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Authorities investigating as many as 20 dogs found dead in Hopewell

By Tony Raap
Authorities investigating the gruesome discovery of up to 20 dead dogs on a hillside in Beaver County are looking for clues that would tie the deaths to other places where dog carcasses have been found. A man spotted the Beaver County remains this week while walking along the banks of the ...

One man killed, one man charged in Beaver Falls shooting Tuesday morning

By Megan Guza
One man was killed and another charged with murder when an argument turned violent in Beaver Falls Tuesday. Police Chief Charles Jones said Matthew Williams, 33, and Christopher Kirkland, 25, exchanged words and then physically fought before Kirkland pulled out a ...

1 person reported dead in Rochester Borough fire

By Matthew Santoni
At least one person died Sunday night in a fire in Rochester Borough, Beaver County dispatchers said. The two-alarm residential fire was reported on Case Street at about 10:30 p.m. The Beaver County Coroner’s Office was notified that at least …

Lunch programs eat away at Western Pennsylvania school districts’ funds

By Jacob Tierney
Public school food service programs, which have been battered by rising food costs and federal mandates requiring healthier but more expensive meals for students, are ...

Bad pump prompts emergency shutdown of Beaver Valley reactor

By Tribune-Review
The operator of the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Shippingport performed an emergency shutdown on one of its two reactors early Wednesday because a pump that moves water to a turbine malfunctioned, owner FirstEnergy Corp. said. Unit 1 shut down ...

Beaver Falls man charged in deaths of 2 men during November shootout in Pittsburgh

By The Associated Press
A man wounded in a shootout with two men last November in Sheraden has been charged in their deaths. Michael St. Clair, 24, of Beaver Falls was arraigned Monday on criminal homicide, conspiracy, robbery and weapon charges in the deaths of ...

Cabbage contest engages Western Pa. 3rd-graders in gardening

By Bob Bauder
Malia Baney earned some cabbage by growing a cabbage last year through a third-grade science project at Big Beaver Elementary School. Malia, 9, of Big ...

Nationality Days in Ambridge moving again; fee dropped

By Tom Mcgee
The organizers of Nationality Days in Ambridge again have had to change their plans for the 50th annual event. A sewer project near the planned site of the event has caused the Ambridge Chamber of Commerce to relocate it to the ...

Aliquippa police arrest teen after he was spotted on school property with a firearm

By The Associated Press
A scare over a homeless man allegedly spotted carrying a rifle near an Aliquippa school ended when the suspect surrendered to the city’s mayor, who knew the man, the mayor said. The man was seen walking near the Aliquippa Junior-Senior High ...

Pedestrian struck in New Brighton, flown to Pittsburgh for treatment

By Michael Hasch
A pedestrian was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday night after being struck by a motor vehicle in New Brighton, police in Beaver County said. An SUV struck a 26-year-old man about 9 p.m. near the entrance to the Valley View ...

Newsmaker: Tech Sgt. John Davis

By Natasha Lindstrom
Noteworthy: The Air Force Reserve Command selected Davis for the 2015 Reserve Officers Association Spotlight, a national honor awarded to a reservist from each military ...

2 Beaver County men indicted in guns-for-heroin scheme

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County man traded 53 stolen handguns for heroin, federal prosecutors say. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Timothy Paul Brown Jr., 34, of Rochester with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm and ...

Southwest Pa. is safe, prosperous; struggles with poor air quality, obesity, report finds

By Natasha Lindstrom
People living in Southwestern Pennsylvania have plenty to boast about: This region has above-average rates of high school and college graduates, below-average rates of crime and violence and an unemployment rate on pace to drop to its historic low of ...

Hotels to go up near Beaver Valley Mall

By Tribune-Review
Washington County-based Millcraft Hospitality said Tuesday it wants to build two hotels near Beaver Valley Mall in Center. They would include a 100-room, extended-stay hotel and a 140-room upscale hotel. The extended-stay hotel would be built first, Millcraft said. Both would ...

Arrest made in Beaver Falls woman’s 2003 slaying

By Rick Wills
Sophisticated DNA testing helped law enforcement officials in Beaver County file a homicide charge Monday against a man accused of killing a woman more than a decade ago, prosecutors say. Jarrod Bullie, 43, of Beaver Falls is charged with killing ...

4 Beaver County men charged in multimillion dollar heroin ring

By Tribune-Review
Four Beaver County men were charged Thursday for their role in a $13.5 million multi-county heroin operation, according to Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The investigation spanned nine months and involved nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies across three counties. Keith Lowe, 40, ...

Man accidentally shoots self in leg outside Beaver college facility

By Tribune-Review
A Beaver County college student was not seriously injured when he accidentally shot himself in the leg Thursday morning, emergency dispatchers said. The incident happened about 8 a.m. at the Aviation Sciences Center on Cessna Drive in Beaver Falls. The land ...

Beaver Area JROTC unit looking to remain in top form

By Karen Kadilak
After winning its 18th consecutive Western Pennsylvania title, Beaver Area High School’s Army Junior ROTC team looks forward to defending its championship at the 2nd ...

Merged Beaver County congregation benefits from sharing resources

By Karen Kadilak
About 300 people are expected for a service Sunday in the Central Valley High School auditorium, celebrating the merger of two Beaver County churches. City Reach Church Central Valley will mark its grand reopening on Easter. The church formed in January, ...

Ex-Ambridge police officer pleads guilty, gets probation

By Tom Mcgee
A former part-time Ambridge police officer will serve probation after pleading guilty to drug-related charges. Andrew Wanto, 31, of Leet, pleaded guilty last week in Beaver County Common Pleas Court to misdemeanor charges of obstruction of administration of law and criminal ...

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