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An Aliquippa man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges he distributed the opioid, fentanyl, that led to a person’s death. 42-year-old Cory Bargerstock was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. On July 7th, according to the indictment, Bargerstock distributed fentanyl that caused a death. The victim was not identified. The FBI and Hopewell Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment.
A New Brighton man is being accused of distributing an elephant tranquilizer drug. U.S. Attorney Soo Song said yesterday that Reginald Davis distributed the drug and it caused the death of one person. If he is convicted, Davis could spend the rest of his life in prison.
A Monaca mother is accused of leaving her kids, 2 and 4 years old, home alone. 23-year-old Nikia Shelehada is facing felony endangerment charges. Police in Monaca said she left two small children alone in an apartment on Marshall Road that was filled with garbage and waste. A neighbor found the toddler outside at 1 a.m. March 7 and called police. Shelehada is in the Beaver County Jail. She’s due in court next month.
A fire in an antiques store forced 16 people out of their apartments in Coraopolis early this morning. According to Allegheny County Emergency officials, the fire was reported shortly before midnight at Emma Jean’s Attic antiques shop on 5th Avenue. No injuries were reported, but the blaze displaced 16 residents living in apartments above the shop. The cause is under investigation.