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Wanted sex offender caught hiding in homemade fort in Burgettstown

By The Associated Press 10:50 a.m.
A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a homemade fort in the Pennsylvania woods. U.S. marshals helped local police and the sheriff’s office in Brook County, W.Va., track down 64-year-old David David on Tuesday. Brooke County Sheriff …

Man charged in sexual assault of homeless woman in Washington Co.

By Michael Hasch
A Michigan trucker was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County on charges of repeatedly sexually assaulting a homeless woman he picked up at a fast-food restaurant in Ohio and threatening to kill her if she didn’t tell his employer that she …

Shale oil, gas finds put Mon Valley on path to renaissance, leaders say

By Jason Cato
Lue Ann Pawlick never envisioned companies connected with oil and gas beating a path to Alta Vista Business Park when it broke ground in tiny …

Harrisburg insider, newcomer battle over change in Pa.’s 46th Senate District

By Jason Cato
Democrat Sen. Tim Solobay points to funding from a new transportation bill paving the way for development in his Western Pennsylvania district. Republican challenger Camera …

Upper St. Clair man acquitted of murder sues Washington prosecutors, police

By Brian Bowling
Washington city police and the Washington County district attorney ignored the evidence in unsuccessfully pursuing homicide charges against an Upper St. Clair man, the man …

Washington County slaying victim’s family urges speedier investigation

By Jason Cato
The family of a Washington County man slain three years ago urged authorities Wednesday to expedite the investigation and prosecutors to charge a suspect. “To …

Small-business owner challenges Cecil attorney in 46th District

By Jason Cato
One candidate for a seat in the Pennsylvania House is a political novice whose grandfather inspired him to run while the other is a four-term …

Ex-Washington County inmate denied dental care awarded $100K

By Brian Bowling
Washington County owes a former inmate $100,000 because four jail officials ignored his need for dental care, a federal jury ruled. The eight-member jury on Friday agreed with Joseph W. Consonery of Washington that the officials violated his constitutional right …

Dispute at California party leads to arrest

By Tribune-Review
One person was reported arrested in California Borough early Sunday morning during a dispute at an off-campus party. Christine Kindl, spokeswoman for California University of Pennsylvania, said reports indicated a crowd of indeterminate size became unruly when a party became …

Charleroi football player turns tragedy into triumph

By Les Harvath
Charleroi Area senior football player Kevin McClellan does not wear a huge “S” on his chest but, as Cougars coach Don Militzer described his 5-foot-10, …

Officer violated gun rights during traffic stop, motorist claims

By Brian Bowling
A Jefferson Hills police officer violated a Washington County woman’s civil rights by temporarily confiscating her loaded gun during a traffic stop, the woman claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday. Heather Dawn Flanegan of New Eagle says in the …

Eighty Four woman killed in 3-car wreck near Finleyville airport

By Tribune-Review
An Eighty Four woman died in a three-vehicle collision late Friday, according to the Washington County Coroner’s Office. Stacy R. Smith, 47, was killed in the accident near of Route 88 and Airport Road in Union, near the Finleyville airport, …

Washington County pharmacy owner charged in prescription drug scheme

By Adam Brandolph
A Washington County pharmacy owner faces charges that he submitted $346,000 in false prescription claims to insurance companies and filled phony prescriptions for tens of …

Peters doctor in prison for writing illegal prescriptions faces new charges

By Brian Bowling
A former Peters doctor serving more than a decade in prison for writing thousands of illegal prescriptions for painkillers faces a new federal charge for health care fraud. Oliver W. Herndon, 43, and others working for Horizons Hospice LLC placed …

Washington County chief probation officer charged with felony theft

By Adam Brandolph
Authorities accused Washington County’s chief juvenile probation officer of submitting invoices seeking reimbursement for martial arts training that never occurred, according to a felony theft charged filed against him Friday. Daniel Clements, 47, of Aliquippa submitted a bill to the …

Washington County man charged with trying to kill man with tractor

By The Associated Press
A Washington County man has been charged with trying to kill someone with his tractor during a confrontation on a gas well access road. Frank Oleary, 59, of Prosperity is charged in Greene County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, making …

1 person dies in Washington County crash

By Michael Hasch
At least one person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday night in Washington County. The crash occurred at 9:42 p.m. near the intersection of Route 88 and Airport Road in Union Township, not far from the …

Washington County woman charged in series of child abuses

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County mother faces criminal charges related to allegations she repeatedly abused an adopted daughter. State police this week charged Rana L. Cooper, 46, of Cross Creek with endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and reckless endangerment. …

Washington County crash victim dies of natural causes

By Michael Hasch
The motorist whose vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday afternoon across the street from her home in Washington County died of natural causes, the coroner said. Priscilla Simpson, 63, who had a history of heart problems, was driving down …

Washington Co. man dies in 1-car accident

By Jason Cato
A Washington County man died early Monday in a one-car accident. Louis Florian, 77, lost control of a 2008 Honda sedan on Sylvan Road in North Franklin just before midnight, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. Doctors at …

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