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Fayette County priest pleads no contest to abusing 11-year-old altar boy

A western Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest has pleaded no contest to indecent assault that began when the victim was an 11-year-old altar boy. Prosecutors said the Rev. Andrew Mark Kawecki of Greensburg will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years after entering the no contest plea Monday before a Fayette County judge.

By The Associated Press

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Domestic violence shelters see an uptick in calls, worry about dwindling funding

Domestic violence shelters in western Pennsylvania say they’re seeing an increase in hotline calls, amid worries that a difficult and isolating winter is on the way.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Attorneys expand lawsuit seeking abuse information from Pa. dioceses

They’re adding new plaintiffs from the Philadelphia, Altoona-Johnstown, Greensburg and Harrisburg dioceses.
By Katie Meyer/WITF