Firefighters Battle Chemical Fire in Leetsdale

Firefighters from Ambridge and Crescent Township were among several fire companies called to a chemical fire in Leetsdale this morning. The fire broke out at a structure on Industrial Drive at around 10:00 a.m. At last word, there may be a possible hazmat problem involved with that fire.

Leetsdale Fire
A chemical fire breaks out in the Leetsdale Industrial Complex Tuesday Morning.

Beaver County Radio Exclusive: Police May Have A Suspect in North Sewickley Township Robbery

New developments in the investigation of an overnight robbery outside of a North Sewickley Township convenience store. Police had been hoping that surveillance pictures would help lead them to the man who held up a gas station attendant. Around 10:00 last night, police say the suspect walked up to the attendant at the         B & B Mini-Mart on River Road in North Sewickley. The man held up a knife to the attendant and took between 200 and 300 dollars. North Sewickley Township Police Chief Jeff Becze tells Beaver County Radio that they have have a suspect in this case and that an arrest may be forthcoming.  Keep your radio tuned to 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA for the latest developments.

Holocaust Survivor Talks To Veterans About What He Experienced As A Young Boy

A host of organizations joined to honor about 200 veterans during a program over the weekend at the Beaver Valley Mall. It was held at the Center At The Mall and was part of several similar ceremonies held across the country to honor veterans. Holocaust survivor Judah Samet was the guest speaker. Samet tells Beaver County Radio his memories will be etched in his mind forever. He says the violence and the cruelty he experienced at the age of six was non-stop. Samet speaks to veterans groups and schools over all Beaver County.

Wolf Says Pennsylvania Will Accept Syrian Refugees

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration will continue working with the federal government to resettle Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania following the Paris terrorist atttacks. Wolf, a Democrat, said today that the federal government believes it can handle an additional 10,000 refugees that the White House said in September that it would accept from Syria. Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services says 14 Syrian refugees have arrived in the state since Oct. 1. Eight governors, all Republicans, say they’re opposing efforts to relocate Syrian refugees in their states or they’re demanding to know more about the federal government’s security procedures to screen Syrian refugees.

Wolf Orders Flags In PA. Lowered In Honor of Paris Attacks Victims

Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering that Pennsylvania and U.S. flags on state facilities be lowered to half-staff for the victims of Friday night’s terror attacks in Paris. Wolf also said today that the front facade of the Capitol building is being lit up at night with the red, white and blue tricolor stripes of France’s national flag. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset Thursday. Wolf also says the Pennsylvania State Police are taking extra security measures, including at major sporting events.

High Winds Knock Out Power to Pittsburgh Region

High winds in the Pittsburgh region overnight brought down trees and power lines in some areas. Duquesne Light says it expects to fully restore power for its customers today for its customers, with roughly 12-hundred customers losing power at one point last night.

PennDOT To Conduct Line Painting in Beaver County on Saturday

PennDOT has issued an alert about line painting in Beaver County this weekend. According to PennDOT, crews will be painting lines along Route 51 in the area of the Ambridge Aliquippa Bridge in the city of Aliquippa and Hopewell Township from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. In an effort to prevent paint from getting on vehicles, motorists are being asked to stay 250 feet behind the painting equipment. Motorists should also wait to pass the painting vehicles until instructed to do so by a member of the crew. PennDOT is not usually responsible for paint on vehicles.

FBI Search For New Clues in Rochester Girl’s Murder

The FBI and other agencies are searching a northeastern Ohio tract where the bodies of two teenage girls were found in 1984. The FBI is working with investigators from Portage County, Ohio and Beaver County during today’s search near the Berlin Lake Wildlife Area. The body of 17-year-old Kathern Menendez was found near the Berlin Reservoir on Aug. 25, 1994, four days after she was last seen near Alliance, Ohio. The remains of 14-year-old Sarah Rae Boehm were found about a half-mile away on Nov. 4, 1994, five months after she was reported missing from Rochester, about 50 miles away. The FBI is looking for DNA and other evidence to determine who killed the girls, and whether their deaths are related.