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

By Tribune-Review 11:57 a.m.
Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi said the county prison board will examine all circumstances surrounding last week’s escape by Robert Edward Crissman Jr. and what steps need to be taken to prevent a repeat. “Everything will be reviewed,” Andreassi said, but referred other questions to prison board Chairman Rich …

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 ...

Kittanning 5K raising money for Habitat for Humanity

By Brad Pedersen
Helping hands and running feet are needed Saturday for the fifth annual Raise the Roof 5K in Kittanning. Habitat for Humanity of Armstrong County, sponsor of the event, is looking for runners and volunteers to help during the race that starts ...

Ownerless emu finds ‘buddy’ at new Greensburg home

By Brad Pedersen
No one has claimed an emu that was running loose in Parks last week, so the big bird will likely spend the rest of its ...

Rural Valley judge hanging up robes after 34 years on the bench

By Brad Pedersen
District Judge Samuel Goldstrohm is retiring Friday after 34 years on the bench in Rural Valley. “I can honestly say there hasn’t been a day when ...

Plea withdrawals made harder by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

By Brigid Beatty
A recent state Supreme Court decision is expected to make it more difficult for a defendant to withdraw a guilty plea before sentencing. “The law is still the same — it’s just been tweaked,” Armstrong County President Judge Kenneth Valasek ...

Natural gas fueling station opens in East Franklin

By Brigid Beatty
An Armstrong County oil and gas producer is keeping pace with a growing trend in the alternative fuel industry with its recent opening of a ...

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