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South Fayette unveils its redesigned website

Township’s revamped web site gives South Fayette residents real-time features.

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 Sandy Saban, left, and Janet Trapuzzano, members of the McKees Rocks Historical Society, decorate the window at state Sen. Wayne Fontana's office in Kennedy on Dec. 11.

McKees Rocks Historical Society decorating window with monthly theme

The window program in the Kenmawr Plaza office of state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana debuted in November with a tribute to veterans.

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West municipal news: Annual Christmas Light-Up in Clinton park runs through Jan. 4

Municipal news from the various west communities.

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West at a glance: Steelers to honor football teams; road work to restrict traffic in Beaver County

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Auditions for 'Tommy' scheduled

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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 The pilgrimage presentation at Salem Crossroads begins in a 19th century log cabin.

Quiet reflection of the season: Delmont transforms into 'Christmas in Salem Crossroads'

Many communities and churches produce Nativity scenes as a remembrance of what it may have been like on that first Silent Night.

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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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Michigan man convicted of robbing Green Tree store and returning to Detroit

Brandon Kennedy of Inkster, Mich., faces at least seven years in prison because of previous convictions.

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 Recreational users have had limited access to the first half-mile of the popular Montour Trail since Dec. 15.

Parking lot cleanup complete at Montour Trail's Mile 0

The restored parking lot has reopened at Mile 0 of the Montour Trail, providing room for about 30 vehicles.

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Ambridge police seek leads after shots fired at housing complex

Police are seeking leads on two people accused of firing 18 times into a unit at a housing complex early this morning.

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 Police released this sketch of a woman whose embalmed head was found off Ridge Road Extension in Economy, Pa. at a press conference held at the Economy Borough Municipal Building on Monday.

Officials release rendering of woman whose head was found Friday in Economy

The head was found by a passerby just a few feet from Mason Road, a lightly traveled road through a wooded residential area.

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Former Steubenville coach sent to jail on probation violation

Matthew Belardine was arrested last month in Arizona on a charge of disorderly conduct.

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Bishop of Ukranian Catholic churches visits area this weekend

Bishop Bohdan John Danylo of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, will visit parishes in Ambridge and Carnegie.

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Beltzhoover man convicted for shooting woman in eye in Stowe Township

A jury found Oneal Olive guilty of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and firearms violations.

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 Lawrence Connolly of Moon opens up his monthly Story Time session at Riley's Pour House in Carnegie on Nov. 25.

In Carnegie, story time isn't just for libraries

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, anyone can become a storyteller at Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie.

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Community gardens approved for Crafton, Sharpsburg

The program, run by Allegheny Grows, provides materials and free advice to neighborhoods outside Pittsburgh.

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Early West Allegheny teacher contract ratified

The three-year agreement calls for wage increases, higher employee health care contributions and reduction in tuition reimbursements.

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Collier budget expands municipal services

Budget holds the line on taxes while calling for increased spending in public safety, recreation and other areas.

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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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West school news: Chartiers Valley, Moon Area

Chartiers Valley

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West at a glance: Pittsburgh airport art program accepting votes

News and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Teen Crafternoon scheduled in Moon

Events and other happenings throughout the west 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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 A rendering of a severed human head that was found in Beaver County . The head was embalmed, so police don't suspect homicide, but the mystery of who she is still under investigation.

Economy officials still trying to identify woman's head found Friday

The head was discovered Friday afternoon off Ridge Road Extension in a rural part of Economy.

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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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North Fayette taxpayers will see no increases in 2015

Commissioners adopted a $16.135 million budget tonight, of which $10.882 million will serve as the township's general fund.

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Hazmat team investigates possible gas leak at NS Conway yard

The crews were called to investigate a hissing sound coming from a tanker car in Norfolk Southern’s Conway yard about 5:35 p.m..

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 Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri speaks at his alma mater, Central Valley High School in Center Township.

Special effects wiz Joe Letteri returns to Pittsburgh

Joe Letteri, the wizard behind films such as “The Hobbit” and “Avatar,” returns to his alma mater to share movie magic secrets.

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Beaver County man gets 24 years for dealing prescription drugs

David Best, 28, was convicted on charges of conspiring to distribute oxycodone and Opana that he stole by tunneling through a pharmacy wall.

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Social service worker is accused of stealing money in McKees Rocks

Barbara Lazear of Crafton has been charged with using her power of attorney to steal nearly $66,000 from a 92-year-old woman.

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Airmall open house a mile-high success, airport officials say

The Allegheny County Airport Authority is looking at scheduling another open house sometime in the spring.

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 Michelle Mathew is the owner of Mathew Jewelers in Zelienople. Andrew Mathew Sr., Michelle's grandfather, founded the store in 1947.

Across Pittsburgh region, small shops big on building personal bond with customers

“Friendly store owners, a focus on customer service and unique products” keep suburban shoppers coming back to local downtowns.

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Blackhawk High School students build school spirit with lip dub video

A lip dub is a video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing and is filmed in one long clip.

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McKees Rocks Chartiers Avenue revitalization nears construction phase

Residents, business owners and local elected officials had the opportunity Dec. 2 to view the plan.

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 Travis Rogan, center, and his parents, Kathleen and Robert.

Autism doesn't stop Geneva College student from thriving on field, in classroom

Travis Rogan, the Geneva football team’s long snapper, graduated one semester early.

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School closing won't result in layoffs, Moon officials say

The Moon Area School District plans to close R. Hyde Elementary School in June, but all staff will be reassigned, administrators said.

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Roundup of school board reorganizations in the west

School boards are required to reorganize during the first week of December. Here's a roundup of some West reorganizations:

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  Carson Phillips to illustrate a West story for Dec. 11, 2014.HO

Beaver County wrestler, 5, appears in national calendar

Kindergartner from Center proves he’s not too young to wrestle, or to pose for a fundraising calendar to help an injured wrestling coach.

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 Rob Goodman, a native of Philadelphia, began his professional career with the Omaha Royals Triple-A baseball team.

Federation's South Hills director plans to reach out to Jewish families

Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair is the new director of the South Hills Engagement Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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West at a glance: Goodwill stores celebrate '12 Days of Christmas'

News and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Russian food festival in Carnegie

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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Samantha Bennett: After yoga retreat, it's good to be om

A retreat offers three days of serenity and not a burger in sight.

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DA charges social service worker with stealing from 92-year-old woman

The district attorney's office alleges that Barbara Lazear breached her fiduciary duty as power of attorney for Katherine Slovick.

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Crafton Heights shooting victim identified

A man who was fatally shot in the chest in Crafton Heights Tuesday night has been identified  as Dewayne Henley, 22, of the North Shore.

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West Allegheny, teachers agree to early-bird contract

The West Allegheny School District and West Allegheny Education Association have reached an early agreement on a new three-year contract.

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Debris removal to close lane on southbound I-79 in Collier

Work will occur after 7 p.m. weeknights.

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Police: Man found shot in Crafton Heights dies

A man who was found shot in the chest in a residence in Crafton Heights earlier this evening died at UPMC Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh police

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