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Fayette County woman pleads guilty to trying to kill romantic rival with SUV

By Rich Cholodofsky 9:11 p.m.
A Fayette County woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges that she tried to kill her romantic rival last year with her sport utility vehicle. Danielle Falcon, 30, of Everson could get up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in about three months by Westmoreland County Judge Debra …

Police look for suspect in attempted child-luring incident in North Union

By Tribune-Review
State police at Uniontown are looking for a man who is suspected of child luring in North Union. The unknown black man, who was wearing a black hoodie and a covering over the lower portion of his face, approached an …

Masontown councilman charged with harassment

By Liz Zemba
A Masontown councilman is charged with harassment over an alleged shoving incident that was sparked by a Facebook post. Harry Lee, 72, was charged by borough Officer Alexis Metros during a town hall meeting Sept. 29 in the Veterans of …

Perryopolis going greener

By Marilyn Forbes
Volunteers will be helping to plant trees in Perryopolis on Saturday. The tree-planting project was made possible through a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ TreeVitalize Program. The grant allowed the Perryopolis Parks and Recreation Authority to …

Connellsville preps for nighttime treating

By Marilyn Forbes
After a long stretch of hosting trick-or-treat during daylight hours, Connellsville council voted to bring the annual event back to nighttime in the city, and on the actual holiday. Youngsters will be able to go door-to-door from 6 to 8 …

‘Trunk or Treat’ events designed to keep everyone safe

By Marilyn Forbes
For many years, several churches and organizations have been hosting “Trunk or Treat” events as an alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. “Trunk or Treat” events ask people to park their vehicles in a designated area and distribute Halloween candy …

Springfield Halloween parades set for Saturday

By Pam Porterfield
The 49th annual Springfield Township Halloween Parade will be held Saturday. Parade will begin at 7 p.m. in Mill Run and 8 p.m. in Normalville. Children will receive a treat following the parade in Normalville. Parade is sponsored by the …

Redstone gets $90K grant for safety upgrade

By Bob Stiles
A Fayette County township will use a state grant in the hope of reducing accidents in a wreck-prone intersection, a municipal official said. Redstone was awarded $90,000 Thursday as part of $6.6 million earmarked to 37 municipalities statewide in Automated …

Frazier’s $22M school construction project moving on schedule

By Cindy Ekas
The $22 million construction of a new elementary/middle school in the Frazier School District is moving ahead on schedule. Nate Mallory, project manager for Massaro Construction Co., updated school board members on the project’s status at Wednesday night’s school board …

Harlem Wizards will take to the court against Connellsville All Stars

By Nancy Henry
The Harlem Wizards will put on a show of trick hoops and alley oops as they compete against the Connellsville All Stars Monday in Connellsville …

Connellsville council told Highlands Hospital has prevention plan for Ebola

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council touched upon the procedures and preparedness plan the city’s hospital has in place in the event of an Ebola case. Councilman Aaron Zolbrod, the city’s director of public safety, obtained a letter from Highlands Hospital’s infection preventionist, …

Burglars take $200 from Clark Elementary School

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating an early morning burglary at the R.W. Clark Elementary School, part of the Laurel Highlands School District. According to Trooper James A. Pierce, state police and Uniontown city officers responded at 12:30 a.m. Saturday to a …

Somerset Trust Train Station Complex in Connellsville to hold grand opening

By Nancy Henry
Somerset Trust Company will hold a grand opening Saturday at its newest Connellsville area location — the Train Station Complex, 904 W. Crawford Ave. Events …

Fayette to open central district court

By Liz Zemba
A central court for district judges is expected to begin operating in Fayette County in November. Initiated at the direction of President Judge John F. Wagner Jr., the court will handle preliminary hearings in all criminal cases charged as misdemeanors …

Halloween fun fills Connellsville community center

By Linda Harkcom
Greater Connellsville Area Community Center will be filled with Halloween fun for the whole family over the next two weekends. Project Talent Theatre Workshops has organized four different events — trick-or-treating, haunted house, special show and dance for the community. …

Pa. candidates address equal rights, economic equity in Connellsville

By Cindy Ekas
Pennsylvania House and Senate candidates addressed issues ranging from equal rights to economic equity Tuesday during a candidates night, hosted by the Connellsville Business and …

Statements to stand in Connellsville High School athlete’s slaying

By Liz Zemba
A former Philadelphia man whose attorney argued he was too high on marijuana to waive his right to remain silent lost a bid Tuesday to have his statements to  police suppressed at trial. Hasani Simpkins, 21, is charged with criminal …

Sewage plans for hotel, Sheetz OK’d by Connellsville council

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville council voted on sewage plans for the city’s hotel as well as the expansion of the Sheetz on West Crawford Avenue. During its regular meeting Tuesday, council voted to submit sewage plans to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection …

Fayette seeks ownership of building for jail

By Liz Zemba
Over the objections of board Chairman Al Ambrosini, two Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday voted to seek ownership of a former city police station and to secure a project manager for a scaled-down jail project. Angela Zimmerlink and Vincent Zapotosky …

Sheetz to expand in Bullskin

By Mark Hofmann
Sheetz Inc. plans on expanding its Bullskin location to include additional parking and a car wash, but must await a decision from Fayette County commissioners. During a public zoning hearing Tuesday before commissioners Al Ambrosini and Angela Zimmerlink, David Hazelet, …

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