Westmoreland


 Clare E. Fink III leaves District Justice Mark Bilik's office in Ligonier this morning

Driver, 32, waives preliminary hearing in crash that killed Ligonier officer

Clare Fink is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, reckless driving and other offenses.

about 1 hour ago


Westmoreland County hazmat team responds to strong odor near high-rise

A resident from the Filbern Manor apartment complex first reported the chlorine-like odor around 9:30 p.m.

2 days ago


Allegheny County man, 18, drowns in Youghiogheny River

An Allegheny County man who had been swimming with friends in Westmoreland County today has died.

3 days ago


Inquest set into death of stabbing suspect shot by police in Westmoreland County

State police have said one trooper fatally shot Rodney Golden, who was wielding a knife, after police couldn’t subdue him with stun guns.

6 days ago


Motorcyclist killed in early-morning crash in Westmoreland

The crash occurred at 6:55 a.m. on Greensburg Road west of Route 66.

1 week ago


Mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing cash from envelopes

Frank Rysz, 49, of Mount Pleasant, had been indicted in February after U.S. postal inspectors said he stole cash from three letters.

1 week ago


Motorcyclist dead in two-vehicle Hempfield crash

The crash was reported shortly before 9 a.m. in the 900 block of Arona Road.

1 week ago


One person injured in three-vehicle crash on I-70 near Rostraver

The incident — which blocked off a lane on Interstate 70 westbound in Rostraver — occurred at 2.30 p.m.

1 week ago


 Jennie Scaife has also challenged the validity of her father Richard Mellon Scaife's will, which mentioned neither the daughter nor son.

Richard Mellon Scaife’s son objects to subpoenas issued by trustee

The subpoenas issued are “solely for purposes of harassment and personal intrigue,” wrote attorneys for David Scaife.

1 week ago


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

Driver charged in wrong-way crash that killed Ligonier police officer

Clair Fink III will be arraigned later today at the office of District Judge Mark Bilik, according to state police Trooper Stephen Limani.

1 week ago


 The father lion Thunder, 6,  and his son, Thor, who just had his first birthday this week.

Living Treasures animal park looking for new home for lion cub

A visitor to the park in Donegal complained that she had heard the cub’s father was attacking it.

1 week ago


Two inmates charged in 2012 slaying of Monessen man

Joshua Stepoli, 20, and Antoine Hairston, 21, were charged in the death of Chris “Snax” Fincik, 36, in Monessen.

1 week ago


One person killed in Penn Township crash

The crash caused the closure of Route 130 in both directions from Harrison City-Manor Road to Highland Road.

2 weeks ago


Coroner's office identifies man killed in Westmoreland County crash

The incident occurred at 6:21 a.m. on Lowber Road in the area of Route 947 in Sewickley Township.

2 weeks ago


 Kaylee Doyle, 12, of Scott rides at the Horses with Hope ranch in Bethel Park. Volunteers Joanne Murdy, left, Barbara Bach, center, and Anne Davis assist Kaylee around the track.

Special needs kids, veterans saddle up for equine therapy programs around Pittsburgh

Horses are effective therapy animals, and experts say that’s because both horses and humans interact socially and respond in similar ways.

2 weeks ago


Several injured in Westmoreland County crash

The crash occurred at the intersection of Route 66 and Pfeffer Street in Washington Township at 12:07 p.m.

2 weeks ago


 Anthropologists Carrie LeGarde, left, and Jennie Jin look over remains at a lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The K208 lab is responsible for the identification of remains of Korean War soldiers.

Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home

Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.

3 weeks ago


 "Flip-flops" by Deb Andrison

Quilling among the art displayed at Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

Among the festival displays will be Deb Andrison’s quill art, which is created by coiling strips of paper into works of art.

3 weeks ago


Donations down but Fourth of July parade participation up in Latrobe

Several festivals with fireworks mark traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Westmoreland County.

3 weeks ago


Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s AP summer institute preps teachers for fall courses

These summer institutes are subject-specific and provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses.

3 weeks ago


Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

3 weeks ago


Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

3 weeks ago


Former Jeannette wrestling coach held for court on sex charges

Two 16-year-old girls testify Joshua Westfall kissed one and inappropriately touched the other.

3 weeks ago


 New Kensington cobbler Gene Montemurro, 82, sets a rubber heel cap on a pair of women’s shoes.

Recent robbery has New Kensington cobbler thinking about retiring after 66 years

“The pressure from my family to retire is unbelievable,” says 82-year-old Gene Montemurro.

4 weeks ago


 The Donora-Webster Bridge disappears into a cloud of smoke as it drops into the Monongahela River this morning.

Donora Webster Bridge imploded

A contractor dropped the 107-year-old structure into the Monongahela River with explosives this morning.

3 weeks ago


Elderly Harmar man killed in Westmoreland County crash

The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. along Route 380 at Utopia Road in Washington Township.

4 weeks ago


 The driver of this white pickup truck, above, was critically injured when a tractor-trailer truck smashed into it on Route 22 this morning in Salem, Westmoreland County, fire officials said.

Driver critically injured in tractor-trailer crash on Route 22

The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at Cloverleaf Drive in Salem, Westmoreland County.

4 weeks ago


Coroner: Officers legally justified to shoot Latrobe robbery suspect

Scott Murphy, 46, was killed by troopers in 2013; police had linked him to a car found leaving the scene of an armed robbery.

4 weeks ago


 Richard Mellon Scaife

Use of Scaife trust for newspapers, charity was not a waste, attorneys assert

Attorneys for Scaife trustee Yale Gutnick today answered objections filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s daughter and son early this month.

4 weeks ago


Westmoreland County man convicted in straw gun purchase case

Deandre Jones, 29, of Irwin pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, as did Robert Pannell, 34, of Bridgeport, W.Va.

1 month ago



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