New Castle City police have arrested a suspect, charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and strangulation. According to the department’s facebook page Andre McDade is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on $75,000 bond. According to police McDade was arrested on a warrant at a location on W. Chartres Street. He was wanted for an incident that occurred on June 2.
Police in Midland, Beaver County are investigating a shooting that left two people hurt. The call came into the police department early yesterday morning on Virginia Avenue. Both victims were taken to two different hospitals. Authorities haven’t released any other details.
State Police in Lawrence County report a one vehicle accident in Scott Township Monday afternoon. According to police 44 year old Shane Young of Volant was northbound on Route 19 when he traveled off the road into a ditch and struck a tree head on. Young was taken to UPMC Jameson for treatment.
Pittsburgh Police are asking a murder suspect to turn himself in. An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for Matthew Darby in connection to the death of a University of Pittsburgh student. Alina Sheykhet, who had a protection-from abuse order against Darby, was found dead of blunt force trauma to the head in her off-campus home Sunday morning. Detectives are urging Darby to turn himself in. He has not been seen since Sunday.
Slippery Rock University is extending their search for a new president. Candidates Bruce Murphy and Amir Mohammadi failed to advance to the final stage of the interview process last week. The school’s provost has been serving as interim president since Cheryl Norton’s retirement in July.
Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth is running for Governor. Ellsworth announced her candidacy yesterday and will face off against Republican Senator Scott Wagner and businessman Paul Mango. Ellsworth claims she is a political outsider who will make job creation a main priority.
Tim Curley is out of prison. The former Penn State athletic director was released Monday after serving just over two months. The rest of his sentence will be served on house arrest. Curley pleaded guilty to child endangerment in March for not properly investigating a sexual assault report involving Jerry Sandusky.
Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania fell by nearly two cents this week to an average of $2.779 per gallon this week, according to the Triple-A East Central weekly fuel gauge report. For a second straight week, the region increased gasoline inventory. In New Castle and Sharon the average price is 2.78 a gallon. Drivers in Beaver are paying a little more at 2.83 a gallon. Nationwide drivers are paying six cents less than a week ago.
Governor Tom Wolf says the state is making available $5 million to supply 120,000 doses of the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone to first responders. Wolf says the money will go toward the purchase of a naloxone nasal spray that helps people with little medical training administer the medication. Officials say police have administered nearly 4,000 overdose reversals in the state. Still, more than 4,600 Pennsylvania residents died of overdoses last year.
Former Vice President Al Gore is coming to Pittsburgh for a climate change workshop. The three-day event will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday through Thursday next week. Gore will give a two-hour talk and moderate a panel discussion. Mayor Bill Peduto will also attend the event and is reiterating Pittsburgh’s commitment to fight global warming.