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TRAFFIC: Inbound Parkway West closures continue tonight

The inbound side will close tonight and Thursday night.

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Postal officials investigate suspicious packages found at Murrysville post office

Postal inspectors were at the Route 22 post office until midnight, officials said.

about 2 hours ago

Allegheny County CYF worker charged with possessing child porn

Michael Smith, 44, of Pleasant Hills, was charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography.

about 8 hours ago

 Gerrit Cole pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin.

Brewers jump on Cole early, beat Pirates, 7-4

The Brewers scored five runs in the first two innings in the first game of the Pirates’ nine-game road trip against NL Central opponents.

about 9 hours ago

 Surrounded by the media, David Moore, center, and his partner David Ermold attempt to apply for a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., on Tuesday.

Kentucky clerk, citing ‘God’s authority,’ defies court ruling on gay marriage

As Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' office opened, two couples were denied licenses.

about 9 hours ago

 "We need to be prepared for the possibility that Iran will violate the agreement,” Sen. Bob Casey said.

Sen. Bob Casey says he will support Iran nuclear deal

“It is the best option available to us at this time,” the Democratic senator said today.

about 9 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police use crime scene tape to seal off a dwelling in the 1600 block of Sandusky Court on the North Side where a toddler was shot in the chest.

Boyfriend charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and reckless endangerment in the death of Josiah Taylor.

about 9 hours ago

 Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel, on Tuesday.

Pope Francis allows absolutions for abortion

Pope Francis is making it possible for women to confess directly to any Catholic priest, who can forgive without a bishop’s permission.

about 9 hours ago

 Lt. Charles J. Gliniewitz

Hunt goes on for 3 suspects in killing of Ill. police officer

A Illinois manhunt was ongoing for three suspects in the fatal shooting a 30-year police veteran who had encountered and pursued them.

about 9 hours ago

Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent for Pittsburgh region

The regional job count that is not seasonally adjusted fell by 7,700 from June, but the total number was up by 38,000 over July 2014.

about 11 hours ago

Dead body found on IUP campus

An autopsy was conducted in Windber, but foul play is not suspected, the coroner said.

about 12 hours ago

Judge allows hotel's suit to continue against Highmark, UPMC

The suit says a conspiracy between Highmark and UPMC allowed their for-profit subsidiaries to charge customers too much for premiums.

about 12 hours ago

Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project calls for investigation, accountability at jail

A new health care system will be managed by the county and include a $4 million-a-year partnership with Allegheny Health Network.

about 15 hours ago

 Penny Davis, from East Liverpool, Ohio, chants "no more scabs" outside ATI headquarters at PPG Place Tuesday.

United Steelworkers union rally for fair contracts in Downtown Pittsburgh

United Steelworkers union members and supporters of organized labor rallied in Pittsburgh and other cities today.

about 16 hours ago

 Catcher Elias Diaz, who was promoted to the majors today, does not have major league experience but is considered one of the organization's top catching prospects.

Pirates promote five from minors

Elias Diaz, Travis Snider, Jaff Decker, Bobby LaFromboise, Radhames Liz and Rob Scahill were added today when rosters expanded.

about 16 hours ago

 Leroy Kent was taken into custody in the South Side.

Man charged, woman in critical condition after stabbing in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood

A neighbor said blood ran down the woman's leg as she ran from a neighboring multi-unit house this afternoon.

about 16 hours ago

Developer seeks zoning change for hotel and apartment project on the North Side

The hotel would be built next to the historic Workingman’s Savings Bank, more recently known as ARC House.

about 16 hours ago

Turtle Creek woman hangs herself in N. Braddock lockup

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Dana Thompson, 43, and ruled the manner of death as suicide.

about 17 hours ago

 Penn State's Adam Breneman, second from left, works out during a Nittany Lions practice.

Penn State notebook: Status of TE Adam Breneman remains unclear

From Penn State’s tight ends to the receivers, position battles and more from James Franklin Tuesday availability.

about 17 hours ago

Riverhounds' Rob Vincent nets another United Soccer League weekly honor

The midfielder helped the Riverhounds get back into playoff contention with a crucial road win Saturday.

about 18 hours ago

Tractor rolls over, kills Washington County man

James McDade, 57, was driving his tractor on a hill when it rolled over multiple times, officials said.

about 18 hours ago

 “They’re different in their own ways,” Jordan Whitehead said of the Youngstown State receivers.

With opener looming, Youngstown State has Panthers' full attention

The attitude is strictly focused on one thing, and that’s Youngstown State,” said freshman safety Jordan Whitehead.

about 19 hours ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games of the season.

Martavis Bryant's unspecified issues go beyond suspension for marijuana use

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says issues involve more than just four-game suspension for the wide receiver for using marijuana.

about 19 hours ago

 The LSTs were designed in 1942 to land battle-ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers and supplies directly onto enemy beaches during World War II.

World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters

The landing ship, tank -- known as the USS LST 325 -- carried Sherman tanks to the front lines of some of the war’s defining battles.

about 19 hours ago

Pittsburgh City Council asks authorities to adopt city's non-discrimination policy

Councilman Dan Gilman’s bill asks authorities to follow the city’s policy against discrimination for sexual preference and gender identity.

about 20 hours ago

W.Va. gym owner, 4 others plead guilty in federal court to role in W.Va. steroid distribution network

Carl Benedict, 50, owner of Club 24 Fitness, and the others were charged in 2014 with running a distribution ring.

about 20 hours ago

 Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brings in a catch during Steelers training camp in Latrobe last month.

Steelers' Roethlisberger says Heyward-Bey will step in for Bryant during suspension

Heyward-Bey, a former first-round draft choice in 2009, has started 64 games in the NFL.

about 20 hours ago

 Jamie Dixon called Jonathan Milligan "a promising combo guard."

Dixon adds another transfer to Pitt men's basketball team

The guard from Kilgore (Junior) College had interest from schools including Tennessee, Creighton, Marquette and N.C. State.

about 21 hours ago

 About 200 members of the Chester Upland teachers union in suburban Philadelphia voted unanimously last week to work without pay as the new school year opens Wednesday.

Some teachers in Phila. area heading back to school without a paycheck

The district, struggling with financial problems for years, is on the edge of insolvency and cannot make payroll, officials said.

about 20 hours ago

 Bayer MaterialScience officially changed its name to Convestro on Tuesday. Buildings at the Bayer campus in Robinson now house the new spinoff company.

Bayer MaterialScience assumes its new identity as Covestro

The company’s office complex in Robinson will now serve as the North American base for Covestro.

about 21 hours ago

Thieves steal flag at former school, fly Nazi flag instead

Property manager Michael Kissell, a Vietnam veteran, said “to have this happen on our soil is just ignorant and totally wrong.”

about 21 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Aug. 24 at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Pennsylvania attorney general, supporters mobilize against potential ouster

AG Kathleen Kane was charged Aug. 6 by Montgomery County authorities with leaking information to a Philadelphia newspaper.

about 21 hours ago

TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures through Thursday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

about 22 hours ago

Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.

about 22 hours ago

 David L. Harper was introduced as the new athletic director at Duquesne University today.

Duquesne hires new athletic director

Dukes name former Dayton vice president for advancement Dave Harper to replace the departed Greg Amodio, who went to Quinnipiac.

about 22 hours ago

Two Cal U students face charges stemming from fight

Police said one of the students threatened to use a gun during the fight.

about 23 hours ago

Contract talks to resume in Allegheny Technologies lockout

The union notified members the two sides will meet Sept. 11 and 12.

about 23 hours ago

Firefighter charged in fatal crash in Westmoreland County

Gary L. Moore, 33, died in the February crash in Sewickley Township.

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 A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into this truck in Jefferson Monday night.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash in Butler County

Police said 29-year-old Karen Lynn Risinger was driving north on Bonniebrook Road when the head-on crash occurred, police said.

1 day ago

Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said today the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border.

1 day ago

Eastern Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in 2 killings last year

Fifty-six-year-old Garry Flyte of Eldred Township entered the plea Monday in Monroe County to first-degree murder charges.

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Pittsburgh City Council might settle suit in deadly flood for $375K

Council will consider spending the city’s share of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four people who died on Washington Boulevard.

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Appeals court upholds conviction of Bridgewater councilman for 1979 murder

Superior Court rejected Gregory Scott Hopkins’ claim that police obtained key evidence of his DNA illegally from a cup he threw away.

1 day ago

 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Rare lion’s death at Nemacolin raises oversight questions

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.

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 Vice President Joe Biden in Washington in April.

VP Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

The White House said in a news release Monday that further details will be released later.

1 day ago

 Gregory Brown

Allegheny County DA to retry arson case that killed 3 firefighters

Gregory Brown was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder for the 1995 Valentine's Day fire that killed three firefighters.

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 Peters Township native Alison Riske returns a shot in a first-round match Monday against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada. Riske lost in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

Out of the spotlight, Venus Williams grinds out win at U.S. Open

She had a 2-hour, 45-minute match at Arthur Ashe Stadium against the unseeded and undaunted Monica Puig, winning, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3.

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 United Steelworkers Local 1219 held a rally Aug. 21, calling for fair contracts and in solidarity of locked-out steelworkers, outside U.S Steel’s Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock.

Steelworkers union sues Allegheny Ludlum over plans to drop workers' health insurance

Union officials contend the workers should be covered until Nov. 30 under the terms of the labor agreement that expired June 30.

1 day ago

 Philanthropist and businessman Dick Simmons.

Dick Simmons to step down as Pittsburgh Symphony's board chairman

Mr. Simmons’ individual philanthropy has helped the symphony weather the weak economy and its difficult financial circumstances.

1 day ago

 Fred Rogers pauses during a taping of his show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Starting today, episodes of the children's show are available for the first time via Netflix.

Netflix picks up 'Neighborhood'

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” episodes are now available on Netflix.

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