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.

about 16 hours ago

Single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant

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

1 day ago

Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

4 days ago

Peters school board approves borrowing money for projects

The district voted unanimously to borrow up to $12 million for new windows at McMurray Elementary School and other expenditures.

5 days ago

 Traffic snakes through a construction zone on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills. A Connecticut construction company was ordered Monday to pay $15.8 million in damages to the family of a Finleyville woman injured in a Route 51 crash five years ago.

Jury awards $15.8 million to work-zone crash victim from Finleyville

Brenda Gump-Schragl was on her way to her daughter’s wedding-rehearsal dinner when the crash occurred on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills.

1 week ago

Former St. Anthony parishioners petition Vatican to reopen church building

Parishioners from the former St. Anthony Parish in Monongahela have filed a formal petition with the Vatican seeking to reopen the building.

6 days ago

 About two dozen parishioners staged an overnight vigil in April at St. Anthony's, protesting the church's closing.

Former ​St. Anthony parishioners petition Vatican to reopen church building

In 2011, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh merged St. Anthony and Transfiguration parishes into one parish.

6 days ago

 Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf, left, talks with Greg Taranto, center, principal at Canonsburg Middle School, and seventh-grade social studies teacher Robert Stone.

Wolf again hits Corbett on education funding

During a campaign stop, Democrat Tom Wolf said he wants a severance tax on natural gas drilling to fund schools  if he becomes governor.

1 week ago

Man found dead in car over hillside in South Strabane

A Washington, Pa., man was found dead in a car over a hillside in South Strabane, the county coroner said.

1 week ago

Death at Washington County parking garage investigated

Officials are investigating the death of a 33-year-old who was found unresponsive in a Washington parking garage Sunday night.

1 week ago

Pot bust at farm leads to 3 arrests

Three Allegheny County men were arrested Friday.

1 week ago

Boards seeks suspension of magistrate

The state Judicial Conduct Board is seeking suspension of a former Fayette County magisterial district judge.

1 week ago

Indoor sprinklers must stay connected, Peters council rules

Residents had asked to be allowed to disconnect the systems during vacations after a waterline break last winter damaged some homes.

1 week ago

 A worker connects a hose to a truck to collect foam from a drill pit used in a Rice Energy Marcellus Shale drilling rig in Washington County.

Yale study cites health risks for those living near shale gas wells

The study randomly surveyed 492 people in 180 households with private water well supplies in Washington County.

1 week ago

Man, 80, killed while cutting grass

An elderly man was killed at his home in Washington County this evening while cutting his grass with a tractor and brush hog.

1 week ago

3 charged with running big marijuana operation

Foster Bryan Yocum, 48, Loretta G. Fullen, 53, and Edward S. Mikesell were charged as part of a several-months long investigation.

1 week ago

Elderly woman killed when vehicle hits pole in Monessen

Virginia Andrako, 84, was riding in a Tri-County Access vehicle when it hit a pole in the 1100 block of Donner Avenue, the coroner said.

1 week ago

Driver escapes before train hits tanker truck hauling fracking water in Washington County

The impact pushed the truck several hundred feet down the track and ripped away the tanker.

2 weeks ago

Claysville man gets 9 months in federal prison for making guns automatic weapons

Charles Merle Watson Jr., 53, claims he was tinkering with the weapons and didn’t realize the danger he created or crime he committed.

2 weeks ago

 The Wexford station sits along the Harmony Trolley Line in this 1920s photo.

Wexford landmark to be moved to Washington County museum

Officials of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington County hope to add the Wexford Post Office Deli building to its collection.

2 weeks ago

 William "Wild Willy" Frankfurt, of Finleyville, carves horns and does scrimshaw.

Art in the Garden adds new media to show in Washington County

A paper cutter and a master horner and scrimshander will be part of the fundraiser this year.

2 weeks ago

Worker seriously injured at Pittsburgh International Airport

An airline worker was seriously injured at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday night, airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said.

2 weeks ago

 A water main break on Fifth Street in Charleroi has disrupted water service to a number of customers today.

No water this morning for some customers in Charleroi due to main break

The borough's water authority said some customers were without water.

3 weeks ago

 A rendering of the completed $4.9 million reconstruction of Valley Brook Road at Route 19 in Peters.

Ceremony to celebrate reopening of Valley Brook Road in Peters

The $4.9 million project reconstructed the interchange, with a new ramp from westbound Valley Brook Road to Route 19.

3 weeks ago

Lawsuit to prevent clear cutting trees filed in Peters

Two Washington County homeowners have filed a lawsuit to prevent an electric utility company from clear cutting trees under high-voltage

3 weeks ago

 Tim McNerney

Three sentenced to prison for death of Washington & Jefferson College football player

The men pleaded guilty in the death of Tim McNerney, who hit his head after he was punched during an attempted robbery in Washington.

4 weeks ago


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