Since the death of big steel three decades ago, the towns of the Mon Valley have struggled just to keep their heads above water.
Months and months of hard work pay off at a local school, and there is now a new playground at Mon Valley.
Emergency responders from the Mon Valley region had their work cut out for them Tuesday night because of the severe weather.
From starting up and operating construction equipment, to digging and pouring concrete to install a new bench, one group of students is learning a lot.
A member of the Allegheny County Council has been cited for allegedly driving under the influence. Robert Macey, who represents West Mifflin and much of the Mon Valley, crashed in Venango County this weekend.
With 96 homicides in all, it was a year somewhat on par with others in Allegheny County, but what’s changed is that the deadly toll is moving out of the City of Pittsburgh and into the suburbs.
An Allegheny County councilman says he is “deeply remorseful and ashamed” over a recent drunk driving arrest.
In the Mon Valley borough of Charleroi, where most of the steel mills have all closed, a plain brick building still heeds the call “made in America.”
Rankin Police Chief Ryan Wootan is on patrol in the Hawkins Village housing community where his underpaid, skeletal police force makes nightly sweeps for guns and drugs. With 72 homicides already this year, the county murder rate has almost surpassed last year’s total of 74. And for the first time, most of those have occurred outside the City of Pittsburgh.
A man accused of trying to run over police during a chase has been arrested. David Ausburn, 24, is facing attempted homicide charges.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a contractor from the Mon Valley.
As a part-time police officer in Rankin, C.L. Gunter makes a little more than $9 an hour — pretty much the standard wage in the cash-strapped towns of the Mon Valley.
They put their lives on the line for their towns every day and night, but police officers in the Mon Valley can’t make a living wage.
To Rankin police officer Rich Adams, police work is not just a job – it’s a vocation. That’s why he’s willing to work part-time and patrol these streets for $9.05 an hour.