The suspect in a fatal Mercer County shooting is in custody. Twenty-one-year-old Jayson Burns was shot Saturday morning at a location on Roemer Road in Farrell and later died at a local hospital. State police report the shooting followed an altercation with the suspect. That man, 27-year-old Darrell Harrison, was arrested yesterday in Nebraska. He has been charged with homicide and is awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.
Residents in Lawrence and Mercer Counties still remain without power following Saturday’s storms. According to First Energy Lawrence County has about 23 hundred outages as of just before midnight. Mercer County has over 46 hundred outages. Officials are not saying when power would be restored. Just stating that it’s a time consuming process and there working as quickly as possible to get power restored.
Three people died following an early morning fire Friday in Greenville. The Sharon Herald reports 35 year old Diana Mayes-Britton and her 11-year old twin children, Olivia and Jonathan Mayes, were killed in the fire. When emergency responders arrived, the house was fully involved on the first and second floors just after 6am. One individual escaped through a second-floor window and was flown by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment. The state police fire marshal’s office ruled that the fire was not suspicious.
Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman is out of the hospital after being treated for depression. The first-term Democrat, who was hospitalized in late February, thanked the “incredible team at Walter Reed (Hospital)” for helping him through a “difficult time.” Fetterman suffered a stroke almost a year ago while battling Republican Memhet Oz to represent the Keystone State in the U.S. Senate.
State police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened in Washington County yesterday evening. Authorities report 38-year-old Eduardo Lee Hoover Junior began shooting at law enforcement after crashing on Jefferson Avenue in the city of Washington following a high-speed chase that started in Mount Pleasant Township. PSP says local police returned fire, hitting and killing the suspect. No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident.
Some people living in Lackawannock Township had to be evacuated after a fire at a gas distribution site Friday afternoon. WFMJ-TV reports Fire crews from at least nine jurisdictions of Mercer County responded to the scene along Mercer West Middlesex Road. Residents within a half-mile radius of the fire had to be evacuated. No injuries were reported.
For the second week in a row, concerned residents are taking to local streets to voice their concerns following February’s disastrous train derailment in East Palestine that flooded the area with toxic chemicals. Local officials say residents and like-minded individuals from nearby communities gathered yesterday to hold various groups and individuals accountable for the incident that is likely to leave generational scars. Participants reportedly demanded action from both the EPA and Ohio lawmakers, complaining they have no idea how the spill will affect residents’ health for decades to come.
A Westmoreland County woman hired to tutor a young teen during the time of the COVID pandemic has been sentenced for sexually assaulting the boy. Twenty-three-year-old Ashley Sherry reportedly smoked marijuana with the 13-year-old and sexually assaulted him in 2020 while she was supposed to be helping him with his remote school assignments. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor. She was sentenced last week to two years of probation with the judge saying that it had been a strange time.