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Immersion lab at Montour to offer new learning opportunities for students

By Rick Wills
Wearing 3-D glasses and sitting in front of glowing computer screens, Montour School District students can construct holographic obstacle courses, peel back delicate layers of the human eye or dissect a Tyrannosaurus rex — all with the flick of a ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

Out-of-control car strikes four vehicles, building in Verona

By Chuck Biedka 5:56 p.m.
Verona police are investigating a wild wreck Tuesday afternoon in which an out-of-control vehicle struck four other vehicles and a building. Police said an elderly driver exited the Giant Eagle at about 3 p.m. and traveled in the wrong direction …

Carlynton News

Collier police ready to patrol the streets on motorcycles

By Alex Felser
After two weeks of daily training, Collier police are ready to take their new motorcycles on patrol. Chief Craig Campbell and Officer Bill Oslick recently completed a two-week, 80-hour basic motorcycle officer training program offered by Pittsburgh police. “The course is designed ...

Cranberry News

Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line

By Kyle Lawson
A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. A two-mile stretch of the main sewer line in Cranberry, from Rochester Road to the Brush Creek treatment plant, this month will ...

Fox Chapel News

Alpacas’ appetites help Sharpsburg clear vacant properties

By Tawnya Panizzi
Sharpsburg public works department is getting help cleaning the borough from an unlikely source. Cinnamon and Oscar, two adult alpacas, have been grazing on overgrown weeds at one of the borough’s half-dozen abandoned properties. The animals are on loan to the borough ...

Hempfield News

Hempfield woman bounces back from serious car crash

By Nicole Chynoweth
After a near brush with death in a car crash in April, Renee Gilliard is living each day to its fullest. “It was like I had been thrown against a brick wall,” said Gilliard, 57, of Hempfield. A religious woman who’s ...

Latrobe News

Latrobe infant found in filth, police say

By Renatta Signorini
An infant living in a Latrobe apartment littered with dog feces and other trash was taken to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment of a severe diaper rash on Sunday, according to police. The tenants, Cody Michael Ghrist, 22, and Ashley ...

McKeesport News

Witness tells jury about fatal McKeesport shooting

By Elizabeth Behrman
Jurors on Monday heard from a witness who was with Talon Perozich the night he allegedly broke into a McKees­port home and shot a man and his girlfriend over a $230 drug debt. Perozich first crept into the bedroom of the ...

Monroeville News

Pitcairn public-works garage roof to be fixed

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn council approved the purchase of about $6,000 worth of supplies to replace the leaking roof of the borough public-works garage during its monthly meeting in September. The garage is attached to the borough building on Sixth Street. Pitcairn council has ...

Mon Valley News

Long Branch blaze under investigation

By Chris Buckley
A state police fire marshal is conducting an investigation after two fires occurred at a home in Long Branch over the weekend. The initial fire at 436 Mt. Tabor Road broke out 3:14 p.m. Saturday in the attic of the home. Problems ...

Mt. Pleasant

Judge halts Mt. Pleasant veterinarian’s effort to start clinic

By Chuck Brittain
A Fayette County judge on Thursday blocked a longtime Mt. Pleasant-area veterinarian from opening an animal clinic in Upper Tyrone Township. Judge Joseph George Wednesday ruled in favor of a petition filed by East Huntingdon veterinarian Dr. Laurie A. Joseph …

Murrysville News

Waste hauler to conduct audit in Murrysville

By Tribune-Review
Republic Waste Services will conduct an audit in the Murrysville area next week, according to an alert from the police department. Republic employees will be stopping in front of homes in the municipality for documentation purposes. Police said the employees will ...

North Hills News

Shaler man charged in death of girl, 6, not prosecuted in repeated alcohol cases

By Megan Guza
If Travis Grayson had been prosecuted for his underage drinking citations, he might not have been driving the night he allegedly struck and killed 6-year-old Ava Campbell. Each of the three times that Grayson, 20, of Shaler was caught with a ...

Norwin News

Norwin homecoming festivities begin Thursday

By Tony LaRussa
Norwin students will celebrate homecoming Thursday through Saturday, with activities to bring together alumni, family and friends. “The student council members have been planning for homecoming since July,” said Kevin Chitester, who along with fellow high school teacher Patrick McLaughin are ...

Penn Hills News

$20M bond issue could cost cash-strapped Penn Hills School District $6.6M in interest

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills school officials Monday estimated that bonds to help pay daily expenses will cost the district $6.6 million in interest payments. Despite a junk bond rating, Penn Hills officials closed on a $20 million bond issue with BNY Mellon ...

Penn-Trafford News

Cat found shot with arrow in Penn Township expected to survive

By Tribune-Review 6:34 p.m.
A cat shot in the neck with an arrow Monday is expected to survive after undergoing at least one surgery, according to Penn Township police. Police were called when the animal was found at 8:30 p.m. on Oakford Park Drive with ...

Plum News

Lawsuit claims Plum School District ignored racially-motivated assaults against black students

By Brian Bowling
Plum Borough School District officials in 2014 and this year ignored repeated, racially motivated assaults on three black students at Regency Park Elementary while trying to prosecute their mother for disorderly conduct when she tried to discuss some incidents with ...

Sewickley News

Quaker Valley leaders keep watch on possible new cyber school

By Dona S. Dreeland
Quaker Valley leaders are keeping tabs on another cyber-charter school seeking to enroll students across the state by next school year. Advance Cyber Charter School applied to the state Department of education to begin operating for students in grades kindergarten through ...

South Hills News

Husband, wife die in apparent murder-suicide in Baldwin Borough

By Michael Hasch 6:07 p.m.
The bodies of a man and his wife were found Monday in their Baldwin Borough home in what Alle­gheny County police believe is a murder-suicide. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the victims as 54-year-old Jeffery Ross and 55-year-old Jacquelyn ...

Twin Boros News