Richard Mellon Scaife's will also divided control of trust funds that held more than $700 million between the Sarah Scaife Foundation and the Allegheny Foundation.

Westmoreland County judge declines to recuse himself in Scaife case

When Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. worked as a lawyer, he represented a labor union during a labor dispute with the Tribune-Review.

about 10 hours ago

 Steffi Bruinghaus of Squirrel Hill, left, protests against Michael Vick, as Renarda Walker, right, supports him during a rally Thursday outside Heinz Field as the Steelers played the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game. More than 100 people demonstrated against the new backup Steelers quarterback who served jail time for dogfighting.

Anti-Vick group holds vigil outside Steelers game

A “silent, respectful vigil” remembered the dogs that died in the operation that led to Michael Vick serving 21 months in prison.

about 21 hours ago

 Linda Lane joined the district as deputy superintendent in 2007 and became superintendent in January 2011.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent Linda Lane to step down in June

Long rumored to be leaving, she said she decided to make the announcement to “put an end to the speculation.”

about 21 hours ago

 Emergency workers remain at the scene of a crash that involved a dump truck and bicyclist in Brighton Heights this morning. The truck ended up over a hillside.

Teen on bike injured in collision with dump truck in Brighton Heights

Officials said the bicyclist was taken to a hospital. The extent of injuries was unknown.

about 12 hours ago

Man arrested in connection with East Hills shooting

Michael Owens, 40, is charged with firing shots around 12:15 this morning that grazed a 31-year-old man.

about 11 hours ago

 Alethea Sims, president of the Coalition of Organized Residents, and Pat Havrilak of The Community Builders cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of East Liberty Place South in May.

Newsmaker you should know / East Liberty resident devoted to helping others

Alethea Sims is president of the Coalition of Organized Residents of East Liberty and also works for Volunteers in Service to America.

about 21 hours ago

19-year-old sentenced in East Liberty slaying

Copeland Tyler, 19, also was found guilty of two firearms charges in a nonjury trial before Common Pleas Judge Philip A. Ignelzi.

about 21 hours ago

Teen, 14, in critical condition after being shot in East Liberty

Zone 5 officers responded at 4:38 p.m. to Ipswich Court, where the boy was shot while standing in between housing units.

about 3 hours ago

Power lost in four-block area of South Side Flats

A four-block area of the South Side Flats is without power tonight after the heat caused an equipment failure.

about 21 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police arrested 61 johns and nine prostitutes  from Aug. 4-15 as part of a national effort to quell buyers.

Pittsburgh police target sex trade; dozens arrested in crackdown

Pittsburgh vice detectives rounded up twice as many johns as last year during a national effort last month to reduce the use of prostitutes.

1 day ago

 Shaniqua Taylor, 26, holds up a photo of her son Josiah Taylor. Josiah was shot and killed Tuesday at the Allegheny Dwellings on the North Side.

Investigations launched after Pittsburgh toddler’s death

Josiah Taylor was 22 months old when he was shot dead while in the care of his mother’s boyfriend in Fineview.

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

PennDOT will move the merge point down the road to the area of the railroad trestle to try to ease congestion.

1 day ago

Banksville backup caused by unapproved lane closure

The closure, which was still in effect as of 11 a.m., was causing delays of an hour or more for commuters heading into the city.

about 21 hours ago

 The USS Requin submarine at the Carnegie Science Center will close on Sept. 14 for renovation.

USS Requin in Pittsburgh to get new coat of paint

The USS Requin spent its more than 20 years in the service alerting other military vessels to oncoming danger.

about 21 hours ago

 VisitPittsburgh, the local tourism agency, has long championed the need for a headquarters hotel attached to the center.

Developers bidding for David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel seeking subsidies

Officials said the amounts requested are lower than in the past, when developers wanted more than $50 million in help to build the hotel.

1 day ago

Felon arrested in East Liberty sentenced on gun, drug charges

Police recovered a pistol and 128 stamp bags of heroin following his arrest in the East Liberty Gardens complex in September 2014.

1 day ago

Police: Residents cleaning out Carrick home find possible drug-making materials

Several items for making methamphetamine were found in a room of a house on Almont Avenue, police said.

1 day ago

Man grazed by bullet after shots fired in Larimer

Police said shots were fired in the 500 block of Lowell Street and in the 6400 block of Shetland Avenue.

1 day ago

 The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.

2 days ago

TRAFFIC: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens after utility line fire

The span was closed for more than four hours.

2 days ago

 The Rev. Richard Freeman of the Interfaith Impact Network preaches to a crowd of steelworkers and supporters Tuesday after a march from United Steelworkers headquarters reached the U.S. Steel headquarters on Grant Street.

Steelworkers rally as U.S. Steel, Arcelor Mittal agree to allow work under recently expired contract

Rallies in Pittsburgh and other cities seek fair contracts for union workers at U.S. Steel, Allegheny Technologies and Arcelor Mittal.

2 days ago

 Port Authority Police block off the entrance to the T line at Gateway Station headed toward Heinz Field after an electrical problem caused a train to shut down inside the tunnel.

Port Authority restores service after T shutdown

Service was halted this evening when the Port Authority said a support piece for an overhead electric line broke and struck the line.

1 day ago

 Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, said Tuesday of personal health responsibility: “We own it. It’s our health. It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

On 25th anniversary, Jewish Healthcare Foundation putting new focus on personal health

“It’s our health,” said Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the foundation. “It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

2 days ago

 Third-graders wait during transition to another class in June at the Environmental Charter School.

Environmental Charter School seeks to open two more schools in Pittsburgh

The school has filed an application with Pittsburgh Public Schools to add a K-8 school in East Liberty and open a 9-12 school in the Hill.

2 days ago

Feds investigating possible theft of $14 million from Matthews International Corp.

The U.S. attorney’s office confirmed it is investigating the incident, first disclosed by the North Shore company in a July 30 report.

2 days ago

Attorney says he could argue client acted in self-defense in Homewood bar shooting

Harvey Scott Jr., 27, is charged in the death of security guard Deion Nesbitt at Rendezvous Phase III bar.

2 days ago

Sheraden, West Oakland homes struck by stray gunfire

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3100 block of Ashlyn Street in Sheraden, and shots were fired in West Oakland.

2 days ago

Allegheny Intermediate Unit board opens up its deliberations

The AIU, which offers special education services, looks to “right-size” with staff cuts and potential sale of building.

2 days ago

 Matt Bovee of Munhall lifts one of 36 solar panels being installed Wednesday on the roof of the Highmark SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. More solar panels are being planned for the North Side, with the approval of a project at CCAC.

FirstEnergy to pay for solar installations at CCAC

The power produced by the solar arrays will be equivalent to that of a coal-fired power plant with emissions of 78.6 tons of CO2 a year.

2 days ago

Pedestrian struck by mirror on passing bus Downtown

Officials said the unidentified woman was hospitalized after being struck by the mirror on a P76 Flyer heading outbound from Downtown.

2 days ago

 Could more development be in store for the North Side?

Developer looks to bring hotel to East Ohio Street on the North Side

October Development is hoping to spruce up a block that is mostly abandoned.

2 days ago

 The LSTs were designed in 1942 to land battle-ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers and supplies directly onto enemy beaches during World War II.

World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters

The landing ship, tank -- known as the USS LST 325 -- carried Sherman tanks to the front lines of some of the war’s defining battles.

3 days ago

 People gather hand-in-hand in prayer Monday outside the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Downtown, to mark Overdose Awareness Day.

'Thank you for doing this': Dozens turn out at Pittsburgh rally to raise awareness of addiction

The event, part of International Overdose Awareness Day, was aimed at directing resources away from punishing addicts and into helping them.

3 days ago

 Harrison Marshman Jr.

Boyfriend charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Josiah Taylor.

2 days ago

 If you’re apartment hunting in or near Downtown, don’t expect any bargains.

Rental rates for apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh at record high

The average rental rate in and around the Golden Triangle is up to $1.86 a square foot.

3 days ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Allegheny County unveils details in new jail health plan

The county launched its new partnership with Allegheny Health Network to provide health care for prisoners at the jail.

3 days ago

 About 100 community members attend the Carrick Crime and Blight Blitz Community meeting at Pittsburgh Concord Elementary School.

Carrick residents voice frustration with drugs, crime

City Hall pleads for patience, says help is on the way.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh City Council asks authorities to adopt city's non-discrimination policy

Councilman Dan Gilman’s bill asks authorities to follow the city’s policy against discrimination for sexual preference and gender identity.

3 days ago

 Leroy Kent was taken into custody in the South Side.

Man charged, woman in critical condition after stabbing in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood

A neighbor said blood ran down the woman's leg as she ran from a neighboring multi-unit house this afternoon.

3 days ago

Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.

3 days ago

 The scene at Bayardstown Social Club, with Slim Forsythe and His New Payday Loners performing in the background.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Bayardstown Social Club in Strip makes a quick success of socializing

Born on a vacant lot on Penn Avenue, Bayardstown is a bring-your-own party to which everyone’s invited, including kids and dogs.

3 days ago

Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project calls for investigation, accountability at jail

A new health care system will be managed by the county and include a $4 million-a-year partnership with Allegheny Health Network.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh City Council might settle suit in deadly flood for $375K

Council will consider spending the city’s share of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four people who died on Washington Boulevard.

3 days ago

 Gregory Brown

Allegheny County DA to retry arson case that killed 3 firefighters

Gregory Brown was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder for the 1995 Valentine's Day fire that killed three firefighters.

3 days ago

 Djamal Eleam

Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.

4 days ago

 Vice President Joe Biden in Washington in April.

VP Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

The White House said in a news release Monday that further details will be released later.

3 days ago

 Carol Finch of Mount Oliver, left, a parishioner of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Allentown, works with Linda Piso of Knoxville work at Fresh Friday on the Hilltop, which gives food out to the needy and is part of the church's mission. St. John Vianney is being considered to be closed by Bishop Zubik and the diocese.

Allentown parish faces possible closure

St. John Vianney officials say they don’t see how the parish can keep going. Its debt exceeds $3 million.

4 days ago

 From left, Lauren Delorenze of Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown project helps Ophion and Argena Hall plant kale, cabbage and collard greens in the backyard of their Homewood home.

Phipps Conservatory helps Homewood residents plant gardens

Phipps Conservatory on course to plant 60 backyard gardens for Homewood residents in program funded by Hillman Foundation.

4 days ago

 Philanthropist and businessman Dick Simmons.

Dick Simmons to step down as Pittsburgh Symphony's board chairman

Mr. Simmons’ individual philanthropy has helped the symphony weather the weak economy and its difficult financial circumstances.

4 days ago

 Members of the Open Door Church at Garfield Community Farm gather under budding trees to worship in the open air. The open-air service mixed traditional worship and singing with chores at the urban farm. Among them were baking the communion bread in a wood-fired oven.

Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

As traditional congregations decline, some faith leaders are creating new venues of worship in unconventional spots.

5 days ago