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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

Harmar eagles abandon their nest

By Mary Ann Thomas 8:50 p.m.
The Harmar bald eagles, which were believed to have been tending to at least one egg, have abandoned their nest on a bluff above Route 28, according to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. Audubon made the announcement Tuesday, just …

Your Carlynton News

Route 50 work to begin Monday in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
PennDOT is expected to begin preparatory work for lane closures on state Route 50 and some side roads in South Fayette starting this week. The seven-month project is part of a $19.04 million road improvement plan on Route 50 from ...

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry stretch among roads in Butler County to be repaired

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry officials are waiting to see how repaving Freedom Road will affect motorists using the heavily traveled stretch of road to detour around a bridge project in neighboring Allegheny County. PennDOT District 10 officials met March 19 with municipal and county ...

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall business owner’s gifts warm bodies, hearts

By Tawnya Panizzi
Local furrier Ken Briskin used his family business in Aspinwall to help turn the region’s homeless plight from heartbreaking to heartwarming. The Fox Chapel man donated pieces of old mink coats to help warm the homeless in Pittsburgh. He crafted them ...

Your Hempfield News

Man dies in jump from Route 130 overpass onto passing tractor-trailer in Hempfield

By Bob Stiles  and Jacob Tierney 8:11 p.m.
A man died when he jumped off the Route 130 overpass in Hempfield and fell 26 feet onto a passing tractor-trailer Tuesday morning, authorities said. The death was a suicide, Deputy Coroner John Ackerman said. The victim, a middle-age white …

Your Latrobe News

Westmoreland County tourism grants promote banana splits, breweries, trolley, railroad

By Nicole Chynoweth  and Stacey Federoff
The banana split celebration will get a boost in luring visitors to the Latrobe area, along with local breweries, St. Vincent College’s training camp trolley and Derry Railroad Days. The Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program awarded $401,191 to 71 tourism-related businesses ...

Your McKeesport News

Responsibility for sinkhole near Glassport remains uncertain

By Patrick Cloonan
A sinkhole has been covered alongside the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge underpass carrying West Fifth Avenue traffic from McKeesport onto Monongahela Avenue in Glassport. But it’s uncertain who’s responsible for its maintenance, three days after a man was injured falling into ...

Your Monroeville News

Penn Hills junior slain in shooting had visited friends at Monroeville housing complex

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Penn Hills High School junior who was fatally shot in the chest Monday was saving money to buy a car and looked forward to attending college, his family said Thursday. Allegheny County police are investigating who shot Justin Clark, 16, ...

Your Mon Valley News

Man awaiting trial for offering drugs to 2 teens found hanged in his Belle Vernon home

By Chris Buckley 9:05 p.m.
A Belle Vernon man awaiting trial on charges he offered cocaine to two teenage girls apparently hanged himself in his Broad Street home, police said. Kutcy, 51, was scheduled to be in Fayette County court at 10 a.m. for a …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Forbes: Night at the Races planned at sportsmen’s club

By Marilyn Forbes
Modern Dimensions  Salon Relay for Life team will host a Night at the Races 7 p.m. April 11 in Bridgeport Sportsman Club. Doors for the event will open at 6:30. There will be a Chinese auction and fun games and …

Your Murrysville News

Export resident colors ‘eggstravagant’ Easter creations

By Patrick Varine
When Carol Rose is feeling up to a creative challenge, she grabs some beeswax and orders an ostrich egg from Minnesota. If that sounds strange, then you don’t know pysanky. Rose, 61, has been practicing the Ukrainian and Polish tradition of intricately ...

Your North Hills News

Police investigate pair of fatal rush hour incidents in Shaler, Marshall

By Michael Hasch 8:26 p.m.
A woman was killed in a three-car pileup in Shaler, creating one of two traffic nightmares for rush-hour motorists traveling through two North Hills communities Tuesday afternoon. The 3100 block of Route 8, or William Flynn Highway, was closed for …

Your Norwin News

Norwin High School health teacher charged with selling heroin

By Tony LaRussa
A Norwin health teacher responsible for telling students about the dangers of drug abuse has been charged with selling heroin, police said Friday. Lisa Marie Rodnicki, 37, of Irwin, the daughter of Norwin Superintendent William Kerr, was arrested during a …

Your Penn Hills News

Owner of Penn Hills tombstone business pleads guilty to swindling the bereaved out of $90K

By Adam Brandolph  and Megan Guza
Money is not enough to cover the damage done by Curtis Eakman, the former owner of a Penn Hills headstone business who swindled 56 mourning family members out of more than $90,000, some of his victims said Monday. “Given all the ...

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 police search for home invasion suspect

By Liz Hayes
Plum police were searching for a man who claimed to be a police officer when he kicked in the door of a residence Friday afternoon at the Longwood at Oakmont retirement community. The man shouted that he was the police …

Your Sewickley News

Edgeworth man pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy

By Brian Bowling
An Edgeworth man admitted in federal court Friday that he conspired with others to defraud a bank on a $2.4 million loan for a Florida property. Joseph W. Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to bank fraud ...

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

Oakmont club brings gardening inside at senior facility

By Debbie Black
Oakmont Garden Club’s Carol Burton and Nancy Williams are helping put gardening back into the lives of seniors, many of whom at one time managed their own flower or vegetable gardens. Their next project will feature the lives of the seniors ...