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Arrest made in ambush slaying of deputy outside Houston, police say

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the suspect as Shannon J. Miles. Miles is in custody on a charge of capital murder.

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 Head coach Mike Tomlin reacts to referee Jerome Boger's penalty call on the Steelers early in the game.

Steelers' defense missing in 43-19 loss

Roethlisberger was gone halfway through the first quarter, giving way to Mike Vick’s debut,  followed by the loss of kicker Garrett Hartley.

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 Marchers protest the recent spike in heroin overdoses in Washington County.

March addresses spike in Washington County heroin overdoses

"I want people to speak out and speak up," said organizer Michael Markley, a Washington, Pa., native. "This is poison."

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 Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, this month wrote to state Treasurer Timothy Reese to request “a loan, from whatever source you deem appropriate and in such amount as may be necessary” to help pay salaries for members and approximately 650 employees of the Democratic caucus.

Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.

about 6 hours ago

 Bicylists began testing the new roll-on service for Amtrak trains.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as next week.

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Shaler man charged with beating girlfriend to death

The suspect is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering.

about 8 hours ago

2 wounded in early-morning shooting in Strip District

Gunfire erupted in the 2500 block of Penn Avenue.

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Pittsburgh police probe shooting in Riverview Park

The shooting occurred Friday night.

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 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

about 11 hours ago

Man found in lake died of natural causes

In Ryoo, a Coraopolis-area pediatrician from Moon, was discovered by rescue divers in the lake Thursday afternoon.

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 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

about 20 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Disciplinary board seeks Attorney General Kane’s law license

Kathleen Kane has 10 days to respond and make the case as to why she should be able to keep her license.

about 20 hours ago

2 admit roles in drug ring behind East End violence

Most of the suspects in the case are in their 30s and 40s and have extensive criminal records, meaning they face long federal prison terms.

about 20 hours ago

 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

about 20 hours ago

Hill District men will stand trial in barber’s killing

Keith Payne, 19, and Javahn Griffin, 22, both waived their preliminary hearings Friday morning.

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 The Pirates' Gregory Polanco scores Friday against the Rockies. See the complete photo slideshow from the game in the article.

Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

Winners for the 13th time in their past 16 games, the Pirates climbed to a season-high 29 games over .500.

about 21 hours ago

Allegheny County police officer charged with simple assault

The charges were issued by the South Fayette police.

about 21 hours ago

State police looking for two suspects in armed robbery in Fayette County

State police said two men went into the Circle K at 251 Hopwood-Fairchance Road, brandished handguns and demanded money and cigarettes.

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Venango County man found guilty in fatal North Side stabbing

David Umstead, 31, will be sentenced on Nov. 24 by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Lazzara.

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Fayette County crash claims second victim

Tyler Wolfe, 22, of Connellsville, died at UPMC Presbyterian, where both he and passenger Kayla Wiltrout were flown after a crash Thursday.

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Police, FBI investigate armed robbery at Monroeville bank

The police chief said the incident occurred at the S&T Bank in the 4500 block of Broadway Boulevard around 12:45 p.m.

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 Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz celebrates after scoring a touchdown during last season's game against Duke.

Pitt names four football captains

Pitt names Holtz, Pitts, Render and Rowell captains for the 2015 football season that starts Sept. 5.

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School's Ten Commandments monument violates Constitution but can remain in place, judge rules

The monument has stood on the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High School since 1957.

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 August Wilson's "Fences" is set in the Hill District circa 1957.

Viola Davis, Denzel Washington reportedly collaborating on 'Fences' movie

The Oscar-winning actor is slated to direct the film version of the Pittsburgh-set play by the late August Wilson.

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Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

The suit says Stephanie Taubin suffered facial fractures and neurological damage. She is seeking unspecified damages.

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 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Penguins during the 2015 NHL Draft in June.

Penguins sign top draft pick Sprong to standard 3-year, entry-level contract

Top draft pick Daniel Sprong signs standard entry contract, will make debut in Penguins organization at rookie tournament next month.

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 State police firearms instructor Richard Schroeter, left, was sentenced today to two weeks in jail for accidentally killing Trooper David Kedra, 26, during a training class.

Firearms instructor who accidentally shot state trooper gets 2 weeks jail

Richard Schroeter, 43, will spend two weeks in jail, three to 18 months of house arrest in the shooting of Trooper David Kedra.

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 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

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Top official resigns from state Office of Inspector General

Anthony J. Fiore had served in the office since April 2011 and as deputy since March 2012.

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 Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman, posing with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in 2013, has left the company effective immediately, Avid Life Media said today.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure was a mutual decision.

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McKees Rocks man charged with supplying prescription drugs, marijuana to area drug traffickers

Daniel Suppers, 58, faces charges of possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

1 day ago

 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”

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North Side man says gun was in his underwear when it fired, killing car passenger

Eietyoung Kemp, 19, told police he was sitting in the backseat of a car was adjusting a gun in his underwear when it went off.

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 Investigators gather evidence from a truck on the shoulder of a highway south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday. At least 70 migrants, including children, were found dead in the truck, police said.

3 arrested in deaths of 71 migrants in truck in Austria

The migrants likely suffocated in the truck in Austria, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in eastern Burgenland province.

1 day ago

 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

1 day ago

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen III said his father died at his home, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83.

1 day ago

Divers recover body from lake in Moon

Rescue divers recovered a man's body from a lake at the Montour Heights Country Club this afternoon, Moon police said.

1 day ago

16-year-old girl dies in car crash in Fayette County

She was identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office as Kayla Wiltrout, 16, of Connellsville.

1 day ago

16-year-old shot in Glen Hazel

It happened in the 700 block of Johnston Avenue at 4:16 p.m.

1 day ago

Man robs woman/daughter at Westmoreland County car wash

Mount Pleasant police said Michael J. Pilato robbed a woman at a car wash and threatened to shoot her in front of her daughter on Wednesday.

1 day ago

 Pedro Alvarez, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against  Miami Marlins.

Cole lifts Pirates to 2-1 victory over Marlins, wins his 15th game

Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates won again to take three of the four games in the series.

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 Michael Polite, left, and Richard Taylor talk at a news conference Thursday announcing them as new members of the governing board of the August Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center reorganization effort aims to create financial, artistic success

Michael Polite and Richard Taylor are the newest governing board members; three more members will be named at the end of the year.

1 day ago

 While some of the mistakes did not necessarily make students ineligible for aid, a state review classified 47 percent of the records at Cheyney University as ineligible.

Review finds federal aid at Cheyney University mishandled

As much as $29.6 million in federal financial aid might have to be returned, more than half of the financial aid received over three years.

1 day ago

North Side woman found guilty of interfering with police duties

Kimberly Bracken, 30, was fined $300 for watching an arrest and not leaving the scene when police told her to.

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 Allegheny County homicide detectives arrested Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington in connection with a fatal shooting in Homestead earlier this week.

Arrest made in fatal shooting in Homestead

Carlos Harris, 21, of Arlington, was charged with criminal homicide and other offenses.

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 The Legislature's Republican majorities passed a budget that was fully vetoed by Mr. Wolf, a Democrat, on June 30.

New poll finds more Pennsylvanians blame Legislature than governor for budget stalemate

The Franklin & Marshall College poll found more hold the Legislature -- 54 percent -- than Gov. Tom Wolf -- 29 percent -- responsible.

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Penn State report: Effects of climate change to accelerate in Pennsylvania

The report says climate change can cause more severe storms, higher risk of insect-borne illnesses and significant changes to water quality.

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Police seek single suspect in Rankin shooting of 3

Rankin police heard the gunshots just before 8 p.m. and found three people wounded on a porch in the 100 block of Oak Alley.

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Two people shot in Beaver Falls

One victim was flown to a hospital by helicopter, the dispatcher said. The other was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

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 Quarterback Michael Vick practice with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility Wednesday, August, 26, 2015.

Animal Rescue League moves fundraiser from Heinz Field in response to Vick signing

The league's annual Paw Print gala will instead be held at the CONSOL Energy Center in Oct. 31, a news release from the league said.

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