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Rare company: Regional Catholic high schools make the grade
Schools of excellence are in everyone's interest - students, parents, educators, society - and it doesn't matter if a quality school is public or private, religious or secular. If the results are outstanding, it deserves commendation.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Making the honor roll: Zolten picked for rock legends committee
McKeesport native Jerry Zolten has made a life in music, and now a Pittsburgh-based group has called on his expertise to help create an honor roll of musicians. The Penn State Altoona associate professor of communication arts and sciences and American studies, who is a musician and an American roots music historian, will sit on the nominating committee for the 2015 Pitts-burgh Rock 'N Roll Legends Music Awards.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Traffic Patterns on Mansfield Bridge to Change September 8
The Allegheny County Department of Public Works today announced that traffic patterns on the Mansfield Bridge will be switched beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 and will be in effect for approximately two weeks. This phase of construction will have cars traveling from Glassport and McKeesport to Dravosburg using the newly constructed side of the bridge.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Build on success: The URA could do that with Rubino's Strip plan
What is it that people love about the Strip District? Sure, it's the fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious baked goods and aged cheeses. But it's also the bustle that beckons.
Man arrested in alleged Penn Hills abduction attempt
A McKeesport man is accused of attempting to abduct a 14-year-old girl Wednesday afternoon in Penn Hills, according to a criminal complaint. Penn Hills police said the girl told them that she was walking home around 5 p.m. when the driver of a black Chevrolet truck stopped on Chaske Street, got out of the vehicle, "lunged" at her and tried to grab her, according to the complaint.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
East Allegheny School District teachers on strike
Teachers, parents, and taxpayers blasted leaders of the East Allegheny School District during a board meeting on the same night teachers officially went on strike.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Highmark, Pennsylvania Insurance Department issue post-UPMC transition plan
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department this afternoon posted Highmark's transition plan for handling the Dec. 31 expiration of its full-network access contract with UPMC.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Declining rolls lead Allegheny County school districts to adjust
A conversation about elementary school reorganization was the genesis for the joining of Center Area and Monaca school districts into Central Valley in 2010, the state's only voluntary district merger.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
DA says three police weapons stolen from personal vehicles, 1 linked to crimes
Some police weapons have been stolen in the area, prompting a gun safety message from Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Pa. Teachers Rehired After Admitting to Having Sex in School, Accusations of Harrasment
In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Angela DiBattista, a fourth grade teacher who lost her job in 2011 after admitting to having sexual relations in the early 2000s with another fourth grade teacher, Patrick Collins, also under investigation at the time, was reinstated for the school year that starts next week.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Students on wrong bus end up 30 minutes from home
Rachael Dunn said her worst fear became a reality on her son's first day of kindergarten at Urban Pathways Charter School.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Carl Krauser to Join Steel City Yellow Jackets
Earlier today, per the official Twitter account of the Steel City Yellow Jackets , former Pitt point guard Carl Krauser has signed with the team.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Local Mother Charged After Apartment Is Found In Deplorable Conditions
A local mother is behind bars in Beaver County, after officials reportedly found the apartment where she and her family were staying to be in deplorable conditions.