Police seek people who used farm tractor to kill cow
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to find the people who used a piece of farm machinery to impale an Angus cow and then left the animal to die on a western Pennsylvania farm.
Police in Westmoreland County say the incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Feb. 12 at a Hempfield Township farm.
Trooper Stephen Limani called the perpetrator “extremely cruel.” He told the Tribune-Review on Monday that the person also had to know how to work a hydraulic lift that was on the farm tractor.
Limani told the Tribune-Review that investigators believe that the cow was impaled by the tractor’s two forks. He said police believe the act was deliberate and more than one person was involved. Police said the cow was valued at about $1,000.
Over the last several years–in Beaver County and across the nation–school safety has become a rising concern. With more access and platforms for kids to potentially do something dangerous without repercussion, the stories about cyberbullying, guns in school, and overall disruption have increased and become more rapid.
Thus brought together dozens of school teachers, administrators, and local law enforcement officers for the Safe School Symposium at the Community College of Beaver County Learning Resources Center on February 18. During the presentation, those in attendance went thoroughly through the step-by-step process of handling these dangerous situations in which school students can use various platforms (like social media) to create danger and mischief.
The meeting was spearheaded by a panel of several different County leaders, including Freedom Superintendent Jeff Fuller, Beaver County DA David J. Lozier, and Western Beaver Superintendent Dr. Robert Postupac (also the chair of the CCBC Board of Trustees). The meeting was also attended by several sponsors; among them Frye Transportation, CCBC, and New Horizon School.
For audio from today’s Symposium, click the player below.
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THE BEAVER COUNTY SAFE SCHOOL COALITION IS HOSTING A SYMPOSIUM TODAY TO DISCUSS SCHOOL SAFETY EFFORTS IN THE COUNTY. THE SAFE SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM WILL BE HELD FROM 8 A-M TO 3 P-M AT CCBC. THE EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND SCHOOL DIRECTORS. THE EVENT WILL TALK ABOUT MULTI-AGENCY COORDINATION IN DEALING WITH SCHOOL THREATS, MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, TRAUMA AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND MORE. MATT DRZIK WILL BE THERE AND WILL HAVE A FULL REPORT FOR US ON AM BEAVER COUNTY TOMORROW MORNING BEGINNING AT 6:30.
PennDOT District 11 is announcing water line installation work on Route 18 (7th Avenue) in the City of Beaver Falls will begin today, weather permitting. A single-lane restriction will occur on northbound Route 18 between 14th Street and 15th Street weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, March 1. Crews from the Beaver Falls Municipal Authority will conduct water line installation work.