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Clinics go mobile to bring health care to streets of Western Pennsylvania

By Adam Smeltz
Nurses need about 15 minutes to run a health screening on Braden Holland, 3, even when they have to prick a finger to take blood. But for his mother, visiting a conventional doctor’s office — and waiting for an appointment — ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Middle schoolers stem STEM Challenge at Penn State New Kensington

By Liz Hayes
The goal was simple: Cover a tiny toy car with a plastic cup. But it took 40 teams of local middle school students more than two hours Tuesday to engineer contraptions that got the job done during the 2014 STEM Challenge ...

Your Carlynton News

Carnegie boy gets to be mayor for a day

By Alex Felser
After school, Joseph Mollica can usually be found at Carnegie playground or watching “Storm Chasers” on Discovery Channel if it’s too cold outside. But on Dec. 6, the tornado-loving 8-year-old will be sitting in a fire truck by PNC Bank on ...

Your Cranberry News

Car crashes into Cranberry store, no one injured

By Bill Vidonic
As Yankee Candle manager Allison Vinay heard the sound of an engine, mixed with shattering glass and the thud of dozens of candles tumbling to the floor, all she could think was, “Not again; please, not again.” For the second time ...

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara-based furniture drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity

By Tawnya Panizzi
It was quality over quantity at last weekend’s O’Hara-based furniture drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity, but event coordinator Colleen Cadman was OK with that. “It was pretty cold so there weren’t a lot of people,” Cadman said. “But the stuff ...

Your Hempfield News

Man taken to hospital from scene of Hempfield house fire

By Tribune-Review
A man found outside a Hempfield house that was the scene of a fire Thursday night was transported to UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh, officials said. Adamsburg fire Chief Don Thoma declined to identify the man or any injuries he may ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe freshman’s Eagle Scout’s veterans memorial inspired by grandfather

By Greg Reinbold
When Greater Latrobe freshman Alejandro “Alec” Barlock noticed that his grandfather Eugene Jones, 89, a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, had trouble making his way from Barnes Place senior living community in Derry ...

Your McKeesport News

Firefighters douse blaze at abandoned house

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport firefighters made quick work of a midday blaze Tuesday on the porch of a long-abandoned house on Petty Street in the city’s Fifth Ward. “All the fire was confined to the porch, the overstuffed furniture, and then it went up ...

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville Mall reinvents itself to attract more visitors

By Gideon Bradshaw
Patricia Jones remembers when she could ice skate at the Monroeville Mall. “All the kids of my generation would get dropped off there while the mothers went shopping,” Jones said. “It was a win-win for everyone.” The rink called the Ice Palace ...

Your Mon Valley News

Mon Valley preparing for Small Business Saturday

By Chris Buckley
Downtown business districts will celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend. But Gina Lynn, executive director of the Greater Charleroi Chamber of Commerce, believes every day there is a reason to celebrate the small business communities. Debbie Keefer, executive director of the Mon ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Owner charged after emaciated dog found by hunter in Mt. Pleasant Twp.

By Tribune-Review
An emaciated dog discovered by a hunter in woods in Westmoreland County a month ago is recovering at the Action for Animals Humane Society while its former owner faces criminal …

Your Murrysville News

Mears savors success, credits legendary Lange for guidance, inspiration

By Jason Mackey
Walking along Park Avenue in New York City, Steve Mears spots a restaurant he wanted to try. It’s called Hillstone. He heard Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist say it had the city’s best burger. How comfortable is Mears, the former Penguins on-air ...

Your North Hills News

Photo Gallery: McCandless McRib fan recognized by Pine McDonald’s

By Tribune-Review
Gregory Phillips, 11, of McCandless was invited for a behind-the-scenes tour of McDonald’s on Perry Highway in Pine and given the opportunity to make his own McRib pork sandwich after he wrote the franchise owner a letter with suggestions for ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin School District creates first detailed weapons policy

By Tony LaRussa
Although Norwin always has prohibited guns, knives or other weapons from school buildings, until last week, there was no formal definition of what constitutes a weapon or what would happen if a student is caught with one. Now there is. The Norwin ...

Your Penn Hills News

Police seek missing Penn Hills man

By Tribune-Review
Police are looking for an elderly European man who was reported missing over the weekend when he wandered from a public event in Oakmont. Stefan Bartanusc, 72, of Penn Hills was last seen 9 p.m. Saturday at a Harmar bus …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Trafford officials: Finances not as bad as feared

By Chris Foreman
Tough decisions are ahead, but some Trafford officials say they don’t think the borough finances are as poor as initially projected last week. Despite discussion that general-fund expenses next year could eclipse revenue by as much as $215,000, a 2014 budget ...

Your Plum News

Plum man killed in Saltsburg Road rollover

By Chuck Biedka
A Plum man was found dead early Friday outside an overturned SUV along Saltsburg Road in Plum, authorities said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Jack Balson, 28. Balson’s body was found about 7 a.m., Plum police said. ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley mom, dad thankful for ‘incredible’ support since son’s death

By Bobby Cherry
Love surrounds the Galluzzos. Matthew Galluzzo wrote that in a blog post last month reflecting on the Aug. 10 death of his son, Owen Thomas Galluzzo, 9. Since Owen’s death, Matthew and his wife Meghan Eberle Galluzzo, say their hearts ...

Your South Hills News

Brentwood police chief to get nearly $200K as part of settlement agreement with borough

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood leaders will pay the town’s police chief nearly $200,000 to retire, because an internal report alleges he mismanaged the department for years. Chief Robert Butelli, 62, said Tuesday, however, that his departure from the department he led since 2001 ...

Your Twin Boros News

Riverview to correct heating problems over Thanksgiving holiday

By Valley News Dispatch
The Riverview School District plans to repair a heating problem in the junior-senior high school during its Thanksgiving break. Superintendent Margaret DiNinno said officials discovered last week that heating units weren’t working in some parts of the building. “We have heat in ...