Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

2 days ago

Westmoreland task force hopes to raise money for overdose antidote

The Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force wants to come up with $40,000 to purchase naloxone.

2 days ago

Westmoreland County plastic surgeon indicted on tampering charges

Dr. Daniel Teet, 68, of Latrobe, is named in a 10-count indictment handed up on March 31 and unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court.

4 days ago

Search for tractor-trailer driver continues one year after fatal I-70 crash

Siva Marie Stewart, 22, of Connellsville was killed on March 31, 2014, struck by a tractor-trailer after she got out of a vehicle on I-70.

5 days ago

Latrobe man pleads to recording girl, 4

Thomas Deglau, 56, entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court.

1 week ago

 The new rate amounts to a $24 increase per credit hour for Westmoreland County residents, from $98 to $122.

Westmoreland County Community College increases tuition by nearly 25 percent

The increases will help close a $3.4 million shortfall in its 2015-16 budget, generating some $2.7 million in revenue.

1 week ago

 A man was killed after crashing into this house on Firehall Avenue in Sewickley, Westmoreland County, authorities said.

Driver killed after crashing into house in Westmoreland County

The man was driving on Firehall Avenue in Sewickley when he veered off the road and crashed into the house, county emergency officials said.

1 week ago

 Supporters hold signs in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as school buses return to Franklin Regional High School after the stabbing attacks last April.

One year later: Victims of Franklin Regional High School stabbing slowly recovering

A year ago Thursday, 20 students and a security guard were stabbed in the high school’s hallway.

1 week ago

 “Nobody, but nobody, spent more money than Richard Mellon Scaife,” said William Pietragallo, who represented Richard Mellon Scaife's second wife — Margaret Ritchie Battle — in their divorce.

Scaife's son, daughter seek to have details of wealth stricken

A judge heard arguments over whether trustees improperly revealed the personal finances of David and Jennie Scaife.

2 weeks ago

Man who died jumping from overpass in Hempfield identified

Glenn Branthoover, 56, of Hempfield was killed Tuesday morning when he jumped from the Route 130 overpass.

2 weeks ago

Crash closes Route 30 near Route 130 in Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County coroner’s office has been called to the scene of the crash in Hempfield involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

2 weeks ago

 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 weeks ago

Westmoreland County Community College board approves tuition increase

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

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 month ago


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