Police in Neshannock Township report a man is dead following a motorcycle accident on Monday. According to police 62 year old Dale Hunter was operating a motorcycle when he collided with another vehicle around 7pm., at the intersection of Mitchell Road and Meadowview Boulevard. Police report Hunter was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
A convicted killer was sentenced yesterday morning in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court. 47-year-old Keith Burley was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the stabbing death of eight-year-old Mark Mason. He was found guilty of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person earlier this year in August. The killing took place at a home in Union Township in July of 2019.
Lindsay Powell is declaring victory in the special election for Pennsylvania House District 21. The Lawrenceville Democrat saw support from more than 65-percent of voters, compared to Republican Erin Connolly Autenreith’s 34-percent, according to preliminary results. Her win means that the Democrats will hang onto a slight majority in Harrisburg.
State Police in Mercer County report a fatal crash from yesterday morning the involved an Amish buggy. The accident took place in East LackawannockTownship when 97 year old Glen Fellnagle of Greenville struck the buggy from behind on Mercer New Wilmington Road. 73 year old Mary Byler was thrown from the buggy and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
State Police in Mercer County are looking for a sex offender who they say is not living at the address registered with the state. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 43 year old Andrew Ramirez whose last known address was on Butler Pike Road in Findley Township. Ramirez is a Tier One sex offender following his sentenced on corruption of a minor charge. Anyone with information on Ramirez’s whereabouts is asked to contact State Police in Mercer County.
A state Senate committee is considering extending two traffic speed mechanisms that are due to expire soon. The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony from PennDOT officials and others about parts of a speed camera enforcement program that will sunset in February. The panel is also considering adding to an existing five-year program that gives schools the ability to place an automated stop arm on buses to make sure drivers stop. PennDOT’s temporary regulations for those stop arms will expire October 23rd of this year but they may be extended by one year while the rest of the related legislation is settled.
Newly-proposed legislation would allow more retail outlets for medical marijuana sales in Pennsylvania. The state Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved legislation allowing more growers and processors to sell directly to patients. The bill rectifies a situation under which some were allowed to sell directly to consumers in Pennsylvania — instead of having to go through retail dispensaries — while others could not. The proposed bill would allow all growers and processors to apply for permits for direct-to-consumer sales.
Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration said starting Tuesday it is making it easier for someone to register to vote when they are getting or renewing a driver’s license in Pennsylvania. Under the new format, prompts on the computer screens in driver’s license centers will take the user to a template to register to vote. That leaves it up to them to choose not to register. Previously, prompts on the computer screen first asked the user whether they wanted to register to vote. Twenty-three other states and Washington, D.C., already have varying models of what is called “automatic voter registration.
An Aliquippa man was taken to the hospital following a one vehicle accident in Beaver County. State Police report the crash took place on route 51 and Hillside road in South Heights Boro. According to police 33 year old Jordan Trombetta crashed his vehicle and overturned on a hillside. Police charged Trombetta with driving under the influence. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.