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Man, teen charged in home invasion, stabbing in Butler County

Police said a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, wearing gloves and masks, entered a Karns City home around 8 p.m. Saturday.

about 12 hours ago


Ramp to I-79 in Marshall to close overnight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. today and reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

about 14 hours ago


HOV lanes opened to relieve congestion from Parkway North crash

State police said one person was taken to Allegheny General Hospital after the four-vehicle crash, which occurred at 7:45 a.m.

3 days ago


Acquitted in state court, Farrell man gets seven years in federal gun case

The judge ordered that Jashaad Coleman of Farrell serve the sentence after he completes a four- to 11-year term in unrelated cases.

3 days ago


 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

3 days ago


Judge approves payment after botched federal raid in Bellevue

The money is part of a proposed $100,000 settlement the government agreed to pay to settle a suit brought in June 2011 by Gary Adams.

3 days ago


 Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class Sept. 9 at South Fayette High School.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.

4 days ago


Driver killed in Butler crash

A Chicora man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Thursday in Butler County, state police said.

3 days ago


Ads coming to North Hills school website

Visitors to the North Hills School District's website soon will be seeing ads for area businesses.

4 days ago


Man killed in Armstrong County crash on Route 422

State police said William J. Keener, 74, was a passenger in a vehicle heading east on Route 422 in Manor.

4 days ago


State police don't plan to file charges in Butler County ATV death

Colbee Lovich, 4, lost control of the Kawasaki 80 four-wheeler around 7:30 p.m. Friday. He died Monday.

4 days ago


Pine-Richland School District, teachers ratify contract

Retroactive six-year agreement includes two annual raises averaging 4 percent.

4 days ago


 Jann Berhardt shovels mud from the sidewalk in front of her Etna home during the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.

Hurricane Ivan: 10 years later

A decade after some North Hills towns were inundated with flooding, those involved look back at what good has come out of the experience.

4 days ago


 Children participate in Maria Congelio's kindergarten class at McIntyre Elementary School in Ross. Behind them is the whiteboard with the Class Dojo app, where she can keep a chart for rewards, timers and other tools to help motivate the kids. Ms. Congelio carries her smart phone while teaching and can instantly reward students on the chart with the app.

DoJo used to monitor students at McIntyre Elementary in Ross

Teachers use the application with kindergartners as a digitized version of a behavior chart and allows parents to monitor kids’ behavior.

4 days ago


Ross officials to meet in public works building

Officials want everyone to get a look at the condition of the declining building, which the township plans to replace.

4 days ago


Seneca Valley schools tackle bullying

Evans City elementary and middle schools are taking anti-bullying efforts into the community.

4 days ago


Antique show in Sewickley to benefit children

The show in Sewickley will support the Center of Excellence for Substance Use Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

4 days ago


Acquitted in state court, Farrell man gets seven years in federal gun case

Jashaad Coleman, 20, of Farrell, will serve the term after he completes a four- to 11-year sentence in state prison for an armed robbery.

3 days ago


 Marlene Fritsch

Franklin Park cancer survivor reaches back to help those on journey with same disease

Her personal journey with breast cancer gives greater meaning to the work she does with other patients and survivors.

4 days ago


School news: Avonworth, Mars Area, Pine-Richland and Quaker Valley

School news from throughout the North communities.

4 days ago


North at a glance: Shaler native named wakeboarding champ, International Day of Peace festival

News, events and other happenings from throughout the North communities.

4 days ago


Northscape: Hampton, Marshall, Aspinwall, McCandless and Ross

Common Threads, folk music group, will present a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church.

4 days ago


Samantha Bennett: The cat-call's 'loud or raucous cry' is never appreciated

There’s been some buzz lately on the subject of cat-calling. It caught my attention because I have a cat.

4 days ago


Thompson Run Road restrictions start today

The traffic restrictions are scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from today though Sept. 26.

5 days ago


 Sen. Jane Orie

State Supreme Court refuses to hear Orie appeal

Former state Sen. Jane Orie wanted the state Supreme Court to review her conviction on forgery, theft of services and other charges.

4 days ago


North Hills, Downtown headshop owner, son face new federal drug charges

Akhil Mishra, who was part of national investigation, and his adult son, are charged with selling materials used to dilute and heroin.

5 days ago


Fire destroys meat packing facility in Armstrong County

No injuries were reported in the fire, which was called in at 1:37 a.m. at the Dayton Packing Co. in Wayne, officials said.

5 days ago


North Allegheny switches health care plans

The North Allegheny school district is the latest employer to switch health insurance companies in anticipation of the UMPC/Highmark split.

5 days ago


 Hank Kuzma, 2009

Obituary: Henry J. Kuzma / He coached storied 1965 Midland basketball team

His 1965 team, considered one of the greatest in Western Pennsylvania history, contained future pros Simmie Hill and Norm Van Lier.

6 days ago


Lawrence County jail guard accused of selling drugs suspended

Michael Llewellyn of Cranberry will keep his medical and other benefits until the charges are resolved.

6 days ago


Obituary: Paul M. Bernstein / Psychologist and counselor who loved his profession

Mr. Bernstein for many years maintained a private psychology practice Downtown, moving it to Aspinwall in more recent years.

6 days ago


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

Franklin Park couple sentenced for abusing adoptees

Douglas and Kristen Barbour each had pleaded no contest to two counts of endangerment.

6 days ago


Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

1 week ago


Seneca Valley to increase sports offered to girls

The Seneca Valley school board unanimously approved a five-year plan to increase the amount of sports offered to girls in the district.

1 week ago


Ross to discuss plans to replace public works building

The commissioners will hold a public meeting to discuss plans to replace the deteriorating, 40-year-old building.

1 week ago


Shaler man charged in assault, attempted rape

Police said the attack occurred at a Lawrence County campground.

1 week ago


Bridge construction to delay northern area turnpike traffic

Westbound traffic between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley will be delayed about 8 p.m. Monday so a contractor can move supplies.

1 week ago


Beleaguered ROTC officer faces child endangerment charge

A Beaver County junior ROTC instructor cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct has now been charged with child endangerment.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Police find truck that lost tires, killing a motorist

Scott Rice, 53, was killed about 6 a.m. Monday on I-79 after the tires came off a tractor-trailer headed north near the Mt. Nebo exit.

1 week ago


Warren County firm agrees to stop discharging Marcellus Shale wastewater

Waste Treatment Corp. has agreed to stop discharging shale gas drilling wastewater and build the new treatment facility.

1 week ago


 Students arrive for the first day of school at the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. The school opened for students Sept. 2 at its new location. It previously was in Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood.

First days of first year go smoothly at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

The school in Cranberry is the first new Catholic high school to be built in the Pittsburgh diocese since 1967.

1 week ago


Back to school: Classroom, building and administrative changes under way at North schools

Our roll call of schools in northern suburbs continues this week.

1 week ago


Deer Lakes teachers alert district of intent to strike

The 135 teachers in the district plan to strike if a new contract isn’t reached by the end of the winter holiday break.

1 week ago


North Hills School District considers website advertising

The school board is scheduled to vote on allowing ads to be placed on its website as a revenue source.

1 week ago


Seneca Valley working to give girls more sports opportunities

The district’s athletic director presented a five-year plan to school board members on Monday to increase sports for girls in the district.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


 Orrin Macik, right, and his brother, Matt, handcraft furniture for the new chapel at Passavant Retirement Village in Zelienople. The wood they are using is from trees that were cut down to make way for the new building that will house a chapel at the retirement community.

Timber from Zelienople property becomes furniture for chapel

Trees at Passavant Retirement Village in Zelienople that were cut down to make way for a new building are being used to make furniture.

1 week ago


Fall Migratory Festival taking flight in Valencia

The festival is a fundraiser for the Wildbird Recovery and Songbird Rehabilitation Center off Route 228.

1 week ago


 Michael Pendred II, principal of St. Teresa of Avila School in Ross.

St. Teresa of Avila starts new year with new principal

Michael J. Pendred II had been principal at North Catholic High School.

1 week ago



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