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Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.

about 22 hours ago

Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.

about 22 hours ago

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

about 6 hours ago

Beaver Falls woman claims eviction was racially motivated

Her landlord, however, responded to her lawsuit saying the family was evicted because she and her biracial children were too loud.

about 4 hours ago

Police investigate bullet striking school van in Armstrong County

The driver said she was on Route 422 in Plumcreek when something struck the vehicle. No students were on board.

about 4 hours ago

Mount Oliver grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

In August 2011, Emile Bizimungu, 32, began trading benefits for cash, then billing the government for food. The total reached $40,000.

about 5 hours ago

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

about 7 hours ago

Carrick man found not guilty in fatal shooting

Robert Pace, 25, has been jailed since his arrest five years ago.

about 8 hours ago

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

about 9 hours ago

4 to stand trial in fatal shooting of Washington girl, 10, during robbery

The men, all of Washington, Pa., are charged in the March 31 killing of Ta'Naiyah Thomas, who was struck by a shot fired through a door.

about 10 hours ago

DA investigators collect financial records from Wilkinsburg Middle School

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

about 10 hours ago

Deputies close Pitcairn bar for not paying drink tax

Gone Country at the Firehouse Lounge is the 45th establishment closed for not paying the 7 percent tax on all alcoholic drinks.

about 11 hours ago

Mayor nominates former cop to Citizen Police Review Board

Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and instructor of the SWAT team, is now a pastor with the Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

about 11 hours ago

IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

about 12 hours ago

Former energy official's death ruled a suicide

Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair had been charged with obstruction of justice late last year. He was found dead Jan. 8.

about 13 hours ago

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

about 16 hours ago

Officer dons Amish dress to apprehend or scare off flasher

Sgt. Chad Adams felt it was important to publicize his undercover assignment, if only to deter the suspect.

about 22 hours ago

Exhibition at the Westmoreland focuses on Earth's natural wonders

"Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.

about 22 hours ago

North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

about 1 hour ago

Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

about 23 hours ago

Route 22 in Monroeville restricted today, Thursday

Lane closures on Route 22-William Penn Highway in Monroeville are expected to cause delays for drivers today and Thursday.

about 23 hours ago

Dog park to shut 3 weeks in Mount Washington

Mount Washington’s Olympia Park off-leash dog play area will close today through May 9 for the ground to dry out and to allow the grass to

about 23 hours ago

Judge deflates tent at Shadyside B&B

The Mansions at Maple Heights Bed and Breakfast cannot claim its tent as an accessory use, according to a recent court decision.

about 23 hours ago

Hearing postponed for fake 911 calls

Hearings for a former mayoral candidate and his wife, both charged with making more than 100 unnecessary 911 phone calls, have been

about 23 hours ago

New Castle woman sentenced in death of Shenango Township officer after crash

Kylee Barletto, 26, will be given credit for the 339 days she's served toward a 5- to 10-year sentence in prison and must pay a $725 fine.

22 minutes ago

Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.

about 7 hours ago

Cincinnati pitcher Cueto silences Bucs, 4-0

The Reds' starter found the corners in striking out 12 and pitching a complete game as Cincinnati took two of three from the Pirates.

about 7 hours ago

Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."

about 8 hours ago

Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.

about 9 hours ago

PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.

about 13 hours ago

Temperatures in Pittsburgh region have their ups and downs

The all-time records for warmth and cold may be broken, all in the same week.

1 day ago

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

1 day ago

Stolen giraffe statue returned to home in Shadyside

The men who stole the 16-foot statue stolen from a woman's yard have brought it back.

1 day ago

Franklin Regional students back today

Hundreds of students visited the school Tuesday during an optional opportunity to readjust to their surroundings.

1 day ago

Lawrence County man charged with raping 14 year-old girl

State police charge Steven L. Haynes, 61, of New Castle, with indecent assault his home.

1 day ago

Public gets chance tonight to speak out on drilling at Deer Lakes Park

County council is considering a lease that would allow horizontal drilling for natural gas beneath the property.

1 day ago

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close overnight

Workers will be removing a section of the suspended ceiling.

1 day ago

Suspect in fatal Troy Hill shooting taken into custody

U.S. marshals tracked Theodore Smedley, 18, to a home in Wilkinsburg today and arrested him without incident.

1 day ago

Former airport director gets $134,375 in severance

Bradley D. Penrod, who had worked at the airport for more than 30 years, was ousted by the Airport Authority Board last month.

1 day ago

UPMC can hire vendor to copy Ravenstahl computer data

But a federal judge says the recovered data must be kept in a sealed envelope until it is needed in court.

1 day ago

Man in critical condition after being shot in Larimer

The victim was shot twice during a home invasion this morning.

1 day ago

Mayor touts 'progress' of his first 100 days

Mayor Bill Peduto publishes a report pointing out the achievements that his administration has delivered.

1 day ago

Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

1 day ago

Former property manager with Pittsburgh Housing Authority claims sexual harassment

Janell Walker of Hazelwood says she also experienced a hostile work environment before being fired in January 2013.

1 day ago

Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

1 day ago

Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

1 day ago

There is no perfect solution to preventing school violence

Increased physical security measures can only go so far if mental health supports are not in place in schools to help students and teachers.

1 day ago

Religious leaders join to condemn violence

Rodef Shalom, which has a sister-congregation relationship with a synagogue in Kiev, also said a prayer for those in Ukraine.

1 day ago

Butler woman dies after Sunday motorcycle crash

Passenger Julie Codispot, 46, was riding with her husband when a vehicle hit their motorcycle at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 19.

1 day ago

Latrobe man struck by train dies

The Westmoreland County coroner's office identified him as Tyler L. Quakenbush, 21, of Latrobe.

1 day ago


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