LalithKumar Solai, a University of Pittsburgh psychiatrist born in India, stands in front of the home he and his wife are having built in McCandless. The home has several features that comply with Hindu religious standards, including a main door facing east and a prayer room on the main floor.

Family builds house that caters to Hindu traditions

A builder in the North Hills of Pittsburgh is meeting Hindu standards for Indians’ homes.

about 16 hours ago

Some West Deer Township residents without electricity

About 54 West Penn Power customers lost power Sunday night after a car hit a utility pole in West Deer Township.

about 18 hours ago

Woman found shot to death in New Castle

A New Castle man is arrested after a Youngstown woman is found shot to death.

2 days ago

 Traffic from outbound Route 28 is detoured over the 31st Street Bridge this afternoon after an accident in which a truck tire fell off, crossed the median and smashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing the driver.

Driver whose truck lost a tire in fatal Route 28 crash did not have valid license, police say

Eric Gonzalez-Huerta, 23, of Kentucky, has been charged with violations such as accidents involving death while not properly licensed.

2 days ago

Weekend paving work scheduled on Route 19 in Ross, McCandless

A variety of traffic shifts and restrictions will be in place as a result, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago

Large cache of drugs found at Sharpsburg home

A large cache of illicit drugs was found at a Sharpsburg home Tuesday by police who went there on a domestic disturbance call.

3 days ago

 Clarion University's multi-purpose Student Recreation Center includes basketball courts, rock climbing wall and weight room, and inside track and elliptical machines.

Clarion University expanding athletic offereings

University hopes the added women’s offerings bring it closer to addressing a Title IX discrimination complaint.

4 days ago

 First-grader Konrad Grossheim stacks buckets Thursday during a fast-paced stacking exercise as part of the Guinness World Records Day event at Sewickley Academy.

Sewickley Academy students stack 'em up for world record

Sewickley Academy is part of a worldwide attempt to set a record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.”

4 days ago

Freeport Road in Harmar to be restricted this evening

The restriction will be in place from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Friday.

4 days ago

Residents oppose plans to sell Seville school to Pressley Ridge

Residents living near the closed school in Ross told North Hills school board members that their property values would be jeopardized.

4 days ago

Drilling remains an issue in Mars Area

A group of pro-drilling residents asked the board Nov. 11 to reconsider allowing Rex Energy to drill under the district’s schools.

4 days ago

North Allegheny officials say new state law on volunteers problematic

It will require multiple clearances for all volunteers, no matter how little they help out.

4 days ago

Ross commissioners consider budget

Ross commissioners will vote next month on a 2015 budget that holds the tax rate, and adds $500,000 to the paving budget.

4 days ago

 Butler County Community College hosts the art work of M.S. Reagan in the Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at the main campus in Butler.

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / M.S. Reagan combines poetry, art for exhibit

When he was in elementary school, he started writing short stories that were so good they caught the attention of one of his teachers.

4 days ago

 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

4 days ago

 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

4 days ago

Downtown Pittsburgh symposium aims to educate about Ebola

A daylong forum will provide answers about the deadly epidemic in Africa and an evening concert will raise funds for its victims.

4 days ago

School news: Avonworth, Highlands, Mars Area

Avonworth holds pep rally; Highlands holds gold card Thanksgiving luncheon; Mars Area presents comedy

4 days ago

North happenings: Mars, Fox Chapel, Emsworth and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

4 days ago

Route 28 inbound re-opens after crash near Etna exit

State police reported no serious injuries in the crash, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m.

5 days ago

 Nicole Murphy was charged with violating Thomas Smith's civil rights by zapping him three times as he sat on the floor in cuffs after an arrest in September 2012.

Millvale officer guilty in stun gun incident

Millvale police Officer Nicole Murphy was charged with violating the man’s rights by using a Taser on him after he was arrested in 2012.

4 days ago

North Allegheny officials propose $5.5M in capital improvements for 2015-16

Administrators in the North Allegheny School District are proposing $5.5 million in capital improvements in 2015-16.

4 days ago

Jury set to deliberate on Taser incident involving Millvale officer

An expert witness for the defense said today that Officer Nicole Murphy's use of a Taser on Thomas Smith was "reasonable."

5 days ago

Police: Suspect, victim in Edinboro University fatal shooting both from Pittsburgh area

Edinboro police Chief Jeff Craft said Trey Gunter, 21, has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting of Tobiah Johnson, 22.

6 days ago

 Beth Ann Banks, the mother of Taylor Banks — who was struck by a vehichle and killed while riding his bicycle home on Oct. 31 — holds onto friend Craig Morrow on Sunday as motorcyle riders and bicyclists ride to the ghost bike dedicated to Mr. Banks.

Bicyclist memorialized with 4-mile ride in Beaver County

A Beaver County memorial bike ride for Taylor Lee Banks is held Sunday with police mum about their investigation of the fatality.

1 week ago

Millvale police taser case goes to trial today in federal court

Officer Nicole Murphy contends she used the weapon on Thomas Smith in September 2012 to prevent him from harming himself.

1 week ago

 Officer Nicole Murphy enters the Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh in June.

Ex-Millvale officer criticizes stun gun use

Officer Casey Bonincontro’s cell phone video of the incident is the government's main exhibit.

6 days ago

Lockdown lifted at Edinboro University; search continues for suspect in fatal shooting

The shooting was reported about 6 p.m. outside an apartment complex several blocks from the campus.

6 days ago

Utah man pleads guilty to flying 242 pounds of marijuana to East Coast; intercepted in Pennsylvania

Ken Barton Burrows, 54, pleaded guilty to the charge before U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

1 week ago

Deer Lakes school board to vote on contract, new superintendent

The board is expected to name Avella Area Superintendent Janell Logue-Belden as its eighth superintendent.

1 week ago

 Equestrian coach Bernie Traurig instructs Ahna Cafaro of Allison Park, a professional horse trainer, on how to control Elliance during jumping at Horse on Course Equestrian Center in Valencia on Friday.

Acclaimed equestrian trainer rides into Valencia to lead special clinic

Bernie Traurig has been called a master in show jumping, dressage and eventing, the three Olympic equestrian events.

1 week ago

Ross eyes budget that holds taxes

Ross commissioners are considering a 2015 budget that holds the tax rate, but adds $500,000 to the paving budget.

6 days ago

Mt. Lebanon journalist may have suffered medical problem before crash

Lawrence Evans crashed his vehicle into the back of another vehicle at 7 p.m. Saturday on Ohio River Boulevard.

1 week ago

Officials identify man killed in Bellevue crash

The victim was a Mt. Lebanon resident, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said.

1 week ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett has scheduled a news conference in Pittsburgh on Monday to mark completion of the Route 28 construction project, which started in 2009.

Gov. Corbett to mark completion of Route 28 project

Officials will announce when two outbound lanes will be restored and the ramp from I-579 and the Veterans Bridge to Route 28 will reopen.

1 week ago

Former McCandless ice cream shop owner sentenced for sex abuse

David Higginbotham Sr., 62, of Baden will face a hearing in 45 days to determine if he will be classified as a sexually violent predator.

1 week ago

 Bob Seibel and Nancy Evans pose for a picture in the growing Remembrance Garden at Hampton High School.

Memorial Garden at Hampton High School: A place to remember

A garden to honor deceased graduates of Hampton School District is on its way to becoming a community focal point.

1 week ago

 Averie Nichols. For North.

Hats Off! Shaler second-grader raises 2,000 in memory of her grandma

A second-grader from Shaler raised more than $2,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation in memory of her grandmother who died of cancer.

1 week ago

Reserve Primary School parents want their school in Shaler kept open

Jim Helfrich, vice president of the Reserve commissioners and a lifelong resident of the community, joined the parents.

1 week ago

 Neuro Kinetics uses high speed digital photography and a software program to diagnose based on how accurately patients track a light pattern from a "optic kinetic sphere."

NFL, partners award $500,000 grant to further study O'Hara company's concussion testing

The Neuro Kinetics-developed system, called I-Portal, uses eye-tracking tests to evaluate head injuries.

1 week ago

McCandless Crossing continues to open new businesses

The development’s fourth and final phase plans to celebrate the opening of Panera Bread Dec.1.

1 week ago

Peace pole to be dedicated in North Hills

To honor a founder of North Hills People for Peace, a pole bearing the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in eight languages will be

1 week ago

This Mrs. Claus of North Hills does more than spread Christmas cheer

The Mrs. Claus Club of North Hills provides baskets and support to those diagnosed with cancer.

1 week ago

Trooper found guilty of careless driving in fatal crash in Erie

The district attorney declined to file more serious criminal charges saying Trooper Schimp was “negligent” when he ran a stop sign.

1 week ago

 Chuck Lantzman, owner of Snow and Ice Management on the North Side, shows off his plant that makes a salt mixture to treat icy roads.

Salt: The price the Pittsburgh region pays for winter

Some communities are preparing for another horrendous winter; others say it will be business as usual.

1 week ago

Ross retirees unhappy about health costs

Commissioners vow to look into the 53 percent increase in premiums.

1 week ago

At least one injured in multi-vehicle crash on Route 28

The crash occurred between 7 and 7:30 a.m, an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said.

1 week ago

Historic holiday hike gives new perspective on history of Harmony

This year’s re-enactment hike, following Washington’s path through Western Pennsylvania, will take place Nov. 29 at the Harmony Museum.

1 week ago

Residents want district to hold onto Seville School

Ross residents urge North Hills School District to keep the Seville school building. The school closed in 2010.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: Behind the wheel, dad had his own gear

The death of a “Car Talk” co-host has her reminiscing about the automotive misadventures of dad.

1 week ago


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