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Police looking for thief posing as Allegheny County district attorney

Police say the man went to at least three stores in Butler County claiming he’s the district attorney or a member of his staff.

20 minutes ago


Two suspects sought in fatal shooting in Elliott

Pittsburgh police said two men shot Ronnell Smith at 1:50 a.m. as he was getting into his vehicle in the 100 block of Steuben Street.

about 1 hour ago


Driver killed in Westmoreland County crash

Authorities said the victim failed to make a left curve and veered off the road and his vehicle went down a steep embankment.

about 1 hour ago


 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

WVU expels three as a result of weekend riots

Eight people were arrested and 24 others cited for various infractions Saturday after the celebration of WVU's football win turned ugly.

about 8 hours ago


 Sidney Crosby shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of Thursday night's game in Detroit, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Penguins blow late lead, fall to Detroit in OT

The Penguins gave up two goals in the final 2 ½ minutes of regulation before losing to the Red Wings, 4-3, at Joe Louis Arena tonight.

about 8 hours ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stands in front of his goal during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before Wednesday's game against the Flyers.

From prime minister and beyond, Canadians thank Penguins for show of support

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called it a “wonderful gesture” for the team to include the Canadian national anthem before Wednesday’s game.

about 8 hours ago


 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from right, and New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, second from right, lead a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday.

New York physician tests positive for Ebola

A physician with Doctors without Borders who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

about 9 hours ago


 A man is led away by police today near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife, Laureen, were laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Police say a gunman fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill Wednesday.

Canada's prime minister vows tighter security after Parliament attack

Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from the prime minister as Mr. Harper and his wife were laying a wreath.

about 9 hours ago


 Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Jeffrey A. Manning's courtroom today.

Jury in cyanide poisoning case hears recording of 911 call

Pitt researcher Robert Ferrante is accused of buying cyanide online and giving it to Autumn Klein, causing her death in April 2013.

about 9 hours ago


Western Pa. Humane Society executive director out

David Janusek, who held to position for about three years, is gone from the society as of Thursday.

about 9 hours ago


New film studio breaks ground in McKees Rocks

Island Studios is expected to open in six months, just in time for the spring filming season.

about 9 hours ago


 August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Bethel Park security firm appeals sale of August Wilson Center

International Investigative Services held a $211,711 judgment against the center but did not receive any money in the sale.

about 12 hours ago


Duquesne woman charged with stabbing boyfriend to death

Allegheny County police said Brooke Coleman, 28, is accused of killing Laron Howard, 35, after an argument in their South Fifth Street home.

about 12 hours ago


Shadyside man arrested on child porn charges

Adham Mandour, 27, who is currently in the United States on a student visa, admitted to downloading or viewing images of child pornography.

about 14 hours ago


 Investigators raid a California Army Navy Surplus Store in California, Pa.

Attorney says owners of Washington County store didn't know they were selling stolen goods

Police say the California Army Navy store had $350,000 worth of tents, boots, portable stoves and other outdoor gear that was stolen.

about 16 hours ago


 The basic ingredients of the "Almost Famous" Primanti's sandwich can be delivered to your door, assembly required.

Get a taste of Primanti Bros. anywhere in the U.S.

The eatery has partnered with a food delivery service to ship sandwich packs nationwide through November.

about 16 hours ago


 The Pirates' Starling Marte pulls in a fly ball hit by the Cardinals' Jon Jay during an August game at PNC Park.

Pirates' Russell Martin, Starling Marte finalists for Gold Glove awards

Martin, 31, previously won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

about 17 hours ago


 A Lyft car drives down Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

Pennsylvania PUC board votes to unseal Lyft trip data

The trip data was provided to the PUC by Lyft while it was under a cease-and-desist order earlier this year, but not disclosed publicly.

about 17 hours ago


 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal and teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

about 17 hours ago


Authorities believe skeleton found near Bigelow Boulevard Monday was a man

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office hasn’t identified the man, who was 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and toothless.

about 17 hours ago


 Red-light cameras stand at Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue in Philadelphia.

Philly red-light camera revenue to fund six Allegheny County projects

Some $6.6 million will be given to 37 municipalities to fund 41 projects across the state.

about 18 hours ago


Three arrested after drugs found in Donora home

Detectives seized 3,800 stamp bags of heroin with a street value of more than $40,000, cash, and drug-packaging materials.

about 19 hours ago


New Castle man pleads guilty, faces life in prison on child porn charges

Donald Miller, 43, pleaded to producing child pornography and faces sentencing in January in U.S. District Court.

about 19 hours ago


Police round up drug suspects in the Allegheny Valley

Springdale Township police worked with the the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team on the investigation.

about 20 hours ago


Senators ask government for nationwide air bag recall

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey made the demand in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

about 20 hours ago


 One Direction -- Niall Horan, left, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson -- performs at the Consol Energy Center in July 2013.

One Direction to play at Heinz Field in August

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Livenation.com. Fans will have access to a pre-sale by visiting the band’s Facebook page on Oct. 29.

about 21 hours ago


 Josh Stinson appeared in eight games for the Orioles in 2014 and had a 6.23 ERA.

Pirates sign pitcher Stinson to minor league contract

Right-hander Josh Stinson 26, has pitched in the majors with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.

about 21 hours ago


 Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night.

Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Md., was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds and facing Secret Service dogs.

about 23 hours ago


Three sought after woman, 91, bound, robbed in Rostraver home

Rostraver police say the incident happened about 8 a.m. Tuesday when the woman answered her door only to have the men forcibly enter.

about 23 hours ago


EQT earnings rise; sales price continue to slump

The oil and gas company has increased production in the Marcellus and Upper Devonian shales during the third quarter.

1 day ago


Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.

1 day ago


Two injured in Route 22 crash in Derry

The crash, reported at 5:10 a.m., involved a tractor trailer and a vehicle in an eastbound lane of Route 22 just before Roue 982.

1 day ago


Hampton's proposed budget calls for zero tax increase

Council President Vic Son said during Wednesday night’s meeting that the proposed budget for 2015 will be presented to the public on Dec. 3.

1 day ago


 Witnesses said the soldier posted at the National War Memorial, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was gunned down.

Attack stuns Canada; prime minister resolute

The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed one soldier and injured another in a hit-and-run before being shot to death.

1 day ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Flyers' Jakub Voracek in the second period Wednesday.

Flyers call the late shots to beat Penguins, 5-3

Three third-period goals continue Philadelphia’s trend at Consol Energy Center.

1 day ago


 The Environmental Protection Agency’s website says air toxics, or hazardous air pollutants, are known or suspected to cause serious health issues including reproductive or birth defects.

University of Pittsburgh study correlates autism with air pollution

Researchers discovered links between increased levels of chromium and styrene and children with the disorder.

1 day ago


 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

Eight arrested, 24 cited in post-game WVU riots in Morgantown

The arrests were mostly for public drunkenness or underage drinking; two were charged with assault on an officer.

1 day ago


Fleeing Ambridge bank robber who stopped for cigarette gets 10 years in prison

Paul Carman, who had robbed another bank in 2008 and went to prison, said he has had a lifelong battle with heroin and alcohol.

1 day ago


Four alternates selected for Ferrante homicide trial

Two of the alternates now say serving on the trial would be a hardship.

1 day ago


 Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested in June.

Charges reduced for woman arrested at PrideFest in Pittsburgh

Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested June 15 after police said she struck a Pittsburgh officer in the chest and groin.

1 day ago


 In this 2008 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards, Paul Slough, right and Nick Slatten leave federal court in Salt Lake City. A jury Wednesday returned guilty verdicts for Mr. Slough, Mr. Slatten and two other former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings.

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

The men claimed self-defense, but prosecutors argued they had shown “grave indifference” to the carnage their actions would cause.

1 day ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett greets superheroes, from left, Ed Hetrick, Steve Virag and Jim Zaremba after announcing a $2.5 million state grant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The superheroes are window cleaners from the Allegheny Window Cleaning.

Children's Hospital to use state money to add beds

"We're not expanding the footprint of the hospital but rearranging existing space," chief medical officer Steve Docimo said.

1 day ago


Woodland Hills forms committee to improve public image

Almost two dozen people for a “PR brainstorming session” held tonight at Woodland Hills School District’s administrative office.

1 day ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stands in front of his goal during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh.

Canada paid tribute at Penguins game

The Penguins paid tribute to Canada in light of Wednesday’s shootings in Ottawa with a moving version of the Canadian national anthem.

1 day ago


 Passengers move through the security line at Pittsburgh International Airport in December.

Sun Air to offer commuter flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport

The Florida-based airline will be flying to Lancaster, Franklin and Bradford from the airport.

1 day ago


 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg.

Mylan revises terms of Abbott Labs deal

A government filing says Mylan will own a smaller piece of Abbott’s overseas generics business.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh police phone number being used in scam

The scam has used the police department's Zone 2 phone number to steal $500 from a local college student.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh Obama students get help with test fees

International Baccalaureate seniors at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 are going to get help paying for IB exam registration fees.

1 day ago


WWII veterans honored by Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools honored Stanley Kubit and Medio "Mike" Mercolini as part of Operation Recognition.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

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