David Singer

Multimedia Reporter
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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

Peters Township Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years

- Tom Storey hasn't yet called for an ambulance while delivering meals to some of his 100 year-old clients.

Water main break closes McMillan Road

- A 12-inch water main break has closed McMillan Road between Ft. Couch and Painters Run Roads in Upper St. Clair.

Upper St. Clair receives $23k for recycling program

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Grants totaling $30,571 have been awarded to Upper St. Clair and other townships for continuing their recycling programs.

EPA hosts carbon pollution meetings in Pittsburgh

- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding meetings in Pittsburgh on July 31 and August 1 at the William S. Moorehead Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Avenue with hearings going from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Solar car chargers open in Robinson

- You can now charge your car in addition to your credit card while shopping in the Mall at Robinson.

Fire in Mt. Lebanon injures one

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A woman suffered smoke inhalation after a grease fire started at 9:34 a.m. inside her kitchen at 15 Bower Hill Road.

Castle Shannon mayor wins Pa. Mayor of the Year

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Donald Baumgarten says it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. The 81 year-old mayor of Castle Shannon has earned the respect of his peers and recognition across the commonwealth, winning the 43rd annual...

Phone scam in South Fayette

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Phone scammers routing calls from Jamaica are contacting South Hills residents and posing as representatives with Publisher’s Clearing House. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said the callers...

South Fayette school board nixes federal lunch requirements

- South Fayette school district lunches will stay the same for 2014-15. The school board voted at its July 22 meeting to approve the recommendation of food service director Tricia Wood to maintain prices and a la ...

Court: real estate agents need not disclose murders, suicides

- Pennsylvania realtors do not have to worry about disclosing murder-suicides to potential buyers. The Pa. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on July 21 that such grisly events do not constitute material defects and ...

I-79 traffic restrictions

- PennDOT is announcing single lane closures starting July 24 in Collier, Scott and Robinson townships along a nearly five mile stretch of I-79 between Bridgeville and Campbells Run Road.

Tick bites, Lyme disease up in Allegheny County

- When it comes to Lyme disease, don't wait to see a bullseye. The Allegheny County Health Department Director is advising those who go outdoors to be vigilant as there were 145 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2...

St. Clair Hospital celebrates 60 years

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Piano jazz and the smell of grilled scallops greeted over 200 guests at the annual St. Clair Hospital Summer Swing fundraiser on July 18, as hospital leadership celebrated 60 years of growth at St. Clair Country Club. <...

Kous Kous Cafe owner finds lessons in teaching

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Abdel Khila is always trying to find the time to keep Kous Kous Cafe open when people want to eat his sweet and spicy Moroccan fare.

South Fayette Township seeks input on flood plan

- South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners is seeking public input on its new flood plan ahead of a Sept. 25 deadline to update ordinances to meet federal law.

County Parks host basketball camps

- The Allegheny County Parks Department has announced that it will host “Play Well Allegheny Basketball Camps” in Boyce Park, August 7-9, and in South Park, August 11-13. Each three-day camp is open to...

South Fayette school board mulls expansion

- Costs for any potential expansions and renovations at South Fayette School District will stay secret for now. After the district denied the Tribune-Review's right to know request citing "pre-decisional deliberat...

Two trapped after car, T crash in Castle Shannon

- Red line T service was temporarily shut down and two people were taken to St. Clair hospital after the car they were riding in collided with a T train in Castle Shannon.

New law prohibits minors from tanning

- It'll be spray-on tans for most prom goers from now on. New state regulations take effect this month requiring tanning salons to turn away 17 year-olds. The Indoor Tanning Regulation Act requires any salon or gy...

Stormwater law frees homeowners to build infrastructure

- A new law allows property owners to stave off potential floods without municipal authorities. Senate Bill 1255, which passed in May, allows property owners to implement stormwater management practices to stem th...

Lawrence Music, Stratocaster celebrate 60 years

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Lawrence Music in Castle Shannon has seen three owners in 60 years, but not a change in name.

'I Can Talk' camp helps kids communicate

- Eden Guizar loves music, but she can't sing the lyrics of her favorite songs. The 11 year-old from State College has returned for her second year at “I Can Talk” camp at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This ...

Bethel Park woman drowns after trying to save son

- A Bethel Park woman has died after attempting to rescue her son from drowning in Lake Erie. Kristen Stefan, 37, reportedly drowned off the shore of West Haven Beach near Westfield, N.Y. around 2:30 p.m. on July ...

Pa. American Water Union workers still on strike

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Union utility workers with Pennsylvania American Water haven’t been on the job since June 18, after an offer the week before from the company to give workers a $2.20 hourly increase and other incremental increases...

Windermere residents protest First Energy clear-cutting trees

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Homeowners in Windermere are protesting First Energy’s plan to clear cut trees and spray herbicide along a seven mile stretch in Peters Township before the end of August. A First Energy spokesman said the work is ...

Lyft, Uber ride share companies see growing support

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Ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber now have support from state legislators in both the house and senate. State Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) has introduced legislation (SB 1457) that would require the compani...

Pennsylvania regulations deter competitive internet

- Internet providers like Verizon and Comcast have maintained a stranglehold over high speed access to the web. Though a growing number of city-run and nonprofit broadband networks are emerging to combat high pric...

Upper St. Clair Commissioners delay developers, approve park improvements

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Upper St. Clair Township board of commissioners voted 5-2 to table a preliminary subdivision approval for developers seeking to advance construction of five residential lots along Shenandoah Drive. The commissioners vote...

Study: One third of patients receive “inappropriate” knee surgeries

- A recent study finds nearly one third of knee replacement patients don't necessarily need them. There are nearly 600,000 knee surgeries a year and there has been a 162 percent increase in Medicare patients obtai...

Children's Hospital opening in South Fayette

- UPMC plans to move its outpatient pediatric healthcare services from Bethel Park to South Fayette by the end of September. The new Children's Hospital South, at 100 Hickory Grade Road in Bridgeville, is right of...

Doug and Alexis Vitale move into Peters Township ‘smart home’

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Alexis Vitale can now move her husband out of bed without the assistance of others. Organizers unveiled on Independence Day a new 3,000 square foot colonial-style ‘smart home’ at 445 Longleaf Drive where sh...

South Fayette school board president refuses release of public records

- The South Fayette school board president has twice denied media requests for public records on potential costs of high school expansion options. Leonard Fornella, an attorney, denied the records to a Tribune-Rev...

State Senator Matt Smith hosting identity theft seminar

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Hackers who once relied solely on computers’ vulnerabilities are more than ever tricking susceptible victims into forfeiting their own sensitive information. The Federal Bureau of Investigations reported it had re...

Hobby Lobby case could broadly impact Pennsylvania workers

- The 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that allows companies to use religious objections to avoid paying for contraceptive coverage could have an impact on other issues in the workplace from gay rights to vaccinations. Ke...

Record number of bald eagles in Pennsylvania

- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has released its mid-year report on bald eagles showing a comeback since the birds were on the state’s threatened list for 30 years. The bald eagle was removed from the thr...

Allegheny County extends deadline for same-sex couples

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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has given county employees in same-sex domestic partnerships another year to marry to acquire county benefits. “The July 31, 2014 date that was originally set is too aggr...

Corbett refuses budget over pensions

- Governor Tom Corbett refused to sign the $29.1 billion budget sent to him Monday from the state legislature saying it doesn’t address pensions. Apparently giving up on his fight for liquor control reform t...

DEP: Radioactive container missing in Mt. Lebanon

- The Department of Environmental Protection and Mt. Lebanon Police are looking for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material. DEP spokesman John Poister said it was last used by t...

Mt. Lebanon native performing at Regatta

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Mt. Lebanon native Melanie Meriney has returned home from Nashville for a week to perform a mix of country originals at the Pittsburgh EQT Three Rivers Regatta 4:30 p.m. July 3. The 23 year-old graduated from Belmont Uni...

Google Business View gets customers inside South Hills stores

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Cynthia Phillips knows competition. After performing for three years with the Radio City Rockettes, she now owns and directs the Kickline Dance Studio close to four other dance workshops along a mile stretch of Georgetow...

Police chiefs, professor weigh-in on Supreme Court phone privacy ruling

- A unanimous 9-0 Supreme Court decision keeps police out of your phone so long as they don’t have a warrant or have an “exigent need” to access it during a crime or to prevent one. Bethel Park a...

Free swim lessons in South Park, Allegheny County pools

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Lifeguards at Allegheny County pools will offer free swim lessons to children every Tuesday and Thursday, July 1-24.

PennDOT, D.A. Announce July 4th DUI Blitz

- There were 256 alcohol-related crashes and 11 fatalities across Pennsylvania last year during the week of Independence Day. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr., PennDOT and the DUI Association...