Westmoreland

Therapy chickens may be forced to leave coop at Hempfield home

Sarah Downing barely flinches when her pet chicken pecks at her hair. Two-month-old Sunny regularly occupies a perch atop the 15-year-old girl's right shoulder as Sarah ...

Woman injured when car rolls over her at McDonald's drive-through in Unity

A Mt. Pleasant woman was injured Saturday when she was run over by her own car during a mishap at a McDonald's drive-through window, according ...

Two injured in Derry Township cycle collision

westmoreland county derry township Two people were hospitalized Saturday after two motorcycles collided in Derry Township. State police said David B. ...

Westmoreland Community Action drug help line aims to stem tide of substance abuse

Marc Hernley was floundering in a sea of alcohol and drugs. In jail with a bleak future, he looked to family and friends for help in ...

Westmoreland advocate's dedication to kids lauded

Rhonda Tipton's journey into child advocacy started with a billboard on Route 30. The medical consultant from Murrysville was looking for an avenue into community ...

Big rig overturns on Turnpike ramp at Irwin

Firefighters worked for hours late Saturday to free a tractor-trailer driver from his overturned rig. Strawpump Fire Chief George Werkman said the male driver was ...

Flash flood traps pair in car in Derry Township

westmoreland county derry township Firefighters pushed a car with two people inside about 20 feet to safety Saturday night ...

Slain Navy SEAL Checque gets posthumous award for heroism

A Norwin High School graduate killed in 2012 during his Navy SEAL team's daring rescue of an American hostage in Afghanistan was awarded the Navy ...

Thriving rail trails energize communities

Tom Demagall practically grew up on Pennsylvania's rail trails. As a preteen, the Mt. Pleasant native loved the freedom of pedaling his bicycle along the Yough ...

Man injured in shooting in Arnold

One man was injured in a shooting in Arnold early Saturday. Marque Sanders, 33, of Fifth Avenue was shot twice in the hip, Arnold police Chief ...

Newsmaker: David Millstein

Noteworthy: Attorney Millstein received the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation's prestigious Louis J. Goffman Award this month at the state bar association's award luncheon in Hershey. The ...

Loyalhanna Watershed Association moves into historic house

Visitors to the Loyalhanna Watershed Association office soon will enjoy a panoramic view of Ligonier and its rural surroundings. The scenery is an added attraction at ...

New Kensington garden seen as central to revitalization

New Kensington Mayor Thomas Guzzo sees the slow turnaround of his city's downtown encapsulated in a double-wide lot along Fifth Avenue lined with colorful day ...

Benefit planned for victim of gasline disaster

A ribbon of shiny new asphalt, the blackened, denuded remains of towering pines and a swath of recently excavated right-of-way greeted motorists Friday on the ...

Jail ordered for North Huntingdon man in shooting, thefts

A North Huntingdon man who shot his roommate in the chest with a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle and stole money and Christmas gifts from eight other ...

Smithton man's appeal in home invasion rejected

A state Superior Court panel has rejected a Westmoreland County man's claim he did not understand the consequences of his guilty plea and upheld the ...

Greensburg YMCA begins repair project

Scaffolding put up this week along the exterior walls of the Greensburg YMCA marks the first step in an $800,000 series of renovations planned for ...

Hempfield restaurant owner gets his 'ducks in a row' to grow medical marijuana

Rodney Yemc's passion for medical marijuana is palpable. The Hempfield restaurant owner said he wakes up every morning thinking about how he'll advance his plans ...

Penn Township woman's desire to connect changes life for vets in Greensburg facility

Veterans are important to Penn Township resident Marianne Caruso. Her father, Clarence Widmar, was a World War II veteran, and her husband, Ronald, is a ...

Dog kept at Westmoreland shelter for 4 years finds 'forever home'

After four years of waiting to enjoy the comforts and freedom of a real home, a pit bull mix whose special needs left her overlooked ...


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