Tri County Report For November 9th, 2017

Six people are in custody in connection to an alleged meth lab in Butler.  Police were called to a domestic incident at a West Cunningham Street residence Tuesday.  Upon arrival, they found the meth equipment in the home and spent the day removing the hazardous materials.

State Police in Lawrence County report a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Perry Township. According to police 22 year old Devon Sidon of Ellwood City was eastbound on route 488 near the intersection of River Road, when he turned into the path a vehicle operated by 30 year old Kevin Groves, also of Ellwood City. Police said neither driver was injured.

Most federal, state, county and city offices in Pennsylvania are closed tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day.  Many schools are closed as well.  The U.S. Postal Service will be delivering mail though, and will observe the holiday on Saturday when it actually falls.

Governor Tom Wolf says four-thousand people are already signed up for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.  The state launched a patient registry last week and Wolf claims the success in that first week is just another indicator of the need for the program.  The state will start distributing the medication to patients over the next six months.

There is still no progress between striking Ringgold teachers and the school district.  Another bargaining session broke down yesterday after about three hours.  An additional session is scheduled for Monday.  The Ringgold Education Association is also hosting a public Town Hall Meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the New Eagle Social Hall.

The Beaver County Humane Society is lowering adoption fees.  The facility is running out of space for cats and is having a ‘Cat-Astrope sale’ which will include a reduced adoption fee of 29 dollars.  For more information, visit BeaverCountyHumaneSociety.org.

More information is being released about the State Trooper who was shot during a traffic stop in Northampton County.  Corporal Seth Kelly was called for backup to a suspected DUI Tuesday.  The suspect, Daniel Clary, resisted arrest and violently fought the officers before pulling a gun and shooting Kelly three times.  Doctors say Kelly tied a tourniquet on his wound before crews arrived, which may have saved his life.  Clary was also shot and is in the hospital.

According to this week Triple-A weekly gas price report, prices in Western Pennsylvania are up by about seven cents this week to an average of $2.81 per gallon. Gas prices continue to be volatile in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions with motorists either paying more or seeing stability at the pump. In New Castle the average price is 2.82 a gallon, in Sharon drivers are paying less at 2.71. The price nationally is at 2.53 a gallon, six cents higher than a week ago.

A state-of-the-art building in Moon Township that was left vacant by U.S. Airways will be home to the Allegheny County 911 center.  The Allegheny County Airport Authority bought the building and is leasing it to the county’s Emergency Services.  Construction on the new building is set to begin early next year.