New Castle News


November 20, 2012

Police issue fraud alert

NEW CASTLE — Neshannock Township police are urging families to stay in touch during the holiday season with a fraud alert.

Officers said a 74-year-old Graceland Road resident had been contacted earlier this month and told a family member was out of the country, in Mexico, had been arrested and needed $2,100 for bond.

When the victim realized the call was fraudulent, it was too late to stop the transaction, officers said.

The police department urges people to verify all information they receive over the phone before sending any money or valuable item.

Police remind residents that information on family members often can be easily obtained on Facebook.

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Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado has been suspended five games for sucker punching Pittsburgh’s Travis Snider during a bench clearing brawl on Sunday. You OK with that suspension?

Yes. Seems fair.
No. Baseball NEVER gets it right in these situations. Should have been at least 20 games for his sucker punch into a pile of players.
Not sure, but I’d love to see baseball be like hockey and allow two guys to fight for a while before breaking it up. Let’s see how tough Maldonado is then.
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