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Disasters Fires Legal

$30 million fine issued over pipeline explosion that destroyed house in Center Township, Beaver County

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announces fine against ETC Northeast Pipeline over 2018 Revolution Pipeline explosion and fire

Source: $30 million fine issued over pipeline explosion that destroyed house in Center Township, Beaver County

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Entertainment Legal

Denied: Big Beaver mini-casino denied by Pa. Gaming Control Board – News – The Times – Beaver, PA

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board denied Mount Airy Casino’s application to open a mini-casino in Big Beaver, thwarting a second plan to bring gambling to Beaver and Lawrence counties.

Source: Denied: Big Beaver mini-casino denied by Pa. Gaming Control Board – News – The Times – Beaver, PA

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Entertainment News

Veterans Day parade Monday in Beaver Falls – News – GoErie.com – Erie, PA

BEAVER FALLS — Dozens of bands, veterans organizations and local dignitaries will honor America’s veterans Monday at a Veterans Day parade hosted by Beaver Falls American Legion Post 261.

The parade begins at 10:45 a.m. near McDonald’s Restaurant at 17th Street and proceeds south along Seventh Avenue to Fifth Street led by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862′s color guard.

Richard Raich of Midland American Legion Post 481 and commander of Beaver County Council of the American Legion, along with Dwain McCann, commander of Beaver Falls American Legion, will follow.

Duane Jones of Beaver Falls, adjutant of Beaver Falls American Legion, Beaver County Council of the American Legion and parade committee chairman, expects the parade to last at least a half hour.

Source: Veterans Day parade Monday in Beaver Falls – News – GoErie.com – Erie, PA

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Opinion Politics

2019 Election Results – CBS Pittsburgh

Here is a look at the latest results:

Allegheny County District Attorney:

Stephen Zappala Jr. 57.08 %
Lisa Middleman 42.76 %

Allegheny County Executive:

Rich Fitzgerald 68.01 %
Matt Drozd 31.54 %

Allegheny County Controller:

Chelsa Wagner 63.17 %
Brooke D. Nadonley 36.67 %

Pittsburgh Parks Referendum

No 48.16 %
Yes 51.84 %

Superior Court (Vote for 2)

Amanda Green-Hawkins 24.94 %
Daniel D. McCaffery 25.72 %
Megan McCarthy King 25.55 %
Christylee Peck 23.79 %

Beaver County Sheriff

Wayne Kress 45.49 %
Tony Guy 53.05 %

Westmoreland County Sheriff

James Albert 52.91 %
Jonathan Held 46.90 %

More Results:

County Races:
–Allegheny County
Elections Division

–Beaver County
Election Results

–Butler County
Bureau of Elections

–Fayette County
Election Bureau

–Greene County
General Election Info

–Lawrence County
General Election Info

–Mercer County

Election Information

–Washington County
Election Office

–Westmoreland County

Election Bureau

KDKA’s Politics Section:
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Source: 2019 Election Results – CBS Pittsburgh

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arrest crime

Man Charged with Threatening to Shoot Two Women in New Brighton – Beaver County Radio

Court officials say a Harmony Township man waived his preliminary hearing Friday on charges he threatened to shoot two women during a road-rage incident last month. It allegedly started near Tenth Avenue and Seventh Street in New Brighton with Natralia Matthews threatening to fight Kasey Mooney for something that happened on the road. Matthews left the scene only to return with Desmond Council, who reportedly had a handgun in his waistband when he threatened to slap the victims and said several times he would shoot them. Council has a trial date set for March 2nd in Beaver County Court.Source: Man Charged with Threatening to Shoot Two Women in New Brighton – Beaver County Radio

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Autos Crash

Tree-trimming truck crashes over hillside in Beaver County

Sky 4 showed the large truck lying on its side on the hillside below the road in New Sewickley Township.

Source: Tree-trimming truck crashes over hillside in Beaver County

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2 Men Arrested In Large Beaver Co. Marijuana Growing Operation – CBS Pittsburgh

 

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Two men have been arrested after police busted a large outdoor marijuana growing operation.

The Franklin Township Police Department shared photos on Facebook of the marijuana seized by them, the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics and North Sewickley Police Department.

The post says they made a very “sizable” seizure of marijuana.

As of right now, two men have been arrested.

The investigation continues.

Source: 2 Men Arrested In Large Beaver Co. Marijuana Growing Operation – CBS Pittsburgh

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News

Hundreds Rally Outside Beaver County Courthouse To Keep Beaver Valley Power Station Open – CBS Pittsburgh

BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) — The Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant near Harrisburg officially stopped making electricity Friday.

It is the site of the worst commercial nuclear power accident in US history.

On the same day of the closure, hundreds of people rallied to keep the Beaver Valley Power Station up and running.

Workers, neighbors and several State Representatives voiced their concerns and gathered in great numbers on the steps of the Beaver County Courthouse to speak out and to be heard in Harrisburg.

The Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport is slated to shut down in June 2021.

They are demanding action by the state legislature and Governor Tom Wolf to enact energy policy reforms to prevent the plant from closing and to keep the smokestacks working.

One of the speakers was State Representative Rob Matzie.

“We are hopeful that we can craft something that has bipartisan support that can actually be voted out of committee, debated on the floor and get to the Governor’s desk,” he said. “It’s a tough task, I’m not gonna lie.”

Source: Hundreds Rally Outside Beaver County Courthouse To Keep Beaver Valley Power Station Open – CBS Pittsburgh

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Autos Crash Disasters

SCHOOL BUS FIRE: School bus driver killed stepping on live wires after crash | WPXI

A school bus driver was killed by stepping on live wires after a crash in Beaver County on Friday.

Source: SCHOOL BUS FIRE: School bus driver killed stepping on live wires after crash | WPXI

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News Politics

Trump calls off planned trip to Shell’s cracker plant in Beaver County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The President was expected to tour the petrochemical complex in Beaver County. There is no word of rescheduling as of now.

Emergency Services Director Eric Brewer said there was no mention of postponing or rescheduling the event, which was supposed to include a tour of Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical complex in Potter Township and a speech about the economy and manufacturing.

Source: Trump calls off planned trip to Shell’s cracker plant in Beaver County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Weather

PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Strong to severe storms with potential for large hail, damaging winds Thursday

A flash flood warning is in effect for Allegheny County and Westmoreland County until 10:30 a.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Allegheny County until 9:45 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, one inch of rain has already fallen with an additional inch of rain possible.

The warning includes over a dozen locations in Allegheny County, as well as parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-376.

We are tracking strong to severe storms for the afternoon and evening that will have the potential for large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning.

Around 1 p.m., storms will start to pop up in areas north of the city of Pittsburgh.

Source: PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Strong to severe storms with potential for large hail, damaging winds Thursday

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crime News police

BEAVER COUNTY STANDOFF: Man taken to hospital after standoff in Beaver County | WPXI

A standoff unfolded Wednesday morning in South Heights, Beaver County.

Authorities said officers went into a home and found a man, who was taken to a hospital.

Further information was not immediately available.


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Source: BEAVER COUNTY STANDOFF: Man taken to hospital after standoff in Beaver County | WPXI

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Entertainment News

$100,000 Powerball ticket sold in Rochester – Entertainment & Life – The Times – Beaver, PA

ROCHESTER — A Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball ticket worth $100,000 in Saturday’s drawing was sold at Giant Eagle.The ticket, with Power Play option, matched four of the five white balls drawn — 13, 17, 24, 59 and 62 — and the red Powerball — 8 — to win. Without the $1 Power Play, the ticket would have been worth $50,000, according to lottery officials. Saturday’s Power Play multiplier was 2.Giant Eagle on W. Madison Street, earns a $500 bonus for selling the winning number.

Source: $100,000 Powerball ticket sold in Rochester – Entertainment & Life – The Times – Beaver, PA

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Weather

Impact Day; Heavy Downpours and Gusty Winds this Evening

Impact Day; Heavy Downpours and Gusty Winds this Evening

Source: Impact Day; Heavy Downpours and Gusty Winds this Evening

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Disasters

MIDLAND LANDSLIDE: ‘Major’ landslide buries road in Beaver Co., brings down several power poles | WPXI

A ‘major’ landslide has buried Route 168 in Beaver County, according to emergency dispatchers.

Source: MIDLAND LANDSLIDE: ‘Major’ landslide buries road in Beaver Co., brings down several power poles | WPXI

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arrest Autos crime

GROCERY STORY CARJACKING: Attempted carjacking ends with suspect in custody | WPXI

A man is apologizing after police in Beaver County said he pulled a knife on a woman who was grocery shopping and tried to steal her car.

Source: GROCERY STORY CARJACKING: Attempted carjacking ends with suspect in custody | WPXI

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Disasters Fires News

Family escapes house fire in Beaver County

Fire broke out early Tuesday morning

A family that was inside the house managed to get out safely.

It was initially unclear if there were any injuries.

One challenge that fire crews faced was a lack of fire hydrants close to the home.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Source: Family escapes house fire in Beaver County

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crime News police

Police chase ends with woman in custody in Beaver County

A 25-minute police chase in Beaver County started in Aliquippa and traveled through several communities before ending in Center Township.

The chase began around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday and ended around 6:45 a.m. when the suspect’s vehicle hit a Center Township police vehicle.

Source: Police chase ends with woman in custody in Beaver County

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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

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News

4 people killed in Beaver County crash along route 65

2-vehicle crash happened late Sunday night

Source: 4 people killed in Beaver County crash