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 Jared Boger is shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo. Sophomore student Alex Hribal is a suspect in the mass stabbing of 21 students — including Mr. Boger — and a security guard in the school on April 9.

Two Franklin Regional stabbing victims released from hospitals

Meanwhile, investigators detail items seized from the locker of suspect Alex Hribal, including a phone, a backpack and a handwritten note.

24 minutes ago


 This image of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be the inspiration for a statue to be erected in downtown State College. A 2001 Paterno statue was removed from the school campus in 2012; the university is not involved in the new effort.

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

The statue, depicting the football coach sitting on a bench and reading a book, would be placed on property in front of The Tavern.

29 minutes ago


McKeesport basketball coach Gadson to retire

Board members approved Corey Gadson's resignation for the 2014-15 school year at Wednesday's legislative board meeting.

58 minutes ago


Pa. Turnpike restrictions at Monroeville postponed by cold weather

The westbound on- and off-ramps will have alternating traffic controlled by flaggers from 9 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.

about 10 hours ago


Casey pushes to get things moving at nuclear waste site

The site in Armstrong County contained more uranium and plutonium than was known, prompting a halt in the cleanup operation in May 2012.

about 11 hours ago


 Students and alumnae of Chatham University stand outside the university entrance on Fifth Avenue and protest plans to take the university co-ed. "Rachel would weep" is a reference to Rachel Carson, the writer, scientist and ecologist who graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women — now Chatham University — in 1929.

Chatham protesters asked to leave campus property

About five to 10 people protesting the university's proposal to go coed agree to relocate to Fifth Avenue.

about 12 hours ago


Lime Hollow Road in Penn Hills closed

PennDOT says repairs will keep the road closed until 4 p.m.

about 13 hours ago


Wabtec Corp. net income increases in first quarter

The company said in a release the uptick was mainly due to growth in its Freight Group.

about 15 hours ago


 A utility pole next to Robinson Boulevard was shattered in the crash in which a woman died.

Woman, 24, dies in Wilkinsburg crash

Christina Graham-Pinkney was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle around 1:30 a.m. on Robinson Boulevard.

about 16 hours ago


Police say woman sold drugs from hospital bed

Greensburg police said Tuesday that a woman sold drugs out of Excela Westmoreland Hospital while she was a patient there.

1 day ago


Former Steubenville coach to serve 10 days in jail in rape case

Matt Belardine, 24, pleaded no contest to the charges Tuesday in an Ohio courtroom before visiting Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove.

1 day ago


Police investigate armed robberies in Westwood, Oakland

The first target was a bank on Noblestown Road in Westwood; the second was a market at Craig Street and Centre Avenue in Oakland.

1 day ago


Tampering charges against mother dropped

Police thought the Greenfield woman was burning a gun that might have been used in a shooting her twin sons are suspected of committing.

1 day ago


Drop gun charge, prosecutor asks judge

Assistant Federal Public Defender Marketa Sims argued that the search of the suspect's home that led to his arrest was tainted.

2 days ago


Norwin High School hires Brozeski as football coach

The school board on Monday night hired David C. Brozeski of North Huntingdon to be the high school's new head varsity football coach.

2 days ago


Federal prosecutors agree that gun charge should be dropped against felon

Marcus Davis, 36, was charged last year with possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

2 days ago


Man shot, killed after police chase that ends in Wilkinsburg

The chase started at Hamilton and Fifth avenues around 3:20 a.m. after city police tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.

2 days ago


Lane to close today on Route 30 in N. Braddock

One lane will close on eastbound Route 30 at the bridge over Electric Avenue in North Braddock starting today, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago


Monroeville hired private investigative firm long before public knew

Monroeville documents obtained through a public-records request show private investigator retained in February.

3 days ago


 Thomas Seefeld

Police chief reflects in wake of rare violence in quiet Murrysville

In a town that has only seen one homicide in more than a decade, Chief Thomas Seefeld says the knife attacks will be remembered for years.

5 days ago


 Gregory Keener from the 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook.

Of four Franklin Regional students still hospitalized, one in ICU

Greg Keener, 15, a sophomore, remains in the ICU at Forbes Hospital, and he is in critical condition.

5 days ago


 The crash scene on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend. A fifth person has died from injuries.

Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

5 days ago


Homicide suspect faces trial for theft

An East Liberty man accused of killing two sisters appeared in a Westmoreland County court Thursday morning for a hearing on theft charges.

6 days ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County.

Four killed in two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

Three teens and a 41-year-old woman are killed in the collision on Route 156. Three other adults are hospitalized.

6 days ago


Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

6 days ago


 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

6 days ago


Five plead guilty in Mon Valley video gambling bust

Four men and a woman are sentenced to 5 years' probation in "Operation Pork Chop."

6 days ago


 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

6 days ago


 A bus drives at Franklin Regional High School after the first day of school following last week's stabbing attack.

'Perfect storm' leads to acts of mass violence

To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.

1 week ago


 Supporters hold signs in front of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville as students arrive for classes Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School.

Emotional first day back at Franklin Regional

Attendance was at more than 90 percent as high school students returned to the classes on Wednesday.

6 days ago


Teen mothers Elect to succeed

A program based in McKeesport Area schools provides support for teenage mothers.

6 days ago


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the East suburban area:

6 days ago


She creates pysanky in memory of her mom

Ginette Simpson's work benefits her parish, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Alexandria.

6 days ago


World Book Night comes to local libraries

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday is World Book Night, when more than 550,000 books will be distributed free throughout the country.

6 days ago


Recovering birds of prey get new barn in Youngwood

Wildlife Works Inc. rehabilitates birds of prey and other animals. The barn, or flyway, allows the birds to strengthen their wings.

6 days ago


Letter to the editor/East: Thanks for race support

On behalf of The Reflections Of Grace Foundation, I would like to offer my gratitude to the supporters who attended the  Race For Grace.

6 days ago


The East at a glance

News briefs from the East suburban area:

6 days ago


Penn-Trafford school board open to tax incentive

The board also discussed funding levels for local libraries.

6 days ago


 Alec Lindsay, left, and Megan Majocha, Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America.

WPSD students win Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America

Alec Lindsey of Winfield and Megan Majocha of Plum competed in a pageant meant promote emerging leaders.

6 days ago


A newsmaker you should know: Wilkins violinist accepted into national youth orchestra

She will participate in a two-week summer residency, followed by an eight-city, coast-to-coast performance tour.

6 days ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County, in which four died.

Armstrong County crash kills four

Three other people were injured in the crash that happened Wednesday night on Route 156.

6 days ago


Murrysville council delays vote on gas drilling ordinance

Council tabled a decision that would allow the creation of bid specifications for subsurface gas drilling under a park.

6 days ago


 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

1 week ago


Several people stabbed in Westmoreland County apartment

New Kensington city police responded at 10:29 p.m. to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue, a county emergency dispatch supervisor said.

1 week ago


Police investigate bullet striking school van in Armstrong County

The driver said she was on Route 422 in Plumcreek when something struck the vehicle. No students were on board.

1 week ago


Deputies close Pitcairn bar for not paying drink tax

Gone Country at the Firehouse Lounge is the 45th establishment closed for not paying the 7 percent tax on all alcoholic drinks.

1 week ago


IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

1 week ago


 Supports hold signs early this morning in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as students return to Franklin Regional High School.

Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.

1 week ago


Route 22 in Monroeville restricted today, Thursday

Lane closures on Route 22-William Penn Highway in Monroeville are expected to cause delays for drivers today and Thursday.

1 week ago


 Traffic is directed Tuesday morning as students and parents arrive at Franklin Regional High School.

Franklin Regional students back today

Hundreds of students visited the school Tuesday during an optional opportunity to readjust to their surroundings.

1 week ago



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