Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

about 23 hours ago

 Chloe Hogan of Hamilton, places flowers at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed one soldier and injured another in a hit-and-run before being shot to death.

about 4 hours ago

Several I-79 ramps in Marshall to close overnight starting today

Tonight the northbound I-79 off-ramp to the turnpike, the northbound off-ramp to Route 228 and the turnpike ramp to northbound I-79 close.

about 15 hours ago

I-79 on-ramp to close tonight in Marshall

The on-ramp from Route 19 to southbound Interstate 79 at the Cranberry (Exit 76) interchange will be closed from 7 tonight until 6 a.m.

about 8 hours ago

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent.

about 14 hours ago

Woodland Hills superintendent encouraged by positive turnout for meeting on district's changes

Almost two dozen people for a “PR brainstorming session” held tonight at Woodland Hills School District’s administrative office.

24 minutes ago

CDC: Pennsylvania part of new plan to monitor all Americans, visitors arriving from Ebola nations

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the program will begin Monday.

about 10 hours ago

 Passengers move through the security line at Pittsburgh International Airport in December.

Sun Air to offer commuter flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport

The Florida-based airline will be flying to Lancaster, Franklin and Bradford from the airport.

about 1 hour ago

University of Pittsburgh study finds link between air toxics and childhood autism

Researchers discovered links between increased levels of chromium and styrene and children with the disorder.

about 13 hours ago

Allegheny County DA identifies potential witness in bus crash

Officials hope the witness can help determine exactly what happened when a bus rolled over on the Partkway North, injuring the driver.

about 8 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett greets superheroes, from left, Ed Hetrick, Steve Virag and Jim Zaremba after announcing a $2.5 million state grant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The superheroes are window cleaners from the Allegheny Window Cleaning.

Children's Hospital to use state money to add beds

"We're not expanding the footprint of the hospital but rearranging existing space," said chief medical officer Steve Docimo.

about 9 hours ago

 In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American who was detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

Jeffrey Fowle arrived in North Korea on April 29 and was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at the nightclub.

about 16 hours ago

 TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed Monday when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday, Oct. 21, and posted on its website.

French oil firm’s CEO killed as plane hits snowplow

History might record him as a shuttle diplomat, who criticized Western sanctions against Russia.

about 23 hours ago

N. Korea sets 1 American free

U.S officials declined to give details on the release of American detainee Jeffrey Fowle.

about 23 hours ago

Pittsburgh Obama students get help with test fees

International Baccalaureate seniors at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 are going to get help paying for IB exam registration fees.

about 2 hours ago

Pittsburgh schools get $3 million grant for restorative practices

The grant is from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

about 2 hours ago

WWII veterans honored by Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools honored Stanley Kubit and Medio "Mike" Mercolini as part of Operation Recognition.

about 3 hours ago

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers Tuesday at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Updated Ebola guidelines in effect in Pittsburgh region

Allegheny Health Network surgeon says CDC is ‘catching up.’

about 23 hours ago

Local Dispatch: Ghostly scares are overrated, at least till seeing one

When it comes to ghosts, seeing is believing.

about 23 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

about 3 hours ago

 Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment Oct. 16 during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Obama administration implements new screening process for travelers arriving to the U.S from West Africa.

about 23 hours ago

Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

about 23 hours ago

 “Breaking Bad” action figures have sparked a petition by critics, who say the toys’ dark nature isn’t appropriate for youthful Toys R Us customers.

Toys R Us won’t discard ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures

A Florida mother launches petition to get the retailer to pull TV-inspired drug lord characters.

about 23 hours ago

Obituary: Geraldine Martin Zeltman / ‘Amazing lady’ loved her community

Geraldine Zeltman, one of the first black secretaries hired at U.S. Steel and active in the Urban League, dies at 86.

about 23 hours ago

 In this 2008 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards, Paul Slough, right and Nick Slatten leave federal court in Salt Lake City. A jury today returned guilty verdicts for Mr. Slough, Mr. Slatten and two other former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings.

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the

about 10 hours ago

NCAA drops Corbett from suit over state law

The NCAA has dropped the governor from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in PSU fine money can be spent.

about 22 hours ago

National briefs: White House jumper ‘not competent’

Plus: Saudi captive to go home; Jury rules against Trinity; Gov. creates commission; Panetta clashes with CIA; 3 Denver girls found

about 23 hours ago

World briefs: Islamic State seizes cache of weapons

Plus: Ukraine, Russia end talks; Soldier killer shot in chase; Nurse overcomes Ebola; Cleric ends protest

about 23 hours ago

PG’s Mark Roth gets Pitt-CMU award for science stories

Writer honored for “cutting-edge” reporting on science, medical issues.

about 23 hours ago

 From left, Angela Rockwood, Mia Schaikewitz, Tiphany Adams, and Auti Angel in "Push Girls."

ReelAbilities Film Festival focuses on talents of people with disabilities

ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in Pittsburgh with special appearances by advocates in the field.

1 day ago

 Markers line the Parkway West near the Carnegie exit, limiting outbound traffic to two lanes in late August.

Carnegie off-ramps to close as Parkway West traffic pattern changes

The inbound off-ramp is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday, and the outbound off-ramp at 10 p.m. Saturday.

about 22 hours ago

 Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear Monday on the South Side to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. Clinton, above, speaks during the annual meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative in New York City Sept. 23.

Bill Clinton to campaign for Wolf in Pittsburgh

The Wolf campaign said Clinton will lead a mid-day rally Monday at the IBEW electrical workers’ union hall on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

about 23 hours ago

 Penguins backup goaltender Thomas Greiss talks with Tristan Bolyard during a Steel City Icebergs practice at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

Pittsburgh's second hockey team: Special-needs children take to the ice

For many of the kids on the Pittsburgh Emperors, supported by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the practices are the highlight of their week.

1 day ago

Section of Route 28 outbound to close Thursday night

The road will close between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

1 day ago

Freeport Road lane closures tonight in Harmar, Cheswick

Crews will drill core samples from 8 tonight to 6 a.m. Wednesday between Poplar Alley and Hill Avenue.

1 day ago

Cranberry ramp to Interstate 79 to close tonight

The ramp is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 day ago

Commission advances to develop a funding formula for Pennsylvania public schools

Academic achievement and the economic makeup of school districts urged to be a factor in the state’s new basic education funding formula.

about 23 hours ago

Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

1 day ago

 FBI agents prepare to patrol the woods in Swiftwater in northeastern Pennsylvania Saturday during a massive manhunt for suspect Eric Frein.

Poconos schools closed due to manhunt for suspect in trooper slaying

The two reported spottings, one on Friday and another Monday, have prompted police to shift their search area for suspect Eric Frein.

1 day ago

 South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius stands as his sentence is delivered this morning at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend

The double-amputee Olympic athlete has been convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

about 23 hours ago

 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

The crash, between a tractor trailer and a car, was reported shortly before noon at mile 58.4, just east of the Monroeville interchange.

1 day ago

Chevron to partner in $20 million regional STEM initiative

The Appalachia Partnership Initiative will focus on boosting students’ science, technology, engineering and math skills.

1 day ago

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School case to be heard again next month

Nick Trombetta's lawyers want the judge to throw out the government's charges or limit its evidence gleaned from the recordings.

1 day ago

Toyota warns motorists to stay out of front seats as air-bag probe widens

The front-passenger air bag inflators at Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, GM and Mazda are at risk of rupturing, NHTSA said.

1 day ago

 Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post

Obituary: Ben Bradlee / Washington Post editor who directed its Watergate coverage

With full backing from his publisher, Katharine Graham, Mr. Bradlee led The Post into the first rank of American newspapers.

about 23 hours ago

 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 day ago

One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

1 day ago

Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

Law would allow groups like it to sue over municipal regulations related to firearms.

1 day ago

Lottery bill will expected to increase profits from instant tickets

Governor expected to sign bill which will decrease revenue going to senior programs to 25 percent from the current 27 percent.

1 day ago


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