The suspect of the shooting death in Hermitage is behind bars after turning himself in to police. WFMJ-TV reports Police arrested 27-year-old Zechariah Sewell after police say he surrendered himself to investigators with his attorney at the Hermitage Police Department Thursday afternoon. Sewell has since been arraigned in court on a one million dollar bond on one count of Criminal Homicide. Sewell is charged in the shooting death of 24 year old Charles Carr from Hermitage. The shooting took place on Tuesday.
A suspect in a 2021 Beaver Falls shooting that left one person dead and three others injured has been arrested. The local D.A.’s office reports that 25-year-old Decarlos Warren on Michigan has been taken into custody and extradited back to Beaver County to stand trial. He is charged with criminal homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault for the incident outside of the Harmony Dwellings Public Housing Complex.
A New Castle man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to 63 months in prison for drug and gun crimes. 23 year old Jgenus Steele will also serve three years of supervised release. According to news release, an investigation by the Lawrence County Drug Task Force found Steele sold drugs between 2019 and 2020. During a search of Steele’s apartment the Task Force found drugs, several loaded handguns and over 12 hundred dollars in cash. Steele had been on parole for a prior aggravated assault conviction at the time.
The Blackhawk School District is filing suit against Norfolk Southern following last month’s train derailment in East Palestine Ohio. In a new filing, the School District is claiming negligence on the part of the rail company and is seeking compensatory and statutory damages due to permanent and long-lasting effects to public health that they say have been caused by the accident.
Aides to John Fetterman are continuing to say the Pennsylvania Senator will be back at work soon. Fetterman’s Communications Director, Joe Calvello, said yesterday that it will be at least more than a week until the senator returns but no specific timetable has been given. Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center more than a month ago to receive treatment for clinical depression. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said that his colleagues want to give Fetterman the space he needs to recuperate and that he is confident Fetterman will return and be an outstanding and fine senator.
A Pennsylvania Senate Democrat is trying again to get mandatory pay disclosure requirements for state jobs. Senator Amanda Cappelletti says she plans to reintroduce legislation requiring salary transparency across the commonwealth. The bill, if passed by lawmakers and signed into law by the governor, would make employers disclose the pay range on job postings or the minimum compensation if a range doesn’t exist.
The Ellwood City Ledger is reporting a Lawrence County man was charged Tuesday after being accused of trying to light a woman on fire inside a local hotel. Police arrested 39-year-old Keenan Murray, of Enon Valley, at the Center Township Hilton Garden Inn after first responders received a call reporting he was attempting to set a woman on fire around 2:20 a.m. He faces several felony charges. No injuries were reported.
PennDOT officials say they’re working to plug gaps between electric vehicle charging stations across the state. PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton says his agency is ready to receive proposals to build about 150 electric vehicle charging stations across the state. PennDOT has identified 27 areas on 15 interstates as well as Route 30 that will need to have the charging stations installed to fulfill state mandates. The department will start accepting applications to build those stations starting Monday. They’ll be paid for with nearly 172-million-dollars from the new federal infrastructure program.
A trio of Three Rivers Casino workers has been terminated after a workplace fight last weekend. State police report two men, ages 57 and 42, and a 22-year-old woman all took part in the skirmish in the casino’s employee dining room. Troopers say each will be charged with harassment and disorderly conduct.