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String of fires in McKees Rocks leaves woman fearing for her family’s home, safety

After a string of fires in her McKees Rocks neighborhood, a woman fears that her home could be in danger. “You don't know if yours is going to be the next one or not,” said Claudette Thompson, who has lived on Church Avenue for about two years. FREE APPS | ...

Buddy Bench promotes friendship, end to bullying at schools

A York, Pennsylvania, student’s idea to promote friendship and eliminate bullying is popping up on school playgrounds across the country, including in Cranberry Township. The Buddy Bench is designed to keep kids from feeling lonely when other kids are having fun playing with one another. FREE APPS | NOW | ...

Cops: Drowsy driver killed man walking from methadone clinic

State police say a pedestrian killed along a busy southwestern Pennsylvania highway was walking to work from a methadone clinic when he was hit by a drowsy driver. Police say 51-year-old Daniel Ferguson, of Uniontown, was walking along Route 51 in North Union Township when he was hit about 6:30 ...

Police: Westmoreland Co. girl, 8, sent nude photo from registered sex offender in N.C.

A North Carolina man, who is a registered sex offender, is accused of sending a nude photo to a girl in Westmoreland County, police said. David Poplin, 29, is accused of communicating with and sending the picture of himself to an 8-year-old Grapeville girl via apps on her iPad, according ...

Judge reverses manslaughter conviction due to GM ignition

A judge has reversed the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crashing into a school bus, killing her passenger boyfriend.    Twenty-five-year-old LaKisha Ward-Green, of Penn Hills, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and reckless driving in 2012. FREE APPS | ...

Pennsylvanians to get online voter registration

Pennsylvanians will soon be able to register online to vote. Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to launch the system Thursday, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state to offer Internet-based registration, officials told The Associated Press. The National Conference of State Legislatures says five other states have approved online systems but not ...

Police on lookout for ‘suspicious’ man asking children to dance for him in Troy Hill

Pittsburgh police issued a warning Wednesday night for residents to be on the lookout for a “suspicious” man who had been spotted in the area of Cowley Park in the city’s Troy Hill neighborhood. Investigators said the man has been seen driving a Yellow Cab van for the past several ...

FIRST LOOK: Michael Vick practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Michael Vick participated in his first practice as a Pittsburgh Steeler Wednesday, one day after signing with the team. PHOTO GALLERY:  Michael Vick practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers Channel 11 Sports Director Alby Oxenreiter asked Vick if he was surprised at all the attention surrounding his signing. “Not really. This ...

Steelers' addition of Mike Vick met with mixed reactions

While a lot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans seemed to welcome the arrival of Michael Vick as a much-needed backup quarterback, some say his past is not something they can get over. “I really don’t have a problem with it,” said Kevin Cambells. FIRST LOOK: Michael Vick practices with the Pittsburgh ...

Documents in Kane investigation include porn, allege threats

Court officials unsealed a fresh trove of sexually explicit emails Wednesday in response to the Pennsylvania attorney general's effort to show that two former prosecutors cooked up the criminal case against her because she was threatening to reveal their proclivity for pornography. The roughly 1,000 pages of documents also include ...

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