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  1. Kratsa Properties sells hotels; Apollo Bancorp raises dividend; Senate OKs locks and dams measureRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Post-gazette.com

    ... and Comfort Inn hotels. Twelve of the hotels are in Allegheny County, one in West Virginia, one in Westmoreland County, and one in Washington County. Apollo Bancorp raised its quarterly common stock dividend to 47 cents per share, up 2.2 percent ...

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  2. Cops: Man killed and dismembered mom, stepdadRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

    ... of his arrest, Harris was also wanted for a parole violation in a 2011 squatter's case in neighboring Westmoreland County. He received five to 23 months in jail after pleading guilty to criminal trespass in Murrysville, where police say he removed a ...

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  3. Houses with history on display in Westmoreland CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Post-gazette.com

    ... Fox, are enamored by homes rich with history, character and architecture. This weekend, such homes in Westmoreland County will be showcased during three holiday house tours, which serve as fundraisers for the host organizations. The tour begins at ...

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  4. Ex-owner of Westmoreland County lighting company found guilty of bankruptcy fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A North Huntingdon businessman and firearms collector was found guilty Tuesday by a federal jury of bankruptcy fraud in concealing his assets from a trustee liquidating his company, including some 75 valuable World War II-era weapons and his Fayette County chalet. Michael J. Free, 62, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric in North Huntingdon and Monroeville, went out of business after the state sued him for accepting money from customers and not delivering lighting fixtures they ordered.

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  5. Greensburg man loses appeal of murder convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A Greensburg man who argued his first-degree murder conviction for strangling his wife should be overturned because she attacked him with a knife has lost his appeal. Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Common Pleas Judge Rita Hathaway denied the appeal by David Stahl, 44, of Greensburg, who was convicted of killing Rebecca Stahl on Feb. 18, 2012.

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  6. New trial denied for man convicted of wife's murderRead the original story

    Yesterday | Lewistown Sentinel

    A western Pennsylvania judge has denied a new trial for a man serving a life term in the strangulation murder of his wife. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that a Westmoreland County judge denied the motion on behalf of 44-year-old David Stahl.

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  7. Greensburg man denied new trial in wife's murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A Westmoreland County judge has denied a man's request for a new trial after he was convicted this summer of first-degree murder in the strangling death of his wife. A public defender argued last month that convictions of a lesser degree of murder or manslaughter would have been more appropriate for David Stahl, 44, of Greensburg, who prosecutors say intended to kill Rebecca Stahl, a schoolteacher, on Feb. 18, 2012.

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  8. W. Pa. officer killed in crash to be buried FridayRead the original story

    Tuesday | New Jersey Herald

    Richard Champion, a part-time officer in Perryopolis for eight months, died Sunday after the cruiser caught fire on Route 51. Visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCracken Funeral Home Inc. in Ligonier. A funeral service starts at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church in Ligonier, followed by burial at Snow Ball Hill Cemetery on Route 381 in Cook.

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  9. 'Brazen' Pa. burglar uses garage door openers to ransack homes as owners sleepRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | PennLive.com

    ... brazen burglar who strikes while people sleep. Right now, the burglar seems to be operating in a pair of Westmoreland County townships, but he never strikes in the same neighborhood twice. If there isn't anything valuable in the vehicle, the suspect ...

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  10. Flags honor police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Erie Times News

    A western Pennsylvania police officer killed when his cruiser slammed into a turning vehicle wasn't involved in a high-speed chase as was first reported, though he was trying to catch up to a motorist suspected of speeding, state police said Monday. Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered flags at the state Capitol and state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties to be flown at half-staff.

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  11. Governor orders flags to half-staff for Perryopolis officer killed in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all flags lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties in honor of a Perryopolis police officer killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash. Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier, was driving south on Route 51 by Big Barn Country Store & Deli in neighboring Perry Township with his siren and lights on when a northbound SUV turned left into his path just before 1:15 p.m., state police at Belle Vernon said.

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  12. Flags at half-staff for officer killed in crashRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | New Jersey Herald

    Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered flags at the state Capitol and two western Pennsylvania counties to be flown at half-staff to honor a western Pennsylvania police officer killed in an on-duty crash. The flags at state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties will also be lowered until sunset the day that Perryopolis Officer Richard Champion is buried.

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  13. Cub Scouts meet their match in Wii bowling contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    There were cookies and pleasantries, for sure, but the first-ever Wii bowling contest between Cub Scout Pack 646 of Point Breeze and the seniors of Beatty Pointe Village in Monroeville was keen nonetheless. June Lender, 77, a Westmoreland County native who has lived at the retirement community for more than four years, was the first up and immediately bowled a strike.

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  14. Westmoreland County burglar using garage door openers to enter homes while residents sleepRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    The homes being targeted are in upper-middle class neighborhoods in Hempfield and Unity townships. The thief isn't hitting the same area twice.

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  15. Burglar using garage door openers to enter homes while residents sleep insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    ... The homes being targeted are in upper-middle class neighborhoods in Hempfield and Unity Townships in Westmoreland County. We are not releasing exact addresses to protect the victims, but the thief isn't hitting the same neighborhood twice. Homes ...

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  16. Medical assistance offers coverage for addicts, but how much help can varyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | PennLive.com

    ... how long a patient can stay in inpatient rehab than others. Tina Fry, the mother of a heroin addict in Westmoreland County, knows that well. Her son has been through Medicaid-funded treatment 12 times in 12 years. Typically, she said, Medicaid would ...

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  17. Pennsylvania's snowmobile trails open Sunday, weather permittingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | PennLive.com

    ... in Big Pocono State Park in Monroe County. Skiing is not being offered this season at Laurel Mountain in Westmoreland County or Denton Hill in Potter County. In addition, most state parks with bodies of water are open, weather permitting, for ...

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  18. Relative discovers Pa. couple shot to death in bedroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | PennLive.com

    ... 45-year-old Mark McDade and his wife, 42-year-old Leanne McDade, in their western Pennsylvania bedroom. Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal tells AP that it appears Mark McDade shot his wife before shooting himself sometime Wednesday ...

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  19. Western Pennsylvania Fishing Report: 12.12.14Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Post-gazette.com

    ... for Dec. 16. The state truck meets 1 p.m at the Bradys Run Park Office Ice Arena. Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County): One angler reported catching 43 trout during a single day in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area. Report your catch ...

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  20. 2 shot in Pennsylvania home likely murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Erie Times News

    ... es of Mark McDade, 45, and Leanne McDade, 42, in a bedroom of their home shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday. Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal said it appears Mark McDade shot his wife before shooting himself sometime Wednesday evening.

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