Tri County Report For May 6th, 2019

According to the New Castle News two men have been arrested after shots were fired at a Cherry Street home early Friday. 26 year old Davonte Rice and 23 year old Thomas Talley both face a number of charges. Police said the incident took place just after 3am. No injuries were reported. Both men are in the Lawrence County Jail on 50 thousand dollars bond.

Nearly four-dozen dogs are on the mend after being rescued from a filthy Mercer County home.  Humane Society officials say the animals were removed Friday night from a house on Grange Road in Shenango Township.  Crews had to wear hazmat suits to enter the home because of the conditions.  Ten other dogs were found dead, but the survivors will be put up for adoption.

An investigation is underway into a Butler County marital spat that ended in gunfire.  State police say James Powers was shot early yesterday during a fight with his wife on Hungarian Road in Cherry Township.  Tammy Powers was treated for a serious cut on her head.  James Powers was slapped with a host of charges, including aggravated assault.

An inmate at Beaver County Jail is accused of smearing his own feces on his cell wall in an attempt to get it on corrections officers.  Brion Harrison is facing felony harassment by a prisoner charges for the incident April 9th.  Investigators say he smeared it on the food clot in the cell door.  A preliminary hearing is set for June 3rd.

Officials say the most backlogged untested rape kits in the commonwealth are in Western P-A.  Statewide, there are more 245 untested kits with 97 of them in Allegheny County.  Three years ago, there were more than three-thousand untested kits statewide, according to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

Organizers say tens of thousands of people took part in this weekend’s annual Pittsburgh Marathon.  Boniface Kongin finished the race with the fastest time of two-hours-ten-minutes-and-34-seconds.  More than 170 runners were treated by medical crews at the race with 18 taken to area hospitals with various medical conditions.

State Police in Mercer County are investigating a crash that sent a man to the hospital early Saturday morning. According to police a 22 year old driver was on Pulaski Mercer Road in East Lackawonnock Township around 2 am when he lost control and struck a tree. Officers said the man was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. No other details were released.

A New Brighton man faces charges following an incident at Beaver Heritage Valley  Hospital. 61 year old William Rose,  is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. The Beaver county Times reports Rose allegedly assaulted a nursing supervisor and had to be subdued by a stun guy by police. Rose has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 13.

Ninth District State Representative Chris Sainato announced seven local fire departments will be splitting a little over 102 thousand dollars in state grant money. According to a press release The grants are provided by Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The money can be used for repairing, building or renovating facilities and for repaying debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance.