Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.

about 12 hours ago

Former Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist banned for bringing cigarettes to work

Charlotte Hoffman, 68, of Portersville said she wasn’t giving items to inmates, who she said aren’t getting adequate mental health services.

about 12 hours ago

 “This is my kind of transaction, uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value,” said Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in the official deal announcement.

Heinz-Kraft merger reflects challenges for iconic brands

The deal may benefit investors, but will it help the businesses?

about 11 hours ago

Police: Drowning may have caused South Side nurse's death

Wheeling police Sgt. Gregg McKenzie said investigators are awaiting the results of additional tests, including a toxicology screen.

about 21 hours ago

East Hills man convicted of third-degree murder in party bus slaying

Steven Lee, 21, of McKees Rocks was killed early on March 30, 2013, after an evening on a party bus celebrating his cousin’s 34th birthday.

about 12 hours ago

 Four Seasons will be scouting locations Downtown, in the Strip District and along the riverfronts.

Four Seasons chain scouting Pittsburgh for possible hotel location

“They are expanding aggressively and they like Pittsburgh,” said Eric M. White, the URA business development executive.

1 day ago

Study finds more than 800,000 hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Users gave the trail high marks for cleanliness, safety and maintenance.

1 day ago

Party bus jury hears closing arguments

James Lawrence is accused as one of three men who pulled Steven Lee off a party bus in Sheraden and beat him before shooting him to death.

1 day ago

Seniors want center director to return to Brighton Heights

Residents at Brighton Heights Senior Healthy Active Living Center aren’t happy that director Lynn Walsh was transferred to Mt. Washington.

1 day ago

 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

1 day ago

Soldiers & Sailors Hall to induct 17 servicemen

The hall of valor recognizes Pennsylvania veterans who have received medals for bravery and heroism during times of military conflict.

about 12 hours ago

 The Golden Triangle lights will be dimmed on Saturday in celebration of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour will darken Pittsburgh's skyline Saturday

The event to showcase conservation and environmental awareness begins at 8:30 p.m. and will darken buildings Downtown and in Oakland.

about 13 hours ago

 Keith Williams

Home invasion fugitive arrested in Northview Heights

Keith Williams, 22, of Homewood was arrested in Northview Heights around 10 p.m. without incident.

about 21 hours ago

 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

about 20 hours ago

Suspect faces trial in Homewood shooting death

Zachary Threats, 37 is accused of killing Kaamil Arnold, 30, at a home on Tioga Street in Homewood on July 4.

about 23 hours ago

Prosecutors withdraw homicide charge against woman in ex-lover's Elliott death

Jamie Parker still faces charges of conspiring to commit robbery tied to the Oct. 14 death of Leonard Butler.

about 20 hours ago

 “Israel is a very small country with big ideas,” said Yaron Sideman.

Conference promotes business between Pittsburgh, Israeli companies

Global Venturing is a new initiative by the University of Pittsburgh to stress the importance of innovation as economic drivers.

1 day ago

 Jaclyn Clifford and Marlene van Es will soon be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Law school and are starting a firm for legal aid to entrepreneurs who want to start environmental oriented businesses in the city.

Pitt law students tackle urban agriculture and food policy issues

Trellis, a law firm being established by two students graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, has a social mission.

1 day ago

  Andre Gray

Bodies of 2 missing Pittsburgh men found in river in Ohio

Andre Gray and Paul Kochu were positively identified by the Charleston, W.Va., medical examiner’s office, Cmdr. RaShall Brackney said.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and others have sent letters asking for an 18-month extension of a 2003 consent order that expires Monday.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County scramble to prepare for sewage upgrade

Federal and state environmental agencies could approve requests for more time to include green projects in sewer repair plans

2 days ago

 Craig Davis, president and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh, is expecting a successful 2015 for tourism in the city.

Pittsburgh on track to be 2015 hot spot

Craig Davis of VisitPittsburgh said the first quarter already has proven to be much better than expected for hotels.

1 day ago

Finance director fumes after decision to withhold gaming revenue

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority denied a request to release millions in gaming revenue the authority has been withholding.

2 days ago

Judge dismisses charges against actor's daughter in shooting

Police said Lia Savini, 29, shot her boyfriend March 14 at their Bloomfield house while they were both drunk.

1 day ago

 The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit is attempting to identify two potential witnesses to the fatal shooting of Deion Nesbitt on  February 16 at the Rendezvous Phase III bar in Homewood.

Three ordered to stand trial in Homewood bar shooting

Exactly who fired those shots and how that person got a gun into the bar will be key questions as the case heads toward trial.

2 days ago

 Andy Masich, president and CEO of Heinz History Center, said, “H.J. Heinz would have been pleased with the merger” because the company founder always thought globally.

Pittsburgh officials ask what's not to love in Heinz-Kraft mega-merger?

Andy Masich, president and CEO of Heinz History Center, said, “H.J. Heinz would have been pleased with the merger.”

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh police are looking for this suspect who robbed a BP gas station in Carrick on Wednesday.

Suspect sought in BP gas station robbery in Carrick

The suspect took an unknown amount of cash in the robbery at the BP station on Brownsville Road.

2 days ago

 Lawrenceville resident James Wudarczyk walks along the original wall of Arsenal Park on 39th Street in Lawrenceville.   The historic wall would be compromised in the renovation plans in place for the park.

Master plan for Lawrenceville's Arsenal Park draws ire for too much overhaul

Community organizations are presenting a plan for Arsenal Park that has drawn critics concerned about pre-Civil War structures.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh police warn public about water department worker impersonator

A man knocked on the door of a Fine View residence, claiming he needed to check the pipes in the house.

1 day ago

 Workers open the time capsule they found while demolishing the building that once housed the factory in which John Brashear manufactured optics.

Who owns the time capsule found at historic Brashear factory?

The city and construction company are at odds as to who legally owns the box and its contents found at the North Side demolition site.

2 days ago

Brighton Heights woman waives hearing in son's burn case

Vonda Brown's attorney, Almon Burke, said following the waiver that his client thinks her son might have been misdiagnosed at the hospital.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Alegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County plead for more time to plan sewer overflow compliance

The mayor said the extra 18 months would enable leaders to come up with a plan that is more environmentally friendly and less expensive.

3 days ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto has contended the project was rife with waste and mismanagement.

Report details $1 million overruns in Pittsburgh-county payroll program

The Peduto administration is scheduled to release a report today on the costs associated with the comprehensive financial management system.

3 days ago

 Emily Selke, a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, died with her mother in the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.

Victim of jet crash in French Alps remembered for work at Pittsburgh festival

Emily Selke, one of the three Americans presumed dead in a Tuesday plane crash in the southern French Alps, worked in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh school board OKs tax abatement for Lower Hill development

The board agreed to give the development a LERTA designation, which stands for Local Economic Tax Assistance Revitalization Act.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh schools honor those who help students with disabilities

The annual Champion Awards are made by an organization of parents and educators advocating for all students with disabilities.

2 days ago

 The home where a fire killed seven children is viewed in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Sabbath cooking a safety worry for observant Jews

The death of seven children in New York City due to an overheated hotplate used for Sabbath no-work guidelines has Jews reviewing safety.

3 days ago

Duquesne faculty works to sustain discussion of race via curriculum, student voices

Duquesne University held a “A Day for Learning and Speaking Out” on Wednesday but doesn’t want the conversation to end there.

2 days ago

 Students in Shamira Underwood's second grade class at Pittsburgh's Lincoln PreK-5 School swarm principal Virginia Hill with their writing workbooks during a visit to the class.

Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 among city schools receiving STAR honor

Six city schools achieve STAR status based on student improvement. Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 is in the top 15 percent.

3 days ago

Police warn of vehicle break-ins in Brookline

Zone 6 police said 27 thefts have taken place since February. Most occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. and were concentrated in one area.

2 days ago

Lane to close on Fort Pitt Bridge today

The outbound right lane of the Fort Pitt Bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools board sold the closed Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh school board sells Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights

The Schaffer building was sold for $225,000 to the Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Co.

2 days ago

 Fans prepare for a Steelers game at Heinz Field in 2013.

Officials: Heinz Field name will not change with merger deal

The Steelers sold the naming rights for the football stadium in 2001 to the Heinz Co. for $57 million over 30 years.

3 days ago

 Ketchup bottles are displayed at a May exhibition of Berkshire Hathaway companies in Nebraska. Kraft Foods will merge with H.J. Heinz Co., owned by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, to form the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.

Heinz, Kraft merger would build food giant

The merged company will be co-headquartered in Pittsburgh and the Chicago area.

3 days ago

 This rendering shows a view of the proposed U.S. Steel headquarters.

Pittsburgh planning commission approves U.S. Steel building

Developers presented building design changes to the commission Tuesday before the vote.

3 days ago

Access to Corliss Tunnel from West Carson Street blocked

No right turns will be allowed through April 7.

4 days ago

 A state trooper has filed a federal suit against four unnamed Pittsburgh police officers.

State trooper sues Pittsburgh officers as a result of wedding reception fight

David Williams, a trooper since 2003, scuffled with officers who had arrested his brother at the Gateway Clipper dock Sept. 1.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh police said teacher tried to lure student away from home

Geraldine Alcorn, 28, faces charges of child luring, corruption of minors and interfering with custody, court record say.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh city councilman Ricky Burgess speaks Tuesday during a press conference outside of council chambers.  Mr. Burgess introduced legislation that will equip security guards with universal training.

Pittsburgh City Council to consider emergency training for service workers

The law would apply to workers at any building of at least 100,000 square feet.

3 days ago

New trial begins in 2013 fatal shooting in Sheraden

Jurors in the first trial of James Lawrence, 22, of East Hills couldn’t reach a verdict on charges he met the bus and killed Steven Lee.

4 days ago

Rush found not guilty of charges stemming from home invasion

The man convicted of fatally stabbing K-9 Rocco was charged in connection with a home invasion at the home of his stepfather.

3 days ago


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