Maxwell Potocny, 22, of Hershey, dances to music in the parking lot before the Kenny Chesney show Saturday at Heinz Field.

Tailgaters dodge raindrops before Kenny Chesney concert

According to the National Weather Service, this evening will consist of partly sunny skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

about 2 hours ago

 Nate Harper  walks out of  the Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh after sentencing in 2014.

Former Pittsburgh police chief Nate Harper released from prison

Former Pittsburgh police chief Nate Harper was released from federal prison Friday.

about 5 hours ago

 A model walks the runway wearing a Toya Taylor design in the opening runway show of Style Week Pittsburgh 2014 at The Priory on the North Side. This year's event will be Aug. 12-16.

Stylebook: Style Week Pittsburgh announces festivities for third annual event

Plus, Pittsburgh Fashion Week seeks volunteers, Refresh PGH sneaker swap returns, trunk show at Larrimor’s and more in Pittsburgh fashion.

about 19 hours ago

 Dr. Thomas Julian  of Allegheny Health Network and assistant medical director of the NSABP.

Study finds safer drug to prevent return of breast cancer

The study found anastrozole more effective to prevent additional episodes of cancer in post-menopausal women already treated for DCIS.

about 8 hours ago

 French marigolds come in more than orange.

Marigolds, nasturtiums still charming, easy to grow

Marigolds are mainstay for beds, containers and window boxes. Their pungent scent repels many insects and is unappealing to deer & rabbits.

about 19 hours ago

 Homestead Cemetery.

Homestead Cemetery in Munhall on the verge of bankruptcy

The Mifflin Township Historical Society and Munhall are seeking help for Homestead Cemetery, which could file for bankruptcy by June 30.

about 19 hours ago

 Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald responds  to charges by Controller Chelsa Wagner.

Fitzgerald, Wagner try to bury the hatchet over lunch

Both described the meeting as an effort to forge a more productive approach to the issues of county government.

about 19 hours ago

 The 14th Quartermaster Memorial for the fallen troops who died and served in the Scud Missle Attack in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Neglected Desert Storm memorial in Greensburg stirs outrage, cleanup

What angered veterans the most was that the neglected memorial was under the noses of those who should have cared the most.

about 19 hours ago

 Sandy Bowersox, visiting from Alabama, meets Maya, a therapy dog, at a de-stressing event in Market Square on May 22. The Animal Friends shelter of Ohio Township, with help from the Dog Stop, brought puppies, kittens and bunnies Downtown as part of their 31 Days of Compassion in May to raise awareness and money for shelter animals.

Pet Tales: Animal Friends pets de-stress Market Square visitors

Therapy dogs, puppies, kittens and a rabbit help de-stress passers-by in Market Square.

about 19 hours ago

 Tony Gestrich, a research chemist at PPG Industries, conducts a science experiment about color with Carmella Foster and Amari Evans, third-grade students, at the Propel Hazelwood charter school on Friday.

PPG launches project to enhance, educate communities worldwide

PPG’s new philanthropy program calls for the coatings giant to spend $10 million over the next decade to improve global communities.

about 19 hours ago

 This is the exterior of the North Lincoln Avenue home of Jim Wallace, which will be featured in an upcoming house and garden tour in the Allegheny West Historic District on the North Side.

Walking Allegheny West with wine tastings

Mr. Wallace's house feels like a private men's club with masculine, square proportions rather than the high Victorian flourishes.

about 19 hours ago

 Thomas Hildebrandt, director of reproduction management at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife in Berlin, speaks Thursday at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Pittsburgh Zoo honors expert in elephant conservation

Thomas Hildebrandt is the first recipient of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s Conservation Legacy Award.

about 19 hours ago

 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg.

Mylan stays the course in pursuit of Perrigo

If it receives the nod from Mylan shareholders, the company plans to take its proposal to Perrigo shareholders.

about 19 hours ago

 The bronze plaque, to be located in the lobby of the City-County Building on Grant Street, would list the name, rank, branch of service and date of death of local soldiers who died in action.

Ferlo leads endeavor to honor area soldiers killed in recent wars

Former state Sen. Jim Ferlo is collecting money for a plaque for veterans who died in and near the Mideast since 1993.

about 19 hours ago

 Burgh Man, a.k.a. Mark Bedillion, teaches Aleisha Starkey, left, and Ashley Cooper the finer points of spinning plates on a stick on the Clemente Bridge during the 2014 OpenStreets event.

Pittsburgh streets to open Sunday for free outdoor activities

BikePGH expects 10,000 in Pittsburgh’s streets Sunday from Downtown to Lawrenceville for OpenStreetsPgh, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

about 19 hours ago

 The exterior of 251 Old Mill Road in Fox Chapel. The 1950 brick house and 20 acres of land is on the market for $4.5 million.

Buying Here: Fox Chapel home features plenty of space

The seven-bedroom house, once owned by a pioneering heart surgeon, is surrounded by 20 acres of land. It’s on the market for $4.5 million.

about 18 hours ago

 Lisa J. Knecht

Westmoreland day care owner gets prison term for role in child endangerment

The snake lurking there, a judge said, was the woman’s husband — a convicted child molester — who interacted with the children.

about 19 hours ago

 Michal Menet announces Friday he will play football at Penn State.

Staying home: Michal Menet chooses Penn State over Duke

Michal Menet, widely regarded as the top junior football prospect in Pennsylvania, verbally committed to Penn State.

about 19 hours ago

UPMC must get new attorneys in wrongful death suit, judge rules

An attorney representing UPMC improperly advised a witness for the person who filed the lawsuit, Judge R. Stanton Wettick decides.

about 19 hours ago

Moon residents lobbying for Port Authority bus ‘‍tweak’

Groups in Moon want to have it both ways: Port Authority bus service that picks up passengers rather than running empty on return trips.

about 19 hours ago

 U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez speaks to a panel of employers and apprentices involved with the New App for Making It in America initiative during a visit to CMU.

Labor secretary Perez sees results of apprenticeship programs in Pittsburgh

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said a marriage between trade unions and small technology developers is the workforce of the future.

about 19 hours ago

 Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini —  Orders the two health care giants to make no change in their business relations, “no matter how small,” without court approval.

Judge rules UPMC must accept Highmark Medicare Advantage members

The judge ordered that the health care giants make no change to their business relations, "no matter how small," without court approval.

about 19 hours ago

 Participation in Medicaid, the state-run health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, has grown by about 10 million in the U.S. over the last 18 months.

Pennsylvania moves to keep pace with increase in Medicaid

Proposed regulations, issued this week, represent the first major update to federal Medicaid guidelines since 2002.

1 day ago

 The 19-day-old peregrine falcon chick is observed during  its first exam at the Cathedral Of Learning.

Peregrine falcon chick passes physical, but not with flying colors

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh has a live camera focused on the nest, and observers have seen a series of developmental issues.

about 19 hours ago

 Bishop David Zubik.

Dioceses go to high court on contraception rule

The Catholic dioceses are challenging a provision requiring that contraceptives are made available to workers at their charitable agencies.

about 19 hours ago

 Betty Rockwell, right, and an unidentified woman look at a sculpture in the Pittsburgh Moderns Show at Outlines gallery. "Tracing Outlines," a documentary about the gallery, will be shown for free at the Harris Theater, Downtown.

Film notes: 5 movies to run for free during Three Rivers Arts Festival

Three Rivers Arts Festival will bring free film screenings Downtown, while a new movie theater moves closer to reality in Sewickley.

1 day ago

Customer abuse: UPMC and Highmark refuse to work it out

The people who make up Western Pennsylvania’s dominant health systems have talents. The art of negotiation evidently is not one of them.

1 day ago

Fathers Know Best: When on course with Dad, it wasn’t about the golf

Playing golf with father was all about Dad, not the golf.

1 day ago

Hate speech: A provocateur seeks to inflame with D.C. buses

Pamela Geller is running out of places to run her anti-jihad ads.

1 day ago

 Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams cross paths in  "Aloha."

Movie review: 'Aloha' fails to make good connections

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe says “Aloha” with the help of a Hawaiian backdrop and cast led by Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

1 day ago

Garden at Aiken school in Green Tree promotes healthy lifestyle

Students helped to plant the garden and are learning how to care for the plants.

1 day ago

 John Ruch, president of Historic Harmony, in the Mennonite cemetery and meetinghouse in Jackson. Both are protected under preservation easements through the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

Preservation easements protecting some historic properties in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has experts inspect the exteriors and grounds of each site annually.

1 day ago

 Gas vents skyward as Chevron contractors maneuver a new well cap in place on one of the leaking gas wells that blew up in 2014, killing one worker and injuring another.

Chevron to pay $5 million to settle wrongful death suit

An Allegheny County judge approved the settlement in the case involving a worker who died at a Marcellus Shale site in Greene County.

1 day ago

 Neil Walker avoids a sliding Anthony Rizzo in the third inning Saturday in Chicago.

Pirates fall to Cubs, Lester

The Pirates lost their fourth game in a row, unable to do any offensive damage other than Sean Rodriguez’s solo home run.

1 week ago

Steelers hire veteran player personnel man Reiprish

Rick Reiprish, a native of Shamokin, Pa., was the New Orleans Saints director of college scouting for 11 years.

2 weeks ago

 Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan throws in the bullpen during workouts at Pirates City in Bradenton, Fla., during spring training.

Pirates add Boscan to roster from Indianapolis

Infielder Steve Lombardozzi was optioned to Indianapolis to make room on the active roster.

2 weeks ago

 Medical examiner Dr. Karl Williams, right, and others climbs the steps into East Hills home where Tionna Banks and Valorie Crumpton were found dead on May 7.

City homicide detectives plan to talk with victim's ex-boyfriend

Detectives are traveling to New Jersey where Cesar Mazza was arrested. His ex-girlfriend and her grandmother were found dead on May 7.

2 weeks ago

 Interpol: Sam Fogarino, Paul Banks and Daniel Kessler

Tonight's Interpol concert at Stage AE postponed

The New York indie-rock band states a band member’s “family emergency” was the reason. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton.

Pirates notebook: Bullpen session next step in Morton's latest comeback

Charlie Morton will throw a bullpen session today at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

2 weeks ago

NCAA basketball rules changes afoot

NCAA basketball rules committee recommends 30-second shot clock and other rules to increase scoring and speed up pace.

2 weeks ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Some bikers never tire of annual rides

The 14th An­nual River & Wind Chal­lenge, a fund-raiser for The Sal­va­tion Army-Somer­set Ser­vice Center, will take place June 6.

2 weeks ago

 Joan Mukogosi, a student at Winchester Thurston, speaks Friday during the rally "Black Lives Matter" outside of the Pittsburgh Board of Education administration building in Oakland.

Rally calls for more diversity in classes, teachers

About 100 students, teachers and community members went to the Board of Education building on Friday with specific demands.

2 weeks ago

Concert review: PSO handles new music with finesse

Led by Michael Francis, the Pittsburgh Symphony played new works by Mason Bates and Jake Heggie, along with Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

2 weeks ago

Pitt falls to California in opening matchup

Panthers lose, 11-3, in first appearance in NCAA softball tournament, face elimination game Saturday night against Oakland, Mich.

2 weeks ago

 Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah trains on the track for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Some top jockeys ready to roll on the top three horses in Preakness field

With three so-called tactical horses leading the field into the Preakness, three top jockeys will have to be at their best astride them.

2 weeks ago

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust considers Downtown movie theater

One possible location is on Sixth Street near the Renaissance Hotel, although other locations in the Cultural District are being considered.

2 weeks ago

 These renderings are of proposed renovations to Pitt's practice facility on the South Side.

Pitt upgrades practice complex with recruiting in mind

Pitt is making technological and superficial renovations to its South Side training center; work should be finished by fall.

2 weeks ago

Senior housing planned for former Giant Eagle site in Carrick

Long-planned apartment building for elders gets investment incentives with more than $1 million in state tax credits

2 weeks ago

Peter McKay: The Good, the Bikes, and the Ugly

His kids have outgrown them, but they just won’t roll away.

2 weeks ago

 In this April 25, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane after scoring a goal during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series against the Nashville Predators in Chicago.

2015 NHL Conference Finals Preview

Dave Molinari breaks down the matchups between the final four teams vying for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

2 weeks ago