Washington



Inmate awarded $100,000 in damages on neglected dental treatment claim

Joseph Consonery said his broken tooth had become infected but the jail would not allow him to see an oral surgeon to have it pulled.

1 week ago


Washington County pharmacy owner charged with fraud

Andrew F. Kuzy, 61, has been charged with drug diversion, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud and theft by deception.

1 week ago


Washington County chief juvenile probation officer charged with theft, tampering

Investigators accused Daniel J. Clements, 46, of submitting a $3,500 invoice for mixed martial arts training that never occurred.

1 week ago


Avella woman charged with abusing adopted child

Rana Cooper, 46, is accused of allegedly trying to sew the child’s mouth shut, gouging her eyes out and choking her over several years.

1 week ago


Woman killed in Washington County crash

Priscilla Simpson, 63, of South Franklin, drove down a driveway, crossed Bedillion Road, went over a hillside and struck a tree

1 week ago


Former Washington County newspaper editor dies following weekend crash

Louis Florian, 77, was driving around noon Sunday when he crashed near his home in North Franklin, a supervisor at the office said.

1 week ago


Robinson approves development near Settlers Ridge

The Ridge at Robinson will house five buildings along 40 acres of land near McCormick and Church Hill roads.

2 weeks ago


 Last year, doctors in the U.S. wrote nearly 137 million prescriptions for hydrocodone.

The prescription problem: Tighter restrictions placed on hydrocodone

The DEA has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday, to halt misuse of the drug.

2 weeks ago


Hill District 'bank' takes in, gives out diapers

The cost of diapers is daunting, but not using them can block low-income families from sending children to day care and preschool.

2 weeks ago


 Fall colors emerge in Whitehall Borough in 2013.

Pittsburgh area fall foliage report — get there early and often

Some good news has come from the cooler, rainier weather this summer — it helped make the fall foliage season last a bit longer than usual.

2 weeks ago


Project to upgrade Peters elementary to start in March

The $4.9 million project will involve windows, lighting and the HVAC system in McMurray Elementary School.

2 weeks ago


Pennsylvania uses variety of approaches to combat drug abuse

Legislation addresses antidotes, immunity for reporting overdoses, prescription drug data bases and drop-off boxes for unwanted medicine.

2 weeks ago


Woman seriously injured in I-70 crash in South Strabane

Police said the driver was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital with major injuries.

2 weeks ago


Washington police officer charged with tipping off prostitute

Joshua Rush, a 10-year veteran of the Washington Police Department was charged today with warning a prostitute about undercover details.

3 weeks ago


Washington County woman who starved daughter gets new hearing

Michelle Tharp was sentenced to death in November 2000.

3 weeks ago


Police: Man kills self after fatally shooting ex-wife in Washington County

Police said Jeanne S. Bennati, 51, of Allenport was found lying outside her home with a gunshot wound shortly before 9 p.m.

3 weeks ago


Police investigate fatal shooting in Washington County

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Washington County tonight, a county emergency dispatch supervisor said.

3 weeks ago


Washington County broker admits to wire, tax fraud

The U.S. attorney's office put the total loss at $313,000 and said James Grimes used the money for himself.

4 weeks ago


Single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant

At least one person was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant Township Sunday night.

4 weeks ago



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