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Washington County, PAObserver-Reporter

Washington man jailed in gun assault

A Washington man is facing charges he broke into a city’s man’s residence early Wednesday and struck him in the head with a loaded handgun. City police apprehended the suspect, Rahshad Grigsby Jr., 22, at the scene after the victim recognized the red pants he wore at the time of the assault, court records show.
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Washington teen charged as adult in robbery case

A Washington teenager has been charged as an adult in a robbery in which the juvenile victim was chased down this month with a gun. A Washington County judge has adjudicated Dazour Brown, 17, as an adult in the case before a warrant was issued Monday for his arrest, said Jason Walsh, first assistant district attorney in the county.
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Canonsburg, PAObserver-Reporter

Pittsburgh man waives charges in illegal filming in Canonsburg

A Pittsburgh man waived his case to Washington County Court Tuesday following his arrest on charges he illegally filmed children in a Canonsburg gymnasium restroom. The decision to waive allowed Anthony Lee Fletcher, 37, to avoid a preliminary hearing before District Judge James Saieva Jr., court records show. Fletcher was...
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Forest County, PAObserver-Reporter

State police investigating New Eagle man’s death in Forest County

State police in northern Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a Washington County man over the weekend. Joshua Stone, 29, of New Eagle, died at a Pittsburgh hospital Sunday several hours after he suffered a gunshot wound in Forest County, according to a press release from the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.
Washington County, PAObserver-Reporter

Next stop for Vulcano: Hall of fame

He is responsible for making a paperless wrestling tournament, no small feat for anyone. But Frank Vulcano has embraced technology and the sport has prospered. Now, the sport is embracing him by enshrining him in the Pennnsylvania Wrestling Coaches Associations Hall of Fame. Vulcano was supposed to be inducted last...
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Lightning Strikes Williams Valve Station in Washington County, PA

This article is provided FREE for Google searchers. In order to access all content on Marcellus Drilling News, please visit our Subscribe page. A fire broke out at a Williams pipeline valve station located in Buffalo Township in Washington County, PA following a reported lightning strike. The fire was small and contained and Williams’ workers were able to quickly put it out. No one in the surrounding area needed to be evacuated, and no one was injured. Whew.
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Washington County Coroner's Office releases annual report

The number of fatal drug overdoses recorded in Washington County in 2020 was the second-highest since 1992, when Washington County Coroner S. Timothy Warco took the post. According to the recently released Washington County Coroner’s Office 2020 report, 102 deaths by overdose occurred last year. Of those, 86 deaths were fentanyl-related, while 38 were heroin-related.
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20-year-old killed in Sunday morning crash

A 20-year-old Washington man was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. According to a report from Washington County Coroner Timothy Warco, Hunter Gene Hickle had been traveling south on Route 19 in Amwell Township about 6 a.m., when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in the 600 block of Waynesburg Road.
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Police beat June 22

Couple charged: Jeffrey Eugene Duncan and Sharon M. Duncan, both 50 and from 6617 Library Road, Union Township, are each charged by Monongahela police with simple assault stemming from a fight at their residence about 7:40 p.m. Friday, court records show. He also is charged with strangulation and reckless endangerment. Both are free on $10,000 bond following their arraignments before District Judge Robert Redlinger.
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Push underway to expand state’s film tax credit program

The movie industry injects about $100 million into Western Pennsylvania’s local economy every year with the help of the state’s film tax credit program, and there’s a push underway in Harrisburg to increase those funds earmarked for production crews. Lawmakers are looking to boost the program by nearly doubling the...
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Washington County man killed in vehicle crash

A 20-year-old man was killed Sunday morning when his vehicle struck a tree in Washington County. The county coroner said Hunter Gene Hickle, 20, of Washington, Pa., was traveling on Route 19 in Amwell Township around 6 a.m. when his vehicle went off the road and hit a tree. Mr....