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Water main repair set for West Carson Street

West Carson Street will be closed from Stafford Street to Glen Mawr Avenue tonight and tomorrow night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 4 hours ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Pirates make no deals as trade deadline passes

Despite entering tonight’s game two games out of first place in their division, the Pirates did not make a trade.

about 4 hours ago

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

Bayer pulling plug on sign atop Mount Washington

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.“

about 4 hours 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.

about 4 hours ago

State GOP leaders cancel next week's House session

The House had been scheduled to return to the Capitol on Monday and continue work on Tuesday and Wednesday.

about 5 hours 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.

about 5 hours ago

Pirates claim right-hander Angel Sanchez off waivers

Sanchez, 24, has pitched for three different organizations this season, all at Class AA.

about 6 hours 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.

about 6 hours ago

 The first line of marchers from the United Mine Workers of America and their supporters parade down Penn Avenue Downtown.

Coal rally draws thousands to Downtown Pittsburgh to protest EPA changes

Mine workers march through Downtown, finding friendly faces and opposition along the way.

about 6 hours 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.

about 7 hours 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.

about 8 hours 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.

about 9 hours ago

Rate increases for several Pittsburgh Parking Authority lots, garages take effect Friday

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

about 9 hours ago

Pro and con voice their views at EPA hearings on proposed pollution curbs

The hearings are being held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 1310, at 1000 Liberty Ave., Downtown.

about 10 hours ago

 Nick Spaling.

Penguins, Spaling agree on 2-year, $4.4 million contract

Spaling, 25, had 13 goals, 32 points in 71 games for the Predators last season.

about 11 hours ago

 Kennametal's corporate headquarters near Latrobe.

Kennametal profits come in well below analyst forecasts

The Latrobe tool maker blames higher operating costs and restructuring charges offset rising sales.

about 11 hours ago

Universal Stainless & Alloy profits tripled

The Bridgeville special metals producer credited demand from the aerospace industry, which accounts for nearly 60 percent of company sales.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours ago

Penguins' game tickets go on sale Sept. 6

They will be available through Ticketmaster (, 1-800-745-3000) and at the Consol Energy Center box office.

about 11 hours 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.

about 12 hours ago

Jurassic 5 picks up right where it left off at Stage AE show

The Los Angeles-based band has reunited since its 2007 breakup for the Word of Mouth Tour, celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.

about 12 hours ago

Additional overnight restrictions planned on Route 28

Crews will install pavement reflectors from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Monday morning.

about 13 hours ago

Resurfacing project to restrict Route 19 traffic in McCandless

The restriction will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday between Longvue Avenue and Cumberland Road.

about 14 hours ago

 Pleasant Hills firemen stand outside a second story apartment at the Neopolitan Suites apartment complex on Curry Hollow Road.

Victim identified in fatal fire at Pleasant Hills apartment complex

The two-alarm fire was reported at 8:30 p.m. at the Neopolitan Suites apartment complex on Curry Hollow Road.

about 9 hours ago

 SWAT officals gather during their search for a suspect in the  Pittsburgh's Northview Heights neighborhood.

Police investigate fatal shooting in Northview Heights

Pittsburgh police said another male was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with a non-fatal bullet wound.

about 14 hours ago

 The Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in San Francisco.

Pirates can't sweep Giants on west coast, lose 7-5

The loss closed the series out at 2-1, and gives the Pirates a 57-50 record.

about 21 hours ago

 Steeler "Mean Joe Greene" sports his four Super Bowl rings on his fingers at Steelers training camp in Latrobe in 1980.

Steelers to retire Joe Greene's No. 75 jersey

The number retirement ceremony will take place during the Steelers’ Sunday night home game against Baltimore on Nov. 2.

about 21 hours ago

Inbound West Carson Street to close for water line repair

The street will be closed from Stanhope Street in Esplen to Corliss Street tonight, Friday night and part of Saturday.

about 21 hours ago

 Ray Chester, right, a retired boilermaker from Local 154, joins hundreds of people in the stands at Highmark Stadium for a rally in support of American energy and jobs in the coal industry today.

Corbett leads rally opposing regulations curbing emissions

Gov. Tom Corbett joined West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and about two thousand more coal industry supporters.

about 22 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police arrested at least 20 workers during a union demonstration Wednesday afternoon outside UPMC headquarters on Grant Street.

UPMC employees protest job, wage cuts

UPMC workers seeking to join the Service Employees International Union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.

about 22 hours ago

 FBI Director James Comey at the FBI's South Side headquarters Wednesday.

FBI to increase staffing in Pittsburgh cyber crime unit

FBI Director James Comey pointed to the city as a leader in investigating cybercrime, noting the indictment of five Chinese officials.

about 23 hours ago

Ex-manager sues Victoria's Secret over firing

Mindy Caplan, said she was fired because she posted an image on her Facebook page opposing racism that her employer interpreted as racist.

1 day ago

 The August Wilson Center.

Potential August Wilson Center developer gets extension

The New York development company seeking to buy the center is getting more time to complete its due diligence on the property.

1 day ago

Post-Gazette's 'Sunshine Law' appeal denied in Beaver County

The paper requested that deliberations on a controversial permit for a Marcellus Shale gas compressor station be opened to the public.

1 day ago

Former head of Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV pleads guilty to theft

Cecelia Yauger, 56, of Grove City, was charged earlier this month in U.S. District Court with theft of federal funds.

1 day ago

Duquesne teen ordered to stand trial in shooting of pregnant teen

Eric Taylor, 15, has been charged as an adult.

1 day ago

Eighty Four man on trial again for receiving and distributing violent child pornography

David Cunningham, 41, is charged with using a peer-to-peer network sharing device to download child pornography.

1 day ago

 George Takei hosts an exclusive screening of his biographical documentary, "To Be Takei," on board Queen Mary 2 while in port at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Monday.

George Takei to host PSO concert

Social media maven and “Star Trek” star George Takei will host and narrate a “Sci-Fi Spectacular” PSO concert Nov. 14 to 16.

1 day ago

U.S. courts warn of email juror scam

The email, purportedly from the "National EJuror Program" and sent this morning, directs the recipient to respond to a summons.

1 day ago

Notices of possible faculty layoffs go out at five of Pa's 14 state-owned universities

The professor cuts, if they happen, would occur at the close of the 2014-15 academic year. Possible numbers have not been decided.

1 day ago

Races to close Parkway North HOV and Downtown streets

The closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday for the 17th annual Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race.

1 day ago

Temple making standardized tests optional

Temple University announced it will move to test-optional admissions, the first public research university in the Northeast to do so.

1 day ago

5 Seconds of Summer coming to Pittsburgh next year

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 via and through the Live Nation mobile app.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Rich Fitzgerald backs Holy Family Institute's plan to shelter immigrant children

“It is part of our makeup to respond generously and compassionately to a humanitarian crisis,” Mr. Fitzgerald said in a statement.

1 day ago

Bower Hill Road to reopen Friday with ongoing restrictions

The southbound lane was closed in late June for reconstruction of a culvert.

1 day ago

Men acquitted in Steelers stabbing sentenced on related charges

Two men acquitted in stabbing of Steelers lineman Mike Adams were sentenced Wednesday on charges they fled from police.

1 day ago

Bayer earnings up on drug sales

The Germany-based company today said net income rose 13 percent, to 953 million euros ($1.27 billion) while worldwide sales edged up nearly

1 day ago

Union official indicted on embezzling charges

The grand jury said the president of Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO Local 475 stole $31,500 from a union account for his own use.

1 day ago


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