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12/14/07 Man Crashes Car Into Mahoning River

Fatal Accident on Wallace Run at Shenango Rd. in Beaver Co.
A young girl is dead, several others injured as a car pulls into the path of a semi-truck.

12/8/07 4 Women Survive Plunge Over 25 Foot Wall Into Neshannock Creek
Four women in a van plunge over a 25 foot wall into the Neshannock Creek near the Columbus Innerbelt in New Castle. The accident which happened around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, sent the women to the hospital after being rescued by members of the New Castle Fire Department. Rescuers lowered a ladder over the wall and helped the women to safety.

11/13/07 Woman Trapped In Union Twp. Accident
A woman traveling the berm on Rt. 60 just south of Rt. 224 became trapped in her vehicle after crashing into the ditch. She was extricated from her vehicle by Union and Mahoning fire departments along with Noga Ambulance and then flown by Stat MedEvac helicopter.

11/12/07 Car Found Completely Submerged in River Near Wampum
Two fishermen alerted authorities about a completely submerged car in the Beaver River near Wampum early this afternoon. The Beaver Falls Fire Dept. dive team was called to assist in the removal of the vehicle from the river. The car had been reported stolen and no one was found inside. Also on the scene were Noga Ambulance Personnel, State Police and Taylor Twp. Fire Dept.

11/12/07 Fire Destroys Home On Tony Street In Shenango Twp.
A fire destroys a Tony St. home in Shenango Twp. around 8:30 Monday evening. Firemen arriving on the scene minutes after the initial call, found the home engulfed in flames. South New Castle Boro Fire Department was called to assist Shenango. No one was in the home that was in the process of being remodeled. Larry Herman, Shenango Twp. Fire Chief, said the fire marshal was called and will be on the scene Tuesday.

01/01/01 Lawrence Village Plaza Suspected Gas Leak
Actual date not immediately known

11/03/07 Rear-End Accident On Rt. 422 By-Pass In Union Twp.
A 2 vehicle accident on the Rt. 422 By-Pass shortly before 3 p.m., sent several people to the hospital. The westbound car had just returned to the roadway from the berm after having mechanical problems. A van, also going west, failed to avoid hitting the car and pushed it over a hillside. A total of six people were involved, none hurt seriously.

11/02/07 Pin Oak Dr. Apartment Fire / New Castle
A suspicious fire broke out around 10 a.m. in a vacant second story apartment at 1109 Pin Oak Drive in New Castle. Several families, many with children, were temporarily evacuated from their apartments and were being helped by the American Red Cross. Noga Ambulance personnel stood by the scene but there were no known reports of injuries. The State Police fire marshal was called to investigate the cause of the fire.

10/16/07 Cedar St. Fire / Mahoningtown

10/14/07 P.U. Truck Hits Tree on Rt 108 in North Beaver Twp.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a tree on Rt. 18 in North Beaver Twp. The truck caught fire and the driver was trapped. Neighbors tried unsuccesfully to put the fire out before firemen arrived. The driver was extricated from the vehicle by members of the North Beaver Fire Department and then flown to a Youngstown hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

10/13/07 A Fire at Geneva College Is A Sign of Progress
Beaver Falls Firemen and other mutual aid companies, converged onto the Geneva College Campus to conduct a controlled burn. Fires were purposely set for fire department training and to make additional ground available for Geneva College's "Beyond the Bend" project. This project will divert Rt. 18 traffic around the campus instead of through it.

10/09/07 Fire Damages Home in South New Castle Boro
A 2 story wood-frame home, located at 2309 S. Jefferson St., was severely damaged by fire around 8:30 this morning. Occupants of the home escaped without injury. South New Castle Boro Fire Department was assisted by fire departments from Shenango, Talylor and Union Townships. Click play for short clip. A 27 minute video is available to "Emergency Personnel Users" only.

10/09/07 Fire Damages Home in South New Castle Boro
A 2 story wood-frame home, located at 2309 S. Jefferson St., was severely damaged by fire around 8:30 this morning. Occupants of the home escaped without injury. South New Castle Boro Fire Department was assisted by fire departments from Shenango, Talylor and Union Townships. A 27 minute video is available to "Emergency Personnel Users" only.

10/07/07 2 Motorcycles VS Car Accident in Portersville
A man and woman are hurt after a car turns into the path of the motorcycles they were riding. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Rt. 19 in Portersville, Butler Co. The motorcycles were southbound when a northbound car made a turn in front of them. One person was flown by a medical helicopter to a local trama center and the other treated for minor injuries. Butler State Police are investigating the accident.

10/07/07 Girl Rescued at McConnells Mill
A 15 year-old Ellwood City girl had to be rescued after a fall at McConnell's Mill State Park. The girl had been hiking with 2 other friends when she suffered an ankle injury in the gorge below Cleland Rock. Rescue efforts took over 4 hours to complete. A crew from South Butler Station 7 was in the park training and aided local fire departments in the rescue.

10/07/07 15 Yr. Old Girl Rescued at McConnells Mill
A 15 year-old Ellwood City girl had to be rescued after a fall at McConnell's Mill State Park. The girl had been hiking with 2 other friends when she suffered an ankle injury in the gorge below Cleland Rock. Rescue efforts took over 4 hours to complete. A crew from South Butler Station 7 was in the park training and aided local fire departments in the rescue. Video is now available to authorized emergency pesonnel and to others at the scene with a special access code. Click play button for story highlights..

10/07/07 Man Killed in Slippery Rock Motorcycle Accident
A pickup truck / motorcycle accident on Centerville Pike in Slippery Rock Township, claims a man's life Sunday evening around 8 p.m. The driver of the pickup truck pulled into the path of the motorcycle causing the driver of the motorcycle to be pinned underneath the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a second person was flown to Pittsburgh by medical helicopter.

10/02/07 Truck Leaks Fuel on Rt. 60 Near Pulaski
A semi truck, traveling north on Rt. 60, sprung a leak in one of its fuel tanks around noon today. The spill, which occured on the highway and in a grassy area along the berm, was contained by the Pulaski Twp. Fire Department and the Haz-Mat team from Lawrence County. Northwest Regional Police and the DEP are investigating the incident.

10/02/07 Man Air-Evacuated From Ax Near Enon Valley
A van, traveling on W. Vine Street in Enon Valley shortly before midnight, went over an embankment and trapped the driver for nearly an hour. Enon Valley Fire Department, along with Darlington Twp. Fire Department, extricated the victim from his overturned vehicle. He was flown by air-ambulance to a local trama center.

09/27/07 Ellwood City Lincoln & Hartman Schools Evacuated
Lincoln High School and Hartman Elementary Students were sent home soon after arriving at school early this morning. School officials noticed a strong smell of gas on the third floor and immediately began evacuating students after contacting Columbia Gas and the Ellwood City Fire Department. Work being done on the boiler caused an accidental release of natural gas.

09/24/07 Live Wires Down After Woman Crashes SUV Into Utility Pole
A woman escaped injury this morning after crashing her SUV into a pole in front of Plaza South on Reynolds Street. She escaped from her vehicle with live wires down because of the pole being sheared. She was checked by ambulance personnel and refused immediate treatment. New Castle Fire Dept. stood by while Penn Power shut off electricty to the pole.

09/20/07 Gas Escapes During Work In Ellport
A call came in reporting natural gas was coming into some homes in Ellport around 11:30 a.m. today. Columbia Gas crews were working in the area of First Ave when a small amount of gas escaped causing evacuations of several homes. Wurtemburg-Perry fire department evacuated about 12 residents and secured the area. The residents were back in their homes around suppertime.

09/12/07 Women Crashes Car on 422 Bridge
A woman escapes injury after crashing her car on the 422 bridge over Mahoningtown. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes but traffic was able to get pass the accident using the passing lane. Taylor Twp. Fire Department, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, responded to the accident.

09/04/07 919 Winslow Ave. House Fire
(8 mins.) Vacant house fire around 5 o'clock Tues evening in the city of New Castle.

09/04/07 919 Winslow Ave. House Fire
(3 mins.) A fire damaged the interior of a vacant home located at 919 Winslow Ave. in the city of New Castle early Tuesday evening.

08/31/07 Shenango Twp. Home Destroyed By Fire
Fire destroyed a home on Tony Street in Shenango Twp. around 9 0'clock Friday evening. When Shenango Twp. firemen arrived at the scene, they found the home fully involved. Taylor Twp. and South New Castle Boro fire departments assisted. The State Police fire marshall is investigating.

08/29/07 ISA Explosion / Neshannock Twp.
One worker flown by mediacal helicopter and three others treated for injuries after a blast at the ISA plant around 9:30 this morning. The building has serious structual damage but almost no fire resulted. Firemen were on the scene for several hours.

08/29/07 I-79 Fatal Motorcycle Accident
One man is dead, a woman flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 79 in Jackson Twp., Butler County. The crash, which happened around 5 o'clock, closed the northbound lanes causing a backlog of several miles. State Police are investigating. More Video Later

08/24/07 Beaver Falls House Fire / Explosion
Beaver Falls Fire Department received a report of a house fire and explosion at 1204 5th Ave. early this evening. Upon arrival, firemen encountered a basement fire and a burning motorcycle. The fire was quickly brought under control and all occupants escaped withouy injury.

08/22/07 Squaw Run House Fire / Lawrence Co.
Firemen quickly brought the Slippery Rock Twp. house fire under control but not before severe damage occured to the home. At least seven departments battled the blaze which occured shortly after 7 P.M.

08/16/07 JB Mill & Fabriacting Fire / Hickory Twp.
Fire broke out this afternoon in a storage building on the property of JB Mill & Fabricating along Rt. 168 just north of Eastbrook in Hickory Twp., Lawrence County. The structure was full of wood pallets and firemen were able to save nearby structures. Hickory was assisted by Neshannock and Volant Fire Departments.

08/16/07 Tri-Axial Dump Truck Acc. on I-79.
An accident involving a truck carrying stones for landscaping spilled its load on I-79 near Zelienople, trapping the driver for nearly an hour. Harmony Fire Department personel extricated the man from the cab of his truck. The truck driver was flown from the scene by STAT MedEvac medical helicopter. His condition was not immediately known.

08/16/07 Pulaski Twp. Barn Saved During Fire
A small storage barn containing hay bales was consumed by fire this afternoon on High Hill Road. Firemen were able to save the main barn and other storage facilities. A front-end loader was used to remove smouldering hay-bales from the barn.

08/07/07 New Castle Building Collapse
A commercial building on Moravia Street in New Castle collapsed shortly after 3 a.m. this morning. Debris from the building spilled onto Moravia Street forcing its closing. New Castle Police and Fire responded and were waiting for Penn Power to disconnect power to the building.

08/02/07 NC Police Chase / Crash
"Limited Video Released at This Time" A police chase in New Castle ends with at least 4 cars damaged, one man in custody at the scene and a woman who fled on foot but was later caught.

SNCB Gilmore St. House Fire
South New Castle Boro Firemen, along with Shenango Twp. firemen, save a house after a kitchen fire on Gilmore St. Video is mostly of mopup operations and runs approx. 7 and one-half minutes. On returning to the station, Shenango came across a truck fire. Select "Video Programs", "Recent News" and the "Bruce Truck Fire" to view video."

Bruce-Merrilees Bucket Truck on Fire
After assisting SNCB on a structure fire, Shenango firemen came across a Bruce-Merrilees Electric Co. bucket truck fire on Savanah Road during their return to the station. The fire was contained to the cab and some materials in the rear. The videographer was quick to call the fire "electrical in nature".

2 Workers Fall From Roof / Shenango Twp.

07/25/07 2 Suspicious Fires Overnite in New Castle
An early morning fire destroys a vacant two-story house on Clayton Street in Mahoningtown. Several hours later, fire erupts in a vacant commercial structure on Mill Street, causing major damage to the interior. Both fires are suspicious.

07/19/07 Fatal Accident on Rt 388 in Shenango Twp.
5 people were involved in a 3 car accident on Rt. 388 at Frew Mill Road shortly before 4 P.M. today. One woman was trapped in her vehicle and later died on the way to the hospital. A man who was driving the pickup truck was lying along the roadway and transported to a local hospotal.

07/18/07 Truck Rollover on 51 in Bridgewater
A dump truck carrying an asphalt mixture overturned on RT. 51 in Bridgewater shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. The driver, who was trapped for a short time, escaped with bruises and scrapes and was taken to the Medical Center.

07/15/07 Mohawk Estates Mobile Home Fire
One mobile home destroyed, 2 others damaged in a late afternoon fire in North Beaver Twp. According to Paul Henry, North Beaver Fire Chief, the home was vacant and was in the process of being dismantled. The fire appears to be suspicious.

07/12/07 Fire Heavily Damages A New Castle Home
"Preview" A fire on Madison St. in Mahoningtown at around 4:30 this morning heavily damages the 2 and one half story frame structure. More Video Available Soon.

07/12/07 Old K-Mart Bldg. Fire / Neshannock Twp.
A suspicious late afternoon fire in a vacant building at Field Club Commons in Neshannock Twp. was brought under control in about 45 mins. The roof was being remodeled and had building materials on it that were set ablaze.

07-11-07 13 Year-Old On Bike Hit By SUV In Shenango
A 13 year old boy on a bike collided with a SUV in Shenango Twp. around 6 p.m. Wed. The accident occurred near the East Wind Restaurant at the intersection of Roosevelt Ave. and Old Butler Road. He was flown by Life-Flight medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown where his condition is unknown.

07/10/07 Fire Destroys Old Beaver Falls Warehouse
It was reported that as many as several dozen vehicles were destroyed in the early evening fire in Beaver Falls on Tuesday. The old warehouse building was reduced to near rubble with a few walls remaining. Many of the vehicles were antiques that were being restored. According to Mark Stowe, Beaver Falls Fire Chief, there were no utilities to the building and no one was inside. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

06/25/07 Second Fire Destroys House Completely
A second fire in about a week completely destroys a Bluff Street home in Union Twp. The first fire at this location occurred June 17 shortly before midnight.

06/25/07 ACTS Bus Shooting in New Castle
Shots were fired into an ACTS bus. The driver was shaken up but not seriously injured by bullets and flying glass. She was checked out at the local hospital.

06/18/07 New Castle / 2 Car Ax / Pollock@Lutton
5 people, many of them children, were sent to the hospital after 2 cars collided around supper time. There were reports that one child, not restrained, was ejected from one of the vehicles.

06/14/07 2 Vehicle Ax in New Castle / Mill @ Taylor
2 vehicle accident at Mill @ Taylor in New Castle sends one woman to the hospital.

06/08/07 Storm Damage Heavy Near New Wilmington
Driver sent to the hospital after tree falls on car traveling on Mercer Road. At least 5 utility poles fall after a huge fallen tree causes a chain reaction.

06/03/07 CountyLine St. House Fire - New Castle
Fire destroyed a vaccant house Sunday afternoon near the Lawrence County Courthouse. The house was apparently set on fire the night before. Part of the front wall collapsed after fire destroyed the roof.

05/20/07 Worker Falls From Utilty Pole
A utility worker fell approx. 25 feet from a pole while installing telephone cable along King's Chappel Rd. in Neshannock Twp. Rescue workers had to use a stokes basket to move the patient up to the roadway and fly him to a local trama center.

Butler Ave. Rollover Crash

05/08/07 Shenango Twp. House Fire - Snake Run Rd
A family escapes the flames as fire destroys their home. (11 Mins. unedited)

05/03/07 Old Recapping Facility Fire / New Castle
New Castle fireman fought a smokey blaze after workers set tire shavings on fire at old recapping facility around 10:30 .a.m. Workers were dismantling equipment at the building on Neal St. when the shavings were ignited by sparks from a welder's torch. No injuries were reported.

March 3, 2007 Mahoning 5 Car Ax / 224 @ 551
Accident was last month, first time on KDSTV.com

04/05/07 Rt. 60 Fatal / Semi vs Car
A woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on Rt. 60 and crossed into the path of a semi-truck going in the opposite direction. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence Co. coroner R. Noga. More Video Later.

3/22/07 Bingos Restaurant Fire
Fire destroys Bingo's Restaurant & Lounge on W. State Street in Union Twp. early this morning. Fire companies from Union, New Castle and surrounding townships worked throughout the night to bring the fire under control. 16 minutes of unedited video is now available.

03/16/07 Lawrence Co. D.A. Press Conference
An early morning drug raid results in the arrest of at least 19 individuals. Many local and state departments were involved in searching for at least 30 targeted suspects. D.A. John Bongivengo held a press conference at the Lawrence Co. Government Center.

03/12/07 Butler Ave Trailer Fire
A mobile home located behind New Fifties Restaurant on Butler Ave. was destroyed by fire this morning. More Video Later.

03/11/07 New Castle - W. St. Street Motorcycle Ax.
A motorcyclist was transported by Noga Ambulance after hitting a utility pole on W. State Street Hill in New Castle. Unconfirmed reports state that the man was unresponsive at the scene. The accident which happened shortly after noon is being investigated by New Castle City Police. He was later pronounced dead at Jameson Hospital.

03/11/07 Youth Rescued From Mahoning Twp. Cave
First Time on KDSTV - Several youths entered a Mahoning Township cave on a raft and then had to be rescued by emergency personel.

03/04/07 I-80 Mercer Co. Car/Truck Pileup
Nearly 20 vehicles were involved in a chain reaction accident which occurred shortly after 11:30 this morning. The eastbound lanes were blocked all afternoon while emergency crews transferred patients and removed vehicles from the roadway. One man from Ohio was fatally injured and 4 others hurt. The accident happened in Shenango Twp., Mercer Co., near West Middlesex.

03/04/07 Wilson Rd. House Fire / Union Twp.
A fire caused extensive damage to a home located at 202 Wilson Road, Union Twp. The stubborn fire took nearly 2 hours to fully extinguish. According to Steve Stasko, this was the second fire at this location in the past several years. (20 minute video)

03/03/07 New Wilmington / Cowden Rd. House Fire
Shortly before 8 o'clock this morning, a fire broke out in a two-story woodframe house on Cowden Road. The home was fully involved when firemen arrived on the scene. Water was drawn from a nearby hydrant on Bethel-New Wilmington Road. Pulaski & Volant VFDs assisted New Wilmington at the scene.

03/03/07 Pickup Hits Pole on Rt. 168
2 people were involved in an accident when a pickup trucking traveling north on 168 hit a pole just before the Moravia St. intersection. Shenango Twp. and Taylor Twp. fire departents responded to the call. Initially, New Castle police responded and provided traffic control. State police are investigating.

03/03/07 SNCB Trailer Fire

03/02/07 Franklin Twp. Flooding

03/01/07 Body Found Near Lawrence Co. Vo-Tech
Around 7:30 this morning, a body of a woman was found near Lawrence County Vo-Tech School. Roads were blocked in the area and that caused confusion for students arriving for class. New Castle police are investigating.

02/28/07 Sky Bank Robbery
Police continue to search for a gunman who heldup the Butler Ave. branch of Sky Bank shortly before 10 a.m. this morning. The only customer in the bank told KDSTV that the robber was wearing a mask and was brandishing a gun.

02/21/07 Boyles Ave. Apartment Fire - New Castle
Fire guts a vacant apartment building as firefighters save nearby structures.

02/16/07 Sheriffs Dept. Vehicle Involved in Accident

02/13/07 Rt 60 Union Twp. Car vs Semi Truck
The driver of a small car going north on 60, lost control, crossed over the median, spun around and hit the front end of a tractor trailer.

02/12/07 Fire Destroys Mahonington Building
An afternoon fire destroys a house and attached industrial building on Lacock St. in Mahoningtown. Video is approx. 8 and a half minutes long.

02/10/07 Woman & Fireman Injured In Beech St. Fire
An early morning fire sent two people to the hospital. A 32 year old woman was air-lifted to a Pittsburgh hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire in her apartment. A New Castle fireman suffered a shoulder injury.

02/09/07 Mt. Air Rd. Home Destroyed By Fire
A North Beaver Twp. farmhouse was destroyed by fire around 10 o'clock this morning. Fire departments from PA and Ohio were on the scene until 2:30. The fire marshall was called to investigate.

01/20/07 - Snow Plow Falls Into Construction Hole
A New Castle Public Works snowplow fell into a construction hole at the corner of Stanton and Rose Avenues.

01-20-07 RT 60 Tandem Trailer Semi Accident
A semi pulling tandem trailers crashed overnight on Rt. 60 in Union Twp. The truck was heading north and went into the median just before Rt 224. The wreckage was removed by early afternoon.

2 In Custody After Crash Near Coverts Crossing
Police arrest a pair of suspected purse snatchers after they crash their car in Union Twp.

01/12/07 New Brighton Fiery Crash @ Fallston Bridge
A teen crashed his car into the wall at the New Brighton end of the Fallston Bridge.

Car Hits Customer Inside Sky Bank In Shenango

01/04/07 Mercer Rd. - Wilm. Twp. Van Into Tree

01/03/07 Man Flown After Wampum Rollover Accident

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