Police: Foot chase to Jeannette home leads to drug bust | TribLIVE.com

Damone Akeir Morton, 24, was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $20,000 bail on charges of aggravated assault, drug possession, resisting arrest and related offenses.

Source: Police: Foot chase to Jeannette home leads to drug bust | TribLIVE.com

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MIKE FOLMER: Pennsylvania state senator resigns amid child porn charges

State lawmaker charged after investigators search his home in Lebanon County, Pa.

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Sen. Mike Folmer has resigned, Senate leaders confirmed in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“We are sickened and disturbed by the charges brought against Mike Folmer yesterday,” said the statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. “We have reviewed the criminal complaint and spoke with Mike Folmer early this morning to insist on his resignation from the Senate. We are in receipt of his letter of resignation and the 48th Senatorial District seat is now vacant.”

Source: MIKE FOLMER: Pennsylvania state senator resigns amid child porn charges

MONROEVILLE MALL INCIDENT: Two people detained after shots fired outside Monroeville Mall | WPXI

Channel 11 has learned that two people are facing charges after an incident at the Monroeville Mall.

Sincere and Tijair Smith, both 18, were found hiding in the bushes near the Macy’s backstage mall entrance.

A Monroeville Mall spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident that occurred overnight in the parking lot. Monroeville Police responded quickly and are investigating.”

In recent years, the mall and the area immediately surrounding it have been at the center of investigations from fights to shootings.

Source: MONROEVILLE MALL INCIDENT: Two people detained after shots fired outside Monroeville Mall | WPXI

Maryland man sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping and assault of Somerset County Girl | WTAJ

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A resident of Cumberland Maryland has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $5,000 assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act on his conviction of kidnapping and sexual assault of a person under 12-years-old.

Previously, on January 7, 2019, an arrest warrant was issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charging Nelson with multiple offenses to include but not limited to, Kidnapping and Aggravated Indecent Assault.

Source: Maryland man sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping and assault of Somerset County Girl | WTAJ

Four charged following baseball bat attack in Westmoreland County

Police say victim was standing outside his home when he was jumped

According to court documents, the victim told police that he was standing outside his home taking care of some trash just after midnight when four people attacked him and beat him with a baseball bat.

Police said the victim was knocked unconscious but was able to get to a neighbor’s house to call 911 after he woke up.

Source: Four charged following baseball bat attack in Westmoreland County

Police: Westmoreland jail inmate made shank from toothbrush | TribLIVE.com

Douglas Allen Bartrug, 33, of Bloomfield, was charged last week with inmate possessing a weapon and prohibited offensive weapons.

Bartrug, previously of Hempfield, has been held at the jail since Feb. 15 on $100,000 bail on theft and related charges. He was arrested after residents in the Fort Allen neighborhood reported a suspicious man riding a bicycle at 3:50 a.m., according to police.

Source: Police: Westmoreland jail inmate made shank from toothbrush | TribLIVE.com

Philadelphia shooting: Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout – CBS News

Maurice Hill, 36, is expected to face multiple charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a press conference that lawmakers need to figure out ways to remove guns from people like the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s standoff. He said he plans to announce executive actions on Friday morning in Harrisburg.

Source: Philadelphia shooting: Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout – live updates – CBS News

Uniontown Man Poses As Federal Agent, Posts Fake Arrest Warrant For Magistrate – CBS Pittsburgh

UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A Uniontown man is in custody after he claimed he was a federal agent, tried to buy a semi-automatic weapon and posted a fake arrest warrant for a judge.

Justin Bendo, 44-years-old of Fayette County, is facing several charges related to some unusual and worrisome behavior over the past few months the first came after a traffic stop.

Source: Uniontown Man Poses As Federal Agent, Posts Fake Arrest Warrant For Magistrate – CBS Pittsburgh

1MDB: Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Directors – Bloomberg

Malaysia expanded efforts to prosecute Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employees it alleges were involved in the 1MDB fraud, filing criminal charges against more than a dozen current and former senior executives based around the world.

Vice Chairman Richard J. Gnodde, who heads the Wall Street firm’s international business in London, and J. Michael Evans, a former partner at the U.S. bank who’s now president of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., were among those named. Other high-profile people charged include a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher and the bank’s chief risk officer.

The 17 current and former employees were directors of three Goldman Sachs units that Malaysia has accused of misleading investors when arranging $6.5 billion in bond sales for the state investment fund, whose full name is 1Malaysia Development Bhd., in 2012 and 2013.

Source: 1MDB: Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Directors – Bloomberg

Orange County: Four killed and two injured in Southern California crime spree | Daily Mail Online

  • Police said the crime spree took place over two hours in Orange County and Santa Ana on Wednesday night
  • The suspect robbed five businesses and two apartment buildings
  • A 33-year-old man was arrested after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and  dropped a knife and a gun taken from a security guard before killing him 
  • Police said the violence was random and the motive was ‘robbery, hate, homicide’

Source: Orange County: Four killed and two injured in Southern California crime spree | Daily Mail Online