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Duquesne man wanted in Uniontown shooting, cops say

Uniontown Police obtained an arrest warrant this week for a 20-year-old Allegheny County man wanted on five counts of attempted homicide for allegedly firing a 9 mm handgun at a carload of people outside a gas station Feb. 5.


DeShields scores 29 in Red Raiders' 72-53 first-round playoff win over Beaver Area

MCMURRAY — When Billy DeShields plays like he did Wednesday night, Uniontown is tough to beat. The junior scored 29 points to lead the Red Raiders (19-3) to a 72-53 victory over Beaver Area (6-16) in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs at Peters Township High School.


Charges filed against Uniontown woman who allegedly stole, injured 9-week-old puppy

A Chihuahua returned home with a broken leg after it was allegedly stolen from a North Union Township home, state police said. Kizzy Smith, 18, of Uniontown, was arrested in connection to the incident.


Glad seeking Republican nomination for Fayette County commissioner

A Uniontown woman has announced her intention to seek the Republican nod for Fayette County commissioner. “Since childhood, I have always been told that my home, Fayette County, is a place of opportunity,” said Elise Glad. “We are a county rich with agriculture, minerals and other natural resources.


Redman seeks re-election as Fayette County register of wills

Fayette County Register of Wills Jeffrey Redman, a Democrat, announced his intention to seek re-election to the post. "During my first term in office there have been many challenges and changes," said Redman, first elected four years ago, noting changes to confidential rules for court documents and


Charges waived in Georges Township stabbing

A Uniontown man accused of stabbing another man with a pocket knife over a woman waived his charges to the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday. Frank Edward Voytek, 29, accepted a tentative plea deal of nine to 24 months in prison, according to Assistant District Attorney Meghann Miklusca


The Tamburitzans to bring live song and dance to State Theatre

Formed at Duquesne University and bringing joy across the country for more than 80 years, The Tamburitzans will be making their way to Uniontown’s State Theatre Center for the Arts stage.


Pennsylvania man accused of sending inappropriate messages to NC teen

UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A Rochester, Pennsylvania man is in jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina following an investigation conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.


Storm brings up to 10 inches of snow to Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say the winter storm that has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on the commonwealth has also disrupted transportation and prompted school and other closures in Pennsylvania.


Local radio show host to be honored at this year's Heart Ball

A little bit of luck, fate or divine intervention was on the side of Clayton David “Dave” Show last September when he suffered a heart attack during his talk show at WMBS radio station in Uniontown.


Area high schools excited about the 2019 musical season

“Seussical” When: 7 p.m. March 28-30, 1 p.m. March 30 and 3 p.m. March 31. Tickets: May be purchased from cast members and public tickets sale date will be announced on the school website.


Last remaining Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Pennsylvania closes

Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Hanover has closed. Assets from the restaurant at 342 Eisenhower Drive in York County are part of a liquidation auction, according to the website Auction Nation. Bidding in the auction ends Feb. 21 and includes assets such as kitchen equipment, tables, booths, high chairs


Wintry mix of snow and rain adds to winter blues

A wintry mix of heavy snow and freezing rain clogged roads Wednesday, but in Fayette County, no major accidents were reported. Susan Kozak-Griffith, the public information officer for the county's Emergency Management Agency, said the morning had its share of downed wires and minor accidents due to


Commercial flight hits record 801 mph over Pennsylvania

A record breaking jet stream above New York City Monday night provided a turbo boost to a commercial flight to hit record speeds. With help of a rapid tailwind of a blazing 231 mph, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, traveling from Los Angeles to London hit 801 mph! That could be a record a high speed for a


Elbridge mom and son continue to recover from ‘flying wheel’ accident in Pennsylvania

An Elbridge mother and son hurt in a freak accident driving in Pennsylvania continue to recover in the hospital. Michael Griswold, 36, his wife Heather and their three children were driving from Elbridge to Pennsylvania to see friends last Friday when a tire and partial axle flew through their winds


Convicted South Connellsville sex offender facing charges in new sex abuse case

A South Connellsville woman who was convicted of sexually abusing of a 14-year-old boy in 2016 was charged again Friday in a new sexual abuse case. Crystal Shannon Shroyer, 36, of South Pittsburgh Street is charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of


PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike issue commercial vehicle bans, restrictions

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have issued phased vehicle bans and restrictions for Wednesday as a winter storm hits across Pennsylvania. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, commercial vehicles (including buses) were banned from I-70 in Fulton County, and I-99 from I-80 to the turnpike.


Slippery Conditions in Central Pennsylvania

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Driving conditions were dangerous in some parts of central Pennsylvania on Wednesday. A van carrying students home from school swerved and hit a tree along Beaver Lake Road just outside Hughesville.


Masontown couple wants settlement offer vacated in federal lawsuit

The attorney for a Masontown couple who sued the borough in federal court said a settlement offer made in the case should be vacated because it required her clients to indemnify the defendants.


North Belle Vernon man jailed following assault on I-79

A North Belle Vernon man was jailed after allegedly attacking his girlfriend while she was driving on Interstate 79, then spitting on the police officer who arrested him Sunday evening.