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Murder charge held against Laurel Mountain man

By Bob Stiles
A Laurel Mountain man admitted to bludgeoning his girlfriend to death, one of his confidants at the Westmoreland County Prison testified Friday during a second preliminary hearing in the case. Gregory R. Randall, 57, claimed Angela Cavalero, 52, hit him …

Flight 93 memorial fire hints at struggle to safeguard historic artifacts

By Debra Erdley 12:03 p.m.
The loss of historic artifacts in a fire this month at the Flight 93 National Memorial — including the soot-stained flag that flew over the …

DEP orders cleanup of former Jeannette Glass property to resume

By Renatta Signorini
The Department of Environmental Protection this week ordered cleanup of the former Jeannette Glass site to resume as required by a consent order. The DEP rejected claims that the property’s former owner, Zion Bullitt Avenue LTD, could not access the …

Fire at Dollar General in Rostraver under control, dispatchers say

By Chuck Brittain 1:38 p.m.
There were no reports of injuries in a fire that erupted Friday evening at a store in Tri-County Plaza along Interstate 70 in Rostraver, Westmoreland …

Monsour hospital properties sold at free-and-clear sale

By Renatta Signorini
The rise and fall of Monsour Medical Center, a story that spans nearly half a century, reached a conclusion on the auction block Friday. The …

Route 217 bridge across Loyalhanna Creek reopens early

By Tribune-Review
The Route 217 bridge across Loyalhanna Creek near Kingston Dam is reopened to traffic after being closed for four months, PennDOT officials said Friday. The bridge, which was closed in June to replace the superstructure, reopened Thursday evening, said PennDOT …

Southwest Greensburg man died of injuries in accident in Bell

By Tribune-Review
The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office has ruled that an accident caused the death of a Southwest Greensburg man whose body was discovered Thursday evening at the scene of a single-car crash in a rural area of Bell. Albert Shaner III, …

Murder charge held against Laurel Mountain man

By Bob Stiles
A Laurel Mountain man admitted to bludgeoning his girlfriend to death, one of his confidants at the Westmoreland County Prison testified Friday during a second …

New Kensington contractor selected to serve on bridge project

By Valley News Dispatch 11:14 a.m.
A local contractor is among those sele cted to replace 558 bridges across the state within three years. Swank Construction Co. of New Kensington is part of the 11-contractor team in the public-private partnership called the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, …

New Kensington to convert tennis courts to dek hockey rink

By Liz Hayes
Hockey sticks soon could outnumber tennis rackets at New Kensington’s Memorial Park. The state this week awarded the city a $250,000 grant to convert three …

Doll, miniature collectors appreciate small details at Westmoreland show

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
The multigenerational appeal of dollhouse and miniature collecting should attract several hundred people to the Greensburg Ramada on Oct. 26 for the 36th annual Westmoreland …

Luck runs out for fugitive ‘Jinx’ Law

By Stacy Wolford
One of two men wanted for a shootout in Monessen was found Friday hiding on the roof of a Latrobe house. Anthony “Jinx” Law, 29, …

Lower Burrell man, awaiting trial, jailed for shoplifting

By Chuck Biedka 1:19 p.m.
A Lower Burrell man charged with shoplifting is also awaiting trial for allegedly hiding his brother from a 2011 manhunt. Chad Anthony Post, 38, of …

The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College

By Joe Napsha
The American ship captain held hostage for four days by armed Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009 said he expects that shipping …

Missing Southwest Greensburg man found dead at crash site in Bell

By Tribune-Review
A Southwest Greensburg man who was missing since Saturday was found dead Thursday evening at the scene of a single-car crash. Albert Shaner III, 41, was last seen early Saturday in Avonmore, Southwest Greensburg police said. State police at Kiski …

Former Ligonier Township supervisor accused of abusing position, viewing porn on the job

By Nicole Chynoweth
Former Ligonier Township Supervisor Keith A. Whipkey was charged by Westmoreland County detectives Thursday with using township resources — Internet access, office space, telephone and computer services — “to advance his personal interests” and then wiping clean the history of …

Ligonier groups efforts prove transformative to veterans

By Nicole Chynoweth
Last year, Brent Grushecky, 58, of West Newton read a newspaper story about Canyon Heroes, a Ligonier group that sends veterans with physical and emotional …

Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County upgrades emergency communications plan

By Rich Cholodofsky
A year after nearly 50,000 Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County customers struggled to figure out if they needed to boil their water to avoid possible contamination, the agency has new procedures it says will clear up confusion during potential emergencies. …

Laurel Mountain State Park ski plans will go to Ligonier Township supervisors

By Nicole Chynoweth
Plans to restore the ski facilities at Laurel Mountain State Park will go before the Ligonier Township supervisors for approval in November. Township manager Terry Carcella said Thursday that a decision on the proposed plans should not have been postponed …

Monessen police seek 2 shootout suspects

By Rick Bruni Jr.
Monessen police accused two men of exchanging gunfire on a city street earlier this month. Police on Thursday filed weapons charges against Anthony “Jinx” Law, …

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Your Hempfield
Greensburg Salem student takes national platform
Hempfield church marks anniversary of unique building
Youngwood playground blossoms
Dogs rule at WCCC’s Canine Week
Corbett rips Wolf tax proposals during Hempfield campaign stop
Your Jeannette
Monsour hospital properties sold at free-and-clear sale
DEP orders cleanup of former Jeannette Glass property to resume
Veteran Jeannette math teacher working to become counselor
Woodlawn women climb highest peak in Northern Africa over summer
Planning for Jeannette’s Adopt-A-Block program continues
Your Latrobe
The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College
Greater Latrobe teachers, school board approve 5-year contract
Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens
St. Vincent College residence hall renovations half finished
Corbett wins Greater Latrobe mock election
Your Ligonier
Former Ligonier Township supervisor accused of abusing position, viewing porn on the job
Ligonier groups efforts prove transformative to veterans
Laurel Mountain State Park ski plans will go to Ligonier Township supervisors
Ligonier Township wants more info on cell tower proposal
Ligonier Township zoning officer resigns
Your Murrysville
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Your Norwin
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Your Penn-Trafford
Level Green man receives WWII medals
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Your Scottdale
Southmoreland students take part in distracted driving competition
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Your West Newton
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