Torrance State Hospital

McCandless Mom – Laurel Schelmmer

Mother Accused Of Drowning Sons Waives Preliminary Hearing

A woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub more than a year ago waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a day after a judge found her mentally competent to stand trial.

07/07/2015

McCandless Mom – Laurel Schelmmer

Mother Accused Of Drowning Sons Found Competent To Stand Trial

After being charged in the drowning deaths of two of her sons last year, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer of McCandless has been determined competent to stand trial.

07/06/2015

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Man Captured After Escaping From Mental Health Hospital

A man who was on the run after escaping from a Westmoreland County mental health hospital on Tuesday has been captured.

07/11/2013

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Police Searching For Man After Escape From Mental Health Hospital

Police are searching for a man after he escaped from a Westmoreland County mental health hospital on Tuesday.

07/10/2013

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Woman Accused Of Abducting Newborn Waives Case To Court

Breona Moore, the woman charged with kidnapping a 3-day-old baby from Magee-Womens Hospital last year, and claiming the child as her own, was finally in court today for her preliminary hearing.

06/07/2013

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Patient Critical After Torrance State Hospital Assault

A patient is in critical condition after being assaulted by another patient at the Torrance State Hospital in Derry Township, Westmoreland County.

11/29/2011