The home on the 100 Block of Rayburn Rd., in Armstrong County where the body of a woman was found on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Law enforcement believe the killing is related to the escape of Robert Crissman on work-release from the Armstrong County jail near the home.

Police seek escaped Armstrong County jail inmate now suspected in slaying

Robert Edward Crissman, 38, of Templeton left the jail and ran toward Route 85 around 6:30 a.m., police said.

about 1 hour ago

 Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Joakim Soria, 31, has served as the Tigers’ closer this season and saved 23 games. He has a 2.85 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 41 innings. Hewill become a free agent after the season.

Pirates acquiring relief pitcher Soria from Tigers for a prospect

Pairing Soria with trio of Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes would strengthen an already-solid back end of the bullpen.

about 2 hours ago

 President Barack Obama has nominated three candidates to fill long-standing vacancies on the federal bench for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Obama nominates three for federal bench in Western Pa.

If confirmed by the Senate, the trio would shore up a court that hasn't operated with a full complement of judges for years.

about 2 hours ago

 Kit Harrington starred as Jon Snow in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Photo courtesy HBO

Press Tour: HBO exec on futures of ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

How much more “Game of Thrones”? Can “True Detective” be saved? Will “Curb Your Enthusiasm” ever return.

about 1 hour ago

 A 1927 version of "The Everyday Song Book", part of the University of Pittsburgh's Special Collections, is the "smoking-gun" evidence that the 1893 ditty "Happy Birthday to You" should be free for public use and not subject to copyright restrictions, lawyers say.

Pitt library songbook key to lawsuit over ‘Happy Birthday’ rights

A songbook found at Pitt shows that “Happy Birthday” isn’t copyrighted, lawyers say, calling it the “smoking gun” in a long legal dispute.

about 21 hours ago

  Paella with lobster, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, chicken, Spanish sausage and rice with saffron at Mallorca.

On the Table: Mallorca needs to bring menu up to same level as setting and staff

A terrific space and a warm experience draw diners to this South Side stable; if only the food were better.

about 21 hours ago

 Macy's announced July 13 that the company would close the Downtown Pittsburgh store.

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown Pittsburgh site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.

about 21 hours ago

 Bud Dupree cools off during camp at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gene Collier: Nowhere to hide as sun, thudding pads dominate Steelers camp

Under searing sun, the Steelers make contact with the reality of summer training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

about 21 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McLay  said the bureau plans to publish a quarterly report that will offer analysis on the crime statistics.

Pittsburgh police chief says he expects to unveil new programs to reduce violence

The chief and Mayor Bill Peduto met Wednesday with a woman who lost her pregnant daughter and son in two separate shootings.

about 20 hours ago

 The Jackson 5 --  clockwise from top left, Tito,  Jackie, Jermaine, Michael and Marlon Jackson -- could be considered the best boy band ever.

What are the 10 best boy band songs of all time?

The Jackson 5 is still the best of a bunch that includes Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and One Direction.

about 21 hours ago

 One Direction: From left, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne.

Preview: The future looks cloudy for One Direction

Now down to four members, One Direction is working on new album, and then a hiatus might be in store.

about 21 hours ago

 The Pennsylvania School Boards Association supports a delay in using the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement.

Testing under scrutiny in Pennsylvania House hearing

A panel heard hours of testimony raising concerns about testing requirements.

about 20 hours ago

 The Pirates' Vance Worley delivers a pitch against the Brewers in April.

Pirates' Worley designated for assignment to make room for Blanton

Worley started eight games earlier this season before moving to the bullpen in mid-May.

about 4 hours ago

 The new AIU Latino Family Center in Hazelwood opens July 29, 2015.

Latino Family Center relocates to Hazelwood

The Latino Family Center triples its size in its new Hazelwood home and hopes to serve more families as the Latino population grows.

about 21 hours ago

 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

about 21 hours ago

Obituary: Sister Michele Ransil / Dedicated to serving community through faith-based efforts

For several years, Sister Michele had been regularly visiting homeless people beneath bridges in Pittsburgh to bring food and socialize.

about 21 hours ago

 Rep. Dan Frankel talks about the stalemate with the state budget in Harrisburg. He spoke at  the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Democratic leaders warn of consequences if Pennsylvania budget impasse isn't resolved

The budget impasse could stanch the flow of $33 million per month to human services providers, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

about 21 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen during workouts this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Cortez Allen looks ahead, not back, as Steelers rebuild secondary

Cornerback Cortez Allen is hopeful he can learn from a rough 2014 season and play a role in a rebuilt Steelers secondary.

about 21 hours ago

Identity theft complaints up sharply, agencies say

State and local consumer protection agencies published a report showing the scope of the problem.

about 21 hours ago

Gross injustice: Obama should have worked to keep Pollard jailed

One of the nation’s most notorious spies, he sold thousands of classified documents to Israel and other countries.

about 21 hours ago

 Former Chicago Blackhawks player and Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad poses for photograph with Chief Master Sergeant Richard Lundy and two-year-old Blake Lundy. The Cup was on display yesterday for military members and their families.

Busy offseason brings Saad to Pittsburgh with Stanley Cup

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago, Gibsonia native Brandon Saad is ready for a new start with Columbus.

about 21 hours ago

Peduto was right to fight Penn Plaza evictions

The vast majority of residents of Penn Plaza are poor, elderly and/​or disabled,

about 21 hours ago

 The Backstreet Boys perform in 1998.

Boy bands: How they rise and fall

The groups usually peak on the singles charts pretty quickly and often find their way back on the road after the breakup.

about 21 hours ago

 Luke Bryan.

Preview: Luke Bryan sings about the life he lives

Singer who just kicked up some controversy will play two shows at the First Niagara Pavilion this weekend.

about 21 hours ago

 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: A look inside three cargo-driven vehicles

The Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen, the Subaru Outback and the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring bring different strengths to the table.

about 21 hours ago

 Singer-songwriter Randy Newman.

Preview: Randy Newman returns to Pittsburgh after four decades to play with the PSO

Singer-songwriter behind the "Toy Story" songs does not take pride in his only solo hit, "Short People."

about 21 hours ago

 A makeshift memorial marks the scene of Deona Barnett’s killing at the corners of Antrim Street and Fleming and Richardson avenues in Brighton Heights.

Friend recalls shooting of pregnant mother in Brighton Heights

Pittsburgh police are searching for the gunman who fatally shot 27-year-old Deona Barnett on Tuesday night.

about 21 hours ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Steelers warned of NFL commissioner's dominion long before Brady rift

Steelers voted against the agreement giving Roger Goodell leeway as judge, jury and executioner of player conduct policy.

about 21 hours ago

 Pirates starter Vance Worley reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy in the fourth inning.

With Worley starting in place of Liriano, Pirates fall again in Milwaukee

The Pirates left-hander was scratched due to neck tightness, and Worley gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings.

1 week ago

Greece submits bailout proposal

Greece on Thursday submitted a new package of proposed tax increases and pension system cuts to woo another European bailout.

2 weeks ago

House Democrats quash Republican push to allow Confederate flags at U.S. cemeteries

U.S. House, like South Carolina’s legislature earlier, was riven Thursday by debate over Confederate symbols.

2 weeks ago

Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee warns of threat of Russian aggression

Russia is the single top national security threat to the United States, said Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

2 weeks ago

K-9 statue to be added at memorial

A statue honoring K-9 officers will be added to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located in the North Shore Riverfront Park.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates starter Jeff Locke lays down a bunt against the Cardinals in the third inning Thursday night at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Energy for games is there every night

Managers Clint Hurdle and Mike Matheny downplayed the importance of the four-game series between the Pirates and Cardinals.

2 weeks ago

 Frank Smart, 39, of the Hill District, died Jan. 5.

‘Physical restraint’ cited in Allegheny County Jail inmate’s death

Frank Smart’s Jan. 5 death was the result of a seizure disorder and his mother claims he did not receive medication to treat the condition.

2 weeks ago

 Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo

Committee advances Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo’s nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to advance Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo’s nomination to the 3rd Circuit of Appeals.

2 weeks ago

Tony Norman: Bill Cosby loses any claim to credibility

The truth, his family members probably tell themselves, is more benign and less felonious than what they insist is a smear job in the media.

2 weeks ago

Catholic brother who taught at North Catholic faces sentencing in Australia for sexual assaults

Brother Bernard Hartman was convicted of sexually assaulting two girls and a boy during the 1970s and 1980s in suburban Melbourne.

2 weeks ago

 Walter Leput is being honored for his military service in training pigeons to help with communications during World War II.

Scott man served country in World War II through his love of birds

Walter Leput’s skill in training pigeons was put to use by the Army during World War II.

2 weeks ago

 Sierra Ricci, 10, of Shaler, practices for the National Marbles Tournament in her backyard on June 5, 2015.

Shaler girl in top eight at National Marbles Tournament

Semifinalist Sierra Ricci, 10, is optimistic about next year’s event.

2 weeks ago

 Kaylee Doyle, 12, of Scott rides at the Horses with Hope ranch in Bethel Park. Volunteers Joanne Murdy, left, Barbara Bach, center, and Anne Davis assist Kaylee around the track.

Special needs kids, veterans saddle up for equine therapy programs around Pittsburgh

Horses are effective therapy animals, and experts say that’s because both horses and humans interact socially and respond in similar ways.

2 weeks ago

 Adriene Williams, 26, is escorted from Allegheny County Police Headquarters on Tuesday.

Mother charged in child’s death led troubled life

Adriene Williams’ attorney said she had a difficult childhood. She “was taken in as a foster child and ran away from that environment.”

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