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Police: Suspect in 1970 cold case homicide of 17-year-old dies days before charges filed

By Bob Stiles and Liz Zemba
David Gallo never forgot his big sister, who died alone, broken and bleeding on the berm of a dark Fayette County highway 45 years ago from being struck by a hit-and-run driver. No one was charged in the death of 17-year-old ...

Highlands Hospital reports strong 2014

By Mark Hofmann
Highlands Hospital reported positive fiscal results in 2014. John Andursky, the hospital’s CFO, told the board on Wednesday during a public meeting that the hospital had a 34 percent increase in cash flow and an increase of nearly 10 percent in ...

PennDOT alerts drivers to numerous road closures due to flooding, debris

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT has alerted motorists of numerous road closures, mostly due to flooding and debris cleanup. Drivers are urged not to pass through standing water. Westmoreland County • Route 2045 (Two Mile Run Road) in Ligonier Township between Ross Road and Route …

Home invasion suspect from Uniontown guilty

By Liz Zemba
A Uniontown man who was found guilty of assault, kidnapping and robbery charges was escorted from a Fayette County courtroom Wednesday when he accused prosecutors of presenting untruthful witnesses at his trial. “You took my life,” shouted Broderick Wayne Harris, who ...

Flooding hits streams, basements

By Karl Polacek
Emergency personnel were kept busy Wednesday as the waters of the Youghiogheny River and nearby creeks and streams began to rise. Residents who live along the ...

Connellsville planners OK hotel proposal

By Karl Polacek
The proposed 54-room Cobblestone Hotel, to be built on Connellsville’s North First Street, took another step closer to construction Tuesday when the Connellsville Planning Commission ...

Local lawmakers question Wolf’s budget plan

By Mark Hofmann
State Sen. Pat Stefano and state Rep. Ryan Warner, Republicans new to the Legislature, have some concerns regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget. Wolf released details ...

Officials: Fay-West residents must stay prepared for bad weather

By Karl Polacek
It may be March, but winter isn’t over yet. As weather forecasters prepare the Fay-West area for the possibility of significant snowfall tonight into Thursday, residents ...

Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program offers insight into history of Connellsville coal, coke region

By Karl Polacek
More than 40 area residents attended the first meeting of the Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program this week at the Connellsville Canteen. Julie Porterfield of the Penn ...

Program recognizes Connellsville Career and Technical Center students

By Marilyn Forbes
Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center Administrative Director Kevin O’Donnell has begun a student recognition program that will highlight a few students every month. Each ...

Uniontown woman testifies she feared for life in robbery

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County woman testified Tuesday she feared she would be beaten if she refused to help one of her boyfriends rob another boyfriend of drugs and money at gunpoint. Misty Dawn Danko, 34, of Uniontown testified she let one boyfriend, ...

Man admits to posing as doctor to con Nemacolin resort

By Liz Zemba
A Michigan man who police said impersonated a doctor to con a Fayette County resort out of $16,146 in free lodging and amenities entered guilty pleas Tuesday to charges of theft by deception and theft of services. In exchange, prosecutors have ...

Mt. Pleasant council picks police chief

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough Council on Monday appointed Doug Sam as the new police chief. “I think this has been a protracted and, at times, contentious process, but we are very, very happy to welcome him to Mt. Pleasant,” said Cynthia Stevenson, ...

Fayette County man pleads guilty to attempted homicide for stabbing during argument

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who police said stabbed another man during an argument over a woman could spend up to 10 years in jail under terms of a plea bargain. On Monday, Robert John Perry, 54, of Republic entered guilty pleas ...

Masontown man Packroni identifies defendant Harris as attacker

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who police said was beaten, along with two others, in his home identified his alleged attacker in court on Monday by the man’s eyes. Testifying before Judge Nancy Vernon, Ronald Packroni, 39, of Masontown pointed out Broderick ...

Big things happening for FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library

By Nancy Henry
This week is a busy one for the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. On Thursday at 6 p.m., the organization will hold an open general ...

Connellsville Recreation Board looks for more choices at Movies at East Park

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Recreation Board is looking for additional movies for Movies at East Park to be held this summer. “Half the movie choices we put in are not available,” said Melissa Tzan, president of the Connellsville Recreation Board. On Monday, the ...

‘Hairspray Jr.’ comes to Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
Tickets are on sale now for “Hairspray Jr.,” which is being presented by Connellsville Junior High CenterStage March 20-22 at the junior high auditorium. “Hairspray Jr.” ...

Carnegie Free Library plans Big Book Sale

By Nancy Henry
Saturday, the Big Book Sale at Carnegie Free Library will be held 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. This sale is sponsored twice a year by the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. Hundreds of gently used books are sorted for shoppers to ...

St. Rita of Cascia Roman Catholic Church marks centennial in Connellsville

By Marilyn Forbes
When the culturally diverse City of Connellsville was seeking a Catholic church for its Italian immigrants, the Rev. Enrico DeVivo answered a plea. The St. Rita ...

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