City Controller Michael Lamb, shown here at his campaign headquarters in April, had some harsh words for Mayor Bill Peduto's administration today.

Controller says Pittsburgh budget in good shape, but criticizes suit against oversight agency

The controller had harsh words for the Peduto administration for filing a lawsuit against the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

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 Barbara Daly Danko

Democratic candidates for Danko county council seat to appear Wednesday

Four Democrats want the nomination for Allegheny County Council to replace Barbara Daly Danko, who died before the primary but won anyway.

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Mother charged with homicide in death of toddler found in Swissvale

Adriene Williams, 26, also faces charges of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the death of Adrionna Williams.

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Half-dozen men worked together in Beltzhoover robbery, police say

Police said six men conspired to steal a 23-year-old Carnegie man's cell phone and wallet.

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Jury selection begins for couple in 911 calls case

Abdula “A.J.” Richardson, 38, and his wife, Felecia Richardson, 44, face charges of conspiracy and making false reports to law enforcement.

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Fineview man charged with assaulting woman

Bernard Bigirimana, 39, was arrested Sunday by Pittsburgh police and remained in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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Mother charged after police found drugs in car in East Liberty

Police found 50 stamp bags of heroin, a bag of powdered cocaine, a bag of marijuana, 14 Oxycodone pills and a scale in the woman’s car.

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 Avielle Keller, 6, of Squirrel Hill, plays soccer while she watches the United States Women's National Soccer Team play Japan at a watch party hosted by the City of Pittsburgh at Schenley Plaza on Sunday.

Pittsburgh soccer fans flock to Schenley Plaza, other watch parties as U.S. claims World Cup title

More than 1,500 people gathered in Schenley Plaza, and hundreds of others were at viewing parties at local pubs, cheering the team’s win.

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Regatta crowds rise despite loss of river events

Despite cancelling river activities for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, vendors and officials say the event went quite well.

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 Students and chaperones board the bus to the airport Sunday as they leave on a cultural and service exchange trip to Northern Ireland. Ten students and five chaperones will spend 10 days there.

Hill District teens head across the pond for tour of Northern Ireland

In 2012, a youth group from Newry came to Pittsburgh, and children from the Hill District threw a Halloween party for them.

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 City Councilman Corey O'Connor said the ordinance, backed by the nonprofit Pittsburgh United, a coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions, will produce “benefits for workers, benefits for businesses and benefits for the public health of the region.”

Pittsburgh council to introduce paid sick-leave legislation

The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.

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Juvenile, sister arrested after scuffle with police at Point State Park

The boy kneed an officer, and shouted at him and his sister punched officers, according to police.

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Bridge inspection work planned for I-279 bridge

The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting, and restrictions will be in both directions on Interstate 279 north.

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City Calendar: Week of July 6, 2015

Events, meetings and festivals this week within the city limits.

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Lane restrictions expected on Bloomfield Bridge this week

The work is part of the $12.24 million reconstruction project of Baum and Bigelow boulevards.

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Man accused of using fake money at Rivers Casino

A Marshall-Shadeland man is facing 15 counts of forgery after using a fake bill at the Rivers Casino early Sunday morning.

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 Fireworks launch over Pittsburgh Saturday for the Fourth of July celebration, as seen from the top of the Carnegie Science Center.

Fabulous fireworks light up the Point as Pittsburgh celebrates Independence Day

“Nothing compares to this,” said one woman of the annual fireworks display over Point State Park in Pittsburgh.

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 Concertgoers dance before Nick Jonas’ performance June 13 during Pittsburgh’s Pride celebration, Downtown. Some are asking for a clearer picture of the finances of Delta Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit that organizes the annual Pride event and works on behalf of the region’s LGBT community.

Critics say Delta finances lack transparency

Delta Foundation’s Pride events have been a success, but there are questions about how the nonprofit spends its nearly $1 million budget.

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Police continue to investigate East Liberty homicide

Thomas Johnson Jr., 24, of Penn Hills, died after he was shot in the head in East Liberty on Friday evening.

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A man and young child were struck by a vehicle crossing a South Side street

The two pedestrians were crossing West Carson Street near the Duquesne Incline when the accident occurred.

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 VisitPittsburgh favors a hotel tax hoping that it will make the creation of the sports commission possible, which would attract big events to Pittsburgh.

Hotel tax proposed to lure big events to Pittsburgh, maybe even Super Bowl

VisitPittsburgh is backing the plan designed around luring big events, such as the Super Bowl, to the city.

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Police clear scene after suspicious package found on North Side

Pittsburgh police sent an explosive ordnance disposal robot to examine the bag and cleared the scene after nothing was found inside.

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 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park on Friday.

Cancellation of water activities puts a damper on Regatta crowds

Many cited a difference in the celebratory atmosphere of the event after the last-minute cancellation of the popular boating races.

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 Maritza Mosquera with her "Body of Water" inject print at Assemble in Garfield on Friday. "Aqui," the exhibit Ms. Mosquera curated, runs through July at 5125 Penn Ave.

Garfield exhibit showcases 'diverse array' of Latino art

Maritza Mosquera presents “Aqui” with work from 13 Latino artists at Assemble in Bloomfield-Garfield for Cafe Con Leche.

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 Last month was the eighth-wettest June on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainy weather could have an impact on Pittsburghers’ wellness

With more showers forecast, the trend might continue; it’s advised for anyone feeling down because of the weather to stay active.

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 The owner of New York’s Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is considering opening a restaurant in the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central North Side.

N.Y. cafe considering location in North Side

Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is looking at the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central Northside.

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 Guy Beresteanu, 14, and his sister Maya Beresteanu, 9.

Teenage fencer to represent U.S. at Maccabi games

Guy Beresteanu, 14, has been a fencer for eight years, but he will be a member of the U.S. Juniors male fencing team in Berlin this month.

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Missing 75-year-old man found

Pittsburgh Police found 75-year-old Earl Clifford was found this morning in Garfield.

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Medical examiner rules East Liberty shooting death a homicide

The death of a 24-year-old man who Pittsburgh police said was shot in the head on Friday in East Liberty has been ruled a homicide, the

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Woman stabbed in Homewood altercation

A woman was stabbed in the forehead early this morning after an argument at a residence in Homewood, Pittsburgh police said. According to a

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Pittsburgh police search for armed robber

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at the Sheraden Mini-Mart Market on Hillsboro Street.

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Man drowns in Squirrel Hill condo complex

James Cordy, 68, died at 6:18 p.m. Friday at the Imperial House on Munhall Road, where he was a resident.

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 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand Friday as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, both of Upper St. Clair, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.

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 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

Voters still want Aztec gold for Pittsburgh’s Three Sisters Bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters — nearly 85 percent — said the bridges in Downtown should remain “Aztec Gold.”

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 Playwright August Wilson stands in the Hill District on Bedford Avenue in front of his childhood home.

State gives $50,000 to preserve August Wilson's childhood home

The grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will help to preserve the playwright’s childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave.

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 This vehicle crashed into the porch of a South Side Slopes home Thursday evening after a brief police chase.

Chase ends with car crashing into South Side Slopes home

Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away and minutes later lost control of the vehicle, crashing into the porch.

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 A construction crane tipped over and hit University of Pittsburgh's Langley Hall this morning while workers were repointing a building across the street.

Construction crane breaks loose, damages Pitt's Langley Hall

The building, located between Tennyson and Ruskin avenues at Bigelow Boulevard, had minimal cosmetic damage to its eaves.

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Gunshot victim drives himself to hospital after North Side shooting

Police said the driver was stopped at a red light on Beaver Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone shot him.

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More than 20 Pittsburgh streets slated for repaving, restoration work

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority contractors will perform the work, which will restrict parking in certain areas.

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Independence Day closings in Pittsburgh

Offices closed today for the Independence Day holiday.

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Man, 24, slain in East Liberty

The shooting occurred in Hendon Court off Broad Street, police said.

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 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in May with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17.

Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings

Combined, 97.1 percent of the teachers received distinguished or proficient ratings compared to 96.9 percent the prior year.

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 Their actions are hurting the city and I won’t stand for it any more," Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement.

Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration claims the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is violating state law by withholding the money.

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 Joe Divack, assistant executive director of Allegheny CleanWays, stands in a dump site in Hazelwood.

Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter

Volunteers have collected nearly 50 tons of trash alone this year.

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Man, 19, wounded in Perry South shooting

Pittsburgh police said the man was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition at AGH.

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West Carson Street to close for several hours tonight

The inbound closure extends from Stanhope to Corliss streets while crews test electrical systems.

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 The Ferris wheel located at Point State Park as part of Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Regatta will open to the public tonight at 7 for $5 a ride. Media members were invited for a preview ride of the attraction.

Wheel of Lights set to roll tonight at the Point

The 90-foot tall Ferris wheel will spin up to 96 people high above the Point for about 10 minutes each ride.

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Historic Review panel schedules vote on Oakland hotel

The Historic Review Commission on Wednesday tabled a vote on the construction of a hotel in Oakland.

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 Officer Souroth Chatterji joins community members in prayer before the start of a weekly gathering at Kingdom Life Fellowship in Knoxville in which Pittsburgh police officers volunteered to serve meals.

Pittsburgh police thank community members in Knoxville for help in deadly incident

On Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh police officers served food and drinks to more than 150 community members at the Knoxville United Church.

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Pittsburgh teacher named top biology teacher in the state

Edwina Kinchington of Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy 6-12 won the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.

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