Man charged with assault on police officer

The man insisted he would have hurt the officer more if he had been aware of his charges, police said.

about 7 hours ago

Driver says pickup's brakes failed, causing crash into DQ

Police continue to investigate the incident, which injured six people in Penn Hills.

about 8 hours ago

18-month-old killed when truck backs over her in Indiana County

An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday after a truck backed up over her, the Indiana County coroner said.

about 23 hours ago

 Forensic investigators mark shell casings at the scene of a shooting on Hickory Street at Jones Avenue in North Braddock.

Police arrest five men in connection with Mon Valley gunfights

Rankin police arrested five men Thursday following a daylong gun battle that traveled between two Mon Valley communities and left five

1 day ago

Wilkins woman, 6 others indicted on charges of distributing oxycodone

Brandy Bara, also known as Brandy Marie White, 33, of Briaridge Drive, was the leader of the ring, according to the DEA.

1 day ago

 First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.

6 hurt when truck crashes into Penn Hills Dairy Queen

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Verona Road.

1 day ago

Overnight paving to affect Allegheny River Boulevard

Overnight paving will cause traffic restrictions on Allegheny River Boulevard starting Thursday night.

2 days ago

Superior Motors hosts sculpture workshop in Braddock

This Saturday afternoon, July 26, Pittsburgh street artist/​sculptor Tim Kaulen will bring a Mobile Sculpture Workshop to 1215 Braddock Ave.

2 days ago

 John Lechliter, manager, wedding consultant and designer at Lea's Floral Shop in East McKessport, arranges bouquets for delivery to local care facilities.

Fourth-generation florists in East McKeesport deliver smiles

Lea‘‍s Floral Shop partners with Teleflora to distribute bouquets to care centers for “Make Someone Smile Week.”

2 days ago

East at a glance: Murrysville, North Huntingdon, North Versailles

Feral cats running in North Versailles; protest over removal of stop signs in N. Huntingdon; and Murrysville OKs AutoZone

2 days ago

Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

Subjects would rather take an electric jolt than sit quietly without their toys.

2 days ago

 Claire Ertl is the new marketing director at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Role of museum marketing director ranges from capital campaign to press releases

Claire Ertl of Shaler works to improve Westmoreland Museum of American Art and raise awareness in the community.

2 days ago

Eastscape: Turtle Creek, Delmont

Activities and events throughout the east communities

2 days ago

New Westmoreland County land bank cleans up blighted lots

The county’‍s bank kicks off its mission with the demolition of two abandoned houses in West Newton.

2 days ago

 A construction worker drives a forklift  through the still-under-construction Avonworth Primary Center. The K-2 school is scheduled to open next month. Avonworth is awaiting $1.4 million in state reimbursements on its new $23.4 million primary center.

Many Pennsylvania school districts wait for millions in state reimbursements

The reason: Legislators included only a modest increase to the fund that since 1973 has provided partial reimbursements to districts.

2 days ago

Houses of worship host free meals for food pantry patrons

Congregations in the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium join together to provide end-of-month meals that serve 100 people.

2 days ago

Greensburg teen develops mobile safety app

Seton Hill University will make the app available to students, faculty and staff.

2 days ago

 Investigators mark shell casings at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Hickory Street in North Braddock at the scene where four people were shot by multiple gunman.

Police say three shootings in Rankin, North Braddock related; five injured

Police said the shooting was likely retaliation for a shooting in Rankin Wednesday that left one man injured.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

2 days ago

Meyersdale man, 69, killed in ATV crash in Somerset County

Wayne E. Krause was flown by helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m.

3 days ago

 A bus shelter near Vernon Avenue in Swissvale was damaged during an overnight shooting at the East Busway stop.

Man shot at East Busway stop in Swissvale

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said a man was shot in the side and wrist and taken to a hospital around midnight.

4 days ago

Teens charged as adults in I-80 rock-throwing incident

State police said the teens drove to an I-80 overpass July 10 to throw rocks.

4 days ago

Wilkinsburg man jumped outside his house, beaten and robbed

The four suspects forced Kenneth Mitchell into his home at gunpoint, duct-taped him and then left with three handguns and money.

4 days ago

Indiana Road in Penn Hills to close for paving

The closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

5 days ago

 Markki Elgin gives her daughter, Emma, a kiss at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  Emma was delivered by C-section July 1 after her mother was injured with a truck accident.

After an accident and 17 days, North Huntingdon mom holds daughter for 1st time

Doctors say Marrki Elgin arrived at Forbes Hospital with four pelvic fractures and injuries to her chest and neck -- and pregnant.

1 week ago

Route 30 in North Huntingdon to have traffic restriction

Westbound Route 30 in North Huntingdon will be restricted to a single lane of traffic overnight today and Thursday and again this weekend.

1 week ago

North Versailles working on new safety and fire protection policy

The North Versailles commissioners on Thursday night voted to advertise a new “safety and fire protection” policy.

1 week ago

Fracking issue raised at North Versailles commissioners meeting

A township man said he is not in favor of potential Marcellus Shale drilling in the Crestas Terrace neighborhood.

1 week ago

North Versailles passes ordinance requiring renters to pay rent directly to township

After the meeting, township Solicitor Greg Evashavik said the township will start sending out letters to tenants.

1 week ago

Sections of East Busway to close this weekend

P1 bus service will be detoured.

1 week ago

East at a glance: Penn Hills approves contracts

Penn Hills approves contracts

1 week ago

Lawrence Walsh: An E-Zpass scam? Not so, says the Pa. Turnpike Commission

E-ZPass is the electronic toll collection program that offers motorists the convenience of paying tolls without cash or tickets.

1 week ago

 East End Plumbing and Mechanical in Sharpsburg has been a family business for 57 years. Left to right, Anthony Mascilli; his mother, Florinda; father, Art Sr.; and brother, Arthur Jr. The sons have plans to move operations to Richland in the near future.

The Entrepreneurs: East End Plumbing keeps on plugging with second generation

Anthony and Art Mascilli Jr. have taken on day-to-day operations at East End Plumbing and Mechanical with help from their parents.

1 week ago

Jeannette K9 officer retires young due to handler's transfer

Jeannette patrolman Justin Scalzo decided to take a position with the Greensburg Police Department, taking his canine officer with him.

1 week ago

 Samba dancers, above, appear during last summer's Polish Hill arts festival.

Polish Hill holds distinctive style of arts festival

The arts festival will feature 40 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors selling ethnic food, and hands-on activities for all ages.

1 week ago

Gateway school bus drivers take the wheel, remove union

Gateway drivers voted to end representation with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1729.

1 week ago

 Robyn McKee, 27, left, of Plum gets spelling help from Tirzah DeCaria, co-director of Creative Citizen Studios, during a session at the Union Project on Tuesday. Ms. DeCaria and Kirsten Ervin founded Creative Citizen to give people with developmental and intellectual disabilities an outlet for creativity and an opportunity to participate in community activities.

Art for all: Creative Citizen Studios offers opportunity for people with disabilities

Art students will take part in a puppet show this month as part of the Weather Permitting series at Shadyside Nursery.

1 week ago

 Gregory Kenney

Acting as teaching: Educator brings theater to classroom

Actor, educator Gregory Kenney combines teaches the community about influential African Americans through his one-man plays.

1 week ago

 Rose Buric, who recently opened Honeysuckle Haven in Youngwood, plans to begin holding monthly support group meetings for people dealing with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Honeysuckle Haven blooms with kindness

A new Youngwood gift shop hosts a support group for people coping with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare brain disease.

1 week ago

National tour means troupe must change play plans

The Trafford Theatre Factory had planned to stage “Pippin” but instead will put on another Stephen Schwartz production, “Children of Eden.”

1 week ago

 This apartment building at 855 Rebecca in Wilkinsburg is scheduled for revvitalization by the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corp. The building is at the corner of Rebecca and Coal streets.

Neighbor Unite helps revitalize Wilkinsburg

Non-partisan grassroots organization assists community-minded individuals through political process and helps revive Wilkinsburg.

1 week ago

Body found in Allegheny River identified as missing jet skier

Crews had been searching this week for the body of Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, of Penn Hills, who fell off a jet ski in the river Sunday.

1 week ago

Route 30 in North Huntingdon to have overnight, weekend restriction

The restriction will occur from Arona Road to the Pennsylvania Turnpike on-ramp.

1 week ago

Teens charged with throwing rocks onto I-80 in central Pa., critically injuring Ohio woman

Brothers Brett Lahr and Dylan Lahr of New Columbia face felony charges for their involvement in dropping a large rock from a bridge July 10.

1 week ago

Former Monroeville chief files federal lawsuit

Steven Pascarella, a 26-year veteran, also is claiming civil rights violations and failure of the municipality to accommodate a disability.

1 week ago

Search for jet skier in Allegheny River continues without divers

The man, identified as Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, of Penn Hills, is presumed to have drowned.

1 week ago

Police: Motive unclear in killing of Johnstown police recruit

Authorities said Tyrone Williams, 42, who was set to graduate from the police academy next month, was shot multiple times early Sunday.

1 week ago

Penn Hills approves tax collection contract

Penn Hills council approved a three-year contract with Keystone Tax Service of Westmoreland County.

1 week ago

 Lt. Jeff Shultz is asked questions about his "injuries" Saturday during a National Medical System exercise Saturday at the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station.

Disaster exercise tests the skills of Moon air reserve

The 911th Air Lift Wing of the Air Force Reserves plays host to a mock disaster, bringing together federal, state and local agencies.

1 week ago


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