Valley News Dispatch

Truck safety detail in Harmar finds 51 violations

Mike Gillespie passed his test Wednesday and was rewarded with a sticker. Others weren't so lucky and were slapped with fines that could run from ...

Drug sweep nets 9 so far in Alle-Kiski Valley

State drug agents and local police Wednesday morning rounded up alleged heroin and cocaine dealers in several parts of the Alle-Kiski Valley. Five men and three ...

Tarentum council appoints Cornuet to vacant seat

After spending 15 years on Tarentum Borough Council, Tim Cornuet decided he is ready for more. Cornuet, who served on council from 1988 through 2003, was ...

Armed child puts Leechburg Area security policies in spotlight

Leechburg Area School District students were checked with metal detection wands when they returned to school four days after a student was found with a ...

New Ken-Arnold board criticized for decision to sell Greenwald to Catholic school

A former New Kensington-Arnold School Board member criticized the current board for agreeing to sell the closed Greenwald Memorial School to a Catholic school. Attorney Raymond ...

Former 'Banshee' sheriff's building empty, with few signs of the show remaining

On television, it's a fully functioning sheriff's department, complete with an armory, holding cells and bulletproof windows. In reality, the Vandergrift building that housed the ...

Allegheny Valley School District architect prods board to keep merger on track

The Allegheny Valley School District still has some fine tuning to do on the $11 million consolidation of Acmetonia and Colfax schools. But the school board ...

New Kensington family presents banner to honor our military

The bespectacled image of a young Jack Dea Razey in his World War II Navy uniform soon will gaze over New Kensington from the city's ...

Police work with Leechburg Area School District to update weapons policies

Police departments serving the Leechburg Area School District's communities will work with the district to update its policies and procedures in the wake of a ...

St. Joseph High School teacher wins Carnegie Science Award

As St. Joseph High School teacher Robert Wesolowski lit the blowtorch at his desk, the eyes of his 12 students widened. Wesolowski, called "Mr. Wes" ...

Star Wars masks lead agents to 2 suspects in pharmacy robberies

Star Wars character masks helped crack the case for a federal drug agent and state police investigating armed robberies at pharmacies in Allegheny and Westmoreland ...

Bike rodeo in New Kensington educates, entertains

Tightening the chain on one bicycle, Bill Palombo soon turned to another Sunday as he sat in the shade under a tent. The auto body worker ...

Firms filling hundreds of job openings for U.S. Open in Oakmont

Area residents have a chance not only to be at the U.S. Open, but also to get paid to be there. At least two companies ...

Motorcyclist killed in Armstrong County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck another vehicle in Armstrong County. Brady Lee Graff, 23, of ...

Officials identify Tarentum woman killed in stolen car

A Tarentum woman was killed when she wrecked a stolen car in Plum early Saturday, an Allegheny County deputy medical examiner said. Cory Dee, 37, was ...

Highlands School District contract secrecy strained

If Highlands School District officials' information is correct, wage increases sought by the teachers could amount to salary increases of between 18.8 percent and 20.8 ...

At Better Block event, New Kensington mayor touts program's success

Three company owners said Saturday they are moving to downtown New Kensington because they like what they see, the people, and the city's Better Block ...

Plum police: Woman steals car, dies in fatal crash

An unidentified woman was killed early Saturday on Coxcomb Hill Road after stealing a car in which she had been a passenger, Plum police said. Plum ...

Leechburg student with gun likely to be expelled

Leechburg Area School District board members and administrators say they plan to review district security protocols after an eighth-grader brought a loaded gun to school ...

Peregrine falcon chick meets grim fate at Pitt's Cathedral of Learning

The soap opera of the Cathedral of Learning peregrine falcons took a macabre turn Friday as the recently re-mated falcon "Hope" fed one of her ...


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