An 18-year-old man suspected in the shooting death of a 15-year-old victim last month in Beaver County is being held over for trial. That decision came following a preliminary hearing yesterday for defendant Nasean Hunt. Hunt is charged in the July 9th shooting death of Asaun Moreland at a location on Church Street in Ambridge. Investigators say that two suspects were involved but only Hunt has been identified.
It wasn’t the billion-dollar win its purchaser was hoping for but a Mega Millions ticket bought this week in Lawrence County has resulted in a million-dollar win for one lottery player. The ticket purchased for Tuesday night’s drawing was sold at the Zain Mini Mart on East Washington Street in New Castle. The ticket matched the five white numbers drawn in the game. The business will receive a five thousand dollar bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Authorities say a man who attacked a nurse in Butler County this past weekend did so because he wanted to go back to jail. Reports say that Imoan Hudson had previously called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers that he wanted to return to jail before he showed up at Butler Memorial Hospital. When a nurse asked him for his finger so that she could take readings, Hudson reportedly punched her in the face and shoulder. He is now in custody in the Butler County Jail.
A September 30th deadline looms in resolving Rainy Day Fund issues as work continues on the Pennsylvania state budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24. That date marks the end of the third fiscal quarter when a deposit is made in the Rainy Day Fund. The fund is a safeguard that allows the state to set aside surplus money for future shortfalls. The September 30th date is based on a 20-year-old state law. The transfer could be 500-million-dollars, as budget negotiators reportedly intended last June, or it could climb to an estimated 900-million. A legislative official says the size of the transfer could have an impact on future budgets.
Folks seeking liquor licenses will have their opportunity to obtain one as part of an auction held by state officials next month. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will be auctioning off expired licenses to the highest bidders. More details can be found at LCB-dot-PA-dot-gov.
A man is accused of causing severe burns to a baby with scalding bath water in Ambridge. Twenty-one-year-old Corday Davis has been taken into custody on a list of charges in connection with the July 11th incident. Officials say the 14-month-old girl was flown to Akron Children’s Hospital after suffering burns to 30-percent of her body, some of them third-degree wounds. Davis reportedly told investigators he stepped away from the bathtub briefly while water was running and the baby had turned the tap all the way to hot by the time he returned. Doctors have said none of the details given by Davis have been plausible explanations for the girl’s burns.
The name Heinz Field is being resurrected. Kraft Heinz lost the naming rights to what is now known as Acrisure Stadium last year but the company will put its name on another facility this fall. Aliquippa High School will begin play this year in a new facility that will be known as Heinz Field or casually as The Pit. The move comes with word that the company has donated one-point-three-million dollars to the school district to help cover construction costs on a new academic and athletic center that will be connected with the field.
New federal data show female instructors at Penn State University make about 80 percent of what their male colleagues make. The information, as reported by Spotlight PA, is from the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, which compiles information from all college campuses. Penn State also currently facing a lawsuit for wage discrimination.
Health insurance providers in the area are requesting substantial rate increases. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department says Highmark Inc. is asking for hikes that average around eleven-percent for customers. UPMC Health Coverage is seeking an increase of more than seven percent, with UPMC Health Options asking for another six percent. Final rates for 2024 that are approved by state officials will be announced this fall.