Obituary: John Hobart Miller Jr. / Custom home developer who rode suburban wave

The developer of homes for the affluent, known as the man who built Pittsburgh’s suburbs, came from humble roots.—

about 4 hours ago

 Parents pick up their children from the Propel School in Braddock Hills after someone called the school with a threat.

Propel school closed for the week after threat

Braddock Hills Propel High School, where two guns were found Monday, will reopen next week after employees received a “call of concern.”

about 4 hours ago

 The Kovalchick Complex at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's tuition plan will hit students in the wallet

One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.

1 day ago

 Gracie, who is about 1 1/2 years old, was brought to the league on Jan. 21 after a man found her on the side of the road in Penn Hills.

Animal Rescue League hoping to perform surgery on paralyzed dog

League workers believe Gracie may have been abused before she was brought to the shelter.

about 5 hours ago

 A 77-year-old woman was pulled from this house this morning at 1331 Hillsdale Drive in Monroeville. The woman later died in a hospital.

Woman, 77, killed in Monroeville house fire

Mary Jane Gentile was killed in the 1 a.m. fire, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.

about 16 hours ago

 Troy Miller

Two arrested in Wilkinsburg slaying

Troy Miller, 21, of Homewood, and James Meek, 26, of Wilkinsburg face charges of homicide and robbery, among other offenses.

about 4 hours ago

 Police have at least one person in custody and a firearm has been recovered at the Propel School in the Braddock Hills Shopping Center.

Wilkinsburg, Propel schools develop security plans

School officials and police are mapping out long-term security plans for area schools after two recent incidents on or near school campuses.

1 day ago

Tractor-trailer crash shuts down lane on Route 22 in Westmoreland

A coal truck collided with a tractor-trailer hauling beer shortly after 4 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.

about 21 hours ago

Kennametal stock climbs after CEO’s reassurance

“It’s clear we have some immediate work to do to deliver better performance,” new president and CEO Don Nolan said in a press release.

about 4 hours ago

Reborn Mifflin Township Historical Society wants to be more than 'a group storing old stuff'

Mifflin Township Historical Society has a new home, a jump in membership and a regular schedule of meetings planned for 2015.

1 day ago

Penn Hills planning director, 'dreamer' to retire

Howard Davidson has seen much change during the nearly 40 years he has worked for the municipality.

1 day ago

From Sarnoff to Seinfeld, Harvard lecturer explores Jewish characters in television

Rachel L. Greenblatt, speaking at Congregation Emanu-El Israel, addressed the presence and absence of American Jews in the TV industry.

1 day ago

North Huntingdon to get fingerprint machine

Other police departments will be permitted to use it, after training.

1 day ago

Monroeville Chorus starts season, needs members

The group, which performs show tunes, music from the 1950s to 1970s, patriotic music and more, has two concerts scheduled so far this year.

1 day ago

'Give a Thread' aiming for Guinness world record

Organizers of a clothing drive at the University of Pittsburgh hope to collect 150,000 pieces in an effort to set a world record.

1 day ago

Alzheimer's caregivers share their stories in book

Members of Clergy Against Alzheimer’s have written the book, which is available on Amazon.

1 day ago

Gateway School District may consider reorganizing schools

The district also is developing a five-year plan for capital projects.

1 day ago

Penn Hills school board superintendent resigns

Assistant superintendent Nancy Hines has been named acting superintendent, effective Feb. 1, replacing Thomas K. Washington.

1 day ago

Westmoreland County theater group aims to push limits

Two residents formed Split Stage Productions to offer unconventional plays in Westmoreland County.

1 day ago

 Dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance practice wearing their hard shoes in the school's Ross studio in March 2013.

Pittsburgh region's ethnic organizations change with the times

The organizations that groups form today differ from a century ago but still meet immigrants’ needs as they adjust to a new culture.

1 day ago

East scape: Try out for theater productions in McKeesport, Trafford

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 day ago

East at a glance: Ligonier guest bartender event to benefit riding center

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 day ago

Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Beware when ordering magazines from services

Consumer Reports also urges subscribers to read fine print on magazine subscription offers.

1 day ago

Constables held for trial in Munhall incident

Constables Christian Constantini, 25, and Michael Lowman, 45, are accused of using excessive force in an arrest for unpaid parking tickets.

1 day ago

 The 94-year-old Greenfield Bridge will close for replacement beginning in mid-October.

Months of detours, traffic woes on tap to repair one of Pittsburgh's 'biggest eyesores'

The $19 million project to replace the Greenfield Bridge will begin later this year.

2 days ago

Man shot to death in Wilkinsburg

The supervisor said Anthony Garland, was pronounced dead about 5:22 p.m. He lived in an apartment building on the 700 block of Kelly Avenue.

2 days ago

Obituary / Steve Katz: Devoted baseball coach built lasting program

Steve Katz loved sports and was a devoted coach and mentor to all.

2 days ago

 Court records show Edward McDonald spent between six months and a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other crimes in 2009.

Police: Homestead arson suspect sought mental health treatment days before

“He just wanted to talk to somebody,” Homestead police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone said.

3 days ago

Wilkinsburg School District approves one-time bonuses for elementary principals

Elementary principals Tanya Smith, of Turner Elementary, and Rosalind Fisher, of Kelly Elementary, will receive the one-time bonuses.

2 days ago

Allegheny County Council committee recommends tax break for developer in Bakery Square

The committee on economic development and housing recommended a resolution that would give Walnut Capital a 10-year tax break.

2 days ago

 Munhall Officer Vincent Abate patrols the outside of the Propel School in Braddock Hills as students are released to their parents following a lockdown.

Police identify Rankin teen as suspect in Propel School gun incident

Police arrested Shaquir Gilmore, 18, of Rankin and have not identified the juvenile male.

3 days ago

 Crawford Village public housing complex.

Budget cuts put a big hole in housing authority security

Second of two parts. Housing authorities nationally maintain police forces, guard contracts and pacts with police despite budget cuts.

4 days ago

Suspect arrested in McKeesport homicide

Roman Jones faces charges of criminal homicide and other crimes in the slaying Tuesday of William “Billy” Doyle, 24, at Crawford Village.

3 days ago

Penn Hills Superintendent resigns

No explanation was given for Thomas Washington resignation.

3 days ago

Kitchen fire breaks out in Atria's in Murrysville

The restaurant was closed at the time the fire started and no one was inside.

3 days ago

 Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

5 days ago

Police: Penn Hills man killed in Friday night shooting

The man, identified as Edwin Hammond, was shot in the stomach, possibly inside his home. He died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital.

5 days ago

Former Indiana County gas drilling executive sentenced to prison

Larry D. Winckler stole $9.2 million while chief operating officer of Falcon Drilling.

6 days ago

 Firefighters work Friday morning to extinguish the fire in Homestead.

Investigation finds Homestead fire was set intentionally

Damages are estimated to exceed $2 million in the blaze that destroyed three buildings and damaged two others.

5 days ago

Ex-COO of Indiana County drilling firm gets 8 years for $9 million embezzlement

The judge described the crime as "mystifying," given that Mr. Winckler earned $260,000 a year.

6 days ago

Retired Pennsylvania Turnpike worker gets stiff prison term for child porn

John Longo, 58, of Hempfield pleaded guilty last year.

6 days ago

 Maureen Karr

Duquesne man ordered to stand trial in wife's death

James Karr is charged with homicide and arson in the death of his wife, Maureen, who had sought a protection from abuse order against him.

6 days ago

Monroeville, insurance company pay $75,000 to settle ex-manager's civil rights suit

Former manager Lynette McKinney received $52,000 and her attorney $23,000, most of it from the municipality’s insurance carrier.

1 week ago

 A male teenager was shot near Wilkinsburg High School on Wednesday night.

Wilkinsburg schools seek police presence after shooting

A teenage boy was shot outside the school after a basketball game against Propel Andrew Street High School in Munhall.

1 week ago

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve's new book club timed to the seasons

A club to discuss books with nature themes will hold its first meeting tonight at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve near Saint Vincent College.

1 week ago

 Phil Little, education and outreach specialist for the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General, holds a session on online safety for parents of teens at Shaler Area Intermediate School.

Children may be home, but cyberspace isn't always safe

Philip Little recently presented Operation Safe Surf, a presentation for parents and children about cyberspace dangers, in Shaler.

1 week ago

Gateway Middle student donates bar mitzvah money to friend battling cancer

Gateway Middle School student’s gift ‘a real world example of selflessness.’

1 week ago

Irwin's Lamp Theater project advances

The landmark expected to open late this summer as council prepares to open contractor bids.

1 week ago

Strengthening Families Program aims to help middle schoolers and their parents

Weekly sessions of the program were held last year at Greensburg-Salem Middle School.

1 week ago

 Colleen Tortorella

Gateway High school counselor named one of top 16 in U.S.

Colleen Tortorella was selected as a semifinalist for counselor of the year and will attend a recognition dinner in Washington.

1 week ago


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