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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

Penn Hills teenager charged in New Kensington shooting

By Liz Hayes  and Chuck Biedka
New Kensington police charged a Penn Hills teenager with attempted homicide for allegedly shooting a man on a city street Wednesday afternoon. Brandon Maurice Jeter, 16, will be charged as an adult in the crime, according to New Kensington police Chief ...

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

Rowan second-grader’s proposal keeps students from feeling alone

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Madison Denham didn’t want to see other kids feeling lonely and alone. The second-grader at Rowan Elementary School shared an idea with her guidance counselor, Lauren O’Donnell, that she found online. Madison wanted to build a Buddy Bench on the school ...

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

Hempfield hires finance director

By Tribune-Review
Hempfield’s new finance director will start at a salary of $55,000, according to manager Andrew Walz. Township supervisors approved hiring Melanie Phillips to the newly created position during a meeting Tuesday. Phillips’ five-year contract includes pay increases annually, Walz said. Supervisors approved advertising ...

Your Latrobe News

Tenant charged in fire that destroyed Latrobe apartment house

By Paul Peirce
Early Wednesday morning, Gary Hair asked an upstairs neighbor, Brandon S. Baradziej, to lend a hand as he connected a television in an apartment house in downtown Latrobe. Hair, 62, never got a chance to watch his new $500 TV, because ...

Your McKeesport News

Students benefit from annual Brewster-sponsored government seminar

By Patrick Cloonan
Mon-Yough and Alle-Kiski area students received a primer on government at state Sen. James Brewster’s annual seminar at Penn State Greater Allegheny. “It exposes you to things you might not have known,” McKeesport Area High School junior Nayelle Williams said. “It is ...

Your Monroeville 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 Mon Valley News

Man’s body found hours after disappearance on Youghiogheny River

By Tribune-Review 9:27 a.m.
Several hours after a Charleroi man disappeared in the Youghiogheny River while retrieving a football, his body was recovered by rescue crews in Perry Township. The Fayette County Coroner’s office Thursday morning confirmed the body pulled out of the river …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Late Mt. Pleasant police chief’s name is added to national memorial

By A.J. Panian
It’s a process Erich “Rocky” Geppert and his father, Oakmont Police Officer Erich “Rick” Geppert III, have seen through to fruition dozens of times — the nomination of a police …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional team heads to STEM competition

By Patrick Varine
Building a better stinkbug trap has led a team of Franklin Regional students all the way to the state finals of the Governor’s PA STEM Competition, which kicks off Friday at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster. After taking first ...

Your North Hills News

Chatham to host buffet of concerts at Eden Hall campus in Richland

By Deborah Deasy
Pack a blanket, seat cushion or folding chair. Chatham University invites music lovers to belly up to a buffet of mostly free summer concerts in the picturesque outdoor amphitheater at its Eden Hall campus in Richland. Live opera, bluegrass, ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active members of the military who are home on leave are invited to participate. Marchers will ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills votes to sell, lease vacant school space

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District leaders approved resolutions Tuesday to sell one empty school building and lease classrooms in another, as the district attempts to generate cash. The district also is considering a districtwide wage freeze. Acting Superintendent Nancy Hines said she ...

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

Oakmont, Kiski Township election results finalized

By Trib Total Media
Absentee ballots snap Oakmont Council tie The inclusion of absentee ballots in Allegheny County’s unofficial election results broke a tie in the Oakmont Council race. Incumbent Nancy Ride was tied with fellow Democrat Mark Salvas for the third open nomination until ...