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Groom charged during filming of TLC's 'Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Police said the groom being filmed for the TLC reality series threw glass cups at the wall and tried to provoke a fight.

about 3 hours ago


Two injured in fire at Washington County car wash

The blaze started at about 10 a.m. at Ducky's car wash on East O'Hara Street in McDonald, according to an emergency dispatcher.

about 2 hours ago


Victim identified in fatal Washington County fire at elderly complex

The fire at the senior-citizen high rise remains under investigation by the local police department and the state fire marshal.

1 day ago


Former longtime Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd has died

He served for 18 years as a councilman and 20 years as mayor, with the last part of his tenure marked by sharp disagreement with council.

1 day ago


Uniontown man involved in fatal collision with police officer dies

Andrew Bohatch was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. this afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 69.

about 22 hours ago


 Police salute fallen Perryopolis Police officer Richard Champion outside of the Holy Trinity Church in Ligonier after his funeral service. Officer Champion died in a car crash while on duty.

Mourners gather in Ligonier for fallen Perryopolis police officer

Officer Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier died Sunday when his police cruiser collided with a car making a left turn in front of him.

1 day ago


 "Bellevue Library" by Ron Thurston, who will teach a watercolor class at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in the winter 2015.

The art of gift-giving: Studio arts class is always the right size

For a holiday gift that begins after others have started to fade, consider a studio arts class in the Pittsburgh region.

3 days ago


 The Kovscek family of Brownsville, portraying Brownsville pioneer family, the Bowmans, as they would appear in 1805.

Brownsville church offers 18th century Christmas service

Christ Church Anglican will present the service at 6 p.m. Friday.

3 days ago


 Sarah Hunt, who dances with Abby Lee Dance studio in Plum and who is from South Hills, will dance ''Clara'' in the Nutcracker in Long Island, N.Y., this week.

Baldwin Borough dancer, part of 'Dance Moms,' has lead in Long Island ballet

Sarah Hunt, 9, plays Clara in “The Nutcracker” at Molloy College Madison Theater in New York this weekend.

3 days ago


Tax increase anticipated in Peters school district

Peters Township schools is expecting a $2.8 million budget deficit in the 2015-16 spending plan.

3 days ago


Wash Arts nonprofit shines spotlight on Pittsburgh-area artists

The Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center is hosting a market through Dec. 30 that features the work of 30 local artists.

3 days ago


McKeesport Area considers activity bus for basketball players

A resident requested the bus because of the late practice times for the teams.

3 days ago


 A photo of Louise Biddle in 2000, for her 76th birthday.

At 90, West Elizabeth woman still busy serving community

Louise Biddle is president of West Elizabeth council and a member of the Steel Valley Council of Governments board, among many activities.

3 days ago


Police seek help finding suspect in two South Hills bank robberies

The robberies took place at First Commonwealth Bank in Dormont on Dec. 1 and the First National Bank in Castle Shannon on Dec. 10.

3 days ago


Canon-McMillan school board moves meetings to Thursday

School boards re-elect officers in Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, McKeesport, Peters Township and Upper St. Clair.

3 days ago


South Fayette advances study of traffic corridors

Administrators are dedicating $40,000 from their capital fund in 2015 to further their traffic task force efforts.

3 days ago


South scape: Tickets on sale for Mt. Lebanon beer and chili fundraiser

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

3 days ago


Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Scammers can be visitors, letter writers, callers

Many people can fall victim to scams -- and they become the poorer for it.

3 days ago


Interested in winter arts classes? Here's where to go around Pittsburgh

Arts organizations in the Pittsburgh region offer classes that range painting to cooking.

3 days ago


Man sues Pittsburgh and suburban police for shooting him

Donald Burris' suit says the police involved acted maliciously and counter to their training.

3 days ago


Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

Stephanie Munizza will serve her sentence on a misdemeanor charge in Missouri.

4 days ago


Driver killed in crane truck crash in Greene County

The county coroner’s office said Saundra Kay Hanko, 65, of Sycamore was pronounced dead at the scene.

5 days ago


Teen resentenced to 45 to life in McKeesport triple killing

Isaiah Hereford, who is now 21, had been given a mandatory life sentence when he was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge three years ago.

5 days ago


Drainage work to slow Route 88 traffic in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Milford and Hillside drives through next Tuesday.

5 days ago


Pa. constables face misdemeanor charges

The deputy constables’ charges are in connection with their arrest of Esther Peyton at her home on Timberwood Drive on Oct. 14.

5 days ago


Steel Valley appoints coaches

The Steel Valley school board reappointed head football coach Rodney Steele and appointed eight other coaches at a special meeting tonight.

4 days ago


Traffic restriction planned on Route 88 in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5 days ago


Constables charged with using excessive force in arrest

Christian Constantini and Michael Lowman were charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering, official oppression and conspiracy.

5 days ago


Gas leak empties Baldwin Borough apartment buildings

Twenty people were evacuated from 15 apartment units along Wolfe Drive this morning.

6 days ago


 A flag flies at half staff at Washington Square in Perryopolis on Monday. Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all flags lowered to half staff at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties in honor of a Perryopolis police officer killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash.

Funeral set for Perryopolis police officer killed in two-vehicle crash

Officer Richard Champion was killed Sunday when his patrol car collided with an SUV on Route 51 in Perry Township, Fayette County.

5 days ago


Former Century III Mall manager charged with stealing more than $51,000

John Sabino, 51, of Pine, is accused of issuing fraudulent checks to himself from the mall, according to police.

6 days ago


Water main break under control in Castle Shannon

The only customer affected by the break was the post office, which was without water.

6 days ago


Body found near Southland Shopping Center in Pleasant Hills

A woman’s body was found near the Southland Shopping Center in Pleasant Hills early Saturday.

1 week ago


Boyce Road in South Fayette reopens after water main replacement

The road had been closed from Mayview to Hunting Ridge roads for the replacement of 1,500 feet of a 60-year-old main.

1 week ago


West Mifflin school officials’ meal costs questioned

Among the restaurants where charges were incurred were  Westwood Golf Club, Lonestar Steakhouse, Nakama, Max & Erma’s and TGI Fridays.

1 week ago


Driver killed in Greene County crash

State police said David M. Whipkey, 42, of Nemacolin was speeding along Route 21 in Jefferson at 4:20 a.m. when he lost control of his car.

1 week ago


 Michelle Mathew is the owner of Mathew Jewelers in Zelienople. Andrew Mathew Sr., Michelle's grandfather, founded the store in 1947.

Across Pittsburgh region, small shops big on building personal bond with customers

“Friendly store owners, a focus on customer service and unique products” keep suburban shoppers coming back to local downtowns.

1 week ago


Communitywide Hanukkah celebration set for Galleria of Mt. Lebanon

For the second year, Chabad of South Hills will mark the holiday with festivities that are open to the public.

1 week ago


 This balloon from Baldwin High School was discovered by a hunter in Redfield, N.Y., nearly 370 miles from the school.

Balloon's New York trip provides lessons for Baldwin High students

A helium balloon traveled about 350 miles from Baldwin High School to a small village in central New York state.

1 week ago


Bethel Park program provides presents for underprivliged

Officer looking for community participants to ’Adopt-A-Family.’

1 week ago


Baldwin group starts Highlander Hall of Fame for alumni

The Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation is planning to honor alumni who have made significant contributions to the district.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon High Great Alumni lauded

The program, in its 10th year, celebrates graduates’ service and achievements.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon OKs deer archery cull

The hunt, to be coordinated by police Chief Coleman McDonough, will correspond with the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s archery season.

1 week ago


McKeesport holds the line of property taxes

McKeesport property owners will have no new tax increase next year. The city council unanimously approved a $19.2 million budget on Dec. 3.

1 week ago


No tax increase in Dormont for 2015

Council also adopted a $7.44 million budget for 2015.

1 week ago


 Rob Goodman, a native of Philadelphia, began his professional career with the Omaha Royals Triple-A baseball team.

Federation's South Hills director plans to reach out to Jewish families

Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair is the new director of the South Hills Engagement Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


 The new Greenbriar detox unit in South Strabane.

Greenbriar Treatment Center expands in South Strabane

The treatment center opened a new, 9,000-square-foot detoxification facility next to an existing inpatient center on Manor Drive.

1 week ago


Keystone Oaks assistant superintendent resigns

Kathleen Foster, of Upper St. Clair, has been employed by the Keystone Oaks District since 1973.

1 week ago


 District staff must do a lot of thinking and planning about the right way to use the iPads, Steel Valley Superintendent Ed Wehrer said.

In Steel Valley, students with iPads will become the norm

An Apple donation and separate gift will be used to train teachers in how to use iPads and to buy devices for every student.

1 week ago


Peters council orders removal of sign

The developer of the Meadow Ridge housing plan had asked that the temporary sign be allowed to remain so that people could find the plan.

1 week ago



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