Valley News Dispatch

Allegheny River body identified 13 years later

The body of a woman found floating in the Allegheny River 13 years ago has been identified as that of a Wilmerding woman. Allegheny County Police ...

'Mindhunter' comes to the A-K Valley

The upcoming Netflix crime drama series "Mindhunter" has arrived in the Alle-Kiski Valley – setting up filming sites Thursday in Tarentum and Vandergrift. Production trucks ...

Springdale veterinarian's license to practice suspended for a 2nd time

A Springdale veterinarian's license to practice has been suspended for a second time. The Pennsylvania Board of Veterinary Medicine suspended indefinitely the license of Dr. Mark ...

Back to school going smoothly in A-K Valley

Heading toward Leechburg Area School District's new metal detectors on the first day of school Wednesday, a bespectacled little boy paused. Looking up at high school ...

Brother and sister arrested for Gilpin, Harrison, Allegheny Township thefts

A Gilpin brother and sister's three-county burglary and theft spree may have been fueled by heroin addiction, police allege. Justin J. Walker, 30, and Kristen ...

Indiana Township rehabilitator helps paraplegic priest walk again

Amy Ference and the Rev. Charles J. Baptiste were nailing shingles on a roof 15 feet above St. Clare of Assisi's rectory in Clairton when ...

Briefs: Supervisor due to join water authority board

HARMAR Supervisor due to join water authority board The Harmar supervisors have replaced a member on the water authority board with one of their ...

Drilling industry representatives speak at Pennsylvania legislative hearing in South Buffalo

Bergad Specialty Foams and Composites owner Paul Bergad said he cringes every time he hears the words "regulate the gas industry." "Because I know it's coming ...

Longtime community service wins recognition for former Harrison woman

Joy Porter isn't a member of the Highlands Area Rotary, but she's been added to the club's noble few Paul Harris Fellows. The recognition was earned ...

Arnold No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. to help Louisiana flood relief efforts

Arnold No. 2 Volunteer Fire Company will be part of a Louisiana company's efforts to assist residents devastated by historic flooding. Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., a ...

Public gets a look at new Freeport Area Middle School

Bob and Mary Jean Swank marveled at what students have available in school today as they toured Freeport Area Middle School Monday evening. Their grandson Tanner ...

West Deer approves new, updated policies on police protocol

West Deer police have new policies governing everything from their use of stun guns and opiod overdose medication, to how they handle a person with ...

Harrison finalizes sign ordinance

Harrison has a new sign ordinance. Township commissioners Monday night gave final approval to an updated ordinance regarding signs and banner regulation: • Permanent signs cannot ...

Demolition of former Heights Elementary School in Harrison making way for Sheetz

Jennifer Goldberg didn't want to pass by without grabbing a brick. "Both of my sons went here," Goldberg said of the former Heights Elementary School in ...

Deaths of 3 boaters in Clarion County ruled accidental

A West Deer man and two others killed in a boat crash on the Allegheny River in Clarion County on Saturday died of blunt force ...

2 suspects surrender in Beaver County rape

Two Tarentum men wanted on accusations of rape and burglary in Aliquippa are behind bars. Michael Guin, 19, of Negley Street, and Malakai Helencamp, 17, ...

About 800 Pokemon Go players chase characters at Vandergrift event

About 800 people swarmed Vandergrift for the Alle-Kiski region's first organized Pokemon Go event Sunday. But the festivities weren't coordinated by the usual civic group or ...

Alle-Kiski Valley valedictorians call presidential race 'interesting'

Young adults consist of just 8 percent of total registered voters in Pennsylvania. In the four counties of the Alle-Kiski Valley, nearly 99,000 voters are ...

'Barricade situation' ends quietly in New Kensington

No one was injured or arrested Sunday during a three-hour "barricade situation" at a home in New Kensington that caused the closure of part of ...

Hundreds enjoy backpack giveaway, games at Back to School Bash in Arnold

Every swing in the playground was taken, and a chorus of several hundred children playing Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in Arnold was music to ...


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