Tri County Report For November 2nd, 2017

Four children were taken to the hospital after there school bus was struck by a car yesterday afternoon in New Castle.  The accident happened at the intersection of Jefferson and Grant Streets.  According to the New Castle News a 24 year old woman pulled out in front of the bus.  The injuried children were taken to the hospital and treated and released. The kids on the bus were students at George Washington. The New Castle School district sent a second bus to the scene to transport some of the students home while some parents picked up their children at the scene.

Police have made an arrest in a brazen home burglary in New Brighton.  Kreigh Moore is accused of breaking into a couple’s home through the front while they were hosting a Halloween party out back.  Surveillance video captured the suspect peeping through the windows, entering the home and stealing a wallet and several other items.

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver in connection to an accident in Slippery Rock Township.  Police say Dave McGinty had a single-vehicle crash on Monday on Route 8 North.  Witnesses claim McGinty had a head injury but took off into the woods before police arrived.  Anyone with information on McGinty’s whereabouts is asked to call police.

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry is up and running.  Acting Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced yesterday that patients will be able to get medical marijuana within the next six months.  The health department has also approved more than 100 Pennsylvania doctors to prescribe medical marijuana.  Officials say people interested in registering should talk to their doctor and make sure their driver’s licenses are current.

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing a plan to require all state and self-funded insurance plans to cover contraceptives and vasectomies.  The legislation was proposed yesterday and would also require coverage for any FDA approved prescription or non-prescription birth control.  The bill is in reaction to the Trump administration’s decision to roll back contraceptive coverage required by the Affordable Care Act.

A Natrona Heights woman is behind bars charged with several crimes related to crashing into a pool.  Police say the woman crashed through a yard, fence and into a swimming pool at a house on Palm Street yesterday evening.  The woman was reportedly screaming that her one-year-old baby was still in the car.  A man told police she had just left a party at his house and he took the baby out before she drove off because she appeared intoxicated.  Police say she admitted to smoking crack-cocaine and taking prescription pills.

Shenango Township police in Mercer County filed juvenile charges Wednesday against two West Middlesex Jr./Sr. High School students in connections with threats posted last weekat the school. the Sharon Herald reports,  A 12-year-old boy was charged with disorderly conduct after one of the investigations yielded that he wrote an inappropriate message later found by a student and reported to staff. A 15-year-old boy was charged with terroristic threats after he allegedly left a threatening message that was found by a student who alterted school officials. The investigatin is continuing.

Pittsburgh’s old Kaufmann’s Department Store is getting a makeover like never before.  A developer from Philadelphia is teaming up with Amazon Alexa to bring high-tech upgrades.  The bottom floor will have a hotel and retail shops while the upper levels will become apartment homes.  Each unit will have keyless locks and iPads next to the doors with dozens of voice command features.  The roof will have tennis courts and an infinity pool.