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Downtown Connellsville serves up annual soup walk

Downtown Connellsville, an initiative of the Fayette County Cultural Trust, is kicking off its 11th year of encouraging people to shop and dine local with the Simply Soup - Soup Walk on March 9, featuring some of the city’s most popular pubs and eateries.


Charges filed against Uniontown woman who allegedly stole, injured 9-week-old puppy

A Chihuahua returned home with a broken leg after it was allegedly stolen from a North Union Township home, state police said. Kizzy Smith, 18, of Uniontown, was arrested in connection to the incident.


Connellsville's Woodruff to be inducted into WPIAL Hall of Fame

Connellsville graduate John Woodruff will be inducted into the 2019 WPIAL Hall of Fame in the heritage category. Woodruff, who died on Oct. 30, 2007, won the 800-meter run in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany in a time of 1:52.9.


Pennsylvania lawmaker wants statewide vote on legal marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania senator wants to give voters a say in the debate over recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny, Westmoreland) says he will introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election.


DeShields scores 29 in Red Raiders' 72-53 first-round playoff win over Beaver Area

MCMURRAY — When Billy DeShields plays like he did Wednesday night, Uniontown is tough to beat. The junior scored 29 points to lead the Red Raiders (19-3) to a 72-53 victory over Beaver Area (6-16) in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs at Peters Township High School.


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Connellsville officials put out call for developers

The city of Connellsville is open for business. After recently receiving a $550,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to reduce blight, the city is poised to transform vacant, dilapidated properties into new business opportunities. Redevelopment officials are making a call for business d


Pennsylvania boy fatally impaled by glass from shattered picture frame

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a glass-framed photo fell from a wall at his family’s Philadelphia home, spraying the room with chards that struck him in the abdomen.


Redman seeks re-election as Fayette County register of wills

Fayette County Register of Wills Jeffrey Redman, a Democrat, announced his intention to seek re-election to the post. "During my first term in office there have been many challenges and changes," said Redman, first elected four years ago, noting changes to confidential rules for court documents and


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Glad seeking Republican nomination for Fayette County commissioner

A Uniontown woman has announced her intention to seek the Republican nod for Fayette County commissioner. “Since childhood, I have always been told that my home, Fayette County, is a place of opportunity,” said Elise Glad. “We are a county rich with agriculture, minerals and other natural resources.


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


Lost Texas dog found in Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania - They say dog is man's best friend. For one man in Texas, losing his best friend when she ran off was heart-wrenching. But 9 months later, he got the call that she'd been found all the way in our Pennsylvania!


Perryopolis woman indicted for theft of benefits

A Perryopolis woman was indicted and charged with theft of government property after she allegedly received $40,517 in illegal Social Security benefits. The one-count indictment alleged 40-year-old Mika Lint, also known as Mika Baluch, received the money through Old Age, Survivor’s Disability Insura


The Polar Vortex's Impact On Pennsylvania Stink Bugs

If one good thing comes out of the polar vortex that descended upon Pennsylvania earlier this winter, driving up heating bills and driving residents indoors, it could be this: less stink bugs.


Convicted South Connellsville sex offender facing charges in new sex abuse case

A South Connellsville woman who was convicted of sexually abusing of a 14-year-old boy in 2016 was charged again Friday in a new sexual abuse case. Crystal Shannon Shroyer, 36, of South Pittsburgh Street is charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of


‘Oops! That wasn’t supposed to happen.’ After Pennsylvania suit, Verizon coughs up promised goodies.

That’s how Verizon began an email apologizing to customers after the Pennsylvania attorney general sued the communications giant for allegedly failing to deliver on marketing promises.


Some Connellsville homeowners eligible for buyout program

On Aug. 29, 2016, when the Connellsville area suffered catastrophic flooding, buildings were damaged, personal belongings lost and people were displaced. Homes in Dutch Bottom and 7th Street we're particularly devastated. In fact, state Rep. Ryan Warner while touring the damage called Dutch Bottom "


Police Arrest 4 Suspects In Bell Twp. Theft Ring

BELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police have arrested two men who allegedly stole go-carts, cans of fuel, tools, auto parts and more in Westmoreland County back in December. According to investigators, the four suspects hit several locations before being caught.


Police say tractor was used to impale, kill cow in Pennsylvania

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a gruesome case of animal cruelty. According to police, someone stole a farm tractor and caused damage to a farm in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania, the morning of Feb. 12.