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Allegheny County program to help police reunite lost pets, owners

By Tory N. Parrish
Baldwin Borough police have a soft spot for stray animals. “For a long time, our tradition was to bring them back to the station so we wouldn’t have to turn them over to a shelter,” said Chief Michael Scott, who …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Owner makes strides in sprucing up neglected Lower Burrell mobile home park

By Liz Hayes
Marketing Hill Crest Crossings as a community of manufactured homes — instead of calling it a trailer park — is a representation of the change in perception the Lower Burrell development’s new owner hopes to establish. Jason Dempsey, president of …

Your Carlynton News

Collier chief prepares to say goodbye after 37-year career

By Megan Guza
One of the most difficult decisions Collier Police Chief Thomas Devin has made recently was not the decision to retire, but rather the decision to return to work. Devin, 64, was diagnosed late last year with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type …

Your Cranberry News

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School nears completion

By Rachel Farkas
The new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry will drench students in natural light. Darren Lloyd, the school’s chief designer, said natural light was used as a building element when developing the design, calling it “just as important …

Your FoxChapel News

Shady Side Academy Middle School labs get overhauled

By Tawnya Panizzi
Summer upgrades to Shady Side Academy Middle School science labs are aimed at providing improved space for hands-on student investigations. Contractors have gutted the sixth- and eighth-grade labs at the school along Squaw Run Road East in Fox Chapel in …

Your Hempfield News

Westmoreland County fireman dies after motorcycle crash

By Tribune-Review
A firefighter from Hempfield died after a motorcycle accident in Hempfield Township Thursday afternoon. Joseph Muller, 54, was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on Route 119 at about 2:40 p.m. according to state police. As he approached an intersection, a …

Your Latrobe News

Bookkeeper accused of stealing nearly $140K from Latrobe funeral home

By Bob Stiles
A Latrobe woman allegedly spent part of her time working at a funeral home helping herself to nearly $140,000. Stacy Jo Plummer, 46, took $137,787 from Lopatich Funeral Home in Latrobe between January 2009 and January of this year while …

Your McKeesport News

McKeesport Past & Present 3-day reunion begins

By Michael DiVittorio
Current and former McKeesport residents gathered at the Palisades on Friday to kick off the eighth annual McKeesport Past & Present reunion. The three-day celebration of togetherness continues on Saturday at noon at Moran Field in Harrison Village, then on …

Your Monroeville News

GTO enthusiasts gather in Monroeville to celebrate hot rod’s 50th birthday

By Kyle Lawson
Nights of drag racing down Liberty Avenue are long behind Ed Sellers, but the rumble and jolt of a GTO hitting the open road hasn’t changed, he said. “This thing will put you back in your seat,” said Sellers, who …

Your Mon Valley News

Donora man accused of assaulting daughter, 4

By Stacy Wolford
A Donora man is accused of grabbing his 4-year-old daughter by the throat, then telling her to lie to police. James S. Deshong, 48, of 948 Meldon Ave. was arrested Thursday after a neighbor called police to report the alleged …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant police chief signs off on Pore campaign

By A.J. Panian
The early 20th-century slaying of late Mt. Pleasant Borough Police Chief Denver Braden Pore is a tragedy time cannot diminish, said Stephen Ober, who has led the department for more …

Your Murrysville News

Doctor for prosecution to evaluate Franklin Regional stabbing suspect’s mental state

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Murrysville teenager accused of trying to kill 20 classmates and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School will undergo a mental health evaluation by the prosecution’s doctor. Westmoreland County Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. signed a court order …

Your North Hills News

Michigan company sues over North Allegheny state football T-shirts, memorabilia

By Brian Bowling
North Allegheny School District and a Lawrence County silk screening company violated a Michigan company’s exclusive right to produce and sell T-shirts and other memorabilia during the 2012 state football championships, the company claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. …

Your Norwin News

Irwin man drowned in Allegheny River, medical examiner’s office says

By Michael Hasch
A man whose body was found floating in the Allegheny River was identified on Thursday as being the man who was swept away last week while wading at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills ‘birds and bees’ program focuses strictly on nature

By Patrick Varine
A pair of binoculars, a bird identification guide and a healthy respect for stinging insects will go a long way this weekend at the Penn Forest Natural Burial Park. The “green” cemetery on Colorado Street will host a “birds and …

Your Penn-Trafford News

McLaughlin resigns; Trafford taps CPA as interim manager

By Chris Foreman
Jeff McLaughlin stepped aside as Trafford’s manager last week with an eye toward a job closer to his background in economic development and community revitalization. Meanwhile, his replacement, Virginia Finnegan, is looking forward to a shorter commute and joked that …

Your Plum News

Plum school board rejects fact-finder’s report in dispute with administrative aides

By Karen Zapf
The task of placing books on shelves and who is allowed to move them is one of eight disputes a fact-finder addressed between Plum School District and its administrative assistants’ union. Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board acting Secretary Larry Cheskawich said …

Your Sewickley News

Live music, antique automobiles to highlight Old Economy event

By Gary Horvath
People of all ages will have a chance Saturday to attend a celebration 50 years in the making. In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the Beatles’ first performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Beatlemania Magic — a Beatles tribute …

Your South Hills News

Overbrook man gets prison for Craigslist ticket scam

By Brian Bowling
An Overbrook man will spend 18 months in prison for stealing money from people trying to buy tickets on Craigslist, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Daniel J. Isabella Jr., 30, pleaded guilty in February to four counts of wire fraud. …

Your Twin Boros News

The Oaks Theater in Oakmont to become performance arts venue

By Braden Ashe
The Oaks Theater wants to provide more lively entertainment. Long an anchor to Oakmont’s business district with its classic single-screen theater, The Oaks is converting to a multi-purpose performance arts venue. Renovations to the 76-year-old building are under way as …