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Police: Man sought in attempted robbery in Ambridge

A man armed with a knife tried unsuccessfully to rob a man in Ambridge.

1 day ago


 Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills.

3 days ago


Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing Beaver Falls couple

Robert Burgess was sentenced to two life terms in prison for the 2008 execution-style slayings of a Beaver Falls couple in their home.

3 days ago


PennDOT to install Parkway West sound barriers for Green Tree

Residents along Parkedge and Pennfield roads and East Manilla Avenue will enjoy noise abatement from traffic traveling along Parkway West.

3 days ago


Sto-Rox High School elevator issue point of contention

Mother says she would have delayed son’s surgery if she had known the sophomore would be able to access classes due to accessibility issues.

3 days ago


 Duncan Lin, 16, of Coraopolis

Cornell Junior-Senior High student, mom recall teen's near-death experience

Quick-thinking personnel at Cornell Junior-Senior High School helped to save the life of 16-year-old Duncan Lin.

3 days ago


Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.

3 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Turkey trouble? We've got the problem licked

Knowing these easy steps to preparing Thanksgiving dinner will have your guests dialing for takeout.

3 days ago


West scape: Women's club to host monthly luncheon in Hopewell

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

3 days ago


West at a glance: Beaver to host Light-Up Festival

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

3 days ago




Power outage shuts down Carlynton School District

District officials said the outage hit Monday afternoon. Students were able to finish classes, but the electrical problems persisted.

3 days ago


Chartiers Creek Bridge in Carnegie, Scott to reopen this evening

Chartiers Creek Bridge No. 6 has been closed since July during a $1.6 million rehabilitation project.

3 days ago


 Jacob Flowers, 8, waits with his mother Catherene Reed, to receive the Distinguished Achievement Award during a Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting in Oakland  Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh school board honors Sheraden third grader

Jacob Flowers is only in third grade, but he's already distinguished.

3 days ago


 Firefighters respond to a small fire early this morning on the Robert Morris University campus in Moon.

Small dorm fire reported at Robert Morris University campus

The fire, which was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m., was in Washington Hall.

3 days ago


 Part of the interior of the Studio C film production facility in Robinson, which will be used for set construction and equipment staging.

New film studio to open in Pittsburgh area

Studio C, the brainchild of Cyndi Casteel, is vying for some of the $60 million in state tax credits given annually to qualified facilities.

5 days ago


Three injured in muli-vehicle accident in Beaver County

At least three people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident involving a dump truck on Interstate 376 near Beaver, westbound.

4 days ago


Pedestrian airlifted to hospital following vehicle accident in Aliquippa

The accident happened on the corner of Filmore Street and Grand Avenue around 5:15 p.m., according to dispatchers.

4 days ago


Bridge repairs to continue on Parkway West in Robinson

The restrictions will be in place after 10 p.m. today and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago


 Robert Downey, a 90-year-old Marine veteran who served in combat in WWII in the Philippines, shows the Post-Gazette his medals and a photograph taken of him at age 19, while at home in Carnegie on Friday.

Marine delivers food for World II Marine veteran and his wife

Cpl. Tyler McCrum served in Afghanistan and helps Robert Downey and his wife, Katherine.

1 week ago


Ramps at Carnegie to reopen after weekend Parkway West closures

The inbound parkway will close from I-79 to Green Tree from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, with single-lane traffic outbound.

1 week ago


Collier approves plan for dog park

It will be on two acres at the new community park on Nike Site Road.

1 week ago


Heidelberg manager takes new job with Ambridge

Mr. Kauer said he will be still working for Heidelberg into December before he takes on his new role.

1 week ago


Raccoon warning issued in Carnegie

Carnegie leads the county in complaints about daytime raccoon sightings, prompting  the borough’s police department to warn about possible

1 week ago


Police locate missing girl

Keiarah Wallace, was found at her step-father's house.

1 week ago


 Marge Connelly as our West newsmaker for Nov. 20.

Coraopolis woman uses her skills to help others

Free knitting and crochet classes are only one way Coraopolis woman uses her skills to help others.

1 week ago


 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

1 week ago


Downtown Pittsburgh symposium aims to educate about Ebola

A daylong forum will provide answers about the deadly epidemic in Africa and an evening concert will raise funds for its victims.

1 week ago


Free community Thanksgiving dinner in Coraopolis

CCAC hosts free skilled trades and services fair

1 week ago


 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

1 week ago


Letter to the editor: Independent living tough for people with disabilities

The article seemed concerning for the reader because it showcased an idealized outcome, unattainable for the majority of disabled adults.

1 week ago


Westscape for teens, happenings in libraries in Carnegie, North Fayette

To include your event, send details with a daytime phone number to: Westscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh

1 week ago




 Firefighters respond to a house fire that destroyed a duplex on Washington Avenue in Scott on Wednesday. Two other houses were damaged, but nobody was injured.

Fire rips through Scott duplex

A man getting his tire fixed at nearby service station rescued a woman from the home, a witness said.

1 week ago


 Shawn Landa, of Moon, pleaded guilty today to causing a natural gas explosion on Oct. 12, 2013, that leveled his home at 1656 Charlton Heights Road and damaged neighbors' houses.

Man pleads guilty in Hindenburg-inspired house explosion in Moon

Shawn Landa, 48, pleaded guilty to more than two dozen charges, including arson and criminal mischief, officials said.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox loses again in charter school fight

Commonwealth Court ruled that the district had not shown irreparable harm if Propel opened a charter school in its area.

1 week ago


Beaver County man charged with shooting 2 dogs

The dogs were discovered in Bradys Run Park.

1 week ago


Quaker Valley High School set to respond to threat

The social media message will prompt a police presence, a district official said.

1 week ago


Judge reduces sex offender status for Steubenville teenager involved in rape

Reports for officials indicate he is participating in his rehabilitation.

2 weeks ago


Two Pittsburgh-area men sentenced for dealing drugs in W.Va.

The two were among 18 accused drug dealers indicted in the summer of 2013 on drug charges.

2 weeks ago


Memorial ride will honor bicyclist who was killed in Aliquippa

A memorial bicycle ride will be held Sunday in Beaver County in honor Taylor Lee Banks,who was struck and killed by a vehicle last month.

2 weeks ago


Hunter found dead after falling from tree stand in Moon

Police said Dale Rudolchick, 53, of Moon, fell 15 feet from a tree stand.

2 weeks ago


I-79 ramp to Pennsylvania Turnpike in Marshall to close tonight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Friday.

2 weeks ago


 Noreen and Richard Kohl with some of their rescued dogs at their home in New Brighton on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The couple have run the Gentle Ben's Giant Breed Rescue at their home for nearly 12 years. On New Year's Eve the Court of Common Pleas in Beaver ruled the couple could continue their non-profit rescue after a neighbor tried to shut down them down.

Hearing for Gentle Ben's Giant Breed Rescue

Fifty supporters wore yellow ribbons and pictures of loved ones pinned to their lapels and sweaters Monday afternoon in the courtroom in

2 weeks ago


 Chuck Lantzman, owner of Snow and Ice Management on the North Side, shows off his plant that makes a salt mixture to treat icy roads.

Salt: The price the Pittsburgh region pays for winter

Some communities are preparing for another horrendous winter; others say it will be business as usual.

2 weeks ago


Commissioners in Scott debate storm sewer repairs

Streets off long and hilly roads like Bower Hill Road have experienced repeated incidents over several decades.

2 weeks ago


General Electric planning advanced manufacturing in Findlay

GE’s plans for a Findlay research center mark another step forward in the region’s manufacturing renaissance.

2 weeks ago


Talotta's in Carnegie closes

Talotta’s West Main Street Inn was in business 75 years.

2 weeks ago


 Cheryl Napsha

New library director named for Bridgeville and South Fayette

Cheryl Napsha is returning to the area from positions around the nation. She begins her job Monday.

2 weeks ago


 Kris Hupp

Cornell teacher gets national award

The Busting Boundaries Award recognizes teacher’s use of computers to open cultural doors between his students and those in far away places.

2 weeks ago



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