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3 arrested in theft of 34 catalytic converters from Salem dealership

Tips from the public helped state police identify three men who they believe were involved with the theft of 34 catalytic converters worth $50,000 from vehicles at a Salem RV dealer in October, according to court papers. Troopers said several people reported recognizing Kenneth L. Knight Jr., 43, of Jeannette,...
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Jeannette man paroled after guilty plea for police standoff

A Jeannette man was released from jail this week after he was sentenced to serve up to 23 months behind bars for an incident that resulted in a 11-hour police standoff in April. Jesse McCurdy, 49, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of risking a catastrophe and illegal possession of...
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Twin Peaks restaurant leases first location in region at former TGI Friday’s in North Fayette

NORTH FAYETTE, Pa. — A Texas-based sports bar chain is planning to open a restaurant in a busy shopping area along the Parkway West. According to an announcement by CBRE, whose people represented both sides of the deal, franchise group Teadori Enterprises has leased the former TGI Fridays restaurant location at 200 Park Manor Drive, a property that totals 9,919 square feet.

Aliquippa City Council Hears Overview on Home Rule Charter

(Aliquippa, Pa.) Debbie Grass, Act 47 coordinator for the city gave council a brief overview and answered questions about Home Rule Governance features. If council should decide to change its way of governing 7 residents would have to be on the ballot to get a seat on the Home Rule Study Commission. A first and second reading would have to be held between 8/9 and 8/30 2022 to have the Board of Elections put it on the ballot. The Act 47 amended exit plan ends in December 2023.

Man Missing From Ambridge Nursing Facility

(Photo of Joseph Mader III provided by Ambridge Police Department) (Ambridge, Pa.) Ambridge Police Department needs the publics help in locating a man who is missing from a Adult Care Facility in the Borough. Ambridge Police Chief John DeLuca reported that officers were dispatched early this morning, June 30, 2022, at approx. 3:00AM Ambridge Police were dispatched to Maplewood Care for a report of a resident Joseph Mader III, a 65 year old white male that has not returned to the facility since leaving at approx.. 1700hrs. The Ambridge Police have confirmed through family that Mader does take medications for mental health issues. Currently, first responders are continuing to search for Mader. We are asking if anyone does locate or thinks they might have seen Mader to please contact the Ambridge Police Department at 724-266-5977 or the 911 center immediately.

TV Talk: New faces to appear on Pittsburgh newscasts in July

Prepare to see several unfamiliar faces on local newscasts in the next month as stations restock their on-air ranks. The most notable on-air addition is the arrival this week of WTAE’s new weekday anchor, who will sit alongside Mike Clark during the 11 p.m. newscast. With or without the...

Review: Alt-rockers Garbage grace McKees Rocks stage

MCKEES ROCKS − Shirley Manson voiced a political view Wednesday at the Roxian Theatre − get accustomed to that, summer concertgoers. But a more pressing matter commanded Manson's attention first: Why weren't young kids in the audience wearing earplugs? Reminding parents they don't want their kids to be hard of hearing when they reach her age (55) Manson promptly made sure her crew and bandmates distributed earplugs to children ages 10 and 4, who were accompanying parents on opposite sides of the jam-packed floor.

Researchers uncover new pathway for accumulation of age-promoting 'zombie cells'

Senescent cells—those that have lost the ability to divide—accumulate with age and are key drivers of age-related diseases, such as cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease. In a new study, a team led by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which senescent, or "zombie," cells develop.

New operator to keep Black Forge Coffee House open in Allentown

PITTSBURGH — Black Forge Coffee House isn’t going anywhere in Allentown, as a new operator is set to take over the E. Warrington mainstay. After the original ownership announced in May that it was going to close as it expanded to a new location and roastery in McKees Rocks, a new owner is now set to take over and continue the original Allentown shop.

Pittsburgh-area boxers back in action July 2 at Washington County fairgrounds

Pittsburgh-area fighters will be back in the ring on Saturday for a full night of boxing at “Battle at the Fairgrounds II” in Washington County. “We’re excited to return to the Washington County Fairgrounds for the third time,” said Monroeville promoter Derek Gionta. “We have a nice trio of professional fights headlining the show, with Matt Conway looking to bounce back from his previous loss and regain some momentum.”

Here’s why PNC economists say no recession this year

PITTSBURGH — Economists at Pittsburgh’s biggest bank forecast slower growth over the next few years, but no recession in 2022, though the likelihood rises in 2023 and 2024. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. released its monthly outlook on the national economy Wednesday. It cited the “very strong” labor...
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Malkin And Letang Could Be Edging Closer to Free Agency

Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang are among the biggest names slated to become unrestricted free agents on July 13. There appears to be little progress in contract talks between the Pittsburgh Penguins and their long-time stars. Malkin seems the most likely to depart. The Athletic's Josh Yohe reported the two...

Beaver Rotary’s “Flags For Heroes” Honors Heroes Who Have Made An Impact

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio) “Honestly, a hero can be anyone who’s been a hero to you.”. Those words from George McGrady of the Beaver Rotary sums up the meaning behind “Flags For Heroes”, their yearly dedication to the heroes who have impacted lives through their service for the citizens of Beaver and the surrounding communities. McGrady spoke to Matt Drzik on the June 30 edition of A.M. Beaver County about this Independence Day weekend dedication.