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Penguins release winger Carcillo

Carcillo, who broke into the NHL with the Penguins, was bothered throughout camp by a foot injury he sustained last season.

8 minutes ago

Search resumes for ultralight plane in Westmoreland County

The plane at Rostraver Airport took off Wednesday evening, but it has not returned.

41 minutes ago

 One of two pipe bombs found in the woods of the Pocono Mountains that state police say shooting suspect Eric Frein has left behind.

State police: Two troopers in Frein search injured

Trooper Connie Devens said two troopers were flown to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

about 1 hour ago

 State police look over an SUV that was involved in a police chase Tuesday night in Westmoreland County. A 22-year-old man died of a gunshot wound.

Man dead after police chase in Westmoreland County

State police said it is unclear whether the victim shot himself or was killed by shots from police.

about 1 hour ago

Fog advisory issued for Pittsburgh region; drivers urged to use caution

The advisory was to remain in effect until 9 a.m. with visibility of a quarter-mile or less.

about 1 hour ago

Woman dies at McConnells Mill State Park

The woman had been visiting the park with family.

about 1 hour ago

 Experts with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said this summer’s cases of Enterovirus D68 are unusually severe and include serious breathing problems.

First case of enterovirus D68 reported in southwestern Pennsylvania

The virus causing severe respiratory illness in children across the country -- has been confirmed in southwestern Pennsylvania

about 1 hour ago

Moon Area School District takes dispute with Moon Transportation Authority to residents

School district officials say authority has “improperly amassed millions of school district dollars.”

about 6 hours ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning Wednesday night against San Francisco at PNC Park.

Shutout: Pirates unable to stop Giants' Bumgarner in 8-0 loss

The Giants’ pitcher struck out 10 while allowing four hits and one walk, eliminating the Pirates in the wild card playoff game.

about 7 hours ago

 Lt. Col. George Bivens points to images of the pipe bombs that police say were left by trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein in the Pennsylvania woods, at a news conference in Blooming Grove Pa.

Hunting banned in Pa. area searched for shooting suspect

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive order temporarily halts hunting and trapping in seven townships in Monroe and Pike counties.

about 7 hours ago

West Virginia man dies after chemical explosion

Thomas Zahnow, 50, was transported to West Penn Hospital after the explosion at the Axiall Corp.'s Natrium Plant in New Martinsville.

about 8 hours ago

 Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf share a laugh Wednesday during their debate in Philadelphia.

Corbett, Wolf debate budget, school funding

Both argue over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” event.

about 8 hours ago

 A scenic view of the fountain in Point State Park in 2013. The American Planning Association has named Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh one of the country's top 10 public places.

‘Great Public Space’ added to Point State Park’s resume

Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975 and has been revamped in phases over the last seven years.

about 9 hours ago

 Penguins' Conor Sheary moves the puck past Utica Comets' Carter Bancks, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, during an AHL preseason hockey game in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Penguins finish preseason with 2-0 win over Detroit

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 25 shots he faced to lead the Penguins to victory; they finished preseason with a 3-3 record.

about 10 hours ago

Baker Hughes to disclose all fracking fluid components

The oilfield services company said it will not use the trade secret designation for its formula.

about 10 hours ago

Fan excitement builds for Pirates-Giants game in Pittsburgh

The Wild Card game begins at 8:07 p.m.

about 12 hours ago

Former postal worker sentenced for misappropriating funds

Jessica L. Croyle of Greensburg was was sentenced in court to 6 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release and $55,362.90 restitution.

about 14 hours ago

 Clint Hurdle talks to the members of the media during a pregame press conference against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.

Clint Hurdle explains roster decisions for Wild Card game

Hurdle put two starters, Jeff Locke and Vance Worley, in his bullpen as insurance in case of injury or poor performance by Edinson Volquez

about 14 hours ago

 Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.

Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns after security lapses

Ms. Pierson, who has been with the agency for 30 years, will be replaced by Joseph Clancy.

about 16 hours ago

Prosecutors admit they erred in releasing info on informant

Prosecutors say they should have sought a protective order before providing the criminal history and working agreement on an informant.

about 16 hours ago

Carnegie Mellon to lead $5 million education project

The project will create LearnSphere, which will store data to study how people learn and educators will be able to better design courses.

about 16 hours ago

WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, cuts back some workers' hours

Citing a decline in state and federal support, WQED axes three full-time staffers and one part-timer.

about 17 hours ago

Duquesne teachers to vote on contract proposal Thursday

Teachers have been working under the terms of the former agreement, which expired June 30, 2012.

about 17 hours ago

 "All of this is happening and it’s just crazy,” said Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross.

Ross singer's soul rings true with judges on 'The Voice'

Pittsburgher Chris Jamison, a North Hills graduate, makes a splash on “The Voice” after getting his start in music locally.

about 16 hours ago

West Newton man pleads guilty to running Mon Valley gambling ring

Ronald "Porky" Melocchi, 55, of West Newton, pleaded to three counts -- including one felony -- before Judge Joseph K. Williams III.

about 18 hours ago

Central Pennsylvania man among Carnegie Heroes

The commission said Andrew Calvin Zimmer, 50, of Emporium, Cameron County, saved a disabled woman from burning in a house fire there in

about 19 hours ago

 Frank Minnick, of Minnick Signs of Greensburg, changes the banners around PNC Park this morning in preparation for the Pirates' NL wild card playoff game against the San Francisco Giants.

Pirates, Giants announce lineup for tonight's wild card game

They went with their standard lineup against a left-handed starter, as they will face San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner tonight.

about 20 hours ago

Family says Indiana County infant hit by bullet will be blind

The boy’s father, Jeremie, was holding the baby on Sept. 25 when the bullet came through a window of the family’s home near Saltsburg.

about 20 hours ago

Northbound I-79 off-ramp at Warrendale to close tonight

PennDOT will close the northbound Interstate 79 off-ramp to Warrendale Bayne Road at Exit 75 tonight for paving.

about 20 hours ago

 Tom Svoboda, corporate trainer for Atria's Restaurant and Tavern, mixes some refreshments near PNC Park this morning. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game tonight at 8:07.

Baseball fans starting to engulf the North Shore

The Pirates take on the San Francisco Giants at 8:07 p.m. in a one-game wild card playoff.

about 21 hours ago

Beaver County teacher accused of having sex with students to stand trial

Both male students were 18-year-old seniors while Tiffany Leiseth was a teacher at the New Brighton Area School District last school year.

about 23 hours ago

Woman seriously injured in I-70 crash in South Strabane

Police said the driver was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital with major injuries.

1 day ago

 A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday. A patient in the hospital has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation.

Officials: Man in Dallas with Ebola initially sent home with antibiotics

The man, whose name wasn’t released, is the first case of the deadly viral infection to be diagnosed outside of Africa.

1 day ago

 Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life term for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Vermont college invites convicted killer Abu-Jamal to address students

Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life term for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

1 day ago

Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

1 day ago

 State police show a pipe bomb they found Tuesday in woods in eastern Pennsylvania during their manhunt for shooting suspect Eric Frein, accused of killing a trooper last month. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and had both trip wires and fuses, Lt. Col. George Bivens said

Hunting banned in manhunt search for Pennsylvania shooting suspect

State police urged the suspect, Eric Frein, to surrender: “You are clearly stressed. You are making significant mistakes.”

about 19 hours ago

 Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Kedra, 26, was shot in the chest Tuesday during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, near Philadelphia, state police said.

State trooper killed during training exercise in Montgomery County

David Kedra, 26, died after an accidental shooting during a training exercise in Montgomery County, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

1 day ago

Safety concerns lead to overnight Parkway West closures during construction near Carnegie

PennDOT has been using lane closures during the $72.8 million reconstruction project, but it said there have been too many close calls.

1 day ago

 The crowd on Tuesday at Market Square in Pittsburgh ahead of the Pirates' 2014 NL wild-card game against the Giants.

Fans take to Market Square for Pirates postseason rally

Pirates announcer Greg Brown opened the ceremony by proclaiming Wednesday’s wild-card game a "black out."

1 day ago

Boy shot in arm in Homewood

The boy was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was in stable condition.

1 day ago

 Alex Hribal, 16, leaves Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Friday after a hearing on whether and where he should be transferred while awaiting trial.

Upper St. Clair psychiatric hospital refuses to treat 16-year-old Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

Alex Hribal on Friday was ordered to be transferred from Westmoreland County juvenile detention center to Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett announces the start of a $28.5 million repair project on the Birmingham Bridge on Tuesday.

In visit to Pittsburgh bridge, Corbett touts transportation improvements

The governor said the 250 projects underway by the end of 2014 would not have been possible without the transportation bill of last year.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh panel submits recommendations for expanding early childhood education

The panel convened by Mayor Bill Peduto is submitting ideas to the state in an effort to get part of $250 million in federal funds.

1 day ago

 The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s entire campaign corruption sentence — not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state — while she appeals her conviction and sentence.

DA offers sharp reply to bid by Orie Melvin for reduced sentence

Orie Melvin was convicted in 2013 for using her staff and the staff of her sister, ex-state Sen. Jane Orie, to run her election campaigns.

1 day ago

 Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round Tuesday on the NBC television show “The Voice.”

1 day ago

Judge dismisses theft charges against Pittsburgh detective

Michael Reddy, a Pittsburgh homicide detective took an envelope of cash from a North Side 7-Eleven this summer.

1 day ago

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis.

1 day ago

Allegheny County schools make national Blue Ribbon list

Elementary schools in Pine-Richland and West Allegheny are among the 337 schools honored.

1 day ago

Margaritaville bar in South Side to close indefinitely

While figuring out what's drawing the bad element to the bar and what can be done to address it, the bar will remain closed.

1 day ago

Two charged in Pennsylvania Turnpike scandal allowed to complete diversion program

Dennis Miller and Jeffrey Suzenski will have charges against them dropped, if they successfully complete a two-year diversion program, a

1 day ago


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