UPDATED: 7:10am — TUE – 10-17-2017
Couple Arrested For Abuse
(Westmoreland County, PA) — A couple wanted for child abuse in Unity Township is in custody. Police arrested Robert Geschke and Jennifer Thompson yesterday during a traffic stop. Both were wanted for child endangerment and assault. Geschke is accused of physically abusing Thompson’s three children and forcing one to provide a urine sample so he could pass a drug test. Police say Thompson knew Geschke was hurting the children and did not stop him.
Attorney Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud
(Washington County, PA) — A former Washington County Attorney is pleading guilty to mail fraud. Keith Bassi entered the plea yesterday and will be sentenced in March. Prosecutors say Bassi diverted 500-thousand-dollars from an elderly dementia patient’s account while he was her power of attorney. He could face up to 60 years in prison.
Drug Deal Leads To Stabbing
(Butler County, PA) — Police are investigating a stabbing in Mercer Township. Officers were called to an apartment on Grove City Road last week for a disturbance and found the victim suffering from a stab wound to the buttocks. The victim told police he and Joshua Bennett got into an altercation over a drug exchange and Bennett stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
Five Charged For Heroin Possession
(Westmoreland County, PA) — Five men are facing charges after being found in a vehicle in Greensburg with nine bricks of heroin. Police received a tip about potential drug activity Saturday and saw the suspects sitting in a parked car on Tremont Avenue. Officers smelled marijuana coming from the rented vehicle and a search turned up the heroin.
More Run For Murphy’s Seat
(Undated) — Another Democrat is running for U.S. Representative Tim Murphy’s seat. Conor Lamb launched his campaign Saturday saying it’s time for new leadership. Lamb is the fifth Democrat to announce his candidacy. State Representative Jason Ortitay also announced yesterday that he is seeking the Republican nomination, joining at least three other Republicans. Murphy, a pro-life Republican, is stepping down at the end of the week following accusations he asked his mistress to have an abortion. He represents the 18th Congressional District, which includes portions of Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Cemetery Tour Cancelled
(Washington County, PA) — The Monongahela Area Historical Society is refunding customers after cancelling an historical tour at a cemetery in Nottingham Township. The group announced last week that a woman with family buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery threatened legal action, saying it would have been disrespectful of the dead. The tours were scheduled for October 20th and 27th.
Apollo Man To Be Charged For Crash That Injured Pitt Student
(Pittsburgh, PA) — An Apollo man is coming forward in a hit-and-run that left a University of Pittsburgh student injured in Oakland. Authorities say a 34-year-old man came forward yesterday morning following Sunday evening’s accident. They say after talking to the Allegheny County DA’s Office a warrant will be issued for the man’s arrest. Charges are expected to include reckless driving, causing accidents involving death or personal injury and failing to immediately notify police of the accident.
New Ken Men Facing Gun & Drug Charges
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — A pair of Westmoreland County men are facing gun and drug charges. Police say they were looking for Malique Jamal Black when they stopped a car in New Kensington on Friday. They say he was wanted for illegally having a handgun on June 23rd. Also in the car was Bayley Madison Jones. Both men are charged with having a loaded, stolen handgun and drug possession with intent to deliver.
Trial Postponed For Man Accused Of Jeannette Killing
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — The trial of a man accused of killing another man in Jeannette is being postponed until at least January. Darrelle Tolbert-McGhee’s lawyer told a Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court judge yesterday that he needs more time to prepare a defense. Tolbert-McGhee is charged with criminal homicide for the death of 32-year-old Michael Wilson last spring in downtown Jeannette. Witnesses say Tolbert-McGhee shot Wilson during a confrontation outside the Dollar General story on Clay Ave.
Former Clerk Claims Discrimination Against Westmoreland Co. Recorder Of Deeds
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — A former clerk in Westmoreland County’s Recorder of Deeds office is filing a federal lawsuit. Joe Grillo says he was improperly fired after suffering mental health issues following the death of his wife in 2015. In court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh this month Grillo said he was reassigned after he took time off to mourn his wife. The suit claims he was later let go when he was discriminated against by staff due to his mental condition. Grillo is a Lower Burrell councilman who is up for re-election next month.
UPDATED: 7:15am — TUE – 10-17-2017
Steelers Prep For Bengals
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers are back on the practice field. Pittsburgh will look to make it two-straight when they host the Bengals on Sunday. The Steelers are 4-and-2 after handing the Kansas City its first loss of the season. Cincinnati is coming off of its bye at 2-and-3. Pittsburgh has won four-straight in the series, including the 2016 AFC Wild Card game.
Penguins Back At It
(New York, NY) — The Penguins are back on the ice tonight when they visit the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The defending champs toppled the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena. The Pens have won three-of-four and are 3-2-and-1 on the year. New York is 1-5-and-0. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.
Penn State Ready To Welcome Michigan
(State College, PA) — The second-ranked Nittany Lions are getting ready for a huge Big Ten matchup under the lights on Saturday. Penn State welcomes number-15 Michigan to Happy Valley on Saturday. At 6-and-0 the Nittany’s are looking to avenge last season’s loss to the Wolverines. Things won’t get easier the following weekend when they visit number-six Ohio Sate.
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