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Police arrest 14-year-old in connection to bomb threats phoned in to South Hills schools

By Margaret Harding 6:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh police arrested a 14-year-old boy accused of phoning in bomb threats to three city schools, a public safety spokeswoman said Monday. Sonya Toler did not identify the teen because he is charged as a juvenile. She said he is …

Ferrante defense says arrest of prosecutor’s boyfriend could affect case

By Adam Brandolph 9:10 p.m.
Defense attorneys for a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of fatally poisoning his wife want more opportunities to cut potential jurors. Jury selection begins Tuesday. The defense believes the lead prosecutor’s involvement as an alleged victim of domestic violence this …

Unpaid August Wilson creditors seek help from judge

By Natasha Lindstrom 9:19 p.m.
An attorney for a Bethel Park-based security firm urged a judge Monday not to let the sale of the troubled August Wilson Center for African American Culture to a foundation coalition proceed as planned. The objections in Allegheny County Common …

Pittsburgh City Council President officially cited for dumping trash on steps of South Side business

By Margaret Harding 6:11 p.m.
Two citations accusing the Pittsburgh City Council President of harassment and littering became public Monday, court records show. City police accuse Bruce Kraus of picking up garbage and dumping it on the front steps of A Diamond in the Ruff, …

Richland man sues over injuries suffered as bystander to police chase

By Jason Cato 6:03 p.m.
Lawyers for a Richland man filed a federal civil lawsuit on Monday related to injuries he suffered when a man slammed into his vehicle during a high-speed pursuit with police in June 2013. Matthew Conte, age unknown, seeks an unspecified …

Rape charges dropped against NY man; statute of limitations expired

By Adam Brandolph 9:16 p.m.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has dropped the charges against a New York man, who had been accused of raping two women in separate incidents in Shadyside more than 20 years ago, because the statute of limitations had expired. …

City suspending trash collection Tuesday to honor slain worker

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh is suspending trash collection in the city on Tuesday so workers can attend the funeral of a colleague who was fatally shot in Carrick while waiting to begin his route. Collection will be pushed back one day starting on …

Pennsylvania overseers reject Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s 2015 city budget

By Bob Bauder 9:08 p.m.
A state-appointed board that oversees Pittsburgh finances on Monday rejected Mayor Bill Peduto’s proposed 2015 budget, saying the administration must provide information to support revenue …

Duquesne Light workers find decomposing body

By Margaret Harding
Duquesne Light workers found a decomposing body on an unfinished ramp off Bigelow Boulevard on Monday, a public safety spokeswoman said. Sonya Toler said the workers called 911 about 2:30 p.m. when they spotted the body on the ramp off …

Former Rollier’s store to become art gallery, cafe

By Matthew Santoni 9:19 p.m.
The big, red barn-like building at a prominent corner in Mt. Lebanon will get a new tenant next spring when Koolkat Designs and the owners …

Harrison woman dead in 3-car crash in Natrona Heights

By Liz Hayes 8:33 p.m.
A three-vehicle crash Monday morning in the Natrona Heights section of Harrison claimed a township woman’s life. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the …

County investigators determine fatal McKeesport fire started in living room

By Patrick Cloonan 9:13 p.m.
Investigators now are certain where a fire started that killed six people and critically injured a seventh person Saturday in a house in McKeesport’s Tenth Ward. In a brief statement Monday afternoon, Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson said, …

Pittsburgh wins ugliest accent tourney n’at

By The Associated Press
Pittsburghers talk funny n’at. The city has “won”’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader’s poll with more than 54 percent of the vote. The gossipy news site set up a tournament bracket …

Fawn fugitive Filous captured, jailed

By Chuck Biedka 9:13 p.m.
A Fawn man wanted by police for an alleged September assault and allegedly fleeing police last week was in the Allegheny County Jail early Monday. …

Legal titans prepared to tussle in Ferrante cyanide homicide trial

By Adam Brandolph
Lawyers defending a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of killing his wife may argue at his trial that dissimilar test results cannot prove she died …

Prosecutor in Ferrante cyanide trial attacked; partner charged with assault

By Rick Wills
The head homicide prosecutor at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office was a victim of domestic abuse days before the start of a trial for a man accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide, Pittsburgh police say. Yet both sides …

Goodwill announces 2014 Power of Work Awards

By Megan Harris 7:48 p.m.
Four local employers were honored for workforce development Monday with the 2014 Power of Work Awards through Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Selected from over 50 nominees, the winners include Construction Junction in Point Breeze, Highmark, UPMC and Vinny’s Hair Design …

Hundreds mourn victims of McKeesport house fire at candlelight vigil

By Tory N. Parrish
The day after six people — including four children — died in a swift-moving house fire in McKeesport, hundreds of family members, friends and neighbors …

Water process eyed for 2 parks in Allegheny County

By Aaron Aupperlee
The technology that treats millions of gallons of water in the Saudi Arabian desert could soon process water in two Allegheny County parks. Last year, Alcoa Inc. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co., a state-controlled company known as Ma’aden, built a …

Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group volunteers cut trail in South Park

By Rick Wills
Volunteers on Sunday started work on part of a trail in South Park that will be used for hiking and mountain biking. About 10 volunteers …

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Popular Montour Trail continues to make connections
Declining Shoppes at Northway hopeful of rebirth
Duquesne-based food bank serves important message
Bethel Park citizens pursue sustainability status
Mt. Lebanon renovation boosts STEM Academy
Your Carlynton
Parkway West ramps to be closed at Carnegie
Proposal to ax long-standing tree splits Carnegie
Carnegie police to charge 4 teens suspected of spraying mile-long trail of graffiti
Record collectors help give new life to vinyl at Green Tree convention
Annual pet blessing in Scott is short, but sweet
Your Cranberry
Mars Area schools superintendent resigns after short tenure
Metcalfe, Zucco vie for 12th state House District seat, split on gas drilling issues
Cranberry looks to list future road improvement projects
Cranberry upgrades online aerial map, adds features
Former Secret Service agent from Cranberry getting praise for novel
Your Fox Chapel
Portion of Aspinwall’s Riverfront Park to open to visitors
Fox Chapel Area student’s mission: collect books so young children can enjoy reading
Ceremony breaks ground on Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara
Sharpsburg sidewalk fix put on hold
Garbage pickup fees on rise in Indiana Twp.
Your McKeesport
Hundreds mourn victims of McKeesport house fire at candlelight vigil
County investigators determine fatal McKeesport fire started in living room
North Versailles Township commissioner opposes closing Green Valley Primary School
Pitt students clean up Mon Valley neighborhoods for annual service day
ReClaim McKeesport ambassadors transform vacant lot
Your Monroeville
North Huntingdon church shaken by youth pastor’s child porn rap
Gateway battles declining enrollment
School districts snooze on advice to move back high school start time
Pitcairn to begin demolishing blighted homes
U.S. doctor’s book recounts rescue in Afghanistan in which Norwin graduate died
Your North Hills
Richland man sues over injuries suffered as bystander to police chase
Man arrested in connection with string of Route 8 burglaries
Photo Gallery: ‘Mission ...’ program at Northland Public Library
Franklin Park mulls ban on feeding deer
School planetariums continue to educate, amaze students
Your Penn Hills
Name dropped from Penn Hills library after pledge goes unfulfilled from donor’s estate
Penn Hills man arrested for pair of KFC robberies
Access to snacks in cafeteria rankles Penn Hills parents
Penn Hills works on ordinance to deal with abandoned properties
Capital program aims to improve Penn Hills’ attractiveness
Your Plum
Plum district locked down during search for robbery suspect
Plum School Board looks to correlation between new Pivik building and achievement while debating Regency Park’s future
Former Pivik Elementary building may be demolished to make way for sports fields in Plum
Plum church launches new ministry focused on serving elderly
Traffic study, safety plan on target for Plum’s Regency Park Elementary
Your Sewickley
Quaker Valley plans to transform middle school library
2 Sewickley churches recognize past, celebrate future
Exchange programs enrich lives of foreign, Sewickley-area students
Integrity at heart of long-standing Sewickley auto shop
Sewickley church turns to social media
Your South Hills
Most South Hills Village work to wrap up by holiday season
Suspended chief’s hearing will be public
Baldwin-Whitehall OKs settlement payment to 3 teachers
Facebook friends help Brentwood police
Brentwood officials focus on capital improvements
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
Oakmont Council meeting becomes heated