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Allegheny County sports complex at Montour Junction hits delays

By Tory N. Parrish
Delays in obtaining environmental permits will delay completion of the first phase of Allegheny County’s planned 78-acre sports complex by another year, an official said. The Sports & Athletic Complex at Montour Junction, which will be built on a ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

FirstEnergy halfway into 72-day, $60 million upgrade of Springdale facility

By R.A. Monti
Things are going smoothly halfway into the first major maintenance outage at FirstEnergy Generation’s Springdale Generating Facility in Springdale Township. Friday was day 36 of a 72-day, $60 million update to the 12-year-old facility. Shutdowns are nothing new at the plant, ...

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette dance marathon brings in more than $43K

By Alex Felser
South Fayette’s third annual dance fundraiser for pediatric cancer had students dancing to the tune of $43,201.75 as the sun rose on April 18. More than 400 students, teachers and alumni participated in the 12-hour Mini-THON — modeled off of Penn ...

Your Cranberry News

Northbound lane on Route 19 in Cranberry to close

By Tribune-Review
A northbound lane on a portion of Route 19 in Cranberry will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and noon Friday while crews pave the road, which was damaged in a water line break Monday. The lane will be closed near The ...

Your FoxChapel News

Indiana Township couple face illegal prescription charges

By Tawnya Panizzi
An Indiana Township couple charged with forging painkiller prescriptions will have a preliminary hearing May 7 in Shaler. Stephanie Letters, 34, of Summit Drive, is accused of writing prescriptions for Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Oxycontin during a five-year period when she …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield Area team wins ‘Battle of the Bots’

By Tribune-Review 10:03 p.m.
A team from Hempfield Area High School won top honors Saturday in the BotsIQ robotics competition at California University of Pennsylvania, according to unofficial results. The Hempfield team’s robot “Nexus” captured the grand-champion award at the two-day event featuring student-designed robots ...

Your Latrobe News

4 Democrats seek 3 nods for Latrobe council

By Stacey Federoff
Four Democrats are vying for a chance to run for three open seats on Latrobe City Council. Robert “Stuffy” Forish, Thomas Horwat, John “Jack” Murtha and Fabian Giovannagelo will face off in the May 19 primary. The three top vote-getters will ...

Your McKeesport News

Special events planned as part of Kennywood’s 2015 season

By Eric Slagle
Kennywood is coming out of winter hibernation. The amusement park in West Mifflin was abuzz with activity this week — even with the chillier than usual temperatures — as crews prepared for the park’s opening day on May 2. During a ...

Your Monroeville News

Allegheny County DA, Monroeville police team to reduce drug activity, violent crime

By Kelsey Shea
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will work with Monroeville police to reduce drug activity and violent crime in the eastern suburbs, officials said Thursday. Drug activity in Monroeville has increased in the past six or seven years as Pittsburgh ...

Your Mon Valley News

Belle Vernon students advance to state history competition

By Mary Pickels
Belle Vernon Area School District’s 24 winners at the National History Day regional competition in Pittsburgh represents the highest number of winners in the district’s eight-year participation. “We almost doubled the number of students going on to states (competition),” said Ross ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant junior nets Westinghouse Science Honors Institute kudos

By Les Harvath
Named after American psychologist John Ridley Stroop, the Stroop Effect represents studies in the memorization process of the brain. Native to the island of Madagascar, off the east African coast, …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville woman apologizes for scholarship fund theft

By Renatta Signorini
A Murrysville woman apologized in court Friday for stealing $17,750 from a former classmate’s memorial scholarship fund. “I am sorry for what I did and remorseful and embarrassed that I’ve done this to my family, friends and myself,” Rachelle Dever, 54, ...

Your North Hills News

Port Authority spends $1.6M to expand McCandless park-and-ride lot

By Melissa Daniels
The board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County voted unanimously Friday to spend $1.6 million to buy land to expand a park-and-ride lot in McCandless. The agency previously had an agreement to use 266 spaces at the 4.26-acre site at ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin to take long-range look at maintaining athletic fields

By Tony LaRussa
Getting Norwin’s baseball and softball fields in shape to play each spring is a race against the clock that the district’s maintenance crew often loses. “The first ball games are scheduled for early March, so it’s still winter when we have ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills supports ‘Allegheny Blueway’ trail

By Kelsey Shea
Eastern suburban communities are coming together with the vision of a trail that would run along the eastern shore of the Allegheny River and connect five communities. Penn Hills council voted to formally support the riverfront trail project by passing ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn man hopes new signs will slow traffic on Waugaman

By Chris Foreman
Still dealing with an exposed game room after man suspected of drunken driving smashed into his home last month, Paul Varrato said he hopes some new signs posted by Penn Township road workers will encourage drivers on curvy Waugaman Road ...

Your Plum News

Plum school officials ignoring help, advocacy group’s chief says

By Megan Guza 9:00 p.m.
Plum High School officials were not interested in a local advocacy organization’s offer of training and information on sexual abuse, according to the organization’s executive director. Alison Hall, director of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, said her organization reached out to administrators ...

Your Sewickley News

3 names added to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Sewickley

By Jason Cato 7:31 p.m.
James R. “Wink” Simmons spent part of World War II in the Balkans, North Africa and behind Russian lines. His exploits had him climb Mt. Vesuvius, fly over Paris at night in a stolen plane and attend night Mass at ...

Your South Hills News

Issues surround apartment complex

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood Councilwoman Stephanie Fox is hesitant to walk up the stairs at one of the borough’s largest apartment complexes, Pinetree Gardens. The wooden staircases outside many of the complexes 204 units have shifted and decks are improperly bolted with some ...

Your Twin Boros News

Traffic to tighten with closure of Freeport Road lane for crossing Hulton Bridge

By R.A. Monti
Starting Monday, crossing into Oakmont from Harmar will be even rougher than usual. Beginning at 8 a.m., PennDOT will close the turning lane that allows motorists coming from Harmar to cross the Hulton Bridge to Oakmont. According to Steve Cowan, ...