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 Firefighters try to put out the fire at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont.

Fire destroys historic church in Oakmont

The oldest church in Oakmont, St. Paul has since 1924 been the home of the borough's oldest African-American Baptist congregation.

about 1 hour ago


Judge approves payment after botched federal raid in Bellevue

The money is part of a proposed $100,000 settlement the government agreed to pay to settle a suit brought in June 2011 by Gary Adams.

about 2 hours ago


 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Monday.

Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford case

A jury found Leon Ford, 21, not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault on Monday.

about 3 hours ago


Man found with multiple gunshot wounds in Spring Garden, Pittsburgh police say

The man was found laying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Vinial Street and Salter Way.

about 3 hours ago


NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes, pledges changes to domestic violence policy

Roger Goodell said “I got it wrong” and outlined initiatives to improve the NFL’s handling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

about 4 hours ago


Man held for court in July 4 shooting death

Zachary Threats, 36, is accused of killing 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold, who was grilling at a home in the 7700 block of Tioga Street.

about 6 hours ago


Man dead in North Union house fire

State police said Randy Shipley, 60, was found dead inside 105 Crums Lane once firefighters contained the blaze.

about 6 hours ago


Firefighter injured battling Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

about 6 hours ago


 Pittsburgh firefighters battle a three-alarm fire at two houses in South Oakland early this morning.

Three-alarm fire in Oakland destroys two houses

Four men and three women, some University of Pittsburgh students, were displaced after an early morning fire destroyed two houses.

about 6 hours ago


 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss domestic violence issues today

Goodell is holding a 3 p.m. news conference in New York on the league’s personal conduct policy and domestic violence issues.

about 6 hours ago


Monroeville man killed in Derry crash

Frederick G. Drummond, 61, was driving south on Route 981 when he collided with a truck about a mile south of Route 22 around 5:15 a.m.

about 7 hours ago


 The company 980 Liberty Partners has offered $9.5 million for the August Wilson Center property in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Bank urges judge not to delay sale of August Wilson Center

Dollar Bank holds a $7.9 million mortgage on the building and wants to recoup the entire amount.

about 7 hours ago


Bethel Park settles suit with police officer for $25,000

The lawsuit claims that the officer faced repeated discipline after raising officer safety issues, according to an agreement released today.

about 7 hours ago


 The state police fire marshal and New Kensington police are investigating the cause of a fire in the 400 block of 10th Street in New Kensington. Several fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began late Thursday night and rekindled about 5 this morning.

New Kensington fire being investigated as suspicious

Several New Kensington fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began last night and rekindled about 5 a.m.

about 8 hours ago


 Allegheny County and Munhall police stand outside an apartment in March 2013 where police said Anthony Scholl Sr. shot his mother, Bernadette.

Munhall man accused of killing mother held for court

Allegheny County police said Anthony Scholl Sr. killed Bernadette Scholl, 74, then barricaded himself inside the apartment they shared.

about 9 hours ago


Pennsylvania unemployment rises in August for second consecutive month

Unemployment would have been higher, but 28,000 people gave up looking for work during the month and this were not counted.

about 9 hours ago


 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby participates in training camp drills today at CONSOL Energy Center.

Crosby makes surprise appearance at Penguins training camp

Team officials had said Thursday that Sidney Crosby, along with Evgeni Malkin, would miss the early part of camp because of injuries.

about 9 hours ago


Merger discussions advance with Cornell and Moon school districts

Exploration of a possible merger between school districts Cornell and Moon Area will continue as long as both sides show interest.

about 10 hours ago


Part of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close early Sunday morning

The Pennsylvania Turnpike between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits will be closed in both directions for five hours.

about 10 hours ago


HOV lanes opened to relieve congestion from Parkway North crash

State police said one person was taken to Allegheny General Hospital after the four-vehicle crash, which occurred at 7:45 a.m.

about 11 hours ago


 Rodney Howard Jr.

Fugitive arrested in Larimer shooting in January

Pittsburgh police said Hosea Davis, 37, was shot at least 10 times the afternoon of Jan. 20 and took Rodney Howard Jr. into custody.

about 11 hours ago


Production issues cause delays of Post-Gazette

Due to production delays, some Pittsburgh Post-Gazette customers did not receive a paper this morning.

about 13 hours ago


Driver killed in Butler crash

A Chicora man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Thursday in Butler County, state police said.

about 10 hours ago


 Tiffany Dickson embraces her 7-year-old son Bryon, in front of the casket of her husband, Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, Thursday at Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper's death continues

"We gather here in sorrow, disbelief and anger," the Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney told those inside the filled-to-capacity church.

about 13 hours ago


Allegheny County health officials: Bethel Park schools too quick to release alert on virus

The county Health Department director said the CDC has no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in the region.

about 13 hours ago


 Opponents of Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom celebrate referendum results at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early this morning.

Pro-union camp achieves victory in Scotland

Scotland has opted against breaking up the United Kingdom to become an independent nation. The margin was 55 percent to 45 percent.

about 19 hours ago


 Starter Gerrit Cole delivers against the Red Sox Thursday night  at PNC Park.

Cole, Marte shine to clinch another Pirates winning season

Thursday’s game was tighter than the previous two iterations, but the outcome was the same.

about 20 hours ago


Attempted homicide charges lodged against Monroeville man in chase

Police had issued an alert that a man possibly armed with several guns had left Monroeville and may be headed to Westmoreland County.

about 20 hours ago


 As of mid-August, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority had issued nearly 25,000 fewer tickets than over the first eight months of 2013.

Pittsburgh parking tickets down, revenue up as drivers use pay stations

Pittsburgh Parking Authority says drivers using the pay stations that replaced parking meters two years ago leads to less tickets issued.

about 20 hours ago


Health Dept.: District too quick with alert

It shows itself with symptoms of fever of more than 101 degrees, runny nose, coughing, sneezing and sometimes rash.

about 20 hours ago


 Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson announces the proposed closing of Shaffer, Dickson and Fairless elementary schools on Thursday.

Woodland Hills proposes closing three elementary schools

Dickson, Shaffer and Fairless elementaries would close, along with the district administrative building on Greensburg Pike.

about 21 hours ago


 A blue Sunpro container sits at Range Resources' Carter Impoundment in Washington County.

Range Resources to pay $4.15M penalty

Range Resources will pay the penalty to settle violations related to six Marcellus Shale gas drilling and fracking wastewater impoundments.

about 21 hours ago


 The lone member of the Committee on Governance and Long Range Planning to vote against Thursday's proposal was alumni trustee Anthony Lubrano.

Reorganization would add to Penn State board of trustees

A proposal would provide give representation to students, faculty and the alumni association but also keep the nine alumni board members.

about 21 hours ago


Google ponies up $64,657 in funding for area students

The $64,657 worth of donations ranged from paper to microscopes.

about 21 hours ago


Education department resists expanded audit

The department says Auditor Eugene Depasquale is “succumbing to political tactics.”

about 21 hours ago


Assault charge dismissed against former Pittsburgh official

Kevin Quigley, also a Pittsburgh Democratic ward chairman, had charges dismissed when his girlfriend wouldn’t pursue charges.

about 21 hours ago


Acquitted in state court, Farrell man gets seven years in federal gun case

Jashaad Coleman, 20, of Farrell, will serve the term after he completes a four- to 11-year sentence in state prison for an armed robbery.

about 21 hours ago


 The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin skates up ice in May against the Rangers in New York.

Penguins say injuries will keep Crosby, Malkin out of start of preseason camp

Coach Mike Johnston said the injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin appear to be short-term ailments.

about 22 hours ago


Ads coming to North Hills school website

Visitors to the North Hills School District's website soon will be seeing ads for area businesses.

about 23 hours ago


Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

1 day ago


PennDOT line-painting truck overturned in Beaver County crash

Two people were reported to have been trapped, dispatchers said. Police said at least one person was transported by medical helicopter.

1 day ago


Charges against wife of ROTC instructor dismissed

The charges were dismissed because Carl Curtis, 48, chose not to proceed with the prosecution.

1 day ago


 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter Sept. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium.

No fines for Steelers' Mitchell and Polamalu

Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were penalized for unnecessary roughness, aiding the Ravens on a touchdown drive that gave them a 17-6 lead.

1 day ago


State agrees to new settlements in Pittsburgh prison abuse cases

The new settlements total $132,500 and end lawsuits filed by five corrections officers or supervisors.

1 day ago


State police don't plan to file charges in Butler County ATV death

Colbee Lovich, 4, lost control of the Kawasaki 80 four-wheeler around 7:30 p.m. Friday. He died Monday.

1 day ago


Chevron meets shale drilling standards from Pittsburgh organization

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development offers certification for drillers that aim to go beyond existing state regulations

1 day ago


House education committee postpones hearings on Pa. version of Common Core

The state Education Department will conduct a public review of the standards as requested by Gov. Tom Corbett.

1 day ago


 Elytte Barbour enters the Northumberland County courthouse for sentencing today. He and his wife, Miranda, were sentenced to life without parole.

Pennsylvania couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

The judge said Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte, must be permanently removed from society.

1 day ago


Police searching for man, son who disappeared last week

Raymond Pope, 4, is believed to have been abducted by Radford Pope, his non-custodial father, after the pair went to the movies Sept. 10.

1 day ago


 Bayer AG announced today that it plans to put its material sciences segment on the stock market as a separate company.

Bayer to spin off material sciences division as separate company

The material science division produces plastics, coatings and chemicals used in foams, insulation, auto lights and DVDs.

1 day ago



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