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Leechburg High School student, 13, arrested for having gun at school

A 13-year-old Leechburg Area student was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly taking a loaded pistol to school. No one was injured, and police are investigating whether ...

9/11 victim's family discusses courageousness, selflessness with Kiski Area elementary students

Alison Crowther wanted to make sure students at Kiski Area Upper Elementary learned at least one important lesson from her son Welles' story. "It lies ...

New Kensington-Arnold board proposes 21 furloughs

The New Kensington-Arnold School Board proposes to furlough 21 teachers at the end of the school year. The board cited declining student enrollment and the consolidation ...

Buffalo Township seeks to quickly fill sudden police vacancies

Buffalo Township officials hope to hire full-time police officers soon to staff the department devastated by two officers' deaths within a week. The township remains in ...

Lower Burrell man found dead outside his home

The body of a Lower Burrell man was found Thursday morning in a vehicle parked in front of his Wachter Avenue home. Police say Tylor Cook, ...

Leechburg man known for popular home light display endures 'series of unfortunate events'

The holiday lights that adorn Clyde Lindsey's historic home on Main Street in Leechburg have gone dark. Leechburg Lights, the popular synchronized light display that Lindsey ...

Westmoreland County commissioner discusses drug epidemic with Rotary Clubs

If Westmoreland County doesn't get a handle on the drug epidemic, the future of our local communities is bleak, said Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli. During ...

Freeport sewage bills could double

Freeport residents could see their monthly sewage bills almost double under a proposal to link the borough's aging sewer system with that of the Upper ...

Harrison man accused of assault

A 49-year-old Harrison man accused of trying to stab a Vandergrift woman in her residence Sunday was arrested Tuesday night. Vandergrift police said Anthony Michael Irwin ...

Alle-Kiski Valley voters split on Trump support in primary election

Alle-Kiski Valley voters supporting Donald Trump in Tuesday's primary election said his biggest appeal is he's not a politician. "I supported Donald Trump, and I'm a ...

Fire destroys Plum family's home, no injuries

The American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania is assisting a Plum family with clothing and shelter after their home was heavily damaged by a two-alarm ...

Springdale man who shot at ex-girlfriend gets 4 years mental health court probation

A Springdale Township man who shot at his ex-girlfriend and started a standoff with police last year will serve four years of probation through Allegheny ...

Students overcome obstacles with robots in challenge at Freeport Area High

High school students participating in the Sea, Air and Land Challenge on Tuesday contended with dead batteries, robot arms that would not cooperate and inadequate ...

South Buffalo woman sentenced for setting family home on fire

A South Buffalo woman was sentenced Tuesday to serve at least eight months of electronic home monitoring as well as a modified jail sentence for ...

Missing Lower Burrell woman, 90, found injured

After accidentally backing her car into a ravine and being missing for 14 hours overnight, Wilma Baughman, 90, was apologetic. "She just kept apologizing to us ...

Wolf signs law to hasten divorces for abuse victims

A new law allows a victim of a documented personal injury crime by a spouse to get a divorce finalized within 90 days of filing. ...

2 arrested for alleged drug sales in Harrison

An early morning raid by police resulted in the arrests of two people for allegedly selling drugs in the Sheldon Park housing plan in Harrison. Felipe ...

U.S. Steel CEO says prices hit bottom, but improvements will take time

A steep downturn in the steel industry that has hammered domestic producers for more than a year may have bottomed out, U.S. Steel Corp. CEO ...

School board OKs Apollo-Ridge High School auditorium seating contract

After 43 years, it's time to get new auditorium seats at Apollo-Ridge High School. The school board Monday night awarded a $118,000 contract to Maffei Strayer ...

Sex offender arrested for failing to register under Megan's Law

Police on Monday nabbed a convicted sex offender only two weeks after he left jail. Elvis Arter Hogan, 30, is back behind bars after being charged ...


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