One dead, two injured in Fayette County two-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m.

about 9 hours ago

 Heather Arnet.

Democrats officially nominate Arnet as candidate for state Senate seat

Ms. Arnet will face Republican Guy Reschenthaler in a November special election.

1 day ago

Route 51 construction to stall traffic this weekend

Delays are possible starting at 7 p.m.

2 days ago

Dormont woman admits she warned targets of DEA drug ring probe

Leigh Fiumara, 38, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a conviction likely to result in a probation sentence.

2 days ago

Suspect held for trial in McKeesport beating death

Dustin Rice, 41, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges that he beat to death Dennis Pence, 54, of McKeesport on July 18.

2 days ago

State police seek suspect in Fayette County robbery

According to police, a woman hid in the bushes next to an ATM on Main Street in Smithfield and waited for the victim to pull up.

2 days ago

 Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.

3 days ago

 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street  in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

3 days ago

Donaldson's Crossroads Sewage plant set for facelift

A new plan for the 50-year old Peters township plant would increase capacity by about 45 percent.

3 days ago

 The robbery in Bethel Park happened at the First Niagara Bank in the Hillcrest Shopping Center along Route 88.

Three men rob Bethel Park bank

The robbery happened at the First Niagara Bank in the Hillcrest Shopping Center along Route 88 around 9:30 a.m.

2 days ago

Drumming up friendship: Tomodachi program hosts musical exchange, concert

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania will host 12 high school students from Japan for a week of music with Pittsburgh students.

3 days ago

Carnival in Carnegie raises $5,000 for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s center in Carnegie lost $17,000 in meat that the now-closed Bottom Dollar store used to donate each year.

3 days ago

New restrooms to be installed at Steel Valley's Park Elementary

At their meeting Monday, the Steel Valley School District approved new restrooms that will be more accessible to students with disabilities.

3 days ago

Highmark initiative helps patients find 'Dr. Right'

Two hundred South Hills residents were on hand, along with many physicians in a variety of specialties.

3 days ago

Mt. Lebanon starts awareness campaign for drivers, bikers — and walkers

The commission held a meeting to address developing a safer environment for all three.

3 days ago

South Fayette police plan java jam sessions

Called “Coffee with the Chief,” the first of the bimonthly meetings will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 14.

3 days ago

 Charles P. McCullough

Verdict expected in trial of former County Councilman Charles McCullough

Charles P. McCullough is accused of stealing from Shirley H. Jordan when he served as her power of attorney.

3 days ago

 David Miller, who graduated from Virginia Military Institute, will now help choose its new superintendent.

Bethel Park native named to VMI board

David Miller, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, will help choose a new superintendent as a member of the school’s board of

3 days ago

Letters to the editor: Who owns property or pays taxes -- deer or Mt. Lebanon residents?

Residents weigh in on deer debacles and property tax hikes.

3 days ago

South scape: Skate parties, entertainment, library events and more

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

3 days ago

Former UPMC-Mercy employee charged with inappropriately touching patients

The lawyer said his client intended to turn himself in Friday, but court workers said that they had not yet seen him on an arraignment list.

2 days ago

One hospitalized after Fayette County stabbing

State police from Belle Vernon responded to the incident at Hunter’s Ridge in Redstone around 7:30 a.m.

3 days ago

Baldwin Borough man gets more prison time for probation violation

Jason Korey, 33, twice acquitted of murders, was sentenced to 6½ years earlier this month for a gun charge.

3 days ago

Steel Valley extends superintendent's contract

Steel Valley school board on Thursday night voted to extend Superintendent Ed Wehrer’s contract by five years.

3 days ago

Elizabeth Forward board readies trailer for William Penn Elementary

Elizabeth Forward School Board on Wednesday night voted to have a two-room trailer moved to William Penn Elementary School.

4 days ago

Police ask for help in finding man who robbed Fayette County bar at gunpoint

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall, with a thin to skinny build.

3 days ago

Greene County man charged in connection with road rage incident

Police said Lawrence Thomas Ford of Waynesburg tailgated then pointed a gun at another motorist.

4 days ago

 Homeville Viaduct in West Mifflin begins a $10.1 million rehabilitation project in August.

Homeville span in West Mifflin to close for rehab

The bridge is expected to close Aug. 10 and remain shut through October 2016.

5 days ago

 State police released this image of the suspect in a Greene County store robbery.

State police seek help identifying Greene County robbery suspect

According to police, a man went into Rush’s Grocery in Rogersville around Monday night and handed a clerk a note asking for money.

4 days ago

Teen shot in North Versailles

The shooting was reported at 8:42 p.m. on West Carter Drive, according to Allegheny County emergency officials.

5 days ago

Suspect struggles with store clerk in attempted robbery in Greene County

Police said the suspect arrived at Rush Grocery on Roy Furman Highway in a white Ford F-150 driven by another person around 9:50 p.m.

5 days ago

Steel Valley to install handicapped-accessible bathrooms

The district will install two bathrooms so that special needs children and adults can use a washroom without going upstairs.

6 days ago

New app will let Peters residents connect instantly with township

Council approved a contract with Public Stuff, for a new citizen request management system that will include free apps, interactive maps.

6 days ago

Paving work affects southbound Route 51

Southbound traffic on Route 51 in Jefferson Hills will be restricted to one lane today and Tuesday, during paving and repair work.

1 week ago

 Cathy Fowlkes speaks with Dr. Alicia Kaplan at Allegheny  Health Network's facility in Bethel Park.

Brain electrodes help Mt. Lebanon woman with OCD

Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.

1 week ago

Sestak welcomes challenge from McGinty in Senate race

Joe Sestak, who lost to Republican Pat Toomey five years ago, was in South Park on Saturday.

1 week ago

Man killed in Washington County house fire

The fire was reported at 3:08 a.m. on Lawton Street in Monongahela, according to county emergency officials.

1 week ago

 The dam as seen Friday at Ryerson Station State Park in Greene County. The dam was damaged by longwall mining in 2005 and the lake was drawn down. The state said Friday that the ground is still moving and a new dam cannot be constructed at the site.

Greene County’s Duke Lake will not be refilled, state says

According to a new study, new mining planned over the next four years adjacent to the 1,164-acre park could cause even more instability.

1 week ago

Obituary: Ruth Furman Miller / Lifetime devotee of Duquesne Incline, worked to reopen it with her husband

Ms. Miller, along with her late husband, David Miller, did door-to-door fundraising to revive the Duquesne Incline in the 1960s.

1 week ago

 Don Clayton of Franklin Park points to the new walls that are part of a $100,000 backyard project done by A&N Lawn Service Inc.

From grill to great: The livin' is easy — and outdoors — for many in Pittsburgh region

The outdoor living space was slow to catch on in Western Pennsylvania, but more and more are investing and enjoying the view.

1 week ago

  Erik Shaw and his wife Kristen.  The couple married via live video satellite feed in 2005 after Mr. Shaw feared he would be killed in combat in Southern Baghdad.  Just days earlier, he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a roadside improvised explosive device attack.

Veteran's story of his 'invisible wounds' to be made into movie in Pittsburgh

The book was published by a company founded by Army Sgt. 1st Class Erik Shaw, a Pittsburgh native who started his firm to help veterans.

1 week ago

Greene County's Duke Lake probably will never be filled again

The state and local residents will work over the next year to identify new recreational opportunities for the park that contains the lake

1 week ago

Fire damages meth clinic, other businesses at Fayette County plaza

No injuries were reported, but smoke from the fire at the Mountain View Plaza in North Union could be seen for miles.

1 week ago

 Penmanship champion Annie Clark, 11, of McKeesport, holds a book signing at the Frank Sarris Public Library in Canonsburg on July 20.

Authorship the latest accomplishment for McKeesport penmanship expert

Annie Clark, who was born without hands, has written a book at age 11 about persevering through difficult times.

1 week ago

 Ryan Waggoner, an officer with the Carroll Township Police Department practices administering Narcan at Monongahela Valley Hospital.

Washington police learn how to administer Narcan to overdose victims

At a training course held at Monongahela Valley Hospital, first responders learned how to combat opioid drug overdoses.

1 week ago

Library marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

The Dormont Public LIbrary will partner with the Japan-American Society of Pennsylvania to educate the community about Japanese culture.

1 week ago

Hearing in McKeesport beating death case postponed

Dustin Rice, 41, was arraigned on charges he beat Dennis Pence, 54, of McKeesport, to death using, in part, a wooden cane.

1 week ago

Mt. Lebanon high school renovation on track to 2016 completion

Demolitions and rebuilding alike are underway at Mt. Lebanon High School, where renovations begun in 2012 will be complete by next summer.

1 week ago

 Kenneth Serfass dressed as president and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysess S. Grant re-enactor to perform at Peters Library

Kenneth Serfass has been interested in the Civil War general and former president since he was 8 years old.

1 week ago

Disabled American Veterans van offers assistance in Turtle Creek

Twenty-five-foot outreach vehicles, called DAV vans, are equipped with national service officers and computers.

1 week ago