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Baldwin Borough bridge project extended

A bridge replacement project that has closed a section of Glass Run Road in Baldwin Borough has been extended until Dec. 15.

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Police: Man duped Nemacolin resort by pretending to be doctor

Police said Jeffrey Paul Cochran was given a $500-a-night room and left out the hotel’s back door when hotel officials tried to call him.

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Former Brentwood police chief blames 'vendettas' for ouster

Robert Butelli, who stepped down this week, says council president and mayor sought special treatment from borough police.

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 Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills.

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For some, the blues can color holiday celebrations

Social worker Elizabeth Babcock says it’s not unusual for people struggling with recent losses to not be in the mood to celebrate.

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What are South EXTRA readers thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Many are grateful for family, friends and health.

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Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.

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Keystone Oaks students get early Thanksgiving meal from Downtown Pittsburgh chef

Cory Hughes, executive chef at Six Penn Kitchen, prepared pierogies and turkey for students.

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Scott Eagle Scout aids Ukrainian orphanage

Nearly one-half ton of items donated through Eagle Scout project.

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 Dusten Pisarcik poses for a picture with family, friends and Munhall Troop #4, who helped build a deck for a pond at Franklin Primary School in Munhall.

Eagle Scouts help build decks at Munhall school for project

Scouts and volunteers also planted flowers in the garden next to Franklin Primary Center.

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Input from businesses sought for Castle Shannon revitalization

A meeting will be held by the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corp. at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ice Castle, 990 Castle Shannon Blvd.

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Mt. Lebanon schools report praises academic outcomes

Annual review of test scores and school performance profiles presents positive picture of district.

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Keystone Oaks School District gets advice on Obamacare

Mt. Lebanon School District director of finance Jan Klein stressed the act’s ’doomsday penalty.’

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New lights for Keystone Oaks High School auditorium unplugged

School board tables vote on lighting system as price questions remain.

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No tax increase for Peters property owners next year

A $10.7 million surplus is expected at end of this year.

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 Peters council members David Ball, left, James Berquist, center, and Frank Arcuri power through Monday's meeting in power was lost due to heavy winds.

Power outage doesn't stop Peters council's action

With winds howling outside up to 40 mph, the power went out about 15 minutes into Monday’s meeting.

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Peer jury at Keystone Oaks High offers alternative to judicial system

School Police Officer Aaron Vanatta started a peer jury in 2012.

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Peters school directors hire two principals

Robert Garvey will head Bower Hill Elementary School, and Gregory Marquis will be in charge of Pleasant Valley Elementary School.

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Samantha Bennett: Turkey trouble? We've got the problem licked

Knowing these easy steps to preparing Thanksgiving dinner will have your guests dialing for takeout.

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South scape: Kiwanis Club of Baldwin to hold Christmas festival

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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South at a glance: Public meeting on Green Tree budget set for Monday

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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Suspended Brentwood police chief gets $200,000 settlement to leave

Chief Robert Butelli, 62, has been suspended since September and a report prepared for the borough claims he mismanaged the department.

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Coroner uses dental records to ID Washington County crash victim

The coroner’s office said Myriam M. Hamby, 22, of Washington, Pa., crossed the center line and hit a tree in West Bethlehem Sunday.

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W.Va. veteran sentenced for calling 911, threatening to kill president

Timothy Boram, 64, of Nutter Fort, W.Va., was sentenced to five months in prison plus three years of probation.

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PennDOT announces restrictions on Lebanon Road in West Mifflin

The road will be limited to an alternating one-way pattern until 3 p.m. today and again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., PennDOT said.

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Chartiers Valley approves contract for renovations

A $60 million construction contract with IKM, Inc. was unanimously approved by school directors in the Chartiers Valley District Tuesday.

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Glass Run Road closure in Baldwin Borough extended to Dec. 15

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said the project was extended because of a utility relocation issue.

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Bridge on Old Steubenville Pike in North Fayette to reopen

The bridge, closed for repairs since July 16, will reopen at 5 p.m.

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 Investigators said this speakeasy at 648 Miller Avenue in Clairton was the scene of an overnight shooting that wounded six people.

6 shot at Clairton speakeasy in a building owned by a felon

Allegheny County police were searching Friday for Devlin Clifford, who owns the Clairton building where the shootings occurred.

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Crash of school mini-bus in Pleasant Hills injures two

The crash occurred on Route 51 south of the cloverleaf to Lebanon Church Road shortly after 8 a.m., county officials said.

6 days ago


Tractor-trailer overturns in West Mifflin, shearing gas main

Emergency crews from several communities were at the scene trying to extricate the driver and clear the area until the gas leak is stopped.

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 Officals relocate tape at the scene of an overnight shooting in Clairton.

Six wounded in Clairton shooting

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Miller Avenue, according to Allegheny County dispatch.

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Route 51 ramp in Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth to close for weekend

The ramp will close at 6 p.m. today and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday as crews remove a wall and work on signs.

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Duquesne teachers' contract approved; pay not tied to student performance

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, teachers who have earned a satisfactory evaluation will move up one step on the pay scale.

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 Trapping and euthanizing could cost $300 to $600 per deer taken, and surgical sterilization is estimated at $800 to $1,000 per animal.

Mt. Lebanon commissioners take steps toward deer management

Trapping and sterilization are among the options being discussed for culling the deer population.

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 Julia Fennell, CCAC professor

Pleasant Hills English professor honored for directing CCAC honors program

Julia Fennell received the inaugural National Collegiate Honors Council Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution.

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Whitehall Gift of Dance show will raise money for Children's Hospital

The event will be held at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Baldwin High School.

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Bethel Park High School hosts second career spotlight

The series, which runs through Dec. 12, brings in local professionals to talk about their careers with students.

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Reptiles showcased as household pets at Washington County Fairgrounds

The reptile expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Downtown Pittsburgh symposium aims to educate about Ebola

A daylong forum will provide answers about the deadly epidemic in Africa and an evening concert will raise funds for its victims.

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 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

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 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

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Keystone Oaks tables vote on lighting system

Board member Robert Brownlee questioned the quote received from Vincent Lighting Systems, the item was tabled.

1 week ago


South scape: Learn Bulgarian folk dance in West Homestead

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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South Park man awarded $2 million after GetGo shooting

John Stapas, 24, of South Park was shot five times in the next and stomach during a 2007 robbery at a GetGo convenience store.

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 Firefighters respond to a house fire that destroyed a duplex on Washington Avenue in Scott on Wednesday. Two other houses were damaged, but nobody was injured.

Fire rips through Scott duplex

A man getting his tire fixed at nearby service station rescued a woman from the home, a witness said.

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 A tractor trailer that tore open on Interstate 79 between the Canonsburg and Southpointe exits tied up traffic for about four miles this morning.

Trailer mishap on Interstate 79 backs up traffic in Washington County

Northbound traffic was backed up from the crash site to Houston, Pa., a distance of nearly four miles.

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 Joshua W. Porterfield, 24, of Greene County

Greene County man charged with having sex with 15-year-old

Joshua W. Porterfield, 24, of Dilliner, was arrested following an investigation by the Attorney General’s office and the girl’s high school.

1 week ago


Former president of South Hills mortgage firm arraigned on fraud charges

James Nassida, who had been president of defunct Century III Home Equity, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court.

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Documentary about Upper St. Clair family dealing with autism will be shown again

Movie highlights the challenges in dealing with autism.

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