Bethel Park hockey team seeking votes in national video contest

Program for developmentally disabled kids hopes to win $10,000.

about 12 hours ago

Initiative puts emphasis on youth in McKeesport area

One of the projects that participants in YouthCAST are working on is beautifying ReClaim McKeesport sites.

about 12 hours ago

Samantha Bennett: Trying so hard to forget your Facebook

Breaking up on social media -- it’s complicated

about 12 hours ago

 Raelynn Jackson is also an allied health instructor for Douglas Education Center in Monessen.

Newsmaker you should know / Finleyville health care worker honored for innovative patient care

Raelynn Jackson received an award from a statewide association for her Meds 2 Beds program.

about 12 hours ago

South at a glance: Brownsville area to light up for holiday

Community events and news taking place throughout the South communities.

about 12 hours ago

Reschenthaler sworn in as state senator

The Republican from Jefferson Hills won a special election Nov. 3 to replace Democrat Matt Smith.

about 13 hours ago

 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

about 18 hours ago

 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

about 17 hours ago

 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

about 18 hours ago

 The police chief said in an internal memo that officers are allowed to initiate such pursuits only if they believe a violent felony occurred.

Pittsburgh police undergoing 'full review' of pursuit policy

WHAT’S NEW: Surveillance video showing end of police chase posted by auto dealer on its Facebook page.

1 day ago

RAD board approves nearly $97 million budget

The budget is the largest in the district’s history and $3.1 million more than the 2015 budget.

1 day ago

Fee structure needed to make special education affordable to districts, keep AIU centers operational

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s director says a new model -- one that does not require it to absorb deficits -- is needed.

1 day ago

Inmate attacks prison guard with shank in Greene County

Police said the guard was able to partially subdue the other inmate before other guards rushed to help.

2 days ago

County health department closes Hot Spot Cyber Cafe in North Versailles

Inspection reports for food facilities in the county are available online via the health department’s website.

1 day ago

Upper St. Clair School Board chooses new principal for Boyce Middle School

Daniel O’Rourke is the new principal of Boyce Middle School, effective Jan. 1.

1 day ago

Man dies in McKeesport house fire

A man died in a fire in his home on Anderson Street.

4 days ago

Buried 6 feet under in South Park: hundreds of dead skates

Every few years, some county parks employees have buried worn-out rental ice skates beneath South Park.

4 days ago

 Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren church, Madison Avenue and Tripoli Street, Oct. 1, 1953.

How former church buildings in the Pittsburgh region find new life

Old churches provide aesthetics and space for spirited new uses.

5 days ago

 A reader submitted this photo of the deer carcass that was dropped in front of the Peters Township High School on Tuesday morning.

Four teens responsible for dead animals along picket line in Peters, police say

Chief Harry Fruecht said his department has identified four boys, ages 16 and 17, and called the incidents “strictly a prank.”

4 days ago

Fire in McKeesport under control

The fire was in a home on Anderson Street

4 days ago

Pedestrian killed in Duquesne

Emergency dispatchers said the accident occurred at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Duquesne Boulevard at about 7:45 p.m.

4 days ago

 Chuck McCullough

Ex-county councilman charged with 7 new counts

Chuck McCullough faces charges of false swearing, obstruction of justice, perjury and unsworn falsification.

5 days ago

Clairton to leave distressed status

The state Department of Community and Economic Development said it will terminate Clairton’s designation as financially distressed.

5 days ago

Mt. Lebanon, Peters criticize proposed limits on school districts' taxing powers

School officials and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association oppose such efforts by state lawmakers.

5 days ago

County to stop practice of burying old skates at South Park

Every few years, some Allegheny County parks employees buried hundreds of old, unusable rental ice skates at South Park.

5 days ago

 Lynn Lewis, right, talks Nov. 10 with Ralph Croushore, president of the Peters Creek chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, about one of the turkeys he and his organization are distributing through the Central Food Pantry in Elizabeth.

Conservation group provides turkeys for Elizabeth Township families to cook at home

The Peters Creek Trail Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated about 90 turkeys this year for Thanksgiving dinners.

5 days ago

South Fayette may stop covering cost of garbage collection

Shifting the expense to residents would free up about $750,000 that could be allotted to a road improvement fund and other projects.

5 days ago

Bethel Park School District considering kindergarten center

Superintendent Nancy Aloi Rose says trends suggest a need to redistrict, but no plans are being made for the 2016-17 school year.

5 days ago

 Seventh-graders watch the sky constellations during a Nov. 11 demonstration.

Traveling planetarium comes to Bethel Park middle school

The students viewed constellations, stars and planets in a program by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

5 days ago

Mt. Lebanon superintendent touts schools' achievement

Administrators tell the school board that the district’s students continue to achieve “among the best.”

5 days ago

West Jefferson Hills school board appoints member who lost re-election

When David Graham resigned his school board seat, the board voted for Darlene Schreiber to fill the position.

5 days ago

 Zachary Luchetti’s interest in music began at age 7 when his parents signed him up for piano lessons with a local teacher

Resume: Newsmaker you should know / Opera singer Zachary Luchetti finds niche in lesser-known companies

Zachary Luchetti of Mount Washington: “Now my goal is not about making it big, but making good art."

5 days ago

South scape: Fundraisers, libraries and more

Community events and news taking place throughout Pittsburgh’s South communities.

5 days ago

East at a glance: Traffic restrictions continue on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard

Community events and news taking place throughout the east communities.

5 days ago

Pennsylvania unemployment drops to 5.1 percent

The state’s jobless report showed gains in key metrics like labor force, employment and payrolls.

5 days ago

Owner of Dravosburg construction firm indicted in pass-through scheme

Donald R. Taylor, owner of Century Steel Erectors of Dravosburg, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

5 days ago

Ex-Fayette County teacher sentenced in teen sex case

A judge in Clarksburg, W.Va., Wednesday sentenced Daniel McGarvey, 45, of Uniontown, to 46 months in prison.

6 days ago

 Students in an Allegheny Intermediate Unit head start classroom recite their letters and numbers this morning.

Once-troubled Duquesne apartment complex gets education center for adults, children

The improvements at the Hilltop Parkview Manor in Duquesne include new early Head Start and Adult Education classrooms.

1 week ago

 Basketball coach Phil Shar.

West Jefferson Hills School board makes controversial appointment, discusses hot issues

The vote to appoint Mrs. Schreiber was 5 to 2, with Mr. Angotti, Alan Caponi, John Hosmer, Anna Lilley, and Carolyn Bourgeois voting yes.

1 week ago

 Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's audit paints a bleak financial picture of the West Mifflin Area School District.

Audit warns of bleak finances for West Mifflin schools

The state auditor general raises concerns about the school district’s repeated refinancing of debt.

1 week ago

Man dies after being struck by train in Homestead

Authorities were called to the scene near East Sixth Avenue and McClure Street about 3:30 a.m.

1 week ago

DUI, assault charges tossed in ATV crash that hurt toddler in Fayette County

Prosecutors said the most serious charges weren’t warranted because the 18-month-old boy didn’t suffer serious bodily injury.

6 days ago

 Steel Valley's rushing leader DeWayne Murray.

Steel Valley a special batch this season

A strong-armed quarterback led Steel Valley to the WPIAL semifinals in 1991.

1 week ago

Elizabeth Forward school directors OK loan to offset state budget impasse

School directors approved a $6.5 million tax anticipation loan from PNC Bank to keep the district financially afloat.

6 days ago

Mass. woman cited for harassing deer hunter in Mt. Lebanon

Amy Castor came upon the archer loading carcasses of legally harvested deer into a vehicle and confronted the man.

6 days ago

Centralized kindergarten center one alternative Bethel Park considering

The school district may have to redraw attendance boundaries for elementary students.

1 week ago

 “As we see the number of overdoses related to heroin and opioids increase, we’re seeing purity levels come up and we’re seeing prices come down," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle.

As DEA details drug overdoses in Pennsylvania, effort to monitor prescriptions stalls

A state prescription database which doctors could tap before prescribing drugs is on hold because of the budget impasse.

1 week ago

Local counties seeing increase in applications for concealed gun licences

Large-scale tragedies often have effect on applications, according to region’s sheriff offices.

1 week ago

'Finally over': Challenger McCormick concedes Washington County commissioners race to incumbent Shober

Commissioners Larry Maggi, a Democrat, and Diana Irey Vaughan, a Republican, easily won re-election Nov. 3.

1 week ago

 A rainy night in Pittsburgh brings out umbrellas and reflections, like from the Rex Theater, in the wet East Carson Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh to announce pilot program to run South Side nightlife

Night-time meter enforcement, off-site parking and shuttle service are part of plan.

1 week ago