A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Viewing Oakland through the windshield of a Port Authority bus driver

If the perils of the traffic in Oakland make professional Port Authority bus drivers nervous, imagine what they do to regular motorists.

about 3 hours ago

Pittsburgh saw rise in violent crime in 2014, annual report shows

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police released its 2014 annual report, which offers crime data and other information compiled by the department.

about 3 hours ago

 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown work on the railing for the PPG Plaza ice rink

PPG Plaza ice rink opens today

The rink will be open through Feb. 28.

about 5 hours ago

 In abandoning a new headquarters at the arena site, U.S. Steel will stay in the 450,000 square feet of space it leases in the building that bears its name on Grant Street.

U.S. Steel's withdrawal from redevelop plan keeps Downtown office market tight

The decision is good news for Downtown landlords, who will be able to keep charging higher rents for their office space.

1 day ago

 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

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 Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration had to work to assuage some of the sticker shock of the study after council members tabled the measure earlier this month.

Pittsburgh City Council endorses $1 million building study

Council advances legislation on a proposed comprehensive look at the best uses and condition of about 150 buildings for decades to come,

1 day ago

 Joe Giansante is a former math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.

Former math teacher loses battle to keep job at Brashear

City school board terminates Joe Giansante, who despite good “value” scores, was judged unsatisfactory based on principal observations.

about 4 hours ago

 Director Chris Ivey, in action.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: 'Youth Rising' by Chris Ivey gets inside the kids of Shuman

The “East of Liberty” filmmaker expands documentary to address youth culture and violence with youth at Shuman Detention Center.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Minadeo on modified lockdown, district says

The Squirrel Hill school was on modified lockdown today as an added precaution after staff escorted a parent from the building.

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 Police say William Robert Eger is suspected in Tuesday's robbery of the First Niagara Bank robbery on Wabash Street in the West End.

Man arrested after trying to hold up bank on Wabash Street

Pittsburgh police say the suspect held up his hand to look “like a gun” while saying he had a firearm.

about 13 hours ago

Venango County man receives 20 to 40 years for murder on North Side

David Umstead, 31, has been ordered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison in the death of Delrio Ivy of the North Side.

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 Artist  Brandon Boan's public art bike rack,  "Hot Pants," can be seen in front of Sienna Mercato on Penn Avenue.

Cultural District racks up some new spots for bikes

The racks were designed by local artists who were chosen after submitting proposals to the Cultural Trust.

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 A police chase in Bloomfield ended in a multi-vehicle wreck with multiple injuries Sunday evening.

Citizen Police Review Board looking into weekend chase

City police charge Hill District man with 56 crimes related to the chase.

about 2 hours ago

 Gladstone Middle School building at 327 Hazelwood Ave.

City school board approves sale of Gladstone Middle School building

The school, which has been vacant for 14 years, is bought by a realty company representing a collaboration of youth-service organizations.

about 6 hours ago

 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

about 9 hours ago

 A family whose home caught fire in Carrick this morning embraces on Leolyn Street.

Crews battle fire at Carrick duplex

No injuries were reported in the blaze at a duplex in the 1800 block of Leolyn Street.

about 20 hours ago

Pedestrian hurt after being hit in West End Circle

Officials say the person was taken to the hospital, although extent of injuries is unknown.

about 12 hours ago

 Mrs. Lane announced in September plans to step down as superintendent when her contract ends June 30, marking more than five years as leader of the district.

City superintendent Linda Lane receives salary increase

The move would bump her annual salary to $245,000 during her last six months with the district.

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 Mark Brentley Sr. i

Pittsburgh schools honor board members during final day of service

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board honored Mark Brentley, William Isler and Sherry Hazuda during their final meeting as board directors.

about 4 hours ago

 Christopher Conrad, father of CJ, embraces Amanda McKnight, mother of 11-year-old David McIntyre, after she addressed the media Friday.

Mother of slain boy: 'I refuse to let my sons’ case go cold'

CJ Mikula-Conrad, 16, and his family talk about the shooting that injured him and left his 11-year-old brother dead in Mount Oliver.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh has developed a poor reputation in the national black community as a place to live and work, said Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant, and “that’s not a good narrative for Pittsburgh if we ever want to be a competitive, globally relevant city.”

Study finds black men left out of Pittsburgh’s rebirth

The Heinz Endowments hopes new data will reverse the trend in “one of the most segregated metropolitan communities in the country.”

2 days ago

 The police chief said in an internal memo that officers are allowed to initiate such pursuits only if they believe a violent felony occurred.

Pittsburgh police undergoing 'full review' of pursuit policy

WHAT’S NEW: Surveillance video showing end of police chase posted by auto dealer on its Facebook page.

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 Maria Alejandra Gordon

Warrant issued for woman wanted in Coraopolis stabbing

Maria Alejandra Gordon is wanted on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and burglary.

1 day ago

Urban Academy looking for a new, larger site for fall 2016

The East Liberty school is looking at Larimer location to expand and build a more STEM-focused curriculum.

2 days ago

RAD board approves nearly $97 million budget

The budget is the largest in the district’s history and $3.1 million more than the 2015 budget.

1 day ago

Former Pittsburgh cop pleads guilty to role in mortgage fraud scheme

Santino Achille admits that he and others submitted loan applications to lenders that contained false information.

1 day ago

Wood St. T station evacuated after suspicious package found

Port Authority police investigated the package, determined it contained computer parts that seemed harmless and reopened the station.

1 day ago

 A police chase in Bloomfield ended in a multi-vehicle wreck with multiple injuries Sunday evening.

12-year-old critically injured in two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield

Police said one of the vehicles was stolen near North Negley and Black Street and when police tried to stop it, a chase ensued.

2 days ago

 Eric Strickland, right, president of the Windgap-Chartiers City Civic Club, with Veronica Edwards, club secretary, and Robert Allen.

Chartiers City remains an island of stability and diversity

The area has offered suburban life in the city for many who fled the urban core in the ’50s and ’60s.

3 days ago

 Dr. Karen Velazquez cuddles her newly adopted son Tyshawn, 2, as her daughter Faitimahzara, 7, clings onto her Saturday at the Allegheny County Family Court.

Welcome, Tyshawn, to your family

A Pittsburgh physician adopts for the fourth time with the support of 30 friends and family members in court.

3 days ago

 The prisoners at the Allegheny County Prison dined on roast beef for Thanksgiving in 1915.

Eyewitness 1915: Turkey shares pride of place with beef, pork

The youths who lived at the Pittsburgh Newsboys Home had to sing — or rather speak — for their Thanksgiving dinners 100 years ago.

3 days ago

An Alcosan plan to treat sewage overflows

The solution features massive underground tunnels to store water until the treatment plant can process it.

3 days ago

 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown put the final touches on the expanded PPG Plaza Ice Rink Tuesday.

PPG Plaza ice rink opening delayed again

Highwoods, owner of the PPG Place complex, said that ice conditions "are not favorable for skating" because of the warm weather this week.

3 days ago

 Angie McHugh, in plaid, portrays Rulon Stacey, CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital, in the play, “The Laramie Project,” at Brashear High School. In this scene, she is announcing the death of Matthew Shepard to reporters, portrayed by, from left, Autumn Rigot, Tahna Flannigan, Nicole Hallahan and Mya Marzan.

Brashear play focuses on hate crime to send a message about tolerance

Brashear High School students are staging “The Laramie Project,” about Matthew Shepard, a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in 1998.

4 days ago

Rental property owners contest Section 8 proposal

A proposed law by a Pittsburgh councilman that would require landlords to accept Section 8 tenants is drawing criticism from landlords.

4 days ago

 Cynthia Haywood and her daughter Amiyah, 7, of Aliquippa wait in anticipation for the start of the Highmark Unity Tree lighting during Light Up Night, Downtown.

Some light (up) verse for the holidays

Light Up Night kicked off the holiday season, drawing big crowds to Downtown on Friday.

4 days ago

 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown work on the railing for the PPG Plaza Ice Rink Tuesday.

PPG ice rink offers more room to skate — and fall

The MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place now has 25 percent more space, able to accommodate up to 350 skaters at once.

4 days ago

DA to appeal judge’s refusal to take himself off fire case

The district attorney wants Judge Joseph K. Williams III removed from the new trial of a man accused in the deaths of three firefighters.

4 days ago

 the Parkway East will be closed in both directions beginning at 11 tonight .

Parkway East weekend closure begins tonight

The highway will be closed from Forest Hills to Oakland on the inbound side and from Oakland to Squirrel Hill on the outbound side.

5 days ago

 Pitt is considering changing the surface of one of two practice fields the university maintains at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on the South Side, a potentially costly side effect of numerous leadership changes in its athletic department.

At Pitt's football complex, the grass isn't always greener

The school is considering a switch from natural grass to synthetic turf at a practice field, potentially the fourth change in 15 years.

5 days ago

 Markese Reese

Suspect to stand trial in slaying of East Hills mother of eight

Markese Reese, 20, is charged in connection with the fatal shooting Nov. 9 of Marqua Wilson.

4 days ago

 Colton Bechtold of Penn Hills, then 8, shows off his skating skill on at the Ice rink at PPG Place last November.

No Light Up Night skating at PPG Place

Other events at the plaza are expected to continue as scheduled.

4 days ago

Cupka's Cafe II in South Side, Mediterrano in Ross hit with Consumer Alert

Allegheny County Health Department posted Consumer Alerts for the two restaurants.

4 days ago

 Carlow University President Suzanne Mellon and Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik at today's announcement.

Carlow, Pittsburgh diocese announce student aid program worth up to $20,000

Students who spent all 12 years in diocesan schools will be eligible for a yearly $5,000 award renewable for up to four years.

4 days ago

Slippery Rock U. football players charged with robbing man at gunpoint

State police said the men entered a unit at the Grove Apartments and held the victim at gunpoint.

4 days ago

 USS Requin Undercover — The Cold War-era submarine during its two-month facelift.

USS Requin reopens after major R and R: restoration and repair

USS Requin, the Cold War-era submarine moored at Carnegie Science Center, will re-open to tours Saturday after getting a two-month facelift.

4 days ago

Former Shuman worker waives preliminary hearing on sex solicitation charges

Derrick L. Dawkins faces trial on misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and official oppression.

4 days ago

 A crowd gathers for last year's Light Up Night festivities Downtown.

Your guide to Pittsburgh's 2015 Light Up Night

Holiday spirit and wintry fun for the whole family will fill Downtown for the 55th annual event on Friday.

6 days ago

Shots fired in Terrace Village but no one hurt

The shooting was reported shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Oak Hill Drive in the Oak Hill housing complex in Terrace

5 days ago

 John Nash Jr.

Man already charged with witness intimidation accused of more crimes

John Nash Jr., 47, of Lawrenceville, was charged Thursday with robbery and ethnic intimidation.

5 days ago