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Court upholds murder conviction of former Bridgewater councilman

By Adam Brandolph
The state Superior Court on Monday upheld the sentence and third-degree murder conviction of a former Bridgewater councilman who killed a woman in 1979. Gregory Scott Hopkins, 68, is serving eight to 16 years in prison for the death of Catherine Janet Walsh, 23, of Monaca. Walsh was found dead in ...

Chippewa man charged after fatal New Brighton stabbing

By Tony Raap
A woman was stabbed to death Saturday night during a fight with a man at an apartment building in Beaver County, police said. Officers charged Kevin Hooks, 52, of Chippewa with homicide in connection with the fatal stabbing at the Mulberry ...

Two people shot in Beaver Falls

By Michael Hasch
Two people were shot and wounded Thursday night in Beaver Falls, county emergency dispatchers said. Police and paramedics were called at 8:35 p.m. for the report of two people shot along Fourth Avenue, dispatchers said. Both victims were taken, to Pittsburgh ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to hear Mike Veon’s appeal

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear arguments in the appeal of former Rep. Mike Veon. Veon, 58, formerly of Beaver Falls, was sentenced ...

Leader of Beaver County charity accused of fraud

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County charity set up in 2009 to help terminally ill children and their families mainly helped its executive director line his pockets, federal prosecutors say. Steven Wetzel, 39, of Beaver is charged with mail fraud and filing a false ...

Beaver County authorities investigate Conway man’s death

By Michael Hasch
Authorities in Beaver County are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday inside his Conway home. Police were called at 2:41 p.m. to check on the well-being of the man who lived on Third Avenue, county emergency ...

‘Angel’ supplies Ambridge students with basic needs

By Dona S. Dreeland
Sibling rivalry isn’t always a negative thing. When Chad O’Brien of Sewickley heard his sister had filled two backpacks with school supplies for a needy family ...

Hundreds of empty heroin stamp bags found in car after high-speed chase

By Tony Raap
Police in Beaver County found hundreds of empty heroin stamp bags in a Lawrence County man’s car after a high-speed chase that forced at least 10 cars off the road. Michael Joseph Hancock, 35, of New Castle is charged with fleeing ...

Catholic leader from Baden order to head national group

By Melissa Daniels
A local Catholic leader is president-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a national organization. Sister Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, of Sisters St. Joseph of Baden ...

1 dead in Beaver County tractor trailer crash

By Tribune-Review
The truck driver who died Friday when two tractor-trailers collided in Beaver County died of some type of heart problem, the coroner said. The driver’s name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, said the coroner, Teri Tatalovich-Rossi. The crash occurred at ...

Fingertips gave child porn suspect away, prosecutors say

By Tribune-Review
A Beaver County man included his fingertips in a sexually explicit photo he took of a girl, allowing state police to use fingerprint analysis to identify him, federal prosecutors say. Tyler Seevers, 25, of Aliquippa pleaded guilty Wednesday to production of ...

Groups appeal Shell air permit for Beaver County project

By Tribune-Review
Two environmental groups this week appealed the state Department of Environmental Protection’s granting of an air permit to Royal Dutch Shell for the petrochemical plant it might build in Beaver County. The Clean Air Council in Philadelphia and Washington-based Environmental Integrity ...

Shell shovels millions into proposed Beaver County plant site

By David Conti 10:45 a.m.
Driving south on Route 18 from the Beaver Valley Expressway, it’s hard to believe Royal Dutch Shell isn’t building something on the land it bought ...

FirstEnergy to build coal waste processing facility in Beaver County

By Tory N. Parrish
FirstEnergy Corp. will build a coal waste processing facility necessary to keep operating its Bruce Mansfield power plant in Beaver County. Savings from a cost-cutting plan, which was more successful than projected, will help fund the project for Pennsylvania’s largest electricity ...

Former Economy borough secretary sues over firing

By Brian Bowling
Economy council fired the borough’s secretary in 2014 because of her political affiliation and age, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday contends. Susan Blum, 66, of Economy had been the secretary for more than 14 years. Council fired her because she campaigned ...

Beaver County widow won’t lose home over $6.30 late fee

By Adam Brandolph
A Beaver County widow whose house was sold out from under her because of a $6.30 late fee may keep her home. By declining Tuesday to hear the appeal of the Beaver County Tax Claim Bureau, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld ...

Ambridge’s PittMoss takes off with help from TV show, Mt. Lebanon native Cuban

By Chris Fleisher
Mont Handley was facing a frenzy of sharks and convinced one of them to bite. It was a big one — serial entrepreneur and Mt. Lebanon ...

2 Beaver County court employees, lawyer, client charged in wiretapping, weapon case

By Megan Guza
Two Beaver County court employees, a private defense attorney and his client were charged Monday morning in connection with a November incident in which brass knuckles allegedly were returned to a woman while in court and subsequent illegal phone tapping, ...

Job training agency must repay Pennsylvania $168K

By Jason Cato
A nonprofit responsible for job-training programs in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties dodged what some fretted could have been a much heftier tab for questionable spending but still must repay money to the state. The Department of Labor and Industry ordered ...

Cyclist flown to Presby for injuries in Beaver County crash

By Michael Hasch
A motorcyclist was injured in a crash Friday afternoon in Beaver County, police said. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash that occurred about 3:10 p.m. on Green Garden Road in Raccoon, township police said. The motorcyclist, identified only ...

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