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Uniontown woman dead following shooting outside bar

A Uniontown woman was shot and killed outside a city bar on Thursday night, according to police. Officers responded to the 200 block of North Gallatin Avenue outside McPatton’s Pub around 10:20 p.m., where they found Samantha Harden, 34, with a single gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead a short time later at Uniontown Hospital, police said.
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Police: Woman shot and killed outside Uniontown bar was innocent bystander

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — One person is dead after a shooting outside of a bar in Uniontown. Police tell KDKA-TV that gunfire rang out just before 11 p.m. on Thursday outside of McPatton's Pub along North Gallatin Avenue. Uniontown police confirmed that 34-year-old Samatha Harden was killed in the shooting. Police said she was standing next to a man who had been involved in an argument with another man inside the bar. Not long after, one of the men opened fire, and Harden was shot and killed."It appears she is an innocent victim, innocent bystander," Uniontown Police Lt. Tom Kolencik said.Harden's...
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Woman shot to death outside Uniontown bar

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A woman is dead after a shooting late Thursday night at a bar in Uniontown, Fayette County. Police responded to McPatton's Pub on North Gallatin Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Officers on scene found the victim, 34-year-old Samantha Harden, of Uniontown, on the road. “Our call was...

$121M project set to begin at Route 51 interchange in Rostraver

The reconstruction of the Interstate 70 and Route 51 interchange in Rostraver has the distinction of being the highest-dollar-value project ever bid in PennDOT’s District 12. Golden Triangle Construction Co. in Oakdale was the winning bidder at $120.6 million. Work has gotten underway, but the impact for motorists will...
Marie Claire

10 Abortion Rights Organizations Accepting Donations to Support Their Fight

With the fall of Roe v. Wade, at least 26 states across the country are certain or very likely to ban abortion, to some degree. These bans include 6-week laws, which outlaw abortions that take place six weeks after conception (even though many women don't even know they're pregnant until after 6 weeks); 20-week bans, even though most abortions take place within 21 weeks, but for cases of lethal health risks and fetal deaths; and highly restrictive bans that lead to women being arrested for miscarriages. The overturning of Roe v. Wade could even spell the death of other American civil rights, such as same-sex marriage and basic access to contraception.

Upshur Co. Chief Deputy speaks out after being shot in the leg

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (WBOY) — It’s been more than a week since police say Matthew Brevosky, 38, of Grindstone, Pa. began shooting near Exit 99 on Interstate 79 in Lewis County. In the process, Brevosky shot a law enforcement officer. Upshur County Chief Deputy Mike Coffman heard some commotion on the police scanner last Thursday when […]

In lieu of county action, 35 communities outside Pittsburgh are now closer to passing climate plans

A new report provides a road map and emissions data for Pittsburgh suburbs that want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In 2017 the city of Pittsburgh released its third comprehensive plan to reduce its climate emissions. But it’s often difficult for many smaller communities to produce their own plans, according to the Congress of Neighboring Communities in Allegheny County. So only a couple of the 130 municipalities in the county have since followed suit.

Franklin Regional grad Michael Krauza joins New York Mets organization

The New York Mets now own the contract of pitcher Michael Krauza, and, if all goes according to his plan, he will be climbing the minor-league ranks. This could be the big break the hard-throwing right-hander has been looking for. Krauza, a Franklin Regional graduate, will leave the Cleburne (Texas)...

Man reunites with pet cat after multi-car crash separates them

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — A man was released from the hospital and reunited with his pet cat after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash along Route 22 in Export. On May 18, first responders extracted Christopher Bell from his vehicle, and Life Flighted him to a nearby hospital where he underwent several emergency surgeries. The crash occurred when a car that was speeding swerved and smashed into Bell's car police said.

Valley resident learning piano at age 86

“I love music, any kind of music,” said George Frezzell of Belle Vernon. At 86, George is the oldest student at the Aikens Music Center in Connellsville, where he receives piano lessons from Joshua Ben. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Saturday’s Mon...

Monessen: Council creates separate fund to keep garbage payments

Monessen council voted this week to create a separate bank account to house all funds related to garbage collection in the city. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Saturday’s Mon Valley Independent, call 724-314-0035 to subscribe or subscribe to our online edition at

5 things to do in Westmoreland County: June 24-26

The SummerSounds concert series will welcome Pittsburgh-based soul singer Billy Price for a show at 7 p.m. Friday in St. Clair Park in downtown Greensburg. A regular on area music stages, Price received a Legends of Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Award in 2016. His 2015 recording with Otis Clay, “This Time for Real,” received a 2016 Blues Music Award in the category of Soul Blues Album. His 2018 album, “Reckoning,” also was nominated for a BMA in the same category.

New Geneva Housing Authority Director Named

There’s a new director of the Geneva Housing Authority. The Finger Lakes Times reports Bob Doeblin will succeed Andy Tyman in September. Doeblin is currently the Authority’s Director of Housing Operations. Tyman is leaving the Authority after serving 35 years as its director. Get the top stories on...

Parents sue Boston hospital for losing premature baby’s remains

BOSTON — A couple whose child passed away at a hospital in Boston has filed a lawsuit accusing the hospital of losing their infant’s remains. Alana Ross and Daniel McCarthy filed the lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court, saying that their baby Everleigh’s remains were lost in the morgue at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital while funeral and burial arrangements were being made, according to documents obtained by WFXT.
Hammonton Gazette

Hudak wins silver at Meet of Champions

HHS senior also earns All-American honors; Wright, Peretti place in top 10. SOMERSET—Competing in his final meet for Hammonton High School, senior Austin Hudak placed second in the javelin throw at the Meet of Champions last weekend at Franklin High School. Throwing against a strong cross wind, Hudak won...