A crowd of Pirates fans turn out Tuesday afternoon for a rally in Market Square, Downtown, to support the Bucs in the National League wild card game tonight.

The National League wild card game is back in Pittsburgh

Fans are pumped up to recreate intensity of last year’s blackout game. The Pirates play the Giants tonight at 8:07 p.m. at PNC Park.

about 6 hours ago

 Attorney Fred Rabner

Ford's attorney: Officer who shot him under federal investigation

Monte Rabner wrote that two agencies are “looking into whether to charge [Pittsburgh officer David] Derbish criminally.”

about 6 hours ago

Convicted murder gets a 'chance' at some life

Man originally sentenced to life without parole will now be eligible for parole after 34 years.

about 6 hours ago

 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh

August Wilson deal will leave some creditors out of their pay

The deal brokered to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture will leave some creditors without a payday.

about 6 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett announces the start of a $28.5 million repair project on the Birmingham Bridge on Tuesday.

In visit to Pittsburgh bridge, Corbett touts transportation improvements

The governor said the 250 projects underway by the end of 2014 would not have been possible without the transportation bill of last year.

about 7 hours ago

Pittsburgh panel submits recommendations for expanding early childhood education

The panel convened by Mayor Bill Peduto is submitting ideas to the state in an effort to get part of $250 million in federal funds.

about 7 hours ago

Margaritaville bar in South Side to close indefinitely

While figuring out what's drawing the bad element to the bar and what can be done to address it, the bar will remain closed.

about 13 hours ago

Pittsburgh Council approves $100,000 for spray parks

The water amenities cost less to operate than the city pools that were closed more than 10 years ago during Pittsburgh’s financial crisis.

about 18 hours ago

 Maddie Manning of the Oakland Transportation Management Association leads Sara Klein, a Pitt senior, and Nicole Barnett of the Allegheny County Health Department across Forbes Avenue in Oakland during a pedestrian safety event Monday.

Oakland college students get lessons on traffic safety

The weeklong program encourages students at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow University to pay attention.

1 day ago

 The crowd on Tuesday at Market Square in Pittsburgh ahead of the Pirates' 2014 NL wild-card game against the Giants.

Fans take to Market Square for Pirates postseason rally

Pirates announcer Greg Brown opened the ceremony by proclaiming Wednesday’s wild-card game a "black out."

about 6 hours ago

 Robert Flynn

Man, 19, must stand trial in assault of U.S. marshal

​Robert Flynn, will stand trial on charges that he pulled down a deputy federal marshal’s shorts while she was jogging on the North Shore.

1 day ago

Judge dismisses theft charges against Pittsburgh detective

Michael Reddy, a Pittsburgh homicide detective took an envelope of cash from a North Side 7-Eleven this summer.

about 9 hours ago

River Rescue pulls body from Allegheny River

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the discovery was reported shortly before 8 a.m.

about 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh City Council considers settling another sex assault suit

Council will consider settling a lawsuit filed by another woman who accused Adam Skweres, a former Pittsburgh police officer, of assault.

1 day ago

Boy shot in arm in Homewood

The boy was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was in stable condition.

about 6 hours ago

 With the settlement, Dollar Bank will be paid the $7.9 million it is owed after the August Wilson Center organization defaulted on its mortgage last year.

August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh rescued

A New York City developer bows out, and an entity to be formed by three Pittsburgh area foundations will buy the building for $8.5 million.

1 day ago

 Michael Jacus, a junior bioengineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, prepares specimens for isolating strands of DNA for the upcoming iGEM competition at MIT while team instructor Jason Lohmueller observes.

Competition spurs genetics research from Pitt, CMU students

This year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is focusing on finding a useful function from bacteria.

1 day ago

Man heads to trial in assault on federal marshal in Pittsburgh

​Robert Flynn, 19, was ​held for court on​ ​​charges that included aggravated assault ​on a law enforcement officer.​

1 day ago

 Range Resources' Carter Impoundment in Mt. Pleasant Township, Washington County.

Pennsylvania DEP admits drilling probe error in Range inquiry

The state might have used incomplete, inaccurate data to decide whether chemicals leaking from a shale wastewater site contaminated a well.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto

Some say Pittsburgh mayor’s school panel on system overhaul lacks focus

As it prepares for its third meeting, the task force is still developing goals.

2 days ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto, in Los Angeles today for a conference of urban officials from around the world, will take part in a Facebook question-and-answer session this afternoon.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto, in LA for conference, to participate in Facebook Q&A

Mr. Peduto is scheduled to speak this afternoon in a panel discussion on income inequality.

1 day ago

Pa. reducing backlog of civil cases, chief justice says

American Bar Association guidelines suggest that most civil cases should be disposed of within two years of filing.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett speaks today about a newly announced grant to redevelop the former Saks Fifth Avenue Department Store at Mellon Square in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Gov. Corbett announces redevelopment grant for former Saks site, Oliver building

The project will remake both Smithfield Street structures into mixed use developments.

1 day ago

Pitt gets federal funds to build regional public health training center

The center also will serve as the health informatics training center for the entire country.

1 day ago

Elliott man admits killing McKees Rocks activist

Londele Cox, 22, was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading to third-degree murder in the death of Isaiah Dent, 61.

1 day ago

Traffic restrictions start today on 10th Street Bridge

The restrictions will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

1 day ago

 The Leslie Park pool in Lawrencveille. Several Lawrenceville community groups have teamed up with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and an outside contracting firm to redesign and improve the park bordering the Allegheny Cemetery

New funds provide for expansion of Lawrenceville parks improvements

Planning process for improvements at Arsenal Park gathers Leslie Park into the fold and gains another chunk of funding.

2 days ago

Man hit by car in Carrick

A 34-year-old man was hit by a car tonight in the 1600 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick, Pittsburgh spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

1 day ago

Three arrested after North Side car chase

A police chase on the North Side ended with three arrests Sunday evening, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler confirmed.

1 day ago

Parents should practice baby talking, not baby talk

Allegheny County has launched a campaign encouraging people to talk to their babies and young children to nurture development.

2 days ago

 Lawrence Nyamekye

Odysseys: With luck and hope, Ghanaian pursues his dream in Pittsburgh

Lawrence Nyamekye wants to open a hospital for children in his far-off hometown.

2 days ago

Man injured in South Side bar fight

Police said six members of a group known as the Pagans were involved in a fight with a man at Casey’s Bar on East Carson Street.

1 day ago

Glenbury Street in Overbrook closure starts today

The road will remain closed until Oct. 20 between Route 51 and Aaron Avenue.

1 day ago

City Calendar: 09/29/14

A look at the upcoming events for the week ahead.

2 days ago

Mishra headshop family feels heat from feds again

An attorney representing one of the family members said the government is acting on a “vendetta.”

3 days ago

 Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, has been a big part of the company at the theatrical heart of the city for nearly 40 years. Mr. Pappas has been with the theater for 15 years.

Pappas puts the public in Pittsburgh Public Theater

As PPT marks its 40th season, Ted Pappas, the longtime artistic director, wins raves for being professional and personable.

3 days ago

Police: Man shot, killed after breaking into estranged wife's home in Esplen

Police said a woman called 911 about 4 a.m. and said a man was trying to break into her home in the 200 block of Radcliffe Street.

1 day ago

 Runners break from the starting line of the Great Race on Beechwood Blvd. in Frick Park.

Defending champ wins another Great Race

Jim Spisak completed the 10-kilometer Great Race in 28 minutes, 43 seconds, making it back-to-back titles for the Duquesne graduate.

2 days ago

Man robs Starbucks on East Carson Street

The suspect acted as if he had a gun and got away with cash, police said.

2 days ago

 Luis Guillermo Solis, president of Costa Rica, addresses the audience after receiving an honorary degree in a special ceremony at Duquesne.

President of Costa Rica honored by Duquesne Law School

President Luis Guillermo Solis praised the longtime partnership between the law school and Costa Rica’s Supreme Court.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh police identify suspect in school threats

The suspect, a juvenile, made phone threats that prompted the evacuation of three public schools earlier this month.

3 days ago

Police: 3 to be charged after shots fired in South Side

After a shooting early this morning on East Carson Street left at least two people wounded, police plan to charge three people.

3 days ago

City budget creates spot for new position in public safety

Creation of the position means former public safety director Michael Huss could continue to work for the city.

4 days ago

Tight-knit ‘Perfect’ corps returning to Great Race

The field of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race has now grown to a record 16,000 runners.

4 days ago

Road, ramp closings set for Great Race

Travelers in the East End, Downtown and South Hills will face obstacles on Sunday morning.

4 days ago

 Prashanth Kumar, left, and Mitalee Patil react Friday as the Pitt Panther takes a turn playing corn hole at an American Football Tailgate Party for international graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

International students at Pitt get introduction to tailgating

“Tailgating: A social event held on the open tailgate of a vehicle before or after a sporting event or concert.”

4 days ago

 Brian Jones, an electrician at AGH, in the new epilepsy monitoring unit at the hospital's Snyder Pavilion. The four-bed unit is scheduled to open Monday.

Allegheny General Hospital debuts high-level epilepsy unit

The layout of the four-bed facility will allow better access for treatment.

4 days ago

Death of Pittsburgh man who died after police chase accidental, medical examiner says

Christian Davis stole a car on the North Side Friday night. Pursued by police, he crashed on Perrysville Avenue.

3 days ago

Costa Rica's president receives honorary degree from Duquesne University

Luis Guillermo Solis, fresh off his first visit to the United Nations as president, spoke of a desire for world leaders to work together.

3 days ago

Lane restrictions planned for Philip Murray Bridge

Philip Murray Bridge traffic will be limited on Monday through Friday this coming week.

3 days ago


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