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Washington County fair is bringing back old favorites

It may have been much smaller in scale last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but attendees to this year’s Washington County Agricultural Fair will be happy to learn that the event is now back to its normal size. Now in its 223rd year, the fair opens at 9 a.m....
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Violent SUV Crash Briefly Shuts Down Portion Of Ardmore Boulevard

By: KDKA-TV News Staff FOREST HILLS (KDKA) – A part of Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills was briefly shut down overnight following a violent SUV crash. The SUV left the road and slammed into a tree just after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Along with the SUV, a second vehicle was involved in the crash. The road has since reopened. There is no word on the condition of those inside the vehicles. Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
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Valley homicide suspects to appear in court Monday

Two men are charged with homicide in cases that remain under seal, but will be made public in preliminary hearings set for Monday in Washington County Court. The men are Sidney Devon McLean, 32, of McKeesport and Devell Dexter Christian, 31, of White Oak. They’re charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and related offenses.
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Truck Crash And Fire Briefly Shuts Down Route 28

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On Tuesday night, a portion of Route 28 outbound was shut down for nearly an hour after a truck crash and a fire. A semi-truck and a pick-up truck collided near the old Heinz Plant around 6:30 p.m. Following the collision, the pickup truck had caught fire, causing the northbound lanes to close. No injuries are known at this time but crews were able to clear the scene and reopen Route 28.
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Robinson Township Police’s First K-9 Celebrates Final Shift

By: KDKA-TV News Staff ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Tuesday was a special day for a member of the Robinson Township Police Department. The department celebrated the final shift for its K-9, Sarik, who is now as of Wednesday, retired. He was the first K-9 in the department’s history when they first began the program in 2013. His handler thanked Sarik on Facebook for being his partner for the last eight years.
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Hussey Copper Smelting Facility In Leetsdale Agrees To Pay Settlement For Environmental Violations

By: KDKA-TV News Staff LEETSDALE, Pa. (KDKA) – Hussey Copper has agreed to pay a penalty of more than $850,000 and agreed to perform a comprehensive environmental audit, among other agreements, after complaints were brought against the company’s smelting facility from both state and federal agencies. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a civil complaint was brought against the company by the USDOJ on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, alleging the company violated the federal Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law in Leetsdale. Hussey Copper had exceeded its wastewater...
Connellsville, PAmonvalleyindependent.com

Punishers Law Enforcement club bike run to benefit Forward Township VFD

The Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Fort Pitt Chapter is hosting its first motorcycle run this Saturday to raise funds for the Forward Township Volunteer Fire Department. The public is invited to participate in the 104-mile police-escorted event that will go from the Forward Township fire hall through the Laurel...
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Heat starting to creep up Wednesday

PITTSBURGH — Heat will continue to creep in over the next few days as great summer weather continues Wednesday. Temperatures will start the day in the 60s and top out in the lower 80s. A few more clouds will mix with the sun from time to time Wednesday, but most...
Washington County, PAObserver-Reporter

East Washington moves ahead with Tesla purchase

Despite a last-ditch effort to stop it, East Washington Borough Council has put pen to paper to purchase a Tesla Model 3 for a police vehicle. Council had voted 5-2 to approve the purchase in June. The two council members who opposed it, Dan Bird and Doug Corwin, made a...
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Washington County moves into substantial spread category

A rising number of COVID-19 cases has pushed Washington County into the substantial spread category, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 transmission tracker. Greene and Fayette counties remained in the moderate spread category on Tuesday. As the Delta variant – a more contagious, more severe version of...