Tri County Report For August 20th, 2018

New Castle Police have charged a man in connection with the shooting near Taggart Stadium on Saturday night. According to the department’s facebook page Investigators say the shooting was a result of an ongoing feud between 40-year-old Marc Taylor of New Castle and another individual. Police say during a youth football game, one of the males were standing outside of the stadium watching the game through a fence. Taylor drove by in a vehicle and fired several shots from the driver’s seat towards the male on Dushane Street. No one was hurt. Taylor faces a number of charges including attempted homicide. New Castle Police say the investigation is ongoing. If you witnessed the shooting, you can contact the Criminal Investigative Unit at 724-656-3588.

A self-inflicted gunshot wound is being blamed for the death of a man who led New Castle police on a high-speed chase on Saturday.  Police say 27-year-old Shamkeem Moore was wanted for a gun-related incident in Beaver Falls when he fled from a traffic stop on West Washington Street.  Moore eventually crashed the car and ran into a wooded area where he turned a gun on himself.

The curfew for youths in Ambridge is getting pushed up to 10 p.m. nightly.  Last Tuesday, borough council agreed to shift up the time from 11 p.m. year-round this fall.  Officials say they’ve heard plenty of complaints about kids and teens being out late causing problems.

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is facing calls for his resignation in the wake of the grand jury report into the sexual abuse of children across Pennsylvania.  Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Bishop David Zubik says since he became bishop in 2007, the diocese has removed accused priests from dioceses and referred all allegations to investigators.  The grand jury report accused Bishop Zubik of not reporting credible abuse allegations.

Ambridge firefighters are getting another piece of protective gear.  City officials recently signed off on a plan to provide surplus bulletproof vests to the fire department.  The vests were used by short-term and part-time police officers, but still have life in them.  They would be used when firefighters respond to high intensity situations where they could be shot at.

A crash in New Castle sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital. WPXI is reporting the crash took place near the Falls Street bypass Saturday night around 10:00. The driver was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital. No other details were released.

ABC News’ statistical analysis website released its latest predictions Thursday for the general election, and it gives Republican Rep. Mike Kelly a 95 percent chance of defeating Democrat Ron DiNicola and Democratic U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb a 93 percent chance of winning. According to the Ellwood City Ledger,  Although DiNicola, an Erie attorney, has attracted some party attention and seen polls placing him within striking distance of Kelly, Fivethirtyeight.com labels the race “solid Republican.” In the 17th district Fivethirtyeight.com labels that race as “likely democratic”.

Some residents at a senior living community in Mercer County had to be evacuated Saturday afternoon following a carbon monoxide scare. WFMJ-TV reports  Firefighters were called to Fellowship Manor on Orchard Drive in Pine Township at around 11 a.m. on Saturday. Officials say a power outage in the area caused the backup generator at the facility to kick on. The backup generator started to fill the halls with smoke. No one was injured.