Robert Thomson's $20 million donation is the largest in Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's history.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary bequeathed $20 million

Robert Thomson gave no indication such a bequest was in the works, said William Carl, president of the seminary.

about 18 hours ago

 Senate Bill 4 is opposed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Controversial proposal for nonprofit amendment advances in Pennsylvania

The proposal could lead to a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more authority over determining tax exemptions for nonprofits.

about 18 hours ago

Developer wants to build apartments between PNC Park, Heinz Field

Continental Real Estate Cos. pitched a plan to the city today to build 200 to 300 apartments on land adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel.

20 minutes ago

 Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, speaks during a session of the LeWeb 2013 event in December 2013.

PUC petition to subpoena Uber boss Kalanick denied

The decision by two administrative law judges leaves open the chance that the PUC’s enforcement bureau could subpoena another Uber official.

about 3 hours ago

 City Council voted unanimously to advance an ordinance creating a 42-acre specially planned district for redevelopment.

Pittsburgh gives preliminary approval for zoning at former Civic Arena redevelopment

Final approval by Pittsburgh City Council next week would allow the Penguins to move ahead with a $440 million project.

about 3 hours ago

One killed in Parkway East crash near Squirrel Hill Tunnel

State police said the crash, which occurred around noon, took place inbound just past the parkway on-ramp in Squirrel Hill.

about 1 hour ago

 Natalia Rudiak

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak pushes for city-paid parental leave

The cost of the program proposed by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak would be negligible, a Pittsburgh personnel official said.

about 18 hours ago

Obituary / William K. Foster Sr.: Banker lived to help others

William K. Foster Sr. worked helping minority communities through banking and agencies such as the Urban League of Pittsburgh.

about 18 hours ago

Obituary / Steve Katz: Devoted baseball coach built lasting program

Steve Katz loved sports and was a devoted coach and mentor to all.

about 18 hours ago

 People gather today in the Dollar Energy Fund's ice house that was built in PPG Plaza to raise money for people unable to pay their utility bills. Participants stay in the ice house until they have met their fundraising goals.

Pittsburgh donors chill in ice house to help those in need

Volunteers spend time inside the Dollar Energy Fund’s ice house to raise money to help people pay their heating bills.

1 day ago

U.S. Steel posts strong fourth quarter

The earnings, which amounted to $1.83 per share, topped Wall Street estimates.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh must better document how witness protection money is spent, report says

Between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013, the city paid $368,720 out of its witness protection fund.

1 day ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto

Pennsylvania nonprofit amendment proposal spurs debate

The proposed amendment would give the Legislature sole discretion in defining which organizations are charities deserving tax exemptions.

1 day ago

 Teaira Whitehead

Pittsburgh teen found in park died of overdose

Joggers found Teaira Whitehead's body at the bottom of a hill on a trail below Riverview Avenue on the afternoon of Oct. 6.

1 day ago

 C. Denise Johnson, center, asks questions of Clayco Realty Group developers during Monday's meeting.

Parking, retail concerns raised over Civic Arena site development

Hill District residents viewed the plans for the new U.S. Steel headquarters Monday, giving it mostly favorable reviews.

2 days ago

 Sister Christine Sinkovich , of the Prince of Peace Parish, shovels off the sidewalk along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Snow-covered roads blamed for at least a dozen accidents

Pittsburgh police say all the rush-hour accidents were minor.

1 day ago

 Maurita Bryant, Assistant Chief of Investigations, provides details about an incident involving city police officers that took place at the Renewal Halfway House in August 2014.

Pittsburgh officials reviewing arrest, beating of man in halfway house

Two police officers beat a man with batons a combined 17 times during an August arrest at the Renewal Center Downtown, police said today.

1 day ago

 Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, said she has never been a proponent of performance pay. “Teachers do what they do because they love teaching,” she said.

Pittsburgh teachers’ pay schedule examined as contract talks begin

With the Pittsburgh teachers’ contract set to expire in June, talks are likely to focus on performance-based pay and other recent programs.

2 days ago

 On the occasion of the Conversion of St. Paul, Bishop David Zubik gives his homily before celebrating Mass at St. Paul Cathedral to mark the Diocese of Pittsburgh's The Church Alive capital campaign.

Congregants pledge $230 million to Pittsburgh Diocese for capital projects

The pledges were nearly twice the goal set by diocesan planners when the launched the campaign two years ago.

2 days ago

Development project uses art to control water flow in Larimer

Green infrastructure advocates and water artists say timing’s perfect for stormwater management to merge with a new development in Larimer.

2 days ago

 Bill Isler, president of the Fred Rogers Co., has held the Pittsburgh Public Schools board District 4 seat since 1999.

Wrenn, Burkley to run for Pittsburgh school board seat

The District 4 seat is being vacated by Bill Isler of Squirrel Hill, who has served since 1999.

1 day ago

Fairness proceeding dropped in Leon Ford case

The DA’s office said Friday it would not retry Mr. Ford on charges of recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest and escape.

1 day ago

Overnight lane closures in inbound Fort Pitt tunnel

Overnight lane closures will begin in the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel tonight.

2 days ago

 Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

3 days ago

 A Big Belly Solar waste and recycling station on Smithfield Street near Sixth Avenue is one of 10 stations in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Big Belly stations are trash cans of the future

A $65,000 Alcoa Foundation grant funded 10 of the stations throughout Downtown in late November.

2 days ago

Police recover stolen vehicle, baby in back seat

A car with a 1-year-old baby in the back seat was stolen Sunday night from a Brighton Heights convenience store.

2 days ago

Police arrest suspects in Lawrenceville armed robbery

Police arrested two adults and one juvenile -- in connection with an armed robbery in Central Lawrenceville early Sunday morning,

2 days ago

 Bill Cosby is scheduled to perform Feb. 21 at Heinz Hall.

Petition drive seeks postponement of Bill Cosby show at Heinz Hall

The comedian in the thick of sexual assault allegations is set to perform in Pittsburgh on Feb. 21.

3 days ago

 Marcus Critten, killed in Glen Hazel on Oct. 12, 2014.

The life and death of Marcus Critten

Those close to Marcus Critten knew him as a loving father and eager student. Others knew him as someone to be watched carefully.

3 days ago

 The Glen Hazel housing development seen from the Glen Hazel High Rise.

Housing insecurity: Pittsburgh authority left some residents unguarded

Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority shifted security guards and cut hours despite warnings.

3 days ago

 Chris Breakwell is a Belle Vernon native and investment banker who moved back to Pittsburgh to invest in the 31st Street Studio.

31st Street Studios reeling in big flicks

Pittsburgh’s 31st Street Studios — the largest movie studio between both U.S. coasts — is going gangbusters in the Strip District.

3 days ago

First round of snowfall hits region, more to come this weekend

The Pittsburgh region could receive up to six inches of snow over the next three days.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Police Zone One Commander RaShall Brackney stands alongside Marcus Alvarez, 16, of Northview Heights.

Police, community meet in East Liberty for racism summit

When the police give you an order, you might want to consider not only your rights, but also certain realities.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh Housing Authority approves new contracts, salary increases

About 150 union employees at the Pittsburgh Housing Authority will receive raises of 2.5 percent a year under a three-year deal.

4 days ago

 Even though the zoo is closed to visitors until Feb. 14, the animal caretakers and groundskeepers are working regular hours to keep the animals healthy and their minds alert.

Behind the Scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Watch an up-close training with some smart sea lions. It’s part of our weekly video series while the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed until Feb. 14.

5 days ago

 Joey Fabus asks a clerk at the Bethel Park Police Department for a copy of the citation he wrote in June. Joey died Wednesday afternoon from a brain tumor. He was 8 years old.

Bethel Park 8-year-old who wanted to be police officer dies from brain tumor

Joey Fabus, who had an inoperable brain tumor, got to live his dream this summer by spending a day with the Bethel Park Police Department.

5 days ago

 Leon Ford waits with his mother, Latonya Green, as the jury in his trial deliberates at the Allegheny County Courthouse in September.

Leon Ford will not face second trial, DA decides

Mr. Ford, who was shot and paralyzed by Pittsburgh police in 2012, was found not guilty of aggravated assault in September.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane talks to the audience Thursday at "Looking Ahead to Summer" at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in Homewood.

Pittsburgh's Summer Dreamers program aims to bridge gap of summer

The summer program, backed with $1.5 million in funding, helps children from low-income families bridge the gap between school years.

5 days ago

 Former state Rep. Erin Molchany has been named director of Gov. Tom Wolf’s southwestern Pennsylvania office.

Erin Molchany heads Wolf's southwest office

The former state representative, who lost her seat through redistricting, will be Gov. Tom Wolf’s liaison with southwestern Pennsylvania.

5 days ago

PWSA launches assistance fund for storm water repairs

The agreement with Dollar Energy Fund will provide $200,000 in seed money to start the Residential Homeowner Assistance Program.

5 days ago

Garfield man to stand trial on charges that he killed potential witness

Charles “Chuckie” Stevens is charged with homicide in a fatal shooting last July in Pittsburgh’s Nelson Mandela Peace Park.

4 days ago

 The SEA stated in the new request that it’s also open to pitches that may include retail, office, residential, restaurant, outdoor public spaces or other commercial uses for land near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel plan faces competition

Pittsburgh leaders are taking the next step in a bid to resurrect plans for a headquarters hotel on land next to the convention center.

5 days ago

 Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations in recent months, is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall on Feb. 21.

Petition drive seeks to postpone Cosby’s Heinz Hall appearance

The 77-year-old Cosby, who is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall in February, has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations.

4 days ago

PennDOT postpones inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closure this weekend

A previously planned closure was postponed by cold weather.

5 days ago

Woodson Academy for youth starts Feb. 7

The Iota Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will hold its annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy for youth starting Feb. 7.

5 days ago

 Next month,  the city's website will allow users to apply and pay for permits and shelters online.

Pittsburgh's permit process for park shelters going online

The move will end “Permit Day,” when Pittsburghers stand in line Downtown to get a permit to use their favorite park pavilion.

6 days ago

Landlord fined $300,000 for having too many unrelated people in an Oakland home

Landlord Shaun P. Cusick had four students in an Oakland house when the law allows only three who are not related.

5 days ago

Allegheny County deputies arrest Brookline man on most-wanted list

Cody Ceniti, 27, was on probation from a 2006 case in which officials said he stole a telephone, money and a gun from a house.

6 days ago

Allegheny County jury decides former Steeler Okobi won't pay damages in 2012 bar brawl

Chukky Okobi, who played for the Steelers from 2001 to 2007, was accused of negligence, assault and battery in a civil lawsuit.

6 days ago

 Paulo Fontes and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC and Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, have developed machine-perfusion technology that preserves donor livers by pumping them with a form of cold artificial blood known as a “cell-free oxygen-carrier solution.”

Pitt-UPMC team develops way to keep donated livers viable longer

A University of Pittsburgh device perfuses donor livers with cooled oxygen-rich fluid to improve transplant outcomes and save more organs.

6 days ago


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