A Hill District woman was killed overnight when she drove the wrong way across the Birmingham Bridge and crashed into the wall of an unfinished ramp, Pittsburgh police said.

Police: Woman, 25, killed driving wrong way on Birmingham Bridge in Oakland

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. today on the Oakland side of the bridge.

about 8 hours ago

Post-Gazette sues state to change email practice

The newspaper wants the state to preserve emails for at least two years instead of the current practice of destroying them after five days.

about 15 hours ago

 Dr. Joel Nelson, head of prostate-urology at UPMC, joined Drs. Jian-Hua Luo and George Michalopoulos as principal investigators in a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that has identified eight gene mutations known as gene fusions that signal aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Pitt study uncovers prostate cancer mystery

Pitt study identifies gene mutations that signal aggressive form of prostate cancer.

about 15 hours ago

 Robert Ferrante

Trial for Pitt researcher charged in cyanide poisoning postponed a week

Jury selection for Robert Ferrante, 65, was supposed to begin Oct. 14, but now has been kicked back to Oct 21.

about 2 hours ago

 Karen Ritter, center, holds hands with friend Daniel Raisor, whose brother, David of Ellwood City, committed suicide.

Hundreds in Pittsburgh raise awareness for suicide prevention

Hundreds turn out at Station Square for annual suicide awareness walk.

1 day ago

Teachers, parents applaud Pittsburgh’s decision to cut back on K-5 student testing

Pittsburgh Public Schools announced it is reducing the amount of time students in K-5 spend taking required tests this school year.

1 day ago

 Leon Ford waits for the jury's verdict at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Alternate jurors' role can be challenging

Eleven jurors begin their 21st hour of deliberations this morning in the case of a black Millvale man whom police shot and paralyzed.

1 day ago

 A cyclist travels the new two-way bike lanes along Panther Hollow Road crossing into Schenley Park in Oakland.

Pittsburgh cyclists concerned about redesign of Schenley Drive in Oakland

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is in the process of redesigning the road through Schenley Park, part of a program to reduce storm runoff.

1 day ago

 Kristin Saunders, Pittsburgh's new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

Pittsburgh’s new bike and pedestrian coordinator ready to roll

Kristin Saunders, 30, joins city government from an architecture firm in San Francisco, where she worked on public space design.

1 day ago

City calendar: 09/15/14

A look at the events coming up for the week ahead.

1 day ago

 Andy Reamer, a member of the White Tie Group, a jazz ensemble made up of symphony musicians, plays the drums during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "happy hour" in May in the lobby of Heinz Hall.

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera are staying afloat in a continuously challenging financial climate.

2 days ago

 Lee Kimball, chief operating officer of Thread International, speaks at The Pitch, part of Thrival an annual festival designed to highlight innovation in Pittsburgh. The event was held at alphalab gear's office in East Liberty. Mr. Kimball and Thread won the $25,000 prize.

Local startup Thread pitches and wins $25K at Thrival Festival

“The Pitch” was a highlight among a week of events at the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival in East Liberty.

2 days ago

Wilkinsburg mother charged with endangering her child

Wilkinsburg mother charged with endangering a child following tumultuous 18 months with baby’s father.

2 days ago

The Next Page: A Chippewa woman’s legal fight with Pittsburgh’s leading men

Lawrenceville historian Jude Wudarczyk unearths the details of a 19th-century battle with an unlikely plaintiff.

2 days ago

Driver sought in pedestrian incident on the South Side

Pittsburgh police said a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at 2:26 a.m. at the intersection of 22nd and East Carson streets

1 day ago

Man, 28, stabbed on South Side

Pittsburgh police said the man walked into UPMC Mercy at about 5:15 a.m. and is in good condition.

1 day ago

Accident near Fort Duquesne Bridge blocks one lane

A five-vehicle accident on Interstate 279 south near the inbound Fort Duquesne Bridge blocked a lane of traffic and resulted in injuries.

1 day ago

Vehicle strikes mother and child on North Side

The accident happened at 12:20 a.m. today at the intersection of Federal and West General Robinson streets.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh police cruiser hit by vehicle on the Boulevard of the Allies.

Pittsburgh police cruiser involved in Boulevard of the Allies crash

At least two people were hurt when a vehicle crashed into a Pittsburgh police cruiser Friday night near UPMC Mercy Hospital.

3 days ago

 John Frechione, center, associate director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies, applauds the conclusion of a program at the University Club in Oakland on Friday.

Pitt's Latin American Studies Center broadens students’ worldview

Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies celebrated 50 years with remembrances from some of those who used it for international careers.

3 days ago

Former city official charged with assault

Kevin Quigley faces one misdemeanor count of simple assault and has a preliminary hearing set Sept. 18.

3 days ago

Victim in fatal shooting ID’d as North Side man

A 19-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after he was shot on the North Side, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said.

3 days ago

 Cameron McLay, Pittsburgh's new police chief, speaks Friday at a news conference while Mayor Bill Peduto listens.

Incoming city police chief says he wants to change the bureau's culture

Cameron McLay, whose hiring still must be approved by city council, intends to repair relationship between the department and the public.

3 days ago

Pitt scientists collaborate in effort to combat the deadly MERS virus

Camels are believed to be the source infecting humans with a contagious and deadly virus spreading through the Middle East.

3 days ago

Nineteen-year-old killed in North Side shooting

County dispatchers were called to the 4000 block of Perrysville Avenue about 3 p.m. for a man who was shot in the buttocks.

4 days ago

Two parties in August Wilson Center legal battle file court papers

Dollar Bank and Judith Fitzgerald are asking judge to find in their favor in the dispute over how the property is sold.

3 days ago

 Kevin McMahon, left, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, leads Jane Chu, president of the National Endowment for the Arts, on a tour Thursday of the Cultural District with Mitch Swain, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

National arts leader tours Pittsburgh's Cultural District, urges arts in education

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts, is in Pittsburgh for Arts Education Partnership National Forum.

4 days ago

 The sun sets over the Mai River in eastern Nepal on July 6. The banks of the river are where the Bhutanese refugees first settled in Nepal. Some refugees who remember those early days of exile say the conditions at the river were unbearable.

Pittsburgh's new immigrants: Refugees from Nepal en route to Pittsburgh

This is a story of people who were forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence.

4 days ago

 The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Pitt sets deadline for transfer of intellectual property rights

Signed agreements would be needed from faculty and technical staff who submit federal grant proposals.

4 days ago

 Historian Julie Nixon Eisenhower gets a tour of the Fort Pitt Block House at Point State Park on Thursday.

DAR efforts at block house impress witness to history

Julie Nixon Eisenhower spoke Thursday at the gala marking the 250th anniversary of the Fort Pitt Block House, Pittsburgh’s oldest building.

4 days ago

 Fire crews work at the scene an overturned tractor-trailer on Mifflin Road near Baldwin Road in the Hays neighborhood of PIttsburghh this morning. Hazmat crews also had been called to clean up diesel fuel that spilled from the truck.

Crews clean up fuel spill in Hays

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer overturned 5:30 a.m. today.

4 days ago

Man accused of assaulting U.S. marshal is charged in second case

A Spring Garden man accused of pulling down a U.S. marshal’s pants while she ran is now charged in a second case and suspected in a third.

3 days ago

Most charges withdrawn in brawl after Gateway Clipper wedding

The groom and the man he was accused of fighting with had been cleared of all charges except for two summary offenses.

4 days ago

Brookline man arrested in robbery at sheriff's deputy's home

Eldred Freeman, 21, faces charges of robbery, burglary and conspiracy. He was arrested this afternoon.

4 days ago

Questions raised about intellectual property rights at Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh is telling all faculty and nonclerical staff they must sign intellectual property agreements.

5 days ago

 The produce terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

URA board to vote on Strip District produce terminal

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and state Sen. Jim Ferlo have differed on visions for the Strip District terminal.

5 days ago

 The produce terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh URA approves proposal to work with two partners to redevelop Strip District landmark

The board will negotiate with McCaffery Interests and Rubino Partners to try to merge their visions for the produce terminal.

4 days ago

 Rooftops in the Hill District stand above the remains of the Civic Arena, during demolition in 2012.

Penguins get first approval to delay work on Civic Arena site

SEA board members approved a revised agreement with the team that sets Oct. 22, 2015, as the deadline for the start of development.

4 days ago

Contractor challenges sewer work award

A local concrete contractor blasts the Water and Sewer Authority over the bidding process for more than $1 million worth of work.

5 days ago

Allegheny County Council to consider constitutional amendment for voting rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. was in Pittsburgh this week to push the amendment, which Pittsburgh City Council also may consider.

5 days ago

 Leon Ford, of Millvale, laughs as his nephew pushes him in his wheelchair, as they wait during jury deliberations.

Jury deliberations to resume Monday in case of Millvale man shot, paralyzed during stop

Common Pleas Judge Donald E. Machen said this morning of the juror’s in Leon Ford’s case had to be excused.

4 days ago

P1 East Busway-All Stops bus route to be detoured this weekend

The East Liberty Station will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday.

5 days ago

Pitt business dean John Delaney to step down

Mr. Delaney will return to the business faculty after a successor is named, university officials said.

5 days ago

Police investigating North Side shooting

Pittsburgh police are investigating a shooting on the North Side this afternoon.

4 days ago

 Robert Flynn

Spring Garden teen accused in incident with U.S. marshal charged in second case

Police say Robert Flynn, 19, lifted the skirt and brushed the buttocks of a woman as she walked near the 16th Street Bridge on Sept. 2.

4 days ago

 Crowd broke through police line at the Main Gate at the Civic Arena.

Beatles in Pittsburgh: 50 years later

The Beatles smiled. Cameras clicked.  Barbara Shapiro, a 17-year-old from Highland Park, did not want to be there.

6 days ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto takes a picture of the logo unveiled at the NCAA Women’s Final Four welcome reception at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Wednesday. Pittsburgh is bidding for the event.

NCAA considering Pitt as site for Women's Final Four

Mayor Bill Peduto was among those who made a pitch to NCAA committees for the city to host a Women’s basketball Final Four in the future.

5 days ago

 Officers collect evidence along Michigan Street where one person was shot in the leg about 9 a.m. Wednesday in Beltzhoover.

Pittsburgh police investigate Wednesday shootings in Beltzhoover, Shadyside

Police said one juvenile was wounded in the leg in the Beltzhoover shooting.

5 days ago

 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx addresses the audience at the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

U.S. transportation secretary says he is pushing for bike, pedestrian networks

Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this morning.

5 days ago

 Jury selection in the trial for Robert Ferrante, 65, is now scheduled to begin Oct. 14.

Trial moved back for Pitt researcher accused in cyanide poisoning death

Robert Ferrante is accused of poisoning his wife, Autumn Klein, at their home April 17, 2013.

5 days ago


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