Inmate gets immunity to testify at ex-boyfriend’s homicide trial

Common Pleas Judge Christopher A. Feliciani of Westmoreland County on Tuesday granted the prosecution’s petition for an immunity.

1 day ago

Woman charged with hosting underage drinking party at her Penn Township home

Police said that on Feb. 13 a video was shared with a school resource officer showing an underage drinking party.

2 days ago

Penn-Trafford paraprofessional charged with assaulting student

Police said charges of simple assault and harassment were filed against Sharon Kosko, a 59-year-old aide at Penn Middle School in Jeannette.

2 days ago

Mailman convicted of embezzlement charged again with mail theft

Frank Rysz, 49, of Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, was charged yesterday with one count of theft of mail.

3 days ago

Woman accused of assaulting baby in Westmoreland County

According to court documents, Jessica Nichols, 22, of Greensburg faces charges of assault and endangering the welfare of children.

4 days ago

Motorist killed in late-night Rostraver crash

Jessica Calma, 33, of South Huntingdon died in the crash, which occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Finley Road.

5 days ago

Man shot multiple times at Westmoreland County apartment building

The shooting took place shortly before 5 a.m. at the Arnold Towers apartments.

1 week ago

Westmoreland court could decide on Hempfield cemetery upkeep in spring

First Commonwealth Bank took control of the cemetery in 2009 after the former caretaker’s departure a year earlier.

1 week ago

Initiative aims to boost home ownership in Monessen

The program provides funds for down payments and closing costs and could benefit at least two dozen moderate-income households.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: Things have been ruff since beagle found his voice

A once-silent pup has turned into a motormouth.

1 week ago

Hearing rescheduled for teenage suspect in Jeannette homicide

Maxwell Morton was charged on Feb. 6 in the shooting death of Ryan Mangan, also 16 and from Jeannette.

1 week ago

Kennametal exec Simpkins to retire next month

Corporate controller Martha Fusco will serve as interim CFO while the company conducts an external search for his successor.

1 week ago

Westmoreland coroner's inquest hears testimony on suspected robber's shooting death

Hearing Officer John Greiner will recommend whether state police should face charges after Scott Murphy, 46, died in a July 2013 gun battle.

1 week ago

 Crews investigate a fire in Monessen in which one person was killed this morning.

Woman, 92, killed in Monessen house fire

The fire was reported about 10:50 a.m. at a house in the 400 block of Reed Street.

1 week ago

Truck driver leads state police in Westmoreland County on wild chase

State police said the driver tossed items out of his window, including a small refrigerator, his shoes and socks, and a steel canister.

1 week ago

One person injured in Westmoreland County fire

The fire started on the 500 block of Apple Lane. The victim was flown to West Penn Hospital after being burned on his hands and face.

1 week ago

 The attorney for Alex Hribal says the boy is responding well to mental health treatment.

Lawyer wants 17-year-old's Franklin Regional stabbing case moved to juvenile court

Alex Hribal is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault in the stabbings of 20 fellow students and a guard last April.

2 weeks ago

Inquest set for suspect killed in armed robbery standoff

Coroner Ken Bacha hopes the hearing will determine whether Scott Murphy, 46, shot himself or was killed by police gunfire on July 18, 2013.

2 weeks ago

Monessen School District sorry pupils wrongly given 'Fifty Shades' puzzles

The superintendent, however, didn’t say how that happened or whether any employees have been disciplined as a result.

2 weeks ago

Monessen school probes 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles given to students

The issue became public when parents complained at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

2 weeks ago

Kennametal offering 1,000 workers voluntary separation plan

The offer has not been extended to engineers, including those who work at the company’s technology center near Latrobe, the company said.

2 weeks ago

Monessen health center to reopen

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled last year the state violated the law in closing rural health centers and it must cease the closings.

2 weeks ago

 State police investigate after a driver struck a trooper who was removing wooden pallets from Route 119 in East Huntingdon in October. The trooper was seriously injured.

Driver charged in Westmoreland County crash that injured trooper

State police said the trooper suffered a broken pelvis, head wound, blood loss and other injuries.

2 weeks ago

 The casket of Ryan Mangan is carried out of Sacred Heart Church in Jeanette today.

More than 200 friends, relatives mourn loss of slain Jeannette teen

School district officials said grief counselors will be available in all of the district schools over the next few days.

2 weeks ago

Four hospitalized after high carbon monoxide level detected in Monessen home

The occupants of 735 S. 14th St. first contacted Peoples Natural Gas about smelling fumes in the two-story home, said Monessen Fire Chief

2 weeks ago

 Students gather at a vigil at the Seneca Club in Jeannette last week in remembrance of Ryan Mangan.

Jeannette 16-year-old faces murder charge in teen's shooting death

Maxwell Morton of Jeannette was arrested Friday in the shooting death of Ryan Mangan. Police say he took a “selfie” of the crime scene.

2 weeks ago

 Friends of Ryan Mangan, wearing T shirts made in his honor, pose today at a vigil at the Seneca Club in Jeannette. Police are investigating Ryan's death as being suspicious, the county district attorney said.

Jeannette teenager’s death ‘suspicious’

Jeannette police and Westmoreland County detectives are looking into the possible involvement of a friend or associate of Ryan Mangan’s.

3 weeks ago

 Drugs and money Greensburg heroin bust. Photo is also courtesy of Pennsylvania State Police Greensburg barracks.

Pa. state police arrest 'high-level' dealers in Indiana, Westmoreland counties

Troopers said they found 1,249 stamp bags of heroin and more than $6,500 in cash during a traffic stop.

3 weeks ago

Pittsburgh man charged with burglary, stalking former professor

Mustafa Al-Gasas, 23, faces a preliminary hearing March 10, after today’s court appearance was postponed.

3 weeks ago

Teen's quick-thinking helps lead to arrest in attempted kidnapping in New Kensington

The suspect, William Durci Jr., 44, of Creighton, was charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted false imprisonment and other offenses.

3 weeks ago

Tractor-trailer crash shuts down lane on Route 22 in Westmoreland

A coal truck collided with a tractor-trailer hauling beer shortly after 4 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.

1 month ago

Westmoreland County theater group aims to push limits

Two residents formed Split Stage Productions to offer unconventional plays in Westmoreland County.

1 month ago


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