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McKees Rocks teenager charged with assault against woman

A juvenile from McKees Rocks is being charged as an adult after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and threatened her with a gun, police said.

2 days ago


Gas line replacement to restrict traffic on Mansfield Avenue in Green Tree

Work will occur between Doubletree Drive and School Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30.

2 days ago


Paving resumes tonight on Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

Restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., with single-lane traffic and alternating one-way traffic.

2 days ago


Woman accused in McKees Rocks stabbings arrested for failing to appear in court

Lakeysh Collins, 41, was found by deputies in the Hill District.

1 day ago


Chartiers Valley School Board approves proposed final budget

The Chartiers Valley School Board unanimously approved a $59,749,243 proposed final budget at a meeting Tuesday.

1 day ago


McKees Rocks teen charged as adult with assaulting ex-girlfriend

Police said the 17-year-old kicked a door in, choked the ex-girlfriend, held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

2 days ago


 Emergency crews work at the scene of a two-car head-on crash on the Parkway East in Beaver County overnight in which a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction collided with another vehicle. Three people were injured.

Three injured in head-on crash on Parkway East in Beaver County

State police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Both drivers were flown to Pittsburgh hospitals.

3 days ago


Pedestrian critically injured near ramp on Parkway West

The man was collecting metal scraps along the road near the West Busway ramp in Carnegie when he was hit by a car, the Port Authority said.

2 days ago


More overnight closures on Parkway West this week

Tuesday brings an inbound closure; the outbound side closes Wednesday through Friday.

2 days ago


 Barbara Williard, with the Friends of the Scott Township Public Library, takes orders at the Election Day Bake Sale in the hallway outside of the polls in the Scott Municipal Building. It raises money for the Public Library in Scott Township.

West Election roundup: Primary brings about changes

Some new faces will be on the ballot in the West municipal, school board and district judge elections in the fall.

6 days ago


Ambridge High School seniors raise $14,000 for dog park

Lexi Korol and Lexi Palombo, students at Ambridge Area High School, created a dog park in Walter Panek Park for their senior project.

6 days ago


Wild Things ticket sales to benefit Collier dog park

Collier Township will attempt to raise money for a new dog park from a portion of a Washington Wild Things game’s ticket sales.

6 days ago


$17 million Ambridge sewer project designed to end overflows

The $17 million upgrade in Ambridge began in 2001 and is expected to be finished by spring 2016.

6 days ago


 Dolores Manuel, of Fair Oaks, is the theater director and talks to her students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart as they rehearse for a production on May 14. The school has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School students to perform in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The theater department of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School recently learned it has been selected to perform for 90 minutes.

6 days ago


 Louis A. Civitarese

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Brother physicians Frank and Louis Civitarese work together, honored together

Frank A. Civitarese and Louis A. Civitarese, family medicine physicians who work in Scott, have been honored by St. Clair Hospital.

6 days ago


Duane Faith resigns Montour school board seat

Duane Faith has resigned as a member of Montour school board, citing professional and personal commitments.

6 days ago


West at a glance: Towns sponsor Memorial Day parades

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

6 days ago


West municipal news: Ambridge, Collier, Coraopolis and more

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

6 days ago


West school news: Moon Area and West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

6 days ago


Pedestrian killed by train in Coraopolis identified

She was identified as Anna Shkraba, a supervisor with the office said. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

5 days ago


Two critically injured in two-vehicle crash near Raccoon Creek State Park

County emergency officials said paramedics found two passengers unresponsive at the scene and were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

6 days ago


Train hits pedestrian in Beaver County

Beaver County emergency officials said the woman was struck at about 12:20 p.m. at the 15th Street rail crossing.

6 days ago


Parkway West ramp at Rosslyn Farms reopened

The ramp had been scheduled to stay closed until Friday night.

6 days ago


Boyce Road reopened

The tree fell across Boyce near Mayview Road, Allegheny County officials said.

1 week ago


Greentree Road paving resumes tonight

From Cochran Road to McKinney Lane just past Parkway Center, traffic will be reduced to one lane in three- and four-lane sections.

1 week ago


Parkway West on-ramp closed until Friday night

The closure was scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m. Friday.

1 week ago


 After criticism by girl, Dick's retailer widens scope to be more inclusive.

Dick’s makes push for female buyers

After criticism by girl, for lack of female athletes in company catalog, the Findlay retailer widens scope to be more inclusive.

1 week ago


 Firefighters tackle a two-alarm blaze at the Harmony Ridge Country Club in Beaver County this morning.

Three-alarm fire engulfs country club in Beaver County

The country club has been in existence since 1926 and was designed by former Oakmont greenskeeper and head professional Emil Loeffler.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox teacher's assistant arrested for inappropriate relationship with student

Matthew Ramon Bertovich, a paraprofessional at the school, faces a long list of charges, including rape and photographing sexual acts.

1 week ago


 Green Tree police Chief Robert Downey Jr.

Green Tree police chief Robert Downey Jr. resigns

Robert Downey Jr. has resigned after serving since January 2013, saying he has “decided to retire from active law enforcement.”

1 week ago


 Fourth year carpentry apprentice Pat Murphy drills a hole during the annual Carpenters Design/Build Competition at the Carpenter's Training Center.

Carpenters Union hammers out project for Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

This year’s challenge for each team was to design and assemble one of five segments that would become part of an outdoor plant workshop.

1 week ago


 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.

1 week ago


Focus on Renewal executive director resigns

Greg Quinlan, who has held the position since 2012, is moving to Harrisburg, where his wife is starting a new job.

1 week ago


Robinson refunds Montour permit fees

Robinson will refund about $145,000 in building permit fees to the Montour School District for renovation projects.

1 week ago


Carnegie mayor says he's allowed to speak at meetings

Mayor Jack Kobistek was responding to the solicitor’s remarks that the mayor could speak only on public safety or police issues.

1 week ago


Huntington's disease 5K 'Charlotte's Run' set in Beaver

A Beaver man who has lost much of his family to a degenerative brain disease now works to combat it.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox and Propel talks are stalled

The school district is attempting to remain viable as charter schools move into its territory.

1 week ago


 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.”

1 week ago


Consol training academy in Amwell draws 100 students

Consol Energy gives high school students a real-world glimpse into the natural gas industry.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Internet, for dummies

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

1 week ago


West municipal news: Moon, South Fayette

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

1 week ago


West scape: Library events, meetings, on stage

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

1 week ago


Bridge replacement to begin on Washington Pike in South Fayette

One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions as the contractor on the $1.5 million project rebuilds the bridge in halves.

2 weeks ago


McKees Rocks man gets eight years for gun possession

Mark Brazil admitted that he put guns in the name of his wife, Asia Harris, because he's a convicted felon and can't have them.

2 weeks ago


McMonagle Avenue closed for repaving work

The closure between Banksville Road and Greentree Road began at 7 this morning.

2 weeks ago


JROTC instructor acquitted of drunkenness, endangerment

First Sgt. Carl Curtis previously was cleared of public drunkenness citations following a dispute with his wife at an American Legion post.

2 weeks ago


Motorcyclist killed after hitting deer in Beaver County

The motorcyclist was driving on Route 51 around 7:30 p.m. when he swerved trying to avoid three deer in the roadway, police said.

2 weeks ago


Traffic restrictions continue this week on Greentree Road

Work will occur from 7 p.m. today through Friday.

2 weeks ago


Out­bound Park­way West set for over­night clo­sure

The clo­sures will be­gin at 10 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. the next day.

2 weeks ago


One person injured in motorcycle accident on Route 51

A motorcyclist was seriously injured when he hit a deer near Stitt Road around 7:30 p.m.

2 weeks ago



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