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House fire displaces 4, shuts down Route 30 near Ligonier

The fire was reported shortly after 10 p.m. on Cool Springs Lane, off Route 30 just outside Ligonier Borough. All lanes of the highway initially were closed, with westbound lanes reopening just before 11 p.m.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 23:21:51

Tutino aims for another record season at Ligonier Valley

He’s attended numerous camps, including the Mr. Pa. Football Camp at Bishop McDevitt near Harrisburg, where he shined against five defensive backs with NCAA Division I offers.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 17:45:52

DUI checkpoints and patrols in Westmoreland this weekend

The task force consists of officers from 10 police departments including Latrobe, Jeannette, Southwest Greensburg, Mt. Pleasant, Seward and Ligonier borough and township.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 07:27:51

2 Additional Arrests Made In Connection To Video Of Woman Allegedly Raping 5-Year-Old

Investigators arrested Charles Jason Hunter, of Greensburg, on Friday and charged him with a list of sex crimes, including rape of a child. Detectives say he was behind the production of the video. His alleged motive for the shocking incident was financial gain.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-17 19:07:48

Ligonier Twp. house fire investigated

The house was not destroyed, but the fire burnt a hole through the side of the house on Cool Springs Lane, near Ruthie’s Diner east of Ligonier Borough, said Darlington Fire Chief Robert McDowell. The fire was reported shortly before 10 p.m.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-18 09:18:54

Water main break shuts down section of Route 981 in Latrobe

The break occurred not far from the fire department’s No. 6 station and caused the road surface to buckle and lift, Brasile said. “In some places it’s actually higher than the curb,” he said.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-16 22:30:48

Car-truck collision in Derry Township sends man to Johnstown hospital

After the impact, the car was pushed backward down a wooded embankment a few feet from the southbound lane of Route 217, according to Blairsville Fire Chief George Burkley. He said firefighters cut away a small tree that was in the way and cut open the roof and doors to extricate the driver.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-16 18:57:48

Things to do in Westmoreland County: week of Aug. 20 - and beyond

• “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul” movie, 8:30 p.m. Saturday , Keystone State Park beach house, 1150 Keystone Park Road, Derry Township. Details: 724-668-2939.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 15:18:53

Search of Latrobe murder scene turns up $12,000 cash stowed in gym bag

A search of the Latrobe home and property where 20-year-old Daniel McNerny was gunned down nearly three years ago turned up a canvas gym bag containing $12,000 in cash, an investigator testified Thursday.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-16 18:42:49

Ligonier Country Market offers pollinator education, music duo

Updated 20 minutes agoLigonier Country Marketbrings back musical duo Lauren Condon and Chris Volpe, a market favorite, according to a news release, this Saturday.Performing together since the early 1980s, the two blend musical styles including funk, soul, rock, pop, Motown, country and bluegrass int

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 12:03:51

Greensburg woman accused of raping 5-year-old boy, recording video, police say

Online dockets show that Corby Jo Kinzey, 24, was arraigned Wednesday on several felony counts, including rape of a child.


Man waives hearing in fatal crash

Wesley Robert White, 61, a former Apollo resident now living in New Oxford, Adams County, remains free on $50,000 unsecured bond pending formal arraignment later this fall on felony homicide by vehicle and multiple summary counts in the crash that claimed the life of Deborah Bopp, 54, of Blairsville


Westmoreland County sheriff suspends another member of his top brass

Sean Stipp|Tribune-ReviewWestmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held arrives at the Greensburg office of District Judge Chris Flanigan on Feb. 26, 2018. Held is accused of ordering his staff to campaign for him while on duty.Dan Speicher|Tribune-ReviewChief Deputy Patricia Fritz meets with agents from

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-16 17:57:51

Severely emaciated, flea-infested dog reportedly found in Walmart parking lot in Hempfield Township

"After three hours of being on heated blankets, heated towels, we finally got his body temperature up to 92 degrees, so he was below 92 degrees when he came in," Fritz said.


Cambria City apartment building catches fire

Flames filled the third floor and broke through the roof of the structure, which is located next toAlumni Hotel & Loungein the 300 block of Fourth Avenue,but aquick response by firefighters prevented further damage.

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-08-17 00:12:00

Grand jury report paints horrifying picture of unforgiveable sexual abuse

–– According to the Catholic Church, there are four aspects of forgiving sins. Confession, penance and absolution are the easy ones. Contrition is hard. Contrition is not saying what you did wrong. It’s knowing in your heart that you did wrong, and resolving to do better. The church needs contritio


Somerset County man to stand trial on assault charges

BOSWELL – A Somerset County man will stand trial, accused of slashing a co-worker with a knife at a job site in Stonycreek Township, authorities said.


Bolivar man charged with strangulation

A 32-year-old Bolivar man is accused of grabbing his pregnant girlfriend by the neck and throwing her to the ground Monday afternoon at their residence along Hilltop Road in Friedens.Rex Arlen Jenkins, Manor Drive, was arraigned Tuesday morning before District Judge Ken Johnson on two counts of stra


Testimony continues in Latrobe murder trial

Remington Johnson, 27, of Pittsburgh, a witness to the fatal shooting nearly three years ago, told a Westmoreland County jury McNerny went outside as he was being targeted by a man with an automatic pistol with a red dot from a laser scope on his chest. Johnson said McNerny claimed he recognized the


CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE: PennDOT, Sunbury discussing traffic patterns for this weekend’s River Festival

One of the festival’s events, the cardboard regatta, has been canceled due to unsafe river levels due to excessive rain the Susquehanna Valley this week.