Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Police is seen dressed as an Amish woman. Sgt. Adams, a male police officer, spent time on duty in December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Officer dons Amish dress to apprehend or scare off flasher

Sgt. Chad Adams felt it was important to publicize his undercover assignment, if only to deter the suspect.

about 6 hours ago

Beaver County sheriff placed on house arrest

Sheriff George David also must surrender his collection of 700 guns as he awaits trial on charges of threatening two individuals.

about 7 hours ago

 Bev Jordan of West Deer and Ed Valentas of Monroeville hold signs saying, "Marcellus Yes" , attended Allegheny County Council's public hearing about their entering a lease with Range Resources and Huntley & Huntley to drill for natural gas beneath Dear Lakes Park.

Public gets chance tonight to speak out on drilling at Deer Lakes Park

County council is considering a lease that would allow horizontal drilling for natural gas beneath the property.

about 13 hours ago

Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

about 20 hours ago

Butler woman dies after Sunday motorcycle crash

Passenger Julie Codispot, 46, was riding with her husband when a vehicle hit their motorcycle at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 19.

1 day ago

 Emily Frasier, 20, of Oakdale, and Kierstin Barker, 19, of Kittanning, work through the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventures at North Park on Friday.

Pittsburgh-region treetop obstacle course swinging into second season

Go Ape North Park, which drew 13,000 last year, expects to attract even more people to the treetop obstacle course in the future.

1 day ago

 Abram Sorek

Student killed in shooting mourned at Saint Vincent

A decision on charges in the death of 23-year-old Abram Sorek is pending an investigation.

1 day ago

Seneca Valley to provide college, career exploration software

Seneca Valley School District entered into a $26,061 contract with Naviance, an online college readiness company.

1 day ago

Ross man arrested on child porn charges

Officials said they found more than 250 video files and 58,000 still images of illicit materials during a search of Hart Williams' devices.

1 day ago

Allegheny County Council goes deep into Deer Lakes drilling plan

Council must consider an ordinance that leases the county's mineral rights with the condition that no drilling occur in the park.

2 days ago

Boil-water order remains in effect in Aspinwall, at Waterworks mall

The PWSA is repairing a 60-inch diameter main near Route 8 and the on-ramp to Route 28.

3 days ago

Estate sale this weekend at order’s motherhouse

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are preparing an estate sale this weekend of artifacts they have used at the Ross facility.

4 days ago

State Superior Court to hear arguments on Orie Melvin's appeal

The Superior Court arguments will take place May 20 at the Lawrence County Courthouse, the Allegheny County district attorney's office said.

4 days ago

 Alexis Weber

Shaler woman receives top volunteer honor from Catholic Charities USA

After 20 years of volunteering once a week, Alexis Weber has been named 2014 Volunteer of the Year by Catholic Charities USA.

4 days ago

Boil water advisory issued for UPMC St. Margaret, Waterworks Mall, Aspinwall

The boil water advisory is expected to be lifted Saturday late afternoon, officials said.

4 days ago

Police investigate hit list found in Gateway student's home

Middle school principal Anthony Aquilio said the student was removed from the school.

4 days ago

Trial date set for ex-Avonworth teacher charged with rape

Walter Street was a music teacher at the elementary school for the last five years.

4 days ago

Inbound Route 28 lane to close this weekend

The closure will begin at 8 tonight and continue through 5 a.m. Monday.

4 days ago

Bald eagle couple in Harmar is seen raising a family

A birders group confirmed the hatching of at least one eaglet on a steep bluff above the Allegheny River.

5 days ago

Cranberry brush fire brought under control

Multiple fire companies and emergency medical services responded to the fire at 6:37 p.m. on Golden Ridge Court, a dispatcher said.

5 days ago

Route 65 bridge work to restrict daytime traffic

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through the end of the month.

5 days ago

 TerriLynn Cheponis of Kilbuck portrays Mary Magdalene in "Why Must He Die? A Passion Play."

Passion plays a vanishing Easter tradition

The plays, once a staple of the Easter season, are dying out as an expression of Christian faith.

6 days ago

New Castle shelter says case involving guide dog not settled

The plaintiff claims the mission violated the Fair Housing Act and other laws when it refused his Labrador retriever guide dog, Gabby.

6 days ago

More talks set to discuss Deer Lakes drilling plan

The chairman of Allegheny County Council's parks committee is scheduling a series of meetings to discuss the proposed lease for the park.

5 days ago

NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the North suburban area:

6 days ago

 Sophie Guest, 8, acts out her Oscar acceptance speech at her home in Ben Avon.

Avonworth third-grader on CBS tonight

This is a big week for Sophie Guest, 8, of Ben Avon, on TV and the big screen.

6 days ago

Car dealership plans win approval in Ross

Commissioners on Monday approved a demolition and an addition at North Hills Toyota on McKnight Road.

6 days ago

iPads coming for North Hills students

The school district also has plans for a STEAM center, media centers and online textbooks.

6 days ago

North school news

School news briefs from the North suburban area:

6 days ago

The North at a glance

News briefs in the North suburban area:

6 days ago

 Lake Fong/Post-Gazette 20140327. North. Kathleen Ganster.Construction is continuing on the 3rd phase of McCandless Crossing, a residential, commercial and retail development on McKnight Road in McCandless. photo taken on Thursday March 27, 2014.

McCandless Crossing construction continues

Several businesses are slated to open there this year.

6 days ago

Lots of unknowns in wake of fire at Butler County mental health center

The Feb. 19 fire at Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Center in Butler Township caused about a million dollars in damage.

6 days ago

Route 28 ramp to East Ohio Street closing Thursday

The ramp is being reconstructed as part of the $15.4 million final phase of the Route 28 project.

6 days ago

Public pushes back on gas drilling near Deer Lakes Park

Residents again turned out to voice opposition to the drilling plan, one week after a similar meeting in West Deer.

1 week ago

 Nathan Trapuzzano, a Pittsburgh-area native who was killed in Indianapolis.

Teenager charged in shooting death of North Allegheny grad in Indianapolis

Simeon Adams of Indianapolis was charged Tuesday in the death of Nathan Trapuzzano.

1 week ago

Settlement reached in suit against New Castle mission that turned away guide dog

Kenneth DeFiore, who is blind, alleged the shelter violated the Fair Housing Act, and he subsequently remained homeless for 17 days.

1 week ago

Babcock Boulevard in Shaler to close overnight for bridge work

Alternating one-way traffic northbound will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays; overnight closures will be from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

1 week ago

 Laurel Schlemmer

Psychiatric evaluation ordered for McCandless mother charged in drowning

During a court hearing today, a doctor said Laurel Schlemmer has major depressive disorder, is psychotic and has suicidal ideations.

1 week ago

Seneca Valley schedules fifth snow day, will not have to make up sixth

School board members approved a revised calendar at tonight’s school board meeting designating June 5 as the last day of the school year.

1 week ago

New Castle woman killed in three-vehicle crash

Viola Antonelli, 82, was a passenger in one of the cars that crashed on Moravia Street in New Castle at 8:05 a.m.

1 week ago

Ross commissioners approve changes at North Hills Toyota dealership

The dealership plans to demolish its former service center and turn the area into a parking area for vehicle display.

1 week ago

Woman recovering after falling down cliff near Tarentum

Authorities said the woman tumbled 60 to 80 feet down the slope above Route 28 southbound in East Deer.

1 week ago

Farrell man drowns saving boy in Mexico

A Farrell man has drowned while saving a young boy caught in rough surf while the man was vacationing in Cancun, Mexico.

1 week ago

 Laurel Michelle Schlemmer

Second son dies in McCandless incident

The 6-year-old's mother is charged with drowning his younger brother, 3-year-old Luke, who died Tuesday.

1 week ago

Arbitration board sides with Shaler Area School District over teachers in salary dispute

Most teachers' salaries will increase by about $200 each year through 2015-16 and those with greater seniority will receive bigger raises.

1 week ago

Man faces trial in accident that killed woman on wave runner

The pair went over the Dashields Lock and Dam on the Ohio River in Edgeworth in May 2012.

1 week ago

North Side body identified

The medical examiner's office said the man died of natural causes.

1 week ago

Body found in Avonworth High parking lot

Officials are investigating the death of an 81-year-old Ben Avon woman found in a vehicle this morning.

1 week ago

Flower firm’s Richland property not for sale

After three years of negotiations to purchase a tract of land in Richland, the Allegheny Land Trust got a surprising message: not for sale.

1 week ago

 Laurel Michelle Schlemmer

Mom's call to 911 raises questions

Laurel Schlemmer of McCandless is charged with drowning one son and attempting to drown another in their home.

1 week ago


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