Valley News Dispatch

Leechburg basketball team to play in playoffs

The Leechburg High School boys basketball season will continue into the playoffs, despite ongoing investigations of accusations against players. Police allege some of the incidents ...

Police seek information about man injured along Route 366 in Plum

Plum police are trying to learn how a 36-year-old New Kensington man found laying along Route 366 Tuesday evening came to be injured. Lt. Lanny ...

Allegheny Technologies, Steelworkers meeting about contract

Allegheny Technologies Inc. and the United Steelworkers planned contract talks to end a lockout of 2,200 workers. Wednesday's talks in Pittsburgh are meant to reach a ...

Highlands teachers to strike – in April

The union representing Highlands School District's teachers, counselors, nurses and social workers has announced it will strike — in April. According to a release from the ...

New Kensington man charged in fatal July wreck

Police have filed charges against a New Kensington man for allegedly killing a motorcyclist on Route 366 in Washington Township in July, court records show. Dylan ...

Arnold Council considers naming street after late resident

Arnold Council is exploring options for honoring the late Antonio "Tony" Nicastro. John Mandak, a former councilman and owner of Valos Chocolates, asked council to consider ...

Harassment lawsuit filed against Cheswick police department, chief, 3 officers

The Cheswick Police Department, Chief Bob Scott and three officers are facing a federal lawsuit filed Monday by a resident. Attorney Erik Yurkovich of Wexford filed ...

3 of 4 sentenced in Alle-Kiski Valley theft ring

Three men have been sentenced to pay a combined $122,000 in restitution along with serving prison time for their roles in a theft ring that ...

Western Pennsylvania jumping with fish fries — check out the Trib's map

Friday fish fry events during Lent are expected to draw thousands of hungry customers from across Western Pennsylvania starting this week. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday ...

Springdale Township man pleads guilty to aggravated assault for shooting at ex-girlfriend

A Springdale Township man charged with attempted homicide for allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend and starting a standoff with police last February pleaded guilty to ...

Attorney took pride in Alle-Kiski Valley roots

New Kensington attorney Gary Alexander's multi-faceted life took him from college basketball to modeling to attorney and political contender. "He was a great guy, and he ...

Wreck closed Route 56 Bypass for 30 minutes

Light snowfall may have contributed to several crashes in the Alle-Kiski Valley at dusk Tuesday. "That's when the whole county, things just went haywire," New Kensington ...

Woman missing after Frazer Township wreck

The driver of a vehicle that crashed over a hillside on Butler Logan Road in Frazer on Sunday remained missing Monday evening. Frazer Township Police Chief ...

Burrell School District's lockdown scare turns out to be second-grader

Burrell School District locked down its four schools Monday afternoon after a possible intruder was reported at Bon Air Elementary School in Lower Burrell. But it ...

Highlands School District's budget clouded by rising costs, uncertainty over funding

There's good news and bad news regarding Highlands School District's budget. The good news is, despite the state's budget impasse, Highlands hasn't incurred any debt because ...

Lower Burrell tries to quell rumors about possible city hall expansion

Lower Burrell Council members on Monday stressed they've made no decisions on the scope, design or cost of a potential expansion at city hall. Council members ...

Allegheny Township tells residents there's no money for paving

Melwood Manor residents want attention given to road conditions soon, but Allegheny Township doesn't have any money set aside for paving projects. Joanne Cecchi, attending Monday's ...

Longtime manager of Harmar Car Wash, 54, remembered for his humor

Even in the final stages of terminal brain cancer, Andy Kubiak was doing what he always did — making people laugh. "In the hospital and hospice ...

Penn State New Kensington students to visit Cuba

Penn State University students and faculty seeking an international adventure will pack their bags in late May for an 11-day journey to the communist-run Cuba. Travel ...

Hulton Bridge steel removal in home stretch

Since the old Hulton Bridge spanning Oakmont and Harmar was imploded, its curved steel trusses, still intact, have been sticking out of the Allegheny River. ...


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