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 Monroeville and Plum police are looking for a man who they believe may have robbed two grocery stores Saturday afternoon, including this Giant Eagle on William Penn Highway.

Police search for suspect in Monroeville, Plum grocery store robberies

The Giant Eagle on William Penn Highway was robbed and a short time later there was a robbery at Shop 'n Save in Plum.

about 2 hours ago


 Ashley Menefee and her twin girls, Tiera and Alexis Menefee, 8.

Goodfellows: Single mother of twins in West Homestead gives back as a social worker

The family has turned to Methodist Union of Social Agencies for help, and Ashley Menefee also works to help others.

about 13 hours ago


N. Huntingdon police warn of thieves stealing garage door remotes from vehicles, entering houses

There have been three incidents in the past two days that police believe are linked in which vehicles, gifts and purses have been stolen.

1 day ago


 Frederick Harris III.

Deaths of Penn Hills couple ruled homicides

Police say Frederick Harris III killed his mother and stepfather, dismembered them and stuffed their remains into garbage cans.

1 day ago


 A street view of 233 Suncrest Drive, where the bodies of an elderly couple were found Tuesday afternoon.

New details emerge in slaying of Penn Hills couple

Westmoreland County authorities had been seeking Frederick Harris III, 47, for nine months.

2 days ago


Uniontown man involved in fatal collision with police officer dies

Andrew Bohatch was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. this afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 69.

about 20 hours ago


Irwin council passes final 2015 budget with no tax increase

Irwin council members passed a final 2015 budget at a special meeting Friday that will balance general fund revenues and expenses at $3,506

1 day ago


 Police salute fallen Perryopolis Police officer Richard Champion outside of the Holy Trinity Church in Ligonier after his funeral service. Officer Champion died in a car crash while on duty.

Mourners gather in Ligonier for fallen Perryopolis police officer

Officer Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier died Sunday when his police cruiser collided with a car making a left turn in front of him.

1 day ago


 "Bellevue Library" by Ron Thurston, who will teach a watercolor class at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in the winter 2015.

The art of gift-giving: Studio arts class is always the right size

For a holiday gift that begins after others have started to fade, consider a studio arts class in the Pittsburgh region.

3 days ago


 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization

Cuban-Americans, experts and advocates discuss the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba.

3 days ago


 The Westmoreland County Live Nativity in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse, sponsored by Christian Leaders Mentoring Ministry.

Live Nativity scene at Greensburg courthouse draws praise

Volunteers brave chilly weather to present a live tableau of the birth of Christ in Greensburg’s Courthouse Square.

3 days ago


 Charles Karelitz and Gabriella Lotito participate in a ballroom competition as part of sixth-grade classroom project at Moss Side Middle.

Shall we dance, dine at Moss Side Middle?

Sixth-graders dine and dance to demonstrate skills they’re mastered in learning how to navigate socially.

3 days ago


Progress continues on 'striking' Westmoreland art museum

Among the remaining steps of the project are heating the additional space and finishing its concrete floors.

3 days ago


Irwin council rejects proposed budget, tax increase

The borough’s $5.1 million 2015 budget would have raised taxes by 1.5 mills.

3 days ago


McKeesport Area considers activity bus for basketball players

A resident requested the bus because of the late practice times for the teams.

3 days ago


It's time for Pittsburgh region homeowners to prepare for winter season

If a furnace is 5 years old or older, it should be serviced every year.

3 days ago


North Versailles passes 2015 budget

The North Versailles commissioners on Thursday night approved a final 2015 budget of $7.2 million with no tax increase by a 6-1 vote.

2 days ago


New Phipps director finds plenty to like about Pittsburgh

Emily Kalnicky, a native of Wisconsin, is the new director of science education and research at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

3 days ago


East at a glance: Penn Hills schools get safety grants

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

3 days ago


East scape: Greensburg concerts scheduled

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

3 days ago


Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Scammers can be visitors, letter writers, callers

Many people can fall victim to scams -- and they become the poorer for it.

3 days ago


Commissioners to vote on Westmoreland County budget today

Westmoreland County will plug budget deficit with $5 million to $6 million from reserves; taxes to remain unchanged.

3 days ago


Interested in winter arts classes? Here's where to go around Pittsburgh

Arts organizations in the Pittsburgh region offer classes that range painting to cooking.

3 days ago


A few safety tips for extreme weather

Here are some safety tips to prepare homes for extreme weather.

3 days ago


 A street view of 233 Suncrest Drive, where the bodies of an elderly couple were found.

Police: Suspect in Penn Hills killings, dismemberings showed signs of violence

Frederick Harris III, 47, is charged with killing his mother and stepfather, and putting their body parts in garbage cans.

3 days ago


Man sues Pittsburgh and suburban police for shooting him

Donald Burris' suit says the police involved acted maliciously and counter to their training.

3 days ago


Braddock man pleads guilty to heroin charges

Troy Anderson, 25, of Comrie Avenue, was among 35 people rounded up in March 2013 following a wiretap investigation by an FBI task force.

3 days ago


Ex-owner of Westmoreland County lighting company found guilty of bankruptcy fraud

Prosecutors said Michael J. Free, 62, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric, hid assets by filling out false documents.

4 days ago


Second person charged in death of Lancaster teacher

Thomas Moore was charged with homicide, burglary, conspiracy and other offenses in connection with the death of Nicole Mathewson.

4 days ago


Murrysville approves 2015 tax rate and budget

An end-of-year fund balance of $8 million is projected for 2015.

3 days ago


Teen resentenced to 45 to life in McKeesport triple killing

Isaiah Hereford, who is now 21, had been given a mandatory life sentence when he was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge three years ago.

5 days ago


Police: Man trying to steal downspouts fatally shot in North Braddock

Police said Alan White, 44, of Wilkinsburg may have been trying to take aluminum or copper from a house.

5 days ago


Woman who tried to frame husband with child porn gets jail

Meri Jane Woods, 43, was sentenced Monday by an Indiana County judge who rejected her attorney’s request for lenience.

5 days ago


Bessemer Avenue in East Pittsburgh restricted today through Friday

Crews will inspect the Route 30 bridge, causing alternating one-way traffic on Bessemer from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday.

5 days ago


Twitter ends account that targeted State College Area School District

State College police are trying to determine who made the insulting posts, and district officials say any students involved could face

5 days ago


Inspection to restrict traffic under bridge in East Pittsburgh

Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

5 days ago


U.S. marshals apprehend Penn Hills shooting suspect

Darshele Maurice Johnson is charged with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license in the slaying of Christopher Moss of Oakmont.

5 days ago


Suspect arrested in Penn Hills shooting death

Darshele Maurice Johnson, 39, is charged with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license in the slaying of Christopher Moss.

6 days ago


 A Wilkinsburg police vehicle is towed from the scene of a crash Sunday night that injured a police officer and two others.

Police officer injured in Wilkinsburg crash

The crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. when the SUV failed to yield and crashed into the police car on Penn Avenue near Trenton Avenue.

6 days ago


 A flag flies at half staff at Washington Square in Perryopolis on Monday. Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all flags lowered to half staff at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties in honor of a Perryopolis police officer killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash.

Funeral set for Perryopolis police officer killed in two-vehicle crash

Officer Richard Champion was killed Sunday when his patrol car collided with an SUV on Route 51 in Perry Township, Fayette County.

5 days ago


White Oak repeals gun ordinance in reaction to state Act No. 192

Council voted to repeal White Oak Ordinance 3188 of September, 2000, which prohibited the carrying of weapons on borough property.

5 days ago


Con­nectCard ma­chines at East Liberty Station out of service today and Tuesday

The ma­chines will be back in ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

6 days ago


 Lueana Coward of McKeesport pauses Saturday during the Duquesne rally on the impact of street violence. Ms. Coward’s three sons were killed in street violence.

Duquesne rally decries street bloodshed

The assembly was organized by the Recognizing Every Lingering Inward Emotional Feeling informal support group.

1 week ago


 Resident Alice Lauffer, 97, talks Saturday with scout Xavier Molgaard, 8, of Polish Hill, as scouts visit seniors at Beatty Pointe Village, a UPMC Senior Community.

Cub Scouts meet their match in Wii bowling contest at retirement community

Beatty Pointe Village activities coordinator Melanie Cherry had warned the youngsters and their parents that her seniors were good.

1 week ago


New Kensington police baffled by shooting

It is not known exactly where or when the shooting took place because the victim sought help away from the scene of the incident.

1 week ago


Hindu temple sues Monroeville over permit denial

Monroeville council voted against allowing excavation needed for the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Inc. to expand its temple.

1 week ago


Coroner: Indiana County hunter died of accidental shooting

Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. said James Turnbull, 79, of Indiana, Pa., was found by another hunter in a wooded area in White

1 week ago


 The home on Clinton Street in Lower Burrell where police are investigating a possible murder/suicide.

Deaths of Lower Burrell couple ruled murder-suicide

Deputy coroner Sean Hribal said it appears Mark McDade, 45, shot and killed his wife, Leanne McDade, 42, before shooting himself.

1 week ago


Coroner: Indiana hunter accidentally shot himself to death

James Turnbull, 79, of Indiana was found dead buy another hunter Wednesday evening, Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr.said.

1 week ago


 Michelle Mathew is the owner of Mathew Jewelers in Zelienople. Andrew Mathew Sr., Michelle's grandfather, founded the store in 1947.

Across Pittsburgh region, small shops big on building personal bond with customers

“Friendly store owners, a focus on customer service and unique products” keep suburban shoppers coming back to local downtowns.

1 week ago



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