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Stories with place: Washington
  • Belgium grave caretaker, families of WWII vets meet 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:08 am

    WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - Benedikte Gijsbregs, 48, who teaches Dutch language and history in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, has for years been caring for the graves of two American servicemen who died in the European Theater of World War II, and, on July 22, Gijsbregs met the families of those servicemen.

  • Radiation tests at Monongahela feeder contradict old results 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:35 pm

    CLARKSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Tests of a western Pennsylvania creek that feeds into the Monongahela River show low levels of radioactivity, contradicting much higher and potentially dangerous levels found last year, according to a research team.

  • Ex-judge faces sentencing for stealing cocaine from evidence 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 6:20 am

    WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania judge who resigned three years ago was due in court to be sentenced on charges that he stole cocaine from evidence he ordered kept in his chambers instead of police custody.

  • 4 sentenced in home invasion that led to death of girl, 10 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:05 pm

    WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - Four men charged in a home invasion robbery attempt that led to the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl in western Pennsylvania last year have been sentenced to prison.

  • Ex-police chief to trial in October in gambling money case 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:47 am

    WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - A police chief who resigned after nearly 40 years as an officer in a southwestern Pennsylvania township faces an October non-jury trial on charges he blew $10,000 from a federal Drug Enforcement Administration fund at a casino.

  • Man challenging murder conviction because judge used drugs 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:17 pm

    WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - A man convicted of third-degree murder in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend deserves a new trial because the judge in his case was using cocaine stolen from evidence stored in his chambers from other cases, a defense attorney said.