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July 30, 2013

On the Record: Today's births and police items



To Danita Burris of New Castle and Angelo Johnson of New Castle, a son on July 29, 2013


To Christopher and Rachel Donner Catale, a son on July 17, 2013, at Sharon Regional Hospital.



•Accident. Police said Robert C. Swartwout, 20, of Renfrew, Pa., was westbound on Route 442 in Slippery Rock Township at 8 a.m. Thursday and hit the back of the car of Tyler P. Harbison, 20, of Renfrew, pushing it into the back of the truck of Justin K. Onder, 29, of Turtle Creek, Pa. Police said Harbison’s and Onder’s vehicles were stopped on the highway for a turning vehicle. Officers said Swartwout and Harbison reported minor injury. Swartwout was cited for following too closely.

•Accident. Police said the car of Gloria P. Schweitzer, 57, of New Castle, was westbound on Route 376 in Union Township at 9:20 p.m. July 6 and struck a deer. Her vehicle was towed, but no injuries were reported.

•Accident. Police said Carmen P. Monroe, 28, of Oakdale, Pa., was eastbound on Route 376 about 5 a.m. Wednesday in Shenango Township, hit a deer crossing the highway, causing the vehicle to leave the highway and come to rest in the median. No injuries were reported.

•Accident. Police said Donna Myers, 71, was northbound on Route 18 in Wilmington Township at 2:15 p.m. Friday when she left the road , struck a mailbox at 397 Wilmington Road, then struck a guide rail. Police said no injuries were reported. She was cited for careless driving.

•Theft. a purse was taken from a car parked at Kennedy Mill on Frew Mill Road, Slippery Rock Township, between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday. Police said the car’s window had been smashed.

•Theft. Items were taken from two vehicles parked at McConnell’s Mill parking lot in Slippery Rock Township between 5:10 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Police said the vehicles’ windows had been smashed.

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  • Police.jpg Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail

    A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first

    A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire.jpg Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses

    Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers

    An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.

    April 15, 2014

  • fire.jpg VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home

    A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home. Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire.jpg Teen injured at McConnell’s Mill

    A teenage boy was listed in fair condition yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital after a fall Saturday at McConnell’s Mill State Park.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Official: New fad drug found in search

    Marijuana butter, an up-and-coming fad, was among the suspected drugs police seized Friday, along with guns and money.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • City man arrested on drug charges

    A West Side man is in jail after police allegedly found suspected marijuana in his apartment. New Castle police arrested Robert Lee Gordon Jr., 39, of Apt. 601, McGrath Manor, at his home after executing a sealed search warrant there Wednesday.

    April 12, 2014

  • Police.jpg Police seek man in car-truck crash

    New Castle police are seeking information about an accident in which a truck hit a car on Highland Avenue Thursday afternoon.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • More gunshots reported at Crestview

    For the second time in two days, residents of Crestview Gardens were plagued by the sound of morning gunfire.

    April 11, 2014

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