A view of Little Neshannock Creek as seen from along Ferris Road in New Wilmington. Two boys went under in a deep part of the creek on private property and drowned Sunday.

Amish community, towns people grieve together after Lawrence County drownings

Cousins Seth C. Byler, 16, and John A. Mast, 15, died when they fell into a hole while wading in Little Neshannock Creek in New Wilmington.

1 day ago

Armstrong County DA's office to investigate escape of inmate charged in slaying

Robert Crissman Jr. has been charged in the death of Tammy Long, 55, in Armstrong County.

about 14 hours ago

Mars schools considering charges for students' laptop repairs

Superintendent Wesley Shipley said that almost 80 percent of district-issued laptops needed to be repaired last year.

about 6 hours ago

Ross commissioners approve amendment allowing use of solar panels

Most residences and businesses would use roof-mounted panels, Commissioner Steve Korbel said.

1 day ago

 Robert Crissman, an inmate who escaped from a work-release program on Thursday, leaves the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Kittanning after being arraigned Friday before District Justice James Owen. Crissman will be held at the Butler County Jail.

Armstrong fugitive with no history of violent behavior charged with killing woman

Robert Crissman, 38, was captured Friday morning and arraigned in a proceeding from which reporters were banned.

4 days ago

Route 28 ramp to 31st Street Bridge closing tonight

The ramp will close from 8 tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday for pavement repairs.

4 days ago

 Anita Burns, now of Santa Barbara , Calif., eats a fry as Mark Zajac, now of Central Florida , said that "she dumped me" at McDonald's , on Ohio River Blvd in Bellevue. Anita said that she was the "class clown". Mark was the starting quarterback of the Bellevue Bulldogs that won the WPIAL "A" title game.

Bellevue High School class of '65 celebrates with a 49-cent lunch

To celebrate a 50th-year reunion, customers paid the 1965 price of a Big Mac or Fillet-o-Fish, a medium fry and a medium drink.

5 days ago

Minivan crashes into physical therapy building in Oakmont

The driver told police the engine started revving and he hopped the curb, slamming directly into Keystone Physical Therapy.

4 days ago

Musik Innovations to close at end of the year

The family owned store has been in business for 36 years. Some of the employees and many of the music teachers have been there for 20 years.

5 days ago

 Michael Flinn is an attorney with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, who has been a volunteer at the National Aviary for more than 20 years.

The National Aviary names a bald eagle after Michael Flinn for his service

Michael Flinn of Brighton Heights has volunteered at the aviary for more than 20 years.

5 days ago

 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

5 days ago

Genealogy courses at La Roche College attract people from all over the U.S.

More than 160 people from all over the country and Canada gathered last week at La Roche College to learn about genealogy.

5 days ago

Lane restrictions possible on Parkway North

Restrictions will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both directions between Perrysville Avenue and a point one mile north of Camp Horne Road.

5 days ago

Filming closes Thompson Run Road in Ross until Saturday

Traffic will be detoured and Ross police will be stationed at the barricades.

4 days ago

Long-term traffic shift starts on McKnight Road

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions on a section of McKnight Road in McCandless.

5 days ago

Butler County man sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography conviction

Justin Ellenberger, 26, of Butler, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months with 15 years of probation after that.

5 days ago

 Inmate escapee Robert Crissman

Manhunt continues for Armstrong County jail escapee sought in killing

Authorities call Robert Crissman, 38, “extremely dangerous.” Police are looking for a Chevrolet Silverado with Pa. license plate ZDB 5831.

5 days ago

 Firefighters work to contain a house fire on Reserve Street in Millvale this morning.

Two firefighters injured battling house fire in Millvale

The fire broke out at 6:19 a.m. in the 800 block of Reserve Street.

6 days ago

Water Works Road is set to close for months

Water Works Road in Sewickley was scheduled to close for several months starting this morning.

1 week ago

Former Pittsburgh woman charged with shipping marijuana from Calif. to Pa.

Sarah Jean DeHaro, 21, who police said moved from West View to California about a year ago, faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 5.

1 week ago

Mars Area putting Middlesex school up for sale

Mars Area School District is planning to sell the former Middlesex Elementary School.

1 week ago

Member of Pagans facing additional prison time for probation violation

Richard Speciale, could receive an additional 33 months for violating probation from a previous conviction in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

Police: Greenville man, 45, shot, killed by his wife

The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. near the intersection of East State Street and Woodrow Court. Sharon Police are investigating.

1 week ago

Marianist brother who taught at North Catholic gets 2-year term for sex abuse in Australia

Bernard Hartman received a three-year sentence, with one year suspended, following convictions of sexually abusing three children.

1 week ago

Overnight lane restrictions set on McKnight Road

Work hours are 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

1 week ago

 Don Clayton of Franklin Park points to the new walls that are part of a $100,000 backyard project done by A&N Lawn Service Inc.

From grill to great: The livin' is easy — and outdoors — for many in Pittsburgh region

The outdoor living space was slow to catch on in Western Pennsylvania, but more and more are investing and enjoying the view.

1 week ago

Three seriously injured in Route 8 crash in Butler County

The crash occurred at 4:40 a.m. at Branchton Road in Slippery Rock.

1 week ago

Eastbound I-80 reopens in Venango County

The highway was closed from Exit 35-Clintonville, Route 308 to Exit 42-Emlenton, Route 38.

1 week ago

  Among the crocheting volunteers are, from left, Joanne McDaniel, Jackie Heaney, Rosmary Stein, Dina Buccilli, Georgann Shalayda and Patty Mandell.

Volunteers crochet plastic bags into sleeping mats for soldiers

“Just our little efforts can do so much good,” said Joanne McDaniel of Leet.

1 week ago

North Allegheny superintendent Raymond Gualtieri steps down

Raymond Gualtieri helped improve low morale, lax security, and insufficient technology while working as superintendent since 2011.

1 week ago

Ross Township ponders pension plan switch

The township hopes to save money by offering plans such as a 401(k) to new, nonunion employees and then possibly to all workers.

1 week ago

Commonwealth Financing Authority funding redevelopment projects in North towns

$3.4 million in casino revenue from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism program is funding multiple projects.

1 week ago

 Fox Chapel Area High School is under renovation, including the front entrance, which is being converted into a two-story vestibule.

Fox Chapel Area High School renovations on schedule

Students will return to a new entrance, refurbished restrooms, updated locker rooms, and a new kitchen.

1 week ago

  Jackie Jaros Jackie Jaros works at Deer Lakes Middle School as a counselor and student council adviser.

Deer Lakes educator Jackie Jaros honored for student council role

Jackie Jaros has been named the 2015 Warren E. Shull National Middle Level Advisor of the Year.

1 week ago

North at a glance: Resurfacing will restrict evening traffic on Route 68

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago

North events

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago

School news: Fox Chapel, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago

Pagans motorcycle gang member sentenced to prison for drug dealing

Richard Speciale, 53, entered a plea to a revised agreement with prosecutors in Wheeling and was immediately sentenced to 12 years

1 week ago

Section of Route 8 in Shaler reopened after van rolls over

Route 8 was closed between East Pennview Street and Spencer Lane for about three hours as crews repair a utility pole.

1 week ago

13-year-old seriously injured after crashing car in Mercer County

Police said the teen was driving on Route 58 in Findley Wednesday when he drove off the side of the road and down an embankment.

1 week ago

 Efforts to recruit other obstetrician-gynecologists have not been successful, Jameson Health System President and CEO Doug Danko said.

New Castle’s Jameson Hospital closing childbirth services unit

One of its only two obstetricians is departing, and childbirth services will no longer be offered in a few weeks.

1 week ago

Freeport Road paving to start tonight in O'Hara, Harmar, Cheswick

An alternating one-way traffic pattern will be in effect at times from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late October.

1 week ago

 David Wright runs a workshop to help children cope with things like disappointment and adversity at the Never Fear Being Different camp at Union Area High School in Lawrence County, Tuesday.

Former Westminster College football players teach 'never fear being different'

Teammates David Wright and Jordon Rooney started Never Fear Being Different in Lawrence County to help kids overcome their insecurities.

1 week ago

 Mark Steidl of Highland Park attended the private fundraiser where Hillary Clinton spoke. Mark is a student at CCAC.

Clinton meets supporters at Fox Chapel fundraiser

Clinton was to appear at the Fox Chapel home of Cynthia Shapira, the wife of David Shapira, the executive chairman of Giant Eagle’s board

1 week ago

Man jailed on charges he critically wounded sleeping man in Butler County

Butler police said 19-year-old Jase Charlton fired a shot that wounded 20-year-old Brandon Fairtrace, who was in bed with his girlfriend.

1 week ago

Worker in bucket truck injured in Butler County

A man was injured Wednesday afternoon in Butler County after the bucket truck he was in was struck by a cement truck.

1 week ago

 Rick and Jessica Goeller, with their son Lucas, 2, at their family farm in Indiana Township on June 17.

Indiana Township boy who received donated liver experiencing organ rejection weeks later

The 2-year-old Indiana Township boy’s quest for a liver won hearts around the country.

2 weeks ago

Former Air National Guard officer based in Pittsburgh pleads guilty to conspiracy

Gerard Mangis, a retired colonel from Shaler, will be sentenced in November after pleading guilty to conspiracy in federal court.

2 weeks ago

Lane closures start today on Parkway North

Closures are possible in both directions between Perrysville Avenue and Camp Horne Road.

2 weeks ago