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 The Very Rev. Edward Malesic addresses the media at a news conference in Greensburg this morning. He will become bishop of the Greensburg Diocese.

Harrisburg pastor named bishop of Greensburg

The Very Rev. Edward C. Malesic is a priest working in York Haven, Pa., in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

about 5 hours ago


 Robert G. Radacy Jr. faces a preliminary hearing Monday before District Judge Mark Mansour.

Fayette County man charged with breaking bones of 4-week-old baby

Robert G. Radacy Jr., 29, of Belle Vernon, is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

about 18 hours ago


Brookline teenager used Molotov cocktail, torch to set Harrison fires, police say

Sean Hallam, 19, faces charges of attempted homicide, arson and other crimes.

3 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

1 week ago


Westmoreland task force hopes to raise money for overdose antidote

The Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force wants to come up with $40,000 to purchase naloxone.

1 week ago


Westmoreland County plastic surgeon indicted on tampering charges

Dr. Daniel Teet, 68, of Latrobe, is named in a 10-count indictment handed up on March 31 and unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court.

1 week ago


Search for tractor-trailer driver continues one year after fatal I-70 crash

Siva Marie Stewart, 22, of Connellsville was killed on March 31, 2014, struck by a tractor-trailer after she got out of a vehicle on I-70.

1 week ago


Latrobe man pleads to recording girl, 4

Thomas Deglau, 56, entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court.

2 weeks ago


 The new rate amounts to a $24 increase per credit hour for Westmoreland County residents, from $98 to $122.

Westmoreland County Community College increases tuition by nearly 25 percent

The increases will help close a $3.4 million shortfall in its 2015-16 budget, generating some $2.7 million in revenue.

2 weeks ago


 A man was killed after crashing into this house on Firehall Avenue in Sewickley, Westmoreland County, authorities said.

Driver killed after crashing into house in Westmoreland County

The man was driving on Firehall Avenue in Sewickley when he veered off the road and crashed into the house, county emergency officials said.

2 weeks ago


 Supporters hold signs in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as school buses return to Franklin Regional High School after the stabbing attacks last April.

One year later: Victims of Franklin Regional High School stabbing slowly recovering

A year ago Thursday, 20 students and a security guard were stabbed in the high school’s hallway.

2 weeks ago


 “Nobody, but nobody, spent more money than Richard Mellon Scaife,” said William Pietragallo, who represented Richard Mellon Scaife's second wife — Margaret Ritchie Battle — in their divorce.

Scaife's son, daughter seek to have details of wealth stricken

A judge heard arguments over whether trustees improperly revealed the personal finances of David and Jennie Scaife.

3 weeks ago


Man who died jumping from overpass in Hempfield identified

Glenn Branthoover, 56, of Hempfield was killed Tuesday morning when he jumped from the Route 130 overpass.

3 weeks ago


Crash closes Route 30 near Route 130 in Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County coroner’s office has been called to the scene of the crash in Hempfield involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

3 weeks ago


 A SWAT team surrounds an apartment in Hempfield today.

Fugitive captured after holding hostage in Hempfield since early this morning

Members of a fugitive task force went to an apartment to serve three warrants shortly after 7 a.m. and the situation ended about 2:30 p.m.

4 weeks ago


Westmoreland County Community College board approves tuition increase

Tuition will increase $24 per credit this fall then freeze for 2016-17.

4 weeks ago



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