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Mayor Peduto hails improved crowd control after PNC Park concert

Attendees at the Jason Aldean concert Saturday night cleaned up their act but still got trashed, according to officials.

about 5 hours ago

Worst of storm misses Pittsburgh region

A watch means that there is the risk of hazardous weather and conditions for a hydrologic event has increased.

about 5 hours ago

Luzerne County woman dies in house fire

A house fire in Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman.

about 6 hours ago

 The Pirates’ Gregory Polanco, left, congratulates teammate Josh Harrison Sunday on Harrison’s solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Pirates rally to beat Rockies, avoid sweep

Josh Harrison was electric at the plate and on the base paths, leading the Pirates to a 7-5 win against the Colorado Rockies.

about 6 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs a play past strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) at practice during NFL football training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. last year.

Steelers notebook: Le’Veon Bell leaves practice early

A hamstring issue nagged at Le'Veon Bell, the key to the Steelers' running game, in practice Sunday at Saint Vincent College.

about 6 hours ago

2 shot in McKeesport home invasion

A McKeesport home invasion early Sunday morning resulted in two people being shot.

about 7 hours ago

Cause of Turtle Creek man's death unknown

James Payne is said to have engaged in an altercation with a neighbor prior to his admittance to Forbes Regional, the spokesman said.

about 8 hours ago

 AC Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up pass against Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series match Sunday at Heinz Field.

Manchester City downs AC Milan, 5-1, at Heinz Field

English club outclasses Italy‘‍s AC Milan in exhibition soccer duel in front of 34,347 at Heinz Field.

about 10 hours ago

Sewickley man killed in motorcycle crash

George P. Williams, 65, of Sewickley died Saturday night when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and it crashed on Route 28

about 11 hours ago

Kennywood's Thunderbolt labeled a 'landmark'

Kennywood coaster named given “landmark” status by American Coaster Enthusiasts organization.

about 11 hours ago

 New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour today in State College.

Penn State names Sandy Barbour as new athletic director

Eric Barron announced Ms. Barbour at a noon news conference, calling her the “clear, first and unanimous” choice of the selection committee.

1 day ago

 Jeff Locke, seen here in a file photo, surrendered six earned runs in Saturday's loss to the Rockies in Denver.

Rockies hit three solo homers off Locke, beat Pirates, 8-1

Jeff Locke struggled with his command, but was not aided by the Pirates‘‍ lack of offense, which bit the club for a second game in a row.

1 day ago

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert power stormy night at PNC Park

The Jason Aldean party at PNC Park Saturday night had a few things that the Luke Bryan one last month didn't, including a pre

1 day ago

McWicked wins Adios Pace at the Meadows

All went as planned today for David Miller and McWicked as the 7-5 morning line favorite raced to a 1:49:1 first-place finish.

1 day ago

Homicide detectives investigating death of East Hills infant

The girl, identified by the Allegheny county medical examiner as Kamaree Stewart, was found unresponsive around 7:30 a.m.

1 day ago

 B.A. Lambie and Tracy Hawkins, both of Dunbar, play cornhole in West Park on the North Side, as they wait for the Jason Aldean concert later in the day.

Traffic clogs North Shore as tailgaters arrive early for Jason Aldean concert

The new rules prevented the surface lots from opening until 2 p.m. -- 3½ hours before PNC Park opens for the concerts.

1 day ago

 Roethlisberger scrambles during drills Saturday afternoon on the first day of practice in Latrobe.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opens up about no-huddle, contract, Ray Rice

The relationship between Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley has advanced so far since last season that the quarterback says they are friends.

1 day ago

Residents of Pitcairn hotel evacuated after bricks fall from building

Residents were evacuated from the Young Hotel in Pitcairn Friday evening when bricks began falling from the side of the building, according

1 day ago

Route 28 rock removal continues in Harmar

A single-lane closure will start on southbound Route 28 near the Route 910 on-ramp today at 9 a.m., as contractors remove rocks, scale the

1 day ago

Outbound Liberty Tunnel to reopen this afternoon

Painting will be finished earlier than expected.

2 days ago

 Charlie Morton gave up four runs in six innings Friday against the Rockies in Denver.

Morton, West Coast swing get off to rocky start

A week after mounting three comeback wins against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park, the Pirates were roughed up, 8-1, at Coors Field.

2 days ago

 Robert Scott Winder crashed his experimental aircraft today.

Man crashes experimental plane beside runway during landing attempt

Robert Scott Winder of Grove City crashed his experimental aircraft today at the Grove City Regional Airport while attempting a landing.

2 days ago

 Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner.

Penn State to name new athletic director Saturday

Penn State’s outgoing athletic director, Dave Joyner, begins his retirement Aug. 1. He announced his decision to retire last month.

2 days ago

National League of Cities confirms Pittsburgh will host 2016 conference

As many as 5,000 municipal officials from across the country are expected to attend.

2 days ago

Man sentenced to 10 years in prescription drug scheme

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed that term on Jason Weitzner, owner of J&S Glass on Murray Avenue.

2 days ago

Police: Carjacked vehicle hits Philadelphia crowd, killing 2 children, critically injuring 3

Homicide Capt. James Clark said “something obviously went horribly wrong” and the vehicle went out of control and struck a group of people.

2 days ago

Man to stand trial for drunken driving, vehicular homicide in crash that killed passenger

State police said Ethan Kenney, 19, of Dunbar, was intoxicated at the time of the crash that killed Catherine A. Healy, 19​.

2 days ago

Drug dealer to plead guilty for escape from Morgantown prison camp

Eugene Cobbs, 43, filed notice yesterday that he will plead guilty Aug. 11 to charges related to his escape last year.

2 days ago

18-month-old killed when truck backs over her in Indiana County

An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday after a truck backed up over her, the Indiana County coroner said.

2 days ago

Texas man sentenced to 11 years for supplying cocaine to Monongahela Valley drug ring

Dominique Jackson, 26, of Denton, was found guilty at trial in March of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Clairton and elsewhere.

2 days ago

Police investigate shooting in Washington County

State police said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.

2 days ago

 A hospital worker, far right, views police activity around the scene of a shooting Thursday at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia in which a caseworker was killed.

Motive unclear in fatal hospital shooting near Philly

Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker and wounded a psychiatrist.

2 days ago

 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. says the Pittsburgh police department must use suggested best practices in eyewitness identification techniques when making arrests.

District attorney demands changes in Pittsburgh police ID procedures

Otherwise, he said, the identification may be considered as establishing a suspect but not “in and of itself for charging purposes.“

3 days ago

 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them  July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

3 days ago

 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen Downtown. A unanimous vote by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission board Thursday granted emergency temporary authority for ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber to operate in Allegheny County.

PUC grants emergency applications for ride-share companies to operate

But it’s not quite a done deal: The PUC set conditions for Lyft and Uber’s temporary status, which last 60 days.

3 days ago

Wilkins woman, 6 others indicted on charges of distributing oxycodone

Brandy Bara, also known as Brandy Marie White, 33, of Briaridge Drive, was the leader of the ring, according to the DEA.

3 days ago

Allegheny County public works director resigns

Stephen Shanley, deputy director, is listed on the county public works website as the interim director.

3 days ago

 First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.

6 hurt when truck crashes into Penn Hills Dairy Queen

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Verona Road.

3 days ago

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs the state budget in his chambers on July 10.

Corbett care plan no longer cuts aid for disabled

The Healthy PA Medicaid reform will no longer seek to repeal the MAWD program, which provides aid to 33,000 workers with disabilities.

3 days ago

Federated Investors report 9 percent drop in second-quarter profits

The results, released after Wall Street closed, were in line with analysts’ estimates.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh man gets 11 years in prison for dealing heroin in West Virginia

Police said he was the source for two people from New Martinsville, W.Va., who bought heroin from him and then distributed it in the region.

3 days ago

Louise Urban named president, CEO of Jefferson Hospital

She takes over for John Dempster, who will be moving to a new administrative role at Jefferson.

3 days ago

Natalie Merchant show rescheduled for Dec. 11

Tickets for the original July date will be honored in December.

3 days ago

23 public housing residents earn college scholarships for 2014-15

The scholarships, by Clean Slate E3, NEED and the Pepsi Beverages Co., total $57,250.

3 days ago

Wesco reports second-quarter earnings

Distributor sees growth in U.S. and abroad.

3 days ago

 An official shows on a map an area where an Air Algerie plane is supposed to have went missing today.

Officials: Missing Air Algerie plane from West Africa has crashed

Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early today, officials said.

3 days ago

MSA Safety shares dip in wake of sales falling short of estimates

Net income fell 6 percent to $22.8 million, or 59 cents per share, while sales dropped 1 percent to $282.5 million

3 days ago

FNB Corp.'s CEO promises to be selective in acquiring other banks

FNB has snapped up three smaller institutions, extending its reach in Maryland and Ohio, and is on track to complete a fourth acquisition.

3 days ago

Fort Duquesne Blvd. closed between Sixth and Seventh streets

Traffic is being rerouted for a roof construction project at a hotel there.

3 days ago

Wilmerding-based Wabtec Corp. reports second-quarter profit of $132.3 million

The international freight and transit company outperformed analysts expectations that it would earn $0.87 for the quarter.

3 days ago


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