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North Huntingdon commissioners fire police officer

The North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday night voted to fire long-time township police Officer William Sombo.

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Joblessness not due to skills gap, experts say

Over five years, the impediment to work is a lack of jobs, not a lack of skills, economists say.

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 A bus drives at Franklin Regional High School after the first day of school following last week's stabbing attack.

'Perfect storm' leads to acts of mass violence

To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.

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 Supporters hold signs in front of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville as students arrive for classes Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School.

Emotional 1st day back at Franklin Regional

Attendance was at more than 90 percent as students returned to the halls of Franklin Regional High Wednesday.

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Scott to work on strategic plan

The township hopes to set goals for the next decade.

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South Fayette parents concerned about bullying

The school board hears about case of student punished for secretly recording his treatment.

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Bids sought in Mt. Lebanon for renovation of high school rifle range

Depending on the cost, the school board may decide to renovate the facility or have the team rent space.

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Patio home sprinkler systems create hot debate in Peters

Fearing damage from a bursting pipe, many residents are opposed to an ordinance requiring sprinkler systems in patio homes.

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NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

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Marada golf course closes in Findlay

The Maronda Foundation, the charitable arm of Maronda Homes Inc., has decided not to reopen the Route 30 facility.

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Teen mothers Elect to succeed

A program based in McKeesport Area schools provides support for teenage mothers.

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EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

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SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

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WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

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 Benedict Killand, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

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South Fayette to use eminent domain to take part of Mayview site

The township wants to use 69 acres of the property to connect to its Fairview Park.

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She creates pysanky in memory of her mom

Ginette Simpson's work benefits her parish, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Alexandria.

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Cornell Elementary School gets new principal

Jeffrey Carter of Ohio Township served as an acting elementary school principal in the Moon Area School District.

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World Book Night comes to local libraries

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday is World Book Night, when more than 550,000 books will be distributed free throughout the country.

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Wind turbine powers electric sign at Chartiers Valley

With a project like the new wind turbine in front of its high school/middle school, it's not surprising that the Chartiers Valley School

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Recovering birds of prey get new barn in Youngwood

Wildlife Works Inc. rehabilitates birds of prey and other animals. The barn, or flyway, allows the birds to strengthen their wings.

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Downtown Butler to host 'walldog' convention in 2016

Historical wall murals will be painted throughout the downtown area of the city.

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West Municipal News

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West School News

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North School News

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Letter to the editor/East: Thanks for race support

On behalf of The Reflections Of Grace Foundation, I would like to offer my gratitude to the supporters who attended the  Race For Grace.

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The North at a glance

News briefs from the North suburban area:

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The East at a glance

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Penn-Trafford school board open to tax incentive

The board also discussed funding levels for local libraries.

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 Alec Lindsay, left, and Megan Majocha.

Deaf teens win national pageant

Alec Lindsey of Winfield and Megan Majocha of Plum are Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America.

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Sculptor honors bond between W&J professor and Japan

The wood carver came to Washington, Pa., to complete his piece.

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Service dog donated for girl with bipiolar disease

A family is raising money to transport and train the service dog.

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The South at a glance

News briefs from the South suburban area:

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Letter to the editor/South: Let's not stop a thousand times

Three-way stop signs at the intersection of Streets Run and Prospect roads in Baldwin Borough are a nightmare.

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The West at a glance

News briefs from the West suburban area:

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 Rodney Schaffer

A newsmaker you should know: New Butler County tourism chairman turns dreams into successful programs

Rodney Schaffer was named new chairman of the Tourism & Convention Bureau board of directors.

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A newsmaker you should know: Teaching 'techie' recognized for sharing skills in classes, community, with colleagues

Upper St. Clair School District's Bradley Wilson goes the extra mile to help impart his knowledge.

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A newsmaker you should know: Wilkins violinist accepted into national youth orchestra

She will participate in a two-week summer residency, followed by an eight-city, coast-to-coast performance tour.

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 The Penguins' Beau Bennett celebrates his goal in the second period against the Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins overcome Blue Jackets for 4-3 win in Game 1

The Penguins came away from Game 1 of the series with a renewed appreciation of the challenges the Blue Jackets present.

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 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano talks with pitching coach Ray Searage in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Tony Sanchez is on the right.

Cincinnati pitcher Cueto silences Bucs, 4-0

The Reds' starter found the corners in striking out 12 and pitching a complete game as Cincinnati took two of three from the Pirates.

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 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

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 Shea Love greets a well-wisher on Wednesday as her son Christian Stanfield, 15, watches, outside a restaurant in South Fayette. Earlier, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office announced that it was withdrawing a charge of summary disorderly conduct against Christian, who recorded one of a series of bullying instances against him in his math resources class.

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

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PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.

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 An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

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 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

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4 to stand trial in shooting death of Washington girl, 10

The men, all of Washington, Pa., are charged in the March 31 killing of Ta'Naiyah Thomas, who was struck by a shot fired through a door.

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Several people stabbed in Westmoreland County apartment

New Kensington city police responded at 10:29 p.m. to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue, a county emergency dispatch supervisor said.

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Murrysville council delays vote on gas drilling ordinance

Murrysville council tabled a decisionthat would allow the creation of bid specifications for subsurface gas drilling under a park.

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Several people killed in Armstrong County crash

As many as three people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Armstrong County tonight, an emergency dispatcher there said.

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 Capt. John Phoennik

South Fayette chooses acting police chief

South Fayette police Capt. John Phoennik, a 25-year veteran of the township force, will become acting police chief on Friday.

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