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Rodney Pryor leads RMU to OT win in final regular season game

Rodney Pryor scored 22 points to help Robert Morris erase a 10-point second-half deficit in a 71-70 overtime victory against Saint Francis

about 1 hour ago

Blackhawk girls beat South Fayette for WPIAL Class AAA crown

Chassidy Omogrosso combined for 45 points to lift Blackhawk to a 65-54 victory against South Fayette.

about 3 hours ago

Aliquippa beats Seton-LaSalle for WPIAL Class AA championship

Aliquippa becomes only the 14th team in the past 52 years to win a WPIAL championship with a perfect record. Aliquippa is 25-0.

about 4 hours ago

Man killed in Moon apartment fire

The fire started just after 12:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Casa Blanco apartments, Building B, at 283 Moon Clinton Rd.

about 6 hours ago

Wise leads Vincentian to a WPIAL Class A girls title over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Brenna Wise poured in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Vincentian to its fourth consecutive title after a 74-35 win.

about 7 hours ago

 Highlighted steam comes off the icy waters as the sun rises Tuesday morning over the PPG Tower looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline.

February's cold just short of record-breaking

With an average monthly temperature of 18.5 degrees through Friday, Pittsburgh is on track for the second-coldest February on record.

about 8 hours ago

Teen dies in ATV accident

Chicora teen Briggs Robert Buck dies after being thrown from an ATV.

about 10 hours ago

Driver dead in Greene County crash

A one-car accident closed I-79 southbound in Greene County

about 10 hours ago

One dead in Shaler house fire

The call for the blaze on Seavey Road came in just before 6 p.m., Allegheny County emergency dispatchers said.

about 11 hours ago

 Police tape surrounds one of the crime scenes in Tyrone, Mo., Friday.

Police: Seven fatally shot, gunman dead in Missouri

The victims’ bodies were found in four different homes in Tyrone, in Texas County, about 40 miles from the Arkansas border.

about 20 hours ago

 Indiana’s Riley Stapleton makes the game-winning basket over Beaver Falls’ Zach Duffy in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Indiana’s Stapletons knock off Beaver Falls in final two seconds

Brothers Riley and Dylan Stapleton connect on the final play of the game for a layup to beat Beaver Falls at Petersen Events Center.

about 20 hours ago

Pitt seeking input on new strategic planning initiative

The Board of Trustees announced a series of campus town hall meetings scheduled for next month.

about 20 hours ago

 Drugs and money recovered during a Greensburg heroin bust earlier this year.

Three arrested in fentanyl-laced heroin death in Westmoreland County, where heroin overdose deaths reach all time-high

Coroner Kenneth Bacha attributes increase to crack down on prescription pain medications.

about 20 hours ago

 President Barack Obama, right, campaigns in November for then-gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Wolf urges Obama to speed action on rail shipments of crude oil

The governor asked for consideration of lower speed limits, stronger oil tanker designs and standards before it is shipped.

about 20 hours ago

 The survey found favorable results -- 89 percent or more strongly in favor or somewhat in favor -- when it asked about ideas A+ Schools supports.

Survey: 55 percent approve of job Pittsburgh Public Schools is doing

The survey comes as four Pittsburgh school board seats are up for election this year, three of which are expected to be filled by newcomers.

about 20 hours ago

 Carnegie Mellon University students walk across campus in 2010. CMU received three gifts totaling $21 million this week.

CMU, Duquesne receive gifts totaling $21 million

The gifts are from Carnegie Mellon trustee and chairman-elect James E. Rohr, along with his wife, Sharon.

about 20 hours ago

 U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, (middle) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security at the Capitol in Washington on Friday.

Congress avoids Homeland Security shutdown with stopgap measure

The House of Representatives voted 357-60 for the measure with support from Democrats, following Senate passage by a voice vote.

about 20 hours ago

British TV shows student picture of ‘Jihadi John’ in Pirates baseball cap

Sky News says the black cap was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied.

about 20 hours ago

Gas, heat returning to hundreds of homes in Washington County

Columbia Gas crews are currently in the process of restoring heat to more than 500 homes in California, Pa.

about 22 hours ago

 Monessen teammates celebrate at the buzzer after defeating Jeannette in the WPIAL Class A championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

No. 2 seed Monessen breezes to Class A title

Monessen overcomes last year’s big loss to Lincoln Park in AA to win WPIAL title comfortably.

about 23 hours ago

Senate Passes Stopgap Homeland Security Funds, House May Follow

Earlier Friday, House Speaker John Boehner was unable to corral enough votes among his Republican majority to pass a short-term bill.

about 23 hours ago

 Seton-LaSalle teammates celebrate their win against Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Seton-LaSalle girls repeat as WPIAL champions

The Rebels roll past Bishop Canevin for fourth Class AA title in past five years

about 23 hours ago

Medical examiner release autopsy results for Dana Johnson

The medical examiner's office today released the autopsy results of a woman authorities say killed her boyfriend, and then shot herself.

1 day ago

Oakdale man faces firearms violations after selling guns to undercover officers

Richard Bartoletti, 48, of Oakdale, faces three counts of firearms violations. according to online court records.

1 day ago

Uber says security breach affected about 50,000 drivers

The data breach involved current and former Uber drivers, and the company has notified attorneys general in states where those drivers live.

1 day ago

North Hills mortgage brokerage firm owner charged with conspiracy

Joseph Nocito Jr. was charged in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving the purchase of a South Florida property.

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Munhall man pleads guilty but mentally ill in mother's shooting death

Anthony Scholl, 43, was sentenced to 20 to 50 years in prison in exchange for the plea, district attorney spokesman Mike Manko said.

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Mexican man sentenced for smuggling drugs into the U.S.

Carmelo Rojas-Perez, 31, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison, after which he will be deported to Mexico.

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Indicted Downtown headshop owner in trouble once again, bond revoked

The owner of Giggles is back in jail after police said they found unlicensed pro sports merchandise and stamp bags for packaging heroin.

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 Pittsburgh police said they used force on Devon Davis, 23, because he resisted their efforts to arrest him Wednesday.

Pittsburgh officials seek outside review of Downtown chase, arrest

Tim McNulty, spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto, said the city has not yet decided which outside person or group will do the evaluation.

1 day ago

Standard & Poor's upgrades bond rating for Pittsburgh Public Schools

The district's underlying rating on general obligation bonds has gone up from A- to A, and the outlook is stable.

1 day ago

Two men arrested in unrelated child pornography cases

Jeramie Platt and Michael Roberts-Paladino face several charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and related charges.

1 day ago

Wolf announces proposals allowing more Pa. seniors to receive home health care

The governor says the proposal would make long-term care for seniors more convenient and personal.

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 In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Leonard Nimoy arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater.

Leonard Nimoy, of 'Star Trek' fame, dead at 83

Mr. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Spring Hill woman sentenced to jail for euthanizing neighbor's dog

The Siberian husky at the center of the case, Thor, disappeared from the fenced-in yard of Mark Boehler, 55, in November 2013.

1 day ago

 Terry Walker

Homicide suspect surrenders, charged with casino worker's death

Police said Terry Walker, 45, of Uniontown, turned himself in early this morning to state police at the Uniontown barracks.

1 day ago

 Arthur Benoit III, 26.

Monongahela man used antlers to attack his disabled dad, police say

Arthur Benoit III faces a March 10 preliminary hearing on charges he used a set of mounted deer antlers on his father.

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Rail company cleaning up 27-car iron ore derailment in Butler County

The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Center, Butler County.

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911 caller: Girlfriend confessed to killing Cleveland police chief's brother

The caller said he found 34-year-old William D. Williams dead in the woman’s home early Tuesday.

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Fourth suspect faces charges in security guard's death at Homewood bar

Kevin Lee Ford, 28, of Homewood, faces charges of homicide and other offenses in the death of Deion Nesbitt, 24, of East Liberty.

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Economy grew slower than previously believed in fourth quarter

Rate of 2.2 percent in the October-Dec. quarter marked a major slowdown from the third quarter, which saw the strongest growth in 11 years.

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Parkway work to close Carnegie ramps starting Monday night

The on- and off-ramps will be closed at 10 p.m. Monday for a $72.8 million project that will stretch from I-79 to the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

1 day ago

Error botched security image on Pennsylvania licenses

The flawed driver’s licenses transposed the letters in the security image to “AP” instead of “PA.”

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Child hit by car in Highland Park

The child was struck by the vehicle shortly before 6 a.m. at the corner of Stanton Avenue and Heberton Street.

1 day ago

Robert Morris whips Wagner, 91-59

Rodney Pryor sparks easy victory with 25-point game for the Colonials; Marcquise Reed and Lucky Jones also score in double figures.

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 House Bill 466 is similar to a liquor privatization bill that passed the House, but not the Senate, in 2013.

Pennsylvania House votes in favor of selling off state liquor system

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, opposes disbanding the state alcohol sales business.

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 Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, accompanied by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., before the committee voted to advance the nomination of Loretta Lynch.

U.S. Senate panel backs Loretta Lynch as attorney general

The 20-member panel voted 12-8 in favor of Lynch, a career prosecutor who is the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn.

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Former head of Horizons Hospice indicted for false billings

Mary Ann Stewart, the former chief operating officer at Horizons, is charged with health care fraud and lying to a federal grand jury.

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Housing Authority moving ahead with more construction at former Addison Terrace

The second phase of work to replace the Hill District complex — which eventually will have 400 units  — will be 90 townhomes and apartments.

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Rudiak announces candidacy for city controller

Natalia Rudiak, 35, of Carrick is a two-term council member.

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