Alex Hribal, 16, leaves the Westmoreland County courthouse after a hearing last month.

Hribal seeks trial postponement in Franklin Regional stabbings

He is being held at the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center, where he is receiving mental health treatment.

about 7 hours ago

 A state trooper suffered a broken pelvis, head wound, blood loss and other injuries after an SUV struck him in East Huntingdon Wednesday night.

Pennsylvania trooper suffers head, pelvic injuries after struck by SUV in Westmoreland

The trooper was sent to state Route 119 in East Huntingdon about 8 p.m. to remove wooden pallets scattered along the road, police said.

about 8 hours ago

Former Irwin church youth volunteer waives hearing on child porn charges

Andrew Patterson, 45, of Monroeville, remained jailed after waiving Tuesday’s hearing. He must now stand trial in Allegheny County.

1 day ago

New Stanton ATM robbery suspect says he's 'mostly' innocent

James Stonick, of Herminie, told reporters after his arraignment Tuesday that he robbed a woman Sunday night at the ATM.

1 day ago

'Greensburg 6' killer wants to appeal her sentence

Amber Meidinger claims ineffective legal representation and a conflict of interest, according to a court filing in Westmoreland County.

1 day ago

 A state trooper was seriously injured when a car hit the trooper on Route 119 in East Huntingdon.

State trooper seriously injured, struck by car in Westmoreland County

The state trooper was clearing debris from Route 119 in East Huntington, state police said.

about 11 hours ago

Mom, son escape injury in Derry fire

The pair wasn’t injured in the fire, which started at 7:18 a.m. in Longview Court, Westmoreland County emergency officials said.

2 days ago

Man arrested after admitting to starting Dollar General fire in Rostraver

Rostraver police said the fire caused more than $2 million in damage.

2 days ago

Westmoreland County man to stand trial in beating death of girlfriend

A district judge in August dismissed the homicide and first-degree murder charges against Gregory Randall, 57, of Laurel Mountain.

6 days ago

Driver killed in Westmoreland County crash

Authorities said the victim failed to make a left curve and veered off the road and his vehicle went down a steep embankment.

6 days ago

Two injured in Route 22 crash in Derry

The crash, reported at 5:10 a.m., involved a tractor trailer and a vehicle in an eastbound lane of Route 22 just before Roue 982.

1 week ago

Three sought after woman, 91, bound, robbed in Rostraver home

Rostraver police say the incident happened about 8 a.m. Tuesday when the woman answered her door only to have the men forcibly enter.

1 week ago

 Norwin High School students arrive for the start of the school day today. The school district increased security after a bomb threat was found Monday afternoon in a bathroom at the school.

Security ramped up at Norwin High School following threat

School officials sent a notice to parents saying a threat had been made against the school for this afternoon.

1 week ago

Motorcyclist killed in Westmoreland County crash

Ryan D. Knopsnider, 31, of Mount Pleasant was killed when he veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole, officials said.

2 weeks ago

Traffic moving in both directions on I-70 in Westmoreland after support wall fails

Part of the westbound side of the highway was abruptly closed, and traffic detoured.

2 weeks ago

Development plan OK'd in North Huntingdon

The North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday night approved the Villas of Buena Vista development .

2 weeks ago

Murrysville to hold public hearing on 2015 budget

The hearing will be held on November 5th immediately following the budget workshop that will begin at 6:30 p.m.

2 weeks ago

 A tractor trailer carrying grapes overturned early this morning on Interstate 70 around mile marker 50, between the Smithton and Mount Pleasant exits in Westmoreland County.

I-70 eastbound re-opens in Westmoreland County after tractor-trailer crash

The crash occurred overnight around mile marker 50, between the Smithton and Mount Pleasant exits.

2 weeks ago

Section of I-70 in Westmoreland County closed

Traffic is being detoured at Exit 46 to Route 51 and at Exit 43 to Route 201.

2 weeks ago

Section of I-70 in Westmoreland County closed

The section of westbound Interstate 70 crossing the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad in Rostraver has closed due to a support wall failure.

2 weeks ago

7 seek spot as North Huntingdon commissioner

Seven North Huntingdon residents came forward as candidates to fill the Sixth Ward seat.

2 weeks ago

East Huntingdon man’s death after police chase ruled suicide

Ryan Senko died of a gunshot wound to the head and was not killed by a trooper, who police said fired at him during the Oct. 1 incident.

3 weeks ago

 Alex Hribal leaves the Westmoreland County Courthouse Sept. 26 following a hearing before Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani.

Suspect in Franklin Regional school attack to receive treatment at current facility

Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani says “there are no facilities in the Commonwealth that are willing to accept him."

3 weeks ago

Westmoreland County courts worker arrested in theft of payments

Michelle C. Grupp-Liprando, 26, of Jeannette, worked at the payment counter.

2 weeks ago

 State police look over an SUV that was involved in a police chase Tuesday night in Westmoreland County. A 22-year-old man died of a gunshot wound.

Man dead after police chase in Westmoreland County

State police said it is unclear whether the victim shot himself or was killed by shots from police.

4 weeks ago

 Search crews today recovered the body of the pilot of a one-seater gyrocopter, similar to this small Calidus copter, that went missing after taking off from Rostraver Airport in Westmoreland County.

Missing pilot in gyrocopter crash found dead in Westmoreland County

The gyrocopter went missing Wednesday evening after taking off from Rostraver Airport.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago

 A live feed shows the Westmoreland County Community College's Laurel Education Center.

New buildings, upgrades illustrate growth at WCCC

An Advanced Technology Center opened this fall, a new education center will open in January and building upgrades are planned on its main

4 weeks ago

Adamsburg seeks police patrols by Irwin officers

Irwin council will consider whether to provide police protection to neighboring Adamsburg.

3 weeks ago

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Scott Perry's new job at Bushy Run dovetails with love of history

Scott Perry of Shadyside switched careers to become facilitator of the museum at Bushy Run Battlefield in Westmoreland County.

4 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.

4 weeks ago

Former postal worker sentenced for misappropriating funds

Jessica L. Croyle of Greensburg was was sentenced in court to 6 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release and $55,362.90 restitution.

4 weeks ago

West Newton man pleads guilty to running Mon Valley gambling ring

Ronald "Porky" Melocchi, 55, of West Newton, pleaded to three counts -- including one felony -- before Judge Joseph K. Williams III.

4 weeks ago

 Alex Hribal, 16, leaves Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Friday after a hearing on whether and where he should be transferred while awaiting trial.

Upper St. Clair psychiatric hospital refuses to treat 16-year-old Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

Alex Hribal on Friday was ordered to be transferred from Westmoreland County juvenile detention center to Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

4 weeks ago


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