News Live 365: August 10th, 2022

A Crawford County man has been charged with assault for pointing an AR-15 at a helicopter. A 25-year-old Cambridge Springs Resident allegedly pointed the rifle at a helicopter as its occupants inspected power lines for First Energy Corporation last Friday. The man was taken into custody before his arraignment and released after posting bail; the weapon he is said to have used was confiscated as evidence.

Healthcare fraud indictments against five individuals and two nursing facilities in the Pittsburgh area were announced yesterday. United States Attorney Cindy Chung and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the indictments against Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, as well as Sam Halper of Miami Beach Florida, and Eva Hamilton, Susan Gilbert, Michelle Romeo, and Johanna Haller; all of Western Pennsylvania. The indictments provide over 13 counts of healthcare fraud and conspiring to commit healthcare fraud for the companies and people it named.

In Luzern County, an investigation continues into the cause of a fire that killed 10 people in the town of Nescopeck. A witness to the fire said they heard a pop and saw the entire front porch of the building become engulfed in flames. Three of the 13 people known to be in the building when it caught fire managed to escape and a Luzern County Coroner says all 10 victims died of smoke inhalation.