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Neighborhood movie theaters use unconventional methods to draw customers

By Brian Bowling
With only a single screen available, it’s vital for a neighborhood movie theater to pick the right movie. It’s also tricky. The mystery comedy “The Overnight” seemed like a good choice for The Parkway Theater in Stowe and the Hollywood Theater ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Armstrong County D.A.’s office to head jail escape probe

By Mary Ann Thomas 4:06 p.m.
The Armstrong County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday it is investigating the events leading to last week’s escape of inmate Robert Edward Crissman Jr. from the Armstrong County Jail. Crissman Jr. allegedly beat and strangled to death a friend, Tammy …

Your Carlynton News

Collier police get van, 2 motorcycles for $8K

By Alex Felser
Christmas came in July for Collier’s police department. The township added two Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a Ford van to the department’s fleet at a cost of only $8,000 after help from the community and Allegheny County, police Chief Craig Campbell ...

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry Uniting People event to benefit local family

By Kyle Lawson
The Cranberry CUP fundraiser this year will serve a dual purpose. Proceeds from the weekend-long event will benefit a local family in need, while also acting as a public-service announcement, Cranberry Uniting People board President Cathy Cortazzo said. Cortazzo went on ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fox Chapel grad brings Class of ‘90 back together

By Sharon Drake 4:27 p.m.
Libby Culbertson Ernharth makes connections. “I’m for team anything — always. It allows you to share,” the lifelong O’Hara resident said. Libby is coming off helping connect her classmates from the Fox Chapel Area High School Class of 1990. Last month, class ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield Area considers renovations at high school

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield Area school directors are mulling the possibility of forgoing a planned security update to the high school entrance for a bigger project: a renovation or new construction. “I think all of us agree that the high school needs renovated or ...

Your Latrobe News

Adaptive bikes, trikes add to Westmoreland kids’ mobility

By Stacey Federoff 4:24 p.m.
Lindsay Klein relished the expression of joy on her son Ethan’s face after he got to ride a new tricycle for the first time. “This smile was different,” she said. “He felt proud and happy and excited.” Ethan, 4, of Unity along ...

Your McKeesport News

Allegheny County will spray for mosquitoes Wednesday night in Munhall and Homestead

By Aaron Aupperlee
Allegheny County will spray a pesticide Wednesday night in Munhall and Homestead to kill mosquitoes and lower the risk West Nile virus spreading. Samples of mosquitoes from the area tested positive for West Nile virus. The county will spray Zenivex ...

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville Jazz Festival to highlight genre’s roots

By Gideon Bradshaw
Chuck Summerville fell in love with one of America’s native-born musical genres while living on the other side of the Atlantic. Stationed in Oxford, England, in the 1950s, Summerville joined a jazz appreciation club. One night, the base librarian took him ...

Your Mon Valley News

Perfect storm rains heroin, pain pills onto Mon Valley

By Chris Buckley
This is part two of a six-part series on the effects of heroin on the Mid-Mon Valley. Ask Dr. Neil A. Capretto why there is a heroin epidemic and he can pretty much talk all night. “I give three-hour lectures ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant-area sign to provide mining industry education

By Trib Total Media 4:42 p.m.
A rainy summer delayed the planned erection of a sign along the Coal & Coke Trail designed to educate the public regarding the area’s mining industry heritage. The sign, which …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville oncologist says he had necessary permits to hunt, kill lion

By Kari Andren 5:39 p.m.
A Murrysville oncologist who allegedly shot a lion during an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday he did nothing wrong. In a statement from his lawyer, Dr. Jan Seski said he had participated in a lawfully permitted hunt. The Zimbabwe …

Your North Hills News

Dedicated volunteers help make Ross flea market a success

By Leighann Marquiss 4:17 p.m.
It takes more than 700 volunteers to pull off a festival the size that St. Teresa Avila Parish puts on annually. Volunteers come and go, but for decades, there has been a core group who gather two to three days ...

Your Norwin News

Landlords skeptical of Irwin property inspection plan

By Tony LaRussa
Irwin Council is getting some push back from landlords who worry that a proposed property inspection law would burden their businesses. But borough officials say the law that’s being developed would ensure the safety of rental properties and create a better ...

Your Penn Hills News

Huge deficits lead to Penn Hills School District audit

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills residents might have to wait a few more months before they get answers about how the Penn Hills School District ended two school years in a row with frightening multimillion dollar deficits. A spokeswoman for the state auditor ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Authorities identify 2 men killed in fiery crash in Pittsburgh

By Tony Raap
Authorities on Monday identified two men killed in a fiery crash Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Gregory Scavincky, 28, of Irwin, Westmoreland County and Michael Depalma, 27, of Trafford died when their Dodge Charger crashed into a support column on ...

Your Plum News

Plum Council to consider proposed developments

By Karen Zapf 4:15 p.m.
Plum council on Monday night is expected to consider two proposed developments that would add residential and commercial offerings in the borough. Members during the work session earlier this week heard details about Hulton Village, a proposed two-building development that would ...

Your Sewickley News

Leet treehouse that drew national headlines will be removed by December

By Kyle Lawson
A long-disputed treehouse in Leet will be disassembled in December, according to an agreement Friday between homeowners and township officials. The township will extend an October deadline to remove the treehouse, while the Truchan family on Kenney Drive agreed ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin Borough man pleads guilty in white supremacist bombs case

By Brian Bowling 5:31 p.m.
A Baldwin Borough man whose home contained about 20 bombs, bomb-making materials and instructions and white supremacist literature pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device. Borough police arrested Eric Charles Smith, …

Your Twin Boros News

W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking

By Michael Hasch
Seven Allegheny County residents are among the 87 people charged Tuesday with drug trafficking in North Central West Virginia. The seven — from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Clairton, Verona and Monroeville — are accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in …