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 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

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Munhall man pleads guilty but mentally ill in mother's shooting death

Anthony Scholl, 43, was sentenced to 20 to 50 years in prison in exchange for the plea, district attorney spokesman Mike Manko said.

about 7 hours ago


 Terry Walker

Homicide suspect surrenders, charged with casino worker's death

Police said Terry Walker, 45, of Uniontown, turned himself in early this morning to state police at the Uniontown barracks.

about 18 hours ago


Police seek public's help in apprehending armed robbery suspect

Police said the suspect, Tyler Lankford, 20, is considered armed and dangerous.

about 15 hours ago


 Trish Dellana sits with her custom magnets designed to ask drivers whether they have performed an act of kindness. The magnets are designed from her children's hand prints, and form an angel in the center of the magnet.

With Mt. Lebanon mom's help, magnet's message promotes kindness

Trish Dellana of Mt. Lebanon started a nonprofit to distribute magnets, which she hopes will encourage people to think of others.

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Mt. Lebanon to extend consent order on sewers

Communities required to to develop a wet-weather control plan in conjunction with Alcosan.

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Peters school budget may increase taxes

The district has an anticipated deficit of $2.8 million, which likely will lead to a tax increase above the state-mandated 2.03-mill cap.

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 Glassport Mayor Rosemary Bradley.

Spur-of-the-moment decision to run lands her in mayor's seat in Glassport

Rosemary Bradley, 72, knows of no other female Glassport mayor since the borough was founded in 1902.

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 Alejandro Diaz as the Prince, left, hands a rose to Alexandra Kochis as the Beauty in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production of "Beauty and the Beast."

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stages 'Beauty and the Beast' for sensory-sensitive audience

Specially adapted performance gives those with sensory sensitivities a chance to experience a theater production.

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Bethel Park backs new education funding formula

The school board is supporting the efforts of Campaign for Fair Education Funding, urging state legislators to establish such a formula.

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Mt. Lebanon School District will not build new rifle range for high school

In 2011, the board decided not to include rebuilding the range as part of a $109 million renovation.

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Steel Valley game controversy, other issues

A controversy involving  coach Drew Schifino’s refusal to coach the playoff game between Steel Valley and South Fayette  was discussed.

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South scape: Foreign language groups to meet at Mt. Lebanon library

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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South at a glance: It's almost time for Pittsburgh-area high school musicals

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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Munhall felon indicted on drug, gun charges

Antonuan Smith, 28, is charged with heroin possession and possession of weapons, one of them an assault rifle, by a convicted felon.

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Woman, 27, killed in I-70 crash in Washington County

State police said Vanessa Mutschler, of Washington, Pa., died in the crash in Somerset, Washington County.

1 day ago


Bridges in McKeesport, North Braddock to be restricted today

The inspections affect the Jerome Street Bridge and the Tassey Hollow Bridge.

1 day ago


Ex-W.Va. highway official sentenced in corruption case

Edward Matthew Tuttle, 39, of Buckhannon, had pleaded guilty in August in U.S. District Court.

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Keystone Oaks board waives nepotism policy to hire paraprofessional

By voting to hire John Foster as a paraprofessional at Dormont Elementary School, the board waived its own policy regarding nepotism.

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Scott Township votes against deer culling in park bordering Mt. Lebanon

The park is located off of Cochran and Greentree roads in Scott, although Mt. Lebanon paid $1 million for the property in August 1995.

2 days ago


 Terry Walker

Authorities search for suspect charged in death of Uniontown woman

Terry Walker, 45, of Uniontown, is charged in the death of Mya Ann Grady, 36, whose body was found inside a vehicle Saturday.

2 days ago


 Police said that Nicholas Grant, 16, was beaten with a vacuum and choked during a fight inside this Carrick youth home on Jan. 10.

Two teens face trial in beating death at Carrick youth home

Malik Crosby, 16, and Yusuf Shepard, 15, are charged as adults in the January death of Nicholas Grant, 16.

2 days ago


One person injured when truck flips on I-70 in Washington County

The crash occurred about 12:45 p.m. on Interstate 70 eastbound at the 1 mile marker near the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

2 days ago


 A view of the sidewalk leading up to the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

County Airport gets $2.9 million state grant

It was the biggest of six grants announced for smaller airports by PennDOT.

3 days ago


McKeesport Area Schools announce snow make-up day

The superintendent announced that March 20 will serve as a make-up school day to balance out instructional time missed because of weather.

2 days ago


 Elaine Gillen, right. of Mt. Lebanon reacts as possible new locations for the deer cull are discussed Monday night at a public discussion session before the Mt. Lebanon commissioners meeting.

Mt. Lebanon tweaks deer-culling plans

Mt. Lebanon commissioners re-evaluate some bait-and-trap sites near schools while some residents call the program barbaric.

4 days ago


DA to seek death penalty in Duquesne slaying, arson

Prosecutors listed five aggravating factors in seeking death against James Karr, 47, in the death of his estranged wife, Maureen Karr.

4 days ago


Tough morning for T riders

As of 7 a.m., inbound service had been restored but outbound trains were continuing to detour.

3 days ago


Natural gas service restored to Fayette County homes

The utility company said a third-party contractor damaged a pipeline in Uniontown, causing the outage.

3 days ago


 Taylynn Devaughn

Dog mauls 2-year-old girl to death in West Mifflin

The 2-year-old was bitten by the pit bull at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at a home on Fleetwood Drive.

4 days ago


District Attorney plans to seek death penalty for Duquesne man

Police say James Karr bound his estranged wife with wire, poured vodka over her body and set the couple’s home on fire on Dec. 30.

4 days ago


Homestead man sues U.S. after being struck by mail truck

Leon Dorsey, 52, said he was hit by a truck going the wrong way on Sylvan Avenue in Homestead on Jan. 23, 2012.

4 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon is preparing for a deer cull in six parks to thin the population out.

Mt. Lebanon's deer herd in the crosshairs

After years of population growth, the South Hills suburb plans to corral and kill dozens of deer. How did it come to this?

6 days ago


'Classic' Neenie Campbell Gymnasium renovated

But the facility retains its best features in the $14.5 million renovation at Founders’ Hall Middle School.

1 week ago


 Students at Canon-McMillan High School push carts full of boxes of jeans to be loaded onto a bus. The school participated in a Teens for Jeans project collecting hundreds of pairs of jeans for those in need.

Canon-McMillan schools collect jeans to be recycled to homeless

The Internet campaign has teenagers collecting pants to give to the needy in a nationwide Teens for Jeans campaign.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon library looks ahead to spring

The library is hosting a four-part garden lecture and workshop series that is free and open to the public.

1 week ago


Glass club to host antique show in Bethel Park

The 40th annual show will include an exhibit about early glass manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon adopts new policy for field signs

Advertisers will be able to place sponsorship signs at athletic fields in Mt. Lebanon.

1 week ago


 David Smith, 16, works at the cash register in McKeesport High School’s student-run store.

Cash registers donated to student-run store at McKeesport Area High

The White Oak American Legion found new uses at McKeesport Area High School for three old cash registers.

1 week ago


Chabad of the South Hills to celebrate Purim miracle

The Book of Esther, which recounts the story of the Purim miracle, will be read at 5 p.m. March 5 at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.

1 week ago


 Mya Morgan, 7, of Liberty.

Liberty first-grader is a golf champion

Mya Morgan, 7, will compete in a national tournament on the U.S. Kids Golf Tour in North Carolina this summer.

1 week ago


South Park library schedules ladies-only program

You must be a woman, 18 or older, to celebrate Valentine’s month at South Park Library with “Fifty Shades of Fun.”

1 week ago


Westmoreland court could decide on Hempfield cemetery upkeep in spring

First Commonwealth Bank took control of the cemetery in 2009 after the former caretaker’s departure a year earlier.

1 week ago


Initiative aims to boost home ownership in Monessen

The program provides funds for down payments and closing costs and could benefit at least two dozen moderate-income households.

1 week ago


 Robyn Tongel, of Plum, goes over the family's schedule for the week with her children, Ellie, 11, and Jack, 9, while preparing dinner.

Finding balance: Family time doesn't have to compete with kids' extracurricular activities

The over-scheduled child is a topic that has been tackled from books to talk shows to academic studies.

1 week ago


South scape: Celebrate pastoral anniversary in Homestead

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago


South at a glance: Black History Month lecture in West Mifflin

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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 Helen Yourd, of Mt. Lebanon, joins about two dozen people Feb. 10 to protest a deer culling program proposed by Mt. Lebanon's town commissioners.

Mt. Lebanon deer management program gets go-ahead

The municipality has received Pennsylvania Game Commission permit to trap and shoot deer, but other control methods are being considered.

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 Pete and Laura Bianco of Imperial hold their newborn son, Luca Simon Bianco, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon on Jan. 30. He was born at 2:56 a.m. Pete's brother, Michael, and his wife, Nicole, had Michael Adonis Bianco at 1:58 a.m.

Pittsburgh-area effort aims to foster love of art very early

The mission of Start with Art is to create a culture of art collectors among newborns at three Pittsburgh-area hospitals.

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Samantha Bennett: Things have been ruff since beagle found his voice

A once-silent pup has turned into a motormouth.

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