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Two arrested in Canton burglary

The burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Belmont Avenue in Canton at about 1 p.m. Thursday, police said.

about 16 hours ago


Washington County man charged in home improvement scam

Sean Patrick Yee, 54, of Washington, was arrested this morning and charged with theft by deception.

1 day ago


All incumbents renominated for Washington County commissioner

Democrats Larry Maggi and Harlan Shober and Republican Diana Irey Vaughan won nominations, along with Republican newcomer Mike McCormick.

3 days ago


Cecil zoning board tables deliberation on natural gas compressor station

The issue -- an application to build the compressor station on Route 980, near its intersection with Route 50.

4 days ago


Mount Washington man formally sentenced to death

Jordan Clemons, 26, of Mount Washington, was immediately handed over to the state Department of Corrections.

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.

1 week ago


 Jordan Clemons is escorted Thursday into the Washington County Courthouse, where the jury that convicted him in the killing of Karissa Kunco also decided to give him the death penalty.

Washington County jury returns with death penalty for Jordan Clemons

Clemons earlier this week was found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his former girlfriend, Karissa Kunco.

1 week ago


Washington County jury to begin death sentence deliberations Thursday in fatal stabbing

The jury will decide if Jordan Clemons, guilty of killing former girlfriend Karissa Kunco, 21, of Baldwin Borough, gets the death penalty.

1 week ago


South Strabane police investigate death of a 17-month-old boy

Police said Michael Akopyan of South Strabane was pronounced dead in his Shawnee Drive home but an autopsy showed no signs of trauma.

1 week ago


Washington County jury finds man guilty of murder in stabbing death

Jordan Clemons was charged in connection with the death of Karissa Kunco, whose body was found on the side of a road in Washington County.

1 week ago


I-70 westbound re-opened after overturned tractor trailer snarls rush-hour traffic

No one was injured in the incident, which was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m. at Route 43 in Fallowfield, Washington County.

2 weeks ago


Several incumbents retiring from Washington County row offices

Few candidates face opposition in the primary.

2 weeks ago


Bethel Park man, 18, killed when car crashes into Monongahela business

Emergency crews were called at 1:35 a.m. for the crash on East Main Street.

2 weeks ago


 Karissa Kunco, who was found dead in Washington County.

Trial to begin today in Washington County stabbing death

More than three years after Karissa Kunco was found dead in Washington County, the trial will begin for her ex-boyfriend, Jordan Clemons.

2 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.

3 weeks ago


Ex-tax preparer gets prison for 'blatant disregard' of judge's orders

Larry Snow of Seward was a tax preparer in Washington County who pleaded guilty in 2012 to filing fraudulent returns.

3 weeks ago


Teen faces charges of falsely reporting rape in Washington County

Police said the teen had told investigators that she had been sexually assaulted in Cross Creek Park in Washington County on April 6.

3 weeks ago


Mail carrier injured when mail truck crashes into vehicle in Washington County

The crash was reported at 1:20 p.m. on Route 980 near Clover Lane in Cecil, officials said.

3 weeks ago


 Teva last week offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share, or about $43 billion.

Mylan rejects $43 billion offer from Israel-based Teva

Mylan’s letter is the latest twist in a three-way merger brawl that involves Mylan, Israel-based Teva and Perrigo, an Irish drug maker.

3 weeks ago


 A tour bus that was carrying Kentucky middle school students erupts in flames on Interstate 70 Thursday morning. No one was injured and the students were evacuated.

Cause of I-70 tour bus fire in Washington County still unknown

Police said bus driver Timothie Newton noticed problems with the bus, pulled onto the shoulder and saw smoke coming from the rear.

4 weeks ago


 A Mylan-Teva combination is expected to raise antitrust issues, as is a Mylan-Perrigo combination.

Mylan increases its offer in merger tug of war

Mylan is the target of an unsolicited bid from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical, which offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share.

4 weeks ago


Washington County man charged in road rage incident on I-79

Brian Gust, of Nottingham, was charged in the road rage incident Wednesday on Interstate 79.

4 weeks ago


African charged with swindling Pittsburgh-area women, Korean steel firm

Sigismond Segbefia, 28, a Ghana native who lives in Silver Spring, was arrested earlier this week in New York.

4 weeks ago


 A tour bus carrying students from Kentucky caught fire on Interstate 70 early this morning, shutting down the westbound lanes for more than an hour during rush hour.

Tour bus carrying middle school students catches fire on I-70

No one was injured on the bus, carrying students from Kentucky. It caught fire early this morning at Mile Marker 9 in Washington County.

4 weeks ago


Couple found dead in Washington County home

The county coroner’s office said Carmine, 69, and Caryn Verno, 54, of Bentleyville were found dead in their home around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

4 weeks ago



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