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9 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

Roadwork plan increases Pittsburgh regional spending by 52 percent

If you thought there was a lot of road and bridge work going on the past few years, get ready for more - much more.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA), Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

13 hrs ago | O-R Online

Washington County Courthouse to be featured in upcoming a Southpawa

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal sits in the audience during the welterweight title boxing fight between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo earlier this year in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Washington, PA, Indiana, PA

13 hrs ago | O-R Online

Burglary suspect apprehended in McDonald

CARMICHAELS – The suspect in one of a string of daytime burglaries in Cumberland Township was apprehended Monday morning in on a fugitive warrant in McDonald.

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Related Topix: Carmichaels, PA, McDonald, PA

19 hrs ago | SFGate

Parents sue 2 districts over teacher's sex assault

The parents of a girl who was 15 when she was sexually assaulted by a visiting teacher who headed a southwestern Pennsylvania high school musical have sued both districts and two school officials in one district who they claim failed to help the girl.

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Related Topix: Charleroi, PA, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

O-R Online

Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts

Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Washington, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Sunday Storms

MURRAYSVILLE FOR TWO YEARS. REBECCA HAS BEEN LIVING IN SLOVENIA WHERE SHE WAS MARRIED LAST YEAR.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Hurricane

Sat Jul 26, 2014

O-R Online

Personal care an option for Alzheimer's and dementia patients

For the last 20 years, Nancy Haney has operated a personal care home in Rices Landing, Greene County, caring for people who can't care for themselves.

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Related Topix: Greene County, PA, Rices Landing, PA, Carmichaels, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Stars and Stripes

Wall of Valor to honor Pa. man's heroism in Vietnam

Pasquale "Pat" Papalia capped off his Silver Star day, in which he disarmed two enemy mines deep in a Vietnam jungle, by helping to carry out the bodies of more than a dozen fellow soldiers and cover them as best as he could on a makeshift landing pad.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, McMurray, PA

PennLive.com

Want to fix schools? Don't tax businesses, expand school choice instead: Elizabeth Stelle

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

O-R Online

Judge grants private detective license to gasfield firm; DA raised concerns

Observer-Reporter In this photo from July 2013, David R. Headley of Springhill Township, Fayette County, displays photos of what he said were security company vehicles that were driven uninvited onto his property.

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Related Topix: Fayette County, PA, Washington, PA, Saxton, PA, Smithfield, PA, Laurel Mountain, PA

Sunherald.com

Graves forgotten as mental institutions close

About 20 miles south, in Collier, as many as 1,000 graves from the Woodville State Hospital campus are in a similar state, a dense tree canopy making it difficult even to walk upright among the neglected markers.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

O-R Online

Robotics and aquatics meet at Canon-Mac

Students prepare their robots for the water Friday at Canon-McMillan High School.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Education Etc.

PennLive.com

York man among five arrested on child porn charges in attorney general investigation

A York County man was among five Pennsylvania residents charged this week in an investigation into child pornography sharing by the state attorney general's office.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, PA

CBS Local

Washington Co. Man Who Shot Roommate Released With No Charges

A Washington County man who authorities say shot his roommate early Friday morning says he did so in self-defense, and police agree, releasing the man with no charges.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man shot after domestic incident in Roscoe

Les Anderson says the cuts to his face are proof that he was being punched and in fear for his life when he grabbed a gun and fired at Shawn Kuch.

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Related Topix: Roscoe, PA

CBS Local

Washington Co. Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

A local suspected child predator was arrested Monday as a result of the Attorney General's efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.

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Related Topix: McMurray, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Canonsburg, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Sports

O-R Online

Marijuana-growing operations eradicated in Washington Co.

Some of the nearly 800 marijuana plants seized in an eradication program led this week by the Washington County District Attorney's Drug Task Force Photo provided by District Attorney's Drug Task Force Nearly 800 full-grown marijuana plants were uprooted in Washington County this week as the result of an aerial investigation revealed Friday by the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs

WPXI

Man facing homicide charges in Washington Co. crash arrested on drug charges

A man facing two counts of vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of two young Washington County men was arrested Friday on drug charges.

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WPXI

1 person shot in chest inside Washington County home

Investigators said the victim was shot and then stumbled out of the house, falling on to the curb near Rosko's Bar in Roscoe.

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Post-gazette.com

Highmark subscribers still face a minefield for UPMC care

Anyone who is curious about what navigating the local health insurance-medical care scene will be like in coming months and years can stop by Lenzi's Restaurant in Monongahela, Washington County, and speak to owner John Timko.

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Related Topix: Monongahela, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

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