Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont on Friday.

Fire destroys Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church

Exactly a month after its pastor of 43 years died, the oldest church in Oakmont was destroyed by fire.

about 12 hours ago

 Dr. Ross Musgrave and his wife Norma Jane Musgrave, push Madeline Pond, then 91, to help her get a flu shot in this 2004 photo.

Obituary: Ross Musgrave, Modern-day Renaissance man

Dr. Musgrave, 93, died Sept. 12 at his residence in Longwood at Oakmont.

about 12 hours ago

Firefighter injured battling Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

about 22 hours ago

 The state police fire marshal and New Kensington police are investigating the cause of a fire in the 400 block of 10th Street in New Kensington. Several fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began late Thursday night and rekindled about 5 this morning.

New Kensington fire being investigated as suspicious

Several New Kensington fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began last night and rekindled about 5 a.m.

1 day ago

 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont.

Fire destroys historic Oakmont church

The oldest church in Oakmont, St. Paul has since 1924 been the home of the borough's oldest African-American Baptist congregation.

about 17 hours ago

 A ribbon cutting and dedication last week celebrated the opening of Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School in the McKeesport Area School District.

New McKeesport school officially complete

The official grand opening of the Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School celebrated the facility’s assets, environment responsibility.

2 days ago

 Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson announces the proposed closing of Shaffer, Dickson and Fairless elementary schools on Thursday.

Woodland Hills proposes closing three elementary schools

Dickson, Shaffer and Fairless elementaries would close, along with the district administrative building on Greensburg Pike.

1 day ago

Police searching for man, son who disappeared last week

Raymond Pope, 4, is believed to have been abducted by Radford Pope, his non-custodial father, after the pair went to the movies Sept. 10.

2 days ago

 Elytte Barbour enters the Northumberland County courthouse for sentencing today. He and his wife, Miranda, were sentenced to life without parole.

Pennsylvania couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

The judge said Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte, must be permanently removed from society.

2 days ago

 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.

2 days ago

 Construction work along Route 30 in Hempfield is scheduled to wrap up in November, according to PennDOT.

Route 30 work on target for November finish

The $8 million project to add center turning lanes to a 1.5-mile section of the highway in Jeannette and Hempfield began in 2012.

2 days ago

Westmoreland County to set up tax abuse tip line

Residents are invited to report anonymously instances of what they believe is the waste of public funds.

2 days ago

Norwin schools' STEM project advances

The school board approved several measures involving fundraising and other provisions for a proposed technology center.

2 days ago

Most bus service problems resolved, Woodland Hills school chief says

Some parents still concerned about late buses and service for students with special needs.

2 days ago

PPG Industries donates $8,000 worth of glass

PPG Industries funded the $8,000 makeover to the Swissvale nonprofit facility that helps single parents acquire child care and counseling.

2 days ago

Authors meet in Oakmont Carnegie Library

A new writer’s guild is helping authors tap into the personal experience of journaling to benefit their work.

2 days ago

Franklin Regional coming up roses — again

The high school band has been selected to march in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade, the second time they have attained the honor.

2 days ago

Attempted homicide charges lodged against Monroeville man in chase

Police had issued an alert that a man possibly armed with several guns had left Monroeville and may be headed to Westmoreland County.

1 day ago

 Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class Sept. 9 at South Fayette High School.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.

2 days ago

 Bruce Jamison is Jeannette's first city manager.

Jeannette's first city manager brings vast amounts of experience

Bruce Jamison hopes to cut the city’s budget deficit, in part by eliminating unnecessary expenditures.

2 days ago

Eastscape: Greensburg, Monroeville, Irwin

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust is hosting various events and appearances at the Palace Theatre.

2 days ago

Samantha Bennett: The cat-call's 'loud or raucous cry' is never appreciated

There’s been some buzz lately on the subject of cat-calling. It caught my attention because I have a cat.

1 day ago

Murrysville council accepts land donation

The land that will be used to reconfigure the intersection of Route 22, Old William Penn Highway and Branthoover Cutoff.

2 days ago

Man, 21, killed in Penn Hills shooting

Allegheny County and Penn Hills police responded at 8:12 p.m. to the 8000 block of Thon Drive.

4 days ago

IUP student charged in stabbing near campus

William Rivera, 21, of Reston, Va., was arraigned today.

3 days ago

North Huntingdon man struck, killed in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County emergency crews were called at 1:38 p.m. for a report of a person struck on Lowber Road.

5 days ago

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

4 days ago

Penn Hills exonerates tax collector

The council approved a resolution exonerating the district from collecting $1,280,351 in uncollected 2014 real estate taxes.

4 days ago

One person killed in Penn Hills

Police are responding to a homicide in Penn Hills, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

4 days ago

 Edward Hahaly, left and his wife, Jean, of Greenfield pray as Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik leads the liturgy at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Greenfield Saturday night.

Pittsburgh vigil unites Catholic traditions with liturgies

The goal of the 20-hour vigil was “to give people the idea that people worship differently, and it’s OK to have something different.”

6 days ago

Man dead in Indiana County crash

Another of the vehicle’s occupants was injured in the one-car accident around midnight Saturday.

1 week ago

Firefighters battle Swissvale apartment blaze

Around 4:30 p.m. firefighters were still working to still the blaze which was reported to dispatchers around 1:30 p.m.

6 days ago

Wilkinsburg woman facing charge of endangering son

When Wilkinsburg police arrived at the scene of a reported domestic disturbance, they found a bruised baby and a story that didn’t add up.

6 days ago

Turtle Creek man accused of killing neighbor held for court

Danny Washington, 30, was held for court on one count of homicide in the July death of James Payne Sr., 58.

1 week ago

Former North Versailles man admits to prostituting two teens

Rasul Abernathy, 33, of Coatesville in Chester County, pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking of a child.

1 week ago

Latrobe police: Woman, 40, used 13-year-old for sex, drugs

Latrobe police have charged Jesse Kuhns with having sex with the boy when he stayed at her home in March.

1 week ago

Man found dead, pinned under farming machinery in Westmoreland County

Paul R. Christie, 77, was found in the garage behind his home, pinned beneath a brush hog, the coroner’s office said.

1 week ago

Restaurant shooting victim ID’d as North Side man

Allegheny County officials on Thursday identified a man who was killed inside a Wilkinsburg restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

1 week ago

 Vendors will display their wares Saturday at the Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market.

Hanna's Town antiques season ends Saturday in Westmoreland County

The final Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market of the 2014 season will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago

Man shot to death in Wilkinsburg restaurant identified

The county medical examiner’s office this morning identified the victim as Lynneil Williams, 31, of the North Side.

1 week ago

 Firefighters battle a blaze in Wilkinsburg this afternoon.

Woman feared dead in Wilkinsburg house fire

The three-alarm fire was reported at 2:19  p.m. in the 1700 block of Wesley Street.

1 week ago

Attorney seeks injunction for York County man facing drug execution

The governor has set Sept. 22 as the execution date for Hubert Michael.

1 week ago

Contractor challenges sewer work award

A local concrete contractor blasts the Water and Sewer Authority over the bidding process for more than $1 million worth of work.

1 week ago

Fundraising goal for Norwin STEM center set at $3.5 million

Officials have a new plan to spend $6.5 million for a STEM center by reconfiguring space at the high school and building an addition.

1 week ago

Murrysville may redesign the Route 22 intersection and the Branthoover cutoff

The cutoff has linked Route 22 and William Penn Highway since the 1960s.

1 week ago

Alliance advocates for Pittsburgh-area residents with mental illness, their families

National Alliance on Mental Illness has more than a dozen affiliates in the Pittsburgh region.

1 week ago

Jeannette hospital coming down

About a dozen different types of businesses have inquired about possibly using the site along Jefferson Avenue.

1 week ago

 Rae Zurovcik holds a photo of herself from 1946 and her engagement photo taken in 1947, right. Ms. Zurovcik, of Port Vue, came to  the U.S. after World War II to marry an American soldier she had met in London during the war. Her story is one of the stories featured in the new book, "G.I. Brides."

GI bride from Port Vue, subject of book, to tell her story

War bride Rae Brewer Zurovcik and authors Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, authors of “GI Brides,” will speak Friday in McKeesport.

1 week ago

 John Presto of Bridgeville plays with David Bateman of Mt. Lebanon, background left, and Dick Day of Heidelberg, right, in the Bridgeville American Legion ''jam'' band

Far-flung band jams at Bridgeville American Legion

The loose-knit gathering of musicians prove when it comes to age or geography, rock knows no boundaries

1 week ago


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