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In a town that has only seen one homicide in more than a decade, Chief Thomas Seefeld says the knife attacks will be remembered for years.
Daylong search called off after would-be rescuers learned she was safe.
Four people have been hit and killed by freight trains in the Pittsburgh area in the past month.
Greg Keener, 15, a sophomore, remains in the ICU at Forbes Hospital, and he is in critical condition.
Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Export, will serve six months of house arrest for misappropriating more than $13,000.
To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.
Attendance was at more than 90 percent as high school students returned to the classes on Wednesday.
Wildlife Works Inc. rehabilitates birds of prey and other animals. The barn, or flyway, allows the birds to strengthen their wings.
Ginette Simpson's work benefits her parish, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Alexandria.
The board also discussed funding levels for local libraries.
The North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday night voted to fire long-time township police Officer William Sombo.
Happenings in the East suburban area:
New Kensington city police responded at 10:29 p.m. to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue, a county emergency dispatch supervisor said.
Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.
Council tabled a decision that would allow the creation of bid specifications for subsurface gas drilling under a park.
"Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.
Hundreds of students visited the school Tuesday during an optional opportunity to readjust to their surroundings.
Increased physical security measures can only go so far if mental health supports are not in place in schools to help students and teachers.
The Westmoreland County coroner's office identified him as Tyler L. Quakenbush, 21, of Latrobe.
Classes are set to resume this week in the Westmoreland County high school, and physical and emotional healing are moving forward.
When the calls were placed was not clear, but the caller is thought to be 16-year-old stabbing suspect Alex Hribal.
When Sam King and Alex Hribal met in the school's hallway, lives -- and a way of life -- hung in the balance.
The PG reached out to as many of the injured students and their families as the paper could identify in an effort to tell the story.
Nate Scimio is perhaps the most public face of all the victims -- with 13,000 followers on Instagram as of Thursday night
Nick Snyder said he plans to lean heavily on family, friends, coaches and teammates as he comes to grips with his brush with death.
Saturday morning was Greg Keener's third surgery since being stabbed in the liver Wednesday while in a hallway at Franklin Regional High
Brandon Brown is a musician and an honor student who loves to write, even penning a few hypothetical episodes of his favorite show,
Matthew Seligman's family moved from Rhode Island to Murrysville when he was in sixth grade -- a tough time for a change of scenery.
Julianna Carolla, a victim of the stabbing attack at Franklin Regional High School, plans to become a nurse.
Connor Warwick is a 16-year-old honor student who also plays basketball, tennis and dek hockey.
A day after Kate Lonergan was injured friends took her hiking and made her laugh so hard, she feared she'd tear her stitches.
Kolden Cook plays hockey, so he's used to getting roughed up. He usually has the pads to handle it.
Derek, 17, has been in the school district since kindergarten. He plays guitar, sings in a chorus and is on a bowling team.
Jeff Lasalle, 16, was cut "all the way through his arm," according to a relative.
A weight-lifter in his spare time, he said he hoped to recover in time for the prom in May.
Experts say there is a fairly high threshold for victims to successfully sue the parents of an underage assailant.
Teachers at Franklin Regional High School will return to work Monday and students will follow on Tuesday and Wednesday
The Franklin Regional suspect's stay in juvenile detention was made possible by a 2010 law change.
Some in neighboring communities have set their rivalries aside to support Franklin Regional Senior High School.
A 17-year-old boy who suffered a stab wound through the liver is scheduled to undergo a fourth surgery this weekend.
Teaching alternatives to violence and improving their access to mental health services are among the best ideas to prevent violence.
Bullying has been ruled out as a cause after an attorney meets with the stabbing suspect and his parents.
Brett Hurt, one of 21 students stabbed in the attack at Franklin Regional High School, protected a girl who then helped him.
Armed with two 8-inch knives, 16-year-old Alex Hribal is accused of stabbing and slashing his way through a crowded hallway.
When tragedy strikes, and notably when the victims are young people, heroes are an important part of the healing process, experts say.
Several regional hospitals said their practice and preparation for mass-casualty incidents served them well.
Experts say there have been only seven mass stabbings in a public place in the U.S. since 1901.
Franklin Regional High School has a reputation as a high achieving and relatively safe school.
The 24 people, nearly all of them students, were taken to six local hospitals after Wednesday's stabbings at Franklin Regional High School.
"I am stunned by the senseless tragedy at Franklin Regional High School. Our schools should be places where children can learn and grow