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Franklin Regional stabbing suspect could leave Pa. for treatment

By Rich Cholodofsky  and Renatta Signorini
Alex Hribal, the Franklin Regional High School student charged with trying to kill classmates in April, may have to be sent out of Pennsylvania to receive inpatient mental health treatment, experts said Tuesday. Last week, Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani …

Pets rescued from Westmoreland house fire

By Tribune-Review 11:49 a.m.
Several family pets were rescued from a blaze Wednesday that caused moderate damage to a home along Route 130 in Unity Township. “No one was …

Knife-wielding man attacks 2 in Sheetz lot in Greensburg

By Renatta Signorini
A trip to a convenience store for gas and food Monday night turned violent for two men who were  attacked by an intoxicated, knife-wielding man, according to Greensburg police. Donald Eugene Kunkle, 33, was carrying a knife with a 7-inch …

Youngwood Council to pick solicitor from ‘good mix’

By Bob Stiles
Youngwood Council is continuing to make progress in filling the vacant solicitor post. During a meeting Monday, council President Lloyd Crago said 14 people have applied for the job, up from five since early last month. “There’s a good mix,” …

Butler blasting worker in North Huntingdon water main break put on probation

By Renatta Signorini
An employee of a Butler County blasting company is on probation until February in connection with a water main break that closed a North Huntingdon road in March and interrupted service to about 4,000 customers, according to a consent order …

Bolivar couple charged with endangerment; baby nearly drowned, police say

By Nicole Chynoweth
A Bolivar couple is facing felony charges because their baby almost drowned when she was left alone in a bathtub in a home in deplorable condition, according to police. Christopher Bealonis Jr., 32, and Keirsten Bealonis, 28, have been charged …

Ex-clerk convicted of stealing more than $116K from WCCC avoids jail

By Rich Cholodofsky
The former student bookstore clerk at Westmoreland County Community College convicted of stealing more than $116,000 avoided jail time Tuesday. Susan L. Brown, 60, of Mt. Pleasant was sentenced to serve 10 years on probation and make $25 monthly restitution …

Delmont must address access road for gas station

By Rich Cholodofsky
Delmont’s zoning hearing board will be asked to determine the status of a potential access road for a proposed gas station in the municipality. Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli on Tuesday remanded an appeal filed by owners of the proposed …

Police: Charges unwarranted for Yough shop class project

By Tribune-Review
There was no threat to student or faculty safety when a Yough High School student apparently made a sharp implement last week in shop class, according to district Superintendent Janet Sardon. State police were summoned to the school on Sept. …

Greensburg man pleads guilty to lesser charges in altercation

By Tribune-Review
A former Penn Township man will serve two years on probation for causing an altercation with his neighbors last year. Kevin A. Johnson, 46, now of Greensburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday to lesser charges of criminal mischief, making terroristic threats, simple …

Candidates to attend GOP event in Rostraver

By Tribune-Review
Voters can meet Republican candidates in the Nov. 4 general election during a GOP party event from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Company on Fells Church Road. Scheduled to attend are Tom Logan …

Chief says Youngwood house fire is suspicious

By Tribune-Review
A state police fire marshal is investigating a house fire that was reported shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Borough Fire Chief Lloyd Crago said the fire was suspicious because there were multiple points of origin. Damage was mostly contained to …

Mt. Pleasant library plans ‘Walk in the Park’

By Marilyn Forbes
Saturday is the perfect time to get a little exercise while contributing to your local library when Mt. Pleasant Public Library holds its annual “Walk in the Park” and asks participants to take a lap for the library. Event sponsors …

Mental health facility won’t take Franklin Regional stabbing suspect as patient

By Rich Cholodofsky
An Allegheny County mental health facility has decided not to treat the Franklin Regional student accused of trying to kill 20 classmates during a knife …

Attorney seeks dismissal of charge in Salem wreck that killed mother, unborn child

By Rich Cholodofsky
The attorney for a Derry man said Monday his client should not be charged with the aggravated assault of an unborn child who died with his mother in a car crash two years ago. Police contend that on Nov. 15, …

Corbett announces funding for programs for at-risk students

By Megan Harris
Gov. Tom Corbett announced $23.1 million in state funding for social and artistic activities in high-poverty, low-performing schools on Monday, including nine in Western Pennsylvania. Among the 64 winners were the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Consortium …

At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe …

Police: Jeannette woman tried to steal family’s safe

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette woman allegedly assaulted two of her family members Sunday when she tried to steal a safe from their home in the city. Jeannette Eileen Giesey, 27, is accused of forcing her way into her father’s Vale Street home …

Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career

By Greg Reinbold
Only an artist could assemble such an eclectic résumé. Jim Miller, 71, of Hempfield has been a monk, an author and an archaeologist, and a …

Thousands attend Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival

By Mark Hofmann
The sun was shining and the streets were packed during the weekend in Mt. Pleasant for the annual Glass and Ethnic Festival. The three-day event …

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Your Hempfield
Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career
Greensburg Salem grads make mark at Air Force Academy
I-70 changes force New Stanton to look for a plan
Hempfield public works director’s job in limbo
Your Jeannette
Police: Jeannette woman tried to steal family’s safe
McKee Elementary families invited to program
Exterior demolition on Jeannette hospital to begin in October
Jeannette dentist comfortable with a camera
Jeannette woman, soon-to-be husband lead ministry at Father’s Heart in Penn
Your Latrobe
Greater Latrobe School District explores options for students’ careers after high school
Weekend event in Latrobe offers opportunity for adoptions
Glengarry will hold on to tradition as clubhouse renovated
Your Ligonier
3 confirmed cases of MRSA in Ligonier school district
Ligonier Valley student diagnosed with MRSA staph infection
Route 30 restaurant launches ‘Kickstarter’ campaign
Ligonier Township man waives right to hearing
Ligonier officer receives FBI commendation
Your Murrysville
Franklin Regional stabbing suspect could leave Pa. for treatment
Mental health facility won’t take Franklin Regional stabbing suspect as patient
Hribal will be transferred to Allegheny County psychiatric facility
State commission: Franklin Regional security guard was fired because of his age
No tweeting or blogging from courtroom during Hribal hearing, judge rules
Your Mt. Pleasant
Thousands attend Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival
Mt. Pleasant’s Al Maida to serve as festival’s parade marshal
Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum to kick off oral histories project
Mt. Pleasant woman leads American Legion Auxiliary for more than 2 decades
Reality Tour to return Oct. 2 to Mt. Pleasant
Your Norwin
North Huntingdon restaurant tops all Applebee’s at raising funds for cancer research
Carnival replaces Norwin homecoming parade floats
North Huntingdon commissioner Krause resigns seat; cites pending move
Officials open to new North Huntingdon logo with colors other than blue, gold
Your Penn-Trafford
Manor skate park’s future uncertain
Visitors to Penn-Trafford will need ID
Verizon: Reps were wrong to say Trafford is keeping FiOS out
Manor streets to get short-term patches
Manor facing higher insurance premiums
Your Scottdale
Southmoreland Elementary students get hands-on lesson in agriculture
Abraham Lincoln comes to life during Woodcrest presentation
New officer joins Scottdale’s auxiliary police department
Your West Newton
West Newton congregation celebrates 170 years
Herminie VFW rebounding after 8-month closure
Sewickley Township public works position changed to full time