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Hempfield pawn shop owner assists state troopers in burglary investigation

The owner of a Hempfield pawn shop said he was happy to lend a hand Friday to state police troopers in Greensburg investigating the theft of hundreds of decorative pen knives and three firearms during a burglary at a home in Ruffsdale this week.


Troopers seize 510 pounds of marijuana on Turnpike in Westmoreland County

State police on Thursday seized 510 pounds of what they suspect to be marijuana from a box truck traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to court papers. Mark Joseph Doyle, 63, of Oregon, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison without bail.


Developer signs on for two lots at unfinished Westmoreland County industrial park

An Ohio-based real estate developer has plans to occupy two lots at a Westmoreland County industrial park even though it's not yet completed. Al. Neyer, based in Cincinnati, entered into an option agreement with the county for to yet-to-be-built lots totaling 53 acres at the new Commerce Crossing at


Sheriff’s deputies serving warrant on accused heroin dealer find marijuana operation in Youngwood

Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies serving an arrest warrant on a suspected heroin dealer in Youngwood Thursday said they stumbled on a marijuana growing and distribution operation as well.


Fund Set Up For Westmoreland Co. Couple Who Lost Home, 7 Pets In House Fire

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — People are hoping to raise money for a Westmoreland County couple who lost their home in a fire. It happened along Route 356 in Allegheny Township on Valentine’s Day.


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


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.


Lawsuit over fatal boom lift accident coming to Pennsylvania

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has denied the request of Pennsylvania-based JLG Industries Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit against the lift and equipment manufacturer that was filed by the family of a worker who was crushed in an aerial boom lift accident in Missour


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.


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


Las Vegas comes to Greensburg for Party at the Palace Theatre

What happens on Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre stays at The Palace Theatre. Taking a page from the Sin City playbook, the Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present Party at The Palace Vegas Style that night in the Greensburg entertainment venue.


Police need help identifying gas station robber

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police are hoping surveillance video from a gas station robbery in Westmoreland County can help catch the thief. It happened two weeks ago at the BP on Route 136 in Hempfield Township.


AHN to open micro-hospital in Hempfield by end of year

Allegheny Health Network is touting what will be its emergency room department and a focus on patient care at the $30 million micro-hospital it is building along Route 30 in Hempfield, only about three miles west of Excela Health’s Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.


Penn Area Library sees strong response with direct-mail campaign to patrons

Patrons of the Penn Area Library recently received a letter from library officials seeking donations as part of a direct-mail campaign, the first it has undertaken. But it likely won’t be the last.


Four Vehicles Involved In North Huntingdon Accident Sends Multiple People To The Hospital

NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) – A suspected drunk driver is to blame for a crash in Westmoreland County. Police say three people were taken to the hospital after four cars collided along Route 30 at NorthThompson Lane in North Huntingdon.


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.


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.


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.


Gov. Tom Wolf creates Pennsylvania census team

The next decennial census count of the nation’s population is right around the corner. To prepare for the April 1, 2020, start of the count, Gov. Tom Wolf has selected more than three dozen organizations to help Pennsylvania poll its people.


Audit Says Pennsylvania Officials Took Freebies From Voting Machine Firms

Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections.