Ex-Duquesne High AD gets probation in massive coke ring

Montel Staples admitted to prosecutors two years ago he distributed 22 pounds of cocaine.

about 6 hours ago

One person saved from burning home in Scott

Firefighters responded at 5:23 p.m. to the one-alarm blaze in the 400 block of Noblestown Road.

about 4 hours ago

Authorities say wanted sex offender was hiding in wooden box in Washington County

U.S. marshals helped police and the Brook County, W.Va., sheriff’s office track down 64-year-old David David in Hanover on Tuesday.

about 13 hours ago

Mortgage specialist with South Hills firm faces federal charges

Andrew Boltzhauser of West Mifflin, who works for Century III Home Equity, was charged with submitting false documents for mortgages.

about 11 hours ago

 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

Eight arrested, 24 cited in post-game WVU riots in Morgantown

The arrests were mostly for public drunkenness or underage drinking; two were charged with assault on an officer.

about 9 hours ago

Keystone Oaks school board looking into safety of cell antennas

An existing cellular antenna array on the Keystone Oaks School District campus is set for an upgrade.

about 23 hours ago

 Neighbors and community members light candles in remembrance of the six people who died in a house fire in Mckeesport Saturday morning.

Fire marshal: McKeesport fire that killed six started in living room

Investigators are concentrating efforts on the first-floor living room to determine the deadly blaze's cause and exact point of origin.

2 days ago

 An art and cultural center plans to move in to the "Big Red Barn" on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon.

Old Rollier's barn in Mt. Lebanon to be remade into arts center

The site on McFarland Road will be known as The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, and will allow for the relocation of Koolkat Designs.

2 days ago

 Neighbors and community members attend a vigil Sunday in McKeesport for the six victims -- a mother, her four children and their grandfather -- of a house fire.

Community mourns loss of McKeesport family killed in fire; husband in critical condition

About 250 gathered for a vigil for Hope Egenlauf, her four children and their grandfather; the cause of the fire is under investigation.

2 days ago

Route 837 restricted during repair work today in Clairton

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Mendelsohn and St. Clair avenues.

2 days ago

W.Va. couple convicted of stealing $400,000 from man's elderly mother

The couple then traveled to the Outer Banks and bought a beach house in Buxton for $243,000, which the U.S. has seized.

2 days ago

Whitaker police officer sues DA for alleged false arrest

William Davis filed the civil rights complaint in U.S. District Court against District Attorney Stephen Zappala and one of his detectives.

2 days ago

 New escalators are among the renovations in the final stages at South Hills Village mall.

South Hills Village mall races to get ready for holiday season

The mall’s renovation is an obvious example of the intense pre-season efforts going on at retail operations around the country.

5 days ago

Security increased at Mt. Lebanon High School following threat

In a letter sent to parents, school officials said police arrived and found that the student who made the threat did not have a weapon.

5 days ago

Upper St. Clair student wins $25,000 as 'America's Top Young Scientist'

Sahil Doshi’s eco-friendly battery design project converts carbon dioxide into electricity.

5 days ago

Chesapeake has $5B deal to sell part of its Marcellus portfolio

Southwestern acquires 413,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania from Chesapeake Energy.

5 days ago

 Liz Sullivan, left, gives Maggi a treat during obedience drills at the WPA Humane Society Canine Good Citizen class, the forerunning class to the therapy dog certification.

Therapy dogs undergo rigorous classes, testing to do their job

These visitors spread cheer just by being there.

6 days ago

South Fayette residents air concerns over Southern Beltway plans

New plans would entail closing Millers Run Road and installing cul-de-sacs positioned to the east and west of the Route 50 interchange.

6 days ago

Triphammer Road in South Park closed for bridge repairs

The detour uses Piney Fork Road, Brownsville Road Extension and Hill Road.

6 days ago

 The Mission Hills neighborhood in Mt. Lebanon, the way it looks today.

Mt. Lebanon awarded historic designation

The area listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places includes 4,200 properties on two square miles.

6 days ago

 The Mason-Dixon Park trail  along Dunkard Creek, about a quarter-mile from Pennsylvania.

Mason-Dixon Line celebrated on 250th anniversary

The famous line that serves as partial border of four states did not divide a country, rather it united it, says a local historian.

6 days ago

Mt. Lebanon School District gets positive report on audit

The opinion is an auditor’s judgment that financial records are appropriately presented and follow accepted accounting principles.

6 days ago

 State Rep. Marc Gergely

Gergely seeking seventh term in state Legislature amid gambling controversy

State Rep. Marc Gergely, who was linked to a gambling case but hasn’t been charged, faces Republican Ken Peoples in the Nov. 4 election.

6 days ago

Train show to support Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department

More than 60 vendors are expected at the Oct. 26 fundraiser for the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department.

6 days ago

Advisory teams for Chartiers Valley school renovation plan to tour facilities in D.C. area

The architects working to update the school complex have chosen several samples of facilities that mirror what they’d like to do here.

6 days ago

Pleasant Hills library program to advise consumers on holiday donations

“Giving Wisely to Charities” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

6 days ago

West Jefferson Hills School District works to eradicate truancy

It is sponsoring a free class for parents and students Oct. 30.

6 days ago

Mt. Lebanon residents petition board to decrease deer population

The 2014 budget includes $5,000 for deer management education and $6,000 for a deer survey, which was undertaken in the winter.

6 days ago

Gateway High start time unchanged, but some make case for more sleep

The bell will continue to ring at 7:20 a.m. at the high school after the board voted not to push start times later.

6 days ago

Three hurt when T train hits car in Dormont

A Port Authority Red Line rail vehicle struck a car, sending the car's three passengers - two adults and a child - to St. Clair Hospital.

6 days ago

 Jeanine Leech of South Park.

South Park woman publishes nature photography book

Jeanine Leech’s opportunity to write the book came after Amherst Media saw her nature photos in an online book she self-published.

6 days ago

South scape: Children's Harvest Festival in South Park; tribute concert in Finleyville

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

6 days ago

Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

There’s no tap-dancing around it — a humanoid creature must have done this damage.

6 days ago

Here's what a therapy dog needs to do

A number of organizations certify therapy dogs.

6 days ago

 U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy pins the Purple Heart on Carl Charnesky's chest.

Bethel Park veteran receives Purple Heart 45 years late

Carl Charnesky returned home in 1969 after spending nearly a year in Vietnam and earning several commendations, including a Purple Heart.

1 week ago

West Mifflin 18-year-old on 'Most Wanted' list arrested on burglary charges

Ashley Grayson is accused of stealing jewelry, autographed sports memorabilia, a TV and a crossbow from her neighbor's home, officials said.

1 week ago

Court: Gallatin Area School District won't have to pay $100K in student sex case

Donald Rosie previously pleaded no contest to criminal charges that he had sex with the student in 2006.

1 week ago

Washington County drilling hearing raises conflicts over contamination

The source of contaminants in a Washington County man’s water is at the center of a dispute before the State Environmental Hearing Board.

1 week ago

 A granite marker identifies the former Woodville State Hospital, isolated in heavy woods in Collier. Crumbling concrete posts mark the graves of patients who died from 1867 through 1949 at the institution. Although the former hospital's land has been sold, the cemetery is the property of Collier.

Collier plans cleanup of former Woodville State Hospital cemetery

Collier has arranged for 42 University of Pittsburgh students to work with township employees and volunteers Saturday.

1 week ago

Death-row inmate wants charges dismissed in waitress's Fayette County killing

Mark Breakiron, 53, of Hopwood, was convicted in Fayette County and sentenced to death in the slaying of waitress Saundra Martin, 24.

1 week ago

 About 30 volunteers cleaned up a sandbar on the Monongahela River that the Hays bald eagles have used to stage their hunting and teach their young how to hunt and fish. Volunteers watch as a pile of wood from Monongahela River near Sandcastle was burned on Saturday.

Volunteers clean up a Mon River sandbar for the Hays bald eagles

The eagles — which were the talk of the town this spring — have been using the sandbar to teach their young how to hunt and fish for food.

1 week ago

Burglars hit township storage shed in Somerset County

The thieves took $1,600 worth of vehicle batteries.

1 week ago

Police arrest two women shooting heroin in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Fayette County

The arrest occurred at 1 p.m. after the duo purchased the drug in Uniontown, police reported

1 week ago

Rail, bus service will be disrupted Saturday morning

Work on the Port Authority's Panhandle Bridge will disrupt service until 9 a.m. on Saturday. Riders should expect longer travel times.

1 week ago

Greene County man uses farm tractor as weapon, state police say

Frank P. O'Leary, 59, of Prosperity, is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges for pinning a man against a truck.

1 week ago

Southbound Route 51 restriction to start today

The lane closure is possible from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Nov. 14 between Fairhaven Road and Route 88.

1 week ago

Washington County chief juvenile probation officer charged with theft, tampering

Investigators accused Daniel J. Clements, 46, of submitting a $3,500 invoice for mixed martial arts training that never occurred.

1 week ago

Beechview man arrested in Saturday hit-and-run in Mt. Lebanon

The 28-year-old victim suffered broken femurs and head injuries and was treated and released from UPMC-Mercy.

1 week ago

 Doug Clarke,43, of Virginia Beach, Va., stands next to his painting that looks across Penn Avenue at 21st Street in the Strip District. Mr. Clarke's art will be featured this weekend among other artists during a festival in Mt. Lebanon.

Mt. Lebanon to feature paintings, food trucks in weekend festival

The family-friend event by the Mt. Lebanon Arts Initiative will run from Thursday through Sunday.

1 week ago

 Holy Family Academy freshmen Shauna Henning, of the North Side, and Dominique Petrisko, of Pine, work on mailing for Peoples Natural Gas during their internship day for school.

Head, heart and hands: Holy Family Academy emphasizes dignity of all work

Every student at new Catholic high school in Emsworth gets on-the-job work experience at local companies or nonprofits.

1 week ago


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