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 Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider, left, takes down Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez as Brewers' Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams during the third inning of a baseball game at PNC Park.

Battlin' Bucs in brouhaha with Brewers

Benches cleared, punches were thrown and players were ejected in a third-inning dust-up at PNC Park.

18 minutes ago


Man robs Oakland video game store at gunpoint

The unidentified robber made off with an Xbox game console this morning.

24 minutes ago


Wilkinsburg man killed during shooting on school grounds

At least 100 adults and children were celebrating on the grounds of of former Chartiers Elementary School in Windgap when shots were fired.

about 5 hours ago


 Penguins' Brian Gibbons scores his second goal in the first period against the Blue Jackets at the Consol Energy Center.

Blue Jackets beat Penguins in double OT, 4-3

It took Columbus 14 years to win a Stanley Cup playoff game. Today, it probably seems worth the wait.

about 13 hours ago


Police chase ends in multi-car pileup on Parkway West, one arrest

A police chase out of North Fayette resulted in a crash involving about six or seven cars, state police reported.

about 16 hours ago


 Pitcher Wandy Rondriguez expresses his frustration after giving up two runs in the third inning Saturday against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Ninth-inning home run sinks Pirates

Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning home run scuttled a well-managed game from Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.

about 16 hours ago


Castle Shannon man charged after crashing into building, cars, person on South Side

A nearby patrolling officer heard the series of collisions and found witnesses dragging Maceo Fulmore from his car and punching him.

about 21 hours ago


 Newly acquired from the New York Mets, Ike Davis warms up with the team Saturday before his first game as the Pirates' first baseman at PNC Park. Davis will bat sixth in the lineup behind Jose Tabata.

Ike Davis joins Pirates' active roster

To make room, the Pirates designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

about 21 hours ago


RiverQuest seeking merger to survive

RiverQuest plans to make a decision by the end of June.

about 23 hours ago


 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart, left.

Pirates activate catcher Stewart

Stewart had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee March 19; Tony Sanchez was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis.

1 day ago


Woman who wanted to be alone found in Linn Run State Park

Daylong search called off after would-be rescuers learned she was safe.

1 day ago


Portersville man charged in shooting death

Man charged in death of  Harmony man.

1 day ago


Road work to affect major arteries, including Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51

Road work is planned for Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51, I-376, I-279, Route 65 and Washington Road area.

1 day ago


Miley Cyrus tweets that she's coming to Pittsburgh

Miley Cyrus, whose Bangerz Tour has been put on hold due to illness, tweeted tonight that her tour is coming to Pittsburgh on Aug. 4.

1 day ago


 A group walks between stations during the reading of the Stations of the Cross on Friday above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt. Lebanon. The group was observing Good Friday.

Prayers, procession focus of Good Friday

The Stations of the Cross comprise a traditional devotion that re-creates the final hours of Jesus' life.

1 day ago


 The Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-hander Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

Pirates acquire 1B Davis from Mets

In an effort to bolster a struggling offense, the Pirates trade for Mets first baseman for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named.

1 day ago


Allegheny County councilman's role in Deer Lakes drilling plan subject of complaint

Tim Ludwig says Councilman Nicholas Futules -- who has a gas lease elsewhere -- shouldn't participate in the Deer Lakes drilling discussion.

1 day ago


 Leonard Young, 33, of Larimer

Robbery may be motive for killing of Larimer man

Police said Leonard Young was found shortly after 8 a.m. inside a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot near Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

1 day ago


 Carlos Gomez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run Friday off Charlie Morton at PNC Park.

Morton falters in 5-3 loss to Brewers after promising start

Charlie Morton’s quick work during the first three innings gave way to an uneven final three as his command wavered.

1 day ago


 Gregory Keener from the 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook.

Of four Franklin Regional students still hospitalized, one in ICU

Greg Keener, 15, a sophomore, remains in the ICU at Forbes Hospital, and he is in critical condition.

1 day ago


Water main break in Bethel Park leaves about 25 without water

Service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. Saturday.

1 day ago


Suspicious ticking package revealed to be metronome; Shadyside-Squirrel Hill roads reopen

Police had closed Fifth Avenue between Aiken and Negley while they investigated the package.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, lowest since 2008

The rate for March fell for the right reasons -- more people working and fewer unemployed.

2 days ago


Pa. DEP investigating liner leak at gas wastewater site in Washington County

A state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman confirmed that Range Resources discovered the leak during an inspection this

2 days ago


 The crash scene on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend. A fifth person has died from injuries.

Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

2 days ago


 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

2 days ago


 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

2 days ago


 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

In the one-sided win, the Pirates may have exacted some measure of revenge after the Brewers swept them last weekend at Miller Park.

2 days ago


Man arrested, cleared in bakery robbery files suit

A Lincoln-Lemington resident filed a suit claiming police officers relied on a faulty eyewitness and ignored alibi information.

2 days ago


 The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

2 days ago


Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

2 days ago


 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

2 days ago


UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees

The new figure was the latest increase by UPMC since employees began reporting instances of identity theft about two months ago.

2 days ago


Three more draft prospects visit Steelers

The prospects include defensive tackle Shede Hageman of Minnesota, a possible late first-round pick.

2 days ago


Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

2 days ago


U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

2 days ago


 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

2 days ago


Cardiologist who improperly referred patients to hospitals must pay $1M

In violation of the law, an Ohio doctor was compensated for directing patients to two sites where he practiced medicine.

2 days ago


City Theatre cancels weekend performances of 'Grounded'

Actress Kelly McAndrew is forced to leave the solo play because of a family emergency.

2 days ago


Hill District man shot in 2010 dies; death ruled a homicide

The medical examiner's office determined that Kent Hall, 56, died from complications of a gunshot wound to the trunk.

3 days ago


Drilling equipment provider signs lease at Leetsdale Industrial Park

Texas-based National Oilwell Varco will occupy a support facility now under construction.

3 days ago


Officials: Ohio River skeletal remains are human

The medical examiner's office says the partial remains found Tuesday belong to a man in his 30s or 40s, who is still unidentified.

3 days ago


 Bruce Springsteen returns to Pittsburgh next week with continuing support for the Rainbow Kitchen.

Bruce Springsteen auctions ticket package to benefit Pittsburgh's Rainbow Kitchen

The winning bid for the April 22 concert at Consol Energy Center nets four tickets and backstage access.

3 days ago


Five plead guilty in Mon Valley video gambling bust

Four men and a woman are sentenced to 5 years' probation in "Operation Pork Chop."

3 days ago


Former postmaster sentenced for theft of postal funds

Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Export, will serve six months of house arrest for misappropriating more than $13,000.

3 days ago


PPG Industries sales surpass predictions in first quarter

The credit for the boost goes to the market for automotive and aerospace coatings and Europe's economic recovery.

3 days ago


 Ellisen Lowe greets, left Shea Love and her son Christian Stanfield, 15, on Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian would be withdrawn.

Judge withdraws citation against South Fayette student who taped alleged bullying

The district attorney's office says Christian Stanfield's actions using his iPad did not rise to the level of a citation.

3 days ago


 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

3 days ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County, in which four died.

Armstrong County crash kills four

Three other people were injured in the crash that happened Wednesday night on Route 156.

3 days ago


Public asked for help in search for suspect in fatal Clairton shooting

James "Garland" Watts, 48, is sought in the fatal shooting of Shawnta Lee, 40, in March 2008.

3 days ago



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