CRIME & SAFETY
Man accused of stabbing neighbor after argument in Westmoreland County
A man is facing charges after police say he stabbed his neighbor following an argument in Westmoreland County.
Women Attacked by Man Offering Ride Near Hempfield Cemetery
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA – Emanuel Sirnic, a 20-year-old from Latrobe, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police following an assault and robbery incident reported on November 23. The victims, two young…
Hempfield man charged with aggravated assault by vehicle
A Hempfield man was denied bail Thursday after state police said he drove recklessly around his neighborhood, nearly hitting a pedestrian. Troopers said Tyler Cecconello, 20, had a 2-year-old girl in his SUV at the time. They were called to Menock Manor near Swede Hill Park at 4:40 p.m. after...
North Huntingdon man's overdose death leads to charges against Hempfield man
A Hempfield man is accused of providing a fatal dose of drugs to a North Huntingdon man who had been clean for about two years until being contacted by the suspect, his former drug dealer, according to township police. Authorities said powerful opioid fentanyl and animal tranquilizer xylazine were present...
Derry man charged with rape, bail denied
A Derry Borough man is accused of raping a woman over four hours in November. Richard C. McElheny, 55, was arraigned Wednesday and was being held without bail. The woman reported the situation to borough police on Nov. 8. She told an officer that she was sexually assaulted in the basement of a borough home overnight after McElheny bound her hands and ankles, according to court papers. He is accused of threatening her with a knife.
Reports of shots fired in City of Latrobe unfounded, police chief says
Reports of shot fired prompted a large investigation in Latrobe on Friday.
Structure reduced to rubble after fire in Fayette County
A building was reduced to rubble after flames tore through it in Fayette County.
Munhall police officer arrested after standoff in Shaler
A Munhall police officer was arrested Friday after a standoff at his Shaler home during a domestic incident, investigators said. James Williams, a sergeant and detective, is charged with simple assault and harassment after an argument between he and his wife escalated, according to a criminal complaint. Police responded to...
Unity man convicted in bad check scheme to pay for stepdaughter's wedding
A Unity man was convicted of forging checks written out on bogus bank accounts to pay for his stepdaughter’s 2020 wedding. Joseph A. Malago, 51, was found guilty Friday on 18 of 19 counts in four separate cases including a series of felony weapons offenses for illegal possession of firearms. He was found not guilty of one theft charge.
Authorities respond to Route 30 crash in Ligonier Township
Route 30 reopened Friday evening following a single-vehicle crash, authorites said. It had been restricted to one westbound lane after the wreck was reporte at 4:22 p.m. about a quarter mile past Quarry Lane in Ligonier Township. At least one individual was being transported for medical care, according to 911...
Greensburg woman charged after police say she boarded school bus, berated driver
A woman is charged with disorderly conduct and unauthorized entry of a school bus after police said she boarded a Greensburg Salem School District bus and berated the driver a few days before Thanksgiving. City police were called to Allegheny Street near the Autumnbrook Apartments on Nov. 20 for a...
2 more charged in Unity stabbing incident
Two more people have been charged in connection with a stabbing and robbery in Unity this week. Troopers filed charges Thursday against Michael J. Hafner, 22, of North Versailles, and Antonio James McMahon, 20, of McKeesport. Hafner was arraigned Thursday night and denied bail. An arrest warrant was issued for McMahon.
Mom charged after alleged confrontation with school bus driver says she was defending her kids
She said several kids were eating on the bus but the driver only yelled at her daughter.
Hunter Mistakenly Shoots Fellow Hunter in Westmoreland County
In a shocking incident in South Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, a hunter mistakenly shoots another, mistaking them for a coyote. The injured hunter is now in stable condition. This adds to the growing number of shooting incidents involving hunters statewide.
Hunter accidentally shoots another hunter in Westmoreland County
SOUTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (KDKA) -- An investigation is underway after a hunter shot another hunter in Westmoreland County, the Game Commission said.Around 5 p.m. Friday near State Hill Road in South Huntingdon Township, a hunter using a high-powered rifle from several hundred years away misidentified a target and shot, Warden Seth Mesoras said. Another hunter was shot in the upper torso. At least check, he was in stable condition. No other details were released, but the shooting is under investigation. Mesoras said hunting accidents have decreased over the years and hunting is safer now more than ever because of hunter education. Last year,...
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...
Morning Roundup: 1 injured in fire at Fayette County business
Here are some of the latest news items from this morning, Thursday, Dec. 7:. One person was injured after a fire broke out Wednesday evening at a Fayette County business, according to a county 911 supervisor. The fire was reported shortly before 6 p.m. at C&C Granite on Lebanon Avenue...
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.
Pennsylvania hunter shot man after mistaking him for a coyote
State officials in western Pennsylvania are investigating the shooting of a man mistaken for a coyote by a fellow hunter. A Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the victim was shot in the shoulder Friday evening in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, and taken to a local hospital.
Trial continues for 3 people charged in 2022 New Kensington homicide
The trial for three people charged in connection to a July 2022 homicide in New Kensington continued Wednesday in Westmoreland County.