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 Lincoln Levys

Wilkinsburg man ordered to stand trial in infant daughter's death

Lincoln Levys, 28, faces charges of homicide and other charges in the Oct. 23 death of his daughter, Saige Levys.

about 6 hours ago


Norwin teacher, daughter of superintendent, arrested on drug charges

Lisa Rodnicki, 37, a physical education teacher  at Norwin and daughter of superintendent William H. Kerr Jr., is accused of selling heroin.

about 4 hours ago


 Chaz White

Two arrested in shooting death of Wilmerding 19-year-old

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue.

about 10 hours ago


 A scene from United Methodist Church's Passion Play entitled, "The Last Days of Christ."

Munhall Passion play organizers look back on 20 years

The Passion play at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church in Munhall continues today through Sunday at the church, 334 22nd Ave.

about 18 hours ago


Living Last Supper expected to draw hundreds in Irwin

Attendance at First United Methodist Church’s Holy Week presentation continues to grow. Performances will be held Tuesday and Thursday.

about 18 hours ago


 The Twelve Oaks Restaurant and Tavern, owned by Susan and David Yurkovich, in Brownsville.

Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.

about 18 hours ago


 Japanese students arrive at Norwin High School on Monday.

In Norwin district, Japanese students get a glimpse of life in the U.S.

Students from Japan visited Norwin schools through a program called Kakehashi, which means “a bridge connecting two sides with differences.

about 18 hours ago


Hempfield restores some funding for library

The township previously decided to eliminate its contribution to the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library for this year.

about 18 hours ago


Penn Hills school board denies charter school’s expansion request

Officials with Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship expect enrollment to increase in 2015-16.

about 18 hours ago


Murrysville residents oppose Speedway gas station

The Settler’s Ridge Homeowner’s Association doesn’t want Speedway to build on Route 286 near Logans Ferry Road in Murrysville.

about 18 hours ago


Murrysville road rating program to begin

Plan will set priorities for surface maintenance in the community.

about 18 hours ago


North Versailles commissioners hear speeding complaints

North Versailles residents near the new bridge on Greensburg Pike say drivers now speed through the area.

about 18 hours ago


Penn Hills cracks down on student residency requirements

Officials are concerned that students who do not live in Penn Hills may be fraudulently attending school in the district.

about 18 hours ago


 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

about 18 hours ago


East scape: Concerts scheduled for Braddock, Greensburg

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 18 hours ago


East at a glance: Murrysville community center will get makeover

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 18 hours ago


Letters to the Suburban Xtra editors: Cursive writing not emphasized

Writers give opposite views of the cursive writing debate.

about 18 hours ago


Wilkinsburg man charged with abusing authority as deputy constable, position in security company

Lawrence Taylor will be charged with computer trespass, tampering with records or identification, official oppression and harassment.

about 23 hours ago


Sinkhole closes Laketon Road in Penn Hills

The sinkhole is in the 2800 block of Laketon Road, just east of the intersection with Crab Hollow Road.

1 day ago


Man, 19, killed in Wilmerding shooting

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. in the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue.

1 day ago


 A 47-year-old woman was killed and two others injured in a crash Wednesday night on the Parkway East inbound near Wilkinsburg, police said.

Hazelwood woman killed in Parkway East crash

Kelli Keane, 47, died in the crash, which was reported at 8:47 p.m. on Interstate 376 inbound near Wilkinsburg.

1 day ago


DA seeks death penalty in McKeesport killing, cites retaliation as motive

Roman Jones, 23, of Clairton, and Jonathan Coles, 20, of McKeesport are charged in the death of William Doyle, 24.

about 18 hours ago


 Justin Clark, of Penn Hills.

Texts, calls to son were in vain for mother of teen slain in Monroeville

When Justin didn't return, his mother tried calling him. She sent close to 30 text messages before she fell asleep in exhaustion.

1 day ago


Indiana County couple charged with abusing 6-year-old

The boy required surgery on his liver, pancreas and intestines.

1 day ago


Porco to serve as Forest Hills mayor

A special election will be held in November for a new mayor who will fill out the final two years of the late Marty O’Malley’s term.

1 day ago


Penn Hills schools business manager placed on leave

Richard Liberto, the district’s director of business affairs, was placed on leave Tuesday with pay, according to district officials.

2 days ago


Police investigate shooting in Wilmerding

It was initially reported on the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue at 10:12 p.m., according to Allegheny County emergency dispatchers.

1 day ago


Wilkinsburg school board cancels baseball season due to lack of players

A sports partnership with Imani Christian Academy for spring sports was not enough to save the baseball program at Wilkinsburg High School.

2 days ago


 Police investigate the scene of a shootout in the parking lot of the Edgewood Town Center on Thursday.

Arrests warrants issued for pair in Edgewood Towne Center shooting

Allegheny County police on Monday issued arrest warrants for Montel Mitchell and Jerome Jones.

2 days ago


 A teenager was fatally shot following a shooting late Monday on Trefoil Court.

Penn Hills teenager fatally shot in Monroeville

Justin Clark, 16, was taken to Forbes Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11 p.m.

2 days ago


 The four-story apartment building at 324 Commerce St. has been closed due to a water break. Residents are in a temporary Red Cross shelter in the Pitcairn fire hall.

Wilmerding residents may be displaced at least a week

Nineteen residents of the Wilmerding Apartments are staying at Pitcairn Fire Hall No. 1 while repairs are made after a water leak.

3 days ago


Man arrested in Somerset courthouse for missing jury duty 11 times

The man, Owen Fazenbaker III, was in court seeking relief from a child support ruling.

3 days ago


 Patrick Huth, a physics professor at CCAC's Boyce Campus and a former NASA contractor, shows some of the samples of moon rocks on loan from NASA.

NASA loans moon rocks for CCAC astronomy class

It has been more than 40 years since the Apollo astronauts flew to the moon and brought back 842 pounds of lunar samples.

4 days ago


 Barry A. Himes and Jacqueline McCann

Obituary: Barry Himes / Award-winning videographer ‘always had the right shot’

Barry Himes won several national awards in producing and directing long format programs, including a documentary on Haiti.

3 days ago


Penn Hills approves contract for student information system

Penn Hills approved a 5-year, $341,000 contract with Skyward Inc. of Stevens Point, WI to provide a student information system.

3 days ago


Water main break displaces residents in Wilmerding

A water main break in a Wilmerding apartment building left more than 20 residents displaced Sunday.

4 days ago


 Jimmy Hinton sings a hymn at Sunday services.

A Christian minister teaches churches to guard against pedophiles — like his father

Minister Jimmy Hinton reported his pedophile father — also a minister. He now trains churches on how to protect kids from sexual predators.

5 days ago


Weekend celebration at IUP results in about 50 arrests

The arrests at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were for non-violent crimes such as disorderly conduct and public urination.

5 days ago


 Jade Baker

Police search for missing girl from Wilkinsburg

Jade Baker was last heard from Saturday night around 9 p.m., KDKA-TV reported.

4 days ago


Main supplier in 'Bricks R Us' heroin ring gets 20 years

Keith Eutsey, 39, admitted in December that he supplied a network of dealers bringing heroin into the eastern suburbs from New Jersey.

6 days ago


Westmoreland County prepares for primary campaign season

Challenges to incumbent Westmoreland County commissioners and nine candidates for judgeships highlight a busy ballot for the May 19 primary.

1 week ago


Library backers want Hempfield funding restored

Supporters of the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library will ask Hempfield officials to reinstate money for the library this year.

1 week ago


Norwin School District welcomes Japanese students

Norwin will host 23 students from Kitakyushu City on a cultural exchange program sponsored by the Japan Foundation’s Kakehashi project.

1 week ago


Anecdotes, displays mark 150 years for Latrobe church

A 1729 German Bible and worship books from the 1800s are among the displays at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is bringing "Beauty and the Beast" to Greensburg's Palace Theater in a few weeks.

'Beauty and the Beast' comes to Westmoreland audiences

Besides staging “Beauty and the Beast” in Greensburg, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has taken the dance to community libraries and schools.

1 week ago


Norwin considers STEM center within high school

The school board has voted to use part of its $500,000 STEM grant for a new architects’ plan for a STEM center within the high school.

1 week ago


Woodland Hills investigates bus fight, makes personnel changes

No disciplinary decisions have been made concerning the fight on the bus, which a student recorded and then was broadcast on TV news.

1 week ago


Penn Hills addresses conditions at rental properties

Rental property owners will have to register with Penn Hills and designate a property manager if they live more than 15 miles away.

1 week ago


 Lynn Knezevich.

Leader of Gwen's Girls finds meaning in her work

Lynn Knezevich of Squirrel Hill helped launch the group established by the late Gwen Elliott, a former commander with the Pittsburgh police.

1 week ago


Challenge brings high school students together at Pitt to discuss water problems

Students from Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Mt. Lebanon and McKeesport Area took part in the two-day session this month at Pitt.

1 week ago



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