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United States proposes tougher rules for moving crude oil, ethanol by rail

By David Conti
Older rail tankers would be phased out in two years and speed limits would be lowered for trains transporting highly flammable crude oil and other dangerous liquids under rules prompted by a series of derailments such as those in Vandergrift …

PennDOT to stabilize rock slide along Penn Adamsburg Road in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review 12:01 a.m.
A slide stabilization project on Penn Adamsburg Road (Route 3077) will result in a road closure and detour for several weeks next month, PennDOT officials said. The project, between the PennDOT stockpile and Gratz Street, will include excavation, rock backfill, …

Hookah bar on tap for Greensburg

By Bob Stiles
Ben Pardus of Hempfield will open Greensburg’s first hookah bar, just a few steps away from his target market. The Stack Hookah Lounge, where patrons …

Greensburg pawn shop aids in arrest of home repair scam suspect

By Renatta Signorini
A South Greensburg woman wanted by Westmoreland County detectives in a home repair scam was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at a Greensburg pawn shop. County sheriff’s deputies were tipped off that Katina D. Stewart, 41, planned to sell items in …

3 identified in Route 66 crash near Delmont

By Tribune-Review 12:33 a.m.
Delmont police identified on Wednesday two people who were injured in a crash with a tanker trunk Sunday at Route 66 and West Pittsburgh Street in the borough. Michael Stepic of Export, the driver of the car, was taken to …

Greensburg man charged with assaulting hospital guard

By Tribune-Review 12:33 a.m.
A Greensburg man was charged Wednesday with assaulting a security guard in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in the city. An arrest warrant was to be issued for Adam Vallozzi, 33, on charges of aggravated assault and harassment by Greensburg District …

Walker: Latrobe gets ready to welcome Steelers back to camp

By Patricia Walker
On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will hold training camp at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. Football season is on its way! • Motorists who use the Scottdale Everson Bridge could face more than three months of detours. The bridge, which carries …

Blaze ravages South Huntingdon home

By Joe Napsha
The sound of a smoke detector may have saved a South Huntingdon’s man life on Tuesday afternoon when it alerted him to a fire that …

Westmoreland County gets the word out about drug problem

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland officials have taken to the Internet to publicize the county’s drug problem, which has resulted in 49 deaths so far this year. A 90-second public service announcement detailing the escalating drug problem debuted this month. The video can be …

Baggaley school principal seeks volunteers to build playground

By Stacey Federoff
Baggaley Elementary School Principal Kim Hrezo invited Greater Latrobe school board members and the community to help build a primary playground for the school. Volunteers are needed for the community build Aug. 7 at the school, 4080 Route 982, for …

Unity zoning board OKs cellphone tower project

By Stacey Federoff
Unity’s zoning hearing board on Tuesday approved a special exception to allow the construction and installation of a cellphone antenna on a 185-foot tower off Lewis Road. The antenna and an equipment building would sit inside a 98-foot by 98-foot …

State grant to aid Excela plans for orthopedic center in Hempfield

By Richard Gazarik
Excela Health has received a $3 million state grant to pay for the design and construction of an orthopedic treatment center in Hempfield, according to the state. Now, all the Greensburg-based health-care system has to do is find a location …

Penn Township sues to get blighted property cleaned

By Renatta Signorini
As a last resort, Penn Township is suing the owners of a property blighted by overgrown grass, junk vehicles and dilapidated buildings. Community Development Director Dallas Leonard said for about 12 years township officials have been asking members of the …

Entrapment, injury reported in Derry Township accident

By Tribune-Review
At least one person was trapped and had to be extricated following an accident in Derry Township about 10:50 p.m. Monday. The accident involved more than one vehicle along Route 982 at Fisher Road. A landing zone was established and …

Fayette City man shoots himself before police could take him into custody

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County man shot himself in the head and died Monday afternoon, shortly after state police arrived at a Monessen residence to serve an arrest warrant on him, investigators said. Jackie Lee Sabo, 37, of Fayette City, was pronounced …

St. Pius to host church festival on Sunday

By Tribune-Review
The annual St. Pius Church Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday on parish grounds adjacent to the church on Summit Street. The festival will feature lots of games, a 50/50 drawing, Chinese raffle and plenty …

Derry Township assault suspect arrested

By Jacob Tierney
A Derry Township man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman repeatedly over five days and threatening to kill her in the same manner …

Westmoreland County Prison to start video visits

By Renatta Signorini
Video visits at Westmoreland County Prison are expected to begin sometime in August, Warden John Walton told the prison board on Monday. Equipment has been installed in several units at the jail, and a two-week free visit period will occur …

Mt. Pleasant customers to see sewage bills increase

By Rachel Basinger
Customers with the Mt. Pleasant Borough Municipal Authority will get a $15 increase per quarter on their sewage bills as early as the next billing cycle. The increase reportedly is needed because of emergency repairs to a biotower at the …

No foul play ruled in Westmoreland County train death

By Jacob Tierney
The death of a 22-year-old Somerset County man who was struck by a train on Sunday was not the result of foul play, according to the Westmoreland County coroner. Christopher S. Reed, 22, of Windber had injuries “consistent with being …

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Your Hempfield
Hookah bar on tap for Greensburg
State grant to aid Excela plans for orthopedic center in Hempfield
Charity walk at Twin Lakes Park seeking corporate sponsors
Southwest Greensburg to review permit parking request
South Greensburg residents can use cards to pay fees for trash, rentals, permits
Your Jeannette
Adopt-A-Block could come to City of Jeannette
Jeannette podiatrist passionate for fly fishing
Full-day kindergarten coming to McKee Elementary
Jeannette grad, brother volunteer for trip to Appalachia to build homes
Jeannette resident, 83, no longer teaches dance, still shows how it’s done
Your Latrobe
Baggaley school principal seeks volunteers to build playground
Latrobe’s Ci Medical Technologies transforms to medical device business
Your Ligonier
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Your Murrysville
Recurring power outages in Murrysville can be a drain on home systems
Release of Franklin Regional school schedules postponed
Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority seeks to expand in Monroeville
Board to examine use of sanitary authority vehicles
Your Mt. Pleasant
Carnegie Steel Co. beam lights Mt. Pleasant area welder’s way
Mt. Pleasant-area TREA chapter marks 15th anniversary
Stahlstown walk to benefit Emma Marie Keller Memorial Foundation
Mt. Pleasant customers to see sewage bills increase
Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life participants unfazed by rain
Your Norwin
Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role
North Huntingdon residents voice concern about possible removal of stop signs
Crescent Beer returns as part of Irwin’s anniversary celebration
North Huntingdon hopes to brand itself to attract more development
Your Penn-Trafford
Penn-Trafford School District identifies fired employees
Harrison City-Export Road work could extend through September
Penn Township turnpike ramp not top priority
Drilling interest could prompt zoning changes in Penn Township
Penn Township buying $30K worth of technology upgrades
Your Scottdale
Accident claims life of recent Southmoreland grad
Self-taught potter to tell her story at West Overton
Summer camp program a hit at Scottdale’s Geyer center
Del Sols bring mixed bag to Scottdale summer concert series
Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life participants unfazed by rain
Your West Newton
Yukon hazardous waste treatment site looks to expand
Sewickley Township streets will get needed improvements
Detective to examine Sewickley Township fuel expenditures
Sewickley Township, neighboring fire stations to receive grant money
From fighting fires to fighting cancer, Rostraver woman displays strength