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 Brennan McCann , a senior at South Fayette High School, talks about the problems during production of "swarf," long curly metal remains. Students from Upper St. Clair and South Fayette high schools joined together to try to solve real-world problems for local companies.

Upper St. Clair, South Fayette students aim to 'change the world' through STEAM

The high school students collaborated to suggest to Cecil cookware maker ways to improve technology and save resources.

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Chartiers Valley students search for Korean War veterans for memorial

They are reaching out to the community to obtain information about fallen veterans of the Korean War.

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Bethel Park chamber, students work to boost local shopping

The new Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce and Bethel Park High School DECA students formed a partnership to promote local businesses.

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Steel Valley school board appoints coaches

One board member laments the lack of interviews with other candidates for the top job in the Steel Valley football program.

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 Santa Claus

Santa Claus: A newsmaker you should know

Santa, that bearer of gifts and magic, has had many names, nationalities and shapes.

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South scape: Tickets on sale for Mt. Lebanon library fundraiser

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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South at a glance: New development director at Penn State Greater Allegheny

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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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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Police searching for Bethel Park robbery suspect

Police said the suspect is driving a 2000 white Ford Taurus with a South Dakota license plate number JSE-6598. He might be with the

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Clairton has three players on all-state team

In Class AAA, WPIAL is represented by four players on the first team.

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 Thomas Lloyd Sr.

Obituary: Thomas Lloyd Sr. / Longtime Dormont mayor

Mr. Lloyd was elected to five terms as mayor after serving for 18 years on borough council, but his long tenure was rocky at the end.

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Mt. Lebanon calls off controlled deer hunt

On the day Mt. Lebanon announced the archery hunt, the state Game Commission had sold out of doe licenses but apparently no one knew.

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Shale gas drilling operator penalized for landslide that diverted Greene County streams

Engelwood, Colo.-based Vantage Energy Appalachia was ordered to pay a penalty of $999,900.

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Peters Township School Board hires new assistant elementary principal

At a special voting meeting Monday evening, the board hired Michael Brookie as the new assistant principal for McMurray Elementary School.

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Fayette man, already charged with soliciting sex, indicted for child porn

Jeremy Burnworth, 35, appeared before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh this morning and was released on $50,000 bond.

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Groom charged during filming of TLC's 'Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Police said the groom being filmed for the TLC reality series threw glass cups at the wall and tried to provoke a fight.

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Two injured in fire at Washington County car wash

The blaze started at about 10 a.m. at Ducky's car wash on East O'Hara Street in McDonald, according to an emergency dispatcher.

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Victim identified in fatal Washington County fire at elderly complex

The fire at the senior-citizen high rise remains under investigation by the local police department and the state fire marshal.

6 days ago


Former longtime Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd has died

He served for 18 years as a councilman and 20 years as mayor, with the last part of his tenure marked by sharp disagreement with council.

6 days ago


Uniontown man involved in fatal collision with police officer dies

Andrew Bohatch was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. this afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 69.

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 Police salute fallen Perryopolis Police officer Richard Champion outside of the Holy Trinity Church in Ligonier after his funeral service. Officer Champion died in a car crash while on duty.

Mourners gather in Ligonier for fallen Perryopolis police officer

Officer Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier died Sunday when his police cruiser collided with a car making a left turn in front of him.

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 "Bellevue Library" by Ron Thurston, who will teach a watercolor class at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in the winter 2015.

The art of gift-giving: Studio arts class is always the right size

For a holiday gift that begins after others have started to fade, consider a studio arts class in the Pittsburgh region.

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 The Kovscek family of Brownsville, portraying Brownsville pioneer family, the Bowmans, as they would appear in 1805.

Brownsville church offers 18th century Christmas service

Christ Church Anglican will present the service at 6 p.m. Friday.

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 Sarah Hunt, who dances with Abby Lee Dance studio in Plum and who is from South Hills, will dance ''Clara'' in the Nutcracker in Long Island, N.Y., this week.

Baldwin Borough dancer, part of 'Dance Moms,' has lead in Long Island ballet

Sarah Hunt, 9, plays Clara in “The Nutcracker” at Molloy College Madison Theater in New York this weekend.

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Tax increase anticipated in Peters school district

Peters Township schools is expecting a $2.8 million budget deficit in the 2015-16 spending plan.

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Wash Arts nonprofit shines spotlight on Pittsburgh-area artists

The Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center is hosting a market through Dec. 30 that features the work of 30 local artists.

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McKeesport Area considers activity bus for basketball players

A resident requested the bus because of the late practice times for the teams.

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 A photo of Louise Biddle in 2000, for her 76th birthday.

At 90, West Elizabeth woman still busy serving community

Louise Biddle is president of West Elizabeth council and a member of the Steel Valley Council of Governments board, among many activities.

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Police seek help finding suspect in two South Hills bank robberies

The robberies took place at First Commonwealth Bank in Dormont on Dec. 1 and the First National Bank in Castle Shannon on Dec. 10.

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Canon-McMillan school board moves meetings to Thursday

School boards re-elect officers in Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, McKeesport, Peters Township and Upper St. Clair.

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South Fayette advances study of traffic corridors

Administrators are dedicating $40,000 from their capital fund in 2015 to further their traffic task force efforts.

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South scape: Tickets on sale for Mt. Lebanon beer and chili fundraiser

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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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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Interested in winter arts classes? Here's where to go around Pittsburgh

Arts organizations in the Pittsburgh region offer classes that range painting to cooking.

1 week ago


Man sues Pittsburgh and suburban police for shooting him

Donald Burris' suit says the police involved acted maliciously and counter to their training.

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Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

Stephanie Munizza will serve her sentence on a misdemeanor charge in Missouri.

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Driver killed in crane truck crash in Greene County

The county coroner’s office said Saundra Kay Hanko, 65, of Sycamore was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Teen resentenced to 45 to life in McKeesport triple killing

Isaiah Hereford, who is now 21, had been given a mandatory life sentence when he was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge three years ago.

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Drainage work to slow Route 88 traffic in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Milford and Hillside drives through next Tuesday.

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Pa. constables face misdemeanor charges

The deputy constables’ charges are in connection with their arrest of Esther Peyton at her home on Timberwood Drive on Oct. 14.

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Steel Valley appoints coaches

The Steel Valley school board reappointed head football coach Rodney Steele and appointed eight other coaches at a special meeting tonight.

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Traffic restriction planned on Route 88 in Bethel Park

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

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Constables charged with using excessive force in arrest

Christian Constantini and Michael Lowman were charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering, official oppression and conspiracy.

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Gas leak empties Baldwin Borough apartment buildings

Twenty people were evacuated from 15 apartment units along Wolfe Drive this morning.

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 A flag flies at half staff at Washington Square in Perryopolis on Monday. Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all flags lowered to half staff at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties in honor of a Perryopolis police officer killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash.

Funeral set for Perryopolis police officer killed in two-vehicle crash

Officer Richard Champion was killed Sunday when his patrol car collided with an SUV on Route 51 in Perry Township, Fayette County.

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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.

1 week ago


Water main break under control in Castle Shannon

The only customer affected by the break was the post office, which was without water.

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Body found near Southland Shopping Center in Pleasant Hills

A woman’s body was found near the Southland Shopping Center in Pleasant Hills early Saturday.

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Boyce Road in South Fayette reopens after water main replacement

The road had been closed from Mayview to Hunting Ridge roads for the replacement of 1,500 feet of a 60-year-old main.

2 weeks ago


West Mifflin school officials’ meal costs questioned

Among the restaurants where charges were incurred were  Westwood Golf Club, Lonestar Steakhouse, Nakama, Max & Erma’s and TGI Fridays.

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