Jeff Kozar of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, helps volunteers plant a tree seedlings in April 2012 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek, Somerset County. Three years later, hundreds of volunteers are planting more seedlings today and Saturday at the site.

Hundreds planting 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial to reforest strip mine

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and Saturday at the site in Stonycreek Township.

about 13 hours ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Blair, speaks Tuesday at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association's Federal Issues Program and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In event in Washington.

Rep. Bill Shuster admits to ‘personal relationship’ with lobbyist

The House Transportation chairman acknowledged dating the vice president of government affairs for Airlines for America.

about 23 hours ago

Obituary: Joseph David Hughes / Longtime political activist

Joseph David Hughes, longtime leftist political activist who dressed as Uncle Sam.

about 10 hours ago

Sto-Rox middle school students to be dismissed on time after evacuation

Students and staff returned to Sto-Rox Middle School hours after being evacuated this afternoon, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

about 8 hours ago

 The Richard family helps Boston Mayor Marty Walsh reveal a banner at the site of one of the two 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, along Boylston Street in Boston Wednesday. The Richards, whose 8-year-old son, Martin, was killed in the attack, and daughter, Jane, was injured, have made a public plea to prosecutors to stop seeking the death penalty for the bomber.

Parents of boy killed in Boston bombing oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

Martin Richard, who was 8, was with his family cheering on the runners before the bombs went off.

about 9 hours ago

Route 51 ramp to close tonight in Jefferson Hills

The ramp will close from 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday.

about 12 hours ago

Parkway North HOV closed by power outage

There was no word on when they might reopen.

about 16 hours ago

Three killed in car bomb near U.S. consulate in northern Iraq

One of the injured was American, Kurdish news agency Rudaw said.

about 10 hours ago

 A multi-vehicle crashes snarls traffic this morning on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

Four injured in Route 51 multi-vehicle crash

The crash was reported in the 800 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

about 12 hours ago

Lanes to close today on Route 60 in Robinson, Kennedy

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

about 16 hours ago

 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students leave the student union in January 2014.

IUP to hold off on per-credit tuition rate

The planned new rate would have charged about $264 per credit.

about 1 hour ago

 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's order, issued Wednesday, calls for a government response by Monday.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gives dioceses temporary victory in Affordable Care Act fight

The order follows an appeals court ruling that had ruled the government could enforce the mandates in the Roman Catholic dioceses.

18 minutes ago

Paving to restrict Route 51 in McKees Rocks, Stowe

Work will start at 6 p.m. daily.

about 16 hours ago

 “You might be talking a dollar a day at some of these lots,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Could Port Authority start charging for parking at park-n-ride lots?

The Port Authority has 49 park-n-ride lots, some of which it owns and some that are owned by private entities.

about 23 hours ago

Temporary section of Glenbury Street to close for weekend tonight

A short detour begins at 7 p.m. today.

about 12 hours ago

 American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten hears of the success of Pittsburgh's Woolslair School during her visit to Pittsburgh Wednesday. At right is Pittsburgh School Director Sylvia Wilson from District 1.

National teachers union leader celebrates success at Pittsburgh Woolslair

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5 parents set an example for others.

about 23 hours ago

Lawmakers optimistic on more money for education

State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, said he is “optimistic” a deal can be reached.

about 23 hours ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty speak Thursday during their appearances in front of the Post-Gazette's editorial board.

County controller candidates Wagner, Flaherty spar before PG editorial board

The candidates clash on who would allow politics to sully the controller’s office.

about 23 hours ago

Judge says Carnegie woman must repay Keystone Oaks school for theft

A judge ordered the woman, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 at Keystone Oaks High School, to serve jail time.

about 11 hours ago

Penn Hills school district seeks permission to borrow $18 million

The money is needed to keep the district open until the end of the year, officials say.

about 23 hours ago

Girl hit by school van suffered broken pelvis, other injuries

The girl remains in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon incident in the Arlington section of Pittsburgh.

about 15 hours ago

Rogers Primary students adjusting well in temporary home at Burchfield Primary School

The students in grades K-3 are attending another school in the Shaler Area School District after an April 4 fire in their own building.

about 23 hours ago

 New signs in Dormont, including this one on Potomac Avenue, urge motorists to use a parking app on their smart phones to pay for and manage their parking in the borough.

'Smart' parking arrives in Dormont

The borough now has a system that allows motorists to download an application to pay for parking by using their smart phones.

about 23 hours ago

 Avalon Elementary School sixth graders Alyssa Pearson, left, and Melanie Reese created a video to show the reality of what teenagers go through with cyber-bullying, the most prevalent form of bullying among students.

Avalon students' anti-bullying video goes viral

Melanie Reese and Alyssa Pearson, sixth-graders at Avalon Elementary School, created the video

about 23 hours ago

Animal Tales: Flightless robin became a curious guest one spring

We named him Rothchild. He set up shop in our garden’s birdhouse for weeks, grounded but proving a good companion for my coffee hour.

about 23 hours ago

 Wesley Shipley

Mars welcomes new superintendent Wesley Shipley

Shipley brings 25 years of experience in public education to the school district.

about 23 hours ago

Mt. Lebanon school volunteers required to get criminal background checks

The new volunteer policy conforms to state Act 153, which requires the checks.

about 23 hours ago

 The Lafferty Center in Baldwin Borough is a former two-room schoolhouse.

Lafferty school building in Baldwin Borough up for sale

The closed school in Baldwin Borough was most recently used as a senior citizen center.

about 23 hours ago

Northgate teacher learns futuristic classroom techniques

Avalon Elementary teacher Gretchen Monahan is part of a group of educators selected for a new teaching technology program called SMART amp.

about 23 hours ago

Gateway schools rolls out preliminary budget; no tax hike planned

Gateway’s expenditures for 2015-16 are $3.1 million higher than the current school year.

about 23 hours ago

Sto-Rox teachers concerned about Propel

Propel considers opening K-4 school inside Sto-Rox High School to the ire of many.

about 23 hours ago

 Burke Camper, 14, an eighth grader at Hampton Middle School, serves breakfast to Frank Plowey, 75, at the school on April 10.

Hampton students serve up breakfast, smiles

Each year, eighth-graders in the career advancement class get experience in running a business by preparing a meal for senior citizens.

about 23 hours ago

Monroeville council OKs developments, including Panda Express

The eatery will be in the space at the corner of William Penn Highway and Stroschein Road.

about 23 hours ago

Tennessee teenager accused of threatening violence at Pittsburgh's Brashear High School

The teenager, whom the FBI did not identify, is also accused of making threats against schools in Massachusetts and Virginia.

about 4 hours ago

Mars budget proposal holds tax line

It keeps all education programs, expands technology initiatives and replaces all retiring teachers, said board President J. Dayle Ferguson.

about 23 hours ago

 Beekeepers were called to the scene of a rollover in which a truck hauling hundreds of bee hives spilled honeybees onto a Seattle highway early this morning.

Truck overturns, spills thousands of honeybees onto Seattle highway

The company that owns the insects sent beekeepers to recover as many as possible.

about 12 hours ago

Proposed EPA rule to slow climate change challenged

Federal judicial panel appeared skeptical of the initial challenge to the Obama administration’s effort to forestall climate change.

about 23 hours ago

Vatican unexpectedly ends its crackdown of U.S. nuns’ group

Direct Vatican oversight of the main umbrella group for U.S. nuns has ended, as a final report is issued.

about 23 hours ago

Feasibility study considered at Seneca Valley

School board members are expected Monday night to select among Eckles Architecture of New Castle, VEBH Architects and Stantec.

about 23 hours ago

Congress leaders agree on trade pact

Congressional committee leaders have agreed on a measure to give the president “fast-track” trade promotion authority.

about 23 hours ago

Al-Qaida branch captures key airport as U.N. envoy resigns

Yemen’s violent al-Qaida branch has reportedly seized control of a southern airport, seaport and oil terminal.

about 23 hours ago

Sanctions will strengthen Russia, Putin tells nation

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted the nation’s economic circumstances would improve, despite a year of confrontation and sanctions.

about 23 hours ago

Seneca Valley launches mobile app for school district information

Users can choose a school and learn about lunch menus, calendars, school news and athletic information as well as receive notifications.

about 23 hours ago

Islamic State proves resilient, presses attack in key Iraqi cities

Islamic State militants fought to take control of the Anbar’s provincial capital, Ramadi, and claimed the strategic oil refinery at Baiji.

about 23 hours ago

Irwin firefighters want additional hydrants in borough

Eleven new hydrants would be added in each of two phases.

about 23 hours ago

 Katie Halliday

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Katherine Halliday wins adviser award

Katherine Halliday is the 2014-15 winner of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils District 2 Adviser of the Year Award.

about 23 hours ago

National briefs: Ohio man charged in terror plot

Plus: Gyrocoptor pilot charged; Sony documents leaked; Kansas law signed

about 23 hours ago

School news: Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

about 23 hours ago

West school news: Carlynton, Moon Area, South Fayette

School news from throughout the west communities.

about 23 hours ago

 When GPS equipment on Port Authority buses is functioning properly, the system delivers accurate results 96 percent of the time, the Post-Gazette test showed.

How good is the Allegheny County Port Authority's bus tracking system?

The Post-Gazette conducted 200 tests and found continuing problems with bus GPS units not turned on, malfunctioning or missing.

1 day ago


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