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Jeannette kids enjoy a hunger-free summer

The Westmoreland County Food Bank enables 400 kids from low-income families to take part in summer activities without a growling stomach.

about 17 hours ago


North Versailles fire safety policies debated

Commissioners are advertising for a vote a new policy that one commissioner says is not safe.

about 17 hours ago


East schools' budget and tax update

An overview of the new budgets and real estate taxes for school districts in the East suburbs.

about 17 hours ago


 Rebecca Whitlinger, of Wilkinsburg, has been wearing her 26-year-old bridesmaid’s dress to raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Caring Center.

Wilkinsburg bridesmaid's dress helps fight cancer

Rebecca Whitlinger has been wearing her 26-year-old bridesmaid’s dress to raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Caring Center.

about 6 hours ago


East at a glance: Battle of Bushy Run, Penn Township roadwork, electronics recycling

Road project could be completed for big festival

about 6 hours ago


Notables: Derek Markle, Kayci Hines, Kimberly Fetsick, and Nicholas Katko

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation has awarded law school scholarships to four Westmoreland County residents.

about 6 hours ago


 Is cyberspace the world's new playground? Internet technology has brought incredible efficiency in communications and research. But has it opened up a new way to loaf on the job?

Loaf or labor? Technologies that empower us may also let us slack off

The Internet has created an easy way to take a break at work — without leaving your desk.

about 17 hours ago


Cyberloafing by the numbers

■ Thirty to 40 percent of Internet use at work is nonwork-related, according to an International Data Corp. survey. Roughly 60 percent of

about 17 hours ago


Lawrence Walsh: DRAM buyers can get settlement

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says 12 DRAM manufacturers have agreed to pay $310 million to settle a price-fixing lawsuit.

about 17 hours ago




 The Wilkinsburg school board hired Daniel Matsook as the district's acting superintendent.

Wilkinsburg school board hires acting superintendent

The board hired Daniel Matsook as the district's acting superintendent, making him the third person since March to hold the title.

2 days ago


Former McKeesport bar owner gets probation for illegal gaming machines

Daniel Carr, 56, owned the Viking Lounge, and a search as part of Operation Pork Chop resulted in the seizure of the devices.

2 days ago


Whitaker man sentenced to two life terms for 2012 double homicide

A Whitaker man was sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms with no chance of parole this morning for killing two men in 2012.

2 days ago


Forbes Avenue paving means buses in Squirrel Hill rerouted

Four bus routes will be detoured today and Wednesday as the city paves a block of Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, Port Authority announced.

2 days ago


Father, son killed in Westmoreland County crash on Route 981

Two people were ejected from the vehicle when it crashed near Substation Road around 4:30 a.m., according to county emergency officials.

2 days ago


Household chemicals to be collected Saturday

The Pennsylvania Resources Council is hosting its household chemical collection event on Saturday at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge parking lot.

2 days ago


White Oak man pleads guilty to gambling charge

Mark Novakovich, 56, was ordered to pay a $300 fine and Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Williams imposed no further penalty.

2 days ago


 Trainer Tyrone Taylor fed apples and carrots to the circus elephant that burst out of the Jaffa Mosque April 21, 1993.

Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.

3 days ago


PennDOT work could cause Parkway East delays tonight

Intermittent lane closures and full traffic stoppages of 10 to 15 minutes are planned.

3 days ago


Medics respond to Wilkinsburg crash involving Port Authority bus, vehicle

The wreck occurred shortly before 9:45 a.m.

3 days ago


Turtle Creek man's death ruled a homicide

James Payne, 58, died of head trauma Sunday at Forbes Regional Hospital.

3 days ago


 Richard Starchia, left, Riconya Jackson, center, and her mother, Tonia Jackson, pay their respects today at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed by a hijacked car that lost control Friday and hit a group of people, in Philadelphia.

$110,000 reward offered in hunt for carjackers who killed 3 kids in Philly

Police say the carjackers rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for a church fundraiser.

3 days ago


Kennywood's Thunderbolt labeled a 'landmark'

Kennywood coaster named given “landmark” status by American Coaster Enthusiasts organization.

4 days ago


Cause of Turtle Creek man's death unknown

James Payne is said to have engaged in an altercation with a neighbor prior to his admittance to Forbes Regional, the spokesman said.

4 days ago


Driver says pickup's brakes failed, causing crash into DQ

Police continue to investigate the incident, which injured six people in Penn Hills.

5 days ago


Man charged with assault on police officer

The man insisted he would have hurt the officer more if he had been aware of his charges, police said.

5 days ago


 Forensic investigators mark shell casings at the scene of a shooting on Hickory Street at Jones Avenue in North Braddock.

Police arrest five men in connection with Mon Valley gunfights

Rankin police arrested five men Thursday following a daylong gun battle that traveled between two Mon Valley communities and left five

6 days ago


18-month-old killed when truck backs over her in Indiana County

An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday after a truck backed up over her, the Indiana County coroner said.

6 days ago


 First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.

6 hurt when truck crashes into Penn Hills Dairy Queen

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Verona Road.

1 week ago


 John Lechliter, manager, wedding consultant and designer at Lea's Floral Shop in East McKessport, arranges bouquets for delivery to local care facilities.

Fourth-generation florists in East McKeesport deliver smiles

Lea‘‍s Floral Shop partners with Teleflora to distribute bouquets to care centers for “Make Someone Smile Week.”

1 week ago


Wilkins woman, 6 others indicted on charges of distributing oxycodone

Brandy Bara, also known as Brandy Marie White, 33, of Briaridge Drive, was the leader of the ring, according to the DEA.

1 week ago


New Westmoreland County land bank cleans up blighted lots

The county’‍s bank kicks off its mission with the demolition of two abandoned houses in West Newton.

1 week ago


Houses of worship host free meals for food pantry patrons

Congregations in the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium join together to provide end-of-month meals that serve 100 people.

1 week ago


Greensburg teen develops mobile safety app

Seton Hill University will make the app available to students, faculty and staff.

1 week ago


Superior Motors hosts sculpture workshop in Braddock

This Saturday afternoon, July 26, Pittsburgh street artist/​sculptor Tim Kaulen will bring a Mobile Sculpture Workshop to 1215 Braddock Ave.

1 week ago


Overnight paving to affect Allegheny River Boulevard

Overnight paving will cause traffic restrictions on Allegheny River Boulevard starting Thursday night.

1 week ago


 A construction worker drives a forklift through the still-under-construction Avonworth Primary Center. The K-2 school is scheduled to open next month. Avonworth is awaiting $1.4 million in state reimbursements on its new $23.4 million primary center.

Many Pennsylvania school districts wait for millions in state reimbursements

The reason: Legislators included only a modest increase to the fund that since 1973 has provided partial reimbursements to districts.

1 week ago


 Claire Ertl is the new marketing director at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Role of museum marketing director ranges from capital campaign to press releases

Claire Ertl of Shaler works to improve Westmoreland Museum of American Art and raise awareness in the community.

1 week ago


Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

Subjects would rather take an electric jolt than sit quietly without their toys.

1 week ago


East at a glance: Murrysville, North Huntingdon, North Versailles

Feral cats running in North Versailles; protest over removal of stop signs in N. Huntingdon; and Murrysville OKs AutoZone

1 week ago


Eastscape: Turtle Creek, Delmont

Activities and events throughout the east communities

1 week ago


 Investigators mark shell casings at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Hickory Street in North Braddock at the scene where four people were shot by multiple gunman.

Police say three shootings in Rankin, North Braddock related; five injured

Police said the shooting was likely retaliation for a shooting in Rankin Wednesday that left one man injured.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

1 week ago


Meyersdale man, 69, killed in ATV crash in Somerset County

Wayne E. Krause was flown by helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m.

1 week ago


 A bus shelter near Vernon Avenue in Swissvale was damaged during an overnight shooting at the East Busway stop.

Man shot at East Busway stop in Swissvale

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said a man was shot in the side and wrist and taken to a hospital around midnight.

1 week ago


Teens charged as adults in I-80 rock-throwing incident

State police said the teens drove to an I-80 overpass July 10 to throw rocks.

1 week ago


Wilkinsburg man jumped outside his house, beaten and robbed

The four suspects forced Kenneth Mitchell into his home at gunpoint, duct-taped him and then left with three handguns and money.

1 week ago


Indiana Road in Penn Hills to close for paving

The closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

1 week ago


 Markki Elgin gives her daughter, Emma, a kiss at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville. Emma was delivered by C-section July 1 after her mother was injured with a truck accident.

After an accident and 17 days, North Huntingdon mom holds daughter for 1st time

Doctors say Marrki Elgin arrived at Forbes Hospital with four pelvic fractures and injuries to her chest and neck -- and pregnant.

1 week ago


Route 30 in North Huntingdon to have traffic restriction

Westbound Route 30 in North Huntingdon will be restricted to a single lane of traffic overnight today and Thursday and again this weekend.

1 week ago



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