Valley News Dispatch

Suspected bombs found in Bethel Township home

State police arrested a Bethel Township man Monday after finding suspected bombs in his home while serving a warrant. Police say they went to serve the ...

Plum motorcycle rider dies; accident occurred in May

A Plum man died Saturday from injuries he suffered in a May motorcycle crash in New Kensington, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. Russell ...

New Kensington MetroPCS store robbed

New Kensington police are searching for a man they say fired a gunshot while robbing the MetroPCS store along Seventh Street this morning. City police Detective ...

Attorney killed in Brackenridge motorcycle accident

A Brackenridge attorney died Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a car in Brackenridge. James Paz, 55, died about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Allegheny General ...

Office of Open Records denies appeals against Leechburg Area

The Leechburg Area School District is not required to release the results of its investigation into hazing allegations against the high school boys basketball team, ...

Funeral home site gets new life in New Kensington

A new owner will keep alive the tradition of using 1000 Freeport Road in New Kensington as a funeral home. Raymond John "R.J." Slater IV of ...

Alcoa pads district's science studies

Science education in the Apollo-Ridge School District is receiving a boost from the Alcoa Foundation. The district accepted two $15,000 grants from Alcoa that are targeted ...

Harrison traffic flow pattern draws fire

Representatives of the CVS Pharmacy and Sheetz developments along Freeport Road in Harrison aren't on board with the traffic flow plan approved by commissioners Thursday ...

John Huss Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Arnold celebrates centennial

Started as a Slovak parish, the John Huss Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Arnold celebrated its centennial Sunday with worship and fellowship. "God has kept us here," said ...

Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley program chooses alumna as new manager

An established local leadership program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new manager and revamped program. Michele Pastrick has been named program manager of Leadership ...

Alle-Kiski Valley fire departments get $1.2M from FEMA for new equipment

Seven fire departments in the Alle-Kiski Valley will be able to replace aging gear and air packs thanks to recently awarded federal grant money. The ...

Memorial in Freeport Community Park pays tribute to deceased children

A rarity among public monuments, a children's memorial was dedicated Saturday in Freeport's Community Park for local youths who died before their time. From the nearby ...

Former Nike missile site's conversion presents problem for West Deer

While old national defense missile silos were built to withstand bomb blasts, their ventilation shafts apparently weren't, and that's posing a problem for West Deer ...

Habitat for Humanity rehabbing New Kensington home that neighbor calls eyesore

A New Kensington house is making the case that, perhaps, buildings have guardian angels. Spared from demolition twice, the Ridge Avenue house that one neighbor said ...

New estimates show Freeport sewage proposals both result in much higher bills

Freeport Council's decision on whether to build a new sewage treatment plant or connect to Upper Allegheny Joint Sewage Authority in Harrison just got a ...

Tarentum man wanted in robbery arrested after Route 28 chase

Police nabbed a Tarentum man wanted for robbery who sped away from a traffic stop early Saturday morning after they clocked him at 87 mph ...

Motorcyclist injured in Harrison crash

A motorcyclist was injured after his bike collided with a Mazda sedan Sunday at 4 p.m. at Mile Lock Lane and Freeport Road in Harrison. According ...

Plans form for land off Bull Creek Road in Harrison

The wooded land off Bull Creek Road between Route 28 and Little Bull Creek in Harrison is like a blank canvas. According to its owner, Rinaldo ...

Allegheny Valley sewage authority awards contracts

The Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority board awarded contracts for nearly $2 million worth of work at or near its treatment plant in Harmar. The ...

Mobile home water supply safe to drink again

Water in the Meadows Mobile Home Park in Washington Township is safe to drink again, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced. The water was clear ...


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