Corey Cott, left, starred on Broadway in Disney’s “Newsies.” His brother Casey, right, is a junior acting major at Carnegie Mellon.

'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother

The CMU grad and Broadway star was in attendance Thursday for his younger brother’s show, “Parade.”

about 3 hours ago

Police search for suspect in stabbing death on North Side

Police were called to the Giant Eagle parking lot on Cedar Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

about 12 hours ago

U.S. Attorney's office joins investigation of Hill killing

The attorney general's office, without explanation, withdrew charges this week against two men charged in connection with the drug case.

about 10 hours ago

 A Pittsburgh shopper reading the label on a shirt she just bought.

Do Pittsburghers care if their clothes are made in sweatshops?

PG staffers went to shopping malls in the Pittsburgh area and asked shoppers about the origin of things they bought.

about 8 hours ago

Religious skeptics gathering in Pittsburgh

Atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers, humanists and other skeptics of the supernatural will gather Friday at a Downtown hotel.

about 20 hours ago

 The produce department at the East End Co-Op.

Legal concerns end East End Food Co-op volunteer system

For 35 years, the co-op offered discounts for volunteers. But concerns about fair wage laws and worker liability will end that next month.

about 20 hours ago

 Mansions on Fifth hotel in Shadyside.

Allegheny County files suit against Shadyside luxury hotel for back taxes

County complaint says Mansions on Fifth owes more than $35,000 in taxes and penalties.

about 5 hours ago

 An early morning photo of the produce terminal along Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Strip District redevelopment bidder disputes critical analysis

Representatives for Rubino Partners maintained Thursday that their plan ends up producing more money than the other two proposals.

about 20 hours ago

Controller: Pittsburgh parks department shouldn't co-mingle funds

An audit finds that the city's Parks and Recreation Department needs to do a better job of documenting payments to referees and umpires.

about 20 hours ago

Allegheny County Council to vote on displaying 'In God We Trust' on plaque

The Committee on Government Reform will present to council on Sept. 9 an amended resolution to display the motto at the courthouse.

about 20 hours ago

 Cars travel along the lower PJ McArdle Roadway.

Weather, traffic to heat up Labor Day weekend

Heading into the last holiday weekend of summer, the temperature in Pittsburgh has yet to reach 90 degrees. Will that change?

about 20 hours ago

Defense seeks to slash bills of Jordan Miles attorneys

Under federal law, losing defendants must usually pay the costs of the plaintiffs' pursuit of a civil rights case.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Peduto says new Pittsburgh police chief could be announced next week

Tim McNulty, a spokesman for the mayor, said four of the candidates are internal and seven are from out-of-state.

1 day ago

 The Masonic Hall, left, which borders the Garden Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side.

URA drops developer for North Side's Masonic Hall

Developer Wayne Zukin had been named to do a series of buildings around the Garden Theater, but now he only has the theater to redevelop.

1 day ago

Larimer teen charged with multiple offenses following chase

Aaron Swan, 19, was arraigned early this morning on charges of escape, burglary, carrying a gun without a license and other crimes.

1 day ago

 Siberian Husky " Barney"

Perry South man charged with harming his own Siberian husky

Don Miller, 20, who originally took the dog to authorities saying he found it injured, admitted he tied a wire around its neck, police said.

1 day ago

 Like orchestras across the country, the PSO has faced declining ticket sales but may be faring better than peer organizations.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.

1 day ago

 Deshea Townsend

Former Steeler owns two homes where drug busts occurred

Deshea Townsend, 38, has not been implicated in either case. The homes are located in Mount Washington and Ross.

1 day ago

 A three-alarm fire at an Allentown church that houses two congregations, Hilltop United Methodist Church and Redeemer of the Mount, in addition to the Allentown Senior Citizens Center.

Fire rips church that was 'heartbeat' of city's Allentown section

Pittsburgh’s public safety department confirmed the blaze was caused by workers using propane torches to repair the roof and gutters.

about 8 hours ago

North Side incident determined to be medical emergency

An incident outside a North Side Family Dollar store Wednesday night was “a medical situation, not a police matter.“

about 21 hours ago

Judge recommends Pittsburgh police officer pay damages to South Hills men

Pittsburgh police officer hit with $10,302 judgment in case stemming from 2010 road rage incident.

1 day ago

Cause of man's head wound unclear, Pittsburgh police say

“We have no evidence that the man was shot,” Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

1 day ago

 Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center in April.

Vice President Biden coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday for fundraiser

An official of the Democratic National Committee, the event's sponsor, said roughly 40 contributors would attend the reception.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh ranks among worst for frequency of crashes

An Allstate insurance report shows Pittsburgh was 187th among the 200 largest U.S. cities for safe driving.

2 days ago

City of Pittsburgh school tax breaks approved by board

The school board Wednesday evening voted 8-0 to approve a series of residential property tax abatements, which had expired in 2012.

1 day ago

 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

2 days ago

 A rendering of the bike lane on Penn Avenue in the Cultural District, Downtown.

Pittsburgh to start work on bike-only lanes next week

The city expects to have the lanes open for a national convention of bicycling and pedestrian advocates starting on Sept. 8.

2 days ago

 The August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Foundations won't compromise with hotel developer on August Wilson Center's future

Three foundations don’t support a hotel on top of the financially troubled August Wilson Center because it would diminish its primary role.

1 day ago

Italian Village Pizza owners plead guilty to tax evasion, conspiracy

John R. Miller, 58, of South Park, and Frank Veltri, 58, of West Mifflin, were charged two weeks ago.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh to get lowest interest rate ever for bonds, director says

City’s $50.4 million bond sale will finance infrastructure work, such as roads and bridges.

2 days ago

Two men get punitive damages after incident with off-duty Pittsburgh police officer

Pittsburgh Police Officer Garrett Brown will pay $5,000 each in punitive damages to two men after he harassed them in a road-rage incident.

2 days ago

Police investigating man shot in head in North Side

Pittsburgh police are investigating a report that a man was shot in the head.

1 day ago

City sues Perry South man over garbage-filled property

The City of Pittsburgh filed a suit Tuesday against Joseph Regoli, who owns a home in the 2600 block of Maple Avenue.

2 days ago

Court filings reveal movement in Mount Washington drug bust

The court filings became public four days after a woman who was expected to meet with prosecutors on the case was killed.

2 days ago

Urban Redevelopment Authority seeks new developer for former Masonic Hall

The URA said it expects the hall to keep proposed tenant Alphabet City.

2 days ago

State charges withdrawn against second man in Mount Washington drug bust

A woman who was scheduled to meet with prosecutors in the case was killed at her Hill District home last week.

2 days ago

Police: 1 in custody after firing shots at officers in Friendship

Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said police were called to the 200 block of Amber Street today

1 day ago

Section of Chartiers Avenue to close today

Emergency storm drainage work is needed.

2 days ago

38 concert-goers suffer heat exhaustion at Stage AE

The first of those stricken began passing out at the Austin Mahone pop concert around 7 p.m.

2 days ago

Landlord fined $270,000 for violations in Oakland

District Justice Eugene Ricciardi on Tuesday fined Charles Eckenrode of Canonsburg for violations at 343 Lawn St. in Oakland.

2 days ago

Section of Commercial Street to close today through Friday

The closure will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the next three days.

2 days ago

West Carson Street access to Corliss Tunnel to close until next Wednesday

The right turn into the Corliss Tunnel will be blocked starting at 7 a.m.

2 days ago

Suspect arrested in Northview Heights killing

Paul "Peanut" Kendrick of Northview Heights, faces charges of homicide and conspiracy in the Aug. 1 shooting death of Maurice Freeman.

3 days ago

 This is an image of the parietal cortex of the brain, which translates what you see with your eyes. This is the type of research that will be undertaken by the BrainHub.

CMU unfolds BrainHub research effort

The University of Pittsburgh will join the “major hub for brain research across the globe” on brain circuitry, function, diseases and

2 days ago

 One of the city's parking meters.

Parking pay stations in Pittsburgh being lowered to aid disabled

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is close to settling a lawsuit filed in May over the height of its electronic parking meters.

3 days ago

Man killed in Homewood last week was wanted for another shooting

Police say Brian Hall, 18, was wanted for attempted homicide and other charges in connection with a shooting in Wilkinsburg last year.

3 days ago

Two sisters testify in sex abuse case

The trial of David Higginbotham will continue today. The prosecution rested late Monday.

3 days ago

Woman killed in Hill District tied to drug investigation

Exactly how Tina Crawford was tied to the investigation of two men accused of running a drug operation is unclear.

3 days ago

 Robert Ferrante

New search warrant issued in Pittsburgh cyanide case

UPMC researcher Robert Ferrante is accused of killing his wife with cyanide last year.

2 days ago

Volunteer program terminated at East End Food Co-op

The food cooperative has used volunteers to stock shelves and do other work to hold down the price it charges for food.

3 days ago


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