N.C. man charged with using app to solicit sex from 8-year-old in Westmoreland

The girl’s mother discovered the suspect contacted her daughter using the Kik app on her iPad tablet, state police said.

1 week ago

Man robs woman/daughter at Westmoreland County car wash

Mount Pleasant police said Michael J. Pilato robbed a woman at a car wash and threatened to shoot her in front of her daughter on Wednesday.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: No need to go postal over line jumper

There’s enough belligerence and not enough patience in the world.

2 weeks ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife's will also divided control of trust funds that held more than $700 million between the Sarah Scaife Foundation and the Allegheny Foundation.

Status conference held in challenge to Scaife will

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. ordered attorneys for the estate to respond, in 20 days, to discovery requests from Jennie Scaife

2 weeks ago

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

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

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 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

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