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 Michael Burkes, 32, of Elliott

Man, 32, shot and killed on Marena Street in Elliott

An 18-month-old child, believed to be that of the victim, was found unharmed in a nearby car.

about 2 hours ago


 "Campbell's" by Andy Warhol, 1985.

CMU Computer Club discovers new works of Warhol art

The images had been saved on floppy discs in 1985 and could not be viewed because the technology had become obsolete.

about 2 hours ago


 Derek Jones, one of the Franklin Regional High School stab victims, talks about his experience.

Released from hospital, student looks back on knife attack

Junior Derek Jones, 17, is spending his first day in his family's home in Export after two weeks of treatment in Forbes Hospital.

about 2 hours ago


Allegheny County councilman wants to amend Deer Lakes drilling lease to benefit minorities

Councilman Bill Robinson, D-Hill District, hopes to require Range Resources to provide jobs for minorities during park gas drilling.

about 2 hours ago


West Penn Allegheny Health System lost more than $370 million in 2013

The losses by the system, purchased by Highmark last year, are nearly double what it reported in unaudited figures in September.

about 3 hours ago


 Several fire companies responded to a house fire in Heidelberg.

Crews search for woman in Heidelberg house fire

Seven fire companies responded at about 6:45 to the fire in the 600 block of Garfield Avenue, Allegheny County emergency officials said.

about 4 hours ago


Crash closes part of I-79 northbound in Butler County

Travelers are being detoured onto Route 19, state police in Butler said.

about 6 hours ago


Federated profits fall short of expectations

The Downtown investment manager said net income totaled $35.2 million versus earnings of $43 million in the same quarter a year ago.

about 8 hours ago


 Pirates' Brandon Cumpton pitches against the Reds Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.

Tough loss to Cincinnati ends disappointing homestand for Pirates

Offensive woes undermine solid pitching performance by call-up Brandon Cumpton in a 2-1 loss Thursday.

about 10 hours ago


 Gisele Paris returns to her Spring Hill home in March after walking her personal dog, Mikey.

Pittsburgh woman accused of euthanizing someone else's dog to stand trial

After waiving her hearing in one case, Gisele Paris was arrested as a result of three other citations.

about 10 hours ago


 Westmoreland County Community College's  new president Tuesday Stanley.

Westmoreland County Community College chooses new president

Tuesday Stanley takes the top job at Westmoreland County Community College effective July 1. Current President Daniel J. Obara is retiring.

about 12 hours ago


 Valerie McDonald-Roberts

Pittsburgh's chief urban affairs officer to lead Housing Authority board

Valerie McDonald-Roberts replaces Ricky Burgess as chair of the city Housing Authority board.

about 13 hours ago


Man, 70, from Roanoke, Va., sentenced to 3 years for tax scheme

Frank Smith, a former Pittsburgh-area resident, used others' Social Security numbers to file false tax returns and get $400,000 in refunds.

about 15 hours ago


Bridge repairs on tap for I-79 in Butler County

The repairs at East Lancaster Road will replace two beams damaged by a truck last month. The left lane will be closed there until August.

about 16 hours ago


EQT reports $192 million profit

Riding high on record stock prices, the Pittsburgh-based oil and gas company said operating revenue for the quarter reached $662 million.

about 17 hours ago


 Police blocked off a street in the area of a SWAT team situation early this morning in Mount Oliver.

SWAT situation resolved in Mount Oliver

Mount Oliver police chief Matt Juzwick said a 27-year-old man was acting in dangerous manner.

about 17 hours ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp restrictions begin tonight

The interchanges at Monroeville and Beaver Valley will have traffic restrictions in the coming days.

about 18 hours ago


Bedford Avenue bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh restricted today, Friday

The restrictions will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday.

about 18 hours ago


Restrictions today on Washington, Connor roads in Mt. Lebanon

PennDOT will restrict traffic on Washington, Connor and Gilkeson roads in Mt. Lebanon today during road striping work.

about 19 hours ago


 The Reds' Brandon Phillips tags out the Pirates' Travis Snider at second base in the third inning Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Sputtering Pirates lose to Reds, 5-2

The loss was largely due to one rough inning for starter Charlie Morton and no run production in the final six innings.

about 20 hours ago


 The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury dives as the puck goes into the net to send the game into overtime against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Penguins blow three-goal lead, fall to Blue Jackets, 4-3, in overtime

There's a two-day break before the next game. Whether that's enough time to shake off the effects of this loss remains to be seen.

1 day ago


 John Applegath, senior vice president for the Southern Marcellus Shale division for Range Resources, second from right, and other representatives from Range Resources watch the slide show of the company's plan for drilling beneath Deer Lakes Park during a meeting Wednesday night of the Allegheny County Council's parks committee.

Range Resources makes case for Deer Lakes Park drilling

The parks committee meets for a second time to air concerns about Marcellus Shale plan.

1 day ago


Airport corridor development gets $1.8 million federal grant

The money, awarded to the Findlay Township Municipal Authority, will help finance a project at the Clinton Industrial Park.

1 day ago


Highmark Inc. reports $14.9 billion in 2013 revenues

Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc. recorded nearly $14.9 billion in total revenues in 2013, with flat income compared to 2012.

1 day ago


 Jared Boger is shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo. Sophomore student Alex Hribal is a suspect in the mass stabbing of 21 students — including Mr. Boger — and a security guard in the school on April 9.

Two Franklin Regional stabbing victims released from hospitals

Meanwhile, investigators detail items seized from the locker of suspect Alex Hribal, including a phone, a backpack and a handwritten note.

1 day ago


 Steelers player Mike Adams arrives at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Wednesday to testify against the three men accused of stabbing him last year on the South Side.

Steelers lineman tells jury how he was stabbed on the South Side

Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams testified for three hours in the case against the men accused of stabbing him.

1 day ago


 This image of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be the inspiration for a statue to be erected in downtown State College. A 2001 Paterno statue was removed from the school campus in 2012; the university is not involved in the new effort.

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

The statue, depicting the football coach sitting on a bench and reading a book, would be placed on property in front of The Tavern.

1 day ago


Findlay approves drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport

Township supervisors gave the OK to Consol Energy's plan to drill as many as 60 natural gas wells from six pads on about 8,800 acres.

about 1 hour ago


Feds lower level of coal dust allowed in mines

The new regulation, aimed at curbing black lung disease among miners, was opposed by the mining industry as being too costly to implement.

1 day ago


 Corey Gadson

McKeesport basketball coach Gadson to retire

Board members approved Corey Gadson's resignation for the 2014-15 school year at Wednesday's legislative board meeting.

1 day ago


 Market Square is roped off after reports of a suspicious package.

Suspicious package that closed Market Square believed to be a camera

By 7:30 p.m., they had removed a canister adhered to the back of a one-way sign outside Chipotle, and the police perimeter was taken down.

1 day ago


 United States Attorney David  Hickton, center, talks to the media while Akeia  P. Conner, left, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, and Patrick Fallon, FBI assistant special agent in charge, listen  during a news conference at the Federal Courthouse.

5 indicted in massive identity-theft scheme

The suspects -- all of Nigerian descent -- are accused of using names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of thousands of people.

1 day ago


Findlay officials approve gas drilling plan at Pittsburgh International Airport

Findlay supervisors approved applications to drill up to 60 natural gas wells from six pads on about 8,800 acres.

1 day ago


Man jumps to death from South Side building

A 42-year-old man jumped to his death around 3:30 p.m. from a South Side building along Terminal Way, a Pittsburgh police spokeswoman said.

1 day ago


 Troy Polamalu heads for the end zone after an interception against the Dolphins at Heinz Field in December.

Steelers have five night games, will open 2014 season at home

Despite consecutive 8-8 records with no playoff appearances, the Steelers remain an obvious attraction for prime-time television.

1 day ago


County to hire outside company to administer federal leave program

County manager William McKain said Wednesday that UPMC WorkPartners will administer the Family Medical Leave Act.

1 day ago


 A.J. Richardson

Trial ordered for former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate, wife over false 911 calls

Abdula "A.J." Richardson, 37, and Felecia Richardson, 43, of Sheraden, appeared in court this afternoon for a preliminary hearing.

1 day ago


New Castle woman's body found in lake after boat capsized

Nancy List, 26, and her husband, Michael, were in a small boat that overturned, police said.

1 day ago


SCI-Pittsburgh inmate hospitalized

Two inmates but no staff members were involved in the incident late Tuesday.

1 day ago


DEP finds air near gas well explosion to be safe

The gas well in Greene County exploded and caught fire in February, killing one worker. The state tested for pollutants after the blast.

1 day ago


 Lyft's entrance into the Pittsburgh area, along with Uber, has shaken up the taxi scene in Pittsburgh. Here, a Lyft driver navigates Oakland in February. "The reality is [ride sharing] is here to say," Mayor Bill Peduto said Wednesday.

Mayor, Yellow Cab approach merge point on ride-sharing

The two parties met this morning to discuss ride-sharing legislation.

1 day ago


Pa. Turnpike restrictions at Monroeville postponed by cold weather

The westbound on- and off-ramps will have alternating traffic controlled by flaggers from 9 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.

1 day ago


Former Steelers physician seeks to have evidence suppressed

Dr. Richard Rydze faces 185-count indictment related to the illegal sale of performance-enhancing drugs and narcotics.

1 day ago


 Terry Bradshaw, the former Steelers quarterback seen in Super Bowl XIV, will open the Meadows Casino 2014 Summer Concert Series in Washington County on June 14 with an evening of stories and songs.

Terry Bradshaw, Smokey Robinson part of Meadows Casino concert series

The former Steelers quarterback opens the Meadows Casino 2014 Summer Concert Series on June 14 with an evening of stories and songs.

1 day ago


MSA Safety shares drop after earnings fall short

The Cranberry safety products company reports first-quarter sales were sharply lower than had been estimated.

1 day ago


Casey pushes to get things moving at nuclear waste site

The site in Armstrong County contained more uranium and plutonium than was known, prompting a halt in the cleanup operation in May 2012.

1 day ago


PUC approves amended Duquesne Light rate increase

Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission approved a new rate plan for Duquesne Light that increases electricity distribution rates by 11

1 day ago


 Students and alumnae of Chatham University stand outside the university entrance on Fifth Avenue and protest plans to take the university co-ed. "Rachel would weep" is a reference to Rachel Carson, the writer, scientist and ecologist who graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women — now Chatham University — in 1929.

Chatham protesters asked to leave campus property

About five to 10 people protesting the university's proposal to go coed agree to relocate to Fifth Avenue.

1 day ago


 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at Consol Energy Center.

Springsteen returning to Pittsburgh for two dates in May

The Boss will be joining Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers for a two-night stand at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.

1 day ago


Lime Hollow Road in Penn Hills closed

PennDOT says repairs will keep the road closed until 4 p.m.

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