UPDATED: 7:05am — THU – 12-14-2017
Murder-Suicide On Penn State Beaver Campus
(Beaver County, PA) — Police are investigating a murder-suicide at the Penn State Beaver satellite campus in Center Township. Detectives say William Kelly lured his ex-wife to a parking lot yesterday by telling her he had Christmas presents for their children. Witnesses say he spoke to Lesli Kelly when he arrived and then opened fire on her before turning the gun on himself. Lesli Kelly was a campus cook and was on break when the shooting occurred.
Student Charged For Bathroom Photos
(Beaver County, PA) — An 18-year-old Knoch High School student is in trouble after allegedly taking pictures of another student in a bathroom. Caleb Haines was charged Tuesday for the incident which occurred last week. The victim, also a teenager, told police he was using the toilet when he saw someone trying to take pictures of him with a camera phone from the next stall. Haines is looking at invasion of privacy and disorderly conduct charges.
Pittsburgh International Gets New Destinations
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Pittsburgh International Airport has three new nonstop destinations. OneJet is beginning service from Pittsburgh to Kansas City, Memphis and Palm Beach beginning in March. Tickets go on sale January 17th. The number of airports now served nonstop from Pittsburgh is 72.
Peck Preparing For Hribal Sentencing
(Westmoreland County, PA) — District Attorney John Peck is preparing for a sentencing hearing for the teen who pleaded guilty to stabbing 20 Franklin Regional High School students and a security guard. Alex Hribal will be in court on January 22nd for the hearing. He could face more than 800 years behind bars if the judge imposes consecutive sentences but Peck previously said he would ask for 30-to-60 years.
Derry Fire Department Getting ATV
(Westmoreland County, PA) — The Sunoco Pipeline’s parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, is buying the Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department an all-terrain vehicle. Company executives gave a 12-thousand dollar check to the fire department this week. Chief Mark Piantine says they had been working to raise the money to purchase the ATV, which he called an “invaluable addition” that will help with off-road fire and rescue calls.
Fans Can Sign Shazier’s Get-Well Card
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Pittsburgh Steelers fans are flocking downtown to sign a get-well card for linebacker Ryan Shazier. ‘Visit Pittsburgh’ created the oversized card, which will be on display inside the information center at Fifth Avenue Place. The card will be set up today at 11:00 a.m. and stay until January 5th. Shazier suffered an injury during a game earlier this month and is in a UPMC hospital after having spinal stabilization surgery.
Washington Twp. Family Displaced By Fire
(Washington Twp., PA) — A Washington Township family is staying with relatives after a house fire. Firefighters from Washington Township, Oklahoma Borough, Lower Burrell and Apollo were called to the fire on Highview Drive near Pennsylvania 66 around 6 o’clock last night. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire.
Westmoreland Transit Natural Gas Station Opening This Morning
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — Westmoreland County is opening its compressed natural gas fueling station in Hempfield this morning. The station will be used to fuel six new MCI Commuter Coach buses. The buses will replace the oldest vehicles among the fleet of 40 passenger buses. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 o’clock this morning at the WCTA Maintenance Facility on Business Route 66.
Greensburg Woman Charged For Assaulting Hospital Employee
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — A Greensburg woman is being charged with assaulting an emergency room employee at Excela Health Westmoreland hospital. Jaclyn Thomas is facing assault charges and a charge of making terroristic threats for Sunday morning’s alleged attack. Police say Thomas hit and spit on the female employee. The victim needed treatment after being hit.
Woman Killed In Beaver County Crash During Whiteout Identified
(Beaver Co., PA) — The woman killed when a car hit a tractor-trailer on the Shippingport Bridge in Beaver County is being identified. Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Shuppus of Steubenville, Ohio was killed around noon Tuesday when the car she was in hit a big rig on the bridge spanning the Ohio River on Route 68. A snow squall made it difficult to see and the road conditions were slick at the time of the deadly crash.
Butler Co. Company That Produces Chemical Gas To Test Warning System
(Butler Co., PA) — A business in Butler County that produces chemical gas will be testing its public warning system tomorrow and Saturday. II-VI, Inc., is located on Saxonburg Boulevard in Clinton. The company is set do its annual test of its “Community Early Warning System” at noon both days. The system is designed to warn people in the area of an accidental release of gas.
UPDATED: 7:10am — THU – 12-14-2017
Steelers Host Patriots Sunday
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers play host to the New England Patriots in a pivotal AFC showdown at Heinz Field Sunday. Pittsburgh is first in the AFC at 11-and-2, and has won eight straight games. The Patriots are second in the conference at 10-and-3. The Steelers hope to snap a four-game slide to New England.
Big Ben: “Brown Deserves To Be MVP”
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Antonio Brown’s name has been brought up in the MVP discussion, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would vote for him if he could. “Big Ben” told the press Wednesday that Brown at least deserves to be a candidate and can’t name anyone more deserving. Brown leads the NFL with 99 receptions and 1,509 yards through a dozen games, and his nine receiving touchdowns are tied for second.
Penguins Visit Vegas
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Penguins are in Sin City tonight as they face off with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Pittsburgh is 16-13-and-3 following a home loss versus the Avalanche on Monday. The Pens have dropped three of their past four games. Tonight’s matchup is the first of a three-game Western Conference road trip. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action last night, Duquesne knocked off Mississippi Valley State, 73-49. Eric Williams Junior finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Dukes, who improved to 6-and-3. Pitt, Robert Morris, and 11th-ranked West Virginia are all off until Saturday. The Dukes play again Sunday when they host North Carolina A&T.
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