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Saxonburg SUV thief cops plea for up to three years

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:51:51 EST

(image) Matthew Peltz is escorted from District Judge Sue Haggerty's office in Saxonburg after his arrest in 2015." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=gh9sx0zTzcl1w42S3ic$0M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsVuFWjR7Q897fA2EvefNKdWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A Saxonburg area man accused of stealing three SUVs from his neighborhood and trying to rob a woman at a nearby gas station in 2015 ...(image)



Leechburg man “in the right spot at the right time” to save police chief’s life

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:15:48 EST

(image) When Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold was injured in a fireworks mishap, John Fiorina, a volunteer fireman and nurse from Leechburg, came to his rescue by tying a belt around his arm to act as a tourniquet. Diebold lost half his arm in the incident but is recovering." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=$l4_OBExYO9GV7pQZrxYBc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtY0wiA1g3KQJhsRsPQST6RWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
John Fiorina wasn’t going to stay for the fireworks show at the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival. In fact, he was getting ready to ...(image)



Armstrong County convicted murderer says he’s innocent, is appealing conviction

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:33:56 EST

(image) Slaying suspect Robert Crissman Jr. arrives at the Armstrong County Courthouse for his trial." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=uWLmwwTTH4Z91HEgqAWSDs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtvAwVg50gTY48Z3CszaN71WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
An Armstrong County man is appealing his murder sentence to the state Superior Court and still insists he is not guilty, his attorney said Wednesday. ...(image)



Springdale firemen hope for sunshine at jubilee

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:18:55 EST

(image) Casey Weigand (left), 7, Jeffery Bowser, 7, and Connor Weigand, 8, all of West Deer, ride the carousal, during a wet opening night of the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department Jubilee festival, at Veterans Field in Springdale, on Monday, July 4, 2016." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=QiS1GRnxnr6mQ7i5S4gGHM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsgxl$StUi8YdqyDZ29D6aUWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Firefighters usually rely on water, but next week those in Springdale would be happy not to see it. The Springdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual jubilee ...(image)



Craigdell Road restrictions in place this week

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:51:46 EST

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One lane of Craigdell Road between Leechburg Road and Carl Avenue in Lower Burrell is closed for restoration work. The closure is daily through Friday ...(image)



Gilpin homeowner stops herbicide use on nearby power line

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:45:53 EST

(image) Robert Mattu points out the area treated by herbicideson powerline rights-of-way near his Gilpin home on Monday, June 26, 2017. The PUC ruled this month that West Penn Power canÕt use herbicides to control vegetation near Mattu's property because of the proximity to drinking water wells." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=cBgzvQ6qXwBkfbqek$3qcs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsZufFb71_i0nHYE_q1Llj4WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Robert Mattu was so worried the chemicals West Penn Power uses to control vegetation along a power line right of way across his property could ...(image)



Trap, fix, release for stray Allegheny Twp. cats

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:21:51 EST

(image) A cat rubs against the cage door while in captivity at the High Meadows Mobile Home Park in Allegheny Township on Tuesday, June 27, 2017." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=6r443yaXSbpL6QUy0QWGcM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsSXzoOVNvdfdQ2GBg5gSBPWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
An Allegheny Township mobile home park and New Kensington cat clinic think they have the “purrfect” solution to a stray cat problem. High Meadows Mobile ...(image)



Judge dismisses fighting charge against Springdale acting police chief

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:30:56 EST

(image) A disorderly conduct charge was dismissed against acting Springdale police Chief Derek Dayoub stemming from a fight at a funeral in February 2017." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=NceWXc4PShCA1ee26dx2$M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsCUgrm6aCNA6QR3$WJpOE0WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A district judge on Tuesday dismissed a charge of disorderly conduct against Springdale’s acting police chief stemming from a fight at a funeral home. North ...(image)



Driver in Turnpike crash dies

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:45:50 EST

(image) The wreckage of a pickup truck is lifted from an embankment next to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Plum on Friday, June 23, 2017. The driver was able to free himself from the wreckage." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=OhmoNx1G99_C0Pv1wu0las$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuhohHpImO0SrWbh3lSg$HtWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
State police said an Ohio man has died from injuries he received when his pickup fell off of a Turnpike bridge in Plum on June ...(image)



7 Harrison buildings to be tested for asbestos, then razed

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:58 EST

(image) The houses at 76 and 78 Pine St. in Harrison will be tested for asbestos before being torn down by the township." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=LRAgArI0ue2rM5itQImHD8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuhhSoRSnACC1mwDJKyxWqBWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Seven dilapidated structures in Harrison will be tested for asbestos in preparation for demolition. The township commissioners awarded a contract to Allegheny Global Environmental Consultants ...(image)



Fundraising underway for injured Leechburg police chief

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:21:55 EST

(image) Bob Kepics, 83, neighbor of Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold, releases a floating lantern during a candlelight vigil held on Sunday, June 25, 2017." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=hwiwu1z_sqeh5Bc6ZnIVj8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsedTDzGhGRHLEQ5v0pEZbUWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Fundraising efforts are underway to help pay for the medical expenses of Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold, who lost half an arm in a fireworks ...(image)