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Pittsburgh will close streets, increase police and EMS presence for Saturday's Chesney concert

Pittsburgh is taking crowd control measures near Heinz Field after excess trash left behind after concerts the past two years.

14 minutes ago

 Plum Senior High School teacher Drew Zoldak appears for a preliminary hearing this morning before District Judge Linda Zucco in Plum.

Plum high school teacher held for trial in sex case

Drew Zoldak, 40, is charged with intimidating one of his students, who is alleged to be the victim of sexual assault by another teacher.

28 minutes ago

 Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum scored a surprising second-place finish in the race for the GOP presidential nomination four years ago.

Republican Rick Santorum launching second White House run

Spokesman Matt Beynon confirmed the former Pa. senator will enter the race at an event later in the day near his Butler County hometown.

38 minutes ago

Peters council to address speeding concerns on Boyer Road

The township will look into placing a portable speed hump on the road with a lighted speed counter to remind motorists to slow down.

58 minutes ago

First National Bank's parent company to buy Pa. branches from Bank of America

F.N.B. Corp. said it would acquire two branches in Berks County, two branches in Lancaster County and one in Chester County.

about 2 hours ago

Ex-PPG chemist charged with selling secrets released on bond

Thomas Rukavina, 62, of Plum, was released on $100,000 bond after withdrawing an earlier request for a competency evaluation.

about 2 hours ago

Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

about 2 hours ago

 Some of the smartphones the three suspects are accused of stealing from the Sprint store at the Pittsburgh Mills mall.

Store employee, others charged with stealing 90 smartphones at Pittsburgh Mills

The three were arraigned on burglary and other charges and jailed after failing to post bond in connection with Monday night’s incident.

about 3 hours ago

 Police and fire officials are investigating an apartment house fire this morning in Latrobe Borough that displaced six adults.

Crews battle apartment fire in Latrobe

The fire was reported at 6:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Main Street.

about 4 hours ago

Water main break closes section of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard

Pennsylvania American Water said about 50 customers, including a McDonald's restaurant and an apartment building, were without water.

about 4 hours ago

 FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio attends a press conference at FIFA headquarters today in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police today raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a U.S. investigation.

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

Hours later, Swiss prosecutors said they opened separate criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and ’22 World Cups.

about 5 hours ago

 Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, 23, of Blawnox

Blawnox woman charged in death of 23-year-old whose body was found in Oakland

Jacquelyn Nuccetelli of Blawnox, has been charged with homicide, robbery, and conspiracy in the death of Andrew McMunn.

about 4 hours ago

Greensburg Central Catholic wins WPIAL Class A baseball title

The Centurions went on to claim their first WPIAL baseball championship in school history.

about 11 hours ago

 Neil Walker greeted at home by Josh Harrison after hitting a three run homer against the Marlins at PNC Park.

Pirates extend winning streak to five games with 5-1 victory against Marlins

Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang each had two hits and the Pirates extended their winning streak to five games.

about 11 hours ago

Woman accused in McKees Rocks stabbings arrested for failing to appear in court

Lakeysh Collins, 41, was found by deputies in the Hill District.

about 11 hours ago

 This is not partisanship. This is simple good sense,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Governor ties early childhood education to crime prevention

The governor says a $120 million increase for early childhood education would boost graduation rates, reduce prison population.

about 12 hours ago

Billing problems lead to lawsuit against PWSA

The suit filed by Susan Newman of Millvale claims new devices caused “grossly inaccurate” bills from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

about 12 hours ago

 Plum superintendent Timothy Glasspool

Plum School District creates safety committee

The school board took a step to try to prevent inappropriate relationships between staff and students.

about 12 hours ago

 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State.

Penn State fraternity stripped of recognition, shut down for three years

The decision against the Kappa Delta Rho chapter was based on “a persistent series of deeply troubling activities.”

about 12 hours ago

 Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deploy Tuesday in the al-Nibaie area, northwest of Baghdad, during an operation aimed at cutting off Islamic State fighters.

Iraq announces operation to besiege Ramadi

The fall of Ramadi marked a major defeat for Iraqi forces, which had been making steady progress against the extremists.

about 12 hours ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County has drafted new guidelines to determine where to shift service needs.

Port Authority unveils guidelines for service improvements, additions

The guidelines call for an annual service report that evaluates every route for efficiency, effectiveness and equity.

about 12 hours ago

Cleveland police accept use of force limits in Justice Department deal

Federal authorities saw a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said.

about 12 hours ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown can't come up with the catch in the second quarter of the AFC wild-card game against the Ravens at Heinz Field in January.

Steelers notebook: Contract aside, Antonio Brown shows up for start of OTAs

A month ago, Brown was prepared to hold out on a new contract, but his absence from voluntary workouts lasted only a week.

about 13 hours ago

 Neshannock teammates hold their trophy after defeating Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship at Consol Energy Park in Washington Tuesday.

Neshannock wins WPIAL Class AA baseball title

Frank Fraschetti pitched a three-hitter to lead the Neshannock to a 4-0 victory against Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA championship.

about 13 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's trip to Cuba was originally planned for March but had to be rescheduled for this week.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto in Cuba to increase business relations, 'build new ties'

Catalyst Connection, an Oakland manufacturing consulting firm, organized the mission. It began Sunday and ends Wednesday.

about 13 hours ago

Jefferson Hospital says patients' personal information was illegally disclosed

The hospital is notifying hundreds of people that their records may have been illegally disclosed by a former employee.

about 13 hours ago

Former Pittsburgh URA official says she was fired for blowing the whistle on false billing

Mary Horvath worked for the URA from 2008 until she was fired March 25.

about 17 hours ago

Atlantic 10 announces Duquesne's home and road opponents next season

The Dukes will have to play Davidson and Dayton twice in the 2015-16 season.

about 20 hours ago

 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

about 22 hours ago

Gas prices stay flat over holiday weekend

Average pump prices have risen about 4 cents per gallon in the last week, but they held steady at $2.93 per gallon over the past weekend.

about 22 hours ago

 Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men coming to Stage AE Sept. 16

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5 for the Icelandic band.

about 23 hours ago

Burglars break through roof of Shop 'n Save in Westwood

The incident occurred about 6 a.m. at the grocery store at 2013 Noblestown Road.

about 23 hours ago

 A sign urging people to vote for Barbara Daly Danko for Allegheny County Council sits outside the Darlington Street entrance to the Jewish Community Center May 19.

Allegheny County seeks applicants for Danko's East End council seat

Democrats have until noon Friday to submit resumes and interest letters to replace the late Barbara Daly Danko on Allegheny County Council.

about 23 hours ago

 In this May 12 photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck when an Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

The NTSB has been recommending that passenger and freight train cabs have audio recorders since the late 1990s.

1 day ago

Paving resumes tonight on Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

Restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., with single-lane traffic and alternating one-way traffic.

1 day ago

 The inbound Parkway West will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with outbound traffic restricted to a single lane starting one hour after the Pirates game ends.

Parkway West overnight closures resume tonight

The inbound side will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 day ago

Police search for man after attempted luring in Hazelwood

The girls, ages 9 and 10, were playing in the 5000 block of Second Avenue when a man in a red pickup truck approached them, police said.

1 day ago

Motorcyclist killed in collision with trailer in Fayette County

Police said Steven R. Witteman, 22, of Fayette County was driving north on Matthew Drive in South Union when he crossed the center line.

1 day ago

Twelve injured in W.Va. boating accident in Cheat Lake

The incident was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in Cheat Lake east of Morgantown in the Warm Hollow/Hickory Ridge area, officials said.

1 day ago

Crack sealing may slow traffic on I-79, Route 910

Work on I-79 will cause occasional lane closures starting at 6 p.m. today through Friday.

1 day ago

 A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.3 billion deal

The cash and stock deal comes just one month after Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Charlie Morton delivers against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday.

Pirates' Morton is back in fine form

In Charlie Morton’s season debut, the Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday night, winning their fourth consecutive game.

1 day ago

 Lisa Taylor, left, and Sherry Lynn Lewis

Police charge two in undercover prostitution sting at Banksville motels

Police said the women solicited services online using a backpage advertisement that read "No police or law enforcement no pimps."

1 day ago

 Hundreds of displaced citizens of Ramadi make their way into Baghdad.

ISIS faces battle in Iraq, Syria; children among those executed by terrorist group

ISIS has killed at least 217 people execution-style, including children, since it moved into the Palmyra area, say human rights groups.

1 day ago

McKees Rocks teen charged as adult with assaulting ex-girlfriend

Police said the 17-year-old kicked a door in, choked the ex-girlfriend, held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

1 day ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Radhames Liz throws warmup pitches during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Fla., in March.

Pirates notebook: Liz cut to make room for Morton

Radhames Liz, 31, had a 3.63 ERA in 11 games encompassing 17⅓ innings this season.

1 day ago

 Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets escorted an Air France plane to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport today after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according the U.S. military.

Planes searched at NYC airport after threats made

The FBI says it believes the same caller made the threats and the airliners were being screened as a precaution.

1 day ago

Emergency crews called to help man who fell over hillside in Harrison park

The call came in around 12:40 p.m. for a man who had fallen off a trail and down a steep hillside, officials said.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns today at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

Speaking to 5,000 people at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama called the burial place “more than a final resting place for fallen heroes.”

1 day ago

 Residents stand outside their homes Monday as damaged cars are seen after a tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, state of Coahuila. At least 13 people died on Monday morning after the tornado hit.

Twister kills at least 13 in Mexico border city

In Texas, crews searched for people believed to be missing after a vacation home was swept away by a river swollen from a line of storms.

1 day ago


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