Two charged with child endangerment after girl died in ATV crash

The county coroner identified the 4-year-old as Tailynn Felker. Her relationship to those charged was not immediately clear.

about 16 hours ago

 A state trooper suffered a broken pelvis, head wound, blood loss and other injuries after an SUV struck him in East Huntingdon Wednesday night.

Pennsylvania trooper suffers head, pelvic injuries after struck by SUV in Westmoreland

The trooper was sent to state Route 119 in East Huntingdon about 8 p.m. to remove wooden pallets scattered along the road, police said.

1 day ago

Woodland Hills school board shows divisions about consolidation plan

Several board members expressed concerns over the lack of specifics outlined to board members about the plan.

2 days ago

 Customers walk past mannequins wearing "white survival suits," one of this year's most popular Halloween costumes in the wake of the Ebola crisis, on Oct. 18 at Spotlight Costumes on the South Side.

Disney characters, decontamination suits popular Halloween costumes

Influences on Halloween dress-up this year include the films “Frozen” and “Maleficient” and the Ebola outbreak.

2 days ago

 The Oaks Theater in Oakmont is undergoing an extensive renovation to make it more friendly to live entertainment.

Oaks Theater in Oakmont undergoing transformation

The 76-year-old Oakmont theater will keep its single screen, but stages will be added for live performances.

2 days ago

 Irwin Councilman John Cassandro points out the work being done to renovate the inside of the Lamp Theatre in Irwin.

Lamp Theatre in Irwin could open by summer

Volunteers envision it as a place for live theater and musical performances, movie showings, dance recitals and comedy acts.

2 days ago

 A shawl is displayed in the fiction section of the Monroeville library.

Monroeville library has its patrons covered

Nearly 200 blankets, scarves and shawls are on display for Blanket the Library, a celebration of the library’s 50th anniversary.

2 days ago

 Mark DeGrano and Rocco Mamakos at GlutenWize in Turtle Creek.

High school friends cook up gluten-free business in Turtle Creek

The Squirrel Hill residents run GlutenWize, which makes and sells cookies and granola.

2 days ago

Hindu Temple in Monroeville wants to expand

Proposed addition to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple would add new worship space, an office, a kitchen and meditation areas.

2 days ago

 Peter O'Rourke will conduct glass cutting sessions at Mount Pleasant Glass Museum. He worked at Galway in Ireland then came to the Lenox factory in Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant glass cutter to offer session at museum

Peter O’Rourke will teach two sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Mount Pleasant Glass Museum.

2 days ago

 Dan Colagrande, owner of the former Balkan Hotel /Bar, peeks through an old speakeasy window in a door in the basement. The former hotel will be on the Norwin Historical Society Christmas House tour.

Tickets on sale Monday for Norwin Holiday House Tour

Seven homes are featured on the historical society’s tour Dec. 6.

2 days ago

 Maria Baseggio, president of P.E.O.

Philanthropic group president to speak Saturday at St. Clair Country Club

Maria Baseggio’s topic is “The Future is Now.”

2 days ago

McKeesport youth football league wants lower stadium fees

The McKeesport Little Tigers, a nonprofit, is asking the McKeesport Area School District to lower the fee it pays to play at the district

2 days ago

Samantha Bennett: GOP marrying politics to reality TV

A Web ad uses wedding gowns as candidates in the upcoming elections.

2 days ago

East scape: Slew of concerts scheduled in Greensburg

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

2 days ago

 Lucien V. and Kali V., who own the Hocus Pocus Occult Emporium in Oakland.

Modern observers of ancient rites find Halloween a time of introspection

Perhaps no practice in history has been as misunderstood and maligned as witchcraft.

2 days ago

Boy, 16, shot in Penn Hills

The boy was shot once roughly around 5:44 p.m. on the 2700 block of Robinson Boulevard near the intersection of East Gate Drive.

2 days ago

Four charged with more than 100 thefts from vehicles in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Westmoreland County authorities say the thefts include money, guns, computers, portable electronics and sports equipment from vehicles.

2 days ago

Paving to begin this evening on Golden Mile Highway in Monroeville

The work will cause an alternating one-way pattern from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights through Nov. 6.

3 days ago

Gateway School Board strikes down later start time

By a 6-3 vote, directors struck down a resolution that would have begun the official process of changing the start time at the high school.

2 days ago

 Copeland Tyler,

Penn Hills teen arrested in East Liberty killing

Copeland Tyler, 18, is accused of killing Reginald Turner, of California-Kirkbride, inside a New Pennley Place apartment building Oct. 4.

2 days ago

Former Irwin church youth volunteer waives hearing on child porn charges

Andrew Patterson, 45, of Monroeville, remained jailed after waiving Tuesday’s hearing. He must now stand trial in Allegheny County.

3 days ago

Man shot in Wilkinsburg outside child care center

The incident happened on the 800 block of North Avenue around 4:37 p.m., police said.

2 days ago

New Stanton ATM robbery suspect says he's 'mostly' innocent

James Stonick, of Herminie, told reporters after his arraignment Tuesday that he robbed a woman Sunday night at the ATM.

3 days ago

Girl, 4, killed, three others injured in ATV crash in Somerset County

State police said the girl and three other children were passengers in the ATV when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

3 days ago

SUV, tanker collide on William Penn Highway in Murrysville

A Westmoreland County dispatch supervisor said someone was trapped in the wreckage.

3 days ago

Wilkinsburg elementary schools to get iPads

The iPads will be allocated to each Kelly and Turner elementary schools, with one of the two classrooms in each grade level receiving them.

3 days ago

Wabtec's third quarter net income up from same period in 2013

Wabtec's 2014 third-quarter revenue also rose, to $797 million.

4 days ago

Centre County sex offender gets 203 years in prison for 'reign of terror' on youths

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said that Joseph Bailey “defied all bounds of decency.”

3 days ago

 The Mansfield Bridge

Ribbon-cutting marks completion of Mansfield Bridge project

The $33.5 million project to rehab the bridge over the Mon, connecting Dravosburg with McKeesport and Glassport, took nearly two years.

3 days ago

 Wilkinsburg's #6 Stephon Byrd, left,  breaks away from a huddle while running through formations with his team before the start of their final regular season game at Serra Catholic on Friday, Oct. 24.

Struggling Wilkinsburg football team looks outside for more players

Wilkinsburg High School looks to keep teams alive by recruiting players from neighboring private and charter schools.

5 days ago

Central Pennsylvania woman, 22, killed in Maryland crash

Lacy Doane, 22, of Waynesboro, Franklin County, was pronounced dead at the scene.

5 days ago

Penn Hills school directors approve PlanCon reimbursement

Penn Hills school directors received notice from Pennsylvania's Department of Education that the district’s application for reimbursement

4 days ago

 Former FBI director Louis Freeh, the author of the report investigating the Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

Bid to reopen Freeh report stands before Penn State board

Some trustees who accuse the Freeh report in the Jerry Sandusky scandal of unfairly tarnishing Penn State finally could get their wish.

6 days ago

 Actor David Conrad, artist-in-residence at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys in Saltsburg that is his alma mater, coaches students during one-on-one session Wednesday. The students are rehearsing the play "Goldstar, Ohio" by Michael Tisdale. The play is about true stories of families from Ohio who who were killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

Kiski student play gets some star power from David Conrad

David Conrad leaves behind the lights of Hollywood to work with drama students at his alma mater The Kiski School.

6 days ago

 Lincoln Levys

Wilkinsburg couple charged in death of 5-week-old daughter

Saige Levys died Thursday at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after someone called 911 to report that she was unresponsive.

1 week ago

Section of East Busway to close Saturday in East Liberty

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago

Penn Hills man held for court in fatal shooting of motorcyclist

Kenneth Harrison, 41, is charged with homicide, conspiracy and five counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

1 week ago

State ​DEP fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for safe drinking water violations

The $114,000 fine is the largest the DEP's Safe Drinking Water Program in the Southwest Region has levied in 20 years.

1 week ago

Driver killed in Westmoreland County crash

Authorities said the victim failed to make a left curve and veered off the road and his vehicle went down a steep embankment.

1 week ago

 This image show the damage to the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters caused by a fire on Oct.

Final inventory shows more than 300 photos, other items lost in Flight 93 Memorial fire

Lost in the fire were 334 original photographs and 25 recovered items and personal mementos of passengers and crew members of Flight 93.

1 week ago

Westmoreland County man to stand trial in beating death of girlfriend

A district judge in August dismissed the homicide and first-degree murder charges against Gregory Randall, 57, of Laurel Mountain.

1 week ago

Two injured in Route 22 crash in Derry

The crash, reported at 5:10 a.m., involved a tractor trailer and a vehicle in an eastbound lane of Route 22 just before Roue 982.

1 week ago

 To the right of The Palace Theatre’s Loge section is this mural that “represents Ancassin and Margaret seated on their throne, which was presented to them by the magic wand of the good fairy queen.”

Mixed media: Movie theaters have changed, but murals remain a staple

Murals, an important decorative element of movie theaters in the early part of the last century, are still included in new venues.

1 week ago

Plans progress for Norwin monument to heroes of recent wars

Plans call for a 20-foot-tall obelisk at Norwin High School inscribed with names of 22 veterans who died in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

1 week ago

 Twin Rivers teacher Ed Camic guides students Aliyah Burger and Devin Long in the SMALLab.

SMALLab teaching tool provides for interactive learning

Five local school districts use SMALLab — McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Allegheny, Seneca Valley and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 week ago

Speedway to open in White Oak

It will join a store already operating in McKeesport. A Speedway in North Versailles is expected to begin construction in about a week.

1 week ago

 Tim Krieger

Two lawyers compete for state House seat in 57th District

State Rep. Timothy Krieger, R-Delmont, is being challenged in the 57th District by Donna McClelland, D-Greensburg.

1 week ago

Murrysville Council gets update on drilling study

The Marcellus Shale Task Force has narrowed zoning options for gas and oil drilling to 8, but a decision is expected to take another year.

1 week ago

New villas plan to be sidewalk community in North Huntingdon neighborhood

Concern raised about snow removal and grade of sidewalks at new housing plan approved near Altman Farms.

1 week ago


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