Arrest made in Elliott homicide

Derek Scott Lee, 26, of Penn Hills, was being held in the Allegheny County Jail Friday night.

about 2 hours ago

Pittsburgh man charged in killing

The grand jury system is designed to protect witnesses in sensitive cases.

about 3 hours ago

 The Animal Rescue League will begin building its new facility at Hamilton and Dallas avenues in the spring, according to its executive director, Dan Rossi.

Animal shelter gets go-ahead to build facility in Homewood

Community members have agreed to a proposal from a local animal shelter to build a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot facility in Homewood.

1 day ago

 Robert Ferrante is escorted into the courtroom Oct. 23.

Ferrante jury hears debate on value of blood evidence

Marla Priestley, a latent-fingerprint examiner, testified that she found a thumb print on a bottle of cyanide that matched Mr. Ferrante’s.

about 4 hours ago

 The August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

New twist turns Wilson Center toward Monday sheriff’s sale

But that doesn’t mean three local foundations with a deal to buy the property still won’t end up with the building.

about 3 hours ago

 Youngsters hold tiger masks during a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” by Peter Brown at the Hyundai Club West Lounge of Heinz Field. The event was an attempt to set a record for the world's largest vocabulary lesson.

Children 'go wild' for Guiness World Record-setting vocabulary lesson

PNC Grow Up Great celebrated its 10th anniversary with a vocabulary challenge — teaching the same lesson at the same time in 37 cities.

1 day ago

University of Pittsburgh building named after vice chancellor Cochran

Jerome Cochran’s service spans more than three decades.

about 14 hours ago

Medical equipment saleswoman sentenced in health care fraud case

Mary Monica Wilson-Lefler, 64, of Economy, had pleaded guilty last year to health care fraud.

about 11 hours ago

High school students learn about careers in business, politics

City Council members Corey O’Connor and Dan Gilman offer career advice to local high school students through the U Can B program.

1 day ago

Allegheny County police search for teen wanted in Penn Hills shooting

Allegheny County police charged Tyler Goodnight, 17, with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other crimes.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh man acquitted in East Liberty rape, attempted homicide

A jury found Edward Covington, who has addresses in East Liberty and Green Tree, not guilty of attempted homicide, rape and other crimes.

about 14 hours ago

City Council approves more money for Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime

City Council approved an additional $125,000 for outreach services to individuals likely to become victims or perpetrators of violence.

1 day ago

Man arrested in connection with Hill District killing

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Hill District this summer, police said.

1 day ago

 Sgt. Eric Kroll gives a presentation on domestic violence at a city-wide Public Safety Council meeting.

Pittsburgh police to add smartphone app to tools against domestic violence

In 2013, Pittsburgh police responded to 10,622 calls for domestic violence, Sgt. Eric Kroll said.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh public safety director Stephen A. Bucar

Pittsburgh police officers’ outside work restructuring still ongoing

The city council advanced a request to renew a contract with a North Carolina company handling scheduling for police off-duty work.

2 days ago

 Robert Ferrante is accused of using the poison to kill his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein.

Emails from Autumn Klein reflect troubled relationship with husband

Emails are presented in the sixth day of the criminal homicide trial of Robert Ferrante, charged with using cyanide to poison his wife.

1 day ago

Man surrenders in Homewood shooting death

Herbert Hart IV, 25, claimed self defense in killing Robert Wilson, his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, but police and prosecutors disagree.

1 day ago

Peduto selects acting EMS chief to lead bureau

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Thursday nominated acting EMS chief Mark Bocian to a permanent position.

1 day ago

 Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys William Diffenderfer and Wendy Williams.

Evidence in the Ferrante trial: Emails between Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

Emails between Robert Ferrante and his wife, Autumn Klein, in the days and months before her death.

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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh considering renewal with criticized contractor

The company, Cover Your Assets, handles scheduling of police officers who work special duty events.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Man shot in Sheraden

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

2 days ago

 Nicholas Kristof speaks at the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Author, journalist Nicholas Kristof stresses ‘empathy gap’ in appearance at Pitt

The Pulitzer Prize winner was one of several speakers at Tuesday’s Salk Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 Patrice Cottrell, of Penn Hills, smokes a cigarette Tuesday along Wood Street in Downtown.

Pa. legislation targets secondhand smoke loopholes

Smoking is banned in most state workplaces, with efforts continuing to block smoking at all drinking establishments, like casinos.

3 days ago

 Bruce Kraus

Pittsburgh City Council President Kraus pleads not guilty

Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus pleaded not guilty this week to littering and harassment.

3 days ago

 A Port Authority bus travels on Forbes Avenue in Oakland in April. Officials said it will take nearly two years and $4 million to complete engineering and environmental reviews for a proposed Bus Rapid Transit system linking Downtown and Oakland.

Oakland-Downtown Pittsburgh transit plan full of promises but short on funding

If all goes ideally, construction could begin in 2017 or 2018, said Port Authority officials.

3 days ago

Traffic restrictions set for Oakland and Bloomfield

Utility work on three state-maintained roads in Oakland and Bloomfield will cause rolling traffic restrictions for the next two nights.

3 days ago

Changes coming to Route 28 in Pittsburgh on Thursday

The ramp from Crosstown Boulevard to Route 28 north will close at 10:30 a.m.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person’s Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 34-year-old male named Andre Gray. Gray is missing from the Lawrenceville section of the City of Pittsburgh.

Police still seeking missing Lawrenceville man

Andre Gray, a 34-year-old black man, is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has a full beard, police said.

3 days 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.

3 days ago

 Councilwoman Darlene Harris introduced the legislation earlier this month.

Pittsburgh approves retirement stipend for care of police dogs

Under a bill sponsored by Darlene Harris, dog handlers will receive a $500 stipend to care for their dogs once the dogs retire.

3 days ago

 The hall at Clayton Academy is filled with student art and marks of student achievement.

How can more Pittsburgh parents become engaged in their kids' education?

The Heinz Endowments is providing 10 community groups with training from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.

4 days ago

 Keynote speaker Dr. Howard Fuller.

Panel discusses race issues, equitable education

Speakers discussed topics ranging from teacher quality to arts education to state and federal funding and their impact on minority students.

3 days ago

 Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Manning's courtroom.

Evidence in the Ferrante trial: Internet history and letters to his family

The Google search history and internet browsing history for Robert Ferrante’s computer, as well as letters to his family.

3 days ago

 Traffic moves along East Carson Street on the South Side.

'Sociable City' plan rolled out to coordinate Pittsburgh's nightlife

Nightlife, and the neighborhoods in which it happens, are resources that need to be planned and managed.

5 days ago

 Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Manning's courtroom.

Cyanide purchase was first time Ferrante ordered an item himself, lab workers testify

Prosecutors say within a few days Robert Ferrante used cyanide he ordered to kill his wife, neurosurgeon Autumn Klein.

4 days ago

 RAD board member Dan Griffin, right, questions a representative of one of the foundations hoping to take over the Wilson Center. At left is Sylvia Fields.

Asset District funding clears way for foundations to buy August Wilson Center

The $1.5 million RAD grant is a portion of the $3.15 million in public funding being used to help three foundations buy the Downtown center.

4 days ago

 Edwina Kinchington, far right, talks as her Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy prepares for Tuesday's video conference on Ebola. Nineteen students at the school are part of a group of 19 schools taking part in the conference.

Pittsburgh-area students to take part in video conference on Ebola

Organizers say they hope the video conference will raise awareness of issues surrounding the outbreak.

5 days ago

 Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School-Time hosted an event in conjunction with Lights on After School day at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, with about 500 kids in attendance. Dandre Wells, 10, second from left, from the After School program at the Thelma Lovette YMCA in the Hill District, does the hoola hoop dance as part of the After School activities.

Allegheny County’s after-school programs lead the way

In Allegheny County, more children have after-school opportunities than the national or state averages, but there’s still a large unmet

5 days ago

 An artist rendering of the Villas at Winter Park

Developers aim to ‘make peace’ with neighbors in South Side Slopes project

A contentious proposal for 23 new housing units in the South Side Slopes is in its fourth redesign.

5 days ago

Local veterans services look for better coordination

There are 180 organizations in the area that serve veterans in some way, and dealing with them is often confusing.

5 days ago

 Murals depicting historic eras of the neighborhood.

Route 28 retaining wall to bear artistic flair

Six images were etched on a new retaining wall along the North Side to depict the rich history of the corridor.

5 days ago


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