UPDATED: 8:30am — TUE 04-25-2017
Former School Board Director Charged
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Drug charges are being filed against former Penn Hills School Board Director Donald Kuhn Jr. Kuhn resigned from the board on Friday and is now facing possession charges. Police say he was found with several packages containing heroin and cocaine residue when he was taken into custody for failing to appear at a hearing last month. Kuhn’s mother claims he resigned due to health problems.
Officer Stuck By Used Needle
(Westmoreland County, PA) — A man is facing charges after accidentally stabbing a Jeannette Police officer with a used hypodermic needle. Police were called to Broad Street at Lewis Avenue on Saturday for a report of two people unresponsive in a running car. They say Christopher Baker and Brandon Fordyce both had syringes and when Baker woke up, he tried to throw his out the window, stabbing the officer in the process.
Man Jumps From Summit Township Bridge
(Butler County, PA) — A man is in the hospital after reportedly jumping from a bridge in Summit Township. Police were called yesterday to Route 422, just east of the Route 68 interchange, for a report of a man on the edge of the span. Officers say he was “seriously injured.”
Homeless Man Accused Of Sexual Assault
(Washington County, PA) — A South Strabane Township homeless man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Joseph Welty was arrested Sunday and told police the alleged victim claimed he was 18. Welty says he and the boy met four times over the last few months and had sexual relations at a Motel 6. Welty also showed officers pictures and texts he exchanged with the boy. The teen told police that Welty gave him alcohol at the motel and then sexually assaulted him. Welty is also being charged for urinating on the floor at the police station and threatening to kill two township police officers.
Mango May Run For Governor
(Pittsburgh, PA) — A political newcomer is expected to announce a bid for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor. Reports indicate Pittsburgh health care systems consultant Paul Mango will make an official announcement in May. State Senator Scott Wagner is also seeking the GOP nomination and state House Speaker Mike Turzai has previously said he may run as well. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is running for a second term.
Pet Adoption Day Being Planned
(Westmoreland County, PA) — A pet adoption day is being planned for North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. The May 13th event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and visitors can adopt the animals on the spot. The Washington County Humane Society and the Humane Society Yukon will supply the dogs and cats, and donations will be split between the two organizations.
Allegheny County Starting Lead Task Force
(Allegheny County, PA) — Allegheny County plans to crack down on landlords who have properties contaminated with lead. It was announced yesterday that the county is starting a lead task force. Few details about the plan was released yesterday, but County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says more will be announced in the near future.
Seven Springs Hiring For Summer Season
(Champion, PA) — Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hiring for its summer season. The resort is looking to fill about 400 positions. It will host a job fair on Saturday from ten-in-the-morning until two-in-the-afternoon in the Human Resources Education Room at the resort. For more information about the jobs that are available at the resort, visit Seven-Springs-dot-com.
Uniontown Baseball Player Left Behind On Team Trip
(Hartsville, SC) — A man is outraged after his son was left behind during a baseball team trip. Recently the Laurel Highland’s varsity baseball team traveled from Uniontown to play in South Carolina. Aaron Dorogi claims that his son Austin was left at a hotel because he was late for the team’s bus. Aaron says “It was intentionally done as punishment for being five minutes late. You want to punish him? Bench him. Don’t leave him in a strange parking lot for being five minutes late.”
Mobile Home Park Receives Donation For Clean Water
(Connoquenessing Borough, PA) — A mobile home park in Butler County is about to get safe drinking water. Residents in the Woodlands Mobile Home Park in Connoquenessing Borough claim their water isn’t safe to drink because of fracking. Yesterday, the mobile home park was given five-thousand dollars to buy clean water. It’s believed that the donation should provide the residents with about three-months of clean drinking water.
New Kensington Man Accused Of Assault Again
(New Kensington, PA) — A New Kensington man is being accused of assaulting the same woman over the past few days. Jarrell Williams was accused of assaulting the woman on Friday morning. He was then accused of assaulting her again yesterday morning.
One Injured After Emsworth Crash
(Emsworth, PA) — A person is hurt following a crash in Emsworth. The crash happened yesterday afternoon on the 500 block of Cliffside Manor. The driver had to be cut out of the vehicle by firefighters.
UPDATED: 8:35am — TUE 04-25-2017
Pirates Pummeled By Cubs
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Chad Kuhl was rocked for nine runs in less than two innings of work as the Pirates were pummeled 14-3 by the Cubs at PNC Park. Jose Osuna had three of Pittsburgh’s seven hits in defeat, driving in a run with a triple. David Freese and Josh Bell also had RBI for the Bucs in defeat.
Bucs Continue Series With Cubs
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Pirates and Cubs continue their three-game series tonight at PNC Park. Gerrit Cole will take the hill for the Bucs. Chicago will counter with right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
Penguins Open Series With Caps Thursday
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins will begin their second round playoff series with the Washington Capitals on Thursday in D.C. The Caps will also host Game Two on Saturday before the series shifts to Pittsburgh for Game Three on Monday. The Pens eliminated the Capitals last postseason en route to the Stanley Cup.
Steelers Pick Up Shazier’s Fifth-Year Option
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers are keeping linebacker Ryan Shazier through at least the 2018 season. The team picked up the fifth-year option on his contract yesterday that will pay him 8.7-million-dollars. Shazier racked up 87 total tackles, three-and-a-half sacks and three interceptions in 13 games last season while earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
NFL Draft Starts Thursday
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Steelers are going through their final preparations for the 2017 NFL Draft. It begins on Thursday from Philadelphia. The three-day affair begins with round one on Thursday, rounds two and three on Friday, and the final four rounds on Saturday. The Steelers own the 30th pick in the first round.
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