Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

EAST/WEST/SOUTH [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

EAST/WEST/SOUTH [Derived Headline]

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Family of slain woman seeks restitution

The family of a woman who was killed by her husband in February 2012 has submitted claims for restitution for estate and personal expenses, according to court documents.

John Peck, Westmoreland County district attorney, formally requested Thursday that David Stahl, who was recently convicted of murdering his wife, Rebecca, pay $78,108.23 to respective members of Mrs. Stahl's family for funeral and burial arrangements as well as expenses accrued during the trial, according to court documents.

Additionally, the commonwealth ordered that Mr. Stahl must pay $10,343 and 52 cents for forensic services by the state police.


Cause of Ambridge eatery fire still unknown

As Martin Costanzo peeled the license plate from his scorched truck Thursday morning, the air still smelled like charred wood a day after a massive blaze consumed his Ambridge restaurant.

Ambridge fire Chief David Drewnowski said the cause of the Wednesday morning three-alarm fire that destroyed Rook's Cantina 505 on 282 Fourth St. was unknown, although arson had been ruled out. A complete report is expected today, Chief Drewnowski said.

In the meantime, Mr. Costanzo, one of the restaurant's owners, is attempting to find a new normal in the midst of the demise of his wife's "dream restaurant." His wife, Denise Romero, is co-owner.

Rook's Cantina, formerly known as Rook's East Side Saloon when former Pirates pitcher Jim Rooker owned it, opened this spring - $40,000 worth of the new owners' life savings went toward preparing the restaurant for its grand opening, Mr. Costanzo said.

The building is scheduled to be demolished this weekend.

Beaver County man arrested after standoff

A Beaver County man was arrested after a stand-off in New Galilee on Thursday morning.

County sheriff's deputies had been searching for Christopher Little, 25, of New Galilee since February, Chief Deputy Jay Alstadt said.

Court records show Mr. Little was wanted on charges of resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding and recklessly endangering another person. Details of those cases were not immediately available.

Chief Alstadt said the sheriff's office received a tip Wednesday night that Mr. …

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