| Neighborhoods

Allegheny Neighborhoods News

‘Chloe’s Law’ educates would-be parents about Down Syndrome

By Chris Togneri
Doctors warned the Kondrich family that their daughter would be different. They were right. In the past year alone, Chloe Kondrich has hung out with rock stars in Manhattan; visited with Gov. Tom Wolf; posed for photos with members of Congress; and ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Alle-Kiski Valley municipalities to re-evaluate how to pay for police protection

By Chuck Biedka and Craig Smith
Financial necessity is continuing to make Arnold officials see its police force in black and white. Arnold officers once drove blue and white patrol cars. To save money, the financially troubled city purchased used cars in 2013 and they were painted ...

Your Carlynton News

New pipes to reduce runoff in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
In an effort to prevent future flooding, Carnegie is finishing a piping project that comes after mass flooding last year. The project will fix runoff issues near the intersections of Franklin and California avenues and Charles Street. About 250 households near ...

Your Cranberry News

Glade Run plans special playground at Jeremiah Village

By Kyle Lawson
From a distance, a new playground at Glade Run will look like any other. But, according to Glade Run grant writer Angelica Perry, features such as a fenced perimeter, a close proximity to nature and play stations that will incorporate ...

Your FoxChapel News

Upgrades in store for Fox Chapel Area students

By Bobby Cherry
When more than 4,100 Fox Chapel Area students return to classes Wednesday, some will find new iPads, classes and freshly painted hallways. A nearly $34 million construction project continues at the high school in O’Hara as students and staff will find ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield prison film canceled because of Pa. budget impasse

By Jacob Tierney
More than 700 extras from the Greensburg area were ready for their close-ups, but the state budget standoff has resulted in the cancellation of a prison escape film with scenes in a former state lockup, a film office executive said. “Three ...

Your Latrobe News

Megan’s List offender charged with assault on 10-year-old Latrobe girl

By Paul Peirce
A former employee of the Westmoreland County juvenile detention facility who pleaded guilty in 2005 to groping two female inmates and having sexual contact with another was arraigned Wednesday on charges of assaulting a 10-year-old Latrobe girl. Daniel T. Rogers, 59, ...

Your McKeesport News

Shaler man charged with homicide, abuse of corpse in McKeesport woman’s death

By Carl Prine
A Shaler man police accused Saturday of killing his girlfriend and trying to hide her body in a refrigerator and then a shallow backyard grave has a history of domestic abuse charges and a weekend drinking habit that, neighbors said, ...

Your Monroeville News

Man flees Monroeville bank holdup with cash

By Michael Hasch
A man holding a handgun Friday afternoon robbed the S&T Bank next to the Haymaker Village shopping center in Monroeville, authorities said. The man fled with the cash. No injuries were reported. The holdup occurred at 12:44 p.m. at the bank ...

Your Mon Valley News

St. Vincent de Paul store in Monessen still growing

By Emma Jene Lelik
Well into its 16th year of operation, the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Monessen continues to grow. Election of officers of the governing body, St. Vincent de Paul Mon Valley Council, this month resulted in Kathy Steffey being elected ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Fire damages Mt. Pleasant house, occupants and 6 pets uninjured

By Tribune-Review
The occupants of a Mt. Pleasant Township house escaped a fire with their six pets Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The blaze at the two-story, brick-and-wood structure at 205 Ridge Drive was reported at 9:27 a.m., according to the Westmoreland …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional stabbing suspect Hribal to head to adult prison after Oct. 1

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Murrysville teenager charged with trying to kill 20 of his Franklin Regional Senior High School classmates and a security guard will be an inmate in the Westmoreland County Prison by the time his attorneys return to court to ask ...

Your North Hills News

Cannon named director of Pittsburgh Boy Choir

By Laurie Rees
Even before Craig Cannon begins his first rehearsal Sept. 8 as the newly appointed artistic director of the McCandless-based Pittsburgh Boy Choir, people are singing his praises. “He’s a fabulous musician. He’s charismatic. He’s personable. He works so well with young ...

Your Norwin News

North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize

By Tony LaRussa
Amy Owens is no stranger to exotic animals and the environmental changes that affect their lives. The 2009 Norwin High School graduate has a degree in environmental science from the University of Pittsburgh and works in the education department at the ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills school officials pleased with transportation start

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills school officials said that busing and transportation for the first week of school ran more smoothly this year than it did last year. Superintendent Nancy Hines said extra training, planning and care taken prior to the first day ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Fracking next step at Penn Township drill site

By Tom McGee
The drilling phase of two natural-gas wells in Penn Township is on track to be completed by the end of this month, which paves the way for the “fracking” stage of the work. Apex Energy began drilling two Marcellus shale gas ...

Your Plum News

Plum native to be inducted into polka hall of fame

By Debbie Black
Polka jammer Randy Koslosky has spent decades making and sharing his music to preserve its legacy in Western Pennsylvania. The Plum native will be honored for his contributions and achievements in polka music and inducted into the International Polka ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Valley YMCA programs to help those suffering from chronic conditions

By Dona S. Dreeland
Three new programs planned for the Sewickley Valley YMCA strive to help patients dealing with a trio of diseases. Exercise will have a prominent role in helping senior citizens who live with arthritis, Parkinson’s disease or the after effects of cancer ...

Your South Hills News

Route 51 lane restrictions this weekend in Pleasant Hills

By Melissa Daniels
Route 51 will be reduced to a single lane throughout the weekend in two areas in Pittsburgh and Pleasant Hills. The northbound side between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street will be restricted to a single lane from 7 p.m. Friday to ...

Your Twin Boros News

Lottery ticket worth $450,000 sold at Oakmont Sunoco

By Tony Raap
An Oakmont convenience store sold a lottery ticket worth $450,000 in Tuesday’s Cash 5 drawing. The Sunoco on Hulton Road sold the winning ticket, according to a Pennsylvania Lottery news release. The winner has yet to come forward. Cash 5 winners have ...