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Missing Blairsville woman found safe

State police at Indiana said Tuesday afternoon that a Blairsville woman has been located and is safe. Troopers said Jodi K. Leary, 45, of Blairsville, had been reported missing on Friday, nearly two weeks after she last was seen by a family friend.


Officials: IUPatty's 'pretty quiet'

Overall things have been “pretty quiet,” authorities said as the nonsanctioned IUPatty’s weekend passed its halfway point. Michelle Fryling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s executive director of media relations, said this morning that university police reported “a pretty quiet night.”


Police searching for Indiana County woman missing for over 2 weeks

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana are searching for a woman who has been missing for more than two weeks. Jodi Leary, 45, of Blairsville, was last seen March 3 in the Blairsville area.


Shots fired into office of Michael Rosfeld's defense attorney

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — Despite protective surveillance by Monroeville police outside the office of the attorney who represented former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld, someone opened fire on the offices of defense attorney Pat Thomassey minutes after police left the office to respond to a


Victims of Pennsylvania pediatrician share similar stories of abuse, lingering emotional impact

Brooke Rush said that for years, she struggled with whether the assault that took place during her visit with Dr. Johnnie "Jack" Barto was normal pediatric activity. She said a nurse, her father and two medical students watched and did not say anything to make her think otherwise.


Off-shoot of Blairsville restaurant planned

The owners of a new downtown Indiana restaurant are hoping to open next month. “We’re thinking we’ll be open by mid-April,” Jeff Marshall said earlier this week. The Villa II is an off-shoot of the Villa Pub & Grill, which Marshall and his wife, Rebecca, co-own and operate along Old William Penn Hig


4 arrested in Western Pa. prostitution, human trafficking operation

Four people were charged in connection with a prostitution and human trafficking case in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. State police in Greensburg were offering details about the case on Friday afternoon.


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 15

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 15 in the suits below:. In Adrian Feliciano against Great Lakes Online Media LLC:


Jury acquits cop who shot unarmed black teen in Pennsylvania

A white Pennsylvania police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager was acquitted by a jury Friday. Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted on homicide charges after fatally shooting 17-year-old Antwon Rose II outside Pittsburgh, according to the Associated


Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane is disbarred

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is losing her law license, a few months after she began a jail sentence for perjury, obstruction and other counts.


Porn star Teanna Trump claims she had sex with Indiana Pacers player at age 16

Adult film star Teanna Trump claims she had sex with an unidentified player for the Indiana Pacers when she was just 16, including encounters that were recorded. Trump, 23, made the shocking admission Thursday to the “No Jumper” podcast, leaving host Adam Grandmaison shocked and setting off a social


Police: Woman Crashes Over Hillside After Driver Pushes Her Car Off Road

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman is in the hospital after police say another driver, trying to get around her, pushed her vehicle off the road, sending it crashing over a hillside in Westmoreland County.


Indiana teachers were shot with pellets during active-shooter training

Teachers were shot at with plastic pellets during an active-shooter training at an Indiana elementary school in January, New York Times reports. Details: The details of the training became public during a meeting last week between the largest teachers union in the state and state legislators. The un


Officials Find Missing, Endangered Westmoreland Co. Man

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A missing and endangered man from Westmoreland County has been found. According to state police 73-year-old Joseph Gongo was last seen around 2 p.m. Thursday on Marguerite Lake Road in Unity Township.


Hand-drawn creations to ‘mark’ contest

These bookmarks are a great way to tell a story. As part of the 11th annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown, The Learning Lamp is holding its bookmark contest that allows children to create bookmarks showing what sparks their imaginations and brings books to life.


Group proposes county Vets of War on Terror monument

A group seeking to raise money for a proposed Westmoreland County Veterans of the War on Terror Monument took a step toward gaining public awareness on Saturday by installing a sign about the project at the site next to Twin Lakes Park.


Struzzi appointed to House Insurance Committee

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana, announced Friday that he has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, to serve as secretary of the House Insurance Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session.


Wilson announces run for commissioner

Daniel Wilson, of White Township, has announced that he is a candidate for the Indiana County board of commissioners on the Republican ballot in the May 21 primary. Wilson, 47, previously was employed in the oil and gas industry and employed by the Indiana Area School District.


Family and friends remember young mother’s death to childbirth complications

Jamie Cordial Hall was picking up a few things for her 5-week-old son Cody’s baptism the morning of May 15, 2018, when she began to hemorrhage. Hall — a healthy, vibrant, 38-year-old middle-class mother of two from Greensburg — was the last woman friends and family would have thought to be at risk f


The 5 best movies screening around Irving this week

In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Irving. Read on for the highest rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film