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Motorcycle lost in 1977 Johnstown flood found during excavation work

JOHNSTOWN — On July 20, 1977, John Vitalie was trying to make sure his family was safe as the floodwaters were rising fast around his ...

Penn State University increases tuition by 2.29%

The freeze is over at Penn State — at least as far as tuition at the school's University Park campus is concerned. University trustees Friday approved ...

Drugs, alcohol no factor in plane crash that killed 2 near State College

Neither a Mt. Lebanon eye surgeon nor a White Oak pilot had drugs or alcohol in their system last month when their plane crashed just ...

Man held for trial in April shooting death

A Burgettstown man accused of fatally shooting another man in April was held for court on a single homicide charge Friday, according to court records. McDonald ...

Flight 93 Memorial wetland project credited with protecting waterway from mine drainage

Stocked trout brought renewed life last year to Lamberts Run, a Somerset County tributary of the Stonycreek River. One of the primary factors supporting the ...

Pilot struck, injured while trying to stop runaway airplane at Connellsville airport

A pilot trying to stop a runaway classic aircraft was hurt when he was struck by the plane's tail section Wednesday morning at Joseph A. ...

Charges dismissed for former Franklin Township supervisor, wife

The remaining charges filed against a former Fayette County township supervisor and his wife, a former township treasurer, have been dismissed. In 2014, a county grand ...

South Union DNC delegate Vicites, charged in husband's shooting, resigns

The Fayette County woman accused of shooting her husband, county Commissioner Vincent Vicites, resigned her position Tuesday as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, ...

Investigators suspect drug overdose in Washington County death

The body of a 44-year-old man was found Tuesday next to the railroad tracks in Washington. Investigators believe he died of a drug overdose, Washington County ...

Low-interest disaster loans available to Fayette, Westmoreland, other Western Pa. counties

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to businesses and residents affected by June 17 flash flooding in Fayette, Westmoreland and surrounding ...

Deaths of 2 elderly siblings found in South Connellsville home not suspicious, police say

Police in South Connellsville said the deaths of an elderly brother and sister who were found in their home Tuesday afternoon are not suspicious. Police Chief ...

South Union man stabs neighbor who confronted him about speeding, police say

A South Union man was charged with stabbing a man who confronted him for speeding down his street in Fayette County late Monday. Nicholas M. Sokol, ...

Washington woman faces trial in death of her son

A Washington, Pa., woman will stand trial for homicide by vehicle in the 2014 death of her 6-year-old son, a judge ruled this week. Crystal Lashea ...

Johnstown marks 39th anniversary of flood that killed 85

JOHNSTOWN — Rain began to fall around 6:30 on the evening of July 19, 1977, and turned into a downpour by late evening. By the ...

Nurses striking at Beaver County hospital over contract impasse

Nurses at the Heritage Valley Beaver hospital in Beaver County have gone on strike over a contract impasse. The hospital's 500 nurses say they'll strike ...

Fayette commissioner shot by wife undergoes 2 surgeries, DA says

As he lay on a stretcher early Sunday, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the neck, a Fayette County commissioner told state police his wife ...

State DEP fines Stonehenge Appalachia for causing Butler County landslide

The Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection announced Monday that it fined Stonehenge Appalachia LLC $1.5 million for causing a landslide into Butler County streams and ...

Beaver Valley Mall up for sale

The Beaver Valley Mall is for sale as its Philadelphia-based owner looks to capitalize on the interest generated from the petrochemical plant that Royal Dutch ...

Wife of Fayette County commissioner charged in shooting

The wife of a Fayette County commissioner is charged with attempted homicide after police say she shot her husband in the neck at their home ...

Newsmaker: Jason Pokopec

Age: 45 Residence: Dunbar, Fayette County Noteworthy: Pokopec's second novel, "Betty Knox," which is loosely based on a Dunbar legend about a malevolent ghost of ...


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