"We’re looking to polish off what worked really well during the consent decree era," Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh police create standards office to increase accountability

The office will review training and ethical standards and catch shortfalls “before they become crisis problems,” Chief Cameron McLay said.

about 15 hours ago

Mon Wharf closed today and Thursday due to flood advisory

Additional parking is available at the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Plaza, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority said.

about 2 hours ago

 There was a shooting at the Ivy Pittsburgh around 1 a.m. Sunday. Here, the 18th Street entrance to the club's patio area is shown.

Strip District's Ivy Pittsburgh to close after weekend shooting

The operator agreed to close the club after meeting with Pittsburgh police, the District Attorney's office and Liquor Control Enforcement.

about 3 hours ago

 In her Friendship studio, sculptor Susan Wagner displays one of the sketches she used to create a statue of Pittsburgh police K9 officer Rocco, which be displayed at the police memorial on the North Shore.

Organizations collect donations for bronze statue of Pittsburgh K-9 Rocco

Local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will donate today’s sales toward adding a K-9 officer memorial on the North Shore.

about 15 hours ago

Reed Smith revenue rises 7 percent

Revenue-per-lawyer was also up slightly year-over-year, from $691,000 to $703,000.

about 4 hours ago

 Rachel Lauver, 19, of PittServes and a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, sorts clothes at the William Pitt Union in Oakland on Tuesday.

Pitt 'Give a Thread' campaign collects record number of clothing donations

The clothing was collected through PittServes and will be given to charities including an on-campus shop, Thriftsburgh, opening next month.

about 15 hours ago

Lincoln-Lemington man indicted on bank robbery charges

A federal grand jury said Christopher Wallace, 28, robbed First Commonwealth Bank on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

about 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh man sent to prison for repeated DUI offenses

Charles Ninness, 59, of Pittsburgh, also faces fines totaling $4,000.

about 15 hours ago

 Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan urges audience at Pitt to keep up the fight

About 250 people attended the panel discussion on the topic of  “A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective.”

1 day ago

 This artist's rendering released Monday shows  a view of the new U.S. Steel headquarters from the northwest. The building will occupy 2.23 acres of land just across from Consol Energy Center.

Design for new U.S. Steel headquarters honors Pittsburgh’s industrial past

Developer Clayco Realty Group plans to begin construction by fall so the five-story, 285,000-square-foot building is ready by fall 2017.

1 day ago

 Richard Haynes, president and founder of the Carlow Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, reads statements written on the Free Speech Wall at Carlow University in Oakland.

Carlow University 'wall' encourages free speech

Young Americans for Liberty at Carlow University encouraged students to write on two outdoor poster-boards, part of a national project.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh’s Downtown population has reached 4,400, a four-fold increase after having just a little more than 1,000 in 2000.

Pittsburgh tops’s list of 10 best Downtowns

The website reviews cities such as Pittsburgh for walking conditions, cultural assets, transportation, planning and sustainable design.

1 day ago

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topic in Pittsburgh

Relationships between the police and African-American communities need to go beyond conversations and marches.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto congratulates Lt. William Blair during a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police promotion ceremony held in the City Council Chambers in the City-County Building on Tuesday.

Three Pittsburgh police officers promoted to commander

“They’re the future of the organization,” public safety director Stephen Bucar said of the three.

about 16 hours ago

Federal judge revokes bond for headshop owner who continued to sell drug paraphernalia

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon jailed Akhil Mishra, 70, for selling unlicensed merchandise and heroin stamp bags while awaiting trial.

about 16 hours ago

 “This is an unfortunate, though not completely unexpected ruling.” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

Stay issued on NRA suit against Pittsburgh

Common Pleas Senior Judge Judith Friedman’s one-sentence order means the city’s law remains in force, at least for now.

1 day ago

 Dustin Moffat, 32, faces 29 charges related to his illicit and sometimes abusive relationship with a teenage girl.

Lawrenceville man charged with rape of teen

Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said Dustin Moffat was taken into custody without incident at his home around 5:45 this morning.

about 16 hours ago

Man shot to death in Homewood

The shooting took place near the intersection of North Lang Avenue and Upland Street, Ms. Toler said.

about 17 hours ago

 Harvey Scott

Judge backed down on revoking bond for shooting suspect now charged with homicide

"I don't think he should have been out on bail," Ronald Acrie, father of victim, said of suspect Harvey Scott, now charged with homicide.

2 days ago

 Philadelphia and Pittsburgh base layoffs on certification and seniority, so seniority is critical when job cuts are being made.

Lawsuit challenging Philadelphia union officials as 'ghost teachers' mirrors Pittsburgh

The lawsuit by The Fairness Center claims teachers out of the classroom for years on union duties still get raises and public pensions.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh councilman offers incentive for local businesses to increase wages

A bill to be introduced Tuesday by Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor offers free ads on city bus shelters if businesses raise wages.

1 day ago

Duquesne officer faces hearing on police certification in cheating probe

The officer is one of two in Duquesne who could be taken off the job there in a probe of possible cheating last year on a state test.

2 days ago

Shooting in Ivy Pittsburgh club sparks meeting

One person was shot and five others injured by broken glass in the “chaos” created when a gunman opened fire at Ivy Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

Fourth man arrested in Homewood security guard's shooting death

Kevin Ford, 28, of Lincoln-Lemington, appeared about 9:30 this morning at Pittsburgh police headquarters on the North Side.

1 day ago

 Sherwood Stevenson.

Some charges refiled against convicted sex offender

Sherwood K. Stevenson, 76, was charged again today with counts of false identification to law enforcement and theft of services.

1 day ago

 From left, Joe Fridy, Jessica Hughes and Cori Frazer, members of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, gather Sunday in Market Square for a vigil on the national Day of Mourning to recognize the disabled who are murdered by caregivers or family  members.

Activists gather to mourn disabled who have been murdered

The Day of Mourning in Market Square was part of a national effort to recognize disabled people who have been victims of murder.

2 days ago

Driver injured in Marshall-Shadeland crash following police chase

An officer investigating reports of car vandalism in Brighton Heights late Sunday spotted a vehicle in connection with the incidents.

2 days ago

Money for microfilm?

A 1986 Pittsburgh ordinance requires those who submits plans to pay a fee for microfilming records, which the city rarely uses any more.

2 days ago

Allentown man sentenced in fatal 2013 drunk driving crash

James Posey, 60, of Brookline, was killed on Dec. 22, 2013.

1 day ago

U.S. appeals release of 'incorrigible' Downtown headshop owner

"The time has come for the court to detain Akhil Mishra, who is simply incorrigible," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Conway wrote.

1 day ago

Downtown headshop owner in legal hot water once again

Akhil Mishra is in jail while authorities try to revoke his bond on another case after they found unlicensed sports attire at Giggles.

2 days ago

 Eddie Adams clears parking places along Wylie Avenue for Sunday worship services at Monumental Baptist Church.

Weather-related flight delays at other airports affect Pittsburgh flights

The Pittsburgh area could receive as much as six inches of snow by Monday morning, but city roads should be good for rush hour.

2 days ago

Several cars vandalized on North Side over the weekend

Zone 1 police are investigating 29 incidents of smashed car windows in Brighton Heights and Spring Garden.

2 days ago

Beltzhoover teen shot in the buttocks

Pittsburgh police said the young man was shot about 11:45 a.m. near Millbridge and Industry streets.

3 days ago

Duquesne University football player dies

Chris Johnson, 22, a senior defensive back at Duquesne University, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

3 days ago

One shot, five others injured at Strip District club

Police said shots were fired about 1 a.m. at Ivy Pittsburgh and one person was wounded and five others injured by broken glass.

3 days ago

Child injured in Polish Hill auto accident

A child was injured in an auto accident in Polish Hill Sunday evening, according to an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh man killed in Greene County crash

Zachary Jon Zateallo, 22, of Pittsburgh died Saturday morning when his thrown from his vehicle when it crashed on southbound Interstate 79.

3 days ago

 The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.

4 days ago

Rape suspect charged in 2010 shooting

Police charged Melvin "We-eye" Smalls, 38, with shooting Erric Jackson, 26, who remains in a vegetative state, police said.

4 days ago

Spring Hill woman sentenced for euthanizing neighbor’s dog

The judge sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail, saying she showed “no remorse” and posed a danger to the community.

4 days ago

Hill District fire burns in four row houses

Firefighters were dispatched to the fire shortly after 10:30 a.m. and had the well-involved blaze under control roughly two hours later.

3 days ago

 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.

5 days ago

 The Rev. Jacqueline Lyde of Shadyside and others cheer during a community meeting with Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay at Baptist Temple Church in Homewood.

Full house turns out for talk on Pittsburgh police, community relations

Police chief Cameron McLay and several hundred people tightly packed the Baptist Temple Church in Homewood for a public action meeting.

5 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

 Paramedics and police attend to a suspect in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run accident on Fort Pitt Boulevard on Wednesday.

Use of force by Pittsburgh police under review in Downtown chase, crash

Officers told Devon Davis, 23, to “stop resisting.” One witness said Davis replied, “I’m not doing anything.”

5 days ago

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.

5 days ago

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.

5 days 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.

4 days ago


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