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2 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Possible case of enterovirus reported at Westmoreland County day care

A letter was sent to parents, warning them that a 3-year-old student in their preschool may have the enterovirus. VIDEO: Watch Marcie Cipriani's report Kate Berger, director of JB's Bright Beginnings, sent the letter Friday to let parents know that the facility is watching for symptoms closely, taking precautions and asking that parents do, too.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Possible case of enterovirus reported at Westmoreland County day care

WHAT HE WAS DOING JUST BEFORE THE ACCI. A RAPIDLY SPREADING VIRUS IMPACTING CHILDREN, PUTTING SOME OF THEM IN THE HOSPITAL IS NOW MOVING CLO M W BELL.

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7 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man hit by car in Sewickley Township dies

Authorities say David Pedder, 54, of North Huntingdon, was apparently lying in the road across from Yough High School when he was struck by a car in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County. AND CHEF HUGGED RUN OVER BY A CAR JUST ACROSS FROM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

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11 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man hit by car near Yough High School

The accident happened around 1:40 a.m. Monday on Lowber Road in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County. The man was identified as David Pedder, 54, of North Huntingdon.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

New Overdose Task Force in Suburbs

A suburban Philadelphia County is taking on drug overdoses head on. Montgomery County officials plan to announce an Overdose Task Force to help combat growing heroin-use trends throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia County, PA, Montgomery County, PA

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

2 paroled after pleas in drug-related slaying case

Two women have been paroled after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the drug-related slaying of a man in western Pennsylvania almost two years ago. Twenty-four-year-old Tiffany Blattenberger and 25-year-old Danielle Clawson each pleaded guilty Thursday in Westmoreland County to robbery conspiracy.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's Action Weather Midday Forecast

THAT FOOTBALLWISE. YOU CAN'T ALLOW THAT. AS FAR AS THE SPREAD GOES, THE RAVENS ARE 2 1/2 POINT UNDERDOGS IN THE GAME.

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Related Topix: Weather, New Stanton, PA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Health happenings for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Office of Student Civic Engagement at Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon, is hosting a "What's On Your Plate?" Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Charles E. Sewall Center. To be included are live cooking demonstrations, health screenings, live fitness demonstrations, food, product samples and chances to win door prizes.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, South Side (Pittsburgh, PA), Station Square (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fri Sep 05, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Former school added to historic register

The Concord School is a one-room school in Loyalhanna Township, Westmoreland County, not far from the Loyalhanna Dam. On Aug. 23, it received a distinction never before bestowed on a school in the county.

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Related Topix: Saint Vincent College

Thu Sep 04, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Residents, business owners fed up with Harrison City-Export Road work

Residents and business owners in the Penn Township area have another end date for the Route 130 construction project that has already dragged on months longer than initially planned. Residents and about 30 business owners met with leaders from PennDOT, Westmoreland County and the township to ask questions and get answers about the project's delay and its new projected completion date.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Business Journal

Community Foundation of Westmoreland County plans revitalization grants

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Wednesday said it will award$150,000 annually during the next three years to projects designed to revitalize seven communities in Westmoreland County.

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Related Topix: Latrobe, PA, Lower Burrell, PA, Monessen, PA, New Kensington, PA

Manufacturing.net

Marcellus Shale Drillers Under-Reported Waste

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013, but landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story.

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Related Topix: Washington County, PA, Allegheny County, PA

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Switched

Djuna Tansmore, Walmart Robbery Suspect, Leaves Behind 1-Year-Old Niece

Djuna M. Tansmore, 48, was arrested Thursday in Rostraver Township after store surveillance video caught her allegedly attempting to exit the store with $86.58 worth of laundry detergent and Miracle Whip in a grocery cart, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Related Topix: Monessen, PA

Planning

Housing market remains 'disaster' in Westmoreland County

Sept. 02 --Veteran housing contractor Greg Kinzler of Washington Township knows all too well the lingering effects the nation's 2008 recession has had on the region's homebuilding market.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Post-gazette.com

DEP aims to put abandoned oil and gas wells on the map

Researchers are taking to the archives - and the air - to track down abandoned oil and gas wells that have left little evidence on the surface or aren't marked in modern records.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

WPXI

Second teenager goes missing from Armstrong Co. youth home

State police are searching for a teenager who went missing from an Armstrong County youth home Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Armstrong County, PA, Apollo, PA

Post-gazette.com

Shale drillers' landfill records don't match those of Pennsylvania DEP

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013.

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Related Topix: Washington County, PA, Allegheny County, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WPXI

Retail theft suspect takes off, leaves baby at Rostraver Township Walmart

A Monessen woman is accused of abandoning her 1-year-old niece in an effort to avoid arrest during a scuffle with store security Thursday at Walmart in Rostraver Township.

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Related Topix: Monessen, PA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Walmart video captures tug-of-war over baby in Rostraver

A potentially dangerous tug-of-war over a baby was captured on video by Walmart security cameras in the Rostraver Township store.

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WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Hearing slated on move in Pa. school stabbing case

A hearing is scheduled next month on a request to transfer a 16-year-old boy to a mental health treatment facility while he awaits trial in a mass stabbing at a western Pennsylvania high school.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

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