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350-pound black bear briefly stuck between Uniontown buildings is tranquilized, relocated

By Liz Zemba
A 350-pound black bear was briefly stuck between two buildings in Uniontown late Monday before it was captured and removed, according to city police. Tyrone Washington said he was preparing to walk a neighbor’s pit bull about 9 p.m. when he ...

South Connellsville Mayor Casini to stand trial in gun theft

By Mark Hofmann
South Connellsville Mayor Peter Casini waived charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition to Fayette County Court. Casini waived the charges prior to his scheduled preliminary hearing Tuesday in the case, in which he is accused of buying a police ...

Connellsville Area students’ Mustache Clubs raise thousands for charity, research

By Mark Hofmann
School students are using the power of upper-lip facial hair to raise awareness and money for two local causes. Students in the Connellsville Area School ...

Connellsville fundraiser for girl, 8, adds ‘run at your convenience’ virtual component

By Nancy Henry
Organizers of the fifth Finley’s Fighters 10K, 5K and half-mile fun run fundraiser will be initiating a virtual event in addition to the traditional one ...

Defense attorney in Connellsville shooting challenges account of officer who resigned while under investigation

By Liz Zemba
Attorneys for a Connellsville man accused of blasting his son-in-law with birdshot want reckless endangerment charges dismissed, partly because the only witness is a former ...

Man awaiting trial for offering drugs to 2 teens found hanged in his Belle Vernon home

By Chris Buckley
A Belle Vernon man accused of offering cocaine to two teenage girls apparently hanged himself in his Broad Street home, police said. David Kutcy, 51, was ...

Red Cross says blood supply runs short in Greater Allegheny region

By Karl Polacek
An urgent need for certain blood types is being blamed on the snowstorms of March. “So, basically, storms that we had in March cancelled more than ...

Connellsville Recreation Board installs signs in parks

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Recreation Board has placed new signs in the city’s 10 parks and are asking people to not only read the signs, but do ...

Improvements sought for Dickerson Run Park in Liberty

By Cindy Ekas
Several members of the Dickerson Run Recreation Association will meet with state Rep. Ryan Warner on April 30 to discuss funding options for installing a jogging track and playground at the Dickerson Run Community Park located in the Liberty area. “We ...

Connellsville Housing Authority properties to get upgrades

By Karl Polacek
Buildings and related facilities in the Connellsville Housing Authority’s Riverview and North Manor areas are in for an upgrade. The authority has been notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development it will receive almost $210,000 for upgrades ...

Construction of Speedway in Perryopolis to affect traffic

By Karl Polacek
The construction of a Speedway gasoline station and convenience store at the corner of Route 51 and Quaker Church Road in Perryopolis will cause traffic ...

Mill Run taxidermist honored at North American Taxidermy Championship

By Rachel Basinger
Mill Run taxidermist Michelle Burkholder was honored recently before a record crowd at the 2015 North American Taxidermy Championship, hosted by Big Rock Sports LLC ...

Mancuso running for register of wills in Fayette

By Tribune-Review
Soni Shaner Mancuso is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for register of wills in Fayette County in the May 19 primary election. “I see the need for elected officials who are motivated to move Fayette County forward,” she said. ...

Hempfield man accused of setting Dumpster ablaze in Fayette County

By Tribune-Review
A Hempfield man is accused of setting a Dumpster full of wood paneling ablaze to make room for roofing shingles, then failing to call for help when flames shot 6 to 8 feet above the metal trash container. James Artman, 28, ...

Detours in place for work on routes 51, 30, 2027

By Bob Stiles
A section of Route 51 in Uniontown will be closed this week for work on Coal Lick Bridge, PennDOT officials said. The road between North Mt. Vernon Avenue and Penn Street could be closed as early as 7 a.m. Wednesday for ...

Connellsville church collects goods, money for the needy

By Karl Polacek
A wooden train holding food at the Calvary Assembly of God Church on South Pittsburgh Street in Connellsville is building a head of steam for ...

Building damaged, no injuries after Fayette recycling center fire

By Trib Total Media
A building at a Bullskin Township recycling center was damaged in a fire early Sunday morning, a Fayette County emergency dispatch supervisor said. No injuries were reported in the fire at B&R Recycling on Bellview Road, the supervisor said. The fire ...

Tenebrae returns for Connellsville’s St. Rita Roman Catholic Church

By Nancy Henry
The 24th annual Tenebrae service, hosted by the choir at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville, will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Good Friday. The ...

ATV rider injured in Stewart Township mishap

By Tribune-Review
An all-terrain vehicle rider was impaled by a tree branch as a result of an accident Sunday afternoon in Stewart Township, a Fayette County emergency dispatcher said. The accident, which reported at 4:12 p.m., occurred along Maple Summit Road, which is ...

Lynn: Dawson VFC to hold Easter egg hunt

By Beth Lynn
The Dawson Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for area children at 1 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Griscom and Howell streets, Dawson. All children ...

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