NEW CASTLE —
Man busted in morning drug raid
A drug raid on New Castle’s East Side Wednesday morning netted one arrest. According to Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa, Trent McHenry was arrested in the raid at 919 Beckford St.
Senator: Deal avoids national ‘disaster’
5:15 p.m. update — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.
Man’s body recovered from creek
Emergency personnel spent 10 hours yesterday combing the Slippery Rock Creek for a man who apparently fell to his death. The man has been identified as 49-year-old Jeffrey Alborn of Hickory Township.
Dramatic Video: chasing the tornado
Like other Lawrence County residents, John Fromlak witnessed the power and scope of last Wednesday’s tornado. Unlike, other residents, he didn’t scramble for cover. Instead, he chased after the funnel cloud and shares his dramatic footage.
Gallery: 12 dramatic photos from the storm
Wednesday was indeed a wild afternoon in Lawrence County, as a tornado and storm left flooding and destruction far and wide. Here are some powerful images as compiled by Melissa Nana Deal on the New Castle News Facebook page.
Photos, Video, Story: A wild afternoon
A tornado touched down in New Beaver Borough, then high winds and heavy rain caused major flooding throughout Lawrence County. We document a wild afternoon with a photo gallery, video clips and a story.
Tornado touches down in the county
A tornado reportedly touched down in New Beaver borough in southern Lawrence County Wednesday afternoon. Initial reports indicated two barns were destroyed but there were apparently no injuries to people.
Local man could set foot on Mars
A former New Castle man could be among the first to set foot on Mars. Dr. Andrew Morgan, 37, is among eight selected by NASA for this year’s astronaut candidate class. The eight-member group — four men and four women — were selected from more than 6,300 applicants.
Police arrest 15 in drug roundup
Police in Lawrence County arrested 15 people Thursday as part of an ongoing sweep of accused drug dealers. Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said the detail, dubbed “Operation Spring Cleaning,” began around 10 a.m.
Storm causes power outages
Penn Power reported that 153 Lawrence County customers had power outages Thursday morning resulting from storms that hit the area.
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