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

Disabled hunters ably hunt in Bethel Park

- An organization that helps disabled hunters get back out in the field is turning its eyes toward coyotes, and soon, turkey as well.

Allegheny Health Network part of new “obesity balloon” trial

- The first U.S. trial of balloons inflated in the stomach to curb appetite is happening at Allegheny Health Network.

Almanac On-Air week of April 22

- South Fayette commissioners in dire straits; Peters Twp. school board looking to trim the budget while adding support staff; and doughnuts–doughnuts everywhere! It's all in this week's podcast recap of Sou...

South Fayette breaks ground on new playground

- A new playground set to open in June at Fairview Park-the kind of project township officals hope the South Fayette Community Fund could provide for in the future.

Tensions run high at South Fayette commissioners meeting

- Bad blood was dredged up among commissioners and the public as a lawsuit filed by a commissioner against the township put the board on edge at the April 15 South Fayette Township meeting.

“Apps of Hate” discussion at area schools

- Middle school students discussed the destrcutive nature of anonymous cyber bullying and ways to combat it; as well as legislation that could punish offenders.

South Fayette commissioner sues township, board members

- A South Fayette commissioner says in a federal lawsuit he was blindsided by a "a craven display of political cowardice and vengeance" after a vote to censure him for seeking legal opinons from the solicitor.

Full closure inbound I-376, April 17-20

- Getting into Pittsburgh will be a challenge for motorists the weekend of April 17-20.

Almanac On-Air week of April 15

- Terror threats, adolescent FBI trainees, new development in South Fayette and the trial of Gold E. Locks­-all featured in this week's Almanac On-Air.

Bethel Park council puts police chief referendum to voters

- Bethel Park voters will have the chance in November to allow the police chief to report to one person instead of every council member.

Traffic alerts for South Fayette, Green Tree and Scott

- Construction work continues in South Fayette, Green Tree and Scott during the week of April 13.

Mike Super wows with magic at South Fayette

- Mike Super put on an impressive and laugh-filled magic show to benefit the South Fayette hockey team on April 11.

Changes in child abuse laws as advocates sought

- New laws are protecting more children from abuse, but with increases in protections, there is an increased need for child advocate volunteers.

Students return to Seton-La Salle High School after threat

- Seton-La Salle High School is closed for a third day due to a threat of violence that came via email.

Organ donation event brings families together

- Families shared heartwrenching stories of loss and redemption at an organ donation event at St. Clair Hospital.

Don’t trash around this litter lady

- Sandy Dunlop was caught by the Almanac several years ago cleaning up litter. She's doing it again in a new neighborhood.

South Fayette receives two proposals for Star City

- Two developers presented differing visions for Star City, and the board of commissioners heard suggestions to partner with Upper St. Clair for Independence Day fireworks.

Allegheny Council again punts on restaurant grading system

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Despite approval from the Allegheny County Health Department in September, the proposed system to rate restaurants with a posted A-B-C letter grade was once again sent to the health and human services subcommittee at cou...

Char Valley student selected for FBI program

- She wore an FBI bracelet and a quarter-coin necklace with a stamped-out handgun. Little wonder that 16-year-old Brittany Reinstadtler was selected to be the FBI National Academy Associates Western Pa. candidate ...

Almanac On-Air week of April 8

- Deer landscaping, (human) health rankings, grocery stores closing and The Almanac's basketball MVP–all in this week's podcast.

Rep. Ortitay hears constituents’ concerns

- Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-South Fayette) held open houses at his offices in South Fayette and Burgettstown on April 6.

USC changing ordinances for Wi-fi towers

- Upper St. Clair has continued a public hearing reguarding ordinances for Wi-fi towers to May.

“Deer doctor” coming to Mt. Lebanon April 25-27

- The overriding reason cited for the failed and controversial deer cull in Mt. Lebanon was traffic trouble and auto accidents with the skittish animals. In a bid to quell concerns of another problem often mention...

Traffic alert for Green Tree, Scott

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PennDOT crews will be conducting milling and repaving work on Greentree Road in Scott Township and Green Tree Borough the week of April 6.

New Microsoft tablet unveiled to little fanfare

- In light of Microsoft's newest tablet, area businesses and school districts weigh in on their preferences.

Allegheny County improves in some health rankings, declines in others

- Though premature deaths are declining in Allegheny County, a new report shows the factors contributing to it are not.

Planned power outages in South Fayette April 7

- Some residents in South Fayette will lose power for at least an hour on April 7.

Almanac On-Air week of April 1

- This week's podcast looks at new security at Peters Twp. School District, the ongoing ethical considerations of assisted suicide; and The Almanac debuts a new sports podcast Friday.

Upper St. Clair holding hearing on new CVS Pharmacy

- Upper St. Clair will hold a public hearing on May 4 to review an application for construction of a CVS Pharmacy on Washington Road.

Allegheny County road restrictions; PennDOT hosts online meeting

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PennDOT crews will be do paving, drilling and research work on various roads in Allegheny County March 31-April 2, weather permitting. Intermittent, short-term lane restrictions will occur in each direction as needed fro...

Spring showers bring insurance woes

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Frozen pipes make way for flooded basements as Spring brings rain that may catch homeowners off guard. In 2014, Pennsylvania was the number seven leading state for insurance claims related to water damage with 14,235 cla...

Study: Pa. employers favoring tech degrees

- A new study from Georgetown University shows Pennsylvania employers are extra picky right now, and they're looking for people with tech and sales experience. Reporter David Singer runs down the data in this podc...

Jell-O takes the cake at St. Winifred

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No one expects to walk out of a fish fry recovering from a sugar coma, but that’s what happened after sampling the desserts at St. Winifred Church in Mt. Lebanon.

USC panel talks ethics in emergency care, assisted suicide

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When Hurricane Katrina leveled New Orleans in 2005, it left hospitals in disarray, with flood waters swallowing power generators and thousands of people pouring into the buildings seeking life-saving care. As resources w...

Upper St. Clair reaches three-year deal with support staff

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Custodians, food servers and other support staff employed by the Upper St. Clair School District have reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that gives workers a 1.8 percent pay increase.

Almanac On-Air week of March 25

- The deer cull is over. Police will be cracking down on aggressive driving on Route 50. And as the May primary nears, some political dust ups in South Fayette. These headlines and sports part of the Almanac On-Ai...

Torrente apartments open

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The first tenants have already moved in as phase two of the 220-unit Torrente apartment complex nears its August 2015 completion date.

Aggressive driving blitz along Route 50

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Police are cranking up aggressive driving patrols in hopes motorists will take more care around construction crews working along Route 50.

SF, USC students continue real-world manufacturing work

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First it was designing solutions for products manufactured by All-Clad. The collaborative encore for students from South Fayette and Upper St. Clair school districts included streamlining work flow, collating data from w...

Cardillo-Wagenhoffer asks South Fayette board to censure Gabriel

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With just over two months before the May 19 primary election, some political dust-ups happened in South Fayette Township. At the March 18 board of commissioners voting meeting, commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer i...

Notre Dame Marching Band plays at Our Lady of Grace

- It was quite the surprise for students at Our Lady of Grace School in Scott Township, as the Notre Dame marching band dropped in the afternoon of March 18 to play some pop hits and teach them a little bit about ...

South Fayette contractors reveal $37 million construction costs

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Representatives with PJ Dick construction and Eckles Architecture have shown their hands when it comes to the overall cost of proposed renovations and expansions in the South Fayette School District.

Bethel Park, Chartiers Valley high schools win rack contest

- It was a group of over 28 students from Bethel Park and one lone student from Chartiers Valley who won the top two prizes in The Almanac's newspaper art rack contest.

Almanac On-Air week of March 18

- It's a law still in Pennsylvania that allows teens as young as 14 to make their own mental health and medical decisions. Hear what needs to change according to one local lawmaker. Mt. Lebanon's newcomer property...

South Fayette applying for 'smart' traffic lights

- South Fayette township applied for an adaptive traffic light system through PennDOT that would replace eight signals along Route 50 and Washington Pike in an attempt to ease traffic congestion.

South Fayette applying for ‘smart’ traffic lights

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South Fayette township has applied for an adaptive traffic light system through PennDOT that would replace eight signals along Route 50 and Washington Pike in an attempt to ease traffic congestion.

Mental health event highlights privacy hurdles

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Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) said it was a solemn reminder to host the second annual Children and Youth Disability and Mental Health Summit at the Beth El Congregation, where Richard Baumhammers started his...

Former car dealer office manager sentenced for stealing $700k

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The former officer manager of Three Rivers Volkswagen has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison, 3 years probation following release and was ordered to pay $397,000 in restitution after she pleaded guilty to st...

Game commission: first deer killed in Mt. Lebanon

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An official with the Pennsylvania Game Commission said the first three deer have been killed and sent to local meat processors as part of the controversial deer culling program.

Almanac On-Air week of March 11

- Peters Township looking to fill the soon-to-be depleted ranks of the police department. Upper St. Clair school district weighing whether to renew an expensive lease. And you'll be picking up Almanac newspapers i...