Westmoreland

Retirees enjoy their golden years with happy hours at senior living centers

Betty Marshall sat with friends at a large round table near the bar, sipping a glass of merlot while oldies music played in the background. It ...

Police fired on near Lower Burrell home, starting nearly 7-hour standoff

Pam Armbrust woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday in her Lower Burrell house to news that a neighbor had allegedly shot at police on Nanak ...

ZIP code quirk causes hassle for some in North Huntingdon

Wayne Maddock can't get a pizza delivered from a restaurant in North Huntingdon because the business doesn't venture into Allegheny County. The problem is that Maddock ...

Stamp recalls Latrobe's banana split connection

It was a "very sweet day in the city of Latrobe" Thursday as Mayor Rosie Wolford and other officials unveiled a new U.S. Postal stamp ...

Renovations will cover historic murals in Jeannette City Hall

Donald Criner remembers the time-consuming work 40 years ago to create two murals adorning the walls of Jeannette City Hall. The artistic nod to the ...

Westmoreland County sheriff denies accusations he forced deputies to work on re-election campaign

Six current or former deputies of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held say he broke the law by forcing them to do work benefiting his 2015 ...

Westmoreland County Transit Authority eyes rate changes in response to complaints

Westmoreland County Transit Authority officials said an effort to improve community relations by altering how paratransit fares are calculated could cost up to $140,000 a ...

Duo arrested for home invasion in Hecla

A Mt. Pleasant Township woman who was robbed at knifepoint last month during a home invasion recognized the man as someone who has done odd ...

Jeannette man charged with stalking neighbor by dribbling basketball

A Jeannette man is accused of stalking and intimidating his neighbor by bouncing a basketball outside her bedroom window, according to court papers. Timothy Alan Bair, ...

Route 51 in Rostraver reopens to traffic after a truck took down utility lines

A section of Route 51 in Rostraver was closed for five hours Friday after a truck hauling heavy equipment brought down utility lines. The road was ...

Westmoreland County wards off rise in taxes with hike in hotel fees

Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday affirmed that property taxes will remain at their current levels for at least the next year, but residents will continue ...

Grant to fund new playground in Mt. Pleasant Township

A $20,000 state grant will be used to create a playground in the Mammoth area of Mt. Pleasant Township. Supervisor Jack Rutkowski said about a dozen ...

Former Seton Hill prof serving 15 years on child porn charge wants chance to get lighter sentence

A former Seton Hill University professor who pleaded guilty in January 2013 to producing child pornography wants a do-over. Balazs Tarnai, 40, of Unity is ...

Irwin man sentenced to jail for killing his adopted pet dog

An Irwin man was sentenced to serve up to 23 months in jail for killing a dog he adopted from a Westmoreland County animal shelter ...

Exhaust unit catches fire at Hempfield business

A fire in an exhaust unit at General Carbide in Hempfield was quickly extinguished early Thursday morning, according to officials. The fire at the Garden Street ...

ESPN plans 3-hour live broadcast of Steelers night practice

"Da, da, da! Da, da, da!" ESPN will bring a three-hour live broadcast of "SportsCenter on the Road" to the Pittsburgh Steelers' night practice next ...

Penn Township approves funds for Route 130 signal upgrade

Penn Township officials this week approved a matching grant agreement for improvements to the Route 130 intersection at Walnut Street, and they are hoping the ...

New rules for hiring North Huntingdon police officers goes back to the drawing board

North Huntingdon commissioners rejected new rules for hiring police officers Wednesday, sending a draft of the proposed revisions back to the drawing board. The ordinance would ...

Man sought in storage shed burglaries in Westmoreland, Somerset counties

State police are seeking the driver of a truck captured in a surveillance video during one of a recent spate of commercial storage shed burglaries ...

Irwin store burglarized, $7,000 in equipment stolen

A person used bolt cutters to smash a front door window and steal tools worth nearly $7,000 from Norwin Rental and Outdoor Power Equipment on ...


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