Westmoreland



Two injured in Route 30 rush-hour crash in No. Huntingdon

Two vehicles collided around 7:30 a.m. heading east on Route 30.

1 week ago


Police: Arnold woman sexually assaulted, slashed with butcher's knife

A woman told police two men sexually assaulted her and stabbed her with a butcher’s knife in the neck, arm and side.

1 week ago


Man killed in Donegal Township crash

Robert P. Ballance was killed when the car he was a passenger in struck a number of trees and overturned along County Line Road.

1 week ago


 Second from left, Kathy Zimmerman from Butler gets a close-up view of bees at work while Leslie Schuer talks about the bee tending during an Open Apiary in July.

Publicity about hive deaths may have prompted more people to care for bees

How important is the work of a beekeeper? Pennsylvania has 3,500 beekeepers, and 85 percent of them have fewer than 10 hives.

2 weeks ago


2 Greensburg residents share love of their new hometown

Jessica Hickey and Ashley Reefer, both transplants to the Westmoreland County town, have gone online to tout its praises.

2 weeks ago


 The new Christofano Bocce Courts in Youngwood.

Bocce courts dedicated in Youngwood park

Ed Christofano, whose family plays bocce, and other business owners donated money to build the courts near the borough swimming pool.

2 weeks ago


North Huntingdon residents discuss possible bridge replacement

About 70 residents of the Ardara/Leger Road area came to the North Huntingdon commissioners’ workshop Thursday night.

2 weeks ago


 Richard Mellon Scaife died July 4, 2014.

Scaife trustee attorneys seek dismissal of petition to invalidate will

Richard Mellon Scaife’s earlier will did not leave anything to his children, attorneys for the will’s executors said in court filings.

2 weeks ago


PennDOT grant to support DUI checkpoints in Westmoreland County

The DUI checkpoints can be held on major roads such as Route 30 or on smaller, more rural roads.

3 weeks ago


 Karen Gillespie, left, and her daughter Courtney Jording.

Westmoreland mother, daughter accused of using heroin in car with baby inside

Police said someone called police after observing a woman parked at the gas pumps at Sheetz injecting herself with a syringe.

3 weeks ago


 Dr. Jan Seski with a hippopotamus he killed during one of his big game hunting trips.

Carnegie Museum: Murrysville doctor's wildlife donations 'legally obtained'

Jan Seski became the subject of international scrutiny this past weekend because he killed a lion in Zimbabwe that may not have been legal.

3 weeks ago


Donors help fund Franklin Regional High’s new scoreboard

The school board unanimously approved agreements with all three donor companies at its meeting Monday night.

3 weeks ago


Man impaled by tree branch in Westmoreland County

Washington Township police said the man was alert and conscious when they took him to Forbes Regional Hospital.

3 weeks ago


Driver killed in Derry Township accident

Authorities said Jeremy J. Flickinger, 39, of Derry was traveling south on Route 982 around 8:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.

3 weeks ago


Collector of vintage guns gets two years for bankruptcy fraud

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the term on Michael Free, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric.

3 weeks ago


Molester of young girl given 19-year prison term

Thomas Deglau, a country music performer in the Latrobe area, abused the girl in his basement since the time she was in diapers until age 4.

3 weeks ago


State police seek suspects in Westmoreland County home invasion

According to police, three men entered a Sewickley Township home, demanded money and drugs and forced a 10-year-old girl to strip.

4 weeks ago


 Clare E. Fink III leaves District Justice Mark Bilik's office in Ligonier this morning

Driver, 32, waives preliminary hearing in crash that killed Ligonier officer

Clare Fink is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, reckless driving and other offenses.

4 weeks ago



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