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Sewickley man killed in motorcycle crash

George P. Williams, 65, of Sewickley died Saturday night when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and it crashed on Route 28

about 9 hours ago


Pavement work to stall traffic on Marshall, Perrysville avenues today

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Monday.

3 days ago


 Marques Duncan  wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

4 days ago


 Wal-Mart wants to build a 150,000-square-foot store off McKnight Road in McCandless near the Rave movie theater.

McCandless residents oppose Wal-Mart

Residents cite concerns over traffic, noise, safety issues and water runoff as reasons they believe Wal-Mart should stay away.

4 days ago


Ross establishes traffic advisory board

Commissioners want to get their residents’ input on traffic issues.

3 days ago


North scape: Fundraisers, library activities and an antique power show

Activities and other happenings throughout the north communities.

4 days ago


Despite objections, North Allegheny approves field fees

Community baseball leagues are unhappy that the district will charge maintenance fees for use of high school baseball and softball fields.

4 days ago


Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

Subjects would rather take an electric jolt than sit quietly without their toys.

4 days ago


North Allegheny director chooses coaching over school board

Ralph Pagone was forced by a new district policy to choose between being a board member or head coach of the varsity girls softball team

4 days ago


North Allegheny: Classics lovers ride chariot of victory

For the 17th consecutive year, North Allegheny students win the Pennsylvania Junior Classical League state championship.

4 days ago


Traffic signals getting smarter in Cranberry

A key transportation corridor in Cranberry is getting an upgrade.

4 days ago


 Andrea Echavarria works on a portrait Monday in her studio. Ms. Echavarria is one of many artists who use space in the converted Etna warehouse for their work.

A room of one's own in Etna

Etna loft provides space and artistic vibe for creative tenants.

4 days ago


 A construction worker drives a forklift  through the still-under-construction Avonworth Primary Center. The K-2 school is scheduled to open next month. Avonworth is awaiting $1.4 million in state reimbursements on its new $23.4 million primary center.

Many Pennsylvania school districts wait for millions in state reimbursements

The reason: Legislators included only a modest increase to the fund that since 1973 has provided partial reimbursements to districts.

4 days ago


Man acquitted of inappropriate conduct

The judge said the inconsistency in the timeline of when the girls reported the alleged abuse raised reasonable doubt.

5 days ago


 Walmart wants to build a 150,000-square-foot supercenter on Blazier Drive in McCandless.

Residents turn out to protest Walmart's plans to build McCandless superstore

Concerns focus on increased traffic, noise, flooding, and light pollution that resident say the store would bring to the neighborhood.

5 days ago


Man charged with running over victim in fatal Ellwood City shooting

Jeffrey Sack was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.

5 days ago


Overnight repaving on I-79 begins this week in Bridgeville, Marshall

Two projects will resurface more than eight miles of Interstate 79 starting this week.

6 days ago


Ex-teacher in Avonworth gets 3-8 years for rape of girl

During the hearing before Common Pleas Judge Jill E. Rangos, Walter Street apologized for his actions.

6 days ago


Ross Township hires planning and zoning administrator

Ross Township commissioners Monday unanimously hired Dominic Rickert.

6 days ago


 Officials investigate a crime scene on Loop Street in the Walnut Ridge Apartment complex.

One killed, two injured in Ellwood City shooting

One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting late Sunday at a public housing complex in Lawrence County.

6 days ago


West Hardies to close round-the-clock in Hampton

The road will close at 8 p.m. between Route 8 and Pioneer Road, with traffic detoured via Wildwood Road.

6 days ago


Hardt Road resurfacing scheduled to begin today

Alternating one-way traffic is possible weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late November.

6 days ago


 The home of Mary Rader and her parents Dennis and Deanna Beighley in Greenville, Mercer County. Detectives say a 7-year-old boy was nearly starved inside this Mercer County house.

Police say 8-year-old boy from Mercer County was 'a couple of weeks from death'

The child somehow escaped from his Greenville home June 6 and ran into the street where he met a woman walking her dog, police say.

1 week ago


Alexander Ference: Dec. 22, 1927 -- July 16, 2014.

Ross man who designed early computer technology systems for Blue Cross, Westinghouse

1 week ago


MRSA case confirmed at Northgate Junior-Senior High School

A third-party specialty cleaning and decontamination crew will begin work on the building Friday or Monday.

1 week ago


Truck crashes into street sweeper, warehouse in Kittanning

Police said the truck came around the bend around 1:30 a.m.and hit a Kittanning Borough street sweeper at Walnut and South Jefferson

1 week ago


Former Butler County teacher sentenced for molesting students

Jonathan Crum, 27, pleaded guilty to five counts of corruption of minors for girls he molested between 2009 and 2013.

1 week ago


Accused Army deserter released from jail

Gary Naranjo, 49, was arrested Sunday at his home and jailed on a Department of Defense detainer.

1 week ago


 Donald Yahnert clears his clogged trimmer as he cuts underbrush at the overgrown cemetery at the former Dixmont State Hospital in Kilbuck today.

State says cemeteries won’t be neglected again

Ordered to the site by department officials in Harrisburg, the  crew normally works at Torrance State Hospital in Westmoreland County.

1 week ago


 A bus driver for the Pine-Richland School District has been charged with drunken driving and child endangerment.

Pine-Richland bus driver charged with transporting children while intoxicated

Hampton police said the driver had a blood-alcohol content of 0.138 after he took students to St. Ursula School in Hampton last month.

1 week ago


8-year-old pulled from Fox Chapel pool, revived

Authorities said the boy was pulled from a pool at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club Wednesday night around 8:30.

1 week ago


Mars opposes gas well

A standing-room-only crowd urged the Mars Area school board Tuesday to join their fight against a proposed gas well near school grounds.

1 week ago


Ruling date set for Richland art center

A nonprofit center dedicated to promoting the arts and natural medicine may be limited in its activities on a 10-acre campus on Dickey Road.

1 week ago


Millvale returns to roots

A proposed Bennett Station Town Square project will be possible by the recent purchase of buildings on Grant and North avenues.

1 week ago


Lawrence Walsh: An E-Zpass scam? Not so, says the Pa. Turnpike Commission

E-ZPass is the electronic toll collection program that offers motorists the convenience of paying tolls without cash or tickets.

1 week ago


 Tom White

Duquesne University archivist honored for his love of folklore

In his book, Tom White explores the local history of witchcraft and the occult, using oral history accounts and archival information.

1 week ago


 Newly constructed and landscaped "bump-outs" along Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue are part of an Allegheny County green initiative redevelopment plan.

Bellevue puts on a new face with new streetscape

More landscape improvements are to be made to Bellevue’‍s Lincoln Avenue business district to enhance aesthetics and safety.

1 week ago


Butler Transit cuts bus service

The final runs of each weekday are eliminated and weekend cuts are made, too, to reduce inefficiencies.

1 week ago


Butler County to get higher impact fees from gas activities

The funds from Marcellus Shale activity are going up by about a third this state fiscal year.

1 week ago


Apartment complex near Ross Park Mall wins approval

An upscale apartment complex is to be built near Ross Park Mall.

1 week ago


Shaler Area students show off their green thumbs

About 40 Shaler Area students finished the year with two first-place awards in an international environmental competition.

1 week ago


 Robyn McKee, 27, left, of Plum gets spelling help from Tirzah DeCaria, co-director of Creative Citizen Studios, during a session at the Union Project on Tuesday. Ms. DeCaria and Kirsten Ervin founded Creative Citizen to give people with developmental and intellectual disabilities an outlet for creativity and an opportunity to participate in community activities.

Art for all: Creative Citizen Studios offers opportunity for people with disabilities

Art students will take part in a puppet show this month as part of the Weather Permitting series at Shadyside Nursery.

1 week ago




Body found in Allegheny River identified as missing jet skier

Crews had been searching this week for the body of Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, of Penn Hills, who fell off a jet ski in the river Sunday.

1 week ago


Former union president gets fine, probation for stealing from local

John Vetterly Jr., 53, of Avalon, steadily siphoned money from the coffers to cover meals, cable TV bills and cell phone bills.

1 week ago


North Allegheny School Board member resigns to coach softball

Ralph Pagone was forced by a new district policy to choose between his seat and his position as head coach of the  girls’ softball team.

1 week ago


Mars hires new principal

The Mars Area school board today hired a new principal for the Mars Area Primary Center.

1 week ago


Hampton man accused of being Army deserter released from jail

Gary Naranjo, 49, was arrested Sunday at his home on a Department of Defense detainer. He will be allowed to self-report to Fort Sill, Okla.

1 week ago


Repairs to begin on damaged Route 65 ramp

The overpass, which carries traffic from northbound I-79 to Route 65, has been closed since a truck hit it early Friday.

1 week ago


Search for jet skier in Allegheny River continues without divers

The man, identified as Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, of Penn Hills, is presumed to have drowned.

1 week ago



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