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Pitt men top Manhattan, 65-56, for third win in a row

Pitt’s winning streak that has coincided with the Panthers' return to Pittsburgh after a long string of games on the road.

26 minutes ago

 Police investigate the scene where they found the body of a young man shot to death in a blue car in the parking lot of Sunnyside PreK-8 School in Stanton Heights on Wednesday.

Sunnyside school parking lot victim identified as Stanton Heights man

A man found shot to death in a elementary school parking lot  has been identified as Jordan Kearney, 20, who lived near the school.

46 minutes ago

Duquesne loses fourth in a row

Saint Francis (Pa.) snaps 11-game losing streak to Dukes, and wins in Pittsburgh for first time since 1966.

56 minutes ago

 Edinson Volquez delivers at the 2014 wildcard game.

Ex-Pirates pitcher signs with Kansas City

Pitcher Edinson Volquez leaves Pirates after one season and heads to Kansas City and a two-year, $20 million contract with the Royals.

about 1 hour ago

 Paul Chryst, Wisconsin's new football coach, speaks during an a NCAA college football news conference at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion in Madison

Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst calls Wisconsin job "special"

Chryst said at a news conference in Madison to announce his hiring that he had talked to Pitt football players and they were happy for him.

about 1 hour ago

 Steve Pederson is no longer Pitt's athletic director, the school announced Wednesday night.

Pitt athletic director Pederson is out as Chryst takes Wisconsin job

University of Pittsburgh chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he and Steve Pederson agreed it was time for change in the athletic department.

about 2 hours ago

 A street view of 233 Suncrest Drive, where the bodies of an elderly couple were found.

Man charged with dismembering his mother and step-father in Penn Hills

Frederick Harris III, 47, is charged with killing Olivia Gilbert, 73, and Lamar Gilbert Sr., 76, and putting their bodies in garbage cans.

about 4 hours ago

Man sues Pittsburgh and suburban police for shooting him

Donald Burris' suit says the police involved acted maliciously and counter to their training.

about 4 hours ago

 Sony shows, from left, Jonathan Watson, Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview."

Sony pulls 'The Interview' from theatrical release

The movie, a controversial satire about a talk show host charged with assassinating Kim Jong Un, drew threats from a cyberterrorism group.

about 5 hours ago

Braddock man pleads guilty to heroin charges

Troy Anderson, 25, of Comrie Avenue, was among 35 people rounded up in March 2013 following a wiretap investigation by an FBI task force.

about 7 hours ago

 State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently completed a performance audit of Cheyney University.

Auditor General's report on Cheyney University paints a 'bleak' outlook

A 54-page report is likely to heighten ongoing concern, not only about Cheyney, but also some of the other 13 state-owned universities.

about 7 hours ago

Former execs indicted on charges related to chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va.

An indictment unsealed today charges ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell.

about 7 hours ago

Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson heads back to jail

Richardson was taken back to the Allegheny County Jail on charges that false 911 calls came from his Sheraden home.

about 7 hours ago

New York bans fracking after health report calls it unsafe

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether to allow this kind of drilling in New York was up to New York’s environmental commissioner.

about 8 hours ago

 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the White House today. The shift in policy follows Cuba's release of American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana.

President Obama: Time to boost travel, commerce with Cuba

Obama administration officials had considered Alan Gross' imprisonment an impediment to improving relations with Cuba.

about 9 hours ago

Federated Investors forecasts double-digit stock market advance

Company officials say the forecast is pegged to the strengthening economy, tame inflation, and historical indicators related to politics.

about 9 hours ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife died in July.

Pennsylvania attorney general watching Scaife trust fund case

The next filings in the case, which will be responses by Richard Mellon Scaife’s son and daughter, are due Jan. 16.

about 9 hours ago

Pa. state police background check, firearms systems back up

The state police Internet system and background check databases were out of commission for about two hours.

about 9 hours ago

 Oliver Luck has been athletic director at West Virginia University since 2010 and was a member of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee.

WVU athletic director Oliver Luck resigns, will join NCAA

Luck, 54, will serve as executive vice president of the NCAA, second-in-command to president Mark Emmert.

about 10 hours ago

Tunnel closures snarl Parkway West

PennDOT issued a statement around 10:30 a.m. announcing the closures, lasting up to 10 minutes in both directions, through 2 p.m.

about 10 hours ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is one of three players tested for mumps "as a precaution."

Penguins announce three more players tested for mumps

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Maatta are being tested “as a precaution” as they were “not feeling well.”

about 10 hours ago

 The interior of the Pakistan school where members of the Taliban attacked schoolchildren and staff, killing 148.

Students shot point blank in Pakistan school massacre

A day after 148 people died in one of the most violent attacks in Pakistan, the nation surveyed the damage from the nine-hour slaughter.

about 11 hours ago

Police seek shooter in fatal bar shooting in Lincoln-Lemington

Police said the shooter walked into the New Jug bar in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue about 11:10 p.m.

about 11 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

AG charges 10 in $1.2 million PennDOT theft

The AG says the managers, assigned to PennDOT’s district covering southeastern Pennsylvania, took kickbacks from highway inspectors.

about 12 hours ago

FedEx second quarter falls short of Wall Street expectations

The shipping company blamed aircraft maintenance charges for an increase in its costs, which affected the earnings results.

about 12 hours ago

Second person charged in death of Lancaster teacher

Thomas Moore was charged with homicide, burglary, conspiracy and other offenses in connection with the death of Nicole Mathewson.

about 13 hours ago

Ex-owner of Westmoreland County lighting company found guilty of bankruptcy fraud

Prosecutors said Michael J. Free, 62, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric, hid assets by filling out false documents.

about 14 hours ago

 A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles Thursday.

NYC premiere of North Korea comedy 'The Interview' canceled after threats

The hackers warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 attacks.

about 14 hours ago

McArdle Roadway closed today, Thursday

Crews will work on the sidewalk and trim trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Access will be maintained for bikes and pedestrians.

about 14 hours ago

Man killed in shooting at Lincoln-Lemington bar

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting inside a bar in Lincoln-Lemington late Tuesday night.

about 21 hours ago

 “I came to the decision on my own,” Mark Patrick Flaherty said of the decision to run for Allegheny County controller.

Flaherty announces bid to regain old job as Allegheny County controller

Mark Patrick Flaherty will battle Chelsa Wagner for the Democratic nomination for controller, a job he gave up to run for county executive.

about 21 hours ago

 The Philadelphia district attorney charged state Reps. Ronald Waters and Vanessa Lowery Brown with accepting money in exchange for promises of political actions.

Two Philly state reps charged with accepting bribes

They were charged by Philadelphia authorities after state Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused to prosecute, saying the case was flawed.

about 22 hours ago

PNC Bank willing to detail transfers that depleted Scaife trust fund

A yearslong family dispute became public when Richard Mellon Scaife’s children demanded an accounting of a drained trust fund.

about 22 hours ago

Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

Stephanie Munizza will serve her sentence on a misdemeanor charge in Missouri.

about 22 hours ago

 "Congress’ lawmaking power is not subject to presidential supervision or control," Judge Arthur J. Schwab wrote of President Obama's immigration action.

Federal judge in Pittsburgh declares Obama's immigration action unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab issued the opinion in a criminal case involving a Honduran man who re-entered the country illegally.

about 22 hours ago

 Newly appointed Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis, speaks to the media.

New airports chief wants to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh

Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

about 22 hours ago

 Ross native Chris Jamison performs in the live finale of "The Voice" Monday night.

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison finishes third in 'The Voice' competition

After three months on NBC's reality juggernaut, Mr. Jamison did not win "The Voice," but he certainly made a name for himself.

about 22 hours ago

 Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, Pa., a suspect in six shooting deaths in Montgomery County.

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings found dead near Philadelphia

Bradley W. Stone, wanted in the killings of his ex-wife and five of her family members, was found in a wooded area near his home.

about 22 hours ago

 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

Astrobotic and CMU land $750,000 in race to moon

Astrobotic, which is developing the lunar lander for the team's entry, won $250,000 in the “imaging” category.

about 22 hours ago

 Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student killed in an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar.

132 children, 9 staffers among those killed by Taliban gunmen

The attack, carried out by a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, killed mainly students at an army public school.

about 22 hours ago

Murder-suicide suspected in Washington County

A man and a woman were both found shot to death in a mobile home in Marianna, Washington County, according to KDKA news.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County get $1.8 million grant for technology upgrades

The Richard King Mellon Foundation today awarded the grants for technology upgrades.

1 day ago

Hazmat team investigates possible gas leak at NS Conway yard

The crews were called to investigate a hissing sound coming from a tanker car in Norfolk Southern’s Conway yard about 5:35 p.m..

1 day ago

 Penguins winger Beau Bennett has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Penguins notebook: Beau Bennett latest NHL player with mumps

League, players union reviewing sanitation practices at arenas and facilities in hopse of stopping spread of the disease

1 day ago

Greensburg man denied new trial in wife's murder

David Stahl, 44, argued first-degree murder isn’t correct in his case since Rebecca Stahl came at him with a knife before he strangled her.

1 day ago

Jordan Brown may get a new trial

The state Supreme Court ruled that Jordan Brown may challenge the evidence supporting his 2012 conviction for killing his father’s fiancee.

1 day ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst during the Armed Forces Bowl press conference in Texas on Monday.

Chryst meets with Wisconsin officials about coaching job

Third-year Panthers coach likely to accept position today and return to his alma mater.

1 day ago

Two charged with stealing $106,000 from Washington County volunteer fire department

Thomas Yuratovich, 42, and Rachel Lynne Sargent, 40, used money from Denbo-Vesta 6 Volunteer Fire Department in Centreville for trips.

1 day ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin argues a call Sunday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Steelers notebook: Several injured starters close to returning

Ike Taylor, James Harrison and Marcus Gilbert are candidates to play Sunday in big game against Kansas City.

1 day ago

Two disguised men rob South Side bank

The men robbed Citizens Bank in the 2800 block of East Carson Street and escaped in a stolen vehicle later found abandoned Uptown.

1 day ago


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