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Fort Duquesne Blvd. closed between Sixth and Seventh streets

Traffic is being rerouted for a roof construction project at a hotel there.

In about 3 hours


 Stephen Bucar, Pittsburgh's new public safety director.

New public safety director says police must repair community relationships

A confirmation hearing for Stephen Bucar, a former FBI special agent and Pennsylvania state trooper, focused on a variety of concerns.

In about 2 hours


Former Pittsburgh public safety director Michael Huss passed over for Boston fire commissioner

Mr. Huss, 46, was among three finalists recommended to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to lead a fire bureau with about 1,400 employees.

about 6 hours ago


Downtown boutique hotel seeks a sweet name for a suite

Pittsburghers can leave their mark on the new Kimpton Hotel Monaco by naming 12 of their suites by July 30.

about 7 hours ago


Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

about 9 hours ago


Schwebel bread OK to eat, lab determines

There was no Listeria bacteria at the Youngstown, Ohio, baking facility.

about 13 hours ago


Pittsburgh police investigate after man with gunshot wound walks into hospital

An Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said police were sent to the area near Federal Street about 1:45 p.m.

about 16 hours ago


Attorneys seek sanctions, gag order in suit involving Highland Park traffic stop

The civil lawsuit is on hold, awaiting a decision by the judge on the city's motion to dismiss it.

about 19 hours ago


Man shot in Carrick home invasion charged

Christopher Thomas was also wanted in connection with a rape case, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

about 19 hours ago


Stanton Heights man pleads guilty to trying to smuggle gun abroad

Tarek Chok, 49, admitted that he knowingly tried to export a .45-caliber Springfield pistol to Lebanon on Sept. 18, 2012.

about 20 hours ago


Traffic stop planned tonight on inbound Route 28

Crews will work between the ramps to Interstate 279 and Interstate 579-Veterans Bridge.

about 23 hours ago


Green Tree attorney apologizes to avoid contempt

Eric Yandrich was accused of yelling at a judicial secretary and insulting her judge over a procedural ruling in a divorce case.

1 day ago


Stabbing suspect says he acted in self-defense

A Hill District man accused of stabbing another man in the South Side  told police he acted in self-defense, according to court documents.

1 day ago


Art Commission to hear about Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium project

An architectural firm will present its vision of a new restaurant facility at the zoo to the city‘‍s Art Commission

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Police Officer Lucas Coyne, center, receives a certificate of commendation and congratulations from Mayor Bill Peduto, as acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar looks on. Officer Coyne saved the life of a 3-month-old baby by performing CPR at a Hill District home this month.

Pittsburgh K-9 Officer Lucas Coyne honored for saving baby’s life

Pittsburgh K-9 Officer Lucas Coyne will be quick to tell you he was just doing his job.

1 day ago


More Pennsylvania judges sought for black lung cases

Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh police lawsuit settlements pile up

Annual reports for 2011 and 2012 show the city paid $381,764 in settlements, judgments and attorneys fees for various lawsuits.

1 day ago


Obituary: George Robert Knapp / Brought analytical mind to city firms for decades

Many relied on George Knapp for his guidance and wisdom, said Ken Moritz, who worked with him closely for the past 13 years at Stonewood.

1 day ago


 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

1 day ago


Contractor killed in double shooting in Homewood

A local contractor was shot and killed and a second man he worked with was shot in the eye outside of a vacant house this afternoon.

about 21 hours ago


 This apartment building at 23 Merritt Ave. in Carrick was the scene of a fatal home invasion early this morning. Police said two intruders broke into the first-floor apartment in the left corner of the building.

Two shot, one killed in Carrick home invasion

Police received a 911 call at 2:20 this morning that two men were shot after forcing their way into an apartment on Merritt Avenue.

1 day ago


 Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Saturday at PNC Park along with Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.

Pittsburgh lays out rules ahead of concert at PNC Park

The June 21 Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field spawned hours of extended tailgating, fights, arrests and mounds of trash.

1 day ago


 The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man placed an empty box on county Executive Rich Fitzgerald's car at the courthouse Downtown last week.

Sheriff's office investigating after box left on Fitzgerald's car

The box was examined by courthouse guards and found to be empty, authorities said.

1 day ago


 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Issue of August Wilson Center deed restrictions to be settled in Sept. 29 trial

If applicable, the covenants could prevent the sale of the debt-ridden center to 980 Liberty Partners.

1 day ago


Convicted drug dealer sentenced for dealing again

Lamont Washington, 44, was sentenced Monday to 47 months behind bars. He pleaded guilty last August to distribution of heroin.

1 day ago


 Jeffrey Schrott.

Coraopolis man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, surrendered to Pittsburgh police on Sunday, city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh crime-reduction program headed for review

Mayor Bill Peduto‘‍s administration is re-examining a city crime-fighting initiative that dates to 2008.

2 days ago


18-year-old charged in Mount Oliver shooting and other crimes

Aaron Sims, who has addresses in both Lincoln-Lemington and West Mifflin, was being held in the Allegheny County Jail this evening.

2 days ago


Wilkinsburg man jumped outside his house, beaten and robbed

The four suspects forced Kenneth Mitchell into his home at gunpoint, duct-taped him and then left with three handguns and money.

2 days ago


 Oliver Poppenberg takes some photos of the restored fountains in Mellon Square.

Planners see potential in a revamped Mellon Square

Some believe the area around the newly restored park could be primed to become one of Downtown’s next hot spots for restaurants and retail.

3 days ago


City calendar: 07/21/14

A look at the upcoming events for the week ahead.

3 days ago


Proposed changes in Pittsburgh schools' student conduct code emphasize progressive and positive discipline

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools will vote Wednesday on revisions that replace zero tolerance with more discretion.

3 days ago


 A section of South Millvale Avenue just before Yew Street in Bloomfield.

Review finds not all Pittsburgh roads are as bad as they look on paper

The Post-Gazette obtained a list of 9,521 street segments that scored zero and went out to get a glimpse of what the worst looked like.

3 days ago


 Robert Kleekpo

Odysseys: Liberian native took circuitous route to city

Robert Kleekpo was born in Nimba County, Liberia, witnessed civil war, met Charles Taylor and now works at Phipps Conservatory as a grower.

3 days ago


 Because the city of Pittsburgh only accepts checks and cash, it loses money whenever a check bounces because there is no system in place for holding people accountable for paying fees when checks are returned for insufficient funds.

Tech shabby? One Pittsburgh agency still runs on pen, paper

The city bought computer equipment and software for the building inspection bureau in 2009, but it still hasn‘‍t been installed.

3 days ago


 Holly Giovengo checks the size of the zucchinis at the Millvale Garden. Ms. Giovengo is part of the Browne Leadership Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Growing communities through shared gardens

Community gardens like the one in Millvale offer disadvantaged communities a chance to return to their neighborly roots.

3 days ago


 Jerry McMeekin, of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, speaks to Point Park University athletic department personnel about Coaching Boys Into Men, a sexual violence prevention program.

Program educates athletes about sexual assault

The program by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is designed to get athletes talking about uncomfortable subjects in their relationships.

2 days ago


Man drowns after jumping into Monongahela River during party

A spokesman for the medical examiner identified the victim as Sean Gittins, 23, of Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


Man stabbed on East Carson Street

A man was stabbed twice during an altercation near the intersection of East Carson Street and 20th Street Sunday night.

3 days ago


Man arrested after barricading himself, 2-year-old in Mount Washington apartment

Police were called to the 400 block of Norton Street on Sunday, where they found his wife and two friends locked out of the apartment.

3 days ago


 Robert Swope of the South Side Slopes is suing the city by “trying to illustrate a pattern of reckless behavior and a pattern of misconduct in the whole department that led to their failure to do their jobs.” The suit stems from his arrest for armed robbery.

South Side man suing city over his 2012 robbery arrest

Awakened early by U.S. marshal and told he was under arrest, Robert Swope's first thought was it had something to do with his work.

4 days ago


 Beechview and its sole grocery, Las Palmas IGA, are part of an ambitious five-year project meant to look at food security in the Northeast, examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food in the region.

Experts keeping an eye on Beechview grocery in survey of Northeast food security

The project is examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food.

4 days ago


3 women arrested in child custody case

Police say the women took the juveniles from the hearing, where court officials were in the process of terminating parental custody rights.

4 days ago


 Rallying in suppport of Palestinians in Gaza, protestors including Tavia LaFollette of Shadyside, left, and Susanne Slavick of Ross Township, right, cradling sheets wrapped to look like dead children

Oakland protesters rally for Palestinians against Israeli attacks in Gaza

The group of about 100 protesters waved signs and Palestinian flags and chanted slogans.

5 days ago


FOP attorney: New photos show different side of Pittsburgh PrideFest police encounter

Police union‘‍s lawyer says that a surveillance video shows Ariel Lawther push a protester and that photos show her strike the officer.

5 days ago


Lyft seeks emergency order to operate in Pittsburgh

Lyft joins Uber in seeking an emergency order from the state Public Utility Commission so it can continue its ride-sharing service legally.

5 days ago


 The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium wants to build a new African-themed restaurant near the expanded African Savannah display. Plans have to go through the city art commission

Pittsburgh Zoo plans to upgrade food plaza and restaurant

The renovated restaurant area is expected to serve as a gateway to the planned ‘‍Top of the World’‍ exhibit featuring endangered species.

5 days ago


EDMC's insurer reveals new lawsuits against education giant

The American Insurance Co. is seeking an order absolving it of covering losses in False Claims Act lawsuits.

5 days ago


Man ordered to stand trial in stabbing of girlfriend's son

Michael Monroe, 43, faces charges of homicide, simple assault and terroristic threats in the July 6 death of Dereck Frye, 22.

5 days ago


Brookline man to stand trial in roommate's stabbing death

Christopher Richardson, 48, was arrested July 5 after Pittsburgh police said he stabbed 75-year-old Alan Krupitzer.

5 days ago



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