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Mother of crash victim testifies at suspect’s sentencing hearing: ‘I don’t want to be me’
Shannon Lakenan-Rowland can remember her mother holding her younger brother Joshua Jordan when he was a baby. On Thursday, Lisa Lakenan carried an urn containing his remains into a Westmoreland County courtroom. She placed it on the wooden ledge of the witness stand.
Charleroi man jailed on assault charges
A Charleroi man was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on multiple charges relating to an assault that happened earlier this month. Charleroi Regional police filed charges March 11 against Damian James Pearce, 20, of 521 Fallowfield Ave., after he allegedly beat up a woman at his residence March 3.
Uniontown theater schedules auditions for two summer musicals
Auditions for two upcoming productions are planned April 7-8 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 37 E. Main St., Uniontown. Summer at the State’s 2019 season will feature “Mamma Mia” and another musical to be announced.
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
Jefferson-Morgan announces Feb. students of the month
Jefferson-Morgan Centennial Lions Club has selected Braylee Pierce and Alexandra Royer as its students of the month for February. Daughter of Tiffany and Kyle Hague of Jefferson and Megan and Mike Pierce of Uniontown, Braylee is a senior at Jefferson-Morgan High School where she maintains a 3.67 GPA
Out & About: Country pop duo plays Great American Music gig
Country pop is one such genre, according to the latest installment of the concert series of the same name at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. The museum hosted Willow Hill, the husband-and-wife duo of C.T. and Alexandra Fields, for a March 20 show. Area natives, the pair have r
Luke Pletcher edges Micky Phillippi to reach semifinals again
It was a match neither Luke Pletcher nor Micky Phillippi really wanted to wrestle, but they had to. The close friends from Westmoreland County battled in the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship quarterfinals Friday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena for the right to become an All-American and a s
Cook to open new district and satellite offices
Effective April 1, state Rep. Bud Cook, R-Daisytown, will be opening a new Belle Vernon district office and a new satellite office in California. In addition, Cook’s current Bentleyville district office will close on March 29.
LH to memorialize fire victims with donated playground
The lives of two Uniontown children who died in a fire earlier this year will be celebrated while bringing joy to hundreds of their classmates. A new playground is planned for construction at Hatfield Elementary School to memorialize RyLeigh and Gunner Weasenforth, who were killed in an early mornin
Family dealing with rare illness that impacts all 4 children
NEW STANTON, Pa. - A local family has a medical story that’s truly one of a kind. All four of their children were diagnosed with the same rare genetic disease; it’s so uncommon it’s only found in a couple hundred people across the country.
Westmoreland transit authority driver shortage easing
The driver shortage that forced the Westmoreland County Transit Authority to cancel some bus routes last month is moving closer to being resolved as six people are in training, authority officials were told this week.
Commissioners seek $500,000 grant for Sheepskin Trail
The Fayette County commissioners are seeking a $500,000 grant for the continued progression of the Sheepskin Trail, while another organization is seeking help for another trail project.
Construction at Charleroi locks included in federal appropriations
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announced last week that President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2020 appropriations include funding slated to complete ongoing construction of the locks at Charleroi.
Attorney accused of stealing from Bullskin Mason Lodge rejects plea deal
An attorney accused of stealing nearly $50,000 rejected a plea offer at the Fayette County Courthouse Wednesday morning, where he was expected to enter a guilty plea in exchange for house arrest.
Shocked patrol officer stops truck with ‘extremely unsafe load’
A driver hauling a major load caught the interest of a highway patrol officer. The truck, traveling at freeway speeds, had an "extremely unsafe load," leading the California Highway Patrol officer to stop it, authorities said.
Former Fayette youth pastor's conviction vacated
A Fayette County judge issued an order vacating the convictions of a former youth pastor convicted last year of exposing himself to a young boy. Judge Steve P. Leskinen found that the statute of limitations had passed to prosecute Clyde Brothers, 68, of Connellsville Township. Brothers was convicted
Vehicle Crashes Into School Bus, 3 Children Hurt
EXPORT, Pa. (KDKA) — Paramedics were attending to three children after a crash involving a school bus in Westmoreland County this morning. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 22 and Hunt Club Court in Export.
North Huntingdon Twp. Police Find Missing 10-Year-Old Girl
NORTH HUNTINGDON TWP., Pa. (KDKA) – After the North Huntingdon Township Police issued an alert for missing 10-year-old girl on Wednesday night, she was found just before 11 p.m.
Greensburg Mass to celebrate beatified Mother Clelia Merloni on Sunday
One in a series of regional Masses celebrating the November 2018 beatification of Blessed Mother Clelia Merloni will be held at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Heavy police presence at home in New Kensington; one person taken to hospital
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — There is a heavy police presence at a home in New Kensington and one person has been taken to the hospital, Westmoreland County emergency dispatchers confirmed.