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Three people injured in Hampton multi-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the corner of Wickline Road and West Hardies Road, police said.

1 day ago


Woman killed in tractor-trailer crash in Lawrence County

The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Route 422 at Fox Road, according to PennDOT.

1 day ago


North Hills man charged in Fla. mortgage fraud

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., is accused to getting a kickback on a mortgage for a Florida Keys property.

2 days ago


Downtown headshop owner in legal hot water once again

Akhil Mishra is in jail while authorities try to revoke his bond on another case after they found unlicensed sports attire at Giggles.

2 days ago


Seneca Valley releases 2015-16 school calendar

The Seneca Valley School District will begin the 2015-2016 school year on Aug. 26.

1 day ago


Ross approves amnesty for unpaid business privilege and mercantile taxes

The business owner would have to pay the principal and interest, but there wouldn’t be any penalties.

1 day ago


Name of man who died in Shaler fire released

The two-alarm blaze occurred in a home at 199 Seavey Road about 6 p.m. Friday.

3 days ago


Teen dies in ATV accident

Chicora teen Briggs Robert Buck dies after being thrown from an ATV.

3 days ago


 Members of the International Partnership South Sudan Travel Team met, studied scripture and prayed with South Sudanese pastors, elders and lay people on a recent trip to Africa. Team members and one of their hosts are, from left, Ruth Portnoff, the Rev. Gary Willingham-McLain, the Rev. Thomas Tut, of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, the Rev. Susan Rothenberg, the Rev. Sharon Stewart, the Rev. Dave Carver and the Rev. Ken White.

Emsworth minister returns from Africa an 'optimistic realist'

The Rev. Susan Rothenberg was part of a Pittsburgh Presbytery trip to South Sudan.

5 days ago


North Hills mortgage brokerage firm owner charged with conspiracy

Joseph Nocito Jr. was charged in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving the purchase of a South Florida property.

4 days ago


Rail company cleaning up 27-car iron ore derailment in Butler County

The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Center, Butler County.

4 days ago


Member of North Hills school board resigns

Jeffrey Meyer said his job with the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System has caused him to miss too many meetings.

5 days ago


 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

5 days ago


Millvale library hosts writers workshop

The workshop, held every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., encourages young women ages 14 to 21 to read, write and express themselves.

5 days ago


 Sonia Appasamy.

Teen from Fox Chapel Area High School wins computing award

She was one of 35 young women in the nation and one of two in the state selected by the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

5 days ago


It’s time for high school musicals

High school planetarium will hold double features; North Allegheny is among regional science bowl finalists and more.

5 days ago




North scape: Craft show at All Saints Church

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

5 days ago


Notables: Deer Lakes

Students Paige Hall (viola) and Chelsea McMillen (violin) recently performed in the PMEA District 1 Senior High School District Orchestra.

5 days ago


One dead in Shaler house fire

The call for the blaze on Seavey Road came in just before 6 p.m., Allegheny County emergency dispatchers said.

4 days ago


 Restaurateur Grainne Trainor has bought the Blue Dining restaurant in McCandless and plans to turn it into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

Former Mighty Oak Barrel owner to take over McCandless restaurant

Grainne Trainor plans to transition Blue Dining, a restaurant and martini bar, into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

6 days ago


 Matthew Eiseman

Penn Hills man pleads guilty to fatal drunken-driving crash on Route 28

James Hanion, 64, agreed to serve three to six years in prison as part of his negotiated plea with prosecutors.

6 days ago


 One person is hospitalized with second-degree burns after an overnight house fire in Springdale Borough.

Homeowner suffers second-degree burns in Springdale house fire

The Butler Street house was heavily damaged in the fire, which started just before midnight and was under control by 3 a.m.

1 week ago


Driver killed in Lawrence County crash

Police said the driver was traveling south on Route 551 around 8:30 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the road.

1 week ago


Water main breaks close Quaker Valley High, two Pittsburgh schools

Quaker Valley High School is closed due to a break in front of the school, according to the school district.

1 week ago


North Allegheny and teachers’ union ratify contract

The North Allegheny School Board and its teachers’ union have ratified an early bird contract.

6 days ago


Springdale home invasion prompts school lockdowns

Acmetomia Primary, Springdale Junior/Senior High School and Colfax Upper Elementary were on lockdown for about an hour around noon.

1 week ago


 Nicholas F. Gavazzi

Clarion University freshman killed in Armstrong County crash

The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. on Route 28/66 near Upper Hayes Run Road in Rayburn, the official said.

1 week ago


Teen injured in North Hills sledding accident

A North Hills sledding accident left a teenage girl injured Sunday afternoon, KDKA-TV reported.

1 week ago


 Surveillance footage shows one of the two men who robbed the Huntington Bank in McIntyre Square.

Two men rob Huntington Bank in McCandless

Huntington Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the successful prosecution of the suspects involved in the

1 week ago


 John Orndorff

Community fund backs Ohio River Trail Council effort to extend Ohio River Trail

Osborne man working to create a multi-use trail in riverside communities and Beaver County that will extend to Ohio border.

1 week ago


 Hampton police captain Tom Vulakovich

Hampton officer Tom Vulakovich promoted on way to becoming chief

Capt. Tom Vulakovich has been selected to replace Hampton police Chief Michael Pecora, who will retire in May.

1 week ago


Foundation lays groundwork to finance student programs at Shaler Area schools

Shaler Area Education Foundation is seeking volunteers to serve on the organization’s first board of directors.

1 week ago


Longtime Shaler Commissioner Edward Duss won't seek re-election

Fellow board members thank and honor their colleague at meeting.

1 week ago


Mars approves 2015-16 calendar and new principal

The first day for students will be Sept. 1 and the last day will be June 10 in the calendar. The calendar includes five snow days.

1 week ago


Cherry pie hike in Butler County honors Washington's birthday

The event honors George Washington’s birthday while educating the public about the French and Indian War.

1 week ago


Housing plans win approval in Ross

Developers plan to build 134 single-family homes and 167 townhouses; 23 roads and a parking lot will be repaved.

1 week ago


 Recreational dog sled racer Daniel Rehak

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Lack of snow doesn't stop Dan Rehak from 'mushing'

Dan Rehak participates in club urban dog mushing, both on snow and dry land.

1 week ago


 Robyn Tongel, of Plum, goes over the family's schedule for the week with her children, Ellie, 11, and Jack, 9, while preparing dinner.

Finding balance: Family time doesn't have to compete with kids' extracurricular activities

The over-scheduled child is a topic that has been tackled from books to talk shows to academic studies.

1 week ago


 Pete and Laura Bianco of Imperial hold their newborn son, Luca Simon Bianco, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon on Jan. 30. He was born at 2:56 a.m. Pete's brother, Michael, and his wife, Nicole, had Michael Adonis Bianco at 1:58 a.m.

Pittsburgh-area effort aims to foster love of art very early

The mission of Start with Art is to create a culture of art collectors among newborns at three Pittsburgh-area hospitals.

1 week ago


North at a glance: Donated gowns sought for sale in Hampton

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago


North school news: Fox Chapel kindergarten registration underway

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago


North scape: Johnny Angel to perform at Lighthouse Pointe Village

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Things have been ruff since beagle found his voice

A once-silent pup has turned into a motormouth.

1 week ago


Suspect charged with carjacking mother in Harmar parking lot

The suspect handed over her keys and got her children out of the vehicle before the suspect took off from FunFest in Harmar, police said.

1 week ago


Jeffrey Meyer resigns North Hills school board seat

Jeffrey Meyer, a North Hills school board member for 12 years, resigned Thursday, effective immediately.

1 week ago


 A biker crosses the Boulevard of the Allies during the heavy snow storm that quickly covered the city Wednesday afternoon.

Avoid HOV lanes this afternoon, PennDOT says

Snow squalls this afternoon will delay or prohibit the opening of the high-occupancy-vehicle lanes on the Parkway North.

1 week ago


West Deer man charged in assault at Western Psych

University of Pittsburgh police said John Schmitt, assaulted a woman inside the Oakland clinic over the weekend.

1 week ago


Longtime principal retiring at North Allegheny Senior High School

Walter Sieminski, principal of North Allegheny Senior High School, has submitted his retirement, effective June 30.

1 week ago


 McKnight Road is a long commercial corridor in the North Hills. In addition to adaptive traffic signals, PennDOT will add traffic cameras, which can be viewed at the department’s 511pa.com website.

New signal system aims to ease McKnight Road traffic congestion

PennDOT said 11 intersections on McKnight Road will get signals that adjust themselves continuously based on traffic conditions.

2 weeks ago



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