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  1. Authorities believe slain McKeesport teen was shot accidentally by cousinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday |

    Authorities believe that a 14-year-old boy killed Tuesday inside a McKeesport home was the victim of an accidental shooting by his cousin. The alleged shooter, a 19-year-old man, told authorities that his cousin, Will Chaffin, showed up at his 1317 Ridge St. home with a shotgun Tuesday afternoon.


  2. Look, then take ride down Raptor RowRead the original story

    Friday Apr 21 |

    The Steel Valley Trail Council's April 29 bike ride aims to capitalize on the public's rapt attention for raptors. The Raptor Row Ride along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail will have stops not just at the Hays bald eagles' nest , which people around the world watch via "eagle cam," but also at several lesser-known nesting sites where birds of prey successfully raised offspring last year.


  3. Elizabeth officials consider new spot for proposed gas power plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 |

    A proposed natural gas power plant in Elizabeth, blocked by township zoning officials last year, is now being considered for a second site the developer hopes will be less controversial. Elizabeth's planning commission devoted a two-hour public meeting Wednesday evening to hearing supporters and opponents of the new proposal from Invenergy, a Chicago-based company that builds electric power plants across the country.


  4. Tom Modrak, former Steelers scout, Eagles GM, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 12 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Tom Modrak, a Pittsburgh native and longtime NFL personnel man who began scouting with the Steelers in the 1970s, died Tuesday at his home near St. Augistine, Fla. Modrak, 74, was executive director of the BLESTO scouting combine at the time of his death from a neurological disease that was discovered in December.


  5. Business briefs: Allegheny Conference's CEO stepping down; Ford discusses hybrid police carRead the original story

    Monday Apr 10 |

    Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of Allegheny Conference on Community Development, is stepping down at the end of the year, the economic development organization announced. Mr. Yablonsky, who has served as CEO for nine years, said he is retiring from full-time work.


  6. Mark Holtzman named superintendent at McKeesport AreaRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 6 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Mark Holtzman Jr. was named superintendent of the McKeesport Area School District effective July 1. The school board voted unanimously to hire Mr. Holtzman at a special meeting March 29. He will replace current superintendent Rula Skezas, who is set to retire at the end of June. "I would just like to say thank you for the confidence in me," Mr. Holtzman said.


  7. Terrelle Pryor, coach George Novak among WPIAL Hall of Fame selectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 |

    One of the best two-sport athletes in the WPIAL, a former athlete now the team doctor of the Baltimore Ravens, a legendary coach and a dominating team are among the inductees in the 2017 WPIAL Hall of Fame. This year's class was announced Thursday morning at a news conference at the Heinz History Center.


  8. Business briefs: Dollar Express to shutter stores; Panera is being...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 |

    Dollar Express, which has five locations in the Pittsburgh area, said it will shutter all of its stores on June 30. In a notice filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the discount chain said the closures will affect about 53 employees at locations in Pittsburgh, East Liberty, McKeesport and Swissvale. The chain, which was owned by private equity firm Sycamore Partners, was acquired by Dollar General.


  9. Police: Suspect dead after woman, child abducted in HomewoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 |

    A McKeesport man abducted a woman and her baby in Homewood early today and then killed himself in his car in Swissvale as officers tried to negotiate with him, police said. Coleman McDonough, superintendent of Allegheny County police, said dispatchers received a 911 call at 2:10 a.m. indicating a child had been kidnapped from a home on El Court in Homewood.


  10. Pitt's Young draws motivation from tragedyRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 1 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The most difficult three months of Michael Young's life became significantly more trying with a 1 a.m. phone call in October 2010. Lounging in the dorm room of his New Jersey prep school after a long day of classes and workouts, Young picked up his phone and heard his mother's voice.


  11. McKeesport hires superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 29 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Mark Holtzman Jr. was named superintendent of the McKeesport Area School District effective July 1. The school board voted unanimously to hire Mr. Holtzman at a special meeting held Wednesday. He will replace current Superintendent Rula Skezas who is set to retire at the end of June.


  12. Allegheny County Health Department to deploy anti-gun violence teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Teams from the Allegheny County Health Department soon will be on the ground in neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence to try to stymie what officials see as a public health crisis. The health department has started the process to give a total of $310,000 to two organizations that can provide street outreach and trauma response teams in five regions across the city and county.


  13. Cooling it: Zappala's guidelines for police chases are soundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 |

    New guidelines for police chases released last week by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. promote common sense and public safety. While police departments are not required to follow them, any police force that cares for its citizens should incorporate the main idea put forth by Mr. Zappala's office, in consultation with the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association: Pursue suspects wanted for grave felonies.


  14. PurePenn details plans to be part of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 |

    The seed is planted, the state's medical marijuana industry soon will sprout, and if all goes well for McKeesport, PurePenn LLC will grow into solid stalk for the upstart industry. Plant metaphors aside, owners of Downtown-based PurePenn said their team has expertise, among other important advantages, in the medical marijuana business in other states.


  15. Braddock looks to medical marijuana for economic boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 |

    After more than a quarter century as a state-designated financially distressed community, Braddock may be looking at a bright, leafy future. Tuesday night, the Braddock Borough Council is slated to consider whether to throw its support behind Sewickley-based Laurel Green Medical's effort to secure one of two state permits in the region to establish a facility for growing and processing marijuana for medical use.


  16. Many campuses, not so many students -- state and state-related schools draw from same shrinking poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 |

    It doesn't take much of a road trip from California University of Pennsylvania, where enrollment has dropped by 20 percent in six years, to run head-on into competition. Little more than 20 miles up the road near Uniontown, Penn State University Fayette, The Eberly Campus, is working to hold onto its share of the region's shrinking student market.


  17. High school boys basketball notebook: Laurel Highlands hoping to open some eyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 |

    Mustangs are known for covering a lot of ground very quickly, but that has not been the case for the Laurel Highlands Mustangs in the WPIAL playoffs over the years. That's one of the reasons that made Tuesday's victory against Highlands so significant.


  18. Previewing Friday's WPIAL boys 5A-2A quarterfinal gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 |

    Friday's games: Mars vs. Laurel Highlands 8 p.m. at Canon-McMillan; McKeesport vs. Hampton 8 p.m. at North Allegheny; Moon vs. Franklin Regional 8 p.m. at North Hills; Chartiers Valley vs. Gateway 8 p.m. at Baldwin. Leading scorers: Robby Carmody, Mars ; Bryce Laskey, Laurel Highlands ; Antonio Ionadi, Hampton ; Jarrod Simmons, Moon ; Ross Wilkerson, Chartiers Valley ; Nick Castleveter, Moon .


  19. Pittsburgh company wants to grow, process medical marijuana in McKeesportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 |

    In the new age of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, McKeesport could be the site of a cannabis cultivation and processing facility that, if approved, likely would be the only one in Allegheny County. The 11-county region that includes Allegheny is limited to only two grower/processor permits, according to the Medical Marijuana Act that passed last April and went into effect in May. McKeesport's planning commission, during a public meeting this afternoon, is scheduled to discuss a Pittsburgh company's application for conditional use approval.


  20. 2016-17 WPIAL girls basketball postseason forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Leading scorers: Amanda Kalin, Pine-Richland ; Desiree Oliver, Penn Hills ; Makenna Marisa, Peters Township ; Cheyenne Trost, Canon-McMillan . The winner will be: North Allegheny.


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