Absentee Ballots in Beaver County to Soon Require Voters to Supply Return Postage

Absentee ballots in Beaver County will soon require the voter to supply the return postage. In years past, the county has absorbed the cost of the return stamp, even though it isn’t required by law. That can lead to a cost of about 20-grand in return postage alone during a presidential election year. County officials say they were one of only a few counties statewide that provided the return envelope postage paid.

UPDATE: Moon Teen Wounded in Shooting in Aliquippa

UPDATE: A 15-year-old Moon Township boy sustained multiple gunshot wounds during a robbery at the Linmar Terrace apartment complex in Aliquippa on Monday afternoon. Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano has details. Click on ‘play’ to hear Sandy’s report…

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Two Beaver County School Districts Awarded Grants by PA Dept of Education

Two Beaver County School Districts have been awarded grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano has details. Click on ‘play’ to hear Sandy’s report…

Law Clerk Named Danny DeVito Running for PA. State House

Danny DeVito has announced that he is running for the Pennsylvania State House. No, not that Danny DeVito, the Hollywood actor. This Danny DeVito is actually a 27-year-old law clerk and claims he was forced to become a fan of the actor in terms of being able to recognize the jokes that people throw at him…although he’s not a fan of his politics. Law Clerk Danny DeVito is a staunch Republican and wants to be the next representative in the 45th District of the Pennsylvania State House. He plans to fight Mayor Bill Peduto’s desire to restrict any further Shale Gas development in the region and Governor Tom Wolf’s push for a severance tax on the Shale industry. He is seeking to oust Democratic State Representative Anita Kulik.

Pittsburgh’s Gun Buyback Very Successful

Organizers say a gun buyback Monday in Pittsburgh was so successful, they ran out of money in less than an hour. The program held on Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior day at Holy Cross Episcopal Church was offering 100-dollars per gun turned in, no questions asked. Church officials say 40-minutes later, they had paid out over five-thousand-dollars. They say they will hold a similar event soon to buy back even more guns.

State Lawmakers to Focus on Human Trafficking This Week

State lawmakers are planning to take up a number of bills that focus on human trafficking this week. Among the proposals is a bill that would aim to protect victims from having their past used against them in court. Other bills would require incarcerated sex offenders to attend counseling and therapy, as well as increase penalties for trafficking. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Appeal Vowed of Conviction in Slaying Defense Blamed on Twin

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he expects to appeal the murder conviction of a Westmoreland County man who asserted that his now-deceased twin brother was the shooter. Jurors in Greensburg deliberated for about two hours Friday before convicting 30-year-old Darrelle Tolbert-McGhee of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 32-year-old Michael Wilson. McGhee had asserted that he was in Florida at the time of the April 2017 slaying in downtown Jeannette. He said the shooter was his twin brother, Dwayne, who was killed in a shooting 13 months later in Wilkinsburg. Prosecutors said the shooter’s identity wasn’t in question.

Police: Armed Woman Shot, Wounded by State Trooper in Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — State police say a woman armed with a handgun was shot and wounded by state troopers following a domestic dispute in Lawrence County. Police say troopers responded Monday in Slippery Rock Township and fired after she refused to drop the weapon, striking her once. She was taken to a hospital. The troopers weren’t injured. Police said 55-year-old Maria Carmen Rozzi of New Castle would face charges of aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and harassment.

Pa. State Police Investigating juvenile being shot in Aliquippa.

(Aliquippa, Pa) Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano is reporting that the Pennsylvania State Police responded at the request of Aliquippa Police to the scene of a shooting on Linmar Terrace in the city at 12:29 p.m. on Monday January 20, 2020.It’s being reported that   A juvenile male was air lifted to a Pittsburgh hospital.  No extent of the youth’s injuries was reveled.  The incident is under investigation, according to a PSP spokesperson. Stay tune to Beaver County Radio as this story continues to develop.