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City crews getting ready for winter storm expected Sunday, Monday

By Melissa Daniels 5:51 p.m.
Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews are prepped for 3 to 6 inches of snow through Sunday, and a rough Monday morning commute. Forecasts called for snow and freezing rain beginning Sunday overnight through Monday afternoon, according to a winter …

Washington Road accident in Mt. Lebanon injures five people

By Melissa Daniels 5:51 p.m.
A four-vehicle crash on Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon Saturday morning sent four people to the hospital and closed the road for about four hours, according to Mt. Lebanon police. The crash occurred near the intersection of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard …

4-car pileup reported on Bower Hill Road

By The Tribune-Review 5:32 p.m.
At least one person suffered injuries in a four-vehicle accident in Mt. Lebanon on Saturday afternoon. Allegheny County dispatchers said the accident occurred in the 400 block of Bower Hill Road. No further details were immediately available. …

Sting highlights demand for Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

By Natasha Lindstrom
He thought he had a hot commodity he could flip quickly for a profit: a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, one of the ...

Police say couple in Oakland murder-suicide had ‘troubled’ relationship

By Tony Raap
Pittsburgh police said Friday that the North Oakland couple found dead in an apparent murder-suicide had a “troubled” relationship and that the boyfriend bought a gun and ammunition at a Bridgeville gun store. Police found the bodies of Chalalai Chaihirunkarn, 26, ...

Charge against ex-Steeler dropped after community service

By Adam Brandolph
A district judge dismissed a drug charge against former Steeler LeGarrette Blount on Friday because the Super Bowl-bound running back completed his court-ordered community service, ...

Week before sentencing, Ferrante seeks acquittal or new trial

By Adam Brandolph
An Allegheny County jury had more than enough evidence to convict Robert Ferrante of first-degree murder for the death of his wife, prosecutors said in response to the former University of Pittsburgh researcher’s request that a judge overturn his conviction ...

New CEO eager to revitalize Pittsburgh International Airport

By Bobby Kerlik
The new Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO keeps a cockpit picture of her father, a Pan Am and United Airlines pilot, close by in her ...

Military academy members hone hacking skills at competition

By Megha Satyanarayana
Some of the cadets huddled around computers, with running scripts blurring their monitors. Others sat at door locks, trying to figure out how to pick ...

Propel Braddock school bans backpacks, to add metal detectors

By Tory N. Parrish
Guns, threats, lockdowns and children’s safety were on the minds of rattled parents who attended a closed-door information session Friday at Propel Braddock Hills High School. “As long as they can keep my child safe,” he can continue to attend, said ...

Pittsburgh police warn of toy guns that look like the real thing

By Michael Hasch
Pittsburgh police say it’s almost impossible for officers to readily distinguish from real weapons any of the five BB guns confiscated Friday from male teenagers ...

UPMC researcher who died of cyanide poisoning committed suicide

By Michael Hasch
The UPMC researcher who collapsed at her desk and died a few hours later took her own life, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Friday. Nicole Kotchey, 35, of Ross, collapsed at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at UPMC Magee-Womens ...

Pittsburgh mayor denies ethics investigation into his ‘Undercover Boss’ performance

By Adam Brandolph
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto claims “there is no state ethics investigation” into his “Undercover Boss” appearance. The mayor’s statement was in response to a KDKA-TV report ...

Wilkinsburg auto dealer scammed at least 30 people, police say

By Michael Hasch
State police issued a warning about a now-defunct Wilkinsburg auto dealer who troopers say scammed at least 30 customers in the past two years by selling them vehicles and failing to submit the necessary paperwork, transfer fees and taxes to ...

2 firefighters injured battling Munhall blaze

By Eric Slagle
Two firefighters were injured in a ladder accident while battling a house fire at the corner of Marion Street and West Oliver Road in Munhall ...

Adjuncts at Robert Morris seek election to organize union

By Debra Erdley
Part-time instructors at Robert Morris University have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for an election to organize under the banner of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers. A spokesman for the group said a majority of adjunct ...

Police arrest man after high-speed chase to Downtown

By Tony Raap
A man led Pittsburgh police on a high-speed chase Friday morning after stealing a cab near the McKees Rocks bridge, said Sonya Toler, the Public Safety Department’s spokeswoman. The carjacking happened at about 9:30 a.m. when the man began yelling, “Drive! ...

Fort Pitt Tunnel work cancelled this weekend

By Tribune-Review
The planned closure of the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend has been cancelled – again. PennDOT officials said ceiling work in the tunnel was cancelled because of weather and will be scheduled at a later date. This is the third time ...

Newsmaker: Kate Groschner

By Chris Togneri
Noteworthy: Groschner was one of 14 college students nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of postgraduate study at the University of ...

Porch roof collapses in Pitcairn

By Gideon Bradshaw
Jim Thompson had no idea the noise that woke him up Friday morning was his own home in Pitcairn. “It was just ‘boom,’ ” Thompson said. ...

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Digital Age reboots foreign language instruction in Western Pa. schools
Dormont to ease parking crunch once auto dealer vacates lot
Bethel Art Guild tweaks name to eliminate ‘old bag’ stigma
Wilkinsburg Black History Month dinner to benefit young entrepreneurs
Moon Area hires security company for second consultation
Your Carlynton
Collier plans to build dog park near community center
Former library director returns to Carnegie library
Bridgeville parking authority gives to veterans group
South Fayette elementary students to receive iPads
Carnegie GetGo applies for tax relief
Your Cranberry
Cranberry native ready to step back into spotlight on CLO stage
Cranberry to promote police lieutenant to new chief role
Seneca Valley students excel in propaganda tournament
Bober released as Wuerl school president to concentrate on building new St. Kilian church
MSA Safety products in demand to protect workers in dangerous jobs
Your Fox Chapel
Aspinwall school students focus on community during Catholic Schools Week
Shady Side students prepare for production of Tony-Award-Winning ‘Into the Woods’
Search for new Blawnox borough manager continues
Broadway actor to appear at Fox Chapel Presbyterian
Blawnox checks out what Parkview EMS can offer
Your McKeesport
2 firefighters injured battling Munhall blaze
Overnight snow delaying schools in Western Pa.
Overall Mon-Yough homicide stats remain steady
Psychiatrist: Man accused of setting Homestead fire not competent to stand trial
Former Century III Mall general manager waives charges
Your Monroeville
Woman, 77, dies in Monroeville house fire
Contract talks reach impasse for Monroeville, police
Gateway likely to keep a tax increase under state limit
Your North Hills
Drug enforcement effort in Hampton yields two arrests
Hampton senior turns potato chip bags into strapless dress
Penn Hills man charged in robbery of The Exchange in Ross
Shaler grad pens poems on time served in Vietnam
St. Athanasius center’s first coordinator hands duties over
Your Penn Hills
Penn Hills water main break creates car-swallowing sinkhole
Muslim woman sues Labor Department, alleges discrimination
Penn Hills man charged in robbery of The Exchange in Ross
Penn Hills superintendent resigns
Man fatally shot inside Penn Hills home
Your Plum
Plum snow response beefed up
Plum superintendent receives 5-year contract and $10,000 raise for next year
Plum’s Unity VFD to seek license for small games of chance
Plum Council vows to keep meetings open
Plum School Board in limbo over budget prep
Your Sewickley
Sewickley couple bring Victorian grandeur back to home
Weekend ‘Hangout’ in Sewickley could extend into week
Supply of IRS forms at Sewickley library not as plentiful as past
Quaker Valley officials balk at clearance rules
Quaker Valley leaders weigh lower tuition fees
Your South Hills
Washington Road accident in Mt. Lebanon injures five people
Medical examiner identifies man in Pleasant Hills police standoff as Justin Hay
Federal grand jury indicts man for violating poultry law while operating illegal slaughterhouse in his Jefferson Hills home
West Jefferson Hills School Board not ready to make changes to student assessment
Future Brentwood Fourth celebrations in jeopardy
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
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