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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

Alle-Kiski Valley slips into the holiday spirit with Light Up Night festivities

By Tom Yerace
It’s no fun for Barb Magnetta when nature rains on her parade — especially when it’s raining ice. Magnetta, Tarentum’s recreation board chairman and a key organizer of Saturday’s joint Tarentum-Brackenridge Christmas Parade, said the icy weather forced a number ...

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

Aldi set to open Cranberry location

By Bill Vidonic
A grocery store chain known for its minimalist approach to inventory, coin-operated shopping cart returns and checkout lines that spurn credit cards plans to cash in on Cranberry’s growing population and apparent hunger for its discount product lines. Aldi will open ...

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

Woman admits to theft of 2 weapons in Latrobe shooting case

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Latrobe woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges that she stole a gun used by a man last year in a pharmacy robbery and during a 17-hour police standoff and shootout before he was killed. Westmoreland County prosecutors contend Julian Upholster, ...

Your McKeesport News

6 shot at Clairton speakeasy; police seek suspects

By Eric Slagle  and Tom Fontaine
Six people were shot when a fight erupted in the early morning hours Friday at an unlicensed bar in Clairton. Homicide detectives are seeking witnesses who could help identify the shooters. Authorities began removing materials from inside the building Friday afternoon ...

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

Police investigating shooting outside of Monessen bar

By Jeremy Sellew
A Monessen man was shot early Saturday while he was trying to break up a fight at a city bar. Monessen police were called to the S&H Lounge, located at the corner of Schoonmaker Avenue and Parente Boulevard, for a …

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 8:17 a.m.
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

North Allegheny redistricting prevented crowding in schools, officials say

By Tory N. Parrish
The North Allegheny School District’s redistricting helped offset the demographic shifts the district has been experiencing for several years, an official said. School administrators presented enrollment and facilities and capital funding plan updates at a board meeting Wednesday. There were …

Your Norwin News

Norwin board gives superintendent new 5-year contract

By Tony LaRussa
The Norwin School Board on Monday renewed Superintendent William Kerr’s contract for another five years. The agreement was approved by an 8-0 vote with an abstention by school Director Albert Lynn, who said after the meeting that he declined to vote ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills resident wants to fill soldiers’ holiday stockings

By Kelsey Shea
A local nonprofit is collecting donations that will help to fill about 9,000 stockings with treats for soldiers serving overseas during the holiday season. Summer Tissue, a Penn Hills resident and founder of Military Connections, has sent stockings to soldiers ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Homewood man faces drug charges after chase in Trafford

By Tribune-Review
A man who ran from police following a traffic stop in Trafford Saturday is accused of ditching cocaine and heroin during the chase, according to court documents. Vincent Juanno Strader, 41, of Homewood, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on ...

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

Fox Chapel woman to showcase creations at annual Sewickley ‘Holiday mART’

By Mya Koch
Pat Falbo of Fox Chapel always has loved teaching. But it wasn’t until she put down the books and picked up the tools of a metalsmith that she was able to follow her true passion. “Now, I was teaching something ...

Your South Hills News

Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh Foundation team

By Matthew Santoni
The Mt. Lebanon School District will partner with The Pittsburgh Foundation on an endowment to support the schools, as the district prepares to move out of the “quiet phase” of fundraising it began more than a year ago. The Downtown-based foundation ...

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 ...