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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.


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.


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.


Blackburn Center hoping 1,500 will ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

Westmoreland County’s ninth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, the International Men’s March to End Sexual Assault, Rape and Gender Violence, will kick off at 10 a.m. April 13 in Greensburg’s St. Clair Park.


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.


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.


Ohio Cleaning Services Company Laying Off Workers Due To GM Plant Shutdown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – More job losses are coming as part of the shutdown of a General Motors plant in Ohio that makes the Chevrolet Cruze. A company that supplies janitors and other cleaning services for the GM plant in Lordstown says it will lay off 73 workers next month.


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.


Latrobe among 50 small towns Travel Channel dubs ‘most charming’

It likely comes as no surprise to those who claim bragging rights to Latrobe as their hometown, adopted or otherwise. Travel Channel includes the Westmoreland County town as among “50 of the Most Charming Small Towns in America.”


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!


Latrobe man knew how to bring Compass Inn Museum’s history to life

Regular visitors at Ligonier’s Compass Inn Museum knew to look for James Koontz’s signature top hat. “Everybody loved his tours because his way of presenting the information was so wonderful,” said Theresa Gay Rohall, executive director of the Ligonier Valley Historical Society.


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.


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.


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.


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


Judge rejects claim by attorneys for former Franklin Regional student charged in cyberattack

Evidence collected against a former high school student charged with launching a series of cyber attacks in 2016 that disabled computer systems throughout Westmoreland County can be used at her trial, a judge ruled on Wednesday.