Man, 32, shot and killed on Marena Street in Elliott

An 18-month-old child, believed to be that of the victim, was found unharmed in a nearby car.

about 1 hour ago

 Police blocked off a street in the area of a SWAT team situation early this morning in Mount Oliver.

SWAT situation resolved in Mount Oliver

Mount Oliver police chief Matt Juzwick said a 27-year-old man was acting in dangerous manner.

about 4 hours ago

Bedford Avenue bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh restricted today, Friday

The restrictions will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday.

about 5 hours ago

East End residents growl at plan for new animal shelter

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

about 12 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 13 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 12 hours ago

 The cover of a 1974 program guide.

Radio station WYEP turns 40

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

about 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 16 hours ago

SCI-Pittsburgh inmate hospitalized

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

about 19 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 21 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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..

3 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.

3 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

City Calendar: 04/21/2014


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


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