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Pennsylvania Turnpike service plaza in Bedford County to be rebuilt

The plaza was scheduled to close at 7 a.m. and remain shuttered until May.

1 day ago


 The Rev. Shane Austin of St. Paul Baptist Church outside the burned church before Sunday worship held at a community center across the street.

Congregants of Oakmont church destroyed by fire soldier on

Members of the St. Paul Baptist Church gathered at a community center following a blaze Friday that destroyed their church, built in 1874.

1 day ago


 Tonya Thomas

Indiana County mom sentenced in son’s drowning

Tonya Thomas, 27, of White also was ordered to serve five years of probation in relation to the drowning of 13-month-old Ryden Thomas Jr.

about 21 hours ago


Ex-investigator sues Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Cheryl Williams, 56, of Penn Hills, worked as an investigator at the agency from 1999 until she said she was forced to quit last January.

about 20 hours ago


Gateway board tables action on land bank agreement

After a short debate, school directors in the Gateway School District voted 7-2 Monday to table action on joining the Tri-COG Land Bank.

about 10 hours ago


 Carol Burnett will receive the 2014 Harvey Award at the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s annual fundraising gala Oct. 3.

Jimmy Stewart Museum welcomes an old friend: Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett’s name was always at the top of the list for the Harvey Award and now, the Stewart Museum will honor the fan and friend.

2 days ago


Police investigate shooting in East Hills

The injured person was found in Wilkinsburg and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

1 day ago


 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont on Friday.

Fire destroys Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church

Exactly a month after its pastor of 43 years died, the oldest church in Oakmont was destroyed by fire.

3 days ago


Firefighter injured battling Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

3 days ago


 The state police fire marshal and New Kensington police are investigating the cause of a fire in the 400 block of 10th Street in New Kensington. Several fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began late Thursday night and rekindled about 5 this morning.

New Kensington fire being investigated as suspicious

Several New Kensington fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began last night and rekindled about 5 a.m.

3 days ago


 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont.

Fire destroys historic Oakmont church

The oldest church in Oakmont, St. Paul has since 1924 been the home of the borough's oldest African-American Baptist congregation.

3 days ago


 A ribbon cutting and dedication last week celebrated the opening of Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School in the McKeesport Area School District.

New McKeesport school officially complete

The official grand opening of the Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School celebrated the facility’s assets, environment responsibility.

5 days ago


 Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson announces the proposed closing of Shaffer, Dickson and Fairless elementary schools on Thursday.

Woodland Hills proposes closing three elementary schools

Dickson, Shaffer and Fairless elementaries would close, along with the district administrative building on Greensburg Pike.

4 days ago


Police searching for man, son who disappeared last week

Raymond Pope, 4, is believed to have been abducted by Radford Pope, his non-custodial father, after the pair went to the movies Sept. 10.

4 days ago


 Elytte Barbour enters the Northumberland County courthouse for sentencing today. He and his wife, Miranda, were sentenced to life without parole.

Pennsylvania couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

The judge said Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte, must be permanently removed from society.

4 days ago


 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.

5 days ago


 Construction work along Route 30 in Hempfield is scheduled to wrap up in November, according to PennDOT.

Route 30 work on target for November finish

The $8 million project to add center turning lanes to a 1.5-mile section of the highway in Jeannette and Hempfield began in 2012.

5 days ago


Westmoreland County to set up tax abuse tip line

Residents are invited to report anonymously instances of what they believe is the waste of public funds.

5 days ago


Norwin schools' STEM project advances

The school board approved several measures involving fundraising and other provisions for a proposed technology center.

5 days ago


Most bus service problems resolved, Woodland Hills school chief says

Some parents still concerned about late buses and service for students with special needs.

5 days ago


PPG Industries donates $8,000 worth of glass

PPG Industries funded the $8,000 makeover to the Swissvale nonprofit facility that helps single parents acquire child care and counseling.

5 days ago


Authors meet in Oakmont Carnegie Library

A new writer’s guild is helping authors tap into the personal experience of journaling to benefit their work.

5 days ago


Franklin Regional coming up roses — again

The high school band has been selected to march in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade, the second time they have attained the honor.

5 days ago


Attempted homicide charges lodged against Monroeville man in chase

Police had issued an alert that a man possibly armed with several guns had left Monroeville and may be headed to Westmoreland County.

5 days ago


 Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class Sept. 9 at South Fayette High School.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.

5 days ago


 Bruce Jamison is Jeannette's first city manager.

Jeannette's first city manager brings vast amounts of experience

Bruce Jamison hopes to cut the city’s budget deficit, in part by eliminating unnecessary expenditures.

5 days ago




Eastscape: Greensburg, Monroeville, Irwin

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust is hosting various events and appearances at the Palace Theatre.

5 days ago


Samantha Bennett: The cat-call's 'loud or raucous cry' is never appreciated

There’s been some buzz lately on the subject of cat-calling. It caught my attention because I have a cat.

4 days ago


Murrysville council accepts land donation

The land that will be used to reconfigure the intersection of Route 22, Old William Penn Highway and Branthoover Cutoff.

5 days ago


Man, 21, killed in Penn Hills shooting

Allegheny County and Penn Hills police responded at 8:12 p.m. to the 8000 block of Thon Drive.

1 week ago


IUP student charged in stabbing near campus

William Rivera, 21, of Reston, Va., was arraigned today.

6 days ago


North Huntingdon man struck, killed in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County emergency crews were called at 1:38 p.m. for a report of a person struck on Lowber Road.

1 week ago


Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

1 week ago


Penn Hills exonerates tax collector

The council approved a resolution exonerating the district from collecting $1,280,351 in uncollected 2014 real estate taxes.

1 week ago


One person killed in Penn Hills

Police are responding to a homicide in Penn Hills, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

1 week ago


 Edward Hahaly, left and his wife, Jean, of Greenfield pray as Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik leads the liturgy at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Greenfield Saturday night.

Pittsburgh vigil unites Catholic traditions with liturgies

The goal of the 20-hour vigil was “to give people the idea that people worship differently, and it’s OK to have something different.”

1 week ago


Man dead in Indiana County crash

Another of the vehicle’s occupants was injured in the one-car accident around midnight Saturday.

1 week ago


Firefighters battle Swissvale apartment blaze

Around 4:30 p.m. firefighters were still working to still the blaze which was reported to dispatchers around 1:30 p.m.

1 week ago


Wilkinsburg woman facing charge of endangering son

When Wilkinsburg police arrived at the scene of a reported domestic disturbance, they found a bruised baby and a story that didn’t add up.

1 week ago


Turtle Creek man accused of killing neighbor held for court

Danny Washington, 30, was held for court on one count of homicide in the July death of James Payne Sr., 58.

1 week ago


Former North Versailles man admits to prostituting two teens

Rasul Abernathy, 33, of Coatesville in Chester County, pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking of a child.

1 week ago


Latrobe police: Woman, 40, used 13-year-old for sex, drugs

Latrobe police have charged Jesse Kuhns with having sex with the boy when he stayed at her home in March.

1 week ago


Man found dead, pinned under farming machinery in Westmoreland County

Paul R. Christie, 77, was found in the garage behind his home, pinned beneath a brush hog, the coroner’s office said.

1 week ago


Restaurant shooting victim ID’d as North Side man

Allegheny County officials on Thursday identified a man who was killed inside a Wilkinsburg restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

1 week ago


 Vendors will display their wares Saturday at the Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market.

Hanna's Town antiques season ends Saturday in Westmoreland County

The final Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market of the 2014 season will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago


Man shot to death in Wilkinsburg restaurant identified

The county medical examiner’s office this morning identified the victim as Lynneil Williams, 31, of the North Side.

1 week ago


 Firefighters battle a blaze in Wilkinsburg this afternoon.

Woman feared dead in Wilkinsburg house fire

The three-alarm fire was reported at 2:19  p.m. in the 1700 block of Wesley Street.

1 week ago


Attorney seeks injunction for York County man facing drug execution

The governor has set Sept. 22 as the execution date for Hubert Michael.

1 week ago


Contractor challenges sewer work award

A local concrete contractor blasts the Water and Sewer Authority over the bidding process for more than $1 million worth of work.

1 week ago



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