Westmoreland

2nd attempt to oust Westmoreland warden fails

Warden John Walton received the support of the majority of the Westmoreland County Prison Board on Monday when the second attempt in a month to ...

Blairsville woman admits involvement in heroin trafficking operation

A 40-year-old Blairsville woman has admitted her role in a Detroit-based heroin distribution ring. Kimberly Cassidy of 220 S. Morrow St. pleaded guilty in U.S. District ...

Teen killed in Sewickley Township crash

A one-vehicle accident in Sewickley Township claimed the life of a teen late Monday night. According to Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha, Theresa L. Sager, 19, ...

Laurel Highlands site capitalizes on popularity of Pokemon Go

Hunters have caught plenty of Pidgeys in Ligonier, while there have been sightings of Bellsprouts at West Overton Village and of the ever-popular Pikachu at ...

Longtime Greensburg district judge Albert to retire Sunday

After more than 25 years as Greensburg's district judge, James Albert will hang up his gavel Sunday. The decision by Albert, 66, to retire brings ...

Latrobe City Council to consider rules on poultry, bees

Latrobe City Council plans to consider for adoption at its Aug. 8 meeting an ordinance that would more strictly regulate the raising of chickens and ...

Grants to fund Hempfield paving, fields

Hempfield will spend two large state grants to improve Woodward Drive and Hempfield Park. This is the first time the township has received money from the ...

Unity man gets up to 23 months for DUI crash that seriously injured woman

The last six months of Janet Zellers' life were spent in a care center recovering from injuries suffered in a crash when she was hit ...

PennDOT lists maintenance work in Westmoreland

PennDOT has planned the following Westmoreland County maintenance work this week: Edge paving on Industrial Boulevard and State Park Road in Derry Township and on ...

Monessen native sees potential in century-old building

Matthew Shorraw sees beauty worth preserving in the former Monessen Savings and Trust Co. building, built more than 100 years ago at 500 Donner Ave. He ...

Latrobe nonprofit director aims to help mothers, babies coping with drug withdrawal

She raised six children and worked in counseling, including addiction recovery, but Dawn Hennessey was unprepared to meet the needs of an infant exposed to ...

Latrobe native Curtin's passions collide as intern with Smithsonian museum

Pamela Curtin of Latrobe spent her summer helping others look to the stars. The West Virginia University graduate student will wrap up an internship at the ...

Newsmaker: Bill Rethage

Noteworthy: Rethage, a Marine Corps veteran, was scheduled to compete on Sunday in the Ironman Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y., a 140.6-mile triathlon in which ...

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 ...


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