While Megasaurus has been a staple at the Fayette County Fair for many years, the 2015 fair will mark the first Pennsylvania appearance of the famed, car-eating, transformer dinosaur with this brother Transaurus.
One man was taken into custody and is facing charges for firing a gun into the air at East Park in Connellsville just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Connellsville police said. There were a lot of people in the park when the shot was fired, but no one was hurt, police said. Numerous police officers from the surrounding area responded to assist city police.John F. Brothers| Herald-Standard
Wilbert Stewart of Connellsville was charged Thursday with two counts each of assaulting a law enforcement officer, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct after firing a gun into the air at East Park in Connellsville just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The Fayette County Prison Board filled two prison staff vacancies this week and have agreed to consider hiring up to eight more full time correction officers to stem rising overtime costs and avert overburdening in-place staff.
MASONTOWN -- A three-member committee will review a quality-of-life ordinance enforced in another municipality that targets those who fail to maintain their property, and make recommendations to tailor a similar ordinance addressing the borough's needs.
A suspended Laurel Highlands elementary teacher accused of sharing prescription painkillers with the podiatrist who wrote the prescriptions appeared in Fayette County Court on Wednesday asking for charges to be dismissed.
The attorney for a Uniontown man accused of homicide argued in Fayette County Court on Tuesday that his client’s medical condition prevented him from understanding police questioning, and that any statements the suspect made should be dismissed.
While the North Fayette County Municipal Water Authority (NFCMWA) board continues to await the results of a study commissioned in June to determine the feasibility of constructing a new water treatment plant or purchasing water from neighboring Westmoreland County, it appears support is growing to locally maintain the operation.
Two Mount Pleasant residents previously charged for their alleged role in a recent wave of vandalism in Connellsville and Dunbar Township are scheduled to be arraigned today on more than 50 new charges.
A former California University of Pennsylvania student and football player has filed a federal suit against the university, the borough and the Washington County District Attorney’s office claiming false arrest and imprisonment as well as other charges.
Coal has long been the energy source of choice to power America, but evidence shows that its popularity may be on the wane in the face of government regulations and the increased production of natural gas.
Inspired by his teachers and instilled with a good work ethic from an early age, Robert Ardeno always knew he wanted to be an educator — but he never expected to be recognized for doing the job he loves and doing it well.
When Mike Ozohonish learned of test results of the water in Ten Mile Creek in Greene County showing radiation levels 60 times higher than acceptable drinking water standards, he and water conservationists started to demand answers.
The proposed ethane cracker plant in Potter Township could use more than 100 megawatts of electricity at any given point during its operation, and local utility providers and electricity producers could be missing out on a big payday.
In a response to the state Department of Corrections (DOC) telling the Commonwealth Court that it has fulfilled its legal obligations in an open records request regarding inmate illnesses at a Luzerne prison, attorneys for the Herald-Standard maintain that the documents sought do exist and should be made available.
A majority of Fayette County commissioners declined to take action this week to reverse a June decision to replace one of its office equipment maintenance firms, although the released company has claimed there is no basis for its contract to be voided.
At the regular commission meeting on Tuesday, Commissioner Angela M. Zimmerlink sought direction for a county response after learning that ComDoc of Pittsburgh had asked that its agreement be reinstated as the allegations of poor service could not be substantiated.
It appears additional discussion and review will be necessary before Fayette County officials will be ready to restructure the management of its vehicular fleet or make necessary repairs to the interior of the courthouse.
At the recommendation of county solicitor John Cupp, Commissioner Chairman Vince Zapotosky and Commissioners Angela M. Zimmerlink and Al Ambrosini agreed on Tuesday to take no action to hire Enterprise Fleet Management until all options have been considered.
The state Supreme Court has rejected a death row inmate’s request for limited courtroom closure and sealing of transcripts related to a resentencing hearing that will take place in Fayette County Court.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has decided not to grant death row inmate Mark Breakiron permission to appeal a federal court decision denying his motion for dismissal of his case, thereby sending him back to Fayette County Court for retrial.
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision not to grant immunity to two former Fayette County prosecutors in a civil suit filed by a former Latrobe man seeking compensation for the 27 years he was wrongfully imprisoned.
Fayette County 911 said three people were sent to the hospital after a head-on collision between two vehicles Monday morning in Bullskin Township.
Fayette 911 said the accident occurred around 7:52 a.m. on Keefer Road by Route 982. Two people were flown via medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital while a third was taken to Frick Hospital.
Local state congressmen say the budget deadlock in Harrisburg is not likely to be resolved by the end of the month, leaving many human service agencies and school districts that rely on state funding financially vulnerable.
The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said he remains optimistic that a financed, long-term transportation bill is on the horizon, but it will take some work to produce.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, committee chairman, said Saturday that it is vital the funding be found to support the nation's transportation system.
The round hay-bale decorating contest is moving into the Poultry Barn at this year's Fayette County Fair due to the state Department of Agriculture's suspension of avian competition in an attempt to prevent spread of an avian influenza striking the nation.
CONNELLSVILLE - The creativity, grace and generosity of one of Connellsville's most cherished and talented artists, is being fondly remembered by those that loved, respected and admired her and her work.
Helen Alt, 97, was eulogized on Saturday and laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Connellsville.
A Connellsville man has been charged by the state Attorney General's Office with allegedly burying the remnants of a demolished residence without the permission of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Almost a year after a vehicle collided with a horse on Route 119 near the Fayette County Fairgrounds, killing the horse and injuring occupants of two vehicles, litigants in a civil lawsuit are still working toward determining who is at fault for the incident.
The Fayette County Redevelopment Authority will conduct a public hearing 9 a.m. Tuesday to obtain public comment on its request for funding through the state Department of Community and Economic Development Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.