Westmoreland


Father, son killed in Westmoreland County crash on Route 981

Two people were ejected from the vehicle when it crashed near Substation Road around 4:30 a.m., according to county emergency officials.

1 day ago


Youth minister accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl

Brian Keith Smith, has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of a minor younger than 16 and possession of child pornography.

2 days ago


New Westmoreland County land bank cleans up blighted lots

The county’‍s bank kicks off its mission with the demolition of two abandoned houses in West Newton.

1 week ago


Greensburg teen develops mobile safety app

Seton Hill University will make the app available to students, faculty and staff.

1 week ago


Emergency crews respond to two-car crash in Derry

A head-on collision between two vehicles in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, has sent at least one victim to the hospital.

1 week ago


Arnold fire leaves six people homeless

The fire at a duplex in the 1200 block of Kenneth Avenue was reported at 6 a.m., according to a Westmoreland County emergency dispatcher.

1 week ago


Man struck, killed by train in Westmoreland County

A county dispatcher said the fatal collision was reported at 12:50 a.m. near the intersection of Routes 56 and 711 in Seward.

1 week ago


Fatal crash in East Huntingdon

An East Huntingdon teenager did not survive a collision today with a dump truck on Route 31.

1 week ago


Greensburg Catholic Diocese challenges Affordable Care Act mandate in hearing

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab gave no indication as to how -- or when -- he will decide between the positions.

1 week ago


Westmoreland County man arrested in child predator sting

Agents, posing as a 14-year-old girl, responded to an online advertisement in which Matthew Chowan was reportedly soliciting sex.

1 week ago


Lincoln Hills residents protest stop sign removal

Residents came to the North Huntingdon commissioners’ meeting to protest the removal of stop signs they said make their neighborhood safer.

2 weeks ago


Government argues mandate on contraception is not a burden

The Greensburg diocese is seeking an injunction stopping the act from compelling its insurance administrator to cover birth control drugs.

2 weeks ago


 Richard Mellon Scaife

Most of Richard Mellon Scaife's wealth tied up in trusts, his will shows

Mr. Scaife’s will, signed in 2013, steers his art, his late mother’s home, and stock trusts that she left behind to various charities.

2 weeks ago


Discrimination lawsuit against Edward Marc Chocolatier resolved

Denise Beloncis‘‍s attorney declined to disclose terms, and the attorney for the chocolatier could not be immediately reached for comment.

2 weeks ago


Motorcyclist killed in Westmoreland County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday night when another vehicle struck him in a Hempfield intersection.

2 weeks ago


 Lisa and Vince Roskovensky of Moon, with their children, Hailey, 3, and Tyler, 6, watch "Rio 2" at the CineGrille, a dine-in movie theater, at Latitude 360 in North Fayette.

How movie theaters are changing with the times

Although big-name entertainment companies no longer are building hundreds of new theaters at a time, they continue to invest in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago


Mount Pleasant woman killed in crash Saturday

Victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

3 weeks ago


Westmoreland County man, 18, charged in confrontation with girlfriend's father

Police have filed charges against that include aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person.

3 weeks ago


Families' well water disrupted near Ligonier

Three families who live along Route 711 south of Ligonier say their water has been contaminated by Marcellus Shale wastewater leaks.

3 weeks ago


Greensburg priest pleads guilty to stealing nearly $100,000 from parish

Judge Debra A. Pezze sentenced Emil S. Payer to 10 years of probation.

3 weeks ago


 Redwood Log House owned by Jamie Allen of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Unique log home highlights Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

A three-room Redwood Log House created in 1939 is highlight of the 40th Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival.

4 weeks ago


Land-line phone service restored in Westmoreland County

Affected areas included Penn Township, Murrysville, Salem, Delmont, Export, New Alexandria and the southern part of Washington Township.

4 weeks ago



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