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 Chelsa Wagner said she initiated an audit with an Oct. 17 letter to the Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority.

Controller says Fitzgerald, Sports & Exhibition Authority impeding ticket distribution audit

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and staff at the authority are questioning Controller Chelsa Wagner’s right to audit the agency.

7 minutes ago

 A screenshot from the bald eagle camera in Hays

Pittsburgh area to get three bald eagle cameras

In mid-December, two cameras will be installed at the Hays nest site, and details were being finalized to focus on another nest in Harmar.

19 minutes ago

Highmark terminates contracts with 700 UPMC doctors at the end of the year

Highmark, which is battling UPMC for health insurance clients, said it will no longer cover services provided by the doctors in many cases.

25 minutes ago

Two former Pa. Turnpike officials plead guilty to conflict of interest

Former Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joseph Brimmeier and former COO George Hatalowich will both serve a term of 60 months of probation.

31 minutes ago

 “Just thinking about being able to play in Canada definitely is high up there,” said Russell Martin, who was born in Toronto and grew up in Montreal.

Ex-Pirates catcher Russell Martin introduced as Blue Jay

As though the new uniform didn’t bring Martin’s return to his hometown into stark relief, his bilingual introductory press conference did.

51 minutes ago

Allegheny County Common Pleas Court will not hear case of detective charged with stealing cash

Judge Manning said he would not reassign a case to a common pleas judge because a party was displeased with a magisterial court judge.

about 1 hour ago

 An abandoned car sits infront of a snow covered Ralph Wilson Stadium home of the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 feet more was on its way.

Buffalo Bills game against Jets could be relocated

New York Governor calls it 'impractical' for Bills to play Jets on Sunday because of snowstorm.

about 1 hour ago

Home sales up in Pittsburgh region

New home sales increased 14.1 percent from $64 million to $73 million.

about 2 hours ago

 School board representative Regina Holley speaks during a rally forcommunity schools today in Oakland.

Demonstrators rally in Oakland to support community schools across U.S.

About two dozen people attended the rally, which was part of a week of action under the national Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

about 2 hours ago

Pa. Supreme Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by school bus

State law makes most governmental entities immune from civil liability but permits damages of up to $500,000 for motor vehicle accidents.

about 3 hours ago

Pittsburgh Housing Authority authorizes construction training program

About 30 Pittsburgh Housing Authority residents will be trained for construction jobs under a $140,000 pilot program.

about 3 hours ago

Free parking days approved for Pittsburgh neighborhood lots

The parking authority will increase the amount of money it gives to the city from its budget.

about 3 hours ago

 The office of Attorney General’s Kathleen Kane fired four employees and suspended 11 others without pay for exchanging the sexually explicit emails through agency email accounts.

Pennsylvania AG Kane says no prosecution decision yet in email scandal

The scandal involves the email exchange of pornographic images and videos by state government employees.

about 3 hours ago

 In a 22-page letter sent Thursday to the Environmental Protection Agency, Sen. Bob Casey makes clear he supports broad goals of combating global warming and agrees an EPA plan is necessary.

Sen. Bob Casey: Obama climate plan unfair to Pennsylvania

A 22-page letter is Mr. Casey’s first formal comment on the issue since the EPA released its proposal in June.

about 4 hours ago

 Inbound traffic backs up on the Parkway West  (Interstate 376) near the Carnegie/Heidelberg exit to Route 50.

About 46 million travelers to hit the road this Thanksgiving

It is the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. It’s a 4 percent increase over last year.

about 4 hours ago

 Judges’ pay in Pennsylvania is set to increase, with boosts of more than $3,000 for state Supreme Court justices.

Cost-of-living raises boost top Pennsylvania officials' pay

The elected row officers — attorney general, treasurer and auditor general — will see their salaries increase by $2,500 to nearly $159,000.

about 4 hours ago

 In another criminal case scheduled for March 2, A.J. Richardson and his wife, Felecia Richardson, are charged with making more than 100 unnecessary phone calls to Allegheny County’s 911 dispatch center.

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate released on parole

Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani vacated a three- to six-month jail term for Abdula Jamar “A.J.” Richardson, 38, of Sheraden.

about 4 hours ago

 Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, left, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky were among the four victims of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday.

Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers

Said Abu Jamal, a cousin of the men, said their families in east Jerusalem received demolition orders from Israeli police today.

about 6 hours ago

 The Steelers released LeGarrette Blount on Tuesday.

Ex-Steeler LeGarrette Blount signs with Patriots

Blount rushed for 772 yards and seven TDs last season with New England.

about 6 hours ago

Ramps at Carnegie to reopen after weekend Parkway West closures

The inbound parkway will close from I-79 to Green Tree from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, with single-lane traffic outbound.

about 7 hours ago

911 dispatchers sue Allegheny County for discrimination

The dispatchers, two of whom are black and one who is Hispanic, say they were subjected to ethnic slurs.

about 7 hours ago

Man hit by his own truck in Carrick

The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Plummett Way, an alley parallel to East Agnew Street.

about 8 hours ago

Ex-Consol manager pleads guilty in gas royalties scheme

Scott Hamilton, 37, of Baden, had been charged in September with 60 counts of mail fraud following an investigation.

about 8 hours ago

Man charged in series of robberies in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties

Police said he robbed stores in Plum, New Kensington, Oakmont, Penn Hills, Pitcairn, Monroeville, and Turtle Creek, among other locations.

about 8 hours ago

 Former ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and director Mike Nichols arrive at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mr. Nichols in 2010 in Culver City, Calif.

Award-winning stage, movie director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Mike Nichols was a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as “The Graduate.”

about 8 hours ago

Freeport Road in Harmar to be restricted this evening

The restriction will be in place from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Friday.

about 8 hours ago

 A Tallahassee police officer talks to several students outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus, where a shooting occurred Thursday.

Official says Florida State University gunman was alumnus

Students in the library described a chaotic scene where they heard shots, followed by students barricading themselves or taking cover.

about 9 hours ago

 Nicole Murphy was charged with violating Thomas Smith's civil rights by zapping him three times as he sat on the floor in cuffs after an arrest in September 2012.

Millvale officer guilty in stun gun incident

Millvale police Officer Nicole Murphy was charged with violating the man’s rights by using a Taser on him after he was arrested in 2012.

about 16 hours ago

Immigration clash intensifies

President Barack Obama will announce his intention to use his executive powers to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

about 16 hours ago

 "We have to prepare for the very, very worst scenario and hope for the best,” acting Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said this week.

Pittsburgh activists planning peaceful rallies after Ferguson decision

Local community activists say they understand anger in Ferguson but residents here almost always have a measured response to incidents.

about 16 hours ago

 Authorities investigate Wednesday morning's East Carson Street crash.

Police: Driver may have lost consciousness during fatal crash

The incident, reported at 6:41 a.m. near Station Square, was one of several morning crashes that shut down roads in the Pittsburgh area.

about 16 hours ago

Convicted killer serving life without parole re-sentenced in 2006 Swissvale robbery

Leslie Brown was 16 when he shot and killed Michael Stepien, 53, during a robbery in Swissvale in 2006 but wasn't arrested for three years.

about 16 hours ago

 Firefighters respond to a house fire that destroyed a duplex on Washington Avenue in Scott on Wednesday. Two other houses were damaged, but nobody was injured.

Fire rips through Scott duplex

A man getting his tire fixed at nearby service station rescued a woman from the home, a witness said.

about 18 hours ago

Ukraine conflict impacts ExOne

At issue is whether Russian customers can use ExOne’s 3-D printers for military applications.

about 18 hours ago

Oakland residents robbed at gunpoint in apartment

Residents of an Oakland apartment were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint early this morning, according to Pittsburgh police.

about 18 hours ago

Pittsburgh police apprehend burglary suspect in East Liberty

Officers identified the suspect as Robert Evans, 51, of North Point Breeze.

about 21 hours ago

South Park man awarded $2 million after GetGo shooting

John Stapas, 24, of South Park was shot five times in the next and stomach during a 2007 robbery at a GetGo convenience store.

about 22 hours ago

 One of the city's new parking meters.

Pittsburgh officials consider free parking days for holiday shoppers

Pittsburgh may offer free parking on Nov. 28 and 29, the days after Thanksgiving, to encourage shoppers to support neighborhood businesses.

about 23 hours ago

Carnegie Museum of Natural History names new director of science and research

Stephen J. Tonsor also will lead the Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

about 23 hours ago

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium in April.

WVU football releases 2015 schedule

West Virginia will play a far more traditional schedule next season than it has in recent years.

1 day ago

Lawyers for the NFL defend concussion settlement

The proposed settlement calls for the NFL to pay $4 million to the families of those who died from CTE before July 7, 2014.

1 day ago

 The Penguins' Pascal Dupuis will miss at least six months due to a blood clot in his lung. At right are Penguins coach Mike Johnson, forward Evegeni Malkin, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defenseman Kris Letang and forward Sidney Crosby.

Penguins' Pascal Dupuis has blood clot in his lung

Dupuis, 35, will be on blood thinners for the next six months and will not be permitted to play hockey because of the risk of bleeding.

1 day ago

Verizon land-line phone service out in parts of Oakland

The utility says the affected customers are in the 5300 block of North Neville Street.

1 day ago

 This 1824 Audubon print of the passenger pigeon is among 24 prints that will be featured as part of Audubon Day Friday at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.

Audubon prints focus of University of Pittsburgh exhibit

A total of 24 Audubon prints will be exhibited in Room 363 of Hillman Library’s Special Collections Reading Room.

1 day ago

 A federal judge has been asked to approve settlements totaling $160,000 for lawsuits involving two veterans who died after contracting Legionnaire’s disease at a Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs hospital.

Pittsburgh VA settles two more Legionnaire's claims

Survivors of Navy veteran Lloyd Wanstreet, 65, of Jeannette, and Marine veteran Brant Evans, 58, of Freedom, were seeking the settlements.

1 day ago

 Through Nov. 10, a total of 98 syphilis cases were reported in Allegheny County compared to 56 during the same time period last year.

Syphilis cases on the rise in Allegheny County

Through Nov. 10, a total of 98 cases were reported compared to 56 during the same time period last year.

1 day ago

Pennsylvania DEP to fine Sunoco for releasing drilling clay into creek

Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields says the company is working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to remedy the release of the clay.

1 day ago

 Route 28, which had been under construction for the last six years, will experience overnight lane closures to wrap up remaining road work.

Overnight lane closures planned on Route 28

Lane closures are possible in both directions, one direction at a time, on weeknights starting at 8 p.m.

1 day ago

Steel beam falls on worker in Westmoreland County

Fire officials said a 1,500-pound steel beam fell on a worker in his late 40s or early 50s at Moore & Morford Inc.

1 day ago

Parent company says Amfire Mining deal will cut 412 jobs

Rosebud, based in Kittanning, Armstrong County, has more than 30 mines in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

1 day ago


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