All Stories All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2015 Rostraver commissioners OK chicken regulations Rostraver Township commissioners approved an amended ordinance that will allow some residents to keep chickens. Thu, 5 May 2016 12:26:52 -0400 19-year-old Washington woman killed in city shooting, second injured A 19-year-old Washington woman died after being shot in the back and another woman was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after a shooting in the 1100 block of Bruce Street in Washington. Thu, 5 May 2016 11:59:59 -0400 Fire marshal to investigate Monessen house fire A state police fire marshal is being asked to investigate the cause of a house fire in Monessen that does not appear to be suspicious in nature. Thu, 5 May 2016 10:16:36 -0400 Circuses to fight Pittsburgh plan to ban wild animal acts HARRISBURG (AP) – The owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it plans to fight a proposal that bans wild and exotic animals from performing in Pittsburgh. Thu, 5 May 2016 08:34:54 -0400 Commissioners expected to sign contract for construction of new intersection at Greene Co. Airport Greene County Commissioners are expected to sign a contract today with the contractor that will construct the new intersection on Route 21 at the Greene County Airport. Thu, 5 May 2016 10:44:03 -0400 Signaling in roundabouts: It’s a thing A little-known law may leave drivers with a ticket after driving through roundabouts. Thu, 5 May 2016 10:43:30 -0400 City Mission receives major grant as it rebounds from fire City Mission's rebound from a devastating fire last June got a major boost Wednesday when it received a $1.5 million Affordable Housing Program grant. Thu, 5 May 2016 10:43:22 -0400 Judge tosses another lawsuit filed by former state Rep. Jesse White A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former state lawmaker Jesse White against a onetime constituent over comments posted on a Facebook page. Thu, 5 May 2016 10:39:18 -0400 Canonsburg police seek motorcycle shop burglar Canonsburg police are looking for a burglar who broke into a West Pike Street motorcycle shop early Wednesday and stole two high-end dirt bikes. Thu, 5 May 2016 09:34:23 -0400 Hornqvist scores in OT as Penguins beat Capitals 3-2 PITTSBURGH – Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination. Thu, 5 May 2016 00:59:07 -0400 Prison board fires guard charged with assaults A week after a Washington County jail guard was arrested on charges of simple assault and harassment, members of the prison board voted to fire him. Wed, 4 May 2016 23:11:05 -0400 Air bag recall doubles in size, taxes overloaded industry WASHINGTON – Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry’s ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts. Wed, 4 May 2016 23:10:30 -0400 Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border HADALAT, Jordan – The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of Jordan’s Border Guard Forces said Wednesday. Wed, 4 May 2016 23:10:16 -0400 Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to U.S. TEHRAN, Iran – The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday. Wed, 4 May 2016 23:10:09 -0400 As ‘The Good Wife’ nears goodbye, its co-creators look back NEW YORK – As “The Good Wife” comes in for a landing after seven seasons, it finds its namesake heroine, Alicia Florrick, facing the same dilemma as when it began: defending her husband, now the governor of Illinois, who is mired in a scandal that could send him back to prison. Wed, 4 May 2016 23:09:54 -0400