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Pennsylvania police department seeks volunteers to drink to 'point of inebriation'

KUTZTOWN, Penn. (WSYX/WTTE) - A Pennsylvania police department seeked out volunteers to drink to the "point of inebriation" as part of a training exercise. Kutztown Borough Police Department shared on Facebook that three volunteers were needed to assist in training officers to administer Standardize


Police seek man who robbed Westmoreland County bank

UNITY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police are looking for a man who robbed a Westmoreland County bank on Thursday morning. Pennsylvania State Police say the man put a threatening note demanding money on the counter at the First National Bank on Route 30 in Unity Township at about 10:55 a.m.


Pennsylvania's oldest licensed tavern closes its doors Saturday night

BLUE BELL (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's oldest licensed restaurant and bar closes it's doors Saturday night. Luke Myers, bar manager at the Broad Axe Tavern, says the new owner of the restaurant had been running this historic business for a decade now.


Greensburg Diocese launches recruitment effort for Catholic schools

The Greensburg Catholic Diocese is launching a marketing and recruitment drive for its 13 Catholic schools at church masses next week. The kick-off, scheduled to begin in advance of enrollment open houses at schools in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties, will feature students, par


Police In Greensburg Investigating Multiple Break-Ins

GREENSBURG (KDKA) – Police in the City of Greensburg are working to identify multiple individuals who are believed to be responsible for breaking in to several vehicles. In a Facebook post, officials said that over the span of several days, multiple vehicles were reported to have been broken in to.


Family, seven pets escape from Jeannette house fire

A family of three and their seven pets were temporarily displaced when an electrical fire damaged their Jeannette home Wednesday evening. Robert Rundle said he’d been gone just 15 minutes from the home in the 300 block of Margaret Street when his wife, Magi, called at about 7 p.m. with the urgent ne


This $2M lawsuit says a man was struck in the face by fireworks and blinded at a Westmoreland Co. party

PITTSBURGH — A New York resident is suing Adam Wagner, an Indiana resident, over an alleged fireworks mishap in Westmoreland Co. Samuel Breslin filed a complaint on Jan. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Wagner, alleging improper placement and ignition of


Amber Alert cancelled after missing Pa. teen found safe

An Amber Alert for an Allegheny County teen has been cancelled after she was found safe by police after reportedly being abducted by an armed 19-year-old man on Wednesday night.


Stage Right stages 'Snow White' musical, 2 locations set

Stage Right will present its first full-length original musical, “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs,” with performances set at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin and at Westmoreland County Community College near Youngwood.


Lawyer for Westmoreland County doctor says feds cherry picked prosecution, conviction

The attorney for a Harrison City doctor convicted this week on charges he illegally distributed controlled substances said the government is “cherry picking” cases involving physicians who prescribe opioid painkillers.


Jeannette grad Kareem Hall headed for Lackawanna

With patience and perseverance, Kareem Hall is working his way back into football form. The former Jeannette standout running back announced last week he will attend Lackawanna College in Scranton, where he will reunite with another former Jeannette player, freshman defensive back Robert Kennedy.


'Space Barons' book discussions slated at Westmoreland libraries

Readers are invited to explore a modern-day space race by registering for the One Book, One Westmoreland book discussion series at a participating library. Sponsored by the Westmoreland Library Network, the program focuses on “The Space Barons,” the story of billionaire entrepreneurs — including Elo


Pennsylvania man charged in iPhone scam

Gabriel Evangelista Rosario — FAIRFIELD — Gabriel Rosario, a 33-year-old man from Hazleton, Pa., was charged with identity theft after allegedly scamming a local resident. On Jan. 13, a Fairfield resident reported they had been a victim of identity theft when they provided an individual impersonatin


Pittsburgh Weather: Major Winter Weather System On The Way, Could Drop 8 Inches Or More

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — All eyes are on the weekend with a chance for big snow totals as a major winter weather system is set to pass by Pennsylvania. This system has yet to come together, and the system that it is expected to come from hasn’t cleared the Rockies yet, so a lot can still happen. That mea


Former Pitt Fullback George Aston Slaps Pitt Logo On Penn State Helmet

PASADENA (KDKA) — A former Pitt Fullback is spreading his school pride to the helmet of one of team’s biggest rivals. George Aston is participating in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, California on Saturday. One annual tradition is the swapping of team logos between players. Usually the player


Jermaine Rodgers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A 19-year-old man is accused of assaulting and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, sparking an Amber Alert. The girl was later rescued from the home after police received a tip from a Facebook user.


Warriors cruise to 102-48 win over Falcons

Connellsville won the final four races Thursday night, but Penn-Trafford had scored enough points for a 102-48 Section 1-AAA victory over the visiting Falcons. Trevor Anderson, Declan Peterson, Jamison McPoyle and Michael Gebe won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.81. James Staggers, Ian Palaisa, Noah


Pennsylvania State Police issue a statewide amber alert

PENN HILLS, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Police have issued a statewide Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Penn Hill Police Department in Allegheny County. The Penn Hills Police Department is searching for sixteen-year-old Marjani Aquil. Aquil is 5'4", 140 lbs., she has long black hair with bl


Crime Stoppers: Reward Being Offered For Missing Mother Of Six From Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh (KDKA) – A reward is being offered for information about a missing mother of six who vanished five months ago. Jessica Young was last seen at her home on Apple Street in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood of Pittsburgh in September.


Police find WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s niece after she was abducted in PA

(PITTSBURGH) — Police have found a 16-year-old girl safe and taken her ex-boyfriend into custody after she was allegedly kidnapped from her home Wednesday. The teen, who is the niece of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, was brought to safety from a home where the boyfriend, 19-year-old Jermaine Rodgers,