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4 held for trial in shooting death of 10-year-old Washington County girl

By Jason Cato
Inside a heavily guarded courtroom, a Washington County judge on Wednesday listened to how a botched robbery ended with the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl and ordered all four defendants — including a distant cousin of the victim — …

Judge dismisses Washington County concealed-carry lawsuit

By Tribune-Review
Neither a Houston man nor Washington County Sheriff Samuel Romano followed proper procedures in a dispute over the man’s application for a permit to carry a concealed firearm, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in dismissing the case. Gary P. Fender …

Jury: Washington County prisoner’s right to medical care not violated

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County jail guard didn’t violate an inmate’s right to receive adequate medical care, a federal jury decided Monday in a civil rights case. David D. Wise of Washington sued Capt. Michael King, the county, another guard and two …

East Vandergrift man arrested in Charleroi after allegedly arranging to meet girl, 15, for sex

By Stacy Wolford
A 15-year-old girl called Charleroi Regional Police after a man she’d been communicating with through Facebook offered her $500 for sex. Michael Bober, 34, of …

Monongahela drug bust nabs 5

By Stacy Wolford
Five people accused of selling drugs were arrested during a “mini warrant sweep” in Monongahela. Monongahela police, along with members of the Washington County District …

Action lacking on Ringgold’s zoning proposal

By Chris Buckley
Looking to improve their chances of selling the two shuttered elementary school buildings, members of the Ringgold School Board want the properties rezoned. Last month, the board approved submitting letters to Donora and Monongahela respectively, asking that the former Donora …

Cecil man convicted of leading police on 16-mile car chase to be resentenced

By Adam Brandolph
A Cecil man will receive a new sentencing hearing for leading police on a 16-mile car chase from Fineview to Millvale in 2009, the state Superior Court ruled Wednesday. The appellate court upheld the 15 convictions against Nino Petrocelli, 51, …

Remains of third Spillers child found in mudslide

By Michael Hasch
The remains of a third child of a former Canonsburg man have been found buried in the mudslide that destroyed a neighborhood in the state of Washington. Brooke Spillers, 2, was one of at least 36 people who died in …

Burgettstown Lawyer exits race to unseat White, backs Democratic supervisor in Cecil

By Jason Cato
A challenger trying to unseat a state House Democrat from Washington County dropped his campaign on Tuesday and threw his support to another Democratic primary contender. “Our current representative, Jesse White, has not only embarrassed us, but failed to provide …

Canonsburg native’s body found in Wash. mud

By Adam Smeltz
Search teams in Washington state recovered the body of a former Canonsburg man who went missing in the March 22 landslide about 55 miles northeast …

Cal U professor’s project to plot ‘cradles’ of sports standouts

By Rossilynne skena Culgan
With the long-standing notion of Western Pennsylvania as a “cradle” for football quarterbacks, a local professor wants to know if there’s a similar geographic incubator …

Improved access No. 1 goal of Monongahela River Town Program

By Joe Napsha
Charleroi has joined other Mon Valley towns that are hoping to boost economic development by improving access to the Monongahela River, which they anticipate will …

4 charged in slaying of 10-year-old girl in Washington County apartment

By Michael Hasch
A Washington County man was one of four people charged on Friday in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl during a home invasion. She …

Kids taken from ‘filthy’ residence

By Stacy Wolford
Four children were removed from a Donora home police described as being “filthy” and littered with rodent feces. And now, police are seeking their father. David William Terrant, 40, of 301 McKean Ave., Apt. 2, was charged Friday with four …

Allegheny, Washington men charged in child porn sweep

By Michael Hasch
Four area men have been arrested as part of a statewide sweep during the past week targeting people who share, download and distribute child pornography on the Internet, state prosecutors said on Friday. Prosecutors identified them as Charles Weiher, 67, …

Remains of boy, son of Canonsburg native, found in mudslide

By Michael Hasch
The remains of a second child of a former Canonsburg man has been found buried in the mudslide that destroyed a neighborhood in the state of Washington. The body of Jovon E. Mangual, 13, a son of 2001 Chartiers-Houston graduate …

Slot machine revenues down at Rivers, Meadows and most other state casinos

By Staff and Wire Reports
Two Pittsburgh-area casinos were among nine statewide that posted year-over-year revenue declines from slot machines in March, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board said Wednesday. The …

Memorials delivered for Taniyah, girl killed in Washington, Pa., shooting

By Jason Cato
A mound of colorful stuffed animals, balloons and flowers swelled into a makeshift memorial on Tuesday for a Washington girl shot and killed this week …

Suspects sought in fatal shooting of 10-year-old girl in Washington

By Jason Cato
Washington police hope the death of a 10-year-old girl will lead someone to come forward with information about who fired the shots that killed Taniyah …

Group pushes to keep St. Anthony parish open

By Bill Zlatos
Joe Ravasio was baptized in the former St. Anthony Church in Monongahela 62 years ago. He hoped to be married there on Aug. 16 before …

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