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Little Sewickley Creek Bridge in Edgeworth to reopen

The bridge has been closed since March 23, when it was damaged in a crash involving a novice driver.

about 7 hours ago


Cranberry couple under investigation on bankruptcy fraud allegations

Prosecutors moved to seize Gregory Makozy’s house in Florida, which they said was bought with assets hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.

about 1 hour ago


Driver killed after losing control of vehicle in Slippery Rock

Police said Mark Spencer, 41, was traveling along Countyline Road in Slippery Rock Township around 8 p.m. when he lost control of his car.

1 day ago


Former UPMC supervisor arraigned on fraud charges

Francine Priestas, 47, of Armstrong County, was indicted June 9 on 11 counts of health care fraud and wire fraud.

1 day ago


Trooper injured when vehicle sideswipes patrol car on I-279

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday near the Bellevue/West View interchange in Ohio Township.

3 days ago


 Two Union re-enactors leave the field Saturday at Hartwood Acres as opposing forces square off in the background.

Confederate re-enactors say battle flag is part of 'living history'

Confederate re-enactors offer a look at “living history” as they marched out under a controversial battle flag at Hartwood Acres.

4 days ago


Butler city police investigating discovery of body

The body of Joshua Hepler, 30, of Butler, was discovered near a swinging bridge.

4 days ago


 Tom Huffman cleans up what remains of his 60-foot tall maple tree Sunday morning from his Chaparral Drive home in the Timberline subdivision of Cranberry.

Cranberry cleans up after 'mild' tornado over the weekend

The region saw unusually cool weather Sunday, a day after the funnel cloud touched down in Cranberry Saturday.

4 days ago


State trooper injured in crash on I-279

A state trooper was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 279 Saturday night, police said.

3 days ago


Power outage affecting 1,000 in Shaler, Hampton

A downed tree took out power lines and left customers in Hampton and Shaler without power.

5 days ago


 “We’re almost maxed out in Pennsylvania as far as coyote density and range. They’re everywhere,” said Tom Hardisky, chief furbearer biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Coyotes are 'everywhere' in Pennsylvania, but they pose little threat to humans

“Our strategy is to live with them. Do things differently so we can coexist,” said Tom Hardisky with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

6 days ago


 Jimmy Woods of Shaler works with mahi mahi fish in his food truck, Mission Mahi. Mr. Woods has had a long struggle with drugs and alcohol, but has found sobriety. He uses the truck not only to serve great fish tacos, but also to help people in recovery, many of whom work in the truck.

Mission Mahi food truck serves up more than tacos

For food truck owner and recovering alcoholic Jimmy Woods, “It isn’t about making money. It is about helping people.”

6 days ago


Lawrence County man charged with having sex with 13-year-old

The girl told police that about 1:30 p.m., she and the suspect had sex in a park, and that he also sent her two illicit photos of himself.

6 days ago


Bellevue joins McKeesport, Pittsburgh as a 'Playful City'

A nonprofit called KaBoom honored McKeesport, Bellevue, and Pittsburgh for providing ample opportunities for children to play.

6 days ago


 Patrick Graczyk, the superintendent of the Allegheny Valley School District.

Allegheny Valley hires new superintendent

Patrick M. Graczyk was hired June 15. He leaves Highlands School District after many years.

6 days ago


 Chef Aaron Yurek helps Erina Fortune, 11, of Wexford to make a sushi roll June 17 at the A.W. Beattie Career Center in Allison Park. The Center is hosting a summer camp of courses for about 150 high school students from all around Allegheny County. Among the courses are robotics, auto body, auto tech, pastry and culinary and building DNA models.

Beattie camp offers taste of careers to middle schoolers

Enrollment in the center’s summer day camps for grades 6-9 has grown from about 70 in 2013 to at least 151 this year.

6 days ago


Shaler girls track coach asks board for help with poor conditions, safety issues

Board members suggested a meeting with the district’s new athletic director and proposed fixes for track facilities.

6 days ago


 Janet McCall.

Newsmaker you should know / Hampton native, nonprofit leader receives creative arts award

Janet McCall has received a YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Tribute to Women Leadership Award.

6 days ago


Quaker Valley board approves teachers' contract

Under the pact, teachers will receive a raise of about 1.29 percent, with the individual increases based on experience and education.

6 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Not driven by the car-buying process

Shopping for a new vehicle leaves columnist flat.

6 days ago


North scape: Register for bible school in McCandless

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

6 days ago


North glance: Hampton schools set for renovations

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

6 days ago


North Allegheny budget to raise taxes, includes iPads, laptops

Sixth-graders will receive iPads, while the ninth and 10th graders will receive laptop computers.

1 week ago


Hulton Bridge reopens after two-week closure

The bridge closed June 11 for work on approaches to a four-lane bridge that is being built just upstream from the old span.

1 week ago


Police search for suspect in Ross house burglary

Police said that  on June 16 a man came to the woman’s door, claiming to be doing work in a neighbor's yard when the incident occurred.

1 week ago


Beaver County teen killed on church camping trip during storm

Authorities said Alexis Turner, of New Brighton, was killed at a campground in the Allegheny National Forest.

1 week ago


Decomposed body found in Ohio River near Fleming Park Bridge

The official cause of death will be determined by the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

1 week ago


McKeesport man shot in Butler County

A McKeesport man was flown to Allegheny General Hospital early this morning after he was found shot outside of a residence in Butler County.

1 week ago


  Re-enactors from the 116th Pennsylvania Volunteer infantry lined up for roll call in their camp. Visitors to "The Passing of the Armies" weekend event at Hartwood Acres will have a chance to see and ask questions about Civil War soldiers' encampments.

Civil War battle to be re-enacted twice at Hartwood Acres

The events will go on rain or shine Saturday and Sunday at the Allegheny County park.

1 week ago


Franklin Park couple admits to tax fraud

Paul and Lynda Schneider run Cedar Direct, a Wexford-area log home design company.

1 week ago


State trooper hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Franklin Park

A state trooper based in the Pittsburgh barracks was injured Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was hit by a car.

1 week ago


Pellet hits man in Indiana County drive-by incident

Someone in a pickup truck that drove past the home of Derek Colbert in Marion Center fired an air pellet weapon, striking Mr. Colbert.

1 week ago


Tax increase likely in North Allegheny School District

The board is expected to vote to increase taxes in order to avoid cuts to programs, including elimination of one-to-one technology

1 week ago


 John Jamrozik, who was seriously wounded in a knife attack by a robber at the Dollar General Store in Bellevue, is slowly recovering at his mother's home in New Castle.

Man recalls stabbing attack at Bellevue store

Doctors needed about 50 stitches to close the wounds on John Jamroski’s arm after he was attacked by a would-be robber.

1 week ago


 Tyler Byers, Natalie and her sister Monica Swaney, all of Saxonburg, and Lisa Edwards of New York City wait for the costume contest at the Mars celebration in Mars.

Mars, the town, celebrates a new year for Mars, the planet

Mars’s new year begins on the planet’s northern hemisphere spring equinox when the sun is directly over its equator at noon.

1 week ago


Route 65 reopens after ruptured gas line stopped traffic

A contractor struck a high-pressure gas line adjacent to the road at the intersection of Route 65 and Boundary Street about 11:20 a.m.

1 week ago


Blawnox woman faces trial in death of former classmate

The body of 23-year-old Andrew McMunn was found partially buried behind a building in Oakland on April 27, 2014.

1 week ago


 Lynn Owen Cozart

After 20 years, Pittsburgh-area fugitive captured in Oklahoma

Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, a native of New Brighton, was convicted in 1996 in Beaver County of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

1 week ago


 Downed trees from the previous night's storm obscure the tee for the 9th hole at the North Park Golf Course in Hampton Township on Friday.

Storms topple trees, close 9 golf holes at North Park course

West Penn Power reported about 75 customers without service in McCandless and Franklin Park.

1 week ago


 Anne Marie Welty shows off some of the 300 hats in her collection.

Brim with history: Each vintage hat represents 'someone's story,' Greensburg collector says

When educator and antique collector Ted Welty bought his daughter a vintage headpiece, he never anticipated where it would lead.

1 week ago


 Elise Truchan looks out from the top window of the treehouse in the tree on the front lawn of her family's home in Leet Township.

Treehouse or accessory structure? One Leet family mired in conflict

What the Truchan family sees as a front yard treehouse, the township sees as a prohibited building.

1 week ago


McCandless bears brunt of recent severe storms; trees toppled

National Weather Service meteorologist Pat Herald said storm winds reached 60 mph in the McCandless area.

1 week ago


Allegheny River Blvd. reopens after landslide shuts down road during rush-hour

PennDOT closed the road because of a landslide and downed wires between Nadine Road and Washington Boulevard.

1 week ago


Seneca Valley School District increases rental rates for school spaces

Despite raising the fees to cover other expenses, the district will continue not charging school-related or school-affiliated groups.

1 week ago


More principal moves at North Hills

The latest reassignment names William McGahee, assistant principal of the senior high school, as principal of Ross Elementary School.

1 week ago


Ross Township finance director Dawn Lane resigns

After bringing better fiscal oversight to Ross Township, Dawn Lane has accepted a position as a municipality manager in Allegheny County.

1 week ago


Living sixty years celebrated by biking 60 miles for a Hampton couple

Doug and Ellen McCann of Hampton plan a 60-mile bike ride along the Great Allegheny Passage to celebrate their 60th birthdays.

1 week ago


Sarver woman, 45, injured in Route 28 accident

A Sarver woman’s jeep struck guide wire on Route 28 and rolled over, state police at the Kittanning barracks said.

1 week ago


Police looking into death of West View infant

Her cause and manner of death are pending further testing which could take anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks.

1 week ago


 Tejas Badgujar finished fourth in the National Geography Bee.

Resume: Newsmaker you should know / Hampton student knows his geography

Tejas Badgujar, 14, placed fourth in the nation in the National Geographic Bee after taking first place in Pennsylvania.

1 week ago



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