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No decision yet on charges against elderly driver who struck and killed pregnant woman

By Margaret Harding 1:33 p.m.
Pittsburgh police have not charged the elderly driver who fatally struck a pregnant woman in a North Side parking lot, but will ask PennDOT to re-check his driver’s license, a lieutenant said Friday. Allen Massie Jr., 88, of the North Side pulled into a handicapped parking space at the Rite …

Fayette County history could fetch big bucks at Ohio auction

By Mary Pickels 11:45 a.m.
A slice of Fayette County’s history will sell to the highest bidder Friday. More than two dozen pieces of pottery, stoneware, paintings and other artwork ...

Police identify driver in North Side crash that killed pregnant woman

By Natasha Lindstrom
Pittsburgh police on Thursday identified the driver whose van struck and killed a pregnant woman sitting in a North Side pharmacy parking lot. Authorities said ...

Deer processing fee waived for Hunters Sharing the Harvest participants

By Mark Hofmann
For more than 20 years, hunters in Pennsylvania have had the opportunity to make their joy of the sport into a way to put food on tables of families in need. The Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program was initiated statewide ...

Salvation Army kicks off annual kettle campaign

By Rachel Basinger
As in the song “Please Come Home for Christmas,” bells will be ringing again this holiday season in the Connellsville area. The Salvation Army kicks off ...

Porterfield: Hunters’ breakfast buffet planned at Mill Run Grille

By Pam Porterfield
The Mill Run Grille, 749 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, will serve a special all-you-can-eat hunters’ breakfast buffet from 4 to 11 a.m. Monday. • Champion Christian School will hold the following events: — Community Visit Day from 4-7 ...

Washington Township woman savors family’s turkey farm tradition

By Jeremy Sellew
A bottle of wine, loaves of bread, a statue and even a butter sculpture of a turkey. Those are just some of the gifts Vicki ...

Lemont Furnace woman dropped crack cocaine at booking center, police say

By Liz Zemba
A Lemont Furnace woman who Uniontown police said dropped a small bag containing crack cocaine on the floor of the booking center faces a possession charge. Lt. Tom Kolencik said Savannah J. Turachak, 23, was taken to the booking center in ...

Sharing the Harvest to help Connellsville programs for needy

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Community Ministries is in the middle of its campaign to finance its ministries during what is the busiest time in its history. The second ...

Saturday event to draw shoppers to small Fayette businesses

By Marilyn Forbes
While most people are aware of Black Friday, known as the biggest shopping day of the year, Small Business Saturday is relatively new for shoppers. American Express began the concept of supporting smaller local businesses, and the idea has caught on ...

Poachers blamed for wounding bear that killed pets in Connellsville Twp.

By Mark Hofmann
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said poaching was the reason a bear killed two outside pets before the property owner shot and killed the bear in Connellsville Township. Officer Joel Gibble with the state Game Commission said the incident occurred sometime during ...

Dunbar flood victims thankful for help

By Karl Polacek
For Dunbar Borough residents, this Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all who helped after the August flood. According to Mayor Norman Gordon, the good ...

Forbes: Family is key for the holidays

By Marilyn Forbes
Thanksgiving is about family and sharing, and many in the area have fond memories of holidays of old, which are just as special as ones celebrated today. “For me, Thanksgiving is family,” said James Lender, 41, of Uniontown. “When I was ...

Man charged with impersonating doctor for free Nemacolin stay

By Liz Zemba
A Michigan man accused of impersonating a doctor to con a posh mountain resort out of $16,146 in free lodging and amenities will spend Thanksgiving in the far less luxurious Fayette County Prison. Jeffrey Paul Cochran, 41, of  Scottville was arraigned ...

Fayette City in search of better times

By Joe Grata
Fayette City resembles larger Mid-Mon Valley river towns beset with declining populations, business losses, infrastructure problems, low-income households and public indifference. Borough officials, some whose roots ...

Connellsville officers get bulletproof vests

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Police Department has received new bulletproof vests made possible by various donations from organizations and individuals. In early 2014, the police department and Connellsville ...

Connellsville’s Crawford Bridge to be renamed

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville officials on Friday will rename a bridge in honor of a city police officer killed in the line of duty more than 130 years ...

Connellsville zoning board approves variances

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville’s zoning hearing board held hearings on three variances Tuesday — construction of a residential garage; issues with a swimming pool; and the size of a sign. The first request, by Alliance Property Group, would allow construction of a single-story, two-car ...

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car ...

Connellsville police investigating vandalism incidents

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of vandalism in the city and is asking residents to not hesitate in calling. Police Chief James Capitos said the incidents started within the last week in the area of Wills Road, where it ...

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