Valley News Dispatch

Pope recognizes West Deer couple

Dante and Mary Leta Tabacchi have been married so long, they've even impressed the Pope. The Tabacchis, of West Deer, celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary today ...

Armstrong jail escapee/murderer says he's innocent

Robert E. Crissman Jr., convicted of killing a Rayburn woman after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail last summer, declared Tuesday that he is ...

Arnold authority seeks land buyers

The Arnold Redevelopment Authority once again is at a crossroads. Since the authority was tasked with selling about 40 vacant, city-owned parcels several years ago, Chairman ...

Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority's $13M upgrade to increase monthly cost by $1

A $13 million system upgrade for the Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority will cost customers in the core service communities less than $1 per month ...

Apollo reflects on 200 years of resilience, reinvention

Celebrating 200 years, Apollo heralds its small-town vibe as it defies hardship and continues to build a more promising future. The borough has just kicked off ...

Kitchen fire closes Red Robin in Frazer

The Red Robin restaurant at the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer was forced to close Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in its kitchen. A ...

Harrison Township commissioners seek $250K grant to revitalize, expand Silver Lake Park

Harrison Township commissioners have agreed to pursue a $250,000 grant aimed at reviving and expanding Silver Lake Park. Monday night the commissioners authorized application for a ...

Apollo-Ridge School District holds line on property taxes

Real estate taxes will remain the same in the Apollo-Ridge School District for the next school year. The school board on Monday night approved a $24.1 ...

Repaving aims to improve Lower Burrell thoroughfare

Lower Burrell Mayor Rich Callender hopes a planned repaving of Leechburg Road can spur streetscaping improvements along the city's main thoroughfare. PennDOT intends to resurface Leechburg ...

Lost 911 service fixed in Apollo area

Emergency telephone service has been restored in the Apollo area, according to Armstrong County 911. Ronald Baustert, 911 coordinator, for the Armstrong Department of Public Safety, ...

Valley area amateur radio operators enjoy friendly competition of Field Day event

Operating on battery power and using temporary antennas, the Skyview Radio Society made about 1,200 contacts with other amateur radio operators during its annual Field ...

Police investigating shooting death of Oakmont man

A man was shot and killed Sunday during a home invasion in Oakmont, according to Allegheny County police Superintendent Coleman McDonough. Brandon Turowski, 27, of Oakmont ...

Possible Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority rate hike worries officials

How the Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority will deal with sewage overflows — and how much a fix will cost its customers — are not ...

Less than half of A-K Valley school districts raising taxes

The Alle-Kiski Valley appears to be faring better than the rest of the state on property tax increases for the coming school year. Although three local ...

Cross-state PA Hero Walk for veterans in need ends in Lower Burrell

Ron Borland says there's no special secret to mustering the endurance it takes to make the 14-day, 320-mile PA Hero Walk from Philadelphia to Lower ...

Tarentum strawberry festival benefits mission work

Things have been sweet at Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum for close to a decade. Members of the historic church hosted their annual Mission Fair ...

Visitors, vendors alike enjoy New Kensington Community Days

New Kensington Community Days is an annual tradition for Kathy Sagwitz and her two young children. Her 1-year-old daughter, Rylee, is getting her first real taste ...

Valley Points Family YMCA program takes proactive approach to diabetes

Linda Hess learned to swim at the Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington when she was 3 years old. Now 68, Hess attends the ...

Food, rides, part of annual festival for Lower Burrell church fundraiser

The red-and-white striped tents — and food galore — are back for the St. Margaret Mary Festival in Lower Burrell. The bazaar continues on Saturday from ...

Tips lead police to Tarentum bank robbery suspect

After allegedly robbing a bank in Tarentum, Cory Stephen Lambing took a bus to Harmar, bought McDonald's food, a cellphone charger, doughnuts and Gatorade. Then ...


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