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Police say two anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie in Washington County

Police said one of the two arrested was wearing a “Stop the Violence” T-shirt during the attack.

24 minutes ago

Alpha selling Amfire coal assets in Pennsylvania

The coal producer sees continued bleakness in metallurgical coal markets, posts third-quarter loss.

20 minutes ago

U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

The growth was propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.

31 minutes ago

GNC reports third-quarter revenue down nearly 3 percent

For the year, GNC revenue is down 0.5 percent at just over $2 billion, with an outlook for flat revenue for the year.

43 minutes ago

Section of Boyce Road in South Fayette to remain closed into December

Pennsylvania American Water will replace a 36-inch water main that ruptured three times this week on Boyce.

58 minutes ago

 An artist rendering of the REMWorks Sleep Store.

Highmark set to open 'sleep' store in Waterfront

The REMWorks sleep store will offer apnea devices, white noise machines and clinical treatments.

about 12 hours ago

 A state trooper was seriously injured when a car hit the trooper on Route 119 in East Huntingdon.

State trooper seriously injured, struck by car in Westmoreland County

The state trooper was clearing debris from Route 119 in East Huntington, state police said.

about 2 hours ago

 Shoshana Roberts, 24, is a CAPA graduate.

Anti-harassment video of Pittsburgh CAPA grad goes viral

The two-minute video, filmed in New York City, was made by the group Hollaback! to raise awareness of street harassment.

about 2 hours ago

Boy, 16, shot in Penn Hills

The boy was shot once roughly around 5:44 p.m. on the 2700 block of Robinson Boulevard near the intersection of East Gate Drive.

about 2 hours ago

 Buster Posey, left, and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series Wednesday night.

A new dynasty? Giants capture third title in five years

The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

about 9 hours ago

 Kaci Hickox, the nurse who says her quarantine in New Jersey after returning from West Africa was “constitutionally unjust,” says she will take her fight to court if restrictions aren’t lifted by the state of Maine, where she is now staying.

Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine

The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus.

about 10 hours ago

Man shot in Wilkinsburg outside child care center

The incident happened on the 800 block of North Avenue around 4:37 p.m., police said.

about 10 hours ago

Audit urges Pittsburgh EMS to improve response times

Controller Michael Lamb’s audit shows average response times rose slightly to 9 minutes, 53 seconds in the two years ending last December.

about 10 hours ago

 Robert Ferrante is escorted to the courtroom Oct. 23.

Lab technician testifies about lethal level of cyanide in Autumn Klein's blood

Doctors treating Autumn Klein requested a cyanide test only because they noticed her blood was a bright red color.

about 10 hours ago

Pitt men's basketball picked 6th in ACC

The Pitt men’s basketball team was picked to finish 6th in the ACC in a preseason poll of media members that cover the league.

about 15 hours ago

Man injured at Veterans Center construction site

The man fell about 10 feet and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

about 16 hours ago

Four charged with more than 100 thefts from vehicles in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Westmoreland County authorities say the thefts include money, guns, computers, portable electronics and sports equipment from vehicles.

about 17 hours ago

'Greensburg 6' killer wants to appeal her sentence

Amber Meidinger claims ineffective legal representation and a conflict of interest, according to a court filing in Westmoreland County.

about 18 hours ago

Lockdown lifted at East Liberty school after Garfield shooting

Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said a man was shot in the face about noon on Black Street.

about 19 hours ago

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Tuesday’s disaster was the first since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station.

about 19 hours ago

 In this June 26 photo, Rob King shows off the sensor that attaches to the bottom of a surveillance blimp, a large helium balloon that has cameras attached, at Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center in Clintonville, Ohio. Pennsylvania State Police say they were using the device in the manhunt for Pennsylvania trooper killing suspect Eric Frein.

Unmanned balloon a bust in Pennsylvania manhunt

Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, says the agency returned the Mylar balloon to the Ohio Department of Transportation on Tuesday.

about 20 hours ago

 The slots at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

Lawsuit puts sale of Meadows Racetrack and Casino in jeopardy

GLPI, the real estate arm of Penn National Gaming, struck a deal with Cannery last May to buy the 180,000-square-foot casino and other

about 20 hours ago

 Termaine Washington called the county 911 center repeatedly saying he had planted a bomb at the Allegheny County Jail and at PNC Park during a baseball game.

Man who threatened to blow up PNC Park pleads guilty to escape charge

Termaine Washington pleaded guilty in 2013 to using a stolen cell phone to call in various bomb threats in September 2012.

about 21 hours ago

Student, 15, to face charges for knife incident at Pittsburgh Oliver school

Pittsburgh Public Schools said the 15-year-old girl entered the teachers’ lounge about 9:15 a.m. and grabbed a steak knife.

about 21 hours ago

Black Box reports 43 percent drop in second-quarter income

President and CEO Michael McAndrew said he was pleased with revenue growth but "disappointed" with profits for the quarter.

about 21 hours ago

First Commonwealth third-quarter net income takes dip from last year

Executives at the Indiana, Pa.-based bank were set to discuss the results in a conference call with analysts this afternoon.

about 22 hours ago

 Copeland Tyler,

Penn Hills teen arrested in East Liberty killing

Copeland Tyler, 18, is accused of killing Reginald Turner, of California-Kirkbride, inside a New Pennley Place apartment building Oct. 4.

about 22 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is all smiles after throwing his fifth touchdown Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field.

Record outing earns Roethlisberger AFC offensive player of the week honors

The quarterback’s 522 passing yards Sunday tied for fourth most in a game in NFL history.

about 22 hours ago

L.B. Foster acquires railroad tuning unit

L.B. Foster is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings on Nov. 4.

about 23 hours ago

 Seamus McCaffery

Quick fix unlikely in bid to fill McCaffery's Pennsylvania Supreme Court seat

Under the state constitution, the governor has authority to nominate someone to fill the seat through next year.

about 22 hours ago

Ramp from northbound I-79 to turnpike to close tonight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday.

about 23 hours ago

 Brian Hensel, head football coach at Central Bucks West High School in Bucks County, Pa., hugs his wife, Dana, in Doylestown Tuesday after a Central Bucks School board meeting following the hazing scandal that caused the cancellation of the 2014 football season.

Philadelphia-area school supporters blast cancellation of football season over hazing

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday he had so far been presented with no evidence of criminal conduct.

about 23 hours ago

Nova Chemicals profits rise in third quarter

Nova produces plastics and chemicals primarily at plants in Canada and maintains its executive operations in Moon.

1 day ago

Former Irwin church youth volunteer waives hearing on child porn charges

Andrew Patterson, 45, of Monroeville, remained jailed after waiving Tuesday’s hearing. He must now stand trial in Allegheny County.

1 day ago

New Stanton ATM robbery suspect says he's 'mostly' innocent

James Stonick, of Herminie, told reporters after his arraignment Tuesday that he robbed a woman Sunday night at the ATM.

1 day ago

Man shot in Sheraden

Pittsburgh police were called at 1:45 a.m. for reports of shots fired.

1 day ago

 Children rush for candy during Bloomfield's 44th annual Halloween parade on Liberty Avenue in 2012.

Bloomfield Halloween parade set for Thursday night

Mayor Bill Peduto and the Rev. Regis Farmer, pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish, will serve as grand marshals.

1 day ago

Universal Stainless reports third-quarter profit

The Bridgeville specialty metals producer said net income totaled $1.4 million, or 20 cents per share.

1 day ago

Paving to begin this evening on Golden Mile Highway in Monroeville

The work will cause an alternating one-way pattern from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights through Nov. 6.

1 day ago

Route 88 traffic restricted today in Castle Shannon

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect at the Route 88 intersection with Rockwood Avenue and McCully Road.

1 day ago

Third water main break affects customers in South Fayette area

Customers can bring containers to a water buffalo at Boyce Plaza in Upper St. Clair, or to the 7-Eleven store on Boyce in South Fayette.

1 day ago

 Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia in 2012.

Penn State trustees vote down revisiting Freeh Report

Trustees voted 17-9 against a resolution backed by alumni-elected trustees

1 day ago

Detective details suicide letter written by Ferrante to children

The letters, read into the record by Detective Jackelyn Weibel, were the most compelling evidence during a day packed with it.

1 day ago

 Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was found guilty of six criminal counts and sentenced in May 2013.

Orie Melvin’s apology called a non-apology

She was convicted of using judicial and legislative staff of her sister, ex-state Sen. Jane Orie, during her campaigns for Supreme Court.

1 day ago

Two W.Va. men arrested in federal heroin, cocaine bust could face life in prison

Federal agents and police Thursday rounded up 34 people on drug and gun charges after a two-year investigation.

1 day ago

Robert Burgess found guilty of first-degree murder

Burgess was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of a Beaver Falls couple six years ago is set to be sentenced this morning.

1 day ago

Wilkinsburg elementary schools to get iPads

The iPads will be allocated to each Kelly and Turner elementary schools, with one of the two classrooms in each grade level receiving them.

1 day ago

 Devils' Jacob Josefson scores on a break away on  goal Marc-Andre Fleury in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins blow away Devils, 8-3

The Penguins mounted a colossal comeback Tuesday night on the way to 8-3 win against the New Jersey Devils at Consol Energy Center.

1 day ago

September unemployment is 5.2 percent in Pittsburgh area

Unemployment is down in the seven-county Pittsburgh region.

1 day ago

Consol Energy mulling coal MLP

The coal and gas company expects to announce a thermal coal spin-out.

1 day ago


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