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 Allen Carter, 14, gets help from his English teacher, Wendy Koval, at the Rankin Promise program in Rankin.

System breakdown leaves student trapped in alternative program

Allen Carter spent more than a year in Rankin Promise, an alternative education program in which students spend an average of 230 days.

about 4 hours ago


More restrictions coming to Parkway West this week

An assortment of overnight closures and lane restrictions is planned on the Parkway West this week.

about 4 hours ago


Police report one person shot outside Kennywood Park

The incident occurred at 10:10 p.m. near Kennywood Boulevard (Route 837).

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 A protester dressed as “Abby the Abused Chicken” and other protesters stand Thursday in front of Gordon Food Service on Clairton Boulevard in Pleasant Hills to call attention to what they say is abuse of chickens by one of the company’s suppliers. A nonproft, Mercy for Animals, organized the event.

Activists criticize Gordon Food Service's treatment of chickens

Cross-country protesters stopped Thursday in Pleasant Hills to urge a food company to change its animal welfare policies.

2 days ago


Young man shot in back on Homestead street

The shooting occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at the corner of Hays Street and West Fifteenth Avenue.

1 day ago


 Fireworks are seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington last Fourth of July.

Look to the sky all year for fireworks

Fireworks displays on July 4 dwindle as the industry shifts to offering pyrotechnics throughout the year.

2 days ago


Peters Township school board signs new contract with bus drivers and raises salaries

Board members questioned why worker rates varied for different sport events, and the tabled action on 3 percent raises for some employees.

2 days ago


Former West Mifflin Area School District manager says he will pay back district

Former administrator Phil Martell is now being accused of “double dipping,” or billing two organizations for the same trip expenses.

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 The 50 year-old Scott Park Pool will be replaced by a new one for next summer.

50 year-old Scott pool celebrates its final 4th of July

Built in 1968, the venerable Scott pool shuts down Aug. 16 to be completely rebuilt.

2 days ago


Pedestrian flown to hospital after hit by vehicle in Washington County

The crash occurred in the 100 block of West Pike Street in Houston about 4:30 a.m.

1 day ago


Driver charged with DUI after chase in construction zone

Police said they attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Christopher M. Griedel, 29, of Clarksville, around 3 a.m. near Southwest Regional

1 day ago


Conversion of a New YMCA at Bethel Park ice complex advances

Renovation designs, including work to be done on the interior and exterior of the Bladerunners Ice Complex are complete.

2 days ago


Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s AP summer institute preps teachers for fall courses

These summer institutes are subject-specific and provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses.

2 days ago


Little Lake Theater holds training for backstage technicians

Topics range from the basics of drafting and design to lighting and sound effects.

2 days ago


 Father Jay Donahue of the St. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church in Scott. The church is celebrating it's 60th anniversary.

Saints Simon and Jude parish marks 60 year anniversary

The Scott parish was founded in 1955 and has blossomed from 208 to 1,400 families.

2 days ago


 Laura Hartman, administrator of Allegheny Mountain Swimmin.

Newsmaker you should know / Scott woman shows how much she loves her community

Laura Hartman helped get the township a library and now, she has helped it get a new swimming pool.

2 days ago


Mt. Lebanon library garden tour marks quarter century

Last year, the event raised $32,000 for the Public Library. This year a garden party will be held including hors d'oeuvres, sweets and live

2 days ago


Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

2 days ago


McKeesport school district offers family literacy program to combat 'summer slide'

Students read a book and play a corresponding game at the district’s summer family literacy program. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

2 days ago


McKeesport Area raises school property taxes

The average homeowner is expected to pay an additional $25 in property taxes under the new budget.

2 days ago


Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

2 days ago


South at a glance: Collier adds motorcycle patrol

Community events and news taking place throughout the South communities.

2 days ago


Southscape: July Fourth events, children, entertainment and more

Events and other happenings throughout the South communities.

2 days ago


State cites Greene County mine after fatality, checking ventilation doors

John Kelly, 55, was moving through a set of airlock doors when the doors and their frames fell and crushed him Sunday.

2 days ago


 The Donora-Webster Bridge disappears into a cloud of smoke as it drops into the Monongahela River this morning.

Donora Webster Bridge imploded

A contractor dropped the 107-year-old structure into the Monongahela River with explosives this morning.

3 days ago


Officials: Infant fractures skull after fall from nurse's grasp

No charges have been filed in the incident at Uniontown Hospital.

3 days ago


McKeseport Council approves new fire chief

For the second time this year, McKeesport has a new fire chief. Jeff Tomovcsik was approved as chief at Wednesday’s meeting.

3 days ago


Greenfield man held for trial for child pornography

Nicholas Lancos, 32, who formerly worked at Kennywood Park, faces 15 child pornography counts filed by the state attorney general’s office.

4 days ago


Jefferson Hospital sued for negligence in death of man's wife

James H. Taylor, 72, of Buena Vista, seeks a jury trial and unspecified monetary damages in the death of Carol Taylor.

5 days ago


Ex-W.Va. teacher pleads in child porn case

David Duane Will Jr., a former teacher at John Marshall High School south of Wheeling, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.

4 days ago


DA's office: Criminal complaints against acquitted Whitaker police officer were justified

The office also said it and Det. Lyle Graber are immune to claims of malicious prosecution for duties they carried out in official capacity.

4 days ago


Lane closures expected today on Route 88 in Bethel Park

Work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Church Hill Road and Berryman Avenue.

5 days ago


South Park wave pool reopens after repairs

The wave pool is open now and will close at its regular time, 7:30 p.m.

5 days ago


Peters school board passes budget with tax increase, employee furloughs

The board Monday night unanimously approved a final budget of $59.4 million with a sizable property tax increase and two employee furloughs.

5 days ago


Coal miner killed in Greene County

The Greene County Coroner said John W. Kelly, 55, of Albright, W.Va., died at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg at 1:43 a.m.

6 days ago


SWAT team situation near South Park is resolved

The Allegheny SWAT team responded to an incident involving a woman who reportedly has barricaded herself inside a home.

1 week ago


Four sought in Carrick home invasion

Four people, three women and one man, are being sought in connection with a home invasion in Carrick early this morning.

1 week ago


 “We’re almost maxed out in Pennsylvania as far as coyote density and range. They’re everywhere,” said Tom Hardisky, chief furbearer biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Coyotes are 'everywhere' in Pennsylvania, but they pose little threat to humans

“Our strategy is to live with them. Do things differently so we can coexist,” said Tom Hardisky with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

1 week ago


Bellevue joins McKeesport, Pittsburgh as a 'Playful City'

A nonprofit called KaBoom honored McKeesport, Bellevue, and Pittsburgh for providing ample opportunities for children to play.

1 week ago


$20 million renovation to start at South Park Middle School

A 700-seat gymnasium? This is just one feature of renovations to South Park Middle School, which begin this summer and end December 2016.

1 week ago


Bethel Park school update on target

Washington Elementary is getting new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, light fixtures, carpeting and other improvements.

1 week ago


South Park schools get first public relations director

In his new post, Patrick Harrigan plans to connect South Park residents with their school district.

1 week ago


Baldwin-Whitehall budget battle continues

The Baldwin-Whiltehall School District is raising the mileage rate and looking for ways to save money, including cutting jobs.

1 week ago


Four suburban libraries receive grants to improve accessibility

Thanks to a new grant, patrons of all abilities will be better able to access libraries in Brentwood, Dormont, Oakmont, and South Park.

1 week ago


South Fayette honors Fairview Volunteer Fire Department first responders

South Fayette police Chief John Phoennik commended members for their heroic efforts in responding to a fire at the Valleyfield apartments.

1 week ago


Steel Valley discusses handicapped-accessible restrooms

The Steel Valley school board discussed improving access to restrooms and refinancing bond issues at a workshop meeting Monday.

1 week ago


Drawbridge to 'unplugged'' gaming opens in Castle Shannon

Board games, toy soldiers, and face-to-face online gaming are just a few of the offerings at Drawbridge Games in Castle Shannon.

1 week ago


Scott commissioners seek updates to community pools and parks

Bids to demolish the township’s 50-year-old pool and build a new one will open next week with a vote coming in July.

1 week ago


Council creates library department for township

As of a town council meeting Monday, Peters township now has an official library department.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Not driven by the car-buying process

Shopping for a new vehicle leaves columnist flat.

1 week ago



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