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 Mazzy Bailey, then 17, of Bedford Dwellings in the Hill District, goes in for a dunk in 2012 at a lowered rim during events at the Bedford Dwellings Community Day as organized by the Housing Authority. The authority won’t release its findings from an investigation into tenant council elections at the housing complex.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority won’t release probe results

The authority’s 76-page report covers allegations over Bedford Dwellings tenant council election procedures.

about 5 hours ago


 Doug Shields

Former Pittsburgh Councilman Doug Shields works for current one

Former Councilman Doug Shields’, who was hired June 3, waits approval for unique job situation.

about 5 hours ago


Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights deal

Details on new policies set to be released to faculty on Monday.

about 5 hours ago


Allegheny County Health Department updates guidelines for controlling Legionella

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation paid $60,000 to RAND Corp. to compile the guidelines.

about 5 hours ago


 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

about 5 hours ago


 Acting Pittsburgh police Chief  Cameron McLay with Mayor Bill Peduto.

Pittsburgh City Council moves forward with more money for anti-violence program

Despite concerns from several members, the council may approve additional money for the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime.

1 day ago


 Jeremy Casella will perform Downtown at New City Church Friday at 8. Mr. Casella is a Johnstown native but now calls Nashville home.

Artist Jeremy Casella headlines a night of music at New City Church

The Johnstown native will perform Friday evening at the Downtown venue as part of Cafe 304.

about 12 hours ago


 Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Jeffrey A. Manning's courtroom today.

Jjury in cyanide poisoning case hears recording of 911 call

Pitt researcher Robert Ferrante is accused of buying cyanide online and giving it to Autumn Klein, causing her death in April 2013.

about 6 hours ago


Shadyside man arrested on child porn charges

Adham Mandour, 27, who is currently in the United States on a student visa, admitted to downloading or viewing images of child pornography.

about 11 hours ago


 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.

1 day ago


Western Pa. Humane Society executive director out

David Janusek, who held to position for about three years, is gone from the society as of Thursday.

about 6 hours ago


 August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Bethel Park security firm appeals sale of August Wilson Center

International Investigative Services held a $211,711 judgment against the center but did not receive any money in the sale.

about 9 hours ago


Authorities believe skeleton found near Bigelow Boulevard Monday was a man

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office hasn’t identified the man, who was 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and toothless.

about 14 hours ago


 Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

1 day ago


Transit study deal preserves funding for North Side project

Councilwoman Darlene Harris said Mayor Bill Peduto’s office promise to restore the $1.6 million used for an Uptown transit study next year.

1 day ago


 Anthony E. Edington

Florida sex offender arrested in Pittsburgh area homeless shelter

Deputies learned that though Edington applied for welfare benefits at the shelter, he'd failed to register as a sex offender here as

about 20 hours ago


South Hills will have art, cultural center in spring

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh will offer handcrafted jewelry and art from more than 200 local artists.

1 day ago


 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal and teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

about 14 hours ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto hosts a "Mayor's Night Out" town hall meeting Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy in Homewood.

In Homewood, residents give Pittsburgh leaders an earful on police issues

About 200 attended the eighth Mayor’s Night Out town hall, giving community members one-on-one access to about a dozen city leaders.

2 days ago


Four alternates selected for Ferrante homicide trial

Two of the alternates now say serving on the trial would be a hardship.

1 day ago


Man recovering after being shot in the leg in Lincoln-Lemington

Officers from the city's Zone 5 station responded to call for shots fired shortly after 1 p.m. and found about 10 shell casings.

1 day ago


I-79 on-ramp to close tonight in Marshall

The on-ramp from Route 19 to southbound Interstate 79 at the Cranberry (Exit 76) interchange will be closed from 7 tonight until 6 a.m.

1 day ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett greets superheroes, from left, Ed Hetrick, Steve Virag and Jim Zaremba after announcing a $2.5 million state grant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The superheroes are window cleaners from the Allegheny Window Cleaning.

Children's Hospital to use state money to add beds

"We're not expanding the footprint of the hospital but rearranging existing space," chief medical officer Steve Docimo said.

1 day ago


Prosecution seeks to present evidence Ferrante tested neurotoxin in lab

Opening statements expected tomorrow for Pitt researcher who faces homicide charge in cyanide poisoning death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

1 day ago


 Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested in June.

Charges reduced for woman arrested at PrideFest in Pittsburgh

Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested June 15 after police said she struck a Pittsburgh officer in the chest and groin.

1 day ago


 Darlene Harris

Councilwoman fights money move from North Side center

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris said it’s “unfair” to move $1.6 million from a delayed community center to an Uptown transit study.

2 days ago


 Sanjeev Baidyaroy has described the preservation of The Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks as a “success story."

Young Preservationists cite places to save in Pittsburgh region

The Young Preservationists Association’s annual list of 10 preservation opportunities names a McKees Rocks theater and an optical factory.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh police phone number being used in scam

The scam has used the police department's Zone 2 phone number to steal $500 from a local college student.

1 day ago


Journalist Sasha Abramsky to speak on poverty issues

Sasha Abramsky will speak Wednesday at a Just Harvest dinner Downtown.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

1 day ago


 Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

2 days ago


Teen to stand trial on charge of fleeing police

David Bell Jr., 18, faces charges of fleeing officers, driving without a license and traffic violations.

2 days ago


PG’s Mark Roth gets Pitt-CMU award for science stories

Writer honored for “cutting-edge” reporting on science, medical issues.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

2 days ago


 Bruce Kraus

Pittsburgh City Council president cited in recent incidents

Bruce Kraus denied the charges of littering and harassment, brought by a neighboring business owner, as “unfounded and untrue.”

3 days ago


 Robert Ferrante

Jury selected for homicide trial of University of Pittsburgh researcher

Robert Ferrante, 66, is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, Autumn Klein, 41, chief of women's neurology at UPMC Presbyterian.

2 days ago


Suspect in two Shadyside rapes in 1992 released on a technicality

Because charges weren’t filed until last year, the statute of limitations has expired and Arthur Fryar can’t face charges, a judge ruled.

3 days ago


 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

2 days ago


One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

3 days ago


Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

Law would allow groups like it to sue over municipal regulations related to firearms.

3 days ago


Ferrante lawyers want more jury challenges in his homicide trial

The defense contends that an alleged assault on one of the prosecutors in the case may sway prospective jurors.

3 days ago


 Local foundations are expected to close on the purchase of the August Wilson Center by Oct. 31, thereby avoiding a sheriff sale scheduled for Nov. 3.

August Wilson Center begins a new era under new owners

The sale of the center, approved Tuesday, ends a long and acrimonious battle for control over the property while preserving the center.

2 days ago


 Dante Alston, a longtime friend of Omar Hodges, comforts another mourner after Mr. Hodges' funeral at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh sanitation worker killed in Carrick

Friends and colleagues gathered for a funeral Tuesday in Wilkinsburg for 29-year-old Omar Hodges.

2 days ago


Car hits house in Sheraden, injuring two people

The conditions of those taken to the hospital were not known by dispatchers.

2 days ago


Jerome Cochran to retire as University of Pittsburgh's executive vice chancellor

Mr. Cochran has served as vice chancellor since August 1995, and he was Pitt’s general counsel from 2004 to 2013.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh trash collection suspended Tuesday for city worker's funeral

Omar Hodges, 29, of Homewood worked for the city’s Department of Public Works since January 2013.

3 days ago


 Judge Lawrence O'Toole of Allegheny County Common Pleas Orphans' Court did not rule this morning on the proposed $8.49 million sale.

Last-minute claim delays sale of August Wilson Center

A security firm filed a last-minute objection, seeking more than $200,000. The attorney for the conservator calls it "an extortion job."

3 days ago


 Aitor Coca and his sons Julen, left, and Joseba.

Odysseys: Despite bad first impression, he gave Pittsburgh a try

Pittsburgh is a sister city of his native Bilbao in Spain. Aitor Coca loves it here.

4 days ago


Court hearings for Hill District teens to be held today

City and county officials have been trying to round up teenagers committing crime in the Hill District in the days since a 17-year-old boy

4 days ago


 Cara Jette was one in a cohort of people to whom GTECH gave $3,000 grants to create a public amenity or a project that improves a southern neighborhood.

Old incline site becomes South Side Slopes park

Cara Jette used a $3,000 grant from GTECH Strategies to create the Knoxville Incline Park where the incline operated from 1890 to 1960.

4 days ago



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