Westmoreland

Westmoreland district courts 1st in Pa. to offer treatment in lieu of punishment in drug cases

Drug treatment is taking the place of potential jail time as district judges try a new approach to address the growing problem of substance abuse ...

Former Greensburg doctor indicted in sex-for-drugs scheme

A former Greensburg doctor who is accused in a sex-for-drugs scheme involving a 15-year-old girl was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in U.S. ...

Startling jump in drug deaths continues in Westmoreland County

Drug-related deaths in Westmoreland County — most involving heroin — are on a record pace for the eighth consecutive year, according to Coroner Ken Bacha's ...

Westmoreland County water customers hit with rate hike, extra fee

When Jim Hovanik went to pay his water bill last week, he found he had to dig a little deeper than expected. Hovanik of Kiski Township ...

Jeannette woman accused in boyfriend's stabbing

A 48-year-old Jeannette woman was jailed Monday after she was arraigned on criminal charges in the stabbing of her boyfriend Sunday. City police charged Jamie J. ...

Franklin Regional to vote on budget that calls for tax increase

Franklin Regional school board members will vote May 16 on a proposed 2016-17 budget that includes a 0.75-mill tax hike. A proposed budget developed at a ...

Penn Township recommends approval of new zoning ordinance

The Penn Township Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended approval of a draft of a proposed zoning ordinance, an update of land use ...

Greensburg parking study put on hold indefinitely

A study of downtown parking needs that the Greensburg Community Development Corp. expected to start soon has been postponed indefinitely. The roadblock for the project appears ...

Police seek burglar caught by security camera at Slickville bar

State police in Greensburg are looking for a burglary suspect who was caught on a surveillance camera after hours inside the Silver Star Saloon in ...

Mt. Pleasant Borough council awards paving contract

Mt. Pleasant Borough council awarded Victor Paving of Monongahela the borough's 2016 paving project. Victor Paving was the winning bidder at $45,380.45. The following streets are part ...

Answers elusive in Salem Township natural gas pipeline explosion

As crews from Spectra Energy Corp. and federal investigators searched for clues Monday to the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion Friday that rocked ...

Norvelt town hall to focus on gun safety for children

Issac Deemer, 6, still has nerve damage from being accidentally shot by his then-9-year-old brother nine months ago. It was an accident his mother, Julie, said ...

Greensburg-area churches send 300 cases of water to Flint, Mich.

Several Greensburg-area churches have banded together to bring potable water to residents of Flint, Mich., where concerns about high lead levels in the drinking supply ...

Star Wars masks lead agents to 2 suspects in pharmacy robberies

Star Wars character masks helped crack the case for a federal drug agent and state police investigating armed robberies at pharmacies in Allegheny and Westmoreland ...

Youngwood Council member tapped to replace late mayor

Youngwood Council members appointed one of their own as mayor on Monday, filling one vacancy but creating another. Kris Long, 44, resigned as a councilman moments ...

Penn-Trafford adopts tentative budget containing tax increase

Penn-Trafford School Board on Monday adopted a $53.8 million tentative budget with a 2.4-mill increase in real estate taxes for 2016-17. The increase would bring ...

North Huntingdon Planning Commission OKs updated Wendy's, needs approval from township

North Huntingdon will be getting a new Wendy's restaurant on Route 30, similar to the company's updated facilities in Murrysville and Monroeville, a company official ...

Fire at Hempfield RV dealership ruled arson

The state police fire marshal's office in Greensburg has ruled Wednesday's fire that destroyed three recreational vehicles at a dealership in Hempfield was intentionally set. The ...

Some displaced by Salem Township blast cleared to return

Six of nine families kept out of their homes since Friday's gas line explosion in Salem Township were given the go-ahead to return just before ...

Chicken swaps draw together bird lovers

Prince George, a mild-mannered Cochin chicken, was surprised with a new girlfriend Sunday morning, courtesy of his owner, Nadine Drylie of Delmont. Drylie was among dozens ...


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