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 Stephen Bigalow of Pine poses for a portrait with his 1955 Oldsmobile, right, and his 1956 Cadillac, part of his vintage automobile collection, at his home.

Pine couple hopes to give older folks a look at antique cars

Stephen and Sandy Bigalow would like to have residents of personal care homes see the old-time cars at their home in Pine.

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 Tegan Welsh, 10, and Ilijana Hasak, 11, work on building a robot during an after-school program based on robotics, technology and coding Monday at Quaker Valley Middle School in Sewickley.

Quaker Valley students turn to robotics after school

The workshops, funded by the Pittsburgh-based Sprout Fund, offer students in grades 4-8 a chance to learn basic robotics.

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Fox Chapel Area High School government class hosts legislative forum

The session featured state Reps. Dom Costa, D-Stanton Heights, and Hal English, R-Hampton, and state Sen. Randy Vulakovich, R-Shaler.

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Temple Ohav Shalom's eight-day Hanukkah commemoration underway

Congregants have celebrated the first two nights of Hanukkah, which began on the 25th of Kislev on the Jewish lunar calendar, with dinners.

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Community gardens approved for Crafton, Sharpsburg

The program, run by Allegheny Grows, provides materials and free advice to neighborhoods outside Pittsburgh.

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 Beth Shutt

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Beth Shutt is going the distance

Harrison woman has parlayed her background in sports training and nutrition into an impressive record at triathlon competitions.

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Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Scammers can be visitors, letter writers, callers

Many people can fall victim to scams -- and they become the poorer for it.

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North happenings

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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North Allegheny school board approves calendar for 2015-16

The first day of school will be Aug. 25, 2015, and the last day will be June 3, 2016.

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 Ross native Chris Jamison performs in the live finale of "The Voice" Monday night.

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison finishes third in 'The Voice' competition

After three months on NBC's reality juggernaut, Mr. Jamison did not win "The Voice," but he certainly made a name for himself.

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Jordan Brown may get a new trial

The state Supreme Court ruled that Jordan Brown may challenge the evidence supporting his 2012 conviction for killing his father’s fiancee.

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Suspect in Downtown machete attack faces additional charges

Jason Butler, 26, was out on bail Saturday evening when he encountered the man he is accused of stabbing, Fredrick Pryor III.

1 day ago


Former Century III Mall manager charged with stealing more than $51,000

John Sabino, 51, of Pine, is accused of issuing fraudulent checks to himself from the mall, according to police.

2 days ago


Butler County man killed by car in parking lot

Bill Kvindis, 80, was killed around 5 p.m. as he was walking to a hair salon in the Adams Ridge shopping plaza in Adams.

5 days ago


Former principal at Ellis School to take the helm at North Catholic

Bishop David A. Zubik announced Ann C. Gaudino’s appointment, effective Dec. 15.

5 days ago


 State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe

Metcalfe's daughter to run for Butler County commissioner's seat

Lisa Metcalfe, 28, daughter of a prominent conservative state legislator, will seek a Republican nomination next year.

6 days ago


O'Hara software firm Autodesk moving to Bakery Square 2.0

Bakery Square 2.0, a six-story building now under construction, is scheduled to be completed in December 2015.

5 days ago


Winter storm warning posted for Erie, Crawford counties

Pittsburgh will get no more than a few flakes.

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 Michelle Mathew is the owner of Mathew Jewelers in Zelienople. Andrew Mathew Sr., Michelle's grandfather, founded the store in 1947.

Across Pittsburgh region, small shops big on building personal bond with customers

“Friendly store owners, a focus on customer service and unique products” keep suburban shoppers coming back to local downtowns.

1 week ago


Pressley Ridge still interested in Seville school

The North Hills school board read an open letter from Pressley Ridge and approved track design work for Martorelli Stadium.

1 week ago


North Hills school district sees more autistic, low income students

The number of autistic students increased from 7.8 percent to 12.1 percent of the student population, officials said.

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North Allegheny School Performance Profile scores dip at elementary level

Six of the district’s seven elementary schools saw lower scores in the state’s School Performance Profile dip between 2012-13 and 2013-14.

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Shaler Area Middle School students to get iPad minis

Seventh- and eighth-graders will get the devices to start the new year as part of the 1:1 iPad initiative for middle school students.

1 week ago


Irwin council rejects budget proposal, tax increase

Irwin council on Wednesday night voted to reject a $5.1 million 2015 budget proposal and an accompanying 1.5 mill tax increase.

1 week ago


State honors Quaker Valley Middle School student council

Honorees had to excel in leadership, organization, activities and evaluation, financial procedures, community outreach and communication.

1 week ago


North Pittsburgh suburban school board reorganizations

School boards are required to reorganize during the first week of December. Here's a roundup of some North reorganizations.

1 week ago


North at a Glance: Heritage Valley Health System’s Sewickley campus honored

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago


School news: Highlands, Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area and more

School news taking place throughout the North communities.

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Northscape: McCandless, Butler, Richland and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: After yoga retreat, it's good to be om

A retreat offers three days of serenity and not a burger in sight.

1 week ago


Orie, another attorney disbarred

Former state Sen. Jane Orie and attorney J. Russell McGregor have been disbarred as a result of criminal charges.

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 Former Steeler LeGarrette Blount leaves District Court in West View this morning after his appearance on a marijuana charge. A judge ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service, after which the drug charge will likely be withdrawn.

Ex-Steeler Blount ordered to perform community service; drug charge may be withdrawn

Ross police charged LeGarrette Blount with a marijuana violation in August when they smelled marijuana coming from a car he was riding in.

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Pennsylvania veteran gets 10 years for taking teen out of state for sex

Joshua Baker, 33, of Leeper, Clarion County, pleaded guilty in August and was sentenced today by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


Traffic stoppages tonight on Freedom Road in Cranberry

Work will occur from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

1 week ago


Federal judge denies suppression in federal headshop heroin case

A judge rejected a motion by Mayank Mishra, who ran Rock America in the former Northway Mall, to suppress the results of a search warrant.

1 week ago


West Shamokin High student scamming customers, state police say

The student sold candles and other things to people in the Rural Valley and Numine areas but didn’t deliver the goods or the money.

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 PIttsburgh's Chris Jamison performs Monday night on NBC's "The Voice."

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison moves on to 'The Voice' finale

The Ross man qualifies for next week's finale of NBC's "The Voice," as revealed Tuesday night on the live results show.

1 week ago


Lane closures possible on I-79 in Marshall, Cranberry

The closures will take place between Route 910 and Route 228.

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 Fox Chapel Area High School music teacher Mairi Cooper has been named the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

Fox Chapel music maestro named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

Mairi Cooper is in her 14th year at Fox Chapel Area High School, teaching advanced placement music theory, orchestra, piano and world music.

1 week ago


Ex-wife, son charged with killing a man in Ellwood City

The body of Gerald Lee Orock Jr., 57, of Franklin, was found late Sunday in the parking lot of Loccisano’s grocery store.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh-area gas hub could challenge Henry Hub as benchmark

More gas is flowing through a Marcellus Shale trading point, but it won’t unseat Henry Hub anytime soon.

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 Jay Ott -- "He wanted everything that he did to be sort of out of the box."

Stylebook Snapshot: Memorial scholarship to celebrate life of fashion designer Jay Ott

The Pittsburgh native died in Brooklyn this year. Efforts are underway for a scholarship at University of Cincinnati to support designers.

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 Demonstrators relax at Ross Park Mall on Saturday after protesting a New York grand jury's decision to clear a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

Dozens stage protest at Ross Park Mall

The demonstrators rallied against a grand jury decision to clear a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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 Firefighters remain at the Brackenridge Hall Apartments, where a fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. today, sending three people to the hospital.

Three injured in Brackenridge apartment fire

Fire officials believe the blaze started in a bathroom in a third-floor apartment at the Brackenridge Hall Apartments.

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Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Heat for the Needy program extends nomination period

Although Nov. 28 had been the deadline for nominations, Bob Tudi of TUDI Mechanical Systems extended it until Dec. 10.

1 week ago


 Surveillance video shows the suspect in a video game store shooting earlier this week.

Police release surveillance in Exchange store shooting

The man was in black shoes, dark pants, a black jacket with silver markings and something covering his face. Gloves also covered his hands.

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 The defense attorney has received video surveillance of a Port Authority bus crash that happened in September.

Defense attorney gets video of two-bus collision in advance of Friday's hearing

Port Authority drivers Juliann Maier of Ross and Thomas Frauens of Brookline face charges after their buses collided, injuring Maier.

1 week ago


Armstrong County trucker indicted for insurance fraud

Billy Toy of Worthington was indicted on charges he illegally collected Social Security disability insurance payments when he wasn't

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 “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone through garbage — hundreds of times," said Keith Scannell, owner of William Keith Scannell & Associates in Southpointe and Downtown.

More grunt work than glamour: Private detective's job isn't all high-tech sophistication

Local gumshoes say there's a place for high-tech gadgets, but old-school watching, waiting and digging remain tools of the trade.

2 weeks ago


Vandals damage holiday decorations in Armstrong town’s Memorial Park

More than $1,000 worth of Christmas decorations were damaged by vandals Tuesday night, spoiling a display that volunteers worked to erect.

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