A sign outside Peters Township High School welcomes students back to school after a month-long teachers strike.

Students back in class after 21-day strike by teachers in Peters

The teachers union and school district still have not reached an agreement on several contract issues.

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At least one injured in McKeesport fire

The fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in the 2600 block of Cleveland Street.

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 Jacob Miller

Homestead man charged with robbing bank at The Waterfront

Jacob Miller, 23, was charged with robbing the First Commonwealth Bank on East Waterfront Drive.

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PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

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 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

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 David McIntyre, 11, poses with his 16-year-old brother CJ Mikula-Conrad at Kennywood in July. David was killed, and CJ was injured when a gunman opened fire in their Mount Oliver home Nov. 1.

Family to hold vigil for boys shot in Mount Oliver home

The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 400 block of Hays Avenue.

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Burgettstown man killed after explosion in his back yard

Gary Myers, 46, of Burgettstown was flown to West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he pronounced dead at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

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 Alexander Pedersen of Denmark, left, and Toro Tommola of Finland traveled to Greensburg through AFS-USA, a foreign exchange program that brings together host families and students.

Serving up America: Host families share nation's bounty with foreign students

The AFS Intercultural Program, an international youth exchange organization, each year sends about 13,000 students abroad.

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 The Port Authority is expanding the number of parking spaces at the Washington Junction park-and-ride lot in Bethel Park.

More parking coming to Washington Junction park-n-ride lot

Plavchak Construction of Clairton has been in the process of renovating the lot since August.

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 J.R. Hoffman gives Mitchell Grunwald, 16, a haircut in Mr. Hoffman’s barber shop, the Great Southern Barber Shop, in Bridgeville. The barber shop has been open in the same plaza for 60 years and is one of the only original business left in the plaza.

J.R.’s Great Southern Barber Shop has stood test of time in Bridgeville

Owner J.R. Hoffman marks 60 years of providing service for several generations of customers in his barbershop.

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 Peters teachers union members picket Oct. 28 after contract talks broke off late the evening before.

Peters students, teachers to return to class day after Thanksgiving

Friday is the final day of a month-long strike by the district’s 285 teachers.

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Wilmerding man admits to robbing two banks

One of the robberies ended in a fiery crash in Wilkins.

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South Fayette gets proposal for public works facility

Relocating the public works garage to Treveskyn Park would be first step in making way for a township community center.

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Bethel Park hockey team seeking votes in national video contest

Program for developmentally disabled kids hopes to win $10,000.

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Initiative puts emphasis on youth in McKeesport area

One of the projects that participants in YouthCAST are working on is beautifying ReClaim McKeesport sites.

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Samantha Bennett: Trying so hard to forget your Facebook

Breaking up on social media -- it’s complicated

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 Raelynn Jackson is also an allied health instructor for Douglas Education Center in Monessen.

Newsmaker you should know / Finleyville health care worker honored for innovative patient care

Raelynn Jackson received an award from a statewide association for her Meds 2 Beds program.

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South at a glance: Brownsville area to light up for holiday

Community events and news taking place throughout the South communities.

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Reschenthaler sworn in as state senator

The Republican from Jefferson Hills won a special election Nov. 3 to replace Democrat Matt Smith.

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 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

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 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

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 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

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 The police chief said in an internal memo that officers are allowed to initiate such pursuits only if they believe a violent felony occurred.

Pittsburgh police undergoing 'full review' of pursuit policy

WHAT’S NEW: Surveillance video showing end of police chase posted by auto dealer on its Facebook page.

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RAD board approves nearly $97 million budget

The budget is the largest in the district’s history and $3.1 million more than the 2015 budget.

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Fee structure needed to make special education affordable to districts, keep AIU centers operational

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s director says a new model -- one that does not require it to absorb deficits -- is needed.

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Inmate attacks prison guard with shank in Greene County

Police said the guard was able to partially subdue the other inmate before other guards rushed to help.

6 days ago

County health department closes Hot Spot Cyber Cafe in North Versailles

Inspection reports for food facilities in the county are available online via the health department’s website.

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Upper St. Clair School Board chooses new principal for Boyce Middle School

Daniel O’Rourke is the new principal of Boyce Middle School, effective Jan. 1.

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Man dies in McKeesport house fire

A man died in a fire in his home on Anderson Street.

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Buried 6 feet under in South Park: hundreds of dead skates

Every few years, some county parks employees have buried worn-out rental ice skates beneath South Park.

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 Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren church, Madison Avenue and Tripoli Street, Oct. 1, 1953.

How former church buildings in the Pittsburgh region find new life

Old churches provide aesthetics and space for spirited new uses.

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 A reader submitted this photo of the deer carcass that was dropped in front of the Peters Township High School on Tuesday morning.

Four teens responsible for dead animals along picket line in Peters, police say

Chief Harry Fruecht said his department has identified four boys, ages 16 and 17, and called the incidents “strictly a prank.”

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Fire in McKeesport under control

The fire was in a home on Anderson Street

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Pedestrian killed in Duquesne

Emergency dispatchers said the accident occurred at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Duquesne Boulevard at about 7:45 p.m.

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 Chuck McCullough

Ex-county councilman charged with 7 new counts

Chuck McCullough faces charges of false swearing, obstruction of justice, perjury and unsworn falsification.

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Clairton to leave distressed status

The state Department of Community and Economic Development said it will terminate Clairton’s designation as financially distressed.

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Mt. Lebanon, Peters criticize proposed limits on school districts' taxing powers

School officials and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association oppose such efforts by state lawmakers.

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County to stop practice of burying old skates at South Park

Every few years, some Allegheny County parks employees buried hundreds of old, unusable rental ice skates at South Park.

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 Lynn Lewis, right,  talks Nov. 10 with Ralph Croushore, president of the Peters Creek chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, about one of the turkeys he and his organization are distributing through the Central Food Pantry in Elizabeth.

Conservation group provides turkeys for Elizabeth Township families to cook at home

The Peters Creek Trail Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated about 90 turkeys this year for Thanksgiving dinners.

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South Fayette may stop covering cost of garbage collection

Shifting the expense to residents would free up about $750,000 that could be allotted to a road improvement fund and other projects.

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Bethel Park School District considering kindergarten center

Superintendent Nancy Aloi Rose says trends suggest a need to redistrict, but no plans are being made for the 2016-17 school year.

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 Seventh-graders watch the sky constellations during a Nov. 11 demonstration.

Traveling planetarium comes to Bethel Park middle school

The students viewed constellations, stars and planets in a program by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

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Mt. Lebanon superintendent touts schools' achievement

Administrators tell the school board that the district’s students continue to achieve “among the best.”

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West Jefferson Hills school board appoints member who lost re-election

When David Graham resigned his school board seat, the board voted for Darlene Schreiber to fill the position.

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 Zachary Luchetti’s interest in music began at age 7 when his parents signed him up for piano lessons with a local teacher

Resume: Newsmaker you should know / Opera singer Zachary Luchetti finds niche in lesser-known companies

Zachary Luchetti of Mount Washington: “Now my goal is not about making it big, but making good art."

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South scape: Fundraisers, libraries and more

Community events and news taking place throughout Pittsburgh’s South communities.

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East at a glance: Traffic restrictions continue on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard

Community events and news taking place throughout the east communities.

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Pennsylvania unemployment drops to 5.1 percent

The state’s jobless report showed gains in key metrics like labor force, employment and payrolls.

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Owner of Dravosburg construction firm indicted in pass-through scheme

Donald R. Taylor, owner of Century Steel Erectors of Dravosburg, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

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Ex-Fayette County teacher sentenced in teen sex case

A judge in Clarksburg, W.Va., Wednesday sentenced Daniel McGarvey, 45, of Uniontown, to 46 months in prison.

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