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Hampton-based nonprofit receives grant from Wal-Mart

The $20,000 for the North Hills Community Outreach food pantry will be used to buy a walk-in freezer.

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North school news: A.W. Beattie, Deer Lakes, North Hills, Seneca Valley, Shaler

School news from the north communities.

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 Kristen and Douglas Barbour leave the Allegheny County Courthouse after a court appearance in June.

State review backs Franklin Park child abuse probe

A review of the abuse of two Ethiopian children recommends changes to ensure adoptive parents are better prepared for their task.

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North Allegheny calendar for 2015-16 school year approved

Board approves hiring a consultant to review operations of the North Allegheny Foundation.

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Free Christmas Day dinners at St. Barnabas charities locations

Free holiday meals — ham with all the trimmings — will be served on Christmas Day at these locations of St. Barnabas through the generosity

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 The pilgrimage presentation at Salem Crossroads begins in a 19th century log cabin.

Quiet reflection of the season: Delmont transforms into 'Christmas in Salem Crossroads'

Many communities and churches produce Nativity scenes as a remembrance of what it may have been like on that first Silent Night.

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Samantha Bennett: Using 'Push It' in GEICO ads is pushing it

GEICO commercial pushes the columnist’s buttons.

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Water main break stalling McKnight Road traffic

Allegheny County reported the break is in the 7800 block near the entrance to the Shoppes at Northway.

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George Junior Republic employee charged with having sex with boys

The 25-year-old employee is accused of having sexual contact with students between June and this past Friday, according to state police.

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Cranberry woman arraigned on federal charges in check-cashing scheme

Federal prosecutors say the woman and her husband bought pre-paid store cards and other merchandise at Wal-Marts.

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McCandless millage remains steady

McCandless council set the township’s millage rate at 1.29 during its regular business meeting Monday night.

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Kittanning fire leaves family homeless

An Armstrong County emergency dispatcher said the fire started around midnight in a duplex at 150 S. Jefferson St. in Kittanning Borough.

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George Junior Republic employee being investigated for sex with boys

State police have not identified the suspect, saying only that she is an employee of the facility. is 25 years old and lives in Grove City.

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One dead in Lawrence County house fire

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. on Wabash Avenue in New Castle. Officials could not confirm if there were any injuries.

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3 North Side streets may have restrictions today

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

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Icy roads blamed for death of truck driver in Interstate 79 crash

Police said Robert Chafin, 51, of Weirton, died when his tractor trailer rolled over about 11 p.m. Thursday as he was heading north on I-79.

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Man, 46, killed in Armstrong County crash

Police say alcohol and speed were factors in the crash that killed Robert P. Sweet in Burrell.

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Fire officials: Woodburner possible cause of fatal Butler County fire

The fire started around 7 p.m. on Beahm Crest Lane in Jackson.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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State honors Quaker Valley Middle School student council

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

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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.

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

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

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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.

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

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

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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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