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Section of East Busway to close this weekend

The busway will be closed between East Liberty Garage and East Liberty Station.

about 1 hour ago


 Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar.

Pittsburgh safety director volleys back in dispute with district attorney

The city’s Stephen A. Bucar reiterates that he’s not going to obey DA Stephen A. Zappala’s demand for a change in ID procedures.

about 3 hours ago


Allegheny County manager suggests consolidation of departments

Allegheny County could save $250,000 annually if it “co-mingled” its real estate department with its Office of Property Assessments.

about 11 hours ago


Victim in fatal Northview Heights shooting identified

Pittsburgh police said Maurice Freeman was shot in the chest during a shooting on Hazlett Street.

about 1 hour ago


Ramp from Forward Avenue to outbound Parkway East closed

PennDOT announced the one-month closure about 30 minutes before it was scheduled to take effect on Thursday.

about 11 hours ago


Inbound Liberty Tunnel to close long-term on Tuesday

Painting will close the tunnel from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Aug. 22.

about 11 hours ago


 Bayer Corp. will no longer display its name in lights atop Mount Washington.

Prominent hilltop sign to say Bayer no more

Mayor Peduto slams owner of the billboard: ”Lamar has a responsibility to maintain the sign and it hasn't done anything to it in 20 years.“

about 12 hours ago


 North Shore commuter lots are among the many parking lots and garages where rates go up beginning today. Other lots and garages are in Downtown, Shadyside and Oakland.

Parking rates go up today at many Pittsburgh garages, lots

The increases range from $1 at the Monongahela Wharf to $4.25 at three Downtown garages.

about 5 hours ago


 Joe King, president of the Pittsburgh firefighters union, stepped down tonight after 28 years at the helm.

New president of Pittsburgh firefighters union sworn in

Joe King, president of the Pittsburgh firefighters union, stepped down tonight after 28 years at the helm.

about 12 hours ago


Man found dead, shot in head in Homewood

The discovery of the body at 7319 Bennett St. was reported to 911 at 9:26 a.m. and the man was pronounced dead by medics 10 minutes later.

about 19 hours ago


 Members of the United Mineworkers of America wave signs and chant in support of loosening environmental regulations on coal and carbon emissions. They clashed briefly with supporters of the regulations Thursday on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

EPA hearings on controversial carbon emissions regulations continue in Pittsburgh

More than 135 individuals spoke at Thursday’s hearing with a similar number of people scheduled to speak during today’s session Downtown.

about 11 hours ago


 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

DA Zappala calls public safety chief's statement on ID procedures 'misleading at best'

The two disagree over whether Pittsburgh police should use sequential or simultaneous photo arrays when asking people to identify suspects.

about 12 hours ago


Inbound Liberty Tunnel to close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for painting

The tunnel is scheduled to remain closed until 6 a.m. Aug. 22.

1 day ago


 Carnegie Mellon University researchers have been working to remove the veil of secrecy from the Tor Project, a free software program that allows users to anonymously surf the Internet on various devices, including smartphones like above.

Carnegie Mellon engineers aim to unmask anonymous surfing software

Governments in the U.S., Russia and Britain have worked for years to reveal the users of the covert Tor Project.

1 day ago


 Police officers dressed in swat gear make their way up De Soto Street towards Western Psychiatric hospital on March 8, 2012.

UPMC drops reimbursement claim from victims of Western Psych shooting

UPMC’s workers’ compensation arm will not seek reimbursement from settlement in Western Psych shooting case.

1 day ago


Convicted sex offender trying to get drug charges dismissed

Omali McKay says state troopers relied on false information from his ex-girlfriend to raid his homes.

1 day ago


 Stephen A. Bucar

New Pittsburgh public safety director spars with district attorney on eyewitness IDs

Stephen A. Bucar and Stephen A. Zappala Jr. feud over eyewitness identification procedures.

1 day ago


Water main repair set for West Carson Street

West Carson Street will be closed from Stafford Street to Glen Mawr Avenue tonight and tomorrow night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m

about 16 hours ago


Additional overnight restrictions planned on Route 28

Crews will install pavement reflectors from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Monday morning.

1 day ago


Casino sued over drunk driving accident

The father of a man who died in a drunk-driving crash is suing the Rivers Casino for allowing his son to drink too much.

1 day ago


 The August Wilson Center.

Potential August Wilson Center developer gets extension

The New York development company seeking to buy the center is getting more time to complete its due diligence on the property.

1 day ago


 Exhaust from power plants.

EPA regulation hearings draw interest groups to Pittsburgh

Industry decries the controversial proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.

2 days ago


Federal judge allows school discrimination lawsuit to proceed

Pittsburgh Public Schools had asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit, filed by a white teacher against her black supervisors.

2 days ago


 SWAT officals gather during their search for a suspect in the  Pittsburgh's Northview Heights neighborhood.

Police investigate fatal shooting in Northview Heights

Pittsburgh police said another male was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with a non-fatal bullet wound.

1 day ago


Men acquitted in Steelers stabbing sentenced on related charges

Two men acquitted in stabbing of Steelers lineman Mike Adams were sentenced Wednesday on charges they fled from police.

2 days ago


 Edgar and Sandy Snyder, married for 32 years, stand for a photo during the Anne Lewis Humanitarian Awards held at the Fairmont Hotel, Downtown, in June.

Edgar Snyder defamation lawsuit dropped

The well-known Pittsburgh attorney sought to have a defamation suit against his estranged wife sealed; the suit has been discontinued.

2 days ago


Inbound West Carson Street to close for water line repair

The street will be closed from Stanhope Street in Esplen to Corliss Street tonight, Friday night and part of Saturday.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh police arrested at least 20 workers during a union demonstration Wednesday afternoon outside UPMC headquarters on Grant Street.

UPMC employees protest job, wage cuts

UPMC workers seeking to join the Service Employees International Union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.

1 day ago


Three injured in two-car crash near zoo

The crash on Butler Street occurred around 10:30 p.m. and briefly closed the Highland Park Bridge.

2 days ago


Man ordered to trial in South Side stabbing, another charged

Demetrius Winters was ordered to stand trial on charges that he stabbed Clyde Elliott, who was charged via summons with simple assault.

2 days ago


Police investigating CMU student found on dorm roof

The 23-year-old female student was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she is being treated for back injuries and two broken ankles.

2 days ago


 UPMC is Pennsylvania's largest nongovernmental employer and Allegheny County’s largest property owner.

UPMC, city drop legal fight over taxes

Peduto: "Now we're at the point where we can negotiate for the things Pittsburgh needs without this atmosphere of threats or intimidation."

2 days ago


 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland.

Grand jury says Western Psych failed to cooperate with police in sexual assault cases

The report does not recommend criminal charges, but does advise training for employees as well as changes to state law.

3 days ago


 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Dollar Bank faults URA for blocking sale of August Wilson Center

The bank said there is nothing in the deed or redevelopment plan that limits the use of the building to an African American Culture Center.

2 days ago


 Pennsylvania Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq has decided to allow Pittsburgh Public Schools to continue using a teacher evaluation system that is more rigorous than the state system.

State allows Pittsburgh to continue using more rigorous teacher evaluations

Concerned about the state’s decision, the teachers union plans to meet today with district administrators.

2 days ago


Mayor's task force on public schools gets three more months to complete work

The task force's first meetings have been closed to the public. It was to have finished its report by Sept. 1.

2 days ago


Former bank official pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $130,000

Diana Phillips, 39, of Spring Hill, admitted to the theft Monday in U.S. District Court and will be sentenced in November.

2 days ago


 Sam Ashbaugh has had a 20-year career in government and government consulting.

Pittsburgh City Council confirms Bucar and Ashbaugh as department heads

Mr. Bucar is public safety director and Mr. Ashbaugh will lead the budget office. They’re among the final pieces of the leadership team.

2 days ago


Two arrested after shots fired, police chase in East Hills

Aaron Bailey faces charges of aggravated assault, fleeing an officer, driving violations and drug charges. Bijanie Davis faces drug charges.

2 days ago


State police accuse three of passing, possessing counterfeit $100 bills

Police found 148 counterfeit $100 bills in the vehicle or on their persons, as well as a syringe in the trunk and a small bag of marijuana.

2 days ago


New traffic pattern to debut on inbound Route 28

The traffic split will be removed but the right lane will continue to be an exit-only lane at East Ohio Street.

3 days ago


 Sam Ashbaugh, budget director for the city of Pittsburgh, sits at his desk Friday at the City-County building in Downtown.

New Pittsburgh budget office director says 'sky's the limit'

New budget office manager Sam Ashbaugh seeks to modernize city government functions.

3 days ago


Appeals court orders new trial for North Side man in gun case

An appeals court vacated the conviction of Akeem Caldwell, 29, because of improper evidence introduced at his trial.

3 days ago


Crime down in Pittsburgh but killings, rapes up

The bureau said violent crime is down 2.6 percent overall because the number of robberies decreased by 15.8 percent.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh councilman Gilman wants city to explore how it can help small businesses

Dan Gilman wants to look at improving how city government and businesses work together.

3 days ago


 Angelo Manenti, originally from Milan,  and Antonio Caopdeici, originally from Lecci, Italy, both now living in Pittsburgh, wave an AC Milan flag in front of Heinz Field.

Tailgaters get caught up in marquee soccer match at Heinz Field

It’s not quite the World Cup, but soccer enthusiasts get into the spirit when Manchester City of England, AC Milan compete in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


 Nick Drombosky, founder of Fiks: Reflective.

Odysseys: South Korean adoptee tries to defy the Asian-American stereotype

Nick Drombosky, raised in Pittsburgh, rejected college and professional life. But at 27, he runs a successful bicycle accessories business.

4 days ago


 Dominique Benzio, 22, originally from Doylestown, was a Browne Leadership Fellow last year assigned to Millvale. She fell in love with Millvale and decided to move in above the library on Grant Avenue.

Pitt's Browne Fellowships match students to struggling neighborhoods

Most summer fellowships are here today gone in six weeks. But Dominique Benzio’s was a match made in Millvale.

4 days ago


Judge won't dismiss charges against defendant paralyzed in police shooting

Leon Ford was paralyzed after Pittsburgh police opened fire during a traffic stop in Highland Park Nov. 11, 2012.

3 days ago


 House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.,  and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., address reporters today.

Proposed VA fix would cost $17 billion

The deal would allow veterans to go outside the VA system for care.

3 days ago



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