Tri County Report For January 3rd, 2019

A missing elderly woman from Moon is found after a police pursuit in Lawrence County.  Authorities say Suzanne Rabosky was picked up Friday night on Route 108 in North Beaver Township after being spotted committing several traffic violations.  The 71-year-old was suffering from dementia, according to state police.

Four people from Mercer County were arrested by New Castle City Police following a traffic stop early Monday. According to the New Castle News 29 year old Marquis Jaikwam Hyman, and 21 year old Shalareese Anderson, both of Sharon, 24 year old  Anthony Wade Perkins of Farrell and 24 year old Kaylan Bradley Taylor, 24, of Hermitage, face a number of charges. Police found a loaded handgun along with marijuana. All four were arraigned and placed in the Lawrence County Jail on five thousand dollars bond.

An Ambridge couple is facing charges after a fight late last month.  Chad Price and Rachelle Gruber were charged after the December 26th fight at a home on the first block of Economy Village.  Police say they found Price with a bloodied face and Gruber holding their two-year-old son.  Price told police Gruber came home drunk and out of control, punching him in the face several times.  Gruber told police all the fighting happened while she was holding the child.

State police investigated fewer crashes but made more drunken-driving arrests over the extended New Year’s weekend compared with last year’s holiday. According to a press release 406 people statewide were arrested for driving under the influence over the four-day holiday enforcement period of Saturday to Tuesday. That’s an increase of 284 DUI arrests from the holiday weekend last year, which was three days long. Troop D which includes Lawrence, Butler,Beaver and Mercer counties made 31 DUI arrests and reported 28 crashes.

The death of a state prison inmate in Indiana County is under investigation.  State police say 32-year-old Luis Santiago died Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his cell at State Correctional Institution-Pine Grove.  Initial reports indicated Santiago was murdered, but investigators backtracked after reviewing more evidence.

There are more than 64-hundred confirmed flu cases across Pennsylvania already this season.  The state Department of Health is calling the problem widespread, with confirmed cases in 66 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  The Midstate has about one thousand confirmed cases itself.

The Pittsburgh Steelers football season is always a roller coaster ride, and now fans are getting a look at what the season would look like as an actual roller coaster.  Kennywood released a video of construction of the amusement park’s Steel Curtain coaster, which is part of its new Steelers Country attractions.  It features a 220-foot drop, and nine inversions.  Steelers Country will open later this year, but no opening date has been set for the Steel Curtain just yet.

Penn State wants to trademark the phrase Happy Valley.  The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday university officials requested the trademark for the phrase it uses to describe the mountainside setting.  PSU, in the request to the US Patent and Trademark Office, wants to use the phrase on clothing.  The paper says someone initially had the trademark on the phrase but didn’t renew it.

An East Brady man faces charges following a traffic stop on Oakland Township. State Police in Butler County report 19 year old Lawrence Convery was stopped on Chicora Road and was found to be under the influence of marijuana and was arrested by driving under the influence. Police also found a small amount of the drug along with drug paraphernalia. The investigation is continuing.