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Armstrong Co. Man Killed In Crash

BRADYS BEND TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An Armstrong County man was killed in a crash late Wednesday night. It happened in Bradys Bend Township just before midnight. The Armstong County coroner’s office says 27-year-old Kevin James Bowser, of Bradys Bend Township, was driving north on Seybertown Road when he


Black lung screening slated in Armstrong County

Area miners who may be affected by black lung disease, a respiratory disease caused by inhaling coal mine dust, are invited to sign up for an April 4 screening and outreach session in East Franklin Township, Armstrong County.


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


Wanted man faces new charges

An Indiana County man wanted on three warrants was arraigned Wednesday on new charges before Rural Valley Magisterial District Judge Kevin McCausland. Monty Gene Smith II, 35, of Clune, is facing a felony forgery count charge, as well as misdemeanor counts of DUI of a controlled substance, possessio


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.


Historical Headlines – February 20

2/20/1969 – A proposal to get sewage treatment for six municipalities in Armstrong County received a favorable reception at a meeting in West Kittanning between local, county, and state officials. The group discussed the need for sewage treatment facilities in Kittanning, Applewold, West Kittanning,


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.


Fatal crash in Brady’s Bend Armstrong County

East Brady, Pa. – Kevin James Bowser, 27, of Bradys Bend Twp., East Brady Armstrong Co. was fatally injured while traveling north on Seybertown Rd. in Bradys Bend Twp. Kevin James Bowser, 27 of Bradys Bend Twp., East Brady Armstrong Co. was traveling north in his 2008 Jeep Patriot when it left the r


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.


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.


Missing 27-year-old woman found safe

KITTANNING, Pa. - UPDATE (2/19/18): Katie Stoner, the 27-year-old woman who had been missing since Thursday, has been found safe, police said early Tuesday morning. Kittanning police said in a Facebook post shortly after 12:30 a.m. that Stoner was “found safe and sound,” the case is closed and foul


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.


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!


‘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.


Area attorney disbarred; records sealed

disciplinary panel has disbarred an area attorney and sealed the records of the case. Attorney Linda Ziembicki, of Rural Valley, was disbarred on consent by the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, under an order handed down Thursday by the high court.


Pennsylvania man sentenced for high speed chase through Guernsey & Belmont counties

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — A man who led police on a high speed pursuit through Guernsey and Belmont counties in November has been sentenced. 24-year-old Dakota Iarrusso of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was sentenced to to 2 1/2 years in prison in Belmont County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Iarrusso had p


Police investigate attempted suicide at jail

State police at Indiana said they are investigating an attempted suicide today by an adult male inmate at the Indiana County Jail in White Township. The inmate’s injuries are believed to be life-threatening and his next of kin have been notified, police said.


New Kensington man jailed, accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old

A New Kensington man was put in Washington County jail Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old a few days before Christmas in Centerville. State police investigated an incident that allegedly occurred about 10 p.m. Dec. 21 involving James Ernest Elby, 51, of 1216A Constitution Boule


Man Accused of Biting One EMT, Kicking Another in Face

CHICORA, Pa. (EYT) — A Clarion County man believed to be high on a mixture of cocaine and heroin allegedly bit one medic and kicked another in the face during an altercation on Sunday.


Military projects in Pennsylvania could be affected by White House diverting money to border wall

Money for military projects in Pennsylvania could be at risk as the Trump administration seeks to shift funding to the president’s border wall, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and other congressional Democrats.