The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

about 15 hours ago

 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

1 day ago

Police, FBI investigate armed robbery at Monroeville bank

The police chief said the incident occurred at the S&T Bank in the 4500 block of Broadway Boulevard around 12:45 p.m.

1 day ago

 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

1 day ago

 State police firearms instructor Richard Schroeter, left, was sentenced today to two weeks in jail for accidentally killing Trooper David Kedra, 26, during a training class.

Firearms instructor who accidentally shot state trooper gets 2 weeks jail

Richard Schroeter, 43, will spend two weeks in jail, three to 18 months of house arrest in the shooting of Trooper David Kedra.

1 day ago

 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

1 day ago

McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes

The money will be used as needed to pay bills until the district receives funding from the state.

1 day ago

Citizens panel offers suggestions for Penn Hills schools

The committee is focusing on two areas of the financially troubled district: state reimbursement for construction and transportation costs.

1 day ago

Residents concerned over cuts to Westmoreland County shared ride service

A lack of funding prompted the authority to scale back hours of operation this month.

1 day ago

Wilkins planners mull revisions to drilling ordinance

The planning commission is reviewing ordinances from other towns to determine what Wilkins should revise in its regulations.

1 day ago

Penn Township agrees to clarify shale gas drilling requirements

The requirement is part of a lawsuit settlement reached last week between the township and a citizens group.

1 day ago

 Rebecca Rapp, 9, of Regent Square, was the ringmaster of the circus held at the end of a weeklong summer camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

Circus of the Kids makes 'stars' of campers, offers life lessons

Trainers in Squirrel Hill worked with 70 children, ages 6 to 13, and taught them to perform various acts.

1 day ago

Murrysville to vote on $13 million-plus capital improvement plan

Last week, Murrysville held a public hearing on the five-year plan, which does not require a tax increase.

1 day ago

 Winemaker Barry Van Gemert.

Newsmaker you should know / Delmont winemaker captures gold, silver, bronze

Barry Van Gemert’s homemade wine didn’t do as well in the Vandergrift contest as last year but still received recognition.

1 day ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

1 day ago

 Wilkinsburg High School seniors, from left, Remy McIntyre, 17, Chelsea Martin, 18, and Anfrenee Fleming, 17, hang out in the cafeteria before the beginning of the first day of school Tuesday.

Students in Pittsburgh's east suburbs head back to school

Here is an overview of the upcoming school year in the East.

1 day ago

East scape: North Versailles church to hold Back to School Sunday

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 day ago

2 admit roles in drug ring behind East End violence

Most of the suspects in the case are in their 30s and 40s and have extensive criminal records, meaning they face long federal prison terms.

1 day ago

DA's office appeals after judge vacates case in fatal teen crash in Penn Hills

Lakisha Ward-Green, 25, of Penn Hills had filed a petition for post-conviction relief in a Penn Hills crash that killed a boy in 2010.

2 days ago

Police seek single suspect in Rankin shooting of 3

Rankin police heard the gunshots just before 8 p.m. and found three people wounded on a porch in the 100 block of Oak Alley.

2 days ago

N.C. man charged with using app to solicit sex from 8-year-old in Westmoreland

The girl’s mother discovered the suspect contacted her daughter using the Kik app on her iPad tablet, state police said.

2 days ago

 Dahrayl Smith, 24, of Rankin.

Authorities: Rankin man arrested after pulling gun on sheriff's deputies

The deputies were serving a warrant shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at a house on Fleet Street when they heard a gunshot.

2 days ago

Twice-convicted murderer seeks new trial due to ineffective attorney

Steven Slutzker, convicted of a 1975 slaying in Wilkinsburg, claims ineffective counsel because he did not call character witnesses.

3 days ago

Three shot in Rankin

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of three people along Oak Way in Rankin.

3 days ago

Gateway teachers honored for saving life of fellow teacher

Gateway High School teachers Brittany Boehm and Ed Senor saved the life of fellow teacher Matthew Kohler.

3 days ago

Wilkins man charged with paying drug addicts to steal retail merchandise

Anthony J. Cicero, 50, is charged with paying drug addicts to steal retail merchandise from stores so he could resell the goods online.

2 days ago

 Keontre DeJuan Easley is escorted to a police car crusier in Moon Twps.   Easley , with his attorney Paul Iannetti , turned himself in to the state police Tuesday.

Man wanted in Parkway East shooting surrenders to state police

Keontre DeJuan Easley, 19, arrived shortly before 1 p.m. at the state police barracks in Moon with his attorney.

4 days ago

 Teacher Barb Leach, left, talks with Mike Evans, Wilkinsburg Education Association president while he waits to speak during a legislative session of the Wilkinsburg School Board on Tuesday.  At far right is teacher Judy Baudoux.

Wilkinsburg school board votes to hire former Penn Hills business manager

Richard Liberto's tenure was shadowed in controversy after a multi-million dollar deficit was discovered in the district's finances.

4 days ago

Slaying on Parkway East related to drugs, police say

A man shot to death on a Parkway East exit ramp over the weekend had been wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in 2011, state police said.

5 days ago

Police: Woman fakes death to avoid being killed by boyfriend

The woman, from Bethlehem, Pa., faked a seizure and collapsed to escape further beating, police said.

5 days ago

Crossing guard cuts draw criticism in Penn Hills

School directors heard the community’s reaction to their decision to reduce the guards from seventy-one to twenty five.

5 days ago

 A suspect in Forest Hills robbery

Allegheny County police ask for information in Forest Hills bank robbery

A suspect presented a teller with a note demanding money in large bills, and after the teller gave him the money, he walked out.

5 days ago

Pilot ditches plane in Kiskiminetas River in Indiana County

Louis Morcheid, of Slickville, was operating the plane when he began experiencing some mechanical or fuel difficulties.

6 days ago

Homicide suspect sentenced to federal prison on gun conviction

Andre Ruffin is awaiting trial in the killing of Loretta Jackson, 65, in her West Mifflin home.

1 week ago

 R Buck Gray, center, and other Penn Hills residents talk about the district's budget shortfall during a Penn Hills School Board meeting earlier this year.

State auditor general set to examine Penn Hills schools

The audit was requested by state Rep. Tony DeLuca after the district revealed this spring that it had an $8.9 million deficit.

1 week ago

 Munhall Councilman Bernie Shields.

In Munhall, politics was literally rough and tumble on Wednesday

Witnesses said Councilman Joseph Ballas grabbed Councilman Bernie Shields around the neck and pushed him backward over his chair.

1 week ago

 Andrew DuDash, assistant director of the field school at Juniata College, points out areas in the soil during an archaeological dig at Fort Ligonier on Aug. 7.

Digging the dirt: College students unearth history at Fort Ligonier

Summer work of students and interns is critical at public and nonprofit historic sites across southwestern Pennsylvania.

1 week ago

Hempfield Area asks: Build or renovate high school?

The district is seeking bids for estimates of the cost of renovating or building.

1 week ago

 Volunteer coordinator Dee Meighan shows off Lamp Theatre renovations in March.

A star is reborn: Renovated Lamp Theatre reopens next week

A comedy revue at 7 p.m. Thursday will be the first act there. The theater closed in January 2005.

1 week ago

Lanes to close on Parkway East in Monroeville today

Inspection of the bridge over Old William Penn Highway will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 week ago

Forest Hills man, 89, has spent a lifetime caring for trees

Ted Gilbert has been working since 1955, and it doesn’t look as though he’s done, even as he approaches age 90.

1 week ago

Turtle Creek, Donegal Township projects receive loans

The money is part of $13.2 million awarded throughout the state by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

1 week ago

 Braddock police chief Frank DeBartolo, left, greets #1 Cochran owner Rob Cochran on Thursday as Braddock Mayor John Fetterman looks on at Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, the site of the first #1 Cochran dealership. A $50,000 donation was made by #1 Cochran to Braddock and North Braddock, with each community receiving $25,000.

Cochran car family makes donation to Braddock, North Braddock

#1 Cochran donated $50,000 to be divided between the two communities.

1 week ago

Banana Split fest, Yellow Tie Gala coming to Latrobe this month

These and other events will mark the end of summer.

1 week ago

Fire prevention class in Export to address needs of hearing impaired

The Center for Hearing & Deaf Services is holding the class Tuesday night.

1 week ago

Westmoreland County musem to reopen with new cafe cart

The cart will be run by The Supper Club of Greensburg and will offer soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 week ago

Leger Road, two bridges raise questions, concerns in North Huntingdon

The road and bridges are in need of repair, but the township is not certain who is responsible for at least one of the bridges.

1 week ago

Norwin school board looks at test scores, supplies

Also, because of a change in the law regarding background checks, officials said most fall field trips will not be held.

1 week ago

 Aaron Skrbin

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Aaron Skrbin goes from firefighter to South Fayette High School principal

He considered making firefighting his life’s work until a scholarship to Duquesne University with the Tamburitzans sealed his career.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: No need to go postal over line jumper

There’s enough belligerence and not enough patience in the world.

1 week ago