Coroner identifies Pittsburgh-area man who died in Ohiopyle rafting accident | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The man who died rafting Saturday in the Youghiogheny Rivernear Ohiopyle has been identified as Pete Quigley, 46, of Mt. Lebanon, according to the Fayette County coroner.

Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle’s operations manager, said Mr. Quigley’s raft struck a rock and capsized. Mr. Quigley’s foot apparently got entrapped in the shallow river, and he was pushed over by the force of the water.

His body was recovered at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Bisbee said Saturday. He was wearing a life preserver.

Source: Coroner identifies Pittsburgh-area man who died in Ohiopyle rafting accident | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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OHIOPYLE DROWNING: One person dead after drowning incident at Ohiopyle | WPXI

OHIOPYLE, Pa. – Officials with Fayette County 911 confirmed one person was dead and five people were involved in a situation on the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle.

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911 officials said one person was dead in the drowning incident at Dimple Rock.

 

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Officials with Fayette County 911 confirmed one person was dead and five people were involved in a situation on the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle.

Source: OHIOPYLE DROWNING: One person dead after drowning incident at Ohiopyle | WPXI

Boaters find body floating in Pa. river – pennlive.com

A Sunday boat ride turned gruesome as those enjoying the water spotted a body in the river.

The boaters called 911 around 6 p.m., and the Point Marion Volunteer Fire Department recovered the body, prompting a police investigation.

At this point, all that is known is the body is male.

Information on the man’s identity and his cause of death was pending.

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Source: Boaters find body floating in Pa. river – pennlive.com

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

Uniontown’s mayor found to have violated state Ethics Act | New Today | heraldstandard.com

Uniontown’s mayor violated the state Ethics Act when he used his authority to participate in council discussions and votes to appoint himself as mayor and his daughter as city clerk, according to a finding released Monday by the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.

The commission found that Mayor Ed Fike’s January 2018 votes to appoint himself mayor and his daughter Kim Marshall as city clerk were a conflict of interest under the state Ethics Act.

Source: Uniontown’s mayor found to have violated state Ethics Act | New Today | heraldstandard.com

FAYETTE COUNTY: Fatal Car explosion with natural gas conversion kit?

Neighbors said they heard a loud “bang” that shook their homes.

A man died after his vehicle somehow ignited and caused an explosion, state police in Fayette County said.

“It’s believed the gentleman was outside the vehicle at the time,” said Trooper Robert Broadwater with Pennsylvania State Police in Uniontown. “The vehicle was the cause of the explosion, but they’re not exactly sure of the source of the explosion from the vehicle.”

Source: FAYETTE COUNTY: Car explosion with natural gas conversion kit

MOTORCYCLE CLUB ATTACK: 6 motorcycle club members charged with attempted homicide in violent attack at bar | WPXI

CHARLEROI, Pa. – Six members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club have been charged with attempted homicide after allegedly attacking a former member inside a bar in Charleroi, authorities said.

Surveillance video of the attack, which happened in April inside the Slovak Club, was shown in court Tuesday as the six men faced a judge

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

Days without water: Unidentified leak prompts boil water advisory in Fayette County

Firefighters are delivering water. Also, water tankers are available at the following locations.

 

  • Old Jarrett’s Bar at Walnut Hill Road and Smithfield Masontown Road
  • Nicholson Township Building
  • Masontown Mennonite Church
  • Strickland Estates
  • My Darlins Store on Walnut Hill Road
  • Crossview Acres Road (in the cul-de-sac)

Source: Days without water: Unidentified leak prompts boil water advisory in Fayette County