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Fugitive captured in Washington Township after eluding police overnight

By Julie E. Martin
The search for a man who led police on a high speed chase on Route 839 Monday night and then fled on foot into the woods near Dayton ended on Tuesday with the arrest of Gregory Louis Douglas of Kittanning. …

Free program in Kittanning helps adults spot teen drug use

By Brad Pedersen
Drug prevention starts at home, and local police want to teach parents and guardians how to spot signs that their teens may be using. “Teen Scene” on Thursday aims to educate adults about the symptoms of drug use, trends in …

Leechburg Area postpones decision to lease property for natural gas drilling

By Braden Ashe 7:49 a.m.
The Leechburg Area School Board has postponed until September its decision to lease district property in West Leechburg for natural gas drilling. A vote was scheduled for Tuesday to enter into an oil and natural gas agreement with EQT Production …

Rural Valley man jailed on charges of breaking into house twice

By Trib Total Media
A Rural Valley man was committed to Armstrong County Jail on $100,000 bond when he was charged with breaking into a woman’s house twice and …

Police seek pair who broke into Manor home

By Julie E. Martin
Police are searching for two men who broke into a Manor home and fled after being surprised by the granddaughter of its late owner on Monday afternoon. “She walked upstairs and there were two gentlemen rooting through the drawers,” Cody …

Charges pending results of toxicology tests in Rayburn crash

By Julie E. Martin
State police are awaiting toxicology results to determine if alcohol was a factor in a three-vehicle crash that injured three people last week on Route 28/66 in Rayburn. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. Friday when a Chevy pickup …

McVille Airport gets grant to build hangar

By Leader Times
South Buffalo’s McVille Airport is among 20 airports across the state slated to receive funding through PennDOT’s aviation development program for upgrading facilities. McVille Airport has been allocated $200,000 to construct a hangar. “Providing transportation options is vital to moving …

Ford City may turn to county for input

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council wants help with economic development, and officials are considering turning to sources outside the borough to get it. Looking beyond its financial woes, council and a handful of residents on Monday night discussed the borough’s assets — …

Events to raise money, boost spirits in Ford City

By Brigid Beatty
Organizers of several upcoming events want to inject Ford City with a dose of community spirit. The Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership is hosting its third annual Heart and Sole 5K and duathlon on Saturday. The event will help fund …

Apollo-Ridge board considers publishing tax deadbeats’ names

By Braden Ashe
The Apollo-Ridge School District may post on its website a list of residents who still owe property taxes after the Dec. 31 deadline. The board will vote on Monday whether to post the list in January in an effort to …

Boaters have run of Allegheny River as Army Corps temporarily reopens 4 locks

By Julie E. Martin
Boaters descended en masse on Saturday upon the Upper Allegheny River, taking advantage of a rare chance to pass through locks that have been closed …

Millions approved for rail improvements in Western Pennsylvania

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny Valley Railroad Co. will receive $1.9 million in state money to rehabilitate its 36th Street bridge, increasing its weight capacity and reducing a curve on the bridge, the governor’s office announced. It was among 39 rail freight projects …

Marching bands at separate camps for final summer in Kittanning, Ford City

By Brigid Beatty
The streets around Kittanning and Ford City high schools rocked to the rhythm of music this week as each school’s marching bands held camp and practiced outdoor drills. This is the last year for separate camps ­— and marching bands …

Pair charged with theft from East Franklin Wal-Mart

By Julie E. Martin
A man and a woman from the Alle-Kiski Valley face felony charges of retail theft for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from the Wal-Mart store in Armstrong County. Alyssa Nicole Depanicis, 24, of 406 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, …

K-9 Klif’s replacement takes over Armstrong job after graduation

By Brad Pedersen
A police dog became part of Armstrong County’s law enforcement team when he graduated from the Pittsburgh Police Canine Academy on Friday. The Armstrong County …

Armstrong school construction on schedule a year from opening

By Brad Pedersen
An unusually harsh winter followed by a rainy spring and summer has not slowed construction of Armstrong Junior-Senior High School that is on schedule to …

Photo gallery: A week at the Dayton Fair

By Tribune-Review
From livestock to mud bogs to high wire acts and, of course, amusement rides and food booths, the 134th Dayton Fair has something for everyone. …

Feds seek restitution from former Ford City businessman

By Brian Bowling
The federal government wants the former vice president of a Ford City company to pay back $11.7 million the company made on nine projects, according to a civil lawsuit filed Thursday. Barry Kent Peterson, 46, of North Strabane pleaded guilty …

Wayward Ford City water bills found and mailed out

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City water bills lost in the mail have been found by the U.S. Postal Service and are on their way to residents. The borough is waiving late fees on payment of the bills that would have been due today. …

New director takes reins at Worthington-West Franklin library

By Brigid Beatty
Worthington-West Franklin Community Library turned an administrative page with the retirement of Director Timi Kost this week. Kost, who had been director for nine years, …

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