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Brooklyn man’s cross-state taxi ride leads straight to jail in Uniontown

By Liz Zemba
A Brooklyn man who took a cab from Philadelphia to Uniontown to surprise his fiancée instead found himself booked into the Fayette County jail when ...

Fairchance convenience store robber sought

By Tribune-Review 5:06 p.m.
State police are looking for a man who robbed a Fayette County convenience store Monday night. Police said the suspect brandished a handgun at Sweet Pea’s Food Mart in Fairchance and demanded money from the cash registers at 9:30 p.m. A ...

Fayette County man deemed sexually violent predator

By Tribune-Review 5:06 p.m.
An Adah man convicted of charges he sexually assaulted a girl over a 5-year-period was declared a sexually violent predator following a hearing Tuesday. A jury in February convicted Charles Edward Brooks, 58, of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, ...

Candidate for Fayette County sheriff drops election appeal

By Tribune-Review 4:14 p.m.
A candidate seeking a recount in the Fayette County Sheriff’s race through a state appellate court has dropped his appeal. The Fayette County Bureau of Elections confirmed it received notice this morning from Commonwealth Court that Robert “Ted” Pritchard was dropping ...

Masontown woman charged with leaving infant in hot vehicle

By Liz Zemba
A Masontown woman was preparing to use cocaine in the restroom of a bar while her infant daughter sat unattended in a hot vehicle, according ...

Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center students to attend post-secondary schools

By Marilyn Forbes 4:05 p.m.
Seniors from area high schools have graduated. Many will be off to college. For the first time, there are more than 36 graduates from Connellsville ...

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority receives $47K in grant funds

By Mark Hofmann 4:05 p.m.
Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has received its yearly grant money through a partnership program with the first installment put toward tech upgrades, blight removal and playground ...

2 from Western Pennsylvania charged with insurance fraud

By Tribune-Review
Two Western Pennsylvania men are among 20 people charged statewide with insurance fraud by agents from the state Attorney General’s office. John Anthony Lowry, 31, of Connellsville, is charged with one count each of workers compensation fraud and theft by deception ...

Masontown woman seeks probationary program in theft case

By Liz Zemba
A former Masontown councilwoman accused of taking $1,610 from a community nonprofit while serving as its treasurer is seeking admission to a probationary program for nonviolent offenders. Kim M. Essig, 55, is charged with several misdemeanor counts in connection with the ...

Rockin’ Ribfest in Connellsville on weekend

By Nancy Henry 4:05 p.m.
Connellsville is having a first-time event for the holiday weekend, and the excitement is building. Rockin’ Ribfest will be held in the city. There will be a fireworks display on Friday night courtesy of the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce as well ...

Henry: Family fun, fireworks this weekend in Connellsville

By Tribune-Review
Another big weekend in Connellsville begins with family fun and fireworks, sponsored by the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce. Beginning 6 p.m. Friday on Arch Street in front of City Hall, there will be lots of activities and lots of ...

Uniontown natives’ charity honors friend wounded in Afghanistan

By Matt Faye
Five years after their best friend was critically injured while serving in Afghanistan, two Uniontown natives again will host an annual golf outing to benefit ...

Scott C’s July 4 Car Show planned in Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
Scott C’s Auto Sales will hold a  July 4th Car Show on Saturday. The staff has been planning the event with the help of Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce office manager Brooke Deason. “The car show will be a fun ...

Author, novel showcased at Connellsville event

By Laura Szepesi
The southwestern United States — not Southwestern Pennsylvania — was the inspiration for several novels about the French and Indian War penned by Jay ...

River crossing washed out, but Connellsville festival draws crowd

By Laura Szepesi
If Gen. Edward Braddock’s army had attempted to cross the Youghiogheny River in Connellsville this weekend, its members would have either been swept away like ...

Weather batters Connellsville-area bike trail

By Laura Szepesi
After weeks of wet weather, Southwestern Pennsylvanians live by the childhood rhyme: “Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day.” Mother Nature isn’t listening. According ...

Librarian chronicles history of Fayette County executions

By Liz Zemba
A haunting photograph that captures a condemned killer’s final moments on the gallows 129 years ago inspired a law librarian to dig up the stories ...

PIC facility in Lemont Furnace serves kids, job seekers

By Mark Hofmann
The Private Industry Council’s new facility is a one-stop shop for comprehensive services for children to adults. In March 2014, the Private Industry Council held a ...

Injuries show Uniontown’s Forsythe her career path

By Les Harvath
Every once in a while, recent Uniontown Area High School grad Tia Forsythe can still hear popping, clicking and grinding sounds coming from her right ...

Monongahela Valley, Uniontown hospitals boost patient security

By Mary Pickels
Newly implemented technology and increased visitor security policies are among efforts two regional health care systems are utilizing in their patient care. Monongahela Valley Hospital is working to more securely register patients, while Uniontown Hospital is boosting safety measures for after-hours ...

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