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

Indiana Township boy, 2, receives new liver

Aggressive campaign to secure a liver for the toddler succeeds with donation from a Nebraska girl who died of a brain tumor.

about 8 hours ago

The Big Bang Theory: Look to the sky all year for fireworks

Fireworks displays on July 4 dwindle as the industry shifts to offering pyrotechnics throughout the year.

about 8 hours ago

Taxes will increase in North Allegheny

The North Allegheny school board rolled out both tax increases and a one-to-one technology initiative at their meeting.

about 8 hours ago

Nonprofit raises money for veterans with three-day hike

Participants hiked 70 long miles through the Laurel Highlands to raise money for Checkpoint, a veteran services nonprofit.

about 8 hours ago

 A collection of license plate quilt patterns for row quilts being collected by Annie Tuley.

Quilters collect patterns around the continent

Row by Row Experience sends quilters to shops across the US & Canada – including Piecing It Together in Ross Township.

about 8 hours ago

Mountain men recreate early frontier

Members of the Independent Mountain Men Living History Society strive to preserve frontier history – and to live it.

about 8 hours ago

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s AP summer institute preps teachers for fall courses

These summer institutes are subject-specific and provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses.

about 8 hours ago

Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

about 8 hours ago

Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

about 8 hours ago

 Sister Rita Yeasted: professor, women's advocate and a newsmaker you should know.

Sister honored for work on women's behalf

The American Association of University Women honored Sister Rita Yeasted, professor at La Roche College, for 25 years of women’s advocacy.

about 8 hours ago

North Allegheny technology purchases criticized

“You don’t buy a Cadillac when your budget calls for a Kia,“ writer says.

about 8 hours ago

North at a glance: St. Sebastian parish festival

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

about 8 hours ago

School news: Fox Chapel, North Allegheny and more

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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North scape: Bible school, concerts, free movies, and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

about 8 hours ago

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 20 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 14 hours 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.

2 days 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.

5 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.

4 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.

1 week 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.”

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: Not driven by the car-buying process

Shopping for a new vehicle leaves columnist flat.

1 week ago

North scape: Register for bible school in McCandless

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago

North glance: Hampton schools set for renovations

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week 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.

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