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Police investigating reported child luring incident in Indiana County
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a reported child luring incident in Indiana County. According to a release on Tuesday from Pennsylvania State Police Troop A, a man attempted to lure an 11-year-old boy toward his vehicle on Washington Church Road in Rayne Township. Police said the reported luring happened at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday when the boy got off his school bus and was walking home. State police said the suspect remained in his vehicle and no physical contact was reported between the two. Law enforcement said the suspect is a man in his 30s with short hair. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and a face covering. He reportedly was driving a black Toyota sedan, possibly a Prius, with possible damage to the passenger side. He may have fled toward Route 119. This incident remains under investigation. State police say anyone with information can call 724-357-1960.
Enhancing Hunter Safety: Lessons from Westmoreland County Incident
A recent hunting accident in Westmoreland County has brought the issue of hunter safety sharply into focus. This incident, which occurred around 5 p.m. on a Friday near State Hill Road in South Huntingdon Township, involved a high-powered rifle and resulted in one hunter shooting another due to misidentification. Fortunately, the injured hunter was reported to be in stable condition, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission is actively investigating the case.
State Police searching for two people accused of stealing from storage units
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- State Police are searching for two people accused of cutting the locks of self-storage units and stealing items from inside them in Westmoreland County.The break-ins happened at Larch's Self Storage on Willow Crossing in Hempfield Township between November 19 and November 20 and a Kia vehicle is believed to be involved.Police say the stolen items include paintball guns, an XBox controller, and jewelry. The estimated value of what was stolen is around $5,000, according to police.Anyone with information about the break-ins is asked to call State Police at the Greensburg barracks at 724-832-3288 and ask for Trooper Moffa.
INDIANA BOROUGH POLICE FILE CHARGES IN TWO DUI INCIDENTS
Police in Indiana Borough have filed charges in an investigation into some incidents of drunken behavior in October. Police say one of the incidents happened on October 4th around 12:30 in the morning. Officers pulled over a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Justin Hetrick of Clymer at a convenience store in the 300 block of Philadelphia Street. Upon further investigation, police determined that Hetrick was under the influence of alcohol that he was a danger to himself or others. He was taken into custody and released to a sober person later on. A criminal complaint charging him with driving under the influence was filed with District Judge Guy Haberl’s office.
Massive holiday light display at Pittsburgh-area home honors man's love for dogs
By: KDKA-TV's Ashley FunyakGREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) -- A local woman is honoring her stepdad's love for dogs with a massive holiday light display at her home in Greensburg.Rachel Hill says her stepdad, Larry, loved animals his entire life. "He wasn't allowed a dog when he was younger, so when he got his own dog, they quickly became family," Hill says.Hill says her family started the tradition of setting up a Christmas lights display 29 years ago in Harrisburg, where her family is originally from. Following a procedure to have a stent put into his heart, the family put the decorating...
DISTRICT ATTORNEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON MILAR SENTENCING
Indiana County’s District Attorney has issued a statement related to the sentencing of a woman on charges connected with a drug overdose death in October of 2022. Yesterday, Indiana County President Judge Thomas Bianco sentenced 40-year-old Heidi Jo Milar to serve three to six years in prison for guilty pleas to charges of voluntary manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. In his statement, DA Robert Manzi said that this type of investigation is difficult not just for the victims, but for the investigators, with very few eyewitnesses and sometimes relying on cell phones to provide evidence.
Trial underway for man accused of paying for daughter's wedding with bogus checks
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man accused of paying for his daughter's wedding with bogus checks is now on trial in Westmoreland County.Facing multiple cases in one trial, Joseph Malago is accused of forgery, theft, writing bad checks and firearms counts. In September 2020, Malago allegedly threw his daughter a wedding reception to remember at Hempfield Park. Not long after it would turn out to be a day Malago likely wishes he could forget. According to court records, to pay for the wedding Malago wrote $20,000 in bogus checks he created to the event's caterer, supply company, hotel and...
OFFICERS INVESTIGATING THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
Indiana Borough Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle from last week. Officers say between 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, a bookbag with textbooks was stolen from a trunk of a car that was parked in the 600 block of Wayne Avenue. Anyone with information is...
Greensburg Salem superintendent addresses incident involving elementary school child
Police are investigating an incident in a Greensburg Salem elementary classroom that was reported in October, Superintendent Ken Bissell told school board members Monday. Few details about what’s being investigated have been released. A letter Bissell sent to parents last week notified them of an incident that came to...
STATE POLICE SEEKING HELP IN IDENTIFYING TWO THEFT SUSPECTS
State Police from the Indiana barracks are asking the public to help identify two people accused of shoplifting from the White Township Walmart on November 22nd. (Photos provided by PSP-Indiana) Police said that between 7:44 PM and 8:40 PM, an unidentified man and woman went into the store and cut...
Mother charged after 2-year-old son swallows marijuana
A Westmoreland County woman was arrested after police say her two-year-old son ingested cannabis. Shelby Bosworth told officers Friday her two-year-old fell down the stairs.
Local Update: Construction of New Railroad Bridge in Westmoreland County Affects Route 51 Traffic
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 has shared updates on the new Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Bridge construction. This project is part of the $120.6 million Interstate 70 at Route 51 Improvement Project. It's set to be completed by October 2027.
Police seek hit-and-run driver who injured bicyclist in Derry Township
State police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a bicyclist Friday night on Route 982 in Derry Township. The crash was reported shortly after 9 p.m. near the Derry Township municipal building, east of Greenfield Road. Daemian Keener, 23, of Derry was riding south along the...
Unity Township: A Hidden Gem in Piatt County, Illinois
Welcome to Unity Township, a charming neighborhood located in Piatt County, Illinois. With a population of 1,407, Unity Township offers residents a rural feel and a close-knit community. This essay will provide you with an overview of various aspects of the neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, crime and safety, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current residents' reviews. Let's dive in and explore the unique features of Unity Township!
Penn State students talk mental health before finals
As finals week approaches at Penn State, some students said the end of the semester – and college life in general – is taking a toll on their mental health. Last week, the University Park Undergraduate Association, Penn State’s student government, hosted events for “Mental Health and Wellness Week.”
Pittsburgh Woman Honors Late Stepdad's Love for Dogs with Massive Holiday Light Display Benefiting Animal Shelters
Experience a dazzling holiday light display in Greensburg, honoring a man's lifelong love for dogs. With over 800,000 lights, this spectacle benefits local animal shelters. Visit Larry's Lights on Armburst Road and meet Santa and the Polar Express conductor!
The Kiski School builds on success, wins 4th straight PAISAA championship
Going into the season, The Kiski School boys soccer team was expected to have a down year. Seemed surprisingly odd considering the program had won a Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) championship last year, its third in a row. Losing 14 seniors from the previous year’s team was a...
Ten Departments Respond to PA House Fire
Haley Daugherty – The Tribune-Review, Greensburg. Dec. 4—At least 10 fire departments responded to a large house fire Monday evening in Shaler. According to Cherry City volunteer fire Chief, Nick Skalos, the fire started at 5:30 p.m. in the garage of the home in the 300 block of Hawthorne Road. He said that the fire extended into the house.
Greensburg courthouse restaurant opens for business
Jurors called to the Westmoreland County Courthouse looking for some grub Monday didn’t have to brave the weather to get a meal. Caffe Market Express, a new restaurant on the Upper Park level of the courthouse, welcomed more than 170 jurors and hundreds of Westmoreland employees on its first day of business.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Kittens Today in greensburg, PA
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around greensburg.