David Singer

Multimedia Reporter
Phone No:
724-949-1198

Email:
dsinger@thealmanac.net

Bio: Washington County native formerly of KDKA, WJPA Radio now shooting video, photography and covering the South Hills, Upper St. Clair and South Fayette.

Department: News

Stories written by David Singer

South Fayette still seeking Star City proposals

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The only formal request for proposal received by South Fayette township to develop the abandoned Star City site on Millers Run Road has come from Burns and Scalo, but lacks specifics on finances.

South Fayette police, employees running marathon relay

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The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon relay usually requires a five-member team to plod along its 26.2 mile route through Pittsburgh neighborhoods. But come race day on May 3, it’ll be a four-man te...

St. Clair Hospital newborns start with art

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Matthew Conboy believes children aren’t getting enough exposure to fine art, so he has reached out to three regional hospitals to provide parents and their newborns the work of professional photographers and artis...

USC, Peters, S. Fayette in state’s top 10 safest communities

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According to the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report, three South Hills communities have come in the top 10 list of safest places to live. Peters Township came in ninth place, Upper St. Clair eighth and South Fayette seventh. ...

Bethel Park, police communities support Fabus family

- Church bells rang, and wet, cold snow fell on dozens of Bethel Park residents who lined Brightwood Road, many holding “Stay Joey Strong” signs, the morning of Jan. 26 as at least 30 police department...

Sickweather app handy for travelers, parents

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As Allegheny County health officials continue to warn residents they’re in the middle of a bad flu season, a website-turned-phone-application is allowing users to check when they’re in a “sick hot sp...

South Fayette elementary students getting iPads

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Come March, first and second grade students will take home one of the 525 iPad Air tablets that the South Fayette School Board voted to lease for at least four years at the Jan. 21 workshop meeting. The cost of $249,600 ...

Group vows to save tavern

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Lee Harris made it no secret he wants to demolish the historic Old Stone Tavern so he can operate his West End masonry business with more ease. But he is holding out–so far–so that a group of volunteers can...

Almanac On-Air week of Jan. 21

- An Upper St. Clair man defended his home with a gun. Peters Township held its first hearing on new zoning for gas drilling. And the inbound Fort Pitt tunnel is scheduled to close this weekend. These headlines an...

Study: Segregation worsening in Pa. schools

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The number of “intensely segregated” schools in Pennsylvania has doubled since 1990 to 11 percent, according to a study from the University of California Los Angeles. The study also said white enrollment in...

Seniors get help on MLK Day

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Mt. Lebanon Police officers and Allstate Insurance employees spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day helping seniors with tasks around their homes. Check the above photo slideshow to see how seniors with Mt. Lebanon Village go...

USC homeowner fends off burglars with gun

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Two masked burglars were confronted by a gun-wielding Upper St. Clair resident and never made it inside his home. Jeffrey Valperga heard the two men slamming on the front door of his Walther Lane home around 3:45 a.m. Ja...

DEP awards grants for natural gas vehicles

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Giant Eagle and Waste Management are two local organizations among 18 in the state that the Department of Environmental Protection has awarded part of $7.3 million in grant monies for the companies to purchase vehicles t...

South Fayette considers another residential development

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It’s the hilly, diverse topography not available in Pittsburgh or already-developed suburbs that builders are seeking in South Fayette. That’s the word from Laurel Developers’ Marty Gillespie, who pi...

Mike McCormick running for Washington County commissioner

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Mike McCormick says he has a vision to grow and expand the prosperity Washington County has been met with over the past decade.

Almanac On-Air week of Jan. 14

- Peters, USC and Mt. Lebo school districts--all likely to raise taxes. A Bethel Park man who ran a fraudulent mortgage firm in Upper St. Clair is going to federal prison. Bethel Park is getting some new apartment...

Prison for Bethel Park man who ran USC mortgage firm

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The 50-year-old owner of a former Upper St. Clair mortgage firm was sentenced Jan. 12 to five years in federal prison for fraud.

USC students first in region in Verizon app competition

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A six-student team from Upper St. Clair High School’s Gifted program has won first place in Pennsylvania and now the first in the Midwestern region in Verizon’s National App Challenge, beating out 1,099 oth...

Glare causes bus vs. van crash

- A fender bender between two Peters Township High School student transport vehicles resulted in no injuries, a district spokeswoman said. Both vehicles, a bus and a van, were reportedly drivable after the acciden...

January good time to test for radon

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With winter temperatures cooping up homeowners, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding everyone that winter is the best time to test for radioactive radon because it can become concentrated ...

Worst Flu season since 2012

- The word from Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Karen Hacker is December-February is set to be the worst flu season since 2012, with over 2,300 reported cases and at least three deaths in the county linked to...

Bethel Park man accused of illegally collecting unemployment

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A Bethel Park man has turned himself in on charges he fraudulently filed for and received over $38,000 in unemployment benefits.

USC considers new Dunkin’ Donuts

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A new joint-retail location a developer is seeking to build at the site of Allen’s Auto Services would be anchored by a Dunkin’ Donuts. The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners heard from Mike Orie, opera...

Almanac On-Air week of Jan. 7

- It's our first major winter snowfall, but South Hills neighborhoods have plenty of salt. Area police and the FBI have their hands full with a string of robberies in the area. Consol Energy Retirees marched on th...

UPDATE: Weekend Ft. Pitt Tunnel work cancelled

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PennDOT is cancelling weekend ceiling tile removal work in the inbound side of the Fort Pitt Tunnel due to low temperatures. Spokesman Steve Cowan said the work would be rescheduled for another weekend.

Youth employment hits 70-year low

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Hitting the job market as a young American is tough, as new data show youth employment is at its worst since World War II. According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 6.5 million people ages 16-24 are u...

Bank Robbery in Scott Township

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Blustery winter weather on New Year’s Eve made for a convenient disguise as a masked man robbed the the First National Bank branch location in Scott Township.

Gas taxes, transit fees going up in 2015

- As of Jan 1. state officials will have unwrapped a belated gift for the commonwealth's transportation coffers: another portion of the gasoline tax. But motorists are likely to view it as another piece of coal am...

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 31

- Gas taxes and transit fees are going up in 2015. The SpringHill Suites Marriot Hotel in Mt. Lebanon--finally open. And a little girl in Bethel Park who happens to be a G.I. Joe fan got her makeover wish granted....

Cousin Eddie mannequin 'kidnapped'

- 'Twas the morning before Christmas, when a loud slamming door let Dan Hartman know his beer-holding Cousin Eddie mannequin had been stolen.

Holiday safety: Pa. no. 4 in nation for house fires

- December is the number one month for home fire claims, and Pennsylvania is ranked fourth in the nation for December claims, according to data from State Farm Insurance. The national numbers from 2013 show there ...

Active shooter drill preps South Fayette, Bridgeville police

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Sargent John Leininger has a four-leaf clover tattoo, but he, along with a dozen other officers from South Fayette and Bridgeville police departments, aren’t dealing with potential active shooter situations with s...

Amnesia robs Scott Township man's memory

- If you ask A.J. Campbell how old he is, he'll tell you he's 18. But, he's actually 21. Campbell was resting at boxing practice on July 18 when he suffered a still undiagnosed cardiac arrest. His brain didn't rec...

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 24

- The Mt. Lebanon deer hunt has been cancelled. Peters Township school district may raise taxes. A Scott Township man has had his mind ravaged by Amnesia. These headlines and sports, part of the Almanac On-Air pod...

USC, SF students problem-solve for All-Clad

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Students at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair school districts are for the first time working together to provide solutions to real-world problems. Working as consultants for All-Clad Metal Crafters in Canonsburg, seven ...

South Fayette teachers get new contract

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After 16 months of negotiations between district officials and the local teacher’s union, South Fayette teachers have a new five-year contract starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Sen. Smith re-introduces pregnancy protection bill

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State Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) has re-introduced a bill to ensure employers take care of pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Senate Bill 40) would require employers to provide “reasonab...

Upper St. Clair family builds massive holiday display

- It looks like a dream collaboration between Charles Dickens and Norman Rockwell, but the 15 by 15 foot Christmas display inside an Upper St. Clair home is a family project more than 20 years in the making.

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 17

- A woman gets probation for fatally shooting her cousin. Mt. Lebanon holding a deer hunt the day after Christmas. Peters Township passes its budget and Bethel Park High School removing senior class projects as a ...

Woman gets probation in USC shooting

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A Missouri woman who said she accidentally shot her cousin was sentenced to five years probation in her home state after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Dec. 16.

Drainage work on Rt. 88 in Bethel Park

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PennDOT crews will be restricting traffic on Route 88 in Bethel Park to conduct drainage work starting Wednesday, Dec. 17, weather permitting.

Peters Township Library unveils Maker Space tech

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The Peters Township Library’s Maker Space is setting up to be a place where a kid can design a logo for grandma to embroider, or print the logo as a 3D figurine.

South Fayette passes budget, launches website

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The South Fayette township board of commissioners voted to approve a $9.79 million spending budget for 2015 at its Dec. 10 voting meeting, holding property taxes at 3.48 mils. The board also approved three tax abatement ...

USC, Scott, Peters expanding recycling

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Come spring, Upper St. Clair, Scott and Peters Townships will have expanded their current recycling program to allow for bigger pickups.

Peters Township approves new energy broker

- Switching from their current energy broker On Demand Energy, Peters Township council members voted to approve a switch to LiveEnergy.com to hunt for the best deals on electricity.

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 10

- A thwarted robbery attempt in Bethel Park. A journalist turned lawman says we're in a new era of extremists recruiting new terrorists. And a day after receiving the honor of being the nation's oldest Eagle Scout...

Some Dormont customers to be without water Wednesday

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Pennsylvania American Water crews will be making improvements to its water systems on Dec. 10 on Potomac Avenue from Banksville Road to Broadway Avenue, which will require temporary disruption of water service to custome...

South Fayette Township re-branding

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The website for South Fayette township is getting a fresh coat of paint and rolling out with a new interface the week of Dec. 9.

Delayed: Boyce Road remains closed through Friday

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Boyce Road between Mayview and Hunting Ridge Roads will remain closed until Saturday, December 13, 2014, said Pennsylvania American Water spokesman Gary Lobaugh.

Boyce Road scheduled to reopen Dec. 9

- Commuters rejoice: Boyce Road is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to Pennsylvania American Water.