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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 21ST, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 21ST, 2022

A former New Castle man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for cocaine trafficking. 32 year old Dante Calhoun was given two concurrent sentences, both for 18 months in prison. Upon release, Calhoun will be placed on supervised release for a period of six years. In 2018 the Drug Enforcement Agency conducted an investigation of…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 20TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 20TH, 2022

A witness to a Tuesday night shooting outside a Butler County mall says the incident is one of self-defense.  Twenty-four-year-old Carlos Carril is facing attempted homicide and aggravated assaulted charges for the Tuesday night shooting outside the Clearview Mall that left three people injured.  The witness says that she and another woman were in a…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 19TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 19TH, 2022

An accused shooter in a triple homicide in New Castle pleaded guilty yesterday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court. The New Castle News reports 23 year old Anthony Cooper formerly of Detroit is one of two suspects charged in a triple homicide October 16th of , 2018, that resulted in the deaths of Nichole Pumphrey…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 18TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 18TH, 2022

State Police in Lawrence County are investigating a traffic accident in Mahoning Township. According to police the driver of a vehicle was eastbound on route 422 when they lost control and struck a vehicle operated by 35 year old Darrell Frazier of New Castle. The driver fled the scene of the accident. No injuries were…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 17TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 17TH, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf’s office is urging Pennsylvanians to avoid travel today if at all possible because of the latest winter storm to hit the state.  The storm rolled into the state yesterday afternoon and could dump up to a foot of snow on southwestern Pennsylvania before it’s over.  Pennsylvania Transportation officials say they had 80…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 14TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 14TH, 2022

The Beaver County Times reports a Rochester man has been charged with assaulting and grabbing at the firearm of a city police officer. 33 year old Tariq Taylor is charged with aggravated assault, disarming a law enforcement officer, criminal trespassing, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. The incident took place back on January 4th in the Valley Terrace…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 13TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 13TH, 2022

Republican candidates running for Governor of Pennsylvania and for U.S. Senate debated on Wednesday evening in New Castle. According to the New Castle News the debate was held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Eleven candidates for Governor were on stage. Five candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate also participated in a debate. The…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 12TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 12TH, 2022

A New Castle man was sentenced in Mahoning County for the assault of two Boardman Police Officers. WFMJ-TV reports 31 year old Shawn Drogus was sentenced to three years in prison for the June 2021 assault. The charges came after Shawn Drogus, alongside his brother Shane Drogus, were accused of causing disturbances and assaulting police…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 11TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 11TH, 2022

Lawrence County and Mercer County residents will more have access to affordable housing after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced millions of dollars in support funding. Wolf announced that 15 counties will receive a portion of $8.2 million dollars through the Pennsylvania HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Lawrence County will receive $750,000 to for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 10TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JANUARY 10TH, 2022

Shenango Township supervisors last week approved a new five-year contract with its police department that includes a 2.75 percent pay raise. The New Castle News reports the new contract will expire Dec. 31, 2026. The department consists of nine full-time officers and one part-timer. The supervisors also approved the purchase of 11 body cameras for…