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Pitt women's basketball program adds USC transfer

Gibbs will join Pitt's five-player 2015 recruiting class to bring six new players to a team

8 minutes ago

 "The games between UPMC and Highmark must end," Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement.

State seeks court order to force UPMC, Highmark into arbitration over Medicare Advantage coverage

Gov. Tom Wolf said UPMC’s decision jeopardizes 180,000 of “our most vulnerable citizens,” leading to a motion in Commonwealth Court..

42 minutes ago

Mailman injured when mail truck crashes into vehicle in Washington County

The crash was reported at 1:20 p.m. on Route 980 near Clover Lane in Cecil, officials said.

about 2 hours ago

 Attorney General Kathleen Kane's testimony before the grand jury was "materially false," the presentment said.

Judge unseals grand jury presentment: AG Kane testimony 'riddled with inconsistencies'

The attorney general lied "to divert her attention from her actual role as the principal“ of a leak to the media, the grand jury said.

about 2 hours ago

Woman shot this morning in Hazelwood

The shooting happened in the 100 block of Flowers Avenue shortly after 11:30 a.m.

about 2 hours ago

Wesco International agrees to acquire Texas-based electrical distributor

The closing of the deal to acquire Hill Country Electric Supply is expected to occur in May.

about 2 hours ago

 "For some other students, the rising costs could prevent them from completing their degrees," State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in the report.

State audit: Pa. universities must contain costs, better monitor crime reporting

The report is billed as the first modern-day comprehensive performance audit evaluating the effectiveness of the State System.

about 2 hours ago

Fire closes legislator's Fayette County offices

The blaze broke out Sunday at Green Filter USA, which is connected to the representative's office in Mount Braddock.

about 3 hours ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sits along side Steelers GM Kevin Colbert as the pair previews this week's NFL Draft today at the Steelers South Side facility.

GM Kevin Colbert: NFL Draft's defensive depth could give Steelers what they need

But the GM and Mike Tomlin reiterated they will not draft based solely on necessity.

about 3 hours ago

 “Maybe the worst is the police chief's threat to refer any kids who talk about this for criminal prosecution," said Witold "Vic" Walczak, shown here during a 2013 Pittsburgh City Council meeting.

Plum Borough School District responds to ACLU free speech questions

The ACLU asked for a statement "clarifying that students will not be arrested or prosecuted for commenting“ on the investigation.

about 4 hours ago

Bar owner accused of assaulting assistant DA pleads guilty to harassment charge

All other counts against Ray Burg, 48, including simple assault and unlawful restraint, were withdrawn by the state AG’s office.

about 4 hours ago

Mayor Peduto urges state panel for 'solutions' to education funding

Mr. Peduto said the current funding system is broken and urged the panel to "develop comprehensive solutions that benefit every child."

about 5 hours ago

 Teva last week offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share, or about $43 billion.

Mylan rejects Teva Pharmaceutical's takeover bid

Mylan’s letter is the latest twist in a three-way merger brawl that involves Mylan, Israel-based Teva and Perrigo, an Irish drug maker.

about 6 hours ago

Two arrested after gunfire erupts in Mexican War Streets

Police arrested a 17-year-old and a man following reports of gunfire on East Jefferson Street Sunday night.

about 6 hours ago

 Plum Senior High students began protesting just before school started this morning, around 7:30 a.m.

Plum high school students protest, claim censorship

The students said they were taking a stand against the school trying to, as they said, prohibit them from expressing their views.

about 7 hours ago

Suspect charged in fatal stabbing of Braddock Hills man

A cousin told police the suspect came to Robert Sellmon's Illinois Avenue home and forced his way inside.

about 7 hours ago

Overnight restrictions to continue on Route 28

Lane closures are possible in both directions starting at 8 p.m. daily between the Veterans Bridge on-ramp and the 31st Street Bridge

about 8 hours ago

Two unaccounted for in Steubenville house fire

The fire took place around 2 a.m. on Wellesley Avenue, across from the campus of Franciscan University.

about 8 hours ago

Phila. mom faces charges after 4 kids locked in basement for 15 hours

Firefighters broke through a second-floor window to enter the locked home.

about 9 hours ago

 Workers prepare steel beams in March for the next phase in the major rehabilitation of the Parkway West bridges in Carnegie. The Parkway West will close nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79 this week.

Parkway West overnight closures planned this week

The parkway will be closed at 10 p.m. nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79.

about 9 hours ago

McKees Rocks council president arrested after lengthy standoff with police

Police said SWAT officers used gas to force council President Keith Schwab out of the house.

about 9 hours ago

 A Nepalese man carries his belongings from earthquake debris in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, today. A strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.

Death toll rises to more than 3,700 in Nepal earthquake

The government and aid groups say that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope.

about 10 hours ago

Man seriously wounded in North Side shooting

The man had been shot multiple times inside a residence in the 1400 block of Page Street around 10 p.m.

about 17 hours ago

15-year-old arrested after Marshall-Shadeland shooting

Elijah Hanna, 15, got into a physical altercation with another boy Friday afternoon, according to the criminal complaint

about 18 hours ago

Trip­ham­mer Road closes in South Park

The bridge was to close at 7 a.m. and re­main closed through May 8.

about 18 hours ago

Grief counseling planned at Hempfield Area High after student killed in crash

Elise N. Krugh, 18, of Greensburg, was flown by medical helicopter from the scene of the early morning crash in Hempfield.

about 19 hours ago

 Andrew McCutchen celebrates with Gregory Polanco  after both scored on a two-run double by Neil Walker during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Pirates defeat Diamondbacks, 8-0, for series sweep

The Pirates extended their season-high winning streak to five games and improved to 11-8. They have won eight of their past 10 games.

about 19 hours ago

Body found in North Side

Preliminary indications are that the death is not suspicious, and an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death is scheduled.

about 23 hours ago

One killed in stabbing in Braddock Hills

The stabbing occurred around 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Illinois Avenue.

about 23 hours ago

 The aftermath of the fire at Beltzhoover playground on Saturday, April 25.

Beltzhoover playground damaged by fire

The playground next to the Warrington Recreation Center was damaged by fire on Saturday.

1 day ago

Firefighters on scene of McKees Rocks blaze

Witnesses said neighbors helped rescue a man from the burning structure.

1 day ago

Butler County pig roast gets out of hand

Slippery Rock party reportedly resulted in unruly behavior.

1 day ago

Office building damaged in five-alarm Fayette County fire

An emergency dispatcher supervisor confirmed that the blaze at Nu-Metrics Inc. was reported shortly after 9 a.m.

1 day ago

Police investigating Manchester fatal shooting

Derrick Owens, 30, of Pittsburgh was shot at about 9 p.m. as he was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue.

1 day ago

Autopsy planned for McKees Rocks shooting victim

Justin Ballard, 26, of McKees Rocks, survived the 11:28 a.m. shooting but later died at Allegheny General Hospital.

1 day ago

 Pedro Alvarez celebrates after connecting on an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning on Saturday.

Pirates sneak past Diamondbacks to earn 2-1 win

The victory extended the Pirates’ winning streak to four games and pushed them two games over .500

1 day ago

'Several' injured, one critically, in Penn Hills apartment fire

A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Penn Hills this afternoon sent one person to a hospital in critical condition.

1 day ago

 From left: Assistant coach Rick Tocchet, Coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins CEO says Rutherford, Johnston, Crosby and Malkin will all return next season

Team CEO/president David Morehouse acknowledges "disappointment" in the Penguins' early exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Rangers.

2 days ago

Man killed in McKees Rocks shooting

The shooting was reported just before 11:30 a.m. in Third Street Park near Progress and Amelia streets, officials said.

2 days ago

Man killed after crashing into Hempfield home

Aaron James Koring, 19, of Greensburg was killed in a single-vehicle crash this morning after he left the road and struck a house.

2 days ago

Medical examiner identifies victim in fatal Manchester shooting

A man shot to death in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood has been identified as Derrick Owens, 30.

2 days ago

 Gerrit Cole turns in another strong start, limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks to seven hits and a single run in seven-plus innings Friday night in Phoenix.

Cole leads Pirates over Arizona, 4-1

Gerrit Cole did damage on the mound and in the batter’s box, and the Pirates opened a nine-game road trip with a 4-1 victory.

2 days ago

Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court

The state attorney general plans to file a motion Monday to enforce the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark

2 days ago

 Brandon Sutter, David Perron and Sidney Crosby console goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 and eliminate the Penguins from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

OT loss ends series, season, perhaps an era for Penguins

There's no indication of how ownership will respond to the Penguins lasting only five games in the postseason for the first time since 2007.

2 days ago

Plum Senior High School holds student assemblies in response to social media posting

The assemblies concerned students posting statements to social media sites regarding the investigations into three teachers.

2 days ago

Beaver Falls man to stand trial in 2 Sheraden slayings

Charges of homicide, robbery, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license were bound over against Michael St. Clair, 24.

2 days ago

 Doug Polk of Las Vegas takes part in the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore.

Humans take early edge in man vs. machine poker showdown at Rivers Casino

Through May 7, four of the world’s best will play 80,000 total hands against the CMU-designed opponent, Claudico.

2 days ago

 The Very Rev. Edward Malesic addresses the media at a news conference in Greensburg this morning. He will become bishop of the Greensburg Diocese.

Harrisburg pastor named bishop of Greensburg

The Very Rev. Edward C. Malesic is a priest working in York Haven, Pa., in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

2 days ago

 A Mylan-Teva combination is expected to raise antitrust issues, as is a Mylan-Perrigo combination.

Mylan increases its offer in merger tug of war

Mylan is the target of an unsolicited bid from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical, which offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share.

2 days ago

Man shot to death in Manchester

The man, who appears to be in his 30s, was found in the driver's seat in a car on the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue right before 9 p.m.

2 days ago


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