TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

This morning, traffic will shift to the right approach lane and shoulder on Banksville Road, with two lanes open toward the merge area.

about 5 hours ago

Executive Nocito’s secretary charged with conspiracy to defraud

Ann E. Harris, personal assistant and secretary to Joseph Nocito Sr., is accused of helping him use his companies to pay personal expenses.

about 11 hours ago

 Alberta Tyson leads a large group of flag-waving laundry and dry cleaning workers from Local 141 during the 1984 Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade.

Pittsburgh region's Labor Day events go back more than a century

Since 1894, southwestern Pennsylvania has marked the holiday with parades, picnics, speeches, fairs and religious services.

about 11 hours ago

Classes canceled in West Jefferson Hills School District

Administrators contacted Jefferson Hills police, which conducted a sweep of Thomas Jefferson High School and found nothing.

about 4 hours ago

 These dolls are for sale at Artsmiths, an artists market in Mt. Lebanon.

Artsmith of Pittsburgh aims to become regional arts, culture center

The business recently opened in the former Rolliers Hardware in Mt. Lebanon.

about 11 hours ago

Bethel Park Trialogue aims to open discussion among all faiths

A pastor, a rabbi and an imam will be panelists at Trialogue to be held Wednesday.

about 11 hours ago

 Volunteers from the Duquesne Youth Athletic Association, members of the community and Sam’s Club work together to install wooden bleachers at Duquesne Stadium.

Duquesne community rallies to renovate grandstand

The Duquesne Youth Athletic Association was able to repair the stadium grandstand with help from Sam’s Club and local businesses.

about 11 hours ago

 The project by Eagle Scout Ethan Dadum, right, fixed the cross area with the statue of St. Mary Magdeline on the church grounds. Ethan was helped by his grandfather, Bill Dadum.

Dormont Eagle Scout restores statues at Scott church

Ethan Dunham, 18, of Dormont, rebuilt a wall and repainted statues with the help of his grandfather, William Szczepaniak, of the West End.

about 11 hours ago

 Elliott Lee, left, and Marley Mills, both 2, enjoy sensory play at the Seesaw Center's rice table.

Castle Shannon Seesaw Center balances play, learning for children, parents

The center provides an indoor play environment for children through kindergarten age during cold-weather months.

about 11 hours ago

Festival of Combustion in Rankin celebrates the molten arts

The festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

about 11 hours ago

Steel Valley works to reduce storm water with tree pits

Another project involves devising plans to turn the high school wrestling room into a design studio.

about 11 hours ago

 Nicci Giehll is the principal of Hoover Elementary.

Newsmaker you should know / Service project led Bethel Park woman to teaching career

Nicole “Nicci” Giehll of Bethel Park has been named principal of Hoover Elementary School in the Mt. Lebanon School District.

about 11 hours ago

Samantha Bennett: New words add a little awesomesauce to the language

The dictionary gets a little thicker with Oxford’s imprimatur.

about 11 hours ago

South scape: Learn to square dance in Clairton

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 11 hours ago

South at a glance: Pool construction delayed in Scott

News and other happenings throughout the South communities.

about 11 hours ago

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School bus hits, kills teen in McKeesport

A 14-year-old girl was struck and killed by a dump truck at the same intersection in March 2014.

about 18 hours ago

Banksville backup caused by unapproved lane closure

The closure, which was still in effect as of 11 a.m., was causing delays of an hour or more for commuters heading into the city.

about 23 hours ago

 Allegheny County police investigate a fatal shooting early this morning in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue in Clairton.

Neighbors tell of hearing shots in deadly Clairton shooting

The shooting was reported shortly after 1 a.m. in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue.

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

PennDOT will move the merge point down the road to the area of the railroad trestle to try to ease congestion.

1 day ago

McKeesport Council enters into agreement with EQT Corp. to drill under Renziehausen Park

McKeesport will receive a signing bonus of about $3,000 per acre or $400,000.

1 day ago

N.J. man gets 20 years for dealing heroin

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentenced Santino Drew, 36, of New Brunswick, N.J., today following his conviction at trial in May.

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens after utility line fire

The span was closed for more than four hours.

2 days ago

Man struck by lightning in West Mifflin

An employee with Family Tent Rental in Elizabeth was struck by lightning this afternoon in West Mifflin, according to statements.

1 day ago

Allegheny County CYF worker charged with possessing child porn

Michael Smith, 44, of Pleasant Hills, was charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography.

2 days ago

Tractor rolls over, kills Washington County man

James McDade, 57, was driving his tractor on a hill when it rolled over multiple times, officials said.

2 days ago

Two Cal U students face charges stemming from fight

Police said one of the students threatened to use a gun during the fight.

3 days ago

TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures through Thursday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

3 days ago

 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Rare lion’s death at Nemacolin raises oversight questions

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.

4 days ago

Homestead heroin dealer sentenced to 15 years

Brandon Thompson, 30, had pleaded guilty in May to his role as a supplier for a gang of dealers called the Uptown Crew.

3 days ago

Religious monument can stay at junior high school

The monument to the Ten Commandments has been in place at the Fayette County school since the 1950s.

6 days ago

 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

6 days ago

School's Ten Commandments monument violates Constitution but can remain in place, judge rules

The monument has stood on the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High School since 1957.

6 days ago

 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

1 week ago

 Joey Fabus' plight sparked community fundraisers to help raise money for his rare condition. Now a foundation has been formed.

5K planned in memory of Bethel Park boy

The fundraiser will be held Sept. 20 for Joey Fabus, who died in January of an inoperable brain tumor.

1 week ago

McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes

The money will be used as needed to pay bills until the district receives funding from the state.

1 week ago

 Zachary McGill of Thomas McGill Restoration adds mortar between logs on a 1700s-era log cabin in Elizabeth Township. Restoration of the cabin is being overseen by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. Zachary McGill and his uncle Tom McGill added mortar colored to look like the clay originally used to waterproof the cabin.

Event to help fund log cabin restoration in Elizabeth Township

The Elizabeth Township Historical Society is hosting Greenock Log House Day with Civil War re-enactors and a spaghetti dinner.

1 week ago

Meals on Wheels asks for space in Peters rent free

The group does not have enough money to pay the $42,000-a-year rent at the fire department space it occupies.

1 week ago

 A Brentwood High School engineering group will compete by building and ''driving'' small scale cars in September in Singapore. Pictured is the Noctis car.

Brentwood 'car designers' headed to Singapore for competition

The five students will race a balsa wood car they designed and built that is one-twentieth scale and powered by C02.

1 week ago

Chartiers Valley considers withholding payments to charter schools until budget impasse ends

The district also may withhold payments to the state retirement program due to the lack of a state budget.

1 week ago

 Kathy Surma, left, and Linda Ambroso.

South Hills-based sewing bee to make products for women in Zimbabwe

Participants will make reusable sanitary pads for the women. The event will be held Sept. 27 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church.

1 week ago

Scott says no to Mt. Lebanon deer culling in Twin Hills Park

Officials say Mt. Lebanon cannot cull deer in Twin Hills Park. Even though the municipality owns the park, it is within Scott.

1 week ago

Students in Pittsburgh's south suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh southern suburbs.

1 week ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

1 week ago

 Jessica Bartholomew of Bethel Park.

Newsmaker you should know / Mt. Lebanon teacher honored for work with English language learners

Jessica Bartholomew of Bethel Park teaches English as a second language in the Mt. Lebanon School District.

1 week ago

South scape: Fundraisers scheduled across Pittsburgh's south suburbs

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago

Fayette County crash claims second victim

Tyler Wolfe, 22, of Connellsville, died at UPMC Presbyterian, where both he and passenger Kayla Wiltrout were flown after a crash Thursday.

6 days ago

 Allegheny County homicide detectives arrested Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington in connection with a fatal shooting in Homestead earlier this week.

Arrest made in fatal shooting in Homestead

Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington, was charged with criminal homicide and other offenses.

1 week ago

Lanes closed again this weekend on Route 51 in South Hills

Traffic will be limited in both directions between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street and Mullooly Street and Lebanon Church Road.

1 week ago

Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

Work will occur until 4 p.m. between Provost Road and Route 51.

1 week ago

Coroner called after pedestrian hit by SUV in Fayette County

State police say the incident happened about 6:30 a.m. on the Pittsburgh Road section of Route 51 in North Union Township.

1 week ago