Saturday, May 25, 2013
Londell Jones, 16, is accused of killing a 16-year-old girl Friday night.
A 16-year-old from Rankin is accused of killing a 16-year-old girl Friday night. According to Pittsburgh police, Londell Jones has been arrested and charged with homicide in regards to the shooting death of the girl in Hawkins Village. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the girl was identified as Delasia Dutrieuille. According to police, investigators believe Dutrieuille had been robbed shortly before the shooting, and that she had confronted one of the robbers in the housing complex. Friends took to Twitter to express condolences and disbelief of her death. Many Tweets indicate she was a student at Propel Braddock Hills High School. One classmate even said she would dedicate her submission into the school's art showcase to Dutrieuille. …
The final budget must be approved by the end of June.
School district budget season is in full swing, and Woodland Hills officials are working on balancing a budget for the 2013-14 school year. Last week, the school board approved an $86.5 million balanced working budget. A final budget must be approved by the end of June. Due to the Allegheny County reassessment, the district's millage rate would be reduced from 26.2 mills to 21.8 mills. Business manager Joyce Sullivan said the district was lucky this year because of Act 32, which requires employers to withhold Earned Income Tax from all employees. She said EIT revenue this year was high, allowing administration to balance the budget. Sullivan also said the district realized some savings in transportation and charter school costs, but she …
Do you know the seat belt laws in Pennsylvania? It changes for children under four, four through eight and eight through 18.
PennDOT will partner with more than 600 law enforcement agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort through June 9. The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, using traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols. Police will also use Traffic Enforcement Zones, which combine roving patrol and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. “As the start of the summer travel season approaches, I strongly encourage everyone to buckle up every time, no matter how far you’re traveling,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “The majority of crashes happen within 25 miles from home, and you are 60 percent more likely to survive a …
Vinnie Castelucci, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, now faces a challenge that most of his peers are dealing with—graduation. Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Facing the Challenge Vinnie Castelucci has autism. He was diagnosed when he was 3 years old, and since then, Castelucci has been amazing family and friends with his perseverance and hard work. He has been selected as the student of the month at his high school and has raised more than $1,000 in collecting aluminum cans to recycle and selling puzzle-piece-shaped cookies to raise awareness for autism. And one of his proudest moments was being selected as the swim team captain at Chartiers Country Club last summer. …
Friday, May 24, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need eight more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including four against their third-round opponent—either the New York Rangers or the Boston Bruins (to be determined based on the outcome of the Rangers-Bruins series). Second-Round Results Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2 (…
Frost is possible Saturday morning.
It's going to a be a chilly start to the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Allegheny County, including Forest Hills, Regent Square, Edgewood and Swissvale. The advisory will remain in effect from 3 to 8 a.m. Saturday as temperatures hover around 32 degrees. Be sure to cover your sensitive plants and bring potted plants indoors. We want to see the flowers you have planted! Upload the plants you will be covering tonight in the photo box above. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Their 2-year-old boy, Maddox Derkosh, fell into a wild African painted dogs exhibit last year and was killed.
The parents of the 2-year-old boy named Maddox, who was killed after falling into a wild African painted dogs exhibit last fall, have filed a lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for unspecified damages, according to WPXI. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh of Whitehall Borough claims that zoo officials had ample warning that parents routinely lift their children onto a rail overlooking the exhibit so that the children can see the dogs better, according to the report. The lawsuit states that zoos across the country have more and better safeguards in place to keep children safe. Thoughts on the lawsuit? Share in the comments below. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save are participating until May 29.
Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save customers are offering a gasoline promotion through Wednesday, May 29. Customers who spend $50 using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card at Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle stores, including the Giant Eagle on Yost Boulevard and the Giant Eagle at S. Braddock Avenue, will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo fuel and convenience store locations. In a similar promotion, Shop 'n Save shoppers will receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas for every $50 they spend on groceries. The promotions come just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation’s highways. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Police will be patrolling the Wilkins and surrounding areas Memorial Day weekend.
It's Memorial Day weekend, and local police want to keep drunk drivers off the roads. The East Hills DUI Task Force—consisting of the Wilkins, Forest Hills, Plum, Oakmont, Monroeville, White Oak, North Versailles and Penn Hills police departments—will be conducting roving DUI patrols in Wilkins, Penn Hills, Plum and Oakmont this weekend. Patrols begin Friday, May 24. Have a safe holiday! Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.