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SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 09:19:00

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 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 South at a glace

2012-03-08 07:52:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


South Notables

2012-03-08 06:02:00

Five girls were crowned Miss Greene County in their age divisions during the 22nd annual Miss Greene County Pageant.


Jefferson Hills police tell teen drivers about new law

2012-03-08 06:01:00

Drivers younger than 18 who do not buckle up may now be pulled over and cited just for that offense.


Meeting held to weigh Gill Hall options in West Jefferson Hills

2012-03-08 05:59:00

Enrollment at Gill Hall Elementary School has steadily increased from 247 students during the 2005-06 school year to 348.


Water main upgrades begin

2012-03-08 05:58:00

Pennsylvania American Water officials launched an $8.6 million initiative to improve Pittsburgh water systems.


Music society re-creates historic music, complete with costumes

2012-03-08 05:58:00

Members of the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra will performat 3:30 p.m. Sunday at historic Old St. Luke's Church in Scott.


Road leads to quilt show; Washington guild entry based on National Road

2012-03-08 05:56:00

A dozen members of the Washington County guild worked independently on a separate panel that depicted a scene along the National Road.


Reassuring gesture

2012-03-08 05:55:00

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.


Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God to celebrate at Whitehall campus

2012-03-08 05:55:00

To celebrate the sisters' work and the order's anniversary, a 90th anniversary Eucharistic liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday.


Still no decision made on skate park in Dormonot

2012-03-08 05:52:00

Council has decided not to advertise an ordinance to ratify a 2010 vote approving the park and the subsequent contract for Pitcher Park.


Bethel Park police officer won't quit when he retires

2012-03-08 05:51:00

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 band to march at Derby parade

2012-03-08 05:50:00

Mt. Lebanon High School Blue Devil band will march in front of what planners expect will be hundreds of thousands of spectators.


A newsmaker you should know: Dormont's happy warrior

2012-03-08 05:49:00

A lot has happened since the night in December that Willard "Bill" McCartney emerged from the crowd to take his seat on council.


Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair residents still fight Bedner farm plan

2012-03-08 05:48:00

A traffic engineer is "not at all concerned," but dozens of local homeowners and officials are.


AIU academy to mix online learning with work experience

2012-03-08 05:47:00

Next fall, students who are interested in attending a cyber charter school will have a new option.


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.


McKeesport home rule charter overhaul proposed

2012-03-08 00:36:00

McKeesport Councilman A.J. Tedesco suggested council revisit passages of the Home Rule Charter and the Third Class City Code.


McKeesport sets leasing policy for city's office space

2012-03-08 00:32:00

McKeesport Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a uniform policy for tenants leasing office space owned by the city.


Mon Valley man indicted on drug trafficking charges

2012-03-08 00:19:00

A federal grand jury in West Virginia this week indicted a Monongahela Valley man on interstate drug distribution charges.


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.


Reward offered in West Mifflin shooting death

2012-03-08 00:00:00

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


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.


Deputies arrest Harrison woman on most-wanted list

2012-03-06 20:18:00

A Harrison woman accused of assaulting a deputy who tried to treat her lacerations while she was awaiting a ride to the jail last year was a


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


Braddock library given 'historic' designation

2012-03-06 16:17:00

It is one of 13 new national historic landmarks.


More criticism aimed at Upper St. Clair housing development

2012-03-06 05:42:00

Nearby residents said the traffic generated by so many new homes in such a congested area will be "intolerable."


Police seek two in robbery of 85-year-old

2012-03-06 00:00:00

State police in Waynesburg were searching Monday night for a man and a woman who robbed and briefly held an 85-year-old woman in her Frankli


Motorist pleads guilty in fatal Lincoln Place crash

2012-03-06 00:00:00

A Munhall man pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle in a deal with prosecutors after he initially claimed someone else was behind the


Proposed Dormont skate park remains up in the air

2012-03-06 00:00:00

The future of a proposed skate park in Dormont remains unclear.


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


Munhall man pleads guilty in fatal crash

2012-03-05 15:52:00

Timothy Lesko, 24, faced up to nine years in prison before his plea deal.


Collapsing floor hurts two firefighters in Jeannette

2012-03-05 09:03:00

Two firefighters battling a blaze in Jeannette were injured early today when the floor collapsed beneath them.


Parkway Center Giant Eagle damaged

2012-03-05 00:01:00

The Parkway Center Giant Eagle reportedly sustained ceiling damage early Sunday afternoon near the store's deli area, prompting the Pittsbur


Firefighter falls through floor of burning Baldwin house

2012-03-04 00:00:00

A firefigher has been taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries after falling through the floor of a burning Baldwin home Saturday nig


Two sentenced to life terms in 2003 execution-style slaying

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Two men convicted of killing a California, Pa., man almost a decade ago again asserted their innocence before being sentenced Friday in Wash


Man admits extorting photos from girls

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Even a relative who came to Russell R. Freed for advice on how to handle a tormentor wasn't immune from his schemes, prosecutors said Thursd


Brentwood man pleads guilty in 'sextortion' case

2012-03-01 21:02:00

A man accused of using techniques sometimes called sextortion to coerce 15-year-old girls to send him sexually explicit pictures pleaded gui


Upper St. Clair student charged after undefined threat

2012-03-01 17:03:00

An Upper St. Clair student has been charged in connection with a threat that was made against the high school this morning, according to Sup


Cast of high school play offers dental tips to younger pupils

Cast of high school play offers dental tips to younger pupils

2012-03-01 11:31:00

Students in Kim Jarsulic's kindergarten class at Homeville Elementary School got a taste of live theater this week -- along with some


At last, a high school diploma for WWII veteran

At last, a high school diploma for WWII veteran

2012-03-01 11:28:00

When Amos Shields' diploma finally arrived, there was little pomp and circumstance.


Prom dress shopping an exciting adventure

Prom dress shopping an exciting adventure

2012-03-01 11:25:00

The journey to finding the perfect, eye-popping, one-of-a-kind prom gown can be as interesting as the color and style of the garment.


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

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

2012-03-01 11:22:00

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


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


In the wake of the shale rush, Washington County experiencing high rate of job growth

2012-03-01 10:24:00

The county is described as "unequaled in job growth" in southwestern Pennsylvania and as "the epicenter of this region's growth."


The South at a glance

2012-03-01 07:32:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


South Notables

2012-03-01 05:33:00

A number of Canon-McMillan High School students were recognized for their art accomplishments.


Little Lake Theatre offers acting class

2012-03-01 05:30:00

Have you ever watched an actor on stage or screen and asked yourself if you could perform?


Pitcher Park on Dormont agenda

2012-03-01 05:28:00

Dormont Council will address the controversial Pitcher Park at its voting meeting next week.


Mingo Creek County Park visit is an education

2012-03-01 05:28:00

There is a long list of activities at the park that are geared towards educating about the outdoors.


Upper St. Clair church members visit Haiti to install water purification systems

2012-03-01 05:26:00

While discussing a book, women of the Bible fellowship at Bower Hill Community Church were inspired to take action.


Duquesne board gets update on high schoolers' progress

2012-03-01 05:25:00

Elected school board members and the handful of residents who attended the Tuesday meeting of the state board of control.


Development spurs traffic fears in Bridgeville

2012-03-01 05:18:00

Cee Cee McNulty of Main Street in Bridgeville is worried these days.


South Fayette intends to fight state shale law

2012-03-01 05:08:00

South Fayette's natural gas drilling regulations are under attack from both the Marcellus Shale industry and the state.


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


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.


Upper St. Clair school board OKs IB program despite objections

2012-03-01 01:08:00

The Upper St. Clair school board faced a tongue-lashing Monday night from more than 100 opponents of the International Baccalaureate


Witnesses bolster defense in fatal crash trial

2012-03-01 00:08:00

The nonjury trial of a Munhall man charged with killing a woman and severely injuring three others while driving under the influence in Sept


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.


Dealers in Mon Valley-based drug ring sentenced

2012-03-01 00:03:00

Four members of a Mon Valley-based cocaine distribution network were sentenced Tuesday to prison terms.


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.


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Baldwin Borough - Irish harpist Trish NicGabhain will perform traditional and contemporary Irish and folk music at a free concert.


Judge stays euthanization order for dog cited in baby's death

2012-02-29 17:37:00

An Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge stayed the euthanization order today for a dog that police said killed a McKeesport newborn.


Coke dealers get prison terms

2012-02-29 13:01:00

Four members of a Mon Valley-based cocaine distribution network were sentenced Tuesday to prison terms.


South Fayette schools urged not to transfer drilling lease

2012-02-29 05:04:00

Residents urged the school board to deny reassigning the district's natural gas drilling lease to a different driller.


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.


Upper St. Clair OKs International Baccalaureate program

2012-02-28 05:08:00

The school board voted to gradually fold all of the curriculum at the Streams Elementary School into IB program.


Assessments increase 31 percent in southern Allegheny County

Assessments increase 31 percent in southern Allegheny County

2012-02-27 17:44:00

Property values in Allegheny County's southern suburbs rose 31 percent between 2002 and 2011, according to new reassessment statistics.


Husband of dead Westmoreland County teacher charged

2012-02-27 16:32:00

The husband of a Westmoreland County middle school teacher who was found strangled to death last week was arrested this afternoon and charge


Dental records to ID man killed in West Mifflin crash

2012-02-27 14:06:00

Investigators will use dental records to identify a man killed in a fiery crash this morning in West Mifflin.


Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry

Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry

2012-02-27 12:14:00

Nicholas Chakos of Upper St. Clair, who has moved all over the globe to help some of the world's poorest people, has become the national exe


After six months, Molly returns to her family

After six months, Molly returns to her family

2012-02-27 11:26:00

Confused when her family went away for a weekend, the shepherd/border collie mix ran away Aug. 17.


Husband of dead Westmoreland County teacher charged

2012-02-27 00:00:00

The husband of a Westmoreland County middle school teacher who was found strangled to death last week was arrested this afternoon and


Delays possible today at south junction of I-79, I-70

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Motorists may encounter delays this afternoon on Interstate 70 in both directions and on Interstate 79 northbound in the construction area


Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry

Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Nicholas Chakos of Upper St. Clair, who has moved all over the globe to help some of the world's poorest people, has become the national


After six months, Molly returns to her family

After six months, Molly returns to her family

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Confused when her family went away for a weekend, the shepherd/border collie mix ran away Aug. 17.


These paintings are rooted in prayer

These paintings are rooted in prayer

2012-02-27 00:00:00

As Orthodox Christians celebrate the ancient triumph of their faith over those who wished to destroy all icons of Jesus and the saints, the


These paintings are rooted in prayer

These paintings are rooted in prayer

2012-02-27 00:00:00

As Orthodox Christians celebrate the ancient triumph of their faith over those who wished to destroy all icons of Jesus and the saints, the


Delays possible today at south junction of I-79, I-70

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Motorists may encounter delays this afternoon on Interstate 70 in both directions and on Interstate 79 northbound in the construction area a


One injured in McKeesport house fire

2012-02-26 00:00:00

One person was injured in a two-alarm fire Saturday morning in McKeesport.


One injured in McKeesport fire

2012-02-25 10:16:00

One person was injured in a two-alarm fire this morning in McKeesport.


Knoxville man faces trial in boy's vicious beating death

2012-02-25 00:04:00

A Knoxville woman who discovered her 11-year-old son beaten to death in their home tended to the child and performed CPR in the


Trial ordered for Duquesne homicide suspect

2012-02-24 15:36:00

A McKeesport man was ordered to stand trial today for homicide and seven counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the


Dormont chef faces trial in two bank robberies

2012-02-24 00:00:00

A prominent chef and popular Dormont hot dog shop owner faces trial on two counts of bank robbery.


Fatal shooting may be linked to fatal crash

2012-02-24 00:00:00

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


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


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


The South at a glance

2012-02-23 10:34:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


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


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.


Direct access to Bower Hill Road ruled out by developer

2012-02-23 06:14:00

A residential development in Upper St. Clair will not have a direct link to Bower Hill Road, the president of Heartland Homes said.


South Notables

2012-02-23 05:35:00

More than 80 students along with some faculty members from Waynesburg University will spend their spring break on mission trips.


Group will help Bridgeville area elders

2012-02-23 05:33:00

For a growing number of grandparents, the tools of retirement aren't a golf club or tennis racket.


South Fayette alumni band together

2012-02-23 05:33:00

When Ryan Wolf connected serendipitously with Marylee Ainsworth on Facebook, the alumni of South Fayette High School discovered they


Helping to raise a well-balanced child

2012-02-23 05:32:00

In the book "God's Design for the Highly Healthy Child," author and physician Walt Larimore compares a well-balanced child to four


Pleasant Hills Middle School receives $70,000 worth of technology in competition

2012-02-23 05:31:00

Pleasant Hills Middle School has been selected as one of the top 12 finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow video competition and


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