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Westmoreland County officials push for more 911 funding

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland County Public Safety Department officials and county commissioners met with state legislators Wednesday afternoon to lobby for an increase of state funding for the 911 emergency call system. Counties throughout Pennsylvania receive state funding for their 911 systems through …

2-week hospital stay over for Franklin Regional student Boger

By Renatta Signorini
Jared Boger didn’t realize the magnitude of a mass stabbing at his high school on April 9. Then he searched for his name on the …

Psychic to murder victim’s family: ‘You will get closure’

By Paul Peirce 9:53 a.m.
Carol Polo smiled and just as quickly burst into tears on Wednesday when two Butler County psychics asked whether her late daughter, Samantha Lang, enjoyed …

Lieutenant governor boosts his boss at Greensburg dinner

By Stacey Federoff 9:53 a.m.
During a dinner hosted by the Westmoreland County Republican Committee on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley said the four Democratic candidates for governor will try …

WCCC hires Missouri community college official as next president

By Kari Andren 9:53 a.m.
The vice chancellor of a Kansas City, Mo., community college was selected on Wednesday as the next president of Westmoreland County Community College. WCCC trustees …

SUV strikes two girls in Hempfield

By Nicole Chynoweth
Police have identified two women involved in a crash that closed a portion of Georges Station Road in Hempfield early Wednesday afternoon. Gladys L. Brandt, …

Derry Township child porn suspect now accused of rape, child endangerment

By Renatta Signorini
A Derry Township man accused of being half-naked while videotaping a young girl dancing in January was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting two children. Videotapes that police seized from the home of Thomas Jere Deglau, 55, allegedly show him …

2 field hockey players sue Seton Hill, coaches, claiming abuse

By Richard Gazarik 9:53 a.m.
Two field hockey players are suing Seton Hill University in federal court in Pittsburgh, alleging they were subjected to a pattern of emotional, psychological and physical abuse, and that the university failed to investigate their complaints. Shannon Litvin of Long …

Kids Stitch making blankets for children in need

By Patricia Walker
Kids Stitch will meet Saturday and is geared for anyone ages 8 to 80 who wants to learn to crochet or knit. The group will make blankets, scarves and hats for children in need. The group meets from 9:30 to …

Husband to stand trial in Derry middle school teacher’s murder

By Rich Cholodofsky
The attorney for a Hempfield man who is charged with killing his wife two years ago said on Tuesday that a June trial will focus …

Mt. Pleasant to save with energy-efficient lighting

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant will change to energy-efficient lights in borough buildings as a way to save money. The borough recently brought in representatives from Honeywell to conduct a study of lighting, furnaces and equipment to determine what could be done to …

Scottdale center to host tribute to singing legends

By Linda Harkcom
Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale will be filled with the music of some of America’s music royalty on Saturday when Songbyrd Entertainment presents “Back in Time: A Tribute Performance to the Great Legends of Yesterday.” “It’s a tribute to …

4 Franklin Regional students remain hospitalized for stab wounds

By Tribune-Review
Four male victims continue to recover in Allegheny County hospitals from injuries they suffered during a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional Senior High School on April 9. Jared Boger, 17, a junior, was upgraded to good condition Monday at UPMC …

Westmoreland County shared ride program sees drop in usage

By Rich Cholodofsky
More than 174,000 reduced-fare trips have been taken by senior citizens and others under the Westmoreland County Transit Authority’s paratransit program. Officials have been pleased with the overall performance of the unified service, which links four social service-based transportation programs, …

Failed inspection could make Jeannette flood-control project more costly

By Richard Gazarik
Jeannette’s flood-control project did not pass an Army Corps of Engineers inspection, which will make it harder for the city to finance work on the second phase, Mayor Richard Jacobelli said. The failed inspection in March means the city will …

Hempfield settles seismic testing lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
In the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that it can’t prohibit seismic testing on its roads, a Westmoreland County township has settled a lawsuit filed by a Texas company, a lawyer for the township said Tuesday. ION Geophysical of …

Youngwood woman charged with selling heroin in Greensburg hospital

By Bob Stiles
Lori L. Sullenberger of Youngwood was charged on Tuesday with selling suspected heroin while a patient in the intensive care unit and a hospital room at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, according to the state district court website and …

Lt. governor to speak at Westmoreland County GOP’s Reagan dinner

By Joe Napsha
Lt. Gov. James Cawley is scheduled to speak to about 300 attendees on Wednesday night at the Westmoreland County Republican Committee’s Ronald Reagan Liberty Dinner in Hempfield. The Republican Party of Pennsylvania has endorsed the re-election of Gov. Tom Corbett …

Bullskin Senior Center plans rummage sale

By Marilyn Forbes
A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 3 at the Bullskin Senior Center. There will be a little something for everyone. There will also be food available, including a breakfast plate, sandwiches and more. For …

Donations build fund to help with effects of Franklin Regional stabbings

By Renatta Signorini
Thousands of donated dollars are rolling in for a fund dedicated to help students affected by mass stabbings at Franklin Regional High School and their …

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Your Hempfield
Hempfield settles seismic testing lawsuit
Hempfield native, 22, publishes with local independent press
‘Voice of Hempfield’ departs with Class of 2014
Board scrutinizes safety in Greensburg Salem’s schools
Greensburg roads will be smoothed with new paver
Your Jeannette
Bridges to Prosperity opening new class at Jeannette Salvation Army
Jeannette’s Sons of the American Legion offers dinner, more to vets
Paid parking to resume at Magee lot
Jeannette council agrees to new city manager position
McKee Middle School selects its students of the month
Your Latrobe
Funds multiply for Derry K-9 officer’s new vehicle
Alaska’s Iditarod Trail challenges Unity couple
Derry Area School District to honor 4 late teachers in schoolhouse ceremony
Latrobe couple charged with shoving guard, stealing from Wal-Mart
None injured when car strikes school bus in Derry Township
Your Ligonier
Ligonier Valley students produce, sell handmade wares
Annual TakeOff memorial race on track for Saturday in Unity
Historical, cultural landmarks partner for ‘Free Museum Day’ in Ligonier Valley
Ligonier teacher’s research published
St. Clair Township man wins $1 million on lottery ticket
Your Murrysville
2-week hospital stay over for Franklin Regional student Boger
3 Murrysville residents raise funds for Franklin Regional with Boston Marathon run
Therapy dogs help ease return to Franklin Regional High School
Departing conservancy president preserved land throughout Murrysville
4 Franklin Regional students remain hospitalized for stab wounds
Your Mt. Pleasant
East Huntingdon drive-in theater pans to digital age
Projects planned on Mt. Pleasant-area hike/bike trail
Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum to welcome Pittsburgh Glass Center artists
Trail talk highlights Donegal Township meeting
Hunker church to celebrate 170th anniversary
Your Norwin
With help of Family Services, Irwin woman pursuing her goals
Radio talk show idea gets good reception from Irwin council
O’Neil set to be principal at Hillcrest Intermediate School
Veteran North Huntingdon officer, police-dog handler fired
North Huntingdon allows temporary permit for barn
Your Penn-Trafford
Harrison Park PTO plans playground improvements
Penn Township Commissioners fire injured patrolman
Graziani leaving Latrobe to become new Penn Township manager
Manor bell could get new life in Hempfield School District
Penn Township, school board to discuss tax abatements
Your Scottdale
Southmoreland High School to host art gala
Southmoreland tabbed region’s top overachiever
Greystone Manor needs renovations
Southmoreland students offer up Earth Day message
Author to speak at West Overton
Your West Newton
Hutchinson VFD to get pagers
Accused Sutersville thief applies for ARD