Jeannette man pleads guilty to child porn charge

John S. Longo, a retired turnpike maintenance worker, will be sentenced Jan. 22.

about 6 hours ago

East Allegheny teachers to strike Tuesday

The district said the school calendar will be adjusted, including a move of the planned June 12 commencement.

about 7 hours ago

 The produce department at the East End Co-Op.

Legal concerns end East End Food Co-op volunteer system

For 35 years, the co-op offered discounts for volunteers. But concerns about fair wage laws and worker liability will end that next month.

1 day ago

Former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee pleads guilty in child pornography case

John S. Longo, 58, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term when U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer sentences him, set for Jan. 22.

1 day ago

New backpacks given to homeless, needy students in Wilkinsburg

A Wilkinsburg elder care center donated the school supplies to the Families in Transition program in Wilkinsburg School District.

2 days ago

 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pa. cab companies call ride-share services 'unfair' competition

Two taxi operators from Philadelphia tell the PUC that ride-sharing service Lyft doesn’t have insurance or fare restrictions they have.

2 days ago

 Norwin band camp.

Hempfield Area band camp and others wrap up as summer ends

Hempfield Area was among the high schools in the eastern suburbs that held summer band camp this month.

2 days ago

Westmoreland County prison visits to go online

Westmoreland County Prison will introduce face-to-face visits through a website so that families and friends can talk to prisoners.

2 days ago

Rachel's Challenge coming to Hempfield Area

Rachel’s Challenge is a motivational speaking group created by the parents of Rachel Scott, a victim of the 1999 Columbine High School

2 days ago

New head of Westmoreland Federated Library System ponders libraries' future

Cesare Muccari is new executive director of the county library system, which he envisions as an education center despite funding shortages.

2 days ago

No one injured when landing gear malfunctions at Arnold Palmer airport

Airport officials said the plane carrying a pilot and one passenger skidded to a halt on the runway around 11;15 a.m.

1 day ago

 The view of Downtown from the  roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Safe passage: Day in and day out, crews labor to keep Pittsburgh tunnel traffic trouble-free

It’s no simple task -- keeping motorists moving safely through the area’s many tunnels.

2 days ago

Classes, concerts, church activities in Churchill, Murrysville, Penn Hills

Concerts and a Bible study are featured this week.

2 days ago

 Alex Graziani

Penn Township manager says he was born to be in local government

Alex Graziani replaced longtime employee Bruce Light, who retired after nearly 20 years of service.

2 days ago

 Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thoughts on the Fort Pitt Tunnel

Pittsburghers and a couple of out-of-towners go to the website Yelp to express their feelings.

2 days ago

Lawrence Walsh: Updating utilities, bank accounts cause a headache

When a household goes from two persons to one, shouldn’t that be reflected in the cost of the monthly water and sewage bill?

2 days ago

 A view of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East.

Tunnel profiles: Fort Pitt, Squirrel Hill, Liberty tunnels

The Liberty Tunnel opened in 1924.

2 days ago

State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County

Department of Environmental Protection says tests found drinking water was contaminated by an impoundment near Stahlstown.

3 days ago

Security guard who helped end Franklin Regional stabbing spree fired

John Resetar, 70, received a certified letter  from his employer, Capital Asset Protection Inc., stating he would no longer be employed.

3 days ago

Stabbed Franklin Regional security guard fired

A security guard who helped end the stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville in April was fired without cause.

3 days ago

East Pittsburgh man faces child porn charges

Agents said they traced two files, including one thought to include a girl between the ages of 2 and 4, to an IP address used at the home

3 days ago

Wilkinsburg School District offers new honors classes for students

The district met the requirements for the courses, that will be offered in the revamped curriculum for the merged middle and high school.

3 days ago

PSU president staying out of restructuring fray

Penn State president Eric Barron is not saying if he supports one of the restructuring plans under consideration.

4 days ago

East Pittsburgh man arrested on child pornography charges

Jeremy Zorich's arrest is the 107th by the Child Predator Section this year, according to Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane.

3 days ago

Traffic restrictions planned on Route 286 in Monroeville

Crews will seal cracks and joints through Sept. 13.

4 days ago

Penn Hills school transportation director resigns

In spite of changing transportation companies, the first day of school was marred by late buses throughout the district.

4 days ago

 The Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoneycreek, near Shanksville.

Former House speaker to headline Flight 93 ceremony

The Congressional Gold Medal will be displayed for the first time during Sept. 11 events at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

5 days ago

 Mitch Adams has resigned as coach of the Gateway High School boys basketball team.

Gateway High School's basketball coach resigns

Mitch Adams faces charges of harassment and making terroristic threats in connection with an incident involving his neighbor.

5 days ago

Driver killed in Indiana County crash

State police in Indiana, Pa., said the car was traveling south on Route 403 near Camerons Road.

5 days ago

North Versailles officials approve a hot-topic fire policy

North Versailles commissioners passed a new fire policy Thursday that critics say does not go far enough in promoting public safety.

1 week ago

 A landscape sign welcomes visitors to Bloomfield on Liberty Avenue.

Bloomfield's Little Italy Days draws mix of old and new

The four-day festival that begins Thursday will host a variety of musicians and small businesses along Liberty Avenue.

1 week ago

 A New Kensington police officer checks the alley between Fourth and Fifth avenues in New Kensington following a fatal shooting Wednesday on Fourth Avenue.

Victims identified in fatal New Kensington shooting

John Russ, 43, of New Kensington, and Shannon Bongartz, 28, of Verona, were shot multiple times on Fourth Avenue, police said.

1 week ago

Bat with rabies found in Riverside Park

The bat is the 11th rabid animal reported to the department this year, including five bats, two cats, two raccoons and two groundhogs.

1 week ago

 Joseph E. "Ice Cream Joe" Greubel, owner of Valley Dairy Ice Cream in Latrobe, knew David E. Strickler, the inventor of the banana split, during the 1950s.

Latrobe celebrates its invention of banana split

Banana treats galore will be available at the second annual celebration Friday through Saturday.

1 week ago

McKeesport looks to preserve historic hotel

The first steps have been taken to rehabilitate the historic Penn-McKee Hotel, site of the first debate between Kennedy and Nixon.

1 week ago

 Aasta Deth, of Ton Pottery in Lawrenceville and The Stencil Co. in Natrona Heights, will demonstrate stencil decorating of pottery at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival in Mars this weekend.

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival opens Friday in Mars

The inaugural Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at the Four Points by Sheraton in Mars.

1 week ago

Monroeville store among 51 UPS locations breached by malware

UPS said the computer virus was found on systems at stores in 24 states.

1 week ago

Wabtec acquires Brazilian brake manufacturer Dia-Frag

The Wilmerding-based company plans to use Brazil production facility as a manufacturing center.

1 week ago

McKeesport school district oversees pre-K program

It was previously organized by Long Run Children’s Learning Center, which offered other community services.

1 week ago

 The Pennsylvania Armory on North Pennsylvania Avenue in Greensburg was the site of the first meeting of  Veterans of Foreign Wars Marilao Post 33 on Aug. 21, 1914.

Greensburg VFW Post turns 100

The post is thriving as others throughout the region struggle.

1 week ago

Woodland Hills reviews options to prevent flooding at academy

Options presented include installing a pipe liner or replacing broken pipe entirely.

1 week ago

 Clairton's Lamont Wade stretches to pull in a pass during a drill at preseason training camp.

Pigskin memories: High school football teaches players about more than the gridiron

One veteran sports writer shares his fond memories of the football of his youth.

1 week ago

 Jesse Lee of Murrysville

Murrysville father creates SAT prep class for his son, others

Jesse Lee of Murrysville has opened mySchooler Academy, an SAT preparation course modeled after programs in his native South Korea.

2 weeks ago

East at a glance: Franklin Regional approves SRO agreement

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 week ago

Schedule for banana split celebration in Latrobe

Line-up of activities announced for this weekend’s fete for the banana split in Latrobe.

1 week ago

Woodland Hills faces teacher shortage as first day of school approaches

The school district is facing a shortage of four teachers as of Wednesday night due to recent resignations received in the past week.

1 week ago

Murrysville approves unified development

Murrysville approved the dual use, unified land development application for the construction of an AutoZone and Mattress Discounters.

1 week ago

 The tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

Final Squirrel Hill Tunnel closure scheduled this weekend

As in previous closures, PennDOT is warning of significant delays on the outbound parkway, with traffic forming a single lane and exiting.

1 week ago

One killed in Route 422 crash in Indiana County

A coal truck collided Tuesday morning with two SUVs on Route 422 in Pine Township, Indiana County, killing one person and injuring five.

1 week ago

Ex-McKeesport police lieutenant sentenced for taking illegal bets

Arthur Pero, 57, was sentenced to pay a $150 fine as well as court costs.

1 week ago


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