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PennPower Worker Killed After Fatal Accident

A PennPower worker was killed Sunday in Wayne Township after a fatal accident involving the bucket truck he was in occurred. James George, 54, of New Castle was working on power lines around noon when the bucket truck became unstable and tipped over, causing George to fall nearly 30 feet. George was with two other coworkers during the time of the incident, both of which remain unharmed. First Energy and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the incident and what caused the truck to tip over. First Energy issued a statement saying they are deeply saddened by the loss.


Lieutenant Speaks About Importance of Drug Take-Back Programs

The Ellwood City Police Department is sponsoring a drug take-back program on Saturday, April 29 at the Ellwood City Municipal Building. Residents may use the opportunity to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal, which the Ellwood City Police Lieutenant says is a critical step towards improving the growing amount of drug addictions. “The importance of the program is that it takes away the ability to use prescription drugs from people who may be experimenting with them, especially the opioids,” Lt. Kingston said. The program is part of the DEA and US Attorneys 360 Degree Program, which originally…


BREAKING: Cleveland Facebook Killer Commits Suicide in Erie

The manhunt for Steve Stephens has come to a halt according to GoErie.com. “Steve Stephens found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound in white Ford Fusion on Buffalo Road, Erie police confirmed. State police had been following the car as it was headed west into the city of Erie,” the site states. Stephens shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit, police said. The incident follows a three day long manhunt of Stephens after he targeted and murdered a random elderly man in Cleveland Sunday afternoon and uploaded footage of the killing to Facebook. The full article recap can be read…


Local Girl Brings Gifts to Ellwood City Police Officers

Samantha Davis brought gift bags to EC Police Department on Wednesday afternoon. Davis brought a gift bags for each officer from the Holy Redeemer Elementary School, where she attends. Samantha is part of a program initiated by Holy Redeemer school students who pray for local first responders as part of their everyday prayers. The officers show their appreciation by attended functions at the school for each class grade who adopted an officer. Officers have responded by bringing their students gifts and/or gift cards at Christmas time and other various holidays and activities at the school. Sister Joann brought the students…


Easter Sunday Shooter Suspected in Western Pennsylvania

UPDATED: 4/18 at 10a.m. A manhunt has been warranted in several states after suspect, Steve Stephens, shot and killed an elderly man midday Easter Sunday and uploaded the killing to his Facebook page. According to reports, Stephens, 37, of Cleveland Ohio, fatally shot random passerby 74-year-old Robert Godwin in a residential area east of Cleveland, uploaded footage of the shooting to his Facebook, and fled the scene. Last night police stated the suspect “may be out of state,” and prompted locals in the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan to be vigilant on his whereabouts. “He is considered…


Lawrence County Man Facing 50 Counts of Sexual Abuse of Children

Jay W. Flagg, 60, of 319 S. Croton Ave., New Castle, is facing 50 felony counts of sexual abuse of children, one felony count of dissemination of photographs, videotapes, computer depictions, and films, and one felony count of criminal use of communication facility proceeding an incident involving child pornography. According to the criminal complaint filed 3-24-17, on 2-23-16 Flagg was investigated after the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Computer Crime Unit, forwarded two CyberTip reports indicated that a male suspect in the Lawrence County are had uploaded child pornography to the internet using Google related services in 2015. “The images depict…


PHOTO: Mayor Court Swears in Second Part Time Officer

It was a great honor for Mayor Court to swear in the second part time Ellwood City Patrolman, Gary Greene, Jr. On Monday, April 3, 2017, Patrolman Greene began his first day as an Ellwood City Police Officer. Mayor Court and the ECPD wish him great success going forward in his new career.  


Mayor Court Swears in Newest Officer

It was a great honor for Mayor court to swear in one of the newest Ellwood City Patrolman, Matthew Morabito. On the 15 of March, Patrolman Morabito began his first day as and Ellwood City Police Officer. Mayor court and the ECPD wish him great success going forward in his new career.   Mayor Court Announces April 9 as Tamburitzan Day in Ellwood City On March 20, 2017, a new dimension was added to the Rotary Scholarship Fund benefit concert by the Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh, PA when Mayor Anthony Court deliver the news that concert day April 9 has been…


Police: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas… Decorations

Around this time of year we’re pretty used to the idea of an unsuspecting man coming to our residence to give us free things -we are not however, so prepared for the idea of an unsuspecting individual coming to our houses to steal our things. According to the police report, on Nov. 22 a resident on Pershing St. called to report a theft at their residence. It is assumed that the perpetrators came to the residence between the hours of 12a.m. and 9:25a.m. to steal the Christmas decorations that were set up in the victims front lawn. Any remaining decorations…


Police Reports: Several Clown Sightings in Ellwood

Three Separate Clown Sighting Incidents Have Been Reported to the Ellwood City Police Department: According to the police report, on September 30, officers were dispatched to the Ellwood City football game after a caller had reported two characters in clown masks were terrorizing civilians at the game. The caller advised police that after she had heard rumors from her 12 year old daughter that two clowns were supposed to show up to the football game and start shooting people she immediately went to pick her daughter up. Upon her arrival she witnessed the two masked individuals parked in a black…