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4 hrs ago | PennLive.com

York man among five arrested on child porn charges in attorney general investigation

A York County man was among five Pennsylvania residents charged this week in an investigation into child pornography sharing by the state attorney general's office.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, PA

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Washington Co. Man Who Shot Roommate Released With No Charges

A Washington County man who authorities say shot his roommate early Friday morning says he did so in self-defense, and police agree, releasing the man with no charges.

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6 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man shot after domestic incident in Roscoe

Les Anderson says the cuts to his face are proof that he was being punched and in fear for his life when he grabbed a gun and fired at Shawn Kuch.

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Related Topix: Roscoe, PA

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Washington Co. Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

A local suspected child predator was arrested Monday as a result of the Attorney General's efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.

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Related Topix: McMurray, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Canonsburg, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Sports

9 hrs ago | O-R Online

Marijuana-growing operations eradicated in Washington Co.

Some of the nearly 800 marijuana plants seized in an eradication program led this week by the Washington County District Attorney's Drug Task Force Photo provided by District Attorney's Drug Task Force Nearly 800 full-grown marijuana plants were uprooted in Washington County this week as the result of an aerial investigation revealed Friday by the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs

13 hrs ago | WPXI

Man facing homicide charges in Washington Co. crash arrested on drug charges

A man facing two counts of vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of two young Washington County men was arrested Friday on drug charges.

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18 hrs ago | WPXI

1 person shot in chest inside Washington County home

Investigators said the victim was shot and then stumbled out of the house, falling on to the curb near Rosko's Bar in Roscoe.

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21 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

Highmark subscribers still face a minefield for UPMC care

Anyone who is curious about what navigating the local health insurance-medical care scene will be like in coming months and years can stop by Lenzi's Restaurant in Monongahela, Washington County, and speak to owner John Timko.

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Related Topix: Monongahela, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Thu Jul 24, 2014

O-R Online

Cumberland man wanted for daytime burglary

CARMICHAELS– Cumberland Township Police Department is seeking help in securing the apprehension of a man charged with one of five daytime burglaries committed in Carmichaels this month.

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Related Topix: Carmichaels, PA, Greene County, PA

Business Journal

MarkWest restarts Washington County processing unit

Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners has restarted the third of three units at its Houston, Washington County, processing and fractionation facility, the company announced this week.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Grist Magazine

In Pennsylvania, Dr. Frack will see you now

People who live near fracking sites have been complaining for years about headaches, nosebleeds, and birth defects.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science

O-R Online

State loan to bring public water to rural Washington Co. areas

Pennsylvania American Water will receive a share of $81.5 million for water pipeline extensions in Washington County under state infrastructure investments announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, PA, Strabane, PA

PennLive.com

Pennsylvania American Water gets loan for Fairview Township project

Pennsylvania American Water has announced that it will receive low-interest financing from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority for water main extension projects in Washington and York counties.

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Related Topix: York County, PA

O-R Online

Chick-fil-A to open in South Strabane early next year

Construction on Washington County's first Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant will begin in September, with an opening date set for early next year.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, Washington, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

O-R Online

Historic building being renovated

New siding and windows are being installed at the historic White Church in Eldersville, thanks in large part to a Local Share Account grant of $78,000.

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Related Topix: Burgettstown, PA

O-R Online

Marcellus Shale driller plans to close Amwell impoundment

State environmental regulators are reviewing plans by Range Resources to close an impoundment in Amwell Township that has been at the center of a two-year legal battle by nearby residents to get the company to disclose all fluids and chemicals at the site.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

O-R Online

Changes at Washington County elections office; seeking students for election boards

It seems that one of the few things that hadn't been moved last week at the Washington County elections office was director Larry Spahr's print of Mark Twain.

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O-R Online

Police: Two arrested after heroin found at Washington home

Authorities said two suspected drug dealers were taken into custody after the Washington police K-9 altered on suspected heroin when Washington County District Attorney's Task Force detectives and city police served a search warrant at a Washington home.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Washington, PA

O-R Online

Washington pianist ascends to Broadway

Even before he could reach the keyboard, John Bell would bounce to the rhythm of records on the family's piano bench.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, Theater, Arts, East Washington, PA, Ithaca College

Sun Jul 20, 2014

O-R Online

Making It Here a " Brewing beer with A&M Wine Supplies

The southwestern-most corner of Pennsylvania is brimming with energy, and not just the bounty accessed through Marcellus Shale.

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Related Topix: Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Wine, Drink, Beer, Greene County, PA

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