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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Teenager arrested for waggling rubber penis at passing motorists

A young man has been arrested in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Skyler Connor, 18, of New Derry, is facing a disorderly conduct charge for waggling a rubber penis at passing motorists.

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Related Topix: New-Derry, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

3 Westmoreland County families' water contaminated by gas company

The Department of Environmental Protection has ordered an Oklahoma-based gas company to provide a permanent water supply solution for three Westmoreland County families whose well water was found to be contaminated by the gas company's operation.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Post-gazette.com

State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County

The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC's leaky Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater impoundment near Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.

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Related Topix: Ligonier, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Fun Party Stores closing all retail locations in Westmoreland County

The party is over for the family-owned Fun Party Stores in Westmoreland County. The locally-owned business will be shutting down the retail operations for good in the coming weeks.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

CBS Local

Police Arrest 1, Seize Drugs, Weapons In Separate Penn Twp. Investigations

Police in Westmoreland County have one person in custody and seized drugs, hundreds of dollars in cash and weapons in two separate investigations in Penn Township.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Penn, PA, Sports

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Locally-owned Fun Party Stores closing all retail locations in Westmoreland County

The party is over for the family-owned Fun Party Store in Westmoreland County. The locally-owned business will be shutting down the retail operations for good in the coming weeks.

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Related Topix: Belle Vernon, PA, Mount Pleasant, PA, Greensburg, PA, Big Box Retailers

Business Journal

Region's jobless rate remains at 5.3 percent

The number of jobs rose 4,200 to 1.67 million in the month, according to data released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry .

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

Mass Transit

PA: Interim Westmoreland County Transit Authority Chief Gets Job

Alan Blahovec will serve as executive director, replacing Larry Morris, who resigned last month to take a job in the private sector.

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Related Topix: Youngwood, PA

New Jersey Herald

Judge asked to toss statements in Pa. slaying

A western Pennsylvania man is asking a judge to bar prosecutors from using an alleged confession in a shooting death in his home.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Unique ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Lamplighter restaurant in Wesmoreland County hosted a unique and special ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday in an effort to raise awareness and funds for a local ALS patient.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

WPXI

Heavy rain causes flooding in portions of Fayette, Westmoreland counties

Heavy rain caused flash flooding in portions of the Channel 11 viewing area overnight Friday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Fayette County, PA, Twitter, Smithton, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WPXI

Westmoreland Co. shelter takes animals from Fayette Co. shelter closing

The Fayette County SPCA's license was revoked by the state last week, and a local shelter stepped up to make sure the animals have a home.

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Related Topix: Youngwood, PA

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