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Man who tried to kidnap jogger in Westmoreland County sentenced to up to 50 years in prison
A man who tried to kidnap a jogger in Westmoreland County has been sentenced to serve between 25 and 50 years in prison.
Westmoreland County Man Charged for Attempted Abduction of Young Woman
GREENSBURG, PA — On Friday, Westmoreland County’s Common Pleas Judge, Meagan Bilik-DeFazio, sentenced Frank Springer… The post Westmoreland County Man Charged for Attempted Abduction of Young Woman appeared first on Shore News Network.
Woman sentenced in connection with Loyalhanna meth lab
A former Loyalhanna woman was sentenced Friday to four years of probation in connection with a methamphetamine lab at her home that was shut down by state police. Jennifer Lynn Williams, 55, now of Indiana County, was ordered to spend 18 months on house arrest. She pleaded guilty Friday to...
'I wasn't raised this way' Hempfield man who got involved with drugs tells judge
A Hempfield man who turned to drugs and then began selling them to support his own habit was sentenced to jail and probation Friday. “I wasn’t raised this way and I’m sorry for what I did,” said Chad J. Gilbert, 53. “All my life I worked hard and I ruined it all.”
Westmoreland County Detective Bureau investigating death of prison inmate
The Westmoreland County Detective Bureau is investigating after a prison inmate died Thursday morning.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in greensburg, PA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around greensburg..
Children's mental health event at Latrobe Hospital focuses on caring for youth in time of need
Amidst rising mental health concerns for Pennsylvania youths, Independence Health System is bringing back an annual children’s mental health education event for therapists and other care providers for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The Children’s Mental Health Symposium, scheduled at Latrobe Hospital on Oct. 5,...
Penn High School holds homecoming parade, celebration
Friday was a big night for the Penn High School community - it was Homecoming. The festivities kicked off at 5:30 p.m. with a parade featuring the marching band, school clubs, and all 15 Penn-Harris-Madison schools. The festival also featured a fun zone with a teacher dunk tank, inflatables and...
Pa. officer stops runaway truck, saves man trapped underneath
LATROBE, Pa. — City police officer Zachary Lukon was on duty at Latrobe's Great American Banana Split Celebration when he noticed a food truck starting to roll down Ligonier Street. He was able to stop the runaway vehicle, which saved the life of a man who had been trapped...
‘It wasn’t your fault’: Local woman helping families impacted by suicide through outreach group
A local woman is leading a brand new organization that helps families who have been affected by suicide.
2 midwives, 3 doulas and no pulse: Fast-acting Mutual Aid crew help save Hempfield baby
Samantha Kindelberger was confident that the two midwives and three doulas she selected for her home birth would bring her new son into the world successfully. She and her husband, Roy, would become parents to a second child to join their 2-year-old daughter, Ivah. She did not expect to be...
Franklin Regional: Mental health survey could 'gauge the climate' in school district
Franklin Regional may undertake a student mental health survey that is generating debate about how much a school district should get involved with the issue, and to what extent parents should be included in those decisions. School directors recently delved into the issue, with district officials defending a proposed student...
Greensburg man charged with attempted murder and kidnapping in Indiana County
Attempted murder suspect Michael Whitfield has been extradited from Georgia and is behind bars in Indiana County. Whitfield was arraigned Thursday night before District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana, and was sent to the Indiana County Jail with his bail being denied. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m....
Blairsville carjacking suspect extradited from Georgia ahead of preliminary hearing
Michael Aaron Whitfield, who was charged with attempted homicide in a July attack on a woman, has been extradited from Georgia, Pennsylvania state police said Friday. Whitfield, 36, of Greensburg, was accused of cutting a woman in the face and neck during a Blairsville carjacking July 12. He was arrested...
Over $1M to be given to Westmoreland County law enforcement through American Rescue Plan
Thursday morning, Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli announced more than $1 million in American Rescue Plan funds is being given to the county to help law enforcement.
Derry athletic director Brett Miller resigns
The Derry Area school board accepted the resignation of athletic and transportation director Brett Miller on Thursday. Miller, 37, has been hired at Seton Hill in the institutional advancement staff as the major gift officer. He spent the past 10 years at Derry. He replaced Brandon Rapp. He previously was athletic director at Ligonier Valley for four years.
SENTENCING HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR INDIANA COUNTY COURT
Two sentencing hearings are scheduled for today for Indiana County’s Court of Common Pleas, including one for a woman charged in 2020 in an incident in Black Lick. Court documents say that 33-year-old Tiffany Blattenberger of Greensburg will go before Judge Michael Clark this morning to be sentenced for a guilty plea of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. The charge dates back to September 14th of 2020, when state troopers found her in Black Lick. Along with finding her under the influence, police also found both raw and burned marijuana. Several other charges, including marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession were not prosecuted as part of the plea deal.
Westmoreland Food Bank explains impact government shutdown could have on local families
The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
Franklin Regional Takes on Plum in High School Football Match
Get ready for some thrilling high school football action! This video showcases the intense match between Franklin Regional and Plum. Witness the best moments, incredible plays, and unforgettable highlights from this epic clash in western Pennsylvania. Don't miss out!
Shetler's lawyer claims Westmoreland criminal trial system unconstitutional
Lawyers for a New Florence man accused of assaulting a police officer nearly two years ago argued during a hearing Wednesday that Westmoreland County’s criminal trial system is unconstitutional. Assistant public defender Mike Garofalo said the assault and resisting arrest charges against Ray A. Shetler Jr. should be dismissed....