Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist loses security clearance

The decision to bar Dr. Charolette Hoffman from entering Allegheny County Jail leaves the facility without a full-time psychiatrist.

about 6 hours ago

Obituary: Lisa Grandinetti / Dermatologist, pioneer in creating clinic

Lisa Grandinetti, a gifted UPMC dermatologist, dies of lung cancer at age 38.

about 6 hours ago

 The Doughboy statue at the entrance to Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

When did Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville turn into Larryville?

In the past five years or so, an influx of artists, entrepreneurs and ordinary folks have made the neighborhood lively, funky and fun.

1 day ago

Former drug screener ordered to stand trial on bribery, other charges

Roderick Diggs, a former drug screener for the county court system, was ordered to stand trial for accepting money to report clean results.

about 11 hours ago

 Agents and police are looking for William Blair, left, and James McCray.

More arrests made in case of drug ring involving L.A.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton said 12 of the 14 are in custody and will appear today in U.S. District Court for initial hearings.

about 6 hours ago

Family sues Carrick youth home over son's injuries

Relatives of the boy, are suing the Circle C Youth & Family Service group home, and the former employee, Jaymar Gilbert.

about 9 hours ago

Man ordered to stand trial in assault at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

John Schmitt, 37, was on "constant observation" on the building's sixth floor last month when police say he assaulted a therapist.

about 15 hours ago

 "We feel very strongly that a large hotel is needed at the (David L. Lawrence) convention center,” Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh, said.

Developers show renewed interest in hotel at convention center's doorstep

The Sports & Exhibition Authority has received five responses from firms that want to pursue a mega-hotel or some other type of project.

1 day ago

 A crew works to remove the crashed white Denali from the Fort Pitt Boulevard and Wood Street intersection on Feb. 25.

Judge denies bond for fugitive who led police on Downtown chase

The use of force in the incident is now being reviewed at the request of Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay.

about 18 hours ago

 The entrance to Academic Hall at Point Park University, along Boulevard of the Allies.

Point Park facing Title IX inquiry

Since May, the Education Department has regularly disclosed a list of schools that its Office for Civil Rights is investigating.

about 6 hours ago

City landlord accused of trying to flee country

Federal prosecutors said Dov Ratchkauskas, 48, who has Israeli citizenship, tried to obtain a passport so he can flee the country.

about 6 hours ago

 The state audit of the University of Pittsburgh covered the period of July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013.

Pitt’s screening falls short, auditor says

Six of the findings were negative and two were positive, including compliance with NCAA bylaws covering athlete eligibility, financial aid.

about 5 hours ago

 "We’re looking to polish off what worked really well during the consent decree era," Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh police create standards office to increase accountability

The office will review training and ethical standards and catch shortfalls “before they become crisis problems,” Chief Cameron McLay said.

2 days ago

Mon Wharf closed today due to flood advisory

Additional parking is available at the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Plaza, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority said.

1 day ago

 There was a shooting at the Ivy Pittsburgh around 1 a.m. Sunday. Here, the 18th Street entrance to the club's patio area is shown.

Strip District's Ivy Pittsburgh to close after weekend shooting

The operator agreed to close the club after meeting with Pittsburgh police, the District Attorney's office and Liquor Control Enforcement.

1 day ago

Runaway barges close railway bridge on Monongahela River

The loose barges were first reported to Allegheny County emergency officials shortly before 6 p.m.

1 day ago

Man shot multiple times in Homewood identified

The death of John Scaine, 23, of Braddock, was ruled a homicide, a medical examiner's office supervisor said.

1 day ago

 Sculptor Susan Wagner displays one of the sketches she used to create a statue of Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco, which be displayed at the police memorial on the North Shore.

Organizations collect donations for bronze statue of Pittsburgh K-9 Rocco

Local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will donate today’s sales toward adding a K-9 officer memorial on the North Shore.

2 days ago

Reed Smith revenue rises 7 percent

Revenue-per-lawyer was also up slightly year-over-year, from $691,000 to $703,000.

1 day ago

 Rachel Lauver, 19, of PittServes and a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, sorts clothes at the William Pitt Union in Oakland on Tuesday.

Pitt 'Give a Thread' campaign collects record number of clothing donations

The clothing was collected through PittServes and will be given to charities including an on-campus shop, Thriftsburgh, opening next month.

2 days ago

Lincoln-Lemington man indicted on bank robbery charges

A federal grand jury said Christopher Wallace, 28, robbed First Commonwealth Bank on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh man sent to prison for repeated DUI offenses

Charles Ninness, 59, of Pittsburgh, also faces fines totaling $4,000.

2 days ago

 Mike Adams, seen at Heinz Field in the Steelers' lone 2015 playoff game, filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay.

Steelers' Adams files civil suit against three men acquitted of attacking him

Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay were found not guilty of aggravated assault and attempted homicide in an April jury trial.

1 day ago

 Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan urges audience at Pitt to keep up the fight

About 250 people attended the panel discussion on the topic of  “A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective.”

3 days ago

 This artist's rendering released Monday shows  a view of the new U.S. Steel headquarters from the northwest. The building will occupy 2.23 acres of land just across from Consol Energy Center.

Design for new U.S. Steel headquarters honors Pittsburgh’s industrial past

Developer Clayco Realty Group plans to begin construction by fall so the five-story, 285,000-square-foot building is ready by fall 2017.

3 days ago

 Richard Haynes, president and founder of the Carlow Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, reads statements written on the Free Speech Wall at Carlow University in Oakland.

Carlow University 'wall' encourages free speech

Young Americans for Liberty at Carlow University encouraged students to write on two outdoor poster-boards, part of a national project.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh’s Downtown population has reached 4,400, a four-fold increase after having just a little more than 1,000 in 2000.

Pittsburgh tops’s list of 10 best Downtowns

The website reviews cities such as Pittsburgh for walking conditions, cultural assets, transportation, planning and sustainable design.

3 days ago

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topic in Pittsburgh

Relationships between the police and African-American communities need to go beyond conversations and marches.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto congratulates Lt. William Blair during a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police promotion ceremony held in the City Council Chambers in the City-County Building on Tuesday.

Three Pittsburgh police officers promoted to commander

“They’re the future of the organization,” public safety director Stephen Bucar said of the three.

2 days ago

Federal judge revokes bond for headshop owner who continued to sell drug paraphernalia

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon jailed Akhil Mishra, 70, for selling unlicensed merchandise and heroin stamp bags while awaiting trial.

2 days ago

 “This is an unfortunate, though not completely unexpected ruling.” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

Stay issued on NRA suit against Pittsburgh

Common Pleas Senior Judge Judith Friedman’s one-sentence order means the city’s law remains in force, at least for now.

3 days ago

 Dustin Moffat, 32, faces 29 charges related to his illicit and sometimes abusive relationship with a teenage girl.

Lawrenceville man charged with rape of teen

Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said Dustin Moffat was taken into custody without incident at his home around 5:45 this morning.

2 days ago

Man shot to death in Homewood

The shooting took place near the intersection of North Lang Avenue and Upland Street, Ms. Toler said.

2 days ago

 Harvey Scott

Judge backed down on revoking bond for shooting suspect now charged with homicide

"I don't think he should have been out on bail," Ronald Acrie, father of victim, said of suspect Harvey Scott, now charged with homicide.

4 days ago

 Philadelphia and Pittsburgh base layoffs on certification and seniority, so seniority is critical when job cuts are being made.

Lawsuit challenging Philadelphia union officials as 'ghost teachers' mirrors Pittsburgh

The lawsuit by The Fairness Center claims teachers out of the classroom for years on union duties still get raises and public pensions.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh councilman offers incentive for local businesses to increase wages

A bill to be introduced Tuesday by Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor offers free ads on city bus shelters if businesses raise wages.

3 days ago

Duquesne officer faces hearing on police certification in cheating probe

The officer is one of two in Duquesne who could be taken off the job there in a probe of possible cheating last year on a state test.

4 days ago

Shooting in Ivy Pittsburgh club sparks meeting

One person was shot and five others injured by broken glass in the “chaos” created when a gunman opened fire at Ivy Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

Fourth man arrested in Homewood security guard's shooting death

Kevin Ford, 28, of Lincoln-Lemington, appeared about 9:30 this morning at Pittsburgh police headquarters on the North Side.

3 days ago

 Sherwood Stevenson.

Some charges refiled against convicted sex offender

Sherwood K. Stevenson, 76, was charged again today with counts of false identification to law enforcement and theft of services.

3 days ago

 From left, Joe Fridy, Jessica Hughes and Cori Frazer, members of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, gather Sunday in Market Square for a vigil on the national Day of Mourning to recognize the disabled who are murdered by caregivers or family  members.

Activists gather to mourn disabled who have been murdered

The Day of Mourning in Market Square was part of a national effort to recognize disabled people who have been victims of murder.

4 days ago

Driver injured in Marshall-Shadeland crash following police chase

An officer investigating reports of car vandalism in Brighton Heights late Sunday spotted a vehicle in connection with the incidents.

3 days ago

Money for microfilm?

A 1986 Pittsburgh ordinance requires those who submits plans to pay a fee for microfilming records, which the city rarely uses any more.

4 days ago

Allentown man sentenced in fatal 2013 drunk driving crash

James Posey, 60, of Brookline, was killed on Dec. 22, 2013.

3 days ago

U.S. appeals release of 'incorrigible' Downtown headshop owner

"The time has come for the court to detain Akhil Mishra, who is simply incorrigible," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Conway wrote.

3 days ago

Downtown headshop owner in legal hot water once again

Akhil Mishra is in jail while authorities try to revoke his bond on another case after they found unlicensed sports attire at Giggles.

4 days ago

 Eddie Adams clears parking places along Wylie Avenue for Sunday worship services at Monumental Baptist Church.

Weather-related flight delays at other airports affect Pittsburgh flights

The Pittsburgh area could receive as much as six inches of snow by Monday morning, but city roads should be good for rush hour.

4 days ago

Several cars vandalized on North Side over the weekend

Zone 1 police are investigating 29 incidents of smashed car windows in Brighton Heights and Spring Garden.

4 days ago

Beltzhoover teen shot in the buttocks

Pittsburgh police said the young man was shot about 11:45 a.m. near Millbridge and Industry streets.

4 days ago

Duquesne University football player dies

Chris Johnson, 22, a senior defensive back at Duquesne University, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

4 days ago


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