Investigators continue to search for clues as to what may have provoked a 16-year-old Franklin Regional High School student allegedly to go on a violent rampage early Wednesday morning.
Flailing away with two knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 19 students and a police officer in the crowded halls of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
The surveillance video showed a fight between a man armed with a scissors and a state trooper who was trying to arrest him.
A prosecutor said a woman and her adult son found dead in their Arnold home last week had been beaten to death.
Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane picked up support from local law enforcement officials today. Kane – a former prosecutor and Democrat – was endorsed by the Suburban Fraternal Order of Police and others.
Police in Westmoreland County have taken six men into custody in connection with several cases of arson in Jeannette.
As Melvin Knight was fighting for his life at the courthouse for the last two weeks, he was apparently planning for his future back at the jail. Knight wrote a letter to the court asking to marry his co-defendant and fiancé who testified against him.
The investigation continues today after a veteran police officer was shot and killed Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant in Lower Burrell. The fallen police officer has been identified as Officer Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer with the Lower Burrell Police Department in Westmoreland County.
New details were released on Monday about a shooting incident in Westmoreland County that left one man dead this weekend.