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Mayor blames influx of transitional housing for recent spree of violence
By Jamie Wiggan
The communities of Stowe and McKees Rocks have been rattled by gunfire and violence in recent weeks, with three shootings and a potential homicide case involving a dead body found inside a refrigerator reported.
“It’s a sad thing,” said Jack Muhr, McKees Rocks mayor. “Most of [those involved] don’t even live in this town.”
Allegheny County police are still investigating the death of Kristy Jefferson, a 38-year-old mother whose body was discovered inside a disused refrigerator in a shared hallway of an apartment complex in the McKees Rocks Bottoms neighborhood. Police believe former boyfriend Daryl Jones placed her body there after her death but have not yet determined what killed her.
Charged with abuse of a corpse, Jones is being held in the Allegheny County Jail while awaiting trial. He was denied bail on the determination he poses a threat to himself and others.
Drawn by the smell of the decaying body, neighbors found Jefferson’s corpse and alerted police to the scene on May 4.
Polling places to be consolidated during upcoming primaries
By Jamie Wiggan
Voters across Allegheny County will have fewer choices available for casting votes in-person during this year’s primary election due to efforts by county officials to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.
The Allegheny County Council passed a resolution April 22 calling for the consolidation of polling places down to one per municipality, except for the City of Pittsburgh which will be permitted to maintain several.
Consequently, about 90% of the county’s 1,323 polling places will be out of action in the coming election.
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