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 Phil Little, education and outreach specialist for the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General, holds a session on online safety for parents of teens at Shaler Area Intermediate School.

Children may be home, but cyberspace isn't always safe

Philip Little recently presented Operation Safe Surf, a presentation for parents and children about cyberspace dangers, in Shaler.

3 days ago


 A delivery truck was hit by a train this morning on Streets Run Road.

Separate train incidents injure one person, spill ‘frac sand’

The accidents happened in Baldwin Borough and Uniontown.

2 days ago


Allegheny County seeks help finding homicide suspects

Jonathan "BJ" Coles, 20, and Roman Jones, 23, face charges of homicide, attempted homicide and other crimes related to a Tuesday shooting.

2 days ago


 A train carrying sand had several cars derail this morning in Uniontown.

Separate train incidents injure one person, spill ‘frac sand’

The accidents happened in Baldwin Borough and Uniontown.

2 days ago


World War II veteran from Whitaker earns French Medal of Honor

Bill McAllister, 90, never talked much to his family about World War II, but the French government considers him a hero.

3 days ago


Washington County residents speak against gas drilling

Gas well drilling companies can’t be counted on to follow ordinance changes proposed in Peters, they say.

3 days ago


Peters-based organization aims to help nonprofits

Women of Southwestern Pa. offers grants to nonprofits that aid women and children, donating $56,000 to 36 local groups last year.

3 days ago


Sprout grant funds student collaboration on water issues

$13,500 will enable students from four high schools to develop a problem-solving product ahead of the Water Design Challenge in March.

3 days ago


South Fayette foundation to hold musical fundraiser

The South Fayette Foundation for Excellence raises money to enhance the school district curriculum beyond what the basic budget provides.

3 days ago


 Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger raised $8,000 for ALS research.

Mt. Lebanon swimmers raise $8,000 for ALS research

Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger, members of the Mt. Lebanon High School swim team, organized a swim-a-thon in the fall.

3 days ago


 Upper St. Clair High School team members posing with their award. From left: Nymisha Rameswarapu, Michael Nastac, Christina Park, Mrs. Pat Palazzolo, Gaurav Bhushan, Akshay Prasadan and Vidhi Shah.

'A Look Inside': Upper St. Clair students' mobile app declared a winner

Six gifted juniors from the high school are competing in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

3 days ago


 Jenn Watenpool teaches physical elementary at Aiken Elementary.

Aiken Elementary physical education teacher keeps kids moving

Jenn Watenpool, who teaches in the Keystone Oaks School District, has been inducted into the “Fuel Up to Play 60” Hall of Fame.

3 days ago


 Anita Gutschick as the Biblical character Rebekah.

Maryland actress to stage one-woman Bible program in South Park.

Anita Gutschick, 66, will perform her show, “Women of the Bible,” on March 7 at Nativity Church in South Park.

3 days ago


Chartiers Valley High a finalist for national STEM award

The school district has taken steps to improve science, technology, engineering and math training in curriculum across the board.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh-area quilters prepare for March show

Organized by the Three Rivers Quilters Guild, the show offers cash prizes and ribbons to first- through third-place winners in 15

3 days ago


South scape: Slew of events on tap at libraries

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

3 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Plan for 'new me' is a lemon

A regimen of healthy, natural eating turns out to be a headache.

3 days ago


2 sought in McKeesport shooting that killed 1 man, hurt 2 women

Allegheny County police said the shooting occurred around 11:45 p.m. at the Crawford Village housing complex on Pirl Street.

4 days ago


Glass maker Guardian Industries will pay $25K pollution penalty

The Jefferson Hills company, will install pollution control equipment by the end of 2015.

4 days ago


Bandit hits West Brownsville Wal-Mart

The suspect, a 5-foot 6-inch white man wearing a brown hoodie and blue jeans, grabbed cash and ran out of the store, state police said.

4 days ago


West Mifflin crash kills 1, injures 5

A West Mifflin woman died and five other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in West Mifflin on Tuesday night.

4 days ago


 A vacant house caught fire this morning down the road from the Port Authority's West Mifflin garage. No injuries were reported.

Fire closes Lebanon Road in West Mifflin

The fire erupted shortly before 7 a.m. in a house just down the road from the Port Authority's West Mifflin garage.

4 days ago


Man wounded in Washington County shooting

Police said a 69-year-old man was shot about 9 p.m. in a home on Woodland Road in West Pike Run Township.

4 days ago


Mifflin Road closure to last for more than 4 months

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the southbound/outbound side will close from Doerrville Avenue to Lebanon Road around the clock.

5 days ago


Thief makes off with doggy donations

The money was being collected for Fayette Friends of Animals.

6 days ago


Police: One injured in Homewood shooting

City police and EMS units responded to the shooting in the 7000 block of Monticello Street around 10:50 p.m.

6 days ago


 Helen and William Allen

Obituary: William and Helen Allen / Couple wed 70 years die within 2 days of each other

They met and married in the U.S. Navy, eventually settling in Bethel Park, where they spent most of the 70 years together.

1 week ago


Traffic slowed in Munhall after water main bursts

The water company says repairs to the eight-inch break are expected to be completed by late afternoon.

1 week ago


Woman killed in Greene County crash

State police said the 53-year-old woman from Greensboro, Greene County, lost control of her vehicle on Route 88.

1 week ago


 Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant house on Ohio Avenue in Clairton early this morning.

Firefighters battle large house fire in Clairton

The fire was in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue and was called in at 5:50 a.m., according to an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor.

1 week ago


Suspect sought after woman shot in Fayette County home

The shooting occurred on Green Point Circle near Laurel Highlands High School in Uniontown.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh and Baldwin Borough police early this morning tracked down two suspects near Glass Run Road, bordering the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh and Baldwin Borough.

Two in custody after manhunt in Baldwin Borough

Police said they found firearms and money inside a disabled vehicle on a road along the Monongahela River.

1 week ago


 Ashley Ray works the front desk of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Mt. Lebanon.

New 108-room hotel opens in Mt. Lebanon

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened its doors Dec. 29 after more than three years of construction.

1 week ago


McKeesport domestic abuse counseling center, satellites may close

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Common Pleas Court have ended referrals to the Domestic Abuse Counseling Center.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon school board expects preliminary budget vote Monday

The $91.9 million spending plan calls for a 0.66-mill property tax increase.

1 week ago


 Mrs. Pennsylvania United States 2015 Katy Chrisman.

Whitehall woman is Mrs. Pennsylvania, will compete for national title

Katy Chrisman will compete in July in Las Vegas for the title Mrs. United States 2015.

1 week ago


 As seen from Beechwood Boulevard, snow blankets a Squirrel Hill residential development overlooking the Monongahela River on Jan. 7.

Whether winter blues or cabin fever, depression in winter months is real in Pittsburgh, nationwide

Nationwide, 3 out of 4 Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers are women. About 5 percent of the American population suffers from SAD.

1 week ago


McKeesport students 'solve' crime to learn about prohibition

McKeesport Area High School teacher Brian Tharp re-enacted the 1932 killings of  local brothers who worked in the illegal alcohol trade.

1 week ago


South scape: Fundraisers set for Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago


He runs his own business — and Southpointe Chamber of Commerce

Don Hodor founded the chamber in 1993 and operates his telecommunications firm as well.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon ready to begin deer hunt

Municipal officials last week sent documents to the commission requesting permission to conduct an archery hunt into February.

1 week ago


 Nicholas Grant, 16, died after being beaten at Circle C Youth and Family Services Group Home in Carrick, where he was a resident.

Family recounts troubled life of 16-year-old that ended with fatal beating at group home

Investigations by police and two regulatory agencies are underway.

1 week ago


South at a glance: Who won Green Tree holiday decorating contest?

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago


Macdonald Pipe Band celebrates Burns this Saturday

The evening will include a buffet-style dinner of Scottish foods, such as Haggis, meat pies and root vegetables.

1 week ago


 The alleged altercation between the three teens took place at Circle C Youth and Family Services on Carrick Avenue in Carrick.

Teen beaten at Carrick youth home dies from injuries

Two teenagers have been charged in the attack on Nicholas Grant, 16, who was bludgeoned with a vacuum cleaner.

1 week ago


Water main break closes Baker Elementary in Upper St. Clair

The district said the school is expected to reopen with regular hours Thursday.

1 week ago


Man killed in Fayette County crash

The crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. in front of the post office at 100 Penn St.

1 week ago


Suspect charged in 2013 robbery of elderly Fayette County woman

The woman, 89, was awakened by one of the intruders, who pointed a handgun at her and demanded money and jewelry, police said.

1 week ago


Emergency crews battle commercial building fire in South Buffalo

The fire was reported at 6:10 p.m. at 904 Freeport Road, dispatchers said. Dispatchers did not know the name of the company.

1 week ago


Propel Charter Schools taking part in national pilot program in dance, theater arts

Chosen from more than 260 applications, Propel will be among 15 to 18 pilot sites for dance and theater arts.

1 week ago



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