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Pitt chancellor: State-related schools could be defunded

JOHNSTOWN - Pennsylvania's budget impasse is dragging toward a potentially "devastating" point for the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State and two other state-related schools. Pitt's chancellor Tuesday said he worries the impact might extend well beyond the current budget cycle. Chancellor Pat Gall

DAILY ITEM - 2017-10-17 21:19:44

Pennsylvania files welfare fraud charges against 63 recipients

Updated 8 minutes ago Sixty-three Pennsylvania residents were charged with various forms of welfare fraud in August, the Office of Inspector General said on Tuesday. Those charged allegedly claimed more state benefits than they qualified for by falsely reporting income or household members, the O

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2017-10-18 14:30:50

Kern leaves McGuffey softball for Penn State Dubois

Jason Kern is not short on confidence. When life sends him snow balls, he makes ice castles. That's why when he was part of a group of teachers furloughed this summer, he knew something else would pop up. It took a little more than a month. Kern, 40, was hired this week as the head women's soft

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-10-18 02:33:21

Faculty union reaches deal with Pennsylvania universities

Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities and their faculty union say they've reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that will run through June 2019. The State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties issued a joint statement on

WTAE.COM - 2017-10-17 20:10:00

Penn State fraternity faces underage drinking charges

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A fraternity at Penn State University is facing charges of furnishing liquor to minors after two underage women were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. Court records show Alpha Chi Rho is facing charges after allegedly serving the alcohol at a Sept. 28 fraternity house par

WPXI - 2017-10-17 16:46:47

State cites senior care center after photos taken of nude resident

A North Huntingdon senior care center is facing fines and has been cited for violations by the Pennsylvania Department of Health after workers allegedly took naked photos of a resident there. Day care center combining senior care and child care It happened at The Grove at Irwin in August 2016. Accor

WPXI - 2017-10-18 00:06:13

Police search for man who disappeared in Hempfield Township

State police are searching for a man who disappeared in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County Tuesday afternoon. Richard Eugene Andrews, 41, was last seen around 4 p.m. on Tuesday when a friend dropped him off at Greensburg Beverage on Roseytown Road. Andrews was spotted walking toward the railro

WTAE.COM - 2017-10-18 09:19:00

Frazier tops Lady Maples, secures outright section title

Frazier won't be sharing its section title with anyone for the eighth consecutive year. The Lady Commodores wrapped up sole possession of first place in Section 2-A with a 3-1 win over host Mapletown in their girls volleyball match on Tuesday night. Frazier took the first game, 25-22, but the gritty

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-10-18 03:30:00

Woman accused of OD while pregnant facing additional charges

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania judge is deliberating over a challenge to a criminal charge brought against a woman who authorities said overdosed while pregnant. Thirty-year-old Kasey Dischman was charged with aggravated assault on an unborn child. Authorities said her child was delivered by emer

WPXI - 2017-10-17 19:32:30

Monroeville Mall and Westmoreland Mall will be closed on Thanksgiving

Add the Monroeville Mall and Westmoreland Mall to a growing list of businesses that say they won't be open on Thanksgiving Day. The malls will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24. This is the second year in a row that the two malls will be closed for the holiday. "

WTAE.COM - 2017-10-17 15:09:00

N. Versailles police show support for dispatcher's breast cancer battle

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - The North Versailles Police Department is rallying around one of its own in October, which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Patrolmen are wearing pink badges and carrying pink handcuffs in honor of Lynn Moore. She's a stage 2 breast cancer survivor, who works as a dispa

WPXI - 2017-10-17 23:24:03

Rash of car break-ins frustrates Monroeville residents

MONROEVILLE, Pa. - A rash of car break-ins is frustrating people who live in a Monroeville neighborhood. According to residents of Bellwood, thieves hit almost everyone on the street. 5 people charged in million-dollar robbery of Monroeville jewelry merchant Monroeville-based medical practice says h

WPXI - 2017-10-18 00:32:15

Business, labor, political leaders talk manufacturing

PITTSBURGH - A summit to discuss ways of bringing high-paying manufacturing jobs to the region included leaders from across sectors to focus on helping blue-collar workers in the region Tuesday. During the summit held at United Steelworkers headquarters in Pittsburgh, city and state public offici

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-10-18 01:49:03

Tarasi collects most money among Democratic hopefuls in last quarter, but Rothfus sitting on $1 million cash

Sewickley attorney Beth Tarasi outraised the other Democrats running in the 12th Congressional District primary, based on the latest campaign finance reports, yet she remains far behind Republican U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, who has more than $1 million in cash. Tarasi started the third quarter with ab

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES - 2017-10-17 21:15:00

Chimney Fire Spreads, Damaging West Homestead Home

WEST HOMESTEAD (KDKA) - A fire believed to have started in a chimney quickly spread, damaging a family's home Tuesday night. Crews were called to the 700 block of Doyle Avenue just before midnight. A resident told fire crews he started his fireplace and a little while later smoke-filled the home. He

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-10-18 10:55:00

Greensburg Police Find 9 Bricks Of Heroin In Car, 5 Men Charged

GREENSBURG (KDKA) - Five men were arrested and are facing drug charges after being found with several bricks of heroin in Greensburg. According to police, observed a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Tremont Avenue on Saturday. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed five men inside a

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-10-16 20:25:00

Truck crash closes southbound lanes of I-79

A truck crash has closed all southbound lanes on Interstate 79. The closure is between the Neville Island (Exit 65) and Route 60/Crafton/Moon Run (Exits 60 A-B) interchanges. Tractor-trailer overturns, caused traffic back-ups on Interstate 79 Police pursuit ends near I-279, driver taken into custody

WPXI - 2017-10-16 18:08:17

Judge to say Wednesday if Sandusky gets new sex abuse trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania judge said Monday he will announce later this week whether to grant former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky a new trial or throw out child sexual abuse convictions against him. Judge John Foradora posted an announcement online Monday that said

WPXI - 2017-10-16 17:56:38

Man arrested following standoff situation in Hempfield Township

A man was taken into custody following a standoff situation in Westmoreland County Sunday. Police arrested Brian Jones after they said he threatened his sister, who lives next door in a duplex building, with a gun. Boy, 14, shot inside Brighton Heights home Penn State up to 2 behind unanimous No.


Standoff situation ends in Hempfield Township

The standoff situation in Westmoreland County has ended, according to police. The initial report of a standoff situation came around 5:30 p.m. at a residence in Hempfield Township. Boy, 14, shot inside Brighton Heights home Penn State up to 2 behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama Black man beaten at Char