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 Singer Katy Perry performs during halftime of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots tonight, in Glendale, Ariz.

Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots, Seahawks tied, 14-14, at the half

Seattle and New England ended the first half 14-14 in a game that began sluggishly but quickly turned Super.

about 2 hours ago

 The scene tonight in Sheraden where a City of Pittsburgh police SWAT team was called in after firefighters were threatened when they responded to a porch fire.

SWAT team dispatched to home in Sheraden after firefighters threatened

The standoff continues at this hour as police attempt to contact the man believed to be inside the Sacramento Avenue house.

about 2 hours ago

Southbound McKnight Road in Ross reopened after downed power lines cleared

The closure occurred in the 7500 block of McKnight Road about 3:15 p.m.

about 4 hours ago

Two injured in Washington County crash

State police said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash occurred Saturday night on Route 19 in Amwell.

about 4 hours ago

 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby makes a move around Nashville's Roman Josi in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins shut out by Predators, 4-0

Pittsburgh has lost six out of the past eight games. Goaltender Carter Hutton led the way for Nashville.

about 4 hours ago

 Desan Aldvitton shovels the sidewalk in the 2200 block of Bedford Street during Sunday morning's snow.

Light snow expected to change to rain near Pittsburgh, but all snow predicted in northern counties

Pittsburgh will get about two inches of snow before precipitation changes to rain while 4-8 inches of snow could fall north of I-80.

about 10 hours ago

 Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," accepts the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award for the film during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday in Park City, Utah.

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' wins grand jury, audience awards at Sundance Film Festival

Filmed and set in Pittsburgh, the movie has won the most coveted prizes at the most important independent film festival in America.

about 22 hours ago

 Former Pitt All-American Larry Fitzgerald.

Former Pitt WR, Cardinals' star Larry Fitzgerald wins inaugural Art Rooney award

Fitzgerald was selected in a vote of his peers and will be presented with the Art Rooney Trophy.

about 22 hours ago

 Mt. Lebanon police investigate at the scene of a four-car crash on Washington Road, at the  intersection of Route 19 and Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, in Saturday morning.

4 injured in Mt. Lebanon accident

The accident, which sent four people to the hospital, happened on a curve near the intersection with Mt. Lebanon Boulevard.

about 22 hours ago

 Duquesne Jeremiah Jones blocks shot by George Masons Vaughn Gray in the first half at the A. J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.

Dukes snap 6-game losing streak with a win over George Mason, 62-53

Duquesne has a week off before heading to meet Atlantic 10 newcomer Davidson in Davidson, N.C., next Saturday.

about 22 hours ago

 Pedro Gonzales, originally from Guatemala and now living in Pittsburgh's North Side, traverses the snow-covered David McCullough Bridge Tuesday.

Sunday weather looking 'less bad,' but snow and freezing rain in forecast

Expect up to 3 inches of snow on Sunday, not the nearly 8 inches the National Weather Service envisioned this morning.

about 23 hours ago

 Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis with the ball used in the Immaculate Reception after the final Steelers game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

This recognition caps a wonderful career that began with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993 but came of age in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame

By winning 76-72 at home, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and broke a five-game winning streak by the Irish.

1 day ago

 Center Andrew Ebbett skates against the New Jersey Devils Friday in Newark, N.J.

Penguins assign Ebbett to Wilkes-Barre, recall Derrick Pouliot

Ebbett had six points in 21 NHL games this season. Malkin won’t play Sunday but expects to travel with the team next week to western Canada.

1 day ago

Bryant beats RMU, 71-68, snapping Colonials' 4-game winning streak

While the Colonials made a late push, the Bulldogs still managed to stave off the threat for a win Saturday.

1 day ago

 Andre Young of Stanton Heights greets Richard Haynes, left, and Keith Norton, both of Mount Washington, after Mr. Young announced his candidacy for the 9th Council District at Westinghouse High School, his alma mater in Homewood on Saturday.

Stanton Heights businessman Andre Young to challenge Ricky Burgess for City Council seat

The challenger grew up in Homewood, ran the Sincerely Yours stationery shop and is an avid cyclist.

1 day ago

 Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at Mississippi State University Wednesday. Mr. Romney has discovered that many past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Romney says he will not run for president in 2016

Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10, when he told a group of former donors he was eyeing another White House run.

1 day ago

 Christina Cassotis, the new CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, began work Jan. 15.

New Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO sees ‘more opportunity’ in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh may not be a hub again, but it can attract more traffic and could support more nonstop flights, according to Christina Cassotis.

1 day ago

 Investigators on Thursday transfer evidence from Sherwood Towers on Craig Street in Oakland, where two people were found dead in an apartment.

CMU student, alumnus found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Oakland

Friends told police that Chalalai Chaihirunkarn, 26, and Bryan Springer, 29, had a “troubled” relationship.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner called her meeting with VisitPittsburgh "​productive."

Allegheny County controller releases hotel tax money to VisitPittsburgh

Controller Chelsa Wagner had withheld $681,000 because the agency gave money to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Undercover Boss” appearance.

1 day ago

Union files petition seeking NLRB election for adjunct faculty at Robert Morris University

The Adjunct Faculty Association says course-load limitations placed on adjuncts mean that their maximum yearly campus income is $12,600.

1 day ago

Consol trims budget, vows to buy back stock

The Cecil-based oil, gas, and coal producer posted decreased earnings Friday.

1 day ago

 Can you spot the fake weapon? Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Patrick Knepp placed an unloaded gun in the middle of five others on a table during a press conference about gun safety Friday. (The real one is on the bottom of the picture).

Police give warning about pellet guns after shooting incidents on North Side

North Side pellet gun shooting spree sparks police warning of dangers from such weapons mimicking the look of deadlier counterparts.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates with the puck as New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene  skates behind him during the first period of tonight's NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J.

Penguins snag overtime victory from New Jersey Devils, 2-1

Simon Despres scored on a wrist shot from the high slot at 2:21 of overtime to give the Penguins a victory against New Jersey last night.

1 day ago

Molecular biologist's death at Magee in November ruled suicide

The medical examiner's office signed a death certificate this week for the woman who collapsed at work and had cyanide in her body.

1 day ago

Avalon man faces additional theft charges

Jacob Walker, 26, is charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, and theft from a vehicle, according to court records.

2 days ago

New WGN America series to film in Western Pennsylvania

The series “Outsiders” follows the Appalachian Farrell family, who, according to WGN America, live off the grid and above the law on a

2 days ago

 Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord.

Former Pa. Treasurer McCord to plead guilty to federal charges

A statement from his attorney said Mr. McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to “taking advantage” of potential contributors.

2 days ago

Pirates sign two to minor league deals

The Pirates now have 23 non-roster invitees slated to join the big-league club for spring training.

2 days ago

Police: Man arrested Downtown after cab stolen from bridge

Police chased the cab Downtown to Crosstown Boulevard, where the individual fled from the car before being caught and arrested.

2 days ago

Man who threatened to blow up PNC Park 'unwilling' to follow law, attorney's office says

The government asked a judge to follow the guideline range of 12 to 18 months in prison for Termaine Washington, 24.

2 days ago

Liquor Control Board joins Gov. Wolf in banning gifts to employees

The board's move was voluntary; the PLCB is an independent administrative board not technically under the governor’s jurisdiction.

2 days ago

 Law enforcement officers salute as the honor guard arrives for the funeral of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Sept. 18.

Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain state trooper

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was shot to death in September at a state police barracks about a mile away from Exit 30.

2 days ago

Monessen woman killed in tractor-trailer crash in Fayette County

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. on Route 51, south of the Route 201 intersection in Franklin, officials said.

2 days ago

 Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the House Democratic Caucus in Philadelphia today.

In Philadelphia, Biden urges Dems to take credit for stimulus, U.S. recovery

“This is our story, the Democratic Party's story,” Mr. Biden said at a Democratic policy retreat.

2 days ago

 Fallingwater, which overhangs a waterfall on Bear Run in Fayette County, was built in 1936 for Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann Sr.

Fallingwater one of 10 Wright structures nominated for World Heritage List

If approved by UNESCO in 2016, the nominations would be the first World Heritage listings in the field of modern architecture in the U.S.

2 days ago

 Snow laden trees in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Winter storm watch issued for Pittsburgh region this weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 6 inches of snow for Allegheny and surrounding counties.

2 days ago

Two evacuated from Pitcairn home after roof collapse

Firefighters were called to the two-story house on the 300 block of Kenney Avenue about 8:45 a.m.; no injuries were reported.

2 days ago

Bank embezzler wants 1 day in jail; feds pushing for at least a year

Diana Phillips, a former head teller at First National Bank on the North Side, says she needs to be home to take care of her 4-year-old son.

2 days ago

Officer injured in Downtown crash

Police said the accident occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

PPG submits offer to buy majority interest in French sealants businesses

PPG said it hopes to close the purchase in the second half of the year, pending various approvals.

2 days ago

 Former Steeler and current New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount leaves a court appearance Dec. 10.

Ex-Steeler Blount completes community service; drug charge withdrawn

Both LeGarrette Blount and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell could still be subject to NFL discipline as a result of the August incident.

2 days ago

 NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks takes place Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona tries to contain measles outbreak before Super Bowl

“Measles is wildly infectious, which is why it is so important that we identify cases quickly,” said health official Bob England of Arizona.

2 days ago

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

Officials said the explosion in the southern city of Shikarpur went off as worshippers were gathering for midday prayers today.

2 days ago

 The Pittsburgh skyline rises against the red morning light with the snow laying near Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

Winter forecasts and two-hour delays bedevil school superintendents

Snowstorms add a special level of pressure for school superintendents who have to decide whether to call a school delay or cancellation

2 days ago

Police officer kills dog that injured 2 people

A police officer was forced to kill a pit bull after it allegedly attacked two people in Beaver County on Thursday night,

2 days ago

 Highmark and UPMC have been dueling about access to Magee-Womens access for several weeks.

Highmark agrees to terms on UPMC Magee access for 2015

Highmark customers who learned of their pregnancies in 2014 will have access to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

2 days ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order restoring a moratorium on new drilling leases involving public lands, Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia.

Gov. Wolf bans new leases for drilling on state lands

Gov. Tom Wolf officially ending plans by the Legislature to raise dollars for the budget this fiscal year through new drilling deals.

2 days ago

 Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord.

Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord resigns amid possible federal inquiry

Federal investigators have been asking questions about Mr. McCord’s campaign fundraising.

2 days ago

People trust science but disagree with scientists, Pew says

A new survey shows scientists and the public are divided over climate change, using animals in research and genetically modified foods

2 days ago


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