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Castle Shannon parish plans special Masses for 125th anniversary

By Matthew Santoni
Having celebrated the 120th anniversary of its school this year, St. Anne Catholic Church in Castle Shannon is ready to kick off its 125th anniversary celebration. A special Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday — the feast day of Sts. Joachim …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Gas prices are falling, but Pittsburgh area lags behind average

By R.A. Monti 2:59 p.m.
Even the slightest downtick in the price of gas is a welcome sight to Kimberly Jones. “I have to drive my grandson up-and-down (Freeport Road) to football practice,” Jones, 55, of Harrison said while filling up her Chevy Aveo at …

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette High School backs out of federal lunch program

By Megan Guza
South Fayette High School will opt out of the federal School Lunch and Breakfast Program — and in turn, federal funding — due to concerns over stricter nutritional guidelines. The guidelines, which took effect July 1, would place a burden …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry Water Park offering more swim time than last year

By Corinne Kennedy 2:43 p.m.
Despite cooler temperatures, the Cranberry Water Park has had significantly fewer closings this summer than at this point last summer, said Dave Hutner, Cranberry Parks and Recreation program manager. This summer has been cooler and drier than last year, according …

Your FoxChapel News

$24M water filter project at Aspinwall treatment plant nears kickoff

By Bob Bauder
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is set to begin a $24 million filter rehabilitation at its water treatment plant near Aspinwall. PWSA board members are scheduled on Friday to award contracts for the project, which represents about 15 percent …

Your Hempfield News

Report of attempted child luring in Hempfield a hoax, police say

By Renatta Signorini
A 15-year-old boy fabricated his claim that a man tried to lure him into his vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Hempfield, state police said Thursday evening. The boy told police the man was driving a white Ford van, police reported in …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe man who admitted role in fatal crash allowed to continue driving

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Latrobe man who pleaded guilty on Monday to his role in a fatal crash last year will continue to drive for two months so he can complete a sentence imposed in Florida for an unrelated drug offense. Robert A. …

Your McKeesport News

Glassport Scout completes Eagle Project

By Eric Slagle
A Glassport teen’s Eagle Scout project is turning out to be a strong reflection of his commitment to his community. Jarod Michael Palmer, 16 — who is slated to receive the rank of highest honor of the Boy Scouts of …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville oxycodone dealer to spend 10 years in prison

By Brian Bowling
A Monroeville man who moved his oxycodone ring from South Florida to Western Pennsylvania in 2010, hid money under his father’s name and led a lavish lifestyle will spend 10 years in prison, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Jason …

Your Mon Valley News

Rostraver police issue warning after home invasion, robbery

By Chris Buckley 4:50 p.m.
Rostraver Township Police are warning residents that a home invasion early Tuesday morning may not have been an isolated incident. Police said the home invasion occurred at 1:40 a.m. in the Sweeney Plan of the township. A knocked on the …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Carnegie Steel Co. beam lights Mt. Pleasant area welder’s way

By A.J. Panian
As a state-licensed contractor, East Huntingdon’s Carl Pravlik said he has torn down his fair share of buildings in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas. “I quit counting at 100,” said …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville man draws on experiences in starting SAT prep academy

By Greg Reinbold
After searching the Pittsburgh area for courses to help his son, Jay, prepare for the SATs and failing to find a program that met his standards, Jesse Lee started his own. Drawing from his own educational experiences, Lee founded mySchooler …

Your North Hills News

McCandless OKs land development plan for potential Wal-Mart

By Tory N. Parrish
McCandless gave an assist to Wal-Mart in its plan to build a store by speeding through the approval process, two attorneys said during a contentious council meeting Monday night. “I wouldn’t be standing here if this wasn’t the most egregious …

Your Norwin News

Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role

By Tony LaRussa
A North Huntingdon native with a decade of military experience, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been hired by the American Red Cross to oversee the distribution of shelter, food and supplies when disaster strikes in western Pennsylvania. Timothy …

Your Penn Hills News

Dairy Queen co-manager in fair condition from crash, hospital officials report

By Patrick Varine
The co-manager of a Dairy Queen in Penn Hills was recovering in the hospital on Friday, a day after a truck injured her and five others when it veered off Verona Road and plowed through a brick wall on the …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

By Chris Foreman 1:38 p.m.
A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet …

Your Plum News

Summer sessions at Plum library bolster children’s interest in science

By Karen Zapf
Amanda Copeland’s four children enjoy spending time at the Plum Borough Community Library. “We’ve been here all day,” Copeland, 37, said one day last week as her two eldest children, Cheyenne, 12, and Jeremy, 10, took part in the Science …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley man dies in Route 28 motorcycle accident

By Jason Cato
A Sewickley man died when he crashed his motorcycle on Route 28 in O’Hara, state police said. George P. Williams, 65, lost control of his Harley-Davidson Street Glide at 8:35 p.m. Saturday on a right curve while traveling southbound near …

Your South Hills News

Autopsy scheduled on Pleasant Hills man, 95, who died following crash

By Michael Hasch
An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on a Pleasant Hills man who died more than a week after being injured in a motor vehicle crash, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Edward Gnoth, 95, died Sunday at …

Your Twin Boros News

Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers

By Emily Balser
For Cambodian student Chan  Oudom Im, coming to the United States is like being in a dream. Im, who arrived in Oakmont on Tuesday, is one of five Cambodians to come to the United States for three months as part …