My phone rings off the hook, here are some random things from my journalist’s notebook!
A Prosecution Team
It looks like Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier may have decided who will be prosecuting the person/people responsible for the murder of Rachael DelTondo… just as soon as his office makes an arrest that is.
First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Popovich and Assistant District Attorney Steven Necaster have been working together as a prosecution team on issues involving the case.
Although Necaster is a newcomer to the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, Popovich has been with the office for more than a decade, having prosecuted over a dozen homicide cases — including 2 capital cases.
48 Hours Begins Filming With Help From The Beaver Countian
CBS News’ 48 Hours has begun production of a future primetime episode about the murder of Rachael DelTondo. Producers for 48 Hours have already paid a visit to Beaver County and crews will be here at the end of the month to start filming.
Although an arrest has not yet been made, 48 Hours will be staying with the case all the way until a final outcome.
The planned episode will be hosted by correspondent Erin Moriarty, who has won 9 national Emmy Awards for her reporting. Some of Erin’s most high profile coverage has included the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the war in Iraq.
The Beaver Countian has been behind the scenes helping CBS News and their 48 Hours team cover the case and will continue to do so as events unfold.
Aliquippa Police Lose Fax Service
The Aliquippa Police Department was without fax services for a brief period of time last week, after their vendor shut them down for failing to pay their bill.
Newly appointed acting Chief Robert Sealock got the account out of arrears and everything was brought back up within a day I’m told, but City officials say the downtime did have an impact on operations.
Here’s some coverage from KDKA Radio about the latest drama coming out of the Aliquippa Police Department:
Crime Stories With Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace did a half-hour segment on the DelTondo murder for her show on Sirius XM:
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