A sign calling for prayer outside Umpqua Community College a day after the shooting there, in Roseburg, Ore.

Options for an active shooter: run, hide or fight

In the wake of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, experts say action is sometimes needed.

about 23 hours ago

Four break-ins on North Side rattle residents, prompt police warning

The break-ins occurred Friday between 1:43 a.m. and 4:12 a.m.

about 8 hours ago

 Construction continues Friday on the Frick Environmental Center at the Beechwood Boulevard entrance to Frick Park. The 15,000-square foot three-story structure uses the footprint of the former center, which burned in 2002, and will be a LEED Platinum and fully certified Living Building.

New Frick Environmental Center to feature water, energy savings

The $18.4 million Frick Environmental Center in Frick Park will be the world’s 6th self-sustaining Living Building when it opens next year.

about 23 hours ago

 “This pledge builds on our already fiscally sound budgeting practices," Mayor Bill Peduto said.

Pittsburgh to receive additional $5 million for resilience efforts

The $5 million is in addition to other funding The Rockefeller Foundation has already committed to the city.

about 3 hours ago

Marked Pittsburgh police car strikes pedestrian in East Liberty

The pedestrian was said to be in stable condition and dressed in black when the accident occurred as the officer was turning.

about 11 hours ago

Hooded man robs tip money from S. Side wings restaurant

The robber struck Wings Over Pittsburgh Friday evening and ran away.

about 13 hours ago

Mayor's office examines block-party policy

Public Works director Mike Gable said he would evaluate future requests for block party permits on a case-by-case basis.

about 23 hours ago

 Davin Gartley, left, and Samantha James.

After fatal Munhall standoff, police follow leads on South Side

Davin Gartley, 38, and Samantha James, 24, ran “an illegal enterprise that involved drugs and prostitution,” police say.

1 day ago

 Brittany Meixner of Carrick holds a piece  she created that will be displayed at the “We Live Here” exhibit tonight at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District. She titled the piece “Dragon in the Night.” Some of the artwork will be accompanied by audio recordings.

Strip District exhibit features artwork of homeless young adults

The exhibit is titled “We Live Here.” Pieces will be auctioned tonight at an event at 21st Street Coffee and Tea.

1 day ago

Pedestrian hit by bus in Oakland

The incident happened at 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, near the Cathedral of Learning.

1 day ago

 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at halftime at Heinz Field Thursday night during a special presentation of former Steeler Jerome Bettis' Hall of Fame ring.

PSO gets a rare score at halftime of Steelers game during Bettis ceremony

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra made its Heinz Field debut, traveling across the Allegheny River for the Steelers halftime show.

1 day ago

Conference explores ties between ethics, religion and global warming

A group of about 250 gathered Thursday for the conference, “Integrity of Creation: Climate Change” at Duquesne University.

1 day ago

 The Tower at PNC Plaza on Wood Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues features a double-skinned facade, a solar chimney and other amenities.

PNC shows off tower, its ‘crown jewel’

PNC CEO William Demchak described the building as the "crown jewel" of the bank's green development efforts.

2 days ago

 Wilkinsburg board president Ed Donovan said the district will likely know how many teachers will be furloughed by the end of the week.

Wilkinsburg considers fate of teachers

A draft agreement would allow Wilkinsburg teachers to apply for positions in Pittsburgh but would not guarantee them jobs.

2 days ago

Twin brothers resentenced for North Side shooting death

Twin brothers Jovon and Devon Knox were juveniles when they were convicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jehru Donaldson.

2 days ago

Boeing to invest $7.5 million in Big Data initiative at Carnegie Mellon

Their partnership will begin with a $7.5 million investment from the company to start an analytics lab.

2 days ago

EMT from Avalon charged with sending inappropriate messages to teen

Thomas George, 44, of Avalon, has been charged with dissemination to minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors

2 days ago

 An autopsy report done by a UPMC pathologist on the first of two transplant patients to die — an Erie woman who died on Oct. 1, 2014 — makes it clear that UPMC knew for nearly a year that a fungal infection was the primary cause of her death.

UPMC knew fungal infection was cause of patient’s death

On Sunday, UPMC reopened its transplant unit after shutting it down Sept. 21 when it linked four patients to mold infections.

2 days ago

 A rendering of the public art installation planned for Hotel Indigo in East Liberty.

East Liberty's Hotel Indigo to comply with 'design element' mandate

The hotel will have a series of wall-mounted medallion-like images added to a blank wall on its property.

3 days ago

 The property where Saks Fifth Avenue was located will be redeveloped for a mixed-use project that will include a parking garage, retail space and eventually apartments.

Developers close on Saks property, eye $35.7M first-phase of mixed-use project

Plan for 350 Oliver includes a parking garage, retail space and eventually apartments at Fifth Avenue site.

3 days ago

 Actor Joe Manganiello visits with Daejor Slappy, 16, of Midland while Slappy's mother Shawndelle Wise takes a photo Wednesday at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Mr. Manganiello is the chair of the hospital's gala, happening later this week.

Actor and Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello visits Children's Hospital

The “Magic Mike” star heats up the hallways while in town for anniversary gala.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Postmaster Daniel Davis waits for his hearing to begin Wednesday at the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts Building in Downtown.

Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates

The postal workers say they have knowledge of alleged activities involving Daniel Davis’s quest to search mail for illegal drugs.

3 days ago

Feds move to seize yacht from Robinson woman suspected of embezzlement

IRS and U.S. postal inspectors have been investigating Cynthia Mills, 54, former treasury specialist for Matthews International Corp.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh Milliones student found carrying heroin to school

District officials said the 18-year-old student was found to be in possession of 13 packaged individual doses of heroin Monday.

3 days ago

Mayor Peduto attends 'innovation' summit in Italy

The mayor was asked to speak at the two-day USA Pavilion Innovation Summit at Expo Milano 2015.

3 days ago

 Allegheny General Hospital is the second-largest transplant center in the region after UPMC.

AGH: 2 transplants had mold infection in ’14

Like UPMC, AGH says it has had mold infections in transplant patients. One of the patients died.

4 days ago

 William Coffey, 15, being charged as an adult for role in home invasion on Sept. 29, 2015, on Chauncey Street in the Hill District

Police make arrest of one of two suspects in Hill District home invasion, shootout

Pittsburgh police said they arrested a 15-year-old boy this morning in connection with a violent home invasion in the Hill District that

3 days ago

 James Malone, 22.

Skateboarder wanted in Smithfield Street Bridge stabbing turns self in

James Malone, 22, of McKees Rocks was arraigned on charges related to the Friday night stabbing of a male pedestrian on the bridge.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess

Councilman Burgess pushes 'City For All' package

Ricky Burgess is pushing legislation to preserve affordable housing that would, in part, make it illegal to decline Section 8 tenants.

4 days ago

TRAFFIC: Bit of a hangover for Parkway North drivers this morning

Cleanup of Monday’s crash scene caused a temporary backup from mile 10 at Mount Nebo Road.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Councilman Dan Gilman

Pittsburgh Councilman seeks ethics, campaign finance overhauls

Legislation being introduced today would overhaul the city’s campaign finance and ethics board and make more information accessible.

4 days ago

 Stadium employees leave PNC Park after the Pirate game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain and rescheduled Wednesday at 1:35pm.

Record rainfall for Sept. 29 in Pittsburgh

Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with, said 3.31 inches of rain fell in the 12 hours between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

4 days ago

 The design workshop at the Consol Energy Center was the first of three sessions in which representatives of the architecture firm of Bjarke Ingels Group will interact with Lower Hill District community leaders.

Planners for former Civic Arena site meet with public at Consol

Residents and representatives took part in a workshop hosted by the firm that will design the plan for the site where the Civic Arena stood.

4 days ago

 Alan Standford, PICT's executive and artistic director, “The generous response we’ve received to our appeal is confirmation that PICT has a place in this community and in the hearts of many people. I'm not saying it is going to be easy, but I'm excited for next season."

PICT raises funds to continue theater season

After canceling two shows due to a funding shortfall, the December production of "Oliver Twist" will go on despite staffing casualties.

4 days ago

 A Big Belly Solar waste and recycling station on Smithfield Street near Sixth Avenue, Downtown.

Pittsburgh launches app for trash and recycling

Residents can sign up to receive text messages for reminders and holiday delays, as well as check pick-up schedules by address.

4 days ago

 Neal Bell and his younger brother Timothy Bottoms play basketball in Enright Parklet in East Liberty.

East Liberty residents rallying for Enright Parklet

A Save Enright Parklet campaign is calling for the park to be part of any new development.

4 days ago

 Alcoa building

Alcoa’s evolution in Pittsburgh

Here’s a look at Alcoa’s role in Pittsburgh over the years.

4 days ago

 Tom Murphy of Shadyside ran the 10K distance underneath a three-layer cake on his 36th birthday at the 38th annual Great Race on Sunday. The cardboard was covered with real cake, although most of it fell off during the race.

Cakes, superheroes and Special Olympians star in Sunday’s Great Race

More than 14,000 runners take part in 3.1-mile race from Oakland to Downtown.

5 days ago

 Bill Peduto’s administration is filing suit to release gaming funds and waging an all-out campaign to have the state eliminate the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

Suit inflames Pittsburgh’s clashes with fiscal overseer

The war of words between Mayor Bill Peduto and the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority intensifies.

5 days ago

East Liberty man admits role in drug ring with roots in California

Cecil Pinnix is among 54 people charged within the past year based on a two-year wiretap investigation by the FBI.

5 days ago

 Samuel Mueller was born in Pittsburgh, but he only lived in the area for a year before his family relocated to Alabama.

Alabama man, born in Pittsburgh, wins Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race 10K

Samuel Mueller, 23, was the overall winner of the 10K race and 28-year-old Clara Santucci of Dilliner won the women’s division.

5 days ago

 U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma.

U.S. ambassador to India recalls his Western Pennsylvania roots

Richard Verma, in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, will meet today with President Barack Obama.

5 days ago

 Craig Marcus stands on the roof of his rental property on Hamilton Avenue in East Liberty.

Larimer landlord sees solar energy as way to cut costs for tenants

An array of 54 solar panels on the roof of the building and 52 panels on a shed behind it are expected to pay for themselves in six years.

5 days ago

 Suspect in bank robbery on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at citizens bank in oakland.

Police searching for man suspected in bank robbery in Oakland

The robbery occurred at the Citizens Bank on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

5 days ago

Peduto joins other mayors in pledging to accept Syrian refugees

Mayor: “This is also an opportunity ... to say to refugees seeking a new, safe homeland where they can set roots: Pittsburgh welcome you.”

5 days ago

 A spate of letters to tenants beginning in July informed them that their leases would not be renewed and they had to leave within 90 days.

Pittsburgh, developer reach deal on relocating Penn Plaza tenants

An affordable housing fund and delayed relocations are part of Pittsburgh’s deal with the owner of Penn Plaza apartments in East Liberty.

5 days ago

Northview Heights man sentenced to prison for attacking man with machete

Jason Butler, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the Dec. 8 attack on Frederick Pryor.

5 days ago

 An eclipsed supermoon is shown Sunday in New York City. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, which is its closest approach to the Earth. A total lunar eclipse and a supermoon won't occur together again until 2033.

Clouds, rain don’t eclipse the eclipse for some Pittsburghers

Clouds blocked the blocking of the moon, but hopeful skywatchers showed up anyhow.

5 days ago

7-year-old suffers minor injuries after hit by vehicle in Point Breeze

The child was hit around 7:55 a.m. near the intersection of Bucknell Street and Edgerton Avenue.

5 days ago