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Yesterday | O-R Online

A promising merger

For better or worse, most of the institutions where we deposit our paychecks or get loans are not owned or operated by people within the community.

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Related Topix: Carmichaels, PA, Washington County, PA, Southwest, PA, Opinion

Monday | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Intensive care patient to face charges of selling drugs from hospital bed

A Youngwood woman is accused of selling heroin from her hospital bed while she was in the intensive care unit at a Westmoreland County hospital.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Youngwood, PA, Marketing, Greensburg, PA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WPXI

Latrobe woman texts searchers in Linn Run State Park to tell them she's OK

A 12-hour search for a 34-year-old Latrobe woman in Linn Run State Park was called off shortly before 9 p.m. Friday after she texted emergency responders to say she was fine.

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Related Topix: Latrobe, PA, Ligonier, PA

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Western Pa. woman texts searchers she is safe

The search for a 34-year-old woman in a western Pennsylvania park ended after she texted emergency responders to assure them she was fine.

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Related Topix: Latrobe, PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Murrysville chief reflects in wake of violence

Thomas Seefeld has little doubt that, even decades from now, people who have never otherwise heard of Murrysville will speak of the April 9 knife attack in the Westmoreland County community where he is police chief.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bicyclist struck by deer while on ride in Pa.

A southwestern Pennsylvania man has broken vertebrae in his neck and back, nine broken ribs, a bruised lung and a concussion after a deer slammed into him while he was riding his bicycle.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Murrysville woman claims she's Virgin Mary's cousin 65 times removed

A Westmoreland County woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle to the Virgin Mary.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Murrysville woman claims she is Virgin Mary's cousin 65 times removed

A Westmoreland County woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle to the Virgin Mary.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

CBS Local

Theft Trial For Man Charged In Sisters' Murders

A western Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, now also faces trial on charges that he stole another woman's wedding ring a year ago.

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Related Topix: Greensburg, PA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Man gets 75 to 150 years for 2002 Pittsburgh rape

Allegheny County Judge David Cashman told 47-year-old Ralph Skundrich on Thursday that, "Your days of torturing women are over."

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Allen Wade maintains innocence in East Liberty sisters' killings

Wade appeared before Westmoreland County Judge Rita Hathaway Thursday on unrelated theft charges stemming from an August 2013 theft case in Cook Township where Wade is accused of stealing a wedding ring from a woman who ordered appliances.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison

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

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