Pozonsky Case To Go To Trial
The judge presiding over the case of former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky has denied his requests to suppress evidence obtained during a search of his office. Attorneys for Pozonsky, who is accused of stealing cocaine related evidence while presiding over several criminal cases, had argued that the evidence obtained during a search of his chambers should not be allowed to be used at his trial because it was collected under an administrative order issued by Washington County President Judge Debbie O'Dell Seneca and not a search warrant. A trial date for Pozonsky has not yet been set.
Jury Finds Man Guilty In Convenience Store Robbery
A Washington County Court jury deliberated for about two hours Wednesday, before finding a Washington man guilty of robbing the Isaly's store on Jefferson Avenue last year. The jury found 24-year-old Shane Coffield guilty of robbery, terroristic threats, simple assault and theft. Coffield, who will be sentenced at a later date, could face a maximum sentence of ten to twenty years in prison. Coffield was acquitted this summer, of robbing the Uni-Mart on East Maident Street in Washington.
Soldier And Suspected Gunman Dead - Others Injured
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Police say a Canadian soldier who was shot as he stood guard at a war memorial in the country's capital has died. Ottawa police spokesman Chuck Benoit says a suspected gunman also is dead. Benoit said authorities believe there were three gunmen involved in three shootings Wednesday morning, all within less than a mile from each other in downtown Ottawa. "Two others were being sought for on land," Benoit saId. The shootings happened at the war memorial, on Parliament Hill and at a nearby shopping mall. (Photo: NBC News)
Marijuana Selling Grandma Headed To Prison
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana and nearly $400,000 in cash at her home in Buffalo Township. Those charges were withdrawn because of problems with a search warrant. Kelly was charged again in January after a grand jury investigation. Kelly pleaded guilty Wednesday in Butler County and faces up to 10 years in prison. She told a judge she sold as much as 100 pounds of marijuana a year for more than four years. Kelly is also forfeiting $393,000 seized by the state police.
Feds Seize Counterfeit World Series Tickets & Clothes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise. Before the first game of the series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, agents for Homeland Security nabbed 126 counterfeit game tickets. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release that the tickets had a $43,000 street value. Three people from New York and one from Atlanta are charged in Johnson County, Kansas, with selling fake tickets. Authorities are urging fans who bought bogus tickets to contact police. Other counterfeit items that have been seized include T-shirts, baseball caps, cellphone cases, sweatshirts, and even baby clothes. One person suspected of selling counterfeit T-shirts is facing prosecution in Missouri's Platte County."
No Smoking Please
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The maker of Camel cigarettes is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Starting next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be allowed in the offices, conference rooms and elevators at Reynolds American. Lighting up is already prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias. The use of smokeless tobacco products will still be allowed.