A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.
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A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Viewing Oakland through the windshield of a Port Authority bus driver

If the perils of the traffic in Oakland make professional Port Authority bus drivers nervous, imagine what they do to regular motorists.

 Marine Sgts. Ron Strang, left, and Erin Thompson load toys into a van in Ross for the Toys for Tots program, which provides gifts for needy children during the holidays. Founded in 1947, Toys for Tots is a legitimate charity run by the U.S. Marines.

Donor beware: Fake charities prey on your holiday spirit

As consumers get caught up in the holiday season of giving and goodwill, their defenses go down, according to some experts.

 Alexander Pedersen of Denmark, left, and Toro Tommola of Finland, right are spending their first American Thanksgiving with their host mother, Darlene Frederickson of Greensburg. The juniors in high school traveled to Greensburg through AFS-USA, a foreign exchange program that brings together host families and students.

Serving up America: Host families share nation's bounty with foreign students

The AFS Intercultural Program, an international youth exchange organization, each year sends about 13,000 students abroad.

 The 32,400-square-foot, 18-bedroom mansion built by Joseph Nocito in Bell Acres.

IRS closing in on Bell Acres mansion owner

Joe Nocito’s secretary pleads guilty to conspiring with her boss to shield $27 million by using his companies to pay for personal expenses.

 Woodland Hills' Steve Breaston: Against Central Catholic in 2001, he went on to a six-year NFL career.

The 2015 WPIAL football championships: Celebrating 100 years

The who’s who list of players who have appeared in a WPIAL championship games is long and illustrious.

Local »

Pittsburgh saw rise in violent crime in 2014, annual report shows

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police released its 2014 annual report, which offers crime data and other information compiled by the department.

Pedestrian hit by truck in West End dies

Russell Zdarsky, of Buffalo, N.Y., was walking along a ramp in the West End Circle shortly before 1:30 p.m. when he was struck.




Composite of Pine Richland athletes Neil Walker, Meghan Klingenberg and Brandon Saad for Distinction Magazine Winter 2015.
In the winter edition of the PG's quarterly magazine of distinctive living we showcase three hometown heroes from Pine-Richland.

Plus, take a look at dozens of gift ideas for the holiday season.

Find those stories and more right here.



Hidden Valley Cobra: skiier in powder for annual ski guide 11/15/2015 by Larry Walsh
• On the slopes: What's new at Pittsburgh-area ski resorts this season?

• Thankful for Thanksgiving: Notable Pittsburghers share their recipes, gratitude

• Fall dining guide: Melissa McCart answers readers' restaurant questions

• All about 'Concussion': What you need to know about the Pittsburgh-filmed movie starring Will Smith

• Blast from the past: Explore old Pittsburgh photos and stories on The Digs

• Food Deserts: Where are they in Pittsburgh?

• Diversity Matters: Exploring diversity in Pittsburgh

News »

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline closed again this morning

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

Activists raise awareness of HIV pill that lowers risk

A daily pill that can slash the risk of HIV remains an unknown to thousands of primary care doctors and nurses, a federal agency cautioned.


Higher OSHA fines coming for violations at workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration next year will dole out higher fines for the first time since 1990.

End of Perkins loans will send students scrambling for college aid

Calling the Perkins loan program costly and overly complicated, the Senate allowed the program to expire Sept. 30.


A feast of films on Thanksgiving Eve

“Creed,” “Good Dinosaur,” “Brooklyn,” “Trumbo” and “Victor Frankenstein” arrive in theaters just in time for the holiday.

Stage review: Quantum gets quirky with 'Chickens in the Yard'

The play touches down in Lawrenceville with themes of acceptance and family, as it inaugurates the theater company’s New Voices program.


Opinion »

To defeat the Islamic State

The United States and its Western allies must work with Russia and Iran.

Hot pursuit: For safety’s sake, Chief McLay is right to cool it

The perils of police chases are well-documented, a hazard that played out again on Sunday in the city’s East End.


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