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East End growls at shelter

A community group says it will not endorse a plan to build a $15 million animal shelter in Homewood.

about 6 hours ago


 Pope John Paul II blesses the faithful in St. Peter's Square from a Vatican City balcony after he was named Pontiff on Oct. 22, 1978.

Pope John Paul II leaves legacy as sex educator

Pope John Paul II's legacy is growing in an area that got scant mention in his obituaries nine years ago: as a sex educator.

about 7 hours ago


 A view of the Produce Terminal  along  Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Three developers submit proposals for Strip District produce terminal

The URA invited developers and other parties to offer their own plans to preserve the 1,533-foot-long warehouse.

about 6 hours ago


Radio station WYEP turns 40

It hasn't always been smooth sailing, but community-supportted WYEP-FM is celebrating 40 years of innovative programming in Pittsburgh.

about 6 hours ago


 Steelers player Mike Adams arrives at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Wednesday to testify against the three men accused of stabbing him last year on the South Side.

Steelers lineman tells jury how he was stabbed on the South Side

Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams testified for three hours in the case against the men accused of stabbing him.

about 6 hours ago


 Market Square is roped off after reports of a suspicious package.

Suspicious package that closed Market Square believed to be a camera

By 7:30 p.m., they had removed a canister adhered to the back of a one-way sign outside Chipotle, and the police perimeter was taken down.

about 7 hours ago


 United States Attorney David  Hickton, center, talks to the media while Akeia  P. Conner, left, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, and Patrick Fallon, FBI assistant special agent in charge, listen  during a news conference at the Federal Courthouse.

5 indicted in massive identity-theft scheme

The suspects -- all of Nigerian descent -- are accused of using names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of thousands of people.

about 7 hours ago


Man jumps to death from South Side building

A 42-year-old man jumped to his death around 3:30 p.m. from a South Side building along Terminal Way, a Pittsburgh police spokeswoman said.

about 8 hours ago


 A.J. Richardson

Trial ordered for former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate, wife over false 911 calls

Abdula "A.J." Richardson, 37, and Felecia Richardson, 43, of Sheraden, appeared in court this afternoon for a preliminary hearing.

about 10 hours ago


SCI-Pittsburgh inmate hospitalized

Two inmates but no staff members were involved in the incident late Tuesday.

about 13 hours ago


 Lyft's entrance into the Pittsburgh area, along with Uber, has shaken up the taxi scene in Pittsburgh. Here, a Lyft driver navigates Oakland in February. "The reality is [ride sharing] is here to say," Mayor Bill Peduto said Wednesday.

Mayor, Yellow Cab approach merge point on ride-sharing

The two parties met this morning to discuss ride-sharing legislation.

about 15 hours ago


 Students and alumnae of Chatham University stand outside the university entrance on Fifth Avenue and protest plans to take the university co-ed. "Rachel would weep" is a reference to Rachel Carson, the writer, scientist and ecologist who graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women — now Chatham University — in 1929.

Chatham protesters asked to leave campus property

About five to 10 people protesting the university's proposal to go coed agree to relocate to Fifth Avenue.

about 18 hours ago


 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at Consol Energy Center.

Springsteen returning to Pittsburgh for two dates in May

The Boss will be joining Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers for a two-night stand at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.

about 19 hours ago


Former PPG executive who was driver in fatal crash faces second-degree murder charges

Robert Dellinger told police he was depressed and trying to kill himself when his truck collided with an SUV on I-89.

about 20 hours ago


 Jerrell Whitlock of Hazelwood, charged with stabbing Steelers tackle Mike Adams on the South Side, is brought into police headquarters in June after being arrested in Florida.

Two different tales told at trial in stabbing of Steelers lineman Adams

The trial for three men accused of stabbing offensive lineman Mike Adams is expected to continue through the rest of the week.

1 day ago


 Democratic gubernatorial candidates Rob McCord and Katie McGinty exchange words during a debate at the Central Baptist Church in the Hill District. At left is state senator Jake Wheatley representing gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

Two gubernatorial candidates woo black voters

The two other Democratic contenders, Tom Wolf and Allyson Schwartz, skipped the forum.

1 day ago


 The August Wilson Center.

Peduto, Fitzgerald call for ouster of August Wilson Center conservator

Officials are concerned Judith Fitzgerald favors a commercial approach instead of a significant plan to preserve the mission of the center.

1 day ago


 An aerial view of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Pittsburgh among 15 cities asked to pitch for 2016 Democratic convention

Mayor Bill Peduto said Pittsburgh will submit a proposal but wonders whether it would be financially feasible.

1 day ago


Former Pitt football player pleads guilty to robbing bank

Jovani Chappel, 26, of Hazelwood, will serve one to two years at the Allegheny County Jail as part of an agreed-upon sentence.

1 day ago


 Sister Cecilia Anne finds a quiet moment to get ready at  The National Catholic Education Convention held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Conference of Catholic leaders focuses on future of schools

The get-together in Pittsburgh is part pep talk, part call for action for reversing declining enrollment and closing schools.

1 day ago


Student takes knives, stake to Pittsburgh elementary school

A teacher was alerted to the items, found inside a locker used by a girl in the second grade at Pittsburgh Mifflin PreK-8 in Lincoln Place.

1 day ago


Police investigate armed robberies in Westwood, Oakland

The first target was a bank on Noblestown Road in Westwood; the second was a market at Craig Street and Centre Avenue in Oakland.

1 day ago


Fugitive arrested in Larimer

Deputies tracked Semaj Howard, 21, who was wanted on charges of robbery, assault and terroristic threats.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Councilwoman Deborah Gross and Councilman Ricky Burgess look on as Mayor Bill Peduto signs land-banking legislation.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs land bank legislation

A semi-autonomous body now will oversee the sale and development of the city's blighted and tax-delinquent property.

1 day ago


Tampering charges against mother dropped

Police thought the Greenfield woman was burning a gun that might have been used in a shooting her twin sons are suspected of committing.

1 day ago


Obituary: Richard M. Cosentino / Former director of city water, sewer authority

The former water department director was "fascinated" by the city's system.

2 days ago


New information system in works for Pittsburgh schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools is launching a new student information system.

2 days ago


 Officer Christopher Kertis.

City officer kills man after traffic stop, chase

A police officer and the man he fatally shot had an eerily similar encounter two years ago.

2 days ago


 Presley Gillespie

Pittsburgh nonprofit lures expert from Youngstown

Neighborhood Allies has hired Presley Gillespie, a nationally recognized community builder, as its first president.

2 days ago


Ex-officer nominated to police review board

Mayor Bill Peduto is nominating Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and pastor, to the Citizen Police Review Board.

2 days ago


Quick ruling sought in state's same-sex marriage case

Attorneys hoping to overturn Pennsylvania's law file a motion saying the state has presented no case in its defense.

2 days ago


 The August Wilson Center.

Three foundations withdraw bid to purchase August Wilson Center

The foundations -- the Pittsburgh Foundation, Heinz Endowments and Richard King Mellon Foundation -- have withdrawn their $4 million bid.

2 days ago


 SWAT officers take a man to a police car after a standoff Monday in the Hill District at the intersection of Reed and Crawford streets.

Halfway house escapee caught in Hill District

Termaine Washington, 24, left a Downtown Pittsburgh halfway house and prompted a SWAT situation in the Hill District.

2 days ago


State pays $120,000 to settle prison claims

The state continues to pay for allegations of abuse at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh's F Block.

2 days ago


Man with gun causes lockdown of O'Hara elementary school

The man, who was believed to be suicidal, was taken into custody after 45 minutes. He will be evaluated at a psychiatric facility.

2 days ago


TreeHouse Foods acquiring Canadian food company

TreeHouse, which makes private label soups at the former Heinz plant on the North Side, announced the pending purchase today.

2 days ago


State settles inmate's abuse lawsuit for $20,000

An agreement indicates the state is not admitting liability in what happened at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh's F Block..

2 days ago


Man shot, killed after police chase that ends in Wilkinsburg

The chase started at Hamilton and Fifth avenues around 3:20 a.m. after city police tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.

2 days ago


Crisis child care center opens today in Larimer

Crisis nursery opens today in at the Kingsley Association in Larimer.

3 days ago


 Scott S. Smith, the new special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, poses for a portrait April 15 inside the bureau's South Side facility.

New FBI leader tested early

FBI's new Pittsburgh chief faced immediate crisis at Franklin Regional

3 days ago


'Angel's Coffin' brings World War II shipmates together through art

World War II vets to reunite with "Angel's Coffin" painting at Soldiers & Sailors Pacific exhibit

3 days ago


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3 days ago


New district pits two Democratic state legislators

Democrats Readshaw, Molchany vie in Legislative race.

3 days ago


Brookline man arrested after fight with girlfriend, police

Aaron Goempel was dying eggs with his girlfriend when the argument began. It ended with him in jail.

3 days ago


Motorcyclist injured on I-279 north of city

The southbound motorcyclist collided with a car. He has been transported to a hospital.

3 days ago


Man robs Oakland video game store at gunpoint

The unidentified robber made off with an Xbox game console this morning.

3 days ago


 Customers dig through rows of records and disks at Sound Cat  Records in Bloomfield Saturday.

Record Store Day brings rush of fans to Pittsburgh independent stores

Nearly all of the area's 17 independent stores participating this year signed the pledge to "act in the spirit" of the day.

4 days ago


 Taking part in Workout Wednesday, a program run by Homewood Children’s Village are, from left, Kim Adams of Homewood; Kristi Burry, director of the Office of Child and Community Health for the village; Donna Bundy Ford of Wilkinsburg; Raylynn Bundy, 5, holding hands with Sandra Bundy Simmons of East Hills; and Rachel Bundy of Homewood.

Homewood Children's Village: mending the fabric of the community

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.

4 days ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto, second from right, meets with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., with back toward camera, in January in the mayor’s office.

Peduto making presence felt

Most of Mr. Peduto's colleagues and observers gave him strong marks for his first months in office but cautioned that challenges lie ahead.

4 days ago


 A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013.

Boston blasts changed marathons forever

Pittsburgh's marathon has been on the front edge of the security wave, its CEO said, since a scare during the 2010 race.

4 days ago



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