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Project aims to control feral cat population in Pittsburgh area

By Tom Fontaine
Key findings of a project to map colonies of feral cats in Allegheny County remain top secret, with organizers declining to reveal their locations out of concern that people might harm the colonies or make the areas dumping grounds for ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Police: Man riding bike in New Kensington strikes truck, dies

By Chuck Biedka 1:19 a.m.
A Tarentum man riding a bicycle Thursday on a steep, winding New Kensington street ran into a parked truck and died. New Kensington police identified the cyclist as Bryan Keith Wade Sr., 58, of Third Avenue. Police said Wade was ...

Your Carlynton News

Stories of the past come to life at Carnegie Historical Society

By Dona S. Dreeland
Dan McGrogan lives his life in the past, present and future — all at the same time. But, he said, he finds it invigorating. As president of the Historical Society of Carnegie, McGrogan is engaged every day, considering the history of history. ...

Your Cranberry News

Rowan second-grader’s proposal keeps students from feeling alone

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Madison Denham didn’t want to see other kids feeling lonely and alone. The second-grader at Rowan Elementary School shared an idea with her guidance counselor, Lauren O’Donnell, that she found online. Madison wanted to build a Buddy Bench on the school ...

Your FoxChapel News

Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant proposals and searching records. “I’ll read as much as I can get my hands on and ...

Your Hempfield News

Burglars strike 3 businesses in Hempfield plaza

By Jacob Tierney
Cash and electronics were taken from three Hempfield businesses early Tuesday morning, police said. Entry was gained through back doors of FASTSIGNS, Diamond Nails and El Patron Mexican Grill, all in a plaza at 6044 Route 30, west of Greensburg. There ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe top cop questions testing for police promotions

By Stacey Federoff
Latrobe police Chief Jim Bumar wants council to review requirements for promotions in the department after complaints from officers about the standardized testing. Bumar said the test is more applicable to larger departments, not one of Latrobe’s size. “They’re not designed very ...

Your McKeesport News

Students benefit from annual Brewster-sponsored government seminar

By Patrick Cloonan
Mon-Yough and Alle-Kiski area students received a primer on government at state Sen. James Brewster’s annual seminar at Penn State Greater Allegheny. “It exposes you to things you might not have known,” McKeesport Area High School junior Nayelle Williams said. “It is ...

Your Monroeville News

U.S. Marshals task force arrests homicide suspect in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
Officers from a federal task force arrested a man wanted for a May 16 homicide Thursday in Monroeville. Trenton Knight, 26, is charged with homicide and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The charges stem from the killing of ...

Your Mon Valley News

Charleroi man’s body found hours after disappearance on Youghiogheny River

By Tribune-Review 2:13 a.m.
Funeral arrangements haven’t been finalized for a Charleroi man who disappeared in the Youghiogheny River in Fayette County while retrieving a football. The body of Josh McKenna, 26, was recovered from the river by rescue crews in Perry Township late Wednesday, ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Proposed Mt. Pleasant budget plan includes deficit, tax hike

By Rachel Basinger 1:31 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board adopted a proposed final budget for fiscal year 2015-16 Thursday night that includes a 2.1-mill tax increase and a deficit of more than $417,000. The proposed budget shows expenditures of $32,427,018 and revenues of $32,009,318. …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional team heads to STEM competition

By Patrick Varine
Building a better stinkbug trap has led a team of Franklin Regional students all the way to the state finals of the Governor’s PA STEM Competition, which kicks off Friday at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster. After taking first ...

Your North Hills News

Chatham to host buffet of concerts at Eden Hall campus in Richland

By Deborah Deasy
Pack a blanket, seat cushion or folding chair. Chatham University invites music lovers to belly up to a buffet of mostly free summer concerts in the picturesque outdoor amphitheater at its Eden Hall campus in Richland. Live opera, bluegrass, ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active members of the military who are home on leave are invited to participate. Marchers will ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills votes to sell, lease vacant school space

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District leaders approved resolutions Tuesday to sell one empty school building and lease classrooms in another, as the district attempts to generate cash. The district also is considering a districtwide wage freeze. Acting Superintendent Nancy Hines said she ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce
A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon, 23. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported that Dillon failed ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher, held for trial, vows to fight witness intimidation charge

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
When a Plum High School teacher outed her as a sex assault victim before a class full of students, the senior testified, “I wanted to go away and hide.” At times during the hearing Wednesday for Drew Zoldak, a forensic ...

Your Sewickley News

Fern Hollow Nature Center puts out feelers for additional funding

By Tom McGee
Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights wants to be part of the 2016 budget process in Sewickley. Brendan Kenny, a member of the center’s board, addressed Sewickley council recently and requested details on how to seek a financial contribution. Sam ...

Your South Hills News

Brentwood Borough birthday event a big hit with students

By Stephanie Hacke
Cheers for “Brentwood” echoed across the stadium as the town’s youngest residents gathered in style for a baseball-themed 100th-birthday party for the borough last week. There were relay races, T-shirt launches, a baseball game and, of course, a crayon race, ...

Your Twin Boros News

Break-ins reported in Oakmont

By Chuck Biedka 1:23 a.m.
Oakmont police are looking for a man who witnesses said broke into two houses in the borough Thursday afternoon. A witness saw a suspicious man in her California Avenue neighborhood and watched him enter a house in the 800 block, Oakmont ...