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 Surveillance image of a suspect in the robbery of a Citizen's Bank in Hampton.

Report: Citizens Bank in Hampton robbed at gunpoint

Police say the suspects fled south on Route 8 in a white, four-door sedan.

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Judge denies cop killer’s appeal of conviction

A federal judge this week denied John Lesko’s appeal of his murder conviction and death sentence for the killing of an Apollo police

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Lane restriction set for section of Pennsylvania Turnpike

Eastbound traffic on a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be reduced to one lane on Saturday, the turnpike commission announced.

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Shoppers injured when gun goes off in store

Two people left a Giant Eagle with wounds this afternoon after a gun fell out of a fanny pack and accidentally went off inside the store.

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Second arrest in Tarentum home invasion on New Year's Day

Dorian Smedley and Dominic Balsamo are charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and firearms violations.

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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Amy Haller, 21, of Bellevue, left, studies with a friend over the phone at Commonplace Coffee in Indiana, Pa.

Some IUP students face double-digit tuition increases under new plan

Once fully phased in, the program is expected to generate $8.2 million in additional revenue, officials said.

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 Joseph Kamon

Police search for missing Shaler man

Police said Joseph Kamon’s vehicle was found Wednesday near where he works in the South Side.

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 Christian Farls, 12, a student at Providence Heights Alpha School in McCandless, nervously watches as his Alpha Bots team's robot performs a series of tasks during the Lego robotics competition at La Roche College in McCandless.

Lego robotics competition at La Roche College challenges kids

Worldwide, there are more than 25,000 Lego league teams in approximately 80 countries.

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Pressley Ridge offer to buy Seville school declined

Unpopular offer to buy Seville school is declined, as North Hills School District prepares to redistrict some elementary pupils.

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Support group in Ross aims to ease stress for teens

Anchorpoint Counseling Center starts a 10-week program Wednesday to help teens cope with everyday pressures of life.

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 Dan Connolly , a senior at North Hills, paddles his way on the first lap of a race at the school's pool.

Ahoy! Sail across pool tests STEM skills at North Hills

Transportation construction class brings lessons in science, technology, math and engineering to satisfying, soggy conclusion.

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Computer initiative moves to Mars Area Centennial School

School board approves $75,078 contract to provide 660 laptop computers to Mars Area Middle School for three years.

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 Gigi Balsamico

Ross teen's volunteer work impresses Salvation Army

Gigi Balsamico of Ross, a sophomore at North Hills High School, was recognized for creating a video on emergency disaster services.

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 Students study on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

IUP wants to charge full-time students per credit

If approved, the change would occur this fall as a two-year pilot program subject to regular review by university.

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North scape: 'Classical Fusion' concert scheduled in Sewickley

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Samantha Bennett: Plan for 'new me' is a lemon

A regimen of healthy, natural eating turns out to be a headache.

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North school news: Fox Chapel Area magazine honored

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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One killed, two seriously injured in Mercer County crash

Police said Mandy Digman, 38, of Ohio, died in the crash on Pulaski Mercer Road in Wilmington.

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 Former Shenango treasurer and secretary Brian Tanner waived a preliminary hearing today.

Ex-Shenango Township treasurer waives hearing in $800,000 theft case

The DA’s office said Brian Tanner, 49, is charged with 500 counts of forgery and theft-related charges.

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Shaler police ask for help in finding man

Shaler police are asking for help locating Joseph Kamon whose vehicle was last seen on the South Side.

3 days ago


Convicted heroin dealer busted again after Ross Park Mall deal

DEA agents said he admitted he has been obtaining large quantities of heroin from suppliers in New Jersey for distribution here.

3 days ago


Kiski Valley jarred by big boom from Brackenridge plant

A spokesman for the plant said a large, hot piece of molten metal or some slag came into contact with water outside the site.

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Driver killed in Route 8 crash in Butler County

Police say Edward Skopinski, 69, was driving north on Route 8 when he swerved into the southbound side of the road hitting a vehicle.

5 days ago


 Dr. Pranav Shetty

Pitt graduate’s work with Ebola victims earns invite to speech

Pranav Shetty, a Shaler Area High School graduate was a guest of President Barack Obama during the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

4 days ago


Fire breaks out at Ross home; woman rushed to hospital

The fire occurred in the 600 block of Roseland Avenue.

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Route 28 traffic to be halted briefly today in O'Hara

The stoppages are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

1 week ago


North Hills school board rejects Pressley Ridge offer to buy Seville

The vote to reject the offer was 7-0.

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Sharpsburg woman arrested on multiple charges stemming from 2013 incident

London Posey was taken into custody by Allegheny County Sheriff's deputies and Sharpsburg police after officials received an anonymous

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 The Heinz History Center's Civil War exhibit has been touring the state and will make a stop in Harmony. There it will be augmented by a display dealing with how the conflict affected and was affected by the people of Harmony. This is a Colt Model 1860 Army owned by Frederick Weigel.

Harmony Museum offers dual Civil War exhibit

Historic Harmony is showing “The Civil War and the Harmony Area” with the Heinz History Center’s traveling Civil War exhibit through Feb. 1.

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 Karen McCandless of Butler lets Mary Wagner, 84, one of the residents of Concordia at Rebecca Residence in Allison Park, pet one of her two therapy cats, Tirzah, during a visit there on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Butler cats put on a show for nursing home residents

Unlike many felines, Butler couple’s cats are happy to perform at a variety of places, such as Concordia at Rebecca Residence in West Deer.

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North Hills may redistrict students

School directors are expected to vote tonight to split students from a proposed development between Highcliff and West View.

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Cranberry didn't raise taxes, but residents could face sewer rate hike

A major expansion and renovation of the Powell Road sewage treatment plant could mean higher sewer rates.

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  Mike Schultz

Personal trainer coaches athletes all over the world

Mike Schultz of McCandless left a career in sales and banking because he wanted to be more active.

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Seneca Valley to offer hybrid and gaming courses

The hybrid cyber classes will consist of a combination of online education and sessions with instructors.

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Passavant receives $405,000 in grants from foundation, auxiliary

Thirty-four staff-initiated projects have been awarded grants this year.

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Dance fundraisers in North Hills and North Allegheny

Districts plan marathons this weekend to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses.

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  Imani Patterson

West View girl to receive Spirit of Unity Award at La Roche College

She will get the award Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast at La Roche College.

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 As seen from Beechwood Boulevard, snow blankets a Squirrel Hill residential development overlooking the Monongahela River on Jan. 7.

Whether winter blues or cabin fever, depression in winter months is real in Pittsburgh, nationwide

Nationwide, 3 out of 4 Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers are women. About 5 percent of the American population suffers from SAD.

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New students at Mars Area School to take over so that flags will still fly

A new family will continue the project of placing 3,000 flags outside Mars Area High School to honor those who died Sept. 11, 2001.

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Former Shenango secretary/treasurer accused of stealing $800,000 from taxpayers

Brian Tanner, 49, of New Castle, was fired last summer and surrendered today on 500 counts including forgery and theft.

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Mars Area to provide laptops for middle school students

Mars Area School District’s One-to-One computer initiative will be moving to the middle school.

1 week ago


Seneca Valley hires elementary school assistant principal

Kristen Salina has been the principal at Clarence Brown Community School, a special education school in Butler, for the past seven years.

1 week ago


 Michael Keaton arrives at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.

Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton puts Robinson’s Forest Grove on the map

Michael Keaton set the world straight about his hometown during his four-minute heartfelt Golden Globes acceptance speech.

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 An Allegheny County Fire Marshall's investigator sifts through debris Sunday morning after a fatal fire.

Fire in Indiana Township kills elderly woman

The fire in the first block of Crest Drive occurred about 3 a.m. and the Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause.

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 Bantam No. 1 — The first jeep — minutes after assembly was completed on Sept. 21, 1940. Harold Crist is driving, Frank Fenn is in the passenger seat and Karl K. Probst  leans against the spare tire at far left.

The Next Page: How American Bantam Car Co. of Butler, driven to succeed, built the Army jeep

Excerpts from Paul R. Bruno’s book about American Bantam Car, which had 49 days to create an Army jeep for World War II service.

2 weeks ago


Multiple people injured in car wreck on Route 28

Multiple people were injured in a two-car wreck on Route 28 Sunday evening, an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor confirmed.

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