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Plum police: Woman steals car, dies in fatal crash

An unidentified woman was killed early Saturday on Coxcomb Hill Road after stealing a car in which she had been a passenger, Plum police said. Plum ...

Fire destroys Plum family's home, no injuries

The American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania is assisting a Plum family with clothing and shelter after their home was heavily damaged by a two-alarm ...

Plum School District conducting active shooter training for staff members

The Plum Borough School District is moving forward this spring with active shooter training for its staff, which the Safe & Supportive Schools Committee pushed ...

Return of Clean-Up Day in Plum attracts nearly 200 volunteers

Plum has never looked cleaner, thanks to Saturday's efforts by community volunteers and borough employees. In celebration of Earth Day, the borough brought back Plum Clean-Up ...

YMCA, Plum community groups offer many ways to get in shape for summer

With the Sampson Family YMCA and community organizations hosting fitness classes, plus Boyce Park as a place to enjoy outdoor exercise, there are a multitude ...

Architects outline 4 options, cost ranges for Plum school facilities

VEBH Architects on Wednesday night presented to Plum residents four options that may best use the school district's facilities. The gathering was the second town hall ...

Plum High School students' lip dub video boosts Pens in playoffs for sixth time 

Plum Senior High students took another trip down memory lane this year with the school's annual lip dub video in honor of the Pittsburgh Penguins. ...

Firm to analyze business district along Route 286 in Plum

A Pittsburgh-based firm is giving Plum's business district along Route 286 a closer look. "We're going to examine how that district can be improved from an ...

Plum baseball association president: Work has ballfields in great shape for season, tournaments

The ballfields across from the borough building on New Texas Road have never looked better to Plum Baseball and Softball Association President David Seitz. "I think ...

Ex-Plum teacher pleads guilty, sentenced to prison for sex with student

Plum High School teacher Joseph Ruggieri's teenaged victim said she was ostracized from friends, withdrew from family, and even avoided going outside for fear of ...

Plum Council approves drone ban, parking rules for U.S. Open

Plum Council members approved two key security measures Monday for the U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club. Council adopted an ordinance that prohibits the use ...

Oakmont officials, MADD partner to raise underage-drinking awareness

Oakmont officials have partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness of the power that parents have when talking to their children about underage ...

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Plum Council OKs applying rules on high weeds, grass to all properties

Plum Council amended the borough's high weeds and grass ordinance Monday to make all property owners accountable for the look of their land. Previously, the ordinance ...

Plum School District to pay $25K to settle former employee's lawsuit

The Plum Borough School District will pay $25,000 in a lawsuit settled with a former employee who may have been exposed to asbestos while she ...

Former official accused of stealing from Plum-based company waives hearing

A former top financial officer at a Pittsburgh-area home-building company accused of stealing nearly $200,000 has waived his preliminary hearing. Shawn Hofmeister, 41, of Harrison City ...

Students meet "Booksburgh" challenge at Plum's Center Elementary

Students at Center Elementary have exceeded their goal of reading 15,000 books for the school's "Booksburgh" challenge and are now on their way to nearly ...

Less state money strains Plum School District's resources

Plum School District officials and board members are upset they won't be getting any of the promised state reimbursements for its recent construction projects, which ...

American Legion in Plum welcomes women's auxiliary

Plum American Legion Post 980 has its first women's auxiliary unit. The auxiliary unit received its official charter at a ceremony Saturday from Jill Grover, the ...

Judge accepts ex-Plum teacher's offer to plead guilty in sexual abuse case

His young victim called him a monster. The judge who sentenced him called him dangerous. Jason Cooper, the former Plum High School teacher who befriended then ...


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