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 Edward Hahaly, left and his wife, Jean, of Greenfield pray as Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik leads the liturgy at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Greenfield Saturday night.

Pittsburgh vigil unites Catholic traditions with liturgies

The goal of the 20-hour vigil was “to give people the idea that people worship differently, and it’s OK to have something different.”

about 22 hours ago


Man dead in Indiana County crash

Another of the vehicle’s occupants was injured in the one-car accident around midnight Saturday.

1 day ago


Firefighters battle Swissvale apartment blaze

Around 4:30 p.m. firefighters were still working to still the blaze which was reported to dispatchers around 1:30 p.m.

1 day ago


Wilkinsburg woman facing charge of endangering son

When Wilkinsburg police arrived at the scene of a reported domestic disturbance, they found a bruised baby and a story that didn’t add up.

1 day ago


Turtle Creek man accused of killing neighbor held for court

Danny Washington, 30, was held for court on one count of homicide in the July death of James Payne Sr., 58.

2 days ago


Former North Versailles man admits to prostituting two teens

Rasul Abernathy, 33, of Coatesville in Chester County, pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking of a child.

1 day ago


Latrobe police: Woman, 40, used 13-year-old for sex, drugs

Latrobe police have charged Jesse Kuhns with having sex with the boy when he stayed at her home in March.

2 days ago


Man found dead, pinned under farming machinery in Westmoreland County

Paul R. Christie, 77, was found in the garage behind his home, pinned beneath a brush hog, the coroner’s office said.

2 days ago


Restaurant shooting victim ID’d as North Side man

Allegheny County officials on Thursday identified a man who was killed inside a Wilkinsburg restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

1 day ago


 Vendors will display their wares Saturday at the Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market.

Hanna's Town antiques season ends Saturday in Westmoreland County

The final Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market of the 2014 season will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

3 days ago


Man shot to death in Wilkinsburg restaurant identified

The county medical examiner’s office this morning identified the victim as Lynneil Williams, 31, of the North Side.

3 days ago


 Firefighters battle a blaze in Wilkinsburg this afternoon.

Woman feared dead in Wilkinsburg house fire

The three-alarm fire was reported at 2:19  p.m. in the 1700 block of Wesley Street.

3 days ago


Attorney seeks injunction for York County man facing drug execution

The governor has set Sept. 22 as the execution date for Hubert Michael.

3 days ago


Contractor challenges sewer work award

A local concrete contractor blasts the Water and Sewer Authority over the bidding process for more than $1 million worth of work.

3 days ago


Fundraising goal for Norwin STEM center set at $3.5 million

Officials have a new plan to spend $6.5 million for a STEM center by reconfiguring space at the high school and building an addition.

3 days ago


Murrysville may redesign the Route 22 intersection and the Branthoover cutoff

The cutoff has linked Route 22 and William Penn Highway since the 1960s.

3 days ago


Alliance advocates for Pittsburgh-area residents with mental illness, their families

National Alliance on Mental Illness has more than a dozen affiliates in the Pittsburgh region.

3 days ago


Jeannette hospital coming down

About a dozen different types of businesses have inquired about possibly using the site along Jefferson Avenue.

3 days ago


 Rae Zurovcik holds a photo of herself from 1946 and her engagement photo taken in 1947, right. Ms. Zurovcik, of Port Vue, came to  the U.S. after World War II to marry an American soldier she had met in London during the war. Her story is one of the stories featured in the new book, "G.I. Brides."

GI bride from Port Vue, subject of book, to tell her story

War bride Rae Brewer Zurovcik and authors Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, authors of “GI Brides,” will speak Friday in McKeesport.

3 days ago


 John Presto of Bridgeville plays with David Bateman of Mt. Lebanon, background left, and Dick Day of Heidelberg, right, in the Bridgeville American Legion ''jam'' band

Far-flung band jams at Bridgeville American Legion

The loose-knit gathering of musicians prove when it comes to age or geography, rock knows no boundaries

3 days ago


Heritage festival, speaker to help preserve Murrysville history

Murrysville Historical Preservation Society will sponsor a celebration to give participants a fresh take on local history.

3 days ago


Faith translates into action for volunteers in Pittsburgh area

Seniors help each other as need for Faith in Action group grows.

3 days ago


McKeesport chosen for project to transform vacant lots into green space

GTECH Strategies, a nonprofit, will work with the city to revitalize neglected properties.

3 days ago


 "Spellbound," a hybrid tea rose grown by Bonnie and Arthur Bishop, of Bethel Park, won the 2013 Queen of Show during last year's Rose Show.

Rose show coming Saturday to Pittsburgh's North Shore

Members of the Pittsburgh Rose Society can show off the fruits of their labor, educate and share their expertise.

3 days ago


 Grace Bonchuk, 98, shows everyone her moves as she joins a dance circle during a senior exercise class at the Elizabeth Seton Center in Brookline. The Sisters of Charity run the adult day care program to help give caregivers a break.

'This has been a godsend': Adult day care helps those caring for both young and old

Adult day care offers relief to caregivers in the “sandwich generation,” who find themselves caring for children and elderly relatives.

3 days ago


East at a glance: Benefit corn roast on Saturday, Mon Valley group to hold drug summit

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

3 days ago


Lawrence Walsh: Water issues can hold up sale of home in city

City officials said a Brookline man would have to dig up part of the front yard to install a pipe to direct rainwater to a storm sewer.

3 days ago


 Terry Carcella

Ligonier Township's first manager has years of experience

Terry Carcella returned to the area to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren in Greensburg.

3 days ago


Eastscape: Greenburg concerts and prayer service for first responders

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theatre.

3 days ago


Teen found dead on Braddock sidewalk

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the victim as 16-year-old Vernon Rogers.

4 days ago


 Kevin Houghton, left, gives Clint Dalton a mum to plant in the front lawn of Norbert Malloy's home in Hazelwood. Mr. Malloy is standing on the porch behind. Mr. Houghton and Mr. Dalton, both of Johnstown, work at the Home Depot in Johnstown.

Veterans get home upgrades through Rebuilding Together

Ten veterans qualified for renovations and repairs courtesy of workers in a partnership between Rebuilding Together and Home Depot.

4 days ago


Man shot to death in Wilkinsburg restaurant

A 31-year-old man was in a booth at the Fireside Caribbean Restaurant in the 700 block of Penn Avenue when he was shot in the chest.

4 days ago


 Teachers, parents and students march at the entry to the East Allegheny school campus Sept. 2.

'No movement' after East Allegheny teachers' negotiation talks

Tuesday's meeting was the first the education association has had with the East Allegheny School District since teachers went on strike.

4 days ago


Woodland Hills dealing with transportation issues

The Woodland Hills school district is “continuing to deal with our transportation issues,” according to Superintendent Alan Johnson.

3 days ago


 A tractor-trailer overturned early this morning, spilling spackling mud onto the westbound ramps of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Irwin.

Irwin crash shuts down westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike exit

As a result, the westbound Irwin interchange at mile marker 67 has been closed indefinitely.

5 days ago


Owner of Westmoreland County bridge-decking firm sentenced in fraud case

Matthew G. Williams, 48, of Dormont, ran Clearspan Construction Products in Westmoreland County.

5 days ago


East Allegheny, striking teachers to meet today

The districts 133 teachers, who have been working without a contract since June 2012, went on strike last Tuesday, the first day of school.

5 days ago


Temple project on hold in Monroeville

The Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple project is delayed for now. Council members voted Tuesday to table all applications for the project.

4 days ago


Johnstown woman charged in death of 10-month-old boy

Hayley Nichole Butler, 22, is charged with homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment, according to court records.

6 days ago


 Bill Lieberth Sr.

Man who gunned down pregnant woman dies, police say

A man who Penn Hills police said shot and killed his son's pregnant girlfriend died Sunday.

1 week ago


 Kids get in on the music offerings at “A Fair in the Park,”

Mellon Park offers arts, crafts, food and music this weekend

“A Fair in the Park” marks its 45th anniversary of presenting some of the best in contemporary fine arts and crafts.

1 week ago


 Melvin Knight is escorted to a squad car after his sentencing in August 2012. He was sentenced to death for the torture and killing of Jennifer Daugherty in Greensburg in 2010.

'Greensburg Six' killer appeals death-penalty in torture-killing

Melvin Knight’s lawyer, James Geibig, had argued that the jury wasn't properly sworn in prior to hearing the penalty trial.

1 week ago


 William Lieberth, Sr.

Pregnant woman shot to death by boyfriend's father in Penn Hills, police say

Theresa Smith was standing outside Allegheny Auto Body on Verona Road, when the man shot her, said Howard Burton, Penn Hills police chief.

1 week ago


McKeesport teacher rehired at the top of district's pay scale

Angela DiBattista had been teaching with the district for over a decade when she was suspended in January 2006 and fired in February 2011.

1 week ago


Man arrested for trying to grab 14-year-old girl walking down street

Richard Ostrosky, 62, is charged with attempted kidnapping of a minor, luring a child and other offenses.

1 week ago


Greensburg lab accused of paying kickbacks to doctors

Universal Oral Fluid Laboratories of PA LLC and owner William Hughes have been asked to forfeit more than $750,000 in a federal complaint.

1 week ago


 This grove of trees, visible from Route 22, spells out "Murrysville." Over the years, it has become overgrown and unreadable.

Murrysville 'tree sign' in need of sprucing up

The 850-foot-long grove of trees that spells out Murrysville sits on a hillside on the southern side of Route 22.

1 week ago


Monroeville library growth reflects community

On Sept.20, the Monroeville Public Library will offer a look back at the past 50 years in the community.

1 week ago


 Greenfield teacher Kelly Coleman's debut novel, "Holding On and Letting Go," deals with a teenage girl’s experiences after the loss of her 10-year-old brother to cancer.

Greenfield teacher Kelly Coleman publishes teen novel

Tired of reading about shallow, damsel-in-distress characters, she wrote “Holding On and Letting Go” with "full and dynamic characters."

1 week ago


Long absence from rink no deterrent to Greensburg skater

Since October, the Holton siblings worked hard in preparation for this summer’s Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships in New York.

1 week ago



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