JIm Madalinsky, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

JIm Madalinsky

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Recent articles by Jim:

Westmoreland County man accused of attacking three people over discarded meth

Jason Bingaman, 50, is being held in the Westmoreland County jail → Read More

Police search for driver in Derry Township hit-and-run

State police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that police believe struck a woman and fled Saturday evening.According to police, 42-year-old Mary Bathurst was injured when she was hit by a truck along Harrison Avenue in Derry Township just before 6 p.m. Witnesses said Bathurst works at the Union Mission, a homeless shelter for men, and was taking out the trash at the time of the… → Read More

Scam alert: Westmoreland County woman's warning after scammers spoof phone number

Scam alert: Westmoreland County woman's warning after scammers spoof phone number Caller ID showed bank's name and phone number A Westmoreland County woman said she was moments away from giving out personal information before realizing she was in the midst of an attempted scam.Courtney Hodge's caller ID said "Dollar Bank" with the phone number matching the customer service number on the back of… → Read More

Westmoreland County vape shop broken into twice in two weeks

The grand opening signs are still hanging outside the door, but the first three weeks have been anything but business as usual for the team at Complete Vapors in Unity Township."We have six open locations at this point and we have no problems anywhere else," owner Dylan Ritko said.It started six days after the store opened on Dec. 31. Surveillance video shows someone smashing through the front… → Read More

Grocery stores in Pittsburgh area struggling to keep shelves stocked

Empty store shelves are popping up once again across the Pittsburgh area as stores continue to deal with supply chain issues.Products ranging from canned cat food to chicken have been hard to find in stores in recent weeks, something local store owners said is part of a larger trend. The Charley family owns three Shop 'n Save locations in Westmoreland County."It's something that we're fighting… → Read More

Police: Handyman was inside Hempfield Township home minutes before it burned down, charged with burglary

Fire destroyed the home in Hempfield Township last week → Read More

Crews in Westmoreland and Fayette counties prepare for snow

First significant snowfall of the season expected tonight → Read More

Westmoreland County coroner called to Mt. Pleasant Township fire

Dozens of local fire crews were responding to a large house fire in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County. → Read More

Belle Vernon man charged with attempting to break into a home with his daughter

Belle Vernon man charged with attempting to break into a home with his daughter Scott Shetter, 30, facing multiple charges A 30-year-old Belle Vernon man is accused of bringing his daughter with him and attempting to break into a Rostraver Township home on Christmas night. Rostraver Township Police charged Scott Shetter after police said he used multiple items, including a gas grill, to try and… → Read More

Heart surgeon at Excela Health uses passion for music to help healing

Excela Health hospitals remain at or near capactiy → Read More

Demand high for at-home COVID-19 tests in Pittsburgh area

President Biden announces nationwide push to provide tests → Read More

Charges dropped against former Latrobe firefighters

Two men were charged with stealing fire department money to fund lawsuit → Read More

Westmoreland County hospitals at or near capacity

Health officials say vast majority of COVID patients are unvaccinated → Read More

Student accused in Westmoreland Advanced Technology Center stabbing in court

Student accused in Westmoreland Advanced Technology Center stabbing in court Charges against David Ross, 24, held for trial Charges against a Greensburg man, accused of stabbing an instructor with a screwdriver, were held for trial Wednesday. David Ross, 24, is accused of attacking an instructor at the Westmoreland County Community College Advanced Technology Center in Mt. Pleasant last month.… → Read More

Police: Convicted sex offender drove from Erie to pick up middle school student

Jason Meals, 32, is being held in the Fayette County prison → Read More

Ligonier Valley teacher under investigation

Police confirm investigation centers around alleged lude videos → Read More

Police investigating after two dogs shot and killed in Westmoreland County

Dogs were found without their collars in the woods → Read More

Westmoreland County judge accuses district attorney's office of misconduct

Charges against Thomas Stanko, 51, were dismissed in July → Read More

Christmas Tree Capital of the World facing supply shortage

Lack of live Christmas Trees leading to increase in prices → Read More

Rostraver Township commissioner accused of creating fake Facebook accounts

Police say he posed as other commissioners and interacted as them through social media. → Read More