Dehlmahre Konik, 12, a seventh-grader at Founders Hall Middle School, adds to a memorial Friday for Deonte Cobbs, who was fatally hit by a bus outside the school in McKeesport.

Outraged McKeesport parents seek safer intersection after second student fatality

Deonte Cobbs died after being hit by a bus Thursday, and Alyson Higdon was hit by a dump truck as she crossed the same road March 6, 2014.

7 minutes ago


Development rights on table in talks over Penguins sale

Mayor Peduto said talks are underway to ensure a return on public investment when a sale is finalized, if it includes development rights.

7 minutes ago


4-year-old boy who underwent intestine transplant in July dies

“Angelo went to dance in the clouds,” a Facebook post said. “Please remember him as the carefree, spirited, fun-loving little guy he was.”

7 minutes ago


 Allegheny County Jail.

Allegheny County jail’s new health care plan gets underway

The in-house plan, with AHN doctors and mental health specialists and county-hired staff, debuted after the contract with Corizon expired.

7 minutes ago


Homewood man found guilty of attempted homicide in shooting of jitney driver

Jason Haddock will be sentenced on Nov. 23.

7 minutes ago


 Lt. Duane Fisher of the Mt. Lebanon DUI Task Force discusses on Thursday the enforcement planned for the Labor Day weekend.

Fewer holiday weekend travelers expected on the roads

It will be crowded this weekend but more people would travel if roads and airports were in better condition, a national travel group says.

about 16 hours ago


 Drew Zoldak is asking Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman to hold a hearing on his petition and, ultimately, dismiss the charges.

Plum teacher accused of intimidation of witness wants charges dismissed

Drew Zoldak, 40, of New Kensington, is charged with intimidation of a witness after authorities said he identified an alleged victim.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife's will also divided control of trust funds that held more than $700 million between the Sarah Scaife Foundation and the Allegheny Foundation.

Westmoreland County judge declines to recuse himself in Scaife case

When Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. worked as a lawyer, he represented a labor union during a labor dispute with the Tribune-Review.

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 Steffi Bruinghaus of Squirrel Hill, left, protests against Michael Vick, as Renarda Walker, right, supports him during a rally Thursday outside Heinz Field as the Steelers played the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game. More than 100 people demonstrated against the new backup Steelers quarterback who served jail time for dogfighting.

Anti-Vick group holds vigil outside Steelers game

A “silent, respectful vigil” remembered the dogs that died in the operation that led to Michael Vick serving 21 months in prison.

1 day ago


 Linda Lane joined the district as deputy superintendent in 2007 and became superintendent in January 2011.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent Linda Lane to step down in June

Long rumored to be leaving, she said she decided to make the announcement to “put an end to the speculation.”

1 day ago


Truck driver cited in crash that injured 12 on Port Authority bus near Rankin Bridge

The crash occurred about 10:15 a.m. on Kennywood Boulevard near the Rankin Bridge, the Port Authority said.

about 7 hours ago


TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern changes but more jams expected

This morning, traffic will shift to the right approach lane and shoulder on Banksville Road, with two lanes open toward the merge area.

about 18 hours ago


DA seeks to improve prisoner monitoring after suicide

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala plans to take up the issue of improved prisoner monitoring with local police chiefs.

1 day ago


Executive Nocito’s secretary charged with conspiracy to defraud

Ann E. Harris, personal assistant and secretary to Joseph Nocito Sr., is accused of helping him use his companies to pay personal expenses.

1 day ago


 Emergency workers remain at the scene of a crash that involved a dump truck and bicyclist in Brighton Heights this morning. The truck ended up over a hillside.

Teen on bike injured in collision with dump truck in Brighton Heights

Officials said the bicyclist was taken to a hospital. The extent of injuries was unknown.

about 15 hours ago


Anchor Hocking plant catches fire in Beaver County

No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported at 10:43 p.m. at the Anchor Hocking facility on Ninth Avenue.

about 15 hours ago


 Alberta Tyson leads a large group of flag-waving laundry and dry cleaning workers from Local 141 during the 1984 Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade.

Pittsburgh region's Labor Day events go back more than a century

Since 1894, southwestern Pennsylvania has marked the holiday with parades, picnics, speeches, fairs and religious services.

1 day ago


Officials: Shooting threat forced cancellation of classes at West Jefferson Hills

Administrators contacted Jefferson Hills police, which conducted a sweep of Thomas Jefferson High School and found nothing.

about 10 hours ago


 These dolls are for sale at Artsmiths, an artists market in Mt. Lebanon.

Artsmith of Pittsburgh aims to become regional arts, culture center

The business recently opened in the former Rolliers Hardware in Mt. Lebanon.

1 day ago


 A home in the 400 block of the South Sixth Street section of Jeannette.

Jeannette's South Sixth Street housing project continues to grow

Fifteen of the 25 planned single-family homes in the 300 and 400 blocks have been built in the $6 million redevelopment project.

1 day ago


 Diane Fives of Ligonier swims at Ligonier Beach on Aug. 18.

Ligonier Beach marks 90 years of swimming, music and entertainment

The first 90 patrons on Sept. 6 will pay a 90-cent admission. Hot dogs, pizza and hamburgers that day will cost 90 cents.

1 day ago


Man arrested in connection with East Hills shooting

Michael Owens, 40, is charged with firing shots around 12:15 this morning that grazed a 31-year-old man.

about 14 hours ago


Bethel Park Trialogue aims to open discussion among all faiths

A pastor, a rabbi and an imam will be panelists at Trialogue to be held Wednesday.

1 day ago


 Allen Lucci, 5, shares a moment with his father Ryan Lucci as his mother Mary looks on during kindergarten orientation for families at Carnegie Elementary School in Carnegie on Aug. 19.

Students in Pittsburgh's west suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh western suburbs.

1 day ago


 Hampton Middle School's new entrance area after renovation.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

1 day ago


 Volunteers from the Duquesne Youth Athletic Association, members of the community and Sam’s Club work together to install wooden bleachers at Duquesne Stadium.

Duquesne community rallies to renovate grandstand

The Duquesne Youth Athletic Association was able to repair the stadium grandstand with help from Sam’s Club and local businesses.

1 day ago


State asks Scott to repay retired chief's 'unauthorized' benefit

Former chief Stanley Butkus was paid a lump sum of $158,045 when he retired in 2008.

1 day ago


 Victim Ellie Walker-Wintruba, 9, has her fatal wounds created in makeup by her mother, Pittsburgh Technical Institute Criminal Justice instructor Shannon Wintruba, for the school's simulated gunfire casualty disaster training exercise at Raccoon Creek State Park.

Disaster staged at Raccoon Creek State Park

Students at Pittsburgh Technical Institute portrayed victims in a staged scene involving a mass shooting at the park.

1 day ago


North Allegheny will sell show tickets online

A fee of $1 or $1.50 will be charged per ticket, regardless of whether the ticket is purchased online or at the box office.

1 day ago


 The project by Eagle Scout Ethan Dadum, right, fixed the cross area with the statue of St. Mary Magdeline on the church grounds. Ethan was helped by his grandfather, Bill Dadum.

Dormont Eagle Scout restores statues at Scott church

Ethan Dunham, 18, of Dormont, rebuilt a wall and repainted statues with the help of his grandfather, William Szczepaniak, of the West End.

1 day ago


Citizens committee offers help with Penn Hills School District's financial matters

According to one memeber, the committee is not on a witch hunt to assign blame for the district’s financial failings.

1 day ago


Instructions for 'broad emergencies' displayed in every classroom at Mars Area

Flip charts include evacuation plan for each building.

1 day ago


McKeesport residents honored for city projects

They reclaimed vacant lots in the area and turned them into green space.

1 day ago


 Elliott Lee, left, and Marley Mills, both 2, enjoy sensory play at the Seesaw Center's rice table.

Castle Shannon Seesaw Center balances play, learning for children, parents

The center provides an indoor play environment for children through kindergarten age during cold-weather months.

1 day ago


 Twins Marlo and Mia, age 9,  with their mother Joy Cyanovich, stand in awe at their paintings hanging at The Sweetwater Center for the Arts. The exhibit is sponsored by The Caring Center, which helps children cope with the loss of a parent.

Caring Place sponsors art exhibit 'A Journey Through Grief'

The center helps children deal with grief. Art at the exhibit, “A Journey Through Grief,” will be done by children at the Caring Place.

1 day ago


Festival of Combustion in Rankin celebrates the molten arts

The festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

1 day ago


 Volunteer coordinator Dee Meighan shows off efforts to renovate The Lamp Theatre in March.

The Lamp Theatre opens to smiles in Irwin

More than 200 tickets were sold for the performance Aug. 27.

1 day ago


Steel Valley works to reduce storm water with tree pits

Another project involves devising plans to turn the high school wrestling room into a design studio.

1 day ago


Penn-Trafford district continues Backpacks-To-Go program

Two Fridays a month, some students get backpacks filled with easy-to-prepare foods to use over the weekend.

1 day ago


Carnegie becoming hot spot for new business

Carnegie’s citizens as well as its Community Development Corporation have spurred economic development.

1 day ago


Court calls man's prison term of up to 216 years 'excessive'

A judge imposed the 104½- to 216-year sentence four years ago against 43-year-old Gene “Shorty” Carter, of Philadelphia.

about 13 hours ago


Moon Area senior hopes Hoops, Heart ‘N’ Heroes tournament will raise awareness

Stephen Englert is holding a basketball tournament to draw attention to the rate of sudden cardiac death among college basketball players.

1 day ago


 Amy Roy

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Hardship story ignited lawyer Amy Roy's giving spirit

Amy Roy has been honored by the Cranberry Township Noon Rotary Club for co-founding a nonprofit to help those in need.

1 day ago


 Alethea Sims, president of the Coalition of Organized Residents, and Pat Havrilak of The Community Builders cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of East Liberty Place South in May.

Newsmaker you should know / East Liberty resident devoted to helping others

Alethea Sims is president of the Coalition of Organized Residents of East Liberty and also works for Volunteers in Service to America.

1 day ago


 Nicci Giehll is the principal of Hoover Elementary.

Newsmaker you should know / Service project led Bethel Park woman to teaching career

Nicole “Nicci” Giehll of Bethel Park has been named principal of Hoover Elementary School in the Mt. Lebanon School District.

1 day ago


Samantha Bennett: New words add a little awesomesauce to the language

The dictionary gets a little thicker with Oxford’s imprimatur.

1 day ago


19-year-old sentenced in East Liberty slaying

Copeland Tyler, 19, also was found guilty of two firearms charges in a nonjury trial before Common Pleas Judge Philip A. Ignelzi.

1 day ago


North at a glance: Bus schedule change

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 day ago


West at a glance: End of season pool party for dogs

Community events and news taking place throughout the West communities.

1 day ago


South scape: Learn to square dance in Clairton

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 day ago



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