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Suspicious ticking package revealed to be metronome; Shadyside-Squirrel Hill roads reopen

Police had closed Fifth Avenue between Aiken and Negley while they investigated the package.

about 1 hour ago

Pittsburgh police identify man shot to death in Larimer

Police said Leonard Young was found shortly after 8 a.m. inside a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot near Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

about 2 hours ago

Protect our Parks member files ethics complaint against Allegheny County councilman over park drilling

Tim Ludwig says Councilman Nicholas Futules -- who has a gas lease elsewhere --  shouldn't participate in the Deer Lakes drilling

about 3 hours ago

 People walk to the next station during the reading of the Stations of the Cross above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt Lebanon.

Christians commemorate Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

At Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School, the Stations of the Cross were installed as an Eagle Scout project about five years ago.

about 4 hours ago

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, lowest since 2008

The rate for March fell for the right reasons -- more people working and fewer unemployed.

about 4 hours ago

Pa. DEP investigating liner leak at gas wastewater site in Washington County

A state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman confirmed that Range Resources discovered the leak during an inspection this

about 5 hours ago

 The crash scene on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend. A fifth person has died from injuries.

Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

about 7 hours ago

 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

about 7 hours ago

 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

about 8 hours ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

In the one-sided win, the Pirates may have exacted some measure of revenge after the Brewers swept them last weekend at Miller Park.

about 15 hours ago

Man arrested, cleared in bakery robbery files suit

A Lincoln-Lemington resident filed a suit claiming police officers relied on a faulty eyewitness and ignored alibi information.

about 15 hours ago

 The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

about 16 hours ago

Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

about 16 hours ago

 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

about 17 hours ago

UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees

The new figure was the latest increase by UPMC since employees began reporting instances of identity theft about two months ago.

about 18 hours ago

Three more draft prospects visit Steelers

The prospects include defensive tackle Shede Hageman of Minnesota, a possible late first-round pick.

about 21 hours ago

Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

about 21 hours ago

U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

about 22 hours ago

 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

about 22 hours ago

Cardiologist who improperly referred patients to hospitals must pay $1M

In violation of the law, an Ohio doctor was compensated for directing patients to two sites where he practiced medicine.

about 23 hours ago

City Theatre cancels weekend performances of 'Grounded'

Actress Kelly McAndrew is forced to leave the solo play because of a family emergency.

about 23 hours ago

Hill District man shot in 2010 dies; death ruled a homicide

The medical examiner's office determined that Kent Hall, 56, died from complications of a gunshot wound to the trunk.

1 day ago

Drilling equipment provider signs lease at Leetsdale Industrial Park

Texas-based National Oilwell Varco will occupy a support facility now under construction.

1 day ago

Officials: Ohio River skeletal remains are human

The medical examiner's office says the partial remains found Tuesday belong to a man in his 30s or 40s, who is still unidentified.

1 day ago

 Bruce Springsteen returns to Pittsburgh next week with continuing support for the Rainbow Kitchen.

Bruce Springsteen auctions ticket package to benefit Pittsburgh's Rainbow Kitchen

The winning bid for the April 22 concert at Consol Energy Center nets four tickets and backstage access.

1 day ago

Five plead guilty in Mon Valley video gambling bust

Four men and a woman are sentenced to 5 years' probation in "Operation Pork Chop."

1 day ago

Former postmaster sentenced for theft of postal funds

Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Export, will serve six months of house arrest for misappropriating more than $13,000.

1 day ago

PPG Industries sales surpass predictions in first quarter

The credit for the boost goes to the market for automotive and aerospace coatings and Europe's economic recovery.

1 day ago

 Ellisen Lowe greets, left Shea Love and her son Christian Stanfield, 15, on Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian would be withdrawn.

Judge withdraws citation against South Fayette student who taped alleged bullying

The district attorney's office says Christian Stanfield's actions using his iPad did not rise to the level of a citation.

1 day ago

 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

1 day ago

 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County, in which four died.

Armstrong County crash kills four

Three other people were injured in the crash that happened Wednesday night on Route 156.

1 day ago

Public asked for help in search for suspect in fatal Clairton shooting

James "Garland" Watts, 48, is sought in the fatal shooting of Shawnta Lee, 40, in March 2008.

1 day ago

Murrysville council delays vote on gas drilling ordinance

Council tabled a decision that would allow the creation of bid specifications for subsurface gas drilling under a park.

1 day ago

 Capt. John Phoennik

South Fayette chooses Phoennik as acting police chief

Police Capt. John Phoennik, a 25-year veteran of the township force, will become acting police chief on Friday.

1 day ago

 The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin kicks the puck away from the Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray in the third period.

Penguins overcome Blue Jackets to grab 4-3 victory in Game 1

Columbus was making just the second playoff appearance in franchise history, but it was the Penguins who seemed out of sorts early.

1 day ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano talks with pitching coach Ray Searage in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Tony Sanchez is on the right.

Cincinnati pitcher Cueto silences Bucs, 4-0

The Reds' starter found the corners in striking out 12 and pitching a complete game as Cincinnati took two of three from the Pirates.

1 day ago

 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

1 day ago

 Shea Love greets a well-wisher on Wednesday as her son Christian Stanfield, 15, watches, outside a restaurant in South Fayette. Earlier, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office announced that it was withdrawing a charge of summary disorderly conduct against Christian, who recorded one of a series of bullying instances against him in his math resources class.

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

1 day ago

PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.

1 day ago

 An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

1 day ago

 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

1 day ago

4 to stand trial in shooting death of Washington girl, 10

The men, all of Washington, Pa., are charged in the March 31 killing of Ta'Naiyah Thomas, who was struck by a shot fired through a door.

1 day ago

Several people stabbed in Westmoreland County apartment

New Kensington city police responded at 10:29 p.m. to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue, a county emergency dispatch supervisor said.

1 day ago

New Castle woman sentenced in death of Shenango Township officer after crash

Kylee Barletto, 26, will be given credit for the 339 days she's served toward a 5- to 10-year sentence in prison and must pay a $725 fine.

1 day ago

Beaver Falls woman claims eviction was racially motivated

Her landlord, however, responded to her lawsuit saying the family was evicted because she and her biracial children were too loud.

1 day ago

Police investigate bullet striking school van in Armstrong County

The driver said she was on Route 422 in Plumcreek when something struck the vehicle. No students were on board.

1 day ago

Mount Oliver grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

In August 2011, Emile Bizimungu, 32, began trading benefits for cash, then billing the government for food. The total reached $40,000.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama greets Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald after arriving at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon. Vice President Joe Biden is at right.

Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.

1 day ago

 Lee Schmidt, president of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance, welcomes members of the organization and media to the kick-off for the upcoming Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week which will run from April 25-May 4, 2014.

Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."

2 days ago

Carrick man found not guilty in fatal shooting

Robert Pace, 25, has been jailed since his arrest five years ago.

2 days ago


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