Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald “Better Jobs, Better Future” is chaired by Mike Mikus, who managed Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s successful 2011 campaign.

Fitzgerald's top political foes face stern challenge

A new political committee is working with the Allegheny County executive to replace fellow Democrats who oppose his policies.

about 14 hours ago

 Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson: “I could send out a directive this afternoon: Thou shalt not suspend any more students in grades K-3. I don’t want to do that.”

Superintendent: 'We're trying to change the culture. ... we’re starting to be successful'

2011-12 study put the Woodland Hills district’s K-6 suspension rate at 23.8 percent -- top 10 nationally -- but the 2013-14 rate was 16.48

about 14 hours ago

 Harvey Scott

Judge backed down on revoking bond for shooting suspect now charged with homicide

"I don't think he should have been out on bail," Ronald Acrie, father of one victim, said of suspect Harvey Scott, now charged with

about 14 hours ago

 Philadelphia and Pittsburgh base layoffs on certification and seniority, so seniority is critical when job cuts are being made.

Lawsuit challenging Philadelphia union officials as 'ghost teachers' mirrors Pittsburgh

The lawsuit by The Fairness Center claims teachers out of the classroom for years on union duties still get raises and public pensions.

about 14 hours ago

Police search for suspect who fled to Ohio after birthday party slaying

Police have charged 31-year-old Michael Bagnall with criminal homicide in the shooting of 23-year-old Jaylen “Bubby” West, of Farrell.

about 3 hours ago

Three people injured in Hampton multi-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the corner of Wickline Road and West Hardies Road, police said.

about 3 hours ago

Duquesne officer faces hearing on police certification in cheating probe

The officer is one of two in Duquesne who could be taken off the job there in a probe of possible cheating last year on a state test.

about 14 hours ago

One injured in tractor-trailer crash in Lawrence County

The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Route 422 at Fox Road, according to PennDOT.

about 2 hours ago

 A city of Pittsburgh fire truck collided with a pickup truck on Centre and 6th avenues, Downtown, this morning due to icy roads.

Flood advisory issued for Allegheny County

Slick roads caused numerous crashes and school delays in the Pittsburgh area today.

about 1 hour ago

Shooting in Ivy Pittsburgh club sparks meeting

One person was shot and five others injured by broken glass in the “chaos” created when a gunman opened fire at Ivy Pittsburgh.

about 7 hours ago

Eight charged after brawl near Cal U campus

Two of the men police said were involved in the brawl at 525 Second St. around 2:30 a.m. Sunday are facing more serious charges.

about 5 hours ago

Therapists balk at limitations under new AIU contract

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit changed therapists from salaried to hourly employees Feb. 1 to save money.

about 14 hours ago

 Parkway West on-and-off ramps in Carnegie will be closed at 10 tonight and remain closed through late December for the second year of a $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project.

Parkway West closures begin tonight

The project will cause a variety of traffic shifts, narrowed lanes, lane closures and full overnight and weekend detours.

about 14 hours ago

 From left, Joe Fridy, Jessica Hughes and Cori Frazer, members of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, gather Sunday in Market Square for a vigil on the national Day of Mourning to recognize the disabled who are murdered by caregivers or family  members.

Activists gather to mourn disabled who have been murdered

The Day of Mourning in Market Square was part of a national effort to recognize disabled people who have been victims of murder.

about 14 hours ago

Driver injured in Marshall-Shadeland crash following police chase

An officer investigating reports of car vandalism in Brighton Heights late Sunday spotted a vehicle in connection with the incidents.

about 4 hours ago

 Rabih Fahed cooking at Shouf's Cafe.

Odysseys: 'One door closes, God opens another' for Lebanon native, Pittsburgh entrepreneur

Rabih Fahed faced deportation as an illegal immigrant, but his work as a restaurant manager allowed him to stay and become a U.S. citizen.

about 14 hours ago

 Eddie Adams clears parking places along Wylie Avenue for Sunday worship services at Monumental Baptist Church in the Hill District during Sunday morning's snow.

Brief break in icy weather ahead

Rain early Wednesday morning will be accompanied by continuously warming weather, reaching a high into the 40s.

about 14 hours ago

North Hills man charged in Fla. mortgage fraud

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., is accused to getting a kickback on a mortgage for a Florida Keys property.

about 14 hours ago

Money for microfilm?

A 1986 Pittsburgh ordinance requires those who submits plans to pay a fee for microfilming records, which the city rarely uses any more.

about 14 hours ago

Allentown man sentenced in fatal 2013 drunk driving crash

James Posey, 60, of Brookline, was killed on Dec. 22, 2013.

about 1 hour ago

U.S. appeals release of 'incorrigible' Downtown headshop owner

"The time has come for the court to detain Akhil Mishra, who is simply incorrigible," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Conway wrote.

about 1 hour ago

Downtown headshop owner in legal hot water once again

Akhil Mishra is in jail while authorities try to revoke his bond on another case after they found unlicensed sports attire at Giggles.

about 14 hours ago

City calendar: 03/02/15

A look at upcoming events in the week ahead.

about 14 hours ago

 Eddie Adams clears parking places along Wylie Avenue for Sunday worship services at Monumental Baptist Church.

Weather-related flight delays at other airports affect Pittsburgh flights

The Pittsburgh area could receive as much as six inches of snow by Monday morning, but city roads should be good for rush hour.

about 21 hours ago

Several cars vandalized on North Side over the weekend

Zone 1 police are investigating 29 incidents of smashed car windows in Brighton Heights and Spring Garden.

about 19 hours ago

 Mike Silverman, 69, a retired Air Force Lt. Col., suspects he was explosed to Agent Orange residue in planes he flew.

Pittsburgh area Air Force reservists may get help for Agent Orange exposure

Planes that once dropped Agent Orange in Vietnam and were based here could have left crew members contaminated with toxin.

1 day ago

Beltzhoover teen shot in the buttocks

Pittsburgh police said the young man was shot about 11:45 a.m. near Millbridge and Industry streets.

1 day ago

Duquesne University football player dies

Chris Johnson, 22, a senior defensive back at Duquesne University, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1 day ago

Ohio man killed on Interstate 70 in Washington county

Ryan F. Rungo, 28, of Brilliant, Ohio, died about 4:45 p.m. when his SUV spun out of control on Interstate 70 in Buffalo Township.

1 day ago

 Chris Yauger of Beechview protests the deer cull on Connor Road in Mt. Lebanon on Saturday.

Opponents of Mt. Lebanon deer cull protest at corral site

More than two dozen protesters stood on the side of Connor Road in Mt. Lebanon on Saturday, demanding more humane options.

1 day ago

 Omar Shahid, left, local leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, speaks Saturday at the interfaith discussion at Al-Nur Mosque in Wilkinsburg. Sanjay Mehta, center, General Secretary of World Hindu Council of America and Rev. Rita Platt, pastor of South Avenue Methodist Church are also pictured.

Religious leaders assail violence in the name of faith

The gathering, held at the Al-Nur Mosque in Wilkinsburg, included leaders from Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity and Judaism.

1 day ago

 Kevin Sousa stands inside the construction zone that is Superior Motors, a new restaurant he's opening in Braddock.

Kevin Sousa, a visionary chef with fiscal issues on his plate

Debts dogged previous ventures, but he’s clearing them while building a Braddock venue with foundation, nonprofit and crowdsourced support.

1 day ago

One shot, five others injured at Strip District club

Police said shots were fired about 1 a.m. at Ivy Pittsburgh and one person was wounded and five others injured by broken glass.

1 day ago

Child injured in Polish Hill auto accident

A child was injured in an auto accident in Polish Hill Sunday evening, according to an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor.

about 15 hours ago

Boy hit by car while riding pony

A Clarion County accident left a young boy seriously injured Friday afternoon.

about 15 hours ago

State police investigate counterfeit bills passed in Somerset

Merchants are warned to keep an eye out for possible counterfeit $100 bills.

about 16 hours ago

Pittsburgh man killed in Greene County crash

Zachary Jon Zateallo, 22, of Pittsburgh died Saturday morning when his thrown from his vehicle when it crashed on southbound Interstate 79.

1 day ago

Eyewitness 1940: Pittsburgh's 'Miss Seventeen' had a varied life

Eyewitness 1940: Pittsburgh's 'Miss Seventeen' got her Hollywood wish.

1 day ago

 Highlighted steam comes off the icy waters as the sun rises Tuesday morning over the PPG Tower looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline.

February's cold just short of record-breaking

With an average monthly temperature of 18.5 degrees through Friday, Pittsburgh is on track for the second-coldest February on record.

1 day ago

Man killed in Moon apartment fire

The fire started just after 12:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Casa Blanco apartments, Building B, at 283 Moon Clinton Rd.

2 days ago

 The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.

2 days ago

Sale of closed Hempfield prison to go forward

Sale of a closed prison property in Hempfield should save Pennsylvania $27 million over 10 years, a state official says.

2 days ago

Rape suspect charged in 2010 shooting

Police charged Melvin "We-eye" Smalls, 38, with shooting Erric Jackson, 26, who remains in a vegetative state, police said.

2 days ago

Spring Hill woman sentenced for euthanizing neighbor’s dog

The judge sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail, saying she showed “no remorse” and posed a danger to the community.

2 days ago

Name of man who died in Shaler fire released

The two-alarm blaze occurred in a home at 199 Seavey Road about 6 p.m. Friday.

1 day ago

Hill District fire burns in four row houses

Firefighters were dispatched to the fire shortly after 10:30 a.m. and had the well-involved blaze under control roughly two hours later.

1 day ago

Teen dies in ATV accident

Chicora teen Briggs Robert Buck dies after being thrown from an ATV.

2 days ago

Driver dead in Greene County crash

A one-car accident closed I-79 southbound in Greene County

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh police said they used force on Devon Davis, 23, because he resisted their efforts to arrest him Wednesday.

Pittsburgh officials seek outside review of Downtown chase, arrest

Tim McNulty, spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto, said the city has not yet decided which outside person or group will do the evaluation.

2 days ago

 The Rev. Jacqueline Lyde of Shadyside and others cheer during a community meeting with Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay at Baptist Temple Church in Homewood.

Full house turns out for talk on Pittsburgh police, community relations

Police chief Cameron McLay and several hundred people tightly packed the Baptist Temple Church in Homewood for a public action meeting.

3 days ago


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