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Snow and cold temps to sock the region Tuesday

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:33:14 EST

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Arctic winds and a lake snow effect will bring the first appreciable snowfall of the season with one to three inches forecasted for the Pittsburgh ...(image)



Allegheny Township supervisors ready to reorganize

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:09:47 EST

Supervisors Monday set the date for the township’s reorganization meeting. The meeting will be held Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building. The ...(image)



Pitt study suggests ‘vaping’ could lead to cigarette use in young adults

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:21:49 EST

(image) Tori Hepler, 25, of Leechburg blows rings while enjoying her vape at Vape O Holix in Tarentum on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=bl_b_fHhrKtUKX_lbdfUg8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsN$NcJZxP6XgDzpN$W9$knWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Is e-cigarette “vaping” a way to help kick traditional cigarettes to the curb, or is it pushing “vapers” toward tobacco products? Young adults who “vape” ...(image)



Festive trees spread cheer at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:09:49 EST

(image) Allegheny Valley Hospital staff members walk past a collection of Christmas trees decorated by different hospital departments. The trees are to be raffled off to benefit the hospital." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=IrXYeoIwNpmUPEODwFhHRM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtjXylmLEl8QmjhKaF1DM1PWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Visitors to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison might be surprised to hear that Santa’s elves weren’t the ones who decorated the Christmas trees lining the ...(image)



Toys for Tots donations stolen in Harrison

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:18:52 EST

(image) Toys destined for Toys for Tots collected through Scumbag Skatepark's annual toy drive in Harrison were stolen sometime over the weekend, the skate park's owner said Monday, Dec. 11, 2017." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=NnMtcf08rdp2K_q5c0AjL8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtjzB4MXcc2xjUZxVIzve4kWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
It seems like the Grinch struck Harrison early this year, taking $500 worth of toys from an indoor skate park in Natrona over the weekend. ...(image)



Leechburg police chief not back to work yet; status in limbo

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:50 EST

(image) Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold fires his Glock handgun at targets during weapons qualification at the Vandergrift Sportsman’s Club earlier this month. The test included hitting targets at different ranges, drawing and firing within a time limit, and clearing a purposefully jammed pistol within a time limit." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=GvaF_hupJhaCCNL47$_M7s$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvJaN0l742m1NWCviKk8rM5WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold didn’t report for work as he had planned Monday — and that, he said, could mean some police shifts in ...(image)



DEP using water insects to measure waterway health

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:27:50 EST

(image) State Dept. of Environmental Protection scientists are using aquatic insects and other small underwater organisms to gauge water quality in the state's waterways." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=VBjRJsVhkCRm8LUe9qNF1c$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYukTpXddtgT$8ME5ntKYnlNWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is making public aquatic life sampling results from across the state. The data is publicly available in a GIS ...(image)



New Kensington man may have bagged record-breaking elk

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:24:49 EST

(image) Ron Marney (right), of New Kensington, as pictured in the Centre Daily Times with his brother Dave and a potentially record breaking elk harvest." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=cGPpUyfl3h56c6m5PiAIFs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt$unzrZS_b7n2_ZCEVkxJtWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A New Kensington man may have harvested a state record-breaking elk last month in Centre County. According to the Centre Daily Times, in early November ...(image)



Officer Brian Shaw T-shirts, wristbands, decals on sale Tuesday in Lower Burrell

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:54:48 EST

(image) New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw with his dogs." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=GPo_0CIWmjCj$8ZfiK4lss$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvXPt8CvbEG9F84RCBkQh52WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Officer Brian Shaw memorial T-shirts, wristbands and window decals will be available Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lower Burrell City Hall, sales ...(image)



Leechburg Area senior is the force behind school’s ‘giving closet’

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:35:01 EST

(image) Leechburg Area senior Makenzie Fello looks through donated items in the “giving closet” she created in Leechburg Area Middle/Senior High School on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017." src = "http://triblive.com/rss/photos/?STREAMOID=n8$a0m6lejVYhxVd7LaKac$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvQBwgvNKMk6w892K1kKlBOWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Everybody needs a helping hand sometimes — that was the idea behind the new giving closet at Leechburg Middle/Senior High School. The project is the ...(image)



Fawn Township works to fill rarely used 3-member board of auditors

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:35:00 EST

It meets only once a year with one purpose, but Fawn Township’s board of auditors’ membership will be decided by a lottery. Dave Montanari, township ...(image)