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Popular Montour Trail continues to make connections

By Chris Togneri and Margaret Harding
Dave Poe wasn’t looking to start a new business, but some opportunities are too good to pass up. In this case, the signs Poe needed were a new bridge that filled a gap on the Montour Trail in Cecil and …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Harrison woman dead in 3-car crash in Natrona Heights

By Liz Hayes 1:09 a.m.
Kimberly Jones of Harrison at first didn’t realize anyone was driving the blue Toyota Corolla that crashed into the front of her hatchback on Freeport Road Monday morning. “I didn’t see anyone in the car,” said Jones, 55. “I saw …

Your Carlynton News

Parkway West ramps to be closed at Carnegie

By Bobby Kerlik
Getting in and out of Carnegie will be a challenge for motorists using the Parkway West. Starting this weekend, PennDOT will close the Carnegie off-ramps from the Parkway West around-the-clock through mid-December. Both on-ramps are already closed from Carnegie. PennDOT …

Your Cranberry News

Mars Area schools superintendent resigns after short tenure

By Rachel Farkas
The Mars Area School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent James Budzilek and appointed retired Superintendent William Pettigrew in the interim as it searches for a new leader. The board approved Budzilek’s resignation effective Oct. 15, board President Dayle Ferguson …

Your FoxChapel News

Portion of Aspinwall’s Riverfront Park to open to visitors

By Tom McGee
After about four years and $7 million in fundraising, a portion of Aspinwall Riverfront Park will open to the public on Saturday. The west section of the park, which includes gardens, a wetland, boardwalk, amphitheater and walking trail, will open …

Your Hempfield News

Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire

By Renatta Signorini
Lisa Lakenan has waited for nearly a year and a half to begin the process of finding justice for her son. “He was a wonderful boy. We all loved him,” the McKeesport woman said Monday afternoon before a preliminary hearing …

Your Latrobe News

DNA evidence in alleged June 2013 rape leads to Latrobe man’s arrest

By Renatta Signorini
A Latrobe man is facing a rape charge as city police said they recently obtained a match for his DNA from evidence found on the alleged victim’s body. Police filed the count Friday against Dennis Lee Shaffer Jr., 35, on …

Your McKeesport News

County investigators determine fatal McKeesport fire started in living room

By Patrick Cloonan 12:48 a.m.
Investigators now are certain where a fire started that killed six people and critically injured a seventh person Saturday in a house in McKeesport’s Tenth Ward. In a brief statement Monday afternoon, Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson said, …

Your Monroeville News

North Huntingdon church shaken by youth pastor’s child porn rap

By Renatta Signorini
In a voicemail early Thursday, Andrew Mark Patterson of Monroeville expressed remorse to the pastors of the North Huntingdon church where he recently developed a youth group. Patterson, 45, told Pastors Roy and Sylvia Tryon in the message that there …

Your Mon Valley News

Mon Valley towns hosting annual Halloween parades

By Tribune-Review 1:05 a.m.
The following Halloween parades have been announced: • Allenport - 3 p.m. Saturday • Bentleyville – 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon at Fox’s. • California – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. In the event of rain, …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Accident kills Mt. Pleasant Township motorcyclist

By Tribune-Review
State police at Greensburg and the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office are attempting to determine when a Mt. Pleasant Township motorcyclist drove off a rural road in the township and was killed after hitting a utility pole. Ryan D. Knopsnider, 31, …

Your Murrysville News

Rules hamper Franklin Regional attack victim scholarships

By Patrick Varine
A foundation is taking a second look at a request to have it take over distributing money for scholarships for Franklin Regional Senior High School students wounded in an attack in April. The Pittsburgh Foundation, a community foundation that oversees …

Your North Hills News

Richland man sues over injuries suffered as bystander to police chase

By Jason Cato
Lawyers for a Richland man filed a federal civil lawsuit on Monday related to injuries he suffered when a man slammed into his vehicle during a high-speed pursuit with police in June 2013. Matthew Conte, age unknown, seeks an unspecified …

Your Norwin News

Bomb threat prompts search at Norwin High School

By Tribune-Review
Officials at Norwin School District alerted parents to a bomb threat received at the high school Monday. An email alert sent by Principal Timothy Kotch said just before dismissal Monday, a threat was discovered in a restroom “indicating a threat …

Your Penn Hills News

Proposal to limit access divides Penn Hills, Homewood neighborhoods

By Kelsey Shea
A proposal to restrict traffic from Homewood to Penn Hills and change neighborhood names in the western part of the municipality sparked conflict between neighbors this month. Representatives with the Penn Hills Branch of the National Association for the Advancement …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Inaction on landlord ordinance riles Trafford mayor

By Chris Foreman
A push to punish Trafford landlords for disruptive tenants has stalled amid concerns about the length of a proposed ordinance, its similarity to other borough regulations and the lack of a code officer to help enforce it. Though there is …

Your Plum News

Plum district locked down during search for robbery suspect

By Karen Zapf
Regency Park Elementary in the Plum School District was on lockdown for nearly an hour Friday as police searched for a suspect in an armed robbery. Plum police Chief Jeffrey Armstrong said a man entered the Sunoco on Unity Trestle …

Your Sewickley News

Quaker Valley plans to transform middle school library

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley Middle School students soon will be able to check out books, record podcasts, rehearse improv and more without leaving the school’s library. Under the leadership of librarian Tom Forrest, the library will undergo a transformation from a traditional …

Your South Hills News

Most South Hills Village work to wrap up by holiday season

By Matthew Santoni
A multimillion-dollar renovation of South Hills Village should be mostly finished by the start of the holiday shopping season, the mall’s owner said Thursday. Simon Property Group announced retailers, including Soma intimates, the Sweet & Sassy salon for children and …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont Council meeting becomes heated

By George Guido
Barbs and accusations were exchanged during Monday’s Oakmont Council meeting relating to a Sept. 4 police chase in which two borough police cruisers were damaged. Councilman Tim Favo spoke about his request to Mayor Robert Fescemyer to view dashboard camera …