Passenger remains hospitalized after Hempfield crash that killed driver

Elise N. Krugh, 18, of Greensburg, was flown by medical helicopter from the scene of the early morning crash in Hempfield.

about 1 hour ago

One killed in stabbing in Braddock

The stabbing occurred around 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Illinois Avenue.

about 5 hours ago

'Several' injured, one critically, in Penn Hills apartment fire

A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Penn Hills this afternoon sent one person to a hospital in critical condition.

1 day ago

 Monroeville Mall, which has experienced several acts of violence recently.

Monroeville's problems extend beyond boundaries of mall, DA says

Community leaders address plans to improve security in Monroeville following shootings at Monroeville Mall.

2 days ago

 The Very Rev. Edward Malesic addresses the media at a news conference in Greensburg this morning. He will become bishop of the Greensburg Diocese.

Harrisburg pastor named bishop of Greensburg

The Very Rev. Edward C. Malesic is a priest working in York Haven, Pa., in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

1 day ago

 Grass and weeds grow over the rusted beams supporting the old closed sidewalk of the Kenmawr Bridge.

Plans unveiled for new Kenmawr Bridge

The new bridge will be wider, longer and taller than the current one.

2 days ago

Wilmerding man headed to trial for March killing

Chaz White, 19, is accused of killing Isaiah Coleman, 19, also of Wilmerding.

2 days ago

 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

2 days ago

 Marissa Miller, the daughter of the owners of My Sissy's Closet in Greensburg, checks a prom dress in the shop April 20. This is a Sherri Hill two-piece pink print. All of the dresses sold in the shop are new. The store does not do consignment.

Teens in eastern suburbs say 'yes' to cropped-top prom dresses

Girls choosing bright colors, glittery styles.

2 days ago

 Westmoreland County Judicial Candidate Tom Anderson

Nine on ballot for three judge seats in Westmoreland County

All of the candidates are lawyers and all have cross-filed for both party nominations in the May 19 primary.

2 days ago

Gateway Middle School puts the 'A' in STEAM

The school in Monroeville has a class dedicated to STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

2 days ago

Plum High School musicians eager for gig with River City Brass

The Plum students will get to perform on stage with the internationally known brass band in a May 1 concert.

2 days ago

Wilkinsburg council looks to improve streets

The new bond issue also would refinance some of the borough’s existing debt.

2 days ago

Penn Hills will put new code enforcement to test

The municipality will hold property owners responsible for the condition of their properties.

2 days ago

 Robert G. Radacy Jr. faces a preliminary hearing Monday before District Judge Mark Mansour.

Fayette County man charged with breaking bones of 4-week-old baby

Robert G. Radacy Jr., 29, of Belle Vernon, is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

2 days ago

 Dianne S. Runser

Newsmaker you should know: Music minister fills roles in and out of Irwin church

In addition to her job at First United Methodist Church in Irwin, Dianne Strong Runser is involved with Monroeville Chorus and more.

2 days ago

 Pennsylvania State Police adopted the Drug Evaluation and Classification program 11 years ago.

Driving while medicated: Pa. officers undergo training to spot a growing problem

Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.

2 days ago

East scape: Play auditions scheduled in Trafford

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

2 days ago

East at a glance: Gateway schools cut food, custodial staff

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

2 days ago

 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. talks about the ongoing investigation at Plum Senior High School during a news conference today.

District attorney will investigate misconduct at Plum school

An interview with one teacher raised concerns that the inappropriate activity with a student was "common knowledge," the DA said.

2 days ago

Kayaker dies after accident on Monongahela River in Braddock

Mayor John Fetterman said River Rescue searched for the kayaker for about 45 minutes to an hour before finding him near the Rankin Bridge.

3 days ago

 The superintendent of the Plum school district said high school employees were told after the previous arrests “to have no conversations with staff or students regarding the investigation.”

Third teacher arrested in 'expansive and ongoing' investigation at Plum school district

Drew C. Zoldak, 40, of New Kensington, was arrested at the school Wednesday morning. He faces one count of intimidating a victim in a case.

3 days ago

 Jason Cooper, of Verona, leaves court after his preliminary hearing today in front of District Judge Linda Zucco.

Former Plum teacher ordered to stand trial in student sex case

The student with whom Jason Cooper, 38, is accused of having a relationship testified in court today.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers offering reward in Penn Hills shooting

William "Eric" Jefferies, 50, was found shot to death in his home at 88 Frankwood Road in Penn Hills about 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 7.

4 days ago

Court rules that people denied public housing can appeal

The case involved Danella Bray, who was denied a place to live by the McKeesport Housing Authority in February 2013.

3 days ago

Court will allow Penn Hills schools to issue unfunded bond issue

School board meetings in February and March revealed a negative fund balance of $8.9 million.

3 days ago

 Monroeville officials say there are ongoing discussions with different government agencies "about ways to deter crime.”

Monroeville Mall seeks more ways to boost security

A shot was fired as hundreds of college-age partiers left a restaurant in the mall Friday night.

5 days ago

Brookline teenager used Molotov cocktail, torch to set Harrison fires, police say

Sean Hallam, 19, faces charges of attempted homicide, arson and other crimes.

4 days ago

Two arrested in New Kensington drug raid

Police seized 300 packs of heroin and crack cocaine and $3,000 in cash, police said.

5 days ago

Obituary: Roland S. Catarinella / Homebuilder in eastern suburbs

Roland S. Catarinella’s concrete legacy lies in the thousands of homes he developed around Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs since World War II.

5 days ago

Lime Hollow Road in Penn Hills to close for sewer work

The closure was scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. The project is scheduled to continue until May 22.

5 days ago

Deputies seize heroin, cocaine, marijuana while arresting fugitive

Deputies were searching for Ronald Wilson, 37, of Penn Hills, who was accused of missing a March court date in his assault case.

6 days ago

Man charged in fight spawned by Jordan or LeBron debate

Daniel Mondelice, 22, was first arrested early Saturday after the argument over Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

6 days ago

Penn Hills approves contracts for sewer improvements

The council approved two contracts with State Pipe Services Inc. for CCTV inspection and repair of municipal sanitary sewer lines.

6 days ago

Gateway school board approves real estate tax settlement

The board approved a settlement associated with the No. 1 Cochran along William Penn Highway in Monroeville.

6 days ago

 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

1 week ago

 Monroeville Police Chief K. Douglas Cole said that more than 500 young adults showed up at Winghart's around midnight on Friday for a party.

Police respond to disturbance at Monroeville restaurant; gunshots fired

Monroeville Police Chief K. Douglas Cole said 20 area police departments responded to word of the shooting.

1 week ago

Driver charged in fatal DUI crash in Indiana County

The crash occurred as Scott Esteb was pulling out of a parking lot along Route 119 and smashed nearly head-on into the couple.

1 week ago

 Jeff Kozar of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, helps volunteers plant a tree seedlings in April 2012 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek, Somerset County. Three years later, hundreds of volunteers are planting more seedlings today and Saturday at the site.

Hundreds planting 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial to reforest strip mine

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and Saturday at the site in Stonycreek Township.

1 week ago

Penn Hills school district seeks permission to borrow $18 million

The money is needed to keep the district open until the end of the year, officials say.

1 week ago

Wilkinsburg moving forward with free park

The park would be designed in phases, the first to include installation of pavers and outdoor furnishing, lawn seeding and electrical work.

1 week ago

Westmoreland task force hopes to raise money for overdose antidote

The Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force wants to come up with $40,000 to purchase naloxone.

1 week ago

Monroeville council OKs developments, including Panda Express

The eatery will be in the space at the corner of William Penn Highway and Stroschein Road.

1 week ago

Marcellus Shale drilling plan advances in Penn Township

The company, Apex Energy LLC, could start drilling in the next month or so.

1 week ago

 Actor Barry Williams arrives at the TV Land Awards on June 8, 2008, in Santa Monica, Calif.

A very Brady home show in Westmoreland County this weekend

Barry Williams, Greg Brady of “The Brady Bunch,” will kick off his day at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds at noon Sunday.

1 week ago

Greensburg minister plans Unity in the Community fair

The fair aims to let people know about the scope of local services available. It will be held tonight and Saturday.

1 week ago

 Brayden LaVerde

Hempfield boy has plan to turn old tennis courts into dek hockey rink

Project would bring Hempfield the first hockey rink of its kind and help a high schooler earn Eagle Scout.

1 week ago

 Greggory Brandt.

New Saint Vincent theater director has Broadway background

In his new role, Greggory Brandt hopes to make the summer theater known outside of the area and attract more families and young people.

1 week ago

Gateway schools rolls out preliminary budget; no tax hike planned

Gateway’s expenditures for 2015-16 are $3.1 million higher than the current school year.

1 week ago

Irwin firefighters want additional hydrants in borough

Eleven new hydrants would be added in each of two phases.

1 week ago


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