Tri County Report For March 25th, 2019

The city of Pittsburgh is continuing to see demonstrations following the not guilty verdict in the Michael Rosfeld trial.  Over the weekend, several protests occurred across the area and around the state after the former East Pittsburgh police officer was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose last year.  It’s believed more demonstrations will happen this week.

A Beaver Falls man is admitting to robbing a New Brighton bank last year.  Ernest Taylor entered a guilty plea after being accused of holding up the Huntington Bank on Third Avenue last August.  The 50-year-old is facing up to 20-years in prison and a quarter-million-dollar fine at his July 17th sentencing.

State Police in Mercer County were called to a home on the 700 block of East Main Street in Pine Township after two family members allegedly suffered heroin overdoses. Police said a 19-year-old female was taken to Grove City Medical Center for treatment. Troopers then returned to the same home after the victim’s mother had also overdosed. No charges were filed.

Kathleen Kane can no longer practice law.  The former Pennsylvania Attorney General, who is serving jailtime for perjury and obstruction, was disbarred by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Friday.  Kane was convicted in 2016 for leaking info on a grand jury investigation and lying about it.

A billboard in Armstrong County is the source of controversy.  The sign in Worthington appears to celebrate the not guilty verdict in the Michael Rosfeld trial by saying Justice Served, Get Over It.  The sign also calls Antwon Rose a criminal.  Pictures of the billboard have gone viral, leading to calls from the community to take it down.

A Polk woman faces charges after she allegedly assaulted EMS responders. WFMJ-TV reports 37-year-old Amy Tillia allegedly assaulted four EMS responders. EMS personal were responding to a call on East Main Street in Pine Township. Tillia was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

The Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated 750-million-dollars after no one won Saturday night’s drawing.  It’s the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.  No one has won the big prize since December.  The next drawing is Wednesday, March 27th and the odds of winning are one in 292 million.

State Police in Butler County are investigating an alleged rape. According to police the incident took place Thursday at a residence in Slippery Rock Township. The suspect is known to the female victim.  No other details were released.

Inside Butler County is reporting A mobile home went up in flames in Portersville early Friday morning. Several firefighters were alerted to the one-story home at the corner of New Castle Road and West Park Road in Worth Township just before 6 a.m. No injuries were reported and a cause in under investigation.

Triple-A says nearly 100 million Americans will travel on a family vacation this year. According to a recent AAA Travel survey,4 in 10 U.S. adults – are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, which is slightly more than last year. Respondents to the survey say that spring and summer road trips will top many of their vacation plans. According to Bevi Powell senior Vice President of Triple-A East Central Relatively low gas prices and the strong economy are giving families the motivation they need to spend time together on a trip in the months ahead.

Police in Butler Township, Butler County are looking for a man they say tried to lure a 12-year-old boy last week.  Investigators believe the man was in his car until he approached the teen Tuesday evening.  The boy ran when the man asked him to come over.