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Large crowd mourns Rayburn woman allegedly killed by escapee

By Brad Pedersen
More than 100 people gathered Monday at a Kittanning funeral home to mourn the Rayburn Township woman who was murdered Thursday after an inmate escaped from the Armstrong County Jail. Its directors opened up the entire Kennedy and Blodgett Funeral Home ...

Fort Armstrong Folk Festival deemed ‘amazing’ success

By Brigid Beatty
Organizers of the 44th Fort Armstrong Folk Festival said the four-day event was one of the best Kittanning has seen in a decade. “It was amazing,” said Jessica Coil, festival executive. We had perfect weather, and we heard from vendors that ...

Council considers restricting parking for vehicles heavier than 5 tons

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning’s streets could become a no-parking zone for vehicles over 5 tons, boats, trailers and other large recreational vehicles. Council is considering restricting large construction vehicles, RVs and other large equipment from parking on its streets overnight. The move comes after ...

Kittanning officials hope to make traffic pattern change permanent

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning officials hope to keep a change in traffic patterns on Water Street, but it may be too late. The trial run of a turning lane for traffic in both directions on South Water Street went into effect earlier this summer. ...

Armstrong D.A.: Jail procedures will be reviewed in light of escape, murder

By Brad Pedersen
Because of an inmate’s escape from the Armstrong County Jail last week, elected officials are reviewing how the jailbreak happened and what can be done ...

Couple jailed after domestic assault in Gilpin

By Chuck Biedka
A boyfriend-girlfriend fight involving a knife in rural Gilpin ended Sunday afternoon after a 30-minute standoff along Ray Road. Scott Edward Caveglia, 27, of 157 Ray ...

Road, entrance may ease traffic, Dayton Fair officials say

By Brad Pedersen
With fair week approaching, Dayton Fair officials are working to lighten traffic on Route 839 and increase foot traffic by the grandstand. The fair board and volunteers built an extra entrance to the fairgrounds, near the race track, and a small ...

Armstrong escapee caught; murder charges pending

By Brad Pedersen
Suspected killer Robert Edward Crissman Jr. was captured Friday morning, a little more than 24 hours after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail. Police caught ...

Armstrong inmate escapee charged with murdering family matriarch

By Jodi Weigand
No matter what was happening in her family, matriarch Tammy Long was a central figure. “She was our everything,” said Tammy’s daughter, Tara Long. “She was ...

Captured Armstrong jail escapee Crissman’s criminal history

By Tribune-Review
Robert Edward Crissman Jr. has a long criminal history but nothing involving violence until his arrest on murder charges Friday. July 24, 2003: He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $300 plus court costs. A charge of having ...

Natural soaps, spinning demo among attractions at Fort Armstrong Folk Festival

By Brigid Beatty
Even before festival-goers see the sign for Yamali Naturals at the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival in Kittanning’s Riverfront Park, they know they’re close to finding ...

West Kittanning church marks 100 years of ups and downs

By Brad Pedersen
The past 100 years hasn’t always been easy on the congregation of the Grace Brethren Church in West Kittanning. The church is celebrating its centennial this ...

Police: Escaped Armstrong County inmate armed, dangerous homicide suspect

By Brigid Beatty
An escaped inmate at the center of a police manhunt is suspected of killing a friend and stealing a truck from her Rayburn home after ...

Paradise Park Rib Fest reviving legendary stage in Cowansville

By Brigid Beatty
Mike and Jennifer Salerno might describe their Cowansville land as a real-life field of dreams as they prepare to host the Paradise Park Rib Fest — expected to be the biggest event their 152-acre park has had in decades. The festival ...

44th Folk Festival off to bustling start in Kittanning

By Brigid Beatty
Kittanning’s Riverfront Park bustled with activity as more than 140 craft and food vendors readied their wares Thursday in the hours leading up to the ...

Worker injured when excavator backs over him in Kittanning

By Brad Pedersen
A man working on a road crew on Market Street in Kittanning was severely injured and flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh because an excavator backed over him Thursday morning. The excavator driver was looking for oncoming traffic and didn’t ...

Kittanning road work a dusty backdrop to sidewalk sales, festival

By Brad Pedersen
Downtown business owners are hoping torn up sidewalks and gas line replacements won’t discourage shoppers from coming to early morning sidewalk sales along Market Street ...

Armstrong reaches out for opinions about how to use closed schools

By Brad Pedersen
An online survey will seek the public’s opinions about how to use three closed schools in Kittanning and Ford City. “The buildings are big, so there are a lot of possibilities for each one,” Armstrong School Board President Joe Close said. ...

South Buffalo airport gets Armstrong County funding for study

By Brad Pedersen
A small, private airport northeast of Freeport received a public boost Tuesday that Armstrong County officials hope will one day pay off in improvements to ...

Explosive second day at Camp Cadet in Manor

By Brigid Beatty
The 41st Armstrong County Camp Cadet program started its second day with a bang. Cadets, who range in age from 12 to 15, are attending the ...

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