Saturday, May 4, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in our area.
Springtime has arrived, and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, some scientists believe that the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now, you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool seen above from Pollen.com shows which pollen allergens are high in the Dormont and Brookline areas today. Just type in your ZIP code to see what's in the air that might make you sneeze or make your eyes water. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, May 3, 2013
A Brookline resident is accused of stealing money and merchandise from the store where she worked.
A Brookline woman is accused of stealing money and merchandise from the AutoZone on Route 51 in Whitehall Borough, where she was an employee. Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said Danielle Hibbs, 36, of Brookline, was charged with retail theft after the store's loss prevention officer reported last week that Hibbs, an employee of the store, was caught taking money from the store's register and stealing merchandise. The approximate value of the cash and merchandise taken was $87. The theft occurred across numerous incidents during an unspecified period of time, but "it came to a head" on Thursday, Dolfi said. A summary trial is scheduled for May 24 at 9 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge David J. Barton. Follow Dormont-Brookline …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope Wednesday.
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected the new pope Wednesday and greeted the thousands who gathered at the Vatican. Closer to home, Catholic leaders here said they are excited about the selection. "Like most Catholics I was filled with great excitement when the white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. And although I didn't know all that much about Cardinal Bergoglio, his appearance and remarks from the balcony were both quite impressive. Further, the fact that he is a member of the Jesuit religious order founded by Saint Ignatius, a saint to whom I'm…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cases involving two Brookline residents were heard in Whitehall Borough this week.
Two cases involving Brookline residents were heard in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: The following results are from the recent hearings: This information originally appeared on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The last day to earn the perks will be Feb. 13.
Giant Eagle's popular foodperks! program will end on May 31, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but the last day to earn the perks will be much sooner—Feb. 13. The supermarket/gas station chain's fuelperks! program, however, will continue, the P-G reports. In fact, starting on Thursday, it will be supplemented by a 3-cent discount on gasoline for Advantage Card holders on the occasions when they don't use fuelperks! Giant Eagle CEO Laura Karet said that the foodperks! program had become "a little too complex." Read the Post-Gazette's full report here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, December 7, 2012
'Out of respect for the community and for the Derkosh family, the observation platform of the exhibit at issue would be removed.' - Mike Manko, district attorney's office
The observation platform at the Pittsburgh Zoo from which 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall Borough fell into an African painted dogs exhibit will be removed, according to a spokesman at the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. "In an effort to facilitate the ongoing review of the circumstances surrounding the death of Maddox Derkosh at the Pittsburgh Zoo, District Attorney (Stephen A.) Zappala (Jr.) met this morning with Dr. Barbara Baker and the City of Pittsburgh police officers who responded to the scene," said spokesman Mike Manko in an email to reporters. Maddox was visiting the zoo with his mother on Nov. 4 when he fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the dogs exhibit and was mauled to death…
'LUCAS went on its first cardiac arrest 90 minutes after being unpacked from the delivery box.' - paramedic Jesse Siefert
In an effort to improve patient outcome from sudden cardiac arrest, Medical Rescue Team South Authority (MRTSA), which serves the South Hills communities, including Dormont Borough, has begun employing a new LUCAS 2 mechanical CPR device. According to paramedic Jesse Siefert, MRTSA is the second emergency medical services agency in Allegheny County to utilize the cutting-edge tool. "The ultimate goal for any cardiac arrest patient is to restore ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation) as soon as possible," Siefert said, touting the device's "continuous chest compression" feature. (Watch the YouTube video above to see the LUCAS 2 device in action.) MRTSA was able to purchase the $13,570 LUCAS 2 thanks to a generous grant from the Snee-…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
2-year-old Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall was killed in early November.
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of the late Maddox Derkosh, who was killed in a tragic mauling accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo in early November. However, according to KDKA, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is investigating a possible criminal negligence charge against the zoo. Elizabeth and 2-year-old Maddox, both of Whitehall Borough's Highgrove Road, were visiting the zoo on Nov. 4 when Maddox fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of an African painted dogs exhibit, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Pittsburgh police said that the child lost his balance after his mother lifted …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Spaghetti dinner runs from 2 to 8 p.m. that Sunday.
The Brentwood Presbyterian Church will serve as the latest host of community support in light of the recent tragedy that struck the Derkosh family of Whitehall Borough. On Sunday, Nov. 25, the church—found at 3725 Brownsville Rd. in Brentwood Borough (15227)—will welcome the public for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 2 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the dinner as well as all monetary donations will go directly to the family of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, who died on Nov. 4. Maddox was visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo with his mother that day when he fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of an African painted dogs exhibit. He was mauled to death by the dogs. The cost per dinner at the Brentwood fundraiser is…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall Borough was buried on Friday.
William Slater II Funeral Service in Scott Township, the place where friends and family visited 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh on Thursday after his tragic death at the Pittsburgh Zoo, will continue for the immediate future to collect toy construction trucks to be donated to a children's Christmas charity in Maddox's memory. Original plans were to collect trucks at Slater Funeral Service through Thursday, but a representative of the funeral service said on Friday that the toys collection will continue "indefinitely." The same can be said for the Whitehall Police Department, which serves the Derkosh family's home municipality of Whitehall Borough. A representative of the police station said that trucks can continue to be dropped off at the …