State Police in Lawrence County report a fatal ATV accident in Mahoning Township on Saturday night. According to police 30 year old Corey Breckner of Boardman Ohio, struck a guide rail and was ejected from the vehicle. The accident took place on route 224 near Jane Lane. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Authorities in Beaver County are searching for a suspect accused of injuring a man in a Sunday morning shooting.  State police have issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Tyler Lynell Walker.  Officers responded to a property on Linmar Terrace in Aliquippa just after 5:00 a.m. and found 31-year-old Micquel Frison suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  Anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts is asked to contact authorities.  Officials have not released further information on the victim’s condition.

Voters will probably not see any special amendments on the ballot in Pennsylvania’s primary elections in May. Political experts say getting the issues on the ballot is seen as an almost certain no-go. It’s believed lawmakers won’t have time to get them passed now, since both chambers have adjourned. The proposals include an initiative to give victims of child sexual abuse longer time limits in which to sue their abusers.  Two other measures would expand voter-identification requirements and let legislators cancel regulations without the threat of a governor’s veto.  Both chambers won’t likely be called back into session until February 27th. 

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to climb.  With no top-prize winner in Saturday’s drawing, the estimated jackpot now stands at 613-million dollars.  The next drawing happens at 11 o’clock tonight.

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is working on legislation that could help save the lives of student athletes. Senator Marty Flynn says Damar’s Law would ensure all school sporting events are stocked with automated external defibrillators or AEDs.  The life-saving medical tools would help to revive a student who suffers sudden cardiac arrest – such as what happened to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin a few weeks ago while playing Cincinnati. Hamlin was born in western Pennsylvania.

State Police in Mercer County are investigating an indecent assault incident. Police said that a 13 year old female was allegedly sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male. The alleged incident took place in Jefferson Township. No other details were released.

No injuries were reported following a one vehicle accident in Butler County. According to State Police 19 year old Jacob Humes of Prospect was traveling on Route 528when his vehicle left the roadway. Police say that the vehicle then struck a gas meter, multiple mailboxes, a utility pole, and the front porch of a house before rolling over. Humes was not hurt.

Three more people involved in the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse are filing lawsuits against the City of Pittsburgh.  Velva and Tyrone Perry, and Thomas Bench, entered formal complaints Friday related to injuries they reportedly sustained in the incident.  Both cases are handled by the law firm Swensen & Perer and cite a number of inspections from 1997 through 2021 where problems with the structure were reported.  Four other people who were on the bridge when it gave way last year have also filed suits or provided notices that they intend to do so.

Senator Bob Casey is welcoming fellow Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman to a seat on a committee that he heads. Senator Casey posted his welcome on social media late last week after the former lieutenant governor was appointed to the Special Committee on Aging. Casey tweeted that he’s excited to work with Fetterman to “better the lives of seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.” The special committee oversees programs that include Medicare and Social Security.

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