Westmoreland

Political minds meet at St. Vincent

The nation's political elite failed to foresee that a television reality star could become the Republican Party nominee or that social Democrat Bernie Sanders could ...

PennDOT to start off Westmoreland work week with paving

PennDOT's Westmoreland County maintenance crews are scheduled to pave the edges of Weavertown Road in Donegal Township during the week beginning Monday. Other planned projects include: ...

Inmates accused of conspiring to commit assault inside Westmoreland County Prison

Westmoreland County authorities accuse three inmates — including an accused murderer — conspired to assault a fourth inmate inside the jail this summer, according to ...

Confluence girl with heart defect enjoys shopping spree

Preschooler Makenzie Rugg can be skittish around doctors after seeing more than her share of them during multiple surgeries to repair a congenital heart defect, ...

Hempfield bicyclist to stand trial over weapon

The attorney for a Hempfield bicyclist argued Thursday that it was "unfair" to call a knife his client allegedly brought into the Westmoreland County courthouse ...

Wine, liquor store to open in Youngwood

A wine and liquor store promised when the Youngwood Commons was in the planning stages will open at the shopping plaza on Oct. 19, according ...

Men with gun rob produce stand operator in Salem Twp.

Two men armed with a handgun beat a New Alexandria man and threatened his friend early Wednesday during a holdup near a Route 22 produce ...

Franklin Regional undertakes evaluation of district facilities

Franklin Regional School District officials have hired an architectural firm to conduct a full facilities and feasibility study and this week hosted a town-hall meeting ...

3 of 4 puppies found abandoned in Uniontown bounce back

Three puppies found this month clinging to life in a cereal box that had been tossed in the trash are now thriving at a Hempfield ...

Doctor botched donkey castration, Derry Twp. farmer alleges in lawsuit

A Derry Township farmer who rescues abandoned donkeys and nurtures them back to health filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday seeking at least $30,000 in damages ...

Auction of used equipment generates $80K for Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County received $80,000 Wednesday from the wallets of the buying public. More than 150 people came to the county's public works garage to bid on ...

Hempfield Area committee performing ground-up review of middle schools

What started as an effort to evaluate Hempfield Area's proposed middle school schedule has turned into a process that could bring sweeping changes in how ...

Penn Twp. zoning hearing board member sought

Commissioners are seeking letters of interest from residents who want to replace Michael Frescura, who recently resigned, said Alex Graziani, township manager. The term expires ...

Newborn baby found in N. Belle Vernon trash bin

Paramedics found an unattended newborn in a trash receptacle in a North Belle Vernon convenience store bathroom Saturday afternoon while treating the baby's mother, according ...

Latrobe-area man's death ruled a suicide

The death of a Latrobe-area man killed Tuesday afternoon when hit by a freight train in Derry Township has been ruled a suicide, the Westmoreland ...

Franklin Regional's pre-homecoming bonfire postponed

Franklin Regional Senior High School postponed the annual pre-homecoming bonfire, originally scheduled for Thursday, after forecasts of rain and thunderstorms by the National Weather Service. ...

Man injured Wednesday a.m. in East Huntingdon crash

A driver suffered injures and was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital early Wednesday when his van overturned along Route 119 southbound in East Huntingdon, police ...

Ligonier Twp. retreat for veterans approved

Ligonier Township supervisors Tuesday granted permission for the Patriot Hills organization to operate a retreat for veterans and their families at a residence along Youngstown ...

New drainage system going in at Greensburg's Lynch Field

Flooding is impossible to stop at Greensburg's Lynch Field, but crews started work Tuesday on a drainage system to keep the recreation area from spending ...

Mt. Pleasant homicide suspect seeks move to juvenile court

A Mt. Pleasant teen charged with killing a friend this year wants his case moved to juvenile court, according to papers filed Tuesday in Westmoreland ...


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