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Police say teens were kidnapped, pistol whipped in Mercer County

LIBERTY TWP., Pa. (WKBN) - Two men were arrested after police say they held two teens against their will and pistol whipped one of them. According to a police report, a 15-year-old and 18-year-old told police that two men, later identified as Jory Loughman, 21, and Ariel Arblaster, 19, took them fro


Overnight News: 2 accused of kidnapping in Mercer County

MERCER — State police in Mercer said a man and a woman have been charged in the kidnapping and robbery of a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man in Liberty Township. Police said Jory Dean Loughman, 21, and Ariel Star Arblaster, 19, have been charged in the incident that took place Saturday and beg


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


Man, Woman Arrested After Allegedly Holding Teens Hostage In Mercer County

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man and woman were arrested Sunday after allegedly holding two teenagers hostage in Mercer County. The incident started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at a home on Mercer Butler Pike in Liberty Township.


4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.


Grove City Police Warn of Phone Scam

Police are once again advising residents to use caution before giving out personal information to questionable callers. According to Grove City Police, a resident received a call on April 10th from a male with a foreign accent using a California phone number.


2 teenagers kidnapped, held at gunpoint

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two teenagers were kidnapped and held at gunpoint Saturday in Mercer County, Pennsylvania State Police said. The victims, a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, were kidnapped from a home on Mercer Butler Pike in Liberty Township, investigators said. They were then held at


Child injured in 2-vehicle crash

A child was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision on Route 38 in Richland Township, Venango County, Saturday around 4 p.m., Franklin state police said. Police said the crash happened when Erica Allen, 24, of Parker pulled out of Whitehall Road and into oncoming traffic. Allen's vehicle


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


More crashes, more DUI arrests this year compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police

The number of crashes and the number of DUI arrests were both up this year in the area compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police. State police at Troop M in Bethlehem stepped up enforcement for aggressive drivers and those who appeared to be under the influence f


Pottsville Listed as Safest Pennsylvania City for Drivers

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- According to an online study, some cities in our area were chosen as some of the safest to drive in across the state. Pottsville came in at the top of that list.


Finally automating the Pennsylvania Turnpike could ease money woes, but what about toll collectors?

The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010. While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike's financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the sta


Home healthcare agency opens in Grove City

CareCruiz Homecare Agency has opened an office at 215½ S. Broad St., Grove City. They serve residents in Butler, Crawford, Mercer and Venango counties. The agency assists senior citizens and adults with disabilities or illnesses with daily living activities. In-home services provided by caregivers i


Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PITTSBURGH—Six-year-old Madelina DeLuca was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 23 months old.


Christian school looks to expand into old grocery

GROVE CITY – Enrollment is up at Grove City Christian Academy, and school leaders are looking to add more classroom space. “We’re excited about the opportunity,” said Joe Morris, who serves on the board of directors and is the facilities chair.


New money to help toddlers' education and health in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - New money is aimed at helping more toddlers and their families in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is one of 10 states and D.C. to receive a $100,00 grant, which will help with early childhood education, healthcare, and childcare.


Franklin Man Charged After Running Onto Tarmac While Plane Was Preparing to Takeoff

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing trespassing and related charges after he ran onto the tarmac as a plane was preparing to takeoff. Around 9:06 p.m. on April 17, Officer McConnell, of the Franklin Police Department, was dispatched to a security breach at the Venango County Airport.


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate, payrolls set new records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Pennsylvania's rate had twice pr


Franklin’s Adoptable Furry Friend of the Week: Chop

Franklin’s Adoptable Furry Friend this week is Chop – Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union. Chop is a young male Terrier mix. He is house-trained, neutered, and vaccinations are up-to-date.


Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election.