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Crews battle house fire in Washington County

No one was injured in the fire that broke out at 2770 South Park Ave. shortly after 5 a.m., according to emergency officials.

15 minutes ago

 A truck is swallowed by a sinkhole created when a water main broke in Overbrook.

Overbook water main repairs to wrap up later today; new break reported

About 10 homes were damaged, and a pickup truck and trailer were sucked in by a sinkhole formed shortly after the break occurred.

27 minutes ago

Two killed in fiery crash in Uptown identified

The driver and passenger suffered severe burns in the Second Avenue crash.

50 minutes ago

 Pirates' Francisco Cervelli bats in a driving rain storm in the second inning against the Cubs Monday at PNC Park. The game was called during the at-bat.

Pirates series opener against Cubs postponed after 4th inning

The night dragged on, but the baseball didn’t. There were two delays totaling 3 hours, 29 minutes.

about 7 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf said his administration is “committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania.”

Gov. Wolf praises president’s clean air plan

The president said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the “single most important step” America has taken to fight climate change.

about 8 hours ago

 Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers show their support after Pittsburgh City Council voted to approve a paid sick leave ordinance.

Challenges expected to paid sick leave law

The law allows workers at businesses that employ 15 or more people to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours.

about 8 hours ago

 A.J. Burnett delivers on July 11 against the Cardinals at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: A.J. Burnett out 4 weeks with flexor strain

Burnett underwent an MRI this morning and received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his injured elbow.

about 8 hours ago

 Michael Morse, 33, joined the Pirates along with cash considerations in a trade that sent Jose Tabata to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Newly acquired Morse hopes to begin turnaround with Pirates

Acquired by the Pirates to help complement Pedro Alvarez at first base, Michael Morse said he’s feeling more like his old self.

about 8 hours ago

Cheyney and Shippensburg universities notify faculty of possible layoffs

The statement did not indicate how many jobs might be at stake. Schools have until Oct. 31 to put numbers on any potential job reductions.

about 8 hours ago

Chinese national pleads guilty to role in test cheating scheme in Pittsburgh

Yunlin Sun, 24, of Berlin, Pa., pleaded guilty to conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

about 8 hours ago

 Two vehicles are swallowed by a sinkhole created when a water main broke in Overbrook.

Overbrook sinkhole swallows pickup truck, trailer

The break was reported around 8:56 a.m. in the 2500 block of Homehurst Avenue in the Overbrook section of Pittsburgh.

about 8 hours ago

 Maj. Tyree C. Blocker, 62, served in the Pennsylvania State Police from 1975 to 2005.

Wolf announces new nominee to head Pa. state police

Maj. Tyree C. Blocker served in the state police from 1975 to 2005, starting as a trooper before rising through the ranks.

about 8 hours ago

Gateway assistant to the superintendent resigns

In lieu of hiring a new assistant to the superintendent, the board agreed to hire Patricia Crump as director of HR at a salary of $85,000.

about 10 hours ago

Ross commissioners approve amendment allowing use of solar panels

Most residences and businesses would use roof-mounted panels, Commissioner Steve Korbel said.

about 10 hours ago

Man who skipped trial on charges of assaulting ex-girlfriend arrested

Homicide detectives sought to interview Mazza after the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Tionna Banks, 19, and her grandmother, Valorie

about 10 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang runs home after hitting a solo home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Cincinnati.

Jung Ho Kang named NL rookie of the month

The Korean shortstop is the first Pirates rookie to earn the honor since right-hander Gerrit Cole in September 2013.

about 12 hours ago

 Tyler Boyd during spring practice in April.

Tyler Boyd and Rori Blair suspended for Panthers' season opener

Both Boyd and Blair are facing DUI charges after two separate offseason incidents.

about 12 hours ago

Man impaled by tree branch in Westmoreland County

Washington Township police said the man was alert and conscious when they took him to Forbes Regional Hospital.

about 14 hours ago

Collector of vintage guns gets two years for bankruptcy fraud

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the term on Michael Free, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric.

about 14 hours ago

Chaz & Odette to open in former Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar location in Shadyside

The lunch and dinner menu at the Baum Boulevard eatery will be influenced by international cuisines.

about 17 hours ago

Homewood man sentenced for involvement in fatal East Busway robbery

Desmond Young, 22, pleaded guilty in April to third-degree murder in the death of Omar Islam, 21.

about 18 hours ago

Amazon, Wal-Mart settle with New York over toy gun sales

There have been at least 63 shootings, eight fatal, in New York resulting from toy guns mistaken for real weapons since 1994, officials say.

about 19 hours ago

 In this May 6, photo, cars line up as an attendant pumps gas at a station in Portland, Ore.

Drop in oil prices pushes down gasoline in Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh-area pump prices have been on a steady decline for the last month.

about 21 hours ago

Alpha files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The Appalachian coal giant is the latest to bankruptcy in a crowded field.

about 21 hours ago

Police: 2-year-old Canonsburg boy dies after accidentally falling in pool

The boy’s mother tells police he was playing with a toy lawn mower when she went into the house to get him juice.

about 21 hours ago

Driver killed in Derry Township accident

Authorities said Jeremy J. Flickinger, 39, of Derry was traveling south on Route 982 around 8:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.

about 22 hours ago

9-year-old Kansas batboy dies after blow to head

The team said Kaiser Carlisle was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was moving to collect a used bat when he was struck.

about 22 hours ago

 In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, right, walks with supporters as he nears completion of a 130-mile march from Ferguson, Mo., to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown. Brooks said that measures passed by states in response to the events in Ferguson are just the beginning of what need to be done on criminal justice reform.

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

National civil rights leaders praised the steps taken by states but said they aren’t enough to solve the racial tensions and economic

about 23 hours ago

 The affected products have a “Best When Used By” date of between Dec. 29, 2015 and Jan. 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing codes “S54″ or “S55.”

Kraft recalls cheese singles for possible choking hazard

The voluntary recall involves the 3-pound and 4-pound boxes of Kraft Singles American and White American Pasteurized Cheese.

about 23 hours ago

Parkway West inbound to close nightly at 9 p.m. this week

Nightly closures will begin an hour earlier this week.

1 day ago

 Colonel Gregg Perez, wing commander of the 171st Air Refueling Wing,  sits in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force KC-135R with his father, Dr. Louis Perez. Colonel Perez described to him some of the instruments in the cockpit.

171st Air Refueling Wing gets new commander

Col. Gregg A. Perez, 50, has been in Pittsburgh at the 171st for the past 23 years in a variety of positions.

1 day ago

 Democrats nominated Paul Klein, a Duquesne University assistant professor of law and ethics, for the four-year term that begins next year for the District 11 Allegheny County Council seat.

Dems nominate Duquesne University faculty member for county council seat

The party officials' nomination vote virtually guarantees Paul Klein a full term on council in the seat formerly held by the late Barbara

1 day ago

 Harry Styles of One Direction performs Sunday at Heinz Field.

One Direction didn't quite fill Heinz Field but it did fill young hearts

The show departed from the usual large-scale teen-pop affair with more low-key production, but it didn’t matter: The fans were ecstatic.

1 day ago

Bicyclist injured in East Liberty hit-and-run crash

The man was conscious when he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.

1 day ago

Two teens drown in Lawrence County creek

State police said the two Amish teenagers drowned while swimming in Little Neshannock Creek.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic invited to first-ever White House Demo Day

Founded in 2008, Astrobotic teamed with CMU in the $20 million XPRIZE race to be the first private organization to send a rover to the moon

1 day ago

 Brandon Boykin in 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin says Eagles coach uncomfortable with some people

Brandon Boykin, though, said he does not believe Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is a racist.

1 day ago

 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett would rather miss time now than later.

Is it tendon or ligament damage or simply inflammation? A.J. Burnett to find out Monday

Pirates pitcher says he won’t take the mound again until his fastball hits 90 mph.

1 day ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is sidelined by an arm infection.

Steeler notebook: Receiver Martavis Bryant to miss Hall of Fame preseason game

Bryant is expected to be out about 10 days; the Hall of Fame game is next Sunday.

1 day ago

 Charlie Morton throws a pitch against Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Morton, Walker help Pirates top Reds, 3-0

Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings, and Neil Walker homered. The Pirates split the four-game series with the Reds at two apiece.

1 day ago

One dead, two injured in Fayette County two-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m.

1 day ago

 Keith Payne

Second man accused in fatal shooting of Marshall-Shadeland barber surrenders to police

Police had a warrant for 19-year-old Keith Payne when they charged him and Javahn Griffin in connection with the death of Lamar Thomas.

1 day ago

Teen with form of autism found unharmed on Pittsburgh's South Side

Pittsburgh police said Pedro Strawser, 17, who is deaf and has a form of autism, was found at 4:45 a.m.

1 day ago

Arrest made in early-morning shooting in Pittsburgh's Larimer neighborhood

A news release from Pittsburgh police says Jesse Hunt Jr., 24, of East Liberty, was taken into custody.

1 day ago

Mercer County woman charged in husband's death

A Greenville woman faces two murder charges in the shooting death of her husband.

2 days ago

 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.

Reds get to Cole again

Gerrit Cole’s issues with the Reds continued Saturday when the Pirates lost, 4-3, at Great American Ball Park.

2 days ago

 Brandon Boykin

Steelers pick up veteran cornerback

The Steelers made a trade for Brandon Boykin Saturday night, sending a conditional fifth-round pick in next year’s draft to the Eagles.

2 days ago

Six displaced in Hill District apartment fire

A malfunctioning flashlight might have sparked the two-alarm fire this morning.

2 days ago

 A new image from the forthcoming Sherlock special featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has been released ahead of today's panel with Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rupert Graves at San Diego Comic Con.

A new ‘Sherlock' comes to PBS soon

PBS is waiting on the BBC to schedule a new one-off, Victorian-era “Sherlock” movie.

2 days ago

Three arrested after Friday night standoff in Northview Heights

Three men and a fourth man who was not arrested barricaded themselves inside a residence in the 300 block of Penfort Str around 7:20 p.m.

2 days ago