WPIAL orders suspension of 3 football players in Monessen-Wilkinsburg fight

Saturday’s game was stopped by the game officials in the third quarter after an altercation on the field, WPIAL officials said.

about 2 hours ago

Financial officer of Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling $186,000

Detectives said that Shawn Hofmeister took a total of $185,952 from Meritage.

about 1 hour ago

 Paula Busanic, a former teacher at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood, said she left the school in 2009 because she was frustrated with the lack of respect and empathy she received from her colleagues and administrators who are able to hear.

Small group of protesters criticizes deaf school's program

The protesters say the school administration does not enforce the use of ASL by non-deaf people in the school.

about 12 hours ago

 At his death on July 4, 2014, Richard Mellon Scaife owned 10 vehicles.

Scaife inheritance tax return gives glimpse of lavish life

The form details distribution of $829.6 million from the estate of Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife.

about 18 hours ago

Suspect in Philadelphia killing arrested in Braddock

Police say Dominic Rountree shot his brother repeatedly following a verbal spat.

about 18 hours ago

Witness says he was in hallway when friend killed a man

Anthony Doratio said he went to the McKeesport home of Brian Cook with Talon Perozich to collect a drug debt but Perozich killed Cook.

1 day ago

 Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, a Penn State sophomore from Branford, Conn., was killed in a one-car accident Sept. 27 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County.

Penn State THON organizers to review 'canning' safety in wake of crash that killed student

Vitalya Sepot, 19, of Branford, Conn., was killed when the vehicle she was in crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sept. 27.

1 day ago

Heritage transportation service to start charging 10-cent and 25-cent fees

The shuttle provider, which serves mostly lower-income residents in the Mon Valley, also is adding destinations.

2 days ago

Penn Hills School District completes bond issue

According to Mike Zubasic of PNC Capital Markets, the bond issue closed on Sept. 30, raising $19,965,000.

1 day ago

Homewood woman faces charges after domestic dispute turns violent, bloody

Tracie Lynne Billings, was arrested Saturday after police said she attacked her boyfriend in her apartment on Hamilton Avenue.

2 days ago

 Kelly Mullen stands in the living room where her friend Jason "Dirk" Daniels was shot and his girlfriend was wounded.

Ambush shooting in McKeesport kills 17-year-old, injures 15-year-old

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the double shooting in McKeesport which they believe targeted the boy.

3 days ago

 Cal McConnell, co-owner of McConnell's Farm in Independence, Beaver County, picks apples Sept. 16. The 200-acre farm has been run by the McConnell family since 1787.

Harvest of history: State's Century Farms a cornucopia of land, labor and legacy

Only 3 percent of the state’s 63,000 family farms qualify for the designation of Century Farm or Bicentennial Farm.

5 days ago

Restoration begins at Falconhurst apartment building in Wilkinsburg

The Falconhurst project is the latest in Wilkinsburg’s Hamnett Place neighborhood by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

5 days ago

 Father Larry Adams, a 1984 graduate of Serra Catholic High School, blesses the statue of the newly canonized Junipero Serra in front of the school Sept. 23.

McKeesport's Serra Catholic celebrates its namesake

The school was named for Father Junipero Serra, who was canonized as a saint last week by Pope Francis.

5 days ago

Elizabeth Forward School District to garnish wages of employees behind on taxes

About 12 employees of the district have been identified as owing back real estate taxes to the district.

5 days ago

 Cpl. Robert Guy Brown was killed in an ambush March 21, 1966, shortly after his 19th birthday.

Vietnam War veteran, Finleyville native awarded posthumous diploma

Cpl. Robert Guy Brown of the U.S. Marine Corps was killed in action nearly 50 years ago.

5 days ago

Westmoreland County Historical Society organizes Kennametal tour

The “Made in Westmoreland” event will highlight part of the county’s manufacturing history.

5 days ago

 Chartiers Valley 10th-grader Emily Ford tries to beat the Steelers' Will Allen to the finish in a footwork drill at the Camp of Champions.

Elizabeth Forward football camp hosts variety of champions

The camp aims to make a positive impact on area youth with disabilities by teaching football skills and emphasizing a healthy lifestyle.

5 days ago

Fence to be installed along Eden Park and O’Neil boulevards in McKeesport

The project will be done by Redrock Fence Co. of White Oak and will be paid for out of the district’s capital project funds and/or grants.

5 days ago

 Spirit Airlines offers flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas and Chicago.

Latrobe's Arnold Palmer Regional Airport sees increasing traffic

The airport has a full-body scanner, courtesy of the TSA, and an increase in passengers on Sprint Airlines.

5 days ago

In Wilkinsburg, these backpacks hold blessings

Each week, volunteers pack 550 bags of food to send home with Wilkinsburg students.

5 days ago

Murrysville tables proposed drilling ordinance

The proposed new law calls for bigger setback distances at well sites, which did not please drillers and some landowners.

5 days ago

Penn Hills schools struggling with student behavior

Administrators have had their hands full with issues ranging from dress code violations to destruction of school property and fighting.

5 days ago

Newsmaker you should know / Controller is a big fan of McKeesport

Thomas “Tommy” Maglicco, who was born and raised in McKeesport, is quick to tout the city’s virtues.

5 days ago

East at a glance: Workshop on composting scheduled in Churchill

Community events and news taking place throughout Pittsburgh’s East communities.

5 days ago

East scape for Oct. 2, 2015: Concerts, lectures and more

Events and other happenings throughout Pittsburgh’s east communities.

5 days ago

School news for Oct. 2, 2015: East Catholic, McKeesport Area, Penn Hills

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s east communities.

5 days ago

Bicentennial Farm offers corn maze challenge

Family patriarch Robert Hays built Gearhard Farms in Murrysville eight generations ago.

5 days ago

 Two bald eagles with their eaglet at Raystown Lake near Huntingdon, Huntingdon County. The Pa. Board of Game Commissioners increased the penalties for killing a bald or golden eagle.

Stricter penalties approved for violence against eagles

On Tuesday, the State Board of Game Commissioners approved more expensive replacement costs for people responsible for killing of eagles.

6 days ago

 Demolition work has begun at the ong vacant and abandoned Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, Westmoreland County.

Monsour Medical Center moves closer to demolition

Phase One begins at the 6.4-acre property in Jeannette, which is expected to be finished in early spring.

5 days ago

 Wilkinsburg board president Ed Donovan said the district will likely know how many teachers will be furloughed by the end of the week.

Wilkinsburg considers fate of teachers

A draft agreement would allow Wilkinsburg teachers to apply for positions in Pittsburgh but would not guarantee them jobs.

6 days ago

Penn Hills schools to borrow $20M in deal

The district finalized a $20 million loan from BNY Mellon Wednesday to cover its everyday operating expenses for the 2015-16 school year.

6 days ago

Driver killed in head-on crash in Murrysville identified

Lee E. Blaskovic, 55, of Murrysville was killed when an SUV crossed the centerline on Route 366/Greensburg Road, officials said.

6 days ago

65-mile stretch of turnpike reopens after truck crash

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the westbound lanes between the Carlisle and Breezewood interchanges have reopened after the crash.

6 days ago

Bomb squad says suspicious item found at Penn State campus in McKeesport not explosive

The package, which had been found near the Frable building, forced the school to cancel its evening classes and activities.

6 days ago

Former Monroeville man convicted again in loan scheme

A federal court jury in New Haven on Tuesday convicted David C. Jackson, 53, of conspiracy and wire fraud along with a co-conspirator.

6 days ago

Avonmore man killed in crash in Westmoreland County

Charles Gestrich Jr., 45, died in the crash on Route 286 near Branthoover Lane in Washington Township shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday

1 week ago

 LaToya Ruby Frazier

Braddock artist wins MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant

LaToya Ruby Frazier, known for stark photographs of her hometown’s decline, is one of 24 recipients of the no-strings grant.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess

Councilman Burgess pushes 'City For All' package

Ricky Burgess is pushing legislation to preserve affordable housing that would, in part, make it illegal to decline Section 8 tenants.

1 week ago

 Plum School District has been rocked by several sexual abuse cases involving teachers and student.

Plum school board says it's taking action to prevent improper relationships

Some parents still expressed concern over the board’s handling of the sex scandal at Plum Senior High School.

1 week ago

Man, 19, charged in hit-and-run death of Indiana County woman

Leslie Bennett, 45, was walking with her daughter along a road when she was struck, police said.

1 week ago

Two teens charged with North Braddock man's shooting death

Police said Harry Vaughn was shot when the two teens walked into his home in the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue Monday afternoon.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Bit of a hangover for Parkway North drivers this morning

Cleanup of Monday’s crash scene caused a temporary backup from mile 10 at Mount Nebo Road.

1 week ago

Penn Hills test scores released

Penn Hills released the most recent Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test scores for third and fourth grade students.

1 week ago

Wilkinsburg restoration to offer affordable housing

Construction has begun on an $11.5 million historic restoration and affordable housing plan in Wilkinsburg, officials said

1 week ago

Man killed in North Braddock shooting

A man was fatally shot this afternoon in North Braddock, Allegheny County emergency officials said.

1 week ago

Man's death after fight at Munhall party under investigation

Allegheny County police say Codi Joyce was found unresponsive and then later died at hospital.

1 week ago

Coroner to issue ruling on Greensburg homicide suspect's shooting death by police

Rodney Golden, 41, of Greensburg, was shot to death after killing his girlfriend Anita Sabol, 57, in Hempfield.

1 week ago

Report calls for major changes in Armstrong County's jail trusty program

The calls for "sweeping changes" in the jail trusty program after a "series of missteps" allowed an inmate to run away and kill a woman.

1 week ago