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$3500 worth of disposable blades stiolen from Indiana County Wal-Mart

Police are searching for a man accused of stealing $3,500 worth of disposable razor blades from a Wal-Mart in White Township.

about 4 hours ago

 Coach Mike Tomlin celebrates a Steelers' touchdown during today's game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field.

Steelers clinch playoff spot with 20-12 win over Kansas City Chiefs

The Steelers’ third consecutive win at Heinz Field Sunday lifted them to 10-5 and at least a wild-card playoff spot.

about 4 hours ago

Steelers vs. Bengals game moves to Sunday night

The Steelers vs . Cincinnati Bengals game has been moved to next Sunday night at 8:30 by the NFL.

about 6 hours ago

Lincoln-Lemington shooting sends man to hospital

The shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. on the 7100 block of Churchland Street.

about 6 hours ago

One dead in Lawrence County house fire

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. on Wabash Avenue in New Castle. Officials could not confirm if there were any injuries.

about 7 hours ago

  In this file April 5, 2011, file photo, Jami Cash, daughter of dead coal miner Michael Elswick, attends a vigil following the Upper Big Branch memorial service in Whitesville, W.Va., for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion at the mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.

about 12 hours ago

Driver strikes tree, dies in Cambria County crash

David Clyde Cutter, 36, of Westover, failed to negotiate a bend along state Route 240, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

about 12 hours ago

Florida police officer killed; shooting suspect in custody

Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call around 2 a.m.

about 15 hours ago

Two injured in fire at Washington County car wash

The blaze started at about 10 a.m. at Ducky's car wash on East O'Hara Street in McDonald, according to an emergency dispatcher.

about 15 hours ago

Groom charged during filming of TLC's 'Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Police said the groom being filmed for the TLC reality series threw glass cups at the wall and tried to provoke a fight.

about 16 hours ago

 In this December 2012 file photo, the former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, is crowned

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition.

about 16 hours ago

 Monroeville and Plum police are looking for a man who they believe may have robbed two grocery stores Saturday afternoon, including this Giant Eagle on William Penn Highway.

Police search for suspect in Monroeville, Plum grocery store robberies

The Giant Eagle on William Penn Highway was robbed and a short time later there was a robbery at Shop 'n Save in Plum.

about 17 hours ago

Kittanning fire leaves family homeless

An Armstrong County emergency dispatcher said the fire started around midnight in a duplex at 150 S. Jefferson St. in Kittanning Borough.

about 18 hours ago

 Police investigate the scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who police said killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, announced online that he planned to kill officers in retaliation of the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Philadelphia police commissioner tells officers to be alert

The warning comes in the wake of the assassinations of two police officers in New York City.

about 18 hours ago

George Junior Republic employee being investigated for sex with boys

State police have not identified the suspect, saying only that she is an employee of the facility. is 25 years old and lives in Grove City.

about 19 hours ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Oakland's Nick Daniels in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt beats Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 81-77, in overtime

The game was a classic case of good news, bad news, as the Panthers came out with a win but struggled to do so at home.

1 day ago

 Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring in the third period against the Panthers.

Penguins face 46 Florida shots, still win 3-1

Marc-Andre Fleury faced the most shots of the Penguins’ season Saturday night, and he stopped all but one.

1 day ago

 Bulletproof vests lie on each side of an NYPD patrol car as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Police said an armed man walked up to the officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed.

Two NYC police officers killed in ambush shooting

An armed man walked up to two officers in a patrol car and opened fire, then ran into a subway station and committed suicide, police said.

1 day ago

 Jack Kochu, father of missing man Paul Kochu, works with a search party combing the South Side today.

Family and friends comb South Side for missing man

The search for Paul Kochu entered its third day today.

1 day ago

Electric power restored in East Liberty business district

The power went out at 3 p.m. today in the heart of East Liberty.

1 day ago

 Staff Sergeant Eric Cheshier, of the U.S. Marine Corps, assists Nicole DeUsanio  of Duquesne with toys, at the Toys for Tots campaign at the Guardian warehouse in the Strip District, Saturday afternoon. "These people are wonderful," Ms, DeUsanio said.

Toys for Tots tries to remedy charities' toy shortfalls

People lined up as early as 5 a.m. today outside a cold Strip District warehouse so their children would not be disappointed on Christmas.

1 day ago

Duquesne snaps losing streak with rout at home

The Dukes beat Massachusetts Lowell 79-63, at Palumbo Center today.

1 day ago

N. Huntingdon police warn of thieves stealing garage door remotes from vehicles, entering houses

There have been three incidents in the past two days that police believe are linked in which vehicles, gifts and purses have been stolen.

1 day ago

 Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst is gone, and the search is on to find his replacement.

Pitt football coach search committee plans to interview 5 to 7 candidates

Committee chair Jerry Cochran said conversations are already well underway.

1 day ago

Victim identified in fatal Washington County fire at elderly complex

The fire at the senior-citizen high rise remains under investigation by the local police department and the state fire marshal.

1 day ago

 Chris Kunitz, seen here against the Rangers Henrik Lundquist last May, returns to the lineup tonight against the Florida Panthers.

Kunitz returns to lineup for Penguins against Florida, Adams, Martin, Ehroff out

Craig Adams has an undisclosed injury, his absence will end his streak of 319 games played.

1 day ago

Penguins recall defensemen Chorney, Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Pouliot is the AHL team’s leading scorer, while Chorney has appeared in 25 league games this season.

1 day ago

Former longtime Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd has died

He served for 18 years as a councilman and 20 years as mayor, with the last part of his tenure marked by sharp disagreement with council.

1 day ago

Uniontown man involved in fatal collision with police officer dies

Andrew Bohatch was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. this afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 69.

1 day ago

 Police salute fallen Perryopolis Police officer Richard Champion outside of the Holy Trinity Church in Ligonier after his funeral service. Officer Champion died in a car crash while on duty.

Mourners gather in Ligonier for fallen Perryopolis police officer

Officer Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier died Sunday when his police cruiser collided with a car making a left turn in front of him.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks during a police promotion ceremony at the City County Building on Grant Street.

State oversight board approves Pittsburgh budget with no rental registration fee in 2015

At least publicly, the ICA and Mayor Bill Peduto have smoothed over what has been a rocky road over the past few months.

2 days ago

Pennsylvania unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

The state’s November unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in more than six years.

2 days ago

One dead following fire in Washington

At least one man died following a fire at the Washington Arbor apartments on North College Street in Washington County, Friday night.

2 days ago

Irwin council passes final 2015 budget with no tax increase

Irwin council members passed a final 2015 budget at a special meeting Friday that will balance general fund revenues and expenses at $3,506

2 days ago

Pitt to hire football coach before athletic director

Head of search committee says hiring of a coach to replace Paul Chryst is expected "relatively shortly."

2 days ago

 Corey Hart plays for the Brewers.

Pirates sign former Brewer

Corey Hart, trying to battle back from two years of knee problems and surgeries, likely will platoon at first base with Pedro Alvarez.

2 days ago

Greensburg man killed in Hazelwood fall

Police said the man was working on the roof of a house in the 100 block of Imogene Road when he fell.

2 days ago

 Frederick Harris III.

Deaths of Penn Hills couple ruled homicides

Police say Frederick Harris III killed his mother and stepfather, dismembered them and stuffed their remains into garbage cans.

2 days ago

Wolf announces inauguration plans

The program includes open house at the governor’s mansion, a children’s program and an evening “Let’s Get Started” celebration.

2 days ago

Pa. Supreme Court lawyer: No new improprieties in email trove

Seamus McCaffery resigned his high court seat following the disclosure that he sent emails containing pornography to the AG’s office.

2 days ago

 Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges on Friday in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the centerline on a highway.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Phelps, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison, but the prison sentence is suspended. He must be on probation for a year and a half.

2 days ago

 Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury of sexual abuse of 10 boys and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

AP: Jerry Sandusky won't get his pension back

Sandusky’s attorney Chuck Benjamin said today that the State Employees’ Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision.

2 days ago

 The FBI said in a statement it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach, which resulted in the disclosure of tens of thousands of leaked Sony emails and other materials.

FBI declares North Korea responsible for Sony hack

The FBI said it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach of the Hollywood studio.

2 days ago

 With wins in their final two regular season games, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers would clinch the AFC North and host a playoff game.

Limited tickets for possible Steelers playoff game on sale Saturday

With wins in their final two games, the Steelers would host a playoff game Jan. 3 or Jan. 4 at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 The Indigo Girls will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in April.

Indigo Girls to perform with PSO at Heinz Hall in April

The concert features symphonic takes on the folk-pop duo's catalog, including "Kid Fears," "Power of Two" and "Closer to Fine."

2 days ago

First Niagara to lay off 150 to 200 managers

The layoffs are part of an organizational restructuring, says the Buffalo-based bank.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta clears the front of the net against the Canucks at the Consol Energy Center earlier this month.

Penguins' Maatta tests positive for mumps

Tests for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and goaltender Thomas Greiss came back negative.

2 days ago

 Kevin Hart will perform stand-up at Heinz Hall in January.

Comedian Kevin Hart coming to Heinz Hall in January

Tickets are on sale now at at and

2 days ago

PPG to acquire French company specializing in automotive specialty materials

PPG has been boosting its coatings business through acquisitions.

2 days ago

 Jerry Sandusky is escorted from the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing on child sex abuse in October 2012.

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

The judge says she needs more time to resolve disagreements about which documents the NCAA must produce.

2 days ago


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