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Homicide arrest uncovers heroin-dealing operation

Investigators noticed evidence of a large heroin distribution operation lying in plain view.

1 day ago


 Allegheny County and Munhall police stand outside an apartment in March 2013 where police said Anthony Scholl Sr. shot his mother, Bernadette.

Munhall man accused of killing mother held for court

Allegheny County police said Anthony Scholl Sr. killed Bernadette Scholl, 74, then barricaded himself inside the apartment they shared.

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Bethel Park settles suit with police officer for $25,000

The lawsuit claims that the officer faced repeated discipline after raising officer safety issues, according to an agreement released today.

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 The Clairton coke plant along the Monongahela River.

Despite $1.2B upgrade, Clairton Coke Works still lagging on air pollution, officials say

U.S. Steel Corp. to pay $300,000 penalty for exceeding emissions limit at new coke battery.

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Mt. Lebanon is Main Street proud: Community receives recognition as nationally accredited program

National organization recognizes Mt. Lebanon for preservation-based revitalization along Washington Road

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Houston, Pa., event offers paranormal twist to Halloween

Western Pennsylvania Paranormal Hunters’ annual Halloween party for children and adults features food, entertainment and celebrity guests.

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Mt. Lebanon schools back bill on construction reimbursement

The House bill would reduce the number of steps school districts must take to get state money for building projects.

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Olweus anti-bullying program starts another year at Chartiers Valley schools

The theme for this year’s program is “Peace by Piece,” signifying that each individual is responsible for peaceful decision-making.

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 A ribbon cutting and dedication last week celebrated the opening of Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School in the McKeesport Area School District.

New McKeesport school officially complete

The official grand opening of the Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School celebrated the facility’s assets, environment responsibility.

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Blue Devils marching band show to mark 20th year in Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon High School’s festival of bands will take place this weekend, coordinated by nearly 100 volunteers and featuring nine bands.

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Women, girls invited to bake challah together tonight in Squirrel Hill

Beth Shalom Congregation in Squirrel Hill will host “Loves of Love”  at which participants will make the braided Jewish bread.

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Peters school board approves borrowing money for projects

The district voted unanimously to borrow up to $12 million for new windows at McMurray Elementary School and other expenditures.

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 Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class Sept. 9 at South Fayette High School.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.

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This Oktoberfest has everything but the beer

Soberfest, which will be held Saturday at South Park Fairgrounds, is an alcohol-free festival that includes Christian music and prayers.

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 Justin Fabus

Pittsburgh band's song makes it to jukeboxes

The Justin Fabus Band was among 209 groups selected from thousands in a contest to identify breakout bands.

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South at a glance: Restrooms open near new soccer field at Collier Park, Upper St. Clair student wins art award

Community events and news taking place throughout the South communities.

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Southscape: South Fayette High School hosting festival of bands, Brew Fest in Mt. Lebanon, farmers markets

The South Fayette High School Little Green Machine Marching Band will host the annual Festival of Bands at 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

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Samantha Bennett: The cat-call's 'loud or raucous cry' is never appreciated

There’s been some buzz lately on the subject of cat-calling. It caught my attention because I have a cat.

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Port Authority announces weekend T detours

Crews will replace the crossing at Potomac Avenue.

4 days ago


State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.

4 days ago


Presentation on new West Jefferson Hills high school set for Sept. 23

The presentation will take place at the school board's meeting at Thomas Jefferson High School, 310 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills.

4 days ago


California University to lay off 16 employees

California University of Pennsylvania, facing an enrollment loss this fall.

4 days ago


Steel Valley replaces boys basketball coach at raucous meeting

Shouting erupted a number of times during a special meeting of Steel Valley school board Tuesday night.

4 days ago


 About two dozen parishioners staged an overnight vigil in April at St. Anthony's, protesting the church's closing.

Former ​St. Anthony parishioners petition Vatican to reopen church building

In 2011, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh merged St. Anthony and Transfiguration parishes into one parish.

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Roof repairs at Keystone Oaks to cost $74,000

The board discussed repairing the roofs at all the district’s buildings at a cost of $74,264.

4 days ago


 Ruth Lorena Krauss with her two sons.

Odysseys: El Salvador native embraces Steel City's energy

Metaphysical pursuits brought Ruth Lorena Krauss here 10 years ago.

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 Fire crews work at the scene an overturned tractor-trailer on Mifflin Road near Baldwin Road in the Hays neighborhood of PIttsburghh this morning. Hazmat crews also had been called to clean up diesel fuel that spilled from the truck.

Crews clean up fuel spill in Hays

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer overturned 5:30 a.m. today.

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 Rae Zurovcik holds a photo of herself from 1946 and her engagement photo taken in 1947, right. Ms. Zurovcik, of Port Vue, came to the U.S. after World War II to marry an American soldier she had met in London during the war. Her story is one of the stories featured in the new book, "G.I. Brides."

GI bride from Port Vue, subject of book, to tell her story

War bride Rae Brewer Zurovcik and authors Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, authors of “GI Brides,” will speak Friday in McKeesport.

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 Grace Bonchuk, 98, shows everyone her moves as she joins a dance circle during a senior exercise class at the Elizabeth Seton Center in Brookline. The Sisters of Charity run the adult day care program to help give caregivers a break.

'This has been a godsend': Adult day care helps those caring for both young and old

Adult day care offers relief to caregivers in the “sandwich generation,” who find themselves caring for children and elderly relatives.

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Alliance advocates for Pittsburgh-area residents with mental illness, their families

National Alliance on Mental Illness has more than a dozen affiliates in the Pittsburgh region.

1 week ago


McKeesport chosen for project to transform vacant lots into green space

GTECH Strategies, a nonprofit, will work with the city to revitalize neglected properties.

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Indoor sprinklers must stay connected, Peters council rules

Residents had asked to be allowed to disconnect the systems during vacations after a waterline break last winter damaged some homes.

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Mt. Lebanon school board considers residency/enrollment policy change

High school juniors whose parents move out of the municipality would be able to graduate from the district if the policy is approved.

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 John Presto of Bridgeville plays with David Bateman of Mt. Lebanon, background left, and Dick Day of Heidelberg, right, in the Bridgeville American Legion ''jam'' band

Far-flung band jams at Bridgeville American Legion

The loose-knit gathering of musicians prove when it comes to age or geography, rock knows no boundaries

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 A KaBOOM! volunteer helps build a new playground at Wallace Park in Whitehall Saturday.

New KaBOOM! playground constructed in Whitehall

Playground was built at borough’s Wallace Park, with help of 350 volunteers.

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 "Spellbound," a hybrid tea rose grown by Bonnie and Arthur Bishop, of Bethel Park, won the 2013 Queen of Show during last year's Rose Show.

Rose show coming Saturday to Pittsburgh's North Shore

Members of the Pittsburgh Rose Society can show off the fruits of their labor, educate and share their expertise.

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 David Nardiello and his wife, Stephanie, of Mt. Lebanon. Mr. Nardiello entered a competition this summer to record new messages for Mt. Lebanon’s telephone system.

Returning native becomes voice of Mt. Lebanon

David Nardiello won a contest to record new messages for the town’s telephone system.

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Spaghetti dinner fundraiser in Beechview to help cats

A dinner on Saturday in Beechview will help FosterCat, a group that works with PetSmart to find homes for cats.

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Lawrence Walsh: Water issues can hold up sale of home in city

City officials said a Brookline man would have to dig up part of the front yard to install a pipe to direct rainwater to a storm sewer.

1 week ago


South at a glance: Town Hall meeting focuses on Mon Valley drug woes, PennDOT hosts meeting for bridge project

News from around the south communities: Heidelberg, Mon Valley, Waynesburg, Collier, and Heroes Run/Walk event.

1 week ago


 Teresa and Mitchell Reece

McDonald woman segues from food industry to wine-making

Teresa Reece used money from her job at Burger King to open a winery with her husband.

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Southscape: Bethel Park, Dormont, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Brentwood

Events and other happenings throughout the south suburbs.

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State, counties offer help for families caring for older relatives

The Aging Waiver Program provides health care and rehabilitation services, and medical and safety equipment for low-income senior citizens.

1 week ago


Elderly woman killed when vehicle hits pole in Monessen

Virginia Andrako, 84, was riding in a Tri-County Access vehicle when it hit a pole in the 1100 block of Donner Avenue, the coroner said.

1 week ago


Owner of Westmoreland County bridge-decking firm sentenced in fraud case

Matthew G. Williams, 48, of Dormont, ran Clearspan Construction Products in Westmoreland County.

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Obituary: Richard C. Bower / Gym teacher who challenged his students to exercise

The longtime gym teacher at Whitehall Junior High loved running.

1 week ago


Dislodged tires strike vehicles, kill driver

​The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the man who died as Scott Rice, ​53, from Gibsonia.

1 week ago


Driver escapes before train hits tanker truck hauling fracking water in Washington County

The impact pushed the truck several hundred feet down the track and ripped away the tanker.

1 week ago


Odorus natural gas mercaptan mixture affects Mon Valley, South Hills

Peoples Natural Gas says gas brought into its system from another company had too much mercaptan and is stinking things up.

2 weeks ago


Fayette County trailer-home fire kills one person

The blaze, which broke out in the middle of the night, is under investigation by the state police fire marshal.

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