Westmoreland County, PA


2 charged in rash of vehicle break-ins in Westmoreland County

Two people are facing charges in connection with more than two dozen vehicle break-ins across Westmoreland County, according to court papers. Troopers said the suspects — Shelby Lynn Stamm, 26, of Youngstown and John Mitchell Hughes, 30, of Orlando, Fla. — stole cash, guns, designer sunglasses, wallets and other items.
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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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Westmoreland prison dog pulled from service over anxiety issues

Kira, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, has been on the job at the Westmoreland County Prison since she was a puppy. On Monday, the county’s prison board took the drug-detecting dog out of service after her handler said she is struggling with anxiety issues related to the electronics at the jail and can no longer perform her duties at the Hempfield lockup.

Two people shot in Rostraver Township

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - At least two people have been shot in Westmoreland County. Dispatch has confirmed to KDKA that at least two people have been shot in Rostraver Township. Police have been on the scene since around 2 a.m. this morning. The shooting took place in the 1700 block of Rostraver Road and the condition of the two people shot is unknown at this time. Stay With For More Details

Two injured, two in custody after shooting near restaurant in Rostraver Township

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people are facing charges for their alleged connection to the shooting of two people overnight, near a restaurant in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County. The victims are stable after being rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds, Rostraver Township police Chief John Christner said. "It's...

Union Cleaners holds off State Farm

It was a whirlwind night in the Mon Valley Independent Summer Basketball League as Dax Thomas State Farm pulled off a trade with Union Cleaners to avoid a forfeit, but head coach Naz Victoria’s team was still unable to pull off a short-handed win. To read the rest of...

McFall takes helm of Westmoreland Democratic committee

Michelle McFall knows just how difficult a job she has. McFall, 53, of Murrysville was elected to lead the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee, an organization that in recent years has seen its influence in local politics erode as voter registration numbers plunge and ballot box losses mount. “We’re now the...

Monday's Westmoreland Sports Notebook

Conlan Greene, who was instrumental in Penn-Trafford football’s championship last season, made his college choice last week. Greene, who excelled at both defensive end and tight end, and also served as the backup QB for the Warriors, pledged to Temple University on Friday. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound rising senior is listed as an edge rusher according to 247 Sports. His relationship with the Owls developed quickly, as he received an offer in late May, and made an official visit to campus just days before committing. His other notable offers included Duquesne, Saint Francis (PA), Central Michigan, and Maine.