Westmoreland

Latrobe nonprofit director aims to help mothers, babies coping with drug withdrawal

She raised six children and worked in counseling, including addiction recovery, but Dawn Hennessey was unprepared to meet the needs of an infant exposed to ...

Latrobe native Curtin's passions collide as intern with Smithsonian museum

Pamela Curtin of Latrobe spent her summer helping others look to the stars. The West Virginia University graduate student will wrap up an internship at the ...

Newsmaker: Bill Rethage

Noteworthy: Rethage, a Marine Corps veteran, was scheduled to compete on Sunday in the Ironman Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y., a 140.6-mile triathlon in which ...

Monessen native sees potential in century-old building

Matthew Shorraw sees beauty worth preserving in the former Monessen Savings and Trust Co. building, built more than 100 years ago at 500 Donner Ave. He ...

Retirees enjoy their golden years with happy hours at senior living centers

Betty Marshall sat with friends at a large round table near the bar, sipping a glass of merlot while oldies music played in the background. It ...

Police fired on near Lower Burrell home, starting nearly 7-hour standoff

Pam Armbrust woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday in her Lower Burrell house to news that a neighbor had allegedly shot at police on Nanak ...

ZIP code quirk causes hassle for some in North Huntingdon

Wayne Maddock can't get a pizza delivered from a restaurant in North Huntingdon because the business doesn't venture into Allegheny County. The problem is that Maddock ...

Stamp recalls Latrobe's banana split connection

It was a "very sweet day in the city of Latrobe" Thursday as Mayor Rosie Wolford and other officials unveiled a new U.S. Postal stamp ...

Renovations will cover historic murals in Jeannette City Hall

Donald Criner remembers the time-consuming work 40 years ago to create two murals adorning the walls of Jeannette City Hall. The artistic nod to the ...

Westmoreland County sheriff denies accusations he forced deputies to work on re-election campaign

Six current or former deputies of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held say he broke the law by forcing them to do work benefiting his 2015 ...

Westmoreland County Transit Authority eyes rate changes in response to complaints

Westmoreland County Transit Authority officials said an effort to improve community relations by altering how paratransit fares are calculated could cost up to $140,000 a ...

Duo arrested for home invasion in Hecla

A Mt. Pleasant Township woman who was robbed at knifepoint last month during a home invasion recognized the man as someone who has done odd ...

Jeannette man charged with stalking neighbor by dribbling basketball

A Jeannette man is accused of stalking and intimidating his neighbor by bouncing a basketball outside her bedroom window, according to court papers. Timothy Alan Bair, ...

Route 51 in Rostraver reopens to traffic after a truck took down utility lines

A section of Route 51 in Rostraver was closed for five hours Friday after a truck hauling heavy equipment brought down utility lines. The road was ...

Westmoreland County wards off rise in taxes with hike in hotel fees

Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday affirmed that property taxes will remain at their current levels for at least the next year, but residents will continue ...

Grant to fund new playground in Mt. Pleasant Township

A $20,000 state grant will be used to create a playground in the Mammoth area of Mt. Pleasant Township. Supervisor Jack Rutkowski said about a dozen ...

Former Seton Hill prof serving 15 years on child porn charge wants chance to get lighter sentence

A former Seton Hill University professor who pleaded guilty in January 2013 to producing child pornography wants a do-over. Balazs Tarnai, 40, of Unity is ...

Irwin man sentenced to jail for killing his adopted pet dog

An Irwin man was sentenced to serve up to 23 months in jail for killing a dog he adopted from a Westmoreland County animal shelter ...


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