Sunday, January 20, 2013
She has not been seen since leaving her home in Swissvale on March 28, 2008.
It's been nearly five years since 30-year-old Faime Lynette Francis left her home in Swissvale and vanished. Faime is described at 5-foot-8, 115 pounds with black hair and dark brown eyes. According to the North American Missing Persons Network, she might wear a wig or add weave to her hair. She also wore an engagement-type ring on her left hand and often dressed in all black. Her disappearance concerned family members because she suffers from mental illness. She did not have her medicine with her when she left home. She has not been heard from since. She would turn 36 years old this May. Anyone with information is asked to call Swissvale Police Department at 412-271-0430. For more information about this and other missing person cases, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Voting in the statewide contest ends Jan. 18.
The Monongahela River flows at the edge of Swissvale, Braddock and Rankin —and here's a chance to let others know how valuable the river is to the local area. The Mon has been nominated for 2013 Pennsylvania River of the Year, one of six waterways nominated across the state—the Juniata River and Swatara Creek in south central Pennsylvania, Kiskiminetas and Monongahela rivers in the southwest, Lackawanna River in the northeast and Schuylkill River in the southeast. “Individually, each of these waterways showcases unique natural resources and recreational potential,” said Richard J. Allan, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary. “Collectively, they demonstrate just how blessed Pennsylvania is with its wealth of …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Reports of people burglarizing homes after telling the owners they are with various companies have been made in Dormont and Swissvale.
It’s becoming a familiar story—people going door-to-door, participating in a scam situation in which they say they’re with an organization to gain access to your property. Dormont police are investigating one of these situations, which occurred Thursday morning and resulted in the burglary of a home in the 1300 block of Illinois Avenue. Shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, an elderly couple called Dormont police to report their home had been burglarized. The couple told police a man they described as being Mexican-American came to their home and said he was a property assessment officer from Allegheny County. The man told police the suspect took him to the back of the home to talk about his car, and left after a discussion that lasted about …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Verna Hreha, 82, of Jefferson Hills, was last seen Tuesday in Bethel Park.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Verna Hreha, 82, of Jefferson Hills has been reported missing and was last seen Tuesday at a Bethel Park business, saying she was lost. Hreha, a 5-foot-5-inch, 135 pound white woman with short gray hair, was last seen driving her car, a silver 2011 Hyundai Elantra with a Pennsylvania license plate, through a Swissvale neighborhood and asking for directions. She was seen in Bethel Park late Tuesday afternoon. She is in need of medication. If you have seen Hreha or know where she is, please call the Dormont Police Department at 412-561-8900, the Jefferson Hills Police Department at 412-655-2222, or call 911.