Chartiers Valley Top News Stories

This week's top stories were about a former Chartiers Valley basketball star arrested in a multi-state gambling ring, a woman hit by a truck in Brideville, the Colts football coach quitting after a poor season, a shot fired from a Bridgeville home

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This week's top stories were about a former Chartiers Valley basketball star arrested in a multi-state gambling ring, a woman hit by a truck in Brideville, the Colts football coach quitting after a poor season, a shot fired from a Bridgeville home and a man injured in a rollover crash on Prestley Road.

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1: Former Chartiers Valley Basketball Star Arrested in Multi-State Gambling Ring

Mike Colbert, a star basketball player who graduated from Chartiers Valley in 1998, was arrested Wednesday in a multi-state illegal gambling ring, multiple news agencies are reporting. Colbert, who is a prominent bookie in Las Vegas, was charged with eight counts of conspiracy, money laundering and enterprise corruption.

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2: Woman Run Over By Truck in Bridgeville

A Bethel Park woman suffered a severe head injury Thursday morning when she was run over by a truck in the Rite Aid parking lot in Bridgeville. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said the woman, who is in her 40s, was walking from her car to the store around 10 a.m. when she apparently was feeling ill and inexplicably laid down in the parking lot. A man driving a large pickup truck didn’t see the woman and hit her.

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3: CV Colts Football Coach Resigns

The Chartiers Valley Colts lost to West Allegheny 48-0 on Friday night in what was Chris Saluga's final game as head coach. Saluga announced he was resigning as Chartiers Valley’s football coach, but he still was on the sidelines for the final game of the season. Saluga, who has coached the Colts for the past 12 years and has the most wins in school history, told the team after practice Thursday.

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4: Shot Fired From Bridgeville Home

A man apparently “angry about something” fired a rifle shot from the porch of his Union Street home earlier this month, Bridgeville police said. Police said they were called to the home shortly before 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 for a report of shots fired and found 54-year-old Ronald Oehm.

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5: Driver Injured in Rollover Crash on Prestley Road

A Collier Township man suffered moderate injuries when the car he was driving rolled over on Prestley Road near Bridgeville earlier this month. Collier police said Andrew Nemec, 21, had to be taken to an area hospital with cuts to his face when his vehicle rolled over shortly after 2 a.m. on Oct. 11.

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trusgold October 28, 2012 at 06:29 AM
Late Breaking Story from the Patch. A dog was seen urinating on a fire hydrant against borough code 23273, we will cover the magisterial hearing and this scary menace to our society. Here at the Patch we keep our residents informed on all important news and threats. Thank You Watta A Rag Publisher
Jaun October 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
say what you like but at least i learn of news stories that happen in our area.how many times do i have to listen to the tv and the lead story is about a shooting on the north side of pittsburgh. i dont care about the shootings in pittsburgh. i care about where i live.
Mike Jones (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
I'm looking into that incident as we speak, but my sources tell me that the hearing will be at Burton's Total Pet.
Mike Jones (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM
@Jaun... I get numerous emails every week about people who say they appreciate the work we do on The Patch. They heard sirens down their street last night and wondered what happened... They went right to Patch. They couldn't make the local government meeting and wanted to know what happened... They went right to Patch. They want to know when and where the Halloween parties and parades are in town... They go to The Patch. I think we're doing a lot of great work here and I think most of our readers find our news stories useful, if not indispensable.
Sherry October 28, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I LOVE the patch!! I want to know what is going on in my neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. I don't get gossip or information otherwise. Wether it's a heart warming story, criminal act or important community news....I want it and like it. You do a great job informing us Mike. If "trusgold" doesn't like it, he/she doesn't have to strain his/her brain to read it, he/she can go and read the Sunday Funnies.
Mike Jones (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Thanks, Sherry. It means a lot to hear you say that.
Guest October 29, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I agree with Sherry! The patch is the first website I go to when I log on to my computer! I love the updates, and the information provided. Keep up the good work!
Mike Jones (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Thank you, Guest. I'm glad we're the first place you check in the morning!


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