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First Commonwealth Financial posts second-quarter profits

Non-interest income rose and the Indiana, Pa.-based bank set aside less money to cover bad loans.

about 2 hours ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers against the Dodgers at PNC Park.

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano put together a brilliant outing against the Dodgers.

about 2 hours ago

 Investigators mark shell casings at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Hickory Street in North Braddock at the scene where four people were shot by multiple gunman.

Police say three shootings in Rankin, North Braddock related; five injured

Police say the string of violence is no coincidence, and that the North Braddock shooting is likely retaliation for the earlier incident.

about 3 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton, from left, PennDOT secretary Barry Schoch and state police Lt. Edward Murphy at a roadside news conference today in Middletown.

Pennsylvania testing 70-mph limit on parts of two interstates

Going 70 mph will get you there faster but not necessarily safely, two experts warn.

about 3 hours ago

 A Lyft car makes a turn earlier this month.

PUC advised to approve Lyft, Uber

The PUC will consider whether to allow the ride-sharing companies to operate locally. Meanwhile, “e-hailing” app Hailo is eyeing Pittsburgh.

about 3 hours ago

Doctors urge caution after critical report on Pradaxa

Amid a dispute over research, doctors are urging conservative use of the blood-thinner Pradaxa.

about 3 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch Friday against the Rockies at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Marte goes on DL with concussion

The Pirates placed the outfielder on the seven-day concussion disabled list due to a concussion he sustained Friday against the Rockies.

about 4 hours ago

Duolingo launches English certification exam

An app that uses gaming principles to teach new languages has crossed over into the serious business of certification.

about 4 hours ago

 Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.

about 4 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board sets priorities for superintendent

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight set four performance priorities for Superintendent Linda Lane for 2014-15.

about 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

about 5 hours ago

Personnel changes at Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board made  leadership changes, including accepting the retirement of Mary Jane Conley, executive director of special education.

about 5 hours ago

Student conduct code pulled from Pittsburgh school board agenda

The administration removed proposed revisions to the Code of Student Conduct from the agenda of the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

about 6 hours ago

 Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt in an undated photo at the team's South Side facility.

Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst

Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt will offer analysis on Fox Sports pregame shows and co-host a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.

about 8 hours ago

Schwebel bread OK to eat, lab determines

There was no Listeria bacteria at the Youngstown, Ohio, baking facility.

about 9 hours ago

Former prison guard guilty of lying to U.S. marshals

Federal marshals said Ralph Currington, 43, lied to them when they interviewed him about where to find his brother, a fugitive.

about 9 hours ago

 This undated file image shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, Poland. German prosecutors had hoped to try Johann "Hans" Breyer on charges of aiding in the murder of more than 200,000 Jews at the Auschwitz death camp. Breyer died late Tuesday.

Suspected Nazi death-camp guard dies in Philadelphia

Johann Breyer, who was arrested last month at his home, had said he was forced to work as a guard at Auschwitz.

about 11 hours ago

 Jacques Martin, new Penguins senior adviser of operations.

New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

In his new role, former assistant coach Jacques Martin will monitor other teams, see how Penguins compare with competition.

about 12 hours ago

Pittsburgh police investigate after man with gunshot wound walks into hospital

An Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said police were sent to the area near Federal Street about 1:45 p.m.

about 12 hours ago

WVU football adds future games against N.C. State

Athletic director Oliver Luck announced Wednesday that the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with N.C. State in 2018 and 2019.

about 12 hours ago

Pittsburgh area residents warned of Jamaican phone scam

A caller claims to work for Publisher’s Clearing House and says the person answering the phone has won a large amount of money.

about 13 hours ago

Box placed on Fitzgerald's car posed no threat

A man placed an empty box on Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's car at the Downtown Allegheny County Courthouse Thursday.

about 14 hours ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd was named to the All-ACC second team at the end of the 2013 season but was left off this preseason's squad.

No Pitt players on All-ACC preseason squad

The Panthers open training camp Aug. 4.

about 14 hours ago

Attorneys seek sanctions, gag order in suit involving Highland Park traffic stop

The civil lawsuit is on hold, awaiting a decision by the judge on the city's motion to dismiss it.

about 15 hours ago

Man shot in Carrick home invasion charged

Christopher Thomas was also wanted in connection with a rape case, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

about 15 hours ago

 Malaysian air crash investigators walk by wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine Tuesday. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since Thursday's air crash.

Two Ukraine fighter jets shot down by rebels near MH17 site

Before news of the downed planes emerged, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council said efforts to suppress insurgents is advancing.

about 16 hours ago

Drug kingpin Dorsett, nephew of NFL Hall of Famer, may be headed back to prison

Anthony A. Dorsett, 37, of Aliquippa, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to appear for a revocation hearing Aug. 19.

about 17 hours ago

Contractor killed in double shooting in Homewood

A local contractor was shot and killed and a second man he worked with was shot in the eye outside of a vacant house this afternoon.

about 17 hours ago

 A Port Authority bus is examined at the  Kirwan Heights exit of Interstate 79 southbound early this morning. No passengers were on board and the driver was unhurt.

Bus catches fire; no one hurt

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said the bus was returning to the Collier garage when it caught fire near the Kirwan Heights interchange.

about 18 hours ago

Traffic stop planned tonight on inbound Route 28

Crews will work between the ramps to Interstate 279 and Interstate 579-Veterans Bridge.

about 19 hours ago

Woman, 77, killed in Lawrence County crash into ravine

Police were called to Miller Farm Road around 4:10 p.m., where they found a car crashed into a ravine, the dispatcher said.

about 19 hours ago

 Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.

Pirates outslug Dodgers in 12-7 victory

The Pirates offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game.

1 day ago

 Katy Perry opens with :Roar" at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.

1 day ago

 Andrew McCutchen walks with Matthew Beichner toward the field for the game's first pitch Tuesday.

McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing Colorado boy

Andrew McCutchen helped turn the dreams of a 12-year-old boy from Colorado into reality.

1 day ago

Man acquitted of inappropriate conduct

The judge said the inconsistency in the timeline of when the girls reported the alleged abuse raised reasonable doubt.

1 day ago

 This apartment building at 23 Merritt Ave. in Carrick was the scene of a fatal home invasion early this morning. Police said two intruders broke into the first-floor apartment in the left corner of the building.

Two shot, one killed in Carrick home invasion

Police received a 911 call at 2:20 this morning that two men were shot after forcing their way into an apartment on Merritt Avenue.

1 day ago

Wolf takes shots at Corbett over Pa. credit downgrade

Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for governor, called the downgrade a “verdict on the lack of management and leadership in Pennsylvania.”

1 day ago

Virginia company will pay $343,000 to settle Medicare fraud claim

American International Biotechnology billed for unneeded tests at Lions Medical Center in Greene County, the Justice Department said.

1 day ago

 Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Saturday at PNC Park along with Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.

Pittsburgh lays out rules ahead of concert at PNC Park

The June 21 Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field spawned hours of extended tailgating, fights, arrests and mounds of trash.

1 day ago

Auditor general criticizes DEP oversight of shale gas industry

Report lists eight areas where DEP fell short of its obligations.

1 day ago

 Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012.

Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

In the complaint, they claim the university damaged their reputation through press releases.

1 day ago

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.

WVU to open 2018 football season against Tennessee in Charlotte, N.C.

The game will be the teams’ first meeting and West Virginia’s fifth neutral-site game in seven seasons.

1 day ago

Two Pennsylvania residents charged with killing 3 in W.Va.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says Samuel L. Spencer, 25, and Natasha L. Burns, 26, were arrested Monday in Waynesburg.

1 day ago

 The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man placed an empty box on county Executive Rich Fitzgerald's car at the courthouse Downtown last week.

Sheriff's office investigating after box left on Fitzgerald's car

The box was examined by courthouse guards and found to be empty, authorities said.

1 day ago

Detectives investigating shooting death in Kennedy

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the "suspicious death" of a Kennedy man.

1 day ago

 Firefighters on the scene of a fire at 7110 Baptist Road in Bethel Park.

Firefighters contain Bethel Park blaze to upstairs bedroom

A dispatch supervisor said the fire on Baptist Road was reported around 11:15 a.m. and Bethel Park firefighters had it out in 20 minutes.

1 day ago

County's 911 texting available to Sprint customers

There have been 86 text messages sent to 911 since mid-May, according to a county spokeswoman.

1 day ago

Labor Department official calls for more Pa. judges to handle miners' appeals

The appeals were filed after doctors hired by coal companies misdiagnosed black lung disease to help employers avoid paying claims.

1 day ago

 Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry.

Duquesne rounds out 2014 recruiting class

Mar’Qywell Jackson, a 6-foot-5 guard, has officially signed with the Dukes.

1 day ago

 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Issue of August Wilson Center deed restrictions to be settled in Sept. 29 trial

If applicable, the covenants could prevent the sale of the debt-ridden center to 980 Liberty Partners.

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