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Uniontown football player removed from team after alleged hazing incident that injured player

School police are investigating the incident, which happened at camp and saw one student on the team suffer an ear injury, Superintendent Charles Machesky confirmed in an email to Pittsburgh's Action News 4.


Rabid fox attacks family in Fayette County

DAWSON, Pa. —A family in Fayette County is dealing with painful vaccinations after an aggressive fox came after them Sunday.The family's surveillance camera captured the entire incident on video.AdvertisementJustin Martin said his children saw the fox coming and ran onto the trampoline to try to get

WTAE.COM - 2018-08-17 21:23:00

Gravel spills on East Crawford Avenue

The Daily Courier serves the Fay-West Area of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Connellsville, Dunbar, Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant, Acme, Mill Run, Bullskin, Dawson and surrounding communities.

DAILY COURIER - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump’s critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel.

DAILY COURIER - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Uniontown Redevelopment Authority wants to revamp Marshall Park

The Uniontown Redevelopment Authority is working on preliminary plans to revamp the city's Marshall Park.Authority Chairman Paul Palya said that he and authority Executive Director Mark Rafail were exploring the possibility of beginning a project to revitalize the park, which he called “kind of a sa


Fayette County Democrats call out Republicans for shenanigans at the Fayette County Fair

Three tickets—a $2 ticket, a $3 ticket and a $5 ticket— were stamped with the logo “Mountain View Rod & Gun/Fayette Friends of the Second” and advised winners to call 724-570-7280, the number listed on Fayette County Republican Committee’s website.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 16:21:51

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.


Dog stands on two legs to make room for other commuters on busy train

OAKLAND, Calif.- Four legs are good, but two legs were better on a crowded train Wednesday in California.

WPXI - 2018-08-18 23:00:12

Two arrested on burglary charges

Responding NCPD officers set up a perimeter around the business at which time Charles Trott, 35, exited the building and was taken into custody. As officers searched the inside of the building, officers located the second male, identified as John Houk, 27. Houk was also taken into custody at that ti

NEW CASTLE NEWS - 2018-08-17 10:00:00

CHILD HIT BY TRAIN: Child struck by train, flown to hospital

DAWSON, Pa.- A child was struck by a train Wednesday morning in Dawson, Fayette County, emergency dispatchers said.


Jefferson Hills man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Deon Webb, 44, formerly of 511 Payne Hill Drive, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge David Cercone.


Fayette County 911 center down due to reported lightning strike

UNIONTOWN, Pa. —Fayette County is experiencing a 911 outage due to an apparent lightning strike at the call center, emergency dispatchers said early Thursday evening.Anyone in the county who needs to report an emergency is asked to call 724-836-1551 instead of 911 until the situation can be resolved



So far 107 people have become sickened by the illness in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and the District of Columbia.


Uniontown teen funds college with real estate investment he made at 14

Buying and selling property is a responsibility usually taken on by adults, but a Uniontown teen is selling a house he purchased at age 14 with savings that included earnings from his Herald-Standard paper route.“I bought it to be an investment and use the money for college,’’ said Harry Strauser IV


Gov. Wolf announces funding for business park in Uniontown that will add over 1,000 jobs

The business park, which will be built in Uniontown, will be home to more than 45 businesses and is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs.


Morgantown woman facing multiple child pornography charges

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 26-year-old Tara Ponceroff was indicted by a Wheeling grand jury on one count of “Production of Child Pornography,” one count of “Aiding and Abetting Production of Child Pornography,” and two counts of “Transportation of Child Pornography.”


Individuals dismissed as defendants in Fayette County prison lawsuit

The Daily Courier serves the Fay-West Area of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Connellsville, Dunbar, Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant, Acme, Mill Run, Bullskin, Dawson and surrounding communities.


Man reaches tentative plea in arson case

A Fairchance man accused of setting fire this year to the American Legion post in South Union Township reached a tentative plea agreement with the Fayette County district attorney on Wednesday. James Vernon Shaffer Jr., 37, of 55 E. Church St., had been scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing


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


Uniontown gets $500K to build business park

The office of Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette is getting a $500,000 grant to build a business park with spaces for more than 45 commercial, retail and professional entities and result in more than 1,000 jobs.