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Hawaii's Rainbow Warriors beat Pitt in Maui, 74-70

For the first time this season the Panthers left the confines of the Petersen Events Center and for the first time this season they lost.

about 3 hours ago

 Central Valley teammates celebrate their win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL class AAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

Central Valley's Whitehead carries Warriors to Class AAA title

John George threw four touchdown passes and Whitehead scored three touchdowns to lead Central Valley past West Allegheny, 35-28.

about 3 hours ago

 Traffic from outbound Route 28 is detoured over the 31st Street Bridge this afternoon after an accident in which a truck tire fell off, crossed the median and smashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing the driver.

Driver whose truck lost a tire in fatal Route 28 crash did not have valid license, police say

Eric Gonzalez-Huerta, 23, of Kentucky, has been charged with violations such as accidents involving death while not properly licensed.

about 5 hours ago

 Police are investigating a fatal crash in the 7900 block of Saltsburg Road in Plum.

Man killed in Plum vehicle crash identified

A man who was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Plum has been identified by the Allegheny County medical

about 5 hours ago

 Pine-Richland's D'ondre Gastion breaks up a pass intended for Central Catholic's John Petrishen in the second half of the WPIAL class AAAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

Pine-Richland downs defending champ Central Catholic in Class AAAA football championship

Ben DiNucci threw for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass, and ran for a third score to lead the Rams to a 21-13 win Friday at Heinz Field.

about 6 hours ago

 South Fayette teammates celebrate their 31-22 win against Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

South Fayette tops Aliquippa for WPIAL Class AA football title

Brett Brumbaugh threw three touchdown passes to lead South Fayette to a 31-22 win against Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class AA title game.

about 6 hours ago

Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to six-year low

More people working but the labor force still has a long way to go.

about 6 hours ago

 The Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Sill levels New York Islander Frans Nielsen in the first period Friday night at Consol Energy Center.

Islanders beat Penguins in shootout, 5-4

New York forward Kyle Okposo beat Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with the game-winner.

about 7 hours ago

 The Clairton Bears hoist the WPIAL Class A championship trophy on Friday after beating Avonworth, 46-14, at Heinz Field.

Clairton airs it out, cruises to WPIAL Class A title

The Bears’ 46-14 win against Avonworth marks their 11th WPIAL title. Avonworth made its second title-game appearance and first in 55 years.

about 10 hours ago

Homewood man held for court in shooting death of fiancee's ex-boyfriend

Herbert Hart IV, 25, faces one count of criminal homicide in the death of Robert Wilson, 35, of East Liberty.

about 12 hours ago

Penn Hills teen held for trial in homicide

Copeland Tyler, 18, of Penn Hills is accused of killing 18-year-old Reginald Turner in an East Liberty incident on Oct. 4.

about 13 hours ago

Milwaukee Police Department says chief of staff has permission to take Pittsburgh consulting job

Joel Plant, the Milwaukee police chief of staff, is in the process of finalizing a contract between his company and the city of Pittsburgh.

about 13 hours ago

 Officals relocate tape at the scene of an overnight shooting in Clairton.

Six wounded in Clairton shooting

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Miller Avenue, according to Allegheny County dispatch.

about 14 hours ago

More than 20 from Pennsylvania, W.Va. indicted for roles in heroin ring

Twenty-one people from Pennsylvania and West Virginia have been indicted for their roles in a Philadelphia-to-Morgantown heroin

about 15 hours ago

 A Lammily doll featuring a temporary tattoo.

Showing 'variety of body types,' Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale

As of Friday more than 27,000 dolls had been ordered, Nickolay Lamm said.

about 15 hours ago

House GOP sues Obama administration over health care law

GOP lawmakers filed the suit the morning after the president announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for immigrants.

about 16 hours ago

Agency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated

Adam Lanza’s social isolation and obsession with mass killings have been detailed by police reports.

about 16 hours ago

Tractor-trailer overturns in West Mifflin, shearing gas main

Emergency crews from several communities were at the scene trying to extricate the driver and clear the area until the gas leak is stopped.

about 17 hours ago

Some Pittsburgh Verizon customers still affected by Monday outage

Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said less than 100 of the impacted lines have not been repaired.

about 17 hours ago

Holder urges calm in Ferguson; negotiations to reduce tensions at protests

Police in Ferguson have told residents to expect a grand jury decision on Sunday.

about 17 hours ago

Duquesne teachers' contract approved; pay not tied to student performance

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, teachers who have earned a satisfactory evaluation will move up one step on the pay scale.

about 17 hours ago

Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

Authorities said today the package and others mailed by Florida State alumnus Myron May could contain a video and journals.

about 18 hours ago

 State police are searching for the driver of this pick-up truck that they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash in South Huntingdon Thursday morning.

State police seek help finding hit-and-run driver in Westmoreland County

The pick-up truck involved in Thursday’s crash is described as a black Dodge QuadCab, state police said.

about 18 hours ago

 A recent traveler to West Africa was being evaluated for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, but tests showed the patient does not have the virus, the hospital said today.

Hospital: Philadelphia patient does not have Ebola

The announcement came just a few hours after the hospital reported that the patient was being evaluated.

about 19 hours ago

 Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. Above is a 2011 Lexus IS F.

Toyota recalls nearly 423,000 Lexuses for fuel leaks

The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models.

about 19 hours ago

Crews repairing water main break in Hill District

Allegheny County officials said the break occurred at Centre Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street.

about 19 hours ago

 Eric Frein exits the Pike County Courthouse in Milford in northeastern Pennsylvania after his arraignment on Oct. 31.

More search warrants released in Frein case

The warrants show police were interested in scouring Eric Frein’s Internet activity, downloads, writings, images, map history and contacts.

about 20 hours ago

Crash of school mini-bus in Pleasant Hills injures two

The crash occurred on Route 51 south of the cloverleaf to Lebanon Church Road shortly after 8 a.m., county officials said.

about 20 hours ago

Bridge repairs to continue on Parkway West in Robinson

The restrictions will be in place after 10 p.m. today and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

about 20 hours ago

Weekend paving work scheduled on Route 19 in Ross, McCandless

A variety of traffic shifts and restrictions will be in place as a result, PennDOT announced.

about 21 hours ago

 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills uses her new smartphone Wednesday to take a picture of the PPG tree lit up and ready for today's Light Up Night.

Pittsburgh's Light Up Night closes streets, detours buses

Light Up Night began at noon today with a tree lighting at the City-County Building, Downtown.

about 21 hours ago

 Bob Dylan's concert Thursday night marked the 73-year-old's Heinz Hall debut and first Cultural District show in 34 years.

Review: Dylan leaves the hits behind in favor of more haunting recent material

The 73-year-old Dylan has shed most traces of nostalgia and embraced his own here and now, showing he’s still fully engaged in his craft.

1 day ago

Large cache of drugs found at Sharpsburg home

A large cache of illicit drugs was found at a Sharpsburg home Tuesday by police who went there on a domestic disturbance call.

1 day ago

 Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters rushes against West Virginia Thursday night in the Wildcats' Big 12 win against the Mountaineers.

Kansas State spoils WVU's home finale, 26-20

The Mountaineers (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) suffered their third loss in a row Thursday night in their home finale.

1 day ago

 Former Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joseph Brimmeier

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.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama is shown on a large screen Thursday as he delivers his immigration speech from the White House before the start of the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.

Obama to defer deportations for immigrants

President Barack Obama justifies his executive actions to change immigration laws as a step to deport “felons, not families.”

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 A screenshot from the bald eagle camera in Hays.

Pittsburgh area to get bald eagle cameras

PixController will set up two cameras in Hays in mid-December, and has partnered with the Audubon Society to expand educational outreach.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon delivers during bullpen session at Pirate City, Bradenton Florida.

Pirates DFA Ike Davis, clear path for Pedro Alvarez

Ike Davis was designated for assignment as the Pirates protected five players from the Rule 5 draft, making Pedro Alvarez the man at first.

1 day ago

Police locate missing girl

Keiarah Wallace, was found at her step-father's house.

1 day ago

Six WVU fraternity brothers cited for hazing in connection with Nov. 6 incident

Police say the event involved underage drinking followed by dropping off 19 drunk underage pledges in a residential neighborhood.

1 day ago

Attempted criminal homicide charge added for three accused in attack

Police said in a criminal complaint that the three were involved in kicking, beating and cutting Reginald Myers on Nov. 7.

1 day ago

Man waives hearing in alleged assault of Allegheny County homicide prosecutor

Assistant district attorney Lisa Pellegrini described Ray Burg as her “intimate partner,” according to court documents.

1 day ago

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

Highmark to terminate contracts with 700 UPMC doctors at end of the year

Highmark, which is battling UPMC for health insurance clients, said it will clarify which UPMC doctors will be in-network next year.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


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