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 Anthropologists Carrie LeGarde, left, and Jennie Jin look over remains at a lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The K208 lab is responsible for the identification of remains of Korean War soldiers.

Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home

Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.

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 "Flip-flops" by Deb Andrison

Quilling among the art displayed at Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

Among the festival displays will be Deb Andrison’s quill art, which is created by coiling strips of paper into works of art.

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Donations down but Fourth of July parade participation up in Latrobe

Several festivals with fireworks mark traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Westmoreland County.

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Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s AP summer institute preps teachers for fall courses

These summer institutes are subject-specific and provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses.

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Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

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Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

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Former Jeannette wrestling coach held for court on sex charges

Two 16-year-old girls testify Joshua Westfall kissed one and inappropriately touched the other.

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 New Kensington cobbler Gene Montemurro, 82, sets a rubber heel cap on a pair of women’s shoes.

Recent robbery has New Kensington cobbler thinking about retiring after 66 years

“The pressure from my family to retire is unbelievable,” says 82-year-old Gene Montemurro.

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 The Donora-Webster Bridge disappears into a cloud of smoke as it drops into the Monongahela River this morning.

Donora Webster Bridge imploded

A contractor dropped the 107-year-old structure into the Monongahela River with explosives this morning.

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Elderly Harmar man killed in Westmoreland County crash

The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. along Route 380 at Utopia Road in Washington Township.

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 The driver of this white pickup truck, above, was critically injured when a tractor-trailer truck smashed into it on Route 22 this morning in Salem, Westmoreland County, fire officials said.

Driver critically injured in tractor-trailer crash on Route 22

The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at Cloverleaf Drive in Salem, Westmoreland County.

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Coroner: Officers legally justified to shoot Latrobe robbery suspect

Scott Murphy, 46, was killed by troopers in 2013; police had linked him to a car found leaving the scene of an armed robbery.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife

Use of Scaife trust for newspapers, charity was not a waste, attorneys assert

Attorneys for Scaife trustee Yale Gutnick today answered objections filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s daughter and son early this month.

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Westmoreland County man convicted in straw gun purchase case

Deandre Jones, 29, of Irwin pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, as did Robert Pannell, 34, of Bridgeport, W.Va.

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Substitute teacher charged with having student send inappropriate photos

Lower Burrell police said Mr. Geibel first contacted the girl about mutual interests when he subbed at Burrell High in 2013.

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 Alex Hribal is escorted into the Westmoreland County Courthouse for a hearing Monday.

Victims want Franklin Regional school stabbing suspect tried as an adult

The students who were attacked cite the severity of the crimes and their ef­fect on the Murrysville com­mu­nity.

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Driver killed after hitting guardrail in Westmoreland County

Jesse DeLarosa, 45, of Arnold was driving near Melwood and Shaner roads in Allegheny Township around 9 p.m. when he hit a guardrail.

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Teen dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmoreland County

Parker Eckman, of Latrobe, was riding in the front seat of a vehicle traveling south on Sand Hill Road in Unity.

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At least one person injured when car strikes guardrail near Westmoreland County intersection

At least one person was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County Sunday night.

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No one hurt in Westmoreland blaze that damages house

The fire started on Toledo Drive in Lower Burrell at 5:40 a.m.

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Two injured in Murrysville crash

The victims were taken to Forbes Hospital, a dispatch supervisor said.

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Five sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at Murrysville Cleaners

A Murrysville firefighter said none of the victims appeared to be in critical condition.

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 Serina Long

West Newton woman accused of draining grandfather’s accounts

Serina Long, 34, became the power of attorney in February 2014 for her grandfather, who resides in a personal care home in Elizabeth.

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 Geico Skytypers take a practice flight Thursday at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport ahead of the Westmoreland County Airshow this weekend.

Taking flight: Air show returns to Westmoreland County this weekend

The Westmoreland County Airshow will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and several national acts.

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WCCC-Latrobe center behind schedule; but will open for fall classes

After construction delays caused by a snowy winter, the center is now set to be complete by the fall semester.

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Heads up: Westmoreland County Air Show to take to the skies

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels are scheduled to return to the annual show, which last year attracted 100,000 visitors.

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More than 30 face drug charges in Westmoreland County

The state AG’s office described the suspects as low- to mid-level drug dealers.

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Whitehall man charged with assaulting, threatening pregnant girlfriend in Greensburg

Azeez Oluwaseu Akintayo, 25, is charged with aggravated assault of an unborn child and other offenses.

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 Dave Hunt of Overbrook, bikes to work along Penn Avenue in the Strip District on Monday. Dry weather conditions haven’t been a problem in the Pittsburgh area, where precipitation levels have been 2 or more inches above normal over the past week, according to the National Weather Service.

Most of Pennsylvania under drought watch; Westmoreland, Mercer among counties

A drought watch calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use.

2 weeks ago


Decision pending on Murrysville timbering proposal

A forestry company has been hired to remove selected trees from four parcels of property.

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Westmoreland County crash results in road closure

The accident happened at Route 56 and Melwood Road in Lower Burrell.

3 weeks ago


Greensburg man charged in three bank holdups

In a written statement, the FBI said, John D. Manning confessed to the robberies and wrote, "I know what I did is wrong and I am sorry."

3 weeks ago


 Police are searching for this man, shown above in a video surveillance image, who they said robbed a PNC Bank branch in the Tri-County Plaza in Rostraver Thursday.

Suspect sought in armed robbery at PNC Bank in Rostraver

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 with a husky build

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 Non-perishable food is ready to be sorted sort at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in November. The food bank started its summer food service program in 2009.

No vacation for hunger: Summer food programs feel the heat

Organizations across the Pittsburgh region pool new funding and tactics to pick up where school meals left off.

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Penn-Trafford school board raises property taxes for second consecutive year

Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars in cuts and a $1 million increase from taxes, there may still be a $260,000 budget shortfall.

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Latrobe woman charged with fraud; authorities say sought treatment at 100 hospitals in 11 states

Kari Richards was indicted under seal on Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges of health care fraud.

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 Norvelt volunteer firefighters recover personal items from the burned-out home on East Laurel Circle in Mount Pleasant today. An elderly couple were killed in the early morning blaze.

Officials: Fire that killed elderly couple in Mount Pleasant started in basement

The state police fire marshal is investigating the early morning blaze on East Laurel Circle.

3 weeks ago


Woman injured in Ligonier house fire

The woman was treated for smoke inhalation after the fire on Route 259.

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