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16 hrs ago | CBS Local

Elderly Woman In Westmoreland Co. Robbed, Forced To Disrobe During Home Invasion

An elderly woman living alone was robbed and forced to take her clothes off during a home invasion in Westmoreland County.

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Related Topix: Sports

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Robber targets elderly woman in Rostraver

Police in Westmoreland County's Rostraver Township encourage residents in the Sweeny Plan neighborhood to be on the lookout for a dangerous robber.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Father, son killed in East Huntingdon crash

A man and his adult son died in a crash involving their SUV truck and a pickup truck early Tuesday in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County.

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Related Topix: The Road

CBS Local

DPW: Man Didn't Declare Gas Royalties For Welfare

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare says a Westmoreland County man didn't declare $206,000 in natural gas royalties he received last year when he filled out a form to receive food stamps and help with his heating bill.

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Related Topix: Irwin, PA, Sports

CBS Local

Police: Women Stole Thousands For Dog Show Hobby

Two Westmoreland County women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.

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Related Topix: Derry, PA, Greensburg, PA, Sports

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Youth pastor accused of sex with girl in Westmoreland church

A youth minister is accused of a sexual relationship with a teenage girl at his church in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, according to a criminal complaint.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Youth pastor accused of sex acts with teenager at Rostraver Township church

A youth minister is accused of a sexual relationship with a teenage girl at his church in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, according to a criminal complaint.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Parents who locked five-year-old son in boot of car to cure his fear of the dark given probation

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, were granted probation this week.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Sunday Morning Forecast

GOTTEN MARRIED. AND THAT WAS THEIR FIRST REUNION. SO EXCITED. DOWN HE WENT. THAT'S PRETTY CUTE.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Erie Times News

Thousands of disabled workers in Pennsylvania paid far below minimum wage

About 13,000 disabled Pennsylvanians are earning an average of $2.40 an hour in a legal use of subminimum wages.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Venango, PA, Oil City, PA, Montgomery County, PA

Free Republic

Couple Locked Son in Trunk to Cure Fear of Dark: Police

A Pennsylvania 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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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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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

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

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

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

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