Westmoreland

Trial set for Irwin man accused in fatal shooting

The trial for an Irwin man accused in a 2013 homicide and later soliciting the killing of a witness is slated to begin July 11. Lee ...

Vets embark on 335-mile bike ride to Washington, D.C.

A group of 18 veterans from Western and Central Pennsylvania pedaled away from Pittsburgh Thursday morning as part of a grueling, five-day, 335-mile bicycle trek ...

Westmoreland County Courthouse ends hot meal service

The line stretched out the doors and past a bank of elevators on the upper parking level of the Westmoreland County Courthouse as the lunchtime ...

No injuries in early morning Arnold fire

Firefighters had an Arnold apartment fire quickly under control early this morning. Arnold No. 2 Fire Chief Chris O'Leath said the grease fire at 1840 ½ ...

Heritage United Methodist Church seeks to add 3rd floor in renovations

Heritage United Methodist Church is ramping up fundraising efforts as it prepares to update and add a third floor to its aging community building that ...

Greensburg officers use Narcan to save man's life

The man was sprawled in his neighbor's driveway, gasping for air. His face was turning blue when Greensburg police arrived. Sgt. Jason Gain, one of ...

New Kensington man gets reduced rape sentence

A New Kensington man was sentenced Thursday to serve up to 20 years in prison for having sex with a 12-year-old girl. Teymon R. Stocks, 21, ...

Man guilty of animal abuse in Ligonier Township blames humane officials

A Somerset County man found guilty of neglecting two calves and a pig on Ligonier Township property he was farming claims humane officials who removed ...

Mt. Pleasant area school board approves budget, tax increase

Mt. Pleasant Area school directors approved a 2016-17 budget this week that includes a 2.75-mill property tax increase. The increase will cost the average taxpayer $45 ...

Franklin Regional teacher charged with lewd acts at O'Hara home

A Franklin Regional School District teacher has been charged after police say neighbors recorded videos of him performing a sexual act on his back porch. Jeff ...

Abandoned building burns in North Huntingdon

State police are investigating the cause of a fire in an abandoned commercial building in North Huntingdon. Firefighters were dispatched to the building along Route 30, ...

Parent pleads guilty to threatening Mt. Pleasant area youth football league

Organizers of the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior Football League are struggling to fill rosters nearly a year after its season was canceled following threats against ...

Before holiday weekend, police remember those killed by drunken drivers

The 66 small American flags placed in a planter outside the Westmoreland County Courthouse by law enforcement officers Wednesday morning were reminders of the dangers ...

Senator from Westmoreland County: Son did not lobby for casino

HARRISBURG — The head of a lobbying firm representing Meadows Racetrack & Casino said his firm hired a state senator's son to help with "community ...

Jeannette in running for redevelopment funds through DCED

An infusion of funds could be coming Jeannette's way as part of a concerted state effort to make an impact in communities with strong leadership. "It's ...

Family of Salem crash victim sues truck driver

The family of a Jeannette man killed in an eight-vehicle pileup this month in Salem has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a truck driver ...

Greensburg Salem school board raises property taxes, OKs $43.5 million budget

Greensburg Salem School District residents' property tax bills will go up 2.7 mills this year after a 5-4 school board vote Wednesday. This brings the total ...

Ligonier Valley YMCA addition offers fitness with a view

Ligonier-area residents are able to enjoy fitness with a view since the Ligonier Valley YMCA completed a 32,000-square-foot addition featuring expanded opportunities for exercise. Y officials ...

Jeannette duplex damaged in accidental fire

A Jeannette resident was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire heavily damaged her home's upstairs bedroom. The fire in the 700 block of North Third Street ...

House fire displaces 2 people in West Newton

Two people were displaced by a house fire Wednesday in West Newton. Several fire departments were summoned to the blaze that was reported just before 7 ...


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