Trooper Stephen Limani, state police spokesman, talks today about the shooting death of St. Clair police Officer Lloyd Reed as St. Clair police Capt. Don Hess, right, looks on.

Suspect tells police he was unaware slain Westmoreland officer was policeman

The two men exchanged quick rounds of gunfire outside a New Florence home that left Officer Reed of St. Clair Township police dead Sunday.

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 St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed Jr.

Funeral services scheduled this week for Officer Reed

The Harris Funeral Home in Johnstown is handling funeral arrangements for Officer Lloyd Reed.

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 Robin Dubics of New Florence places a candle at a memorial Sunday on Ligonier Street for St. Clair police Officer Lloyd Reed.

Westmoreland man held in death of officer after fleeing domestic dispute

Police say Ray Shetler, who is hospitalized, killed Officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident in New Florence.

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 Lloyd Reed, the officer killed while intervening in a domestic dispute on Saturday in New Florence near Johnstown, Pa.

St. Clair officer killed in New Florence shooting

Officer Lloyd Reed had been in law enforcement for 25 years; Ray Shetler Jr. was arrested early this morning.

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PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

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Four injured in one-vehicle crash in Rostraver

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Route 51 and Simmons Lane.

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Samantha Bennett: Trying so hard to forget your Facebook

Breaking up on social media -- it’s complicated

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Three arrested in Western Pennsylvania burglary ring

Authorities said the suspects targeted 14 businesses in Allegheny, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties last year.

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 Rabbi Jason Edelstein

St. Vincent salutes Rabbi Jason Edelstein's long presence at Catholic college

The Latrobe college formally honors its longtime professor by naming an endowed chair in Catholic-Jewish relations for him.

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 Jason Edward French

Irwin man charged with cruelty in dog's strangulation

Police went to Jason Edward Finch’s home and found a dead dog Tuesday.

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Apollo woman killed in Westmoreland County crash

The crash occurred on South Leechburg Hill Road at Route 56 around 11:20 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.

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Murrysville to spend $67,000 on bucket truck

The 2007 truck is coming from Altec Nueco of Birmingham, Ala., to replace a 2002 sign truck that has been retired from service.

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 “As we see the number of overdoses related to heroin and opioids increase, we’re seeing purity levels come up and we’re seeing prices come down," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle.

As DEA details drug overdoses in Pennsylvania, effort to monitor prescriptions stalls

A state prescription database which doctors could tap before prescribing drugs is on hold because of the budget impasse.

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Local counties seeing increase in applications for concealed gun licences

Large-scale tragedies often have effect on applications, according to region’s sheriff offices.

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Route 119 reopens after four-car crash in Westmoreland County

Fire officials said firefighters this morning responded to South Third Street, where one vehicle was on fire.

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State police investigating exchange of photos between man and 16-year-old

Police say he threatened to go public with her photos if she refused to date him.

2 weeks ago

Socialists attend national rally here

Organizers say 120 members traveled from as far as California to the Antiochian Village retreat in Bolivar for their national convention.

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Samantha Bennett: Why aren't women leading?

But what are we women doing wrong that we don’t get to run things into the ground nearly as often as we statistically should?

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Greensburg-Salem H.S. students evacuated after bomb threat

Dispatchers said the call came in around 11:30 a.m.

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Franklin Regional to distribute applications for tax relief program

The Franklin Regional school district will be mailing out applications for the Homestead/Farmstead tax relief program.

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Victim identified in fatal shooting in New Kensington

The shooting took place around 1 a.m. in a convenience store parking lot in the 700 block of Seventh Street Road in New Kensington.

3 weeks ago

Bicyclist killed in crash with tractor-trailer in Westmoreland County

The incident occurred on Route 780 near the Penn State New Kensington campus around 11:30 a.m.

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2 injured when garbage truck goes over hillside in Rostraver

The crash occurred on Webster Hollow Road at Creekside Lane around 6 a.m., Westmoreland County emergency officials said.

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 Ted Kopas

Democrats take control of Westmoreland commissioners

Incumbent Ted Kopas and newcomer Gina Cerilli ran separate campaigns but they each won, along with Republican incumbent Charles Anderson.

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Two seriously injured in Westmoreland County crash

Officials said two people were injured in the collision that occurred near Route 711 at Seaton Road shortly after 8 a.m.

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Murrysville officials foresee no tax increase with 2016 budget

During a municipal  workshop, Murrysville's director of finance told council that she does not expect the budget to require a tax increase.

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