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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

Buffalo Township woman sentenced to jail for selling pot

By Chuck Biedka 8:51 p.m.
The Buffalo Township woman who said she sold drugs to support her granddaughters will spend at least a year in state prison. Candace Kelly, 64, was sentenced Thursday to 15 to 30 months. She was released and told to report …

Your Carlynton News

Longtime Carnegie restaurant Talotta’s closes doors

By Dona S. Dreeland
A decades-long family tradition has ended with the closing of Talotta’s Restaurant on West Main Street in Carnegie. Harjap S. Mann purchased the property and building at 513 West Main for $110,000 from Tom Talotta and Carol A. Gibbons on Oct. ...

Your Cranberry News

Zelienople teen uses party to raise $4,000 for Glade Run

By Kyle Lawson
Despite her age, Caylee Cavanaugh has a way of putting life in perspective. So when her mother, Jennifer Cavanaugh, offered to help plan a 16th birthday party, Caylee obliged — on one condition. “I said ‘the only way I’m having a ...

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

Students learn risks of digital lives at middle school presentation in Hempfield

By Renatta Signorini
When the eyes of middle-schoolers get big, Philip Little knows he’s getting through to them. The education and outreach specialist with the state attorney general’s office routinely informs students of the dangers that lurk online, most recently Wednesday at Harrold Middle ...

Your Latrobe News

2 groups yet again hosting free Thanksgiving meals in Latrobe

By Stacey Federoff
With the tradition of giving thanks each year comes the tradition of giving back for two local groups hosting free dinners on Thanksgiving Day. Both Latrobe dinners serving pounds of turkey, mountains of mashed potatoes and pots of green beans have ...

Your McKeesport News

3 Steel Valley men face trials in home invasion

By Eric Slagle
Three men from the Steel Valley area accused of robbing an elderly Munhall couple in their home and stealing their car around 3 a.m. on Nov. 6 await trial as a result of decisions before a local judge Wednesday. Defendants ...

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

Monongahela man held for trial in heroin death in Belle Vernon

By Mary Pickels 8:54 p.m.
A Monongahela man was held for trial Thursday on charges including drug delivery resulting in death following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Richard Kasunic II. Terrence Lee Kelly, 42, is accused of injecting an overdose of heroin into the …

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

Delmont Public Library’s story time to feature critters

By Patrick Varine
Who wants to hold a giant hairy spider? Any fourth-grader who does will have a chance Nov. 25, when the Delmont Public Library hosts “Critters & Crowns Story Time,” where children will have a chance to meet “Beauty” in the form ...

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

Penn Township could alter leaf-collection service

By Chris Foreman
Penn Township officials are discussing the possibility of cutting or altering the municipal service of curbside vacuuming of autumn leaves. Mounting staff costs and high expectations from residents have administrators considering ways to “decouple us from a lawn-care service,” township manager ...

Your Plum News

Plum School District to beef up emergency training

By Karen Zapf
Michele Gallagher’s older relatives have talked about how they ducked under their desks with their hands clutched around their heads and necks when their teachers yelled, “Drop” during air raid drills in the 1950s. The drills were designed to educate and ...

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 ...