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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 15TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 15TH, 2021

More doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are on their way to Pennsylvania next week. This comes after the state decided to follow the CDC’s suggestion to pause the administration of all Johnson and Johnson vaccines while officials investigate six rare cases of blood clots possibly associated with it. The incoming allotments are…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 14TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 14TH, 2021

A Sharon man has pleaded guilty in connection with a shooting that took place in New Castle back in June of 2019. 61 year old Raymond Rice pled guilty to charges of terroristic threats and criminal mischief. According to the New Castle News Rice is accused of shooting holes in his friend’s car following an…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 13, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 13, 2021

All adults in Pennsylvania are going to be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment starting today.  The Wolf Administration and the COVID-19 Task Force announced yesterday that the state is opening vaccinations to everyone beginning today.  The original date for vaccinations to open was set for next week, but Governor Wolf says…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 9TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 9TH, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor-and-Industry is going to be launching a new unemployment compensation system this summer.  The department announced yesterday that the new system is expected to launch June 8th.  Officials say the system is replacing a 40-year-old mainframe legacy system and will make filing claims in Pennsylvania faster and simpler for residents.  Some…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 8TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 8TH, 2021

Two New Castle men who are accused in a double homicide from February of 2018 will head to trial in October of this year. The New Castle News is reporting 21 year old Caden Michael Popovich and 21 year old Dohnavin Miller are charged with criminal homicide in the Feb. 25, 2018, shooting deaths of Cameron Martwinski…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 7TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 7TH, 2021

A bill is urging Congress to make daylight saving time permanent in Pennsylvania.  The bill was passed yesterday by the state’s House of Representatives. Representative Ryan Mackenzie is the prime sponsor of the bill.  Mackenzie said studies show that staying on D-S-T will save energy, reduce traffic crashes, reduce crime and lead to healthier lifestyles. …

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MONDAY APRIL 5TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MONDAY APRIL 5TH, 2021

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after a body was discovered Saturday in Slippery Rock.  Troopers have offered few details about the find in Lawrence County except to say that the individual was found along Houk Road.  Authorities have not said if they have identified the body. Restaurants, gyms, theaters, malls and casinos are now able…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 2ND, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 2ND, 2021

TSA agents at Pittsburgh International on Thursday stopped a traveler from going through security with a loaded gun in their backpack.  It marked the tenth time this year that a passenger was caught trying to get through security with a gun in their carry-on.  Like all the rest, the man stopped yesterday said that he…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 1ST, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR APRIL 1ST, 2021

A former teacher in the New Castle Area School District who is accused of stealing money from the district’s teacher union has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. According to the New Castle News 64 year old Charles Farris Jr., is accused of stealing nearly 36 thousand dollars from the New Castle Federation of…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MARCH 31ST, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MARCH 31ST, 2021

President Biden plans to visit Pittsburgh today.  The White House says that Biden will deliver remarks late this afternoon at the carpenters training facility in Collier.  His speech is expected to center on the effects of the recently-passed COVID aid package as well as new infrastructure and social program proposals.  This will be Joe Biden’s…