| News


Humane Society lifts quarantine on dogs at North Side shelter

By Brian Bowling
The Western PA Humane Society Thursday lifted a quarantine that started Nov. 6 when a stray it had taken in was diagnosed with parvovirus, said Mary Withrow, director of the North Side animal shelter. The outbreak killed six dogs, and a ...

Police arrest man in Homestead bank robbery

By Megan Guza
County detectives arrested a man Thursday in connection with a Homestead bank robbery this week. Jacob Miller, 23, of Homestead, is charged with robbery, terroristic threats and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction. According to police, Miller allegedly walked ...

Pittsburgh nonprofit 412 Food Rescue takes surplus food to needy

By Natasha Lindstrom
Strip District-based caterer Jean Ross tries her best to predict precisely how much food she needs to feed each client’s guests. For years, when she’s had ...

Pittsburgh police deliver 2,500 Thanksgiving meals through program

By Natasha Lindstrom
The two 70-somethings had family to see and places to be on Thanksgiving Day, but they knew a majority of their neighbors did not. ...

Carrick crime ‘blitz’ shows early signs of success

By Tony Raap
Jack Creighton watched from behind the counter of his hardware store in Carrick as drug dealers sold heroin and cocaine across the street. The business has ...

Police investigating after cab driver shot in Hazelwood

By Tribune-Review
A bullet struck a cab driver in the back while he was driving through Hazelwood early Thursday. Around 1:40 a.m., the unidentified taxi driver was headed outbound on Second Avenue between Flowers Avenue and Tecumseh Street when a bullet blew out ...

Alpine touring skiing movement faces uphill climb in Western Pa.

By Aaron Aupperlee
Skiing uphill might not make sense to the uninitiated at first. People opt to fight gravity and slipping to trudge uphill when chairlifts whisk other skiers ...

Legislators, Wolf agree on one thing: Higher work zone fines

By Melissa Daniels
Despite the discord that dominates state budget negotiations between Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature, lawmakers in Harrisburg made a nearly unanimous decision to impose extra fines and penalties on drivers who injure highway workers or law enforcement officers ...

Western Pa. dairies get creative to ensure eggnog supply

By Kari Andren
The future of one holiday staple — eggnog — was placed in jeopardy this year when the deadly avian flu outbreak had dairy operators wondering ...

1 dead, 1 injured after crash in North Point Breeze

By Tribune-Review
One person is dead and another is hurt following an early morning accident Thursday on the border between Point Breeze and North Point Breeze, officials said. Heather Djan, 31, of Parlin, N.J., was a passenger in a car that struck a ...

School lunch group hopes to revise rules it calls impractical, too restrictive

By Mary Pickels
On a recent school day, Belle Vernon Area High School students picked up lunch trays featuring ziti, breadsticks, a tossed salad, fruit and milk. No chips. No ...

Western Pa. students bristle at changing menu choices

By Mary Pickels
While school districts scrambled to meet the new school lunch mandates promoted by first lady Michelle Obama, some students protested by posting photos of their trays on Twitter with a #thanksmichelleobama hashtag. Area students are among those who have grumbled about ...

Intruder in Carrick makes off with cash, weapon

By Tribune-Review
City police are investigating the report of a home invasion and robbery that occurred at 4:45 a.m. Thursday in an apartment on Overbrook Boulevard in Carrick. The victim told Zone 3 officers that he was sleeping when someone forced open his ...

Newsmaker: Kostas Pelechrinis

By Melissa Daniels
Noteworthy: The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences assistant professor received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office for his project, ...

Pittsburgh police chief finds use-of-force policies ‘quite satisfactory’

By Megan Guza
Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said Wednesday he has so far had to change little during his review of the bureau’s use of force policies, ...

Friends, family, history lure natives back to Western Pennsylvania

By Debra Erdley
They grew up in Western Pennsylvania, cutting their teeth on Steelers football, summer days at Kennywood and their parents’ wisdom about surviving war and the ...

Security policies limit ‘insider threat’ at airports, TSA says

By Tom Fontaine
The Transportation Security Administration says airport and airline workers pose an “insider threat” to planes flying domestically, but physically screening the workers every time they ...

Online sales, promotions give Pittsburgh-area stores global reach

By Bob Bauder
Jessi Donahue didn’t have a website when she opened Bronzed Tanning Salon in Upper St. Clair three years ago. That changed quickly after her Facebook ...

Pet chiropractic more popular in Western Pa., but doubts linger

By Katelyn Ferral
It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and Javier hobbles through the door, his back legs parting wide, slipping slightly on the tile floor. The ...

Suspect in Glassport man’s shooting death put on house arrest

By Tony Raap
A suspect in the shooting death of a 73-year-old Glassport man has been released from jail and put on house arrest, his attorney said Wednesday. Rashawn Walker, 18, turned himself in Nov. 10 to Allegheny County police after homicide detectives labeled ...

Click here for Allegheny archive stories.
Allegheny Neighborhoods
Online sales, promotions give Pittsburgh-area stores global reach
ACEing Autism introduces those with special needs to tennis in Pittsburgh area
Dormont’s Sugarplum House Tour spotlights 100- to 120-year-old homes
Young Achiever: Samuel J. Miller Jr.
Ramps at Carnegie exit to open soon
Around Town: Char Valley grad named aquatics director at center
Composting site in Cranberry could pose problems
Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel bus driver fired for letting students change clothes on bus
St. Margaret Foudation Aspinwall Catholic students team up to bring holiday spirit to hospital patients
Santa scheduled to visit Blawnox to light up holiday season
Budget proposal keeps Fox Chapel tax rate steady
Homestead to offer select free-parking days during holiday season
Police arrest man in Homestead bank robbery
Kennywood Holiday Lights festival returns for 5th year
Model train exhibit raises funds for McKeesport club
Salvation Army kettle drive about to kick into high gear in Western Pennsylvania
North American Martyrs expands classroom technology in Monroeville
Monroeville could hire two code enforcers in 2016
Surveillance video eyed for clues in Plum school bus theft, crash in Monroeville
Gateway board decides against seeking solicitor offers
North Hills
SWAT incident in Ross ends peacefully
North Hills Community Outreach’s Community Auto program giving away vehicle
‘Singin’ with Santa’ concert to ring in holidays at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Allison Park
New Mexican restaurant to open in McCandless
Retiring custodian described as ‘heart and soul’ of Richland Elementary
Penn Hills
Penn Hills school board unanimously fires former business director
Fire in Penn Hills sends 2 to hospital
Better bus service sought for Penn Hills corridor
In letter, Plum school superintendent reassures parents on safety
Girl Scout Cadettes’ shed project aids seniordog rescue in Plum
Remodeling unresolved at Plum school bus facility; lateness, stop issues tackled
Incoming Plum directors oppose new Regency Park school
Osborne Elementary to become a little greener
Quaker Valley to seek bids for new band uniforms
Photos: Pets get photos with Santa at Animal Friends
South Hills
Baldwin residents welcome return of police substation
‘Hard work’ pays off for Whitehall Elementary’s service project
Baldwin Township to give recycling a try