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Greensburg man tells police, 'I'm on heroin,' after 20-mile chase on snowy roads

Updated 6 minutes ago A Greensburg man admitted he was high on heroin during a high-speed, 20-mile police chase on snowy roads early Wednesday, according to city police. David Wayne Negich, 51, allegedly fled a traffic stop in Greensburg at 2 a.m. and ultimately rammed a city officer's cruiser in

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-21 18:15:59

Knoxville woman once facing up to life in prison gets 6 1/2 to 13 years for deadly botched robbery

Updated 6 minutes ago A woman previously facing a maximum of life in prison for second-degree murder who had that verdict vacated pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to third-degree murder for her part in the deadly botched robbery of a North Braddock man in 2015. Destiny Walker, 19, pleaded guilty

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-21 17:57:53

Police, Emergency & Courts

State police reported that one driver was injured at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a collision on Old Route 119 at Spring Road. A northbound Pontiac Grand Am driven by Samuel Adams, of Homer City, crested the hill approaching the intersection and failed to stop before it hit a Ford Focus driven by Donna Tasso


Police arrest man with pellet guns at Connellsville's Carnegie Library

A Connellsville man was arrested Monday after employees at the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville called police after noticing the man seemed to be going in and out of consciousness. Connellsville Police Chief Bill Hammerle told council at their monthly meeting that once they located the man, la

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2018-03-21 14:41:00

Two men charged in Walmart theft

BURRELL TOWNSHIP - Two Washington County men took just six minutes to steal almost $6,000 worth of merchandise from a Walmart store near Blairsville, state police reported Tuesday. Troopers at Indiana filed felony retail theft charges against Joshua Kefover, 32, of Donora, and Darryl Trinkala, 40, o

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 14:00:00

Johnstown man stole air fresheners from Sheetz, 2nd time in one-month span, police say

JOHNSTOWN - A Johnstown man accused of stealing air fresheners last month is back at it, according to police. Police said they were called to the Oakhurst Community for reports of a man yelling and trying to enter an apartment just after 5 a.m. Wednesday. According to police, they arrested Malik Ru

WJAC TV - 2018-03-21 11:42:43

As Toys R Us closes, some local shoppers mourn, some hunt deals

Updated 4 minutes ago Some shoppers came to Toys R Us in Hempfield on Thursday to hunt for bargains. Others came to pay their respects. The Donohoe Road store will join the other approximately 800 Toys R Us location and close for good within the next few months as the once-mighty toy retailer shu

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-22 16:04:00

Police: S. Greensburg woman ordered to jail in alleged stabbing

Updated 2 minutes ago A 32-year-old woman was charged with allegedly stabbing a man inside her Southwest Greensburg apartment Tuesday with a "small butcher's cleaver" during an argument, police said. Shanell L. Morris was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, assau

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-21 18:15:58

Police: S. Greensburg woman ordered to jail after alleged stabbing

Updated less than a minute ago A 32-year-old woman was charged with allegedly stabbing a man inside her Southwest Greensburg apartment Tuesday with a "small butcher's cleaver" during an argument, police said. Shanell L. Morris was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, simple assau

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-21 18:15:58

Johnstown man faces drug charges

A Johnstown man was charged in federal court in Johnstown on Wednesday with distributing less than 100 grams of heroin. Willie Gene Gulley Jr., 49, sold 50 bags of heroin to a confidential informant on Tuesday during a controlled drug buy, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 00:00:00

Rick Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to Conor Lamb

Updated 7 minutes ago Rick Saccone officially conceded Wednesday night in his nationally watched 18th Congressional District bid against Democrat Conor Lamb. Saccone, a Trump-backed Republican from Elizabeth, phoned Lamb about 6:30 p.m., Saccone campaign spokesman Bob Branstetter told the Tribune

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-22 00:12:56

Johnstown man charged after making bomb threat toward WJAC

oldham.png JOHNSTOWN - A Johnstown man was arraigned Wednesday after making several false calls to Cambria County 911, including a bomb threat at WJAC. David Oldham, 55, has been charged with false alarms to public safety, harassment and disorderly conduct. Police said Oldham used unregistered phone

WJAC TV - 2018-03-21 12:44:05

Greensburg woman accused of shoplifting at Macy's twice tried to escape custody, police say

Updated less than a minute ago State police said a Greensburg woman who struggled with a Macy's store security guard in Hempfield as she allegedly left the store without paying for 15 items of clothing Saturday later made a second escape attempt. Jeannine A. Krautz, 35, was arraigned Sunday on ch


Manor traffic stop lands 2 women in jail on multiple drug charges

Updated 2 minutes ago Manor Police made a traffic stop when a vehicle ran a stop sign Friday and arrested two Allegheny County women for allegedly possessing more than a brick of heroin, ecstasy pills, cocaine and marijuana, according to court documents. Officer Scott Urias reported that he saw a


Woman killed in car crash in East Hills identified

PITTSBURGH - One person was killed in a single car crash in Pittsburgh's East Hills neighborhood. According to police, officers found the vehicle crashed into a utility pole at the corner of Frankstown Avenue and North Wheeler Street around 12:45 a.m. Monday. The passenger, Isis Delrene Mitchell, 42


Winter weather advisory starts tonight, could impact tomorrow's commute

Updated less than a minute ago The first day of spring won't stop a storm from dumping up to 4 inches of snow in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the region, starting 8 p.m. Tuesday and ending 24 hours


Prosecutors rule out death penalty for man charged in Hornerstown killing

Larry Benefield Fason Jr., 55, of Messenger Street, has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault after the body of Angela Lunn, 32, of Hornerstown, was found on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.Submitted photo EBENSBURG - A Johnstown man charged with killing a local woman and discarding her bo


Winning Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

Updated 3 minutes ago A lucky ticket-holder who played the Powerball in Pennsylvania won the eighth-largest jackpot Saturday. That ticket had all five numbers on the white balls - 22-57-59-60-66 - and the Powerball - 7 - to win about $456.7 million, according to Powerball officials. They did no


Signals will control Route 711 traffic during Ligonier Twp. bridge replacement

Updated 4 minutes ago Work to replace the Route 711 bridge over Mill Creek is expected to begin the first week of April in Ligonier Township. During construction, northbound and southbound traffic will alternate, controlled by temporary traffic signals. Depending on weather, the work is slated to


Greensburg 'Way of the Cross' drama on schedule for Good Friday

Updated 2 hours ago An annual Good Friday tradition on the streets of downtown Greensburg will go forward now that a sponsoring church has been found. Rick Zabrosky, who plays Jesus in the "Way of the Cross" drama, said a miscommunication delayed preparations for the event as organizers looked fo