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Kelly Support Facility property on the auction block

Collier officials hope the buyer of two parcels at the former Army installation will redevelop it.

about 3 hours ago


Cases of Lyme disease on the uptick in the Pittsburgh region

More cases of Lyme disease are being reported in Allegheny County. The Health Department wants to educate people to avoid tick bites.

about 4 hours ago


Hill District leading lady Thelma Lovette remembered

Known for her public service and political activism, she died at age 98 in May in Arizona.

about 3 hours ago


 Lines are being painted in 2012 on the the parking lot that replaced part of Civic Arena.

Penguins seek more time on Civic Arena site development

Hill leaders are demanding minority participation of 35 percent and women participation of 15 percent in the project.

about 4 hours ago


City public safety director defies DA, refuses to change eyewitness ID procedure

Stephen Bucar wrote that he would have considered the new procedure had his colleagues not raised concerns after the DA’s letter.

about 3 hours ago


Body found in Allegheny River near Tarentum Bridge

During efforts to find Michael Swiklinski, 43, investigators quickly realized it would become a recovery effort instead of a rescue.

about 4 hours ago


One killed, two injured in separate shootings on North Side

Commander RaShall Brackney said police are working with the housing authority to develop a plan for increased patrolling in Northview

about 3 hours ago


Red Line track work to cause weekend detours

Service will use Blue Line routing from South Hills Junction to Willow. Bus and rail shuttles will fill in.

about 3 hours ago


 Hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa hits the stage at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown. The native Pittsburgher headlined a show that featured, among others, Jay "Jeezy" Jenkins and drew more than 10,000 fans. It was part of the"Under the Influence of Music" tour.

Wiz Khalifa relishes Pittsburgh homecoming at First Niagara show

No matter what a true homecoming is, it’s hard not to define Wiz Khalifa playing shows in Pittsburgh as one.

about 3 hours ago


Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opens, aims to showcase region’s natural history

The garden in Oakdale, which isn’t finished, has revitalized land scarred by abandoned coal mines.

about 3 hours ago


Deaths for August 2, 2014

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about 4 hours ago


Two shot in Manchester

The commander said police are searching for a gunman who appears to be between 15 and 20 years old and wore a white T-shirt.

about 12 hours ago


Section of East Busway to close this weekend

The busway will be closed between East Liberty Garage and East Liberty Station.

about 18 hours ago


Two people injured, horse killed in Fayette County crash

Trooper Stefani Plume of the state police barracks in Uniontown said a vehicle hit the ​horse, which had run out into Route 119.

about 16 hours ago


Federal authorities seek to forfeit cash, silver bars in investigation of pawn shop owners

The criminal investigation division of the IRS is investigating Gary and Tonia Vaughn, who run Gary's Steals and Deals in Somerset.

about 16 hours ago


Red Line weekend detours announced

Track repairs in Beechview will cause detours in both directions on the Red Line on Saturday and Sunday, the Port Authority announced.

about 17 hours ago


Two injured after vehicle crashes into building in Scott

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said two people were taken to hospitals after the incident in the 2100 block of Greentree Road.

about 18 hours ago


Drug ring underling files motion to reduce 30-year sentence

Omari Patton’s motion says his sentence was based on an improperly calculated amount of cocaine.

about 10 hours ago


 Paul Pozonsky, right, a former Washington County Common Pleas judge, leaves the Washington County Courthouse with his attorney, Robert Del Greco, following a pretrial hearing in May.

Testimony ends in evidence suppression hearing for former Washington County judge

Paul Pozonsky is accused of stealing cocaine from evidence bags in cases he presided over.

1 day ago


Man from Eighty Four convicted again on child-porn charges

After deliberating about three hours, the federal court jury found David Cunningham, 42, guilty.

about 6 hours ago


 The Liberty Mile at the start on Penn Ave. About 1,000 runners took part.

McNamara breaks hex, wins elite division in Liberty Mile

Jordan McNamara won among men with a time of 4:02.93. Gabriele Grunewald was the first not named Heather Kampf to win among women.

about 7 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar.

Pittsburgh public safety director volleys back in dispute with district attorney

Stephen Bucar reiterates that he’s not going to obey county DA Stephen Zappala Jr.’s demand for a change in eyewitness ID procedures.

about 20 hours ago


McKnight Road repairs to restrict traffic tonight, Saturday

The restriction will be in place from 9 tonight until 5 p.m. Saturday between Kentzel Road and Patrick Place.

about 20 hours ago


Rostraver police obtain warrant for robbery suspect

Township police believe Errin Shane Rose, 44, acted alone.

about 12 hours ago


Allegheny County manager suggests consolidation of departments

Allegheny County could save $250,000 annually if it “co-mingled” its real estate department with its Office of Property Assessments.

1 day ago


Victim in fatal Northview Heights shooting identified

Pittsburgh police said Maurice Freeman was shot in the chest during a shooting on Hazlett Street.

about 17 hours ago


Detroit man charged in New Castle shooting death

Antonio Kelly is accused of killing Andrew Edwards Jr. at the Crestview Gardens housing complex on June 20.

about 17 hours ago


Preserved area in Sewickly Hills expanded

Another 48 acres were formally added Thursday to the Audubon Greenway.

1 day ago


Ramp from Forward Avenue to outbound Parkway East closed

PennDOT announced the one-month closure about 30 minutes before it was scheduled to take effect on Thursday.

1 day ago


Inbound Liberty Tunnel to close long-term on Tuesday

Painting will close the tunnel from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Aug. 22.

1 day ago


 Crew members signal toward the Tarentum Marina. They were part of the recovery efforts to find Michael Swikliski.

Rescue workers search for man in Allegheny River

Tina Slomkoski suffered burns over 25 percent of her body in the Wednesday morning explosion in Harrison.

about 21 hours ago


 The Rev. Doug Burns, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon, will lead a service in Irwin Park commemorating the work of the early circuit-riding ministers, as part of Irwin's 150th anniversary celebration.

‘Extinct’ beer label back for Irwin celebration

The borough is marking its 150th anniversary with an array of events through Aug. 9.

2 days ago


 Beth McGill Ellis, center, of Barto, reads to her granddaughters Kara Frazier, 10, left, and Ashlyn Frazier, 7, at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in North Fayette. The McGill's chicken farm was sold to Allegheny County and has become part of the 460-acre Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, which will open Friday. The McGill family is holding a reunion at the garden.

McGill family farm transformed into a botanical garden

Family members came to a reunion from as far away as Texas, Colorado and California to share memories of their former home.

2 days ago


 Bayer Corp. will no longer display its name in lights atop Mount Washington.

Prominent hilltop sign to say Bayer no more

Mayor Peduto slams owner of the billboard: ”Lamar has a responsibility to maintain the sign and it hasn't done anything to it in 20 years.“

1 day ago


Missing 6-year-old not believed to be abducted

The search for the child, who was reported missing from the 600 block of Highland Avenue shortly after 6 p.m., remains ongoing.

1 day ago


 North Shore commuter lots are among the many parking lots and garages where rates go up beginning today. Other lots and garages are in Downtown, Shadyside and Oakland.

Parking rates go up today at many Pittsburgh garages, lots

The increases range from $1 at the Monongahela Wharf to $4.25 at three Downtown garages.

about 22 hours ago


 Joe King, president of the Pittsburgh firefighters union, stepped down tonight after 28 years at the helm.

New president of Pittsburgh firefighters union sworn in

Joe King, president of the Pittsburgh firefighters union, stepped down tonight after 28 years at the helm.

1 day ago


PennDOT closing Parkway East's Forward Avenue ramp for one month

The detour: Use the ramp to the inbound parkway, exit at Glenwood/Route 885 (Exit 73A), turn right at Bates Street and left to the parkway.

1 day ago


Man found dead, shot in head in Homewood

The discovery of the body at 7319 Bennett St. was reported to 911 at 9:26 a.m. and the man was pronounced dead by medics 10 minutes later.

1 day ago


 Members of the United Mineworkers of America wave signs and chant in support of loosening environmental regulations on coal and carbon emissions. They clashed briefly with supporters of the regulations Thursday on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

EPA hearings on controversial carbon emissions regulations continue in Pittsburgh

More than 135 individuals spoke at Thursday’s hearing with a similar number of people scheduled to speak during today’s session Downtown.

1 day ago


 William Welsh.

Funeral home director, 90, sentenced to 6 to 12 years for killing friend

William Welsh killed William Menni, 58, following months of tension between the two over the demolition of a house near his funeral home.

1 day ago


 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

DA Zappala calls public safety chief's statement on ID procedures 'misleading at best'

The two disagree over whether Pittsburgh police should use sequential or simultaneous photo arrays when asking people to identify suspects.

1 day ago


2 Romanians to be deported after admitting attempt to steal data at post offices

Prosecutors said the men conspired to produce ATM skimming equipment which they installed to steal bank customers' account information.

1 day ago


Allegheny Land Trust adds 48 acres to Sewickley-area 'greenway'

The land, which will remain undeveloped, adjoins the Sewickley Hills borough building and municipal park.

1 day ago


Inbound Liberty Tunnel to close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for painting

The tunnel is scheduled to remain closed until 6 a.m. Aug. 22.

1 day ago


 Carnegie Mellon University researchers have been working to remove the veil of secrecy from the Tor Project, a free software program that allows users to anonymously surf the Internet on various devices, including smartphones like above.

Carnegie Mellon engineers aim to unmask anonymous surfing software

Governments in the U.S., Russia and Britain have worked for years to reveal the users of the covert Tor Project.

2 days ago


 Police officers dressed in swat gear make their way up De Soto Street towards Western Psychiatric hospital on March 8, 2012.

UPMC drops reimbursement claim from victims of Western Psych shooting

UPMC’s workers’ compensation arm will not seek reimbursement from settlement in Western Psych shooting case.

2 days ago


 Fire officials are investigating a fire in Blairsville, Indiana County that damaged a restaurant/bar and several other businesses late Wednesday night.

Man's body recovered in Indiana County fire

The fire was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. at Sharon’s Restaurant and Lounge on East Market Street.

1 day ago


Convicted sex offender trying to get drug charges dismissed

Omali McKay says state troopers relied on false information from his ex-girlfriend to raid his homes.

1 day ago


 Stephen A. Bucar

New Pittsburgh public safety director spars with district attorney on eyewitness IDs

Stephen A. Bucar and Stephen A. Zappala Jr. feud over eyewitness identification procedures.

2 days ago



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