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

Religious leaders show we can make peace

- Thoughts, opinions and fodder from the South Hills.

Flooding reported around South Hills

- A photo series showing flooding around the region.

Almanac On-Air week of March 4

- This week's headlines in a 2-minute podcast.

Dormont manager sidesteps alleged firing by resigning

- Dormont's 10th manager in 11 years has apparently resigned to stop council from firing him.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse coming to South Hills Village

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Barring any unlikely safety issues cropping up, a BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse could soon be next to Bonefish Grill at South Hills Village Mall.

Protesters rally against deer cull on Connor Road

- Over two dozen protesters gathered the afternoon of Feb. 28 at one of the conservation sites on Connor Road designated for deer culling in Mt. Lebanon Township.

Protesters rally against deer cull on Connor Road

- Over a dozen protesters gathered Feb. 28 on one of the conservation sites on Connor Road designated for deer culling in Mt. Lebanon Township.

Dragon Dancing at Peters Library

- Chinese New Year was celebrated the week of Feb. 19 in the namesake country, an annual tradition of days-long fireworks, loud music and dragons.

Fire destroys Upper St. Clair townhouse

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Raylynn Porco was just putting down her 18-month old son A.J. for a nap when she and her boyfriend smelled what they described as wires and rubber burning. Porco, and her boyfriend, Matt, ran downstairs from their third-...

South Fayette, Upper St. Clair post prelim budgets

- Upper St. Clair School District has posted its $73,169,752 proposed spending budget for 2015-16 with a .8398 mil increase, which amounts to $84 more in property taxes for a home valued at $100,000. Numbers are l...

Scott, Golden Center Living compel Mt. Lebanon to amend deer plan

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After Scott Township commissioners passed a resolution opposing deer culling in Twin Hills Park, Mt. Lebanon officials say they will abide their request not to bait, corral and shoot deer in the park.

Almanac On-Air week of Feb. 25

- A federal rule requiring 1,000-feet setbacks for guns has Mt. Lebanon moving its deer culling operations. An Upper St. Clair man has been arrested on child porn charges. And a South Fayette Commissioner has ente...

Secret fish sauce at St. Joan of Arc

- I burnt my mouth biting into my fried fish sandwich and looked over in regret. “She has something different,” I thought. It was a fish taco. The orthodoxy of Lenten fish fries has been overthrown.

Char-Valley students honoring Korean War veterans

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Last year, Chartiers Valley High School students re-dedicated a World War II plaque to the combat veterans whose 17 names are listed below the memorial bell on the far side of the district’s football field. This y...

Final weekend closure of inbound Ft. Pitt Tunnel

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It’ll be the final full closure of the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel at least for the season as PennDOT crews conduct ceiling removal work Feb. 20-23.

Bethel Park woman who previously stole from cheerleaders sentenced for wire fraud

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United States Attorney David Hickton announced Feb. 19 that Mary L. Schneir, 42, of Fruitwood Drive, was sentenced to two years, three months in prison for bilking $54,145 from her former Upper St. Clair employer.

South Fayette outlines near-future developments

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Several restaurants and a local bank will soon be moving in next to Aldi at 3013 Washington Pike. Brentwood Bank, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Jimmy John’s and Starbucks are all slated to open up by mid-summer, accordi...

Preppin’ to fry fish

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The volunteers at St. Benedict the Abbot Church in Peters Township are gearing up for Friday’s lunch and dinner seafood fare. The Feb. 19 prep work mainly involved breading cod filets for the deep fryer. See a ful...

Frostbite cases reported at Canonsburg Hospital

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At least three people had gone to the emergency room at Canonsburg hospital through Feb. 18 for treatment of frostbite. One of the most serious cases involved a man in his 50s whose car ran out of gas, forcing him to wal...

Mt. Lebanon receives official OK to cull deer

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Mt. Lebanon township has received a permit from the Pennsylvania Game Commission to lure and shoot up to 150 deer in public park areas through March 31.

Almanac On-Air week of Feb. 18

- In this week's issue tech guru David Pogue predicts the future of computers. We've got word on terrorism policy from Army War College Officers after they visited Peters Township Library. And It's the beginning o...

Tracking in the Outdoor Classroom

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Fresh fallen snow made it difficult to identify specific animals’ tracks, but “Nature” Don McGuirk didn’t leave kids without some practical tips to make some good bets.

Locally-filmed series on Freemasons seeks backers

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A drunken Samuel Westfall makes his way to New York in 1789 planning only to witness the inauguration of George Washington as America’s first president. But the former Revolutionary War scout and post rider ends u...

Ft. Pitt Tunnel, Parkway delays and closures start Feb. 13

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The inbound side of the Fort Pitt Tunnel will be closed to traffic starting at 10 p.m., Feb 13 so crews can conduct ceiling tile removal and various repair work.

Outreach Teen & Family Services advises parents on stress

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Just by their title alone, parents face enough stress to knot themselves into pretzel-like contortions. The anxiety that can launch you past slight neurosis to full-on panic attack doesn’t ever go away, and it sta...

Army War College officers visit Peters Library

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Torture is torture, and evidence gained from its use is inadmissible in tribunal courts trying terrorists or civilian combatants, according to an Army Judge Advocate General.

Almanac On-Air week of Feb. 11

- Bethel Park school district's former site of the Logan Elementary school has been announced as the future site of a senior housing development. Reporter Mike Jones talked with mall security officials how, if any...

Hanging out at David's Music House

- It's a Saturday afternoon and inside David's Music House parents, grandparents and other supporters of the roughly 20 or so children performing in ensemble showcases are packed inside the “living room̶...

School of Rock opens in Castle Shannon

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When taking music lessons at a place called School of Rock, you know what you’re getting. But prospective students might be surprised to learn they’ll be getting tips and tricks from genuine rock n’ ...

Blogger Nicky D shares a Valentine’s Day menu

- Baked pasta is better reheated, according to fictitious mob-boss wife Carmela Soprano. Real Italian-American cook Nicole Shadel – known as Nicky D to most – would differ a bit on that point.

Political pulse: pot, pensions and liquor privatization

- The computer before freshman state legislator Jason Ortitay (R-S. Fayette) lit up with scores of emails, each a memo of a bill he could co-sponsor.

Almanac On-Air week of Feb. 4, 2015

- A 2-year-old has Leukemia and the child's South Park family is holding a blood drive in his honor. Mt. Lebanon police are looking for recruits in their upcoming Citizens Police Academy. And South Fayette element...

David Pogue talks disruptive tech in Town Hall South lecture

- He drove all night, arriving at 4:45 a.m. the day of the lecture because all flights out of snow-covered New York City were cancelled. That's not the kind of disruption of technology how-to columnist and author ...

Family sets up Joey Fabus Cancer Foundation

- David Fabus said he is overwhelmed with support from complete strangers after his 8-year-old son, Joey, died from an inoperable brain tumor on Jan. 21.

Peters man competes on “King of the Nerds”

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What does it take to get on the third season of the TBS show “King of the Nerds?” For Peters resident Todd Landree, it was twice-taping a Red Bull-fueled three-hour whirlwind of nerd activities, like playin...

USC students win national award in phone app contest

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First they won best app idea in Pennsylvania, then best in the 14-state region, and now the six-student Upper St. Clair team is one of eight national winners in Verizon’s National App Challenge. The team’s ...

Study: nasal steroids may stunt growth

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In the first clinical trial of its kind, an Allegheny Health Network study found a “small but statistically significant” disparity of growth rates between children who used nasal steroids for allergies and ...

Mt. Lebanon police host citizens’ academy

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Training citizens at the last Mt. Lebanon citizens’ police academy became sort of a family affair for Corporal James Hughes, as his mother, Pat, was right alongside 15 others firing handguns and M-16s.

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...