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Western Pa. nurses who served during Vietnam invited to tea in their honor

By Aaron Aupperlee
The transition between war and peace was rocky at times for Kathie Swazuk. The Army nurse served in Vietnam at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh. She treated patients until they were either well enough to rejoin the fight ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Man charged in child rape case from 2014 arrested again

By Tribune-Review 5:43 p.m.
A man arrested in June 2014 for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager is now facing charges for the sexual assault of a 6-year-old, Allegheny County authorities said. Thomas Jeffrey is charged with two counts of indecent assault, in addition to charges ...

Your Carlynton News

Heidelberg police dog sidelined with illness

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg’s canine officer is being sidelined indefinitely. Rocky, an eight-year-old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, is on medical leave following an emergency spleen appendectomy on March 12. During the procedure, doctors found internal bleeding from tumors on his spleen. “When ...

Your Cranberry News

Updated maps to remove dozens of homes from flood-hazard status

By Bill Vidonic
Eight Cranberry residents are appealing changes to federal flood plain maps, according to township officials. Overall, however, updated maps are expected to move about 180 homes out of flood-hazard designation. “We’re going to be down significantly,” said township waterworks coordinator Tim Schutzman. ...

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara ALS awareness advocate dies at 49

By Tawnya Panizzi
Friends recall Neil Alexander living life with courage and grace — the same attributes as Lou Gehrig, whose namesake disease Alexander died from Tuesday. The O’Hara resident was 49. “Neil really got it,” said Peter Strick, scientific director of the Center for ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield to give $13K to Greensburg Hempfield Area Library

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield will contribute $13,900 to the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library this year. But Supervisor Doug Weimer warned library supporters during a meeting Monday that they should not count on future donations. The supervisors voted 3-1 to donate the surplus funds from a ...

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe schools to save $288K with bond refinancing

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe school board approved the refinancing of a $10 million bond, a subject of discussion since December. A lower interest rate is expected to save the district $288,000, down from just over 5 percent to about 0.56 percent, said financial ...

Your McKeesport News

Allegheny DA to seek death penalty in Crawford Village homicide

By Adam Brandolph 3:15 p.m.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. announced Thursday he would seek the death penalty against two men charged in a fatal shooting in Crawford Village. Jonathan “BJ” Coles, 20, and Roman Jones, 24, were charged with homicide in …

Your Monroeville News

Police arrest four in Pitcairn drug investigation

By Gideon Bradshaw 6:47 p.m.
Nine laptops, a weedwacker, several iPads, stereo speakers, and dozens of power tools are the items police believe a Pitcairn man arrested Thursday was trading for heroin. “We want to set the standard that we have zaro tolerance for illegal …

Your Mon Valley News

Donora-Webster bridge demolition delayed

By Chris Buckley
The implosion of the bridge over the Monongahela River linking Donora to Webster will not occur before the end of May and could be delayed until late July. It initially was to take place by the end of April. It is ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society makes its mark for Civil War veterans

By A.J. Panian
Considering the treachery and patriotic sacrifice marking the paths of more than 100 Civil War veterans buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, it’s essential that each of their names grace their …

Your Murrysville News

Roundup: Egg hunts set for Murrysville, Delmont, Export area

By Patrick Varine
Grab a basket and keep your eyes peeled — local community groups and churches will be hiding goodies all over Murrysville, Delmont and Export as community Easter egg hunts get underway. Here’s a roundup of local hunts. To add other ...

Your North Hills News

‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ gives Hampton native opportunity to shine

By Deborah Deasy
Living his dream after moving to California is Point Park University graduate Tyler Scherer, 24, formerly of Hampton. Scherer will sing and dance March 31 through April 5 in Heinz Hall as part of the touring cast of “Disney’s Beauty and ...

Your Norwin News

State-level uncertainty clouds Norwin budget work

By Tony LaRussa
Majority leaders in the state Senate are advising school superintendents across Pennsylvania — including Norwin’s top administrator — to be wary of counting on the extra money Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed for education in next year’s budget because it ...

Your Penn Hills News

Sinkhole caused by mine subsidence closes Laketon Road in Penn Hills

By Kelsey Shea 6:18 p.m.
A sinkhole thought to be caused by mine subsidence closed Laketon Road in Penn Hills indefinitely Thursday, though officials said they did not think nearby residents were at risk. The 20-foot deep, 10-foot wide hole opened just east of Laketon’s …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township officials consider recreational future of Hall property

By Chris Foreman
More than a decade has passed since Joseph “Junior” Hall Jr. signed away 65 acres to Penn Township for $1 to use for a recreation area. Although the property has been unused for the past dozen years, renewed enthusiasm by township ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher followed law when reporting colleague’s relationship with student

By Karen Zapf
When Plum High School art teacher Dennis Swogger overheard a student talking about tweets between chemistry teacher Jason Cooper and a senior female student, Swogger went to his principal because he suspected a relationship between Cooper and the student. The information ...

Your Sewickley News

PMT spotlight to shine on Sewickley Academy senior

By Tom McGee
A Sewickley Academy student is helping to bring a Tony Award-winning musical to life in Pittsburgh. Ariel Richter, 17, a senior at the Edgeworth-based school, will perform in the ensemble of Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of “American Idiot” April 2-4. She ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall School District proceeds with dairy contract

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is seeking better rates for beverages yet equally as tasty, milk, juice and iced tea to serve in the school cafeteria. The district last week began seeking proposals for a dairy contract for the beverages served during ...

Your Twin Boros News

Penn Hills driver charged in hit-and-run in Oakmont

By Chuck Biedka
Oakmont police accuse a Penn Hills man of hitting a woman with his car and leaving the scene last month at a Presbyterian SeniorCare parking lot. Howard Emmett Horsley, 30, of 7947 Thon Drive, was formally charged Monday, and the woman ...