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Vandergrift man accused of molesting girl starting when she was 6 jailed on $2 million bond

West Deer police accused a Vandergrift man of sexually assaulting a girl several times a week over a six-year period starting when she was 6. Justin Michael Jahoda, 36, of Georgia Avenue was charged with a dozen felony counts that include aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and child endangerment.
VANDERGRIFT, PA
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6 teens charged in New Kensington shooting death

Six teenagers now are charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man Sunday in New Kensington. Of the six, one is in custody, according to a statement Wednesday morning from Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli. Charges were filed against five of the six teens late Tuesday evening.
NEW KENSINGTON, PA
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Johnstown to receive second round-trip passenger train

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Plans for a second passenger train in Johnstown were announced this week with hopes to raise passenger numbers to a level not seen in decades. A second daily round-trip passenger train will be coming to Johnstown, which will require rail lines in Johnstown and Portage to be upgraded to make it possible for freight and passenger trains to switch tracks, according to the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.
JOHNSTOWN, PA
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Plum alumnus McAfee donates $230k worth of athletic supplies

Plum Borough School District has accepted more than $230,000 worth of athletic equipment and supplies donated by alumnus Pat McAfee. “Pat has been a tremendous friend to our athletic programs, both on and off the playing surface,” according to a statement issued by the district. “His willingness to remain connected to his alma mater and the student-athletes he cares so much for is deeply appreciated.”
PLUM, PA
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CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA
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Export mayor breaks tie in contentious vote to raise sewage rates

Export Mayor Joe Zaccagnini had to break a 3-3 tie vote Tuesday night as council approved a $5 hike in local sewage rates, passing along a roughly 8% rate hike by the Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority that goes into effect in August. “We have to pass on the cost...
EXPORT, PA
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Lower Burrell veterans seek missing flags ripped from poles in microburst

Most Lower Burrell residents know all too well the snapped trees, downed power lines and other destruction caused by a June 22 microburst. American flags lining Leechburg Road also took a hit during the storm as high winds, ranging from 58 mph to 65 mph, according to the National Weather Service, ripped some from their poles and broke some of the flagpoles.
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Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge continues cleanup after June storm

Cleanup continues at Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge after a late-June storm caused up to $10,000 in damage. “We had a real mess here,” said Cindy Homburg, cemetery president. “It was a ton of damage.”. She estimated at least $6,000 in tree damage from the June 22 storm, which...
BRACKENRIDGE, PA
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Plum hires new high school assistant principal

Plum Borough School Board announces the appointment of Melanie Rush as Plum Senior High School assistant principal. Rush joins the district with more than 19 years of experience as a classroom teacher with Trinity Area School District, and she served as an interim assistant principal there during the 2018-19 school year.
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