Westmoreland


 State police are searching for the driver of this pick-up truck that they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash in South Huntingdon Thursday morning.

State police seek help finding hit-and-run driver in Westmoreland County

The pick-up truck involved in Thursday’s crash is described as a black Dodge QuadCab, state police said.

1 day ago


Steel beam falls on worker in Westmoreland County

Fire officials said a 1,500-pound steel beam fell on a worker in his late 40s or early 50s at Moore & Morford Inc.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania DEP to fine Sunoco for releasing drilling clay into creek

Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields says the company is working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to remedy the release of the clay.

3 days ago


 Police secure the scene of an apparent murder-suicide at 1075 Alexander Ave. in Monessen.

Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide in Monessen

County officials said Robert W. Pendleton, 36, of Rostraver, shot and killed his estranged wife, Kelly A. Pendleton.

5 days ago


Derry man killed in 2-vehicle crash

The Derry resident was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m., a coroner’s report said.

1 week ago


Man gets three to 10 years in prison for New Stanton ATM robberies

The suspect in three New Stanton ATM robberies has agreed to a plea deal that will give him three to 10 years in prison, according to his

1 week ago


 A two-car accident that flipped a vehicle in the middle of a state route intersection in Salem Thursday sent a woman to Forbes Regional Hospital with moderate injuries

Two-car crash in Salem sends woman to hospital

The accident happened on the intersection of Route 119 and Route 22 at 1:17 p.m., according to a police report.

1 week ago


Irwin council foresees 1.5-mill tax increase for 2015

Irwin council on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a proposed $3.5 million budget for 2015 that would raise taxes by 1.5 mills.

1 week ago


 Two people were injured during an early morning house fire in Unity, Westmoreland County.

Two injured in Westmoreland County house fire

Westmoreland County emergency officials said the fire on Puriton Avenue was called in at 3:33 a.m.

2 weeks ago


Franklin Regional to issue Homestead tax relief notices

Administrators have recommended that school directors grant permission for the Westmoreland County to mail out 2015 applications.

2 weeks ago


 Alex Hribal leaves the Westmoreland County Courthouse after a September hearing.

Franklin Regional stabbing suspect's trial moved to March court term

Patrick Thomassey, the attorney representing 17-year-old Alex Hribal, asked a judge for more time to prepare his defense.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


Man arrested after admitting to starting Dollar General fire in Rostraver

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

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago



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