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Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage.

11 minutes ago

 Cameron McLay is a former police captain in Madison, Wisc.

Ex-Wisconsin police captain Cameron McLay named new Pittsburgh police chief

The Pittsburgh police bureau has been led by an acting police chief, Regina McDonald, since February 2013.

31 minutes ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the sideline during the final preseason game against Carolina at Heinz Field Thursday night, August 28, 2014.

Tomlin: Steelers expect Hoyer, Manziel to play for Browns

Though Brian Hoyer was named the Browns’ starter, Mike Tomlin said his team also is preparing for Johnny Manziel to take the field.

35 minutes ago

Trial underway for Millvale man shot, paralyzed after traffic stop

Leon Ford’s defense is expected to give its opening statement after lunch.

16 minutes ago

Man injured in Knoxville shooting

Authorities described the man's wounds as minor and said he may have been grazed by a bullet in the 300 block of Jacunda Street.

40 minutes ago

Ferrante changes his mind and will have local jury in cyanide death trial

Robert Ferrante, accused of giving his wife cyanide to kill her, previously requested a jury from outside Allegheny County to hear the case.

44 minutes ago

State police: 13 people killed on Pennsylvania highways over holiday weekend

Police said 70 crashes, including two of the fatal crashes, were alcohol related.

45 minutes ago

Bethel Park man admits mortgage fraud

Richard Stromberg, 49, of Bethel Park has agreed to five years in federal prison for a mortgage scheme at Great American Equity Mortgage.

about 2 hours ago

 Jackie Evancho is set to perform with the PSO in February. The concert will feature classical crossover works and material from her new album, according to the symphony.

Jackie Evancho to perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Feb. 13

The concert will feature classical crossover works and material from her new album, according to a symphony release.

about 2 hours ago

PPG closes on sale of Illinois glass plant

The deal calls for Fuyao to retrofit the facility’s two production lines to manufacture automotive glass.

about 3 hours ago

 Teachers with the East Allegheny School District wave to drivers passing by as they walk the picket line today in front of the middle and high schools in North Versailles.

East Allegheny teachers go on strike; salaries at center of contract dispute

The union and school board failed to agree on the terms of a new contract, at odds chiefly over teacher salaries.

about 4 hours ago

 Maroon 5,  from left, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, Adam Levine, James Valentine and Matt Flynn, are scheduled to perform at Consol Energy Center March 13.

Maroon 5 coming to Consol in March

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 via

about 6 hours ago

 One of the men arrested after Station Square brawl.

Police: Groom, two others arrested after Station Square brawl

Police say the groom’s off-duty state trooper brother was arrested after he assaulted two Pittsburgh police officers called to the scene.

about 7 hours ago

 Union members march down the Boulevard of the Allies today during the Labor Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Labor Day Parade draws thousands of marchers, election-year politicians

Meteorologists predicted mostly cloudy weather today with possible thunderstorms and a high near 82.

about 14 hours ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison, right, is tagged out by Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, as home plate umpire Bill Welke prepares to make the call during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday.

Pirates lose in St. Louis, 5-4

Matt Holliday hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th and that turned out to be the difference as the Cardinals beat the Pirates.

about 14 hours ago

 The Pirates' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch in August against the Braves at PNC Park. Cole will start today's game at the Cardinals.

Pirates recall Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez

Cole will start today’s game at St. Louis, and the Pirates also activated reliever Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list.

1 day ago

 Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers react after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli Sunday.

Obama formally notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq

Mr. Obama has to notify Congress of the authorization under the the War Powers Resolution.

1 day ago

Fayette County police officer arrested in domestic dispute

Both the officer, Norman Howard, 42, and Amanda Orris, 25, were arrested and released.

1 day ago

Passenger dies Sunday in Route 19 crash in Butler County

The man was trapped in the vehicle and later died from injuries he suffered in the wreck, state police said.

1 day ago

One injured in Hazelwood crash

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Woman killed in Fayette County motorcycle crash

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

1 day 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.

3 days ago

2 men shot on East Liberty basketball court

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

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 days ago


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