Online Threat At Trinity Middle School
State Police Reportedly Questioned three Juvenile suspects who they believe made the threats using pictures via Instagram. There was a heightened police presence at the school on Monday. No further details have been released on the identities of the suspects. Parents received an email Sunday night saying that administrators were aware of the threat and that North Franklin and State Police are investigating. Anyone with information about the person responsible for the threats is asked to contact Trinity Area School District Police.
Pipe Bomb Found At WV Car Dealership
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - Police are investigating a pipe bomb that prompted the evacuation of an Elkins auto dealership. Performance Motors marketing director Stephanie Murphy tells The Inter-Mountain that a mechanic discovered the device on Monday morning underneath a stack of crates. About a dozen employees were in the building when police evacuated the structure. Police also closed several surrounding streets. Police tell media outlets that the device was a pipe bomb but it didn't have active explosives. A West Virginia State Police bomb technician diffused the device. No arrests have been made.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police departments across the country are telling their officers to be extra careful following the weekend ambush killing of two police officers in New York City. Officers in Newark, New Jersey, are being told not to patrol alone and to avoid people looking for confrontations. The chief of the NYPD has sent a memo asking officers to limit their comments on social media to "expressions of sorrow and condolence."
Sentencing Scheduled In Steubenville Rape Case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces just under six months in jail for violating his probation. Former coach Matt Belardine (BELL'-ahr-deen) pleaded guilty in a Steubenville court last week to four counts of violating conditions of his release after previously pleading no contest to charges related to the rape. Special Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove was scheduled to sentence Belardine in Jefferson County court Monday. The state wants Belardine sentenced to six months in jail minus 10 days already served. Belardine admitted leaving the state without permission and going to a bar, consuming alcohol, and being arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct in Arizona.
Joe Cocker Dies
LONDON (AP) - British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades. Cocker was known for a memorable Woodstock performance and cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends." The ballad "You Are So Beautiful," with Cocker's voice cracking on the final emotional note, was a Top Ten hit in 1975. He reached the top of the charts in the 1980s with the duet "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, that appeared in the movie "An Officer and a Gentlemen." Cocker also had hits with Randy Newman's song, "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and "When the Night Comes."