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Monessen woman killed in tractor-trailer crash in Fayette County

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. on Route 51, south of the Route 201 intersection in Franklin, officials said.

about 14 hours ago


 Fallingwater, which overhangs a waterfall on Bear Run in Fayette County, was built in 1936 for Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann Sr.

Fallingwater one of 10 Wright structures nominated for World Heritage List

If approved by UNESCO in 2016, the nominations would be the first World Heritage listings in the field of modern architecture in the U.S.

about 15 hours ago


 Edward McDonald

Man who admitted to Homestead fire headed for mental health treatment, judge rules

A psychiatrist told the judge the suspect, Edward McDonald, was "unusually happy and cheerful" days after the blaze.

1 day ago


Medical examiner rules death of man in Pleasant Hills standoff was a suicide

The victim, Justin Hay, 42, lived in the home on Woodland Drive where police were summoned Monday night in response to a shooting.

1 day ago


Reborn Mifflin Township Historical Society wants to be more than 'a group storing old stuff'

Mifflin Township Historical Society has a new home, a jump in membership and a regular schedule of meetings planned for 2015.

2 days ago


Breast cancer patients are 'Casting for Recovery'

The nonprofit helps breast cancer patients with education and peer support and with therapy through the sport of fly fishing.

2 days ago


West Mifflin school district files lawsuit against former official

The former assistant business manager is said to owe the district $5,174 in tuition reimbursements.

2 days ago


Peters council delays action on gas drilling ordinance

The township will form a working group to gather information and make recommendations to council on the drilling of gas wells.

2 days ago


Mt. Lebanon approves trap-and-euthanize deer cull

Mt. Lebanon hires Wildlife Specialists of Wellsboro, Pa., for trap-and-euthanize deer cull effort.

2 days ago


Students enjoy 'dancing for a difference' at Shari's in Whitehall

Dance Workshop by Shari in Whitehall raises money for nonprofits through its foundation, Dancing for a Difference.

2 days ago


 Principal Adam Sikorski, left, and assistant principal Michael Henaghan are duct taped to a wall as part of fundraising efforts for the Peters Township Middle School’s dance-a-thon.

'Sticky situation' aids Peters middle school’s dance-a-thon

Middle-schoolers pay to duct tape administrators to a wall as part of a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

2 days ago


South Park Middle School to get $20 million renovation

Work on the 39-year-old school is to begin this summer and will include a new gymnasium, fitness center and large group instruction room.

2 days ago


Keystone Oaks board passes resolution on tax rate

The board will not raise the tax rate beyond its 1.9 percent Act 1 Index for the 2015-16 school year.

1 day ago


 Dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance practice wearing their hard shoes in the school's Ross studio in March 2013.

Pittsburgh region's ethnic organizations change with the times

The organizations that groups form today differ from a century ago but still meet immigrants’ needs as they adjust to a new culture.

2 days ago


South scape: Coin show, art league in Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

2 days ago


South Fayette again accepts proposals for Star City site

South Fayette continues to look for a developer for Star City property to take the burden off township taxpayers.

2 days ago


Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Beware when ordering magazines from services

Consumer Reports also urges subscribers to read fine print on magazine subscription offers.

2 days ago


 SWAT officers respond to a family dispute on Woodland Drive in Pleasant Hills, Wednesday night.

Man dead after Pleasant Hills shooting incident

Pleasant Hills police said they believe the incident stemmed from a family dispute.

2 days ago


3-D cameras purchased to enhance emergency responses, public safety

The three-dimensional laser scanners can be used to plan for emergency operations and the reconstruction of crime and accident scenes.

3 days ago


Audit finds another $13,000 missing from Baldwin firefighters

More than $26,000 in stolen funds from the Baldwin Borough Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association led to criminal charges last year,

3 days ago


 Nolan Burch, 18, died Nov. 14.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49

Nolan Burch, a freshman, died in November after an initiation event at the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

3 days ago


Audit reveals another $13,000 missing from Baldwin Borough firefighters

Two officials were sentenced for misusing $26,000 from the Baldwin’s Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association, but more money is missing.

3 days ago


Co-owner of Italian Village Pizza chain sentenced to probation for tax evasion

John R. Miller of South Park ordered to home confinement for one year and to pay a $45,000 fine.

3 days ago


Cal U professor found dead in campus office

Burrell Brown, on the Cal U faculty since 1989, was found dead late Sunday.

3 days ago


Chartiers Valley approves new contracts for administrators

Brian White will remain superintendent of the district as the board approved a five-year contract for him at a salary of $156,831 per year.

3 days ago


 Standing next to his parents, Cindy and David, Joshua Fabus holds his brother Joey's honorary Bethel Park police cap as the family watches Joey's casket being carried from St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Mt. Lebanon following his funeral today.

Police, firefighters remember 8-year-old Joey Fabus

Joey, who had a brain tumor, was sworn in as an officer in June and got to spend a day with the Bethel Park police. He died Wednesday.

4 days ago


 Sister Daniela Bronka, principal at St. Bernard School, laughs this month as she greets students and parents before the start of school.

Principal strengthens school's 'Catholic identity' while proving nuns can be fun

Sister Daniela Bronka, principal of St. Bernard School, shows her students that nuns don’t have to be old or intimidating.

5 days ago


Suspect arrested in McKeesport homicide

Roman Jones faces charges of criminal homicide and other crimes in the slaying Tuesday of William “Billy” Doyle, 24, at Crawford Village.

4 days ago


Munhall council president faces motor vehicle charges

Police said Daniel Lloyd, 56, was involved in an accident on Eighth Avenue on Friday evening in Munhall.

4 days ago


Peters council forms group to study future of drilling in township

Council members voted to form a group to study whether drilling should be allowed -- or banned -- in the Washington County municipality.

4 days ago


 Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

6 days ago


Vehicle accident downs power lines in Mount Oliver

Pittsburgh police and fire units responded to the accident on the 400 block of St. Joseph Street. There were no reported injuries.

5 days ago


 Edward McDonald was charged with setting the fire that damaged several buildings and sent two residents to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Arrest made in early morning fire that struck Homestead's main commercial district

Edward McDonald has been charged with more than 10 counts of arson and risking a catastrophe, according to court records.

1 week ago


 Maureen Karr

Duquesne man ordered to stand trial in wife's death

James Karr is charged with homicide and arson in the death of his wife, Maureen, who had sought a protection from abuse order against him.

1 week ago


 Joey Fabus asks a clerk at the Bethel Park Police Department for a copy of the citation he wrote in June. Joey died Wednesday afternoon from a brain tumor. He was 8 years old.

Bethel Park 8-year-old who wanted to be police officer dies from brain tumor

Joey Fabus, who had an inoperable brain tumor, got to live his dream this summer by spending a day with the Bethel Park Police Department.

1 week ago


West Mifflin Area School District, teachers approve new contract

The new contract slows down teacher pay increases for teachers moving through the salary schedule and freezes the top pay for three years.

1 week ago


 Phil Little, education and outreach specialist for the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General, holds a session on online safety for parents of teens at Shaler Area Intermediate School.

Children may be home, but cyberspace isn't always safe

Philip Little recently presented Operation Safe Surf, a presentation for parents and children about cyberspace dangers, in Shaler.

1 week ago


 A delivery truck was hit by a train this morning on Streets Run Road.

Separate train incidents injure one person, spill ‘frac sand’

The accidents happened in Baldwin Borough and Uniontown.

1 week ago


Allegheny County seeks help finding homicide suspects

Jonathan "BJ" Coles, 20, and Roman Jones, 23, face charges of homicide, attempted homicide and other crimes related to a Tuesday shooting.

1 week ago


 A train carrying sand had several cars derail this morning in Uniontown.

Separate train incidents injure one person, spill ‘frac sand’

The accidents happened in Baldwin Borough and Uniontown.

1 week ago


World War II veteran from Whitaker earns French Medal of Honor

Bill McAllister, 90, never talked much to his family about World War II, but the French government considers him a hero.

1 week ago


Washington County residents speak against gas drilling

Gas well drilling companies can’t be counted on to follow ordinance changes proposed in Peters, they say.

1 week ago


Peters-based organization aims to help nonprofits

Women of Southwestern Pa. offers grants to nonprofits that aid women and children, donating $56,000 to 36 local groups last year.

1 week ago


Sprout grant funds student collaboration on water issues

$13,500 will enable students from four high schools to develop a problem-solving product ahead of the Water Design Challenge in March.

1 week ago


South Fayette foundation to hold musical fundraiser

The South Fayette Foundation for Excellence raises money to enhance the school district curriculum beyond what the basic budget provides.

1 week ago


 Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger raised $8,000 for ALS research.

Mt. Lebanon swimmers raise $8,000 for ALS research

Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger, members of the Mt. Lebanon High School swim team, organized a swim-a-thon in the fall.

1 week ago


 Upper St. Clair High School team members posing with their award. From left: Nymisha Rameswarapu, Michael Nastac, Christina Park, Mrs. Pat Palazzolo, Gaurav Bhushan, Akshay Prasadan and Vidhi Shah.

'A Look Inside': Upper St. Clair students' mobile app declared a winner

Six gifted juniors from the high school are competing in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

1 week ago


 Jenn Watenpool teaches physical elementary at Aiken Elementary.

Aiken Elementary physical education teacher keeps kids moving

Jenn Watenpool, who teaches in the Keystone Oaks School District, has been inducted into the “Fuel Up to Play 60” Hall of Fame.

1 week ago


 Anita Gutschick as the Biblical character Rebekah.

Maryland actress to stage one-woman Bible program in South Park.

Anita Gutschick, 66, will perform her show, “Women of the Bible,” on March 7 at Nativity Church in South Park.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley High a finalist for national STEM award

The school district has taken steps to improve science, technology, engineering and math training in curriculum across the board.

1 week ago



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