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Long-Awaited Funeral Held For Local WWII Veteran

They’ve been waiting nearly 70 years, but the family of a World War II veteran is finally getting some closure. A funeral was held Saturday for Marine Corporal John Yeager of New Kensington.

09/15/2012

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Fallen World War II Marine Finally Coming Home

A local Marine is finally coming home nearly 70 years after his death. World War II Marine Corporal Jack Yeager, of New Kensington, was killed in action back in 1944.

09/14/2012

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2 Killed In New Kensington Motorcycle Accident

Police are investigating after two people were killed in a Westmoreland County motorcycle accident Friday night.

08/04/2012

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IUP Student Found Dead In Dorm Room

Police are looking into the death of an IUP student. Daniel Engler, 24, was found dead in his dorm room in Wallwork Hall Sunday morning.

05/07/2012

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Teen In Custody After New Kensington Police Pursuit

State police took an 18-year-old into custody following a police pursuit Wednesday evening in New Kensington.

05/03/2012

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2 Injured In New Kensington Crash

At least two people were injured in a crash in Westmoreland County. It happened on Route 366 near the Taco Bell in New Kensington shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

04/18/2012

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New Kensington Police Chief Ron Zellers Has Died

The police department told KDKA-TV Zellers had a heart attack at home and passed away at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

03/30/2012

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School District’s Ten Commandments Monument Stirs Controversy

Officials with the Valley School District in New Kensington are bracing for a legal battle with an atheist group that’s threatening a lawsuit if a Ten Commandments monument is not removed from school property.

03/23/2012

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Thieves Damage New Kensington Man’s Wheelchair

Sixty-year-old Larry Dunkel, of New Kensington, says his specialized wheelchair is “everything to him” because he can’t around without it. But last week, during a 90-minute period, a thief swiped his chair out of the couple’s fenced-in backyard.

03/05/2012

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Tears & Hugs Exchanged As Soldiers Return Home

A touching scene played out in New Kensington Saturday when more than 100 members of the 307th MP Company returned to their families after a yearlong tour in Afghanistan.

02/04/2012

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2 Suspects Sought In Armed Bank Robbery

Police are looking for two suspects following an armed bank robbery. The suspects held up the First National Bank on Tarentum Bridge Road in New Kensington.

01/30/2012

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$5,000 Stolen From Church In New Kensington

Hundreds of parishioners came to Mount Saint Peter Church in New Kensington this Christmas weekend to celebrate the birth of Jesus. But sometime between the conclusion of midnight mass and the service on Christmas morning, thieves broke in stealing roughly $5,000 in Christmas offerings.

12/26/2011

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Suspect In Deadly New Kensington Shooting Held For Court

The man accused in a shooting in New Kensington that left one man dead and another wounded back in October was in court today for a preliminary hearing.

12/14/2011

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New Kensington Man Accused Of Sexting Random Numbers

Police say a New Kensington man sent hundreds of sexually explicit text messages to people he didn’t know.

11/07/2011

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Vet Raises Concerns About Aggressive Dogs Up For Adoption

A veterinarian was attacked by a pit bull at a local shelter. A doctor and a former staff member call the facility a “ticking bomb” saying many of the dogs are capable of attacking anyone that takes them home.

11/04/2011

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