Life in the political arena leaves one open to all manner of criticisms. It is not uncommon for one to find himself standing accused of bending the rules or cutting deals for the sake of gaining favors. However, most will not find themselves on trial for allegations of assault like one former congressional aide from Pennsylvania.
A woman was arrested after allegedly trying to shoot up heroin in a Target bathroom and injuring a police officer, according to local sources. Pennsylvania authorities have charged the 25-year-old woman with felony aggravated assault along with several other charges. So far, no court date has been listed.
A Pittsburgh man is dead and police suspect foul play, authorities have reported. Pennsylvania police have arrested another man in connection with the alleged murder and are currently investigating the presumed crime further. So far, it does not appear the accused man has retained criminal defense counsel.
A couple is facing several charges after their son notified police of possible drug activity in the home. Pennsylvania authorities responded to a call from the 10-year-old boy on July 31. The couple now face charges of child endangerment and drug crimes. They were set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 22.
A bizarre story has been reported in Mohton, according to local news sources. Pennsylvania police say a 23-year-old man is now facing assault and harassment charges after a strange exchange involving, they say, ramen noodles. The accused man is apparently in police custody, and the victim has been released from the hospital.
A schoolteacher is under suspicion after her boyfriend fatally overdosed on heroin in February, according to local sources. The 35-year-old woman is suspected of drug crimes stemming from the incident that claimed the life of her boyfriend on Feb. 15. She is not currently being represented by an attorney, and she is currently suspended with pay from her position as teacher in Pennsylvania, pending a trial.
A 55-year-old employee of American Airlines was recently arrested after allegedly setting up a meeting to meet a child and her mother with the intention to engage in illegal sexual conduct. In the immediate aftermath of the sex crimes arrest, American Airlines noted that employees are held to the highest of ethical standards and face immediate termination when those standards are violated. Nevertheless, the man is fully entitled to his day in court and is presumed innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until government prosecutors can actually prove otherwise.
Speeding tickets and other relatively minor censures of an individual's driving can have a detrimental effect on their driving record, but people do not always consider the implications on their insurance rates. In Pennsylvania, not all traffic violations come with hefty criminal consequences, but some can influence an individuals' insurance rates in a profoundly negative way. Thus, it may be in the best interest of the individual to do what can be done to fight such charges, as traffic charges that are dropped cannot drive insurance rates higher.
A month-long investigation culminated in a raid that led to two arrests in Reading recently, according to local law enforcement. A woman and her adult son now face possession and intent to distribute charges, as well as charges related to alleged weapon offenses. The duo were arrested by Pennsylvania authorities on Jan. 8, and they are now both behind bars awaiting further proceedings.
A large crackdown in Blair County on Dec. 22 resulted in the arrests of 14 individuals, all of whom are suspected drug dealers. Pennsylvania authorities conducted a sweep that saw them accuse all 14 individuals of drug crimes, as well as charging three additional people. The massive sweep was the result of a joint operation between various law enforcement agencies on the local and state level.