Westmoreland

Answers elusive in Salem Township natural gas pipeline explosion

As crews from Spectra Energy Corp. and federal investigators searched for clues Monday to the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion Friday that rocked ...

Police seek burglar caught by security camera at Slickville bar

State police in Greensburg are looking for a burglary suspect who was caught on a surveillance camera after hours inside the Silver Star Saloon in ...

Mt. Pleasant Borough council awards paving contract

Mt. Pleasant Borough council awarded Victor Paving of Monongahela the borough's 2016 paving project. Victor Paving was the winning bidder at $45,380.45. The following streets are part ...

Norvelt town hall to focus on gun safety for children

Issac Deemer, 6, still has nerve damage from being accidentally shot by his then-9-year-old brother nine months ago. It was an accident his mother, Julie, said ...

Greensburg-area churches send 300 cases of water to Flint, Mich.

Several Greensburg-area churches have banded together to bring potable water to residents of Flint, Mich., where concerns about high lead levels in the drinking supply ...

Star Wars masks lead agents to 2 suspects in pharmacy robberies

Star Wars character masks helped crack the case for a federal drug agent and state police investigating armed robberies at pharmacies in Allegheny and Westmoreland ...

Youngwood Council member tapped to replace late mayor

Youngwood Council members appointed one of their own as mayor on Monday, filling one vacancy but creating another. Kris Long, 44, resigned as a councilman moments ...

Penn-Trafford adopts tentative budget containing tax increase

Penn-Trafford School Board on Monday adopted a $53.8 million tentative budget with a 2.4-mill increase in real estate taxes for 2016-17. The increase would bring ...

North Huntingdon Planning Commission OKs updated Wendy's, needs approval from township

North Huntingdon will be getting a new Wendy's restaurant on Route 30, similar to the company's updated facilities in Murrysville and Monroeville, a company official ...

Fire at Hempfield RV dealership ruled arson

The state police fire marshal's office in Greensburg has ruled Wednesday's fire that destroyed three recreational vehicles at a dealership in Hempfield was intentionally set. The ...

Some displaced by Salem Township blast cleared to return

Six of nine families kept out of their homes since Friday's gas line explosion in Salem Township were given the go-ahead to return just before ...

Chicken swaps draw together bird lovers

Prince George, a mild-mannered Cochin chicken, was surprised with a new girlfriend Sunday morning, courtesy of his owner, Nadine Drylie of Delmont. Drylie was among dozens ...

Police: Woman 'huffing' before crash near North Huntingdon sandwich shop

North Huntingdon police believe a 23-year-old woman was "huffing" an aerosol can before her pickup truck veered off Route 30, struck a Subway sandwich shop ...

Westmoreland County house painted to promote Trump

Leslie Baum Rossi didn't just settle for a lawn signs touting presidential candidate Donald Trump while promoting local delegates for the Republican national convention in ...

Salem residents, gas firm shift focus to recovery after pipeline explosion

Randy Gillis pushed back the brim of his baseball cap and looked at charred hillsides that had produced crops and pastured cows on his family's ...

Man found along Hempfield road with serious injuries

A 36-year-old Greensburg man was found unresponsive early Saturday along Route 130 in Hempfield with serious head injuries, state police said. He was taken to Forbes ...

North Huntingdon police investigate fiery crash

North Huntingdon Police are investigating an accident that culminated in a fiery crash along Route 30 late Saturday afternoon. WPXI reported that a Toyota Tacoma truck ...

Newsmaker: Maury Fey

Noteworthy: Fey recently received the Westmoreland County Republican Committee's Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually at its Reagan Dinner in early April. Fey was recognized for ...

Man burned in Salem Twp. gas line explosion; homes, businesses evacuated 

When Forbes Road fire Chief Bob Rosatti crested a hill near the intersection of Routes 22 and 819 in Salem on Friday morning, blinding flames ...

Blue Star Memorial markers are lasting tributes to vets

Americans will pause on Memorial Day to remember those who died serving in the military, many by gathering at cemeteries or community honor rolls. And ...


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