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 A tow truck pulls behind a vehicle that caught fire this morning following a two-car crash on Bower Hill Road in Scott.

One injured in Scott two-car crash

One person was taken to St. Clair Hospital nearby the accident scene, according to an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor.

about 12 hours ago


Green Tree man charged with fabricating story about lieutenant

Among the charges Laurence Sigecan, 47, faces are obstructing the administration of justice and tampering with evidence.

about 7 hours ago


Former professor at Pitt sentenced in drug case

Billy Day was given six years of probation and ordered to undergo drug and alcohol evaluations, as well as a mental health evaluation.

about 19 hours ago


 Lucien V. and Kali V., who own the Hocus Pocus Occult Emporium in Oakland.

Modern observers of ancient rites find Halloween a time of introspection

Perhaps no practice in history has been as misunderstood and maligned as witchcraft.

1 day ago


Section of Boyce Road in South Fayette to remain closed into December

Pennsylvania American Water will replace a 36-inch water main that ruptured three times this week on Boyce.

1 day ago


 Customers walk past mannequins wearing "white survival suits," one of this year's most popular Halloween costumes in the wake of the Ebola crisis, on Oct. 18 at Spotlight Costumes on the South Side.

Disney characters, decontamination suits popular Halloween costumes

Influences on Halloween dress-up this year include the films “Frozen” and “Maleficient” and the Ebola outbreak.

1 day ago


Mt. Lebanon may earmark money to trim deer population

The commission has proposed amending the budget to spend $68,000 on deer management.

1 day ago


Steel Valley school board ponders land bank

A land bank can acquire properties, renovate them and get them back on the tax rolls.

1 day ago


Mt. Lebanon residents to vote on two ballot questions

One would make wording in the home rule charter gender neutral. The other would allow public notices to appear in ways other than legal ads.

1 day ago


 During a reception, Collier Township manager Salvatore Sirabella, from left, Judge Gerard Bigley of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, and Collier police Chief Craig Campbell.

New Collier police chief aims to add manpower

Craig Campbell has 26 years of police service under his belt.

1 day ago


 Haley Silverman

Two Mt. Lebanon High School seniors serving as junior commissioners

Nikola Ranick is on the commission for the first semester, Haley Silverman for the second.

1 day ago


Glass Wall Museum aims to preserve Southpointe history

Isoplex will serve as a museum for the history of development on land surrounding former Western Center hospital.

1 day ago


Bethel Park laptop computer initiative gets positive feedback

The school board gets an update on early implementation of a $1.3 million plan to equip every school with laptop computers for student use.

1 day ago


 Maria Baseggio, president of P.E.O.

Philanthropic group president to speak Saturday at St. Clair Country Club

Maria Baseggio’s topic is “The Future is Now.”

1 day ago


Veterans Day parade set for Nov. 8 in Monessen

Actress Frances McDormand and NASCAR team owner Chip Ganassi, both Monessen natives, are among the invited guests.

1 day ago


McKeesport youth football league wants lower stadium fees

The McKeesport Little Tigers, a nonprofit, is asking the McKeesport Area School District to lower the fee it pays to play at the district

1 day ago


Peters OKs inappropriate flag display

High school club plans to hang flags horizontally to honor veterans, even though the code calls for them to be hung vertically.

1 day ago


Keystone Oaks parent objects to ban on Halloween treats

Kristy Heslet, who has children in the district, was upset about a decision to not allow food treats at this year’s Halloween party.

about 23 hours ago


Police say two anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie in Washington County

Police said one of the two arrested was wearing a “Stop the Violence” T-shirt during the attack.

1 day ago


Samantha Bennett: GOP marrying politics to reality TV

A Web ad uses wedding gowns as candidates in the upcoming elections.

1 day ago


South scape: Folk dance classes in West Homestead; holiday craft show in Waynesburg

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 day ago


South at a glance: Keystone Oaks athletics honored; Jefferson Township gets state grant

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 day ago


Route 88 traffic restricted today in Castle Shannon

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect at the Route 88 intersection with Rockwood Avenue and McCully Road.

2 days ago


Third water main break affects customers in South Fayette area

Customers can bring containers to a water buffalo at Boyce Plaza in Upper St. Clair, or to the 7-Eleven store on Boyce in South Fayette.

2 days ago


 Jared & the Mill will perform at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight at 7. Admission is $10.

Jared & The Mill bring their indie-folk sound to Hard Rock Cafe

The Phoenix band will be performing songs from their latest album, “Western Expansion.”

3 days ago


Man arrested after admitting to starting Dollar General fire in Rostraver

Rostraver police said the fire caused more than $2 million in damage.

3 days ago


 Madeline Panarello

Brentwood woman charged with hit and run

Madeline Panarello was charged with hitting and seriously injuring another woman with her car and leaving the scene.

3 days ago


Body of hunter found in North Strabane woods

Randall Hufnagel, of Eighty Four, did not return home after he went out for a deer hunting trip Monday evening, the coroner’s office said.

3 days ago


 The Mansfield Bridge

Ribbon-cutting marks completion of Mansfield Bridge project

The $33.5 million project to rehab the bridge over the Mon, connecting Dravosburg with McKeesport and Glassport, took nearly two years.

3 days ago


Chartiers Valley administrators present achievement data

Four schools in the Chartiers Valley District presented achievement data from the 2013-14 school year.

2 days ago


Firefighters battle brush fire in Jefferson Hills

The fire, on Peters Creek Road and Waterman Road East, was reported at 5:08 p.m., dispatchers said.

3 days ago


Man found dead in Washington County fire identified

Edwin A. Patten, 61, was found dead inside his home on Fairview Avenue, the county coroner's office said.

4 days ago


Man sentenced in Munhall burglary that left accomplice dead

Shaun Conroy, 25, was charged with burglary and conspiracy after police said he and another man decided to break into a garage in 2013.

4 days ago


Mt. Lebanon residents, commissioners dig into turf war

Mt. Lebanon residents rally against installation of artificial turf field citing health, costs.

4 days ago


Water line repairs to affect service in South Fayette, Collier area

Pennsylvania American Water Co. said Boyce will be closed between Mayview Road and Washington Pike for the rest of the day.

4 days ago


 Grand Oaks Manor, the historic home in Brentwood owned by Bob Cranmer. Cranmer has written a book about the home, which he believes was haunted until it underwent an exorcism several years ago.

Former residents of Brentwood 'demon' house dispute book's claims

Bob Cranmer’s new book describes evil forces that inhabited his Brownsville Road home. Some former occupants beg to differ.

5 days ago


 The new visitor's center is now open at Ohiopyle State Park, offering accessible and weather protected views of the falls and Youghiogheny River.

New Ohiopyle visitor's center offers spectacular views

Long-awaited visitor’s center in Ohiopyle finally opens amid the brilliance of the fall foliage along the Youghigheny River.

4 days ago


Mt. Lebanon police searching for driver in hit-and-run with pedestrian

Authorities said the woman, 42, was taken to UPMC Mercy with serious injuries.

1 week ago


Duquesne woman charged with stabbing boyfriend to death

Allegheny County police said Brooke Coleman, 28, is accused of killing Laron Howard, 35, after an argument in their South Fifth Street home.

1 week ago


 To the right of The Palace Theatre’s Loge section is this mural that “represents Ancassin and Margaret seated on their throne, which was presented to them by the magic wand of the good fairy queen.”

Mixed media: Movie theaters have changed, but murals remain a staple

Murals, an important decorative element of movie theaters in the early part of the last century, are still included in new venues.

1 week ago


Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.

1 week ago


South Hills will have art, cultural center in spring

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh will offer handcrafted jewelry and art from more than 200 local artists.

1 week ago


South Hills will have art, cultural center in spring

The new center will be showcase the talents and creations of artists from Greater Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


Forum to address finding help in Mt. Lebanon area

It will bring together representatives from seven service organizations.

1 week ago


St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon marks 125 years

The church opened in 1889, while the school opened five years later.

1 week ago


 Twin Rivers teacher Ed Camic guides students Aliyah Burger and Devin Long in the SMALLab.

SMALLab teaching tool provides for interactive learning

Five local school districts use SMALLab — McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Allegheny, Seneca Valley and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 week ago


District special education program seeks help from Mt. Lebanon

The Practical Assessment Exploration System lab is looking for local business owners to provide educational opportunities for students.

1 week ago


Four-term incumbent faces GOP challenger in newly drawn 46th district

Democrat Jessie White used social media sites anonymously to impersonate political enemies. His opponent is Jason Ortitay of South Fayette.

1 week ago


Ex-coach gets probation for role in cocaine ring

Montel Staples, who was athletic director at the former Duquesne High School, was sentenced Wednesday.

1 week ago


 Brandon Neuman, Democrat.

Health care, education, economy called top issues in 48th District

A North Strabane supervisor challenges the Democratic incumbent for the seat.

1 week ago



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