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Investigators: Plane ‘wobbling’ before Washington County crash

By The Associated Press
Federal investigators say a witness saw a small plane flying low and “wobbling” moments before it crashed at Washington County Airport last month, killing a former Ukrainian champion figure skater. Officials said Igor Novodran, 52, of Upper St. Clair was practicing touch-and-go landings before the March 11 crash near the …

Greater Washington food bank hires executive director

By Jason Cato
The board of directors of the Greater Washington County Food Bank on Tuesday named a new executive director. Connie Burd assumes day-to-day oversight of the food bank and its 38 pantries. She will oversee employees, volunteers, fundraising efforts, corporate giving …

Truck crash causes fracking water, diesel spill into Chartiers Creek

By Tom Fontaine
State environmental officials don’t believe a tanker spill early Monday in Washington County polluted Chartiers Creek. Authorities confined almost all of the 1,300 gallons of …

DEP investigating drilling wastewater leak in Washington County

By Jason Cato
Salts from fracking water that seeped into the ground at a Range Resources facility in Washington County will land the energy company a violation notice and possibly a fine, the Department of Environmental Protection said on Friday. “We, of course, …

California University of Pennsylvania offers training for weather spotters

By Jason Cato
Brittany Kusniar remembers dime-sized hail raining on her car while she was driving home to Uniontown last summer, and how her severe-weather training kicked in. The SkyWarn volunteer with the National Weather Service took measurements and reported them through a …

Group wants Consol to adhere to terms of Greene County mining permit

By Tribune-Review
The Washington, Pa.-based Center for Coalfield Justice on Thursday filed a petition to intervene in a permit battle between Consol Energy Inc. and the state regarding a proposed expansion of a Greene County mining operation. The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board …

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 …

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 …

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