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South Hills will have art, cultural center in spring

The new center will be showcase the talents and creations of artists from Greater Pittsburgh.

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Forum to address finding help in Mt. Lebanon area

It will bring together representatives from seven service organizations.

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St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon marks 125 years

The church opened in 1889, while the school opened five years later.

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 Twin Rivers teacher Ed Camic guides students Aliyah Burger and Devin Long in the SMALLab.

SMALLab teaching tool provides for interactive learning

Five local school districts use SMALLab — McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Allegheny, Seneca Valley and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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District special education program seeks help from Mt. Lebanon

The Practical Assessment Exploration System lab is looking for local business owners to provide educational opportunities for students.

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Four-term incumbent faces GOP challenger in newly drawn 46th district

Democrat Jessie White used social media sites anonymously to impersonate political enemies. His opponent is Jason Ortitay of South Fayette.

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Ex-coach gets probation for role in cocaine ring

Montel Staples, who was athletic director at the former Duquesne High School, was sentenced Wednesday.

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 Brandon Neuman, Democrat.

Health care, education, economy called top issues in 48th District

A North Strabane supervisor challenges the Democratic incumbent for the seat.

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 Peter J. Daley, Democrat

16-term incumbent faces challenger in 49th District

State Rep. Peter J. Daley, D-Washington, faces Republican Bud Cook in a race for the House seat in the 49th District.

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Eagle Scout candidates seek community enrichment in Bethel Park

Boy Scout Troop 215 to see four achieve Scouting’s highest rank in ceremony Saturday

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Polish Cultural Council promotes all things Polish

The nonprofit group is hosting a number of events, including a classical music concert Sunday by Duo Klavitarre on Mount Washington.

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 This handout photo is from a recent McKeesport School District poverty simulation in which teachers and staffers had to exist on poverty wages and conditions . More than 80 people took part.

McKeesport poverty simulation helps teachers understand student struggles

The McKeesport Area High School gym was transformed into a “town,” and educators were given a set amount of money to live on for a month.

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Three arrested after drugs found in Donora home

Detectives seized 3,800 stamp bags of heroin with a street value of more than $40,000, cash, and drug-packaging materials.

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Halloween events in South

Here’s a rundown of Halloween celebrations in the South neighborhoods:

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South at a glance: Authors to speak at Peters library; Washington County employees recognized

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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South scape: Musical scheduled in Canonsburg; fundraiser race set for Washington

Events and other happenings from around the south communities

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Ex-Duquesne High AD gets probation in massive coke ring

Montel Staples admitted to prosecutors two years ago he distributed 22 pounds of cocaine.

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One person saved from burning home in Scott

Firefighters responded at 5:23 p.m. to the one-alarm blaze in the 400 block of Noblestown Road.

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Authorities say wanted sex offender was hiding in wooden box in Washington County

U.S. marshals helped police and the Brook County, W.Va., sheriff’s office track down 64-year-old David David in Hanover on Tuesday.

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Mortgage specialist with South Hills firm faces federal charges

Andrew Boltzhauser of West Mifflin, who works for Century III Home Equity, was charged with submitting false documents for mortgages.

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 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

Eight arrested, 24 cited in post-game WVU riots in Morgantown

The arrests were mostly for public drunkenness or underage drinking; two were charged with assault on an officer.

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Keystone Oaks school board looking into safety of cell antennas

An existing cellular antenna array on the Keystone Oaks School District campus is set for an upgrade.

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 Neighbors and community members light candles in remembrance of the six people who died in a house fire in Mckeesport Saturday morning.

Fire marshal: McKeesport fire that killed six started in living room

Investigators are concentrating efforts on the first-floor living room to determine the deadly blaze's cause and exact point of origin.

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 An art and cultural center plans to move in to the "Big Red Barn" on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon.

Old Rollier's barn in Mt. Lebanon to be remade into arts center

The site on McFarland Road will be known as The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, and will allow for the relocation of Koolkat Designs.

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 Neighbors and community members attend a vigil Sunday in McKeesport for the six victims -- a mother, her four children and their grandfather -- of a house fire.

Community mourns loss of McKeesport family killed in fire; husband in critical condition

About 250 gathered for a vigil for Hope Egenlauf, her four children and their grandfather; the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Route 837 restricted during repair work today in Clairton

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Mendelsohn and St. Clair avenues.

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W.Va. couple convicted of stealing $400,000 from man's elderly mother

The couple then traveled to the Outer Banks and bought a beach house in Buxton for $243,000, which the U.S. has seized.

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Whitaker police officer sues DA for alleged false arrest

William Davis filed the civil rights complaint in U.S. District Court against District Attorney Stephen Zappala and one of his detectives.

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 New escalators are among the renovations in the final stages at South Hills Village mall.

South Hills Village mall races to get ready for holiday season

The mall’s renovation is an obvious example of the intense pre-season efforts going on at retail operations around the country.

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Security increased at Mt. Lebanon High School following threat

In a letter sent to parents, school officials said police arrived and found that the student who made the threat did not have a weapon.

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Upper St. Clair student wins $25,000 as 'America's Top Young Scientist'

Sahil Doshi’s eco-friendly battery design project converts carbon dioxide into electricity.

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Chesapeake has $5B deal to sell part of its Marcellus portfolio

Southwestern acquires 413,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania from Chesapeake Energy.

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 Liz Sullivan, left, gives Maggi a treat during obedience drills at the WPA Humane Society Canine Good Citizen class, the forerunning class to the therapy dog certification.

Therapy dogs undergo rigorous classes, testing to do their job

These visitors spread cheer just by being there.

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South Fayette residents air concerns over Southern Beltway plans

New plans would entail closing Millers Run Road and installing cul-de-sacs positioned to the east and west of the Route 50 interchange.

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Triphammer Road in South Park closed for bridge repairs

The detour uses Piney Fork Road, Brownsville Road Extension and Hill Road.

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 The Mission Hills neighborhood in Mt. Lebanon, the way it looks today.

Mt. Lebanon awarded historic designation

The area listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places includes 4,200 properties on two square miles.

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 The Mason-Dixon Park trail along Dunkard Creek, about a quarter-mile from Pennsylvania.

Mason-Dixon Line celebrated on 250th anniversary

The famous line that serves as partial border of four states did not divide a country, rather it united it, says a local historian.

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Mt. Lebanon School District gets positive report on audit

The opinion is an auditor’s judgment that financial records are appropriately presented and follow accepted accounting principles.

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 State Rep. Marc Gergely

Gergely seeking seventh term in state Legislature amid gambling controversy

State Rep. Marc Gergely, who was linked to a gambling case but hasn’t been charged, faces Republican Ken Peoples in the Nov. 4 election.

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Train show to support Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department

More than 60 vendors are expected at the Oct. 26 fundraiser for the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department.

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Advisory teams for Chartiers Valley school renovation plan to tour facilities in D.C. area

The architects working to update the school complex have chosen several samples of facilities that mirror what they’d like to do here.

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Pleasant Hills library program to advise consumers on holiday donations

“Giving Wisely to Charities” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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West Jefferson Hills School District works to eradicate truancy

It is sponsoring a free class for parents and students Oct. 30.

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Mt. Lebanon residents petition board to decrease deer population

The 2014 budget includes $5,000 for deer management education and $6,000 for a deer survey, which was undertaken in the winter.

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Gateway High start time unchanged, but some make case for more sleep

The bell will continue to ring at 7:20 a.m. at the high school after the board voted not to push start times later.

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Three hurt when T train hits car in Dormont

A Port Authority Red Line rail vehicle struck a car, sending the car's three passengers - two adults and a child - to St. Clair Hospital.

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 Jeanine Leech of South Park.

South Park woman publishes nature photography book

Jeanine Leech’s opportunity to write the book came after Amherst Media saw her nature photos in an online book she self-published.

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South scape: Children's Harvest Festival in South Park; tribute concert in Finleyville

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

There’s no tap-dancing around it — a humanoid creature must have done this damage.

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