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Optum buys clinic operator MedExpress

The deal appears to align with a national trend that has insurers investing in such freestanding clinics.

about 2 hours ago

 JaMar Cosby of Homewood is a graduate of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh. Here he works at the new site in Homewood.

Trade Institute celebrates move to new, larger location in Homewood

The new 10,000-square-foot home in Homewood South means twice as many students can learn masonry there.

about 2 hours ago

 Penguins fan Josh Croup of Butler reacts after the Rangers' first goal during a watch party held in Market Square in Downtown.

Penguins fans watch on big screen at Market Square

Organizers estimated that at least 200 fans turned out to see the game on a 16-by-9-foot video screen under a surprisingly clear night sky.

about 2 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky V. Burgess speaks during a candidate forum Thursday at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library.

Incumbent councilman Ricky Burgess says he won't participate in debates

After confrontation during election forum last week, Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess says he won’t participate in further debates.

about 2 hours ago

 Steve Choder and Jody Noble-Choder pose on the grounds at  Choderwood, a bed and breakfast/urban farm in Highland Park.

Proposed zoning change would make it easier to keep chickens, goats in Pittsburgh

A proposed zoning change would make it easier for urban goats, chickens and bees to live permitted lives in Pittsburgh.

about 2 hours ago

 District 13 candidate Dan Connolly.

Two candidates vie for Allegheny County Council seat

Dan Connolly and Denise Ranalli Russell were raised in Allegheny County suburbs but now live in one of the county's most diverse districts,

about 2 hours ago

 Monroeville Police Chief K. Douglas Cole said that more than 500 young adults showed up at Winghart's around midnight on Friday for a party.

Surveillance cameras a possibility in Monroeville Mall parking lot

A shot was fired as hundreds of college-age partiers left a restaurant in the mall Friday night.

about 2 hours ago

Former Robinson dentist sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Bruce D. Lanke, 57, of Ross previously pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault of an unconscious person.

about 2 hours ago

Obituary: Roland S. Catarinella / Homebuilder in eastern suburbs

Roland S. Catarinella’s concrete legacy lies in the thousands of homes he developed around Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs since World War II,

about 2 hours ago

3 people injured in Beechview fire

Three people, including a young girl, were hospitalized after a fire in a house on the corner of Rockland and Sebring avenues in Beechview.

about 2 hours ago

 King retrieves a driver after trainer Rick Kaplan threw the club in an open field.

Fundraiser in memory of CMU grad and war hero will place dogs with veterans

A fundraising golf outing will help Canine Angels train additional service dogs for donation and placement to veterans.

about 3 hours ago

 Scott Noxon, owner of the the Eagle on the North Side.

Three years after closing, the Eagle on North Side remains empty

The Eagle, the North Side’s once-hot nightspot that is now for sale, helped close out an era of gay nightlife.

1 day ago

 Marijke Hecht, project manager and director of education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, works at the drill site at the Frick Park Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill.

Drilling in Frick Park mines heating source for new center

The new Frick Park Environmental Center is taking shape in Squirrel Hill as Pittsburgh’s newest green building.

1 day ago

 Brother Bernard Hartman

Former North Catholic teacher faces trial in Australia on child abuse charges

Brother Bernard Hartman, a former North Catholic teacher, goes on trial in Australia on charges of abusing children there.

1 day ago

 La’Tasha D. Mayes, 33, founder and executive director of the nonprofit New Voices Pittsburgh.

Community activist contends with incumbent for Pittsburgh City Council District 7 seat

La’Tasha D. Mayes, head of the nonprofit New Voices Pittsburgh, is taking on incumbent Deborah Gross in District 7.

1 day ago

 Federal law enforcement depends on thousands of informants to help with criminal cases. But a review of 154 recent federal acquittals nationally found that 1 in 6 involved informant problems.

Justice officials launch another investigation of DEA payments to informants

The agency’s spending on secret sources has increased much faster than its overall budget.

1 day ago

 Nina Jablonski  and her husband and collaborator, George Chaplin, go over their map of predicted skin color.

Research shows our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D

The vitamin is important for bone health, safe pregnancies and a strong immune system.

1 day ago

  Breakdancer Dwayne Moyer performs at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's announcement of performers for this year's Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on Monday

Three Rivers Arts Festival is set for June 5-14

The free annual showcase of music, art and culture is set for June 5-14 in Point State Park and throughout the Cultural District, Downtown.

about 8 hours ago

Disabled woman killed in Beaver County house fire

Firefighters said the woman, who used a motorized scooter, was trapped by thick smoke and flames from the fire in Rochester.

about 20 hours ago

 Thi photo from Linh Nguyen shows part of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

Odysseys: Aspiring photographer finds way in Pittsburgh after move from Vietnam

It was not his wish to move to Pittsburgh, but Linh Nguyen found a way to pursue his artistic passion in the United States.

1 day ago

 Antonio Jones

Former Georgia prisoners arrested in Allegheny County phone scam

A caller told people they owed money for jury duty, and six people from Allegheny County sent $990, local officials said.

about 3 hours ago

Security confiscates handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

The firearm was the fourth discovered in carry-on bags at the airport this year.

about 4 hours ago

Remains of 15-20 dogs found in Beaver County

Humane officers and Hopewell police responded today to an area along the Ohio River off Route 51 in Hopewell.

about 3 hours ago

 Children play inside a bomb shelter on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Doctor who studied in Pittsburgh aids people in embattled eastern Ukraine

Physician Yakiv Rogalin has focused the work of his foundation on civilians affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

1 day ago

Jury awards woman more than $13 million in employment bias case

Sandra Robertson claimed she was subjected to harassment and ridicule because of her sex, and made less than a man who did the same job.

about 3 hours ago

Deputies seize heroin, cocaine, marijuana while arresting fugitive

Deputies were searching for Ronald Wilson, 37, of Penn Hills, who was accused of missing a March court date in his assault case.

about 10 hours ago

Panel to review Allegheny County government

The nine-member commission is required to review Allegheny County’s home rule charter every 10 years and this is the second review.

1 day ago

Driver arrested after traveling with man clinging to hood of SUV

Two men got into a fight in Springdale Township; one was struck by the other’s SUV and clung to the hood of the car for many miles.

about 18 hours ago

 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.

about 17 hours ago

Police search for man who stabbed cousin in Spring Hill

The 31-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest, arm and leg following an argument in which the two men had been drinking, police said.

about 17 hours ago

Overnight lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The restrictions will occur after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. between the Veterans Bridge and the 31st Street Bridge.

about 19 hours ago

Parkway West closures continue this week

Outbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting one hour after the Pirates and Penguins games have ended.

about 13 hours ago

Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Pocono Drive and McKinney Lane with traffic limited to one lane in both directions.

about 19 hours ago

Man charged in fight spawned by Jordan or LeBron debate

Daniel Mondelice, 22, was first arrested early Saturday after the argument over Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

about 17 hours ago

Peters Township school board approves new assistant AD position

After a heated discussion, the Peters school board tonight approved the creation of a new administrative position in a 7-2 split vote.

about 3 hours ago

Seneca Valley board hires firm to study long-range building plans

The company will be paid $46,088 to complete the study by Oct. 31.

about 5 hours ago

Ross approves request to hold race in August

Ross Township commissioners Monday approved a request from the new pedestrian and bicycle committee to hold a 5K run or 1 mile walk.

about 5 hours ago

Penn Hills approves contracts for sewer improvements

The council approved two contracts with State Pipe Services Inc. for CCTV inspection and repair of municipal sanitary sewer lines.

about 5 hours ago

Gateway school board approves real estate tax settlement

The board approved a settlement associated with the No. 1 Cochran along William Penn Highway in Monroeville.

about 6 hours ago

City Calendar: 4/20/15

Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange on Wednesday and “An Evening of Haiku and & Short Poetry” on Friday; a bicycle blessing on Saturday ...

1 day ago

 Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

2 days ago

 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

The high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

2 days ago

Police are searching for man who robbed KFC in Wilkinsburg

City police are searching for a man who held up a KFC restaurant on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg this evening.

1 day ago

Beaver County coroner called to the scene of fire in Rochester

The fire started shortly after 10 p.m. and emergency responders reported that one person was believed to be inside the building.

1 day ago

Man stabbed in Spring Hill-City View

Police are searching for a man involved in a stabbing on Overbeck Street in the Spring Hill-City View neighborhood.

1 day ago

Woman who died after being punched repeatedly is identified

The Warren County coroner has identified the woman who police said died after being punched repeatedly in the face as Robin Ostrowski.

1 day ago

Woman charged with attempted homicide in amputated leg case

Precious Richardson Coleman was charged after a vehicle she was driving pinned a woman against a porch in North Philadelphia.

1 day ago

Man in critical condition after beating on South Side

A witness told police six men got out of a car,  pulled a man from his car at 16th and Sarah streets and beat him.

1 day ago

Parkway West to reopen early

PennDOT announced that the Parkway West to reopen early due to “the strong possibility of rain.”

1 day ago

 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

3 days ago


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