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Police: Man duped Nemacolin resort by pretending to be doctor

Police said Jeffrey Paul Cochran was given a $500-a-night room and left out the hotel’s back door when hotel officials tried to call him.

25 minutes ago

Students cited after airsoft guns fired in Pittsburgh Minadeo school

District spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the guns were discharged inside a classroom.

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 Toronto police said Jian Ghomeshi, 47, surrendered to police today.

Former CBC host Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, had hosted "Q'', a CBC radio show on culture, since 2007.

about 1 hour ago

PennDOT cautions holiday drivers to avoid I-81 during snowstorm

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is urging holiday drivers to avoid Interstate 81 as a storm that’s bringing up

about 3 hours ago

Central, eastern Pa. government offices, schools close ahead of snowfall

Gov. Tom Corbett’s office said it closed government offices in and around Harrisburg, Reading, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.

about 3 hours ago

Pennsylvania Sen. Corman wants Penn State sanctions suit moved to mediation

The senator’s attorney, Matthew Haverstick, wrote a letter to the court’s chief clerk making the request on Tuesday.

about 4 hours ago

 Travelers hustle to their planes at Pittsburgh International Airport this morning.

Pittsburgh travelers face flight cancellations as storm hits Northeast

At Pittsburgh International, six arriving flights and 12 departures had been canceled, and four arrivals and 17 departures delayed.

about 4 hours ago

 Snow collects this morning in Donegal, Pa.

Wintry storm drops rain on East Coast cities, snow forecast tonight

As of 10:45 a.m., reported 469 U.S. flights canceled and 1,400 flights delayed.

about 4 hours ago

Fire marshal: Electrical cord likely cause of Bellevue house fire

Four people were in the house at the time of the fire, including three on the second floor. They all got out safely, officials said.

about 5 hours ago

 Ross native Chris Jamison

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison advances on NBC's 'The Voice'

His Monday night performance of "Uptown Funk" scored well on iTunes and viewers' scorecards.

about 5 hours ago

26 coal miners die in fire in north China mine

Another 50 miners were injured in the disaster, which broke out in the complex run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corp. in Liaoning province.

about 5 hours ago

Two FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis area

The FBI said the shooting, which took place about 5 miles south of Ferguson, was not directly related to the protests.

about 6 hours ago

 Pitt center Derrick Randall passes the ball while being defended by San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien (20) and his teammate, forward Skylar Spencer, right, in the first half Tuesday in the Maui Invitational semifinal in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Pitt sputters offensively in loss to San Diego State

San Diego State used its defense to beat the Panthers, 74-57, in an EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinal at Lahaina Civic Center.

about 9 hours ago

 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration as he talks with his father outside the third-floor courtroom in the Allegheny County Courthouse in September.

Attorneys for Leon Ford say delays could have 'deadly' consequences

District Attorney deciding whether will retry East Liberty man on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

about 14 hours ago

Casey calls for tax incentives to encourage donations to food banks

The senator’s proposed bill would make permanent the tax incentives for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.

about 14 hours ago

Suspended Brentwood police chief gets $200,000 settlement to leave

Chief Robert Butelli, 62, has been suspended since September and a report prepared for the borough claims he mismanaged the department.

about 14 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board approves sale of Rogers building in Garfield

The board approved selling the Rogers School building in Garfield to Impakt Development for $275,000, the asking price.

about 14 hours ago

Westmoreland County man pleads in Louisiana child-sex case

Timothy Kelly, 40, faces at least 10 years in prison.

about 14 hours ago

 Uber has declined to disclose how many drivers it has in the Pittsburgh area.

Uber, airport continue court battle

Uber drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.

about 14 hours ago

Green Tree pot ringleader sentenced to 11 years in jail

Jennifer Chieu, had pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of pot and conspiracy to launder the proceeds.

about 14 hours ago

Wilkinsburg School District opens sports to Imani Christian Academy

Participation in varsity sports is now open to select students outside the Wilkinsburg School District.

about 14 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board approves comprehensive plan

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight approved a state-required comprehensive plan, which runs from July 2015 through June 2018.

about 17 hours ago

Pittsburgh Public Schools set commencement schedule, location

All 2015 high school commencement ceremonies in Pittsburgh Public Schools will be at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

about 17 hours ago

Avonworth, teachers extend contract to 2017-18

Under the extension, Avonworth teachers with a masters degree and 18 years of service will see pay increase from $92,050 to $95,025.

about 20 hours ago

Pittsburgh man convicted of 2013 killing

Rayshawn Williams of the East End faces a mandatory sentence of life without parole.

about 20 hours ago

Winter storm warning issued for Laurel Highlands

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Laurel Highlands and much of central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

about 21 hours ago

 Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Wal-Mart U.S., appears at a Walmart U.S. associates meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., in June.

Wal-Mart's chief merchandiser for U.S. departs just before Black Friday

Duncan Mac Naughton was a public figure at Wal-Mart, appearing before investors and media.

about 23 hours ago

 Steelers' Troy Polamalu loses his helmet after taking down Browns' Andrew Hawkins in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014.

Tomlin: Polamalu and Taylor to return to Steelers lineup against Saints

Coach Mike Tomlin said he expects both players to return against NFL in completions and completion percentage leader Drew Brees.

about 23 hours ago

W.Va. woman sentenced for stabbing Washington County woman

Kristen Marie Schnelle, 21, of McMechen, W.Va., was arrested by Canonsburg police on March 31, 2013.

1 day ago

'Star Wars' trailer to debut over holiday weekend

The trailer for the seventh film in the “Star Wars” franchise is timed to exploit the Thanksgiving break, a big weekend for films.

1 day ago

IUP student who was trapped under vehicle dies

Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone was pronounced dead Monday at 4:40 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital.

1 day ago

Pennsylvania Turnpike says 11 workers disciplined over porn on agency's email system

A spokesman said today the punishment ranged from suspension for the most serious violations to letters of reprimand.

1 day ago

PennDOT announces restrictions on Lebanon Road in West Mifflin

The road will be limited to an alternating one-way pattern until 3 p.m. today and again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., PennDOT said.

1 day ago

Inbound Parkway West traffic restricted tonight

The restriction was scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and be lifted by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 day ago

 New FDA rules released today require chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.

New FDA rules to put calorie counts on menus, supermarket meals, movie popcorn

Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards.

1 day ago

 A man digs snow following a massive snow storm in Buffalo Sunday.

Funeral set for Pa. man who helped Buffalo-area residents dig out after storm

The father of Robert Cedar, 30, says he and his son had traveled to the Buffalo area to help people stranded by the weather.

1 day ago

 West Penn Power had about 30,000 customers without power Monday and overnight.

Nearly 2,800 customers still without power in Pittsburgh region

West Penn Power and Duquesne Light expect to have service fully restored by midnight.

1 day ago

Power outage shuts down Carlynton School District

District officials said the outage hit Monday afternoon. Students were able to finish classes, but the electrical problems persisted.

1 day ago

W.Va. veteran sentenced for calling 911, threatening to kill president

Timothy Boram, 64, of Nutter Fort, W.Va., was sentenced to five months in prison plus three years of probation.

1 day ago

 Protesters take pictures in front of the burning Juanita's Fashion R Boutique in St. Louis, Mo. early today. Protesters set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where Michael Brown was fatally shot after a grand jury declined to indict white police Officer Darren Wilson in Brown's death.

St. Louis suburb smolders after racially charged riots

About a dozen buildings in suburban Ferguson, Mo., burned overnight and police fired tear gas and flash-bang canisters at protesters.

1 day ago

Coroner uses dental records to ID Washington County crash victim

The coroner’s office said Myriam M. Hamby, 22, of Washington, Pa., crossed the center line and hit a tree in West Bethlehem Sunday.

1 day ago

Liberty Bridge inspections to restrict traffic

The work will occur on both sides of the bridge from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All ramps will be open.

1 day ago

O'Hara Elementary School closed due to power outage

The Fox Chapel Area School District said, however, that parent-teacher conferences will take place as scheduled.

1 day ago

 Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire early this morning that destroyed the Greendale Tavern and Bowling Lanes in Armstrong County.

Fire destroys tavern, bowling lanes in Armstrong County

Crews from about 10 different fire companies responded to the fire at the Greendale Tavern and Lanes on Route 85 in Valley.

1 day ago

 Tom Hoffman, left, the Rev. Ron Wanless, center, and Tassie Byers hold hands in solidarity during a UPMC workers rally outside Municipal Court, Downtown.

Nearly 30 UPMC protesters get community service

The protesters were ordered to serve 20 hours of community service.  Upon completion their charges will be dismissed.

1 day ago

 Wind-swept flags at the Consol Energy Center on Monday frame the parking lot where the Civic Arena once stood.

U.S. Steel plans to build headquarters on former Civic Arena site in Hill District

Construction is expected to begin in August or September of 2015 and the project’s expected to be completed by October 2017.

1 day ago

 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring the winning goal Monday against the Boston Bruins.

Penguins edge Bruins on Malkin's OT goal, 3-2

Evgeni Malkin scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory against Boston at TD Garden tonight.

1 day ago

 A protester scuffles with police during a march toward Times Square in New York City after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

Protesters fill streets around the country after Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

Thousands rallied in U.S. cities to protest the grand jury decision in the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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 U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel , center, announces his resignation Monday as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden look on during a news conference at the White House.

Hagel submits resignation as defense chief under pressure

Mr. Hagel, 68, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013.

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 Skip Hary, of Mount Washington, pauses to take in the view this morning while walking his 15-year-old dog Cimmy. The Pittsburgh area will get a reprieve from the cold weather as temperatures rise to more mild temperatures -- today's high is forecast to be 72 degrees.

Wind knocks out power to thousands in Western Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through 10 p.m. Monday.

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