UPDATED: 7:25am — THU 08-17-2017
Murphy Blasts Trump
(Undated) — Representative Tim Murphy is blasting President Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville. Murphy, a Republican, released a statement yesterday saying in part, “The President’s latest remarks don’t acknowledge that the tragedy in Charlottesville was the direct result of racial hatred fueled by white supremacists and neo-fascists who showed up spoiling for a fight. They employed unrestrained hateful rhetoric and street theatrics that ended in a terrorist action by one of their followers.” The statement adds, “There is no moral equivalence here. We can’t overcome evil without naming it.” The 18th Congressional District includes parts of Greene, Washington, Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.
Teen Arrested For Deadly Shooting
(Pittsburgh, PA) — A teenager is in custody in connection to the shooting death of another teen in Baldwin. Sixteen-year-old Nathan Lee was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly shooting 17-year-old Nathan Assad near Horning and Curry roads. Police say the incident started as a drug deal, but then Lee robbed Assad and his friend. The pair went after Lee to try to get his license plate number but Lee saw them following and allegedly fired a shot, hitting Assad.
Man Injured By Excavator
(Butler County, PA) — A man is in the hospital after being injured by a piece of heavy machinery in Jackson Township. Police say the victim was working on Edward Lane with a mini excavator yesterday when it rolled, trapping him. Firefighters called the rescue a “significant extrication.” His condition is unknown.
Child Overdoses On Heroin
(Pittsburgh, PA) — An eleven-year-old girl is recovering after a heroin overdose in Pittsburgh. Crews were called to the victim’s home yesterday and had to administer the antidote Narcan. When she gained consciousness, she became combative and had to be sedated. Detectives found multiple bags of heroin in the girl’s room.
Woman Found Dead In Freeport
(Armstrong County, PA) — Police are investigating a death in Freeport. Officers say a 48-year-old woman was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound earlier this week. The coroner is waiting for toxicology reports and says the investigation is ongoing.
Families Invited To “Back 2 School” Bash
(Westmoreland County, PA) — The Salvation Army of Greensburg is gearing up for this year’s “Back 2 School Bash.” The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army headquarters and St. Clair Park. Children will get free haircuts, dental exams, vision screenings, clothing, a book bag filled with school supplies and coupons for free sneakers. There will also be food, games and a bounce house. Local churches, businesses and nonprofits donated the supplies. Families are asked to pre-register. Get details on the event’s Facebook page.
Woodland Hills HS Principal Resigns
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Kevin Murray’s time at Woodland Hills High School is over. He resigned as the school’s principal yesterday. He had resigned as the school’s football coach earlier this month. He had been under the microscope for his conduct with students. Murray was seen on video threatening to knock a student’s teeth out and was in charge as several students were injured by district staff members.
Homeless Man On Probation Facing New Charges
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — A homeless man on parole is being accused of having cocaine, opioids and a handgun. Austin Michael Coretsky was in the back seat of an SUV that was pulled over for a traffic violation on Tuesday. He was arraigned yesterday on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, as well as carrying a .380-caliber pistol without a permit and other charges. Coretsky was already on probation for a drug crime in Harrison.
Solar Eclipse Watch Event Set For St. Vincent College
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — St. Vincent College is offering viewing of Monday’s solar eclipse. Those interested can attend the watch event in front of the Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion between 1 o’clock and 4 o’clock in the afternoon Monday. Eclipse glasses with special solar filters will also be available at the watch on the Unity campus. The eclipse will be the first visible from the continental U.S. since 1972.
UPDATED: 7:35am — THU 08-17-2017
Brewers Edge Pirates Behind Five Homers
(Milwaukee, WI) — Manny Pina popped a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Brewers edged the Pirates 7-6 at Miller Park. Adam Frazier gave the Bucs a brief 6-5 lead with an RBI-single in the top of the eighth. Josh Bell had three hits and two RBI for Pittsburgh, which has dropped four in-a-row. Juan Nicasio took the loss.
Bucs Open Homestand Tonight Against Cardinals
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Pirates open up a huge eight-game homestand tonight with the first of four against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. The Dodgers will come to town for four games starting Monday. Jameson Taillon gets the ball tonight for the Bucs. He is 7-and-5 with a 4.50 ERA. The Cards will counter with right-hander Adam Wainwright, who is 12-and-5 with a 4.87 ERA.
Steelers Prep For Falcons
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers are gearing up for their second preseason game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field. The Steelers opened the exhibition slate with a 20-12 win at the Giants on Friday.
Wild Sign Cullen To One-Year Deal
(St. Paul, MN) — Veteran center Matt Cullen is returning to the NHL for a 20th season. The Minnesota Wild have signed Cullen to a one-year, one-million-dollar contract plus 700-thousand in potential incentives. The 40-year-old racked up 13 goals and 18 assists in 72 games last season with the Penguins.
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