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 James Morton, assistant superintendent of the Allegheny County police, walks out of the Chrismar Apartments on Friday at 110 Butler St. in Millvale. Mr. Morton said there were no signs of foul play in the deaths of a woman and her 9-month-old son, who were found inside their apartment Friday.

Mother, son found dead in Millvale

James Morton, assistant superintendent of the Allegheny County police, said there were no signs of foul play in the deaths.

42 minutes ago


School bus driver, monitor fired after Seneca Valley boy left on bus

The boy’s teacher texted his mother when he didn’t arrive for school and the boy was found on the bus hours later, cold and crying.

about 14 hours ago


 Police and Allegheny County Medical Examiners investigate the scene where two people were found dead on Kuntz Street in Harrison Township on Friday.

Two bodies found inside home in Harrison

The bodies were found this morning at a home on Kuntz Street.

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McCandless neighbors say goodbye to Trader Horn to make way for Wal-Mart

On Sunday, a farewell luncheon was held for more than 20 employees by Citizens of McCandless, a group opposing the Wal-Mart plans.

about 23 hours ago


Voting districts reapportioned in Richland

Starting with the May 19 primary, some township voters will cast their vote at a new polling place.

about 23 hours ago


 The details of a painting titled "TREE" by Brendon Donnovan, 18, a senior at Shaler Area High School. The painting has unique textures and elements like undeveloped film under the paint as well as motor oil and turpentine to add texture. "TREE," among other works of Donnovan and fellow students, were shown at Shaler North Hills Library for the opening reception of "Prodigy," an art showcase of students work.

Shaler students featured in art show at Shaler North Hills Library

The teen artists and their teacher David Boyles welcomed guests to the opening reception of their weeklong show, “Prodigy.”

about 23 hours ago


Foundation awards grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

about 23 hours ago


North Hills School Board appoints Burnett to open seat

Timothy Burnett, who served on the board from 2001-13, will serve the remaining nine months of Jeffrey Meyer’s term.

about 11 hours ago


Early-bird contract ratified for North Allegheny teachers

New agreement includes wage increases and higher health care contributions

about 23 hours ago


 Kyle Varga, a fifth grader at Colfax Upper Elementary School, watches his "Lego Lion" robot responding to his program to sit up.

Robots liven up learning for Allegheny Valley students

Four Allegheny Valley School District educators received grants in the first round of funding provided by the Dynamo Education Foundation.

about 23 hours ago


Vacant Methodist church given new purpose as The Center in Bellevue

A Methodist church in Bellevue that has been empty for eight years has reopened as a place available to local churches and groups.

about 23 hours ago


Hampton officials expect large turnout for ATV ordinance vote

Wednesday meeting to discuss proposed regulations on off-road vehicles is moved to larger Hampton Community Center on McCully Road.

about 23 hours ago


Emergency drills at Mars schools today

Mars Area School District officials are advising residents not to panic if they see police cars at district schools today.

about 23 hours ago


 Mary Lou Busby

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Former teacher Mary Lou Busby works with nonprofit focused on brain injury

Mary Lou Busby of Shaler became interested in brain injuries when she started working with people at United Cerebral Palsy in 1985.

about 23 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: Who knew? Baking Brits anything but boring

For someone who doesn’t like reality TV shows, “The Great British Bake Off” proved to be a sweet treat.

about 23 hours ago


 Kieran Lynch's workbench is filled with all types of watches.

Winding down: As smart devices flourish, watch repair becomes a rare profession

Kieran Lynch repairs watches in his O’Hara home, one of a dwindling number of people who make a living working with timepieces.

about 23 hours ago


North at a glance: Home repair applications are being accepted

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

about 23 hours ago


Municipal news: Pine, Ross

Municipal news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

about 23 hours ago


School news: Fox Chapel, Highlands, North Hills and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

about 23 hours ago


North scape: ScrapBOOKing with The Friends of Cranberry Library

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

about 23 hours ago


 A Springdale Township police cruiser smashed into a veterinary hospital overnight after it skidded on an icy road and the officer lost control of the vehicle.

Police officer's vehicle skids on road, crashes into vet center in Springdale

The officer had to be cut out of his car after the crash.

1 day ago


Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

The private, Catholic, liberal arts school has a 15-member police force and about 4,000 students on all campuses.

1 day ago


Hampton entrepreneur seeks to launch privacy-friendly search engine

Michael DeKort, 50, of Hampton has designed Jumbawumba, which piggybacks off of Google’s search prowess, but aims to add convenience and

2 days ago


West View woman gets house arrest for stealing from Girl Scout troop

Teresa Gatto, 45, was the financial manager for the West Perry Girl Scouts.

2 days ago


Stowe man charged in soliciting killing of his unborn child

John Frazier, 22,  is scheduled to appear in court March 10, according to online court records.

2 days ago


Ohio man charged in federal Mercer County drug investigation

Adolph Brown of Akron appeared briefly yesterday in U.S. District Court on charges of possession with intent to distribute 27 ounces

2 days ago


McCandless mortgage broker set to plead guilty to bank fraud

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley, was charged last week in U.S. District Court with bank fraud conspiracy and filing a false tax return.

3 days ago


Suspect in Mercer County homicide arrested in Pittsburgh

Police in Sharon say federal marshals arrested 31-year-old Michael Bagnall in Pittsburgh on Monday night.

3 days ago


Driver, pickup helper could face charges in Butler County ATV death

The Fairview crash late Friday killed Briggs Buck, 16, of Chicora.

3 days ago


Mars Area School District officials conducting emergency drill on Friday

Mars Area School District officials are cautioning residents not to panic if they see many police cars at district schools Friday, March 6.

3 days ago


Police search for suspect who fled to Ohio after birthday party slaying

Police have charged 31-year-old Michael Bagnall with criminal homicide in the shooting of 23-year-old Jaylen “Bubby” West, of Farrell.

4 days ago


Three people injured in Hampton multi-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the corner of Wickline Road and West Hardies Road, police said.

4 days ago


Woman killed in tractor-trailer crash in Lawrence County

The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Route 422 at Fox Road, according to PennDOT.

4 days ago


North Hills man charged in Fla. mortgage fraud

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., is accused to getting a kickback on a mortgage for a Florida Keys property.

4 days ago


Downtown headshop owner in legal hot water once again

Akhil Mishra is in jail while authorities try to revoke his bond on another case after they found unlicensed sports attire at Giggles.

4 days ago


Seneca Valley releases 2015-16 school calendar

The Seneca Valley School District will begin the 2015-2016 school year on Aug. 26.

4 days ago


Ross approves amnesty for unpaid business privilege and mercantile taxes

The business owner would have to pay the principal and interest, but there wouldn’t be any penalties.

4 days ago


Name of man who died in Shaler fire released

The two-alarm blaze occurred in a home at 199 Seavey Road about 6 p.m. Friday.

6 days ago


Teen dies in ATV accident

Chicora teen Briggs Robert Buck dies after being thrown from an ATV.

6 days ago


 Members of the International Partnership South Sudan Travel Team met, studied scripture and prayed with South Sudanese pastors, elders and lay people on a recent trip to Africa. Team members and one of their hosts are, from left, Ruth Portnoff, the Rev. Gary Willingham-McLain, the Rev. Thomas Tut, of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, the Rev. Susan Rothenberg, the Rev. Sharon Stewart, the Rev. Dave Carver and the Rev. Ken White.

Emsworth minister returns from Africa an 'optimistic realist'

The Rev. Susan Rothenberg was part of a Pittsburgh Presbytery trip to South Sudan.

1 week ago


North Hills mortgage brokerage firm owner charged with conspiracy

Joseph Nocito Jr. was charged in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving the purchase of a South Florida property.

1 week ago


Rail company cleaning up 27-car iron ore derailment in Butler County

The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Center, Butler County.

1 week ago


Member of North Hills school board resigns

Jeffrey Meyer said his job with the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System has caused him to miss too many meetings.

1 week ago


 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

1 week ago


Millvale library hosts writers workshop

The workshop, held every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., encourages young women ages 14 to 21 to read, write and express themselves.

1 week ago


 Sonia Appasamy.

Teen from Fox Chapel Area High School wins computing award

She was one of 35 young women in the nation and one of two in the state selected by the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

1 week ago


It’s time for high school musicals

High school planetarium will hold double features; North Allegheny is among regional science bowl finalists and more.

1 week ago




North scape: Craft show at All Saints Church

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago


Notables: Deer Lakes

Students Paige Hall (viola) and Chelsea McMillen (violin) recently performed in the PMEA District 1 Senior High School District Orchestra.

1 week ago



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