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 Artist  Brandon Boan's public art bike rack,  "Hot Pants," can be seen in front of Sienna Mercato on Penn Avenue.

Cultural District racks up some new spots for bikes

The racks were designed by local artists who were chosen after submitting proposals to the Cultural Trust.

about 4 hours ago

 A police chase in Bloomfield ended in a multi-vehicle wreck with multiple injuries Sunday evening.

Citizen Police Review Board looking into weekend chase

City police charge Hill District man with 56 crimes related to the chase.

about 5 hours ago

 Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.

Chicago police officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.

about 5 hours ago

 Derrick Colter.

Colter scores career-high, Mason clutch down stretch in Dukes' OT win against Milwaukee

Senior guards combine for 53 points as Duquesne wins, 96-92, in Florida tournament.

about 5 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

State Senate backs off plan to attempt veto override on budget

Senate Republicans threaten, then call off a planned vote to override Gov.Wolf’s veto of a short-term bill.

about 6 hours ago

Venango County man receives 20 to 40 years for murder on North Side

David Umstead, 31, has been ordered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison in the death of Delrio Ivy of the North Side.

about 6 hours ago

Reschenthaler sworn in as state senator

The Republican from Jefferson Hills won a special election Nov. 3 to replace Democrat Matt Smith.

about 6 hours ago

 Joe Giansante is a former math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.

Former math teacher loses battle to keep job at Brashear

City school board terminates Joe Giansante, who despite good “value” scores, was judged unsatisfactory based on principal observations.

about 6 hours ago

 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

about 6 hours ago

 Mrs. Lane announced in September plans to step down as superintendent when her contract ends June 30, marking more than five years as leader of the district.

City superintendent Linda Lane receives salary increase

The move would bump her annual salary to $245,000 during her last six months with the district.

about 6 hours ago

 Mark Brentley Sr. i

Pittsburgh schools honor board members during final day of service

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board honored Mark Brentley, William Isler and Sherry Hazuda during their final meeting as board directors.

about 7 hours ago

 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown work on the railing for the PPG Plaza ice rink

PPG Plaza ice rink opens today

The rink will be open through Feb. 28.

about 7 hours ago

 Gladstone Middle School building at 327 Hazelwood Ave.

City school board approves sale of Gladstone Middle School building

The school, which has been vacant for 14 years, is bought by a realty company representing a collaboration of youth-service organizations.

about 8 hours ago

 Alan Faneca, arguably the greatest guard in Steelers history.

Former Steelers Faneca, Greene among Hall semifinalists

Tony Dungy and Ty Law are among the 25 football Hall of Fame semifinalists with Pittsburgh-area ties.

about 8 hours ago

 An Uber app is shown as cars drive by.

Pa. Senate advances bill to authorize car services

Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.

about 9 hours ago

While Senate panel ponders AG Kane's authority, House lawmaker ponders impeachment proceedings

Some Democrats are fighting back and asking why the participants in an email scandal are not being equally scrutinized.

about 9 hours ago

 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

about 11 hours ago

 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

about 12 hours ago

Two arrested after botched cocaine deal in Beaver County

Police say a man admitted to shooting another man as he tried to dive out of a car window.

about 12 hours ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County had to shut down the Mon Incline this morning because some of the doors were not working properly.

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline reopens for evening rush hour

The Port Authority said the incline had a problem with its doors this morning and that shuttle buses were being used.

about 13 hours ago

 Construction in 2014 of the building that now houses the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the third floor and will soon house the Steelers marketing department. Burgatory is one tenant on the first floor, and other restaurants are still under construction. A new parking garage on the North Shore next to Heinz Field has been approved.

Parking garage OK’d at site next to Heinz Field

The stadium authority is giving the Pirates and Steelers another year to start their next development — a 250-unit residential and retail

about 13 hours ago

 Alex Hribal is escorted from the offices of the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department in September 2014.

Judge to rule next year whether suspect in Franklin Regional attack should be tried as adult

Alex Hribal now 18, was 16 at the time of the April 2014 attacks at the high school in Murrysville.

about 13 hours ago

 Qadree Ollison reaches across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown to help the Panthers earn a road victory against Duke on Nov. 14.

For Pitt, road success attributed to team unity

Panthers have shown their toughness by going undefeated on the road in ACC play.

about 14 hours ago

 Dana Holgorsen and his Mountaineers open the 2016 season against Missouri.

Games against Missouri, Baylor bookend WVU's 2016 football slate

The Mountaineers also will travel to Landover, Md., for a neutral-site game Sept. 24 against BYU.

about 14 hours ago

Pedestrian hurt after being hit in West End Circle

Officials say the person was taken to the hospital, although extent of injuries is unknown.

about 14 hours ago

 Tyree Blocker.

Confirmation hearing for Pa. police commissioner nominee goes smoothly

Committee has passed along Tyree Blocker’s nomination to the full state Senate.

about 14 hours ago

 Police say William Robert Eger is suspected in Tuesday's robbery of the First Niagara Bank robbery on Wabash Street in the West End.

Man arrested after trying to hold up bank on Wabash Street

Pittsburgh police say the suspect held up his hand to look “like a gun” while saying he had a firearm.

about 15 hours ago

Pittsburgh Minadeo on modified lockdown, district says

The Squirrel Hill school was on modified lockdown today as an added precaution after staff escorted a parent from the building.

about 15 hours ago

 Josh Groban is returning to Pittsburgh next summer to perform  at the First Niagara Pavilion with special guest Sarah McLachlan.

Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan tour will play Pavilion in August

Tickets for the Josh Groban concert go on sale at 10 a.m., Dec. 11 at

about 15 hours ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin flashes a smile during practice Nov. 18 on the South Side.

Steelers in control of their playoff fate, but it is most likely as a wild-card team

Steelers in good position to get a playoff spot and don’t need any help from the outside to nail down at least a wild-card berth.

about 16 hours ago

 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.

about 16 hours ago

Obama pledges solidarity with France, says 'we will win' fight against ISIS

Hollande’s trip to Washington was part of a diplomatic push to get the U.S. and other nations to bolster efforts to destroy ISIS.

about 16 hours ago

Three arrested in Western Pennsylvania burglary ring

Authorities said the suspects targeted 14 businesses in Allegheny, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties last year.

about 17 hours ago

 Penguins owner Mario Lemieux takes in a September exhibition game at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown. He and co-owner Ron Burkle announced in June they were exploring a sale of the franchise.

Forbes answers the question: How valuable are the Penguins?

Forbes released its annual list of NHL franchise valuations, and the Penguins depreciated from 2014, according to the magazine.

about 17 hours ago

 Al Barr of Dropkick Murphys performs onstage during Day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

Dropkick Murphys 20th Anniversary Tour will make stop at Stage AE

Tickets for the March 8 show go on sale Friday.

about 18 hours ago

 A school bus catches fire following a chase along I-676 in  Philadelphia in which a vehicle rear-ended the bus and then shot a state trooper in the shoulder.

Pennsylvania state trooper shot along Philadelphia highway

A Philadelphia Police Department spokeswoman says the trooper was shot and taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.

about 19 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf said Republicans told him Friday that they could not secure enough rank-and-file support for a 21 percent sales tax increase that they had proposed as the linchpin to a budget deal and school property-tax package.

Wolf says ball in GOP's court after budget deal blowup

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says the sides couldn’t agree on which school districts should benefit the most.

about 19 hours ago

 The Doobie Brothers, left to right, John Cowan, Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, John McFee and Tony Pia perform in New York City in June 2013.

Journey, Doobie Brothers coming to Pittsburgh in July

The San Francisco Fest 2016 Tour will stop at the First Niagara Pavilion on July 16.

about 21 hours ago

 A family whose home caught fire in Carrick this morning embraces on Leolyn Street.

Crews battle fire at Carrick duplex

No injuries were reported in the blaze at a duplex in the 1800 block of Leolyn Street.

about 22 hours ago

 Belgian police officers patrol the Grand Place in downtown Brussels on Monday. The Belgian capital Brussels has entered its third day of lockdown, with schools and underground transport shut and more than 1,000 security personnel deployed across the country.

State Department issues travel warning in wake of attacks

A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, said information suggests militants continue to plan attacks in multiple regions.

about 23 hours ago

 A protester waves Turkey's national flag as he and others shout slogans in front of the Russian consulate Tuesday in Istanbul.

U.S. urges Russia, Turkey to cool standoff over downed plane

Turkey shot down a Russian jet near its border, marking the first direct clash between foreign powers embroiled in the Syrian civil war.

about 23 hours ago

 The police chief said in an internal memo that officers are allowed to initiate such pursuits only if they believe a violent felony occurred.

Pittsburgh police undergoing 'full review' of pursuit policy

WHAT’S NEW: Surveillance video showing end of police chase posted by auto dealer on its Facebook page.

about 16 hours ago

Pfizer and Allergan’s $160 billion pharmaceutical merger puts new twist on tax-avoiding inversions

The merger would create the world’s largest drugmaker with high-profile products such as Botox, Lipitor and Viagra.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

Gov. Wolf says budget agreement in 'deep peril'

Monday night, the Senate took up a proposal to eliminate property taxes by raising sales and personal income taxes, a plan Mr. Wolf opposes.

1 day ago

RAD board approves nearly $97 million budget

The budget is the largest in the district’s history and $3.1 million more than the 2015 budget.

1 day ago

Ex-county councilman McCullough withdraws motion to remove judge

Mr. McCullough's new defense attorney for his sentencing, Megan Will, said she will withdraw the motion today at her client's request.

1 day ago

Grand jury: Indiana County financial adviser schemed investors out of $1.2 million

Bernard M. Parker, head of Parker Financial in Indiana, Pa., was indicted under seal on counts of securities and mail fraud.

1 day ago

Upper St. Clair School Board chooses new principal for Boyce Middle School

Daniel O’Rourke is the new principal of Boyce Middle School, effective Jan. 1.

1 day ago

Federal grand jury indicts 4 on cocaine charges

Two of the defendants are from New Castle, the others from New York state.

1 day ago

Former Pittsburgh cop pleads guilty to role in mortgage fraud scheme

Santino Achille admits that he and others submitted loan applications to lenders that contained false information.

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