Judge erred in trial of man convicted in fatal parkway crash, attorney says

Ryan Safka’s attorney asks state Supreme Court to vacate his conviction because additional evidence was allowed after the trial concluded.

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WPIAL orders suspension of 3 football players in Monessen-Wilkinsburg fight

Saturday’s game was stopped by the game officials in the third quarter after an altercation on the field, WPIAL officials said.

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Scott woman charged with stealing $46,000 from her mother

Gloria Wertz, 42, of Scott is charged with theft by deception, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.

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Upper St. Clair approves preliminary CVS drugstore plan

The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners on Monday gave preliminary approval for a new CVS drugstore at the corner of Route 19 and Fort

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McKeesport man identified as body found in Youghiogheny River

An autopsy showed that Robert Tolley drowned, and his death was ruled a suicide, according to a supervisor at the office.

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Robinson's Twin Hi-Way Drive-In will show its last movie this fall

Supporters of the landmark drive-in came out Monday night to oppose the proposed construction plan.

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Witness says he was in hallway when friend killed a man

Anthony Doratio said he went to the McKeesport home of Brian Cook with Talon Perozich to collect a drug debt but Perozich killed Cook.

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 Mt. Lebanon aims to reduce deer-vehicle collisions by 50 percent in five years.

Mt. Lebanon ordered to stop archery hunt in Twin Hills Park

The hunt organizer said the inter-community dustup was moot — no hunting has occurred in Twin Hills Park and none is planned.

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89-year-old dies in Baldwin Borough home from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

Police say the source of the deadly gas seems to have originated from a car in the garage.

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Heritage transportation service to start charging 10-cent and 25-cent fees

The shuttle provider, which serves mostly lower-income residents in the Mon Valley, also is adding destinations.

2 days ago

Police: Baldwin Borough couple dead in murder-suicide

Jeffery Ross, 54, and Jacquelyn Ross, 55, were pronounced dead at their home in the 1400 block of Cathell Road, authorities said.

1 day ago

Bus driver flown to UPMC Presbyterian after Fayette County crash

No Brownsville Area School District students were on the bus when it crashed around 8:50 a.m. on Isabella Road in Luzerne.

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 A sign that reads "Not in My Yard *No Bows & Arrows * No Hunting * No Way" sits in a yard near the intersection of Twin Hills Drive and Meadowcroft Avenue in Mt. Lebanon.

Details of Mt. Lebanon deer hunting remain private by law

Some residents want information on where archers are shooting deer in Mt. Lebanon.

3 days ago

Body found in Youghiogheny River

A 74-year-old man's body was found Sunday morning in the Youghiogheny River in McKeesport.

2 days ago

Greene County man dies in crash; cause likely due to medical emergency

Authorities said the Waynesburg man struck and embankment and flipped his pickup truck.

4 days ago

Companion: White Oak man said he killed man in attempt to collect drug debt

Talon Perozich, 22, of White Oak is accused of killing Brian Cook of McKeesport in June 2013 because Cook owed him $230 for marijuana.

4 days ago

 Davin Gartley, left, and Samantha James.

After fatal Munhall standoff, police follow leads on South Side

Davin Gartley, 38, and Samantha James, 24, ran “an illegal enterprise that involved drugs and prostitution,” police say.

4 days ago

Planned archery hunt in park spurs Scott to sue Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon purchased the park, in Scott’s boundaries, in 1994; Scott solicitor says deed stipulates it be used “for public park purposes.”

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 Cal McConnell, co-owner of McConnell's Farm in Independence, Beaver County, picks apples Sept. 16. The 200-acre farm has been run by the McConnell family since 1787.

Harvest of history: State's Century Farms a cornucopia of land, labor and legacy

Only 3 percent of the state’s 63,000 family farms qualify for the designation of Century Farm or Bicentennial Farm.

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 Father Larry Adams, a 1984 graduate of Serra Catholic High School, blesses the statue of the newly canonized Junipero Serra in front of the school Sept. 23.

McKeesport's Serra Catholic celebrates its namesake

The school was named for Father Junipero Serra, who was canonized as a saint last week by Pope Francis.

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Elizabeth Forward School District to garnish wages of employees behind on taxes

About 12 employees of the district have been identified as owing back real estate taxes to the district.

5 days ago

 Cpl. Robert Guy Brown was killed in an ambush March 21, 1966, shortly after his 19th birthday.

Vietnam War veteran, Finleyville native awarded posthumous diploma

Cpl. Robert Guy Brown of the U.S. Marine Corps was killed in action nearly 50 years ago.

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Woman, 36, killed in three-vehicle crash in Greene County

The county coroner’s office said Becky M. Cain, 36, of Crucible, was killed when she crossed the center line and collided with a truck.

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 A Dunkin' Donuts in Peters is one step closer to reality.

Dunkin' Donuts coming to Peters?

If the plan gets final approval, the doughnut shop and another building would be constructed on the site of the Eat’n Park on Route 19.

5 days ago

 Chartiers Valley 10th-grader Emily Ford tries to beat the Steelers' Will Allen to the finish in a footwork drill at the Camp of Champions.

Elizabeth Forward football camp hosts variety of champions

The camp aims to make a positive impact on area youth with disabilities by teaching football skills and emphasizing a healthy lifestyle.

5 days ago

Fence to be installed along Eden Park and O’Neil boulevards in McKeesport

The project will be done by Redrock Fence Co. of White Oak and will be paid for out of the district’s capital project funds and/or grants.

5 days ago

Andrew Carnegie Free Library plans celebratory benefit concert

"Carnegies in Concert" benefit will celebrate the nearly completed renovation.

5 days ago

Bethel Park students step up to kindness challenge

They heard a speaker from a group formed by the parents of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the Columbine High School shootings in 1999.

5 days ago

Mt. Lebanon to continue seeking sharpshooting proposals to lower deer population

The municipality received one response to its request for proposals to use guns to cull deer in the community.

5 days ago

Steel Valley continues effort to clean up area around Homestead school

The district is taking steps to acquire two vacant lots across from Barrett Elementary School.

5 days ago

West Jefferson Hills School Board suspends girls basketball coaches

The basketball coaches were suspended Sept. 23 over what one of them called “a parent issue.”

5 days ago

Newsmaker you should know / Controller is a big fan of McKeesport

Thomas “Tommy” Maglicco, who was born and raised in McKeesport, is quick to tout the city’s virtues.

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South at a glance: Haunted trail, mock crime scenes set for Peters park

News and other happenings throughout Pittsburgh’s South communities.

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School news for Oct. 2, 2015: Bethel Park, Canon-McMillan, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s south communities.

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South scape for Oct. 2, 2015: Fundraisers, libraries and more

Events and other happenings throughout Pittsburgh’s south communities.

5 days ago

Bicentennial Farm offers corn maze challenge

Family patriarch Robert Hays built Gearhard Farms in Murrysville eight generations ago.

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 A SWAT officer is positioned on the roof of a nearby home during a police standoff in Munhall this morning that stemmed from an attempted abduction earlier in the South Side.

Man in SWAT standoff found dead in Munhall house

The standoff began after a woman was abducted overnight from the South Side and she was held hostage.

5 days ago

 Michael Kelly

Former USC lifeguard faces new charges

Michael Andrew Kelly was a lifeguard at the township’s community center.

5 days ago

 Matthew Galla, the former manager of Munhall borough.

Former Munhall manager sentenced for theft of borough funds

A second judge honors Matthew Galla’s orginal plea deal after a first judge refuses to honor the agreement and then recuses himself.

6 days ago

Trial begins in death penalty case of White Oak shotgun slaying

Trial will continue today in the potential capital case against Talon Perozich.

6 days ago

Burchfield school in Shaler, Bentworth Middle School closed today

A water main break has forced the cancellation of classes at Burchfield Primary School in Shaler.

1 week ago

 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveils his energy policy at Rice Energy in Canonsburg on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Jeb Bush rolls out his energy policy in Canonsburg

Jeb Bush spoke Tuesday to a receptive audience outside the Canonsburg headquarters of natural-gas developer Rice Energy.

1 week ago

2 constables guilty in arrest over unpaid ticket

Michael Lowman, 46, and Christian Constantini, 26, were found guilty of assault, conspiracy, official oppression and reckless endangerment.

1 week ago

Elderly woman killed in Bethel Park crash

The crash occurred late Monday night on Applegate Avenue.

1 week ago

Canon-McMillan elementary school named blue ribbon school

The school was recognized for its overall academic excellence.

1 week ago

Peters council recognizes two who thwarted vehicle theft

Renato Antunes of Peters and Robert Green of Dormont were honored by council.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Bit of a hangover for Parkway North drivers this morning

Cleanup of Monday’s crash scene caused a temporary backup from mile 10 at Mount Nebo Road.

1 week ago

 Officer Keith Shephard, center, talks with his attorney Jim Wymand, right.

Charges against Allegheny County officer could be reduced in 90 days, district judge said

Court says Keith Shephard’s punishment could be lightened by attending six more anger management classes within 90 days.

1 week ago

Body of a missing Observatory Hill man found

Ryan Hunt, 40, was found dead of a gunshot wound near his abandoned vehicle, police said.

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