The Pirates' Neil Walker greets teammate Andrew McCutchen after McCutchen scores the first run of the game against the Rockies at PNC Park.

Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

Winners for the 13th time in their past 16 games, the Pirates climbed to a season-high 29 games over .500.

53 minutes ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Disciplinary board seeks Attorney General Kane’s law license

Kathleen Kane has 10 days to respond and make the case as to why she should be able to keep her license.

20 minutes ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

about 10 hours ago

 Central Catholic High School's football team's defense unit stands by a bulldozer on the school's campus.

2015 Varsity Xtra Football Preview: Central Catholic defense STEMs from special group

Central Catholic is busy building a STEM defense -- special, talented, excellent, marvelous -- that might be unrivaled in school history.

about 23 hours ago

 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”

about 13 hours ago

 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

20 minutes ago

 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

about 23 hours ago

 Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert drops back into pass protection during workouts earlier this month in Latrobe.

Offensive tackle Gilbert's improved conditioning pays huge dividends for Steelers

“As you get older each year, why not change things to get better at it?” Marcus Gilbert said.

about 23 hours ago

 From left, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) , Owen (Chris Pratt), Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) watch in terror in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic World."  The film tops the list of season's box office winners.

'Jurassic World' tops list of season's box office winners

“Jurassic World” roars to a fantastic first-place finish as the 2015 summer movie season draws to a close.

about 23 hours ago

 Neil “Buddy” Wright stands at the site of his paintball business, Riverside Renegades Paintball, which he has operated since 1989 in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off Squirrel Hill land

An attorney for Neil “Buddy” Wright, says the paintball operation now owns the land because of a legal doctrine called adverse possession.

about 23 hours ago

 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

28 minutes ago

 Rebecca Rapp, 9, of Regent Square, was the ringmaster of the circus held at the end of a weeklong summer camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

Circus of the Kids makes 'stars' of campers, offers life lessons

Trainers in Squirrel Hill worked with 70 children, ages 6 to 13, and taught them to perform various acts.

about 23 hours ago

 "I don’t want to sleep, I just want to keep making these,” Martha Montesano, 93, said.

At 93, Robinson woman crafts 'angel bracelets' for breast cancer patients

Martha Montesano is closing in on the creation of her 1,000th bracelet, a project she began after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

about 23 hours ago

 From left, David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Penguins; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mayor Bill Peduto and Richard Baron, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar, prepare to announce the plans for the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site Thursday. Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was hired to develop residences and public spaces at the site.

Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”

about 23 hours ago

Tony Norman: Latest killings should be tipping point

I can’t be the only one who feels real life has suddenly begun to resemble Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay for “Network” a little too much.

about 23 hours ago

 Oskar Sundqvist gets ready for a shift during the Penguins' development camp at Consol Energy Center Friday last month.

Oskar Sundqvist thinks he can make Penguins roster out of camp this time

The rookie center eyes a roster spot after barely missing out on one last season.

about 23 hours ago

Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.

about 23 hours ago

UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.

about 23 hours ago

 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

about 23 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement brings the number of states that have online voter registration to 23, plus the District of Columbia.

State's voter registration enters digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.

about 23 hours ago

Cybertainment: Site offers reading times for books

Find out how long it will take to read that book. The Everything Machine maker app lets kids build their own inventions.

about 23 hours ago

Falling prices: Take advantage of the cheaper oil and gas

The fall of oil and natural gas prices is a boon to U.S. consumers and the economy.

about 23 hours ago

 Susie Fitzgerald

Obituary: Susan Burt Fitzgerald / Co-founded Pine travel business

Susan Fitzgerald, who co-founded Pine-based Frontiers International Travel, died following complications from heart surgery. She was 76.

about 23 hours ago

 Zac Efron in "We Are Your Friends."

Movie review: Music-filled 'We Are Your Friends' falters in plot

“We Are Your Friends” stars Zac Efron as a 23-year-old DJ looking for meaning and the perfect music in his life in the San Fernando Valley.

about 23 hours ago

 Conrad Anker in "Meru."

Movie review: 'Meru' takes moviegoers to great heights

A new mountain climbing documentary follows three expert climbers as they try to scale the Shark’s Fin in northern India.

about 23 hours ago

Parking smart: A phone app can soon buy drivers extra time

People who park in the city will soon have the option of using a downloadable app on their smartphones to pay for parking.

about 23 hours ago

 Pedro Alvarez, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against  Miami Marlins.

Cole lifts Pirates to 2-1 victory over Marlins, wins his 15th game

Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates won again to take three of the four games in the series.

about 23 hours ago

 Gloria and Bob LeDonne of Bloomfield pause in front of the memorial honoring their relative, Pittsburgh police Officer Paul Sciullo II, as well as officers Eric Kelly and Stephen Mayhle, at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Bloomfield.

While execution moratorium continues, pain grows for Pittsburgh Officer Paul Sciullo's mother

Gov. Tom Wolf issued a moratorium on executions in February, saying death penalties were “based on a flawed system.”

1 week ago

 Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, does stand-up at the Improv Wednesday in Homestead for Candidates' Comedy Night.

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter brings his humor across the state for fundraiser

Politicians gathered at the annual comedy event to raise money for Allegheny County’s Music Festival Fund.

1 week ago

Bob Smizik: Re-evaluating Pedro’s future

Who among us has not shot arrows of criticism -- some mild, some venomous -- at Pedro Alvarez during the current season?

1 week ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is facing state criminal charges.

Report: FBI investigating Pa. Attorney General Kane

The scope and intensity of the federal inquiry are unclear, but it comes as Kane prepares to mount a legal fight against criminal charges.

1 week ago

Bakery Square Self Storage buys property in Larimer

Bakery Square Self Storage LLC has purchased the five-story, red-brick building on Hamilton Avenue in Larimer.

1 week ago

 The faculty checks are part of a wider State System of Higher Education policy being implemented on the 14 member campuses that requires criminal checks and child abuse clearances for all workers.

State System faculty union going to court over background checks

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties has gone to Commonwealth Court, seeking an injunction.

1 week ago

 The Allegheny County Health Department’s air quality monitor near U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works has shown increased levels of hydrogen sulfide during nighttime hours in August.

Stagnant air brings an odor of rotten eggs to Pittsburgh suburbs

The smell of hydrogen sulfide has been worse than normal this month due to a lack of wind and rain to disperse the coke plant emission.

1 week ago

 Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva sets up to pass protect during afternoon practice Tuesday in Latrobe.

Former Army Ranger trying to grab Steelers roster spot

Alejandro Villanueva, who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, is now trying to become an offensive tackle for the Steelers.

1 week ago

 Photo, taken in Market Square, of Pitt volleyball team from left to right, starting at bottom: Kate McCartney, Jenna Jacobson, Mariah Bell, Adeline Ellis, Mariah Genitsaridi (holding camera), Ellie Watkins, Angela Seman. Middle row left to right: Hanna Markewycz, Jenna Potts, Amanda Orchard, Kamalani Akeo, Lindsey Campbell. Third row left to right: Andrea Beck, Stephanie Williams, Kelsey O'Neill, Craig Dyer, Kellen Petrone Last row left to right : Kadi Kullerkann, Madi Maisel, Dan Fisher.

Brian O'Neill: Loop around the Golden Triangle makes for a special Pittsburgh morning

A five-mile oval in a leisurely 94 minutes makes for a special view.

1 week ago

Peace averted: The U.S. must pressure South Sudan’s holdouts

Aug. 17 came and went even though it was the deadline for signing a peace agreement by parties to the 20-month-old civil war in South Sudan.

1 week ago

  Lisa Ferraro with Houston Person.

Music preview: Lisa Ferraro comes home to headline Monroeville Jazz Fest

Lisa Ferraro, who grew up in Kennedy, has a new album out, “Serenading the Moon,” produced by Houston Person.

1 week ago

 LaVanda cocktail made of lavender-infused Grappa, green pepper  honey and lemon juice paired with Fegato con Crostini, a chicken liver pate ramekin with a topping of marsala gelee at Grapperia in Lawrenceville.

Bites and brews in Pittsburgh: Something for every appetite

Here are a few of the PG’s favorite spots around the region, highlighting a trend not limited to beer joints.

1 week ago

Check your math: Citizens Bank pays a price for ignoring deposits

The bank will be required to pay refunds of $11 million to individuals and $3 million to businesses, plus $20.5 million in civil penalties.

1 week ago

 According to a new survey, nearly half of parents who haven’t paid off their own student loans have saved at least $5,000 toward college costs for each of their children.

Parents trying to avoid the legacy of student debt

Parents who are still paying off their loans are determined to save for their own children’s education to help them avoid the cycle of debt.

1 week ago

 The Boss Wench house at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival .

Hot knights and wild wenches: The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is back

Favorites return to the festival in West Newton, which has grown over past 10 years.

1 week ago

 Anti-Flag: Chris Head, Chris #2, Justin Sane and Pat Thetic.

Music preview: Anti-Flag keeps its edge long past the usual expiration date

Pittsburgh’s political punks team up with heroes Social Distortion at Stage AE Friday.

1 week ago

 Some companies reveal what they learn about students and who sees that information. But a Post-Gazette study of 143 ed tech providers that serve Pennsylvania schools found that most don’t say how long they keep student data or whether it can change hands in a merger or bankruptcy, and the vast majority say nothing about how they’d handle a data breach.

Surveillance Society: Students easy targets for data miners

Teachers direct students to apps, websites, ed tech tools that take personal data, share it, never delete it.

1 week ago

 Joshua Grosso, left, as Fabrizio Naccarelli, and Lindsay Bayer as Clara Johnson, in Front Porch Theatricals production of "The Light in the Piazza."

Stage preview: Troupe tackles classical, operatic score of 'Light in the Piazza' with gusto

Front Porch Theatricals didn’t go easy on itself when it decided to add a second musical to its usual summertime splash.

1 week ago

 The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible offers unbridled top-down fun for two people in a hurry.

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible offers a fun ride

Price up, top down: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 vs. 2015 BMW M4 Convertible.

1 week ago

 Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf replaced Healthy PA in April with the expansion of conventional Medicaid called HealthChoices.

Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion simplifies enrollment

Families who might have waited months for medical assistance last winter are seeing shorter delays under Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion.

1 week ago

 Patrick Stewart stars in "Blunt Talk."

TV review: 'Blunt Talk' but little humor in new Starz comedy

Patrick Stewart is Walter Blunt, a Piers Morgan-like cable TV news star with multiple addictions and a wildly narcissistic personality.

1 week ago

 Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in "Documentary Now!"

TV review: SNL comics team up for IFC's funny 'Documentary Now!'

A parody show starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader lovingly mocks documentary films including “Grey Gardens” and “The Thin Blue Line.”

1 week ago

 The Rhythm and Brews Festival in Monroeville is set for Aug. 29.

Beer: Festivals celebrate brews at a variety of venues

Beer festivals are set for the lawn at Mad Mex Cranberry,the Altoona Railroaders Museum and the Pittsburgh Zoo.

1 week ago