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1 killed, another injured in early-morning Clairton shooting

By The Associated Press
Allegheny County homicide detectives say one person is dead and another has been wounded in a shooting in Clairton. The shooting was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday at a residence. Initial reports indicated the shooting may have occurred when …

McKeesport teen killed by school bus on Eden Park Boulevard

By Eric Slagle
A 15-year-old McKeesport Area High School sophomore was killed on Eden Park Boulevard Thursday afternoon when he was hit by a school bus just after …

McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens to traffic after electrical fire

By Eric Slagle
An electric cable fire closed the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge for much of Wednesday. Authorities closed the span across the Monongahela River at about 1:30 p.m. because of ...

Mon Valley police departments vary on use of heroin overdose antidote

By Michael Divittorio
Several Mon Valley police departments will dispense Narcan, also known as naloxone, a drug that can help save the lives of victims of heroin overdoses. North ...

Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers offer reward in Clairton murder

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone responsible fore the slaying of a man in Clairton earlier this summer. The body of Derek McClellan, 44, was …

West Elizabeth residents oppose sewage tank plan

By Eric Slagle
West Elizabeth residents continue to voice concerns about a neighboring borough’s proposal to build a sewage tank and pump station near the communities’ border. West Elizabeth resident Marie Perlick asked council on Wednesday to do what it could to stop the ...

McKeesport council approves mineral rights lease under Renzie Park

By Patrick Cloonan
One McKeesport resident was escorted out of council chambers by police Chief Bryan J. Washowich and two others continued making comments as city council voted 6-1 Wednesday to accept a lease of mineral rights under Renziehausen Park to EQT Corp. “Give ...

Ex-Port Vue police chief recognized

By Michael Divittorio
Port Vue council honored its former police chief with a proclamation Wednesday. Gary Cartia retired Aug. 1. He did not attend Wednesday’s council meeting, but that did not stop council vice president Kenneth Hresko from reading the recognition into the ...

McKeesport honors ‘message’ bearers

By Patrick Cloonan
A summer public works employee, an advocate of HIV/AIDS prevention, a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital’s Free Care Fund and McKeesport Hospital Foundation’s longtime director are ...

Rib Fest highlights holiday weekend in McKeesport

By Patrick Cloonan
The last holiday weekend of the summer will be marked with four days of activities in McKeesport, an annual community day Saturday in North Versailles, and a more serious event on Labor Day in Munhall. A McKeesport native known for his ...

McKeesport council OKs cities plan

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport council voted 6-1 Wednesday to approve a comprehensive plan that will cover the city and neighboring Duquesne. The plan’s key initiative is to update zoning ...

Employee of Elizabeth Township tent rental business struck by lightning in West Mifflin

By Patrick Cloonan
A fast-moving thunderstorm surprised a crew setting up tents in the parking lot at Naval Nuclear Laboratory in West Mifflin on Wednesday afternoon. Mike Brewer, public affairs officer for the facility, said a subcontractor from Family Tent Rental in Elizabeth Township ...

West Mifflin renovation project uncovers time capsule of images

By Patrick Cloonan
In the covered walkway between Rob Milko’s West Mifflin house and a garage converted into a family room long before he was born, there is ...

Company announces it will close McKeesport site that employs 100

By Patrick Cloonan
BCSI LLC, a company founded as Bulk Conveyor Specialist Inc., notified McKeesport officials Tuesday of plans to close its operation in the city’s old millsite ...

Comprehensive plan for cities aired

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport city council had a comprehensive workshop Tuesday. It’s not only because of a joint McKeesport-Duquesne comprehensive plan that likely will get approval Wednesday night. Council’s agenda ...

New McKeesport controller Maglicco takes oath of office

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport officially has a new controller. Elizabeth Maglicco watched Tuesday night as her son Thomas Maglicco was sworn in to finish the final two years of ...

McKeesport fire damages kitchen, but no one hurt

By Eric Slagle
A fire damaged the kitchen of a McKeesport home on Tuesday but caused no injuries. The blaze erupted at a house at the corner of Bailie Avenue and Converse Street. Fire officials at the scene said they believe the fire was ...

Wilmerding targeted for mobile farmers market

By Michael Divittorio
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank wants to make Wilmerding one of the first stops for a mobile farmers market program, community needs assessment coordinator Angela Mallick told borough council Tuesday. “Wilmerding is a community that doesn’t have easy access to a ...

Wilmerding moves to fix Ice Plant

By Michael Divittorio
Wilmerding officials hope the borough can afford a remediation project that would reopen Ice Plant Hill Road. “That has always been the goal, to get the ...

Charges held against W.Va. man accused of resisting arrest in McKeesport

By Eric Slagle
A Clarksburg, W.Va., man arrested on drug charges in McKeesport last month will have his case head to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Jeremiah Franklin Pinion, 21, is accused of fighting with police when they attempted to arrest him on ...

Police: Woman slashed adult daughter’s face in Duquesne domestic dispute

By Patrick Cloonan
Two women were injured in a domestic dispute Monday in Duquesne. Police Chief Richard Adams said a mother-daughter argument turned physical at a residence along the 300 block of Hemlock Alley, and police were notified at 4:52 p.m. Adams said Marquita Rivers, ...

Suspect in 2 bank robberies arrested

By Eric Slagle
A McKeesport man arrested in connection with two bank robberies is in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Shaun Hollis, 32, was taken into police custody Friday evening in McKeesport. Police allege he robbed First Niagara Bank in Elizabeth Township. Hollis ...

Plan to air Tuesday in McKeesport

By Patrick Cloonan
A proposed comprehensive plan covering McKeesport and Duquesne will be aired at a 6:30 p.m. hearing Tuesday in McKeesport council chambers. The plan concerns redevelopmen, with special emphasis on the former millsites owned by the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern ...

West Mifflin mayor names business, citizen of the year

By Patrick Cloonan
West Mifflin recreation director Anthony DiCenzo estimated 2,000 to 3,000 residents visited the borough’s annual Community Day on Saturday at Allegheny County Airport. “We got a lot of positive feedback,” borough manager Brian Kamauf said. One highlight of the day was Mayor ...

Some White Oak students arrive home an hour late

By Patrick Cloonan
Parents took to social media to express their concerns about some buses carrying their children home on the first day of classes in the McKeesport Area District. Posts on the “What’s Happening in White Oak” Facebook page said some high ...

Charges held in McKeesport firearm case

By Eric Slagle
Criminal charges have been held against a McKeesport man accused of possessing a stolen handgun. Steven Moffitt, 18, was arrested in the 1400 block of Meadow Street on Aug. 11 by officers who were in the area investigating a call for ...

Lessons at Legion give learners tools to swing onto dance floor

By Michael Divittorio
Nick Flajnik wants to fill his dance card. The 25-year-old McKeesport resident is offering free swing dance classes at White Oak American Legion Post 701. He teaches ...

Phyllis Wheatley Literary Society honors black officers at annual Law Enforcers Salute

By Michael Divittorio
The Phyllis Wheatley Literary Society of Duquesne honored retired black police officers Saturday evening at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills. “It’s a beautiful turnout with ...

Shaler man charged with homicide, abuse of corpse in McKeesport woman’s death

By Carl Prine
A Shaler man police accused Saturday of killing his girlfriend and trying to hide her body in a refrigerator and then a shallow backyard grave ...

Paving, electronics upgrades evident at Steel Valley

By Eric Slagle
When Steel Valley students head back to classes next week, many will see improvements simply by looking down at their feet. Most students go back on ...

Mon Valley steelworkers rally for new contract

By Patrick Cloonan
Members of United Steelworker locals at U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works rallied Friday at the Local 2227 hall near the Irvin Plant in West Mifflin. “What ...

County shuts down Clairton demolition work

By Patrick Cloonan
Clairton’s recent demolition efforts have been halted by the Allegheny County Health Department. “They were demolishing commercial properties without getting the proper asbestos surveys or asbestos ...

Grant will benefit Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin

By Patrick Cloonan
More than half a million dollars is being sent from Washington to Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Scranton, announced Friday the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $572,345 Airport Improvement Program grant for the removal ...

West Mifflin Community Day returns to airport grounds

By Patrick Cloonan
West Mifflin’s annual Community Day returns to Allegheny County Airport from stops in recent years at Century III Mall. “There will be many attractions there as ...

Homicide charges filed gainst Pittsburgh man in Munhall man’s death

By Eric Slagle
Allegheny County police have filed homicide charges against a man arrested for a deadly shooting this week in Homestead. Police arrested Carlos Mallay Harris Jr., 21, ...

Mon-Yough water line upgrades will lead to more reliable service

By Patrick Cloonan
Pennsylvania American Water is spending $4 million to upgrade its pipelines in the Mon-Yough area. Crews were at work this week in Liberty and Glassport among ...

Volunteers restore stands at former Duquesne football field

By Patrick Cloonan
Retired Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke will join Duquesne residents and Sam’s Club volunteers at a 10 a.m. Saturday celebration of a new grandstand at ...

Allegheny County police charge man in fatal Homestead shooting

By Tony Raap
Allegheny County police on Thursday charged a Pittsburgh man in connection with a fatal shooting Monday in Homestead. Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington is charged ...

Clairton board OKs moves

By Michael Divittorio
Clairton City School District is partnering with the American Lung Association to educate elementary students about asthma. School directors unanimously approved an agreement with the association Wednesday to provide screenings and instruction to kindergarten through fifth-graders at no cost to the ...