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Judge adds 2 years to sentence of Baldwin Borough man acquitted of murder

By Brian Bowling
A federal judge Wednesday added two years to the prison sentence of a Baldwin Borough man twice acquitted of murder. Jason Korey, 33, was on probation from an earlier federal gun charge when a search of his home by probation officers ...

MRTSA staff able to train the ‘smart’ way with simulator

By Stephanie Hacke
A tear streamed down the side of the 100-pound mannequin’s face as he lay on the table inside the meeting room at Medical Rescue Team ...

Brentwood’s Noctis racing team makes final push for trip

By Stephanie Hacke
Their flights are booked and tickets are purchased. Now, a group of five Brentwood students and graduates just need to finish their car and marketing ...

Baldwin Community Day to have something for everyone

By Stephanie Hacke
Enjoy a funnel cake or ravioli while checking out the antique car show or playing with the animals in the petting zoo — all while supporting community groups and socializing with neighbors. Baldwin Borough’s 2015 Community Day, which will be ...

Baldwin Borough woman awarded $5K for damages to apartment

By Stephanie Hacke
Family members gave Sharon de la Fuente a “beautifully wrapped” plunger for Christmas. “It was all nice and wrapped up in a box. I thought, ...

Baldwin settles lawsuit for $7,500

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Borough leaders agreed to settle what they called a “nuisance” case — filed in federal court filed by a Brentwood resident alleging police misconduct — for $7,500. Robert Rodwich, 40, filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in August against ...

Overgrown trees leave Brentwood residents frustrated

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood residents frustrated by their neighbor’s overgrown trees encroaching on their yard soon could ask the borough to intervene. Brentwood Council on Tuesday in a 4-1 vote authorized borough Manager George Zboyovsky to change rules pertaining to trees and shrubs ...

5 face trial in beating of black man in Pittsburgh

By Adam Brandolph
Kevin Lockett tried to ignore the racial slurs and the person tugging at his cooler full of beer and food as he rode the subway ...

Service restored following water main break in Baldwin Borough

By Tribune-Review
Two homes were damaged and 12 Pennsylvania American Water Co. customers were without water early Tuesday when a water main broke on Chestnut Street in …

Baldwin Borough pool closes for repairs, residents may use Brentwood pool

By Stephanie Hacke
A blown pump that closed the Baldwin Borough municipal pool this week won’t keep residents from making a splash. Brentwood Borough Council members Tuesday, in a 5-0 vote, agreed to allow Baldwin Borough residents to the Brentwood municipal pool for …

Study explores potential changes to busy Route 51 corridor

By Stephanie Hacke
Route 51 lacks a variety of eating establishments where families can gather and share meals, some South Hills residents agreed in a discussion last week ...

Highlander Summer Camps allow kids to explore interests

By Stephanie Hacke
Brady Zofcin focused as he tried to bounce a bubble off his T-shirt. It burst as it landed on his arm. Bubbles do that, his ...

Pleasant Hills family’s beach vacation takes tragic turn

By Dona S. Dreeland
The joys of summer vacation turned tragic when David M. Sippey of Pleasant Hills was struck by a car just minutes before he and his ...

Baldwin Borough Council looks to clarify zoning rules

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Borough leaders met with developers for months about an apartment complex that now is being built along Route 51, as they tried to clarify what their own zoning rules meant. “It slowed things down,” said borough Manager John Barrett. The ...

Officials take first step to transform vacant Brentwood properties

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood residents already cutting the grass on vacant lots next to their homes soon could have the opportunity to buy the land without all of the “red tape.” Brentwood leaders Monday agreed to sign onto the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery ...

Grant to be used for Baldwin park improvements

By Stephanie Hacke
A $75,000 grant will help offset costs for park improvements in Baldwin. Borough council Tuesday accepted the grant from Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County’s Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund. The borough applied for a $250,000 grant to help demolish the ...

McRoberts Road in Whitehall closed, traffic detoured

By Tribune-Review
A portion of McRoberts Road in Whitehall will remain closed until the fall for a Columbia Gas project. The closure — which took effect Monday — is between Loma Drive and Earlsdale Road. Closures could last until early-September, weather permitting, according ...

Water main break off Becks Run Road affects 25 customers

By Michael Hasch
About 25 customers are without service because of a large water main break Tuesday evening on North Street off Becks Run Road in Baldwin Borough, a utility spokeswoman said. There were reports of some homes being damaged by the water …

Baldwin Borough man sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison on a federal gun charge

By Brian Bowling
On his 33rd birthday, a Baldwin Borough man twice acquitted of murder quietly accepted a sentence of 6e_SNbS1⁄2 years in prison on a federal gun charge. Jason Korey pleaded guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ...

10-person group to perform radio programs to mark Pleasant Hills Library’s 70 years

By Katishi Maake
Before TV sets became commonplace in homes, many Americans looked forward to dramatic broadcasts during radio’s golden age. In celebration of its 70th birthday, the ...

Allegheny County Democrats set date to choose nominee for Smith’s senate seat

By Megan Guza
Allegheny County Democrats on Friday set a date for a special election to choose a nominee for the state senate seat left vacant by former Sen. Matt Smith. The election will take place 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at ...

Baldwin man who beat murder charges could go to prison after pleading guilty in gun cases

By Brian Bowling
A Baldwin Borough man twice acquitted of murder charges is headed to prison a federal gun charge. Jason Korey, his attorney, prosecutors and the judge know how long he’ll spend in prison. The public won’t find out until Monday. Korey, 32, pleaded ...

Checkpoints by South Hills DUI Task Force serve as deterent to driving impaired

By Stephanie Hacke
Car after car stopped as the officers lining the side of the busy road checked for the basics: license, registration and inspection sticker. But most ...

Bus route to return to north Baldwin

By Stephanie Hacke
Buses are coming back to north Baldwin Borough and a grassroots group, which rallied during the last year to pressure Port Authority leaders to renew the service, wants to make sure everyone has access to the added route. An extension ...

Old Clairton Road work to start July 23

By Dona S. Dreeland
Northbound traffic on Old Clairton Road will be prohibited from the intersection with Route 51 to Gill Hall Road starting July 23. Allegheny County crews will reconstruct a portion of Old Clairton Road. Work from near the cloverleaf to Glenburn Drive ...

6 police departments in South Hills armed with medicine

By Stephanie Hacke
Officers in six South Hills police departments now are armed with medicine geared to help save the lives of a growing number of overdose victims ...

Brentwood teachers show unity during summer break

By Stephanie Hacke
Working under the terms of an expired contract, a majority of Brentwood Borough School District’s teachers continued to show unity Monday night, when they crammed into a standing-room-only school board meeting to make their presence known. Fifty-one of Brentwood’s 96 ...

Trial ordered for Baldwin-Whitehall teacher accused of punching student

By Stephanie Hacke
A 13-year-old boy sobbed on the witness stand Tuesday while describing the day that he said his math teacher punched him in the chest in the hallway at J.E. Harrison Middle School in Whitehall. “I did this,” the boy said ...

FBI believes same man robbed banks in West Mifflin, Pleasant Hills

By Michael Hasch
The FBI and police are trying to identify the man they believe is responsible for robbing banks in Pleasant Hills and West Mifflin in the ...

Republicans pick South Hills judge as nominee for state Senate seat

By Bill Vidonic
Former District Judge Guy Reschenthaler hopes a run for state Senate will help him achieve bigger goals. “I feel like I can do more for my community and my country as a state senator than as a district judge,” Reschenthaler, 32, ...

Controversial all-way stop gets removed in Baldwin Borough

By Stephanie Hacke
A controversial all-way stop that drivers say caused major traffic delays during nearby construction projects has been eliminated from Streets Run Road in Baldwin Borough. ...

Whitehall, Baldwin Borough among municipalities to buy rock salt from 2 suppliers

By Stephanie Hacke
There were days last winter that Whitehall Borough leaders feared they were going to run out of rock salt, as storms were headed this way. Borough leaders even placed a call to all residents’ homes during the winter alerting them ...

Whitehall Council OKs pickleball court

By Stephanie Hacke
Helen Brincka learned to play the “up and coming” sport of pickleball from her brother in Rochester, N.Y., several years ago. Now, she and her sister, Mary Ann, travel across the Pittsburgh region five days a week to play their ...

Baldwin Council appoints Moeller to fill vacant seat

By Stephanie Hacke
A top vote-getter in the May primary election for a seat on Baldwin Borough Council will be sworn in this month to fill a six-month term. Ed Moeller, 54, will be sworn in at the start of council’s agenda-setting meeting ...

Brentwood: Small town, big Fourth celebration

By Stephanie Hacke
Chairs of all shapes, sizes and colors line the 1.6-mile stretch of Brownsville Road for days, as neighbors, friends and former residents prepare for the ...

Baldwin-Whitehall sells Lafferty building for $219K

By Dona S. Dreeland and Stephanie Hacke
The Lafferty Building, which once was home to elementary school students in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, is being purchased by Donnolly-Boland & Associates, a certified ...

Little library adds to learning experience at Pleasant Hills Arboretum

By Dona S. Dreeland
Pleasant Hills Arboretum has its very own Little Free Library. Borough public-works supervisor Denny Kunkel used leftover materials to craft a little building-shaped box aimed at ...

Software will screen visitors at West Jefferson Hills school buildings

By Dona S. Dreeland
The West Jefferson School District will use new software to screen visitors who want to enter school buildings during the 2015-16 school year. The Raptor system, with a one-time fee of $8,350, relies on a database to screen out people who ...

Brentwood celebration kicks off Friday with street fair

By Staff Report
In honor of Brentwood Borough’s 100th birthday, the community’s Fourth of July celebration will be bigger than ever. The celebration will kick off with the Brentwood Street Fair from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday on Brownsville Road from the Brentwood ...