A new satellite casino approved to be built at a mall in Westmoreland County will give the county a boost with new jobs and revenue, but commissioners there have concerns over a name that will not reflect the community in which it will operate.
The state Gaming Control Board this week unanimously granted Stadium Casino LLC, owned by Cordish Companies of Maryland, a Category 4 satellite casino license to operate a casino in the shuttered Bon Ton space that the company will name Live! Casino Pittsburgh.
The commissioners are hopeful that some discussion with representatives from Cordish Companies could result in the selection of a more appropriate name.
The commissioners said despite the name, they are thrilled that the project is moving forward and have learned from officials at Westmoreland County Community College that the company has reached out to the college to provide training for those interested in casino dealing.
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EAST VANDERGRIFT, Pa. — Crews responded to a train that crashed into a vehicle in Westmoreland County.
It happened Wednesday morning around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Kennedy Avenue.
911 Officials say the vehicle stalled on the tracks.
The driver got out of the car and tried to flag down the train, but he got back in the car when the train hit.
He was not injured in the crash, but was taken into custody by Vandergrift Police.
Westmoreland County is planning a job fair to help fill as many as 50 positions at the courthouse, nursing home, jail and other government and human service offices.
The day-long event will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Ramada Inn in Hempfield.
It’s the first time the county has sponsored a job fair, Human Resources Director Amanda Bernard said.
“If we can hire 50 people, that would be great. We have a lot of vacancies, especially at the Manor where we are competing with local hospitals,” Bernard said.
A jackpot ticket that matched the Aug. 9 drawing was sold at Exxon, 2700 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell.
Since the Westmoreland County gas station sold the winning ticket, it will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
If you have the winning ticket, sign it and call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.
The Scottdale Police Department announced Wednesday that it needs help identifying the suspect who entered the store in Westmoreland County on Aug. 7.
Police said the suspect wore something over his face to blue his identity.
Police: Daniel Sebulsky, 34, fled from home in Mt. Pleasant
Daniel Sebulsky, 34, is facing numerous charges after police said he fled from a home along Frick Avenue in Mt. Pleasant just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. According to court documents, the chase traveled along Route 119 and Route 819 at speeds up to 100 mph.
I-70 westbound was closed between Exit 49 and Exit 46B, but has since reopened.
Channel 11 has confirmed that the coroner was called to the scene and a body was found in the river.
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According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Joan Agnew and Thomas Agnew were found dead inside a home in the 1900 block of Highland Avenue on Thursday morning.Joan’s manner of death is listed as homicide from multiple gunshot wounds.
Thomas’ manner of death is listed as suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The shootings took place Wednesday or Thursday at an unknown time. The coroner listed 11:48 a.m. Thursday as the time of death for Joan and 11:50 a.m. Thursday for the time of death of Thomas.
According to a news release issued by state police on Monday morning, a 21 year-old woman who worked at Tropical Sunsations on Hollywood Boulevard entered occupied rooms being used by customers and removed money from their wallets while they were tanning.
At least three incidents happened between June 28 and July 12.
State police said the suspect was working at the store at the time of the incidents but is no longer employed there.
If anyone has information about the case or may be a victim, they are asked to call 724-697-5780.
A large sinkhole has opened up outside of the Kindercare in North Huntingdon Township.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Allegheny County and Westmoreland County until 10:30 a.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Allegheny County until 9:45 a.m.
According to the National Weather Service, one inch of rain has already fallen with an additional inch of rain possible.
The warning includes over a dozen locations in Allegheny County, as well as parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-376.
We are tracking strong to severe storms for the afternoon and evening that will have the potential for large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning.
Around 1 p.m., storms will start to pop up in areas north of the city of Pittsburgh.
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transfer of a liquor license into North Huntingdon during a hearing the township will conduct at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Town House, 11279 Center Highway.
Isano II Inc., is asking the commissioners for approval to transfer a liquor license to a site at 8865 Norwin Ave., at a shopping plaza where Excela Square at Norwin is located.
Under state law, the township has authority to conduct a public hearing on a liquor license transfer and the commissioners get to vote on approving the transfer when the number of liquor licenses exceeds one per 3,000 people.