Richard C. Bankosh Jr. was arraigned before District Judge Joseph DeMarchis on charges of rape, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, terroristic threats and false imprisonment filed by city police. DeMarchis ordered Bankosh held in the county jail after he failed to post $250,000 bail.
A train struck and killed a 16-year-old boy Tuesday morning in Jeannette, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher and the coroner’s office.
The coroner’s office identified the teen as Jonathon Brown of Jeanette and said he died from blunt force injuries.
The coroner’s office said Brown was walking east on the track. A Norfolk Southern conductor and engineer saw him about 7:30 a.m. on the tracks near Magee Avenue and Sixth Street. The train’s brakes were activated and its horn sounded, but Brown remained on the track, according to investigators.
Westmoreland County detectives this week charged the former bookkeeper of a Jeannette electrical contracting firm with embezzling more than $76,800.
Staci E. Cantor, 48, of Jeannette, is charged with nine counts of theft, two counts of access device fraud and one count of forgery in connection with the alleged thefts from Atlas Electrical Contracting Inc.