Officer Lloyd Reed

New Florence man charged with homicide in police officer's killing

Police say Ray Shetler, who is currently hospitalized, killed officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident.

about 1 hour ago

 Sasha and Chris Heinz in 2009.

Pittsburgh's charms attract another young professional: Christopher Heinz

Praising the “sense of community that’s more meaningful in Pittsburgh,” Mr. Heinz is coming to town. Let the political speculation begin.

about 16 hours ago

 West Virginia University assistant professor Charlie Yuill uses a laser surveying tool to help define structures damaged by a September fire in the historic district of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

WVU marshals effort to restore Harpers Ferry after devastating fire

WVU dispatched an extension service employee and experts in engineering, law, writing and marketing to the renowned Civil War town.

about 16 hours ago

 Wasiullah Mohamed, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, sits Friday with a cab driver who was shot Thursday morning.

Muslim taxi driver shot on Thanksgiving in Hazelwood calls attack a hate crime

Pittsburgh police are still investigating the Thanksgiving Day shooting of Moroccan immigrant.

about 16 hours ago

 The new tree for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" in progress. Unlike the former one, it's a drop-style tree that takes advantage of canvas panels that unfold for added height and drama.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 'Nutcracker' to include new tree, fresh surprises

It’s become a tradition of sorts for artistic director Terrence Orr to freshen up his Pittsburgh-flavored “Nutcracker” from year to year.

about 16 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto chats Saturday with Michelle Lancet, left, co-owner of Spool Fabric Shop at her store in Allentown.

Rising Allentown shines on Small Business Saturday

Mayor Bill Peduto was on hand for an event to showcase the development of the business district in the Hilltop area.

about 16 hours ago

 The front logo on a T-Shirt promoting the Pittsburgh vs. Cuba boxing event.

Brian O'Neill: The Clemente touch lures Cuban boxers to Pittsburgh

The brainchild of Mike Diven from Brookline, Cubans will meet local boxers for friendly competition on the Clemente Bridge in July.

about 16 hours ago

Pittsburgh development must include real opportunities for black residents

Is the city creating another generation of segregation and quiet exclusion of selected citizens?

about 16 hours ago

 The "Harry Potter Coloring Book #1" is available for less than $10 at Barnes & Noble.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for kids ages 5-10

These suggestions aim to exercise their minds and imaginations.

about 16 hours ago

 Jessica and Don Owens with their daughter, Faith, 4, and son, Don, 7.

Goodfellows: Two kids with sickle cell disease strain a Penn Hills family's resources

A Penn Hills family goes about their everyday lives, despite their children’s disease.

about 16 hours ago

 It's not easy being head coach of the Steelers, but Mike Tomlin doesn't seem to mind — and prioritizes winning over any outside noise.

Ron Cook: For Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, winning is always enough

Outside criticism or questioning doesn’t do much to Mike Tomlin, who’s happy to be the Steelers coach, have great players and great owners.

about 16 hours ago

 Penguins rookie Daniel Sprong had two goals in 14 games entering Friday.

On the Penguins: Play the kid — Daniel Sprong

Rookie winger Daniel Sprong needs to see the ice more and the press box less for the Penguins — yes, this season.

about 16 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a budget briefing for reporters at his official residence in Harrisburg in October.

Budget blather: Wolf and lawmakers must end it this week

It’s been nearly three weeks since Gov. Wolf and Republican leaders said they’d worked out a “framework” for the overdue 2015-16 budget.

about 16 hours ago

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

about 16 hours ago

 An ugly holiday sweater for Steelers fans from fanatics.com.

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh's December fashion scoop

Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, here are some tips to help keep your style on point, with a few shopping tips sprinkled in.

about 16 hours ago

 Sudhir Hazareesingh author of  "How the French Think."

'How the French Think': an elegant, but incomplete, introduction to French intellectual life

It is hard to imagine future books about French thought that ignore the anti-intellectual influence of radical Islamists.

about 16 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his teammates during practice earlier this month.  TV coverage of the team is almost always a ratings booster.

TV Q&A: What’s the availability of Spanish-language channels in Pittsburgh?

Questions answered regarding Steelers mania on local news outlets, “Fuller House” and “What Not to Wear.”

about 16 hours ago

 Holiday card created by Mary Lois Verrilla for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Send a card, support a charity in the Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh charities once again sell holiday cards this season to raise money to support their clients, special causes.

about 16 hours ago

 Efrat Ayal Hatchwell talks about her theater program, which works out of the YMCA Jerusalem and is funded by the Jerusalem Foundation.

Mideast film project aims at bridging divisions

A Jerusalem program that puts young Jews and Palestinians together, to make films, seeks a Pittsburgh partner.

about 16 hours ago

 The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

about 16 hours ago

 Lloyd Reed, the officer killed while intervening in a domestic dispute on Saturday in New Florence near Johnstown, Pa.

St. Clair officer killed in New Florence shooting

Officer Lloyd Reed had been in law enforcement for 25 years; Ray Shetler Jr. was arrested early this morning.

about 12 hours ago

 Police lead the suspected gunman away in handcuffs outside a Planned Parenthood facility after a standoff on Friday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Gunman kills 3 in shootout at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic

An official identified the gunman in custody as Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina.  As yet, authorities have no motive for the attack.

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 The Penguins'  Sidney Crosby, left, collides with Columbus Blue Jackets' Justin Falk during the first period Friday in Columbus.

Penguins lose to Columbus in overtime, 2-1

The Blue Jackets’ OT victory against the Penguins Friday night is another chapter in what is becoming a white-hot rivalry with Columbus.

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 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

3 days ago

 Before starring at Ohio State, Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor was a member of the Fabulous 22.

Fab 22: Post-Gazette's 2015 All-Area High School Football Team

The Post-Gazette names its annual list of the top 22 players in the WPIAL and City League, regardless of position.

3 days ago

 Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015.

Christian coalition in Pittsburgh urges U.S. to accept more refugees

The statement by the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania counters calls to restrict Syrian Muslims.

3 days ago

 Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, at their Ellwood City home in October. The rolling backpack, right, goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.

Ellwood City girl, 8, receives quadruple organ transplant

Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant Wednesday.

3 days ago

 Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin picks up loose puck in front of  Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Crosby, Malkin lift Penguins over Blues, 4-3 in OT

The victory was the Penguins’ third in their past four games and raised their record to 13-8.

3 days ago

 Kennywood shines for the season with Holiday Lights through Dec. 27.

Holiday to-do list: Festive activities abound in Pittsburgh

Here’s a guide to the array of special holiday events and activities taking place throughout Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

 The downstairs bar  at Brewtus Brewing Co. in Sharon, PA.

More Pittsburgh brewpubs and breweries on the way

More than two dozen brewing operations have recently opened or soon will in locations ranging from the North Side to Hermitage and beyond.

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