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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.

about 2 hours ago


 Deshea Townsend

Former Steeler owns two homes where drug busts occurred

Trevor Deshea Townsend, 38, has not been implicated in either case and could not be reached for comment.

about 2 hours ago


2 men win damages from city police officer

Pittsburgh police officer hit with $10,302 judgment in case stemming from 2010 road rage incident.

about 2 hours ago


 Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center in April.

Vice President Biden coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday for fundraiser

An official of the Democratic National Committee, the event's sponsor, said roughly 40 contributors would attend the reception.

about 13 hours ago


Pittsburgh ranks among worst for frequency of crashes

An Allstate insurance report shows Pittsburgh was 187th among the 200 largest U.S. cities for safe driving.

1 day ago


City of Pittsburgh school tax breaks approved by board

The school board Wednesday evening voted 8-0 to approve a series of residential property tax abatements, which had expired in 2012.

about 3 hours ago


 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

1 day ago


 A rendering of the bike lane on Penn Avenue in the Cultural District, Downtown.

Pittsburgh to start work on bike-only lanes next week

The city expects to have the lanes open for a national convention of bicycling and pedestrian advocates starting on Sept. 8.

1 day ago


 The August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Foundations won't compromise with hotel developer on August Wilson Center's future

Three foundations don’t support a hotel on top of the financially troubled August Wilson Center because it would diminish its primary role.

about 5 hours ago


Italian Village Pizza owners plead guilty to tax evasion, conspiracy

John R. Miller, 58, of South Park, and Frank Veltri, 58, of West Mifflin, were charged two weeks ago.

about 11 hours ago


Pittsburgh to get lowest interest rate ever for bonds, director says

City’s $50.4 million bond sale will finance infrastructure work, such as roads and bridges.

1 day ago


Two men get punitive damages after incident with off-duty Pittsburgh police officer

Pittsburgh Police Officer Garrett Brown will pay $5,000 each in punitive damages to two men after he harassed them in a road-rage incident.

about 12 hours ago


Police investigating man shot in head on North Side

Pittsburgh police are investigating a report that a man was shot in the head.

about 5 hours ago


City sues Perry South man over garbage-filled property

The City of Pittsburgh filed a suit Tuesday against Joseph Regoli, who owns a home in the 2600 block of Maple Avenue.

about 7 hours ago


Court filings reveal movement in Mount Washington drug bust

The court filings became public four days after a woman who was expected to meet with prosecutors on the case was killed.

1 day ago


Urban Redevelopment Authority seeks new developer for former Masonic Hall

The URA said it expects the hall to keep proposed tenant Alphabet City.

about 8 hours ago


State charges withdrawn against second man in Mount Washington drug bust

A woman who was scheduled to meet with prosecutors in the case was killed at her Hill District home last week.

about 16 hours ago


Police: 1 in custody after firing shots at officers in Friendship

Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said police were called to the 200 block of Amber Street today

about 5 hours ago


Section of Chartiers Avenue to close today

Emergency storm drainage work is needed.

about 19 hours ago


38 concert-goers suffer heat exhaustion at Stage AE

The first of those stricken began passing out at the Austin Mahone pop concert around 7 p.m.

1 day ago


Landlord fined $270,000 for violations in Oakland

District Justice Eugene Ricciardi on Tuesday fined Charles Eckenrode of Canonsburg for violations at 343 Lawn St. in Oakland.

1 day ago


Section of Commercial Street to close today through Friday

The closure will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the next three days.

about 19 hours ago


West Carson Street access to Corliss Tunnel to close until next Wednesday

The right turn into the Corliss Tunnel will be blocked starting at 7 a.m.

about 19 hours ago


Suspect arrested in Northview Heights killing

Paul "Peanut" Kendrick of Northview Heights, faces charges of homicide and conspiracy in the Aug. 1 shooting death of Maurice Freeman.

1 day ago


 This is an image of the parietal cortex of the brain, which translates what you see with your eyes. This is the type of research that will be undertaken by the BrainHub.

CMU unfolds BrainHub research effort

The University of Pittsburgh will join the “major hub for brain research across the globe” on brain circuitry, function, diseases and

1 day ago


 One of the city's parking meters.

Parking pay stations in Pittsburgh being lowered to aid disabled

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is close to settling a lawsuit filed in May over the height of its electronic parking meters.

2 days ago


Man killed in Homewood last week was wanted for another shooting

Police say Brian Hall, 18, was wanted for attempted homicide and other charges in connection with a shooting in Wilkinsburg last year.

2 days ago


Two sisters testify in sex abuse case

The trial of David Higginbotham will continue today. The prosecution rested late Monday.

2 days ago


Woman killed in Hill District tied to drug investigation

Exactly how Tina Crawford was tied to the investigation of two men accused of running a drug operation is unclear.

2 days ago


 Robert Ferrante

New search warrant issued in Pittsburgh cyanide case

UPMC researcher Robert Ferrante is accused of killing his wife with cyanide last year.

1 day ago


Volunteer program terminated at East End Food Co-op

The food cooperative has used volunteers to stock shelves and do other work to hold down the price it charges for food.

2 days ago


Pavement repairs to restrict traffic on Butler Street

Crews will work from 49th to 62nd streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.

1 day ago


 A teachers looks over displays designed by fellow educators after a recent training course at the Pittsburgh Gifted Center in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh schools to accentuate reading fluency for youngest students

A child’s third-grade reading level is a key predictor of later academic success, experts say.

3 days ago


Parkway West work expected to tie up traffic

Major improvements will occur from the Fort Pitt Tunnels to Interstate 79.

3 days ago


North Side sinkhole opens up near AGH; repairs expected today

Pittsburgh Public Works crews closed part of a street near Allegheny General Hospital Monday and are expected to make repairs today.

2 days ago


Attorneys demand reimbursement from Pittsburgh in excessive force case

Margaret S. Coleman and Timothy P. O'Brien want the city to pay them $84,415 for their work on behalf of Anthony Kenney, of Perry North.

2 days ago


 Bicyclists participating in the Pedal Pittsburgh event cross the Smithfield Street Bridge into Downtown as they begin their rides.

Organized bike ride draws nearly 3,000 bicyclists for tour of Pittsburgh

Pedal Pittsburgh draws nearly 3,000 bicyclists to ride -- and sightsee -- in city neighborhoods.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

Mayor Peduto announces early childhood education panel to apply for grant

There will be up to $20 million a year in Pennsylvania under federal Preschool Development Grants, and the panel will write a proposal.

2 days ago


 Micah Hudgins-Lopez, 13, of Highland Park shows off an outfit she made as part of the Maker's Place of the Oasis Project, which is run by the Bible Center Church in Homewood.

Homewood center mentors aspiring entrepreneurs

The Oasis Project, sponsored by Bible Center Church, puts youths at the helm of their own economic development by making products.

3 days ago


 Aerial view of Uptown Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County to offer financial helping hand to some group home residents

A new program run by Allegheny County will pay a rent subsidy to help people living in group housing to live on their own.

3 days ago


Pedestrian struck on Forbes Avenue in Oakland

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said emergency crews were called to Forbes Avenue and McKee Place just before 7:10 a.m.

2 days ago


Line striping may bother traffic on 10th Street Bridge today

Traffic disruptions may occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh police are searching for the driver of a lawn care truck who crashed into a house and three vehicles in Brighton Heights early this morning.

Driver sought after crashing truck into home, vehicles in Brighton Heights

The truck, belonging to A&N Lawn Service, struck the vehicles and house in the 1100 block of Termon Avenue just before 1 a.m.

2 days ago


City Calendar: 08/25/14

A listing of upcoming events for the week ahead.

3 days ago


 Holocaust survivor Alex Hershaft will speak tonight at 7 at  Rodef Shalom congregation in Shadyside.

Holocaust survivor now works to protect farm animals

Visit to slaughterhouse in Indiana leads to lifetime of animal-rights crusading.

3 days ago


 Some of  Charlie Humphrey's Facebook friends at his party.

Facebook friends answer call to party -- in real time

What happens when 2,135 of your Facebook friends are invited, in real life, to a party? Charlie Humphrey found out Saturday night.

4 days ago


Gymnastics trade show balances business, pleasure

While gymnastics champs compete across town, the Downtown trade show served the enthusiasts with glittery outfits and chalk-eating gizmos.

4 days ago


Three wounded in Beltzhoover, East Liberty shootings

Pittsburgh police said a 28-year-old was shot in the neck in East Liberty around 9:15 p.m. by a 14-year-old male.

2 days ago


 A family member, right, arrives at the scene of a fatal shooting on Cherokee Street in the Upper Hill District.

Neighbors ask why after fatal Upper Hill District shooting

“They didn’t deserve this,” neighbor Kim Johnson, 28, said of the barrage of gunfire that killed Tina Crawford and wounded her mother.

5 days ago


Hill District shooting victim in stable condition

A mother who was shot in the Upper Hill District Friday afternoon, alongside her daughter, who died from multiple gunshots.

4 days ago



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