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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2020

Federal prosecutors are expected to release more information today on a drug investigation that led to 13 people being indicted. They say the suspects are accused of trafficking cocaine in both Mercer County and Lawrence County from March 2019 until recently. Two of them are also accused of distributing fentanyl. Four of the individuals also…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2020

New Castle City police have arrested three people in connection with a  homicide from March of this year. According to the departments Facebook page, 32 Tyler McMillian, 22 year old Karalinn Perotta, and 24 year old Khalil Newman are charged in the shooting death of 25 year old Andre Robinson of New Castle. Robinson was…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2020

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health a 23rd Lawrence County resident has died from complications of Covid-19.  The county also added five cases yesterday bringing its total to 505. Two more deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in Beaver County, bringing the county’s death toll since the pandemic began to 120.  County health…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2020

People at New Castle City Hall got quite the scare following the discovery of a suspicious powder. Police say it was placed in an envelope that had been addressed to two councilmembers. The building was evacuated last night as a precaution, and no injuries were reported. Investigators are now trying to figure out what the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2020

Over a dozen people are soon going to face charges after a human trafficking investigation in Center Township. The Beaver County DA’s office says police focused this weekend’s operation on several hotels in the community. All told, 16 people were taken into custody and many of them were from outside the area. The potential trafficking…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020

Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court is defending the six figure salary collected by the city’s ranking police officer.  Lieutenant David Kingston has earned over 100-thousand-dollars in each of the last three years.  Kingston earned 56-thousand-dollars in overtime alone last year.  Court says Lieutenant Kingston has been with the department for 36 years, and he routinely…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2020

According to the New Castle News, an Ellwood City woman faces up to 12 years in prison for a number of nonviolent offenses over the past two years. 24-year-old Taylor Renee Foley faced a number of charges including including drug dealing and possession, running from the police, impaired driving, illegal possession of a firearm, and…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2020

New Castle City Police are investigating two drive-by shootings in the city from Monday. According to the departments Facebook page the first occurred around 5:30pm near Lowery Street and West North Street. Reports are that individuals inside of two vehicles were shooting at each other. The second was just after 6:30 in the 700 block…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf is not going to give up that easily and plans to appeal the federal judge’s ruling that his pandemic response efforts are unconstitutional. A spokeswoman for the governor says they were disappointed by the judge’s ruling, and that Wolf’s actions were mirrored by governors across the nation to save lives in the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020

The New Castle News is reporting a Wilmington Township contractor is facing charges for accepting money for work that was never performed. 42 year old Matthew Leslie is being charged with four counts of forgery and four counts of bad checks, and one count of receiving advance payment for services he failed to perform. A Neshannock…