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2 hrs ago | WPXI

Good news! Heavily traveled Washington Co. road set to reopen

Channel 11 has a good traffic alert for thousands of drivers as a heavily traveled Washington County roadway is set to reopen in time for the evening commute.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

O-R Online

Ringgold teachers ratify contract

Teachers in the Ringgold School District narrowly approved a new employment contract Tuesday following lengthy negotiations that resulted in them agreeing to a one-year wage freeze.

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Related Topix: Ringgold, PA, Education Etc.

CBS Local

Washington Co. Alarm Company Imposter Sought

Police in Washington County have issued a warning after a man tried to gain entry to a home, claiming to be an alarm company employee.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Judge makes ruling in city suit

A Huntingdon County judge has sided with the City of Altoona in a dispute that developed in 2013 when Blair County withheld delinquent tax revenue from the city, after paying for demolition of the former Russo building.

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Related Topix: Huntingdon County, PA, Blair County, PA, Canonsburg, PA

CBS Local

3 Charged With Taking Golf Cart Joyride In Washington Co.

Three men are facing charges for allegedly stealing two golf carts from a Washington County golf course for a joyride over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Eighty Four, PA, Venetia, PA, Sports

SFGate

3 get prison in 2012 death of Pa. student, player

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Washington, PA, East Pittsburgh, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Local

Couple Calls Mr. Rooter To Rescue Kitten Trapped In Drain

It started on Saturday in the garage, so Dennis and Joyce Snyder of Chartiers Township, Washington County assumed a stray cat had crawled up into their Jeep.

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Business Journal

SBA Pittsburgh district director sworn in Monday

In a ceremony Monday, Kelly Hunt will officially be named Pittsburgh district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

O-R Online

Help the animals

It's very sad to hear about how overcrowded the Greene County Humane Society is.

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Related Topix: Opinion

CBS Local

Indiana Twp. Police Searching For Alligator

Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday.

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Related Topix: Rural Ridge, PA, Sports

O-R Online

Judge dismisses another case after Rule 600 hearing

For the second time in as many days, a Washington County judge dismissed a case after determining during a Rule 600 hearing that the district attorney's office failed to bring the case to trial within a year.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Washington, PA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

CBS Local

Washington County Mayors Take Ice Bucket Challenge

That's right - the Ice Bucket Challenge has landed literally on Main Street USA, on the steps of the Washington City Hall.

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Related Topix: East Washington, PA, Canonsburg, PA, Sports

O-R Online

Greene man arrested in local burglaries, thefts

A Greene County man wanted by state police on a warrant in connection with a rash of burglaries and thefts in Washington County was arrested Thursday as he allegedly was trying to sell more stolen items out of a stolen truck at a Greene County scrap yard.

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Related Topix: Greene County, PA, Dilliner, PA

New Jersey Herald

Charges dismissed in shooting after year-long wait

An attempted homicide case is being dismissed after a Pennsylvania judge ruled that prosecutors failed to bring the case to trial within a year.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

O-R Online

Judge dismisses attempted homicide case after Rule 600 hearing

A Washington County judge dismissed an attempted homicide case after determining Thursday during a Rule 600 hearing that the district attorney's office failed to bring the case to trial within a year.

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Related Topix: Hendersonville, PA, Canonsburg, PA

WPXI

Trooper pinned under car during chase through Washington County

Channel 11's Dave Bondy reported that Jay Harris was taken into custody after attempting to flee from police in North Franklin Township and leading officers on a chase to Canton Township.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Mass Transit

PA: Mon Valley Transit Merger Decision Might Come Next Month

Aug. 18--The future of transit services in the Mon Valley and throughout Washington County likely will be decided in the next month.

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Related Topix: Monongahela, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

A pit bull in Washington County is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive, thanks to the rescue efforts of a police officer.

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O-R Online

Former Washington County employee files whistleblower lawsuit

A former Washington County juvenile probation officer filed a whistleblower lawsuit Monday claiming he was “unlawfully fired” after he reported that the county's chief probation officer was making inappropriate recommendations to place children at a treatment center where his girlfriend worked, according to court documents.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

O-R Online

Judge orders gate on private road to be removed

The gate blocking Mt. Blaine Drive in Peters Township has been ordered opened by a Washington County judge, but local residents intend to appeal.

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