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UPDATED:6:45am — FRI – 3-5-2021

Beaver County Repeat Offender Indicted Again In Child Pornography Case

(Hanover Township, PA)  —  A Beaver County man who was convicted on federal child pornography counts in 2006 is being charged again with child porn possession.  Roderick Long of Hanover Township was indicted this past Tuesday for possessing child porn images and videos in computer graphics and digital files last March.  Long was previously prosecuted in 2004 for child pornography and pleaded guilty about two years later.  He was released in 2013 after serving about 121-months in prison, but is back behind bars for the new charges.

Bridgeville Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

(Bridgeville, PA)  — A Bridgeville man is going to serve some time behind bars after he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.  Paul Chretien pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of distribution and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.  His sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place on July 8th, where he could be sentenced for five to 20 years in prison, a fine of 500 thousand dollars or both.

Delmont Woman Charged For Allegedly Stealing Prescription Pills From Pharmacy

(Delmont, PA)  —  A Delmont woman is being accused of stealing prescription pills from a pharmacy she worked for in Westmoreland County.  Hannah N. Rosensteel was taken into custody this past Wednesday and is being charged with multiple counts of illegal acquisition of controlled substances and illegal possession of controlled substances as well as one count of theft.  She is being accused of stealing the pills from Salem Crossroads Apothecary located at 195 Sheffield Drive in Salem Township while she worked there as a pharmacy technician.  Her preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place on March 16th.

Mount Pleasant Man Accused Of Setting Stolen Truck On Fire After Police Chase

(Mount Pleasant, PA)  —  A Mount Pleasant man is behind bars for allegedly setting a stolen truck on fire after he led police on a chase through Westmoreland County.  Seth Klingensmith was arrested yesterday morning in Youngwood after he led police on a 20-mile pursuit in a stolen 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.  He is being charged with nine counts of reckless endangering and single counts of fleeing and eluding police.  Officials say he has not been charged with arson yet, but it is believed he purposefully set the truck on fire before he tried to hide in a nearby Pepsi facility.

Seventeen Fans Ejected For Not Wearing Masks At Penguins-Flyers Game

(Pittsburgh, PA)  — PPG Paints Arena is reminding fans who plan on attending home games for the Penguins in the future to wear masks during the game after 17 fans were reportedly ejected for disobeying the COVID-19 safety protocol.  The 17 fans were ejected by security and ushers during yesterday’s home game against the Flyers.  Those who were ejected were reportedly seen drinking alcohol before they were asked to leave.

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UPDATED: 6:45am — FRI – 3-5-2021

“Big Ben” Returning To Steelers For Another Season

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  “Big Ben” will play for Pittsburgh for at least one more season.  The Steelers have agreed to a new deal with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.  Multiple reports say it cuts the 39-year-old’s salary five-million dollars while reducing the cap hit by more than 15-million.

Penguins Fail Hold Three-Goal Lead In Loss

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Penguins failed to hold a three-goal advantage in a 4-3 loss to the Flyers in Pittsburgh.  Sidney Crosby had an assist after missing one game while in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.  Kris Letang, Mark Friedman, and Jared McCann scored first-period goals for the Pens, who fell to 12-9-1.

Pirates Take Care Of Braves

(Bradenton, FL)  —  Eric Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Joe Hudson contributed a solo shot in the Pirates’ 6-1 victory over the Braves in seven innings at Bradenton, Florida.  Gregory Polanco drove in two with a double.  Pirates reliever David Bednar struck out all three batters he faced.  The Pirates will play the Phillies today in Clearwater.

Pitt Will Wrap Up Regular Season Tomorrow

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Panthers will conclude their regular season tomorrow at Clemson in an ACC game.  Pitt is coming off a 70-57 home win Tuesday over Wake Forest to end a five-game skid.  The Panthers are 10-10 on the season.

WVU Takes Cares Of Frogs

(Morgantown, WV)  —  Fifth-ranked West Virginia beat the TCU Horned Frogs 76-67 at home in a Big 12 game.  Jalen Bridges had season highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers, who improved to 18-7.  WVU will wrap up the regular season tomorrow hosting Oklahoma State.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  —  Elsewhere in college basketball, Duquesne beat Richmond 67-62 to open the A-10 Tournament.  The Dukes will meet St. Bonaventure today in the next round.  Sunday, Penn State will conclude its regular season at Maryland.

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