Valley News Dispatch

New Kensington dachshund rescue requires heavy equipment

A determined dachshund's pursuit of a groundhog got him into a tight spot on Tuesday afternoon in New Kensington. Autobahn, 6, chased the rodent into a ...

Officer, suspect injured in New Kensington chase, crash

A suspected pickup thief is in custody after crashing the vehicle Tuesday into a New Kensington police cruiser and injuring an officer. Officer Craig Harnish suffered ...

Highlands teachers approve contract, await school board vote

Members of the Highlands School District teachers union approved a new labor contract Monday. "We wanted to get back to school and back to our kids," ...

Mary Queen of Apostles students settle into building, but more work must be done

Air conditioning units were just one of the many things the Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic School community was grateful for Monday morning. Not only ...

Assault, threat charges against Harrison man held for trial

A Harrison man will stand trial for allegedly assaulting and threatening a former girlfriend. At a hearing Monday, charges of terroristic threats and simple assault were ...

Research firm: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills' value sinks to $11 million

The value of the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills mall is getting "dangerously low," a Duquesne University marketing professor says. The value of the Frazer mall ...

Highlands Relay For Life fundraiser tops $1M mark in fight against cancer

The Highlands Relay For Life had one million reasons to celebrate at Harrison Hills Park over the weekend. To be exact, 1,002,059 reasons. There were tears, hugs ...

Man's long-delayed trial in beating deaths of Arnold woman and her son set for October

After four years of delays, the murder case of a man charged with killing a mother and her adult son in Arnold will go to ...

8 months in, joint operating agreement easing EMS staffing problems in Alle-Kiski Valley

Four Alle-Kiski ambulance companies are eight months into a joint operating agreement to deal with higher costs, lower insurance reimbursements and a shortage of medics. The ...

New Kensington-Arnold School District hire puts spotlight on special education

New Kensington-Arnold School District administrators anticipate a new special education director will help overhaul the department. The school board unanimously hired Pamela Zackel on Thursday. She's ...

NBA player Blair hosts back-to-school event for Pittsburgh area children

The lanes were ready and the pizza was hot, but a Pittsburgh native who found fame in the NBA had to change his game plan ...

Western Pennsylvanians begin cleanup after strong storms, flooding 

As the nearby creek rose to engulf their home, pool, shed and vehicles Sunday night, Mark and Patty Striner sat in pouring rain atop their ...

Alle-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum & Historical Society marks milestone with community picnic

An organization working to preserve and keep the history of the Alle-Kiski Valley alive noted some history of its own this weekend. The Alle-Kiski Valley ...

Some school districts leery as Pennsylvania law lets students carry, inject own insulin

New state legislation allows diabetic students to manage their own care during school, but not all public school officials are ready to jump into the ...

Allegheny County grants help push to update Harrison Township sewers

Sewage treatment efforts in Harrison Township are getting a boost through two grants from Allegheny County. The township was notified that it will receive a grant ...

Springdale Dynamos honor former coaches Wagner, Boulton

Before kicking off their 90th football season, the Springdale Dynamos honored the two coaches who shaped the program into what it is today. Friends, family and ...

Support grows for return of police dog in Arnold

Arnold's mayor and police chief want the city to have a police dog again. "It's a very good tool to have," said Mayor Karen Peconi. "The ...

Arnold man accused of throwing knife at woman holding baby

An Arnold man had to be dragged to the New Kensington holding cell by police Friday afternoon because he refused to walk. Tyrone X. Price, 20, ...

Blaze destroys large West Deer home

Flames raced through a large West Deer house Friday morning while the family that lives there was away on vacation. No injuries were reported among firefighters ...

Food banks seek gifts, volunteers

Poultry, cheese and "just about everything," are among James Allen's favorites at East End Cooperative Ministry's food pantry in East Liberty. "It's nutritionally good, and it ...


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