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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.

about 20 hours ago


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.

about 12 hours 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.

about 12 hours 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.

about 2 hours ago


 Tracy Montgomery, whose daughter Kaitlin, who has special needs (she has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and is autistic) arrive at the Steel Valley school board meeting.

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 3 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and others have sent letters asking for an 18-month extension of a 2003 consent order that expires Monday.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County scramble to prepare for sewage upgrade

Federal and state environmental agencies could approve requests for more time to include green projects in sewer repair plans

about 20 hours ago


 Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson, junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson (Margaux's sister), sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson (no relation), junior at Imani Christian Academy.

Pittsburgh-area high school students share perspectives on historically black colleges

Follow the PG as we join 5 Pittsburgh-area high school students who are touring 13 historically black colleges to decide on their future.

about 20 hours ago


PennDOT extends closure of Ingomar Road in McCandless

The paving project that closed Ingomar Road from Babcock Boulevard to Kummer Road was delayed by bad weather, the department said.

about 13 hours ago


 Andreas Guenter Lubitz, who was the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed Tuesday into the French Alps. "There is no reason to suspect a terrorist attack," French prosecutor Brice Robin said.

Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to ‘destroy' the plane

Voice recordings showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing all 150 onboard.

about 11 hours ago


U.S. House Republican budget plan crosses finish line, barely

Republicans narrowly approved a budget with $5.5 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years, increasing defense spending.

about 20 hours ago


U.S. launches airstrikes against IS

U.S. air coalition has joined the fight alongside Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces to recapture the city of Tikrit.

about 20 hours ago


Aliquippa student arrested after bringing gun to high school

The superintendent sent a letter to parents notifying them of the security breach at the school.

about 7 hours ago


Supreme Court appears split on EPA toxic-emissions plan

The outcome to a challenge to President Obama’s mercury pollution abatement rule may hinge on when the EPA considered the costs.

about 20 hours ago


Files on Yemen spies for U.S. are captured by militia chiefs

U.S. officials say secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces have been looted by Iran-backed militias.

about 20 hours ago


Army regrets its treatment of troops exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq

A top Army official on Wednesday announced new medical support to those exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq and apologized for prior

about 20 hours ago


 Smoke rises from a burning building after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City.  The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported.

Building collapses in NYC's East Village; several people injured

The residential apartment building is on Second Avenue and East 7th Street.

about 4 hours ago


 FILE- In this June 22, 2013 file photo, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents Jani Bergdahl, center left, and her husband, Bob, walk during a "Bring Bowe Back" celebration held to honor Sgt. Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho. A U.S. official says Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Taliban captive Bergdahl charged with deserting post

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces a possible life term.

about 20 hours ago


Judge jettisons 2 from council ballot

Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson withdrew from the race for Allegheny County Council after his petitions were challenged.

about 20 hours ago


Pope Francis to visit Obama at White House Sept 23

The White House said Obama and the Pope plan to discuss “caring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all.”

about 8 hours ago


 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity on the Penn State campus has been suspended for a year and is being ordered by its national organization to reorganize in the wake of a police investigation into a secret Facebook page the frat had featuring nude women.

Some women pictured on Penn State frat's Facebook page come forward

The new developments emerged Wednesday as protesters marched to the house and called for the school to shut down the fraternity permanently.

about 10 hours ago


National Briefs: Civil rights-era kin mark milestone

Plus: FBI intel criticized; Obamacare anniversary; North Dakota oil slump; homeopathic labeling.

about 20 hours ago


Finance director fumes after decision to withhold gaming revenue

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority denied a request to release millions in gaming revenue the authority has been withholding.

about 20 hours ago


Coroner: Geneva College player died of natural cardiac event

The county coroner said there was no sign of any congenital defect that caused the death.

about 12 hours ago


Teen gets up to 80 years for attempted rape, killing of Lehigh student

Prosecutors say Sanchez-Osorio broke into the 23-year-old student’s bedroom, tore off her underpants and choked her until she turned blue.

about 6 hours ago


World Briefs: Nigerian militants nab hundreds

Plus: Pakistan offensive; cybercrime targeted; oligarch dismissed; BBC axes Clarkson; Chinese fugitives in U.S.

about 20 hours ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Difficult trip to theater salvaged by maitre d’

Also: When our car ran off the road in the pouring rain, evading a deer, a young fellow arrived to keep us safe in the dark until AAA came.

about 20 hours ago


Westmoreland County Community College board approves tuition increase

Tuition will increase $24 per credit this fall then freeze for 2016-17.

about 3 hours ago


 Bill Robinson

Robinson withdraws, two other Allegheny County Council candidates removed from the ballot

Bill Robinson’s opponents challenged 343 of 358 signatures on his nominating petitions. Among the names: Naomi Watts and "Russel Crowe."

1 day ago


 Students in Shamira Underwood's second grade class at Pittsburgh's Lincoln PreK-5 School swarm principal Virginia Hill with their writing workbooks during a visit to the class.

Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 among city schools receiving STAR honor

Six city schools achieve STAR status based on student improvement. Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 is in the top 15 percent.

1 day ago


 Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown.

Officials probe racist letter to Pennsylvania State Police nominee

The letter was placed Monday evening in the mailbox of acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown, state police confirmed.

about 21 hours ago


Lane to close on Fort Pitt Bridge today

The outbound right lane of the Fort Pitt Bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

1 day ago


Upper St. Clair School ratifies contract with custodians, teacher aides, secretaries and other service staff

The new three-year pact will be effective Sept. 1. The current contract expires Aug. 31.

1 day ago


Section of Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township to close

The bridge over the turnpike at mile 43 will be replaced with a three-span concrete structure scheduled to open in the fall.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Alegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County plead for more time to plan sewer overflow compliance

The mayor said the extra 18 months would enable leaders to come up with a plan that is more environmentally friendly and less expensive.

1 day ago


 A program is underway to return the once-dominant lake sturgeon to Lake Erie. While fishing for perch in 2009, Dick Brozell of McKean County caught and released one off Presque Isle.

Will sturgeon ever come back to Lake Erie?

Once the biggest predator in the Great Lakes, the lake sturgeon was driven to the brink of extinction.

1 day ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto has contended the project was rife with waste and mismanagement.

Report details $1 million overruns in Pittsburgh-county payroll program

The Peduto administration is scheduled to release a report today on the costs associated with the comprehensive financial management system.

1 day ago


 Emily Selke, a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, died with her mother in the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.

Victim of jet crash in French Alps remembered for work at Pittsburgh festival

Emily Selke, one of the three Americans presumed dead in a Tuesday plane crash in the southern French Alps, worked in Pittsburgh.

about 14 hours ago


Pittsburgh Public Schools ended 2014 with a surplus

After starting 2014 with a budgeted $14.4 million operating deficit, the district has ended the year with a $15.9 million surplus.

about 21 hours ago


Pittsburgh school board approves summer AP academy at CMU

The AP Summer Academy will be at Carnegie Mellon University from July 13 to July 31.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh schools honor those who help students with disabilities

The annual Champion Awards are made by an organization of parents and educators advocating for all students with disabilities.

1 day ago


 The home where a fire killed seven children is viewed in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Sabbath cooking a safety worry for observant Jews

The death of seven children in New York City due to an overheated hotplate used for Sabbath no-work guidelines has Jews reviewing safety.

1 day ago


 Debris of the crashed Germanwings passenger jet is scattered on the mountain side near Seyne les Alpes, French Alps.

Report: Pilot was locked out of cockpit in crash

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.

about 20 hours ago


 Forbes Field of dreams.

Baseball Lore: High schooler treasured his day of spoiled dreams

For one morning at Forbes Field, a high school boy had a realistic dream of becoming a Pirate.

1 day ago


Duquesne faculty works to sustain discussion of race via curriculum, student voices

Duquesne University held a “A Day for Learning and Speaking Out” on Wednesday but doesn’t want the conversation to end there.

1 day ago


Report calls for improvements at FBI to combat terror

'The threats are not just knocking on the door. They’re in the room,” said former Rep. Timothy Roemer.

1 day ago


Penn Hills schools business manager placed on leave

Richard Liberto, the district’s director of business affairs, was placed on leave Tuesday with pay, according to district officials.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania man gets $7 million lottery ticket in get well card

Joseph Amorese had just undergone surgery. A few scratches later on the “$7 million Golden Ticket,” and he was feeling great.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Public Schools board sold the closed Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh school board sells Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights

The Schaffer building was sold for $225,000 to the Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Co.

about 22 hours ago


Obama slows U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan

The United States will maintain 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year.

1 day ago


Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

The Homeland Security Department’s top deputy is accused of helping foreign investors get U.S. visas in cases involving prominent Democrats.

1 day ago



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