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Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims
Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims A GoFundMe fundraising campaign page has been launched for the victims and their families following the fatal shooting at the Trump Rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  The fundraiser launched around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, just hours after Trump was shot. The GoFundMe fundraiser campaign page reads as follows: "President Donald Trump has authorized this account as a place for donations to the supporters and families wounded or killed in today’s brutal and horrific assassination attempt. All donations will be directed to these proud Americans as they grieve and recover…
Couple Killed In Pennsylvania Home Explosion ID'd: Authorities (UPDATE) Couple Killed In Pennsylvania Home Explosion ID'd: Authorities (UPDATE)
Couple Killed In Pennsylvania Home Explosion ID'd: Authorities (Update) An elderly couple killed when their home exploded in Western Pennsylvania on Tuesday has been identified, officials announced. David Mitchell Jr. 89 and his 87-year-old wife Helen Mitchell died in the blast in the 1400 block of Riverview Road in Crescent Township, Allegheny County, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner. The was felt about a mile away just before 9 a.m. on March 12, officials told the press at a news conference at 11:30 a.m. that day. Allegheny County's emergency management and members of the fire marshal's office were called to the scene to investigate.  …
HOMICIDE CHARGE: PA GF Allegedly Fed BF's Infant Acetone, Batteries, Screws HOMICIDE CHARGE: PA GF Allegedly Fed BF's Infant Acetone, Batteries, Screws
Homicide Charge: PA GF Allegedly Fed BF's Infant Acetone, Batteries, Screws Abuse that went on during court order visits in Western Pennsylvania led to the death of an infant — nearly seven months later homicide charges were filed and an arrest was made on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry and the New Castle Police Department announced the arrest of 20-year-old Aleisia Lynnae Owens who has been charged with nine offenses — including three counts of criminal homicide — for her role in the death of her boyfriend's 1-year-old daughter Iris Rita Alfera of Butler.  On June 25, 2023, emergency responders were called to 420 Electric …
Tracking Weekend Snow, Mid-Week Rain Storms Both Heading Toward Northeast Tracking Weekend Snow, Mid-Week Rain Storms Both Heading Toward Northeast
Tracking Weekend Snow, Mid-Week Rain Storms Both Heading Toward Northeast Parts of the region will be shoveling out of several inches of snow from the weekend when another strong storm system moves in, forecasters are saying. On Friday, Jan. 5, the National Weather Service released a new model showing between eight and 12 inches of snow in Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, and the Pocono mountains in PA (scroll for map). The chance of snow isn't looking good for greater Philadelphia this weekend, the NWS says, noting snow-lovers in the area will be "disappointed" by this weekend's system. "Our latest forecast has only a 3% chance of seeing 1" or more of …
$5 Million Top Prize Winning Scratch-Off Ticket Sold In Western Pennsylvania $5 Million Top Prize Winning Scratch-Off Ticket Sold In Western Pennsylvania
$5 Million Top Prize Winning Scratch-Off Ticket Sold In Western Pennsylvania Are you a winner? Someone who purchased a scratcher in Western Pennsylvania won big, and is about to be $5,000,000 million richer (before taxes), the Pennsylvania Lottery Commission announced on Friday, Aug. 18.  The $5,000,000 Five Million Fabulous Fortune Scratch-Off was sold at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. This is the top prize the $50 game offers. "Scratch-Offs are distributed at random, meaning the Pennsylvania Lottery and its retailers do not know where winning tick…
Air Quality Quickly Worsening As Wildfire Smoke Returns Air Quality Quickly Worsening As Wildfire Smoke Returns
Air Quality Quickly Worsening As Wildfire Smoke Returns Another wave of Canadian wildfire smoke is making its way to the East Coast — and things were already not looking great as of Wednesday, June 28. Air quality index (AQI) values were in the triple digits in Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Baltimore as of Wednesday afternoon, AccuWeather says citing Plume Labs (see map above). The AQI in Pittsburg was particularly bad, with levels reaching 285. Click here to watch the skyline vanish. ALSO SEE: Philadelphia Air Quality Hits Code Red Due To Canadian Wildfire Smoke, Officials Warn Worst day of smoke from the Canadian wildfires we’ve had y…
SC Man Wanted For Homicide Caught In McKeesport: US Marshals SC Man Wanted For Homicide Caught In McKeesport: US Marshals
SC Man Wanted For Homicide Caught In McKeesport: US Marshals A man wanted on criminal homicide charges was caught in Western Pennsylvania, US Marshals announced on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Travis Burton was found hiding in the basement of a home in the 600 block of Romine Street, McKeesport, acting U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Phil Cornelious stated in the announcement.  Burton is accused of shooting a 65-year-old man dead in a backyard near 2569 Gibbs Road Johns Island, South Carolina on Jan. 14, 2023, around 1 p.m., according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. He was also wanted on a firearms viola…
Amish Man ID'd Following Deadly PA Crash: State Police Amish Man ID'd Following Deadly PA Crash: State Police
Amish Man ID'd Following Deadly PA Crash: State Police A 77-year-old Amish man died after his horse-and-buggy was rear-ended in Western Pennsylvania, authorities say.  Daniel N. Miller of New Wilmington died at the scene of the crash on New Castle Mercer Road in Wilmington Township on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5:37 p.m., according to a release the following day by the Pennsylvania state police.  A 2016 Ford F-150XLT was being driven south by 29-year-old Michael W Coiro with 28-year-old Tara R. Macri in the passenger seat; the pair were both from New Castle and were unbelted when Coiro slammed into the back of Miller's buggy, PSP explained …
Major Storm Taking Aim On Region Will Be Packed With Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Major Storm Taking Aim On Region Will Be Packed With Heavy Rains, Strong Winds
Major Storm Taking Aim On Region Will Be Packed With Heavy Rains, Strong Winds A major storm headed to the region will bring a mix of heavy rain, strong winds, along with sleet and snow in some areas. The cross-country storm system is now expected to arrive in this region on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12, intensify Thursday night, and continue into Friday, Jan. 13, AccuWeather reports. Mainly rain (shown in green) is expected in much of the region with a wintry mix possible farther inland (pink) and snow in some parts of northern New York and New England (blue).AccuWeather.com Mainly rain is expected with a wintry mix possible farther inland and snow in some parts o…
Missing Endangered Alerted Cancelled For Elderly PA Man Found Safe: State Police Missing Endangered Alerted Cancelled For Elderly PA Man Found Safe: State Police
Missing Endangered Alerted Cancelled For Elderly PA Man Found Safe: State Police UPDATE: Gerald Zilka, 70, has been found safe, according to an updated release by the Pennsylvania state police. No additional information about this was released. ORIGINAL: A 70-year-old man at special risk of harm or injury has been reported in western Pennsylvania, according to state police.  Gerald Zilka was last seen in Melzena Street, Springdale Township on Sunday, Nov. 13 around 3:30 p.m., the police stated in a release on Monday, Nov. 14 around 4:11 p.m. Zilka is described as being 5 foot 11 inches, weighing approximately 200 lbs. with black/gray hair and brown eyes.  …
Lucky Pennsylvania Lottery Player Wins $3 Million From Scratch-Off Ticket Lucky Pennsylvania Lottery Player Wins $3 Million From Scratch-Off Ticket
Lucky Pennsylvania Lottery Player Wins $3 Million From Scratch-Off Ticket A top prize-winning "$3 Million Snow Bank Scratch-Off" lottery ticket was sold in western Pennsylvania on Monday, Nov. 7, according to lottery officials.  It sold at Sheetz, 2401 Washington Road, Canonsburg, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. $3 Million Snow Bank is a $30 game that offers top prizes of $3 million. Players can learn more about the game by visiting the Lottery’s website or downloading the Official App.  This was the first of 5 top prizes of $3,000,000, less withholding.  Players find out if they've won any prizes by scanni…
Lucky Pennsylvania Lottery Player Wins $1 Million From Scratch-Off Ticket Lucky Pennsylvania Lottery Player Wins $1 Million From Scratch-Off Ticket
Lucky Pennsylvania Lottery Player Wins $1 Million From Scratch-Off Ticket A winning $1 million-winning Millionaire Bucks Scratch-Off lottery ticket was sold in western Pennsylvania on Monday, Nov. 7, according to lottery officials.  It sold at Mulligan’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1013 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin which will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Millionaire Bucks is a $20 game that offers top prizes of $1 million. Players can learn more about the game by visiting the Lottery’s website or downloading the Official App. This was the first of 5 top-prizes of $1,000,000, less withholding.  Players find out if they've won a…
Lucky Pennsylvania Player Wins Over $836K In Lottery Lucky Pennsylvania Player Wins Over $836K In Lottery
Lucky Pennsylvania Player Wins Over $836K In Lottery A winning lottery ticket was sold in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 1, according to lottery officials.  The ticket was a $20 Fast Play game called Jackpot Party.  The progressive top prize-winning ticket was worth $836,765, less withholding.  It sold the Exxon located at 1700 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, which will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. This game offers progressive top prizes starting at $300,000. Fast Play games print-on-demand from a Lottery sales terminal or self-service touch-screen vending terminal and are similar to Sc…
Lucky Pennsylvania Powerball Player Wins $150K Lottery Lucky Pennsylvania Powerball Player Wins $150K Lottery
Lucky Pennsylvania Powerball Player Wins $150K Lottery A winning Pennsylvania Powerball ticket with Power Play was sold in western Pennsylvania for the drawing on Monday, Oct. 31, according to lottery officials.  The drawing matched all five balls drawn, 13-19-36-39-59, and the red Powerball 13 to win $150,000, less applicable withholding. Without the $1 Power Play option, the ticket would have been worth $50,000. The Power Play multiplier drawn was three. The ticket was sold at Pilot Travel Center, 122 Fitz Henry Road, Smithton— which earns a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. More than 296,200 other PA Lottery Powerball tickets won …
Missing Pennsylvania Autistic Teen Found Dead After Kidnapping, Beating: State Police Missing Pennsylvania Autistic Teen Found Dead After Kidnapping, Beating: State Police
Missing Pennsylvania Autistic Teen Found Dead After Kidnapping, Beating: State Police Eight people have been charged including a 14-year-old girl and at least one family member of a 19-year-old autistic man police say was kidnapped, beaten, killed, and left in a remote wooded area in Western Pennsylvania on Oct. 20, according to a state police briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Hayden Robert Garreffa, 19, of Dilltown was found dead in Brush Valley Township by state troopers on Saturday, Oct. 22 around 4 a.m., according to a release by the police.  His death was believed to be a homicide, according to state police citing the Indiana County coroner's office. The police t…
First Snow Of The Season Leads To Delays In Pennsylvania First Snow Of The Season Leads To Delays In Pennsylvania
First Snow Of The Season Leads To Delays In Pennsylvania The first snow of fall 2022 has fallen in Pennsylvania. People in Grove City, Slippery Rock, and Portersville woke up to snow, although the latter only had it on the grass. The Slippery Rock School District was delayed for two hours due to the snow. A Freeze Warning is in effect for eastern portions of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. And a Freeze Watch is in effect for all of Western Pennsylvania through 10 a.m. Thursday. It's going to be another cold night across the Upper Ohio Valley. The probability for temps to reach below the freezing mark is pretty high. A freeze watch is in …
Mississippi Trucker Dies Jumping Out Of Tractor-Trailer In PA As It Slams Into Trees, Exploding Mississippi Trucker Dies Jumping Out Of Tractor-Trailer In PA As It Slams Into Trees, Exploding
Mississippi Trucker Dies Jumping Out Of Tractor-Trailer In PA As It Slams Into Trees, Exploding A tractor-trailer driver from Mississippi died while jumping from his moving vehicle in Western Pennsylvania on Friday, September 9, authorities say.  Alexander Johnson, 42 of Amory, was driving south on Cumberland Road/PA Route 160 in Southampton Township when his tractor-trailer "experienced mechanical failure with its breaks," at 1:43 a.m., Pennsylvania state police say.  He jumped from the moving vehicle and died as the truck continued into a wooded area along the highway, exploding— quickly engulfing the entire cab in flames, police explain in a release.  The truck was heading toward…
Strong Cold Front Will Bring Heavy Thunderstorms With Gusty Winds, Drenching Rain Strong Cold Front Will Bring Heavy Thunderstorms With Gusty Winds, Drenching Rain
Strong Cold Front Will Bring Heavy Thunderstorms With Gusty Winds, Drenching Rain A strong cold front will slice through the summertime heat and humidity that has taken a hold of the region, bringing heavy thunderstorms. Showers and storms will arrive overnight Sunday, June 26 into Monday, June 27, and continue into Monday evening. Sunday will be sunny and warm, with the high temperature in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees and high humidity, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds will increase from west to east Sunday night "Showers and thunderstorms ahead of this front may start to arrive across western Pennsylvania and western New York by later in t…
Man Crushed To Death At PA Loading Dock, Police Launch Homicide Investigation Man Crushed To Death At PA Loading Dock, Police Launch Homicide Investigation
Man Crushed To Death At PA Loading Dock, Police Launch Homicide Investigation A man has died after he was crushed between a trailer and a loading dock in western Pennsylvania, police say. Emergency crews were called to a report of a man pinned behind a trailer in the 400 block of Nixon Road, Cheswick, Harmar Township around 10:41 a.m. on Monday, June 6, according to a release by Allegheny County police. Police arrived to find the man “pinned between a trailer and a loading dock,” as stated in the release. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Homicide detectives and collision reconstruction officers have launched an investigation in…