Monday, January 28, 2013
The Carmike Maxi-Saver closed on Sunday night.
What will I do for popcorn now? The Century III area's Maxi-Saver 12 is no more. Well, the building is still there. But if you wanna watch a somewhat old (or just plain awful) movie for $1, you'll have to check out a Redbox. Even then, it's actually $1.20. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Carmike Cinemas-operated Maxi-Saver found on Mountain View Drive in West Mifflin Borough screened its last movies on Sunday night. Hitchcock, at 1 hour and 38 minutes of run time and a 9:55 p.m. start, was the last movie to show. Skyfall, at 2 hours and 23 minutes and starting at 9:45 p.m., was the last movie to end. The reason for the theater's closure is still unknown, but it sure seems permanent. A U-Haul truck was in its parking lot by …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
These cases from the Pittsburgh area did not have a happy ending, but finding those missing persons might have brought closure to families.
As early as this July, people in the law enforcement community knew that the remains of Amanda Sue Myers of Pittsburgh had been identified through DNA comparison. However, it was only about a week ago when Pittsburgh police finally released the news. In July, two separate sources told Patch that Myers had been identified but that police wanted to hold off on releasing information until some interviews had been conducted. Amanda, who was 22 years old at the time of her death, was last seen alive in Pittsburgh at the end of 1999 but may have been in Florida and Tennessee as late as April 2000. She was not reported missing until 2007, according to the Pennsylvania Missing Persons website. Known unofficially as Homestead Jane Doe, Amanda was …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A woman's body was discovered in the river near Fox Chapel in 2003, but she has never been identified.
The Allegheny River is pretty in the fall. The colors of the leaves reflect off of the water, and when the sky is blue, it can look like a picture postcard. But sometimes, all that's pretty from a distance isn't as beautiful up close and under the surface. Sometimes, the Allegheny River carries litter, tree limbs and other debris from far upstream. On Oct. 23, 2003, a worker saw something in the middle of the river channel off of Old Freeport Road near the Fox Chapel Yacht Club in O'Hara Township that, at night, looked like garbage. The next day, at approximately 10 a.m., the (debris) came closer to shore. At that point, a worker suspected that it might be a body and called 911. A woman's body, wrapped in a blue blanket and bound with duct…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Both Republicans and Democrats came out to support the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund on Thursday night.
Usually, audiences at the Pittsburgh Improv are laughing at politicians, but, at Candidates' Comedy Night, they were laughing with them. The fundraiser for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund had politicians reaching across the aisles on Thursday night so that their constituents could roll in them. Among those taking to The Waterfront stage in Homestead Borough to tell jokes, perform skits and even sing for charity were seven politicians directly representing parts of Baldwin-Whitehall: incumbent Democrat Jay Costa, of Pennsylvania's 43rd Senatorial District, which includes Baldwin Borough; Lawrence Maggi, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives' 18th District of Pennsylvania, including Whitehall Borough; …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The fifth annual event will spotlight the comedic talents of candidates running for political office in November's general election to raise money for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.
Some national, state and local candidates running in November's general elections will be trading the campaign trail for the Pittsburgh Improv stage at The Waterfront in Homestead Borough this Thursday to present a night of comedy to benefit area children. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Candidates' Comedy Night spotlights the comedic talents of candidates—including seven directly representing parts of Baldwin-Whitehall—in a fundraiser to benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. Among this year's featured performers are: Mike Doyle, an incumbent and Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives' 14th District of Pennsylvania, which includes Baldwin Township and Baldwin Borough; Hans Lessmann, Doyle's Republican …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
On Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 11 and 12, all police, firefighters and EMTs can get a free You Pick Two meal.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Panera Bread is showing appreciation to community heroes. On Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 11 and 12, all 28 Pittsburgh-area Panera Bread cafés will honor local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. By wearing their uniforms or showing a service identification card or badge, those individuals can receive a free You Pick Two meal. Click here for the menu. (Scroll down to page 2.) There are four Panera Bread locations near the Baldwin-Whitehall area: “Panera Bread likes to support the communities in which they are placed and the people in them,” said Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises, in a press release. “Our local first-responder community heroes protect and serve us every day. Panera looks …