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 A SWAT team surrounds an apartment in Hempfield today.

Fugitive captured after holding hostage in Hempfield since early this morning

Members of a fugitive task force went to an apartment to serve three warrants shortly after 7 a.m. and the situation ended about 2:30 p.m.

3 days ago


Westmoreland County Community College board approves tuition increase

Tuition will increase $24 per credit this fall then freeze for 2016-17.

3 days ago


 Mia Zanotti

Pittsburgh's Mia Z advances to live shows on NBC's "The Voice"

Mia Zanotti, 16, lives in Hyde Park, Westmoreland County and is a sophomore at Kiski Area High School.

6 days ago


Officials say cigarette sparked fatal motel fire

Timothy Paul Shane, 43, of Hempfield was killed in the fire at the Motel 3 on Route 30 in Adamsburg, said the county coroner’s office.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: St. Patrick's Day parade was too 'wet' for me

It wasn’t the rain that kept her away; it was the prospect of other falling moisture.

1 week ago


 Christopher Joseph Smarr

McKeesport teen charged in death of man at New Stanton inn

State police said Brandon Gray was shot as he was being robbed at gunpoint in a hallway at the inn.

1 week ago


 A fire that destroyed three greenhouses at Orazio's in Derry Township started when a boiler that warms the plants caught fire.

Fire destroys greenhouses, building in Westmoreland County

Fire officials said the fire in Derry Township started when a boiler that keeps the plants warm caught fire.

1 week ago


Suspect sought in Hempfield shooting near schools

State police said troopers found Harold James Marietta Jr. shot in the neck outside his home.

1 week ago


 Firefighters remain at the scene of a fatal fire at Motel 3 in Adamsburg in Westmoreland County.

Hempfield man killed in Westmoreland County motel fire

The fire at the Motel 3 on Route 30 in Adamsburg was reported around 6:30 a.m.

1 week ago


Teen charged in Franklin Regional stabbings seeks to move case to juvenile court

The defense wants a hearing to consider moving the trial for 17-year-old Alex Hribal, citing "an incessant barrage" of news coverage.

2 weeks ago


Police: Cleaning woman stole $193,000 in jewelry from Westmoreland County home

Police say the owner of the jewelry began investigating when she noticed a ring and necklace missing from her jewelry box.

2 weeks ago


DEP says Murrysville gas spill posed no threat

The spill occurred when a customer filling his vehicle's gas tank at the Sunoco station at 3980 William Penn Highway noticed a leak.

2 weeks ago


 The 33rd Street Bridge, with its distinctive curve, is visible from multiple points -- including Washington's Landing. The bridge was erected between 1920 and 1921 for the former B&O Railroad.

The longest mile: PennDOT helps railroads handle 'last mile' traffic

Grants from the state Department of Transportation are helping to write a new chapter of Pennsylvania’s “rich history” with railroads.

2 weeks ago


Pi: The intriguing decimal with endless possibilities

By coincidence of calendar, Saturday will be a day to celebrate with — you guessed it — pie.

2 weeks ago


Man shot in face during fight at New Kensington tattoo studio

Police arrested Christopher Patterson, 44, at True Image Tattoo. Studio owner taken to Allegheny Valley Hospital in critical condition.

2 weeks ago


Former Seton Hill women's lacrosse player sues driver's estate, company in team's bus crash

Rachel Hilbert, who was on the team, alleges negligence by Anthony Guaetta, the driver who was killed, as well as Mlaker Transportation Inc.

2 weeks ago


 State police said a truck crashed late Wednesday night near the Fayette City exit on I-70 in Rostraver, spilling hundreds of boxes and loose packages of Twizzlers.

Sticky situation as truck crash spills Twizzlers on I-70

Officials said fog may have contributed to the crash in which hundreds of boxes of the flavored twists covered the roadway.

2 weeks ago


ExOne names new president

Hans J. Sack joined the North Huntingdon 3-D printer’s board of directors in December as part of a management reorganization.

2 weeks ago


 Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire in Donegal Township this morning.

Elderly man dead in three-alarm fire in Westmoreland County

The blaze was reported about 7 a.m. in the 200 block of Schoolhouse Lane in Donegal Township, according to officials.

2 weeks ago


Errant bullet caused Hempfield power outage

The bullet struck a pole connected to a substation, and electricity went off for about two hours Monday afternoon.

2 weeks ago


Samantha Bennett: Who knew? Baking Brits anything but boring

For someone who doesn’t like reality TV shows, “The Great British Bake Off” proved to be a sweet treat.

3 weeks ago


 The former Monsour Medical Center stands in Jeannette.

Wrecking ball to soon hit former Monsour Medical Center

All that stands between the former hospital in Jeannette and demolition is agreement with one federal agency.

3 weeks ago


Delmont proposes a new, green library

The Westmoreland County borough is considering selling its municipal building, where the library is located in one room.

3 weeks ago


Irwin man indicted in federal W.Va. gun case

The case was one of four illegal gun prosecutions announced yesterday by the U.S. attorney's office in Wheeling.

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