Dillon Carr, Author at Plum

Author: Dillon Carr


Penn Hills gets Department of Justice grant
May 20, 2020
Penn Hills is slated to receive a $51,000 grant through a federal Department of Justice coronavirus emergency supplemental fund, announced U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s office Wednesday.

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In the market for a spaceship or jungle? Quirky Plum home for sale
May 19, 2020
Strange noises are the first thing you notice when walking into Epoc I, the name of a Plum house that has been getting a lot of attention as of late.

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Allegheny County-run pools, spray parks to remain closed for summer
May 15, 2020
Allegheny County announced Friday that its pools and spray parks will be closed this summer.

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Plum students play Fortnite, earn money for Pittsburgh food bank
April 8, 2020
A video game tournament played by Plum elementary students has raised nearly $2,000 for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank since the end of March.

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Plum among police departments treated to lunch
April 7, 2020
An oil and gas company treated police officers in Plum and other communities with lunch last week as a thanks for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Plum police hire new officer
April 6, 2020
Plum Police Department welcomed its newest member to the force Monday.

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Plum hosts virtual meetings
April 6, 2020
Plum Council will host virtual meetings Monday and again April 13 in order to avoid gathering in public spaces amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Covid-19 spreads to Penn Hills, Monroeville, other Allegheny suburbs
March 30, 2020
As covid-19 spreads to Allegheny County’s suburbs, officials in those areas are encouraging residents to adhere to the governor’s stay-at-home order and practice social distancing.

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Employee at Sheetz in Plum has tested positive for covid-19
March 27, 2020
An employee at the Sheetz store on Plum’s Hulton Road has tested positive for covid-19, the company announced Friday.

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Changes made to Plum trash removal
March 26, 2020
A trash pick-up company serving Plum has said it will no longer take trash or yard waste that isn’t bagged and placed in containers as a precaution to its workers amid the covid-19 pandemic.

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Oakmont Bakery hosts 10,000 free sandwiches giveaway
March 23, 2020
Kindness filled the air during a rainy Monday morning in Oakmont as free sandwiches made their way into trunks and passenger seats, destined for churches, nursing homes and hungry families’ kitchens.

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Emergency medical providers fear information gap in local cases of coronavirus
March 20, 2020
As covid-19 cases continue to rise in Allegheny County, so do worries among some emergency personnel who fear being exposed to the virus without knowing it.

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Local governments face transparency challenges during coronavirus
March 19, 2020
As large governing entities like Allegheny County Council and Pittsburgh City Council hold virtual or teleconference meetings to vote on legislation in order to curb the spread of covid-19, smaller communities face a challenge.

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Plum addressing community on coronavirus via Plum Borough TV videos
March 17, 2020
Plum Mayor Harry Schlegel urged the borough’s residents to take “common-sense precautions” during the coronavirus pandemic while being interviewed by Plum Borough TV for an informational video series production on Tuesday.

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Plum school district closed, additional precautions against coronavirus
March 13, 2020
In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s order to shut all Pennsylvania schools down for 10 days, the Plum Borough School District will be closed from March 16-27.

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Ahead at the library: ‘Robot petting zoo,’ author chat and more
March 13, 2020
The following free activities are scheduled to take place at Monroeville Public Library:

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Monroeville road to close for 3 months
March 11, 2020
A section of Northern Pike in Monroeville connecting Route 22 to Route 48 will close for about three months starting March 16, PennDOT announced.

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Former Plum resident pleads not guilty to touching child
March 9, 2020
A former Plum resident pleaded not guilty to touching an 8-year-old girl and showing her sexually explicit videos.

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Rummage sale and more events around Plum, Oakmont
March 9, 2020
The Plum Borough High School Air Force JROTC’s spaghetti dinner and bake sale scheduled for March 14 has been canceled.

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Rep. Brandon Markosek speaks to students about bullying
March 6, 2020
“Bullying does not have a zip code.”

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Medical examiner confirms body found at Fox Chapel home was Christian Moore-Rouse
March 5, 2020
The body found in a wooded lot in Fox Chapel on Tuesday belongs to Christian Moore-Rouse, a Medical Examiner report shows.

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O’Block students create cribbing for Unity VFD rescues
March 3, 2020
They didn’t know it, but the work some seventh graders did at O’Block Junior High School during a recent mundane Tuesday morning could help save lives.

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Alle-Kiski Valley school districts get state money for security, reducing violence
February 27, 2020
School districts in the Alle-Kiski Valley will receive money from a state committee aimed at school safety that ranges from more than $400,000 for the South Butler and Highlands school districts to $30,000 for Riverview.

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Gregg Hurwitz, Rebecca Drake part of Mystery Lovers Bookshop panel event
January 27, 2020
Three best-selling authors will come to the Oakmont Carnegie Library on Feb. 6 for a panel-style discussion and fundraising event.

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Oakmont among libraries to earn ‘gold star’ status
December 30, 2019
Six Allegheny County libraries, including one in Oakmont, were recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Library Association for enhancing their patrons’ quality of life.

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Burglary, assault among cases before Judge Zucco
December 26, 2019
District Judge Linda Zucco recently handled the following cases. Charges were filed by Plum police unless otherwise noted.

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Plum’s 20th annual Make-A-Wish telethon raises $42K
December 24, 2019
Another successful Make-A-Wish Foundation Telethon is in the books at Plum Senior High School.

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Attorney for Plum teacher accused of stealing neighbor’s suits uses ‘impeccable dresser’ defense
December 17, 2019
Police say the Plum teacher accused with his wife and a 17-year-old of stealing lawn equipment, sheets, a washing machine, five suits and a broom shared a driveway with the house they allegedly broke into.

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