Vehicles and Port Authority bus move through Oakland.

Complete Streets policy could make Pittsburgh safer for all

Pittsburgh has a contract with the National Complete Streets Coalition to help leaders and residents redesign streets or reallocate traffic.

about 12 hours ago

CMU grant to help elderly cope with loneliness

CMU researcher will study ways of addressing loneliness of older adults to improve health.

about 12 hours ago

Manchester woman pleads guilty to shooting at car

Briquel Good, 30, pleaded guilty to three counts of reckless endangerment for her role in a fatal shootout.

25 minutes ago

 The big picture: Homewood Cluster Planning map

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Developing Homewood, and keeping it Homewood

Homewood’s cluster plan for future development brings together the visions of 10 segments of the neighborhood.

about 1 hour ago

 Two people were killed in this one-car crash on Penn Avenue in North Point Breeze early Thanksgiving morning.

Second victim dies in Thanksgiving crash in Point Breeze

Joseph Mulroney, 34, of the Mount Oliver area, and Heather Djan, 31, of Parlin, N.J., died as a result of the one-vehicle crash.

about 3 hours ago

Power outage shuts down Pittsburgh Zoo for the day

Zoo officials said they expect to reopen the Highland Park facility Wednesday at 9 a.m.

about 3 hours ago

Headshop owner heads to trial this week on federal drug charges

Mayank Mishra, 34, of Shaler, ran a headshop in the former Northway Mall called Rock America.

10 minutes ago

 More than 3,000 people participated in the Ugly Sweater Run, a holiday-themed 3.1 race at PNC Park.

Hundreds participate in Ugly Sweater Run

Ugly Sweater Run is a chance for connoisseurs of odd fashion to embrace the holiday spirit.

1 day ago

 The state Supreme Court ruling will allow 182,000 seniors to avoid paying heftier out-of-network rates.

UPMC, Highmark divorce ends with key ruling

The decision was a setback for UPMC, which had sought to drop Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plan members from its network since the spring.

about 12 hours ago

 Port Authority has received more than 600 requests for service improvements in at least 85 distinct areas under a formal program the transit agency established earlier this year.

Port Authority continues to hear pleas for expanded bus service

Despite declining fuel costs, transit service says limited funds mean nearly all requests will be denied.

1 day ago

 "It looks like it’s the fox guarding the hen house. I don’t believe that that’s correct, but I understand the public might see it that way." said Jim Good, executive director of the Pittsburgh Sewer and Water Authority.

PWSA, plagued by billing complaints, gets another grilling at city council

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority admitted to billing issues. It says it’s addressing them, but not fast enough for some council members.

1 day ago

Motorcyclist, 24, injured in crash near West End Bridge

The incident occurred about 8:50 a.m. on Route 65 near the bridge in the Chateau section of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

Police search for man who robbed Rite-Aid in Banksville

A suspect entered the store in the 3200 block of Banksville Road shortly after midnight.

1 day ago

 Wasiullah Mohamed, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, sits Friday with a cab driver who was shot Thursday morning.

Muslim taxi driver shot on Thanksgiving in Hazelwood calls attack a hate crime

Pittsburgh police are still investigating the Thanksgiving Day shooting of Moroccan immigrant.

2 days ago

 Steve Shelton from the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh stands in front of paneling of reused woods built by his students.

Project RE uses reclaimed materials to restore lives

Collaboration brings construction trade trainees and CMU architecture students together for social enterprise.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto chats Saturday with Michelle Lancet, left, co-owner of Spool Fabric Shop at her store in Allentown.

Rising Allentown shines on Small Business Saturday

Mayor Bill Peduto was on hand for an event to showcase the development of the business district in the Hilltop area.

2 days ago

 Sasha and Chris Heinz in 2009.

Pittsburgh's charms attract another young professional: Christopher Heinz

Praising the “sense of community that’s more meaningful in Pittsburgh,” Mr. Heinz is coming to town. Let the political speculation begin.

2 days ago

SWAT incident in Hill District ends peacefully

Police called to apartment where man involved in domestic incident barricaded himself.

2 days ago

 Members of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland pray on Friday.

Extremism has no place in their faith, Muslims say

But a survey before the attacks in Paris found 56 percent of Americans believe Islam’s values are at odds with America’s.

3 days ago

Police investigate death of a woman found wounded in Carrick

The cause and manner of death will be determined after an autopsy.

2 days ago

New policy will open up end-of-life care dialogue between patients and caregivers

“The conversation should not start in the last two weeks, when everybody expects the patient to die,” said Dr. Bernard Bernacki.

3 days ago

Teenager shot in Brighton Heights

The Group Violence Initiative will consult with the DA’s office to determine the charges Adam Jamal Abdel Jabar Ramadon, 19, will face.

2 days ago

 Boy Scouts and their families listen to a presentation Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland during a stop on their "Ten Commandment Hike."

Boy Scouts' 'Ten Commandments' hike takes them to houses of worship

Jewish, Byzantine Catholic, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, Baptist and Christian Scientist beliefs were explored.

3 days ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

4 days ago

 “We will take a serious look at it and if we have to change our policy, we would do that,” Caster Binion, the authority’s executive director, said.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority awaits 'guidance' on 'over-income' tenants

Forty-three families live in Housing Authority units despite making too much money to qualify.

4 days ago

 Dr. Ben Carson, left, and Alfonso A. Costa in December 2005.

Pittsburgh-area developer, close friend of presidential contender Carson has complex legal history

Alfonso Costa faced a trail of lawsuits as he built around Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

Police identify body pulled from Allegheny River

The body of John Holacik, 57, of Natrona Heights, was discovered near gate 4 of the Allegheny Ludlum plant about 12:30 p.m.

3 days ago

Police seek 2 men in Perry North shooting of 16-year-old

Police were given three accounts of what happened just before the Nov. 19 shooting.

3 days ago

 Homewood Suites by Hilton opened in the Strip District Nov. 5.

Concord planning more hotels across Pittsburgh region

In the last two decades, Mark Laport’s company has erected 13 hotels in the Pittsburgh area. And it’s not done.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh police's policy for firing at cars is ‘sound’

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on Wednesday released an internal email describing when officers can shoot at moving vehicles.

5 days ago

PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

5 days ago

 A vehicle is flipped onto its side in a deadly crash early this morning on Penn Avenue near North Lang Avenue in North Point Breeze.

One killed, one injured in N. Point Breeze crash

The crash was reported shortly after 3 a.m. on Penn Avenue near North Lang  Avenue, authorities said.

5 days ago

Responders on scene of Centre Avenue crash in Shadyside Thursday night

The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m., police said.

4 days ago

 Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015.

Christian coalition in Pittsburgh urges U.S. to accept more refugees

The statement by the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania counters calls to restrict Syrian Muslims.

5 days ago

Overbrook man smacked with gun, robbed during home invasion

Pittsburgh police are investigating an armed robbery this morning at a Overbrook apartment.

4 days ago

Taxi driver shot in Hazelwood

The taxi driver was driving east on Second Avenue when a shot pierced the rear window and struck him, police said.

5 days ago

 Thousands of Pittsburghers and out-of-towners took part in the annual Turkey Trot races this morning.

Thousands pound the pavement for annual Turkey Trot races

The 5K and 5-mile races meandered through the streets of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh this morning.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said he would never consider a "no-pursuit" policy.

Pittsburgh police chief ‘locks down’ rules for vehicle pursuits

Chief says a Bloomfield crash Sunday in which a 12-year-old was critically injured was the impetus for an order halting most police chases.

5 days ago

Man arrested for shooting at two women

Jermaine Dehonney was being sought after police said he was involved in a dispute with two women and shot at them, though neither was hurt.

5 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

Pedestrian hit by truck in West End dies

Russell Zdarsky, of Buffalo, N.Y., was walking along a ramp in the West End Circle shortly before 1:30 p.m. when he was struck.

5 days ago

 Mark Thompkins

Maryland teen charged in kidnapping of Ohio girl

The girl was returned to her guardians unharmed, police said.

5 days ago

Mount Washington man pleads guilty to running W.Va. heroin ring

A grand jury said Christopher Gyorko was headed a ring that shipped the drug into Ohio and Marshall counties and surrounding parts of Ohio.

5 days ago

 Police reported 71 homicides in 2014 compared with 46 the year before.

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.

6 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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 week 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.

6 days ago

 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 week 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.

6 days ago