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3 headed to prison in killing of W&J football player

By Bobby Kerlik
The mother of a Washington & Jefferson College football player slain in a street robbery told the three men responsible for his death that she can’t forgive them. “To kill someone over a cell phone and a couple of dollars …

Transportation law allows Washington County to rebuild roads, bridges

By Jason Cato
Money from the latest state transportation law is paving the way for increased work on roads and bridges across Washington County. Of about $69 million …

70-year-old man says he didn’t see trooper who was run over

By Jason Cato
A Washington County man returned home on Thursday after spending the night in jail for backing over a state trooper in a relative’s car. Jay …

Pa. trooper injured in pursuit in Washington County

By Michael Hasch
A state trooper was injured in a crash that occurred during a police pursuit Wednesday night in Washington County. The crash occurred at 8:52 p.m. along West Chestnut Street on the border of North Franklin and Canton townships, emergency dispatchers …

‘Machete-type knife’ weapon used in adult bookstore robbery in Washington County

By Michael Hasch
State police are searching for two men, one of them armed with what troopers are calling “a machete type knife with a long black lanyard,” who robbed an adult bookstore in Washington County. The holdup occurred at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday …

Washington County judge, other officials named in whistleblower lawsuit

By Adam Brandolph
A former Washington County juvenile probation officer filed a whistleblower lawsuit on Monday claiming he was fired for reporting that his boss coerced colleagues into sending troubled children to a juvenile treatment center where the boss’ girlfriend worked. David Scrip, …

State police arrest Washington County man in hit-and-run death

By Tribune-Review
State police filed charges Saturday against a Washington County man who they say fled the scene after striking and killing a Scenery Hill pedestrian with his pickup. Brittany M. Chapman, 29, was walking along the northbound lane of South Main …

Washington man charged with trying to kidnap 3 children

By Margaret Harding
A Washington man is accused of attempting to lure neighborhood children into his truck by offering them candy, state police said Monday. Police charged Jerry Zgorliski, 55, with attempted kidnapping, unlawful restraint, luring a child into a motor vehicle, interference …

Cecil ‘on hook’ to update sewer lines in Lawrence

By Jason Cato
A gas grill that Andrew Boyd bought a decade ago stands inside his garage — unused. “In the summertime, you can’t have a cookout because …

Southpointe development acts as region’s relief valve

By John D. Oravecz
After years of trying to break into the development boom at Southpointe, Marc Kossman established a presence at the sprawling office park in Washington County. …

Washington Co. man dies in ATV accident

By Tribune-Review
A Buffalo, Washington County, man died in an all-terrain vehicle accident early Saturday, state police and the Washington County Coroner’s Office said. James Beatty Jr., 28, was thrown from the ATV after it hit an embankment and rolled several times …

Pony League World Series spotlights Washington

By Jason Cato
Two years ago, organizers of Washington’s Pony League World Series questioned whether hosting an international youth baseball tournament was worth the effort. Today, organizers are …

Washington Co. man admits helping partner defraud Navy

By Brian Bowling
A North Strabane man admitted in federal court Thursday that he helped his business partner defraud the Navy on a $2.2 million contract to demolish a building. Barry Kent Peterson, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud. U.S. …

IRS can seize fire truck owned by president of Fort Cherry Ambulance Service in McDonald

By Brian Bowling
The Internal Revenue Service can seize a 1931 Buffalo fire truck owned by the president of the Fort Cherry Ambulance Service Inc. in McDonald, U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon ruled Thursday. Thomas Bruce owes $1.3 million in federal income taxes, …

Elusive Monessen suspect picked up in Charleroi

By Stacy Wolford
A Monessen man on the run since escaping from his parole officer in June was nabbed Tuesday in Charleroi with a large stash of suspected …

Ethics panel fines former North Strabane parks director

By Megan Henney
The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission on Monday announced it fined the former parks and recreations director of North Strabane in Washington County $20,000 for using his previous position as township supervisor to get the parks director job. As supervisor, J. …

Water management company Comtech’s focus saves time, money for clients in oil, gas industry

By David Conti
In his part of the expanding supply chain serving the oil and gas industry, Dean Grose considers time his “most valuable commodity.” “I protect it …

Pennsylvania boasts progressive movement to preserve farmland

By Jason Cato
Before Bill Iams began raising beef cattle and planting acres of hay on a farm in southern Washington County, five generations worked the soil and …

Washington County man guilty on child porn charges

By Brian Bowling
For the second time, a federal jury has convicted a Washington County man of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography. The 12-member jury deliberated three hours before convicting David Cunningham, 42, of Eighty Four on Friday. U.S. District Judge Cathy …

Defense cites Mt. Washington suspect’s concussions as factor in slaying of ex-girlfriend

By Adam Brandolph
A decade of bone-crunching and brain-jarring hits on and off the football field may have caused brain injuries that affected a Mt. Washington man’s decision-making …

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