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Flag-collection effort gains steam around Pittsburgh area

By Bill Zlatos
Wearing plastic gloves, Cindy Skelley reaches into a bin at Northland Public Library and pulls out 38 flags — some dirty, tattered and frayed and some with holes, but all, to many Americans, precious. “A holiday like this puts everything in ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

New Kensington residents furious over road conditions

By Liz Hayes
Irate New Kensington residents berated city council Monday about the condition of their roads, which have been torn up for several months by a waterline replacement project. “For three months we’ve been living with this garbage of a street,” said Edgewood ...

Your Carlynton News

Carnegie man sought after hammer attack, police say

By Tribune-Review
Authorities said they are seeking a Carnegie man on charges that he attacked his estranged wife and her boyfriend with a hammer early Sunday. Police said Michael Lynch, 31, entered his wife’s Carnegie home through an unlocked basement door shortly …

Your Cranberry News

Residents offer input on direction of Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Avid cyclist Brendan Linton bikes nearly 1,500 miles every year through Cranberry. “The township does a wonderful job” with transportation issues, said Linton, 20, a junior at California University, and he hopes that it continues to focus on ideas affecting cyclists ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fresh in Fox Chapel: Farm market offers plenty

By Tawnya Panizzi
Vine-ripened blackberries make their debut next week at the Fox Chapel farm market, joining fresh-picked strawberries, locally harvested honey and organic cheese available for purchase. “The strawberries are so ripe that you can smell them from the parking lot,” said Nate ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield woman donates music inspired by WWI ‘doughnut girls’

By Mary Pickels
World War I doughboys — dealing with the hardships of battle — found comfort in the sweet familiarity of a doughnut. Soldiers stationed in France lined up for the fragrant pastries, which were hand-cut and fried by Salvation Army officers who ...

Your Latrobe News

Purple Heart recipient Krinock to lead July Fourth parade in Latrobe

By Craig Smith
In a room filled with plaques and citations from Congress, the state House and Senate and the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor, Paul Krinock flashes a grin and admits he’s loving all the attention. “After 71 years of ...

Your McKeesport News

Warrant issued for former Munhall borough manager after failing to appear for trial

By Patrick Cloonan 12:55 p.m.
A bench warrant was issued for a former Munhall borough manager who failed to show for a scheduled trial Tuesday morning in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Mathew F. Galla, 45, a former West Mifflin resident who lives in Riverside, …

Your Monroeville News

New events planned for Monroeville’s July 4 celebration

By Staff Report
Monroeville’s Fourth of July celebration is shaping up with close to 100 entries and some new features for the popular parade that gathers more than 5,000 spectators along the 1.5-mile route on Route 22 and Mall Boulevard on July 4. ...

Your Mon Valley News

Opening arguments set in Rostraver home invasion case

By Renatta Signorini
A Westmoreland County jury and two alternate jurors have been empaneled to hear testimony in a trial for a man accused in a home invasion that injured an elderly Rostraver woman. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning before Judge ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant-area attractions showcased at tourism expo

By A.J. Panian
As a local tourist attraction, West Overton Village and Museums does not exist in an economic vacuum, according to Jessica Kadie-Barclay, managing director of the East Huntingdon-based site. “When West …

Your Murrysville News

Accident closes Route 22 in Murrysville

By Tribune-Review
All lanes of Route 22 in Murrysville reopened from being closed during the Monday evening rush hour because of a tractor-trailer accident in the area of Manor Road, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher. The rig jackknifed, the dispatcher said, ...

Your North Hills News

McCandless mom suspected of drowning sons found competent to stand trial

By Jason Cato
A McCandless mother soon could be charged in the drowning of a second child as an Allegheny County judge on Monday deemed her fit to stand trial. Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 41, awaits a preliminary hearing Friday before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin school board OKs 2-mill tax-rate increase

By Tony LaRussa
Norwin school officials will dig deeper into cash reserves, trim transportation costs and leave three teaching positions at the high school unfilled to cut by half the millage increase that was proposed when the administration began cobbling together the 2015-16 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills gravestone business owner who swindled mourning families sentenced to jail

By Adam Brandolph 11:12 a.m.
The former owner of a Penn Hills gravestone business who swindled mourning family members out of more than $98,000 will serve one to two years in jail, an Allegheny County judge ordered Tuesday. Common Pleas Judge Anthony M. Mariani also …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Harrison City woman arrested for fighting police

By Nicole Chynoweth
A Harrison City woman is accused fighting with police officers, causing facial injuries to one. Melanie Mari Colamarino, 18, was charged by Penn Township police with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, obstructing administration of law, ...

Your Plum News

Plum school board berated for pulling back on new school

By Karen Zapf 2:32 p.m.
Upheaval continues in the Plum School District with parents expressing anger Monday night over the school board pulling back on building a school and the school board failing to select a ninth member. About 40 parents and students, all wearing ...

Your Sewickley News

‘Iron Dog’ draws four-legged competitors from across the region

By Keith Hodan
Soaring through the air and ending with a loud splash, the four-legged members of 3 Rivers DockDogs Club worked on their dog-paddling stroke with urging from their owners and fans. On a Sunday in May, about 50 dogs and their handlers ...

Your South Hills News

Little library adds to learning experience at Pleasant Hills Arboretum

By Dona S. Dreeland
Pleasant Hills Arboretum has its very own Little Free Library. Borough public-works supervisor Denny Kunkel used leftover materials to craft a little building-shaped box aimed at encouraging learning. The library was installed May 15 with about a dozen donated books. “I wanted ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont businesses sweat out Hulton Bridge closure

By Mary Ann Thomas
The cream puffs at the Oakmont Bakery couldn’t wait. Neither could the pasta pistachio at Hoffstot’s. Or rather, some loyal customers chose to wait in detour traffic to reach signature Oakmont establishments. For two weeks, thousands of motorists took lengthy detours ...