RIVER NEWS WEDNESDAY 3.21.18
A live press conference at 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Round Rock, TX. Audio from KHOU 11. Details about the attempted apprehension and subsequent death of the “Austin Bomber”.
Hit-n-Run on Sunset Blvd.
A hit and run accident led police on a small chase in Steubenville yesterday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m., a truck ran into two other vehicles heading westbound on Sunset Boulevard near Speedway.
The truck then took off through the Speedway parking lot and back down the roadway.
Debris on the road that fell out of the back of the pickup slowed down traffic for a half an hour while Steubenville Fire Department cleaned up the scene.
Police were lead on a short chase to the Dollar General off of Sunset Boulevard where the driver’s tire blew out and he tried to take off on foot.
That man was arrested and is being held at the Jefferson County Jail.
EPA Addresses Steubenville City Council
Federal Environmental Protection Agency officials visited Steubenville last night to address how the city will pay for its ongoing water issues.
This stems from the January water crisis that left downtown without water for 13 days.
EPA officials said the city’s water shut-off valves that would prevent a future water emergency cost $7 million dollars.
The city has been losing up to 65 percent of its water supply due to leaks or unaccounted water usage.
The city applied for a $7 million loan through the EPA. Officials told council the city applied for it under financial distress, which could lead to the loan being split into a $3.3 million money grant and the other half a $3.3 million loan.
Regulators also said something has to be done on the city’s wastewater, which has been out of compliance since 1998.
Steubenville City Council Addresses Garbage Pick-Up
After a fiery demonstration by Councilman Bob Villamagna last week demanding answers on why the city hadn’t started a 4-day garbage pickup schedule, City Manager Mavromatis announced it would start next month.
The side-loading trucks have not been in use since the new garbage cans rolled out this past summer.
With a 4-day pickup schedule, city administrators said a fifth weekday–either Monday or Friday–will allow sanitation employees to do other kinds of work.
Bulk garbage pickup will move to that day as well instead of Saturdays.