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Wilkinsburg moving forward with free park

The park would be designed in phases, the first to include installation of pavers and outdoor furnishing, lawn seeding and electrical work.

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Westmoreland task force hopes to raise money for overdose antidote

The Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force wants to come up with $40,000 to purchase naloxone.

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Monroeville council OKs developments, including Panda Express

The eatery will be in the space at the corner of William Penn Highway and Stroschein Road.

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Marcellus Shale drilling plan advances in Penn Township

The company, Apex Energy LLC, could start drilling in the next month or so.

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 Actor Barry Williams arrives at the TV Land Awards on June 8, 2008, in Santa Monica, Calif.

A very Brady home show in Westmoreland County this weekend

Barry Williams, Greg Brady of “The Brady Bunch,” will kick off his day at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds at noon Sunday.

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Greensburg minister plans Unity in the Community fair

The fair aims to let people know about the scope of local services available. It will be held tonight and Saturday.

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 Brayden LaVerde

Hempfield boy has plan to turn old tennis courts into dek hockey rink

Project would bring Hempfield the first hockey rink of its kind and help a high schooler earn Eagle Scout.

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 Greggory Brandt.

New Saint Vincent theater director has Broadway background

In his new role, Greggory Brandt hopes to make the summer theater known outside of the area and attract more families and young people.

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Gateway schools rolls out preliminary budget; no tax hike planned

Gateway’s expenditures for 2015-16 are $3.1 million higher than the current school year.

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Irwin firefighters want additional hydrants in borough

Eleven new hydrants would be added in each of two phases.

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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students leave the student union in January 2014.

IUP to hold off on per-credit tuition rate

The planned new rate would have charged about $264 per credit.

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 A gang of turkeys hangs out in February 2013 on Highview Road in Baldwin Township.

Wild turkeys perfectly at home in many Pittsburgh-area neighborhoods

No community here has had to cull its turkey populations. Unlike deer, these big birds in our backyard don’t bother us — or eat our shrubs.

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East at a glance: North Huntingdon gets update on Pa. Turnpike work

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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East scape: Slew of concerts scheduled for Greensburg

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

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Woman dies in crash in Westmoreland County

State police said Linda Williams was traveling north on Route 819 at 3:13 p.m. when she crossed the center and southbound lanes.

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Murrysville council approves request to refinance 2010 bond issue

The refinancing will extend the bond issue for 2 years and cost $70,000 in fees.

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Wilkinsburg council approves purchase of new street sweeper

The borough is using funds it is paid by the Eastbridge branch of the Wilkinsburg public library to help pay for the new equipment.

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Elderly man killed in Indiana County tractor accident

Clarence Colemen, 87, of Saltsburg was working on his farm off Hine Lane when his tractor tipped over, officials said.

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Penn Hills principal who was fired seeks to be reinstated

Davaun Barnett was fired after school officials said he lied about an investigation into $300 that went missing after a school event.

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Pa. slaughterhouse recalls 1,800 pounds of veal sold for Orthodox Easter

The U.S. Agriculture Department says Leader Slaughterhouse in Imler produced the veal carcasses Friday outside of inspection hours.

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Panda Express Chinese restaurant coming to Monroeville

The Panda Express to be located at the corner of William Penn Highway and Stroschein Road.

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Former Swissvale mayor leads government review

Mark Foerster will head the commission that spends the next year examining the function of Allegheny County government.

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Medical examiner rules death of Turtle Creek man a homicide

John Ste­fano, 23, was shot in the North­ern Pike Garden Apart­ments in Mon­ro­eville.

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Search for tractor-trailer driver continues one year after fatal I-70 crash

Siva Marie Stewart, 22, of Connellsville was killed on March 31, 2014, struck by a tractor-trailer after she got out of a vehicle on I-70.

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Suspect sought in Penn Hills shooting involving hitchhiker

The gun went off inside the vehicle and a shot went through the driver’s seat, hitting the driver in the upper torso, police said.

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Suspect faces charges in Forest Hills bank robbery

The incident occurred at 10:37 a.m. at 2020 Ardmore Blvd., police said.

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 Jeff Davenport, an employee at Mele Brothers & Sister Florist in Braddock, delivers flowers to the Propel Charter School in Homestead. Mr. Davenport also wrestles professionally for Pro Wrestling eXpress in McKeesport.

Local pro wrestler Jeff Davenport delivers flowers by day, poundings by night

The night job for Mr. Davenport, 41, is inside the ring at Pro Wrestling eXpress in McKeesport. His moniker: “Crusher Hansen.”

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Man shot, killed at Mon­ro­eville apart­ment

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating after the shooting at the Northern Pike Garden Apartments about 3 this morning.

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Police: Man shot in Penn Hills

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. on the 200 block of Suncrest Drive.

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$5.7 million verdict awarded in lawsuit against UPMC

Gregg M. Kander of Squirrel Hill claimed his wife, Ellen, never received followup to a liver lesion and later died of liver cancer.

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 Former Steelers lineman Chukky Okobi stands in front of the Mansion at Maple Heights in Shadyside, where he operates a bed-and-breakfast.

Four-year legal battle continues at Shadyside bed-and-breakfast

Former Steelers lineman Chukky Okobi says it’s legal to hold weddings at his facility, but some neighbors say using a tent violates zoning.

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 Peter Michael Lambert, left, and Zachary Ennis slide a piece of metal into place Friday while building a sculpture for the Center for Sustainable Landscapes near the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland.

New sculpture near Phipps links architecture, nature

Artists at Red Star Ironworks say they designed the 50-foot sculpture to fit the mission of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

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Penn Hills High School no longer on lockdown

The incident did not happen on school grounds and school officials said they do not know what occurred.

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 Logan Kellermann stands with his Dean Razor guitar next to a photo of his late brother Matthew.

'If I Saw My Brother’s Face': McKeesport fifth-grader wins state award for song

Logan Kellermann, 11, wrote the song about his older brother, who died in a car crash last year at age 18.

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Latrobe man pleads to recording girl, 4

Thomas Deglau, 56, entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court.

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 From left, CONNECT Executive Director Kathy Risko, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Outgoing Chair Kathy Coder and Second Vice Chair Mark Sampogna at CONNECT’s sixth annual legislative congress.

Pittsburgh-area communities find shared interests at CONNECT event

Sewers and public transportation were among the topics discussed by the Congress of Neighboring Communities, or CONNECT.

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Proposed Speedway agrees to meet conditions set by Murrysville council

The gas station/convenience store is planned for Route 286 near Logan’s Ferry Road.

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Race for Grace event to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research

The eighth annual event, in memory of 5-year-old Grace Ekis, will include a host of activities Saturday at Norwin High School.

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Penn Hills school district petitions court to avoid financial crisis

The 3,900-student district needs to borrow up to $18 million to pay its day-to-day expenses.

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East Allegheny school board looking for new bus firm

The school board voted 6-0 to terminate its contract with First Student effective June 30.

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 The metal decking goes into place on the new Hulton Bridge, with the old Hulton Bridge looming behind.

Hulton Bridge construction advances

The new Hulton Bridge is expected to open in October, but drivers will face two extended detours before then.

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Retail complex coming to McKeesport

City officials said the development will house some well-known stores, although they are not at liberty to name them yet.

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 The new rate amounts to a $24 increase per credit hour for Westmoreland County residents, from $98 to $122.

Westmoreland County Community College increases tuition by nearly 25 percent

The increases will help close a $3.4 million shortfall in its 2015-16 budget, generating some $2.7 million in revenue.

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 Chris Schwirian of Hemanie, Pa.

Family turns 2-acre plot in Herminie into expansive garden

A Schwirian family in Herminie operates Sunshine Lawn Care business and plants an extensive garden at their home.

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 Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson.

Former mayoral hopeful, wife face charges

Last year, the couple were charged with making more than 100 unnecessary phone calls to 911 over a period of several days.

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 Micha Tribou is operations manager at Plumline Nursery in Murrysville. He has a long list of interesting plants being introduced this season.

How does your garden grow? Perhaps with some plants you've never seen

Green thumbs can rejoice: New varieties and hybrids — think “TomTatos” — put a personal touch on our gardens this season.

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East scape: Check out concerts in Greensburg, Unity

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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East at a glance: Norwin schools get grant for engineering courses

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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Freeport Road construction begins

Single-lane traffic restrictions went into effect Monday on Freeport near the Hulton Bridge. They will be in place through Oct. 19.

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