TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 12TH, 2021

State Police in Lawrence County report a Detroit, Michigan man was taken to a Pittsburgh Hospital after being shot while traveling in his vehicle on Interstate 376 in Neshannock Township Wednesday night. Troopers said 23 year old Curtis Slade was westbound on 376 when several shots were fired by a passing motorist. Slade lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway. Police said Slade and a passenger fled on foot where they transported to UPMC Jameson by a passerby. Slade was then transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he’s listed in stable condition. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact state police.

New Castle police have arrested the suspect in an armed robbery at a CVS Pharmacy back on February 5th.  According to the department’s facebook page Jordan Perretti is being charged with robbery and possession with intent to deliver. He was arrested after a felony traffic stop on Feb. 11. During a search of his car, police said they found numerous bags containing Xanax of different milligrams and a 9 mm handgun.

In Beaver County Thursday morning, a family in Baden received a rude awakening when a garbage truck barreled through the front of their home before coming to a stop in their living room.  Police believe the truck slid on the snow-covered road and the driver lost control.  No injuries were reported in the home or in the truck.

A Mercer County woman accused of taking part in last month’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has been ordered released from custody as she awaits trial in the case.  Prosecutors had wanted Rachel Powell held until her case is heard, but a federal judge in DC yesterday reaffirmed a decision this week by a federal judge in Pittsburgh that she should be put on house arrest.  Powell is seen in video recordings breaking windows at the capitol during January’s violence in Washington.

COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout Pennsylvania. Health officials say yesterday, the state total saw an increase of nearly four-thousand new cases, pushing it over 884-thousand. About 115 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll, which is nearing 23-thousand. Lawrence County has 5,736 cases and 176 deaths. Mercer County has 7,743 Covid-19 cases and 234 fatalities.

While tax filing season usually begins in January, its starting a little later this year so the IRS could complete programming and testing of its systems. But as always the state Department of Revenue is encouraging PA taxpayers to file their state income tax returns electronically. This year they can do so through a new filing option available at mypath.pa.gov. The state income tax filing deadline at April15th

A 20-year-old Hermitage woman is charged for allegedly shooting a Sharon man Wednesday afternoon. According to WFMJ-TV police said Savannah  Klamer is charged with aggravated assault for shooting 22-year-old Raine Leard of Sharon. Police said they believe the shooting happened around noon Wednesday at a residence on North Water Avenue.  Klamer was arrested at a Youngstown Hospital.  She  was taken to the Mahoning County Jail to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

An organization in downtown Pittsburgh is going to be celebrating Black History Month through music this year.  The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is going to be hosting a three-part special event starting later today.  The event is called Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present and Future.  The event will be celebrating the growth of Black-inspired music in the city throughout the years including opera and jazz.  It will be streamed on the center’s YouTube channel and Facebook page today at 7:00 p.m.

An Aliquippia man has been indicted in federal court on drug charges. 36 year old Ossie Foster is charged with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, 28 grams or more of crack, and a quantity of fentanyl and heroin. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison, a fine of five million dollars  or both. The Beaver County Drug Task Force and the FBI led the investigation