The former Tom Ayoob's building along Smallman Street is the proposed site of a new retail and residential site.

More changes in the works for the Strip District

A developer wants to turn the site of a former produce warehouse on Smallman Street into a residential/retail complex, and possibly a hotel.

about 8 hours ago

 Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, along with several local insurers, announced the launch of an outpatient recovery center  for pregnant women.

Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts

The move comes at a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels.

about 8 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Nice, but it's only one win

One win in a 162-game season means next to nothing -- even when it ends a seven-game losing streak.

about 2 hours ago

 Jonathan Horton trains on the still rings Wednesday at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Veteran gymnast is the "old man" in U.S. Championships

Jonathan Horton’s gymnastic comeback from injuries shifts into higher gear this weekend at Consol Energy Center.

about 8 hours ago

 Markus Wheaton picks up a first down against the Giants during a preseason game earlier this month at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Second-year Steelers receiver still an unknown factor

Markus Wheaton is showing a huge improvement over last year, but he remains one of the biggest questions on the offense.

about 8 hours ago

 Running back James Conner on the first day of Pitt preseason football practice earlier this month at their training facility on the South Side.

Pitt backfield loaded with depth after thin spring

The Panthers were down to one healthy running back a few months ago but five candidates are poised to do damage this season.

about 8 hours ago

 Simone Biles trains on the balance beam ahead of the 2014 P&G Gymnastic Championships Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Gymnastics notebook: Age plays key role for women

Being born five months apart made the difference between Kyla Ross competing in the Olympics and Simone Biles sitting them out

about 8 hours ago

 Macy Toronjo trains on the balance beam Wednesday ahead of the 2014 P&G Gymnastic Championships at Consol Energy Center.

Male gymnasts perform in shadow of their female counterparts

“People think gymnastics, and they think little girls in leotards, powerful and graceful, they forget about our side,” Jonathan Horton said.

about 8 hours ago

World briefs: Army chief urges talks

Plus: Afghanistan tells reporter to leave; Thai military chief wants to be PM; Japan landslides kill 36; Tibetan detainee deaths reported.

about 8 hours ago

 Lady Antebellum, from left, Charles Kelley, Hilary Scott and Dave Haywood.

Country trio, Lady Antebellum, prepares for a new album

Lady A’s fifth proper album, due Sept. 30, is “747” and is off to an auspicious start with “Bartender.”

about 8 hours ago

 The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is an all-new luxury sport sedan from Nissan's luxury auto division.

Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Infiniti Q50’s handling disappoints

Several modes of travel allow the driver to control the feel of the handling. Unfortunately, I found none of them satisfying.

about 8 hours ago

Chief Financial Officer says UPMC is holding its own

UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.

about 8 hours ago

Man guilty in Homestead murder

Wilbert Johnson will be sentenced to a mandatory prison term of life without parole on Monday for first-degree murder.

about 8 hours ago

 From left, Asa Foster and Matt Katase at The Brew Gentleman, the Braddock brewery co-founded by  pair.

Gymnastics event to include restaurant competition

“Steel City’s Taste of the Championships” will pit five Downtown restaurants against each other for best gymnastics-themed entree.

about 8 hours ago

Unfinished business: The public deserves more from Ravenstahl probe

At a minimum, authorities should say whether this important case is closed.

about 8 hours ago

Zappala seeking review of evidence in robbery cases

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. says the goal of the move is to protect the integrity of prosecutions.

about 8 hours ago

Has someone done you right?

Has someone done you right?

about 8 hours ago

Brian O'Neill: Sophie shrewdly summed up city

Sophie Masloff mastered the art of being underestimated.

about 8 hours ago

Account for Iraq: Congress can’t give President Obama a blank check

The accountability that congressional oversight of what is occurring might introduce to the new U.S. role in Iraq has been missing.

about 8 hours ago

 Kiss: Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Paul Stanley.

Kiss is back on the road after a rocky start to 2014

Paul Stanley explains why Kiss is the real deal.

about 8 hours ago

 Karl Hendricks.

Musicians rally to support Karl Hendricks

Musician, Sound Cat owner Karl Hendricks is battling oral cancer.

about 8 hours ago

 Gloria Reuben.

'E.R' actress brings her jazz set to South Park

Gloria Reuben hits town for performance on Friday night.

about 8 hours ago

Pittsburgh grandmothers band together, whip up anti-HPV push

An international “Grandmother Power” movement is giving grandmothers a new role as activists in local communities.

about 8 hours ago

Money managers say small firms can yield big returns

Size does matter when it comes to publicly traded companies.

about 8 hours ago

 Lyndsay Luff, 6, of the North Side, tosses a green pepper into the crate as she and her brother Brandon Luff, 12, volunteer to pick vegetables in the Common Ground garden.

Agriculture and suburbia find common ground

In sight of the malls and shopping centers of Upper St. Clair, a community garden thrives.

about 8 hours ago

 Josh Harrison congratulates Gaby Sanchez for hitting a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to beat the Braves at PNC Park Wednesday night.

Walk-off victory caps Cole’s return to Pirates rotation

Gaby Sanchez drives in winning run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, ends seven-game losing streak.

about 8 hours ago

 To extinguish the fire and eliminate the smoke on the left side of this image, the DEP's contractor will pour several million gallons of water and 200 gallons of firefighting foam.

Mine fire near airport will be extinguished

Work is scheduled to begin in September and take a year to complete.

about 9 hours ago

 Angel Butler, left, and Zyier Gibson, students at Sunnyside Elementary School in Stanton Heights, enjoy lunch.

Pittsburgh Public Schools to offer free lunches to all students

The school district already provides free breakfasts for all students.

about 7 hours ago

 Police investigate the scene directly in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue in New Kensington.

Man, woman shot dead in New Kensington

The shootings occurred in the 400 block of 4th Avenue and were first reported to dispatchers about 8:20 a.m.

about 18 hours ago

 Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount.

Steelers RBs Bell, Blount face marijuana charges

Le’Veon Bell, 22, and LeGarrette Blount, 27, are expected to be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, Ross police said.

about 9 hours ago

 Braves' Andrelton Simmons steals second base against Pirates' Neil Walker in the second inning at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Even at full strength, Pirates look baffled

Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.

1 day ago

 Cynthia Richey, director of Mt. Lebanon Public Library, one of at least four libraries in the Pittsburgh area that have reported thousands of dollars' worth of books stolen off their shelves.

Best-sellers stolen from Pittsburgh-area libraries

Thousands of dollars’ worth of books are being pilfered from libraries in Allegheny and Butler counties, and police are investigating.

1 day ago

 The state Supreme Court on Tuesday found that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed upon a poker dealer convicted of stealing $200 from the Rivers Casino on the North Shore is unconstitutional.

Pennsylvania's top court rules $75,000 fine for employee's theft at casino illegal

The state Supreme Court ruled that the $75,000 mandatory fine given a Rivers Casino employee for stealing $200 in poker chips was excessive.

1 day ago

 Caprese Skillet Eggs.

What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.

1 day ago

 Tia Ellis, a health careers teacher, and Darcy Tyhonas, an English teacher at Pittsburgh Perry, team up in 2013 to improve test scores.

Pittsburgh Public Schools' state test scores inch higher

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools took a first look at 2014 state test scores that show some improvement over the prior year.

about 8 hours ago

 Employees work at the Allegheny County 911 center.

County, Pittsburgh services merge for 911 calls

The full merger will mean that a call from anywhere in the county will go into a consolidated call-taking center.

about 9 hours ago

 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Congress may look at ‘inversion’ loophole

Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.

1 day ago

 Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki trade jokes in their studio in Homestead.

Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: No. 1 lineup = No. 7 loss

Optimism was in full bloom as the Pirates took the field against the Atlanta Braves last night at PNC Park.

1 day ago

 Andrew McCutchen shows his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video to teammate Gaby Sanchez before batting practice at PNC Park Tuesday afternoon. McCutchen returned from the disabled list for last night's game against the Braves.

Pirates notebook: Finally, a healthier look

The Pirates got superstar Andrew McCutchen and No. 1 shortstop Jordy Mercer back in the lineup after bouts with injuries.

1 day ago

 Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier tackles Buffalo RB Fred Jackson for no gain in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Heinz Field.

Run defense a work in progress for Steelers

The Steelers understand the importance of shoring up their defense against the run in the next two preseason games.

1 day ago

Pitt defensive back Mitchell learns three spots on the fly

Redshirt sophomore Reggie Mitchell will play a significant role in the secondary — at some position — for the Panthers this fall.

1 day ago

 Ben Roethlisberger warms up at practice for the Steelers Monday on the South Side.

Steelers notebook: Starters likely to play more against Eagles

The Steelers' first team will play more Thursday against the Eagles than it has so far this preseason, but how much more is unknown.

1 day ago

 The August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

980 Liberty Partners asks court to void URA subpoena in August Wilson Center purchase

Eric Soller, 980 Liberty’s attorney, said very little of the information requested by the URA was relevant to the issue at hand.

1 day ago

 Canon-McMillan lineman and Pitt recruit Alex Paulina.

Blue Chip Chat: Alex Paulina, Canon-McMillan

Canon-McMillan offensive lineman Alex Paulina talks lining up with Pitt's fellow WPIAL recruits and becoming more than a football player.

1 day ago

 The Parkettes, from left, Margzetta Frazier, Megan Freed, Christina Desiderio, Molly Frack and Taylor Lawson are representing Pennsylvania in the P&G National Gymnastics Championships this week at Consol Energy Center.

Pennsylvania has talented gymnasts, but none will be perfect

Gone are the days of a "perfect 10" in gymnastics, replaced by a more detailed, accurate system that combines difficulty and execution.

about 23 hours ago

Lawrence County track, casino financiers facing lawsuit

The financiers behind the would be Lawrence County racetrack and casino have been sued by the project’s longtime consultant.

1 day ago

Armed to the hilt: Military hardware should get only rare police use

How did America get from the more user-friendly police forces of yesteryear to the military-style, 21st-century version?

1 day ago

Price hike ill-advised: The solution to a costlier LCB is private stores

An internal LCB proposal to jack up the surcharge on wine and spirits provides one more strong argument for ending the state monopoly.

1 day ago

 Alexandre Arrechea, Seagram, 2013.

Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.

1 day ago


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