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Beaver Falls woman who drove police car while handcuffed to stand trial

By Bobby Kerlik
A Beaver County woman accused of stealing a police cruiser and fleeing at speeds of 100 mph with her hands cuffed behind her back will stand trial, a district judge ruled Monday. Roxanne Rimer, 27, of Beaver Falls was trying to escape a shoplifting arrest stemming from a theft at Kohl’s ...

1 person injured after being hit by car in Aliquippa

By Tribune-Review
One person was injured after being struck by a vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday on Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa, emergency personnel said. Beaver County emergency dispatchers said the person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. …

Report questions spending of federal job training dollars

By Jason Cato
A nonprofit spent more than $1 million in federal money intended for job training in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties on questionable expenses, including salaries and a work vehicle for its then-president, according to the initial findings of a state ...

Beaver County power plant cleaning up spill into creek

By Katelyn Ferral
A leak of thousands of gallons of a nontoxic scrubber material into a stream from a storage tank at the Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Beaver County did not contaminate water supplies, the state Department of Environmental Protection said ...

Ex-Aliquippa star Henry among 4 WVU players arrested for pot possession

By Bob Cohn
West Virginia safety Dravon Henry, who started all 13 games as a freshman last season, was among four Mountaineers football players cited Tuesday for marijuana possession at a university residence hall. Also cited was his former Aliquippa teammate, defensive lineman Jaleel ...

Commonwealth Court upholds Beaver County shelter for oversized dogs

By Matthew Santoni
A rescue operation for abandoned oversized dogs can continue operating in New Sewickley, Beaver County, according to a Commonwealth Court ruling that affirmed Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Dog Rescue does not meet the definition of a commercial kennel banned by ...

Police ID Beaver County man as victim in fatal Butler County crash

By Megan Guza
Police in Butler County still don’t know why Edward Skopinski’s Nissan Altima crossed the center line of Route 8 Monday as he crested the hill near Crestmont Drive in Penn. Skopinski, 69, of Brighton died instantly when he collided head on ...

PSU Beaver to spend $9.5M to upgrade science and engineering center

By Jason Cato
Penn State Beaver will undergo a much-needed renovation to its aging science and engineering center now that the school’s trustees authorized $9.5 million for the project. Work on the Michael Baker Science and Engineering Building is set to start in March ...

Beaver Falls blaze damages several garages and a house

By Matthew Santoni
Multiple fire companies battled a fire involving several garages and a house Sunday afternoon in Beaver Falls, authorities said. Beaver County 911 operators said three departments responded to the fire along Fourth Avenue. No one was injured. The garage where the fire ...

Crews fight fire overnight in Beaver Falls

By Jason Cato
Beaver Falls fire crews battled a fire at a Downtown building early Sunday morning. Around midnight, the fire department responded to a fire call for a three-story building on 7th Avenue. The first floor, which houses The City Laundromat, was …

Beaver County woman who allegedly stole police cruiser while handcuffed faces dozens of charges

By Megan Guza
More than a dozen charges have been filed against a Beaver County woman accused of trying to escape a shoplifting arrest by stealing a police cruiser and fleeing at speeds in excess of 100 mph with her hands cuffed behind ...

Rochester woman killed in crash on Route 65 was on her way to work

By Megan Guza
Debra Douds was stopped on Route 65 at Fourth Street in Ambridge on Friday morning when a Penske box truck crashed into and over the ...

Handcuffed suspect nabbed in police cruiser theft in Beaver County

By Megan Guza
The chances are slim that someone could squeeze through the small opening in the Plexiglas to get from the back seat of a police car to the front seat, said Bruce Kramer, police chief in Center, Beaver County. The chances are ...

Most serious charges dismissed against Aliquippa father in dresser deaths

By Michael Hasch
A Beaver County judge dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges Wednesday that were filed against a man whose young daughters were smothered when the dresser in which ...

Beaver County man sentenced in $400,000 mail fraud scheme

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County man will spend 2 years and 9 months in prison for stealing more than $400,000 from his employer, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Peter A. Kalemon, 46, of Aliquippa pleaded guilty in September to five counts of mail ...

Woman steals police cruiser, leads officers on high-speed chase

By Michael Hasch
A woman accused of shoplifting and sitting in the back seat of a police cruiser in Beaver County somehow managed to get into the front seat and drive away, leading officers on a chase at speeds reported at 120 mph …

Pa. posts school administrator, teacher salaries to website

By Tom Fontaine
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education added fiscal data Wednesday to its School Performance Profile website, including salaries for school administrators and teachers across the state. Most school ...

Blackhawk volleyball tourney raises $1,500 for THON

By Karen Kadilak
After organizing one volleyball tournament to raise money for the Penn State Dance Marathon, Blackhawk High School junior Noah Sims is planning another for next ...

Mass murderer Baumhammers seeks new trial

By Brian Bowling
A convicted mass murderer should get a new trial for a host of reasons, including that the prosecution withheld key evidence until the trial started, ...

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