A 47-year-old Swissvale man is facing multiple charges in connection to six bank robberies in five separate counties, including Beaver County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced yesterday Gregory Magee allegedly robbed banks in Beaver, Lawrence, Butler, Allegheny, and Washington counties between January and November 2016. In the latest one in Monroeville, Magee is accused of making off with nearly 80-thousand-dollars. The total from all six robberies is almost 120-thousand-dollars. The grand jury indictment was returned Tuesday.
The cause of a house fire in Pulaski Township is under investigation this afternoon. Authorities say a house on Marion Hill near New Brighton – located right by the high school – went up in flames at around 9:00 this morning. No word on any injuries.
A 9-year-old boy was struck by a car last night in Aliquippa. It happened at around 6:30 in the 1300 block of Irwin Street. The child was taken to the UPMC Children’s Hospital for treatment. His name and condition have not been released.
Hopewell Township Democrat Stephen Dupree was voted in as the county’s new Democratic chairman last night. According to Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano, voting took place at the Monaca Turners, in Center Twp.. Beaver County Clerk of Courts Judy Enslen is the party’s vice chairman.
Part of the the former News Tribune building in Beaver Falls came down late last night, leaving debris scattered on the ground. The building is located on 13th Street, right across the street from the Beaver Falls Library Park. Officials blocked off the area but are asking passers-by to stay clear of the area.
On Wednesday, February 8th, WBVP and WMBA will broadcast the show “Teleforum” LIVE from King’s Jewelry in the Beaver Valley Mall from 10 A.M. until Noon. Beaver County Radio and King’s Jewelry are proud to host the first ever “Diamonds in the Rough – Remount Event.”
This year’s lineup includes: Rita Swesey from the Rochester-Beaver Lions Club, Mike Rubino from United Way, Dennis Nichols from the Inclusion Diversity and Awareness Council, Dan Flick from the Beaver County Rotary Club, Joyce Lewis-Andrews from McGuire Memorial, Katie Snyder from St. Barnabas, Beaver Meadows, and Tim Mascari from the Beaver Valley Mall.
Join WBVP and WMBA as we interview these community leaders and discuss their impact on the community.
Don’t forget to bring your old jewelry to King’s for their wonderful remounting event!
Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing more than $2 billion in spending cuts to help balance the state budget. Wolf delivered his third budget speech to the state legislature this morning. It didn’t take him long to lay down a key marker — no broad-based tax hikes.However, that does mean cuts in spending to balance the budget. Addressing an overwhelmingly Republican general assembly, the Democratic governor hailed the accomplishments that both Republicans and Democrats had made together. Those accomplishments include, liquor reform, medical marijuana, more funding for schools and 82,000 more Pennsylvanians working today than two years ago when he took office. But, said Wolf, the budget deficit could be at least $2 billion in the fiscal year beginning July 1. He said it was time to get serious about balancing the budget. In order to save more than $2 billion, the governor proposed consolidating or merging a number of state agencies. He also said it was time to close corporate loopholes. The governor said his budget’s primary focus continues to be educating our children and protecting senior citizens.
An Ohioville man accused in the hit and run death of a 25-year-old Industry man is scheduled to face trial in July. 62-year-old William Aeschbacher is accused of hitting Brandon Bixler with car on November 27th…as Bixler was walking home in the 24-hundred block of Route 68 in Industry. Aeschbacher was arrested after a neighbor reported to police that his car matched the description of the one involved in the hit-and-run. Aescbacher yesterday waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Two people are facing child endangerment charges…after a 10-year-old child called police when one of the adults overdosed on heroin. Shawn Wiggins and Devone Fike – both 38 years old – are accused of using drugs while a child was in their care. According to police, the 10-year-old child called 9-1-1 after Fike had overdosed in their Sixth Street Extension home in East Rochester.