Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Patch Local Editor AmyJo Brown recently found two years' worth of dozens of love letters that her great-grandfather wrote to her great-grandmother in 1928 and 1929. She said tht every letter makes her smile, laugh and—often—gasp at the PG-13 content.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Early last year, my great-aunt pulled out a box of love letters that my great-grandfather wrote to my great-grandmother—dozens of them, written between March 1928 and late summer 1929. My great-grandmother, Dorothy, was 19 years old. My great-grandfather, Charles, was 18. He left Dorothy, Pittsburgh and his "gang" of good friends in Etna to travel and work on a plantation in Mississippi—the Macon Brooksville Farm. The letters are an incredible treasure. I've been working on putting together my family history for about two years. At first, I hoped the letters would give me some clues about Charles' parents—both died very young, his mother in 1913 and his father in 1918. Charles' stepmom (who also was his aunt) and her second husband raised…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Henderson will remain in the Allegheny County Jail until his trial, which will be months away.
Arthur Lamont Henderson pleaded not guilty in a preliminary hearing today to the charges he faces in Ross for the rapes and robberies of two women in early January. Henderson, 38, of the North Side, also pleaded not guilty to charges related to the rape and robbery of a third woman in Hopewell Township and the assault of a man in Ohio Township. All four attacks took place within a four day period, between Jan. 7 and Jan. 10. All four cases were consolidated for today's hearing and brought specially before Magisterial District Judge Richard Opiela to preside over. Opiela held all charges for trial, said Mike Manko, the spokesman for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. Henderson will remain in the Allegheny County Jail. A $2…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The suspect was not in custody and his whereabouts were not known by police as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Arthur L. Henderson, 38, of the North Side, was identified Wednesday by Ross Township Police as the suspect in the two recent sexual assaults of women outside their apartment complexes. Henderson was not in custody and his whereabouts were not known by police as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, police said. A $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest is being offered by the FBI. "The investigation is still ongoing up to this minute," said Ross Police spokesman Sgt. Benjamin Dripps. An arrest warrant was issued for Henderson late afternoon Wednesday by Judge Richard Opiela of Magisterial District Court 05-2-02. Ross police have charged Henderson with two counts each of rape, aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual …
The suspect was not in custody and police did not know where he is as of 2:30 p.m., Ross Police spokesman Sgt. Benjamin Dripps said.
Ross Township Police have scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference to announce that an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the two recent sexual assaults of women in Ross. The suspect was not in custody and police did not know where he is as of 2:30 p.m., Ross Police spokesman Sgt. Benjamin Dripps said. The press conference will be held downtown at Allegheny County's Office of the Medical Examiner, Dripps said. The two assaults, one which occurred Saturday, Jan. 7, and the other Monday, Jan. 9, both involved attacks on women in their mid-20s living in apartment complexes. Both occurred in the early morning hours after the women returned from walking their dogs. While North Hills residents remained vigilant in the wake of the …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Police in Hopewell Township are investigating a sexual attack that also took place Saturday morning that has some similarities to the attacks in Ross. Ross Township police said they cannot confirm that the attacks are related.
Hopewell Township police in Beaver County are investigating a sexual assault reported early morning Saturday, Jan. 7, that they say may be connected to two recent sexual attacks in Ross Township. Ross Township investigators were made aware of the incident over the weekend and are looking into the similarities, spokesman Sgt. Benjamin Dripps said. But, "we can't confirm that they are related," he said. According to information released by Hopewell Township police, a woman on Westfield Drive reported that she was assualted by a man in her townhome shortly after 7:45 a.m. Saturday. She said she left the home and then returned, went upstairs, and heard a noise from the lower level. She said she went to a bannister overlooking steps in her …
Monday, January 9, 2012
One woman attacked Saturday and another Monday after walking their dogs in the early morning hours are in their mid-20s and apparently have no connection to their attacker, police said.
The two Ross Township women sexually assaulted in their apartments in the early morning hours after returning from walking their dogs apparently do not have any connection to their attacker, according to police. "These appear to be random," said Ross Police spokesman Sgt. Benjamin Dripps. As of noon, police were still on the scene at the Cascade Apartments at 100 East West Drive, where the second assault took place Monday morning. A neighbor who gave his name only as John P. said he was feeling physically sick over the news. "I've lived here a long time. This isn't the Cascades. This is a friendly community," he said. "I hope they catch the bastard." The woman, who is in her mid-20s, left her apartment to walk her dog at about 6 a.m. …