Westmoreland

Damage too extensive to determine cause of Jeannette fire

Investigators can't determine the cause of a fire last month in downtown Jeannette because of the extent of damage, said city fire Chief Vance Phillips. The ...

Route 22 accident results in ammonia leak

A Friday morning tractor-trailer accident on Route 22 in Derry Township has resulted in an ammonia leak. Westmoreland County's hazardous materials team was called to the ...

Report: Corrosion may be factor in Salem pipeline explosion

The federal agency investigating the natural gas pipeline explosion Friday in Salem that sent a fireball 300 feet into the air said a preliminary investigation ...

$350,000 grant to aid Westmoreland Conservation District's integrated water resource plan

A plan for managing stormwater runoff, flooding and other issues is being developed by the Westmoreland Conservation District with the help of a $350,000 grant ...

Route 119 projects in Indiana County, East Huntingdon set to enter new phases

PennDOT construction projects on sections of Route 119 in Westmoreland and Indiana counties are slated to enter new phases this weekend. Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday ...

Dogs won't get their day at Greensburg's Lynch Field

Greensburg's recreation department has nixed the idea of allowing dogs at Lynch Field. "We just decided to kind of leave things the way they've been," said ...

South Huntingdon animal shelter landlord gets probation in trespassing case

A South Huntingdon woman accused of trespassing on property she rents to the Yukon Pet Adoption League will serve a year of probation under terms ...

Man wounded in shootout with Murrysville officers arraigned at hospital

A 26-year-old Minturn, Colo., man was arraigned Wednesday in his hospital bed in Pittsburgh on multiple criminal counts related to his April 20 shootout with ...

Jeannette fire chief rules vacant house fire was arson

A fire last month at a vacant Jeannette house has been ruled an arson, according to the city's fire chief. The blaze was set in two ...

Murrysville to model rules for unconventional drilling on state proposal

A proposal to tighten state environmental regulations on drilling has yet to be considered by the legislature, but Murrysville officials feel comfortable relying on it ...

Woman found guilty in East Huntingdon attack on romantic rival

Katelin Hiltabidel-Ruby thought she was going to die. The Connellsville woman told a Westmoreland County jury Wednesday that seconds after being hit by a sport utility ...

Ligonier Township boards likely to team up on waterline funding

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority wants to partner with township supervisors to seek funding to replace a waterline on Deeds Road. Engineering consultant Jake Bolby told ...

Former Connellsville police officer ordered to trial in rape case

A former Connellsville police sergeant who is awaiting trial on charges of having sex with two female drug suspects has been ordered to stand trial ...

Delmont man charged with assault

A Delmont man has been charged with assaulting a woman and threatening two men with a rifle at a residence, according to state police. Police said ...

Latrobe radio program dedicated to late announcer

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce will dedicate Friday's "Good Morning Greater Latrobe" broadcast on NewsTalk 1480 WCNS to its late announcer, Dow Carnahan. Carnahan, ...

Man robs Greensburg Rite Aid Wednesday morning

A man said he had a gun but did not show one when he robbed the Rite Aid on East Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg Wednesday ...

Westmoreland district courts 1st in Pa. to offer drug treatment

Drug treatment is taking the place of potential jail time as district judges try a new approach to address the growing problem of substance abuse ...

Former Greensburg doctor indicted in sex-for-drugs scheme

A former Greensburg doctor who is accused in a sex-for-drugs scheme involving a 15-year-old girl was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in U.S. ...

Startling jump in drug deaths continues in Westmoreland County

Drug-related deaths in Westmoreland County — most involving heroin — are on a record pace for the eighth consecutive year, according to Coroner Ken Bacha's ...

Everson woman says she blacked out when SUV ran over romantic rival

An Everson woman accused of intentionally running over her romantic rival told police she has no recollection of slamming her Ford Explorer into the woman ...


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