Aldi plans to reopen the Bottom Dollar store on Penn Avenue.

Aldi to convert, reopen nine former Bottom Dollar stores in Pittsburgh region

The Illinois-based discount grocery bought all of the Bottom Dollar store locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey.

29 minutes ago

 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

about 11 hours ago

 Police surround housing units on Lenhart Drive.

Fugitive holds woman hostage in Hempfield apartment; nearby school evacuated

Members of a fugitive task force went to an apartment to serve three warrants shortly after 7 a.m.

about 2 hours ago

 Shaler's Brianna Schwartz shown here winning the WPIAL class AAA cross country championship at Cooper's Lake Campground on Oct. 23, 2014.

Varsity Xtra: Off track — Shaler's Schwartz has standout career on hold

In less than a year, star Shaler runner Brianna Schwartz has experienced two events that could change her life forever.

about 11 hours ago

 The proposed 28-word amendment aims to cement the role of the Pennsylvania Legislature in defining “purely public charities.”

Proposed Pennsylvania tax-exemption amendment stalls

Senate Bill 4, a proposed state constitutional amendment, faces scrutiny in the House and may not make fall ballot.

about 11 hours ago

 “This is my kind of transaction, uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value,” said Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in the official deal announcement.

Heinz-Kraft merger reflects challenges for iconic brands

The deal may benefit investors, but will it help the businesses?

about 11 hours ago

 Gerhard Lueck, CEO of ViennaFlight, shows the door locking system of an Airbus A320 inside a flight simulator in Vienna.

Cockpits secured against hijackers can also protect rogue pilots

Investigators of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 believe a rogue co-pilot locked out his colleague.

about 11 hours ago

 Barry Manilow sings "Could It Be Magic" on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

Review: Barry Manilow takes a stroll down memory lane

Opening the night with “It’s a Miracle,” the hits came one after another as the consummate showman showed that at 71, he’s still got it.

about 4 hours ago

 West Virginia's BillyDee Williams, left, and Nathan Adrian watch form the bench during the second half of Thursday's game against Kentucky.

No. 1 Kentucky overpowers West Virginia, 78-39, in Sweet 16

Thursday night’s game was a mismatch from the start as the top-seeded Wildcats crushed the No. 5-seed Mountaineers.

about 10 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Penguins staggering to finish

There are two ways to look at the Penguins performance Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes:

about 6 hours ago

Tony Norman: Bravo for snitches that fight the power

Whistleblowers may have mixed motives sometimes. But from Eric Snowden to a Penn State frat, they help make the world a more honest place.

about 11 hours ago

Four Seasons chain scouting Pittsburgh for hotel location

One of the world’s most prestigious hotel operators has set its sights on Pittsburgh.

about 11 hours ago

 Vance Worley delivers against the Orioles earlier this month at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates say decisions due soon on fifth starter, pitching depth

As the end of camp nears, the Pirates face decisions on their rotation and starting depth.

about 11 hours ago

 Pitt's Avonte Maddox goes through drills during spring practice Thursday on the South Side.

Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox ready for pressure-filled role

Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox learned from his mistakes last year, and those lessons will help him in his sophomore season.

about 11 hours ago

Seniors want center director to return to Brighton Heights

Residents at Brighton Heights Senior Healthy Active Living Center aren’t happy that director Lynn Walsh was transferred to Mt. Washington.

about 11 hours ago

American Eagle in Chile, Peru; Peoples to extend service; Pittsburgh construction contracts spike

News from American Eagle; Eurofashion; Peoples Natural Gas; Dodge Data & Analytics; RadioShack; and Standard General LP.

about 11 hours ago

 The DEP released a revised draft of wide-ranging regulatory changes this month after considering suggestions submitted by citizens, industry representatives and environmental groups.

New DEP rules for shallow oil and gas wells draw industry ire

The rules would affect both large-scale operations conducted by the newer shale industry and the traditional oil and gas drilling sector.

about 11 hours ago

 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

about 11 hours ago

 “Israel is a very small country with big ideas,” said Yaron Sideman.

Conference promotes business between Pittsburgh, Israeli companies

Global Venturing is a new initiative by the University of Pittsburgh to stress the importance of innovation as economic drivers.

about 11 hours ago

 John Edgar Wideman.

John Edgar Wideman working on Emmett Till book

John Edgar Wideman to give public reading at Hill House’s Kaufmann Center today

about 11 hours ago

An uneasy feeling: Heinz should keep its headquarters in Pittsburgh

The parent of H.J. Heinz announced its intention to buy rival Kraft Foods Group, which is based in Chicago.

about 11 hours ago

 Christian Ehrhoff is checked by Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki during a game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Prognosis for Ehrhoff remains mystery

Penguins await prognosis from doctors on the condition of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.

about 11 hours ago

Study finds more than 800,000 hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Users gave the trail high marks for cleanliness, safety and maintenance.

about 11 hours ago

Obituary: Florence 'Peggy' Greenberg / Devoted to family, community theater

A life devoted to family and community theater remembered.

about 11 hours ago

 Penn State offensive tackle Paris Palmer waits his turn to complete footwork drills at practice Monday afternoon in Holuba Hall.

Paris Palmer adds intrigue to Penn State's OT competition

Junior-college transfer Paris Palmer is one of three linemen competing for the starting left tackle spot with the Nittany Lions.

about 11 hours ago

An incoherent strategy: Two new U.S. bombing campaigns defy logic

It is difficult to see policy coherence or prospects of success in America’s two new bombing campaigns, in Iraq and Yemen.

about 11 hours ago

Obituary: Charles Marvin “Chuck” Coffey / Former Squirrel Hill dentist was known for his light touch and gentle manner

A friend described Charles “Chuck” Coffey as “a plain, simple, nice man” who practiced dentistry for 25 years in Squirrel Hill.

about 11 hours ago

 American Express’ stock is down 12 percent this year, making it the second-biggest decliner on the Dow Jones industrial average.

Some AmEx cardholders can leave home without it

Changing consumer habits, extremely aggressive competition and increased pushback from merchants are putting heavy pressure on AmEx.

about 13 hours ago

Budget trades: Wolf and the GOP must start brokering soon

At this early point in the budget season, it sounds as if both sides have dug in their heels and set the stage for acrimony and stalemate.

about 11 hours ago

 Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in "Get Hard."

Movie review: Odd couple leads buoy 'Get Hard'

In “Get Hard,” Will Ferrell’s entitled millionaire reflexively and wrongly turns to Kevin Hart for advice on how to toughen up for prison.

about 11 hours ago

 Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) take to the skies as they embark on an incredible global adventure in "Home".

Movie review: Colorful 'Home' is a pleasant adventure

The title is bland but “Home” delivers colorful aliens and vivid voices based on Adam Rex’s kids’ novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday.”

about 11 hours ago

Storytelling: Nonna’s apron had her big family covered in love

With her round face, shy smile and soft fleshy hands that were never idle, my Nonna Sestili preceded in appearance the Pillsbury Doughboy.

about 11 hours ago

 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

about 11 hours ago

 From left, Tracy Montgomery, her daughter Kaitlin, 10, and Kaitlin's home nurse Chris Williams speak with others after Ms. Montgomery addressed the Steel Valley school board.

Steel Valley School District allows special-needs student to use faculty restroom

The teachers union had filed a grievance over the issue at Park Elementary School in Munhall.

about 14 hours ago

  Andre Gray

Bodies of 2 missing Pittsburgh men found in river in Ohio

Andre Gray and Paul Kochu were positively identified by the Charleston, W.Va., medical examiner’s office, Cmdr. RaShall Brackney said.

about 11 hours ago

 Pennsylvania State Police nominee  Col. Marcus Brown.

Pennsylvania's top police officer: Removing signs critical of him was a mistake

Some retired troopers criticize Col. Marcus Brown for wearing the state police uniform because he did not attend the State Police Academy.

1 week ago

 Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen covers the puck in front of Penguins left winger Chris Kunitz  during the third period at the American Airlines Center.

Dallas Stars hold on for 2-1 win over Penguins

“I thought we competed better for half the game. But it has to be the full game,” said Pens coach Mike Johnston.

1 week ago

 In Selma for the 50th anniversary of the march to Montgomery, President Obama addresses the crowd at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015.

Dispatches from the Selma 50th anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Jennifer Saffron shares a personal journal from the commemoration of a milestone in America’s civil rights movement.

2 weeks ago


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