| Saturday, May 11, 2013, 1:21 a.m.


Police say pickup ran over woman during argument

A domestic argument Friday night ended with a woman being run over by a pickup in an Arnold alley, police said.

The woman was standing next to a truck on a rain-slick grassy area about 10:40 p.m. when she slipped and fell just as the man started to back up, police said. Her legs went under a tire and he drove over them, police said. The alley, called Orange Alley, is between Ridge Avenue and Alcoa Drive, near Moore Street.

An Arnold rescue crew took her an area hospital.

Police are continuing to investigate.

U.S. District Court

Murrysville woman pleads guilty to fraud

An investment recruiter pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to defraud people who invested their money with the East Haven Housing Development Co.

Bonnie Gardner, 55, of Murrysville pleaded guilty to a single count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. She and Frank Guzik Jr., whose last known address was in Derry, Westmoreland County, persuaded more than 100 people to invest more than $14 million in a fake “house flipping” scheme, prosecutors say.

In a complicated scheme using straw purchasers, multiple mortgages on each property and faked documents, the pair tricked their victims into thinking the investments were secure and earning money, prosecutors said.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer scheduled Gardner's sentencing for Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh.

Guzik disappeared, and federal agents have a pending warrant for his arrest on fraud charges.

Jefferson and Penn townships

Repaving will close Rockdale Road

PennDOT announced Rockdale Road will close daily starting Monday while crews repave a 3-mile portion of the road with recycled asphalt.

The road will close from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 7 between the intersections with Dinnerbell Road and Bull Creek and Blakely roads.

PennDOT will post a detour route using Dinnerbell Road, Main and Butler streets, and Saxonburg and Blakely roads.

Allegheny County

Lifeguard examsplanned for Tuesday

Aquatics examinations for lifeguards will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Chartiers Valley High School, 50 Thoms Run Road, Bridgeville.

Allegheny County Parks is seeking applicants 16 and older to fill lifeguard positions at Boyce, North, South and Settler's Cabin parks for the swimming season beginning June 1. The aquatics examination is required for those positions.

Lifeguards must work the entire swimming season, through Labor Day.

Applicants must have a physical examination, completed employment application forms, and at least four references. Candidates also must have current lifeguard training, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certifications.

For information and forms, call the central park office at 412-350-2478 or visit


South Water Streetto see lane restrictions

Traffic restrictions are scheduled to start Monday on South Water Street between Market Street and Indiana Hill.

Lane restrictions will be in place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving.

Work is expected to be finished in mid-June.

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