Greensburg Laurels & Lances
On the “Watch List”: The Marinucci resentencing. Westmoreland DA John Peck says he will seek another life prison term for Angela Marinucci, whose previous sentence for her role in the torture and murder of Jennifer Daugherty was vacated by a state appeals court. This, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against mandatory life sentences for juveniles. Life behind bars is vastly more compassionate than Ms. Daugherty's fate. Anything less for Ms. Marinucci would be a gross injustice.
Laurel: To Sewickley Township officials. In response to residents' complaints about crime, supervisors are looking into various police proposals. Similar to other locales, Sewickley relies on state police. But unlike some larger townships, Sewickley's leaders are considering local options rather than awaiting the day when (not if) the state passes a fee schedule for state police services.
Laurel: To organizers of the Westmoreland Fair. Beautiful weather drew larger-than-average crowds to the fairgrounds this year. And it's encouraging that even in an era of techno-marvels, this old-fashioned fair still packs 'em in.
Laurel: To Fayette's prison progress. Consideration of a temporary low-security dormitory-style women's lockup is among steps being taken to relieve overcrowding at the county's antiquated prison. At an estimated cost of up to $200,000 a month to house inmates in jails outside the county, Fayette's leaders no longer can afford this perennial budget-busting problem.
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