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Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Chatham Park Drive and McKinney Lane starting at 7 p.m. today through Friday.

about 8 hours ago


Multiple fire departments respond to two-alarm fire in Mt. Lebanon

The fire started in a home on the 500 block of Richland Road at about 3:30 p.m.

1 day ago


 Mt. lebanon firemen put out a fire on Richland Road.

Fire damages Mt. Lebanon home

A family of two was displaced after their home on the 500 block of Richland Road caught fire around 3:30 p.m.

1 day ago


 Some of the large groups of teenagers gather near a McDonald's after a disturbance closed Kennywood early.

Disturbance closes Kennywood early

Kennywood closed an hour early after large groups of teenagers disrupted park operations.

1 day ago


Judge’s actions questioned

Ms. Castaphany was released on bond on charges including multiple counts of harassment, reckless endangerment and simple assault.

2 days ago


Registered sex offender arrested in connection with indecent assault

Jon Simpson Mattison, 44, is charged with indecent assault, unlawful restraint and simple assault in connection with an incident Wednesday.

3 days ago


Shooting in Clairton sends students inside for prom festivities

An Allegheny County official said no one was struck by the gunfire. County police investigators were collecting evidence at the scene.

3 days ago


Clairton townhome residents still in limbo after deal fails

As residents of Clairton townhomes await word of whether their homes will be bought and repaired, lawyers continue to mediate a solution.

3 days ago


Allegheny County's South Park Oval gets $1 million upgrade

The improvements include a walking-and-jogging trail, portable bleachers and concrete stairs with handrails.

3 days ago


Steel Valley students will tackle real-life blight

Students in the Creating Value program will work to transform the area around Barrett Elementary School in Homestead.

3 days ago


Six Democrats, three Republicans run for Washington County commissioner

The three incumbents want to retain their seats. Four candidates will be chosen to run for the three seats in the general election.

3 days ago


 Marie Erickson.

Mt. Lebanon teen combines art, mentoring for Girl Scout Gold Award project

Marie Erickson created material for prospective mentors with the Art Expression program, including a guide book and a video.

3 days ago


Peters library gets new director; council takes reins at request of board of directors

Pier Lee, library director for 40 years, is retiring this year. She is being replaced by retired district librarian Myra Oleynik.

3 days ago


Former commissioner appointed to Mt. Lebanon commission

She will fill the seat until Jan. 4, when Kristen Linfante’s term expires. Ms. Linfante resigned for health reasons.

3 days ago


Chartiers Valley student chosen for select FBI leadership program

Her parents had a difficult time keeping the exciting news from their daughter until it was official.

3 days ago


Dormont 'Girls Night Out' raises funds, friends for vision rehab group

The event at 1449 Potomac Avenue will feature a private screening of “West Side Story.”

3 days ago


 Susie Grossi of Brookline, left, and her sister, Bee Falconio of Ross, join other family members at Painting with a Twist in Castle Shannon.

Finding your creative and social side -- with paint

Painting with a Twist, a national franchise that turns art into a social event, is thriving in the Pittsburgh area.

3 days ago


South at a glance: McKeesport school district adds pre-K class

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

3 days ago


South scape: Adult education workshops set for Bethel Park, Cecil

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

3 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Squirrel assassin on the loose

Maybe I should have better things to do, but I’m worried about the furry corpses.

3 days ago


 Police said there were 150 crashes in turnpike work zones last year.

Pennsylvania Turnpike to step up enforcement of work zone speed limits

The crackdown is the result of a crash in Bedford County that injured a paving crew member.

4 days ago


Two McKeesport brothers headed to prison for roles in heroin ring

Diamantia Serrano and his younger brother Diassandai were among more than 30 people indicted in 2013 following an FBI investigation.

4 days ago


Web threat brings police to Elizabeth Forward

Police said a parent notified authorities that a student had posted a video on Facebook saying he was going to “shoot up the school.”

4 days ago


 Firefighters work to contain a fire at an apartment building in Homestead early this morning.

Firefighter hurt, 5 families lose homes in Homestead fire

Several people made it out of the buildings and firefighters evacuated a high-rise next door as a precaution.

4 days ago


Inbound restriction scheduled today, Friday on Banksville Road

Traffic will be limited to one lane at the Parkway West ramp overpass from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

4 days ago


Keystone Oaks hires director of curriculum development

Shannon Varley was named director of curriculum, instruction, assessment and staff development.

3 days ago


Police: Sex offender flashed school buses, tracked schedules

Police said a security officer noticed Mr. Harbaugh standing naked several times and a bus driver was able to snap a picture last week.

5 days ago


Collier appraiser gets 3 1/2 years in prison for mortgage fraud

James Lignelli, 59, of Collier also was fined $300,000 for inflating appraisals for properties so they would qualify for mortgages.

5 days ago


Teen faces charges of falsely reporting rape in Washington County

Police said the teen had told investigators that she had been sexually assaulted in Cross Creek Park in Washington County on April 6.

5 days ago


Ex-tax preparer gets prison for 'blatant disregard' of judge's orders

Larry Snow of Seward was a tax preparer in Washington County who pleaded guilty in 2012 to filing fraudulent returns.

5 days ago


Peters Township to take over library operations

The library board had asked Peters council to take over payroll, human resources and other financial aspects of the library.

6 days ago


Homestead heroin kingpin sentenced to 19 years in prison

Bryce Harper, 28, was among 34 people, mostly from the Monongahela Valley, indicted in 2013 after a year-long investigation.

6 days ago


Paving to bring more restrictions to Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

In the section between Carnahan Road and McKinney Lane, traffic will be down to one lane in both directions.

6 days ago


 Workers prepare steel beams in March for the next phase in the major rehabilitation of the Parkway West bridges in Carnegie. The Parkway West will close nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79 this week.

Parkway West overnight closures planned this week

The parkway will be closed at 10 p.m. nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79.

1 week ago


Fire closes legislator's Fayette County offices

The blaze broke out Sunday at Green Filter USA, which is connected to the representative's office in Mount Braddock.

1 week ago


Peters addresses speeding in some neighborhoods

Speeding continues to be a problem in the residential neighborhoods of Peters, council members heard tonight.

6 days ago


Trip­ham­mer Road closes in South Park

The bridge was to close at 7 a.m. and re­main closed through May 8.

1 week ago


 Police and SWAT teams responded to the scene on the 300 block of Catherine Street at approximately 6:30 p.m., and were still on scene at 11 p.m.

SWAT called in for standoff in McKees Rocks

A standoff between a man who barricaded himself in his home and police continued for most of the night Sunday.

1 week ago


Butler County pig roast gets out of hand

Slippery Rock party reportedly resulted in unruly behavior.

1 week ago


Office building damaged in five-alarm Fayette County fire

An emergency dispatcher supervisor confirmed that the blaze at Nu-Metrics Inc. was reported shortly after 9 a.m.

1 week ago


Autopsy planned for McKees Rocks shooting victim

Justin Ballard, 26, of McKees Rocks, survived the 11:28 a.m. shooting but later died at Allegheny General Hospital.

1 week ago


Upper St. Clair Lawyer pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Lawyer Guy Amantangelo pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and another count of possession of a gun by a drug user.

1 week ago


 A tour bus that was carrying Kentucky middle school students erupts in flames on Interstate 70 Thursday morning. No one was injured and the students were evacuated.

Cause of I-70 tour bus fire in Washington County still unknown

Police said bus driver Timothie Newton noticed problems with the bus, pulled onto the shoulder and saw smoke coming from the rear.

1 week ago


Washington County man charged in road rage incident on I-79

Brian Gust, of Nottingham, was charged in the road rage incident Wednesday on Interstate 79.

1 week ago


 Celeste Montani, owner of Jezebels in Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon, is surrounded by prom gowns in her shop.

Students in south suburbs say 'yes' to the (prom) dress

Teens are favoring crop-top dresses in bright colors with bling.

1 week ago


 Students walk through a bright, blue entryway that's part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation.

Mt. Lebanon school design lets students take advantage of more academics, activities

All parts of the building now are either renovated or new construction.

1 week ago


Olympic hopeful McCandless to visit West Jefferson Hills school

Tyler McCandless, an elite runner in the Pittsburgh marathon, is serving as a marathon ambassador to McClellan Elementary School.

1 week ago


 Sen. Matt Smith, left, explains his cyber bullying legislation with a panel of students from Bethel Park's Independence Middle School. The discussion was a live Google broadcast among four area schools and experts on social media applications that allow anonymous posting of gossip and bullying.

Students agree online bullying meaner with 'hate apps'

Students from Bethel Park, Brentwood, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette districts discuss technology that permits anonymous gossip and hate.

1 week ago


Sound of music coming back to McMurray Elementary in Peters

McMurray Elementary will have chorus and music classes reinstated as part of the class day in the 2015-16 school year.

1 week ago


 Students from Keystone Oaks and Seton-La Salle High School participate in the mock crash to demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving.

Keystone Oaks, Seton-La Salle mock crash serves as real reminder of danger

Keystone Oaks High School and Seton-La Salle High School students were given a firsthand look of what can happen due to drunken drinking.

1 week ago



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