Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston in May 2001.

Irretrievably broken: The early lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

In this first part of a series leading up to his sentencing, read about Bob and Autumn before they met in 1995.

about 5 hours ago

 The empty wine cellar of  Arthur Goldman, the lawyer who sold fine wines from his home near Philadelphia, Pa.

Lawyer settles case of illegal high-end wine sales. But what about the $200,000 collection?

More than 2,400 bottles of Arthur Goldman’s fine wines have been in custody while a judge decides if the contraband should be destroyed.

about 5 hours ago

 Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh holding its January meeting in the New Bohemian venue on the North Side. The assembly is a godless congregation that meets for the fellowship and sense of community of church.

Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh: A ‘godless congregation’ that aims to do good

Sunday Assembly, launched in 2013, claims 65 chapters, with Pittsburgh’s opening last fall. It celebrates “the one life we know we have.”

about 5 hours ago

 Pitt researcher Susanne Ahmari is experimenting with optogenetics using light and lasers to control animal brains.

Pittsburgh researchers use light on animal brains to study mental disorders

One day, the researchers say, there may even be a way to implant light-sensitive proteins into human brains.

about 5 hours ago

 Clinton Bleil of Strictly Business Catering in Sharpsburg serves a pulled pork sandwich Saturday to Barb Nugent of McCandless at the Northside Common Ministries community food pantry on the North Side.

From food pantry basics, chefs whip up good eats

Northside Common Ministries sponsored the fourth annual event Saturday to raise money for its food pantry,

about 5 hours ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington

Leadership Award: Pirates GM Neal Huntington navigated through uncertainty

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, who has steered the team back to success, will receive the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award.

about 5 hours ago

 Monte Miller, 14, of Pittsburgh shows his skill Saturday at the Wheel Mill indoor track in Homewood. The Wood Fest event included free clinics, mountainbike challenges and contests.

Wood Fest gives Pittsburgh mountain bikers indoor thrills at Wheel Mill

At the 80,000-square-foot Homewood facility, hibernating cyclists get their juices flowing.

about 5 hours ago

 The playoff game vs. Baltimore in January was likely the last time Steelers Nation will see Troy Polamalu in black and gold. He is not expected to return in 2015.

Steelers Sunday Spotlight: Expect a different look to secondary next season

As turnover continues in the Steelers secondary, once highly-regarded defensive backs Shamarko Thomas and Cortez Allen must step forward.

about 5 hours ago

 Just how big is New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, right? He runs alongside receiver Danny Amendola before the team's final practice Friday in Phoenix. For the record, Gronkowski is listed at 6 feet 6; Amendola at 5-11.

Ron Cook: Patriots will win, but can't erase haters

Even with a blowout of the Seahawks tonight in the Super Bowl, the Patriots' legacy would forever be tarnished by accusations of cheating.

about 5 hours ago

Seahawks, Patriots finally meet for Super Bowl XLIX

Seattle and New England have their chances to create even more pro football immortality than normally presents itself in the Super Bowl.

about 5 hours ago

 Chris Kunitz appeared in his 700th NHL game Friday night.

On the Penguins: NHL headed to Las Vegas?

Penguins players offer their takes on whether an NHL franchise in Las Vegas would be a good idea.

about 5 hours ago

Brian O'Neill: Pennsylvania nonprofits not so noble in aiming for new law

Rep. Frankel says state nonprofits “made a deal with the devil, with the health care systems’’ to pass Act 55.

about 5 hours ago

 SunRay (Hospital) Dam on Conewango Creek is among the dams removed in 2014. Removal of these stream barriers on Conewango Creek contributed to it being named 2015 River of the Year in Pa.

Dam removal in Pennsylvania tops for 12th year in a row

While most removed have been small, others dams were large and degrading water quality, reducing biodiversity or impeding fish migration.

about 5 hours ago

 If the FTC approves the deal, Dollar Tree will be taking over the Family Dollar chain, including this store at 1201 Foster Ave in Crafton.

Dollar store merger coming to Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Pittsburgh, and other markets, could see changes as Dollar Tree gets ready to shed stores as part of acquisition of Family Dollar.

about 5 hours ago

 Kate Bazis of Wilkinsburg walks her daughter Gaia Parrish's dog, Corazon, across Brereton Street in Polish Hill during an April evening, with Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in the background.

Brereton evolves: How Polish Hill's business district has changed in the past 85 years

This installment of the Storefront Project shows how Brereton Street has evolved as markets and shops have closed.

about 5 hours ago

 Chipped Ham pink nail polish by Gridlock Lacquer, $7 at gridlocklacquer.com.

Stylebook Snapshot: Gridlock Lacquer's Chipped Ham pink nail polish is perfectly Pittsburgh

The lunch meat’s pinkish hue inspired one of the colors in the brand’s Pittsburgh-themed nail polish collection.

about 5 hours ago

 Cappuccino pairs espresso with steaming milk.

Dine: Pittsburgh shops join coffee klatch as more Americans give espresso a shot

Places such as Commonplace Coffee in Squirrel Hill, Commonplace Voluto in Garfield and Espresso a Mano have helped fuel the espresso

about 5 hours ago

 Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis with the ball used in the Immaculate Reception after the final Steelers game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

This recognition caps a wonderful career that began with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993 but came of age in Pittsburgh.

about 8 hours ago

 Duquesne Jeremiah Jones blocks shot by George Masons Vaughn Gray in the first half at the A. J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.

Dukes snap 6-game losing streak with a win over George Mason, 62-53

Duquesne has a week off before heading to meet Atlantic 10 newcomer Davidson in Davidson, N.C., next Saturday.

about 7 hours ago

 Writer Jesse Andrews at the premiere of "Me &  Earl & the Dying Girl" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' wins grand jury, audience awards at Sundance Film Festival

Filmed and set in Pittsburgh, the movie has won the most coveted prizes at the most important independent film festival in America.

about 6 hours ago

 Pedro Gonzales, originally from Guatemala and now living in Pittsburgh's North Side, traverses the snow-covered David McCullough Bridge Tuesday.

Sunday weather looking 'less bad,' but snow and freezing rain in forecast

Expect up to 3 inches of snow on Sunday, not the nearly 8 inches the National Weather Service envisioned this morning.

about 8 hours ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame

By winning 76-72 at home, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and broke a five-game winning streak by the Irish.

about 9 hours ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a Super Bowl XLIX news conference Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix.

Ron Cook: Goodell gives annual State of the NFL address

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell understands what matters most to NFL owners and players: making money and making more whenever possible.

1 day ago

 Duquesne's Dominique McKoy celebrates at the buzzer after defeating Saint Joseph's Jan. 7 at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

The real McKoy resurfaces for Dukes

George Mason’s Shevon Thompson poses a tall challenge for Dukes and Dominique McKoy tonight.

1 day ago

 Robert Morris's David Appolon drives to the basket against Farleigh Dickinson during a game this week at the Charles Sewall Center in Moon.

Colonials guard plays with heavy heart

Robert Morris senior David Appolon plays for the memory of a close friend who died at age 16 after collapsing on the basketball court.

1 day ago

More than 350 Special Olympians to hit slopes Feb. 8-10

The 38th Winter Games for Special Olympians will take place at Seven Springs Resort, Johnstown and Richland.

1 day ago

Obama seeks gene research funds to develop fine-tuned medical care

President Obama touted a new federal “precision medicine initiative” that would aim to help develop treatments for individual patients.

1 day ago

Obituary: James Davis Morton / Attorney was early investor for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Mr. Morton’s love of sports went beyond the hockey rink. A passionate fan of the Steelers and Pitt athletics, attending countless games.

1 day ago

 This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured.

Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was arrested early Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident near Los Angeles.

1 day ago

 Beau Bennett skates up ice against the Jets in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Bennett's lackluster play leads to benching

Penguins Beau Bennett is benched; Christian Ehrhoff being checked for a concussion.

1 day ago

 South Fayette's Jack Relihan drives to the basket against Montour's K.J. Rhodes Friday night.

New Castle stays in hunt

New Castle remains in hunt for section title with win against Ambridge.

1 day ago

Chartiers Valley's McConnell gets win No. 500

Tim McConnell, Chartiers Valley's boys basketball coach, won his 500th game when Chartiers Valley defeated visiting Peters Township, 86-55.

1 day ago

 Notre Dame's Jerian Grant

Irish star now takes nothing for granted

Notre Dame star Jerian Grant is poster boy for players who make the most of a second chance.

1 day ago

Development in the works on Pittsburgh’s South Side

Suburban Detroit developer Village Green broke ground Friday on a 264-unit luxury apartment and retail development.

1 day ago

PPG deal in works, GNC Holdings OKs dividend, pilot contract approved

News from PPG, GNC, American Airlines, US Airways, Pom Wonderful, University of Michigan and Campbell Soup.

1 day ago

 Conductor Krzysztof Urbanski made his Pittsburgh Symphony debut Friday night in Heinz Hall.

Concert review: PSO, guest conductor craft a musical picture

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offered “A Night in Russia” featuring conductor Krzysztof Urbanski and concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley.

1 day ago

 Starring in "The Loft" are, from left:  Matthias Schoenarts, James Marsden, Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet.

Movie review: ‘The Loft’ seems loftier, as a thriller, than it actually is

“The Loft” is a stylish but flawed whodunit about five upper-income-bracket pals who share a loft where they bring their assignations.

1 day ago

Keystone XL pipeline wins Senate vote in victory for GOP, McConnell

WASHINGTON — After weeks of unusually robust debate, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the massive

1 day ago

 Carolyn Barber walks her dog Barrett around Highland Park Wednesday afternoon. After walking a dog outdoors in winter, it is recommended that their feet be wiped off or washed to keep them from licking and ingesting ice melt products.

Pet Points: Be a cold-weather friend to your pet

Pet owners must take special precautions to protect pets from winter and cold weather hazards.

1 day ago

 The farmhouse has elements of Italianate and Greek Revival styles. The front features a quaint porch and balcony with keyhole-style balusters.

Buying Here: Elizabeth Township

After 27 years, a couple has decided to sell their historic farm in Elizabeth Township, one of only three intact from the 1800s.

about 17 hours ago

First Person: Welcome to Paul Guggenheimer's nightmare

The Helosians from 'The Outer Limits' know us Earthlings all too well.

1 day ago

 A small grotto in formal garden in a courtyard at Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Bisuschio, Italy.

A couple passionately pursues the preservation of an Italian villa that dates to the Renaissance

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Northern Italy is a joyful labor of love for Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni and his partner, Silvia Casarotto.

1 day ago

 Tootsie died in 2011, but she is the namesake for the new Tootsie's Table pet food bank started by Pastor Jean Gilkerson and the Solid Rock Christian Church of Crafton. linda fuoco

Pet Tales: Groups help feed pets when owners are in need

A number of local shelters and food banks provide food for financially struggling pet owners

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Patrol Officer Keith Cecotti walks to  his patrol car  to start at South Park.

Allegheny County still transitioning from police to rangers in parks

The county is seeking a lead park ranger who will help develop the program this year and determine the appropriate ranger staffing levels.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates with the puck as New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene  skates behind him during the first period of tonight's NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J.

Penguins snag overtime victory from New Jersey Devils, 2-1

Simon Despres scored on a wrist shot from the high slot at 2:21 of overtime to give the Penguins a victory against New Jersey last night.

1 day ago

 Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord.

Former Pa. Treasurer McCord to plead guilty to federal charges

A statement from his attorney said Mr. McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to “taking advantage” of potential contributors.

1 day ago

 Jerome Bettis waves to his family after the Steelers' 21-10 win against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, 2006.

Will Canton finally come calling for Jerome Bettis?

Steelers great Jerome Bettis will go before a Pro Football Hall of Fame vote Saturday as a finalist for the fifth consecutive year.

1 day ago

 The latest bipartisan proposal in the Pennsylvania Senate would allow certain patients with a doctor's recommendation to purchase and use marijuana sold at licensed centers.

Medical marijuana may have new traction at state Capitol

Gov. Tom Wolf, who supported medical marijuana during his campaign, met Tuesday with families advocating for its legalization.

4 days ago

 Edward McDonald was charged with setting the fire that damaged several buildings and sent two residents to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Arrest made in early morning fire that struck Homestead's main commercial district

Edward McDonald has been charged with more than 10 counts of arson and risking a catastrophe, according to court records.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, shown in disguise, appeared on the CBS show "Undercover Boss" in December. The mayor's office today released a list of contributors who helped support the appearance.

Wagner and Peduto clash over paying for reality TV pledge

County Controller Wagner and the Peduto administration argue over VisitPittsburgh’s contribution to the mayor’s “Undercover Boss”promise.

1 week ago


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