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New Castle woman's body found in lake after boat capsized

Nancy List, 26, and her husband, Michael, were in a small boat that overturned, police said.

about 5 hours ago


MSA Safety shares drop after earnings fall short

The Cranberry safety products company reports first-quarter sales were sharply lower than had been estimated.

about 11 hours ago


Casey pushes to get things moving at nuclear waste site

The site in Armstrong County contained more uranium and plutonium than was known, prompting a halt in the cleanup operation in May 2012.

about 11 hours ago


 Participants at an anti-fracking rally last weekend at Deer Lakes Park.

Both sides debate drilling at Deer Lakes Park

Allegheny County residents dominated another meeting of county council as many spoke for and against a plan to drill for gas at the park.

1 day ago


Federal agency sues New Castle company on veteran's behalf

The EEOC says Ezeflow USA failed to grant a veteran suffering from PTSD a disability leave.

1 day ago


Allegheny Technologies' first-quarter loss larger than expected

The Pittsburgh specialty metals producer said it lost $20 million, but business improved later in the period.

1 day ago


Negotiations continue with Pine-Richland teachers union

More than 200 Pine-Richland staff members and residents showed up at the district's regular school board meeting to show their support.

2 days ago


Ross tables agreement with tax collection company

Some commissioners and business owners expressed concerns that a private company would be too aggressive in collecting unpaid taxes.

2 days ago


Man with gun causes lockdown of O'Hara elementary school

The man, who was believed to be suicidal, was taken into custody after 45 minutes. He will be evaluated at a psychiatric facility.

2 days ago


TreeHouse Foods acquiring Canadian food company

TreeHouse, which makes private label soups at the former Heinz plant on the North Side, announced the pending purchase today.

2 days ago


Teachers still lack deal with Pine-Richland

Fact-finding fails to bring an agreement in the nearly two-year teacher contract dispute in Pine-Richland.

3 days ago


Bridge project to close Saxonburg Boulevard

Replacement of a bridge on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township was scheduled to begin today, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago


Firefighters find man's body in Beaver County

Firefighters responding to a brush fire in a wooded area discover the body of an elderly man.

2 days ago


Motorcyclist injured on I-279 north of city

The southbound motorcyclist collided with a car. He has been transported to a hospital.

3 days ago


Two star parties planned in May at Wagman Observatory

Sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, the parties start at 8:15 p.m. May 2 and May 3, weather permitting.

4 days ago


Portersville man charged in shooting death

Man charged in death of  Harmony man.

4 days ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County.

Four killed in two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

Three teens and a 41-year-old woman are killed in the collision on Route 156. Three other adults are hospitalized.

6 days ago


 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

6 days ago


 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

6 days ago


NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the North suburban area:

6 days ago


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Students learn math, and life, lessons through gambling

North Hills, Avonworth and Riverside take part in The Allegheny Math Partnership's Middle School Probability/Computer Exploration Fair.

6 days ago


World Book Night comes to local libraries

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday is World Book Night, when more than 550,000 books will be distributed free throughout the country.

6 days ago


Officials holding out hope for preservation of Pittsburgh Cut Flower land

The Allegheny Land Trust in Sewickley won't give up hopes of establishing preserved green space in Richland.

6 days ago


 Jodi Renner of Sewickley tries her hand at juggling three balls before the 11th annual Family Juggling Night and Juggling Competition at the Quaker Valley Middle School.

Juggling club holds exhibition in Sewickley

The Jugglebugs had a chance to show their skills and share what they’d been learning as visitors roamed the middle school hallways.

6 days ago


North School News

School news briefs from the Northern suburban area:

6 days ago


The North at a glance

News briefs from the North suburban area:

6 days ago


Glade Run to expand services in Zelienople

A new residential community, Jeremiah Village, for disabled and nondisabled alike to be built at Glade Run Lutheran Services.

6 days ago


 Alec Lindsay, left, and Megan Majocha, Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America.

WPSD students win Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America

Alec Lindsey of Winfield and Megan Majocha of Plum competed in a pageant meant promote emerging leaders.

6 days ago


Summer programs on hiatus for Zelienople agency

Popular programs for Glade Run youth have been canceled because of an ongoing construction project.

6 days ago


 Rodney Schaffer

A newsmaker you should know: New Butler County tourism chairman turns dreams into successful programs

Rodney Schaffer was named new chairman of the Tourism & Convention Bureau board of directors.

6 days ago


North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

1 week ago


Beaver Falls woman claims eviction was racially motivated

Her landlord, however, responded to her lawsuit saying the family was evicted because she and her biracial children were too loud.

1 week ago


Police investigate bullet striking school van in Armstrong County

The driver said she was on Route 422 in Plumcreek when something struck the vehicle. No students were on board.

1 week ago


Deputies close Pitcairn bar for not paying drink tax

Gone Country at the Firehouse Lounge is the 45th establishment closed for not paying the 7 percent tax on all alcoholic drinks.

1 week ago


 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


 Bev Jordan of West Deer, along with Ed Valentas of Monroeville  support drilling with signs saying, "Marcellus Yes"  as they attend Allegheny County Council's public hearing  Tuesday at the Allegheny County  Courthouse.

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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Police investigate hit list found in Gateway student's home

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

1 week ago



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