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Uniontown man charged with rape of young girl

A Uniontown man was arraigned and released after police charged him with raping a girl when she was 3 or 4 years old. William Robert Oleksik Jr., 36, of Walnut Hill Road is charged with rape of a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13, corruption of minors and indecent assault.


Woman charged with assault, home invasion in Uniontown

A woman allegedly forced her way into a Uniontown home and assaulted two women inside after she spotted them with her ex-boyfriend. Uniontown City Police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Alisha Monea Snyder, 19, of Lincoln Street.


Man flown to hospital after shooting near restaurant in Uniontown

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A man was flown to the hospital after a shooting outside a restaurant in Fayette County. Officers responded to the area near DiMarco's Bistro & Cantina on Morgantown Street in Uniontown around 11:30 p.m.


Lawsuit over former cop's alleged fabrication of evidence resolved

The lawsuit claiming a former Connellsville police officer fabricated and falsified evidence in a city man’s drug-related conviction has been resolved after two more defendants were dismissed.


One Person Injured During Overnight Uniontown Shooting

UNIONTOWN (KDKA) – One person was injured in a shooting outside of a bar in Uniontown. Police say that the shooting took place shortly after 12 a.m. Friday morning outside of Dimarcos Pub on South Street.


Fayette County man accused of shoving pregnant girlfriend, beating puppy

Police in Washington Township, Fayette County, arrested a man Thursday accused of throwing a 15-week-old puppy off a porch and shoving his pregnant girlfriend to the ground. Kenneth Schultz, 26, is being held in the Fayette County jail after he was unable to post bail.


Attorneys for Fayette County, former prison warden want lawsuit dismissed

The attorney for Fayette County and its former prison warden said allegations presented in a Perryopolis man’s lawsuit were not sufficient to claim there were “deplorable” conditions in the county lockup.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Pennsylvania Teen Accused Of Killing Her 71-Year-Old Grandfather For $30,000

A Pennsylvania teenager has been arrested on homicide charges after she, her boyfriend and her friends killed her 71-year-old grandfather. Gabriella Long, 17, was charged along with her boyfriend, Chris Cortez, 19, and friends Mercedes Hall, 16, and Devin Cunningham, 20. Police say they stabbed Jose


Pennsylvania residents seeking disability benefits will have a new step to consider

Starting Saturday, anyone in Pennsylvania who is denied federal disability benefits and wants to appeal will go through a new step that the Social Security Administration says is meant to reduce a large case backlog — but that advocates fear will do the opposite.


Uniontown man accused of striking state trooper with car, fleeing police in 100 mph chase

A Fayette County man wanted on forgery charges is accused of hitting a Pennsylvania state trooper with his car early Tuesday, then leading police on a high-speed car chase that ended when he took off on foot into the woods, officials said.


As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

To understand Pennsylvania’s fast-changing political geography, look no further than Tom Killion. After Democrats recently flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Killion is one of the chamber’s last Republicans standing in those areas — and target No. 1 for Dem


Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Pennsylvania

Last week, my Uber driver tried to sell me some weed; or, more specifically, he tried to sell me something called “Orange Monkey Creamsicle,” assuring me it was “absolute fire.” I declined, but ended up saving his phone number anyway, figuring that it couldn’t hurt.


Family: Video shows mom leading attacker away from daughters before being stabbed 20 times

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Victims of a bizarre crime spree in California are speaking out about the traumatizing incident. KCAL reports the Lake Forest attack left two women in critical condition. One victim was stabbed repeatedly, while another was hit by a carjacked vehicle.


Pennsylvania man charged with killing wife nearly 40 years after disappearance

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged Thursday in connection with the disappearance and death of his wife in Bucks County almost 40 years ago, according to WPMT.

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Pennsylvania opens probe into Harvest, state’s largest marijuana-dispensary permit holder

A deal to create America’s largest marijuana dispensary chain may be derailed as Pennsylvania regulators take a closer look at the company’s operations in the state. Arizona-based Harvest Health and Recreation of Arizona, which has cannabis operations in multiple states announced last week that it w


Four charged with robbing Dawson Dairy Mart

Four people are facing charges for allegedly robbing Dawson Dairy Mart for drug money in December. Clyde Clarence Mensch, 42, Katrina Ann Rogers, 36, both of Scottdale, William Nathan Lint, 35, of Connellsville and Melissa Ann Youler, 41, both of Connellsville allegedly conspired to commit the robbe


Man shot and killed by deputy after pulling knife, sheriff said; dad called shooting unnecessary

PENTRESS — There was no reason for a Monongalia County Sheriff’s deputy to kill his son, John Stewart Sr. said Thursday. An officer-involved shooting took place in Pentress on Wednesday night, at a mobile home across from Stewart’s Farm & Greenhouse on Mason-Dixon Highway. The shooting was reported


Inmate receives 5 to 10 years for assault of Fayette prison guard

A prisoner serving an attempted homicide sentence from a 1999 shooting in Monessen has been sentenced to serve 5 to 10 years for assaulting a prison guard in Fayette County. Lanyere Ayers Rockamore, 46, was sentenced Thursday before Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen following a non-jury trial last


Firefighter Hospitalized After Battling Fayette Co. House Fire

REDSTONE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A firefighter was hospitalized after battling a fire at a Fayette County home Wednesday night. The blaze broke out around 9:30 p.m. at a home on Grindstone Road near New Hill Road in Redstone Township.