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 Lisa J. Knecht
Lisa J. Knecht

Westmoreland day care owner gets prison term for role in child endangerment

The snake lurking there, a judge said, was the woman’s husband — a convicted child molester — who interacted with the children.


Child injured in Westmoreland County after lightning strike

The boy was hit by debris from his home on the 300 block of Buddtown Road, according to a Westmoreland County emergency dispatch supervisor.



Cars damaged, one injured from downed trees on the North Side

A tree fell on top of a vehicle on Federal Street with two women inside around 2 p.m., public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.



 Maxwell Potocny, 22, of Hershey, dances to music in the parking lot before the Kenny Chesney show Saturday at Heinz Field.

Tailgaters dodge raindrops before Kenny Chesney concert

According to the National Weather Service, this evening will consist of partly sunny skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms.


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The Long Journey Home

A family photograph of Charles Johnston with Diana taken on an unknown date. On the back Diana wrote, "I am always thinking of you." He went missing when his B-24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese in New Guinea on April 10, 1944. It would take 70 years for his remains to be found and identified.
A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States.

Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.



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    Fitzgerald, Wagner try to bury the hatchet over lunch

    Both described the meeting as an effort to forge a more productive approach to the issues of county government.



    Mercer County school district among 28 to win technology grant

    The grant was announced today to help further support STEAM — science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics — projects.