The August Wilson Center.

Potential August Wilson Center developer gets extension

The New York development company seeking to buy the center is getting more time to complete its due diligence on the property.

about 1 hour ago

 Exhaust from power plants.

EPA regulation hearings draw interest groups to Pittsburgh

Industry decries the controversial proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.

about 21 hours ago

Federal judge allows school discrimination lawsuit to proceed

Pittsburgh Public Schools had asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit, filed by a white teacher against her black supervisors.

about 12 hours ago

 Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Northview Heights.

One dead after shooting in Northview Heights

Pittsburgh police said another male was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with a non-fatal bullet wound.

about 4 hours ago

Former stabbing suspects in Adams case face other charges

Two men acquitted in stabbing of Steelers lineman Mike Adams were sentenced Wednesday on charges they fled from police.

about 10 hours ago

 Edgar and Sandy Snyder, married for 32 years, stand for a photo during the Anne Lewis Humanitarian Awards held at the Fairmont Hotel, Downtown, in June.

Edgar Snyder defamation lawsuit dropped

The well-known Pittsburgh attorney sought to have a defamation suit against his estranged wife sealed; the suit has been discontinued.

about 21 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police arrested at least 20 workers during a union demonstration this afternoon outside UPMC headquarters on Grant street.

At least 20 arrested, six cited during UPMC protests

UPMC workers seeking to join the Service employees international union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.

about 3 hours ago

Three injured in two-car crash near zoo

The crash on Butler Street occurred around 10:30 p.m. and briefly closed the Highland Park Bridge.

about 14 hours ago

Man ordered to trial in South Side stabbing, another charged

Demetrius Winters was ordered to stand trial on charges that he stabbed Clyde Elliott, who was charged via summons with simple assault.

1 day ago

Police investigating CMU student found on dorm roof

The 23-year-old female student was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she is being treated for back injuries and two broken ankles.

about 14 hours ago

 UPMC is Pennsylvania's largest nongovernmental employer and Allegheny County’s largest property owner.

UPMC, city drop legal fight over taxes

Peduto: "Now we're at the point where we can negotiate for the things Pittsburgh needs without this atmosphere of threats or intimidation."

about 21 hours ago

 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland.

Grand jury says Western Psych failed to cooperate with police in sexual assault cases

The report does not recommend criminal charges, but does advise training for employees as well as changes to state law.

1 day ago

 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Dollar Bank faults URA for blocking sale of August Wilson Center

The bank said there is nothing in the deed or redevelopment plan that limits the use of the building to an African American Culture Center.

about 21 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq has decided to allow Pittsburgh Public Schools to continue using a teacher evaluation system that is more rigorous than the state system.

State allows Pittsburgh to continue using more rigorous teacher evaluations

Concerned about the state’s decision, the teachers union plans to meet today with district administrators.

about 21 hours ago

Mayor's task force on public schools gets three more months to complete work

The task force's first meetings have been closed to the public. It was to have finished its report by Sept. 1.

1 day ago

Former bank official pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $130,000

Diana Phillips, 39, of Spring Hill, admitted to the theft Monday in U.S. District Court and will be sentenced in November.

1 day ago

 Sam Ashbaugh has had a 20-year career in government and government consulting.

Pittsburgh City Council confirms Bucar and Ashbaugh as department heads

Mr. Bucar is public safety director and Mr. Ashbaugh will lead the budget office. They’re among the final pieces of the leadership team.

1 day ago

Two arrested after shots fired, police chase in East Hills

Aaron Bailey faces charges of aggravated assault, fleeing an officer, driving violations and drug charges. Bijanie Davis faces drug charges.

1 day ago

State police accuse three of passing, possessing counterfeit $100 bills

Police found 148 counterfeit $100 bills in the vehicle or on their persons, as well as a syringe in the trunk and a small bag of marijuana.

1 day ago

New traffic pattern to debut on inbound Route 28

The traffic split will be removed but the right lane will continue to be an exit-only lane at East Ohio Street.

1 day ago

 Sam Ashbaugh, budget director for the city of Pittsburgh, sits at his desk Friday at the City-County building in Downtown.

New Pittsburgh budget office director says 'sky's the limit'

New budget office manager Sam Ashbaugh seeks to modernize city government functions.

1 day ago

Appeals court orders new trial for North Side man in gun case

An appeals court vacated the conviction of Akeem Caldwell, 29, because of improper evidence introduced at his trial.

1 day ago

Crime down in Pittsburgh but killings, rapes up

The bureau said violent crime is down 2.6 percent overall because the number of robberies decreased by 15.8 percent.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh councilman Gilman wants city to explore how it can help small businesses

Dan Gilman wants to look at improving how city government and businesses work together.

2 days ago

 Angelo Manenti, originally from Milan,  and Antonio Caopdeici, originally from Lecci, Italy, both now living in Pittsburgh, wave an AC Milan flag in front of Heinz Field.

Tailgaters get caught up in marquee soccer match at Heinz Field

It’s not quite the World Cup, but soccer enthusiasts get into the spirit when Manchester City of England, AC Milan compete in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

 Nick Drombosky, founder of Fiks: Reflective.

Odysseys: South Korean adoptee tries to defy the Asian-American stereotype

Nick Drombosky, raised in Pittsburgh, rejected college and professional life. But at 27, he runs a successful bicycle accessories business.

2 days ago

 Dominique Benzio, 22, originally from Doylestown, was a Browne Leadership Fellow last year assigned to Millvale. She fell in love with Millvale and decided to move in above the library on Grant Avenue.

Pitt's Browne Fellowships match students to struggling neighborhoods

Most summer fellowships are here today gone in six weeks. But Dominique Benzio’s was a match made in Millvale.

2 days ago

Judge won't dismiss charges against defendant paralyzed in police shooting

Leon Ford was paralyzed after Pittsburgh police opened fire during a traffic stop in Highland Park Nov. 11, 2012.

1 day ago

 House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.,  and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., address reporters today.

Proposed VA fix would cost $17 billion

The deal would allow veterans to go outside the VA system for care.

1 day ago

New trial ordered for imprisoned gang member

A federal appellate court said the trial judge improperly allowed the prosecution to introduce his previous gun convictions.

2 days ago

City Calendar: 07/28/14

A look at events for the upcoming week.

2 days ago

Mayor Peduto hails improved crowd control after PNC Park concert

Attendees at the Jason Aldean concert Saturday night cleaned up their act but still got trashed, according to officials.

2 days ago

Thunderstorm cuts short the harmony at Aldean concert

"For all intents and purposes, it's no different than a Steelers game," said a police officer.

3 days ago

 AC Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up pass against Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series match Sunday at Heinz Field.

Manchester City downs AC Milan, 5-1, at Heinz Field

English club outclasses Italy‘‍s AC Milan in exhibition soccer duel in front of 34,347 at Heinz Field.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

3 days ago

 B.A. Lambie and Tracy Hawkins, both of Dunbar, play cornhole in West Park on the North Side, as they wait for the Jason Aldean concert later in the day.

Traffic clogs North Shore as tailgaters arrive early for Jason Aldean concert

The new rules prevented the surface lots from opening until 2 p.m. -- 3½ hours before PNC Park opens for the concerts.

4 days ago

Homicide detectives investigating death of East Hills infant

The girl, identified by the Allegheny county medical examiner as Kamaree Stewart, was found unresponsive around 7:30 a.m.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh selected to host National League of Cities 2016 conference

The annual conference, called the “nation’s largest educational and networking event for city officials,” is set for Nov. 16-19, 2016.

4 days ago

 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of Pittsburgh Zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

4 days ago

 Mike Harris, left, and Alden Galvin, employees of PwC Pittsburgh, jumped into the Allegheny River on Friday to raise money for Against Malaria Foundation. This is the seventh year the company took part in the event. It raised about $8,000 this year.

Accountants take plunge to raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation

PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.

4 days ago

Bar shooting brings charges

Cornell Poindexter, 28, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in a shooting that left one dead and four wounded inside a Homewood bar.

4 days ago

Man faces trial in killing of Mount Oliver woman

Deshawn Pryor, 20, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in the November shooting death of Jamekia Robinson, 33, of Mount Oliver.

4 days ago

Squirrel Hill man sentenced for running prescription drug ring

Jason Weitzner pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and money-laundering for operating the ring between 2010 and 2012.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh police officers disciplined

Officers David Legleitner, 45, and Donna Szablewski, 55, received oral reprimands, according to an attorney for the Pittsburgh police union.

4 days ago

What happens to Huss?

Mayor Bill Peduto says the former public safety director will remain on to help with the transition.

4 days ago

National League of Cities confirms Pittsburgh will host 2016 conference

As many as 5,000 municipal officials from across the country are expected to attend.

5 days ago

Man sentenced to 10 years in prescription drug scheme

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed that term on Jason Weitzner, owner of J&S Glass on Murray Avenue.

5 days ago

 Yellow ribbon flies as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and a host of dignitaries cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the end of the 17 month, $5.35 million reconstruction of Brookline Boulevard.

Brookline Boulevard reopens, business owners rejoice

The Pittsburgh neighborhood is poised for a rebirth after a 17-month construction project.

5 days ago

 Willie Baronet looks for homeless people while walking around Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Professor buys signs from homeless for art project

Southern Methodist University professor comes to Pittsburgh for his  “We Are All Homeless” project to spread awareness of the problem.

5 days ago

Attorneys battle in Pittsburgh police shooting case

Arguments in the criminal case against Leon Ford are scheduled for Monday in state court.

5 days ago


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