Category Archives: WKST Blog

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 20TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 20TH, 2021

A New Castle man has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating federal narcotics laws. Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Kaufman announced 52 year old Darnell Latham pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine from March of 2019 through September of 2020. Latham was…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 19TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 19TH, 2021

Western Pennsylvania residents in need of economic assistance with home energy bills can once again seek aid through a state program.  With funding from the American Rescue Plan, Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan is once again accepting applications for financial help.  The program began accepting requests for assistance this week and will run…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 18TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 18TH, 2021

Firemen were called out to a West Middlesex business following reports of a structure fire. WFMJ-TV reports the fire started Saturday around 1:30 p.m. at T. Bruce Campbell Construction. A large amount of smoke filled the area while crews worked to control the blaze. Part of Route 18 was closed in that area. State Police…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2021

Ground has been broken for what will become a new landside terminal for the Pittsburgh International Airport.  At a ceremony held yesterday, airport authority CEO Christina Cassotis said the event wasn’t about breaking ground on a building or complex so much as it was about breaking ground on the region’s future.  Planners expect the effort…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 14TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 14TH, 2021

An East Side man was arrested on drug charges following a raid at his apartment last week. According to the New Castle News 30 year old Glenn David Samuels III was charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Lawrence County narcotics officers…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 13TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 13TH, 2021

Two New Castle men plead guilty yesterday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Courts to two counts each of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting deaths of two 17-year olds back in February of 2018. The New Castle News reports 21 year old Caden Popovich was sentenced to 16-35 years in prison while 21 year…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 12TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 12TH, 2021

The New Castle news reports that a  motorcyclist was killed Sunday when the cycle he was riding went off the road and down a ravine around 3 p.m. in the 4200 block of Hollow Road, Shenango Township. The accident is being investigated by the Shenango Township Police Department. No other details have been released. A…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 8TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 8TH, 2021

A Lawrence County man is facing charges after a search of his home this week turned up suspected drugs and trafficking equipment.  Agents serving a warrant on the home of Glen Samuels Wednesday report finding suspected heroin, suspected cocaine and digital scales at the scene.  Samuels was taken into custody. Chippewa Township police are continuing…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 7TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 7TH, 2021

State Police say they are investigating the discovery of a body in Chippewa Township in Beaver County as a homicide.  According to reports, the body of 46-year-old Sharon Benyo was found Wednesday morning in an area off Route 51 Constitution Boulevard by a gas worker.  Officials say Benyo had been released from prison a few…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 6TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 6TH, 2021

A former New Castle resident was sentenced in a federal court on a charge of fraud in Pittsburgh yesterday. 24 year old Tyler Huddleston was sentenced to six months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. Huddleston conspired with another individual to commit mail fraud in order to obtain nearly 14 thousand dollars…