Valley News Dispatch

Documents show Springdale cut deal with former borough clerk

Springdale officials agreed not to pursue criminal charges against a former clerk accused of stealing money from the borough because they feared being sued, a ...

Leechburg Area superintendent: 'Clerical error' led to charge against student

Leechburg Area School District investigated whether its school police officer improperly handled an alleged student assault but concluded he didn't. Roger Kaufman filed summary and misdemeanor ...

Accused Bethel Twp. bomber jailed

A Bethel Township man accused of having two homemade bombs at his home is in the Armstrong County Jail. Matt Strohm, 36, of Graham Road, Bethel, ...

Smoke detectors, alert neighbor help save pets in Aspinwall fire

Deanna DiGioia heard the buzz of a smoke detector Thursday morning near her home in Aspinwall and grabbed her cellphone. "I waited a second ...

Apollo kids get eyes checked in a flash through Lions Club 

In just a few seconds, Jessica Kinzey knew her 2-year-old son, Hunter, had 20/20 vision. "It's just amazing because with my daughter, when she was ...

Video shows beating of child in Arnold parking lot 

Police are hoping an Arnold store surveillance video or phone calls will reveal the identity of a man who beat a young boy in a ...

Former state representative, onetime Armstrong County controller Tim Pesci dies at 72

As members of a group of upstart Armstrong County Democrats vying for office, Bill Kerr remembered Tim Pesci's campaign forte. "He was the ultimate door-knocker," Kerr ...

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society celebrates 50 years

The Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society strives to keep local history alive — and has done so for 50 years. So on Tuesday evening inside a full ...

Suspected bombs found in Bethel Township home

State police arrested a Bethel Township man Monday after finding suspected bombs in his home while serving a warrant. Police say they went to serve the ...

Plum motorcycle rider dies; accident occurred in May

A Plum man died Saturday from injuries he suffered in a May motorcycle crash in New Kensington, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. Russell ...

Defense in Arnold double-murder case say prosecutors withheld jailhouse confessions

Defense lawyers for an Allegheny County man accused of killing a woman and her adult son in Arnold nearly four years ago want the Westmoreland ...

New Kensington MetroPCS store robbed

New Kensington police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a gunshot Tuesday morning while robbing the MetroPCS cellphone store along Seventh Street. The robber ...

Attorney killed in Brackenridge motorcycle accident

A Brackenridge attorney died Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a car in Brackenridge. James Paz, 55, died about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Allegheny General ...

Office of Open Records denies appeals against Leechburg Area

The Leechburg Area School District is not required to release the results of its investigation into hazing allegations against the high school boys basketball team, ...

Funeral home site gets new life in New Kensington

A new owner will keep alive the tradition of using 1000 Freeport Road in New Kensington as a funeral home. Raymond John "R.J." Slater IV of ...

Alcoa pads district's science studies

Science education in the Apollo-Ridge School District is receiving a boost from the Alcoa Foundation. The district accepted two $15,000 grants from Alcoa that are targeted ...

Harrison traffic flow pattern draws fire

Representatives of the CVS Pharmacy and Sheetz developments along Freeport Road in Harrison aren't on board with the traffic flow plan approved by commissioners Thursday ...

John Huss Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Arnold celebrates centennial

Started as a Slovak parish, the John Huss Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Arnold celebrated its centennial Sunday with worship and fellowship. "God has kept us here," said ...

Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley program chooses alumna as new manager

An established local leadership program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new manager and revamped program. Michele Pastrick has been named program manager of Leadership ...

Alle-Kiski Valley fire departments get $1.2M from FEMA for new equipment

Seven fire departments in the Alle-Kiski Valley will be able to replace aging gear and air packs thanks to recently awarded federal grant money. The ...


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