Westmoreland

Man burned in Salem Twp. gas line explosion; homes, businesses evacuated 

Federal and state authorities are investigating the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Salem Township Friday morning that seriously burned a nearby resident, ...

Monessen man dies when SUV hits utility pole

A Monessen man died when his sport utility vehicle crashed into a utility pole in the city Thursday night. Blanchard Key, 51, was driving alone when ...

Mt. Pleasant fire damages optometrist office, apartment

A fire in Mt. Pleasant Borough sent residents into the streets early Friday morning. The fire was reported at 2:58 a.m. on West Main Street, ...

Police seek 2 masked men who robbed New Alexandria pharmacy, handcuffed employees 

Two workers at a Westmoreland County pharmacy were threatened with a handgun and left handcuffed in a storage room as two masked men fled the ...

4 vying to replace late Youngwood mayor envision borough's future

Youngwood council will pick its next mayor Monday to replace Joan Derco, 83, who died April 4. Four residents applied for the job — Diane Klingensmith ...

Fatal car crash closes sections of 2 roads in Rostraver

Sections of Route 906 and Tyrol Boulevard in Rostraver were shut down at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, after a car slammed into a utility pole at ...

Mt. Pleasant Twp. woman, 69, linked to 2nd attempted robbery incident

A 69-year-old Mt. Pleasant Township woman who attempted to rob a bank while sitting at its drive-in window — then changed her mind — had ...

Westmoreland hazmat team credits decline in calls to education, prevention plans

Westmoreland County's volunteer hazmat team responded to just 34 incidents last year, a number officials attribute to better education and prevention plans improving safety in ...

Health risks from fracking outlined for Murrysville Council

Two scientists tasked with explaining the potential health and environmental risks of hydraulic-fracture drilling were upfront with a group of Murrysville residents: the science is ...

Hempfield RV rental owner suspects arson in fires

Terry Kovach of K Rentals along Route 30 in Hempfield said he's never experienced anything like it in the 30 years he has sold and ...

Latrobe couple pushes for legislation to strengthen adoption tax credit

When an orphanage or family calls, from Guatemala to Latrobe, Christine Brinker can't say no. The evidence lies in the string of red frames full ...

Westmoreland County voting numbers mirror state trends on both sides

Westmoreland County Republican voters bought what real estate mogul Donald Trump was selling. Trump easily won Pennsylvania's GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, receiving nearly 57 ...

WCCC to move forward with renovations

By 2020, nearly everything at Westmoreland County Community College could look different, from the Founders Hall facade to classrooms and the school's logo. WCCC trustees approved ...

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 ...

Latrobe man charged in sex with underage girls

A 23-year-old Latrobe man was arraigned Monday on criminal charges for allegedly having sex with two underage girls from eastern Westmoreland County this year. Johnathan Rosario ...

North Allegheny, Ligonier Valley students earn $5,000 scholarships

Two area high school seniors learned Wednesday night they each will receive $5,000 scholarships for exceptional academic achievement. Grace Jin of North Allegheny Senior High School ...

Jeannette building near fire deemed unsafe

A three-story building on Clay Avenue has been tagged as uninhabitable by Jeannette officials in the aftermath of a major fire next door on Saturday ...

Country star to headline Latrobe fest

A woman who sings about growing up in a small town where she could see the stars, watch fireflies and fish on a lake should ...

Route 30 in Hempfield open again after fire

Both lanes of Route 30 east in Hempfield re-opened shortly before midnight Wednesday, after embers falling from a nearby fire resulted in their closure. A section ...

Shuster poised to prevail in 9th Congressional District

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster of Hollidaysburg appeared to narrowly escape an upset bid by a retired Coast Guard captain in Tuesday's primary election, virtually ...


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