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.

about 16 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

 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.

4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

No one hurt in Westmoreland blaze that damages house

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

1 week ago

Two injured in Murrysville crash

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

1 week ago

Five sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at Murrysville Cleaners

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

1 week ago

 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.

2 weeks ago

 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.

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

More than 30 face drug charges in Westmoreland County

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

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

 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.

2 weeks ago

Westmoreland County crash results in road closure

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

2 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

3 weeks ago

 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.

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

 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.

3 weeks ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife

Late publisher Scaife’s estate in process of liquidation

Christie’s will auction collections of furniture, ceramics and other goods on June 30 and July 1.

3 weeks ago

Yough high school coach faces child porn charges

Police said the coach pulled a prank on a 14-year-old player on his baseball team that resulted in the juvenile sending him nude photos.

4 weeks ago

Rabies, coyotes and ticks, oh my! Perils abound in the backyard this summer

Wild animals, birds and bugs can be a danger to people and their pets during warm weather, when more time is spent outdoors.

4 weeks ago

Sex 'predator' convicted in Westmoreland County ordered detained in W.Va. on new charges

The indictment against Kevin Wick includes 10 counts related to interstate travel to have sex with children.

4 weeks ago

Feds indict W.Va. sex offender on interstate child sex charges

Kevin Wick, 42, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wheeling for traveling to Westmoreland County for the sex acts.

1 month ago