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State police arrest Mercer County man charged with attempted homicide

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police have arrested a wanted man charged with attempted homicide. State police say John Barlow, of Grove City, has been charged with attempted criminal homicide.He was wanted after trying to hit a state trooper on Sunday in Liberty Township with his vehicle. Troopers said they shot at him. Law enforcement responded to Brent Road in Mercer County to issue an arrest warrant on Barlow, who drove away in his vehicle when officers arrived around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to a state police release.Police said they began a vehicle pursuit but called it off after Barlow went into "rough terrain," according to the release. Police searched on foot and later found Barlow sitting in his vehicle.Barlow then "drove directly at a trooper," according to police, who then shot at him. He fled the scene but was later arrested at the Slippery Rock Campground. 
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Kornbau Sprints To Mercer Prize

MERCER, Pa. — Jeremy Kornbau claimed top honors in the 305 sprint car feature that headlined Saturday‘s racing program at Mercer Raceway Park. Kornbau took the checkered flag ahead of Tommy Jasen, Andy Cavanagh, Jacob Gamola and Roman Jones. Eric Gabany claimed the big-block modified feature over Brad...

Coroner called to scene along Bonzo St. in New Castle

NEW CASTLE (KDKA) -- An investigation is underway and the coroner has been called to the location of a crime scene in Lawrence County.Limited details are available, but KDKA has been told that the coroner has been called to a residential area along the east side of New Castle.First responders were called out to Bonzo Street just before 11:30 on Sunday night.Officers from several departments were among those responding to the area.Nearly a dozen police vehicles and crime tape surrounded the scene. KDKA is working to learn more about what led up to the incident that prompted the large police presence and for the coroner to be called.Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Man Struck by Tree in Franklin Township

One person was injured after they were struck by a tree earlier this weekend in Franklin Township. According to our news partners at WPXI, an unidentified man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital early Saturday afternoon after he was injured by a tree that fell on Unionville Road. It is unclear if the tree fell on the victim or the car that he was traveling in. Additional details about the incident were not immediately available.

Six PSAC baseball teams headed to NCAA Atlantic Regional

Six baseball teams from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference made the field for the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament, including Seton Hill, Slippery Rock and Gannon. The double-elimination tournament begins Thursday. There are two Atlantic Region “pods.” The winners will meet in a Super Regional for a spot in...

Engines rev at Spring Gas-Up in Portersville

PORTERSVILLE -- Fans of vintage farm equipment gathered at the Portersville Steam Show grounds on a hot Saturday morning to check out restored engines, tractors, cars and other equipment at the Spring Gas-Up event. Families met farm animals and rode a miniature train around a track at the grounds. Three-year-old...

One Hurt in New Castle Crash Involving ATV

One person was injured following an ATV crash that occurred Saturday night in New Castle. According to KDKA, an unidentified man was illegally driving an ATV along city streets in New Castle around 9:30pm when he lost control and crashed. Authorities say that an unidentified female passenger was then thrown from the ATV. The woman was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

PODCAST! Senior Speakers Tells Class of 2022 to embrace a clean slate

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College marked the return to its first commencement ceremony since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic and social gathering guidelines forced the College to hold multiple ceremonies in 2020 and two ceremonies in 2021. Senior speaker Jack Karson address more than 300 students who received their degrees at...

Kids Day America gathers crowds

Families looking for an exciting weekend activity didn’t have to look far, as the annual Kids Day America festival returned in full force to the Butler Farm Show grounds this weekend. Featuring a well-loved Cow Patty Bingo competition, a dunk tank, vendor and community booths, a car show where...

Teen fatally shot in New Castle

Police in New Castle are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Sunday night. A nineteen-year-old male was shot in the chest three times at around 11 p.m. along Bonzo Street. Officers blocked off the street during the investigation and the Lawrence County Coroner was called out. The name of the...

Sec. Of State Offers Reminders Ahead Of Election Day

Voters will head to the polls tomorrow to cast their ballots for the primary election. Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman is offering a few reminders for voters that will go in-person to precincts vote. “Voters can find their polling place on our website. Polls will be open from 7...

SRU Alum Recognized As Top Teacher

A former Slippery Rock University student who is now teaching in North Carolina is receiving high praise, and some cash, for being a leader in her field. Victoria Lightfoot is a teacher at Milbrook Magnet Elementary in Raleigh and a 2010 graduate at SRU. She was recently named as one of 60 recipients of the Milken Education Award. It honors early-to-mid career teachers for their achievements.