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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 23RD, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 23RD, 2019

New Castle City Police have charged a Mahoningtown couple with abusing a five month old baby girl. According to the New Castle News, 31year old Thomas Perod and 29 year old Ashley Leonard both face a number of charges in connection with the injuries the girl suffered between September of 2017 and January of 2018.…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 22ND, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 22ND, 2019

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh reports a New Castle doctor pleaded guilty to prescribing and distributing dangerous drugs, at federal court in Pittsburgh. 66 year old Dr.Thomas Ranieri pleaded guilty to 14 federal counts. Authorities say from January to June 2013, he prescribed and distributed quantities of drugs like oxycodone and fentanyl “outside the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 20TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 20TH, 2019

A homicide trial in Beaver reached an unexpected conclusion Monday when Brandon Richardson took a plea deal.  The 32-year-old was accused of fatally shooting Brandon Everett and Lamar Seymour last year at a Sunoco in Beaver.  Richardson admitted to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to up to two years in prison with the possibility of…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 19TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 19TH, 2019

Penn Med is withdrawing a five-point-two-three-million-dollar judgment against Ellwood City Medical Center.  The Beaver County Times reports the two sides reached a partial settlement of the debt, which dates back to a four-and-a-half million dollar loan taken out in October 2017.  The discontinue document does allow Penn Med to refile should something change in negotiations.…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 15TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 15TH, 2019

Three people were shot inside of a New Castle home Tuesday night. The call for help came in just before midnight. That’s when police rushed to the scene along Adams Street. Police said someone walked into the house, shot three people and left. Two of the victims were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 14TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 14TH, 2019

Carrington was arrested this week when officers found him with 170 grams of heroin during a search A New Castle man is behind bars, accused of having heroin around children.  Police say Client of a Randolph Street home.  The drugs were reportedly within reach of an eight-year-old boy and ten-year-old girl.  Carrington is facing drug…

Tri County Report For August 12th, 2019

Tri County Report For August 12th, 2019

A New Castle man will spend at least the next 27 years in prison after his guilty plea in connection with a homicide in Sharon. The Sharon Herald reports 54 year old Roy Lee Johnson was sentenced to 27 to 52 years in prison in the shooting death of 30 year old Sierra Nicole Madison-Clark…

Tri County Report For August 9th, 2019

Tri County Report For August 9th, 2019

New Castle police arrested a man who carried a long knife into the high school earlier this week. According to the Department’s Facebook page School administrators called police after stopping 26-year-old Floyd Booker Tuesday. They told police they saw Booker not long after that, running down Hurricane Drive. Booker is facing charges of possession of…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 8TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 8TH, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf is urging action in the wake of the recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.  Hundreds packed into the Capitol rotunda yesterday to remember the lives taken by gun violence.  During his remarks, Governor Wolf asked for swift changes, including passing “red flag” laws and universal background checks on all firearm purchases…

Tri County Report For August 7th, 2019

Tri County Report For August 7th, 2019

The Sharon Herald is reporting a Farrell man will be sentenced Friday after he was found guilty by a jury of raping a 12-year-old. 62 year old Clifford Allen Locke Sr. was found guilty of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and aggravated indecent assault of a child…