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Immersion lab at Montour to offer new learning opportunities for students

By Rick Wills
Wearing 3-D glasses and sitting in front of glowing computer screens, Montour School District students can construct holographic obstacle courses, peel back delicate layers of the human eye or dissect a Tyrannosaurus rex — all with the flick of a ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

Alle-Kiski Valley PSSA assessment scores higher than state standards

By Jodi Weigand 7:28 p.m.
A more difficult state assessment test brought down scores statewide on the annual PSSA, but most Alle-Kiski Valley schools performed better than the state averages. Of the 54 local schools where students in grades 3 through 8 take the Pennsylvania System ...

Carlynton News

Collier police ready to patrol the streets on motorcycles

By Alex Felser
After two weeks of daily training, Collier police are ready to take their new motorcycles on patrol. Chief Craig Campbell and Officer Bill Oslick recently completed a two-week, 80-hour basic motorcycle officer training program offered by Pittsburgh police. “The course is designed ...

Cranberry News

Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line

By Kyle Lawson
A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. A two-mile stretch of the main sewer line in Cranberry, from Rochester Road to the Brush Creek treatment plant, this month will ...

Fox Chapel News

Alpacas’ appetites help Sharpsburg clear vacant properties

By Tawnya Panizzi 8:00 p.m.
Sharpsburg public works department is getting help cleaning the borough from an unlikely source. Cinnamon and Oscar, two adult alpacas, have been grazing on overgrown weeds at one of the borough’s half-dozen abandoned properties. The animals are on loan to the borough ...

Hempfield News

Inquest: Fatal shooting by police at Hempfield Towers justified

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha said Wednesday the police shooting of a man in front of Hempfield Towers last year was justified. Bacha announced his findings two months after testimony concluded in a coroner’s inquest into the Jan. 19, 2014, ...

Latrobe News

Loaded gun found in carry-on at Arnold Palmer airport could cost passenger $7,000

By Stacey Federoff
A man whose loaded handgun was found early Sunday in his carry-on bag at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport could be fined as much as $7,000. The 62-year-old man had a .38-caliber Ruger handgun in his luggage when it was screened at ...

McKeesport News

Man’s body recovered from river in McKeesport

By Tribune-Review 8:27 p.m.
A 74-year-old man’s body was recovered Sunday afternoon from the Youghiogheny River in McKeesport, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released as of Sunday afternoon because his relatives had not been notified, was believed to have been in the ...

Monroeville News

Pitcairn public-works garage roof to be fixed

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn council approved the purchase of about $6,000 worth of supplies to replace the leaking roof of the borough public-works garage during its monthly meeting in September. The garage is attached to the borough building on Sixth Street. Pitcairn council has ...

Mon Valley News

Monongahela Area Historical Society gears up for annual Ghostwalk

By Mary Pickels
Very Important Person ghost tour aficionados, beware: this will be the last year for an upgraded event offered through the annual Monongahela Area Historical Society’s Candlelight Ghostwalk of Monongahela. Society president Susan Bowers said a haunting of some other type will ...

Mt. Pleasant

Judge halts Mt. Pleasant veterinarian’s effort to start clinic

By Chuck Brittain
A Fayette County judge on Thursday blocked a longtime Mt. Pleasant-area veterinarian from opening an animal clinic in Upper Tyrone Township. Judge Joseph George Wednesday ruled in favor of a petition filed by East Huntingdon veterinarian Dr. Laurie A. Joseph …

Murrysville News

Waste hauler to conduct audit in Murrysville

By Tribune-Review
Republic Waste Services will conduct an audit in the Murrysville area next week, according to an alert from the police department. Republic employees will be stopping in front of homes in the municipality for documentation purposes. Police said the employees will ...

North Hills News

Shaler man charged in death of girl, 6, not prosecuted in repeated alcohol cases

By Megan Guza
If Travis Grayson had been prosecuted for his underage drinking citations, he might not have been driving the night he allegedly struck and killed 6-year-old Ava Campbell. Each of the three times that Grayson, 20, of Shaler was caught with a ...

Norwin News

Norwin homecoming festivities begin Thursday

By Tony LaRussa
Norwin students will celebrate homecoming Thursday through Saturday, with activities to bring together alumni, family and friends. “The student council members have been planning for homecoming since July,” said Kevin Chitester, who along with fellow high school teacher Patrick McLaughin are ...

Penn Hills News

Penn Hills man allegedly robs Wilkins eatery

By Tribune-Review 7:33 p.m.
A Penn Hills man claiming his mother has cancer is accused of robbing a Buffalo Wild Wings in Wilkins early Sunday. According to a criminal complaint, a staff member was closing the restaurant and stepped into the parking lot when …

Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township residents complain of noise from gas drill site

By Tom McGee
Residents near an unconventional natural-gas well in Penn Township are unhappy about the noise coming from the site during the fracking process, and they hope local officials are better prepared if future wells come to the township. Fracking at the wells ...

Plum News

Lawsuit claims Plum School District ignored racially-motivated assaults against black students

By Brian Bowling
Plum Borough School District officials in 2014 and this year ignored repeated, racially motivated assaults on three black students at Regency Park Elementary while trying to prosecute their mother for disorderly conduct when she tried to discuss some incidents with ...

Sewickley News

Quaker Valley leaders keep watch on possible new cyber school

By Dona S. Dreeland
Quaker Valley leaders are keeping tabs on another cyber-charter school seeking to enroll students across the state by next school year. Advance Cyber Charter School applied to the state Department of education to begin operating for students in grades kindergarten through ...

South Hills News

Mt. Lebanon needs Scott’s OK to hunt deer in Twin Hills Park, township argues

By Brian Bowling
Mt. Lebanon may own Twin Hills Park in Scott, but that doesn’t mean it can hunt deer there, a lawyer for Scott said Friday. Scott sued Mt. Lebanon in Allegheny Common Pleas Court, seeking an injunction that would halt deer ...

Twin Boros News