Westmoreland


North Huntingdon man found guilty of bankruptcy fraud

Michael J. Free, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric, hid the assets by filling out false documents in a 2010 bankruptcy filing.

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Commissioners to vote on Westmoreland County budget today

Westmoreland County will plug budget deficit with $5 million to $6 million from reserves; taxes to remain unchanged.

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 The Westmoreland County Live Nativity in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse, sponsored by Christian Leaders Mentoring Ministry.

Live Nativity scene at Greensburg courthouse draws praise

Volunteers brave chilly weather to present a live tableau of the birth of Christ in Greensburg’s Courthouse Square.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife died in July.

Scaife trust fund battle begins in court conference

The next filings in the case, which will be responses by Richard Mellon Scaife’s son and daughter, are due Jan. 16.

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Ex-owner of Westmoreland County lighting company found guilty of bankruptcy fraud

Prosecutors said Michael J. Free, 62, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric, hid assets by filling out false documents.

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North Huntingdon approves budget with no tax increase

The North Huntingdon commissioners voted tonight to adopt a $15,614,867 budget for 2015 with no township tax increase.

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Greensburg man loses appeal of murder conviction

A Greensburg man who argued his first-degree murder conviction for strangling his wife should be overturned because she attacked him with a

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Greensburg man denied new trial in wife's murder

David Stahl, 44, argued first-degree murder isn’t correct in his case since Rebecca Stahl came at him with a knife before he strangled her.

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 The home on Clinton Street in Lower Burrell where police are investigating a possible murder/suicide.

Deaths of Lower Burrell couple ruled murder-suicide

Deputy coroner Sean Hribal said it appears Mark McDade, 45, shot and killed his wife, Leanne McDade, 42, before shooting himself.

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Samantha Bennett: After yoga retreat, it's good to be om

A retreat offers three days of serenity and not a burger in sight.

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Federal trial to start in Westmoreland bankruptcy fraud case

The company went out of business after the state sued him for accepting money from customers without delivering ordered lighting fixtures.

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 A man suffered smoke inhalation in a house fire in Scottdale Monday night.

Man rescued from house fire in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County dispatch said the fire was reported just after 9:30 p.m. on Arthur Avenue.

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Pennsylvania seeking bids for former state prison in Hempfield

The 103-acre site in Westmoreland County has been rezoned for commercial use and local officials hope a new owner will provide new jobs.

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Former law firm bookkeeper in Latrobe gets two years in embezzlement case

The scheme was uncovered in July 2010 when Debra Feather couldn't make it to work to write payroll checks.

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Fire damages Olive Garden on Route 30 in Hempfield

There is extensive damage to the kitchen and the dining room also has smoke and water damage.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife

Two museums begin work to divide Scaife's art collection

Westmoreland Museum of American Art and Brandywine River Museum begin dividing more than 500 works of art left by Richard Mellon Scaife.

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West Newton woman dies from car crash injuries

Mary Shawley, 88, was involved in a car crash in the 700 block of East Main Street in West Newton Nov. 24.

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Westmoreland County man pleads in Louisiana child-sex case

Timothy Kelly, 40, faces at least 10 years in prison.

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Monroeville man to stand trial on chase-related charges

Police said Joshua B. Jesse, 41, fired once at four officers after the 30-mile pursuit ended on Stefaniak Drive in Bell on Sept 17.

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 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.

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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.

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