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Western Pa. basks in a bit of pre-spring fever

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:00:02 EST

(image) Chad Ruffner watches his golf ball drop in a field while practicing in his backyard in unusual 75-degree weather on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 in Salem township." src = "$7bTqbI8BdpI8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuS5wls4AbsgEFU7wy3oe6eWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Record high temperatures in the mid 70s brought area residents out in droves Friday to soak up sunshine and scenery that were more reminiscent of ...(image)

Trump and the media: What do you think?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:00:01 EST

The White House blocked a number of major news outlets from attending spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday. It marks another milestone in the ...(image)

Vietnam veterans from W.Pa., region to gather to celebrate Tet Offensive victory

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:54:50 EST

(image) Jack Otto sits for a portrait on Feb. 24, 2017. Otto, an artist who has complete pictures of 270 squads that served in Vietnam, will take his art work to the 33rd annual Tet New Years party Saturday in Youngwood." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvoDTgZ9ng2VtaVE9xLlEywWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Few young Americans who served during the Tet Offensive ever paused to imagine themselves as old soldiers. It was early 1968 in Vietnam. Old soldiers ...(image)

Hempfield man to stand trial on homicide charge in death of girlfriend

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:54:50 EST

(image) Allen Eugene Trent, 53, is arraigned at the office of District Judge Mark Mansour in Hempfield, Pa.on Monday Feb. 13, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtLjevif66S_2qDlb3uxgPEWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
When Trooper Matthew Pergar arrived at a Hempfield home earlier this month, he found Frances Smith lying dead in her bed with a gunshot wound ...(image)

South Huntingdon trench collapse: Teen remembered as ‘sweet boy’ who was ‘much loved by a lot of people’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:03:50 EST

(image) Caution tape surrounds a home on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 near the site where 18-year-old Adam Skokut Jr. died Wednesday of suffocation after a trench collapsed as he and his father worked to install a septic system at a home in South Huntingdon, Pa." src = "$kuoQEvM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuaxJ943u3kUpviHvlwO0VtWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A Smithton teenager who died in a trench collapse earlier this week was remembered Friday as a young man who took video gaming about as ...(image)

Yough science fair contestants get a full head of STEAM

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:12:50 EST

(image) Aneche Rawlins catches a handful of dry ice fog poured by Carnegie Science Center Educator Jocelyn Favrell during the STEAM science fair at Yough Intermediate Middle School in Ruffsdale, Pa., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsNxRnlpJfQn80VxMYaoZj2WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
As students jostled one another for a view, Annie Quinn, executive director of the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association, launched into her presentation for the umpteenth ...(image)

Drug charges coming against four in Delmont

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:12:51 EST

Delmont police and other members of the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force on Friday served a search warrant for suspected drug activity at a Tollgate ...(image)

Scottdale family plans to file civil suit against truck driver in Youngwood crash

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:03:51 EST

(image) Victoria Schuler, 29, her husband, William, 33, and their sons, Gavin, 2, and Austin, 1, were injured in a crash Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Youngwood." src = "$rCiRd9UDR0TW0Qo5Og7Hc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtq8aLb6B0x7bkCX7AiKmnZWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A Scottdale family still recuperating from injuries suffered when a pickup slammed into their car in Youngwood on Mother’s Day 2016 served notice this week ...(image)

Murrysville auto repair shop target of arrests for suspected drug activity

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:30:50 EST

(image) Michael Sonnie, 47, of Export is taken into custody after the Murrysville Police Department along with county detectives and area law enforcement served search warrants at Steve's Auto Service in Murrysville on Friday, Feb.24, 2017. Through the search, law enforcement discovered cocaine, marijuana, and firearms.The owner Stephen Hughes, was also arrested." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu1CHFTRBjnn_e2RH9oOEmLWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Murrysville police arrested two people Friday at an auto repair shop that investigators allege was a drug distribution site. Officers confiscated cocaine, guns and cash ...(image)

Authorities in Westmoreland continue hunt for solution to opioid epidemic

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:45:51 EST

(image) Jayme White, right, leads an overdose prevention workshop along with the help of Kate McGowan at SPHS Behavioral Health in Greensburg, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt66A4RN3nt1NTkvMlSxuoQWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
As a nationwide opioid addiction epidemic takes lives at every age and in every demographic, Westmoreland County officials are looking to young students as part ...(image)

Neighborhood Music Visits program helps children learn about the power of music

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:00:02 EST

(image) Adalyn Jenkins, 4, helps St. Vincent freshman Paige Krempasky play the euphonium during a new “Music Visits” program organized by St. Vincent’s Fred Rogers Center at Clairview School Head Start classrooms in Hempfield on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017. The program is meant to carry on Rogers’ legacy of encouraging children to express themselves through music and offers benefits for both the college presenters and the young kids." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsesA0jeRFuCYEsgRaDqie3WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Paige Krempasky of Belle Vernon blew into the mouthpiece of her euphonium while more than a dozen preschoolers took turns pressing its valves. As they ...(image)

$805K grant earmarked for Palmer airport runway

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:36:51 EST

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority will use an $805,000 state grant to help rehabilitate the apron at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity. According to ...(image)

DA to seek life sentence for teen convicted in New Stanton hotel shooting

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:39:53 EST

(image) Christopher Joseph Smarr is accused of fatally shooting Brandon Gray of New Kensington at a New Stanton motel " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv2HZgk_wYAF9jq2U0QgfjCWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a life sentence without parole for a McKeesport man who was a juvenile when he shot and ...(image)

Tax breaks on Unity properties extended

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:09:52 EST

Several industrial-zoned properties in Unity Township will get a nine-year extension on tax breaks intended to encourage development after the Westmoreland County commissioners signed off ...(image)

Greensburg diocese teachers earn Golden Apple Awards

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:06:49 EST

Three Catholic school teachers in the Greensburg Diocese received the diocese’s first Golden Apple Awards for teaching excellence. The winners are Bernadette Grace, a third-grade ...(image)

Westmoreland County detectives get small bump in pay

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:36:55 EST

Westmoreland County detectives will get a slight raise this year and the next under a contract approved Thursday by county commissioners. The two-year agreement gives ...(image)