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 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said the crash between a commercial vehicle and passenger car occurred east of the Monroeville interchange.

about 3 hours ago


 Norwin High School students arrive for the start of the school day today. The school district increased security after a bomb threat was found Monday afternoon in a bathroom at the school.

Security ramped up at Norwin High School following threat

School officials sent a notice to parents saying a threat had been made against the school for this afternoon.

about 9 hours ago


Penn Hills council approves a $25.5 million six-year Capital Improvements Program

Penn Hills council unanimously approved a six-year, $25.5 million capital improvements program.

about 14 hours ago


 Neighbors and community members light candles in remembrance of the six people who died in a house fire in Mckeesport Saturday morning.

Fire marshal: McKeesport fire that killed six started in living room

Investigators are concentrating efforts on the first-floor living room to determine the deadly blaze's cause and exact point of origin.

1 day ago


 Firefighters work the scene of an overturned school bus on Monday in Paradise, Lancaster County. Authorities said the crash of the bus carrying special needs students also involved a dump truck.

School bus accident injures at least six in Lancaster County

Authorities said the crash of a bus carrying special needs students just before 8:30 a.m. in Paradise Township also involved a dump truck.

1 day ago


Monroeville symposium offers help to people who help hoarders

Among the 50 attendees were code enforcers, disaster response groups, insurers and therapists who participate in a county task force.

3 days ago


 Ms. Egenlauf's children, from left, Dominic, 7; Autumn, 6; Serenity, 3; and Victoria, 2.

Victims of McKeesport house fire died from smoke and fumes, says medical examiner

Four young children, their mother and the woman’s father-in-law perished in a Saturday morning house fire in McKeesport.

2 days ago


Armed man robs Plum gas station

The robber made off with about $400 in cash.

3 days ago


Police say drunk man allowed 8-year-old son to drive

The boy and his father were injured when the car struck a tree in Indiana County.

3 days ago


Monroeville youth volunteer arrested on child pornography charges

Authorities say the man had more than 1,000 images and video files showing children as young as 4 years old engaging in sexual acts.

4 days ago


 Fifth-grader Maleek Washington shows his dorm room to a guest at the Western Pennsylvania School for Deaf in Edgewood on Wednesday.

New dorm ‘just like home’ at Edgewood school for deaf students

Ground was broken in April 2013 for the $9.5 million, 30,000-square-foot, two-story brick-and-stone residence.

5 days ago


Motorcyclist killed in Westmoreland County crash

Ryan D. Knopsnider, 31, of Mount Pleasant was killed when he veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole, officials said.

5 days ago


Former North Versailles woman pleads guilty to sex-trafficking minor

Poshauntamarin Walker, formerly of North Versailles, was a guard at the state prison in Greensburg.

4 days ago


 Liz Sullivan, left, gives Maggi a treat during obedience drills at the WPA Humane Society Canine Good Citizen class, the forerunning class to the therapy dog certification.

Therapy dogs undergo rigorous classes, testing to do their job

These visitors spread cheer just by being there.

5 days ago


FBI seeks public's help in finding alleged heroin distributor

Agents in May arrested about 30 of 44 people they believe were involved in the ring.

5 days ago


Draft of Penn Township rezoning proposal would limit gas well sites

Penn Township zoning proposal seeks to balance landowners’ rights with environmental concerns about drilling.

5 days ago


Squirrel Hill shop invites knitters, crocheters to make warmer winter for Wilkinsburg kids

A Squirrel Hill yarn shop has organized a drive to collect handmade hats, scarves and gloves for children in Wilkinsburg.

5 days ago


Gateway school board hosts intergovernmental meeting on land banking

“The key is to return abandoned, vacant, tax-delinquent properties to productive use,” a Tri-COG land bank business plan states.

5 days ago


 Brian Panichelle

Incumbent Petrarca, Panichelle race for 55th state House seat

Democratic incumbent Joe Petrarca faces Republican challenger Brian Panichelle.

5 days ago


 State Rep. Eli Evankovich

Race for state House's 54th District seat is a rematch

As they did in 2012, Eli Evankovich, R-Murrysville, and Democrat Patrick Leyland of Allegheny Township are vying for the 54th District seat.

5 days ago


Gateway High start time unchanged, but some make case for more sleep

The bell will continue to ring at 7:20 a.m. at the high school after the board voted not to push start times later.

5 days ago


Seven seek North Huntingdon commissioner vacant seat

Commissioner Thomas Krause resigned from the board last month because he is moving to Texas.

5 days ago


Artist, Plum High School alum gives back to alma mater

A 2003 graduate, Rich Kelly lives in Churchill.

5 days ago


 Frank Dermody

Political newcomer takes on state House party leader in bid for 33rd district seat

East Deer Republican challenger says he has the self-discipline and budget sense to represent voters from both parties.

5 days ago


 Tim Glasspool of Plum

Plum superintendent to meet with other educators in D.C.

Timothy Glasspool, named to the top spot in Plum Borough School District in January, is raising his family where he works.

5 days ago


East scape: Band auditions in Greensburg; ham dinner at Penn Township church

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

5 days ago


East at a glance: Ski, snowboard swap and sale in Boyce Park; Irwin garbage rates rise

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

5 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

There’s no tap-dancing around it — a humanoid creature must have done this damage.

5 days ago


Here's what a therapy dog needs to do

A number of organizations certify therapy dogs.

5 days ago


Traffic moving in both directions on I-70 in Westmoreland after support wall fails

Part of the westbound side of the highway was abruptly closed, and traffic detoured.

6 days ago


Monroeville council tables action on Hindu temple's request

Monroeville Solicitor Bruce Dice said council must act on the matter within 45 days.

6 days ago


Accused oxycodone dealers based in Wilkins arraigned

Seven defendants were originally charged this summer following an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI and police.

1 week ago


 A tractor trailer carrying grapes overturned early this morning on Interstate 70 around mile marker 50, between the Smithton and Mount Pleasant exits in Westmoreland County.

I-70 eastbound re-opens in Westmoreland County after tractor-trailer crash

The crash occurred overnight around mile marker 50, between the Smithton and Mount Pleasant exits.

1 week ago


Altoona-Johnstown priest pleads not guilty to child-sex charges

The Rev. Joseph Maurizio, 69, was indicted last week on child-sex charges and possession of child pornography.

1 week ago


Boy, 10, charged as adult in death of elderly woman in eastern Pennsylvania

The boy told his mother that “he got mad, lost his temper and grabbed a cane and put it around [the victim’s] throat,” police said.

1 week ago


Turtle Creek police make arrests after chase

The pursuit stretched into North Braddock, where it ended near Hawkins Avenue.

1 week ago


Burglars hit township storage shed in Somerset County

The thieves took $1,600 worth of vehicle batteries.

1 week ago


 Police investigate a robbery at a Penn Hills Kentucky Fried Chicken and an attempted robbery at a KFC in Monroeville.

Police searching for Penn Hills KFC robber

A man who attempted to rob a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Monroeville successfully robbed another KFC on Rodi Road in Penn Hills minutes later.

1 week ago


 From left, junior Barnikka Herring-Thornton, 17,  junior Destine Herring, 16, and 7th grader Achante Myles, 13, partake in the Wilkinsburg Junior/Senior High School's after school meal program.

Wilkinsburg schools' dinner program proves popular

In a little over a month, the district has served an average of 100 students per day through the dinner program, free to children under 18.

1 week ago


Superior Court blasts local judge, orders new trial

The case will be remanded for a new trial based on Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams III’s failure to allow a defendant to call

1 week ago


 Twelve-year-old Aacia Sayyed, far right, leads a line of students getting food in the Wilkinsburg Junior/Senior High School's after school meal program. The school offers a third meal for students every day until 5 p.m.

Wilkinsburg extends free meals to suppertime

Started in September, the dinner program is free to all children 18 and under who live in the district.

1 week ago


Penn Hills drug dealer headed back to prison

David Scott, 40, spent more than five years in prison after a federal drug sweep in 2008.

1 week ago


 Rashodd "Slim" Henderson

Wilkinsburg couple arrested for heroin possession

Police say they found $67,000 worth of heroin in the apartment of Rashodd "Slim" Henderson, 26 and Stephanie Diane Watson, 22.

1 week ago


Indiana County district judge charged in hit and run

Judge Jennifer J. Rega faces misdemeanor charges of obstruction of justice and accident involving damage to an attended vehicle.

1 week ago


Man killed two people before someone killed him, police say

John Russ, 43, of New Kensington, and Shannon Bongartz, 28, of Verona, died Aug. 20; Brian Hall, 18, of Penn Hills, was shot Aug. 21.

1 week ago


 Workers prepare the forms to pour the foundation at the corner of Walnut Street and Bertha Aveue in Donora for Cement City in  the fall of 1917.

Cement City in Donora open for tour

The Oct. 19 tour will include an opportunity to go inside two or three of the 80 poured-in-place cement houses designed by Thomas Edison.

1 week ago


 Holy Family Academy freshmen Shauna Henning, of the North Side, and Dominique Petrisko, of Pine, work on mailing for Peoples Natural Gas during their internship day for school.

Head, heart and hands: Holy Family Academy emphasizes dignity of all work

Every student at new Catholic high school in Emsworth gets on-the-job work experience at local companies or nonprofits.

1 week ago


Hearing set Tuesday on Monroeville temple's plans

Monroeville Council will conduct a conditional-use hearing Tuesday on applications made by the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

1 week ago


 This design, featuring a stylized "NH" and the tagline "Connected," is one of the finalists under consideration by township commissioners.

North Huntingdon looks to logo to help its 'brand'

The township has been developing a logo for the municipality that represents its connection to the wide variety of features it’s proud of.

1 week ago


 A Baccarat  paperweight, Pansy Flower, in the Walter Carlyle Shaw Collection, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, installed at the museum's Ligonier venue.

Buffalo paperweight collector, historian to speak at SAMA Ligonier

Michael Calleri, a Buffalo-based journalist and paperweight historian, will speak at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier Valley.

1 week ago



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