TribLIVE

| News


Allegheny

Indiana Twp. boy gets long-awaited liver transplant

By Ben Schmitt 12:09 p.m.
Transplant surgery went well early Thursday for an Indiana Township boy with a life-threatening liver condition, his mother said. Lucas Goeller, 2, underwent the procedure …

Man shot early Thursday in Perry South neighborhood

By Tribune-Review
A man was shot early Thursday morning in the Pittsburgh’s Perry South neighborhood, according to police. The 19-year-old man took himself to Allegheny General Hospital about 12:45 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to a statement from …

Writings attributed to jailed Plum teacher dubbed evocative of stalker

By Megan Guza  and Adam Brandolph 9:07 a.m.
Victim advocates say Joseph Ruggieri is where he should be: jail. Ruggieri, 40, a Plum high school teacher accused of having sex with a student, was ...

Higher school taxes prevail in Western Pennsylvania, Trib finds

By Tory N. Parrish  and Katherine Schaeffer
About half of the school districts in Western Pennsylvania have raised property taxes to balance their budgets, an issue central to the state budget dispute between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Wolf. A Tribune-Review sampling of 58 school districts in ...

Pittsburgh arts entities aim to maximize impact with merger

By Rex Rutkoski
The ties that bind the arts in the region, and their ability to serve residents of all ages, just became stronger. That’s the message behind the announcement Wednesday that Gateway to the Arts has merged with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s education department. J. ...

Pittsburgh a big draw for tourists on July 4th weekend

By Melissa Daniels 9:07 a.m.
Tens of millions of people will travel nationwide for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and many thousands appear headed to Pittsburgh, where visitors will ...

Auction of Dick Scaife’s home decor brings $3.9 million

By Natasha Lindstrom 9:07 a.m.
The fine furniture, history-rich objects and whimsical collectibles amassed over a lifetime by late billionaire Dick Scaife fetched at auction $3.9 million — nearly double ...

Pitt researchers using grant to find cures for viruses from mosquitoes

By Ben Schmitt
There’s no cure for a variety of mosquito-borne viruses that Department of Defense officials fear could someday be developed into bioterrorism agents. “If someone would ...

Westmoreland, Allegheny United Way units complete merger

By Debra Erdley 11:18 a.m.
The region’s two largest United Way organizations — the United Way of Westmoreland County and the United Way of Allegheny County — are now the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, following the completion Wednesday of a merger a year in ...

Three seek to serve four-year term in seat of deceased Allegheny County council member

By Aaron Aupperlee
At least three people have asked members of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee to nominate them for the District 11 county council seat once held by the late Councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko. Democrats living in District 11 will elect someone …

County Council exempts jail health care workers from residency requirement

By Aaron Aupperlee
Allegheny County Council members approved exempting jail health care workers from a requirement that they live inside the county. The county and Allegheny Health Network will take over health care at the jail from Tennessee-based Corizon Health in September. County ...

FBI searching for Homestead man indicted for sex trafficking in children

By Brian Bowling
The FBI is searching for a Homestead man indicted for sex trafficking in children. Mario W. “Digga” Grisom, 34, was out on a $3,000 bond after ...

Steelers submit application to play host to Super Bowl in 2023

By Chris Adamski  and Bob Bauder
The year 2023 could prove to be “Super” for Pittsburgh. The Steelers have taken the first step to bring the Super Bowl — the 57th edition ...

Attorney general accuses Golden Living homes of failing to provide basic services to elderly

By Adam Brandolph
Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed an injunction against a chain of 36 nursing homes Wednesday, accusing it of misleading consumers by failing to provide basic services to elderly and vulnerable residents. The Attorney General’s Office claims Golden Gate Senior Care Center ...

Pittsburgh settles former police trainee’s disability discrimination lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
Pittsburgh paid $22,563 to settle a Monroeville woman’s federal lawsuit claiming it violated federal disability laws by firing her after she was injured while training to become a police officer, according to court and city records. Lawyers for the city and ...

Dragon boat competition canceled at Three Rivers Regatta

By Tony Raap 9:07 a.m.
Organizers of this weekend’s EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta canceled a popular boat race because of hazardous river conditions — a first for the 38-year-old event. Choppy currents and increasing debris on the Allegheny River brought on by recent heavy rain ...

Woman arrested for Forest Hills bank robbery

By Michael Hasch
The 61-year-old woman accused of robbing a bank in Forest Hills is now in custody. Alexis Mahone-Green, a resident of Wilkinsburg, was arrested without incident Wednesday morning inside her sister’s home in East Liberty by Allegheny County Sheriff deputies, chief Deputy ...

Hill District widow sues dialysis clinic for husband’s death

By Adam Brandolph
The widow of a Hill District man who died nearly two weeks after he fell out of his wheelchair outside a Bloomfield dialysis clinic in 2013 has sued the clinic’s parent company for leaving him unsupervised and unattended, according to ...

Police seek suspect who robbed Downtown McDonald’s on Tuesday

By Tribune-Review
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a fast food restaurant Downtown on Tuesday morning. According to a statement released by Pittsburgh police, the man walked into the Wood Street McDonald’s just after 7 a.m., handed the cashier a ...

1 killed, 4 hurt as police chase ends in Oakland crash

By Megan Guza
State police have identified the man killed in an early morning police chase and crash Wednesday morning. Richard O. Giles, Jr., 20, of Braddock, was killed when the Honda Accord he was driving as he fled from police crashed head-on into ...

Click here for Allegheny archive stories.
Allegheny Neighborhoods
Flag-collection effort gains steam around Pittsburgh area
Borough takes the reins of Dormont Day
Upper St. Clair baseball field to be repaired after mine subsidence
Watershed group coordinating efforts to meet Saw Mill Run deadline
Bellevue to repair library, add play equipment to park
Your Carlynton
Heidelberg mourning K-9 officer that died of cancer
South Fayette youth thanks veterans through Project Puzzle Book
Splash pool coming to Crafton
South Fayette schools to raise taxes
North Side furniture bank volunteers help turn living spaces into homes
Your Cranberry
Cranberry woman robbed at gunpoint at apartment complex
Cleanup continues in Cranberry after weekend tornado causes some damage
Steel Valley student to attend Pa. Governor’s School
Tornado confirmed in Cranberry
Your Fox Chapel
Blawnox reaches deal with firm for services through end of year
Fox Chapel library program teaches children challenges astronauts face
Free Rides for Seniors expands service in Aspinwall, Blawnox and Sharpsburg
Indiana Township plans to address Cedar Run Road drainage
Your McKeesport
McKeesport Area students navigate obstacles
McKeesport council approves sewage treatment plant lease
Brewster among senators proposing new fireworks legislation
Another Lincoln Way project set to begin in White Oak
FBI searching for Homestead man indicted for sex trafficking in children
Your Monroeville
New events planned for Monroeville’s July 4 celebration
Pitcairn Patter: Burger Blast on tap from Community Renaissance
Breakfast, lunch prices increase at all Gateway schools
Gateway  tax increase, budget cuts irk audience
Car crash damage repaired, Monroeville salon reopens
Your North Hills
North Allegheny grad nets scholarships at national competition
3 honeybee hives placed on Mt. Alvernia campus in Millvale to help pollinate garden
Flea, Vendor and Crafter Market in McCandless to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Reading at Northern Tier Regional Library could lead to prizes
Hampton teen gets chance to earn wings
Your Penn Hills
Penn Hills Board promotes acting superintendent to superintendent
Penn Hills school board passes budget with tax increase
Penn Hills district looks to cut transportation costs
Bailey steps down from Penn Hills board
Imagine charter school keeps next year’s budget conservative
Your Plum
Writings attributed to jailed Plum teacher dubbed evocative of stalker
Plum landslide to be fixed after year
School budget holds line on Plum taxes
Plum officials reassess equipment policy after sexual assault case
Plum teacher’s lawyer says latest allegations don’t measure up
Your Sewickley
Quaker Valley board renews church’s lease of Osborne school
Party hosts, singer enhance Fourth of July celebrations for Sewickley-area residents
Quaker Valley Families await word of kindergarten location
Cyclists’ safety at heart of Sewickley discussion
Your South Hills
Little library adds to learning experience at Pleasant Hills Arboretum
Software will screen visitors at West Jefferson Hills school buildings
Brentwood celebration kicks off Friday with street fair
Officials to discuss work on Pleasant Hills’ Old Clairton Road
Brentwood Library receives grant to replace front doors
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
Oakmont businesses sweat out Hulton Bridge closure