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82-Year-Old Woman Dies After Indiana Co. Crash

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A woman died Wednesday morning after getting into a car crash in Indiana County. It happened around 7:30 a.m. on Route 286 Highway East near Arcadia Road.


Council members discuss weather preparedness

BLAIRSVILLE — Members of Blairsville Borough council conducted a monthly business meeting Tuesday with an air of anticipation for the ominous forecasts of snow and cold in the coming days for Indiana County.


Pennsylvania's oldest licensed tavern closes its doors Saturday night

BLUE BELL (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's oldest licensed restaurant and bar closes it's doors Saturday night. Luke Myers, bar manager at the Broad Axe Tavern, says the new owner of the restaurant had been running this historic business for a decade now.


Weird Paul Rock Band to perform

The Weird Paul Rock Band, featuring Pittsburgh’s own Weird Paul Petroskey, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Disobedient Spirits, 30 S. Main St., Homer City. The special guest will be IUP student Nathan Janov.


Man, 21, arrested after shots fired in Indiana

A Lancaster man is lodged in the Indiana County Jail after being accused of firing shots Wednesday night after demanding drugs and money at an apartment complex in Indiana. Olajuwon Kadeem Ali Lewis, 21, was arraigned this morning before Homer City Magisterial District Judge Susanne V. Steffee. He w


Blairsville fire department elects officers

BLAIRSVILLE — Members of the Young Men’s Volunteer Fire Company of Blairsville have re-elected George “Turk” Burkley as the fire chief for 2019. Indiana County Station 120 line officers also include 1st Assistant Chief Terry Shepherd, 2nd Assistant Chief Tom Barberich, 3rd Assistant Chief Brian Pend


Police seek man who robbed Westmoreland County bank

UNITY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police are looking for a man who robbed a Westmoreland County bank on Thursday morning. Pennsylvania State Police say the man put a threatening note demanding money on the counter at the First National Bank on Route 30 in Unity Township at about 10:55 a.m.


Penns Manor boys rally past United

Brandon Baird fired in nine of Penns Manor’s 23 field goals while posting a game-high 21 points, including a third-quarter dunk that sparked the Comets’ third-quarter rally in a 58-55 come-from-behind victory over visiting United in a Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game Wednesday.


Karen Coates, Pennsylvania House's first female chief of staff, dies at 55

Karen Coates, the first female chief of staff in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, died Thursday after a short illness. She was 55. Coates worked since 2015 as the chief of staff and counsel for House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny.


Police In Greensburg Investigating Multiple Break-Ins

GREENSBURG (KDKA) – Police in the City of Greensburg are working to identify multiple individuals who are believed to be responsible for breaking in to several vehicles. In a Facebook post, officials said that over the span of several days, multiple vehicles were reported to have been broken in to.


Two sisters charged with felony animal cruelty

DERRY TOWNSHIP — Two sisters are awaiting preliminary hearings on animal cruelty charges. Faun Dillon, 62, of Blairsville, and Diana Dillon-Smith, 64, of Derry, were arraigned Thursday before Bradenville Magisterial District Judge Mark J. Bilik.


Two hurt as fire destroys house

Two people were injured as they escaped a smoky fire that swept through a single-floor frame house in White Township this morning. It happened along Lutz School Road near the juncture with Route 286 East.


State Police release top five most wanted fugitives in Indiana County

Indiana County, Pa. - State Police in Indiana County have released the five most wanted fugitives. Anthony Cocco, 42, from Windber, is the only local resident on the list. He is facing charges for a 2018 Theft in Indiana, where he was last seen.


Troopers looking for missing Indiana County woman

SALTSBURG - Police are looking for an Indiana County woman last seen on Thursday. Megan Sue Durand, 35 of Saltsburg left a Young Township home around 4 p.m. with a possible destination of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania State Police said.


Veteran town halls continue throughout the area

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — There was a town hall for veterans in Johnstown Thursday. These town halls are held throughout Cambria County to help connect veterans to the services that are available to them.


Amber alert issued for missing girl in PA

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania - Police in the Pittsburgh area are looking for 16-year-old Marani Aquil, who they believe was abducted by her ex-boyfriend on Wednesday night. An Amber Alert was issued for Aquil at 8:14 p.m.


Report: Woman Charged In Head-On Crash Had 12-Packs Of Bud Light In Her Backseat

MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) — A woman is facing charges after a head-on crash in Murrysville last week in which police say she was drunk and had beer in the backseat of her car. According to the Trib, 56-year-old Lane Weiner of Delmont is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the inf


Passarelli Joins Golden Tide Wrestling Century Club

INDIANA — Senior Blake Passarelli became the eighth Curwensville Area High School wrestler to reach the 100-win milestone on his way to finishing second at 126 pounds in the 14th annual Harry “Bo” Wood Tournament Saturday.


Coroner: Woman in wreck died of natural causes

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP — Indiana County Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr. said this morning that a woman died of natural causes prior to a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Route 286 in Arcadia.


WATCH VIDEO: ‘American Pickers’ episode to feature Johnstown stylist/collector

Since the moment Beatlemania prompted him to clip his hair into a mop top in 1963, Jack Roscetti changed with the times – much like the hairstyles he’s shaped over the past 55 years.