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Ellwood man charged after driving over fire hose

hw-logoBy New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — An Ellwood City man has been charged for driving over a fire hose .

Michael Joseph Docchio, 51, of 110 Fourth St., was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving over a fire hose, careless driving and failing to obey traffic control devices.

According to police, Ellwood City officers were assisting fire departments fighting a blaze in an apartment building at 221 Fifth Street about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers maintained traffic control and blocked access to the fire, including stopping Fifth Street traffic between Spring and Lawrence avenues. Officers said this was done because of the presence of firefighters and equipment, specifically the hoses connected to hydrants.

The Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department connected a hose to the fire hydrant on the northwest corner of Lawrence Avenue at Fifth Street, police said, running it for a block and a half to the fire.

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Woman Pulled From Car Dangling Off Of Bridge After Crash

100213-ellwood-city-car-over-bridgePhoto by Joe Sobczak – Report by Heather Abraham KDKA

ELLWOOD CITY (KDKA)- A woman is lucky to be alive, after the car she was driving crashed and ended up dangling from a Lawrence County bridge Tuesday night.

It happened shortly after 9 p.m. on the Second Street Bridge in Ellwood City.

The car struck the side of the bridge, bounced back across the bridge, went through railings and ended up dangling from the bridge.

The car’s back tires were hung up in the wires and holding it up.

The woman was transported to the hospital, no word on her condition.

Police think alcohol may have been involved, they are still investigating.

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Fire Headlines: Tractor Trailer Problems, River Rescue, Erie Dispatch Situation, More Vacant House Fires

Here are your western PA firefighting headlines for June 23rd, 2009

  • A tractor trailer caught on fire on the parkway east near the Squirrel Hill tunnels.  Like traffic isn’t screwed up enough around there, huh?  Story and video on WPXI.
  • Yet another vacant house caught on fire this morning.  This one occurred in Uniontown around 5:30am today and is under investigation. [WPXI]
  • A tractor trailer rolled over and took out a utility pole yesterday and luckily stopped short of a house in Ellwood City. [WPXI]

Ellwood City Tractor Trailer Accident - WPXI

Ellwood City Tractor Trailer Accident - WPXI

  • McKeesport had a structure fire this morning on a yep, you guessed it, a vacant house.  It occurred in the 1600 block of Cornell Street.
  • There was a SUV rollover accident on Allegheny River Blvd near Nadine Rd in Penn Hills this morning. [KDKA]
  • Crews fought a residential structure fire in South Huntingdon yesterday. [Tribune-Review]

South Huntingdon Fire - photo by Sarah Beth Glicksteen/Tribune-Review

South Huntingdon Fire - photo by Sarah Beth Glicksteen/Tribune-Review

  • Four people were rescued from the Allegheny river near Tarentum by another boater.  [Valley News Dispatch]
  • Aliquippa fire department was able to extinguish an electrical fire before it turned bad. [Beaver County Times]
  • Fallen firefighter, Michael Crotty, who was Deputy Chief of Lawrence Park, was honored and his family received the Purple Heart in a ceremony on Monday. [WICU Erie]
  • Interesting article regarding 911 Dispatching in Erie County.  Per the article, the general public is losing faith in the 911 center and actually calling the police, ambulance, or fire stations directly. [WICU Erie]