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16 hrs ago | Reuters

Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark

A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday.

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20 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

Pa. Workers Lauded for Saving Family Using Backhoe

July 25--Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday honored four Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County laborers who in June rescued a Scottdale family from a burning building just minutes before it collapsed.

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Related Topix: Scottdale, PA

Yesterday | WPXI

Parents accused of locking son in trunk to cure fear of darkness get probation

A Latrobe couple charged with locking their 5-year-old son in the trunk of their moving car -- to cure his fear of darkness -- will spend two years on probation in a program for first-time offenders.

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Related Topix: Latrobe, PA

Yesterday | CBS Local

Westmoreland Co. Couple Gets Probation After Allegedly Locking Son In Trunk

A Westmoreland County mother and father will serve probation after they allegedly locked their child in a trunk to help him get over being scared in the dark.

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Related Topix: Latrobe, PA

Yesterday | WPXI

North Huntingdon woman charged with threatening to burn down officer's house

A North Huntingdon woman was arraigned on Thursday on charges she threatened to burn down a police officer's home while she was in the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Cryptomundo

UFOs & Bigfoot: This Weekend

This just in from Stan Gordon, author of the excellent book, Silent Invasion : The 9th annual Kecksburg Old Fashion & UFO Festival is going to take place from July 25-27, 2014, with many special events planned for the weekend.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, US Military, US Air Force, Supernatural

CBS Local

AG's Office Taking Legal Action Against 8 Pa. Contractors

The Attorney General's Office has announced it is taking legal action against eight contractors across the state.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Home Improvement, Home

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

Police Arrest Derry Twp. Man Accused Of Torturing, Threatening Woman

State Police in Westmoreland County have arrested a man who they say is accused of threatening and torturing a woman over a period of five days earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Derry, PA

The York Daily Record

Pennsylvania jail to offer video visits for a fee

A western Pennsylvania county jail plans to start offering online video visits with inmates next month as a way to raise money for the county.

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Related Topix: Renovo, PA, York, PA

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

No foul play in death of Pa. man hit by train

A western Pennsylvania coroner has ruled that the early morning death of a man struck by a train over the weekend was not the result of foul play.

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Related Topix: Windber, PA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WPXI

2 women pushed out of moving car during apparent armed robbery, police say

Police in Washington Township said two women were pushed out of a moving vehicle during an apparent armed robbery in Washington Township, Westmoreland County.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Police: Women robbed, forced out of moving SUV; Monroeville couple charged

A woman was found lying unconscious on a road with serious injuries after she and another woman were allegedly robbed by a Monroeville couple and pushed out of a moving SUV in Westmoreland County, police said.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Police: Women robbed, forced out of moving SUV; Monroeville couple charged

A woman was found lying unconscious on a road with serious injuries after she and another woman were allegedly robbed by a Monroeville couple and pushed out of a moving SUV in Westmoreland County, police said.

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Mass Transit

PA: Oversight Lax of Allegheny County, Authority Officials With 2nd Jobs

July 21--Allegheny County's government and authorities that oversee airports, public transit and sanitation say they don't regulate employee moonlighting or review state-mandated financial disclosure forms where nine top officials list second sources of income.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Castle Shannon, PA, Duquesne University, Acosta, PA

GigaOM

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy's battery factory & the future of solar storage

We take you inside a brand new factory that's churning out disruptive solar and grid batteries in West Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Mount Pleasant, PA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Carnegie Mellon University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Erie Times News

In Brief: 2 hurt in Mercer County crash

The other driver, James M. Reed, 37, and his passenger, Mason Carson, 16, both of Grove City, weren't injured, police said.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Mercer County, PA, Grove City, PA

PennLive.com

Man, 22, dies after being struck by freight train in Pa.

Public safety officials in Westmoreland County say the train struck the man around 1 a.m. in St. Clair Township.

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WPXI

1 person hit, killed by train in Westmoreland Co.

Police are investigating a fatal train accident in Westmoreland County. Officials said one person was hit and killed by the train along Route 56 in Seward early Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Murphy's Romance, Comedy Movies, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, James Garner

The Advocate

Ramsey - Smith

The future bride is a 2012 graduate of Great Latrobe Senior High School in Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: New Alexandria, PA, Alexandria, PA, Latrobe, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WPXI

1 killed in Route 31 crash in East Huntingdon

One person died in an accident between a car and a dump truck at about 4:50 p.m. Saturday.

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