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 Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at 1032 McClure Avenue in West Mifflin on Friday morning.

Firefighters battle blaze in West Mifflin home

The blaze broke out around 8:30 a.m. at 1032 McClure Avenue at the corner of Skylark Avenue.

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4 indicted for passing counterfeit money

Two men from Belle Vernon, a Charleroi woman and a New York City resident were indicted for possessing and passing counterfeit money.

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Intersection reopens on Valley Brook Road

Valley Brook Road in Peters reopened Thursday after a $4.9 million, 15-month project to reconstruct and realign the intersection.

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Former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee pleads guilty in child pornography case

John S. Longo, 58, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term when U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer sentences him, set for Jan. 22.

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 A water main break on Fifth Street in Charleroi has disrupted water service to a number of customers today.

No water this morning for some customers in Charleroi due to main break

The borough's water authority said some customers were without water.

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 The view of Downtown from the roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Safe passage: Day in and day out, crews labor to keep Pittsburgh tunnel traffic trouble-free

It’s no simple task -- keeping motorists moving safely through the area’s many tunnels.

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 Joseph Edwards, 6, of Mount Washington plays, in Dormont Pool earlier this summer.

Cooler weather hasn't hindered pool attendance in South Hills

Numbers at Dormont, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair pools have been good, managers say.

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Keystone Oaks hires principal for Dormont Elementary

The school board voted Thursday to appoint Brian Werner as principal of Dormont Elementary School at a salary of $92,000 per year.

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Mt. Lebanon tanker-truck crash snarls traffic

A tanker-truck accident caused traffic gridlock late this afternoon in Mt. Lebanon and Dormont.

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South Park residents pack hearing to oppose planned cell tower

Developer wants to build a 190-foot-tall structure in a lot off McCorkle Road in South Park.

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Chabad of the South Hills to get new Torah scroll

The community is invited to take part in the creation of the sacred document.

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 Katie Schell poses with her mother, Ock Soon Lee-Pega Crimbchin. Ms. Schell wrote a book, "Love Beyond Measure -- Memoirs of a Korean War Bride," about her mother's experiences during the Korean War.

Harrison City daughter, mother to speak about Korean War

They will address the South Hills Women’s Club Sept. 8 and speak at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department Sept. 30.

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Mt. Lebanon, other municipalites to pay more for rock salt

Mt. Lebanon, others, to pay $79 per ton for road salt this winter.

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Retiree claims $87 million Mega Millions prize from ticket bought in White Oak

Carl Szott won the drawing on May 20 but didn’t come forward until now.

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 Bishop Canevin High School alumni Jay and Judy Shock of Upper St. Clair.

Bishop Canevin alums pay it forward with donation

The couple are making a $100,000 donation — the largest alumni gift in the 55-year history of the Catholic school in the Oakwood

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 A rendering of the completed $4.9 million reconstruction of Valley Brook Road at Route 19 in Peters.

Ceremony to celebrate reopening of Valley Brook Road in Peters

The $4.9 million project reconstructed the interchange, with a new ramp from westbound Valley Brook Road to Route 19.

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Peters may join lawsuit over clear-cutting

Residents of Windermere Court are opposed to utility FirstEnergy’s plan to cut down hundreds of trees in the development.

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 Maddie Dorish, 12, smiles after the Breast Stroke 4 Breast Cancer event Sunday at Mt. Lebanon Swim Center.

Swimmers make a splash at Mt. Lebanon Swim Center to benefit breast cancer group

Breast Stroke 4 Breast Cancer took place Sunday morning at the Mt. Lebanon Swim Center.

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Some parking blocked at Jewish Community Center in Scott

The Jewish Community Center is replacing concrete stairs in its parking lot.

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 Bill Roemer, an AAAP member for 18½ years from South Fayette, will lead the seminars at Mingo Creek Park Observatory.

Notthingham seminar series takes a look at Big Bang

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will help lead a new lecture series starting Sept. 9.

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South Fayette appoints new commissioner

Dr. Raymond Pitetti, emergency department associate medical director at Children's Hospital, will fill the seat of Todd Miller.

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South Fayette redefining recreation director job

Preparing to advertise for the position, manager Ryan Eggleston suggested a new direction with a concentration on community programming.

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 Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thoughts on the Fort Pitt Tunnel

Pittsburghers and a couple of out-of-towners go to the website Yelp to express their feelings.

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 Brandon Rumbaugh

Marine veteran Brandon Rumbaugh inspires others with his story

Brandon Rumbaugh, 25, lost both legs after an explosion when he was stationed in Afghanistan.

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 A view of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East.

Tunnel profiles: Fort Pitt, Squirrel Hill, Liberty tunnels

The Liberty Tunnel opened in 1924.

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South at a glance: Carroll receives recycling grant

The township’s grant was based on the 453.5 tons it recycled in 2012 and on its population.

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Lawrence Walsh: Updating utilities, bank accounts cause a headache

When a household goes from two persons to one, shouldn’t that be reflected in the cost of the monthly water and sewage bill?

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West Jefferson Hills removes D'Alessandro as board's first vice president

Board President Anthony Angotti said Shauna D'Alessandro shared a report from a private session and didn’t share information from a meeting.

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Heidelberg, Scott, Carnegie revitalization project dedicated

Officials Wednesday cut a red ribbon across Route 50 in Heidelberg to dedicate a $3.2 million tri-community revitalization project.

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McKeesport Area teacher fired for having sex in classroom reinstated

Commonwealth Court ruled the district wrongfully terminated Angela DiBattista after promising her immunity to testify about the incident.

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Couple involved in chase are bicycle theft suspects, police say

Police suspect that Amy Calabrese and Richard DeSabetino are behind 100 incidents involving bicycle thefts, according to court documents.

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Two indicted for passing counterfeit money

A federal grand jury indicted four people for involvement in a Bronx-to-Belle Vernon counterfeit currency conspiracy.

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Suspect arrested in Northview Heights killing

Paul "Peanut" Kendrick of Northview Heights, faces charges of homicide and conspiracy in the Aug. 1 shooting death of Maurice Freeman.

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 Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk rides with members of his Birdhouse Skateboards team at Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie on Monday.

Carnegie skateboard park honors the lives of drowned men

After her sons died, Mary Shea Pitcher faced two options: “I wanted to lie on their graves and die, or I could get involved with something.

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Chartiers Valley School Board looks at high school renovation

The superintendent  presented a preliminary project schedule for the possible renovation and expansion of the high school and middle school.

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 A section of Falbo Road washed out by flash flooding after as much as four inches of rain fell overnight in Fayette County.

One dead in weather-related Fayette County crash

State police said Thomas C. Whipkey of Perry Township died in a crash that occurred after severe weather washed out a roadway.

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 The Rev. Dennis Colamarino, pastor at Christ Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, who is struggling with ALS, will take the ice bucket challenge Saturday with Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik to raise money for ALS research.

Bishop takes up ice bucket challenge for priest with ALS

Bishop David Zubik will preside at a special Mass, including a prayer for the sick, to honor the Rev. Dennis Colamarino on Saturday.

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Traffic pattern to change on Route 51 in Jefferson Hills

Single-lane traffic will continue in both directions.

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Mt. Lebanon residents return home after ruptured gas line forces evacuation

The houses were evacuated as a safety precaution, said Brynnly Schwartz, a spokeswoman for Columbia Gas Co.

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McKeesport looks to preserve historic hotel

The first steps have been taken to rehabilitate the historic Penn-McKee Hotel, site of the first debate between Kennedy and Nixon.

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 Tom Rigatti bats for the Bethel Park team during the Badges 'n' Bats event Aug. 13 to benefit Special Olympics.

Event raises money for Special Olympics, debuts safety initiative in Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon

The participants included police officers and friends from Bethel Park and Mt. Lebanon.

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New playground going up at Whitehall Place

A new playground is planned for Whitehall Place, but it won’t get built unless volunteers turn out to make it happen.

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New University of Pittsburgh initiative focuses on Mon Valley

Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley Region will provide free business consultation services to residents of the area.

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Trooper injured in Washington County chase

State police said Jay V. Harris of Washington, Pa., was driving erratically on Franklin Farms Road shortly before 9 p.m. when a chase began.

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Sewing party in Bridgeville to empower girls in Zimbabwe

A sewing party will be held Sept. 21 in Bridgeville to cut fabric for the “girl empowerment pads.”

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Peters school board criticized for spending on band

The district’s share of the expenses was for required items, such as an on-site nurse and related obligations.

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Chamber music series coming to Old St. Luke's in Scott

Chamber music is “music performed by a small group of people, unlike an orchestra.”

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Volunteers ready for Mt. Lebanon concert series

The shows will feature Renee Knapp, “Legends of Motown,” “South American Getaway,” Metales M5, and Elisabeth von Trapp.

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Mt. Lebanon school board not involved in 'newcomers' tax,' decision on turf, president says

Commissioners have heard complaints about installation of artificial turf and the appeal of property assessments.

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