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9 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn-Trafford school board open to tax incentive

Although the Penn-Trafford school board has expressed support for offering tax incentives to spur development of blighted areas in Penn Township, it decided Monday to first get public input on the matter before putting it up for a formal vote.

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Related Topix: Trafford, PA, Education Etc., Libraries

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Courtroom logistics could be problematic for Alex Hribal's preliminary hearing

OUR POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASH TAG WTAE OBAMA. WE JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SIGNS JUST TO LET THEM KNOW EVERYBODY IS THINKING ABOUT THEM ON THEIR FIRST DAY BACK.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

CBS Local

Smithton Native Claiming Life-Threatening Illness Charged With Hoax

It's a little town filled with big-hearted people. Smithton, Westmoreland County has a population just fewer than 400 people.

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Related Topix: Smithton, PA, Sports

KFVS12

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WPXI

Train kills man lying on tracks in Latrobe

A western Pennsylvania man has died after lying on train tracks and being struck by a locomotive, but investigators still don't know why that happened.

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Related Topix: Latrobe, PA

Toledo Blade

2 Pa. teens got phone threats prior to stabbings

Two Franklin Regional Senior High School students received threatening telephone messages and calls before the knife attack last week that left 21 students and a security guard injured, investigators said in court documents released Monday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Export, PA, Murrysville, PA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

O-R Online

Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

A group of reporters talks with a deputy from the Westmoreland County department of public safety in his vehicle at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh Thursday.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

PennLive.com

Responding to active shooting incidents, blight, are topics at township officials' conference

John Bruner of In-Crisis Consulting discusses managing active and mass shooting events at the Pa.

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Related Topix: Washington County, PA, Murrysville, PA, Columbia County, PA

Business Journal

New Shop 'n Save to open in Youngwood

Construction is scheduled to begin on a new Shop 'n Save grocery on Wednesday expected to be a lead anchor for the 70,000-square-foot Youngwood Commons shopping center.

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Related Topix: Youngwood, PA, New Stanton, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

1 arrested after Route 66 crash

Two vehicles were in a near head-on collision early Monday on Route 66 near Greensburg Road in Washington Township, Westmoreland County.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Post-gazette.com

The week that was: 04/13/14

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, is restarting its Monessen, Westmoreland County, coke plant five years after the facility was idled, according to a company securities filing.

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Related Topix: Monessen, PA, Computer Security, Science / Technology

O-R Online

Rejoicing and concern after school stabbing

The televised images of ambulances rushing toward a school building, students fleeing from it and, in the aftermath, attempts to uncover the motives of the perpetrator and talk of “closure” and “healing.” It's become a tidy, predictable ritual following Columbine, Virginia Tech and Newtown.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Juvenile facility called better for suspects

Five years ago Alex Hribal almost certainly would have gone straight to an adult jail following his arrest on charges that he stabbed more than 20 people inside Franklin Regional Senior High School.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Family, Teenagers, US Governors, Rich Gordon

O-R Online

Charleroi police accuse man of trying to lure girl into prostitution

CHARLEROI – A Westmoreland County man has been charged by police in Charleroi with using Facebook in attempts to lure a 15-year-old girl into prostitution.

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Related Topix: Charleroi, PA, Vandergrift, PA, East Vandergrift, PA

Fox News

Police: No known target in Pa. school stabbing spree

No evidence has yet surfaced to indicate that a 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing rampage at a Pennsylvania high school was targeting any particular student, police said Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Lincoln Daily News

Pennsylvania Officials Seek Motive For School Stabbing Rampage

Pennsylvania officials sought a motive on Thursday for what may have driven a 16-year-old student to turn on his classmates with two kitchen knives, stabbing startled victims in the stomach and back and leaving nearly two dozen wounded.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Murrysville, PA

The News Item

Corbett: Dialogue needed on anger behind mass violence

His remarks were made one day after a 16-year-old student stabbed more than 20 people at a high school near Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Coal Township, PA, Murrysville, PA, Opinion

KIRO-TV Seattle

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

FBI and Murrysville police search the suspect's house, who stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Export, PA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WPXI

Franklin Regional students find comfort from tragedy in routine, reflection

At least a dozen students showed up to Franklin Regional High School on Thursday to drop off homework assignments that were due, even though authorities canceled classes following a bloody rampage there the day before.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

Ohio.com

20 wounded in knife attack at Pittsburgh-area high school

MURRYSVILLE, PA.: Twenty people were wounded - three critically - when a teenager wielding two 8-inch kitchen knives Wednesday morning attacked students at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, Export, PA

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