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New Phila shooting suspect identified; victim ‘stable’

June 28, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (June 28, 2024) – Police have released more details about the Wednesday night shooting incident at a south side intersection that left a woman critically injured. In a Friday morning news release, Chief Tessa Pohovey identifies Chance Swaney, 27, of Uhrichsville, as the alleged gunman in the […]

Aggravated vehicular homicide suspect arraigned

June 27, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (June 27, 2024) – The suspect in a deadly hit-and-run crash near Newcomerstown remains on house arrest after pleading not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. 68-year-old Benjamin Henry of Port Washington entered the plea Wednesday during his arraignment on a grand jury indictment also […]

Shooting in New Philadelphia under investigation

June 27, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (June 27, 2024) – New Philadelphia police have arrested a suspect for a shooting incident late Wednesday on the south side of the city. Details are still limited. Police weren’t immediately available for comment this morning. Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s call records say police took a 27-year-old Uhrichsville […]

Suspects in road rage beating plead not guilty

June 26, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (June 26, 2024) – The two men charged for a violent road rage-related attack near New Philadelphia remain free on their own recognizance after their arraignments. Wyatt Shaw, 20, of Gnadenhutten, and Landon Levengood, 19, of Sherrodsville, are charged with felonious assault in connection with the February […]