Municipal news briefs from the North suburban area:
Carlynton High school students are collecting canned goods and nonperishable foods for food banks in Carnegie and Crafton.
Green Tree Public Library will hold a beginning course in the French language at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, March 21 to May 16.
The South Arts group will hold a free art show titled "Inception" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Historic Schoolhouse in Bethel Park.
A study by Pew Charitable Trusts looked at 15 metropolitan libraries and showed Carnegie Library holding its own when meeting community need
For one morning, they succeeded in slowing the traffic on Second Avenue in Hazelwood. Well, most of it.
Zonta Three Rivers Pittsburgh North will present The ninth annual Glass Slipper Ball at 7 p.m. March 31 at the Four Points Sheraton.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art will hold "Take a Seat," a chair art class for children ages 7-10, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
This past six months I, along with thousands of others, have been dealing with construction on the Boston Bridge.
Here are thumbnail sketches of a half dozen of the region's many community art centers:
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Five girls were crowned Miss Greene County in their age divisions during the 22nd annual Miss Greene County Pageant.
Drivers younger than 18 who do not buckle up may now be pulled over and cited just for that offense.
Enrollment at Gill Hall Elementary School has steadily increased from 247 students during the 2005-06 school year to 348.
Pennsylvania American Water officials launched an $8.6 million initiative to improve Pittsburgh water systems.
Members of the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra will performat 3:30 p.m. Sunday at historic Old St. Luke's Church in Scott.
A dozen members of the Washington County guild worked independently on a separate panel that depicted a scene along the National Road.
A hurried ride in an ambulance with sirens blaring, the anxiety of a medical procedure or a visit to an emergency room can be emotional.
To celebrate the sisters' work and the order's anniversary, a 90th anniversary Eucharistic liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Council has decided not to advertise an ordinance to ratify a 2010 vote approving the park and the subsequent contract for Pitcher Park.
Officer Jim Modrak will retire after 25 years in the municipal police department and move to Bethel Park High School full time on April 4.
Mt. Lebanon High School Blue Devil band will march in front of what planners expect will be hundreds of thousands of spectators.
A lot has happened since the night in December that Willard "Bill" McCartney emerged from the crowd to take his seat on council.
A traffic engineer is "not at all concerned," but dozens of local homeowners and officials are.
Next fall, students who are interested in attending a cyber charter school will have a new option.
Brendan Hancock, 16, and Bobby Fox, 15, are in the midst of their own March Madness.
Allegheny County residents received information on appealing their reassessed property values at a town hall meeting last Thursday.
Municipal news briefs from the West suburban area:
A school-within-a-school approach that the district is considering for next year has drawn a mixed bag of comments from the community.
The school is one of only seven to be awarded the grant money in Pennsylvania.
An international gas detection company may shift its headquarters from North Fayette to Robinson.
A group of students from New Brighton Area High School are aiming for the bull's-eye.
The Military Affairs Coalition of Western Pennsylvania is continuing its drive to save the base in Moon.
Drilling near a school? I can't believe grown adults would ever permit such a thing to happen.
Suzanne Ruskin hit the ground running when she stepped into the role of director of Moon Township Public Library on Sept. 1.
The three Washington County fire departments are planning to merge into a single entity called the Fort Cherry Fire District.
The word is out that for the first time in nearly a quarter century, the Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival will not be held.
The Beaver County Snow Shovel Riding Championship is officially cancelled for 2012, due to lack of snow.
Students in ninth through 12th grades are using computers and other electronic devices to study science.
As high school senior Jenn Chomos began to read, a lot of giggling could be heard in the classroom from her younger sister, Kristen.
The district is taking another look at policies relating to allergy management and snacks brought to classrooms.
School directors gave permission to conduct the final interview and hire a full-time teacher to teach Chinese next year to eighth-graders.
A $1 million state grant will allow Butler County Airport to add hangar space to its increasingly busy terminal.
Many teachers are wrapping up their careers when they reach their mid-50s, but Sister Antoinette Kostelnik was getting warmed up.
The Presbyterian Church on Grant Street in Sewickley is planning to build a youth education center.
Ross residents won't be voting on a special library tax after all.
A vote on a plan is expected at the next regular school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 26.
The Norwin School District Community Foundation will offer students a total of $35,000 in college scholarships this spring.
A lecture that is part of Saint Vincent College's series on aging and spirituality, will be presented March 19 at the Unity campus.
The Fifth Annual Race For Grace will be held March 31 at Norwin High School.
After her divorce in 1999, Beth Trent of Luxor was a single mother with a baby to support.
If you've ever called Hair Peace Charities, you may have recognized the voice at the other end of the line.
Elected officials and police are mobilizing neighborhood watches and using Facebook to ensure residents are informed.
McKeesport Councilman A.J. Tedesco suggested council revisit passages of the Home Rule Charter and the Third Class City Code.
McKeesport Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a uniform policy for tenants leasing office space owned by the city.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will deliver the keynote address Friday at a Brown University symposium on urban sustainability.
A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial.
Allegheny County police Thursday charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills.
Two candidates are vying today to lead the city's police union for the next two years.
A federal grand jury in West Virginia this week indicted a Monongahela Valley man on interstate drug distribution charges.
An Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tarentum who was headed back to Afghanistan later this month was killed.
A state trooper shot and killed a Maryland man along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fulton County Tuesday night after the man accosted him wit
Police news from the West suburban area:
Van Barfoot, a Medal of Honor recipient in World War II whose fight to fly an American flag outside his home 65 years later drew national at
Reassessment notices should be arriving at the homes of property owners in Allegheny County's west and north suburbs today.
Ralph McQuarrie, an artist whose paintings of a gold-plated robot in an otherworldly desert and an intergalactic sword duel between a scragg
Donald Payne, New Jersey's first and so far only black congressman and a leading advocate for democracy in Africa during 23 years in the U.S
A district judge on Wednesday set a high bond for the son of a slain West Deer couple after prosecutors called him "a prime suspect."
Art centers vary in size, offerings, audience and hours, but have a welcoming quality that extends to anyone who walks through the door.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting death of a man whose body was found behind a West Miffli
From a boy who took pleasure in reassembling transistor radios, George "Pete" Dillon grew up to lead Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear ser
The Penguins scored three unanswered goals for their seventh win in a row, 3-2, against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Consol Energy Cen
For the second year in a row, Robert Morris came up one game short of an Northeast championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. The Colonials lo
Pitt completed its 2012 football schedule Wednesday but needed some help from the Big East in order to do so.
New assessment numbers went on-line today for properties in Allegheny County's western and northern suburbs.
Accused killer Ken Konias Jr. remains at large.
On a gorgeous midday that at least approached 66 degrees, the Penguins today unveiled a statue of team owner Mario Lemieux.
HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial o
A federal grand jury in West Virginia has indicted a Monongahela Valley man on interstate drug distribution charges following an arrest last
An Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tarentum who was headed back to Afghanistan later this month was killed Tuesday in
NEW YORK -- No. 9 seed Connecticut defeated No. 8 seed West Virginia, 71-67, in overtime in the second round of the Big East tournament.
The student brought the pellet gun to a bus stop this morning.
A woman who worked for state Sen. Jane Orie in her North Hills district office for less than a year testified this morning she spent a subst
The FBI hopes to use Facebook to raise awareness about the case of a fugitive security guard charged with killing his partner in a $2.3 mill
Allegheny County police charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills last month.
A Senate panel approved a proposal to make the federal health care law and its requirement that residents purchase health insurance illegal
Zachary Cheeseman, of Portersville, was driving east on Route 422 at a "high rate of speed" when he crossed into oncoming traffic.
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was scratched from today's lineup with lower back tightness, according to a Pirates re
They ask the city to lower the speed limit and create a school zone -- sans school.
Board members on Tuesday extended the deadline from March 1 to May 31.
Armando Cruz, 43, of Mercer, remained in the Mercer County Prison Tuesday night on four federal charges.
The contract will allow the city to outsource its recycling program while expanding it to include recyclables.
A Butler County woman died early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in her bedroom.
Standard & Poor's says it has affirmed Penn State University's "AA" long-term rating on the school's various bonds.
Publicly, their gigs were separate. He played to earn a living, she chose the fun singing engagements.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office on Tuesday quickly rejected the suggestion that former City Councilman Doug Shields be appointed to the Citiz