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The Fayette County SPCA's license was revoked by the state last week, and a local shelter stepped up to make sure the animals have a home.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

CBS Local

9 People Displaced By Westmoreland County Fire

According to officials at the scene, the fire started at a home in the 2600-block of Brown Avenue around 4:33 a.m. "Upon arrival, smoke coming from the structure.

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Related Topix: Jeannette, PA, Grapeville, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Renaissance Festival opens with new characters

Among about 300 people working in costume will be the royal family, jugglers, strolling minstrels and jousting knights on horseback.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

2 dead in shooting outside New Kensington home

A man and a woman were found dead Wednesday morning outside a home in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, after police responded to a report of gunfire.

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Related Topix: New Kensington, PA

WPXI

Two dead in New Kensington shooting

There are tarps covering a white Hyundai parked in front of 463 Fourth Ave. in the Parnassus section of the city.

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Related Topix: New Kensington, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Post-gazette.com

State board rejects student's petition to limit greenhouse gases

HARRISBURG Pennsylvania's environmental rulemaking board rejected a Westmoreland County college student's petition to significantly limit the state's greenhouse gas emissions on Tuesday, agreeing with the Department of Environmental Protection that the state can't act alone to create the conditions for a safer climate.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Mount Pleasant, PA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Westmoreland County father denies locking 3 children out of house

A Westmoreland County man was in court Monday afternoon after police said he kicked his kids out of his home Aug. 9 and locked them out.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Westmoreland County father denies locking 3 children out of house

THE STATE TROOP HER TO BE CUT FROM THE CRUISER AND TAKEN TO THE PPT HP HE IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

WPXI

Mount Pleasant woman killed in single-vehicle crash

A Mount Pleasant Township woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Sunday evening.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Outdated forms leave same-sex couples confused

That can be a vexing problem if a same-sex couple applies for a marriage license in Allegheny County, as Bob O'Shea and his partner of 28 years, Brad Evans, discovered.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Wedding, Crafton, PA, Beaver County, PA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

O-R Online

Jailhouse witness led to refiled bludgeoning case

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was reporting the new details in the new criminal complaint against 57-year-old Gregory Randall, of Laurel Mountain.

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Related Topix: Laurel Mountain, PA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

CBS Local

No-Kill Shelter Takes In Animals From Closed Fayette Co. SPCA

In explaining its decision to at least temporarily close and quarantine the shelter, the state said the facility failed to provide sanitary and humane conditions.

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Related Topix: Youngwood, PA, Fayette County, PA, Sports

O-R Online

Defense seeks to delay school stabbings trial

The defense attorney for Alex Hribal, of Murrysville, has said he plans to ask a Westmoreland County judge to move the case to juvenile court.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, Prison

O-R Online

DA refiles charges in girlfrienda s bloody killing

A western Pennsylvania prosecutor has refiled criminal homicide and murder charges that a district judge dismissed against a man in the bludgeoning death of his live-in girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Laurel Mountain, PA

CBS Local

Man Taken into Custody After 4-Hour Standoff

Police went to the home on 9th street around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night to serve a warrant to Robert Wicheska.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

O-R Online

Trial date set in Franklin Regional school stabbings

An Oct. 6 trial has been set for a 16-year-old boy charged in a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school.

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Related Topix: Prison

SFGate

Prosecutor vows to refile Pa. murder charges

A western Pennsylvania prosecutor is vowing to refile charges dismissed against a man accused in the bludgeoning death of his live-in girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Laurel Mountain, PA

CBS Local

Charges Dismissed Against Westmoreland Co. Murder Suspect

A judge in Westmoreland County dismissed murder charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend because of insufficient evidence.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Fox News

Drunken father locked 3 kids out of house, police say

Police say a western Pennsylvania man was drunk when he locked his three children out of the house and told them to go "look for seashells" along a dark and dangerous stretch of rural road.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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