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Tri County Report For October 16th, 2019

Tri County Report For October 16th, 2019

State troopers say an Ellwood City man is dead after falling into a pit at a small sewer plant in Franklin Township yesterday.  The 61 year old man fell at the plant on Park Road in Moraine State Park.  The man’s identity hasn’t been released. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is telling President Donald Trump he…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

Six dogs are safe after being rescued from a burning Moon Township home Monday.  The blaze broke out on the 500-block of Moon Clinton road, badly damaging the house.  The homeowners weren’t there at the time.  The fire reportedly started on the second floor and the dogs were rescued by firefighters from the basement.  A…

Tri County Report For October 10th, 2019

Tri County Report For October 10th, 2019

A 33-year-old Slippery Rock Township man is accused of overdosing while watching two kids at his home.  Stephen Gilkinson was charged by state police Monday after he was found unconscious September 15th.  First responders had to use Narcan to revive Gilkinson, who faces child endangerment charges. The Sharon Herald is reporting a former Hermitage doctor…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 9TH 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 9TH 2019

A New Castle man faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl. According to the New Castle News 35 year old Roberto Gardner is being charged with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent of another along with a corruption of minors charge. The alleged incident took place in February of this…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 7TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 7TH, 2019

Investigators say a New Galilee man died of natural causes prior to a crash in Big Beaver last week.  Anthony Rockar was found in his vehicle after the one-vehicle crash on Route 168 near Larchwood Drive Thursday morning.  The coroner hasn’t given more details as to what were the natural causes. More details are expected…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 4TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 4TH, 2019

A West Middlesex man, arrested in Mahoning County as part of the Justice Department’s national crackdown on child sex offenders is going to prison. WKBN-TV reports 31-year-old Thomas Yakemovic was sentenced to nine months in prison. Yakemovic pleaded guilty importuning, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and corrupting another with drugs. In addition to a…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2ND, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2ND, 2019

The New Castle News reports a Detroit man who led police on a chase from Ellwood City to the city of New Castle is in the Lawrence County Jail. Ellwood City police arrested 23-year-old Andre Shontez Lee in New Castle after he sped away from them on Skyline Drive Wednesday night following a reported domestic fight.…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf came to Greenville yesterday to talk about the challenges small communities face when trying to get disaster relief.  The Governor also used the visit to promote his Restore Pennsylvania Plan. Back in June Greenville was hard hit by heavy rains. Homes were flooded, roads and bridges damaged. Governor Wolf joined local leaders on…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2019

A suspect who police say fired shots in New Castle ditched the van he was driving in Youngstown after a police chase. The pursuit started about 1 a.m. Wednesday. According to police, New Castle officers were chasing the driver after they say he may have been involved in a report of shots fired. WKBN-TV reports…

Tri County Report For September 25th, 2019

Tri County Report For September 25th, 2019

A man is badly hurt after a motorcycle crash this week in Butler Township.  It happened on New Castle Road Monday afternoon near Evans City Road where the motorcycle struck another vehicle.  The man was flown from the scene.  There’s no word on what led to the crash nor how severe the injuries are at…