s office continues to investigate a fire that destoryed nine trailers Monday morning at the Moriane Camplands.  Inside Butler County reports total damage has been estimated at 100 thousand dollars. No injuries were reported. Only two of the trailers were occupied when the fire started.

According to the latest Triple-A fuel gauge survey, gas prices are on the rise in Western Pennsylvania. The average price is up about three cents to 2.54 a gallon. Triple-A said most of the country is paying more for gas this week as 39 states saw price increases.

More information is being released about a deadly crash in Bethel Park.  Police say four women were in a vehicle on Library Road yesterday morning when Paige Smith lost control and hit a telephone pole.  Smith and 17-year-old Heather Camisa died at the scene.  Bianca Herwig died a short time later at the hospital.  Brookee Elizabeth was ejected from the vehicle and is in critical condition.  Several Snapchat videos show the women drinking heavily in the vehicle before the accident.  An empty vodka bottle was also found at the scene.

56-year-old Walter Henry Krieg was sentenced to 18 to 40 years in a state prison  for the 2015 kidnapping and sexual assault of a 17-year-old Sharon teen who worked for him. The Sharon Herald reports Judge Robert Yeatts also labeled Krieg a sexually violent predator, which means he will have to register as a sex offender for life under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law, and neighbors would be alerted to his presence, should he ever be paroled. the incident took in September of 2015 in a wood area in Pymatuning Township. Krieg spent more than a decade in prison after pleading gulity to rape in Wyoming County back in 1997.