A bill aimed at expeditiously testing DNA evidence in sexual assault cases unanimously passed the both chambers of the state legislature on Monday and headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk where it is expected to be signed into law.
A year after he took on the assignment of chief pilot for a special mission to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day by flying back to France an authentic World War II airplane that dropped paratroopers over Normandy, Chris Polhelmus is still amazed.
Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor on Thursday as well as two budget-related bills, two days after he rejected the main budget bill.
Fayette County Coroner's office has identified the man killed in a crash Tuesday evening in Bullskin Township.
Fayette County 911 said a collision between a dirt bike and truck was reported around 9:18 p.m. at the intersection of Routes 119 and 982. The coroner's office identified Brenden Cooper, 18, of Dawson as the man killed in the crash.
Governor Tom Wolf's action to veto the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget late Tuesday has drawn criticism from local GOP lawmakers, while Democratic legislators are standing fast with the state's top official.
State attorney general Kathleen G. Kane announced on Wednesday her office has filed a complaint in Commonwealth Court against a chain of nursing home companies accused of misleading consumers by failing to provide basic services to elderly and vulnerable residents.
Uniontown Redevelopment Authority executive director Mark Rafail informed Uniontown City Council that the Main Street Program had been extended through June 2016 at city council's meeting Wednesday, while council took no action regarding the Uniontown Downtown Business District Authority.
John F. Brothers|Herald-StandardThe Fayette County coroner was called to the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. The crash happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Routes 119 and 982 in Bullskin Township. The call was reported at 9:21 p.m.
State and Uniontown police are looking for a man who wore a children's Spiderman mask when he allegedly robbed a North Union Township pool hall last week after he fled from officers who tried to arrest him on a warrant on Wednesday.
Perryopolis solicitor Deanna Fahringer of Davis and Davis has sent a letter to the state attorney general’s office asking for an investigation into questionable business practices by council members. The letter does not name ht members, nor does it detail the alleged questionable practices.
The Fayette County Housing Authority is appealing a Uniontown Zoning Hearing Board decision, claiming the board abused its discretion by approving special exceptions for the expansion of an auto dealership on South Grant Street.
Fayette County commission Chairman Vince Zapotosky said that the $32 million price tag for the construction of the most recent prison design is not a deterrent, rather a challenge for the elected officials to carry out their promise to address the issue.
However, Commissioner Al Ambrosini believes the proposed design presented last week by Astorino/CannonDesign is too costly, lacking the elements needed to improve the county's prison system and is calling for the board to nix the project.
The county bears his title, as do schools and businesses in the region; there is a statue of him in the courthouse and his image graces signs at the entrance to the county, yet few if any know his actual name, or the role he played in American history.
Seven candidates seeking magisterial district judge seats in the Masontown area and three candidates seeking the same seat in the South Union and Menallen Township area in the May 19 primary election filed campaign finance reports filed last week with the state Department of Elections.
While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Julie Michaels of Connellsville learned that State Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-Ridley Park, plans to introduce a discharge resolution in support of Senate Bill 3, an act providing for the medical use of cannabis in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision giving gay couples the right to marry across the country marked "a day of celebration for the (gay) community, friends, families and allies," said Marta McClintock-Comeaux, director of women's studies at California University of Pennsylvania.
After decades of litigation over gay rights and gay marriage, the court declared in a 5-4 decision Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Multiple Connellsville city officials confirmed Friday that a building permit has not yet been obtained for the Aaron's Building, a four-story building at the corner of North Pittsburgh and Apple Streets which officials still hope will become a highlight of the downtown business district.
A Fayette County judge on Friday ordered documents from a grand jury investigation to be turned over to two former Franklin Township officials who were indicted and charged with unlawful use of a township computer and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The two Democratic candidates seeking positions on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners remain nearly $38,000 in debt while two of their four Republican challengers remain nearly $9,000 in the red.
Candidates for Fayette County District Attorney submitted campaign finance reports to the county election bureau on Friday, showing the incumbent’s campaign committee far deeper in the red than his opponent’s for the 30-day period following the primary.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg is announcing several clergy reassignments that become effective July 1. While they will affect some local parishes, the number of local churches and priests serving Fayette County will remain the same.
Connellsville Police Chief James Capitos is encouraging people to exercise caution when it comes to recreational activities at Yough Park after a Uniontown man drowned there while swimming Monday evening.
Fayette County commissioners, the prison warden and deputy court administrator have received their first look at conceptual drawings for proposed limited construction at the site of the current prison.
DUNBAR TWP. - The blue skies over Fayette County, along with the Joseph A. Hardy/Connellsville Airport, played host to about 50 aircraft and their female pilots and crew as the 2015 Air Classic Race participants made the local airfield a fueling stop during the first day of the race.
Legal counsel for the state Department of Corrections (DOC) and its Bureau of Health Care Services state that the agencies have complied with the Office of Open Records (OOR) requirements and Herald-Standard requests for documentation.