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Fire marshal: Electrical cord likely cause of Bellevue house fire

Four people were in the house at the time of the fire, including three on the second floor. They all got out safely, officials said.

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 Ross native Chris Jamison

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison advances on NBC's 'The Voice'

His Monday night performance of "Uptown Funk" scored well on iTunes and viewers' scorecards.

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 Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills.

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 North Allegheny wrestlers participated in a service project at the Light of Life Mission. The boosters bought the food, and the kids cooked and served people.

North Allegheny wrestlers donate their time at New Hope Church

They served food to the homeless at New Hope Church on the North Side recently.

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 Chanel Wissner of Brookline talks to fourth-graders at West View Elementary School.  Ms. Wissner is a member of the Tuscarora tribe of North Carolina.

West View students get 'one-on-one' lessons in Native American culture

The North Hills School District’s parent groups funded the unit.

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 Janell Logue-Belden, the new superintendent of the Deer Lakes School District.

Deer Lakes School District hires superintendent

The board has named Avella Area superintendent Janell Logue-Belden, 46, of South Fayette to the post.

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Panel offers ways to reduce deer population in North Park

Deer aren’t susceptible to Lyme disease, but they do provide ticks with a place to mate.

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 Sarah Dugan and Hannah Barch, both 15 and members of the biology club, pull out unhealthy plants from a living wall powered by a roof top wind turbine at Springdale Junior-Senior High School.

Grant energizes Springdale Junior-Senior High School

A $20,000 grant from the Garble and Benedum foundations has helped the school fund a wind turbine, sustainable garden and outdoor classroom.

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North Allegheny School District planning $5.5 million in capital improvements

Enrollment in the district also dropped by about 35 students this school year.

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North Allegheny School District ranks highly in Niche National Rankings

The rankings had the district ninth in the nation, third in Pennsylvania and first in the Pittsburgh area.

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Avonworth cheerleader to dance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

High school senior Abby Ifft will be in New York as part of a national cheerleading squad displaying the Spirit of America.

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Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.

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Samantha Bennett: Turkey trouble? We've got the problem licked

Knowing these easy steps to preparing Thanksgiving dinner will have your guests dialing for takeout.

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North at a glance: Free Thanksgiving dinners at St. Barnabas

Community events and news taking place throughout the Nouth communities.

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North scape: Festive concert scheduled in Fox Chapel

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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O'Hara Elementary School closed due to power outage

The Fox Chapel Area School District said, however, that parent-teacher conferences will take place as scheduled.

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 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration as he talks with his father outside the third-floor courtroom in the Allegheny County Courthouse in September.

Attorneys for Leon Ford say delays could have 'deadly' consequences

District Attorney deciding whether will retry East Liberty man on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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Avonworth, teachers extend contract to 2017-18

Under the extension, Avonworth teachers with a masters degree and 18 years of service will see pay increase from $92,050 to $95,025.

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 Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire early this morning that destroyed the Greendale Tavern and Bowling Lanes in Armstrong County.

Fire destroys tavern, bowling lanes in Armstrong County

Crews from about 10 different fire companies responded to the fire at the Greendale Tavern and Lanes on Route 85 in Valley.

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 A man digs snow following a massive snow storm in Buffalo Sunday.

Funeral set for Pa. man who helped Buffalo-area residents dig out after storm

The father of Robert Cedar, 30, says he and his son had traveled to the Buffalo area to help people stranded by the weather.

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 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.

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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.

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Woman found shot to death in New Castle

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

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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School news: Avonworth, Highlands, Mars Area

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

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North happenings: Mars, Fox Chapel, Emsworth and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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