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 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 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.

about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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

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

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

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 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

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

Steelers have 5 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.

about 6 hours 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.

about 6 hours 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.

about 6 hours 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.

about 8 hours ago

SCI-Pittsburgh inmate hospitalized

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

about 9 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 13 hours 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.

about 13 hours 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.

about 13 hours 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.

about 13 hours 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.

about 14 hours 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

about 14 hours 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.

about 14 hours 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.

about 15 hours ago

Lime Hollow Road in Penn Hills closed

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

about 15 hours ago

Former PPG executive who was driver in fatal crash faces second-degree murder charges

Robert Dellinger told police he was depressed and trying to kill himself when his truck collided with an SUV on I-89.

about 16 hours ago

Thermo Fisher Scientific reports revenue of $3.9 billion

Earnings per share grew 112 percent to $1.53 compared with the same period a year ago.

about 16 hours ago

Wabtec Corp. net income increases in first quarter

The company said in a release the uptick was mainly due to growth in its Freight Group.

about 17 hours ago

 A utility pole next to Robinson Boulevard was shattered in the crash in which a woman died.

Woman, 24, dies in Wilkinsburg crash

Christina Graham-Pinkney was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle around 1:30 a.m. on Robinson Boulevard.

about 18 hours ago

 Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto laughs last night as the PNC Park crowd calls his name. During a playoff game last season, crowd noise caused him to drop the baseball.

Cueto helps Reds sail past Pirates, 4-1

Cincinnati got four hits off Edinson Volquez in the seventh and went on to the win behind a masterful complete game by pitcher Johnny Cueto.

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 While the Pirates take on the Reds, Travis Snider's face shows signs of Sunday's brawl between the Pirates and the Brewers.

MLB hands out Pirates, Brewers suspensions for Sunday's brawl

Milwaukee's Maldonado gets five games, Gomez gets three; Pirates' Snider gets two games, Martin one. Both Pirates players will appeal.

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 The August Wilson Center.

Peduto, Fitzgerald call for ouster of August Wilson Center conservator

Officials are concerned Judith Fitzgerald favors a commercial approach instead of a significant plan to preserve the mission of the center.

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 An aerial view of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Pittsburgh among 15 cities asked to pitch for 2016 Democratic convention

Mayor Bill Peduto said Pittsburgh will submit a proposal but wonders whether it would be financially feasible.

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

Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello and E Street raise the roof again at Consol

Pittsburgh got its taste of E Street Rage Tuesday night in the Boss’ first trip back to Pittsburgh in two years.

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 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at Consol Energy Center on April 22.

Springsteen coming back to play with Houserockers in May

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers along with special guest Bruce Springsteen will be performing again May 22nd and 23rd.

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 PNC CEO William Demchak

PNC stockholders reject paying for greenhouse gas report

The shareholder proposal would have studied how companies in PNC's lending portfolio impact climate change.

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 Linda Accettulla, mall manager for South Hills Village, listens to speakers in front of illustrations on the improvements during a news conference announcing a renovation of the mall.

South Hills Village mall getting ready for renovation

Mall management today promised a new food court as well as updated entrances; new escalators; and a mix of new and renovated retailers.

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Former Pitt football player pleads guilty to robbing bank

Jovani Chappel, 26, of Hazelwood, will serve one to two years at the Allegheny County Jail as part of an agreed-upon sentence.

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 Sister Cecilia Anne finds a quiet moment to get ready at  The National Catholic Education Convention held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Conference of Catholic leaders focuses on future of schools

The get-together in Pittsburgh is part pep talk, part call for action for reversing declining enrollment and closing schools.

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Former Steubenville coach to serve 10 days in jail in rape case

Matt Belardine, 24, pleaded no contest to the charges Tuesday in an Ohio courtroom before visiting Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove.

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Student takes knives, stake to Pittsburgh elementary school

A teacher was alerted to the items, found inside a locker used by a girl in the second grade at Pittsburgh Mifflin PreK-8 in Lincoln Place.

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Police search for leads in fatal Munhall shooting

Trijuan Williams, 17, was struck and killed by a bullet while inside his family's home on Martha Street.

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Federal agency sues New Castle company on veteran's behalf

The EEOC says Ezeflow USA failed to grant a veteran suffering from PTSD a disability leave.

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Police investigate armed robberies in Westwood, Oakland

The first target was a bank on Noblestown Road in Westwood; the second was a market at Craig Street and Centre Avenue in Oakland.

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Fugitive arrested in Larimer

Deputies tracked Semaj Howard, 21, who was wanted on charges of robbery, assault and terroristic threats.

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