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New traffic lights to be installed near McKeesport’s Jerome Bridge

By Patrick Cloonan
Normal traffic patterns could resume on the Tenth Ward side of McKeesport’s Jerome Bridge by Labor Day. City officials said Friday that new traffic signal poles ...

McKeesport prepares for Relay For Life

By Alexander Haney
McKeesport is getting ready to celebrate those who have survived cancer, support those dealing with the disease and remember those who lost their battle. The ...

Student ‘geek squad’ to help train Steel Valley classmates on iPads

By Michael Divittorio
A handful of Steel Valley High School students will have a chance to learn leadership and problem-solving skills through a new program. Ed Colebank announced Thursday that administrators plan to form a student “geek squad” to help support the districtwide iPad ...

Local residents reminisce about Glassport pool

By Eric Slagle
When crews arrive to begin demolition of the old Glassport Borough Swimming Pool and clear the way for a proposed park, they will be eradicating ...

Mifflin Road project is on schedule, within budget

By Patrick Cloonan
PennDOT said work is progressing on schedule and within budget for an overhaul of Mifflin Road . Since July 6, the stretch of state Route 885 ...

Mon Yough school districts, nonprofits getting by for now with no state budget

By Patrick Cloonan
Pennsylvania hasn’t had a budget for a month — and the effect may be felt soon by schools and social agencies. “In the course of a year, around 3,500 people come through, using our services on a regular basis,” Mon Yough ...

Homestead Cemetery board files for bankruptcy

By Michael Divittorio
Homestead Cemetery board members formally filed for bankruptcy and subsequently dissolved the organization as the legal process moves forward in federal court. “The filings have officially been registered through (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western Pennsylvania),” Donald Wilker said Friday. “A trustee ...

Steel Valley extends superintendent’s contract

By Michael Divittorio
Steel Valley school directors have inked a new deal with Superintendent Ed Wehrer. The board approved a five-year contract extension, 7-0, on Thursday. Board president Donna Kiefer and director Michael Terrick were absent. “I’ve been on the board now for eight years,” director ...

More work to begin on Homestead-Duquesne Road

By Patrick Cloonan
Another road closing is about to begin affecting the north end of West Mifflin and parts of Munhall’s Homestead Park neighborhood. Allegheny County’s Department of Public Works said a road stabilization project is scheduled to begin Monday at the Munhall end ...

2 wounded in Munhall, Homestead drive-by shootings

By Michael Hasch
Two people were shot and wounded Friday night in drive-by shootings a few blocks apart in Munhall and Homestead, police told emergency dispatchers. Police were called around 10:30 p.m. for the report of a pedestrian shot in the leg in …

McKeesport tattoo artist will stand trial for allegedly beating man to death

By Katishi Maake
A McKeesport tattoo artist will stand trial on charges he beat a man to death, a judge ruled Friday. Squirrel Hill District Judge Hugh F. McGough held for court one count of homicide against Dustin Rice, 41, at a preliminary ...

Legos, computers draw students to Elizabeth Forward tech camp

By Alexander Haney
Elizabeth Forward High School and Middle School are hosting summer programs to get students more interested in computers and programming. The 2015 Summer Innovation ...

Homestead summit addresses ways to help inmates transition after prison

By Eric Slagle
Helping inmates transition into a normal life after prison is the goal of a two-day summit in Homestead this week. Corrections officials attending the Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition’s Life Without Bars conference in the Waterfront on Thursday said readjusting to a ...

Steel Valley rejects bids, says restrooms will be constructed in-house

By Michael Divittorio
Steel Valley officials say two bathrooms at Park Elementary School Annex will be constructed by the school district, rather than by an outside contractor. By a 7-0 vote, the school board on Thursday rejected all bids for the project. Board president ...

3 charged in carjack attempt in Duquesne

By Patrick Cloonan
Three men have been charged for allegedly trying to carjack a Duquesne woman at gunpoint early Wednesday. Two were arrested on warrants from the Allegheny ...

Mon Valley spans in need of attention

By Patrick Cloonan
More than a dozen Mon-Yough area bridges are in need of better attention from federal inspectors, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. One on the ...

4-D Theater debuts at Kennywood

By Eric Slagle
The experience of watching “Ice Age: No Time for Nuts” in Kennywood’s new 4-D Theater is one of sight, sound and sensation. The theater had its ...

Elizabeth Forward board OKs cost to move trailer

By Patrick Cloonan
Elizabeth Forward school board voted Wednesday to pay $9,140 to move a trailer from West Jefferson Hills to William Penn Elementary School. The trailer will be used for music and art classes. By a 7-1 vote, the board authorized Cambros Mobile Home ...

Intrepid VFW post in West Mifflin earns all-state designation

By Patrick Cloonan
West Mifflin’s Intrepid Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 doesn’t have a home base, and never has in nearly 25 years of chartered existence. “It is ...

Homeville Viaduct project should extend life of span

By Alexander Haney
Allegheny County Department of Public Works hosted a short presentation and community forum Tuesday to address concerns about the planned renovation of the Homeville Viaduct. Michael Dillon, deputy director of engineering at the Allegheny County Department of Public Works, spoke about ...

Irwin woman waives sex charges to court

By Eric Slagle
An Irwin woman accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy at a home in Port Vue has waived her case to Allegheny County Court ...

Elizabeth Township business forum draws a crowd

By Michael Divittorio
Building relationships among Elizabeth Township officials and local business leaders is a work in progress. That message resonated in the Elizabeth Township Community Center Tuesday evening ...

School credit ratings a problem for several in Western Pennsylvania

By Katelyn Ferral
The credit ratings of several school districts in Western Pennsylvania are considered junk in the eyes of Moody’s credit rating agency, underscoring systemic problems in ...

Details emerge in North Versailles drive-by shooting

By Eric Slagle
Police on Tuesday released more details about a Monday night shooting in the Crestas Terrace neighborhood of North Versailles. The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was wounded in the buttocks in the incident on West Carter Drive at 8:42. He was ...

Daytime gunfire damages vehicle in McKeesport

By Eric Slagle
No one was injured when gunfire erupted near Wilson and Dinsmore streets shortly before noon Tuesday. Investigators said they recovered seven to eight shell casings near the intersection, and McKeesport police Assistant Chief Tom Greene said two men were seen running ...

Golf outing wraps up successful Invitational

By Daily News
Nearly 170 golfers signed up for the 38th annual UPMC McKeesport Invitational golf and dinner on Monday at Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Township. Golfers ...

McKeesport man ordered to trial in New Stanton hotel homicide

By Renatta Signorini
As Brandon Gray, 31, and Janay Brown were leaving a hotel in New Stanton on March 14, they heard footsteps coming up behind them, Brown ...

Several McKeesport party-goers arrested for hindering shooting investigation

By Eric Slagle
A 20-year-old McKeesport man was shot in the arm early Monday. Police said it is unclear how the victim sustained the non-life threatening injury, which reportedly occurred outside of a house in the 1300 block of Craig Street, site of a ...

Elizabeth Forward community offers support to family of drowning victim

By Patrick Cloonan
Dallas Allen Kennedy, a 2014 Elizabeth Forward High School graduate, would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Aug. 10. On Saturday, he drowned in the ...

Aldi starts to fill Mon Valley posts

By Patrick Cloonan
Aldi will accept applications at its North Versailles store on Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. Aldi Saxonburg Division vice president Brent Laubaugh said the company is ...

Victim still hospitalized; McKeesport bar shooting hearing postponed

By Eric Slagle
The preliminary hearing for a McKeesport man accused of a shooting outside a city bar two weeks ago was postponed Monday because the victim remains hospitalized. Chyrone Rodgers, 26, had been scheduled to appear Monday before McKeesport Magisterial Judge Eugene Riazzi ...

Narcotics officers thwart Elizabeth drug deal

By Michael Divittorio
A Pittsburgh man was arrested for allegedly selling heroin in Elizabeth. Borough police apprehended Daryl Pernell Matthews Jr., 29, during a foot chase around 3:40 p.m. ...

Foundation fundraiser stylish in ‘Simply Silver’

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
McKeesport Hospital Foundation celebrated the 25th anniversary of its fashion show fundraiser with a “Simply Silver” theme that brought elegance and shine to the 2015 ...

Charges held against 3 in McKeesport business robbery

By Eric Slagle
Criminal charges have been held against three McKeesport men accused of burglarizing a Rent-A-Center this month. Justin Wiggins, 22, Deonte Azeez, 19, and Eugene Jones, 37, are accused of cutting a hole through a drywall partition inside Midtown Plaza in downtown ...

Juvenile shot in North Versailles neighborhood

By Daily News
A juvenile was shot in the Crestas Terrace neighborhood of North Versailles on Monday night. The juvenile was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. The child’s condition was not available. Police Chief James Matrazzo said the call for the ...

Restrictions begin on Route 51 south

By Eric Slagle
Drivers who use Route 51 south in Jefferson Hills will experience at least two weeks of traffic restrictions beginning Monday. PennDOT announced the southbound section of ...

McKeesport radio station asks FCC for permission to go dark at night

By Patrick Cloonan
The owner of McKeesport-licensed WGBN-1360 has asked the Federal Communications Commission to allow it to continue as a daytime-only radio station. It is the latest development for a station that has dealt with glitches ever since Pittsburgh broadcaster Anthony F. Renda ...

GTECH Strategies volunteers to beautify McKeesport

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport beautification efforts continue this weekend as volunteers take on one of nine projects in development in GTECH Strategies’ ReClaim McKeesport process. GTECH — Growth Through ...

Elizabeth fire department’s Riverfest kicks off

By Michael Divittorio
Riverfest in Elizabeth drew a capacity crowd Friday evening as the sun shone down on guests and volunteers at the largest annual fundraiser for the ...