Westmoreland

Parent pleads guilty to threatening Mt. Pleasant area youth football league

Organizers of the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior Football League are struggling to fill rosters nearly a year after its season was canceled following threats against ...

Mt. Pleasant area school board approves budget, tax increase

Mt. Pleasant Area school directors approved a 2016-17 budget this week that includes a 2.75-mill property tax increase. The increase will cost the average taxpayer $45 ...

Franklin Regional teacher charged with lewd acts at O'Hara home

A Franklin Regional school district teacher has been charged after police say neighbors recorded videos of him performing a sexual act on his back porch. Jeff ...

Abandoned building burns in North Huntingdon

State police are investigating the cause of a fire in an abandoned commercial building in North Huntingdon. Firefighters were dispatched to the building along Route 30, ...

Before holiday weekend, police remember those killed by drunken drivers

The 66 small American flags placed in a planter outside the Westmoreland County Courthouse by law enforcement officers Wednesday morning were reminders of the dangers ...

Senator from Westmoreland County: Son did not lobby for casino

HARRISBURG — The head of a lobbying firm representing Meadows Racetrack & Casino said his firm hired a state senator's son to help with "community ...

Jeannette in running for redevelopment funds through DCED

An infusion of funds could be coming Jeannette's way as part of a concerted state effort to make an impact in communities with strong leadership. "It's ...

Family of Salem crash victim sues truck driver

The family of a Jeannette man killed in an eight-vehicle pileup this month in Salem has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a truck driver ...

Greensburg Salem school board raises property taxes, OKs $43.5 million budget

Greensburg Salem School District residents' property tax bills will go up 2.7 mills this year after a 5-4 school board vote Wednesday. This brings the total ...

Ligonier Valley YMCA addition offers fitness with a view

Ligonier-area residents are able to enjoy fitness with a view since the Ligonier Valley YMCA completed a 32,000-square-foot addition featuring expanded opportunities for exercise. Y officials ...

Jeannette duplex damaged in accidental fire

A Jeannette resident was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire heavily damaged her home's upstairs bedroom. The fire in the 700 block of North Third Street ...

House fire displaces 2 people in West Newton

Two people were displaced by a house fire Wednesday in West Newton. Several fire departments were summoned to the blaze that was reported just before 7 ...

In Monessen, Trump lays out 7-step plan to boost economy

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump toned down his blustery, off-the-cuff demeanor to deliver a policy-driven, teleprompter-aided speech Tuesday in Monessen that focused on rebuilding the ...

Hempfield natural gas filling station touts 'green'

Export Fuel Co. has taken a million-dollar gamble that firms with trucking fleets will invest in vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, a fuel ...

Driver in Derry Township crash that killed boy detained

An Indiana County man who was driving a sport utility vehicle that rear-ended a car stopped at a red light on Route 22 in Derry ...

Bail reduced for trucker in deadly Delmont pileup

Bail has been reduced from $500,000 to $50,000 for an Illinois tractor-trailer truck driver involved in a fatal eight-vehicle crash this month on Route 22 ...

Apartment building proposed for site of devastating blaze in Greensburg

A Greensburg lot where a house was destroyed by fire last year soon will house a $2 million apartment building, according to a Pittsburgh development ...

Couple racks up burglary counts in Westmoreland County

A Westmoreland County couple who admitted to earlier burglaries was arraigned Tuesday on charges related to three more break-ins in 2015. Judston T. McMunn, 34, of ...

Hempfield vote puts sewer system step closer to sale

The Hempfield municipal authority board voted 3-1 Tuesday to sell the township's sewer system for $35 million and transfer $32.4 million of its debt to ...

National nonprofit recruiting unregistered voters

A nonprofit in Washington, D.C., has been identifying unregistered voters in Westmoreland County and sending them the paperwork they need to fill out to cast ...


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