Monday, April 22, 2013
Bethel Park police charged Frank Zahler, 70, with three felonies on Sunday.
Bethel Park police have charged a Castle Shannon Borough man with making terroristic threats, threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction and causing or risking a catastrophe following a bomb threat at South Hills Village Mall on Sunday. All of the charges against Frank Zahler, 70, are felonies. Zahler, who is accused of making a bomb threat at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at South Hills Village on Sunday night, blames his arrest on "hoity, toity kids," according to The Associated Press. Police say that Zahler asked some other customers at Barnes & Noble to watch his briefcase and joked that it contained some explosives relating to the Boston Marathon. The customers alerted the store's manager, who then called police. Police evacuated …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nominations are being accepted.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District's Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominees for its next Athletics Hall of Fame class. The following criteria are used in determining candidates for the B-W Hall of Fame.: INDIVIDUALS At least ... TEAMS At least ... OTHERS The inductees must have graduated from high school at least five years prior to being nominated. Eight out of 10 Hall of Fame committee members must concur for a team or an individual to be placed into the Hall of Fame. You can send nominations (with supporting information) to the B-W Athletics Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Vatican announces that he will step down on Feb. 28.
Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will resign effective Feb. 28, The Associated Press is reporting. According to The AP, the 85-year-old pontiff announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning, citing his "advanced age and diminishing strength." The pope, leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide, including those at Baldwin Borough's Saint Albert the Great and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary churches and Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church and Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God campus, emphasized that the duties require "both strength of mind and body." The Rev. James Orr, pastor at Saint Albert's, reacted to the news. "Pope Benedict's …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Baldwin alumna has started all 20 games for the first-place Dukes.
Whitehall Borough's Belma Nurkic, a Baldwin High School product, is used to winning. The 5-foot-8 guard helped and often led the Baldwin girls basketball team to three WPIAL playoffs appearances in her four high school seasons, including two appearances in the state playoffs and a WPIAL runner-up campaign. Figures then that Nurkic has been a great fit at Duquesne University, where the now-sophomore has been big a part of the 2012-13 Dukes' 17-3 overall record, including a 6-0 mark in the Atlantic 10 Conference, good for a first-place tie. A season ago, Nurkic, on a basketball scholarship at Duquesne, saw action in every game for the Dukes—averaging 3.4 points—and helped them to a 20-12 mark and a berth in the Women's National Invitation …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Baldwin native has an amazing story to tell.
UPDATE: CBS has officially delayed this story's broadcast. Check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates. A Baldwin-Whitehall resident is a participant in a groundbreaking study whose findings are tentatively scheduled to be broadcast nationally on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, immediately following the Pittsburgh Steelers-Dallas Cowboys telecast. However, the Newtown, CT, tragedy may delay the story's broadcast at least a week as CBS may instead focus on the school shootings. Nevertheless, the study's findings are due to be published online on Monday by the British medical journal The Lancet. The identity of this Baldwin Borough native has been kept quiet at the request of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check out Tuesday's results here.
Read below for Tuesday's results of federal/statewide races. And click here for local results of the same general election. (All results are unofficial until certified.) President Barack Obama won in Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and The Associated Press. Obama also won overall re-election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey also won in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Casey's opponent, Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith, conceded at 10:30 p.m. Prior to Tuesday's vote, influential Pennsylvania political insiders differed on the key to winning the Keystone State for President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Republicans said that the role of undecided and …