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Cecil board delays vote on gas compressor station

The board was taking final public comments before voting to approve the application Monday night.

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Proposed Keystone Oaks budget holds line on taxes

Taxes have been steady at 18.63 mills for three years.

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 Gerald "Jerry" Costanzo has published more than 400 poems, articles and literary essays as well as seven of his own poetry collections.

Newsmaker you should know / CMU professor knew his calling as a child

Gerald “Jerry” Costanzo teaches English at the university and also is founding director of Carnegie Mellon University Press.

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 Susie, a Jack Russell terrier owned by Constable Richard Earliwine (left), greets Peg Johnston on Tuesday as she arrives to vote at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers, Washington County.

Incumbents top vote-getters in Washington County races

The three county commissioners will appear on the ballot in November along with Republican Mike McCormick.

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Keystone Oaks summer lunch program begins June 15

The program, to be set up at seven sites, could feed up to 500 children this summer.

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 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

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South scape: Caregiver workshops set for Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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Baldwin-Whitehall middle school teacher charged with striking student

J.E. Harrison Middle School math teacher Brian Paulos, 43, of Upper St. Clair, was charged via summons on Thursday, court records show.

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 Charles Hunnell of Waynesburg, left, a member of the Izaak Walton League of America, an environmental group, with fellow member Ken Dufalla, right, of Clarksville, asks questions Thursday of representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection and FirstEnergy at Carmichaels High School. The company wants to transfer waste from its power plant in Shippingport to the landfill at Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station in Greene County.

Carmichaels residents oppose Hatfield landfill plan

The proposal to reopen the Hatfield landfill for coal residue was the subject of a passionate two-hour public hearing Thursday night.

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 A large group of teenagers gathers near McDonald's after a disturbance closed Kennywood early on May 2.

Nine youths charged in Kennywood fracas

West Mifflin police said they charged the youths with various summary and misdemeanor charges.

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 The site of a home invasion on Pine Street in Bunola, Forward.

Forward shooting victim said nephew was trying to steal guns

Before he died at his home in the village of Bunola, Harrison Shaffer called 911 to report Billy Joe Richter broke in to steal guns.

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Jury deadlocks in Jason Korey trial

The jury is expected to return to court Friday to continue.

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 The site of a home invasion on Pine Street in Bunola, Forward.

Man slain, suspect wounded in standoff in the Bunola section of Forward

A man tore into a Bunola home today and opened fire, killing the homeowner, before he was critically wounded by police.

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Allegheny County Councilman Macey quits job over ethics

Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey resigned today from his part-time job in a state senator’s office.

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 An airplane en route to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., landed safely at the Allegheny County Airport, shortly after taking off and developing a flat tire.

Jet returns to Allegheny County Airport with flat tire

The plane’s crew discovered it had a landing gear problem shortly after it took off from the airport, bound for Florida.

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 Taymon Green, center, weeps Wednesday as police investigate the shooting of her friend, Jaymon Gandy, 21, who was shot dead earlier on Mifflin Street in Homestead.

Victim identified in Homestead shooting

Jaymon Gandy, 21, of West Mifflin died near the intersection of East 15th and Mifflin streets, Homestead Mayor Betty Esper said.

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Preliminary budget for West Jefferson Hills schools raises taxes

The increased revenue will provide for debt service payments for the future Thomas Jefferson High School.

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Keystone Oaks approves proposed final budget

Keystone Oaks School District directors approved a $38.8 million 2015-16 proposed final budget at a special voting meeting Tuesday.

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 Sixteen-month-old Sarah McLellan, dressed in an orange T-shirt, looks on as other members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Bridgeville hold "Orange Out" Sunday to demonstrate their support for persecuted Christians overseas.

Bridgeville churchgoers wear orange in support of persecuted Christians

At Zion Lutheran Church in Bridgeville, worshipers wore orange in response to jumpsuits the so-called Islamic State force on its captives.

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 Authorities are searching for this man who they say robbed the First Commonwealth Bank in Castle Shannon this morning.

Police search for man who robbed bank in Castle Shannon

It was unclear if the robber had a weapon, but he got away with an undetermined amount of money, FBI officials said.

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Charleroi cleaning up after Saturday flooding

heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Charleroi, leaving mud on the streets and some basements flooded.

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 Trenton Knight

Arrest warrant issued in Jefferson Hills man's shooting death

Allegheny County homicide detectives say Trenton Knight shot and killed Darius Williams in his Jefferson Hills home early this morning.

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Pittsburgh, Japanese robotics teams work together in race to the moon

‘Co-opetition’ brings rivals Astrobotic and its partner CMU, and Japanese team HAKUTO to LaFarge company slag site in West Mifflin.

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Drug suspects rounded up in McKeesport and Clairton

Thirteen of 14 suspects were in custody and being hauled into U.S. District Court for initial appearance hearings.

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Mt. Lebanon's Relay for Life set for May 30

It is a 24-hour event; the goal is to have at least one member walking the track at all times to represent one night of a cancer patient.

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Mif­f­lin Road in Hays re­opens but not for long

The road is set to close again, in both directions, on July 6.

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 Amy Brooks published her autobiography, "Unseen Arms," in 2014.

Avalon author, born without arms or legs, visits McKeesport High School

Amy Brooks, 33, shared her story of overcoming the odds with tomorrow’s health care workers.

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Sheetz may fill GetGo location on Route 19 in Peters

Several members of Peters council said they didn’t see how such a large store and gas station would fit on the site.

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After eight month closure, McElheny Road Bridge reopens

The bridge links Jefferson Hills and South Park Township.

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Mt. Lebanon school board plans to OK contract extension with teachers

The board also is considering raising the property tax rate by 0.40 mills for next year, rather than the original proposal of 0.42 mills.

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McKeesport works to reclaim vacant lots, clean up blight

The Reclaim McKeesport Ambassador Program is underway, working with GTECH Strategies on projects to beautify the city.

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 Deer are shown Feb. 20 in Mt. Lebanon.

Mt. Lebanon plans June discussion on deer management

The commissioners have canceled their regular meeting June 22 to discuss the matter, which has divided the community.

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Eagle Scout project puts Mt. Lebanon cemetery history online

William Hasley’s project passed the Boy Scout Board of Review in March.

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Allegheny County apprenticeship program offers high schoolers a peek at future careers

Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 school year.

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Bulgarian center hosts folk festival reunion in West Homestead

The reunion is held from 8 p.m. May 16 to 2 a.m. the next morning.

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 The Rev. Matthew Elanjileth, left, talks with Mark Sevco, president of UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East, at the UPMC McKeesport Wall of Fame ribbon cutting May 8.

History Hallway tells McKeesport hospital's story

The Castle on the Hill opened in 1894 as the first hospital in McKeesport and today is UPMC McKeesport.

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 Students from the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh act out author David Ira Rottenberg’s story “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” at Myrtle Avenue Elementary School.

Ballet brings author's story to life for Keystone Oaks students

David Ira Rottenberg read his children’s book “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” during assemblies.

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 John Bruner, right, Keystone Oaks resource officer, stands with students, from left, Lizzy Iorio, Joey Santillo, Naomi Fanelli, Abby Wockenfuss and Daniel Strickland.

Keystone Oaks resource officer sees his job as a calling

John Bruner, a former police officer in South Strabane, is the new school resource officer in the Keystone Oaks School District.

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 Kim Fox will be a vendor next month at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Winding route leads to art career for Mt. Lebanon resident

Kim Fox of Mt. Lebanon creates “tin quilts,” works of art that are made using cut tin and recycled wood.

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 ''I really enjoyed school and did not want to miss anything,'' she said," Spencer Lawson said.

South Allegheny senior has perfect attendance record

Spencer Lawson will receive special recognition on June 5 during the South Allegheny High School commencement.

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New businesses, banner program coming to McKeesport

“Without question, we’re on the right path,” Mayor Michael Cherepko says.

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 Kelly Robie, owner of two Just Between Friends franchises, sells slightly used kids clothes during big sale events at large venues.

Clean $weep: Pittsburgh-area resale, consignment shops make closet de-cluttering pay

Shops such as Clothes Mentor and Just Between Friends buy and sell items as part of a “resale revolution.”

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South scape: Don't miss events at libraries in south suburbs

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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South at a glance: Help needed for Carnegie cleanup

News and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Samantha Bennett: Internet, for dummies

The Web has proven its worth as a rapid-fire spreader of phony conspiracy theories and outright stupidity.

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 Jordan Clemons is escorted Thursday into the Washington County Courthouse, where the jury that convicted him in the killing of Karissa Kunco also decided to give him the death penalty.

Washington County jury returns with death penalty for Jordan Clemons

Clemons earlier this week was found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his former girlfriend, Karissa Kunco.

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 Patricia Katchur, center, has been charged in the shooting death of her husband in their McKeesport house.

Wife charged with killing husband

Patricia Lynn Katchur, 55, was charged with homicide in the slaying of Christopher Katchur in the couple’s house at 3101 Orchard St.

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 Howard D. Smith

Green Tree vet wins 'First Class Patriot Award'

The award honors a military veteran who has continued to contribute through community service.

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Man shot outside Uniontown tavern

The shooting occurred outside Esther’s Tavern on Austin Street at 11:09 a.m. today, according to officials.

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New Jersey man to be sentenced in September for heroin sales

Santino Drew, 36, of New Brunswick, was convicted of distributing heroin.

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