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Region’s Goodwill spends $51.6M in 2014, report says

By Tom Fontaine 1:18 p.m.
Adam McBride is building up his resumé by dismantling computers through a Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania job-training program. “I’d like to get a job as a ...

Jury convicts East Hills man in ‘party bus’ shooting

By Adam Brandolph
An Allegheny County jury found an East Hills man guilty of third-degree murder Friday for killing a man outside a party bus in Sheraden. The jury of nine women and three men also found James Lawrence, 22, guilty of carrying a ...

Judge dismisses group’s lawsuit against Neville Island coke plant

By Brian Bowling
While a Garfield-based nonprofit may want Allegheny County to impose tougher sanctions on a Neville Island coke plant, the health department’s settlement with Shenango Inc. is well within its discretion, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon dismissed ...

Newsmaker: Jeff Ritter

By Andrew Conte
Noteworthy: Created a mobile app called TeachBack that allows educators to receive immediate feedback from students about the quality of instruction. Age: 54 Residence: Squirrel ...

Jury acquits man accused of 2005 murder in Braddock

By Adam Brandolph
An Allegheny County jury acquitted a McKees Rocks man of a murder in Braddock nearly a decade ago. Tiaron Moses, 28, was found not guilty of homicide, conspiracy and illegally possessing a firearm in connection with the death of Jeffrey “Buff” ...

Plum police search for home invasion suspect

By Liz Hayes
Plum police were searching for a man who claimed to be a police officer when he kicked in the door of a residence Friday afternoon at the Longwood at Oakmont retirement community. The man shouted that he was the police …

Police say ‘person of interest’ in Andre Gray shooting has not been charged

By Michael Hasch
A man who police said had been arrested in the killing of a Lawrenceville man whose body was found in the Ohio River in West Virginia has not been charged with the slaying, city police said Friday. Pittsburgh Public Safety Department ...

Port Authority secures free North Shore light-rail service

By Melissa Daniels 1:18 p.m.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is ready to cash in on its advertising space at the Allegheny T Station. The expiration of an agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers to subsidize free rides on the light-rail service to the North ...

Lawrence County father, son charged with running illegal video gambling machines

By Megan Guza
A father-and-son team made nearly $100,000 from 65 illegal video gambling machines they maintained in bars throughout Lawrence County, according to state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office. Frank Richard Medure, 63, of Neshannock and Frank Christopher Medure, 33, of Union are ...

Couple taken into custody after 8-hour standoff in Hempfield

By Brian Bowling and Paul Peirce
Charles Cottle was on the lam from a court-ordered mental health treatment program when he engaged police in another standoff Friday. The West Homestead man, on ...

Pedestrian struck in Hazelwood Monday dies

By Michael Hasch
A pedestrian who was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in Hazelwood died Friday, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Albert Kruszka, 66, of Homestead, died at 12:05 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian, where he was taken following the crash that occurred ...

Man to stand trial in July 4 shooting death

By Tribune-Review
A McKees Rocks man accused of fatally shooting a man at a Fourth of July barbecue in Homewood will stand trial, an Allegheny County judge ...

Pa. woman charged with forging docs to claim she was an attorney

By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — A central Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered late last year, according to charges filed by the ...

Aldi to open store where Bottom Dollar closed in Garfield

By Tony Raap 1:18 p.m.
The occasion called for champagne. Aldi Inc. announced Friday it will reopen nine recently closed grocery stores in Western Pennsylvania, including a location in Garfield that ...

Homicide charge withdrawn against Wilkinsburg woman accused of arranging lover’s beating

By Tribune-Review
Prosecutors on Friday withdrew the most serious of charges against a Wilkinsburg woman accused of asking a co-worker to beat up her former lover. Jamie Parker, 30, was charged in February in connection with the Oct. 14 shooting death of Leonard ...

Wilkinsburg man will stand trial in death of 5-week-old infant

By Tribune-Review
A Wilkinsburg man will stand trial in the death of a 5-week-old infant, a judge ruled Friday. Lincoln Levys, 28, is charged with homicide, endangering the ...

Allegheny County to stay open late for property tax discount seekers

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny County Treasurer’s Office will stay open late on Tuesday for residents to take advantage of a discount on their property taxes. The county offers a 2 percent discount to residents who pay their property taxes by March 31. ...

Homewood man on run since December found hiding at girlfriend’s apartment

By Tribune-Review
A Homewood man on the run since December was found hiding with his girlfriend in a Northview Heights apartment Thursday night and taken into custody, ...

Edgeworth man pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy

By Brian Bowling
An Edgeworth man admitted in federal court Friday that he conspired with others to defraud a bank on a $2.4 million loan for a Florida property. Joseph W. Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to bank fraud ...

Bodies of Kochu, Gray found in Ohio River in West Virginia

By Michael Hasch
The hearts of the families of two missing Pittsburgh men were broken Thursday when they learned that bodies recovered from the Ohio River in West ...

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Western Pa. nurses who served during Vietnam invited to tea in their honor
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden ready to bloom again
Western Pa. school districts address e-cigarettes
Churchill teens putting Irish dancing skills on world stage
2nd hotel planned in McCandless
Your Carlynton
Route 50 work to begin Monday in South Fayette
Fundraiser aims to help Chartiers Valley’s arts programs
Heidelberg police dog sidelined with illness
Western Pa. school districts address e-cigarettes
Musical in Carnegie explores Civil War era
Your Cranberry
Seneca Valley teacher named Student Council Advisor of the Year
Your Fox Chapel
O’Hara ALS awareness advocate dies at 49
Leaf collection begins March 30 in O’Hara
O’Hara spinning event to benefit Pittsburgh autism center
Chabad Fox Chapel to house preschool starting September
Art show to help fund Sharpsburg mural
Your McKeesport
County 911 to provide Elizabeth police with records system
Mon-Yough area first responders say drivers need to stop, pull over
Elizabeth Forward senior builds his own canoe in school’s lab
Closed Bottom Dollars in Homestead, McKeesport to become Aldi stores
Steel Valley union drops restroom grievance
Your Monroeville
Penn Hills junior slain in shooting had visited friends at Monroeville housing complex
Police arrest 4 in Pitcairn drug investigation
Monroeville Garden Club horticulture chairman remains active at 100
Gateway budget shortfall to prompt cuts, but no tax increase
Penn Hills teen killed in Monroeville was ‘always down to Earth,’ friend says
Your North Hills
‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ gives Hampton native opportunity to shine
Photo Gallery “Toddler and Preschool Fitness” at the Northland Public Library
Pine-Richland eighth-grader earns Eagle Scout award
Business as usual despite Perry Highway work
Recycling efforts growing at Hampton’s Poff Elementary
Your Penn Hills
Penn Hills junior slain in shooting had visited friends at Monroeville housing complex
Imagine school to appeal Penn Hills district’s denial of charter amendment
Sinkhole caused by mine subsidence closes Laketon Road in Penn Hills
Business affairs director for Penn Hills schools placed on administrative leave
New rules aim to assist fight against blight
Your Plum
Plum police search for home invasion suspect
Plum teacher followed law when reporting colleague’s relationship with student
Your Sewickley
Edgeworth man pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy
PMT spotlight to shine on Sewickley Academy senior
Quaker Valley schools chief to take close look at volunteer law
Sewickley Herald Man of the Year’s reach goes beyond his official role
McDonald’s Edgeworth plan raises concerns over safety
Your South Hills
Baldwin-Whitehall School District proceeds with dairy contract
Longtime Whitehall councilman steps down, replacement named
Former school building in Baldwin Borough might be sold
School resource officer OK’d for WJH schools
Changes await swimmers as Brentwood pool returns
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
ACCESS van driver from Oakmont accused of repeatedly raping passenger
Penn Hills driver charged in hit-and-run in Oakmont