The death of a Meadville man in Lawrence County has become a murder investigation according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Last Thursday Joseph Detello was discovered unconscious near his vehicle on Young Road in Slippery Rock Township by a witness who thought he was having car trouble. The witness attempted CPR, called 911, and was joined by two other passers-by, but by the time emergency services arrived Joseph was dead. The next day after an autopsy the death was ruled a homicide and anyone who may know something that can help the investigation is urged to call PSP New Castle at (724)598-2211.
In State News, a dead State Representative was re-elected on Tuesday in a landslide. Despite being dead from lymphoma for about a month the late Representative Tony DeLuca was re-elected with 86% of the vote in the 32nd District which will trigger a special election. DeLuca had served in the general assembly representing his district for nearly 40 years and voters chose to cast their ballots for him over their living opponent Queonia Livingston of the Green Party. Dead candidates remain on the ballot in Pennsylvania following traditions from the State’s Colonial Charter written in 1701.
30-year-old Andrew Sutton of Titusville is in Crawford County Jail facing felony charges after police say he fired bullets into a neighbor’s house on Sunday. Sutton is charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, a class three felony, and also charged with six other crimes including harassment and reckless endangerment. He remains in jail with bail set at $25,000.
The Meadville Bulldogs Football team won the District 10 AAAA championship last Friday and will now play a sub-division playoff game against USO on Saturday at 1PM in McKeesport. The Allegheny News Talk Sports Network will broadcast the game live with a pregame show starting at 12:30.
There will be no recounts or court battles in the Pennsylvania Senate Election, yesterday Dr. Mehmet Oz conceded the race to Lt. Governor John Fetterman; in his address, he wished the best for his opponent and called his campaign experience inspiring. At press time, Doug Mastriano has yet to concede the Governor’s race despite falling behind by more than 750,000 votes.