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Project aims to control feral cat population in Pittsburgh area

By Tom Fontaine
Key findings of a project to map colonies of feral cats in Allegheny County remain top secret, with organizers declining to reveal their locations out of concern that people might harm the colonies or make the areas dumping grounds for ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Tarentum teen to be tried as an adult in New Year’s shooting

By Chuck Biedka 12:36 a.m.
A Tarentum teen will stand trial as an adult for allegedly shooting another teen during a Tarentum home invasion on New Year’s Day. Dorian Smedley, 18, of 439 E. Seventh Ave., had petitioned the court to be tried as a juvenile ...

Your Carlynton News

Stories of the past come to life at Carnegie Historical Society

By Dona S. Dreeland
Dan McGrogan lives his life in the past, present and future — all at the same time. But, he said, he finds it invigorating. As president of the Historical Society of Carnegie, McGrogan is engaged every day, considering the history of history. ...

Your Cranberry News

300 units on 47 Cranberry acres near starting point

By Bill Vidonic 12:11 a.m.
Dirt could be moving by July 1 on 300 residential units on 47 acres in Cranberry once tagged for a multi-million dollar UPMC/Pittsburgh Penguins sports complex. Adjacent to sprawling office buildings, including those for Westinghouse and PPG, the planned Village of ...

Your FoxChapel News

Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant proposals and searching records. “I’ll read as much as I can get my hands on and ...

Your Hempfield News

Burglars strike 3 businesses in Hempfield plaza

By Jacob Tierney
Cash and electronics were taken from three Hempfield businesses early Tuesday morning, police said. Entry was gained through back doors of FASTSIGNS, Diamond Nails and El Patron Mexican Grill, all in a plaza at 6044 Route 30, west of Greensburg. There ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe top cop questions testing for police promotions

By Stacey Federoff
Latrobe police Chief Jim Bumar wants council to review requirements for promotions in the department after complaints from officers about the standardized testing. Bumar said the test is more applicable to larger departments, not one of Latrobe’s size. “They’re not designed very ...

Your McKeesport News

Buena Vista pool anticipates its best season

By Michael DiVittorio 1:07 a.m.
Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Co.’s swimming pool is poised to have its best season ever. Major offseason improvements included installing water slides in the deep and shallow ends, new fencing and restroom renovations courtesy of acounty grant. The fire company received ...

Your Monroeville News

Police charge third man in fatal shooting of teenager in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
Allegheny County Police have arrested a third man in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager at a housing complex in Monroeville. Police charged Darnell Burks, 19, of Monroeville on Thursday with criminal homicide, robbery, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen ...

Your Mon Valley News

Former Ringgold guidance counselor accused of sex assault faces trial

By The Valley Independent 12:24 a.m.
A former Ringgold High School guidance counselor accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student was ordered Friday to stand trial in Westmoreland County court. Lianne Danko, 33, of Rolling Hill Farm Drive, Rostraver, is charged with four counts of institutional ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Proposed Mt. Pleasant budget plan includes deficit, tax hike

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board adopted a proposed final budget for fiscal year 2015-16 Thursday night that includes a 2.1-mill tax increase and a deficit of more than $417,000. The proposed budget shows expenditures of $32,427,018 and revenues of $32,009,318. …

Your Murrysville News

Juvenile status hearing, trial delayed in Franklin Regional stabbings

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Westmoreland County teen charged with trying to kill 20 classmates and a school security guard will next appear in court June 22. Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani will hear evidence as to whether 17-year-old Alex Hribal should be tried ...

Your North Hills News

Ross commissioners recommend mall plan

By Bill Zlatos
The old Northway Mall, now dubbed The Block Northway, has cleared a hurdle in its makeover. By an 8-0 vote, with member John Sample absent, the Ross planning commission recommended preliminary approval of the site plan submitted by LRC Northway Acquisitions ...

Your Norwin News

North Huntingdon man injured, dog dies in house fire

By Tribune-Review 12:28 a.m.
A North Huntingdon man was treated and released at a local hospital after suffering smoke inhalation while attempting to battle a fire that destroyed his home late Thursday. A black Labrador retriever died in the fire at 12919 Veronica Lane, …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills School District preliminary budget includes tax hike, loan

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills anticipates using a multimillion dollar loan to balance next year’s budget before the June 30 deadline. The board on May 26 voted 6-0 to approve a preliminary budget that includes a millage increase and projects that the district ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce
A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon, 23. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported that Dillon failed ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher, held for trial, vows to fight witness intimidation charge

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
When a Plum High School teacher outed her as a sex assault victim before a class full of students, the senior testified, “I wanted to go away and hide.” At times during the hearing Wednesday for Drew Zoldak, a forensic ...

Your Sewickley News

Fern Hollow Nature Center puts out feelers for additional funding

By Tom McGee
Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights wants to be part of the 2016 budget process in Sewickley. Brendan Kenny, a member of the center’s board, addressed Sewickley council recently and requested details on how to seek a financial contribution. Sam ...

Your South Hills News

Brentwood Borough birthday event a big hit with students

By Stephanie Hacke
Cheers for “Brentwood” echoed across the stadium as the town’s youngest residents gathered in style for a baseball-themed 100th-birthday party for the borough last week. There were relay races, T-shirt launches, a baseball game and, of course, a crayon race, ...

Your Twin Boros News

Break-ins reported in Oakmont

By Chuck Biedka
Oakmont police are looking for a man who witnesses said broke into two houses in the borough Thursday afternoon. A witness saw a suspicious man in her California Avenue neighborhood and watched him enter a house in the 800 block, Oakmont ...