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School's Ten Commandments monument violates Constitution but can remain in place, judge rules

The monument has stood on the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High School since 1957.

about 3 hours ago


 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

about 18 hours ago


 Joey Fabus' plight sparked community fundraisers to help raise money for his rare condition. Now a foundation has been formed.

5K planned in memory of Bethel Park boy

The fundraiser will be held Sept. 20 for Joey Fabus, who died in January of an inoperable brain tumor.

about 18 hours ago


McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes

The money will be used as needed to pay bills until the district receives funding from the state.

about 18 hours ago


 Zachary McGill of Thomas McGill Restoration adds mortar between logs on a 1700s-era log cabin in Elizabeth Township. Restoration of the cabin is being overseen by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. Zachary McGill and his uncle Tom McGill added mortar colored to look like the clay originally used to waterproof the cabin.

Event to help fund log cabin restoration in Elizabeth Township

The Elizabeth Township Historical Society is hosting Greenock Log House Day with Civil War re-enactors and a spaghetti dinner.

about 18 hours ago


Meals on Wheels asks for space in Peters rent free

The group does not have enough money to pay the $42,000-a-year rent at the fire department space it occupies.

about 18 hours ago


 A Brentwood High School engineering group will compete by building and ''driving'' small scale cars in September in Singapore. Pictured is the Noctis car.

Brentwood 'car designers' headed to Singapore for competition

The five students will race a balsa wood car they designed and built that is one-twentieth scale and powered by C02.

about 18 hours ago


Chartiers Valley considers withholding payments to charter schools until budget impasse ends

The district also may withhold payments to the state retirement program due to the lack of a state budget.

about 18 hours ago


 Kathy Surma, left, and Linda Ambroso.

South Hills-based sewing bee to make products for women in Zimbabwe

Participants will make reusable sanitary pads for the women. The event will be held Sept. 27 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church.

about 18 hours ago


Scott says no to Mt. Lebanon deer culling in Twin Hills Park

Officials say Mt. Lebanon cannot cull deer in Twin Hills Park. Even though the municipality owns the park, it is within Scott.

about 18 hours ago


Students in Pittsburgh's south suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh southern suburbs.

about 18 hours ago


 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

about 5 hours ago


 Jessica Bartholomew of Bethel Park.

Newsmaker you should know / Mt. Lebanon teacher honored for work with English language learners

Jessica Bartholomew of Bethel Park teaches English as a second language in the Mt. Lebanon School District.

about 18 hours ago


South scape: Fundraisers scheduled across Pittsburgh's south suburbs

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 18 hours ago


Fayette County crash claims second victim

Tyler Wolfe, 22, of Connellsville, died at UPMC Presbyterian, where both he and passenger Kayla Wiltrout were flown after a crash Thursday.

about 1 hour ago


 Allegheny County homicide detectives arrested Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington in connection with a fatal shooting in Homestead earlier this week.

Arrest made in fatal shooting in Homestead

Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington, was charged with criminal homicide and other offenses.

about 19 hours ago


Lanes closed again this weekend on Route 51 in South Hills

Traffic will be limited in both directions between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street and Mullooly Street and Lebanon Church Road.

1 day ago


Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

Work will occur until 4 p.m. between Provost Road and Route 51.

1 day ago


Coroner called after pedestrian hit by SUV in Fayette County

State police say the incident happened about 6:30 a.m. on the Pittsburgh Road section of Route 51 in North Union Township.

2 days ago


Belle Vernon teachers in class today after agreement reached

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday school board president Aaron Bialon announced that a tentative contract agreement had been reached

2 days ago


Mt. Lebanon Commission seeking new municipal manager

The resignation of Steve Feller, who is taking a job at a nonprofit, takes effect Oct. 15.

3 days ago


Mifflin Road in Hays reopens today

Construction had closed the road between Doerrville Avenue and Lebanon Road.

3 days ago


Traffic to be restricted through Sept. 26 on South Park Road in Bethel Park

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Brightwood Road and Studebaker Street through Sept. 26.

3 days ago


 Police investigate the scene of a shooting on McClure Street in Homestead today.

Police seek information in Homestead homicide

Homestead police say 25-year-old Daren Scott’s car was riddled with bullets.

3 days ago


 Maj. Douglas Grimes, left, is congratulated on being named executive director of the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission on May 23, 2013  by then-state police Commissioner Frank Noonan, right.

Peters hires new assistant police chief

Douglas Grimes, a major with the state police, was hired today, said township Manager Michael Silvestri.

3 days ago


Belle Vernon teachers, schools resume talks

The teachers had planned to set up picket lines at the district administration building and at the high school at 7:15 a.m. today.

3 days ago


 With virtually no stewardship of its wild places since 2008, the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon has become a haven for deer and ground zero in an ideological fight over deer management.

Deer reduction redux: Mt. Lebanon tries managed archery to remove deer

Mt. Lebanon voted to pay White Buffalo to organize and execute a managed archery hunt that will start opening day of the archery season.

5 days ago


 Trevor Valentine of Crafton, left to right, Taiji Nelson and Jeremy Marshall,both of Lawrenceville, are part of the Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays cleaning up the Duck Hollow segment of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Monongahela River.   Volunteers work on both land and water to remove trash that has accumulated along the riverfront, as well as painting over graffiti. The Rachel Carson, a Tireless Project pontoon boat, takes volunteers out on the water to remove debris from the riverbanks.  Photographed on August 19, 2015

Groups come together to clean up the trail, river at Duck Hollow

Volunteers with The Tireless Project collected about 260 pounds of scrap metal, 11 tires and 475 pounds of loose debris from Duck Hollow.

6 days ago


Belle Vernon Area teachers say they will strike next week

The teachers are willing to go back to the bargaining table, their union says.

6 days ago


Woman charged with fatally stabbing her boyfriend in Fayette County

State police said Robert Lee Engle’s girlfriend was not home when troopers arrived.

5 days ago


Belle Vernon Area teachers say they will strike Tuesday

The teachers said they had offered salary and other concessions but were rebuffed.

1 week ago


 Munhall Councilman Bernie Shields.

In Munhall, politics was literally rough and tumble on Wednesday

Witnesses said Councilman Joseph Ballas grabbed Councilman Bernie Shields around the neck and pushed him backward over his chair.

1 week ago


Body found in Mon River identified

Two fishermen discovered the body of Allen Reese, 45, of Port Vue at 9:55 a.m. near the McKeesport Marina.

1 week ago


 Andrew DuDash, assistant director of the field school at Juniata College, points out areas in the soil during an archaeological dig at Fort Ligonier on Aug. 7.

Digging the dirt: College students unearth history at Fort Ligonier

Summer work of students and interns is critical at public and nonprofit historic sites across southwestern Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Canonsburg Middle School students fill backpacks for classmates

Student council members got supplies and loaded 125 backpacks for students who can’t afford them.

1 week ago


Email survey asks Mt. Lebanon residents about uptown amenities

The two-question survey is being asked as part of the municipality’s 2015 Uptown Strategic Plan.

1 week ago


Mifflin Road in Hays to reopen on Tuesday

It will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday but short-term intermittent stoppages are possible through Sept. 7.

1 week ago


'Stella the Steelworker' explores life for women during WWII

Elizabeth Jones, a retired social studies professor at California University of Pennsylvania, will present the program in Jefferson Hills.

1 week ago


Online textbooks coming for some classes in Peters

Middle and high school students in world language courses will access to the online tools, which will include more features.

1 week ago


Horror-themed flea market aims to help Dormont's Hollywood Theater

With free admission, the flea market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the theater.

1 week ago


Keystone Oaks School District hires new director of fiscal services

The school board also approved change orders for its ongoing paving projects.

1 week ago


Elizabeth Forward School District can operate through December without state funds, official says

The state delay in finalizing a budget is holding up payments to school districts.

1 week ago


 Aaron Skrbin

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Aaron Skrbin goes from firefighter to South Fayette High School principal

He considered making firefighting his life’s work until a scholarship to Duquesne University with the Tamburitzans sealed his career.

1 week ago


What will students in Pittsburgh's south suburbs find when they get to class?

Here are highlights of changes in South school districts this year.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: No need to go postal over line jumper

There’s enough belligerence and not enough patience in the world.

1 week ago


South scape: Golf fundraiser set for Elizabeth Township

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago


South at a glance: Bethel Park school wraps renovations

News and other happenings throughout the South communities.

1 week ago


Letter to the South editor / Bethel Park is not respecting charter

Councilman Don Harrison details portions of the charter that have not been followed.

1 week ago


Munhall man to serve up to 3 years in prison for crash that killed his friend

John Brezicky was found guilty by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Thomas E. Flaherty of homicide by vehicle and driving under the

1 week ago


Elizabeth Forward School Board president pays restitution to West Mifflin, investigation dropped

Phil Martell paid restitution to the West Mifflin Area district after what his lawyer called “an accounting matter” while employed there.

1 week ago



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