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UPDATED:6:45am — FRI – 7-30-2021

One Person Killed, Another Injured After Tractor-Trailer Crash In Westmoreland County

(Donegal, PA) — Westmoreland County authorities are investigating the cause of a tractor-trailer crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that left one person dead and another injured.  The crash happened before dawn yesterday morning in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike between Donegal and Somerset.  Officials say the driver of the tractor-trailer, Amadou Alassane from Columbus, Ohio, apparently failed to make a curve and rolled off the interstate and down a hillside.  Alassane was thrown from the vehicle and killed.  There’s no update on the status of the person who was hospitalized. 

New Appeal Filed For Franklin Regional Knife Attacker

(Greensburg, PA) — A new attorney for the former Franklin Regional High School student convicted of a knife attack at the school has filed a new appeal.  The attorney for 23-year-old Alex Hribal says Hribal was given ineffective assistance and failed to present other issues at sentencing.  Hribal is currently serving 60 years for his conviction in the 2014 stabbing of 21 people in a school hallway. 

County Agencies Rush To Help Residents Beat Weekend Eviction Deadline

(Washington, PA) — County agencies across Pennsylvania are rushing to help connect residents with resources to enable them to beat this weekend’s pending eviction deadline.  The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is providing two rounds of funds totaling more than a billion dollars in rental assistance throughout Pennsylvania.  Another 278-million-dollars in direct assistance has been divided among Pennsylvania counties with more than 200-thosuand residents.  This includes Washington County.  Residents interested in applying for funds must register on the Blueprints website at www.myblueprints.org. 

Beaver County Moves Sheriff’s Auction Online

(Beaver, PA) — Starting next month, the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office is moving its sales online.  The first sale is scheduled for August 9th.  It will be available through the real estate auction site Bid4Assets.com.  There are 14 properties currently scheduled for the auction.  Beaver County officials say the new format will eliminate COVID-19 concerns and will open the sale to a broader audience.  Bidders must sign up for a free account on Bid4Assets.com and also fund a five-thousand-dollar bid deposit to take part.

Washington School District Unveils New Football Uniforms Tonight

(Washington, PA) — The Washington School District will unveil its new football uniforms tonight at Prexie Community Night from five to nine p-m.  The ceremony will take place in the high school parking lot.  The Athletic Director and head football coach says the new uniforms will be formally unveiled at six o-clock, and the team’s old uniforms will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the club.  Games, activities and food from local vendors will also be featured. 

Pittsburgh Sports

UPDATED: 6:45am — FRI – 7-30-2021

Pirates Blown Out By Brewers

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Pirates got crushed for a third-straight game, losing to the Brewers 12-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.  First baseman John Nogowski got one of the three Pittsburgh hits, but gave up three runs on five hits when he pitched the ninth.  Chad Kuhl gave up three runs on six hits over five-and-a-third.  The Buccos have lost four-straight. 

Pirates Face Phillies Tonight In Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Pirates will be home tonight when they take on the Phillies at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.  Wil Crowe is expected to get the start for Derek Shelton’s squad.  The right-hander is 2-5 this season.  He’ll be opposed by Vince Velasquez.  The righty is 3-5.  However, anything can change as the trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. Eastern time. 

Penguins Sign Former Duck

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Penguins are adding another forward to their bottom-six rotation.  The club is coming to an agreement with former Ducks forward Danton Heinen.  THe deal is reportedly worth one year for 1.1 million dollars.  The 26-year-old had seven goals and 14 points last year. 

Champagnie Undrafted, Signs With Raptors; McBride To Knicks

(Undated)  —  Justin Champagnie is finding his way to the NBA.  Even though the former Pitt forward wasn’t drafted on Thursday night, he signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors.  Meanwhile, former West Virginia standout guard Miles McBride was picked in the second round by the Oklahoma City Thunder, but was later traded to the New York Knicks. 

U.S. Advances To Gold Cup Final

(Austin, TX)  —  Gyasi Zardes is sending the United States Men’s National Team onto the Gold Cup final.  The U.S. beat Qatar 1-nil in Austin behind the 86th minute goal from the forward from the Columbus Crew.  Qatar had a penalty kick in the 61st minute, but didn’t manage to put it on target.  The Americans will face Mexico in Las Vegas on Sunday. 

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