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Regional Wrap-up: Sharon Woman Charged After Stabbing Man with Kitchen Knife
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Sharon Woman Charged After Stabbing Man with Kitchen Knife
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – According to police reports, a Sharon woman was charged with aggravated assault.
Police say 30-year-old Shaneka Alberty of 1007 Cedar Ave., Sharon, Pa., was charged with aggravated assault after she stabbed a man in the forearm with a kitchen knife shortly after midnight Thursday at her home.
Police say the man was treated at the hospital at Sharon Regional Health System for a two-inch cut.
Butler Woman Arrested for Shoplifting
BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – According to city police, a Butler woman was arrested for shoplifting at a local store over the weekend.
Police say 21-year-old Brandie Blystone of Butler, Pa., was stuffing baby clothes and snacks in her purse before leaving the store without paying on Sunday afternoon.
Sources say a short time later, police stopped the vehicle in which she was a passenger.
Blystone was charged with retail theft; the 34-year-old Butler woman driving the car was not charged.
Slippery Rock Woman Cited for Texting While Driving
BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – According to police reports, a Slippery Rock woman was cited for texting while driving and other charges.
Police say 23-year-old Laura B. Hillman of Slippery Rock, Pa., has been cited with texting while driving, failing to notify police of an accident, a lane violation, and a seat belt violation.
Police say Hillman hit an embankment with her car, rolled over, hit a tree and drove away at 2:25 a.m. on Saturday on Mercer-Butler Pike southbound, Liberty Township, Butler County, Pa.
Meadville Woman Charged with Retail Theft
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Pa., (EYT) – According to police reports, a Meadville woman has been charged with summary theft and other related charges.
Police say 43-year-old Noel S. Huffman of Meadville, Pa., has been charged with summary retail theft and theft for selecting a vacuum cleaner and using a receipt for a vacuum from another store to get a $158 cash return on March 13 at Walmart on 1275 North Hermitage Road.
Attorney General Kelly Cautions Consumers & Businesses About Price Gouging & Scams Following Heavy Snowfall in Western and Northern PA
HARRISBURG, PA (EYT) – Yesterday Attorney General Linda Kelly cautioned Pennsylvania consumers and businesses about price gouging and scams following an unusual Spring storm that dumped heavy snowfall on parts of western and northern Pennsylvania.
“Our price-gouging law was designed to guard consumers and businesses against sudden, unwarranted price increases during emergency situations,” Kelly said, “The price gouging restrictions apply to anyone involved in the distribution or sale of consumer goods or services within the Commonwealth, prohibiting ‘unconscionably excessive’ increases above the average prices observed during the week prior to the emergency.”
Kelly said the Governor’s April 23rd declaration of a statewide disaster emergency triggered the price gouging restrictions, which will extend for 30 days after the expiration of the disaster declaration. Continue Reading
Source: The Sharon Herald; InsideButler; PA Attorney General