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 Robert Bortuzzo fights the Capitals' Michael Latta in the second period of a Feb. 17 game.

Penguins send Bortuzzo, draft pick to Blues for defenseman Cole

Cole, 26, had four goals and five assists in 54 games with St. Louis this season.

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 Robert Morris junior Rodney Pryor throws down a dunk against Saint Francis (N.Y.) during an RMU home game in January.

RMU's Pryor earns NEC player of the week honors again

The junior guard helped the Colonials secure a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NEC tournament.

30 minutes ago

Allentown man sentenced in fatal 2013 drunk driving crash

James Posey, 60, of Brookline, was killed on Dec. 22, 2013.

46 minutes ago

 A city of Pittsburgh fire truck collided with a pickup truck on Centre and 6th avenues, Downtown, this morning due to icy roads.

Flood advisory issued for Allegheny County

Slick roads caused numerous crashes and school delays in the Pittsburgh area today.

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U.S. appeals release of 'incorrigible' Downtown headshop owner

"The time has come for the court to detain Akhil Mishra, who is simply incorrigible," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Conway wrote.

about 1 hour ago

One injured in tractor-trailer crash in Lawrence County

The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Route 422 at Fox Road, according to PennDOT.

about 1 hour ago

 Forbes today said that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year.

Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of billionaires

In second place is Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $77.1 billion. He had topped the list in 2013.

about 2 hours ago

Police search for suspect who fled to Ohio after birthday party slaying

Police have charged 31-year-old Michael Bagnall with criminal homicide in the shooting of 23-year-old Jaylen “Bubby” West, of Farrell.

about 3 hours ago

U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Federal Judge Joseph Bataillon called the state's ban an “unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens.”

about 3 hours ago

Three people injured in Hampton multi-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the corner of Wickline Road and West Hardies Road, police said.

about 3 hours ago

 Nationally, gas prices were up 12 cents in the past week to hit an average of $2.42 cents per gallon.

Gas prices keep ticking upward in Pittsburgh region

Gas rose 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week in the Pittsburgh area.

about 3 hours ago

Driver injured in Marshall-Shadeland crash following police chase

An officer investigating reports of car vandalism in Brighton Heights late Sunday spotted a vehicle in connection with the incidents.

about 4 hours ago

 Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, far left, of Maryland, speaks alongside fellow female Democratic senators on raising the federal minimum wage during a news conference Jan. 30 at the Capitol in Washington.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, longest-serving woman in Congress, to retire

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, 78, a Democrat from Maryland, has served since 1987 and before that in the U.S. House of Representatives.

about 4 hours ago

 Corin Tucker and Sleater-Kinney perform Sunday at Stage AE.

Sleater-Kinney roars back with sold-out Stage AE show

After a 19-year absence in Pittsburgh, the reunited trio is in fine punk form.

about 4 hours ago

Eight charged after brawl near Cal U campus

Two of the men police said were involved in the brawl at 525 Second St. around 2:30 a.m. Sunday are facing more serious charges.

about 4 hours ago

Darius Rucker tickets going on sale Friday

The concert features special guests Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses as part of the 11-show Country Megaticket.

about 6 hours ago

 CEO and president of Samsung JK Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S6 during the Mobile World Congress Sunday in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a model with a display that curves so that information can be glanced at on the side.

about 6 hours ago

Shooting in Ivy Pittsburgh club sparks meeting

One person was shot and five others injured by broken glass in the “chaos” created when a gunman opened fire at Ivy Pittsburgh.

about 6 hours ago

 Penguins Evgeni Malkin is congratulated by Kris Letang after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the first period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Power plays, Evgeni Malkin push Penguins past Blue Jackets, 5-3

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin finished with two goals and an assist, giving him six points in his last two games.

about 14 hours ago

 Pitt's James Robinson drives between Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre, left, and Konstantinos Mitoglou in the first half Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Late collapse has Panthers in bad spot

Pitt’s NCAA tournament chances took a huge hit Sunday as the Panthers blew a nine-point second-half lead.

about 14 hours ago

Child injured in Polish Hill auto accident

A child was injured in an auto accident in Polish Hill Sunday evening, according to an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor.

about 15 hours ago

Boy hit by car while riding pony

A Clarion County accident left a young boy seriously injured Friday afternoon.

about 15 hours ago

State police investigate counterfeit bills passed in Somerset

Merchants are warned to keep an eye out for possible counterfeit $100 bills.

about 15 hours ago

Several cars vandalized on North Side over the weekend

Zone 1 police are investigating 29 incidents of smashed car windows in Brighton Heights and Spring Garden.

about 18 hours ago

 Eddie Adams clears parking places along Wylie Avenue for Sunday worship services at Monumental Baptist Church.

Weather-related flight delays at other airports affect Pittsburgh flights

The Pittsburgh area could receive as much as six inches of snow by Monday morning, but city roads should be good for rush hour.

about 21 hours ago

Beltzhoover teen shot in the buttocks

Pittsburgh police said the young man was shot about 11:45 a.m. near Millbridge and Industry streets.

about 23 hours ago

Duquesne University football player dies

Chris Johnson, 22, a senior defensive back at Duquesne University, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1 day ago

Ohio man killed on Interstate 70 in Washington county

Ryan F. Rungo, 28, of Brilliant, Ohio, died about 4:45 p.m. when his SUV spun out of control on Interstate 70 in Buffalo Township.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh man killed in Greene County crash

Zachary Jon Zateallo, 22, of Pittsburgh died Saturday morning when his thrown from his vehicle when it crashed on southbound Interstate 79.

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 Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell celebrates with Nick Antonucci after the Colts rallied to defeat North Allegheny for the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Chartiers Valley comes from behind to earn WPIAL Class AAAA title

After trailing by double digits at halftime, Chartiers Valley dominated North Allegheny in the second half on its way to a 78-67 win.

1 day ago

Name of man who died in Shaler fire released

The two-alarm blaze occurred in a home at 199 Seavey Road about 6 p.m. Friday.

1 day ago

Hill District fire burns in four row houses

Firefighters were dispatched to the fire shortly after 10:30 a.m. and had the well-involved blaze under control roughly two hours later.

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 Norwin's Taylor Ingel jumps into the arms of Danielle McMaster after defeating Penn Hills in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Norwin defeats Penn Hills, 54-34, for Class AAAA WPIAL title

Norwin junior guard Alayna Gribble scored a game-high 21 points while Penn Hills sophomore guard Desiree Oliver led her team with 17.

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 Highlighted steam comes off the icy waters as the sun rises Tuesday morning over the PPG Tower looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline.

February's cold just short of record-breaking

With an average monthly temperature of 18.5 degrees through Friday, Pittsburgh is on track for the second-coldest February on record.

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 Blackhawk’s Courtney Vannoy, left, and Bridgette Shaffer celebrate after winning the WPIAL AAA title.

Blackhawk girls beat South Fayette for WPIAL Class AAA crown

Chassidy Omogrosso combined for 45 points to lift Blackhawk to a 65-54 victory against South Fayette.

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 Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh celebrates winning the WPIAL Class AA title.

Aliquippa beats Seton-LaSalle for WPIAL Class AA championship

Aliquippa becomes only the 14th team in the past 52 years to win a WPIAL championship with a perfect record. Aliquippa is 25-0.

1 day ago

Wise leads Vincentian to a WPIAL Class A girls title over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Brenna Wise poured in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Vincentian to its fourth consecutive title after a 74-35 win.

1 day ago

Rodney Pryor leads RMU to OT win in final regular season game

Rodney Pryor scored 22 points to help Robert Morris erase a 10-point second-half deficit in a 71-70 overtime victory against Saint Francis

1 day ago

Man killed in Moon apartment fire

The fire started just after 12:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Casa Blanco apartments, Building B, at 283 Moon Clinton Rd.

1 day ago

Teen dies in ATV accident

Chicora teen Briggs Robert Buck dies after being thrown from an ATV.

2 days ago

Driver dead in Greene County crash

A one-car accident closed I-79 southbound in Greene County

2 days ago

One dead in Shaler house fire

The call for the blaze on Seavey Road came in just before 6 p.m., Allegheny County emergency dispatchers said.

2 days ago

 Police tape surrounds one of the crime scenes in Tyrone, Mo., Friday.

Police: Seven fatally shot, gunman dead in Missouri

The victims’ bodies were found in four different homes in Tyrone, in Texas County, about 40 miles from the Arkansas border.

2 days ago

 Indiana’s Riley Stapleton makes the game-winning basket over Beaver Falls’ Zach Duffy in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Indiana’s Stapletons knock off Beaver Falls in final two seconds

Brothers Riley and Dylan Stapleton connect on the final play of the game for a layup to beat Beaver Falls at Petersen Events Center.

2 days ago

Pitt seeking input on new strategic planning initiative

The Board of Trustees announced a series of campus town hall meetings scheduled for next month.

2 days ago

 Drugs and money recovered during a Greensburg heroin bust earlier this year.

Three arrested in fentanyl-laced heroin death in Westmoreland County, where heroin overdose deaths reach all time-high

Coroner Kenneth Bacha attributes increase to crack down on prescription pain medications.

2 days ago

 President Barack Obama, right, campaigns in November for then-gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Wolf urges Obama to speed action on rail shipments of crude oil

The governor asked for consideration of lower speed limits, stronger oil tanker designs and standards before it is shipped.

2 days ago

 The survey found favorable results -- 89 percent or more strongly in favor or somewhat in favor -- when it asked about ideas A+ Schools supports.

Survey: 55 percent approve of job Pittsburgh Public Schools is doing

The survey comes as four Pittsburgh school board seats are up for election this year, three of which are expected to be filled by newcomers.

2 days ago

 Carnegie Mellon University students walk across campus in 2010. CMU received three gifts totaling $21 million this week.

CMU, Duquesne receive gifts totaling $21 million

The gifts are from Carnegie Mellon trustee and chairman-elect James E. Rohr, along with his wife, Sharon.

2 days ago

 U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, (middle) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security at the Capitol in Washington on Friday.

Congress avoids Homeland Security shutdown with stopgap measure

The House of Representatives voted 357-60 for the measure with support from Democrats, following Senate passage by a voice vote.

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