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Pine-based charity gives children with disabilities tools to communicate

By Katelyn Ferral
Haley Guiste has spent most of her 14 years struggling to let her family know what she wants. The Indiana Township teenager can’t speak — she has cognitive challenges, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Does she want to go inside ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Woman ‘critical’ from fall on Harmar riverbank

By Valley News Dispatch
Harmar police say a woman scouting out a fishing spot along the Allegheny River bank had to be rescued Monday afternoon when she fell down the hillside and suffered critical injuries. Police said Ermine Dennis, who they say is in her ...

Your Carlynton News

Water pipes break in succession in Carnegie, Heidelberg, Rosslyn Farms

By Tony Raap
Rod Goebeler was relaxing on his back porch when the deluge began. He stood up when he heard emergency sirens Wednesday night and walked to his front window overlooking Third Street in Carnegie. An underground pipe had burst, sending water spilling into ...

Your Cranberry News

Extended-stay hotel sets sights on Cranberry

By Rick Wills
By next summer, Cranberry is likely to have a new 122-room hotel. Woodspring Suites, a Wichita-based company, says it is attracted to Cranberry because of the large number of people in the natural gas industry who are working in Butler ...

Your FoxChapel News

Presidential candidate Clinton makes campaign stop in Fox Chapel

By Natasha Lindstrom
Hillary Clinton spent Wednesday morning wooing Western Pennsylvania’s wealthy donors and political power brokers at a private fundraiser in Fox Chapel, part of a national fundraising run. The “Conversations with Hillary” event was one in a blitz of intimate, no-media fundraisers ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield library programs at risk as funds dip

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg Hempfield Library has not needed to cut programs despite a tough budget year, but the institution’s financial future remains murky, according to library Director Linda Matey. Officials were surprised this year to discover Hempfield had slashed its contribution to ...

Your Latrobe News

Unity house destroyed by fire

By Jacob Tierney
A Unity house was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening. Larry Woodward was welding in the front yard of his home at 1629 Route 130 when sparks caught either the grass or a nearby tarp at about 6:30 p.m., he said. Ammunition, oxygen ...

Your McKeesport News

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 testified Monday. The man approaching them in that Garden Inn hallway, Brown said, was Christopher Joseph ...

Your Monroeville News

Zombie bridge moves to its final resting place at Heinz History Center

By Gideon Bradshaw
Lying dismembered on the second floor of the Monroeville Mall and surrounded by blood-soaked zombies, a footbridge that has come to symbolize an iconic, homegrown horror film was reduced to little more than a pile of wood and rusting metal. Local ...

Your Mon Valley News

Former Cal U football player cleared of assault charges sues university, police, prosecutor

By Brian Bowling
The prosecution of a former California University of Pennsylvania football player for the Oct. 30 group attack on a West Chester man violated the former player’s civil rights, the Maryland man claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. James Williamson, …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Police identify Acme man who died after crash

By Tribune-Review
State police on Monday identified an Acme man who died a day after a July 16 crash in Mt. Pleasant Township. Joseph Tamargo, 66, was driving his Mazda Tribute sport-utility vehicle south on White Bridge Road and swerved off the …

Your Murrysville News

Crash ties up traffic at Routes 380 and 286 in Murrysville

By Liz Hayes
Murrysville police reported traffic was backed up at the intersection of Routes 380 and 286 Thursday evening due to a motorcycle crash. The crash involved a motorcycle and another vehicle about 5:30 p.m. near Cooper’s RV Center. A motorcyclist reportedly …

Your North Hills News

North Hills grad earns ‘principal of the year’ honor

By Laurie Rees
David Keim’s experiences growing up in Ross helped mold him into what he is today — Massachusetts’s 2015 Principal of the Year. Keim, 46, has served as principal of Fred W. Miller Elementary School in the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, ...

Your Norwin News

Historic Irwin theater expected to reopen in August, board member says

By Craig Smith
The clock is ticking down on the Lamp Theatre’s long road to reopening, officials said. The historic theater on Main Street, Irwin, will reopen at the end of August, said John Cassandro, an Irwin Borough councilman and member of the ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills officials defend plans for new municipal building

By Kelsey Shea
Amid objections from residents concerned about rising property taxes, Penn Hills leaders maintain that constructing a new municipal building is a fiscally responsible decision. Council approved a contract with Downtown-based Designstream LLC to design the new building, which officials said ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

A too-busy Jim Morgan resigns from Manor Council

By Tom McGee
Manor officials are looking for a new colleague. Councilman Jim Morgan resigned — effective July 21 — last week. He was appointed to the position in July 2012 and was elected to a four-year term the following year. He served ...

Your Plum News

New Regency Park Elementary School gets go-ahead in Plum district

By Karen Zapf
Construction of Regency Park Elementary School is back on track. The Plum School Board on Tuesday night approved: • Awarding a $268,000 contract to A.W. McNabb of Burgettstown to demolish Regency Park Elementary, the former Pivik Elementary School, the maintenance ...

Your Sewickley News

Garden club takes part in Sisters of St. Joseph effort to help feed hungry

By Mya Koch
Within a pair of 4-by-16-foot plots of land that “if you stand at one end look like a bowling alley,” some Sewickley-area gardeners are helping dozens of people. Members of the Village Garden Club of Sewickley’s Horticulture Committee have taken on ...

Your South Hills News

Water main break floods Baldwin basements

By WPXI 7:21 a.m.
A water main break left a hole in a Baldwin Street and flooded several basements early Tuesday. Utility crews were called to Chestnut Street shortly before 3 a.m. “I thought the pool broke, but it didn’t and then I came …

Your Twin Boros News

Sun shines on Oakmont regatta

By Jodi Weigand
The Oakmont Yacht Club Regatta was blessed with sunshine Saturday, after nearly record rainfall over the past few weeks. The last two years, the event was hampered by rain. The Allegheny River was muddy, but lower river levels enabled at least some ...