Milwaukee employees to examine city bureau

Pittsburgh releases partial consulting proposal from Milwaukee police employees.

about 6 hours ago

 An artist’s rendering shows an aerial view of the proposed Station Square redevelopment from Downtown.

Station Square housing proposed

Owner Forest City Enterprises is proposing to redevelop the east side of the complex, with 300 units of apartments in the first phase.

about 6 hours ago

 Pittsburgh's 54th annual Light Up Night brought local families who walked through the Holiday Market in Market Square last week. With Light Up Night and Ferguson-related protests past, officers have returned to their normal shifts.

Pittsburgh police return to normal shifts after overtime

Twelve-hour days come to an end after Light Up Night and the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.

about 6 hours ago

 Quincy Swatson, 23, started  The Door Campaign to expose kids to aquaponic systems  where gold fish and basil co-exist in a mutually beneficial relationship.

Manchester man pushes aquaponics, growing food on top of fish tanks

Quincy Swatson looks to expand his high school aquaponics program from Perry Traditional Academy to other Pittsburgh high schools.

about 6 hours ago

Thanksgiving holiday brings its own set of hazards for pets

Pets can get into trouble while their owners are distracted by Thanksgiving cooking tasks and visitors.

about 6 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police investigate the scene where a pregnant woman died after an elderly man drove up on the sidewalk and pinned her against the wall, outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy on the North Side.

Pregnant woman dies after being pinned by van, but baby lives

Police aren't sure why the driver, a man in his 80s, drove up on the sidewalk where the woman was standing outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy.

about 7 hours ago

 Gas prices at a GetGo station on Route 88 in Bethel Park.  In Pittsburgh, the average price on Tuesday was $3.02, 35 cents below the 2013 price.

Thanksgiving travelers hit the road; today busiest on Pennsylvania Turnpike

AAA says 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this holiday; a storm warning has been issued for central and southeast Pa.

1 day ago

Students cited after airsoft guns fired in Pittsburgh Minadeo school

District spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the guns were discharged inside a classroom.

about 18 hours ago

RIDC sells Pittsburgh Technology Center building

Tenants are expected to remain in the office building at least through the remainder of their leases.

about 16 hours ago

Holiday closings announced

All city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, state and federal offices and courts will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

1 day ago

Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing Beaver Falls couple

Robert Burgess was sentenced to two life terms in prison for the 2008 execution-style slayings of a Beaver Falls couple in their home.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police arrest two men involved in Sheraden hit-and-run

Domanek Cabbagestalk and Isaiah Peeples were arrested after police say officers saw the pair flee the accident.

about 8 hours ago

Nightly closures set to continue on Wood Street

The lane will be closed at 10 p.m. daily and reopen at 6 a.m. through late December for infrastructure work.

1 day ago

 The  former Civic Arena sits next to its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in September 2010.

Penguins eye entertainment venues for former Civic Arena site

Possibilities for the site include a movie theater, bowling alley, a fitness center, a music venue, restaurants, cafes and a food market.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane said enrollment declines in the city create a population density issue similar to that in rural districts.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent calls for changes in state education funding formula

Linda Lane called on the state to consider enrollment as well as equity, recognizing it costs more to educate some children than others.

2 days ago

 Protesters gather Tuesday night at the corner of Bigelow Boulevard and Forbes Avenue after marching around Oakland to protest the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Pittsburgh rallies held to highlight ‘broken’ justice system

Calls for unity and action in Pittsburgh’s black community continued Tuesday night in the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision.

1 day ago

 Andy, a four-wheeled robot designed to explore the moon and designed at Carnegie Mellon University, was unveiled on Monday.

CMU, Astrobotic hope Andy is a handy rover for the moon

CMU debuts its newest rover for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize race to the moon.

2 days ago

County bans the (criminal background) box

Starting Jan. 1, the county will join a growing number of governments that won’t ask about criminal background on the initial application.

2 days ago

 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration as he talks with his father outside the third-floor courtroom in the Allegheny County Courthouse in September.

Attorneys for Leon Ford say delays could have 'deadly' consequences

District Attorney deciding whether will retry East Liberty man on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

1 day ago

 Jeffrey Raymond Wheeler sits Monday in the back of a mathematics class taught by his son Jeffrey Paul Wheeler at the University of Pittsburgh.

W.Va. veteran with cancer gets wish to see son lecture at Pitt

Jeffrey Wheeler, retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, always wanted to see his son teach a class at the University of Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

 Uber has declined to disclose how many drivers it has in the Pittsburgh area.

Uber, airport continue court battle

Uber drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.

1 day ago

 A Port Authority spokesman said fareboxes will be upgraded sometime next year.

Port Authority fareboxes not always charging correctly

Fareboxes now have to be reset manually by Port Authority drivers to prevent riders from paying too much when they use ConnectCards.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh man convicted of 2013 killing

Rayshawn Williams of the East End faces a mandatory sentence of life without parole.

1 day ago

Liberty Bridge inspections to restrict traffic

The work will occur on both sides of the bridge from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All ramps will be open.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Public Schools set commencement schedule, location

All 2015 high school commencement ceremonies in Pittsburgh Public Schools will be at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh school board approves sale of Rogers building in Garfield

The board approved selling the Rogers School building in Garfield to Impakt Development for $275,000, the asking price.

1 day ago

 Jacob Flowers, 8, waits with his mother Catherene Reed, to receive the Distinguished Achievement Award during a Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting in Oakland  Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh school board honors Sheraden third grader

Jacob Flowers is only in third grade, but he's already distinguished.

1 day ago

Green Tree pot ringleader sentenced to 11 years in jail

Jennifer Chieu, had pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of pot and conspiracy to launder the proceeds.

1 day ago

 Wind-swept flags at the Consol Energy Center on Monday frame the parking lot where the Civic Arena once stood.

U.S. Steel plans to build headquarters on former Civic Arena site in Hill District

Construction is expected to begin in August or September of 2015 and the project’s expected to be completed by October 2017.

2 days ago

 The owner of a Willow Street industrial site in Lawrenceville has plans to convert the property into housing. The site has been home to Art All Night, pictured here in April.

Restaurant, apartments proposed for former Lawrenceville industrial site

Alex Simakas plans to convert five acres at the former Interlocking Deck Systems plant at 43rd and Willow streets.

3 days ago

 Jordon Barfield, 8, of Mt. Lebanon participates in a "die-in" Monday outside the courthouse on Grant Street, Downtown.

Pittsburgh activists react with anger, but not surprise, at grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.

“Our work will continue to prevent this from happening again,” one South Side Slopes activist said Monday.

2 days ago

 Lucia (second from the left) and her family in San Diego.

Mexican finds success, defies stereotypes in Pittsburgh

Lucia M. Aguirre arrived in Pittsburgh to study architecture at CMU and stayed after graduation to help continue the city’s redevelopment.

3 days ago

 Samantha Tamburro, left, with attorney Nicola Henry-Taylor at their Grant Street offices.

Seminar set on rights of immigrants

A law student and several attorneys have set up a program in Homestead Dec. 14 to teach immigrants their legal rights.

3 days ago

 Some of the items that will be put into a time capsule to be opened during the 300th anniversary of the Fort Pitt blockhouse were on display Sunday during an event commemorating the 250th anniversary at the Heinz History Center.

Block House celebration ends with time capsule

The yearlong observance of Pittsburgh’s oldest authenticated building will be memorialized by pictures, articles and literature.

3 days ago

 The off-leash dog park in Frick Park in Squirrel Hill was deserted at mid-day Nov. 12, one day after a greyhound mauled a cockapoo to death.

Owners have little recourse when a pet is killed

Few legal routes can be taken when a pet is killed, unless extreme negligence can be shown, legal experts say.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh school superintendent pushes for funding changes

Linda Lane testified today before the Basic Education Funding Commission.

2 days ago

 Tom Hoffman, left, the Rev. Ron Wanless, center, and Tassie Byers hold hands in solidarity during a UPMC workers rally outside Municipal Court, Downtown.

Nearly 30 UPMC protesters get community service

The protesters were ordered to serve 20 hours of community service.  Upon completion their charges will be dismissed.

2 days ago

No one injured in early morning blaze on South Side

Firefighters also called to the scene of fires on Republic Street and Negley Avenue.

2 days ago

Lockdown lifted at Pittsburgh Arsenal schools after nearby domestic dispute

A school district spokeswoman said the lockdown lasted about an hour.

2 days ago

Lane on Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh to close nightly

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. daily through late December, with the lane reopening by 6 a.m. daily.

2 days ago

Police: Woman shot in Larimer in stable condition

A 25-year-old woman was in stable condition after she was shot tonight in Larimer.

2 days ago

Scene cleared at site of one-alarm fire on North Side

While the building was occupied at the time, there were no reported injuries.

3 days ago

Five arrested in Spring Hill on drug, weapons charges

Pittsburgh Police said they were responding to a call for shots fired when they found drugs and weapons in an apartment on Rhine Place.

3 days ago

Fire damages Highland Park home

No one was hurt in the fire in the 900 block of North Negley Avenue.

3 days ago

Man hospitalized after from falling from a third-floor window in Shadyside

Police said the man fell late Friday in the 5500 block of Kentucky Avenue, where a party was going on at the time.

3 days ago

 Kelly Sobczak waits on a customer Saturday at her Global Girl Gifts store at the holiday market in Market Square.

Holiday market welcomes shoppers on opening weekend

Modeled on European markets set up around Christmas, it has grown from 15 booths to about 30 this year.

4 days ago

 Erik Harker, an operations manager for Enrich Products in Wilkinsburg, demonstrates the Einrich Products Ionization system.

Rush to blame copper-silver water treatment for Legionella?

Health agencies back away from copper-silver water disinfection systems to prevent Legionella, despite being exonerated in investigations.

4 days ago

Pizza delivery man robbed in Hill District

A pizza delivery man was robbed in the Hill District Sunday night, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler confirmed.

3 days ago

 Construction crew members work on new houses near Larimer Avenue and Meadow Street.

A month in, new homes being built in Larimer take shape

The homes, financed in part by a low-income housing tax credit award, are part of an extensive plan to revitalize Larimer.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh withholds details on police consultant contract

Pittsburgh officials would not release details of a contract with a consultant whose owner worked with Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay.

5 days ago


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