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Greensburg Road

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Woman Injured In Police Chase, Crash In Lower Burrell

One woman was taken to the hospital overnight and another person was taken into custody after a police chase ended in a fiery crash in Westmoreland County.

11/30/2013

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Lost Goat Shows Up On Westmoreland Co. Couple’s Doorstep

Is anyone out there missing a goat? That’s the question a Westmoreland County couple is asking after a little goat showed up at their home earlier this week.

01/03/2013

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Falling Tree Hits Worker, Knocks Him Into Ditch

A man is recovering after he was hit by a tree and knocked into a ditch at an excavation site Thursday morning in Westmoreland County.

05/10/2012

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Another Arrest Made In Officer Kotecki Shooting

Another arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Westmoreland County police officer.

05/02/2012

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1 Woman Killed In Plum Crash

Police are investigating after a woman was killed in an early Sunday morning crash in Plum.

04/22/2012

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7 Charged In Connection To Lower Burrell Police Officer’s Shooting Death

Seven people are facing charges in connection to the shooting death of Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki. Kotecki was killed after he was ambushed by 33-year-old Charles Post, a fugitive, in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road back in October.

03/23/2012

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Car Drives Through Billboard In Westmoreland Co.

The Westmoreland County Coroner has been called to the scene of a crash in Upper Burrell Township.

02/24/2012

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At Least 1 Injured In Lower Burrell Multi-Vehicle Accident

Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident this morning in Westmoreland County.

11/04/2011

Bus Driver Louise West puts a black ribbon on a school bus to remember Officer Derek Kotecki.  (Credit: KDKA)

Officer’s Death Leaves Void In Lower Burrell Community

The death of Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki has left a void in the community. He was shot and killed while trying to arrest 33-year-old Charlie Post outside the Dairy Queen on Greensburg Road in Lower Burrell on Wednesday.

10/13/2011

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Westmoreland Co. DA: Officers Knew Post Was A Threat

The investigation continues today after a veteran police officer was shot and killed Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant in Lower Burrell. The fallen police officer has been identified as Officer Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer with the Lower Burrell Police Department in Westmoreland County.

10/13/2011

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Community Mourns Fallen Lower Burrell Officer

Friends and family of Officer Derek Kotecki are mourning today following the shooting outside the Dairy Queen in Lower Burrell that claimed his life. The flag outside the Lower Burrell Police Station has been lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Kotecki.

10/13/2011

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Lower Burrell Police Chief: “Derek Was A Great Police Officer”

The flags outside of the Lower Burrell Police Station in Westmoreland County are flying at half-staff today as people across the area mourn the loss of a veteran officer. Officer Derek Kotecki, 40, was an 18-year veteran of the police force and Lower Burrell’s K-9 officer.

10/13/2011

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Officer Killed In Lower Burrell Shooting, Suspected Gunman Dead

A police officer was killed in a shooting in Lower Burrell. This happened at about 7 p.m. outside the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road.

10/12/2011

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