Westmoreland


Latrobe woman sentenced in child endangerment case

Lisa J. Knecht could serve up to 27 years in state prison.

13 minutes ago


Man injured in North Huntingdon house fire

The house was destroyed in the fire, which broke out just before midnight on Veronica Lane.

about 8 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: Hand-me-downs from the up-and-coming

The furnishings of college dorm rooms have shed the stains of days gone by.

about 16 hours ago


Penn Hills teen charged in shooting outside New Kensington church

The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Allegheny Valley Church of God on Kenneth Avenue.

1 day ago


 Police and fire officials are investigating an apartment house fire this morning in Latrobe Borough that displaced six adults.

Man admits setting Latrobe apartment on fire, police chief says

Latrobe police Chief James Bumar said Brandon Baradziej admitted starting the fire to collect money from his rental insurance.

2 days ago


 Chief Joe Hartman, USN, center, faces the color guard Monday as it snaps to attention at the Courthouse Plaza in Greensburg for the singing of the national anthem before the rededication of the Westmoreland County Civil War memorial statue.

A new home for an old statue rededicated in Memorial Day ceremony

The memorial, now in the heart of Greensburg, was rededicated to all veterans who served in all of America’s wars.

3 days ago


Police search for couple after attempted theft of $3,200 in Walmart goods

The man became "violent and agitated" and shoved an employee, before the couple fled in a 2013 white Ford Taurus, police said.

4 days ago


Man killed in motorcycle crash in Westmoreland County

The accident occurred at about 1:33 a.m. near the intersection of Route 130 and Fritchman Lane in Penn.

5 days ago


 A sign for Daniel Tiger hangs on the bridge over Loyalhanna Creek to the new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Trolley Ride. The ride replaces the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood trolley that ran for nearly 25 years. The official opening day is Friday.

Idlewild debuts revamped trolley ride

The Daniel Tiger trolley replaces the Mister Rogers Neighborhood ride for a new generation of children more familiar with the new TV show.

1 week ago


Ligonier Valley School District reports case of MRSA at elementary school

MRSA -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- is a type of staph infection that cannot be treated with many standard antibiotics.

1 week ago


Incumbents sweep Westmoreland commissioner nominations

Commissioners Charles Anderson and Tyler Courtney took the two Republican nominations while Gina Cerilli and Ted Kopas won among Democrats.

1 week ago


Man killed after SUV veers out of control in Westmoreland County shopping plaza

Joseph Todd Soforic, 52, of Scottdale was pronounced dead at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, police said.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Internet, for dummies

The Web has proven its worth as a rapid-fire spreader of phony conspiracy theories and outright stupidity.

2 weeks ago


Lower Burrell woman with dementia found in neighbor's car died from dehydration

Coroner Ken Bacha said Sheila Creevey, 86, of Lower Burrell died from dehydration due to hyperthermia and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

2 weeks ago


Missing woman with dementia found dead in neighbor's truck

The coroner’s office said it appears she died of natural causes, but an autopsy will be done given the unusual circumstances of her death.

2 weeks ago


 Mourners line the entrance to Holy Trinity Church as relatives of Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric A. Eslary arrive for his funeral in Ligonier on Saturday.

Driver in crash that killed Ligonier officer had beer in van, search warrant indicates

Emergency workers who responded to the crash scene in Ligonier Township said they smelled a "strong odor" of alcohol on Clair Fink’s breath.

2 weeks ago


 An investigator enters an auto parts shop this morning where an employee was killed in a shooting.

One dead in shooting at Rostraver auto parts store

County 911 said it received a report at 8:12 a.m. of a person shot at Minniti Motorsports at Rostraver Road and Tri-County Lane.

2 weeks ago


Arnold man jailed after threats, stabbing

Police said Andrew Bittenbender threatened five people and stabbed an unidentified female in the chest before choking a 23-month-old boy.

3 weeks ago


Seven vie for four nominations to run for Westmoreland County commissioner

All incumbents have opposition on the primary ballot.

3 weeks ago


Fayette County man dies in crash on Route 30

Robert Hyland, 69, of Fairchance, Fayette County, was pronounced dead at Forbes Regional Hospital at 4:08 p.m., the supervisor said.

2 weeks ago


 Emergency crews work the scene of the crash on Route 30 that killed Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary early Tuesday morning.

Passenger says he, van driver were drinking for hours before officer's fatal crash

Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary, 40, was killed in the crash on Route 30 early Tuesday.

3 weeks ago


Gas leak at relay station prompts evacuation of homes in Ligonier

The incident was reported at 9:34 a.m. in the 300 block of West Main Street, according to officials.

3 weeks ago


Police: Man used daughter, 9, to scam Girl Scout cookie buyers

Police said the father used the girl to make the scam appear legitimate and collected $124 in pre-orders.

3 weeks ago


 Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on Route 30.

Funeral services planned Saturday for Ligonier officer

Visitation is planned Thursday and Friday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel in Ligonier Borough.

3 weeks ago


 Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary and his K-9 partner Blek.

K-9 dog recovering after Ligonier crash that killed police lieutenant

Blek, a 6-year-old German shepherd, was being held in the intensive care unit.

3 weeks ago


 Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary

Questions remain over Ligonier crash that killed police lieutenant, injured K-9

The communities of Ligonier township and borough are mourning the death of 40-year-old Lt. Eric Eslary in the Route 30 head-on crash.

3 weeks ago


More cuts coming for Kennametal, executive says

The company attributed losses to impairment and restructuring charges, and a weaker demand from industrial, energy and other markets.

3 weeks ago


Victim in Hempfield crash identified

David R. Kavar, 26, died after he crossed the center line while driving on Penn Adamsburg Road in Hempfield, officials said.

3 weeks ago


Man killed in Westmoreland County crash

State police haven’t released the identity of a 26-year-old man who died when his car struck a tree on Penn-Adamsburg Road in Hempfield.

3 weeks ago


Police find collection of guns at vacant home in Ligonier

Police in Westmoreland County are investigating a large collection of firearms found inside a vacant home, according to KDKA-TV News.

4 weeks ago


Six Democrats, three Republicans run for Washington County commissioner

The three incumbents want to retain their seats. Four candidates will be chosen to run for the three seats in the general election.

4 weeks ago


Samantha Bennett: Squirrel assassin on the loose

Maybe I should have better things to do, but I’m worried about the furry corpses.

4 weeks ago


 The entrance to the Whitney Stone Quarry in Unity in Westmoreland County, where three people were injured this morning. Few details have been released about what caused the incident.

Big blast of air injures 3 limestone miners

A roof fall inside one of three portals near the quarry’s highwall caused an air blast that blew the men over as they reported to work.

4 weeks ago



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