Pedestrian Killed in NVT Crash;
Police Seek Car That Fled Scene

October 23, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

A pedestrian died Wednesday morning after being struck by at least two cars on Route 30 in North Versailles Twp.

One of the vehicles fled the scene, police said.

Allegheny County police Sgt. Venerando Costa said 63-year-old Ritchie Holmes of North Versailles was struck near the intersection of Route 30 and Taylor Street at around 7 a.m.

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White Oak Residents Frustrated
With Garbage Collection

October 22, 2019 |

By Christy Walters | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak residents voiced their opinion at Monday’s council meeting that Big’s Sanitation is not fulfilling its contract, or meeting the needs of the community.

Former councilman Rich Bryce spoke during the public comments section of the meeting to address the issue.

He claimed that workers from the Belle Vernon-based sanitation company pull their trucks up to homes and put both trash and recycling into the same trucks.

“I voted for (Big’s) when I was on council because they had a good reputation and everything else,” Bryce said. “They’re breaking their contract. They’re screwing up. They’re charging us for two things and only doing one.”

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Norwin High Locked Down
After Threats Received

October 22, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Schools in North Huntingdon Twp. and Jeannette were locked-down and some students were sent home early on Tuesday after police received what they regarded as credible threats of violence.

Police allege that a man from the Dayton, Ohio, area made the threats, apparently to create a diversion as he robbed a bank in the Circleville area of the township.

No injuries were reported, but Clay Pike and Robbins Station Road were closed for several hours while the investigation took place.

Police said the suspect, Luke J. Dell, 35, of Beavercreek, Ohio, was taken into custody before he got to the bank. Dell is being held without bond in the Westmoreland County Prison pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 6, court officials said.

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Four Wounded in Duquesne Shooting;
Police Seek Suspects

October 21, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Duquesne and Allegheny County police are looking for three men involved in a shooting Saturday evening on Priscilla Street that injured four people.

Police said three of the victims were sitting on the front porch of a house in the 600 block at around 5 p.m. when a blue Ford Fusion approached and someone inside the car opened fire.

The car then continued down the street where another person was shot, police said.

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NV Twp. Man Dead Following
Tri-Boro Expressway Crash

October 21, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A North Versailles Twp. man died Sunday night following a one-car crash on the Tri-Boro Expressway in Turtle Creek.

William "Boo" Guyaux, 55, died at a hospital about a half-hour after the wreck, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Monday.

The office said the accident happened just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of the Tri-Boro and Monroeville Avenue.

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Homestead Man Dies Following Versailles Ave. Shooting

October 17, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police have released these surveillance camera photos of two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting at the Family Dollar on Versailles Avenue. (Allegheny County police photos)

A Homestead man died after being shot Thursday morning during a dispute in a store on Versailles Avenue.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Dwayne Fuller, 24, died at a hospital about an hour after he was shot at the Family Dollar store in the 3000 block of Versailles Avenue.

Allegheny County police Sgt. Venerando Costa said detectives are reviewing surveillance video in an attempt to identify the persons responsible for Fuller's shooting.

Police said Friday afternoon that they now believe robbery was the motive.

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Throwback Thursday: That Good Gulf Gasoline

October 17, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: History, White Oak News

(* — CORRECTION, NOT PERFECTION: This story was corrected after publication.)

This 90-year-old photo shows Allen Evans' Gulf gasoline station at the corner of Long Run Road and what was then known as "White Oak Level Road" — now Lincoln Way.

Although almost everything around the intersection has changed, the same curve is still present in Lincoln Way (below, in an image from Google Maps).

Scanned from the Allegheny County archives by the University of Pittsburgh Libraries for its "Historic Pittsburgh" archive, the image touches on a lot of the history of the McKeesport and White Oak areas.

The Evans family — for whom Evans Avenue is named — was prominent in the history of the McKeesport area.

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West Newton Church to Host
Election Day Luncheon

October 16, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

First Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton will host an Election Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a spokesperson said.

Soup, sandwiches, salads, desserts and drinks will be available to eat in or take out.

The church is wheelchair and walker accessible.

For more information, call (724) 872-7467.


No Parking Ordinance Vexes
Some Liberty Residents

October 16, 2019 |

By Marcy Cendroski | Posted in: Liberty Borough News

Some Liberty residents are upset over the way the borough has implemented new parking regulations.

In response to concerns from police, firefighters and paramedics that emergency vehicles couldn't get through some streets because of cars parked on both sides, council in August drafted an ordinance that designated many streets as "no parking" zones on one side.

The ordinance was officially adopted at September's council meeting, but many residents complained that the borough had given them insufficient notice about the change.

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Boil-Water Advisory Lifted;
Authority Says Tests Were Clear

October 16, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News, White Oak News

A boil-water advisory that has been in effect for McKeesport-area residents since Saturday night has been lifted.

The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County announced Wednesday morning that  water samples over two consecutive days from the city, Port Vue, Versailles and White Oak were all clear.

Storage tank levels are at normal conditions so it is no longer necessary to conserve water, said Matt Junker, authority spokesman.

The advisory was put into place after an intake pump at the McKeesport Water Treatment Plant failed Saturday evening, flooding the facility and forcing it to be closed temporarily. That caused water pressure to fall throughout the system, leading the authority to impose water conservation orders for some communities and a boil-water advisory for all four communities served by the plant.

About 16,000 customers were affected.


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