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Police officer fatally shot in New Florence; suspect in custody

By Renatta Signorini 4:04 a.m.
After a six-hour manhunt, state police captured early Sunday morning a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer in New Florence.     Trooper Stephen Limani said that a tip led troopers to Ray Shetler Jr., 31, who was …

Drones hover at top of holiday wish lists

By Liz Zemba
With nearly a half-million drones expected to land under Christmas trees this year, retailers are stocking up on the small, unmanned aircraft in time for ...

Family collecting donations for Salem man seriously injured in deer stand fall

By Renatta Signorini
A Salem man was seriously injured in a fall from a deer stand while bow hunting this month, according to family members. Jeff Stull, 54, was on a friend’s property in Saltsburg on Nov. 2 when doctors believe he may have ...

Contractor eyes early finish to work on New Stanton interchange of Interstate 70

By Bob Stiles
Work to replace the New Stanton interchange of Interstate 70 could be completed up to a year earlier than originally forecast for the $53.7 million ...

Greensburg streetlights to be updated, save city $90K

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg streets and coffers will be a little brighter once West Penn Power swaps the old-fashioned yellow hue of sodium streetlights with the blue-white glow ...

$2,000 donated for abused puppies recovering at South Huntingdon shelter

By Renatta Signorini
About $2,000 has been donated to a South Huntingdon animal shelter that is caring for two puppies who were left in a plastic tote with their eyes glued shut in Sewickley Township, according to Sarah Jo Smith, Pet Adoption League ...

Jeannette trudges through blight

By Renatta Signorini
Randall Stout hardly notices anymore the broken windows and overgrown weeds taking over the blue house next door to his on Chestnut Street in Jeannette. The ...

Penn Park project moves forward

By Rachel Basinger
With extra help from Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp., Mt. Pleasant Borough will finally see its plans for Penn Park come to fruition. Council members were informed this week by Jason Rigone, executive director of WCIDC, that the borough would receive ...

2 Greensburg properties left on demo list

By Jacob Tierney
Six long-abandoned, heavily damaged or deteriorated properties in Greensburg will have been demolished by the end of the year as the city swings a wrecking ball in its fight against blight. A church at 637 W. Pittsburgh St. is the only ...

5 hospitalized when family’s SUV runs off Route 51 in Rostraver

By Tribune Review
A family of five was hospitalized Thursday after the driver of their sport utility vehicle missed a curve and went off the road along northbound Route 51 at about 5 p.m., according to Rostraver Township Police. Robert Huffine, 32, of …

School lunch group hopes to revise rules it calls impractical, too restrictive

By Mary Pickels
On a recent school day, Belle Vernon Area High School students picked up lunch trays featuring ziti, breadsticks, a tossed salad, fruit and milk. No chips. No ...

Western Pa. students bristle at changing menu choices

By Mary Pickels
While school districts scrambled to meet the new school lunch mandates promoted by first lady Michelle Obama, some students protested by posting photos of their trays on Twitter with a #thanksmichelleobama hashtag. Area students are among those who have grumbled about ...

Western Pa. dairies get creative to ensure eggnog supply

By Kari Andren
The future of one holiday staple — eggnog — was placed in jeopardy this year when the deadly avian flu outbreak had dairy operators wondering ...

5 injured in Route 51 crash in Rostraver

By Tribune-Review
Four patients were flown from the scene of a one-vehicle accident along Route 51 in Rostraver Thursday evening. A Westmoreland County Emergency Management dispatch supervisor said the accident happened about 5 p.m. Rostraver Central fire Chief Vince Campbell said the accident occurred ...

Excela, Pitt-Greensburg team on legacy videos for those in twilight of lives

By Debra Erdley
Michael Polochko has few reservations about sharing his life story. The last 93 years have been rich, he said, explaining his decision to become the first ...

Harrold Middle School students hit new high with food drive

By Craig Smith
Some 440 students at Harrold Middle School in Hempfield continue to set records with their annual one-week food drive, collecting 3,659 items for the Westmoreland ...

Puppies’ eyes glued shut, South Huntingdon animal shelter says

By Renatta Signorini
A humane agent is investigating who glued shut the eyes of two puppies that were handed over to a South Huntingdon animal shelter this week, ...

Friends, family, history lure natives back to Western Pennsylvania

By Debra Erdley
They grew up in Western Pennsylvania, cutting their teeth on Steelers football, summer days at Kennywood and their parents’ wisdom about surviving war and the ...

Warrants issued for women accused of prostitution in New Stanton sting

By Tribune-Review
Arrest warrants were issued Wednesday for two women who failed to appear for preliminary hearings on prostitution charges. Trish M. Waggoner, 32, of McKeesport and Kendra Nicole Parker, 21, of Pittsburgh were charged with solicitation from separate sting operations Aug. 7 ...

Mt. Pleasant Guard unit may be deployed again

By Debra Erdley
The 110th Infantry unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard, which has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is again under consideration for deployment, a spokesman said Wednesday. “It has been briefed to us that the U.S. Army is looking at the 110th ...

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New Stanton council seeks input on borough community plan
Volunteers working to ensure gifts delivered worldwide through Operation Christmas Child
Harrold Middle School students hit new high with food drive
Hempfield man fights off intruders
Former Hempfield Area director makes guest appearance at University of Alabama
Jeannette trudges through blight
Pa. budget impasse forces temporary closure of Jeannette Public Library
Jeannette’s Triano brings DIY skills to schools
Jeannette McKee Middle School names its students of the month
Jeannette High School buses students for first time in decades
Neighborhood Christmas will come to Latrobe with daylong celebration
Brick sale to preserve legacy of Latrobe’s Lehigh Specialty plant
Action For Animals shelter expansion nears completion in Derry Township
Ligonier Valley Historical Society plans 33rd festival of lights
Ligonier Christmas market features small businesses
Valley Players present ‘A Ligonier Christmas Carol’
Gray Goose Lakeside Lounge offers unique setting for diners
Ligonier Township planners review findings of zoning consultant
Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant plan has no call for tax increase
Mt. Pleasant Guard unit may be deployed again
Westmoreland County, Mt. Pleasant Borough officials try to solve Willow parking issue
Black Friday could be a wet one in Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant areas
Mt. Pleasant-based group offers Narcan session for first responders
Witnesses recount Franklin Regional stabbing
Area’s road crews gearing up for winter weather
New holiday toy drive aims to keep all donations in Western Pa.
Delmont’s 2016 budget includes a fourth patrolman
Delmont, Murrysville fire companies explore recruitment, incentive options
Updated master plan for Irwin parks step toward grants
Penn Middle School plans to upgrade tech at library
Manor's budget does not include extra for VFD audit
Manor Council members officially renew PTARC membership
Manor officials approve land transfer; land bank to take over property
Southmoreland graduate still providing weather forecasts
Exploring History - Shikellamy was a friend to the British
Seniors represent students at Southmoreland School Board meetings
West Newton
Yough's Evans named athletic director of the year