Washington


Woman seriously injured in I-70 crash in South Strabane

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

about 3 hours 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.

4 days ago


Washington County woman who starved daughter gets new hearing

Michelle Tharp was sentenced to death in November 2000.

6 days 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.

6 days ago


Police investigate fatal shooting in Washington County

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


Pot bust at farm leads to 3 arrests

Three Allegheny County men were arrested Friday.

2 weeks ago


Boards seeks suspension of magistrate

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 weeks ago



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