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Troopers seize 510 pounds of marijuana on Turnpike in Westmoreland County

State police on Thursday seized 510 pounds of what they suspect to be marijuana from a box truck traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to court papers. Mark Joseph Doyle, 63, of Oregon, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison without bail.


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.


Pennsylvania boy, 4, dies after being impaled with glass shard

PHILADELPHIA – Police say a Pennsylvania toddler is dead being struck by a shard of glass while playing with his two sisters. Adrian Ortega, 4, died Wednesday night after police say he was impaled in the abdomen by a piece of glass that came from a broken picture frame.


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


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.


Ligonier endowment grants boost festival, fort, fitness programs

The Ligonier Valley Endowment has awarded four grants totaling $33,250 for the first quarter of 2019, including money to help mark the anniversary of the annual Fort Ligonier Days festival next fall.


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 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.


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.


Infant found dead in Somerset County

SOMERSET TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — Authorities said a baby was found dead in Somerset County early Wednesday morning. State police responded to an area along Shaeli Drive in Somerset Township just before 1 a.m., where they found a 5-month-old baby dead at the scene.


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.


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 seek help of national group in search for Johnstown woman

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Johnstown police detectives have reached out to a national organization to help locate a missing 40-year-old woman. Police say the investigation into the disappearance of Nancy Giles is still active and the more resources they have to help find her the better.


Four Vehicles Involved In North Huntingdon Accident Sends Multiple People To The Hospital

NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) – A suspected drunk driver is to blame for a crash in Westmoreland County. Police say three people were taken to the hospital after four cars collided along Route 30 at NorthThompson Lane in North Huntingdon.


2019 Offseason Questions: Will AB Play Good Soldier Until He’s Traded?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


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.


WATCH VIDEO | Johnstown eatery selected as OpenTable's top 10

Balance Restaurant has capped off its first year of existence with an accolade from one of the most recognized and respected diner-based internet review sites. The eatery, located on Main Street in downtown Johnstown, was named to this month’s OpenTable list of the best overall restaurants in the Pi


Somerset magistrate reports: Feb. 21

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:. Joshua Michael Kumler, 26, 1st Street, Somerset, was charged Monday with driving under the influence and three summary vehicle code violations. Somerset Borough police said Kumler pulled from a parking a