New Castle man pleads guilty, faces life in prison on child porn charges

Donald Miller, 43, pleaded to producing child pornography and faces sentencing in January in U.S. District Court.

about 5 hours ago

Hampton's proposed budget calls for zero tax increase

Council President Vic Son said during Wednesday night’s meeting that the proposed budget for 2015 will be presented to the public on Dec. 3.

about 10 hours ago

Police round up drug suspects in the Allegheny Valley

Springdale Township police worked with the the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team on the investigation.

about 5 hours ago

North Allegheny hires construction manager for school renovations

The board also OK’d the parameters of a new high school elective, and heard from residents about the proposed volunteer clearance policy.

about 17 hours ago

 To the right of The Palace Theatre’s Loge section is this mural that “represents Ancassin and Margaret seated on their throne, which was presented to them by the magic wand of the good fairy queen.”

Mixed media: Movie theaters have changed, but murals remain a staple

Murals, an important decorative element of movie theaters in the early part of the last century, are still included in new venues.

about 17 hours ago

 Penny, a therapy dog with Crisis Center North, trains with Nick Skitko, a legal advocate. Penny is the first Canine Court Advocate in Allegheny County.

Crisis Center North receives grant to support canine support services

Penny is just like any other dog — until someone attaches her special vest. That’s when she goes to work.

about 17 hours ago

Mars superintendent James Budzilek resigns

The board accepted the resignation of James Budzilek who held the reins of the district for less than 50 weeks.

about 17 hours ago

Mars Home for Youth asks board to reconsider fracking opposition

The superintendent and solicitor will meet with youth home representatives about the issue.

about 17 hours ago

2015-16 North Hills school calendar approved

The first day for students will be Aug. 24, a week earlier than this year. The last day will be May 27.

about 17 hours ago

 Twin Rivers teacher Ed Camic guides students Aliyah Burger and Devin Long in the SMALLab.

SMALLab teaching tool provides for interactive learning

Five local school districts use SMALLab — McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Allegheny, Seneca Valley and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

about 17 hours ago

Ross modifies public works building design

The project will involve renovation of the current building and addition of a smaller, new building, reducing the cost.

about 17 hours ago

Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

about 17 hours ago

Foreman Foundation raises awareness about melanoma

Foreman Foundation’s golf outing raised $35,000 in its 8-year effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against deadly skin cancer.

about 17 hours ago

Seneca Valley looks at feasibility study

It is the first step in a long-range plan to upgrade all buildings and athletic facilities.

about 17 hours ago

 Cindy Cipoletti

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Volunteer Cindy Cipoletti becomes highest ranking employee of charity

When Cindy Cipoletti started as a volunteer at the Lighthouse Foundation in Butler, she never thought she would be the executive director.

about 17 hours ago

The North at a glance

Cheerleaders join to sponsor coat drive; Planetarium features double features; “Le Petit Salon” musical

about 17 hours ago

North school news: North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Shady Side Academy and more

School news from around the North suburbs.

about 17 hours ago

North scape: Computer classes in Butler, Pancake breakfasts in Sewickley and Shaler, library programs

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

about 17 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

Allegheny County DA identifies potential witness in bus crash

Officials hope the witness can help determine exactly what happened when a bus rolled over on the Partkway North, injuring the driver.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

Two vehicle crash blocks lane on I-79 near Heidelberg

A two-vehicle accident on I-79 north near Heidelberg has blocked the left lane of traffic, state police said.

about 22 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Woman killed in Harrison crash identified

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

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Small fire forces evacuation of Mars Area High School

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Mars Area school superintendent resigns

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Aspinwall Riverfront Park opens Saturday

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

1 week ago

Pizza shop pulls out of Northway in Ross

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

1 week ago

Hampton to consider recreational vehicle law

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

1 week 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.

1 week ago


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