Breaking News

 Starling Marte just gets under the tag of the Reds' first baseman Todd Frazier.

Pirates falter, 3-2, in final game of series against Reds

Chris Heisey and Johnny Cueto led the Reds to the team’s win today at PNC Park before a crowd of 37,591.

about 5 hours ago

One injured in Hazelwood crash

Police and EMS units responded to a single-car accident in Hazelwood Sunday night.

about 5 hours ago

Steelers sign war veteran Villanueva to practice squad

Alejandro Villanueva played football at West Point as a wide receiver, defensive lineman and offensive tackle.

about 5 hours ago

Woman taken to hospital after vehicle crash in Oakland

The woman lost control of the vehicle in the area of South Craig Street and Winthrop Street and then hit a parked car, a pole and a tree.

about 11 hours ago

Crews reopen part of Washington Boulevard after overnight storm

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said city public works crews were working this morning to clear the road.

about 14 hours ago

 West Virginia's Rushel Shel tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake on a punt return during the second half of today's game in Atlanta.

West Virginia falls to Alabama, 33-23

West Virginia, pegged as 26-point underdogs, trailed by three points at halftime but Alabama held on for a 33-23 victory.

1 day ago

Suspect sought in string of Brighton Heights burglaries

Police said the burglaries took place on Morrell, Orchlee and Pemberton streets, Massachusetts Avenue, Copper Avenue and Sagwa Street.

1 day ago

 Pitt's James Conner carries for a touchdown against Delaware at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt pounds Delaware 62-0

For the first time in the Paul Chryst era, Pitt started its season with a win — and an emphatic one at that.

1 day ago

 Pirates' starter Vance Worley delivers against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park today. The Pirates won, 3-2.

Worley, Walker power Pirates to a 3-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds

Pirates pitcher Vance Worley shook off three bad starts and was borderline dominant over the Reds before a crowd of 38,023 at PNC Park.

1 day ago

McKeesport man found shot to death in wooded area of Stowe

The medical examiner’s office has determined the man died from a gunshot wound to the head, and the death has been ruled a homicide.

1 day ago

 Penn State's Angelo Mangiro, left, and Austin Johnson celebrate with the Dan Rooney Trophy after victory over UCF in the Croke Park Classic American Football match in Dublin, Ireland.

Last-second field goal pushes Penn State to 26-24 win over Central Florida

The Irish got everything they could have asked for as far as entertainment, and so did Penn State.

1 day ago

Woman killed in Fayette County motorcycle crash

State police said Kelly J. Oberdick-Palmer was thrown from the motorcycle and later pronounced dead.

1 day ago

 Shaquille Richardson was one of the players the Steelers released to hit their 53-man mark for the roster.

Steelers release two draft picks to reduce roster to 53 players

Three other former draft picks were cut as well as some free agents who had been dark horses to make the team.

1 day ago

 The Pirates recalled infielder Brent Morel from Class AAA Indianapolis and he will be available against the Reds today.

Pirates recall Brent Morel

In order to make room for Morel, the Pirates have optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to one of their minor league affiliates to be determined.

1 day ago

 James Harrison

Former Steelers linebacker Harrison announces retirement

“My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game,” Harrison wrote on Facebook.

1 day ago

West Hardies Road to reopen tonight in Hampton

West Hardies Road in Hampton, which has been closed since July 21, is scheduled to reopen tonight, weather permitting.

1 day ago

East Allegheny teachers to strike Tuesday

The district said the school calendar will be adjusted, including a move of the planned June 12 commencement.

about 12 hours ago

 The UPMC logo atop of the U.S. Steel Tower.

UPMC staff working in clinical areas will be required to get flu shots

Employees who decline vaccination for medical or religious reasons would be required to wear a mask within six feet of patients or staff.

2 days ago

2 men shot on East Liberty basketball court

Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler was able to offer little information.

2 days ago

Man from care home dies after being pulled from Lake Arthur

Dennis Sallmen, 52, was found floating in about three feet of water along Lakeview Beach on the shore of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.

2 days ago

 The Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a triple against the Reds at PNC Park.

Pirates win in dramatic pitchers duel, 2-1, over Reds

Josh Harrison and Edinson Volquez lead the Pirates to a late victory.

2 days ago

 Andrew Lambo during spring training.

Pirates call up Lambo for tonight's game

The Pirates have recalled first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned pitcher Gerrit Cole to Bristol.

2 days ago

 Opponents of a planned Walmart Super Center in McCandless have filed an appeal in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

McCandless Walmart proposal going to court

In an appeal, 15 citizens allege township officials did not give citizens enough time or information to evaluate the complex proposal.

2 days ago

Coraopolis man arrested on child porn charges

Agents said they traced images of children participating in sexual acts to a computer used at the apartment belonging to Daniel Stewart, 29.

2 days ago

 Mansions on Fifth hotel in Shadyside.

Allegheny County files suit against Shadyside luxury hotel for back taxes

County complaint says Mansions on Fifth owes more than $35,000 in taxes and penalties.

2 days ago

 An explosion leveled a Pleasant Road trailer home in the early morning hours of July 30 in Harrison Township.

County: Cause of Harrison mobile home explosion undetermined

Allegheny County fire marshals have closed their investigation of a July 30 trailer home explosion without determining its cause.

2 days ago

 Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at 1032 McClure Avenue in West Mifflin on Friday morning.

Firefighters battle blaze in West Mifflin home

The blaze broke out around 8:30 a.m. at 1032 McClure Avenue at the corner of Skylark Avenue.

2 days ago

Police search for suspect in stabbing death on North Side

Police were called to the Giant Eagle parking lot on Cedar Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

2 days ago

Intersection reopens on Valley Brook Road

Valley Brook Road in Peters reopened Thursday after a $4.9 million, 15-month project to reconstruct and realign the intersection.

3 days ago

4 indicted for passing counterfeit money

Two men from Belle Vernon, a Charleroi woman and a New York City resident were indicted for possessing and passing counterfeit money.

3 days ago

 A three-alarm fire at an Allentown church that houses two congregations, Hilltop United Methodist Church and Redeemer of the Mount, in addition to the Allentown Senior Citizens Center.

Fire rips church that was 'heartbeat' of city's Allentown section

Pittsburgh’s public safety department confirmed the blaze was caused by workers using propane torches to repair the roof and gutters.

2 days ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett plan would offer subsidies to 500,000 low-income Pennsylvanians to purchase private insurance.

Federal regulators approve Gov. Corbett's 'Healthy PA' Medicaid overhaul

Pennsylvania’s working poor -- as many as 600,000 may be eligible -- could start receiving subsidized health insurance as early as Jan. 1.

3 days ago

 Steeler Tom Tracy, left, with Ed Kiely.

Obituary: Ed Kiely / Steelers publicist for more than 40 years, dies

Mr. Kiely joined the Steelers shortly after World War II and retired in 1989, a year after Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr. died.

3 days ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Tom Wolf, his Democratic challenger in the November election, stand together for a photo Aug. 13 before they took the stage for individual stand-up routines at the Pittsburgh Improv at The Waterfront in Homestead. The event raised money for Allegheny County's Department of Human Services' programs for underprivileged children.

Poll finds Wolf maintaining wide lead over Corbett in Pennsylvania governor's race

The survey shows Tom Wolf favored by 49 percent of registered voters, Gov. Tom Corbett backed by 24 percent and 25 percent undecided.

3 days ago

Former owner of McCandless ice cream shop found guilty of sexually abusing two girls

A jury found David Higginbotham Sr. of Baden guilty of most counts against him, but also found him not guilty of several serious charges.

3 days ago

North Side incident determined to be medical emergency

An incident outside a North Side Family Dollar store Wednesday night was “a medical situation, not a police matter.“

3 days ago

 Carolina Panthers' Fernando Velasco pulls down linebacker Jarvis Jones during Thursday night's game at Heinz Field.

Steelers end preseason with lackluster loss to Carolina Panthers at home

With many starters either not playing or playing only cameo roles, the Panthers shut out the Steelers 10-0, before 22,000 no-shows.

3 days ago

Cornell ratifies teachers contract

A consensus reached between the district and education association provides a four-year teacher’s contract through the 2018 school year.

3 days ago

Mt. Lebanon tanker-truck crash snarls traffic

A tanker-truck accident caused traffic gridlock late this afternoon in Mt. Lebanon and Dormont.

3 days ago

DEP publishes official determinations of damaged water supplies related to oil and gas operations

The determination letters, made available for the first time Thursday, show 248 incidents where drilling has contaminated water supplies.

3 days ago

Defense seeks to slash bills of Jordan Miles attorneys

Under federal law, losing defendants must usually pay the costs of the plaintiffs' pursuit of a civil rights case.

3 days ago

Cause of man's head wound unclear, Pittsburgh police say

“We have no evidence that the man was shot,” Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Peduto says new Pittsburgh police chief could be announced next week

Tim McNulty, a spokesman for the mayor, said four of the candidates are internal and seven are from out-of-state.

3 days ago

 Ravens running back Ray Rice during a game last season against the Steelers.

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second.

3 days ago

Millvale man arrested in Etna bank robbery

Police said Joseph Emanuele passed a teller a note demanding money from her drawer and indicating that he had a gun.

3 days ago

 Westmoreland County sheriff's office deputies transport Alex Hribal from the magistrate's office after his April 9 arraignment.

Alex Hribal transfer hearing scheduled for Sept. 26

The defense attorney wrote in a June motion that the 16-year-old continues to "deteriorate" in a juvenile detention center.

3 days ago

Retiree claims $87 million Mega Millions prize from ticket bought in White Oak

Carl Szott won the drawing on May 20 but didn’t come forward until now.

3 days ago

No one injured when landing gear malfunctions at Arnold Palmer airport

Airport officials said the plane carrying a pilot and one passenger skidded to a halt on the runway around 11;15 a.m.

3 days ago

 Siberian Husky " Barney"

Perry South man charged with harming his own Siberian husky

Don Miller, 20, who originally took the dog to authorities saying he found it injured, admitted he tied a wire around its neck, police said.

3 days ago

 A Slippery Rock University psychology professor sued the school today, claiming he has been subjected to gender discrimination.

Psychology prof at Slippery Rock University claims gender discrimination

Christopher Niebauer of Butler, the only man in the eight-member department, claims in a federal suit he has been bypassed for promotion.

3 days ago


You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here