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South Hills Village to get new stores, food court update

By Matthew Santoni 5:32 p.m.
At nearly 50 years old, South Hills Village is getting a facelift to project a younger, wealthier image. Indianapolis-based owner Simon Property Group said this week that the complex will get retailers Forever 21, Soma, Lane Bryant and Ulta, along …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Move forward on nuke dump cleanup, Casey urges

By Mary Ann Thomas 6:00 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pushing for three federal agencies to reach an agreement on their responsibilities for a cleanup that could cost up to $500 million at the nuclear waste dump on Route 66 in Parks. But the cleanup …

Your Carlynton News

Bullied South Fayette student’s case prompts wiretap overhaul legislation

By Aaron Aupperlee
A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to change the state’s wiretapping and electronic surveillance law since a South Fayette High School student was cited for recording audio of a bullying incident at the school. “Sometimes, you don’t realize a problem until there’s …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry native lands prestigious merit-based scholarship

By Akasha Chamberlain
Simon Brown not only has a passion for studying the history of education, he wants to be part of its future. Brown, 21, a Cranberry native and junior at the University of Pittsburgh, would be happy as a professor fostering …

Your FoxChapel News

4-car crash near Fox Chapel snarls Route 28 traffic

By Tribune-Review
A four-car accident Tuesday in the inbound lanes of Route 28 snarled traffic for morning commuters, Allegheny County dispatchers said. The accident occurred in the Fox Chapel area, dispatchers said. No injuries were reported. …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield settles seismic testing lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
In the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that it can’t prohibit seismic testing on its roads, a Westmoreland County township has settled a lawsuit filed by a Texas company, a lawyer for the township said Tuesday. ION Geophysical of …

Your Latrobe News

Funds multiply for Derry K-9 officer’s new vehicle

By Greg Reinbold
A frenzy of recent fundraising activity helped the Derry Borough Police Department move closer to finalizing the purchase of a new vehicle for its K-9 officer, Blade. Police Chief Randy Glick told borough council members at their April 13 meeting …

Your McKeesport News

West Mifflin business joins forces with East Allegheny students

By Patrick Cloonan
A Tuesday field trip evolved from ties between a North Versailles Township school and a West Mifflin business. Approximately 140 third-graders from East Allegheny’s Green Valley Primary School visited Bombardier. “It’s a parade,” a woman employee said. “It’s future employees,” …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville technical school not your father’s shop class

By Karen Kadilak
Students in machine tool technology classes at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville expect to have more career choices when engineering is incorporated in the curriculum, starting this fall. They will use a 3-D printer to produce plastic …

Your Mon Valley News

Greater Washington Food Bank gets new boss

By Chrs Buckley
Overseeing the 38 food banks is both challenging and rewarding, Connie Burd believes. It takes a balance of good business sense and compassion, the new executive director of the Greater Washington County Food Bank said. “You have to be a …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant to save with energy-efficient lighting

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant will change to energy-efficient lights in borough buildings as a way to save money. The borough recently brought in representatives from Honeywell to conduct a study of lighting, furnaces and equipment to determine what could be done to …

Your Murrysville News

Search warrant shows 12 items seized from stabbing suspect’s locker

By Renatta Signorini 5:41 p.m.
Investigators seized 12 items from the locker of a Franklin Regional Senior High School student accused of stabbing and slashing his classmates with two kitchen knives, according to a search warrant inventory returned Wednesday. Victim Jared Boger, 17, a junior, …

Your North Hills News

Photo Gallery: Marshall Township Easter egg hunt

By Tribune-Review
The annual Marshall Township Parks & Recreation Easter egg hunt was April 12 at Knob Hill Community Park. Children who attended had a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. …

Your Norwin News

Veteran North Huntingdon police officer fired

By Tony LaRussa
North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday voted to fire a veteran police officer who was accused by the township’s police chief of undermining his authority and dividing the department. Commissioners voted 4-2 with one abstention to fire Officer William Sombo, who …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills Library director introduces kids to ‘talking’ drums

By Patrick Varine
Tyrone Ward has more than three decades of experience making his drum “talk.” Ward, executive director at the Penn Hills Library, is a percussionist, and one of his favorite instruments is the African djembe, or “talking drum.” Ward has started …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford rallies to support rival after crisis

By Chris Foreman
Franklin Regional hasn’t felt like much of a rival to Penn-Trafford over the past week. The usual, healthy competition between neighboring school districts vanished in the moments immediately after the April 9 stabbing attack inside Franklin Regional Senior High School. …

Your Plum News

Elementary school program in Plum shows fun and math can be in same equation

By Karen Zapf
Mary Cecchetti has a tablet computer, but admits her daughter uses it the most. “She does math games on it,” said Cecchetti, 42, of Plum last week during Holiday Park Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Fun Math Night. “She’s into …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Herald honors: Memorial Day celebration group recognized

By Kristina Serafini 3:48 p.m.
Entering its 123rd year, Sewickley’s Memorial Day celebration has blossomed from a small observance to its current four-day-long tribute to veterans — and it’s all organized by a committee of just more than a dozen members. For their unfaltering dedication …

Your South Hills News

South Hills Village to get new stores, food court update

By Matthew Santoni 5:32 p.m.
At nearly 50 years old, South Hills Village is getting a facelift to project a younger, wealthier image. Indianapolis-based owner Simon Property Group said this week that the complex will get retailers Forever 21, Soma, Lane Bryant and Ulta, along …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont councilman pushes for answers in vandalism of surveillance cameras

By Tom Yerace
An Oakmont councilman has questioned whether Allegheny County police have fully investigated a vandalism incident last summer that disabled borough surveillance cameras. Councilman Tim Favo raised his doubts about the investigation at a council meeting April 14. According to Police …