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 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.

23 minutes ago


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

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

about 11 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago


Bethel Park school update on target

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago


Council creates library department for township

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

5 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Not driven by the car-buying process

Shopping for a new vehicle leaves columnist flat.

5 days ago


West Jefferson passes school budget that includes tax increase

A balanced $45 million final budget for the 2015-16 school year that raises taxes for the third consecutive year was adopted Thursday.

5 days ago


 Myra Oleynik: librarian extraordinaire and South newsmaker.

Librarian trades libraries

Myra Rusinko Oleynik is leaving the librarian post at Bower Hill Elementary School to become librarian of Peters Township Public Library.

5 days ago


South at a glance: Chartiers Valley approves salary increases for administrators

Community events and news taking place throughout the South communities.

5 days ago


South Scape: Caregiver workshops, skate parties, library events and more

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

5 days ago


New administrators named in the Keystone Oaks District

Several administrative changes were made at Thursday’s meeting of the Keystone Oaks School Board of Directors.

6 days ago


Steel Valley schools to review restroom access

Steel Valley hired an architect to analyze whether bathrooms in district buildings meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

6 days ago


Sto-Rox board fills school director vacancy

McKees Rocks resident Lucille M. Young was appointed to fill an empty Region 1 school director seat at Sto-Rox Thursday night.

6 days ago


Sto-Rox budget calls for not tax increase, program cuts

Directors at Sto-Rox tonight adopted a $24.139 million budget that calls for no tax increase.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh man to spend five to 10 years in prison for McKeesport sexual assault

James Leon Thomas, 33, of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to sexual assault and simple assault.

6 days ago


 The Rev. Jamison J. Hardy

Peters pastor to become bishop of large Lutheran district

The Rev. Jamison Hardy was elected last week as bishop-president of the English District of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.

1 week ago


No one injured in commercial fire in McKeesport

There are no injures or entrapments after the structure set fire just before 6 p.m. at 3921 Oakwood Street.

1 week ago


McKeesport School Board votes in favor of tax increase

A $59,423,209 budget was approved by school directors in the McKeesport Area District Wednesday.

1 week ago


 Mt. Lebanon commissioners discuss deer management improvements during a Monday meeting.

Mt. Lebanon's deer management meeting sparks no protests

The meeting was not billed as a decision-making event, and no decisions were made.

1 week ago


Search crews recover body of man from Yough River in Fayette County

Police said the man was swimming with his girlfriend when he was caught by an undercurrent in the river, which swelled due to the rain.

1 week ago


Man charged with robbing Bethel Park pizzeria, breaking into another

The incidents took place at the Domino’s and Pittzarella restaurant in Bethel Park.

1 week ago


McKeesport man shot in Butler County

A McKeesport man was flown to Allegheny General Hospital early this morning after he was found shot outside of a residence in Butler County.

1 week ago


One injured in Homestead shooting

The victim was shot on the 200 block of East 10th Avenue around 9:45 p.m.

1 week ago


 The audit included the fact that the district violated the Public School Code by permitting a sitting board member -- Martin Schmotzer -- from resigning in 2013 to take a newly created position of supervisor of projects in the district.

Pa. audit says Baldwin-Whitehall lacked critical documentation

The audit also found the district violated school code by allowing a board member to resign to take an administrative job.

1 week ago


Water main break cancels CCAC South day classes

The cancellation applied to all classes scheduled to start before 5 p.m., spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said.

1 week ago


Vehicle drives into West Mifflin restaurant

West Mifflin police and firefighters are on scene after a vehicle went into a local restaurant Sunday night.

1 week ago


Thief targets counselors at Christian sports camp in Somerset

The windows of several vehicles were smashed, and money, purses, passports and two GPS devices were reported missing.

1 week ago


House severely damaged in Homestead today

The blaze broke out at 1:04 a.m. on West Locust Way.

1 week ago


Obituary: Mark Conlon / Focused his life on fighting disease, raising awareness

He was diagnosed in 2008 with Huntington’s. But friends and family say it never took away his spirit.

1 week ago


 Two plead guilty in shooting death of uncle of rapper Wiz Khalifa

Two plead guilty in shooting death of uncle of rapper Wiz Khalifa

Criminal homicide charges were withdrawn against a third man, who then pleaded guilty to drug-related felony charges.

1 week ago



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