Valley News Dispatch

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. ...

Company running Freeport Area meals anticipates deficit

The company that the Freeport Area School District hired to run its school breakfast and lunch program anticipates a deficit rather than the surplus originally ...

Springdale, library at odds over lease, taxes

Springdale is threatening to take legal action against the community's library if its leaders don't sign a new lease that more than doubles its monthly ...

Cameraman, Steelers fan travels to California for Super Bowl

Sean Siemon knew he was in for something special with this year's Carolina Panthers. Siemon, 50, is a 1983 graduate of Springdale High School and ...

Kiski Area school district close to contract deal

One of two Alle-Kiski Valley school districts with unsettled teachers contracts is apparently close to a new deal. Joe Steeves, president of the Kiski Area Education ...

Grant application hits snag as resident frustrated by water drainage project delay in Upper Burrell

Residents of Upper Burrell's Lincoln Beach neighborhood are tired of a road drainage project treading water. "The problem has been there 20, 30 years," said Douglas ...

Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley celebrates 50 years of operation

Like many of the pets it rescues, Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley has proved resilient as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a ...

Jobless benefits to expire for 1,700 ATI employees

With their unemployment benefits set to expire soon, United Steelworkers members locked out by Allegheny Technologies Inc. hope their elected officials can help. But whether that ...

Western Pa. man's perfect attendance at Super Bowl pays off

When Super Bowl 50 is played this weekend in Santa Clara, Calif., Winfield resident Tom Henschel will be an honored guest of the National Football ...

Vehicular homicide charge against Fawn woman held for court

The exact cause of a Harrison man's death could be key to the defense of the woman charged with killing him. Rachel Rebecca Bailie, 25, of ...

Leechburg boys basketball team focus of assault probe

Leechburg authorities are investigating reports that high school boys' basketball players assaulted teammates for as long as a decade, the borough police chief said Thursday. Police ...

Man who fled traffic stop captured in West Tarentum after 3-day search

After nearly three days on the lam, a man who police say fled a Route 28 traffic stop Tuesday was captured in West Tarentum on ...

Brackenridge civil service commission makes changes

Brackenridge's civil service commission, along with similar bodies across the state, will move forward with a change in regulations. The issue is being address by borough ...

Pet perishes in West Leechburg house fire

A fire that destroyed a West Leechburg home Wednesday night is believed to have been accidental, the borough fire chief said Thursday. The fire began on ...

Tarentum Council fills 2 vacant seats

Tarentum Council has welcomed a familiar face to its membership as well as a new one. Former Councilman Greg Schmitt, who served an appointment to council ...

Bank in downtown New Kensington robbed Wednesday morning

A downtown New Kensington bank was robbed Wednesday for the second time in less than two months. First National Bank, at Fourth Avenue and Eighth ...

Turnpike hit-and-run-driver contacts police

A 60-year-old man who ran from a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Harmar Tuesday night made contact with state police Wednesday morning, authorities said. ...

Armstrong County teen gets 35 years to life for Leechburg murder

Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi told a court Tuesday he wished a Kittanning Township teen were a little older so the convicted killer could ...

Fawn man charged with shooting dog, trying to shoot woman

Police said a Fawn man arguing with his girlfriend shot a dog near her in the house they share just after midnight Tuesday. Thomas Floyd ...


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