Valley News Dispatch

Sex offender used alias to get inside Tarentum school to make video, police say

A registered sex offender forbidden from being near children is accused of using an alias to get inside Grandview Upper Elementary School in Tarentum to ...

Leechburg Area board waits for hazing investigation results

The Leechburg Area School Board is prepared to wait for the results of an investigation into alleged hazing by boys basketball players. The issue wasn't on ...

MSI Corp. in Vandergrift files lawsuit against railroad

MSI Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Norfolk Southern railroad for damages the Vander-grift company incurred when a train derailed two years ago, throwing ...

Buffalo to decide on rezoning requests

Buffalo Township Supervisors expect to decide in March whether to grant a rezoning request that would make way for a large single-family housing plan near ...

Freeport Area board slices costs on new stadium

With the new football stadium project already an estimated $1 million over budget, the Freeport Area School Board on Thursday eliminated two aesthetic components. The board ...

Counterfeit $100 bills continue to circulate in Western Pa.

Fake $100 bills that can't be spotted with detection pens are continuing to be seen in a widening area in the state, a Secret Service ...

Building options still on the table in Allegheny Valley School District

A new elementary school in Springdale could cost the Allegheny Valley School District nearly $6 million more than expanding its primary school in Harmar, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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