The gravesite of Francis "Bud" Owens in Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium.

Documentary retraces WWII serviceman's fatal trek through the Pyrenees

Relatives’ expedition honors the legacy of B-17 gunner Bud Owens of Lawrenceville, who died in 1943 in the snowy mountains.

about 23 hours ago

 Vivien Li begins her new job as president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

Riverlife organization lands prize catch from Boston’s Harbor

Vivien Li, who for 24 years led the Boston Harbor Association, becomes president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

about 16 hours ago

No water service tonight on part of North Craig Street in Oakland

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will shut off water service to a street in Oakland overnight tonight for six hours.

about 10 hours ago

 Loc "Mike" Vong

Larimer man pleads guilty to Carrick homicide

Loc "Mike" Vong, 24, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge before Judge David R. Cashman.

about 8 hours ago

Sheraden and Windgap to be sprayed with mosquito pesticide

The treatment is set for 8 to 10 p.m. in residential areas of Sheraden and Windgap, along Middletown Road and Chartiers Avenue.

about 6 hours ago

 People wave flags for the LST 325 as it heads toward the North Shore during its last visit to Pittsburgh in 2010.

World War II transport ship to deliver glimpse of history in Pittsburgh

The ship, which made 40 trips taking soldiers, supplies and equipment from England to France in World War II, will dock near Heinz Field.

about 23 hours ago

 The city’s budget office has started rounding up records of all the cameras purchased by neighborhood groups with public funds.

Pittsburgh seeking to implement surveillance camera privacy policy

Latest in a series: City officials are trying to implement the ordinance, but some parts are blockaded by the Coast Guard.

about 23 hours ago

 An architectural rendering of a switchback ramp for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Monongahela Wharf.

Mon Wharf connector to aid bikers, pedestrians

A switchback ramp from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and a connector to Point State Park begin construction next spring.

about 23 hours ago

Woman charged with assaulting officers during Sunday arrest in Pittsburgh

Amber Kabina was in Allegheny County Jail on charges of assaulting law enforcement officers, assault, resisting arrest and other crimes.

about 5 hours ago

 Brother Shamus McGrenra the 68-year-old Franciscan friar.

Friar bikes for charity after battling cancer

A Franciscan friar, who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer two years ago, kicked off a 550-mile bike ride for charity in Duquesne today.

about 23 hours ago

Broken water line repaired at Allegheny General Hospital

The hospital implemented its Emergency Operations Plan after the broken line caused water to flow into several elevator shafts and a

about 6 hours ago

 Korean War veteran Bill Aubele of Bethel Park, center, along with fellow veterans Richard Guman of Brentwood and Chuck Thompson of Arlington, salute the U.S. flag today during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on the North Shore.

Dozens at North Shore memorial mark 65th anniversary of Korean War

Edward E. Stevens, an 83-year-old Collier resident and Korean War veteran, led the brief ceremony.

about 11 hours ago

 Cameron Tonkinwise

Odysseys: Australian leads CMU's design studies program

Cameron Tonkinwise moved to Brooklyn from Australia. In 2012, his teaching career in the field of design brought him to Pittsburgh.

about 23 hours ago

Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

about 23 hours ago

Toddler injured after falling through window in Marshall-Shadeland

A 2-year-old toddler was injured today after he fell out of a second-story window while chasing a cat in Marshall-Shadeland.

about 2 hours ago

 Pittsburgh is receiving a flurry of national media attention lately.

Why is Pittsburgh being called the new darling destination?

Last week’s flurry of national media attention on the city’s charms has become the new normal.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Promise program gets a reality lesson

The Promise has reduced the maximum total scholarship to $30,000, with an annual maximum of $7,500, beginning with the Class of 2017.

1 day ago

Crafton man who died this weekend appeared to be victim of attempted robbery, police say

David Poole, 44, died around 10 a.m. Saturday at West Penn Hospital; he spent several months in a coma as a result of a beating.

about 11 hours ago

 Jannah Johari, 10, planned and hosted the 1Hood First Annual Princess Party on Saturday at the City of Asylum on the North Side.

A ‘Princess Party’ for everyone

Three dozen girls got the red carpet treatment at the first-ever Princess Party on Saturday, at City of Asylum on the North Side.

1 day ago

City officer fires gun during arrest at Carrick house

No one was injured the shooting and the officer will be returning to duty, a police commander said.

1 day ago

Man shot in back in Crafton Heights

Pittsburgh police said gunfire was reported shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Woodlow Street.

1 day ago

Police investigate Manchester shooting

Police believe a Manchester shooting Sunday night left at least one person injured.

1 day ago

Stabbing in Northview Heights leaves one injured

Zone 1 police responded to the scene on the 300 block of Penfort Street. The stabbing happened around 9 p.m.

1 day ago

Man in bike incident speaks out against harassment charges

Fehmi Abdullah contends the couple purposefully rode slowly in front of him as he attempted to take his autistic son to a therapy session.

1 day ago

 Ronald Lawrence, right, local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, stops to talks with Mack Nelson Jr., a Junior at Gateway HS of Monroeville. The summer camp, called InfoLink 100, is being held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.

Teens give up some summer to learn a lot of computer skills

The summer camp, called InfoLink 100, is part of an effort to cultivate computer skills in African-American students, ages 14 to 18.

2 days ago

Benefit concert held for St. Basil, but festival up in the air

In a 90-minute span Wednesday night, Carrick may have lost a community tradition some six decades old.

2 days ago

 A statue in memory of slain Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco was installed Friday outside Heinz Field on the North Shore.

New statue honoring slain police dogs erected on Pittsburgh’s North Side

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial worked to install the statue in memory of Pittsburgh police dog Rocco, who died after he was stabbed.

2 days ago

Obituary: Ruth Furman Miller / Lifetime devotee of Duquesne Incline, worked to reopen it with her husband

Ms. Miller, along with her late husband, David Miller, did door-to-door fundraising to revive the Duquesne Incline in the 1960s.

2 days ago

PWSA will save nearly $1M by refinancing

The authority is refinancing the bonds through Bank of America, which will provide a loan for a 0.69 percent annual fee.

2 days ago

Homewood Station to be closed during weekend

The station will close from 6 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Saturday.

2 days ago

One killed in Marshall-Shadeland shooting

It was reported on the 2600 block of Stayton Street just after 6 p.m., according to an Allegheny County 911 dispatcher.

1 day ago

Officer fires gun in suspect's home; no injuries reported

The officer who discharged his gun inside a residence while attempting to arrest a suspect earlier today will be able to return to duty.

2 days ago

Suspicious device found on Mount Washington turned out to be water tank

Police received the report of a suspicious device next to a garbage can in the 1100 block of Grandview Avenue around 8:14 a.m.

2 days ago

Brawling ends Carrick's St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival permanently

The six-decade old tradition will come to an end after brawling teenagers prompted an early closing of the festival.

3 days ago

 People walk along Larimer Avenue in Larimer today before a ceremony to mark the completion of the first 40 new homes in the area.

40 new homes mark start of Larimer’s rebirth

A ceremony helped kicked off the celebration for Larimer Pointe, the latest unit site in the Larimer area.

2 days ago

 The Mon Incline will be shut down, starting Aug. 31, for 80 days while workers reconstruct the funicular.

Closure to last nearly 3 months for Mon Incline

The Port Authority intended to start the work in June but pushed the project back to try to accommodate merchants in Mount Washington.

2 days ago

Two men rob Carrick Burger King

The robbery happened about 2 a.m. at the Burger King in the 2900 block of Brownsville Road.

3 days ago

Two injured when driver loses control of car on Brookline street

An 83-year-old woman was driving on Eathan Avenue when she lost control of her car and slammed into the parked vehicles.

3 days ago

Former North Catholic teacher sentenced for child sex abuse in Australia

Hartman taught science at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh from 1986 to 1997, when he was abruptly removed by the Marianists.

3 days ago

Cleaning, maintenance to close Armstrong Tunnel early next week

The inbound and outbound lanes from Second Avenue to Forbes Avenue will be closed on alternating nights.

3 days ago

Man in stable condition after Homewood shooting

A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm, thigh and lower back Friday afternoon in Homewood.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh City Council passes ordinance on filming permits

The ordinance requires a permit for major filming and directs the mayor’s office to develop regulations for processing and issuance.

3 days ago

Man in bike incident identified, charged

Pittsburgh police have identified a man accused of pushing a woman off her bicycle in Lawrenceville Thursday afternoon.

3 days ago

 Zombie Betty Watson of East Liverpool, Ohio, loads the disassembled "Zombie Bridge" into a waiting van that will be transported to the Heinz History Center. The footbridge was used in the 1978 movie "Dawn of the Dead," directed by George Romero.

Zombies back in Monroeville Mall, but this time for sake of history

Zombies move last remaining set piece from 1978 horror film “Dawn of the Dead” from Monroeville Mall to the Heinz History Center.

4 days ago

 As a result of the harassment investigation, the Pittsburgh VA said in a statement that it "will require all of its employees to take additional workplace harassment training."

Pittsburgh VA fires two employees accused of harrassing co-worker

The announcement of the firings comes about six weeks after a VA plumber said fellow employees had been harassing him in his work area.

4 days ago

 "It’s like a war zone trying to walk through it,” said Angel Oliverio, manager of Penn Avenue Fish Company.

Downtown Pittsburgh businesses struggle with 'eyesore' Forbes Avenue construction

The city launched the project last fall, stating the street would be closed for eight months, now it won’t reopen until the end of the year.

4 days ago

 City Councilman Corey O’Connor introduced a series of amendments  to the legislation.

Changes to Pittsburgh workers paid-sick leave legislation introduced

The bill, which would require city businesses to offer paid sick leave, gets amended and pushed back a week.

4 days ago

Pagans motorcycle gang member sentenced to prison for drug dealing

Richard Speciale, 53, entered a plea to a revised agreement with prosecutors in Wheeling and was immediately sentenced to 12 years

4 days ago

Shadyside lawyer receives 3-year prison term for fraud

U.S. District Judge David Cercone said Eric Sobkiewicz, 51, of Morewood Avenue, will also have to pay restitution.

4 days ago

Schools focus on positive change with new program

Carlow University will host about 60 student leaders next month for a camp aimed at developing “student envoys.”

4 days ago