Westmoreland

'Selfie' murder charges upheld against Jeannette teen

A Westmoreland County detective acted properly when he asked a Jeannette teenager accused of shooting his friend and posing with the body for a "selfie" ...

Hempfield Area School District increases security after bomb threat

Harrold Middle School students can't take backpacks, athletic bags or purses to school Friday through June 2 after a bomb threat was found Thursday in ...

Nuns, Seton Hill volunteers plant potatoes to distribute to Westmoreland food bank

A handful of nuns raced against an approaching rainstorm Monday as they tucked pieces of potato into freshly tilled earth near Greensburg's Seton Hill University ...

Youngwood man gets plea deal in drug lab case

A Youngwood man who admitted he used dangerous chemicals to manufacture a hallucinogenic "club drug" at the Seventh Street home he shared with his 4-year-old ...

Westmoreland County Community College trustees OK preliminary budget with surplus

Westmoreland County Community College trustees gave preliminary approval to a $38.9 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year at their meeting Wednesday. Trustees, who met at ...

Greensburg Salem passes preliminary budget

Greensburg Salem school board passed a $43.6 million preliminary budget with a 5-2 vote Wednesday, but board members and administrators said significant changes are likely ...

State police probe 'inappropriate' phone image at Hempfield Area High School

Superintendent Barbara Marin Wednesday confirmed that state police are investigating a Hempfield Area High School student's report of receiving an "inappropriate" cellphone image. The incident was ...

Rostraver woman dies days after attempting suicide with husband

The death of a Westmoreland County woman who joined her husband in a suicide pact was ruled a homicide by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's ...

Unity man who threatened trooper sentenced to time served

A Unity man who was accused of threatening to kill a state trooper entered a guilty plea on Wednesday to attempted retaliation and was sentenced ...

Schaab memorial softball tourney on tap in Harrison City

To honor and memorialize a Salem native and his sister, both victims of gun violence, a group of friends and family will be hosts for ...

Bolivar tavern unfairly targeted on social media, owner says

A father and son claim their eastern Westmoreland County tavern has been threatened and unfairly targeted on social media for allegedly supporting a fundraiser for ...

Jeannette to remove downtown traffic lights

Three sets of traffic lights in downtown Jeannette will be replaced by stop signs this summer. A request by Jeannette officials to remove the lights along ...

Unity zoning board denies LED sign variance requests

Unity Township's zoning hearing board dimmed the switch Tuesday on plans for two LED signs along Route 30. Board members Jackie Nindel, Timothy Thomas and Dorothy ...

Spectra Energy completing repairs to Route 819 after explosion; road could reopen this weekend

Chuck Morgan hopes things will turn around for his business after PennDOT announced Tuesday that state Route 819 in Salem Township — closed since an ...

Youth counselor voted onto Youngwood council

It took two votes Monday night for the Youngwood council to appoint its newest member — 25-year-old Tia Marie Rossi. Rossi received three votes for the ...

Mt. Pleasant Borough mulls funding for sewer projects

Work to improve Mt. Pleasant's Main Street is expected to begin this summer. Council will vote soon on allowing the municipal authority to seek a line ...

Ligonier man loses bid to have murder charge dismissed

A Ligonier man accused of driving drunk and killing a police officer in a head-on, wrong-way crash lost an attempt to have a third-degree murder ...

Belle Vernon man sentenced to 2 years in child sex assault

A Belle Vernon man who had sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl will serve up to two years in the Westmoreland County Prison and must ...

Pair arrested on drug charges in Jeannette

A Jeannette man and a Youngwood woman were charged with drug offenses Monday following a traffic stop in Jeannette by Westmoreland County deputies serving a ...

South Huntingdon woman tries to withdraw no-contest pleas

A South Huntingdon woman who is serving a year of probation for trespassing on property she rents to the Yukon Pet Adoption League tried unsuccessfully ...


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