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 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 knife attack upgraded to fair condition

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

28 minutes ago


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

4 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.

about 4 hours 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."

about 5 hours ago


 Benedict Killand, 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.

about 12 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours ago


Teen mothers Elect to succeed

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

about 17 hours ago


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the East suburban area:

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours ago


The East at a glance

News briefs from the East suburban area:

about 17 hours ago


Penn-Trafford school board open to tax incentive

The board also discussed funding levels for local libraries.

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 7 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

about 18 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago


 Bev Jordan of West Deer, along with Ed Valentas of Monroeville  support drilling with signs saying, "Marcellus Yes"  as they attend Allegheny County Council's public hearing  Tuesday at the Allegheny County  Courthouse.

Public gets chance tonight to speak out on drilling at Deer Lakes Park

County council is considering a lease that would allow horizontal drilling for natural gas beneath the property.

2 days ago


Suspect in fatal Troy Hill shooting taken into custody

U.S. marshals tracked Theodore Smedley, 18, to a home in Wilkinsburg today and arrested him without incident.

2 days ago


Man in critical condition after being shot in Larimer

The victim was shot twice during a home invasion this morning.

2 days ago


Latrobe man struck by train dies

The Westmoreland County coroner's office identified him as Tyler L. Quakenbush, 21, of Latrobe.

2 days ago


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

There is no perfect solution to preventing school violence

Increased physical security measures can only go so far if mental health supports are not in place in schools to help students and teachers.

2 days ago


 Harold Hribal, father of the stabbing suspect, center, and FBI agents enter Mr. Hribal's  house in Murrysville.

Telephone threats to Franklin Regional students investigated

When the calls were placed was not clear, but the caller is thought to be 16-year-old stabbing suspect Alex Hribal.

2 days ago


 Abram Sorek

Student killed in shooting mourned at Saint Vincent

A decision on charges in the death of 23-year-old Abram Sorek is pending an investigation.

2 days ago


 Connor Warwick

Stabbing victim Connor Warwick released from ICU

Connor Warwick, one of 21 students stabbed at Franklin Regional, remains hospitalized. Two other boys are still in critical condition.

3 days ago


Golden Mile Highway construction scheduled to begin tonight

A $10.7 million construction project on Route 286 in Monroeville was scheduled to begin tonight, weather permitting, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago


 Lisa Stewart, a teacher at Franklin Regional’s Sloan Elementary School, adds her message of encouragement Saturday to others on a banner placed in a strip mall along Route 22 in Murrysville. The banner will be displayed near the high school when classes resume this week.

Severely wounded Franklin Regional student improves

Classes are set to resume this week in the Westmoreland County high school, and physical and emotional healing are moving forward.

3 days ago


Boil-water advisory in Aspinwall lifted

The order had been in effect since a water-main break Friday in Etna.

3 days ago


The faces of that fateful day at Franklin Regional

The PG reached out to as many of the injured students and their families as the paper could identify in an effort to tell the story.

4 days ago


Connor Warwick | Sophomore

Connor Warwick is a 16-year-old honor student who also plays basketball, tennis and dek hockey.

4 days ago


 Nate Scimio

Nate Scimio | Senior

Nate Scimio is perhaps the most public face of all the victims -- with 13,000 followers on Instagram as of Thursday night

4 days ago


Nick Snyder l Junior

Nick Snyder said he plans to lean heavily on family, friends, coaches and teammates as he comes to grips with his brush with death.

4 days ago


Matthew Seligman | Sophomore

Matthew Seligman's family moved from Rhode Island to Murrysville when he was in sixth grade -- a tough time for a change of scenery.

4 days ago


Jeff Lasalle | Sophomore

Jeff Lasalle, 16, was cut "all the way through his arm," according to a relative.

4 days ago


 Kolden Cook

Kolden Cook | Sophomore

Kolden Cook plays hockey, so he's used to getting roughed up. He usually has the pads to handle it.

4 days ago


Greg Keener | Sophomore

Saturday morning was Greg Keener's third surgery since being stabbed in the liver Wednesday while in a hallway at Franklin Regional High

4 days ago


Kate Lonergan | Junior

A day after Kate Lonergan was injured friends took her hiking and made her laugh so hard, she feared she'd tear her stitches.

4 days ago


Brett Hurt | Sophomore

A weight-lifter in his spare time, he said he hoped to recover in time for the prom in May.

4 days ago


Derek Jones | Junior

Derek, 17, has been in the school district since kindergarten. He plays guitar, sings in a chorus and is on a bowling team.

4 days ago


Julianna Carolla | Senior

Julianna Carolla, a victim of the stabbing attack at Franklin Regional High School, plans to become a nurse.

4 days ago


Brandon Brown | Senior

Brandon Brown is a musician and an honor student who loves to write, even penning a few hypothetical episodes of his favorite show,

4 days ago



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