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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 1ST, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 1ST, 2022

Lawmakers in Harrisburg have not been able to reach a decision on a state budget before Thursday’s deadline.  State officials say the budget talks have been deadlocked on several spending issues, most notably on the amount of new aid to be spent on public schools. Without new budget legislation signed into law by Friday, the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 23RD, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 23RD, 2022

A New Castle woman was sentenced to prison for illegally storing guns and drugs in her home. 46 year old Deia Eggleston pleaded guilty back in February. According to a news release Eggleston was sentenced to 46 months in prison with a three-year term of supervised release. Eggleston was connected to a cocaine distribution drug…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 22ND, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 22ND, 2022

New Castle City Police have made an arrested in connection with a shooting that took place on June 13th. 25 year old Stephen Brown of New Castle is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, along with a firearm violation. The New Castle News reports police charged Brown with shooting a man in an…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 21ST, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 21ST, 2022

Three separate suits are being appealed to the state’s highest court that argue that cities and municipalities in Pennsylvania should be allowed to pass their own gun laws. The suits would either loosen or overturn a nearly 30-year-old precedent that gives the legislature the sole authority to regulate gun ownership throughout the state. Judge Renee…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 20TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 20TH, 2022

New Castle City Police continue to investigate a shooting from yesterday at a home on East Street. One person was shot and the condition of the victim was not released. No other details are yet available. A new database is coming online soon that will provide enhanced transparency for customers for vehicle state inspections.  The…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 17TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 17TH, 2022

 A Wampum man pled guilty earlier this week to violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws. U.S Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced 49 year old Michael Turner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges stem from an investigation in…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 16TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 16TH, 2022

WFMJ-TV is reporting a New Castle man died on Wednesday after he was found under 12 to 15 feet of water in a pond on Keno Road in Washington Township.  The man has been identified as 55-year-old Kevin Eggleston .  Lawrence County Coroner RJ Johnson said Eggleston was out at the pond swimming with a…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 15TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 15TH, 2022

Pennsylvania State Senator and Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano says he plans to introduce legislation that would allow school employees to be armed while on campus. Mastriano, who serves on the State Education Committee, says the “recent tragedy in Uvalde” where 19 students and two teachers were killed by a gunman led to his planned…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 14TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 14TH, 2022

The Supreme Court has decided to refer to a ruling from a lower court that will require Pennsylvania to count undated ballots. This topic has been debated in recent weeks after Senate candidate Dave McCormick asked for mail-in ballots that were not dated to be counted in the final tally. Initially, Supreme Court Justice Samuel…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 13TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 13TH, 2022

Authorities are calling the death of a man whose body was found over the weekend in Butler County a homicide.  The remains of Ohio resident Frederick Orr were discovered early Saturday along a road in Portersville.  There has been no word on the cause of death and no arrests have been made. The Mercer County…