The owner of a Willow Street industrial site in Lawrenceville has plans to convert the property into housing. The site has been home to Art All Night, pictured here in April.

Housing potential seen at Lawrenceville industrial site

Alex Simakas has released early plans for converting five acres at the former Interlocking Deck Systems plant at 43rd and Willow streets.

32 minutes ago

 Aradhna Oliphant, CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh, said her family insisted she get good grades — a focus she has passed on to her two sons.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Indians prosper in their endeavors

Highly educated and ambitious, Indians are Pittsburgh’s largest recent immigrant group.

32 minutes ago

 Students wait to enter the Wilkinsburg High School.

Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline

The district’s has hastened the implementation of procedures in the wake of two violent incidents with zero tolerance for disruptions.

32 minutes ago

 There is a support area off one of the sound stages at the new Studio C film production facility in Robinson, which will be used for set construction and equipment staging.

New film studio to open in Robinson

Studio C, the brainchild of Cyndi Casteel, is vying for some of the $60 million in state tax credits given annually to qualified production

32 minutes ago

 Steelers cornerback William Gay intercepts the ball against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., Monday night.

Steelers' playoff fate rests in their hands

The good news for the Steelers is they control their fate in the division. They have two games remaining against Cincinnati.

32 minutes ago

 Chaminade Silverswords coach Eric Bovaird, a Brockway native, attends a news conference for the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational Sunday at the Sheraton Maui Resort in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Pitt faces Chaminade, coached by Brockway native, in Maui Invitational

The Panthers open the EA Sports Maui Invitational today against Chaminade, led by coach Eric Bovaird, a Western Pennsylvania native.

32 minutes ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd celebrates a touchdown against Syracuse in the fourth quarter Saturday at Heinz Field Saturday.

Panthers not ready to end football season

Though Pitt’s record turned quickly, the Panthers are savoring — not lamenting — a win-or-go-home end to the regular season.

32 minutes ago

 Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss (1), center Marcel Goc (57), defenseman Paul Martin (7), defenseman Kris Letang (58) and center Evgeni Malkin (71) react as the New York Islanders celebrate Matt Martin's goal that tied the score, 1-1, in the second period Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

Penguins look for pick-me-up after two losses

After back-to-back losses this weekend against the Islanders, the Penguins look for their equilibrium starting tonight in Boston.

32 minutes ago

 Newly signed catcher Russell Martin is introduced as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in a news conference Thursday in Toronto.

Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions

The Pirates were wise to not get caught up in a bidding war for Russell Martin, but the decision to bring back A.J. Burnett is not as smart.

32 minutes ago

 Police stand guard on Sunday during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri.

Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits

Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate.

about 1 hour ago

 A factory farm turkey at Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, a rescue for farm animals founded by Karen Phillips.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Hope Haven Farm

Farm animals get a second chance at Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary founded by veterinarian, Karen Phillips.

32 minutes ago

 Some of the items that will be put into a time capsule to be opened during the 300th anniversary of the Fort Pitt blockhouse were on display Sunday during an event commemorating the 250th anniversary at the Heinz History Center.

Block House celebration ends with time capsule

The yearlong observance of Pittsburgh’s oldest authenticated building will be memorialized by pictures, articles and literature.

32 minutes ago

 Dan and Bonnie Sandman with Sandy and Bill Lambert.

1879 Founders Dinner held at Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation.

32 minutes ago

 Lucia (second from the left) and her family in San Diego.

Odysseys / From Mexico via San Diego to Pittsburgh: Achieving success and defying stereotypes

Lucia M. Aguirre arrived in Pittsburgh to study architecture at CMU and stayed after graduation to help continue the city’s redevelopment.

32 minutes ago

Welfare becomes state Department of Human Services today

The name Department of Human Services more accurately reflects that the department does more than handle welfare payments, proponents say.

32 minutes ago

Up to code: Peduto’s building inspection plan rates approval

Navigating the thicket of city building and zoning codes, permits and licenses should be easier than it is today.

32 minutes ago

 Pieces from the Amsale collection will be at Bella Bridesmaids for a trunk show.

Stylebook: Say 'I do' to bridal wear at Pittsburgh boutique trunk shows

Plus, the Macy’s “Believe” campaign is back to add a sprinkle of magic to holiday shopping, Shadyside celebrates small businesses and more.

32 minutes ago

Pregnancy bias: The UPS case shows the need for work flexibility

Feeling the pressure of public disapproval, UPS announced that light duties will be made available to pregnant employees.

32 minutes ago

 Rebecca Romijn

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Rebecca Romijn

Model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn has taken a job with TNT’s “Librarians,” but she’s no shrinking violet in this action series.

32 minutes ago

 "Southern Holidays" by Debbie Moose.

Your Thanksgiving pie doesn't have to be pumpkin

Here are a few different-from-the-norm recipes for your holiday pie day.

32 minutes ago

 A spatchcocked turkey (backbone removed) cooks in half the time of a traditional roasted turkey.

Spread your (bird's) wings and it will cook in half the time

Spatchcocking is the secret to a tender, fast-cooking turkey on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving food questions? They're waiting for your call

A number of hotlines are ready to help you out of holiday cooking hot water.

32 minutes ago

Pittsburgher finalists didn't win the Bake-Off

Pittsburgh was well represented in this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off, with four area residents and one former Pittsburgher among the finalists.

32 minutes ago

Owners have little recourse when a pet is killed

Few legal routes can be taken when a pet is killed, unless extreme negligence can be shown, legal experts say.

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Into the woods: Recipes from hunters

For most hunters, good food is as much an expectation at deer camp as bringing home a year’s supply of venison and a eight-point rack.

32 minutes ago

 Cauliflower Gratin with Garlic and Feta.

Last minute side dishes

Hare are four easy side dishes that will add color and incredible flavor to your Thanksgiving table.

32 minutes ago

 Art Institute of Pittsburgh culinary pastry instructor Randolph Russell.

The Food Column: Send yourself to culinary school for -- for a day

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is offering a series of recreational classes for teens and adults.

32 minutes ago

 Bill and Scott Meoni-Ridebour say their vows to each other on the Grand Staircase in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Same sex couples frequently chuck typical wedding traditions

From a simple backyard barbecue to an extravagant five-star bash, same-sex weddings are all about personal style.

32 minutes ago

 Grape Eyeball Punch.

Spirits: Punch up your holidays

Punch, ideal for holiday entertaining, has a history that goes back to the British sailors of the 17th century.

32 minutes ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg prepares to throw a pass during the second quarter against Illinois.

Nittany Lions struggle in all three phases in 16-14 loss at Illinois

Penn State’s defense has been the strength of the team this season, but late in the fourth quarter the group didn’t have one big play left.

1 day ago

 Steve Downie fights the Islanders’ Travis Hamonic in the first period Saturday night in Uniondale, N.Y.

Penguins joined in first by Islanders

Islanders beat the Penguins, 4-1, Saturday night to complete the sweep of a home-and-home series and raise their record to 14-6.

1 day ago

 Freezing rain caused many wrecks on Saturday, including this one on Fort Pitt Boulevard, eastbound, in downtown Pittsburgh.

Saturday turned treacherous as stealthy ice coated roads and sidewalks

Accidents were reported on multiple Pittsburgh bridges, while several people injured themselves falling on the ice.

1 day ago

 This four-bedroom home in East Deer is on the market for $97,500.

Buying Here: East Deer

After nine years of renovation, East Deer house is on the market for $97,500.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Dontez Ford pulls in a pass for a touchdown as he's defended by Syracuse's Ritchy Desir and Darius Kelly in the second quarter at Heinz Field Saturday.

Bowl berth still in sight for Pitt

Even with its star running back sidelined for most of the game, Pitt bounced back from three consecutive losses.

1 day ago

 The Penguins' Jayson Megna moves the puck up ice against the Wild's Mikko Koivu in September.

Penguins recall forward Megna from Wilkes-Barre

Jayson Megna has nine goals and five assists in 17 games with the Baby Penguins this season.

1 day ago

Hawaii's Rainbow Warriors beat Pitt in Maui, 74-70

For the first time this season the Panthers left the confines of the Petersen Events Center and for the first time this season they lost.

1 day ago

 Central Valley teammates celebrate their win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL class AAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

Central Valley's Whitehead carries Warriors to Class AAA title

John George threw four touchdown passes and Whitehead scored three touchdowns to lead Central Valley past West Allegheny, 35-28.

1 day ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Tour de Springs ride started as ski training

Ride from Monroeville to Seven Springs is not a race, but it is not for the faint of heart either.

2 days ago

  Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg  calls a play at the line against the Maryland Terrapins during a game at Beaver Stadium earlier this month.

Nittany Lions offense has chance to get healthy against the Illini

Penn State’s offense searching for confidence against Illinois

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh's 54th annual Light Up Night and the annual lighting of the Highmark Unity Tree, with fireworks overhead.

54th Light Up Night brings Pittsburghers new and old Downtown for fireworks

“It’s fun, and there are so many people here,” said Leila Giles, 23, who recently moved to Pittsburgh from Los Angeles.

2 days ago

Obituary: Gerald Bowman / Longtime Pittsburgh elementary school teacher was a favorite among his students

To students and colleagues alike, he was a father figure and a strong male African-American role model who was both firm and caring.

2 days ago

Penguins notebook: Schedule takes some unusual twists

Home-and-home games with Islanders and Hurricanes a playoff-like atmosphere for Penguins.

2 days ago

 Panthers offensive lineman Matt Rotheram, left,  shown here practicing during preseason in August at the team's South Side facility, will play his final home game today.

Small class of seniors play final home game at Pitt

Eleven players hoping to end the tailspin and help Panthers win final two games to become bowl eligible.

2 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team as they take on Niagara in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Friday night, November 14, 2014.

Hawaii once was home for Pitt coach

Jamie Dixon got his first full-time basketball job at Hawaii and also met his wife there.

2 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) hands the ball off to Rushel Shell (7) during the second half against Kansas State in Morgantown, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Kansas State won 26-20.

Backup QB Skyler Howard gave West Virginia something to cheer about

Rather than focus on Clint Trickett’s possible injury-related woes, Dana Holgorsen lauded backup Skyler Howard for his performance Thursday.

2 days ago

District preview: Slippery Rock opens in Division II playoffs

The Rock hope to avoid emotional letdown after winning the PSAC championship last week.

2 days ago

Duquesne hoping stars bright in heart of Texas

The Dukes will face Abilene Christian tonight and will be trying for their first 2-0 start since 2009-10 season.

2 days ago

 Steelers running back Josh Harris catches the ball during practice at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Harris replaced LeGarrette Blount's spot on the roster.

Steelers giving undrafted running back a shot

Undrafted out of Wake Forest, Josh Harris has plenty of players with similar backgrounds to look to for inspiration.

2 days ago

 Former Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier pleaded guilty to conflict-of-interest charges.

Experts question results in Turnpike corruption case

Prosecutors and defense attorneys disagree whether the lack of jail sentences signals the Turnpike case wasn’t a worthwhile prosecution.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh withholds details on police consultant contract

Pittsburgh officials would not release details of a contract with a consultant whose owner worked with Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay.

2 days ago


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