Linda Accettulla, mall manager for South Hills Village, listens to speakers in front of illustrations on the improvements during a news conference announcing a renovation of the mall.

South Hills Village mall getting ready for renovation

Mall management today promised a new food court as well as updated entrances; new escalators; and a mix of new and renovated retailers.

about 4 hours ago

Former Steubenville coach to serve 10 days in jail in rape case

Matt Belardine, 24, pleaded no contest to the charges Tuesday in an Ohio courtroom before visiting Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove.

about 4 hours ago

South Fayette school meeting crowd silent on bullying

About 50 members of the public stayed silent on the recent bullying controversy that had drawn many of them to attend.

about 5 hours ago

Police search for leads in fatal Munhall shooting

Trijuan Williams, 17, was struck and killed by a bullet while inside his family's home on Martha Street.

about 8 hours ago

Child porn trial put on hold while defendant sees doctor

David Cunningham's attorney told the judge that his client has been bleeding through his eyes in jail but has not been examined by a doctor.

about 13 hours ago

Teenager shot to death in Munhall

Police said they responded around 9:30 p.m. to East 16th Avenue at Martha Street.

about 20 hours ago

 The smashed rig that carried diesel fuel sits on Route 18  in Canton after the crash.

Crash, fuel spill closes Route 18 in Washington County

No one was seriously injured but a large spill of diesel fuel and fracking water is being reported near Chartiers Creek.

1 day ago

 From left, Melissa Barcic, director of nursing; Dennis Biondo, executive director of all Kane Regional Centers; Neil Bowser, administrator; and Vince Klingensmith, environmental services manager, try out the seating Friday in the dining and activity room in the new Memory Care Unit, due to open in May at Kane Scott Regional Center.

Second Kane dementia unit ready in Scott

The Kane Regional Center, one of four county-owned nursing facilities, is opening a new "Memory Care Unit," next month.

2 days ago

 Shea Love, Ellisen Lowe, and Christian Stanfield celebrated Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian were to be withdrawn.

South Fayette schools criticized for prosecuting young victim of bullying

State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, plans to amend the wiretap law to make an exception for bullying.

2 days ago

Wilkinsburg man killed during shooting on school grounds

At least 100 adults and children were celebrating on the grounds of of former Chartiers Elementary School in Windgap when shots were fired.

2 days ago

Gas drilling wastewater leak found in Amwell

"Significant" waste water leak discovered at a Range Resources impoundment in Washington County.

4 days ago

Mt. Oliver grocer guilty of food stamp fraud

A man who ran the Dollar Grocery Center in Mount Oliver pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and food stamp fraud.

4 days ago

Water main break in Bethel Park leaves about 25 without water

Service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. Saturday.

4 days ago

South Hills Village parking garage tackles vacancies

The $24 million garage is more than half-empty on a typical weekday.

5 days ago

Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

5 days ago

Five plead guilty in Mon Valley video gambling bust

Four men and a woman are sentenced to 5 years' probation in "Operation Pork Chop."

5 days ago

 Ellisen Lowe greets, left Shea Love and her son Christian Stanfield, 15, on Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian would be withdrawn.

Judge withdraws citation against South Fayette student who taped alleged bullying

The district attorney's office says Christian Stanfield's actions using his iPad did not rise to the level of a citation.

5 days ago

Public asked for help in search for suspect in fatal Clairton shooting

James "Garland" Watts, 48, is sought in the fatal shooting of Shawnta Lee, 40, in March 2008.

5 days ago

 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

5 days ago

Scott to work on strategic plan

The township hopes to set goals for the next decade.

6 days ago

South Fayette parents concerned about bullying

The school board hears about case of student punished for secretly recording his treatment.

6 days ago

Bids sought in Mt. Lebanon for renovation of high school rifle range

Depending on the cost, the school board may decide to renovate the facility or have the team rent space.

6 days ago

Patio home sprinkler systems create hot debate in Peters

Fearing damage from a bursting pipe, many residents are opposed to an ordinance requiring sprinkler systems in patio homes.

6 days ago

Teen mothers Elect to succeed

A program based in McKeesport Area schools provides support for teenage mothers.

6 days ago

SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the South suburban area:

6 days ago

South Fayette to use eminent domain to take part of Mayview site

The township wants to use 69 acres of the property to connect to its Fairview Park.

6 days ago

World Book Night comes to local libraries

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday is World Book Night, when more than 550,000 books will be distributed free throughout the country.

6 days ago

Wind turbine powers electric sign at Chartiers Valley

With a project like the new wind turbine in front of its high school/middle school, it's not surprising that the Chartiers Valley School

6 days ago

Sculptor honors bond between W&J professor and Japan

The wood carver came to Washington, Pa., to complete his piece.

6 days ago

Service dog donated for Whitehall girl with bipolar disease

A family is raising money to transport and train the service dog.

6 days ago

The South at a glance

News briefs from the South suburban area:

6 days ago

Letter to the editor/South: Let's not stop a thousand times

Three-way stop signs at the intersection of Streets Run and Prospect roads in Baldwin Borough are a nightmare.

6 days ago

A newsmaker you should know: Teaching 'techie' recognized for sharing skills in classes, community, with colleagues

Upper St. Clair School District's Bradley Wilson goes the extra mile to help impart his knowledge.

6 days ago

 Capt. John Phoennik

South Fayette chooses Phoennik as acting police chief

Police Capt. John Phoennik, a 25-year veteran of the township force, will become acting police chief on Friday.

5 days ago

 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

6 days ago

 Shea Love greets a well-wisher on Wednesday as her son Christian Stanfield, 15, watches, outside a restaurant in South Fayette. Earlier, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office announced that it was withdrawing a charge of summary disorderly conduct against Christian, who recorded one of a series of bullying instances against him in his math resources class.

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

6 days ago

4 to stand trial in shooting death of Washington girl, 10

The men, all of Washington, Pa., are charged in the March 31 killing of Ta'Naiyah Thomas, who was struck by a shot fired through a door.

6 days ago

 President Barack Obama greets Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald after arriving at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon. Vice President Joe Biden is at right.

Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.

6 days ago

IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

6 days ago

Former energy official's death ruled a suicide

Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair had been charged with obstruction of justice late last year. He was found dead Jan. 8.

6 days ago

Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

1 week ago

South Fayette parents discuss school bullying

South Fayette parents told the school board tonight they want to ensure students are comfortable with reporting bullying incidents.

1 week ago

Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

1 week ago

Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

1 week ago

Bridgeville sets up task force to study traffic

Bridgeville borough council passed a resolution to establish the State Route 50/Washington Pike Traffic Improvement Task Force.

1 week ago

 Work was underway at the Route 51-88 construction site.

Troubles slow Route 51-88 project

Relocating a maze of utilities has slowed the work at this major South Hills intersection.

1 week ago

Pedestrian struck by train

The unidentified man was hit near the intersection of Duquesne Avenue and Center Street. He is being treated at Mercy Hospital.

1 week ago

Female teachers sue their district for fair pay

Baldwin-Whitehall teachers take employer to court for fair pay.

1 week ago

Funeral home owner, 90, found guilty of third-degree murder

The judge said he did not believe William Welsh, 90, killed William Menni, 58, in self-defense on July 26 in Homestead.

1 week ago

Baldwin-Whitehall teachers sue district over pay

Three female teachers say they started at a lower end of the pay scale than their male colleagues with the same experience.

1 week ago


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