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Several I-79 ramps in Marshall to close overnight starting today

Tonight the northbound I-79 off-ramp to the turnpike, the northbound off-ramp to Route 228 and the turnpike ramp to northbound I-79 close.

about 3 hours ago


Headshop owner should remain jailed, prosecutors argue

Mayank Mishra, 33, owner of Rock America in the old Northway Mall, is in custody on federal drug paraphernalia charges and wants out.

about 11 hours ago


Cranberry ramp to Interstate 79 to close tonight

The ramp is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 day ago


Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

about 17 hours ago


Woman killed in Harrison crash identified

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Joanne McGann of Harrison.

1 day ago


Section of Route 28 outbound to close Thursday night

The road will close between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

1 day ago


Small fire forces evacuation of Mars Area High School

The fire, reported around 11 a.m., is under control.

about 23 hours ago


Freeport Road lane closures tonight in Harmar, Cheswick

Crews will drill core samples from 8 tonight to 6 a.m. Wednesday between Poplar Alley and Hill Avenue.

1 day ago


 This Aug. 1 photo shows the entrance to Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. County officials had authorized a sheriff's sale of the century-old amusement park for November, but a judge has delayed the sale until objections from the state attorney general's office can be heard.

Sheriff's sale delayed for historic Conneaut Lake Park

The amusement park had been scheduled to be sold Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to Crawford County and other entities.

1 day ago


Mars Area school superintendent resigns

James Budzilek,  resigned to take a job as director of technology for Pitt Bull Secure Technologies.

1 day ago


 Austin Babinsack

Parents of bullying victim meet with Highlands superintendent

Austin Babinsack, 16, was duct-taped to a goal post  Oct. 5 by two teammates on the varsity soccer team.

1 day ago


McKees Rocks Bridge inspections to prompt lane closures

Lane closures are possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Monday.

2 days ago


Seneca Valley increases substitute teachers pay

The school board set the rate at $90 daily for day-to-day substitute and $100 per day retirees for the 2014-15 school year.

1 day ago


Ross commissioners vote to keep current public works building

McLean Architects redesign addresses concerns about the high cost of demolishing and replacing the entire public works garage.

1 day ago


Intermittent traffic stoppages set today for Interstate 279 in the North Hills

Traffic will be stopped in the southbound lanes intermittently for 10 minutes or less for a two-hour period.

3 days ago


Franklin Park child abuse case draws protest, counter-protest

The protest came after the sentence given a mother of two adopted Ethiopian children was changed.

4 days ago


Route 19 restricted in McCandless this weekend

Traffic will be limited to a single lane in both directions between Sewickley Oakmont and McKnight roads.

5 days ago


Man shot when gun accidentally discharges after club competition

Another shooter’s rifle accidentally discharged while the shooters were putting away their rifles at the Pine Creek Gun Club.

5 days ago


Additional I-79 restrictions scheduled this weekend near Cranberry

Northbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane for parts of tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

4 days ago


 Shaler police Wednesday released this image of the suspect from surveillance video at one of the Shaler businesses that had been burglarized.

Suspect arrested in Shaler burglaries

Four businesses were burglarized between August and this month, police said: Captain’s Pizza, China Garden, Elegant Nails and Fastenal.

6 days ago


 Douglas, left, and Kristen Barbour, right, leave the Allegheny County Courthouse after being sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Manning.

Protest planned over sentencing in abuse of adopted Ethiopian children

A former Franklin Park  couple pleaded no contest to endangering the welfare of children.

6 days ago


 Sears has been plagued by falling revenue and chronic losses in recent years.

Pittsburgh Mills to lose Sears store, auto center

Sears has been plagued by falling revenue and chronic losses in recent years.

6 days ago


Franklin Park attorney charged with stealing from an estate

Kirby Boring, 64, is accused to taking more than $100,000 from the estate of a woman killed in a 2009 vehicle crash.

5 days ago


Trial rescheduled for suspended Ambridge JROTC instructor

First Sgt. Carl L. Curtis, 48, of Baden was charged Sept. 8 with public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

5 days ago


 Liz Sullivan, left, gives Maggi a treat during obedience drills at the WPA Humane Society Canine Good Citizen class, the forerunning class to the therapy dog certification.

Therapy dogs undergo rigorous classes, testing to do their job

These visitors spread cheer just by being there.

6 days ago


 State Rep. Eli Evankovich

Race for state House's 54th District seat is a rematch

As they did in 2012, Eli Evankovich, R-Murrysville, and Democrat Patrick Leyland of Allegheny Township are vying for the 54th District seat.

6 days ago


Aspinwall Riverfront Park opens Saturday

The park covers 10 acres along the Allegheny River and was home to the former Aspinwall Marina.

6 days ago


Pizza shop pulls out of Northway in Ross

Most tenants say they are in the dark about plans to revitalize the Ross mall.

6 days ago


Hampton to consider recreational vehicle law

Noise and dust from ATVs are causing complaints from four neighborhoods.

6 days ago


 Frank Dermody

Political newcomer takes on state House party leader in bid for 33rd district seat

East Deer Republican challenger says he has the self-discipline and budget sense to represent voters from both parties.

6 days ago


North Hills scholarship program benefits low-income, nontraditional students

North Hills Community Outreach is sponsoring an Allison Park fundraiser, Gala for Women, Nov. 8 to benefit the program.

6 days ago


 Lisa Zucco

Cranberry residents vie for state House 12th District seat

Incumbent Daryl Metcalfe is facing Democrat Lisa Zucco.

6 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

There’s no tap-dancing around it — a humanoid creature must have done this damage.

6 days ago


 Mary Strehl

Art has been Saxonburg woman's passion since kindergarten

Mary Strehl has a one-woman show through Nov. 1 at Saxonburg Area Artists Cooperative.

6 days ago


North scape: Art sale in Ross; blood drive in Sewickley

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

6 days ago




Here's what a therapy dog needs to do

A number of organizations certify therapy dogs.

6 days ago


Mars Area school officials to meet with youth home over gas drilling concerns

Rex Energy plans to operate up to six gas wells on private property approximately a half-mile from the schools.

1 week ago


 A photo of the alleged suspect in Captains Pizza.

Shaler police seek help to nab Route 8 burglar

A series of burglaries in businesses over the past few months have Shaler Township police asking for help in identifying the culprit.

6 days ago


 Steelers running back LeVeon Bell, center, leaves his preliminary hearing before District Justice Richard Opiela this morning.

Le'Veon Bell waives preliminary hearing

His attorney hopes to get him in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.

1 week ago


Shaler school board recognizes honor student

At its voting meeting Wednesday night, Shaler Area school board recognized Josiah Johnson, a senior at the high school.

6 days ago


North Allegheny board hires construction manager for renovation projects

Massaro will be paid $608,910 to provide the necessary preconstruction, bidding, construction oversight and project close-out services for

6 days ago


Bevan picked to join North Huntingdon commissioners

The commissioners voted to appoint Fran Bevan, a former school director, to fill the Sixth Ward  seat vacated by Thomas Krause.

6 days ago


PennDOT expands I-79 work zone across Butler County line

Beginning tonight, work will occur between the Allegheny County line and the Route 228 Cranberry-Mars interchange (Exit 78).

1 week ago


Former Allegheny College professor indicted on child pornography charges

Kirk Nesset, an award-winning writer who has homes in Meadville and Arizona, was arrested Oct. 1 and resigned from the college soon after.

1 week ago


Shaler OKs demolition of four properties

Shaler commissioners unanimously approved demolition of four structures at tonight’s voting meeting.

1 week ago


 Austin Babinsack

Highlands school board won’t comment on hazing case

Ira Weiss said that neither the suspension of soccer coach Jim Turner nor that of two players would be publicly discussed.

1 week ago


Banishment from Millvale is improper punishment, appeals court says

Superior Court agrees there is no rehabilitative purpose served by banning a man from the community targeted by his threatening phone calls.

1 week ago


Sharon man gets 41 months for 2012 shootout in Farrell

As a convicted felon, Ralph Samuels, 50, wasn’t allowed to possess a gun.

1 week ago


Man killed in crash on Route 65 in Glenfield

Police responded at 5 p.m. to 65 north, where the man was pronounced dead at 5:06 p.m.

1 week ago



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