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Man to represent himself in murder appeal for killing his father in law in Donegal

Michael Martin, 47, told Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Feliciani that he was not pleased with the work of his court-appointed lawyer and insisted that he will now defend himself as he continues to fight his first-degree murder conviction.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-10-16 17:06:49

Bodies of man, woman, child, 10 found in Pennsylvania home

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WPXI - 2018-10-16 19:36:24

‘I Wrapped Him Up In An Extension Cord’: Tire Shop Employees Fight Back During Robbery Attempt

“A gentleman comes in, told me that he was on hard times,” said Beaver. “His wife threw him out, he was living in his car, he had a flat tire and he was on the way to work.”

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-10-15 21:30:27

Commonwealth Court boots local prisoner's appeal of boot ban

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel Tuesday rejected an appeal made by convicted murderer Brian E. O’Toole, 55, of Allegheny County, challenging a recent DOC directive that resulted in the ban of the sale of Timberland or Rocky boots in prison commissaries and the confiscation of previously purch

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-10-16 15:00:49

Deputies say 4-year-old led them to fugitive hiding in Greensburg apartment

Sgt. Irvin Shipley, with the sheriff’s department, reported in court documents that after officers entered the apartment of Lauren Byrd in the Autumn Brook Apartment Complex along Allegheny Avenue, the child led police to the fugitive, Jesse Vaughn Lawson, 24, who was hiding inside a locked utility

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-10-15 14:42:52

Police seek leads in cold-case killing

By The Indiana GazetteLOYALHANNA TOWNSHIP, Westmoreland County — Willie Frain’s killer disappeared into the night 30 years ago, but not so have investigators’ hopes of finding whoever that might be.State troopers have again dusted off the cold-case file of the pedestrian hit-and-run death a generati

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-10-16 14:00:00

KIMBERLEY KESSLER: Butler County woman admits to being on the run from FBI for 25 years

A woman originally from Butler County has admitted to being on the run from the FBI for the past 25 years.>>RELATED: New evidence released in case oflocalwoman accused in Fla. mother's murderRelated HeadlinesNew evidence released in case of local woman accused in Fla. mother's murderLocal woman char

WPXI - 2018-10-16 08:56:54

Pennsylvania News: Johnstown Man, Bobby Washington Charged with Distributing Crack Cocaine | STL.News

JOHNSTOWN,Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

WWW.STL.NEWS - 2018-10-16 23:33:23

Complaints from neighbors lead to arrest of alleged drug dealer

GREENSBURG, Pa.- Greensburg police said they were led to an apartment complex because of recent complaints from neighbors about drug activity.Officers were patrolling and doing surveillance of Eastmont apartments when they saw someone pull in and not stop completely at a stop sign.That driver was Ni

WPXI - 2018-10-15 22:51:54

Possible Police Chase Leads To Crash In New Kensington

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – Police are investigating a crash in New Kensington, but it may have happened following a police chase.According to police, the crash happened near the intersection of Constitution Boulevard and Walnut Street in New Kensington.Bystanders said the crash happened following a pol

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-10-15 06:58:52

Man killed in motorcycle crash identified

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) —Authorities have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend.Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees said47-year-old Anthony Litzinger diedafter his motorcycle hit the back of a pick-up truck.The crash happened on Route 22 in Jackson Township Saturday aftern

WJAC TV - 2018-10-15 09:14:43

Man charged with child sex abuse, pornography pleads guilty

Beck, of Altoona, pleaded guilty to the charges on Oct. 5. He wasarrestedin March 2018 and charged with sexual abuse of child, possessing and disseminating child porn and indecent assault, according to Shapiro.

WJAC TV - 2018-10-15 10:48:22

Parade highlights Fort Ligonier Days on Saturday

Shane Dunlap|Tribune-ReviewA re-enactor sits with a group from Bridgeport, W. Va., and shows off his musket on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 while the Fort Ligonier Days parade makes its way through downtown Ligonier.


West Point cadet convicted of rape in Pennsylvania

A Chester County, Pennsylvania, court convicted aUnited States Military Academycadet on Thursday of six charges stemming from a 2016 assault, a West Point spokeswoman has confirmed to Army Times.

ARMY TIMES - 2018-10-15 13:51:00

Crash shuts down outbound Route 28 just outside Pittsburgh

Traffic has been completely stopped on outbound Route 28 Sunday night after a multi-vehicle crash near Millvale.One of the vehicles involved is a motorcycle.Channel 11 saw both lanes of traffic are at a standstill between the Evergreen Road and Butler Street exits.Allegheny County tweeted that one p


Wanted: Young people to make Westmoreland County a better place to live

The free event, entitled “The hearts and minds of our youth: How to build strong, inclusive and welcoming communities” will be held Tuesday at PSNK.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-10-15 09:45:50

Pittsburgh police arrest Pagans motorcycle club members after bar brawl

WPXI, the Tribune-Review’s news partner, reported that the police were undercover officers investigating a drug complaint at the bar when up to 10 members of the motorcycle club surrounded the detectives and a fight broke out.


Wanted on warrants Oct 14

Editor’s note: This feature is a collaboration between the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and the Daily American to apprehend individuals who are wanted on warrants for failure to appear to court hearings. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s warrant tip line at 445-1413.


Names of 2 found dead after kitchen fire released

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of an elderly man and woman found dead following a kitchen fire in their western Pennsylvania home.The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 96-year-old Leslie Frost and 95-year-old Marianne Frost were found dead after Saturday's f


PENN HILLS FATAL FIRE: Couple found dead in Penn Hills house fire

PENN HILLS, Pa.- A man and a woman were found dead inside their Penn Hills home after it caught fire on Saturday.Crews responded to the fire call in the 400 block of Beulah Road just before 10 a.m.The Penn Hills Fire Marshall and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner arrived at a house on Beulah Roa