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South Hills Village to get new stores, food court update

By Matthew Santoni
The owners of South Hills Village said Tuesday they plan to refresh the mall with new retailers and more “creature comforts.” As the mall approaches its 50th anniversary, Indianapolis-based owners Simon Property Group announced the complex will get new retailers …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Pittsburgh-area drivers roll with rising pump prices

By R.A. Monti 1:48 a.m.
Like most drivers, Dave Miller doesn’t like the soaring price of gas. “You have to get around,” said Miller of Kittanning, while filling up a borrowed Ford F-150 pickup at the Fueland in Freeport, where a gallon of regular unleaded …

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

Mon Valley public works crews begin patchwork on pothole-filled roadways

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
It’s that time of year in Southwestern Pennsylvania when public works crews spend their days patching the pockmarked roadways left as a result of late winter and early spring’s seasonal cycle of freeze and thaw. State, county and municipal workers …

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 12:27 a.m.
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 man charged in 2 Connellsville robberies

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville police on Thursday filed charges against a Mt. Pleasant man allegedly responsible for two robberies in the city this month. George Henry Fisher IV, 42, of 510 Three Mile Hill was charged with multiple counts of robbery and simple …

Your Murrysville News

4 Franklin Regional students remain hospitalized for stab wounds

By Tribune-Review
Four male victims continue to recover in Allegheny County hospitals from injuries they suffered during a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional Senior High School on April 9. Jared Boger, 17, a junior, was upgraded to good condition Monday at UPMC …

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 crew recognized

By Kristina Serafini
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
The owners of South Hills Village said Tuesday they plan to refresh the mall with new retailers and more “creature comforts.” As the mall approaches its 50th anniversary, Indianapolis-based owners Simon Property Group announced the complex will get new retailers …

Your Twin Boros News

Instagram builds Oakmont barber’s rep for innovative cuts, ‘hair tattooing’

By R. A. Monti
Wendell Kinley makes cutting hair an art. Instead of a paintbrush and a palette, Kinley uses a pair of scissors and electric shears to create his masterpieces. The clients are walking advertisements for his art. Some of those clients sport …