Thursday deaths are the third and fourth of an Allegheny County Jail inmate this year.

Two Allegheny County inmates reported dead

On Thursday, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy, and Monty Crawford, 23, died at the jail.

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 Search warrants served on the district Tuesday sought student and staff records dating to 2007.

Grand jury hears evidence in Plum High sex inquiry

The grand jury is looking into whether administrators and staff members knew of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

about 13 hours ago

Homewood man ordered to stand trial in Lawrenceville man's death

Hubert Wingate, 30, faces charges of homicide, arson and other crimes in the death of Andre Gray, 34.

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 State police said Michael J. Lowrey had this black pistol in his hand when he was confronted and refused to drop it.

Trooper shoots, kills burglary suspect in Somerset grocery

The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. as troopers encountered the man inside the Save-A-Lot in Somerset.

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Frost advisory, freeze warning posted for Western Pennsylvania

Temperatures in Pittsburgh were expected to descend into the mid-30s overnight before rebounding to a high of 70 on Saturday.

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Prosecutors to retry Baldwin man after mistrial declared in weapons case

A jury deciding the fate of Jason Korey, 32, said it was hopelessly deadlocked Thursday.

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 SWAT officers pull out of Boggston Avenue in the Mount Washington/Betlzhoover area Thursday morning. Federal agents and Pittsburgh police swept through Beltzhoover, Mount Washington and other city neighborhoods early Thursday in rounding up the defendants in a large-scale heroin case.

Feds bust 38 in major heroin ring, move to seize homes, cars, cash

A 54-count indictment names 38 people, each charged with heroin distribution, weapons possession by convicted felons and money laundering.

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 During Thursday's meeting, Leon Ford, 22, who was shot and paralyzed by police during a traffic stop in 2012, asked how the researchers planned to get young people involved in their efforts.

Pittsburgh reactions mixed on police relations initiative

Pittsburgh is among six cities that are part of a three-year federal program.

about 13 hours ago

 A family photograph of Charles Johnston with Diana taken on an unknown date. On the back Diana wrote, "I am always thinking of you." He went missing when his B-24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese in New Guinea on April 10, 1944. It would take 70 years for his remains to be found and identified. Johnston was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, April 2, 2015.

A North Sider's long journey home

Charles Johnston’s plane went missing over New Guinea in 1944. This is how he made his way back home.

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'Honor escort' at Pittsburgh VAs begins new rite when veterans die

A new "Honors Escort" program will include draping an American flag on the gurney carrying a deceased veteran with escorts by its side.

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Police: Brookline mom charged after found passed out in car with baby inside

Police said they found a woman on Maytide Street slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle in drive with her foot on the brake.

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  James Grove Fulton's military marker.

Notable residents among those buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery

Headstones for at least one U.S. representative, two Medal of Honor winners and numerous veterans have a place there.

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Wilkinsburg to fill police vacancies

The borough has offered jobs to five people to replace police officers who have left the department.

about 13 hours ago

Mt. Lebanon approves teacher contract extension, budget with tax hike

Taxes will increase by 0.40 mills; the contract extension provides for a raise of 3.17 percent per year.

about 13 hours ago

 Josh Francis, Olivia Airhart, Emma Skreppen and Nicole Kurka, all 12th-graders, have a little fun with a Jersey barrier they painted.

Thomas Jefferson High students beautify Jersey barriers with murals

Art students painted concrete barriers to replace those that had been defaced by graffiti.

about 13 hours ago

Cecil board delays vote on gas compressor station

The board was taking final public comments before voting to approve the application Monday night.

about 13 hours ago

 It took two, Ellen Baird and Sarah Baehr, to sell all the great produce from One Woman Farm at last year's Ligonier Country Market.

After 40 years, Ligonier Country Market still going strong

The market, which sells both farm products and crafts, started in 1976 and has grown to include 182 vendors, most of them local.

about 13 hours ago

 Kelly Vanek, from left, Marci Cosens, Beth Mueller, Brandi Darr and Amy Donia will embark on a bike and hike to celebrate cancer survival, honor their mother and promote healthy eating.

Somerset County sisters to bike, hike for cancer awareness

Two of the five women will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and their three sisters will complete all or part of a 76-mile hike.

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Franklin Regional school directors approve budget with tax hike

Franklin Regional taxes will increase to fund a new budget, which will allow physical improvements to be made to schools.

about 13 hours ago

Two arrested in Canton burglary

The burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Belmont Avenue in Canton at about 1 p.m. Thursday, police said.

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Proposed Keystone Oaks budget holds line on taxes

Taxes have been steady at 18.63 mills for three years.

about 13 hours ago

Democrats hope to regain majority on Westmoreland commissioners board

Republican commissioners Charles Anderson and Tyler Courtney will face Democratic Commissioner Ted Kopas and Gina Cerilli in the fall.

about 13 hours ago

 Residents walk past a sign outside a polling station in Bellevue against the legalization of alcohol sales in the borough. Residents voted Tuesday on the ballot question to legalize alcohol.

North election roundup: Bellevue lifts ban on alcohol sales; Save NA Schools group wins seats

Former Mars Area superintendent William Pettigrew also was nominated to a seat on that board. He retired in 2013 after 26 years in the job.

about 13 hours ago

 Barbara Williard, with the Friends of the Scott Township Public Library, takes orders at the Election Day Bake Sale in the hallway outside of the polls in the Scott Municipal Building. It raises money for the Public Library in Scott Township.

West Election roundup: Primary brings about changes

Some new faces will be on the ballot in the West municipal, school board and district judge elections in the fall.

about 13 hours ago

 Gerald "Jerry" Costanzo has published more than 400 poems, articles and literary essays as well as seven of his own poetry collections.

Newsmaker you should know / CMU professor knew his calling as a child

Gerald “Jerry” Costanzo teaches English at the university and also is founding director of Carnegie Mellon University Press.

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 Susie, a Jack Russell terrier owned by Constable Richard Earliwine (left), greets Peg Johnston on Tuesday as she arrives to vote at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers, Washington County.

Incumbents top vote-getters in Washington County races

The three county commissioners will appear on the ballot in November along with Republican Mike McCormick.

about 13 hours ago

Teen summer job program aimed at low-income youth in Allegheny County

The Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment program hopes to employ 2,000 students this summer.

about 13 hours ago

Incumbent Westmoreland County controller, sheriff to be on ballot in fall

In Westmoreland County, county Controller Jeffrey Balzer and Sheriff Jonathan Held won the Republican nominations on Tuesday.

about 13 hours ago

Four to seek three judicial seats in Westmoreland County

The number of candidates for seats on Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court has been whittled down from the nine who ran in the primary.

about 13 hours ago

Ambridge High School seniors raise $14,000 for dog park

Lexi Korol and Lexi Palombo, students at Ambridge Area High School, created a dog park in Walter Panek Park for their senior project.

about 13 hours ago

Northway plans include Nordstrom Rack, but not Costco

The new owners of the former Northway Mall also want to build a 100-car parking garage on the McKnight Road site in Ross.

about 13 hours ago

 "Closed" is painted on the front doors of the former Rave Pittsburgh 11 movie theater on McKnight Road.

McCandless debating new developments with closure of Rave movie theater

The now-closed Rave Pittsburgh 11 on McKnight Road has recently been popular as a park-n-ride lot for the Pittsburgh Port Authority.

about 13 hours ago

Wild Things ticket sales to benefit Collier dog park

Collier Township will attempt to raise money for a new dog park from a portion of a Washington Wild Things game’s ticket sales.

about 13 hours ago

 Meah Ezykowsky of Latrobe.

Newsmaker you should know / Unity teen honored for using tragedy to help others

Meah Ezykowsky, whose father was killed by a drunken driver, has been named 2015-16 Pennsylvania SADD Student of the Year.

about 13 hours ago

Zelienople celebrates 175th anniversary

The five-day party starts Tuesday with local businesses, bands, fire departments and school groups.

about 13 hours ago

$17 million Ambridge sewer project designed to end overflows

The $17 million upgrade in Ambridge began in 2001 and is expected to be finished by spring 2016.

about 13 hours ago

 Dolores Manuel, of Fair Oaks, is the theater director and talks to her students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart as they rehearse for a production on May 14. The school has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School students to perform in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The theater department of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School recently learned it has been selected to perform for 90 minutes.

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Keystone Oaks summer lunch program begins June 15

The program, to be set up at seven sites, could feed up to 500 children this summer.

about 13 hours ago

 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

about 13 hours ago

South scape: Caregiver workshops set for Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 13 hours ago

East scape: Take a music class in Greensburg

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 13 hours ago

 Rick Rechenberg

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Richard Rechenberg recognized for more than his plaid shirts

Richard Rechenberg, a teacher at Holy Sepulcher Catholic School, has been honored by the Pennsylvania Council on American Private Education.

about 13 hours ago

 Louis A. Civitarese

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Brother physicians Frank and Louis Civitarese work together, honored together

Frank A. Civitarese and Louis A. Civitarese, family medicine physicians who work in Scott, have been honored by St. Clair Hospital.

about 13 hours ago

'Most people just got it': Wilkinsburg no longer 'dry' town

More than 60 percent of voters approved the referendum, which will allow the borough to have five liquor licenses, based on its population.

about 13 hours ago

Duane Faith resigns Montour school board seat

Duane Faith has resigned as a member of Montour school board, citing professional and personal commitments.

about 13 hours ago

North scape: Art shows, kids events and sales

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

about 13 hours ago

West at a glance: Towns sponsor Memorial Day parades

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

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West municipal news: Ambridge, Collier, Coraopolis and more

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

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Notables: Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America competition

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade were awarded for academic, athletic and social achievements and shined in scholastic competitions.

about 13 hours ago

West school news: Moon Area and West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

about 13 hours ago


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