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Man found dead in Lower Burrell

By Tribune-Review 12:49 a.m.
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Springdale library rejects utility agreement

By Brian C. Rittmeyer 12:51 a.m.
The Springdale Free Public Library has rejected a proposed five-year agreement with the borough for space the library occupies in the municipal building. The proposal for the library to pay 28.5 percent of “all utilities shared by Springdale and the ...

Arnold, New Kensington drug busts net 2 arrests, heroin, cocaine, cash

By Jodi Weigand 12:51 a.m.
Police in Arnold and New Kensington arrested two suspects and confiscated heroin and cocaine Monday in raids they say are unrelated. Arnold police Chief Willie Weber ...

New Kensington-Arnold to revisit superintendent’s fate

By Liz Hayes 12:40 a.m.
New Kensington-Arnold School Board members who want to advertise for a new superintendent will have one last chance Friday. Board members Marilyn Claassen, Liney Glenn and ...

Plum officials: District won’t inhibit ‘constitutionally protected speech’

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf 12:28 a.m.
Just a few hours after student protesters at Plum High School left for the day with the promise to return Tuesday morning, school board members ...

Springdale family lifted ‘from embers to embrace’

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
A burned-out shell is all that remains of the Vargus family’s Springdale home. “The only reason it’s still standing is because it’s brick on the ...

Allegheny Valley board candidates hold Colfax Elementary fate

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
The fate of Colfax Upper Elementary School is hanging over the Allegheny Valley School District as six candidates vie for five seats on the board ...

Drainage problems believed root of Ridge Road collapse in Harmar

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
Harmar hopes to hire a contractor and begin repairs as soon as this week to fix a collapse threatening a community’s only way to or ...

Long-awaited bridge expected to be completed in June

By Jodi Weigand
For seven years, Teresa Stevick faithfully sent in her Butler-Freeport Community Trail membership donation. With it she always included a note saying how old she’d turn ...

State’s homeless rate begins to decrease

By Mary Ann Thomas
Along with some clothes, a stuffed animal, a Celtic cross necklace and a baby blanket that she crocheted, Missi Mock and her three children left ...

Volunteers devote day to furthering projects in A-K Valley

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
It might have been cold enough for some late April snow flurries Saturday morning, but it wasn’t too cold for Bill Miller to do some ...

FirstEnergy halfway into 72-day, $60 million upgrade of Springdale facility

By R.A. Monti
Things are going smoothly halfway into the first major maintenance outage at FirstEnergy Generation’s Springdale Generating Facility in Springdale Township. Friday was day 36 of a ...

Gas industry, rural character top Winfield candidates’ list

By Jodi Weigand
The two candidates for Winfield Supervisor say they want to ensure the township keeps its rural character while continuing to prosper from the Marcellus shale ...

Filming for Cinemax TV series to divert traffic in Allegheny Township

By Jodi Weigand and Brian C. Rittmeyer
Melwood Road in Allegheny Township will be closed to through traffic for most of three days next week to accommodate filming of the Cinemax television ...

First Amendment experts decry Plum authorities’ warning to students

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Students who talk, text, email, tweet, or post comments on Facebook about the ongoing sexual abuse investigation at Plum High School could be subject to ...

Driver of pickup truck dies following crash into New Kensington house

By Liz Hayes
Karen Belin had just left her bedroom on Esther Avenue in New Kensington on Friday morning when a pickup truck smashed into the wall, killing ...

Harrisburg priest named bishop of Greensburg diocese

By Debra Erdley
Reality was still setting in for the Rev. Edward Malesic, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Greensburg, as he met Friday morning with representatives of his ...

Life skills students enjoy prom festivities in Manor

By Brigid Beatty
Cody St. Antoine, a 17-year-old Apollo-Ridge student, posed for prom pictures with his date at Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Manor and smiled broadly while ...

Leechburg man held for trial in fatal wreck

By Chuck Biedka
Lisa Culp recalls the car she was a passenger in crossing into the path of oncoming traffic in February in a Kiski Township wreck that ...

Feds to Ford City: 60 days to repay $581,000 grant default

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City has less than two months to pay off a $581,000 debt or come to an arrangement with the federal agency levying it. In a letter dated April 22, Paul Matyskiela, interim regional director of the Economic Development Administration, told ...

Indiana Township couple face illegal prescription charges

By Tawnya Panizzi
An Indiana Township couple charged with forging painkiller prescriptions will have a preliminary hearing May 7 in Shaler. Stephanie Letters, 34, of Summit Drive, is accused of writing prescriptions for Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Oxycontin during a five-year period when she …

CMU astronomer lectures to Highlands students about space in pilot program

By R.A. Monti
Carnegie Mellon University lecturer Diane Turnshek had a message for Highlands High School students who might want to find life outside of Earth. “Follow the ...

Inaction means New Kensington-Arnold superintendent likely will keep job

By Liz Hayes
No action by the New Ken­sington-Arnold School Board on Thursday night likely means Superintendent John Pallone will continue to lead the district for another three years. Unless a special board meeting is called within the next 10 days, the deadline will ...

Driver allegedly disrupts fire scene in Kiski Township

By Liz Hayes
Kiski Township police want to interview a driver who allegedly ran over the foot of an Apollo firefighter at the scene of a township house ...

Buffalo Township supervisors challenged in primary

By Jodi Weigand
Continued business development and the widening of Route 356 through the business district near Route 28 are priorities for three candidates running for Buffalo Township ...

Zappala fears sexual abuse of students common knowledge at Plum school

By Megan Guza
School directors should consider firing administrators at Plum High School if it was common knowledge that some teachers had sex with students, and some school ...

Man taken for wild ride on Route 28 says he was hanging on for dear life

By Liz Hayes
Steven Todd Sutton denies he threatened two people or purposely jumped onto their sport utility vehicle Sunday before enduring a 12-mile ride clinging to the ...

Tarentum manager will retire, hopes to step back onto council

By Tom Yerace
Tarentum Council will be looking for a new borough manager over the next eight months. Borough Manager Bill Rossey is retiring from the post he has held for nine years. Council this week accepted Rossey’s retirement, which will be effective Nov. 3. “It’s ...

Highlands expands budget, not taxes

By Tom Yerace
Highlands School District taxpayers will not be asked to pay more next school year. The board this week approved a $43 million preliminary budget that represents a $1.3 million increase over this school year’s spending plan. Business Manager Jon Rupert said ...

Marathoner hit by vehicle in Murrysville recuperates

By Renatta Signorini
Surgery to reconstruct a Plum woman’s jaw and sinus cavity last week was successful after a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Murrysville on April 15, according to ...

3rd Plum high school teacher charged in connection with student-sex case

By Megan Guza
Police on Wednesday arrested a third Plum High School teacher, accusing him of intimidating a student in front of a class by singling her out ...

Arnold fireman falls from truck

By Chuck Biedka
Officials say a broken door latch is to blame for injuries to an Arnold firefighter who tumbled from a truck on the way to a ...

Harmar zoning board OKs Sheetz’s proposed variances

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
A Sheetz proposed for Harmar would be the first of the gas and convenience stores in the Alle-Kiski Valley to feature a drive-thru pickup window, according to plans the Altoona company showed to the township’s zoning hearing board Tuesday. Signs related ...

Burrell to extend scheduling system

By Liz Hayes
Burrell School Board on Tuesday gave administrators the go-ahead to extend a pilot scheduling system in the secondary grades into a second school year. Burrell High School and Huston Middle School this school year tried out a seven-period day that allowed ...

Hyde Park woman to stand trial in teen sex case

By Chuck Biedka
A 38-year-old Hyde Park woman was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. At a preliminary hearing, the boy, now ...

Cheswick Council selects new member

By George Guido
Cheswick has a new council member. Christine Schramm, a borough resident for 25 years, was selected to fill the vacancy created when Vickie Roolf moved out of the community. “I had been involved in some community projects, so when I heard they ...

Ex-Winfield Township Fire Department treasurer charged with theft

By Jodi Weigand
The former treasurer of the Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Department was charged with theft after police say she admitted stealing nearly $68,000 from the department. State police say Jodie Undercuffler, 37, of Jefferson Township, wrote checks to herself and two others ...

Freeport High School students rise to the challenge

By Jodi Weigand
A team of four Freeport Area Junior High School students took a bundle of tubes, syringes and wood pieces and transformed them into a machine ...

Alle-Kiski seniors attend Walk the Red Carpet event

By Mary Ann Thomas
Live music, line dancing and much laughter highlighted the Walk the Red Carpet Senior Ball on Monday at the Alle-Kiski Center for Active Adults in ...