State police: Man drives into crowd in Butler County while intoxicated, injures one

Authorities: Joshua Klein ran after stopping his car but an officer caught him

Police said the victim was left with a broken nose, a concussion and other injuries after he was hit.

Klein was arrested and is facing more than a dozen charges, including aggravated assault.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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Woman shot in back in Jefferson Hills, police searching for suspect

A 21-year-old woman was shot in the back early Sunday morning as she left a residence along Stilley Street in Jefferson Hills.

Police are now searching for the suspect, identified as Andrew Roberts, who lived in the home. An arrest warrant has been issued charging him with aggravated assault, weapons violations and other offenses.

Police said a second person was also charged in this incident. Gary Kovach was arrested on scene and is awaiting arraignment on obstruction and hindering apprehension.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).

Source: Woman shot in back in Jefferson Hills, police searching for suspect

MONROEVILLE MALL SHOOTING: Charges filed in shooting at Monroeville Mall

Authorities say charges have been filed in connection with a shooting outside the Monroeville Mall last month that prompted an evacuation.

The alleged gunman, identified as Brandon Noel, 21, of McKeesport, was arrested on charges that include attempted homicide and aggravated assault, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said Thursday morning.

Other suspects were identified as Treysaun Lockett-Tillman and Jared Ogrosky, both 21 and of McKeesport; Jamaal Abdul-Rabb, 22, of Turtle Creek; Fordery Andre Morris IV, 20, of McKeesport; and Brandon Murphy, 23, of McKeesport. Dockets indicate all five are charged with felony riot and misdemeanor simple assault and disorderly conduct. All except Murphy were in custody.

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Florida man tortured 2-year-old with torch, airsoft gun while wearing werewolf mask, sheriff says | WPXI

Andrew Ross-Celaius, who is accused of beating and burning the girl, was acquitted in the 2006 killing of a 2-year-old boy.

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Florida man previously acquitted in the killing of a child was arrested last month and charged with torturing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, sometimes while wearing a werewolf mask, authorities said.

Andrew Bennett Ross-Celaius, 37, of Pensacola, was arrested April 9 and charged with six counts of aggravated child abuse, four counts of child abuse, a variety of drug charges, possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence and a probation violation, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Another man, Eric Everett Furnans, 36, of Pensacola, was arrested Tuesday and charged with destroying evidence in the case after Ross-Celaius was taken into custody. He has since been booked on drug charges

Source: Florida man tortured 2-year-old with torch, airsoft gun while wearing werewolf mask, sheriff says | WPXI

WVU STUDENT THREATS: A WVU student was arrested after threatening a “shooting spree” | WPXI

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University officials said a student was arrested and charged after threatening to go on a “shooting spree”.

In a statement, the school said University Police acted on a tip and arrested 21-year-old freshman student Cheickna Kagnassy from Columbia, Maryland at Vandalia Hall Wednesday night. University Police Deputy Chief Phil Scott said someone called officers after hearing Kagnassy speak about carrying out the “shooting spree” and then killing himself.

According to the statement, Scott said no weapons were found where Kagnassy lived.

Source: WVU STUDENT THREATS: A WVU student was arrested after threatening a “shooting spree” | WPXI

TURNPIKE HEROIN BUST: Woman charged in $2 million heroin bust on Pa. Turnpike | WPXI

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. – A woman is facing charges after being caught on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with $2 million worth of heroin hidden in her SUV.

Ana Rodriguez Gonzalez was arrested along a stretch of the road in Somerset County. She is in the Somerset County jail.

The bust is the largest by the State Police TACET Team.

Source: TURNPIKE HEROIN BUST: Woman charged in $2 million heroin bust on Pa. Turnpike | WPXI

BEAVER COUNTY POLICE CHASE: Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles | WPXI

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after her SUV crashed into two police vehicles following a chase in Beaver County, authorities said.

Authorities said the woman was followed for about 25 miles as she zigzagged through traffic, nearly hitting a school bus and other cars and traveling upward of 80 mph at times.

“She definitely posed a threat the several times she went through areas. There were people moving on the side of the streets that I could see while we were chasing her,” Aliquippa police Sgt. Steven Roberts said.

The woman arrested was wanted on multiple arrest warrants in the county, police said, and she appeared to be intoxicated. Officials said she refused to take a blood test or Breathalyzer.

After the woman’s SUV hit the police vehicles — one from Center Township and the other from Aliquippa — additional police vehicles helped block her in, officials said.

The woman is facing charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

No injuries were reported.

Source: BEAVER COUNTY POLICE CHASE: Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles | WPXI

San Diego Synagogue Shooting: Multiple People Including Children Injured at Synagogue Chabad of Poway, Suspect in Custody

At least four people were injured, including children, following a shooting at a San Diego area synagogue, local authorities said.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Office said that a man is in custody and being question by investigators and they do not believe there are other suspects.

“We don’t believe there are any other suspects,” a spokesperson for San Diego police told The Daily Beast.

Source: San Diego Synagogue Shooting: Multiple People Including Children Injured at Synagogue Chabad of Poway, Suspect in Custody

Sunnyvale, California: Car rams into 8 people at intersection, possibly on purpose – CBS News

Car stopped when it hit tree, and driver was taken into custody

A car plowed into eight pedestrians at a Sunnyvale, California intersection Tuesday evening and it might have been intentional, authorities said. Some of those hit have serious injuries and all were brought to area hospitals, the city’s Department of Public Safety told CBS News.

Source: Sunnyvale, California: Car rams into 8 people at intersection, possibly on purpose – CBS News

BUTLER COUPLE INDICTED: Former hospital CEO and ex-county detective charged in $1.3 million fraud

The U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh says the indictment includes charges of mail fraud, conspiracy, embezzlement from a healthcare benefit program and money laundering.

A former CEO of Butler Memorial Hospital and her husband, a former longtime Butler County detective whose duties involved fraud investigations, are named in a federal indictment that alleges a $1.3 million fraud, authorities said Friday.

The 37-count indictment against Stephanie Roskovski, 48, and Scott Roskovski, 50, includes charges of mail fraud, conspiracy, embezzlement from a health care benefit program, money laundering and false statement in a loan application, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s office said.

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