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 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

about 11 hours ago


 The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday for the removal of ceiling tiles.

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The posted detour uses West Carson Street to reach the West End Bypass.

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 Gerhard Lueck, CEO of ViennaFlight, shows the door locking system of an Airbus A320 inside a flight simulator in Vienna.

Cockpits secured against hijackers can also protect rogue pilots

Investigators of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 believe a rogue co-pilot locked out his colleague.

about 11 hours ago


 The proposed 28-word amendment aims to cement the role of the Pennsylvania Legislature in defining “purely public charities.”

Proposed Pennsylvania tax-exemption amendment stalls

Senate Bill 4, a proposed state constitutional amendment, faces scrutiny in the House and may not make fall ballot.

about 11 hours ago


 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

about 11 hours ago


Port Authority board approves agreement to continue free rides to North Side Station

Under the five-year agreement, the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority and Alco Parking will pay $1.2 million to continue the service.

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 Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House in November. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is at right.

Top Senate Democrat Reid will not seek re-election

“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” Mr. Reid, 75, said.

about 3 hours ago


 Japanese students arrive at Norwin High School on Monday.

In Norwin district, Japanese students get a glimpse of life in the U.S.

Students from Japan visited Norwin schools through a program called Kakehashi, which means “a bridge connecting two sides with differences.

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Mt. Lebanon commissioner resigns

Commissioner Kristen Linfante informs the board she is resigning due to health issues.

about 11 hours ago


 Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday.

Report: Germanwings co-pilot had previous 'serious depressive episode'

Also, German prosecutors say they found evidence that Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers.

about 4 hours ago


South Fayette board censures member

The censure motion March 18 by commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer was approved by a 4-0 vote.

about 11 hours ago


Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres to stay closed for rest of 2015

Fixing landslide damage to a portion of  Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres likely will take until the end of the year.

about 11 hours ago


Murrysville road rating program to begin

Plan will set priorities for surface maintenance in the community.

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 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

about 11 hours ago


Obituary: Charles Marvin “Chuck” Coffey / Former Squirrel Hill dentist was known for his light touch and gentle manner

A friend described Charles “Chuck” Coffey as “a plain, simple, nice man” who practiced dentistry for 25 years in Squirrel Hill.

about 11 hours ago


North Allegheny to vote on volunteer clearances

The policy requiring volunteers to obtain criminal clearances, modeled after a new state law, was introduced at the March 18 meeting.

about 11 hours ago


Storytelling: Nonna’s apron had her big family covered in love

With her round face, shy smile and soft fleshy hands that were never idle, my Nonna Sestili preceded in appearance the Pillsbury Doughboy.

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 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

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Obituary: Florence 'Peggy' Greenberg / Devoted to family, community theater

A life devoted to family and community theater remembered.

about 11 hours ago


Penn Hills school board denies charter school’s expansion request

Officials with Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship expect enrollment to increase in 2015-16.

about 11 hours ago


Peters hires oil and gas consultant

A hydrogeologist is to determine whether gas and oil exploration can be done in the township and, if so, where.

about 11 hours ago


Chartiers Valley considers college readiness program

The initiative strives to increase the number of students taking Advance Placement courses.

about 11 hours ago


New agreements approved by Montour school board

Montour school directors continued the process of addressing issues left open by the previous administration.

about 11 hours ago


Moon Area Superintendent reveals contract details at meeting

As part of a budget presentation to the school board, Curt Baker discussed salary ranges being negotiated between the union and district.

about 11 hours ago


Penn Hills cracks down on student residency requirements

Officials are concerned that students who do not live in Penn Hills may be fraudulently attending school in the district.

about 11 hours ago


 Jennifer McGee, a marketing coordinator with Massaro Construction works with student Nikki Mauder, a senior at Fox Chapel High School, in the Massaro construction trailer outside of the school.

School's construction serves as an internship site for Fox Chapel students

About 10 Fox Chapel students are getting a real-world work experience at Massaro CM Services, the high school construction contractor.

about 11 hours ago


Murrysville residents oppose Speedway gas station

The Settler’s Ridge Homeowner’s Association doesn’t want Speedway to build on Route 286 near Logans Ferry Road in Murrysville.

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 Hampton High School juniors Emily Hoover and Nicole Perrone created original pen and ink drawings for a book written by their teacher, Scott Stickney.

Hampton students illustrate teacher's book

Scott Stickney, enrichment facilitator at Hampton High School, enlisted students to illustrate his story about a camp for gifted students.

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 The coffin of England’s King Richard III is carried Thursday by pallbearers during a reinterment service for his remains at Leicester Cathedral in Leicester, England. The remains of Richard III, the last English king killed in battle, were found three years ago under a parking lot. Queen Elizabeth II called the reinterment of “great international significance.” Richard III died in 1485.

King Richard III of England is reburied in Leicester Cathedral

Some scholars questioned the image of Richard that has come down through the centuries: a hideous, bloodstained villain.

about 12 hours ago


U.S. House OKs bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

The measure spares doctors a 21 percent pay cut if it passes a Senate vote. The bill requires high-income earners to pay higher premiums.

about 11 hours ago


North Versailles commissioners hear speeding complaints

North Versailles residents near the new bridge on Greensburg Pike say drivers now speed through the area.

about 11 hours ago


Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Fears are grouping that there could be a disruption to oil supplies,and that conflict could lead to a wider sectarian war.

about 11 hours ago


U.S. airstrikes on Tikrit prompt boycott by Shiite fighters, and threats

Too great or abrupt a withdrawal by militia forces, analysts said, could complicate the entire Iraqi counteroffensive.

about 12 hours ago


VA exec who earned bonuses despite billions in cost overruns ‘steps down’ but still gets pension

Glenn Haggstrom was the principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction.

about 11 hours ago


Indiana declares health emergency to fight HIV outbreak

The governor agreed to allow a needle exchange in an effort to curb the outbreak, which has resulted in at least 70 cases.

about 11 hours ago


Swarthmore group breaks from Hillel

Hillel has attempted to stop local chapters from hosting events that involve speakers or groups deemed to be anti-Israel.

about 11 hours ago


Report: DEA agents had ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes hired by cartels

The report does not specify the country where the parties occurred, but an official familiar with the matter identified it as Colombia.

about 11 hours ago


Government aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules Thursday to protect Americans from stumbling into what it calls a “debt trap.”

about 11 hours ago


Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial

The two vaccines, each given in a single injection, are being tested for safety and efficacy on more than 600 people in Liberia.

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 Tracy Montgomery of Munhall crouches beside her daughter Kaitlin, 10, a student at Park Elementary, before Thursday evening’s Steel Valley school board meeting.

Steel Valley board denies teachers’ restroom grievance

The vote came after Tracy Montgomery, mother of the student Kaitlin, addressed the board.

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World Briefs: Iran bidding to end impasse in nuclear talks

Plus: Netanyahu chided; Prince Charles letters; arrests in nun’s rape; and more.

about 11 hours ago


National Briefs: At least 19 injured in NYC explosion, fire

Plus: Conservative budget OK’d; Indiana religious freedom bill; Illinois guardsman charged; and more.

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West school news: Moon Area, West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

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School news: Aquinas Academy, Deer Lakes, Eden Christian Academy and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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 The Steel Valley Education Association filed a grievance on Feb. 13, claiming the special needs student’s use of the bathroom violates the teachers contract.

Steel Valley teachers fight accommodation for special needs student

The Steel Valley school board will decide tonight if a special needs student’s use of a faculty bathroom violates the teachers contract.

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Inspection to restrict traffic on outbound Route 65 today

The traffic restriction will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

1 day ago


Inspection of Elizabeth Bridge may close lanes starting today

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through April 20.

1 day ago


Sinkhole closes Laketon Road in Penn Hills

The sinkhole is in the 2800 block of Laketon Road, just east of the intersection with Crab Hollow Road.

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 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Mother of Steel Valley special needs student upset over bathroom dispute

Tracy Montgomery’s daughter Kaitlin, 10, is the subject of a grievance filed by the Steel Valley Education Association.

about 18 hours ago


 From left, Tracy Montgomery, her daughter Kaitlin, 10, and Kaitlin's home nurse Chris Williams speak with others after Ms. Montgomery addressed the Steel Valley school board.

Steel Valley School District allows special-needs student to use faculty restroom

The teachers union had filed a grievance over the issue at Park Elementary School in Munhall.

about 14 hours ago



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