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Bomb threat found at Franklin Regional High School

By Tribune-Review 5:10 p.m.
Murrysville police and officers from other local departments searched Franklin Regional High School after a reported bomb threat was found in a girls’ bathroom Wednesday afternoon, according to Assistant Superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac. The threat was found after the school day had ended, she said. Students and staff members remaining …

Greensburg driver charged after ATV struck on rail tracks

By Tribune-Review 4:45 p.m.
Albert A. Greco, 49, of Greensburg was charged Tuesday with trespassing and disrupting, delaying or preventing the operation of a train by Norfolk Southern Railway Police after his ATV was hit by a train Oct. 12. The train was travelling …

Former Penn-Trafford student put on house arrest for drug sales

By Tribune-Review 5:21 p.m.
A former Penn-Trafford student pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he sold drugs to fellow students at the school. Cole Henderson, 18, was sentenced by Westmoreland County Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio to serve two years on probation and six months of …

Greensburg seeks holiday parade marchers

By Tribune-Review 4:08 p.m.
The City of Greensburg is looking for bands and groups interested in participating in its 23rd annual Holiday Parade. The parade will begin at noon on Nov. 22 on North Main Street at Greensburg Salem Middle School and proceed to …

One-day lane restrictions set on Route 30 in North Huntingdon

By Tribune-Review 5:21 p.m.
A section of Route 30 between Arona Road and Barnes Lake Road will narrow to one lane Saturday for road work beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. A PennDOT spokesman said the left, passing lanes on that …

House 58th District seat candidates focus on education, taxes

By Renatta Signorini 3:50 p.m.
A Hempfield supervisor is challenging longtime incumbent R. Ted Harhai of Monessen for the House 58th District seat, which covers a portion of Westmoreland County. …

Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens

By Joe Napsha 3:33 p.m.
The second phase of the industrial park near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity is ready to be marketed by Westmoreland County officials who hope …

Police seize phones of some Norwin High School students

By Tribune-Review
North Huntingdon Police confiscated about a dozen cellphones from students at Norwin High School last week as part of an investigation, said Lt. Rodney Mahinske. He would not discuss the nature of the investigation other than to say it is …

Unity rally aims to counter negativity of KKK message in ’97

By Chuck Brittain
The demonstration in the shadow of the Westmoreland County Courthouse by the Ku Klux Klan on Aug. 16, 1997, caused a reaction that has spanned …

Line painting planned in Penn Township

By Tribune-Review 3:51 p.m.
Workers will be painting lines on roads in Penn Township Friday, weather permitting, according to municipal officials. Roads targeted for painting are: • Pleasant Valley Road from Route 130 to the Murrysville line at the creek. • Main Street from …

Greater Latrobe teachers, school board approve 5-year contract

By Stacey Federoff 5:18 p.m.
Greater Latrobe School District’s teachers union and school board brought an end to 14 months of negotiations after both sides approved a new five-year contract Tuesday night. The deal will cost the district about 2.75 percent more than the previous …

Attorney: Indiana County suspect not fit for trial in fatal Derry shooting

By Rich Cholodofsky
The attorney for an Indiana County man accused of invading the Derry home of his estranged girlfriend to shoot her as she watched television said …

Pittsburgh man pleads guilty in Monessen shooting

By Tribune-Review
A Pittsburgh man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a shooting last year in Monessen that left a man paralyzed. Police said Rufus Poindexter was one of two men who shot Brian Simpson in the chest at a Summit …

7 in custody after New Kensington drug raid

By Chuck Biedka
A pre-dawn raid at a New Kensington apartment building Tuesday yielded heroin, cocaine, marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash and ended with six people …

Rostraver woman victim of home invasion

By Jeremy Sellew
Three men wearing ski masks attacked a 91-year-old woman Tuesday morning in her home in Rostraver’s Collinsburg section, police said. Rostraver police chief Greg Resetar said the incident took place about 6:45 a.m. on German Street. Resetar said the woman …

Trick-or-treat in Mt. Pleasant set for Sunday

By Marilyn Forbes
Trick-or-treat in Mt. Pleasant is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The police and fire departments will patrol. • The annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer fire department will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. • A …

Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire

By Renatta Signorini
Lisa Lakenan has waited for nearly a year and a half to begin the process of finding justice for her son. “He was a wonderful …

DNA evidence in alleged June 2013 rape leads to Latrobe man’s arrest

By Renatta Signorini
A Latrobe man is facing a rape charge as city police said they recently obtained a match for his DNA from evidence found on the …

Westmoreland prison online visit program delayed again

By Rich Cholodofsky
Inmates at Westmoreland County Prison might have to wait until early next year to receive visits with family via an Internet hookup. The long-awaited computer system that is supposed to replace some in-person visits at the county lockup in Hempfield …

Hempfield killer Stahl ordered to pay for slain wife’s funeral

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Hempfield man convicted of murdering his wife will have to pay her family more than $14,000 to cover her funeral expenses, a Westmoreland County …

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Your Hempfield
Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire
Hempfield killer Stahl ordered to pay for slain wife’s funeral
Humane Society of Westmoreland County expands kennels
Animal hospital moving to new South Greensburg digs
Oktoberfest brews support for Youngwood community events
Your Jeannette
2 Jeannette men charged in Greensburg armed robbery
McKee 4th-graders get new opportunities this year
Earned Income Tax increases in Jeannette
Jeannette groups can apply for revitalization dollars
2014 Jeannette Homecoming Queen crowned
Your Latrobe
Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens
Greater Latrobe teachers, school board approve 5-year contract
St. Vincent College residence hall renovations half finished
Corbett wins Greater Latrobe mock election
Latrobe City Council to ax parking permit discount for residents
Your Ligonier
Fort Ligonier Days attracts record-breaking crowds
Trio of candidates running for 2 new Ligonier Township supervisor seats
Ligonier Valley school psychologist proposes mental health program
Ligonier Coffee house starts season Friday
Your Murrysville
Bomb threat found at Franklin Regional High School
Rules hamper Franklin Regional attack victim scholarships
Coyotes a consistent, if unseen, neighbor in Murrysville
Delmont police 2015 outlook: Hire a third full-time officer, new vehicle
Tax rules complicate distribution of ‘FR Proud’ T-shirt money
Your Mt. Pleasant
Accident kills Mt. Pleasant Township motorcyclist
Mt. Pleasant pictorial history book to be released next week
Stahlstown woman’s program to blanket many with love, warmth
Mt. Pleasant dinner proceeds to benefit ‘Shop for a Cop’ program
Mt. Pleasant artist possesses multiple musical talents
Your Norwin
Police seize phones of some Norwin High School students
Bomb threat prompts search at Norwin High School
Youth pastor in Irwin arrested on child porn charges
Driver charged in Irwin accident that hurt girl
North Huntingdon commissioners fill vacant board seat
Your Penn-Trafford
Inaction on landlord ordinance riles Trafford mayor
Penn Township gets $211K DCNR grant for park redevelopment
Penn-Trafford’s Aunkst getting her kicks for football, soccer teams
Penn-Trafford fills three classroom positions
Trafford officials discuss future of code-enforcement position
Your Scottdale
Scottdale appoints borough solicitor
‘Hunger Games’ ready to commence for Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant students
Scottdale Fall Festival meets organizers’ expectations
Time to laugh at Coal and Coke Trail’s comedy night in Scottdale
Classic comedy takes Geyer stage
Your West Newton
Moved bus stop prompts plea from Yough parents
Residents fill West Newton council chambers
Smithton hit with big bills