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 A U.S. Marshal patrols Monday along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa., as the search for Eric Frein continues since the Pennsylvania State Police shooting at Blooming Grove Sept. 12.

Pennsylvania police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper say they found two pipe bombs in the woods during their manhunt.

21 minutes ago

 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez tries to throw out the Cubs' Matt Szczur in the second inning of a September game at PNC Park. Volquez will start for the Pirates on Wednesday against the Giants.

Pirates pitcher Volquez 'excited' about starting wild-card game

“I think I deserve it,” the pitcher said about taking the mound in Wednesday’s playoff game against the Giants.

29 minutes ago

Safety concerns lead to overnight Parkway West closures during construction near Carnegie

PennDOT has been using lane closures during the $72.8 million reconstruction project, but it said there have been too many close calls.

about 1 hour ago

Police seek witnesses in fatal Penn State crash

State College police said 21-year-old Joshua Mejia, of Bergenfield, N.J., was driving the van when it crashed and burned Sunday about 2 p.m.

about 1 hour ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett announces the start of a $28.5 million repair project on the Birmingham Bridge on Tuesday.

In visit to Pittsburgh bridge, Corbett touts transportation improvements

The governor said PennDOT will have 250 projects underway by the end of the year that wouldn’t have been possible without the bill.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as they take on the Buccaneers late in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon.

Tomlin said he called play on Steelers' last series against Tampa Bay

Mike Tomlin said that he called the play that led to a poor punt and then a late defensive breakdown that resulted in a Tampa Bay win.

about 2 hours ago

 Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge in Baltimore

Maryland Transportation Authority Police said Michael Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone.

about 2 hours ago

Pittsburgh panel submits recommendations for expanding early childhood education

The panel convened by Mayor Bill Peduto is submitting ideas to the state in an effort to get part of $250 million in federal funds.

about 2 hours ago

 The crowd on Tuesday at Market Square in Pittsburgh ahead of the Pirates' 2014 NL wild-card game against the Giants.

Fans take to Market Square for Pirates postseason rally

Pirates announcer Greg Brown opened the ceremony by proclaiming Wednesday’s wild-card game a "black out."

about 3 hours ago

 Nick Trombetta, founder of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, was unsuccessful in blocking the public from a hearing today on his motion to dismiss charges that he siphoned some $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.

Judge: Hearing to remain open for cyber-charter school founder

Nick Trombetta is charged with siphoning $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.

about 3 hours ago

Pittsburgh Council approves $100,000 for spray parks

The water amenities cost less to operate than the city pools that were closed more than 10 years ago during Pittsburgh’s financial crisis.

about 3 hours ago

 The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s entire campaign corruption sentence — not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state — while she appeals her conviction and sentence.

DA says court should stay Orie Melvin's entire sentence

Orie Melvin was convicted in 2013 for using her staff and the staff of her sister, ex-state Sen. Jane Orie, to run her election campaigns.

about 3 hours ago

Somerset County man arrested after loaded gun found at Baltimore-Wash. airport

The federal Transportation Security Administration says its officers found the .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a carry-on Monday.

about 4 hours ago

Pittsburgh region's unemployment rate remains steady in August

The unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh region has remained steady for three months now.

about 4 hours ago

 StarKist employs about 100 people in its Pittsburgh offices on the North Shore.

StarKist CEO Lee retiring

Sam Hwi Lee has been in the post since November 2012 and on the board since 2008.

about 5 hours ago

Police identify victim in fatal Lawrence County home invasion

Mariek Deondre Payne, 20, of New Castle, was found dead Sunday around 1 p.m. near an alley on Walter Street in Union.

about 5 hours ago

 Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the north side of the White House last week. The Secret Service has boosted security outside the White House following a security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him.

Secret Service director takes onus for White House security breach

Lawmakers will question the Secret Service director following revelations a White House intruder got further inside than previously thought.

about 5 hours ago

 Greene County officials said inspectors will determine whether the historic Pollocks Mill Bridge can be repaired after a tanker truck broke through part of it on Sunday.

Crews remove truck from partially collapsed historic bridge in Greene County

Officials said inspectors will determine whether the 136-year-old bridge can be repaired

about 5 hours ago

Larimer couple sentenced for Pittsburgh-based magazine scam

Federal prosecutors said the pair hired sales people to sell bogus subscriptions door-to-door in various cities.

about 7 hours ago

 Alex Hribal, 16, leaves Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Friday after a hearing on whether and where he should be transferred while awaiting trial.

Upper St. Clair psychiatric hospital refuses to treat Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

Alex Hribal on Friday was ordered to be transferred from Westmoreland County juvenile detention center to Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

about 7 hours ago

River Rescue pulls body from Allegheny River

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the discovery was reported shortly before 8 a.m.

about 7 hours ago

Two suffer head injuries in Crafton home invasion

Police said officers went to a duplex on Coulter Street shortly before 3 a.m. and found two men in their early 30s with head injuries.

about 7 hours ago

Two charged in Mercer County man's death

Police said Mr. Johns’ body was found on Irishtown Road near Route 58 in Pine, Mercer County over the weekend.

about 7 hours ago

Motorcyclist killed in crash with tractor-trailer in Bedford County

Police said Ryan R. Habinak, 40, of Bedford, was killed around 3:30 p.m. on Route 220 in Bedford.

about 8 hours ago

 State police ride on an armored vehicles patrol Bear Town Road in Barrett, Monroe County, in eastern Pennsylvania  Monday as the search for suspect Eric Frein continues since the fatal shooting of a state trooper Sept 12.

Survival expert: Frein's challenge is to survive and evade

The search areas through the dense woods appear to have shifted daily as the manhunt wears on.

about 8 hours ago

Afghanistan, U.S. sign security pact allowing 9,800 U.S. troops to remain in country

Hamid Karzai, the outgoing president, had refused to approve the deal, which is intended to help Afghan security forces combat the Taliban.

about 8 hours ago

 Singer Neil Diamond has scheduled an April 7 concert date at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Neil Diamond coming to Consol Energy Center April 7

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m, Oct. 13 via and through the Live Nation mobile app.

about 9 hours ago

Man hit by car in Carrick

A 34-year-old man was hit by a car tonight in the 1600 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick, Pittsburgh spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

about 9 hours ago

 Neil Capretto, the medical director for Gateway Rehab, speaks as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David J. Hickton looks on Monday. They were announcing the release of the U.S. Attorney's Working Group on Drug Overdose and Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery report.

Area heroin task force releases recommendations to curb abuse

The group convened by U.S. Attorney David Hickton calls for doctors to be careful with pain medication and helping inmates who are released.

about 9 hours ago

Pa. reducing backlog of civil cases, chief justice says

American Bar Association guidelines suggest that most civil cases should be disposed of within two years of filing.

about 16 hours ago

 Police officials talk about recovered items stolen from construction sites during a news conference Monday at the Ohio Township police garage.

Police crack ring that stole from construction sites

The suspects allegedly stole appliances, tools and materials valued at more than $100,000 from houses under construction during the past

about 16 hours ago

 With the settlement, Dollar Bank will be paid the $7.9 million it is owed after the August Wilson Center organization defaulted on its mortgage last year.

August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh rescued

A New York City developer bows out, and an entity to be formed by three Pittsburgh area foundations will buy the building for $8.5 million.

about 16 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks Monday at the Jewish Community Center about the importance for parents to understand their children's electronic devices.

Pennsylvania's top judge warns of more fallout from porn emails

Chief Justice Ronald Castille asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane for more information about email exchanges her office described last week.

about 16 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett speaks today about a newly announced grant to redevelop the former Saks Fifth Avenue Department Store at Mellon Square in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Gov. Corbett announces redevelopment grant for former Saks site, Oliver building

The project will remake both Smithfield Street structures into mixed use developments.

about 16 hours ago

Pitt gets federal funds to build regional public health training center

The center also will serve as the health informatics training center for the entire country.

about 16 hours ago

Wild drops Penguins with late surge

Minnesota scores three times in the third period to hand the Penguins a 4-1 exhibition loss.

about 17 hours ago

Police: Reserve man agreed to pay for sex with 14-year-old

Richard M. Mikulan, agreed to pay the undercover officer $50 for oral sex, according to the complaint.

about 19 hours ago

Allegheny Regional District's preliminary budget is largest ever

The RAD budget was buoyed by an unexpected increase in sales tax revenue, which RAD officials have attributed in part to strong auto sales.

about 22 hours ago

Elliott man admits killing McKees Rocks activist

Londele Cox, 22, was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading to third-degree murder in the death of Isaiah Dent, 61.

about 23 hours ago

Glen Campbell man sentenced for 2013 Indiana County shooting death

Gregory Patterson, 35, received life in prison without parole.

about 23 hours ago

Aquion Energy in Lawrenceville raises $25M

The battery maker started manufacturing in March at the former Sony plant in Westmoreland County.

1 day ago

Johnstown priest accused of traveling to Honduras for sex with children ordered detained until trial

U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Pesto ordered the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, detained.

1 day ago

I-79 off-ramp at Warrendale to close next two nights

Restrictions should be lifted by 6 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

1 day ago

 Edinson Volquez works in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Braves in Atlanta.

Pirates' Volquez named starter for wild card game against Giants

Edinson Volquez had a 3.05 ERA in 106 innings at home this season and held opposing hitters to a .225 average at PNC Park.

1 day ago

 Crosby practiced Monday but will not play in the Penguins' game at Minnesota.

Crosby out for Penguins' preseason game tonight

Sidney Crosby will miss the Penguins’ exhibition game at Minnesota tonight because of his grandmother’s funeral in Nova Scotia.

1 day ago

Man heads to trial in assault on federal marshal in Pittsburgh

​Robert Flynn, 19, was ​held for court on​ ​​charges that included aggravated assault ​on a law enforcement officer.​

1 day ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto, in Los Angeles today for a conference of urban officials from around the world, will take part in a Facebook question-and-answer session this afternoon.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto, in LA for conference, to participate in Facebook Q&A

Mr. Peduto is scheduled to speak this afternoon in a panel discussion on income inequality.

1 day ago

 Dennis McCormack, of Rockaway, N.J., checks the departure board only to find out that his flight to Newark, N.J., has been canceled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the U.S.

FAA: Two weeks to reopen sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic control center

The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13.

1 day ago

Penn State student-driver dead in hotel van crash

The student was driving a shuttle van for the Penn Stater, one of two hotels owned and operated by the university.

1 day ago

 Pennsylvania State Police block the entrance to Buck Hill Falls in Monroe County in eastern Pennsylvania, where the search for Eric Frein continues. Mr. Frein is a suspect in the fatal shooting of a state trooper earlier this month.

Manhunt for Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect escalates near state forest

The hunt for suspect Eric Frein has narrowed to a rural neighborhood bordering a state forest in Monroe County in eastern Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


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