EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 08:59:00

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.

A sampling of local art centers

2012-03-08 08:26:00

Here are thumbnail sketches of a half dozen of the region's many community art centers:

The East at a glance

2012-03-08 07:46:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:

Basketball thrives at special needs schools

2012-03-08 05:46:00

Brendan Hancock, 16, and Bobby Fox, 15, are in the midst of their own March Madness.

Details offered on Allegheny County appeal process

2012-03-08 05:45:00

Allegheny County residents received information on appealing their reassessed property values at a town hall meeting last Thursday.

Foundation offering scholarships, teacher grants

2012-03-08 05:06:00

The Norwin School District Community Foundation will offer students a total of $35,000 in college scholarships this spring.

Lecture shows friendship is a lifelong advantage

2012-03-08 05:05:00

A lecture that is part of Saint Vincent College's series on aging and spirituality, will be presented March 19 at the Unity campus.

Race funds cancer research

2012-03-08 05:04:00

The Fifth Annual Race For Grace will be held March 31 at Norwin High School.

Educational partnership helps women increase earning power

2012-03-08 05:04:00

After her divorce in 1999, Beth Trent of Luxor was a single mother with a baby to support.

A newsmaker you should know: Her Hair Peace continues to grow

2012-03-08 05:03:00

If you've ever called Hair Peace Charities, you may have recognized the voice at the other end of the line.

Police in Monroeville use Facebook to publicize series of burglaries

2012-03-08 05:02:00

Elected officials and police are mobilizing neighborhood watches and using Facebook to ensure residents are informed.

Sandusky to get grand jury records before his trial

2012-03-08 00:23:00

A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial.

Driver involved in fatal Penn Hills crash charged

2012-03-08 00:22:00

Allegheny County police Thursday charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills.

Trooper fatally shoots motorist on turnpike

2012-03-08 00:02:00

A state trooper shot and killed a Maryland man along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fulton County Tuesday night after the man accosted him wit

Local centers showcase art, performance and more

Local centers showcase art, performance and more

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Art centers vary in size, offerings, audience and hours, but have a welcoming quality that extends to anyone who walks through the door.

Afghanistan veteran from Tarentum dies in N.C. crash

2012-03-07 15:11:00

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

Woman faces multiple charges in fatal crash

2012-03-07 11:59:00

Allegheny County police charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills last month.

McKeesport to contract with company for recycling station

2012-03-07 04:58:00

The contract will allow the city to outsource its recycling program while expanding it to include recyclables.

Standard & Poor's affirm's Penn State's long-term bond rating

2012-03-07 00:08:00

Standard & Poor's says it has affirmed Penn State University's "AA" long-term rating on the school's various bonds.

Judge to hold hearing on fate of dog that may have killed child

2012-03-06 16:54:00

An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge will hold a hearing Thursday morning to decide the fate of a dog that was implicated in a fatal attac

Woodland Hills teachers union to picket district meeting

2012-03-06 12:07:00

Working without a contract since August, the union wishes to publicly show its 'frustration.'

Pa. attorney general office responds to Sandusky team

2012-03-06 00:00:00

The state attorney general's office filed its response to an order for pretrial discovery last week in the case against former Penn State as

2 die in Wilkinsburg crash after pursuit of stolen vehicle

2012-03-06 00:00:00

A Homewood man crashed a stolen car, killing himself and a passenger after fleeing from city officers.

Police investigate death of Indiana County toddler

2012-03-06 00:00:00

State police in Indiana County are investigating the death Monday of a 17-month-old Saltsburg boy.

Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge closed after truck flips

2012-03-05 22:52:00

The Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge was closed in both directions tonight after a tractor-trailer carrying two rolls of steel flipped on its side

Authorities investigating death of Indiana County toddler

2012-03-05 18:03:00

State police in Indiana County are investigating the death of a 16-month-old Saltsburg boy.

2 dead in stolen car crash after police pursuit

2012-03-05 11:51:00

A driver and passenger died early this morning when their vehicle crashed into a wall in Wilkinsburg after Pittsburgh officers tried to stop

Police arrest suspects in robbery at McDonald's in Shaler

2012-03-05 00:01:00

Police believe three men arrested in a McDonald's restaurant robbery in Shaler Sunday morning might be responsible for more than a half doze

Three arrested in heist at Shaler McDonald's

2012-03-04 20:07:00

Police have arrested three men suspected of stealing $2,332 from a McDonald's restaurant in Shaler this morning, firing a gunshot at the cei

Man shot in Wilkinsburg

2012-03-04 09:30:00

Homicide detectives are investigating an early morning shooting in Wilkinsburg today.

Woman hit by car in Wilkinsburg

2012-03-03 19:47:00

Police are investigating Wilkinsburg hit-and-run accident in which a woman was injured.

Ramp expands possibilities for Carrie Furnace site

Ramp expands possibilities for Carrie Furnace site

2012-03-01 11:06:00

A plan to bring new commercial life to the Carrie Furnace site has advanced with approvals for a $10 million bridge ramp and a new

Assessment values confuse many in eastern suburbs

Assessment values confuse many in eastern suburbs

2012-03-01 11:05:00

To say Tom Reichner was surprised when he received the reassessed value of his Edgewood property would be an understatement.

Girl Scout show features uniforms through the ages

Girl Scout show features uniforms through the ages

2012-03-01 10:59:00

Chances are, if you were a Girl Scout when you were younger, you still have your sash folded neatly at the bottom of a dresser

A newsmaker you should know: Chef's artistic sensibilities infuse restaurant menu

A newsmaker you should know: Chef's artistic sensibilities infuse restaurant menu

2012-03-01 09:02:00

"The whole reason I became a chef was the food" said Mark Henry, chef and owner of Chef Mark's Palate in Latrobe.

Wilkinsburg home was site of major dogfighting operation

2012-03-01 08:29:00

Thirteen pit bull terriers, most with scars, now live in the secret custody of the Humane Society of the United States.

The East at a glance

2012-03-01 07:26:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:

High school dress code considered in McKeesport

2012-03-01 04:59:00

The McKeesport Area school board is considering a dress code for the 2012-13 school year that would prohibit jeans, hooded tops,

Orchid enthusiasts find much to enjoy in plant's diversity of colors, patterns

2012-03-01 04:58:00

When Rick Nietert's wife told him she would help pay for a greenhouse if he removed most of his plants from their home, he started

Jeannette seeking grocery to fill void

2012-03-01 04:56:00

Representatives of the Bottom Dollar, Kroger and Aldi grocery store chains are looking at Jeannette as a possible site for a new

Alternatives suggested for abandoned school project in McKeesport Area

2012-03-01 04:54:00

McKeesport Area school director Tom Maglicco has tried since August to stop the district's plans to construct a third new

Countylines: News from Allegheny County Council

2012-03-01 04:51:00

When CCAC opened in 1966, it offered Frances Kralosky Dice an affordable opportunity to attend college full time.

Churchill firefighters looking for volunteers

2012-03-01 04:50:00

When junior firefighter Josh Hughes turned 18 on Saturday, he became eligible to enter burning buildings and do almost everything else

Georgia man killed driving wrong way on I-70

2012-03-01 00:05:00

A Georgia man was killed Tuesday evening after driving into opposing traffic and colliding head-on with a car.

EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Greensburg -- The Westmoreland Cultural Trust, in conjunction with Latshaw Productions, will present Jefferson Starship on March 10.

Judge denies Sandusky request for 2-month delay

2012-03-01 00:01:00

The judge in Jerry Sandusky's 52-count child sex-abuse case is rejecting a defense attorney's request for a two-month delay in the expected

Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

2012-03-01 00:00:00

For teens in the race to try to get into the colleges of their choice, the decision can be excruciating, the process exhausting.

Dog who mauled newborn given reprieve

2012-03-01 00:00:00

A judge agreed Wednesday to hear arguments on why a dog implicated in a fatal attack on a newborn boy should be spared from euthanasia.

Man steals woman's car at gunpoint, drops her at daycare center

2012-02-29 12:13:00

A man held a woman at gunpoint at a Port Authority park-and-ride lot in Wilkinsburg this morning, binding her hands with tape, stealing her

Man found dead in Penn Hills woods identified

2012-02-29 09:27:00

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has identified a man found dead in a wooded area of Penn Hills as 53-year-old Steward Paton.

Allegheny County council considers redistrict plan

2012-02-29 00:00:00

More than 125,000 people in Allegheny County would have new representatives under the latest version of a proposed redistricting plan.

Obituary: Rose Marie Cioppa / Tireless mother of 5 kept working till age 89

2012-02-27 10:56:00

"Hard-working" is the first thing that comes to mind when friends and family are asked to describe Rose Marie , who lived most of her life i

Wilkinsburg man arrested on animal cruelty charges

2012-02-26 00:01:00

A Wilkinsburg man was arrested and charged in connection with a dog-fighting ring Friday.

Indiana County man faces trial in death of infant daughter

2012-02-26 00:01:00

An Indiana County man has been ordered to stand trial in the death of his 20-day-old daughter after authorities testified the man told two d

Somerset police officer charged with bribery

Somerset police officer charged with bribery

2012-02-26 00:00:00

A Somerset borough police officer was arrested Friday on charges of taking cash in exchange for dropping charges.

Woodland Hills and player apologize over punch in playoff game

Woodland Hills and player apologize over punch in playoff game

2012-02-25 11:33:00

Woodland Hills School District officials said Friday they wanted to be clear that district athletics are "not a win-at-all-costs program," d

Real estate executive guilty of tax fraud

2012-02-25 00:00:00

Sean Kerrigan, charged last year with structuring currency transactions to avoid reporting requirements, pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Police say body found in Westmoreland County is missing teacher

2012-02-24 18:06:00

Authorities in Westmoreland County said the body of a woman that was found today in Unity was that of Rebecca I. Stahl, a teacher who was re

Woodland Hills player apologizes for injuring Peters player

2012-02-24 14:15:00

A Woodland Hills high school basketball player who is facing criminal charges for punching an opponent at a WPIAL playoff game this morning

Gateway board OKs Propel charter school in Pitcairn

2012-02-24 00:00:00

The Gateway school board voted Wednesday night to approve a charter school in the former Pitcairn Elementary building.

Dog that killed baby set to be euthanized

2012-02-24 00:00:00

A county judge on Thursday ordered a husky that killed a newborn baby to be seized and eventually euthanized, a decision that its

Police search for missing Hempfield woman

2012-02-23 22:25:00

State police combed through the home and bank records of a missing Westmoreland County teacher and found few leads.

McKeesport shooting kills Clairton man, injures woman

2012-02-23 20:06:00

County homicide detectives are trying to determine if a shooting that left a man dead and his sister wounded is connected to a fatal car cra

Education budget plan holds line on basic funding

2012-02-23 16:02:00

Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed education budget of $10.5 billion for 2012-13 doesn't include the drastic cuts that last year's plan

Man killed in McKeesport car wreck

2012-02-23 10:26:00

A man was killed early today after his car crashed into a pole in McKeesport, police and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said

The East at a glance

2012-02-23 10:25:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:

Jeannette probes string of arsons

2012-02-23 09:18:00

In the blocks around Division Street in Jeannette, problems with vacant homes -- from rodents to squatters to structural hazards --

McKeesport Area abandons school project

2012-02-23 06:40:00

In an unexpected move, the board voted 4-3 Wednesday to abandon construction of a third new elementary/intermediate school.

EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-23 05:22:00

Wilmerding -- Holy Angels Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 Caldwell Ave., will hold a "Lenten Kitchen."

Teen honored by disabilities council

2012-02-23 05:16:00

Any student who transfers from a small, specialized school to a mega high school would be intimidated.

Woman's play illustrates Monessen's link to the Titanic

2012-02-23 05:15:00

While searching copies of Mon Valley newspapers at a microfilm reader for a writing project, Cassandra Vivian came across something

Retired officer draws on experience to write police thriller

2012-02-23 05:14:00

For Dennis Marsili, writing a police thriller was pretty easy -- he wrote about what he learned in his 23-year career as a New

Soap box sticker shock

2012-02-23 05:14:00

Each Father's Day, youngsters here can experience the adrenaline rush of competing in a soapbox derby that has them driving on Eden

Armstrong church helps teens with cost of prom

2012-02-23 05:13:00

With prom season approaching, many young girls are searching for that perfect dress -- and all the accessories.

Design, color may vary, but prom gowns less risque this year

2012-02-23 05:08:00

In the world of prom fashions, the roar of the jungle is fading.

Authority gain is McKeesport's loss, official says

2012-02-23 05:07:00

McKeesport lost more than $1 million by accepting an early payment on a loan the city made to the Municipal Authority.

Plum graduate believes God chose his career move from medical sales to ministry

2012-02-23 05:06:00

Medical laboratory sales may not be the usual path to ministry, but it is the path followed by the Rev. James "Jim" Kirk.

A newsmaker you should know: He will help build houses as he cycles cross-country

2012-02-23 05:06:00

After he graduates in April with a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Walter Drennan will put the pedal to the metal.

Officials welcome battery-maker to former Sony site

2012-02-23 05:04:00

State, regional and Westmoreland County officials are ecstatic that a battery technology firm has decided to locate.

Lawn service firm agrees to settlement over discharge

2012-02-23 00:30:00

EG Systems of Marysville, Ohio, owner of Scotts Lawn Service in Monroeville has agreed to pay a $160,000 penalty to settle charges stemming

Education budget plan holds line on basic funding, eliminates block grants

2012-02-23 00:00:00

Gov. Corbett's proposed education budget doesn't include the drastic cuts that last year's plan produced, but it's still not good news for d

Missing Pittsburgh girl found in Jeannette

2012-02-22 17:35:00

A missing 13-year-old girl from Pittsburgh was found in Jeannette today.

2012 High School Musicals

2012 High School Musicals

2012-02-22 09:34:00

You know spring is almost here when it's time to present the annual list of Western Pennsylvania high school musicals. If this list is missi

Highmark won't offer UPMC East deal

2012-02-22 00:00:00

Highmark officials said Tuesday they won't even discuss a one-year contract with UPMC that would provide in-network access to the new UPMC E

PennDOT revises detour for Electric Avenue

2012-02-21 00:01:00

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has revised the posted detour for the closure of the eastbound ramp from Route 30 to Electric

Driver killed in Bedford County crash

2012-02-21 00:01:00

A Bedford County man was killed Monday morning after losing control of his vehicle and colliding with another car on state Route 26 in Monro

Driver to face charges in fatal Penn Hills crash

2012-02-21 00:00:00

A New Kensington driver will likely face charges in connection with a crash that killed another driver Saturday evening, police said Monday.

Allegheny County grants available for tourism, infrastructure

2012-02-21 00:00:00

Feb. 29 is the last day for local governments and nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County to apply.

Homicide by vehicle likely charge in Penn Hills crash

2012-02-20 14:21:00

Police said today that a New Kensington driver will face charges in connection with a crash that killed another driver Saturday evening.

Bridges over Electric Ave. to be new in two years

2012-02-20 12:56:00

A $12.9 million, two-year replacement project at the Route 30 bridges over Electric Avenue in Chalfant and North Braddock begins today with

PennDOT changes Electric Avenue detour from Route 30

2012-02-20 11:52:00

PennDOT has revised the posted detour for closure of the eastbound Route 30 ramp to Electric Avenue.

Praying activists once again will protest abortion throughout Lent

2012-02-20 09:30:00

Erica D'Amico has trouble thinking of herself as an anti-abortion activist, a label she associates with angry people and political wrangling

Verona woman killed in Penn Hills crash

2012-02-20 00:01:00

A Verona woman was killed in a crash on her way home from work Saturday evening, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner, who ide

Verona woman killed in Penn Hills crash

2012-02-19 08:44:00

A Verona woman was killed in a traffic accident as she was making her way home from work Saturday evening, according to the Allegheny County

1 dead in Penn Hills car crash

2012-02-19 00:01:00

One person is dead after a vehicle crash in Penn Hills.

One dead in Penn Hills crash

2012-02-18 22:09:00

One person is dead after a vehicle crash in Penn Hills.

Gunmen swipe cash, Crown Royal from Primanti Bros.

2012-02-17 08:48:00

North Versailles police said two armed men made off with cash and a bottle of Crown Royal whiskey after robbing a Primanti Bros. restaurant

Newborn dies after mauling by pet dog

Newborn dies after mauling by pet dog

2012-02-17 00:00:00

A McKeesport mother told police she had left her 3-day-old son unattended for just minutes Thursday morning when she returned to find him bl

Pa. auditor general targets state hospital

2012-02-16 16:21:00

The state auditor general said today he will broaden his examination of payments made by the Department of Public Welfare for contract psych

Owner vows to rebuild North Versailles restaurant

Owner vows to rebuild North Versailles restaurant

2012-02-16 08:46:00

Kurt Salmon, who has owned the Winchester Room since 2001, said he plans to rebuild.

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