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Steakhouse in Westmoreland County announces its closing days after 2 people shot outside

ROSTRAVER, Pa. — Sweeney’s Steakhouse in Rostraver Township announced on social media that it will be closing its doors after nearly 26 years. Restaurant owner Debra Hardy posted to the Sweeney’s Steakhouse Facebook page saying in part, “After nearly 26 years of business, we have decided to permanently close our doors, effective immediately. We would like to thank our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years and will cherish the many wonderful and fun memories that were had.”
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Virginia Man's Reason For Police Chase Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

A driver’s reason for a 40-mile police chase in which speeds sometimes topped 100 mph is straight out of a movie script. Thomas W. Lee, 39, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, pleaded no contest to two dozen charges stemming from a September chase that began in Hempfield, Pennsylvania, The Tribune-Review in western Pennsylvania reported.
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3 arrested in theft of 34 catalytic converters from Salem dealership

Tips from the public helped state police identify three men who they believe were involved with the theft of 34 catalytic converters worth $50,000 from vehicles at a Salem RV dealer in October, according to court papers. Troopers said several people reported recognizing Kenneth L. Knight Jr., 43, of Jeannette,...
JEANNETTE, PA
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Jeannette man paroled after guilty plea for police standoff

A Jeannette man was released from jail this week after he was sentenced to serve up to 23 months behind bars for an incident that resulted in a 11-hour police standoff in April. Jesse McCurdy, 49, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of risking a catastrophe and illegal possession of...
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Multiple homes go up in flames in McKeesport

MCKEESPORT (KDKA) -- Two homes have been destroyed and two more suffered damage following an overnight fire in McKeesport.Firefighters and first responders were called out around 2 a.m. to an area of Soles Street near the intersection of Beaver Street.A resident in the area tells KDKA that he woke up to a fire, got out of his own home and went into an elderly neighbor's house to get the couple out with the help of police.The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.Stay with KDKA-TV and KDKA.com for updates to this developing story as they become available.  
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McKeesport fire damages homes, sends 2 to hospital

A fire that broke out in McKeesport early Thursday morning injured two people, according to an Allegheny County 911 dispatcher. The extent of their injuries and the cause of the blaze were unknown, he said. First responders were called to the 1800 block of Soles Street just after 2 a.m.,...
MCKEESPORT, PA
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Flames spread across multiple homes in McKeesport

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Several homes were damaged as fire spread from house to house in McKeesport on Thursday morning. The fire was reported a little after 2 a.m. on Soles Street damaging at least four homes. A man who didn’t want to reveal his name described the chaos.
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Westmoreland Symphony plans annual 'Summer Sparklers' free concert

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Summer Sparklers” concert is “an opportunity to celebrate a great season and to look forward to the next season,” said Artistic Director Daniel Meyer. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July, the warm days of summer and a...
GREENSBURG, PA

Shaffer Bridge closing for repairs

A traffic detour is to start next week as work begins to rehabilitate the Shaffer covered bridge in Conemaugh Township. The Somerset County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the bridge would be closed to traffic from July 5 until work on the bridge is completed, which is scheduled to take 30 days to 60 days. Thornbury, Inc., of West Sunbury, is the contractor. A traffic detour is to be posted in the area while the work is in progress.
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Recruiting Thursday: Penn-Trafford's Conlan Greene

When it comes to making big plays, Conlan Greene is the player you want on your team. Whether it’s a game-sealing sack or a crucial touchdown pass, Greene answers just about every time he is called upon. He not only makes big plays but he also made a big...
TRAFFORD, PA

Multiple rollercoasters shut down at Pennsylvania amusement park

A popular Pennsylvania amusement park recently had to shut down two of its most popular roller coasters for safety reasons. Amusement parks are a great way to enjoy the warm weather and have some fun. However, if you plan on visiting Kennywood in West Mifflin, you should know that two of its most popular rides were recently shut down for safety concerns.
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Man arrested after breaking into vehicles in Pennsylvania, Florida

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - State police said the man they believe broke into dozens of cars in Westmoreland County is behind bars in Florida, now accused of doing the same thing there.John Hughes allegedly stole guns, jewelry, and electronics locally and stashed them in the home of a woman who police are calling a co-conspirator.Pennsylvania State Police said it was Volusia County police who said they'd picked up John Hughes for allegedly breaking into dozens of cars, taking thousands in jewelry, guns, and money while driving a vehicle that was registered in Pennsylvania.Troopers were able to contact the owner of the...
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