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Daily News Stories for Friday, April 18, 2014:
Courthouses and district judges offices in Beaver and Lawrence counties will be closed today. The Beaver County Times reports Brady's Run Park recreational facility in Brighton Township will have regular hours today and Saturday, but will be closed Sunday. Allegheny County's Court of Common Pleas, Department of Court Records, district attorney's office and sheriff's office will be closed. The controller's office will close at noon and the treasurer's office will close at 1 p.m.
Authorities believe a body found in the Ohio River is that of a Beaver County woman who had been missing for months. Police say the body appears to be Sharone "Lonnie" Nakoa, a mother of three. No word on a cause of death. An investigation is underway.
A landlord made an explosive discovery in Monaca this week. George Betters was cleaning a home on Marshall Road when he found a pipe bomb. Police detonated the bomb and residue. Monaca police say they have suspects in the case and the investigation is continuing.
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