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Neighborhood movie theaters use unconventional methods to draw customers

By Brian Bowling 11:22 a.m.
With only a single screen available, it’s vital for a neighborhood movie theater to pick the right movie. It’s also tricky. The mystery comedy “The Overnight” seemed like a good choice for The Parkway Theater in Stowe and the Hollywood Theater ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Armstrong County D.A.’s office to head jail escape probe

By Mary Ann Thomas 10:45 a.m.
The Armstrong County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday it is investigating the events leading to last week’s escape of inmate Robert Edward Crissman Jr. from the Armstrong County Jail. Crissman Jr. allegedly beat and strangled to death a friend, Tammy …

Your Carlynton News

Collier police get van, 2 motorcycles for $8K

By Alex Felser
Christmas came in July for Collier’s police department. The township added two Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a Ford van to the department’s fleet at a cost of only $8,000 after help from the community and Allegheny County, police Chief Craig Campbell ...

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry Uniting People event to benefit local family

By Kyle Lawson 9:58 a.m.
The Cranberry CUP fundraiser this year will serve a dual purpose. Proceeds from the weekend-long event will benefit a local family in need, while also acting as a public-service announcement, Cranberry Uniting People board President Cathy Cortazzo said. Cortazzo went on ...

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall Meals on Wheels reaching out for new customers

By Bobby Cherry
For 40 years, volunteers have prepared, bagged and delivered some 400,000 meals to homebound residents within the Lower Allegheny Valley. But the nonprofit Aspinwall Meals on Wheels group, which is based in Blawnox, has seen numbers of residents served decline. On at ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield Area considers renovations at high school

By Renatta Signorini 10:19 a.m.
Hempfield Area school directors are mulling the possibility of forgoing a planned security update to the high school entrance for a bigger project: a renovation or new construction. “I think all of us agree that the high school needs renovated or ...

Your Latrobe News

Spirit ending nonstop flights from Arnold Palmer Regional to Chicago, Las Vegas

By Stacey Federoff 10:19 a.m.
Spirit Airlines will discontinue nonstop flights to Chicago and Las Vegas from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity effective Nov. 12, officials said Monday. “They just didn’t catch on as we would’ve hoped,” said Spirit spokesman Paul Berry. Flights on the ...

Your McKeesport News

Ankle replacement makes UPMC McKeesport history

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
Avis Tot injured her ankle while on a trip to Cleveland three years ago. She walked with a limp and was in a lot of pain. She was referred to Periklis Papapetropoulos at UPMC McKeesport, an orthopedic doctor specializing in feet ...

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville Jazz Festival to highlight genre’s roots

By Gideon Bradshaw
Chuck Summerville fell in love with one of America’s native-born musical genres while living on the other side of the Atlantic. Stationed in Oxford, England, in the 1950s, Summerville joined a jazz appreciation club. One night, the base librarian took him ...

Your Mon Valley News

Perfect storm rains heroin, pain pills onto Mon Valley

By Chris Buckley 10:11 a.m.
This is part two of a six-part series on the effects of heroin on the Mid-Mon Valley. Ask Dr. Neil A. Capretto why there is a heroin epidemic and he can pretty much talk all night. “I give three-hour lectures ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant grads bound for service academies

By Les Harvath
In his 25 years at Mt. Pleasant Area High School, athletics director Dave Capozzi speculated that “perhaps once in the 25 years since I have been here have we had …

Your Murrysville News

Big-game hunting means navigating Third World country political systems

By Bob Frye
Big game hunting means big dollars spent. It also means navigating the evolving political climate of Third World countries where the sport is most popular. But, as the cases of two hunters who killed lions months apart show, it brings with it ...

Your North Hills News

Ross commissioners set rules for solar panels

By Katelyn Ferral 11:18 a.m.
Ross has established rules for building and operating systems to generate energy from the sun. Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance Monday outlining rules for solar installations by residents and businesses who want to use solar systems as accessory energy generators. …

Your Norwin News

Authorities identify 2 men killed in fiery crash in Pittsburgh

By Tony Raap
Authorities on Monday identified two men killed in a fiery crash Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Gregory Scavincky, 28, of Irwin, Westmoreland County and Michael Depalma, 27, of Trafford died when their Dodge Charger crashed into a support column on ...

Your Penn Hills News

Huge deficits lead to Penn Hills School District audit

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills residents might have to wait a few more months before they get answers about how the Penn Hills School District ended two school years in a row with frightening multimillion dollar deficits. A spokeswoman for the state auditor ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Authorities identify 2 men killed in fiery crash in Pittsburgh

By Tony Raap
Authorities on Monday identified two men killed in a fiery crash Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Gregory Scavincky, 28, of Irwin, Westmoreland County and Michael Depalma, 27, of Trafford died when their Dodge Charger crashed into a support column on ...

Your Plum News

2 quit race for Plum school board

By Karen Zapf 10:07 a.m.
A former Plum School Board member who quit his elected position in June citing lack of faith in district leadership on Monday dropped out of the Nov. 3 election. Joe Tommarello, 22, was elected in November 2011 and won the Republican ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Academy grad shooting for the stars at Smithsonian

By Dona S. Dreeland
Life choices can happen through the sharing of ideas. It happened to Walter Nogay, 23, when he was a sophomore at Sewickley Academy. During Tracy Wazenegger’s chemistry classes, Nogay found the hands-on experiments fascinating, he said. Not only did he ...

Your South Hills News

Judge adds 2 years to sentence of Baldwin Borough man acquitted of murder

By Brian Bowling 11:41 a.m.
A federal judge Wednesday added two years to the prison sentence of a Baldwin Borough man twice acquitted of murder. Jason Korey, 33, was on probation from an earlier federal gun charge when a search of his home by probation officers ...

Your Twin Boros News

W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking

By Michael Hasch
Seven Allegheny County residents are among the 87 people charged Tuesday with drug trafficking in North Central West Virginia. The seven — from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Clairton, Verona and Monroeville — are accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in …