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Parkway West inbound to close nightly at 9 p.m. this week

Nightly closures will begin an hour earlier this week.

about 4 hours ago

 Colonel Gregg Perez, wing commander of the 171st Air Refueling Wing,  sits in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force KC-135R with his father, Dr. Louis Perez. Colonel Perez described to him some of the instruments in the cockpit.

171st Air Refueling Wing gets new commander

Col. Gregg A. Perez, 50, has been in Pittsburgh at the 171st for the past 23 years in a variety of positions.

about 5 hours ago

 Democrats nominated Paul Klein, a Duquesne University assistant professor of law and ethics, for the four-year term that begins next year for the District 11 Allegheny County Council seat.

Dems nominate Duquesne University faculty member for county council seat

The party officials' nomination vote virtually guarantees Paul Klein a full term on council in the seat formerly held by the late Barbara

about 5 hours ago

 One Direction performs at Heinz Field Sunday night.

One Direction didn't quite fill Heinz Field but it did fill young hearts

The show departed from the usual large-scale teen-pop affair with more low-key production, but it didn’t matter, the fans were ecstatic.

about 5 hours ago

Bicyclist injured in East Liberty hit-and-run crash

The man was conscious when he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.

about 5 hours ago

Two teens drowned in Lawrence County creek

KDKA-TV reported that two Amish teenagers drowned while swimming in Little Neshannock Creek.

about 6 hours ago

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic invited to first-ever White House Demo Day

Founded in 2008, Astrobotic teamed with CMU in the $20 million XPRIZE race to be the first private organization to send a rover to the moon

about 7 hours ago

 Brandon Boykin in 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin says Eagles coach uncomfortable with some people

Brandon Boykin, though, said he does not believe Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is a racist.

about 8 hours ago

 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett would rather miss time now than later.

Is it tendon or ligament damage or simply inflammation? A.J. Burnett to find out Monday

Pirates pitcher says he won’t take the mound again until his fastball hits 90 mph.

about 8 hours ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is sidelined by an arm infection.

Steeler notebook: Receiver Martavis Bryant to miss Hall of Fame preseason game

Bryant is expected to be out about 10 days; the Hall of Fame game is next Sunday.

about 8 hours ago

 Charlie Morton throws a pitch against Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Morton, Walker help Pirates top Reds, 3-0

Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings, and Neil Walker homered. The Pirates split the four-game series with the Reds at two apiece.

about 9 hours ago

One dead, two injured in Fayette County two-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m.

about 9 hours ago

 Keith Payne

Second man accused in fatal shooting of Marshall-Shadeland barber surrenders to police

Police had a warrant for 19-year-old Keith Payne when they charged him and Javahn Griffin in connection with the death of Lamar Thomas.

about 10 hours ago

Teen with form of autism found unharmed on Pittsburgh's South Side

Pittsburgh police said Pedro Strawser, 17, who is deaf and has a form of autism, was found at 4:45 a.m.

about 19 hours ago

Arrest made in early-morning shooting in Pittsburgh's Larimer neighborhood

A news release from Pittsburgh police says Jesse Hunt Jr., 24, of East Liberty, was taken into custody.

about 19 hours ago

Mercer County woman charged in husband's death

A Greenville woman faces two murder charges in the shooting death of her husband.

1 day ago

 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.

Reds get to Cole again

Gerrit Cole’s issues with the Reds continued Saturday when the Pirates lost, 4-3, at Great American Ball Park.

1 day ago

 Brandon Boykin

Steelers pick up veteran cornerback

The Steelers made a trade for Brandon Boykin Saturday night, sending a conditional fifth-round pick in next year’s draft to the Eagles.

1 day ago

Six displaced in Hill District apartment fire

A malfunctioning flashlight might have sparked the two-alarm fire this morning.

1 day ago

 A new image from the forthcoming Sherlock special featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has been released ahead of today's panel with Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rupert Graves at San Diego Comic Con.

A new ‘Sherlock' comes to PBS soon

PBS is waiting on the BBC to schedule a new one-off, Victorian-era “Sherlock” movie.

1 day ago

Three arrested after Friday night standoff in Northview Heights

Three men and a fourth man who was not arrested barricaded themselves inside a residence in the 300 block of Penfort Str around 7:20 p.m.

1 day ago

 Heather Arnet.

Democrats officially nominate Arnet as candidate for state Senate seat

Ms. Arnet will face Republican Guy Reschenthaler in a November special election.

1 day ago

Child hit by car in Millvale

The car struck the child at 312 Grant Avenue at 10:04 a.m, police said.

1 day ago

Drive-by shooting in Hill District under investigation

Pittsburgh police are investigating an early-morning shooting in the Hill District.

1 day ago

Two injured in Homestead, Munhall shootings

The first shooting happened in Munhall at around 10:40 p.m. and the other incident occurred on 13th Avenue.

2 days ago

 Blues icon Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy’s foul language makes festival official blue

The owner of the Blawnox club Moondog's apologized on his Facebook page.

2 days ago

 Charles P. McCullough

Ex-Allegheny County councilman McCullough found guilty in theft case

Charles McCullough was found guilty of charges related to contributions made to local GOP candidates and a donation to Catholic Charities.

2 days ago

 Robert Crissman, an inmate who escaped from a work-release program on Thursday, leaves the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Kittanning after being arraigned Friday before District Justice James Owen. Crissman will be held at the Butler County Jail.

Armstrong fugitive with no history of violent behavior charged with killing woman

Robert Crissman, 38, was captured Friday morning and arraigned in a proceeding from which reporters were banned.

2 days ago

Pirates promote Josh Bell to Class AAA Indianapolis

Bell, a 22-year-old switch-hitter, hit .310 with a .379 on-base percentage, five home runs and 17 doubles.

2 days ago

Penn Hills woman faces stabbing trial

Constance Carey, 51, faces one count of homicide in the May 16 stabbing death of Deontay Hamilton, 34, of Braddock.

2 days ago

Man sought in killing of woman in Brookline

Daniel Rehll, 25, faces charges of homicide and a gun violation in the July 19 death of 25-year-old Maria Bruno.

2 days ago

Molester of young girl given 19-year prison term

Thomas Deglau, a country music performer in the Latrobe area, abused the girl in his basement since the time she was in diapers until age 4.

2 days ago

 The Facebook post showing Julie Jones and Garrett Bickmore holding weapons. "We were not aware of this photo," said Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence

The post reads “You should take the plea” and shows a uniformed officer, Garrett Bickmore, and ADA Julie Jones posing with guns.

2 days ago

Former UPMC-Mercy employee charged with inappropriately touching patients

The lawyer said his client intended to turn himself in Friday, but court workers said that they had not yet seen him on an arraignment list.

2 days ago

 Starling Marte argues with home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after being called out on strikes in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Starling Marte saves the night in 5-4 win against Reds

The Pirates closed July with a National League-best 17-9 record, matching their mark in June.

2 days ago

Burglary suspect bolts, shoots himself in foot, police say

An 18-year-old burglary suspect shot himself in the foot as he ran from an officer, police say.

2 days ago

 The cast of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead." Photo courtesy AMC.

Producers aim for slow burn in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

“Fear The Walking Dead” introduces a blended Los Angeles family in the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse.

2 days ago

Business owners, Pittsburgh officials partner to install cameras in Carrick

Fifteen business owners donated money to buy the cameras, and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak's office contributed a matching, $1,000 grant.

2 days ago

Filming closes Thompson Run Road in Ross until Saturday

Traffic will be detoured and Ross police will be stationed at the barricades.

2 days ago

 A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburg Pirates looks on during the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park.  A.J. Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list today because of right elbow inflammation.

Pirates place Burnett on disabled list, recall LaFromboise from Class AAA

Burnett has struggled in his past three starts – all since the All-Star break – allowing 32 hits and 18 earned runs in 16 innings.

2 days ago

McKees Rocks teen arrested on homicide charges

Police based the charges against Allen on statements from two people who were in the park that day.

2 days ago

State police seek suspect in Fayette County robbery

According to police, a woman hid in the bushes next to an ATM on Main Street in Smithfield and waited for the victim to pull up.

2 days ago

 Then-Seattle Mariners starting pitcher -- now with the Pirates -- J.A. Happ delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Injury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher

A.J. Burnett’s injury forced the Pirates to acquire J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners Friday at the non-waiver trade deadline.

2 days ago

Man faces prison then deportation to Mexico after drug conviction

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak sentenced Gustavo Godinez on Thursday and also imposed a 25-year period of probation.

2 days ago

 Donald Trump is at the head of a Republican presidential field that includes eight current or former governors and four current or former Senators.

GOP candidates who solicited from Donald Trump now reluctantly criticize him

During the year that Gov. Chris Christie was head of the Republican Governors Association, Mr. Trump gave $250,000.

2 days ago

Dormont woman admits she warned targets of DEA drug ring probe

Leigh Fiumara, 38, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a conviction likely to result in a probation sentence.

2 days ago

Man arrested for assaulting, spitting on paramedics and police officer

Terrance McBroom became combative as he was being treated in an ambulance, according to a criminal complaint.

2 days ago

 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.

2 days ago

TSA finds firearm in luggage at Pittsburgh International Airport

The .380-caliber Sig Sauer, which had one bullet chambered, is the 10th firearm found in carry-on luggage this year at PIT, Mr. McCarthy

2 days ago

Suspect held for trial in McKeesport beating death

Dustin Rice, 41, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges that he beat to death Dennis Pence, 54, of McKeesport on July 18.

2 days ago