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 Workers prepare steel beams in March for the next phase in the major rehabilitation of the Parkway West bridges in Carnegie. The Parkway West will close nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79 this week.

Parkway West overnight closures planned this week

The parkway will be closed at 10 p.m. nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79.

about 23 hours ago


Fire closes legislator's Fayette County offices

The blaze broke out Sunday at Green Filter USA, which is connected to the representative's office in Mount Braddock.

about 16 hours ago


Peters addresses speeding in some neighborhoods

Speeding continues to be a problem in the residential neighborhoods of Peters, council members heard tonight.

about 6 hours ago


Trip­ham­mer Road closes in South Park

The bridge was to close at 7 a.m. and re­main closed through May 8.

1 day ago


 Police and SWAT teams responded to the scene on the 300 block of Catherine Street at approximately 6:30 p.m., and were still on scene at 11 p.m.

SWAT called in for standoff in McKees Rocks

A standoff between a man who barricaded himself in his home and police continued for most of the night Sunday.

1 day ago


Butler County pig roast gets out of hand

Slippery Rock party reportedly resulted in unruly behavior.

1 day ago


Office building damaged in five-alarm Fayette County fire

An emergency dispatcher supervisor confirmed that the blaze at Nu-Metrics Inc. was reported shortly after 9 a.m.

1 day ago


Autopsy planned for McKees Rocks shooting victim

Justin Ballard, 26, of McKees Rocks, survived the 11:28 a.m. shooting but later died at Allegheny General Hospital.

1 day ago


Upper St. Clair Lawyer pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Lawyer Guy Amantangelo pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and another count of possession of a gun by a drug user.

3 days ago


 A tour bus that was carrying Kentucky middle school students erupts in flames on Interstate 70 Thursday morning. No one was injured and the students were evacuated.

Cause of I-70 tour bus fire in Washington County still unknown

Police said bus driver Timothie Newton noticed problems with the bus, pulled onto the shoulder and saw smoke coming from the rear.

3 days ago


Washington County man charged in road rage incident on I-79

Brian Gust, of Nottingham, was charged in the road rage incident Wednesday on Interstate 79.

3 days ago


 Celeste Montani, owner of Jezebels in Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon, is surrounded by prom gowns in her shop.

Students in south suburbs say 'yes' to the (prom) dress

Teens are favoring crop-top dresses in bright colors with bling.

4 days ago


 Students walk through a bright, blue entryway that's part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation.

Mt. Lebanon school design lets students take advantage of more academics, activities

All parts of the building now are either renovated or new construction.

4 days ago


Olympic hopeful McCandless to visit West Jefferson Hills school

Tyler McCandless, an elite runner in the Pittsburgh marathon, is serving as a marathon ambassador to McClellan Elementary School.

4 days ago


 Sen. Matt Smith, left, explains his cyber bullying legislation with a panel of students from Bethel Park's Independence Middle School. The discussion was a live Google broadcast among four area schools and experts on social media applications that allow anonymous posting of gossip and bullying.

Students agree online bullying meaner with 'hate apps'

Students from Bethel Park, Brentwood, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette districts discuss technology that permits anonymous gossip and hate.

4 days ago


Sound of music coming back to McMurray Elementary in Peters

McMurray Elementary will have chorus and music classes reinstated as part of the class day in the 2015-16 school year.

4 days ago


 Students from Keystone Oaks and Seton-La Salle High School participate in the mock crash to demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving.

Keystone Oaks, Seton-La Salle mock crash serves as real reminder of danger

Keystone Oaks High School and Seton-La Salle High School students were given a firsthand look of what can happen due to drunken drinking.

4 days ago


 Mary D. Birks is the executive director of Outreach Teen & Family Services.

Mt. Lebanon nonprofit's leader wants to end stigma of mental health issues

Mary Birks of Mt. Lebanon has been named executive director of Outreach Teen & Family Services.

4 days ago


Dormont after-school program blends art, movement

The innovative ARTS in Motion program is being offered at Dormont Elementary School in the Keystone Oaks School District.

4 days ago


Dormont Pub Tour: A pool fundraiser for most, a reunion for some

The tour, in its ninth year, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday

4 days ago


 Pennsylvania State Police adopted the Drug Evaluation and Classification program 11 years ago.

Driving while medicated: Pa. officers undergo training to spot a growing problem

Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.

4 days ago


South at a glance: Mt. Lebanon to celebrate Arbor Day

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

4 days ago


South scape: Church programs set for Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

4 days ago


Lawyer pleads guilty in New York-to-Pittsburgh drug ring case

U.S. District Judge David Cercone set sentencing for Guy Amatangelo for Sept. 9.

3 days ago


No apology coming from Steel Valley school board

The teachers union asked for one over the airing of a dispute concerning restroom accommodations for a special-needs student.

4 days ago


Kayaker dies after accident on Monongahela River in Braddock

Mayor John Fetterman said River Rescue searched for the kayaker for about 45 minutes to an hour before finding him near the Rankin Bridge.

4 days ago


 Tracy Montgomery and her daughter, Kaitlin, 10, arrive at a Steel Valley School Board meeting last month.

Steel Valley School Board expected to vote on grievance related to special needs child

The union had argued the district violated the teacher contract by permitting a 10-year-old with special needs to use a faculty restroom.

4 days ago


 A tour bus carrying students from Kentucky caught fire on Interstate 70 early this morning, shutting down the westbound lanes for more than an hour during rush hour.

Tour bus carrying middle school students catches fire on I-70

No one was injured on the bus, carrying students from Kentucky. It caught fire early this morning at Mile Marker 9 in Washington County.

4 days ago


South Allegheny teacher charged in corrupting minor

Authorities said, Cole McLaughlin, 23, of Belle Vernon, exchanged inappropriate text messages with a 12-year-old student.

5 days ago


Court rules that people denied public housing can appeal

The case involved Danella Bray, who was denied a place to live by the McKeesport Housing Authority in February 2013.

4 days ago


Judge in McCullough case halts testimony from two prosecution witnesses

Attorney Chuck McCullough is charged with 23 counts, including theft, in his handling of a trust account for an elderly widow.

5 days ago


Ex-Connellsville police officer charged with sex with minor

Police said the 16-year-old girl offered to perform sexual favors if the police officer did not file drug charges against her.

5 days ago


Baldwin Borough man dies after fall from deck

Michael Dzura, 54, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

5 days ago


Drilling to restrict traffic on I-79 tonight

Lane closures will be possible between the Neville Island Bridge and the Parkway North split starting at 10 p.m. today.

5 days ago


Former Uniontown police officer charged

State police said Robert Lee Kelly Jr., 32, of Uniontown, is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

5 days ago


 Charles P. McCullough faces nearly two dozen counts and is having a bench trial before Common Pleas Senior Judge Lester G. Nauhaus.

Roddey testifies in McCullough theft trial

Charles P. McCullough is charged with taking money from the trust account an elderly widow when he served as her power of attorney.

6 days ago


 Former Clairton police Officer Jim Kuzak, who was wounded in the line of duty, gets some attention from therapy dogs Monday at a fundraiser at the South Hills Country Club in Whitehall. The service dogs — trained through Canine Angles, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — are assigned to veterans with disabilities, and first-responders such as police officers are also eligible to apply.

Family of war hero, CMU grad touts service dogs for veterans

A golfing fundraiser will help Canine Angels train more dogs. “There is a large gap, and this can start to bridge the gap,” says his wife.

1 week ago


Peters Township school board approves new assistant AD position

After a heated discussion, the Peters school board tonight approved the creation of a new administrative position in a 7-2 split vote.

1 week ago


 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

The high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

1 week ago


Parkway West to reopen early

PennDOT announced that the Parkway West to reopen early due to “the strong possibility of rain.”

1 week ago


Route 51 ramp to close tonight in Jefferson Hills

The ramp will close from 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday.

1 week ago


Caretaker says McCullough tried to change widow’s mind

The statements in the trial of Charles McCullough go to Shirley Jordan’s state of mind when she was interviewed by a former PG reporter.

1 week ago


 A multi-vehicle crashes snarls traffic this morning on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

Four injured in Route 51 multi-vehicle crash

The crash was reported in the 800 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

1 week ago


 Roxy MtJoy and Bob Rak are new directors of the Little Lake Theatre.

Venerable Little Lake Theatre in North Strabane gets new leadership

Sunny Disney Fitchett and husband Rob Fitchett are leaving; Roxy MtJoy and Bob Rak will take their place.

1 week ago


 New signs in Dormont, including this one on Potomac Avenue, urge motorists to use a parking app on their smart phones to pay for and manage their parking in the borough.

'Smart' parking arrives in Dormont

The borough now has a system that allows motorists to download an application to pay for parking by using their smart phones.

1 week ago


 The Lafferty Center in Baldwin Borough is a former two-room schoolhouse.

Lafferty school building in Baldwin Borough up for sale

The closed school in Baldwin Borough was most recently used as a senior citizen center.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon poet to read Robert Frost in Peters, Washington

“A lot of informed people can also be unintelligent,” Sam Hazo said.

1 week ago


Artist promotes her Monongahela 'hometown'

Tammy Sprinkle says the Mon Valley town offers outdoor concerts, antique stores, artists’ shops and “tons of history.”

1 week ago


Washington County church tour includes Old Believers

The Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation is sponsoring a tour Sunday of four historic churches in the Marianna area.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon school volunteers required to get criminal background checks

The new volunteer policy conforms to state Act 153, which requires the checks.

1 week ago



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