Critical after fight

Critical after fight
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fight at Harbor Landing that landed one man in the hospital with a head injury. Police said the victim, a 31-year-old Lawrence County man, arrived at Harbor Landing on U.S. Route 422 at 1 a.m. Saturday in violation of a protection from abuse order. He was stopped at the door by a 34-year-old Lowellville man and a fight started, police said. Authorities have not released the men's names. Police said the 31-year-old fell backward and hit his head on the pavement. He was in critical condition in UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
Road section to close
BELOIT -- A portion of Fifth Street, between state Route 165 and Smith-Goshen Road in Smith Township, will close Tuesday while workers from the Mahoning County Engineer's Office begin replacing a culvert. The job is expected to be completed Wednesday. Traffic will be detoured along Route 165, Courtney Road and Smith-Goshen Road.
Critical after fall
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A youngster who fell out of a second-story window was in critical condition this morning in Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. Police Chief Tom Sansone said the fall appeared to be an accident. He said 5-year-old DeShuan Brown, of Walnut Street, was playing tag with a 3-year-old and a 12-year-old when the 3-year-old ran into DeShuan and he fell out of the second-story bedroom window at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The boy's mother, Malkia Brown, 26, was downstairs and found the boy on the sidewalk below the window, police said. There was no screen in the open window, police said.
Break-in at store
HADLEY, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police said someone broke the front glass door to get into the Hastee's Inc. store on U.S. Route 19 in Sandy Creek Township. The intruder took 20 cartons of Marlboro regular and Marlboro 100 cigarettes. The burglary occurred at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, police said.
Scattered litter
HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police believe someone from Campbell or Austintown scattered rubbish along Hillsville and Sky Hill roads in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County. Police said loose rubbish was dropped along the roads on Thursday and Friday and appeared to be manuals and spec sheets for older electronic equipment, specifically televisions. The debris filled eight large garbage bags after being cleaned up by township workers. Anyone with information should call state police at (724) 598-2211.Turnpike raises its rates
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Tolls increased on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sunday. Tolls for passenger vehicles rose 1.8 cents per mile to a new rate of 5.9 cents per mile. Commercial vehicles increased an average of 5.3 cents per mile. The increase matches the rate of inflation over the 13 years since the last increase in 1991. Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joseph G. Brimmeier said the increase will allow the turnpike commission to double its rate of capital spending over the next 10 years to fund infrastructure improvements along the aging east-west "Main Line" and Northeastern Extension. More than $1.3 billion has been allocated to rebuild the turnpike roadway at a cost of about $10 million per mile.
Shot hits girl in stomach
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 15-year-old city girl was hospitalized after shots were fired into her home on Erie Street late Sunday. Witnesses told city police that about 11:55 p.m., several male and female teenagers fired three rounds from the street into 3719 Erie St. and then fled. One round went through the living room window, police said. That shot was likely the one that hit Lakeya Perry in the abdomen. She was sitting on the couch in the living room with her brother, police said. She was in guarded condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center, police said.

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