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Daily News Stories for Wednesday, October 22, 2014:
Testimony resumed this morning in a Beaver Falls double homicide trial. During chilling testimony in the trial yesterday, a witness described what he learned about the defendant's role in the murders and about the children who were present while their parents were killed. According to the Times, Isaiah Paillet testified he knows Robert Burgess and Devon Shealey from the streets of the North Side of Pittsburgh. He describes himself as a father figure to Shealey. Burgess and Shealey were charged in 2008 for the deaths of Richard and Demetria Harper in their Beaver Falls home. Shealey has already been convicted of second-degree murder in the case.
The State Attorney General's office has filed a civil action suit against an illegal fireworks company in Aliquippa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says A-Rocket Fireworks has been operating without a legal permit - and was issuing its own illegal permits. Undercover purchases were made by agents as part of a state-wide sweep.
Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear Monday on Pittsburgh's South Side to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. Clinton joins a parade of high-profile Democrats drumming up support for Wolf. Others included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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