Aliquippa basketball coach suspended without pay for alleged involvement in dogfighting operation

Nick Lackovich has not been charged with a crime. His attorney calls the accusations “an absolute fallacy.”

28 minutes ago

Two women held for trial in Coraopolis man's slaying

Two women charged in the 2013 slaying of a Coraopolis man were ordered to stand trial today on all charges.

about 5 hours ago

 "I would love to see rates continue to decline," said Christina Cassotis, authority CEO, adding the best way to do that is to increase the number of passengers using the airport.

Gas drilling revenue to help cut airlines' costs at Pittsburgh International

James Gill, the airport's COO, said about $10 million in projected drilling revenue will be earmarked toward the reduction.

about 5 hours ago

 The Golden Girls twirlers perform with the Pitt band at Heinz Field.

Always golden: Pitt Golden Girls mark 40 years of bringing glamour to games

The Golden Girls perform at all Panther home football games, selected away football games, and men’s and women’s basketball games.

about 18 hours ago

 Supporters of Robinson’s iconic drive-in movie theater turned out at a public hearing to oppose the proposal by Sheetz Inc. to build a combination gas station, convenience store, car wash and drive-through eatery for the property on Steubenville Pike.

Supporters plead for Twin Hi-Way Drive-in's survival

The future of Twin Hi-Way Drive-in in Robinson is unclear as Sheetz seeks permission to build a gas station on the site.

about 18 hours ago

Propel requests expansion of school in Kennedy

Propel Schools Foundation has requested an expansion of the Propel Montour charter school in Kennedy to include high school grades 9-12.

about 17 hours ago

Cornell opposes Moon Area's latest merger proposal

Moon Area superintendent Curt Baker had proposed merging the two districts by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

about 18 hours ago

South Fayette seeks to join South Hills Area Council of Governments

Commissioner Joe Horowitz called the move to SHACOG a good fit. “They offer a number of programs that will benefit our residents.”

about 18 hours ago

Hearing postponed for Beaver County arson suspect

Zachary William Metcalf, 21, faces nine counts of arson and one count of criminal trespass.

about 6 hours ago

 Sydney, CCAC's robot, welcomes participants to the school's Manufacturing Day -- with the help of Paul Blackford, CCAC instructional design/facilitator holding the microphone.

Manufacturing day program welcomes public at Community College of Allegheny County

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to overcoming shared challenges in labor professions.

about 18 hours ago

Green Tree police will respond if Keystone Oaks calls

The state is requiring such agreements between school districts and their communities, Green Tree manager David Montz said.

about 18 hours ago

Municipal news: Carnegie, Collier, Green Tree

Municipal news from Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

about 18 hours ago

West scape: Classes, events, fundraisers and more

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

about 18 hours ago

Driver arrested after Parkway West chase, crash into police cruiser

Officers followed the vehicle onto the Parkway West into Moon, where the driver crashed into the police vehicle.

1 day ago

Judge denies bond for Saudi Arabian man charged with helping another flee from U.S.

Judge rules that electronic monitoring would not be enough to ensure man’s appearance at trial.

2 days ago

Motorcycle, car collide in Beaver County

A motorcyclist was airlifted after colliding with a car in Beaver County today, state police with the Turnpike Commission said.

2 days ago

Police: Beaver Falls arson suspect was tired of looking at abandoned buildings

Zachary Metcalf was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with multiple counts of arson and other offenses.

1 day ago

Robinson's Twin Hi-Way Drive-In will show its last movie this fall

Supporters of the landmark drive-in came out Monday night to oppose the proposed construction plan.

3 days ago

Moon Area revives merger talks with Cornell

Curt Baker, Moon Area superintendent, presented a proposal to the school board Monday night.

3 days ago

 Trudy Friend, coordinator for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania's Project Journey, guides a tour of the new home obtained for use by Project Journey in Crafton Heights. Project Journey provides many services, including emergency housing, to female veterans.

Housing program offers shelter for homeless female veterans and their children

Project Journey has been working since 2013 on what it says is a growing problem of homeless female veterans.

4 days ago

 Victor Sutton, the volunteer who found missing toddler Rainn Peterson in North Bloomfield, Ohio, saw the girl while riding an ATV to search fields in the area.

2-year-old girl from Ohio found alive following two-day search

Rescuers were less than an hour away from changing the nature of their mission from one of search to one of recovery.

3 days ago

 Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon.

Man accused of helping assault suspect flee to Saudi Arabia denied bail

Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon, was charged Friday with four counts of hindering apprehension and two counts of criminal conspiracy.

5 days ago

 Cal McConnell, co-owner of McConnell's Farm in Independence, Beaver County, picks apples Sept. 16. The 200-acre farm has been run by the McConnell family since 1787.

Harvest of history: State's Century Farms a cornucopia of land, labor and legacy

Only 3 percent of the state’s 63,000 family farms qualify for the designation of Century Farm or Bicentennial Farm.

1 week ago

Ohio Valley Hospital adds health focus to YMCA after-school programs

Ohio Valley Hospital is offering a healthy eating and exercise component in the Montour, West Allegheny and Brentwood districts.

1 week ago

 Mike Reilly in one of the fields that comprise his working farm in Ohio Township. He and his wife Cherie own and operate Reilly's Summer Seat Farm, located on 82 acres of hills, woods and fields. The couple is retiring from the business in November.

Reilly’s Garden Center at Summer Seat Farm to close Nov. 13

While the garden center will close, the family may continue to offer pick-your-own fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.

1 week ago

Rennerdale residents unhappy about ambulance service change

Response time can be critical in the growing and sprawling 13-square-mile township of 7,200 residents.

1 week ago

 Chartiers Valley 10th-grader Emily Ford tries to beat the Steelers' Will Allen to the finish in a footwork drill at the Camp of Champions.

Elizabeth Forward football camp hosts variety of champions

The camp aims to make a positive impact on area youth with disabilities by teaching football skills and emphasizing a healthy lifestyle.

1 week ago

North Fayette offers safety courses

“If you take one thing from this class, we’ve succeeded. We’re not here to teach you guys to be ninjas,” said Cpl. Todd Heufelder

1 week ago

Andrew Carnegie Free Library plans celebratory benefit concert

"Carnegies in Concert" benefit will celebrate the nearly completed renovation.

1 week ago

Former pharmacy manager pleads guilty in prescription drug scheme

Correna Pfeiffer, 37, of Monaca, who managed an Aliquippa MedFast Institutional Pharmacy, waived indictment.

6 days ago

Sto-Rox changes security firms

The change in companies was mainly due to ongoing issues with staffing, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

1 week ago

  Kelley Beeson

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Youth librarian Kelley Beeson hopes to develop lifelong readers

Kelley Beeson of the North Side is the new head of youth services for Western Allegheny Community Library in North Fayette.

1 week ago

West at a glance: Washington Pike work requires traffic restrictions

Community events and news taking place throughout the west communities.

1 week ago

School news: Montour, Moon Area, Propel Montour and South Fayette

School news from Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

1 week ago

West scape: Festivals, children's events, fundraisers and more

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

1 week ago

Municipal news: Carnegie and Collier

Municipal news from Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

1 week ago

Bicentennial Farm offers corn maze challenge

Family patriarch Robert Hays built Gearhard Farms in Murrysville eight generations ago.

1 week ago

Parents of 5-month-old child face charges unrelated to her death

Tariq Kalem Taylor, 27, of Rochester and Katreona Mathews, 21, of Ambridge were charged for having hazardous conditions inside their home.

1 week ago

 James Malone, 22.

Skateboarder wanted in Smithfield Street Bridge stabbing turns self in

James Malone, 22, of McKees Rocks was arraigned on charges related to the Friday night stabbing of a male pedestrian on the bridge.

1 week ago

 Zachary William Metcalf was arrested in connection with a string of arsons in Beaver Falls and in White in Beaver County over the past month.

Suspect, 21, arrested in string of Beaver County fires

The 15 fires occurred at vacant structures in Beaver Falls and White Township.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Bit of a hangover for Parkway North drivers this morning

Cleanup of Monday’s crash scene caused a temporary backup from mile 10 at Mount Nebo Road.

1 week ago

Police investigate death of Ambridge infant

Her parents said they were taking her to the hospital when their car ran out of gas. They were then arrested on outstanding bench warrants.

1 week ago

Man's body pulled from Ohio River in Beaver County

The man was at the Monaca Boat Launch when he fell into the river around 3 p.m., a Beaver County officials said.

1 week ago

Crash temporarily closes Noblestown Road

Police said the vehicle went over a guardrail and down a hillside. There were no reported injuries.

1 week ago

Crews in Beaver Falls respond to two house fires

At least 13 vacant house fires have been reported around the town since Aug. 29, including one on Saturday night.

1 week ago

Another fire reported in Beaver Falls

The fire was reported at 9:45 p.m. at 21st Street and 13th Avenue, a dispatcher said.

1 week ago

 Allegheny County homicide detectives investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at Silky's Club in Stowe Friday morning.

2 killings outside Stowe club probed

Police said an argument between two groups of patrons inside the bar on Island Avenue erupted into gunfire shortly before 4:30 a.m.

1 week ago

 Co-Owners Lisa Ragazzini and John Biondi, co-owners of Witch Flavor ice cream shop in Beaver, holds two scoops of ice cream: WPSU Coffee Break and Death By Chocolate.

You don't have to drive to Penn State to indulge in its famous ice cream

Three Pittsburgh area shops and one food truck offer the specialty from the university creamery, which is celebrating its 150th year.

2 weeks ago

Tripling of Bridgeville parking meter rates raises questions

The cost of parking in Bridgeville municipal lots rose from 25 cents to 75 cents an hour last month.

2 weeks ago