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Defensive hunt continues against Aliquippa for Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore features several hunters, so some were bummed they missed a prime hunting opportunity last Saturday. But then the Bulldogs decided they could combine two passions into one. They donned all-orange uniforms against District 10 champion Meadville, and the defense hunted ball-carriers, the quarterback and receivers all day long. Jersey Shore bagged a prized possession as well, winning the Class AAAA state quarterfinal, 30-6 while reaching a third straight Final Four.
JERSEY SHORE, PA
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Woman Accused Of Setting Fire That Sent 6 To The Hospital Facing Charges

By: KDKA-TV News Staff MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – A Friday fire sent a woman, her three children, and two police officers to the hospital now has a cause. Terita Collins set the fire in a bathroom in a home on Valley Street in McKees Rocks, according to police. When first responders arrived, they had to rescue Collins and a five-year-old. Two of her other children, a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old, were able to escape safely by climbing onto a porch roof to escape the flames. Two responding officers were treated for smoke inhalation. Collins is being charged for setting the fire.
MCKEES ROCKS, PA
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PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

A dip into the past: Melwood pool holds memories but no water

Motorists passing an expansive concrete area along Melwood Road in Allegheny Township may ask themselves, “What’s That?”. Once a popular community pool and entertainment destination, Melwood Park Pool is empty, overgrown, dilapidated and faces an uncertain future. The pool opened in 1926, measures 100 by 300 feet, and was owned...
LOWER BURRELL, PA
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Generous donation will help North Belle Vernon lights to shine brighter

Historic Christmas lights will once again light the streets of North Belle Vernon. For years, the fire department has been trying to raise enough money to replace the iconic lights that have been a Mon Valley fixture for decades. In 1952, firefighters and steelworkers manufactured the historical Christmas lights. Between production orders at the U.S. Steel mill, the men asked their boss if they could use the scrap metal for their project. Each light fixture features a red bell and two green wreaths, which firefighters continue to install themselves each year.
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Errors led to last minute Monessen budget revisions

Monessen Council met Tuesday in a special meeting held purportedly to hold the first reading of the 2022 budget on the last day it could be done but Mayor Matt Shorraw also presented a four-page agenda of other items. Shorraw claimed the items were all time sensitive and the meeting was advertised as involving “other items that may come before council,” but Solicitor Tim Witt said he would not advise such a long agenda for special meeting purposes.
MONESSEN, PA
Pitt News

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards Black health equity grant

After the Richard King Mellon Foundation recently awarded one of the largest gifts to Pitt in its 234-year history, the foundation also donated $250,000 to help tackle health disparities in Pittsburgh. According to a Monday press release, the foundation awarded Pitt the gift to support the Pitt Black Faculty Development...
PITTSBURGH, PA
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OPDC discusses plans for new Oakland hospital facility, apartment complex

Besides several plans by local developers to reshape Oakland, the neighborhood is also facing two other new major construction projects in the new year — a new UPMC hospital facility and a South Oakland apartment complex. The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its monthly Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday evening...
PITTSBURGH, PA
Pitt News

The Colombian Spot opens a new location in Oakland

After calling the South Side’s East Carson Street home for six years, The Colombian Spot has expanded and found its way to the heart of Oakland with a new location. The Colombian Spot is owned and managed by Karen Perdomo and her husband, John Ortiz. Perdomo said they’re a couple looking to bring Latin food to the restaurant scene in Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH, PA

Domestic Incident Inside Of The Mall At Robinson Leads To Chaotic Scene

By: Erika Stanish PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – “We immediately saw pandemonium and panic from other people. They were screaming, I did hear, ‘run, run, everyone just run.’ We automatically assumed the worst.” Robert Betters recalled a panicked scene at the Mall At Robinson after there were reports of shots fired just before 7:00 on Saturday night. However, police have told KDKA that reports of shots fired were “totally unfounded.” It was a hectic scene with dozens of police cars responding to the scene. The Latest Update from KDKA’s Bryant Reed: Betters was inside when it all happened and said it did sound...
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Monessen's Smith inducted into Police Softball League Hall of Fame

Throughout his life, Jim Smith has been thankful for many things, but the three that stand out the most have been his family, serving the community as a law enforcement officer and his softball career. Smith’s family will always be his top priority, and he was recently hired as the...
MONESSEN, PA
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Spears, Ayers III propel Duquesne over American

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Duquesne shot a season-best 58 percent en route to a 88-79 win over American Sunday at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. It was the second win in a row for the Dukes, who were paced by freshman Amir Spears and Leon Ayers III who scored 21 and 23 points respectively. Spears also added six assists and six steals while Ayers III hauled in six boards.
DUQUESNE, PA
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Old Fashioned Christmas returns to Canonsburg

Downtown Canonsburg is dressed in its holiday best, ready for the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration that begins at noon Friday and runs through 7 p.m. Saturday. Guests won’t want to miss the Christmas tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Friday or the Christmas parade Saturday evening. “We have a number...
CANONSBURG, PA
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Rostraver Township chairman accused of harassing rivals via text, social media

The chairman of the Rostraver Township commissioners is accused of impersonating and harassing fellow commissioners and other political rivals using “burner” phone numbers and setting up fake social media accounts. John Joseph Lorenzo, 42, was arraigned Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Charles Christner in Rostraver Township on multiple charges of...
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