Benedict Killand, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

15 minutes ago

 An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

about 6 hours ago

 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

about 6 hours ago

Mount Oliver grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

In August 2011, Emile Bizimungu, 32, began trading benefits for cash, then billing the government for food. The total reached $40,000.

about 12 hours ago

Carrick man found not guilty in fatal shooting

Robert Pace, 25, has been jailed since his arrest five years ago.

about 15 hours ago

 Former Pittsburgh Police bomb technician Det. Sheldon Williams removes an artillery shell from D&D Auto Salvage in Lawrenceville.

Mayor nominates former cop to Citizen Police Review Board

Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and instructor of the SWAT team, is now a pastor with the Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

about 18 hours ago

Dog park to shut 3 weeks in Mount Washington

Mount Washington’s Olympia Park off-leash dog play area will close today through May 9 for the ground to dry out and to allow the grass to

1 day ago

Judge deflates tent at Shadyside B&B

The Mansions at Maple Heights Bed and Breakfast cannot claim its tent as an accessory use, according to a recent court decision.

1 day ago

Hearing postponed for fake 911 calls

Hearings for a former mayoral candidate and his wife, both charged with making more than 100 unnecessary 911 phone calls, have been

1 day ago

 Bill Stolze bought the eight-story former whiskey distillery building on the South Side in 2012 for $495,000.

Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.

1 day ago

 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

1 day ago

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close overnight

Workers will be removing a section of the suspended ceiling.

1 day ago

Former airport director gets $134,375 in severance

Bradley D. Penrod, who had worked at the airport for more than 30 years, was ousted by the Airport Authority Board last month.

1 day ago

 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

UPMC can hire vendor to copy Ravenstahl computer data

But a federal judge says the recovered data must be kept in a sealed envelope until it is needed in court.

1 day ago

Man in critical condition after being shot in Larimer

The victim was shot twice during a home invasion this morning.

1 day ago

Mayor touts 'progress' of his first 100 days

Mayor Bill Peduto publishes a report pointing out the achievements that his administration has delivered.

1 day ago

Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

1 day ago

Former property manager with Pittsburgh Housing Authority claims sexual harassment

Janell Walker of Hazelwood says she also experienced a hostile work environment before being fired in January 2013.

1 day ago

Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

1 day ago

Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

1 day ago

 A photo from December of the giraffe.

Stolen giraffe statue returned to home in Shadyside

The men who stole the 16-foot statue stolen from a woman's yard have brought it back.

2 days ago

 Akira Endo, 1998.

Obituary: Akira Endo / Music director for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh's South Side Slopes neighborhood.

Pittsburgh among world's best long-term real estate investments

Grosvenor Research pegs the city as No. 5, behind Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh council passes land bank idea

A compromise reached last week would keep city council's oversight of land sales for at least two years.

2 days ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett

Pittsburgh firefighters union sues to end Act 47 status

The union representing the city's firefighters have sued to get the city out of Act 47.

2 days ago

 The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District has the old Heinz sign attached.

Heinz offers buyout to majority of Pittsburgh-area workforce

Anyone who takes the deal will be replaced, leaving the company with the same size workforce in the region, according to the company.

2 days ago

 Grant Oliphant

Grant Oliphant to rejoin Heinz Endowments as president

Mr. Oliphant, 53, president of the Pittsburgh Foundation, will start his new position in June.

2 days ago

 Scott S. Smith,  has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Pittsburgh branch.

Pittsburgh FBI office gets new agent in charge

Scott S. Smith, from northern Ohio, had managed international terrorism investigations in several field offices.

2 days ago

County police, forensics lab earn accreditation

The accreditations were hailed by county Executive Rich Fitzgerald as proof of employees' 'excellent service.'

2 days ago

 Edgar "John" Papaleo and his daughter Pricilla Papaleo

Police suspect missing teen may be with fugitive father

Pricilla Papaleo, 15, left Sleepy Hollow Academy on Sunday. Her father, Edgar 'John' Papaleo is wanted on robbery charges.

2 days ago

Man who shot, killed child denied parole

Vaughn Mathis, 39, fired the shot that killed a 14-month-old boy in Homestead in 1997.

2 days ago

Pitt expanding sustainability research, education

The university and two donors are putting $37.5 million toward sustainable innovation in the Mascaro Center in the engineering school.

2 days ago

 Fans react to the big screen outside Consol Energy Center prior to a Penguins game.

Penguins' playoff games to be on outdoor screen

Fans will be able to gather at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place to watch the games.

2 days ago

Preliminary hearings for former mayoral candidate, wife postponed

Hearings for Abdula "A.J." Richardson, 37, and Felecia Richardson, 43, of Sheraden, are now scheduled for April 23.

2 days ago

City Calendar: 04/14/2014

Events happening in the City of Pittsburgh this week.

3 days ago

Old addresses returning to renewed East Liberty

East Liberty is having a reversion of street names to go with its recent reversal of fortune.

3 days ago

 Work was underway at the Route 51-88 construction site.

Troubles slow Route 51-88 project

Relocating a maze of utilities has slowed the work at this major South Hills intersection.

3 days ago

 Sue Kasunick stands on the street between her family business, Kasunick Welding & Fabricating, and abandoned lots that her and her husband attempted and failed to purchase from the city. The Kasunicks were able to purchase adjacent lots, but were not permitted by the city to buy several others for reasons they do not know.

Pittsburgh City council members wield veto power in vacant lot sales

As council prepares to approve a land bank bill, the debate is whether council should have oversight of land sales as it does now.

3 days ago

 A design proposal from the South Side Green Infrastructure Charrette: a biofiltration pocket park on South 21st Street.

South Side becomes a storm water lab

Environmental experts target the South Side to solve the region's storm water problem.

3 days ago

Conference investigates faith, psychotherapy link

"When God Talks Back: Psychotherapy and the Faithful" comes to Pitt on April 28.

3 days ago

 Math teacher Holly Needy talks to students Friday at Allderdice High School.

Student achievement rewarding for Pittsburgh teaching teams

Pittsburgh Public Schools students are doing better than expected, and 43 educators are getting bonuses of as much as $11,000 as a result.

3 days ago

Four arrested in ruckus with police at North Shore hotel

The alleged brawl started when Pittsburgh police officers were called to a North Shore hotel Saturday night to break up a party in a room.

3 days ago

 John Edgar Wideman, center, award-winning author of “Brothers and Keepers,” attends a public forum Saturday on crime, punishment and rehabilitation. Photographer Mark Perrott, left, organized the panel discussion, and David A. Harris, right, a lawyer and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, also took part as a panelist.

Author John Edgar Wideman and others reflect on crime and punishment

Wideman, the celebrated writer raised in Pittsburgh, was part of the panel "Crime of Punishment: A Forum On Incarceration & Rehabilitation.

4 days ago

 Yvonne Hudson, in character as Mrs. Shakespeare, blows out the candles on a birthday cake for her “husband” during the Party With Mrs. Shakespeare event in celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Saturday.

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday is no tragedy

Storytellers, actors and fight choreographers bring Shakespeare to life at his birthday bash.

4 days ago

 Robert Davis clowns around with his son, Aaden Leskowak, 3, while they play football Thursday outside their home on Hatteras Street in Troy Hill.

Troy Hill morphing into an ethnic blend

Perception and reality jockey for attention as a "new" Troy Hill upgrades its story and works on its reputation.

4 days ago

Repairs to close lanes Saturday on Parkway East

Repairs to concrete barriers between the Oakland interchange and Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge exit will close one lane at a time.

4 days ago

Fourth Avenue closed much of Saturday, Pittsburgh Film Office says

The office did not specify what production would have the street closed between Wood and Smithfield streets.

4 days ago

 Someone stole a 16-foot giraffe out of a front yard in Shadyside.

16-foot giraffe statue stolen from Shadyside yard

16-foot-tall giraffe statue made for a woman by her husband 29 years ago was stolen from their Shadyside yard on Tuesday or Wednesday night.

5 days ago

Man jailed for failing to pay child support for 12th time

Child support nonpayer has a history of arrests and owes more than $100,000.

5 days ago

Weekend lane closures possible on Portal Bridge

Right-lane closures are possible in both directions between the Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne bridges in Downtown Pittsburgh today and Sunday.

5 days ago


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