Two suspects have been arrested and charged and the D.A.’s office says more arrests could be on the way following a fatal shooting Friday night in Mercer County. Thirty-nine-year-old JB Brown was shot at a location near Wallis Avenue and French Street in Farrell and later died at a local hospital. Police have arrested a 19-year-old suspect, now charged with the shooting. Police also arrested Marcedes McKelvey, the mother of the victim’s child, with the district attorney saying she set up the hit on the victim.
Today mark 22 years since the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Hijackers took control of four airplanes that morning that were eventually crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington and a field in Shanksville. Thousands were killed including the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 that went down in Somerset County. A Service of Remembrance will take place this morning at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, is scheduled to attend the event as are Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro and his wife Lori.
Lawmakers are promising more discussion on legislation to protect consumer data privacy. Business owners and interest groups testified at an information-gathering meeting ahead of the state House Commerce Committee on Wednesday regarding House Bill 1201. The measure is aimed at protecting digital privacy and would allow consumers to access their personal information that’s been collected, as well as give them legal rights to decline or opt out of the sale of their data. It would also ban the sale of all private information for consumers under age 16.
State Police in Mercer County report a two vehicle accident in Jackson Township. According to police 43 year old Amardip Singh of Hamilton Ontario, was operated a semi on Interstate 79 when he struck a vehicle from behind operated by 49 year old James Cornell of Corry Pa. Both vehicle then traveled off the roadway, down an embankment and into a ditch. Cornell and a passenger were both taken to the Allegheny Health Network in Grove City. Singh was not hurt.
A Portersville man was taken to the hospital following a two vehicle accident in Sandy Creek Township. State Police in Mercer County report 87 year old Richard Gutman was traveling north on Perry Highway and turned into the path of a vehicle operated by 36 year old Ricky Anthony of Cochranton. Guman was taken to UPMC Greenville for treatment. Anthony was not hurt.
A Mercer County woman was arrested for allegedly causing what police describe as “significant” bruising on a six-year-old boy’s neck. Fifty-two-year-old Susan Schultz of Fredonia appeared before a District Magistrate Thursday charged with endangering the welfare of children, assault, and harassment. Police said they were called out to Oakview Elementary School in Sandy Lake Township Thursday afternoon by Mercer County Children and Youth Services. A teacher told the officer that one of her six-year-old students told her that the night before, his grandmother placed tape on his neck and ripped it off because he was being a “bad boy”. Schultz is scheduled to appear for another court hearing on September 25th.
State Police in Butler County report a Karns City man was taken to the hospital following an ATV accident. According to police 34 year old Daniel Reynolds-Demchur lost control of the ATV on Pertrolia Street in Karns City Boro, traveled off the roadway and struck a mailbox. He was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Indiana Borough police report a teenage suspect was taken into custody after an incident during a high school football game on Friday. Indiana Area Senior High School was hosting Shady Side Academy when the incident took place. Witnesses say they saw someone standing along a football field fence carrying a knife and a weapon that looked like a gun. Officers later arrested a 17-year-old male and say he was in possession of a stun gun and two knives. The suspect is facing charges including terroristic threats and possessing a weapon on school property.
The Powerball jackpot is well over half a billion dollars after there was no lucky winner in Saturday night’s big drawing. That means the top prize in Monday night’s drawing will be worth at least 522-million dollars. The cash value on that works out to just over 252 million bucks.