Westmoreland County Designated High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has designated Westmoreland County as a “High-Intensity” drug trafficking area.


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Man and woman killed in Wilkinsburg shooting

Allegheny County Police said two people have died after a shooting Thursday night in Wilkinsburg.

Police and EMS were called to the 1000 block of Princeton Boulevard shortly after 9:50 p.m.

Investigators said that a 34-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The woman has been identified as Elisha Marie Moses. The man’s identity has not been released.

Both were taken to local area hospitals but succumbed to their injuries.

No suspects have been identified. County homicide detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 833-ALL-TIPS. Anonymous calls will be accepted.

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Man arrested for leaving explosives near Pittsburgh building 

InPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police and ATF agents searched the home of a man accused of leaving explosives next to a downtown Pittsburgh building.

Matthew Michanowicz, 52, is charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction and possession of explosive or incendiary materials or devices.

Looters cost NYC businesses ‘tens of millions,’ experts estimate

New York City businesses have likely suffered tens of millions of dollars in damages and theft as a result of the rampant open looting and vandalism that exploded in the Big Apple over the last few nights – and some may never recover, experts told The Post Wednesday.

“I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s going to be in the tens of millions of dollars,” Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said of the financial and physical destruction to businesses citywide.

That estimate includes the expense of repairs as well as other facets like increased security and insurance costs, Gelinas explained, adding that the pilfered merchandise likely accounts for “several million dollars.”

Over the past three nights since Sunday, looters and vandals taking advantage of the mass protests in the Big Apple over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd have plunged swaths of the city into chaos, hitting hard Midtown Manhattan, SoHo and parts of The Bronx.

Gelinas estimated there were likely “hundreds, if not thousands” of storefront windows smashed during the wild looting sprees around the five boroughs.

Source: Looters cost NYC businesses ‘tens of millions,’ experts estimate

Jennerstown Speedway revs up for Saturday opener after virus delay | Sports | tribdem.com

Jennerstown Speedway Complex is kicking off its 2020 season Saturday with a five-division racing program.

The program includes Martella’s Pharmacy late models, Stoystown Auto Wreckers modifieds, Ron’s Collision Center street stocks, Farmers Union Co-op chargers, and Somerset Trust Company’s fast and furious fours (four cylinders).

The main gates at the Speedway open at 4 p.m. Saturday. The racing program begins at 6 p.m.

Jason Busch will drive car 42 in the modified division.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out there,” he said. “It’s been weeks with this pandemic and not being able to start on time. I know the Speedway and ownership have been doing a good job of figuring everything out with the guidelines for reopening.”

Safety precautions

COVID-19 recommendations call for crew members to wear masks in the pits. In addition, masks are recommended but not mandatory for spectators, Hribar said.

He also is encouraging social distancing among spectators.

“You would certainly hope that any self-respecting adult could monitor the situation on their own and apply common sense as they do in the grocery store,” Hribar said.

Busch said practices last week at the Speedway went smoothly.

“Everybody was doing their part in social distancing,” he said. “It’s just good to be back out there.”

He said he was thankful for the effort made by the Speedway owners to open.

“The season usually runs until September,” Busch said. “I’d like to see them maybe make up a couple races we missed, but weather on the mountain gets bad in October. We’ll see.”

Source: Jennerstown Speedway revs up for Saturday opener after virus delay | Sports | tribdem.com

State Police Seeking Information Regarding Road Rage Shooting In Uniontown – CBS Pittsburgh

State Police are investigating a road rage incident that led to a deadly shooting over Memorial Day Weekend in Uniontown.


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Marchers in Johnstown protest Floyd killing, draw connection to 2012 city police shooting | News | tribdem.com

Protestors in downtown Johnstown on Wednesday drew parallels between two recent high-profile killings of black Americans by police officers and the 2012 fatal shooting by Johnstown police of Elip Cheatham.

Source: Marchers in Johnstown protest Floyd killing, draw connection to 2012 city police shooting | News | tribdem.com

 

PRIMARY RESULTS

PENNSYLVANIA
President – Dem – Primary

97.97 % Precincts Reporting | 71% expected voteJun. 04, 2020 8:03 pm EST

Party Name Votes Vote %
Dem
Biden, Joe 

749,712
77.84%
Dem
Sanders, Bernie
179,714
18.66%
Dem
Gabbard, Tulsi
33,701
3.5%
  • iIncumbent
  • Runoff
  • Winner
PENNSYLVANIA
President – GOP – Primary

97.99 % Precincts Reporting | 97% expected voteJun. 04, 2020 6:20 pm EST

Party Name Votes Vote %
GOP
Trump, Donald i

870,291
93.97%
GOP
Weld, Bill
42,234
4.56%
GOP
De La Fuente, Roque
13,573
1.47%

 

Going Green: Westmoreland County businesses prepare for new restrictions

The summer concert series put on by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust will also have a different look this year. The series typically takes place in downtown Greensburg, next to the Palace Theater. CEO April Kopas said the decision was made to move the event to the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center where guests can gather in an open space outdoors.

“Live entertainment and the arts are what brings the community together,” Kopas said.

The Palace Theater has had 40 concerts either canceled or postponed throughout the pandemic. Kopas said corporate sponsors and donations have helped keep future events in place, and the group is now focused on featuring more local artists rather than national headlines.

“It’s bigger than us,” Kopas said. “It’s about the community and putting the community first.”

Kopas said pre-registration will be required to attend to summer concert series in order to guarantee social distancing. The group is also looking into live-streaming options to allow more people to see the shows. The summer concert series happens each Thursday evening, beginning on June 18.

The summer concert series put on by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust will also have a different look this year. The series typically takes place in downtown Greensburg, next to the Palace Theater. CEO April Kopas said the decision was made to move the event to the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center where guests can gather in an open space outdoors.”Live entertainment and the arts are what brings the community together,” Kopas said.The Palace Theater has had 40 concerts either canceled or postponed throughout the pandemic. Kopas said corporate sponsors and donations have helped keep future events in place, and the group is now focused on featuring more local artists rather than national headlines.”It’s bigger than us,” Kopas said. “It’s about the community and putting the community first.”Kopas said pre-registration will be required to attend to summer concert series in order to guarantee social distancing. The group is also looking into live-streaming options to allow more people to see the shows. The summer concert series happens each Thursday evening, beginning on June 18.

Source: Going Green: Westmoreland County businesses prepare for new restrictions