CRIME & SAFETY
Coroner identifies 1 of 2 people killed in I-79 tractor-trailer crash
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday afternoon identified one of the two people killed in Thursday’s tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 79 as Butler County resident Frank L. Tupper, Jr. Tupper, 54, of Butler City, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday at the scene of the crash, I-79’s...
Woman sentenced to probation for stealing from elderly couple
An Armstrong County woman was called a predator Thursday, Sept. 28, in Butler County Common Pleas Court before she was sentenced for stealing $4,000 from an elderly couple. Tracy Lee Golden, 53, of Kittanning was sentenced to serve 36 months of probation and pay $4,000 in restitution to Clair and Janet DeLair of Center Township after pleading guilty to a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking filed by state police in October 2022.
Local Man Criminally Charged for Hiring Tree Service to Cut Neighbor’s Tree Down
PERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A local man is facing criminal charges for reportedly hiring a tree service company to cut down his neighbor’s tree. Court records indicate that Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 46-year-old Christopher Geo Neiport, of Parker, in Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office on Wednesday, September 27.
Hearing for Local Man Accused of Fleeing Scene of Motorcycle Crash That Injured Passenger Rescheduled
CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a Seneca man who allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash in Richland Township, Clarion County, that injured his passenger has been rescheduled. According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 28-year-old Colin Edwin Agin, of Seneca, that was scheduled...
Local Woman Sentenced for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – An area woman s has been sentenced in federal court to 23 months of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release on her conviction for violating federal narcotics laws related to a nine-month Title III wiretap investigation into drug trafficking in and around the counties of Jefferson, Clearfield, and Allegheny, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced on Wednesday, September 27.
Local Couple, Infant Escape Injury in Two-Vehicle Fender Bender in Clarion County
PAINT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police released the details of a two-vehicle crash that happened in Paint Township, Clarion, County, on Thursday afternoon. According to a September 27 release issued by Clarion-based State Police, this crash occurred on Paint Boulevard (State Route 66), in Paint Township, Clarion County, around 12:31 p.m. on Thursday, September 21.
One Person Seriously Injured In Chicora Motorcycle Crash
One person was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash yesterday afternoon in Chicora. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and East Slippery Rock Street. Police say a box truck driven by 25-year-old Adam Burns of Ohio was pulling off of East Slippery Rock...
Police arrest woman on drug charges after officer spots transaction at Vandergrift convenience store
Vandergrift police say an Armstrong County woman was arrested after an officer saw her buying crack cocaine while parked at a convenience store gas pump. Melissa Elaine Ferraro, 39, of the 100 block of Girty Road in South Bend Township was charged with a felony count of possession of drugs with the intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility along with a count of drug possession and a traffic citation.
UPDATE: Missing At-Risk Teen Girls Located Safe
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (EYT) — Pittsburgh Police have located two at-risk teen girls missing since September, including one who has ties to Clarion County. (Photo above: Kayleigh Phillips, left. Aakira Harris, right. Photos courtesy of Pittsburgh Police Department.) “Both girls have been located and they are safe,” said Pittsburgh Police...
Clarion County woman caught with loaded gun at Pittsburgh International Airport
A Clarion County woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport on Sunday when they detected a loaded handgun among her belongings.
KNOX MAN INJURED IN OLIVER TOWNSHIP VEHICLE CRASH
A man was airlifted on Saturday afternoon to a medical facility following a crash on Route 36 in Oliver Township, Jefferson County. Pennsylvania State Police from the Punxsutawney barracks report the driver, 24 year old Ashton Sullinger of Knox, failed to negotiate a left-hand curve causing the vehicle swerve and go off the right-hand side of the road, landing in a ditch. Due to the depth, the driver had to be mechanically extracted and was transported to a waiting LifeFlight unit. He was then flown to Allegheny General Hospital for evaluation of leg and ankle injuries.
Area Man Extricated From Vehicle, Airlifted to Hospital After Crash on Route 36
OLIVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area man was airlifted to a medical facility following a crash on Saturday afternoon on Route 36. According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, the crash happened around 12:38 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, on State Route 36 in Oliver Township, Jefferson County. Police say...
Kittanning Woman Scammed Out Of Cash
An Armstrong County woman was recently scammed out of over $1,000. Police say the incident happened in July of this year when a 61-year-old woman from Kittanning was scammed out of $1,500 in North Buffalo Township. The woman was thought she was signing up for a government federal grant program.
Local Man Accused of Fleeing Scene of Motorcycle Crash That Injured Passenger Faces Hearing Tomorrow
CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a Seneca man who allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash in Richland Township that injured his passenger is scheduled for Tuesday. According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 28-year-old Colin Edwin Agin, of Seneca, is slated for 9:45...
State police trying to identify driver who evaded them during Center Township chase
Pennsylvania State Police in Butler County are looking for help identifying the driver of a vehicle that evaded them during a chase earlier in the week.
No Injuries In Rollover Crash
No one was injured after a rollover crash in Forward Township yesterday. The call came into the Butler County 911 Center just after 1 p.m. after a witness saw a vehicle rollover a hillside on Marburger Road with people inside the car. When crews got on scene, they found the...
Authorities Searching for Missing Butler County Teen
Authorities are continuing to search for a missing Butler County teenager who was last seen on Thursday morning. According to our news partners at WPXI, state police are attempting to locate 16-year-old Trinity Desmond who was seen around 7am on September 21st. Authorities say that Desmond was last seen wearing...
Fire destroys building at popular campground north of Pittsburgh
Contributor: KDKA ProducersPORTERSVILLE, PA. (KDKA) - Crews battled a fire at Bear Run Campground in Butler County on Friday morning. KDKA-TV's chopper flew over the scene at the campground on Badger Hill Road in Muddy Creek Township. The building that caught fire reportedly housed a laundry room and an arcade. According to dispatchers, at one point, the building was fully-involved. They had to call in additional tankers to help fight the fire at the campground. So far, there are no injuries reported and KDKA-TV is working to learn more about this situation. Stay with KDKA-TV for updates.
Additional Details Released in Case of Local Woman Accused of Abusing 3-Month-Old Child, Breaking Multiple Bones
VENANGO TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Additional information has been released regarding a case against a local woman who allegedly admitted to abusing her three-month-old son, causing severe injuries and multiple fractured bones. Court documents indicate Butler-based State Police filed criminal charges against 20-year-old Destiny Grace Valimont, of Parker, on...
Attempted Murder Charge for 18-Year-Old Following Double Stabbing in Butler County
An 18-year-old, Dartavian Johnson, has been charged with attempted murder following a double stabbing in Butler County, Pennsylvania. The incident occurred near Rotary Park and the Chestnut Inn, with the two male victims quickly airlifted to hospitals in Pittsburgh. The specifics of their injuries are still unconfirmed, but it is expected that both will survive.