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  1. Alumni Update - Mike ResnikRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Haas finished with nine points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals.


  2. North Allegheny wins State College tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 |

    Cole Constantino led four North Allegheny players in double figures with 18 points as the Class AAAA No. 5 Tigers rolled to a 73-39 victory against Norristown in the State College tournament championship.


  3. Buying Here: McKeesportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    "I was looking for a good transition home, something reasonable. I just fell in love with it.


  4. Boys basketball highlights: Standout seniora rescues GatewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 |

    Daylon Harris made two free throws with 0.8 seconds left to give Class AAAA No. 2 Gateway a 44-43 win against Knoch in the Plum tournament.


  5. Two sentenced in drug networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Two members of a drug network that shipped narcotics from Ohio and Detroit into Washington, Pa., in 2011 and 2012 were sentenced today in federal court to lengthy prison terms. U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry gave Terrell Williams, 35, of McKeesport 72 months behind bars.


  6. South Xtra: Even with a new coach, Elizabeth Forward will follow same 'Prota-col'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Following a 20-4 finish last year, the Warriors must replace nine seniors, including significant scorers such as Matt Bernadowski and JaQuan Davidson -- not to mention their head coach, Gerald Grayson, who departed to take the head coaching job at McKeesport Area, his alma mater. First-year head coach Sam Kosanovich jumps to the boys' team after three successful years coaching the Elizabeth Forward girls.


  7. South Xtra: Gettin' ready for another 'hoops year'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Christmas is still a few weeks away, but local hoops junkies will be given one of their biggest gifts of the holiday season Friday when the high school basketball season tips off. Stars will be born over the next few months when teams -- some being usual suspects and others fresh faces -- make runs at playoff berths, section titles and WPIAL championships.


  8. Passport Academy Charter School opens to help high school dropouts earn diplomasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    When the Hill House Passport Academy Charter School opened this fall in the Hill District, it had about the same number of students as teachers: 10. Since then the number of students has grown to 114 as students who had withdrawn from other schools learned that the school could help them earn a high school diploma, not just a GED. Chartered by Pittsburgh Public Schools, Passport Academy so far has attracted students from Pittsburgh and 11 other districts: Cornell, East Allegheny, Gateway, McKeesport Area, Penn Hills, Shaler Area, Steel Valley, Sto-Rox, West Mifflin Area, Wilkinsburg and Woodland Hills.


  9. In the midst of our overflowing tables, hunger remains a hidden problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Today, as on any Thanksgiving, there will be cooking chaos and calming chats, turkey platters and turkey bowls, family fun and TV football. And amid the bounty for which we set aside a national holiday to give thanks there is this non sequitur -- Americans who don't have enough to eat.


  10. God's Houses: 'The Synagogues of Central and Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 |

    Other parts of the United States may have larger Jewish populations clustered in major urban centers, but Pennsylvania is exceptional in its legacy of small-town Judaism. Since the 19th century, dozens of mill towns and other small communities have served as homes for small pockets of Jews who ranged from traveling peddlers to established business owners to lawyers and other professionals.


  11. Freezing rain creates dangerous road conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The crashes started just before 11 a.m. and continued for more than an hour, with multiple accidents sometimes occurring simultaneously on the same bridge. A 10-car crash was reported on the Westinghouse Bridge in McKeesport, with accidents also occurring on the Birmingham Bridge, Fort Duquense Bridge, Glenwood Bridge 31st Street Bridge, Bloomfield Bridge and Liberty Bridge. 30 comments

  12. 6 shot at Clairton speakeasy in a building owned by a felonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The owner of a Clairton building that police said holds a speakeasy where six people were shot early Friday is on parole stemming from a drug case tied to a fatal shooting. It is not clear whether Devlin Clifford, 36, had any role in the speakeasy, which is around the corner from the address he lists in county real estate records.


  13. Obituary: Gerald Bowman / Longtime Pittsburgh teacher was a favorite among his studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Those words, uttered Friday by a colleague at Pittsburgh Linden K-5, reflect the kind of praise offered up in the days since Gerald Bowman, a retired longtime Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher, died Nov. 15 at his Penn Hills home. He was 62. Born in McKeesport and raised in Clairton as one of eight siblings, Mr. Bowman worked in a steel mill and served in the Air Force before embarking on a nearly two-decade career as an educator, much of it spent at Linden in Point Breeze, where he taught third and fourth grades, school officials and family said.


  14. High School Athletes of the Week: Mike Merhaut & Leah BisignaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 |

    Last week : Merhaut had 11 catches for 104 yards in helping Pine-Richland defeat McKeesport, 42-7, in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal. The Rams play Central Catholic in the championship today at Heinz Field.


  15. WPIAL Class AAAA football championship previewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Terry Totten coached in WPIAL championship games as an assistant at both Seton-LaSalle and Central Catholic. As the head coach at Central Catholic, he has been in two WPIAL title games.


  16. East Xtra: Will tradition prevail for Central Catholic?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    When Central Catholic takes on Pine-Richland Friday afternoon in an attempt to repeat as Class AAAA WPIAL champion, it will be a contrast in cultures. The Vikings are the defending champions, a team that relies on defense and the running game, and are led by a veteran coach, Terry Totten, who has been at the school for more than a decade.


  17. Nearly $4M state grant to fund school police, resource officers in Pittsburgh areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 |

    The state is awarding nearly $4 million for schools and municipalities across Pennsylvania including 34 school districts in the Pittsburgh area -- to hire police officers and resource personnel. Of the 114 awards, 13 Pittsburgh-area school districts are new applicants and 21 districts are receiving funding for a second year in a row. 3 comments

  18. Do You Remember?: Jermaine CromerdieRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 |

    Twenty years ago, McKeesport High School had an undefeated team that featured one of the all-time WPIAL great linebackers in Brandon Short. But McKeesport also had an unforgettable running offense and ran out of the old wishbone formation.


  19. East/South Xtra: Local guys a big hit in Canadian leagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 |

    One of the first things Ian Wild noticed when he met Maurice "Moe" Leggett was his new teammate's back tattoo that reads "McKeesport, Pa." Wild remarked that the two were practically neighbors, and they quickly formed a bond more than 1,000 miles from Western Pennsylvania.


  20. Culinary students offer lunch at McKeesport Area's Tiger InnRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Students in the culinary program at McKeesport Area High School's Career and Technology Center are gaining firsthand experience of what it may be like to work in or own a restaurant. The Tiger Inn, located in the culinary arts wing of the technology center, is operated by students and open to the public for lunch every Thursday.


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