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8 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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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CBS Local

East Huntingdon Teen Killed In Route 31 Dump Truck Crash

A teenager was killed when his car slammed into a dump truck Saturday afternoon along Route 31 in Westmoreland County.

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Related Topix: Sports

Fri Jul 18, 2014

CBS Local

Old Jeannette Plant More Than Just An Eyesore

Inside of it, toxic chemicals and dangers for people living nearby. Jeannette has asked the plant to be cleaned up, but yet another deadline for that to happen has come and gone.

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Related Topix: Jeannette, PA

CBS Local

Increase In Speed Limit Not Coming Anytime Soon, Say Officials

The Pennsylvania Legislature included the increase in the speed limit in the massive transportation bill that Gov. Tom Corbett signed in late October.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Bridgeville, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Beaver County, PA, Washington County, PA

Mass Transit

PA: Westmoreland County Transit Authority Chief Resigns

Larry Morris, who has run the transit agency since 1993, will leave his post on Aug. 14 after steering the authority to record ridership numbers and a modernized maintenance system.

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Related Topix: Greensburg, PA

WPXI

Man appeals term Greensburg woman's torture-murder

A defendant who received the shortest sentence in the torture killing of a mentally challenged Pennsylvania woman is appealing the term.

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Related Topix: Greensburg, PA

PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

Attorney General Kane announces arrest of 'traveling' child predator from Westmoreland County

HARRISBURG ? Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of a Westmoreland County man accused of posting an online advertisement for sex and then traveling to an Allegheny County location to meet who he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

CBS Local

Man Facing Arson Charges In Fire At Friend's Hempfield Twp. Business

A man is now facing arson charges in two separate incidents in Westmoreland County, including one at a business where the owner tried to help the suspect out in the past.

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