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Allegheny County sports complex at Montour Junction hits delays

By Tory N. Parrish
Delays in obtaining environmental permits will delay completion of the first phase of Allegheny County’s planned 78-acre sports complex by another year, an official said. The Sports & Athletic Complex at Montour Junction, which will be built on a ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Arnold, New Kensington drug busts net 2 arrests, heroin, cocaine, cash

By Jodi Weigand
Police in Arnold and New Kensington arrested two suspects and confiscated heroin and cocaine Monday in raids they say are unrelated. Arnold police Chief Willie Weber said police seized nearly $9,000 in heroin and cash in a drug bust Monday evening ...

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette dance marathon brings in more than $43K

By Alex Felser
South Fayette’s third annual dance fundraiser for pediatric cancer had students dancing to the tune of $43,201.75 as the sun rose on April 18. More than 400 students, teachers and alumni participated in the 12-hour Mini-THON — modeled off of Penn ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley students excel in moot court competition

By Tribune-Review
Seneca Valley Senior High School students were recently awarded first place, second place and best oralist, and also recognized for their written brief, at the annual International Criminal Court High School Moot Court Competition. The event was hosted ...

Your FoxChapel News

Indiana Township couple face illegal prescription charges

By Tawnya Panizzi
An Indiana Township couple charged with forging painkiller prescriptions will have a preliminary hearing May 7 in Shaler. Stephanie Letters, 34, of Summit Drive, is accused of writing prescriptions for Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Oxycontin during a five-year period when she …

Your Hempfield News

Students learn outside at Westmoreland County’s Envirothon in Hempfield

By Jacob Tierney
Students gripped their pencils as they prepared for an exam, surrounded by trees and open sky instead of their usual classroom walls. They pored over animal skins and soil samples at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield, competing for a shot ...

Your Latrobe News

4 Democrats seek 3 nods for Latrobe council

By Stacey Federoff
Four Democrats are vying for a chance to run for three open seats on Latrobe City Council. Robert “Stuffy” Forish, Thomas Horwat, John “Jack” Murtha and Fabian Giovannagelo will face off in the May 19 primary. The three top vote-getters will ...

Your McKeesport News

Restoration of ice-damaged McKeesport marina on schedule

By Patrick Cloonan 5:32 a.m.
McKeesport’s Marina at McKees Point is slowly starting to look more like it did before it was damaged by an ice floe March 3. City officials said work by a Beaver County contractor and McKeesport public works crews is on schedule. “Some ...

Your Monroeville News

Allegheny County DA, Monroeville police team to reduce drug activity, violent crime

By Kelsey Shea
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will work with Monroeville police to reduce drug activity and violent crime in the eastern suburbs, officials said Thursday. Drug activity in Monroeville has increased in the past six or seven years as Pittsburgh ...

Your Mon Valley News

Belle Vernon Area education boss presents wish list to school board

By Chris Buckley
With approval of a 2015-16 school year budget due within two months, Superintendent Dr. John Wilkinson on Monday gave the Belle Vernon Area School Board his wish list of improvements to curriculum, technology and buildings. Wilkinson said 2015-16 will be the ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant junior nets Westinghouse Science Honors Institute kudos

By Les Harvath
Named after American psychologist John Ridley Stroop, the Stroop Effect represents studies in the memorization process of the brain. Native to the island of Madagascar, off the east African coast, …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville woman apologizes for scholarship fund theft

By Renatta Signorini
A Murrysville woman apologized in court Friday for stealing $17,750 from a former classmate’s memorial scholarship fund. “I am sorry for what I did and remorseful and embarrassed that I’ve done this to my family, friends and myself,” Rachelle Dever, 54, ...

Your North Hills News

Ross 5K event, fun run to promote fitness for children

By Bill Zlatos
Ross residents soon can be on the run. Ross commissioners on April 20 unanimously approved allocating $1,000 to hold the first Ross Get Out and Get Fit 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run. The event will take place at 8 ...

Your Norwin News

Traveling amateur organists entertain fellow seniors with oldies music

By Craig Smith
Pat Pardus wears hearing aids and has arthritis, but that doesn’t stop her from joining a group of amateur organists who play just about every Saturday at senior centers and nursing homes from Ligonier to Irwin. “I don’t know how ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills School District brings on former employee as consultant

By Kelsey Shea
Leaders of the financially struggling Penn Hills School District on Monday retained a business consultant to fill in for the business manager, who remains on paid leave. The board voted 7-0 to hire James Calabrese, 73, of Plum, a retired school ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Life’s moments still matter to Trafford author Jakiela

By Rege Behe
Memoirs were once a person’s “whole life story from birth to almost death, or birth to fame,” according to Lori Jakiela. But the Trafford native, who has now penned three memoirs, including the recently published “Belief Is Its Own Kind ...

Your Plum News

Plum officials: District won’t inhibit ‘constitutionally protected speech’

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Just a few hours after student protesters at Plum High School left for the day with the promise to return Tuesday morning, school board members huddled in closed-door discussions. The meeting ended at about 9:20 p.m. Monday with the board ...

Your Sewickley News

3 names added to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Sewickley

By Jason Cato
James R. “Wink” Simmons spent part of World War II in the Balkans, North Africa and behind Russian lines. His exploits had him climb Mt. Vesuvius, fly over Paris at night in a stolen plane and attend night Mass at ...

Your South Hills News

Bar owner pleads guilty to harassing girlfriend, a top homicide prosecutor in Allegheny County

By Adam Brandolph
The two days a Downtown bar owner spent in jail for assaulting his girlfriend, a top homicide prosecutor in Allegheny County, is enough punishment for his guilty plea, a judge ruled Monday. Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman sentenced Ray Burg, ...

Your Twin Boros News

Traffic to tighten with closure of Freeport Road lane for crossing Hulton Bridge

By R.A. Monti
Starting Monday, crossing into Oakmont from Harmar will be even rougher than usual. Beginning at 8 a.m., PennDOT will close the turning lane that allows motorists coming from Harmar to cross the Hulton Bridge to Oakmont. According to Steve Cowan, ...