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19-year-old man injured in Connellsville bar shooting
A Uniontown teen was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after he was shot at Mile Marker bar in Connellsville early Friday. William Greenawalt Jr., 19, suffered injuries which did not appear to be life threatening. He was shot once and taken to Highlands Hospital by a private vehicle, before police arri
Judge sets bail for Uniontown woman charged with her brother's death
A judge has granted bail and house arrest be set for a Uniontown woman charged with homicide in her brother’s death as she was his primary caregiver. “At this point, I don’t see any evidence of first or second-degree murder,” said Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen regarding the charges filed again
Woman charged with attempted homicide in Mile Marker bar shooting
A bartender at Mile Marker Cafe and Lounge allegedly fired the shot that hit a 19 year old in the leg early Friday, while he and his brother were fighting another man. Connellsville police have issued an arrest warrant for Amber Nicole Straughters, 30, of 8th Street.
Former Fayette public works director dismisses lawsuit against the county
Fayette County’s former public works director withdrew the federal lawsuit he filed against the county and its commissioners. Robert Carson, 66, alleged in the 2017 suit that he was wrongfully terminated from his job because of his age.
Monessen nursery perfects the art of flocking Christmas trees
For more than 60 years, families have trekked to Joseph’s Nursery & Garden Center in Monessen to purchase a Christmas tree, grown on the family farm in Connellsville. Many come for a particular tree that few other nurseries in the region offer: a flocked tree.
Police: Man Caught Smuggling Heroin To Patient At Personal Care Home
NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) — Police have arrested a man who allegedly smuggled heroin into a Westmoreland County personal care home to deliver to a patient. Police say the staff at the Grove Personal Care facility on Maus Road in North Huntingdon first noticed the suspect, 32-year-old Ross Lisi of Squi
Fayette Chamber continues work to build a bright, productive future
Fayette Chamber of Commerce continues work to make the future bright through projects that include marketing, education, workforce development and collaboration. “This business community is strong,’’ said Muriel Nuttall, executive director. “Our membership is strong.’’
Toddler rescued from traffic by former police officer
TUSTIN, Calif. - Unbelievable dash cam video out of California shows a toddler playing in the middle of the road with no parent in sight. Luckily, a retired police officer happened to be in the right place at the right time and the rescue was caught on camera.
Burlington Coat Factory to close at Uniontown Mall
Another anchor store is preparing to close at Uniontown Mall. Burlington Coat Factory is slated to close Jan. 18 and thus become the third anchor store at the mall to close since the start of last year.
Possible stabbing in West Leisenring
A possible stabbing was reported in West Leisenring on Saturday afternoon. Fayette County 911 dispatchers confirmed an incident occurred, but could not provide time, location or any other information. Calls to Uniontown state police, who are investigating, were not immediately returned.
Fire Destroys Club Next to Pennsylvania Firehouse
AVONMORE, Pa. (WTAE) - Crews battled a fully involved fire at the Avonmore Italian Club in Westmoreland County before it was ruled a total loss. The Avonmore Fire Department is next door to the club, but even with a quick response, officials said the fire spread too fast.
Community Foundation, Chevron distribute nearly $140,000 in fall grants
The Community Foundation of Fayette County and the Chevron Community Fund recently awarded nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations and schools in Fayette and Greene counties.
'Hour of Code' highlights computer science for local students
One hour may not be long enough to master a subject, but teachers in the business department at Connellsville Area High School hope it’s enough to light a spark. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, held Dec. 3-9, and in an effort to encourage students towards the school’s nascent comp
Code Red: Feral cat controversy in Smithfield, Pennsylvania leaves cats without shelter
A huge feral cat controversy is taking place in Smithfield, Pennsylvania. This could lead to criminal charges against a group that has been helping the cats for over ten years as well as against the leader of the business park where the cats live who has had the cat shelters destroyed.
Family: Victim on phone with her mother when killed near newborn in Pennsylvania – WABC-TV
Family: Victim on phone with her mother when killed near newborn in Pennsylvania WABC-TV Police believe Tyrese Lynch shot Isis Williams in the head with her 5-day-old daughter in a crib just steps away early Friday morning.
Pennsylvania State Police search for missing 85-year-old woman
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's assistance in their search for 85-year-old Mary Klopp. Klopp was last seen in the area of Lebanon VA hospital, Lebanon County around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 15.
Connellsville man charged with assaulting woman in alleged home invasion
State police issued an arrest warrant for a Connellsville man who allegedly assaulted a woman who was holding her baby during a home invasion Sunday. Thomas Leroy Dean Jr., 25, of Narrows Hill Road is facing charges of burglary, criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of children, theft and two c
Getting there from here: Commuting options important for local workers
Lisa Ewing of Perryopolis has been vanpooling to work in Pittsburgh since 1983, and she’s the coordinator on a vanpool traveling daily from Uniontown to Pittsburgh and back with stops in Perryopolis and Rostraver Township.
Crews battling fully involved fire in Westmoreland County
AVONMORE BORO, Pa. - Crews are battling a fully involved fire in Westmoreland County, 911 dispatchers confirm to Channel 11. If you want to receive BREAKING ALERTS, please download our WPXI News App.
Add the magic of a Christmas train to your home
Christmas and trains just seem to go together. “They always say they do,’’ said William Beatty, of Bullskin Township, president of the HObo Model Railroad Club of Connellsville.