Westmoreland

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 ...

Defense in Arnold double-murder case say prosecutors withheld jailhouse confessions

Defense lawyers for an Allegheny County man accused of killing a woman and her adult son in Arnold nearly four years ago want the Westmoreland ...

Man struck by train, killed on tracks near Latrobe

A Latrobe-area man was struck and killed by a freight train Tuesday afternoon on railroad tracks in Derry Township, according to the Westmoreland County coroner's ...

Westmoreland tourism 'grant chat' Q&A session set

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau on Tuesday will host a question-and-answer session to discuss the 2017 Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program. The so-called "grant chat" will ...

Latrobe left with warmth of the benevolence of hometown hero Palmer

The glow just seemed to rub off, and pro golf legend Arnold Palmer shared it generously. An airport, a hospital, a cancer treatment center, a high ...

Mister Rogers' work inspires St. Vincent's early-childhood training being taught in China

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood has gone global. More than a decade after Fred Rogers' death in 2003, researchers from the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and ...

Historic cabin in Murrysville to be restored

Murrysville officials will combine $15,000 in municipal funding with a private $55,000 gift to begin restoration work on the historic Staymates cabin on Round Top ...

Lawyer gives alibi for Monessen man in case of drug dealer's death

The lawyer for a Monessen man charged with killing a drug dealer during a botched robbery said in a court document filed Monday that his ...

Hempfield bicyclist's case will go to trial

A Westmoreland County judge rejected a defense request to dismiss one of eight cases involving a Hempfield man who is in jail awaiting trial on ...

Latrobe council continues debate on burning ban

Burning issues dominated Latrobe City Council's agenda meeting Monday. Council has for several months debated amending the burning ban. Several residents have requested the ability to use ...

Westmoreland County auction to include vehicles, radios, telephones

Looking to buy a gift for that hard-to-shop-for friend or family member? Westmoreland County might just have that special item on the auction block — especially ...

North Huntingdon woman skates past rheumatoid arthritis

Cara Zanella of North Huntingdon has a drive to keep moving — competitive figure skating, exercising and working — to help her maintain her quality ...

Ligonier native coordinates effort to provide free books for children

Rebecca Bell remembers reading "The Poky Little Puppy" while nestled in her grandmother's lap. That was more than 60 years ago. Now, the retired teacher ...

Arnold Palmer, Latrobe legend who reshaped golf, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major champion who from a humble upbringing in Latrobe transformed professional golf with his charisma and daring style, died Sunday at ...

Newsmaker: Edward Brajdic

Noteworthy: Brajdic was named Optometrist of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society. He was chosen from among more than 250 of the society's ...

Funeral for North Belle Vernon fireman 

The North Belle Vernon Fire Department held a funeral for Charles E. Horan on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2016. Horan died Wednesday morning from injuries he ...

12-member board formed to oversee Hempfield's Union Cemetery

Twelve people with an interest in preserving a 125-year-old Hempfield cemetery were appointed by a Westmoreland County judge this month to serve as its board ...

Westmoreland County court offers addicts chance

Josh Rimmel has been in and out of court for years, but never before was he greeted with applause and a raffle ticket. But that's what ...


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