Julia Johnson of the South Side Slopes dances to the music Friday wearing an “I Am August” T-shirt at the Artists 4 August Wilson rally, where about 75 people gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Artists mark 5th anniversary of August Wilson Center

Supporters of the Downtown center, which defaulted on its mortgage 20 months ago and has been closed, used the anniversary to rally support.

19 minutes ago

 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

19 minutes ago

Woolslair magnet prospect hasn’t lost STEAM

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane is working on a three-school plan for  science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

19 minutes ago

 Julia Johnson, of the South Side Slopes, dances to the music wearing an "I Am August" T-shirt at the Artists 4 August Wilson rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the August Wilson Center.

Artists mark 5th anniversary of August Wilson Center

Performances mark occasion as the facility’s future remains uncertain.

19 minutes ago

Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford police shooting case

Pittsburgh police shot and paralyzed Mr. Ford following a traffic stop in 2012.

19 minutes ago

Man held for court in July 4 shooting death

Zachary Threats, 36, is accused of killing 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold, who was grilling at a home in the 7700 block of Tioga Street.

about 9 hours ago

 Rodney Howard Jr.

Fugitive arrested in Larimer shooting in January

Pittsburgh police said Hosea Davis, 37, was shot at least 10 times the afternoon of Jan. 20 and took Rodney Howard Jr. into custody.

about 14 hours ago

 Tom Balestrieri, head of the Buncher Co., shows the proposed development his company is planning for the Strip District riverfront from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street.

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

The firm is now hoping for “clarity” with regard to the nearby development of the historic produce terminal.

1 day ago

 The company 980 Liberty Partners has offered $9.5 million for the August Wilson Center property in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Bank urges judge not to delay sale of August Wilson Center

Dollar Bank holds a $7.9 million mortgage on the building and wants to recoup the entire amount.

about 1 hour ago

Man found with multiple gunshot wounds in Spring Garden, Pittsburgh police say

The man was found laying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Vinial Street and Salter Way.

about 7 hours ago

 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Monday.

Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford case

A jury found Leon Ford, 21, not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault on Monday.

about 7 hours ago

 Pittsburgh firefighters battle a three-alarm fire at two houses in South Oakland early this morning.

Three-alarm fire in Oakland destroys two houses

Four men and three women, some University of Pittsburgh students, were displaced after an early morning fire destroyed two houses.

about 10 hours ago

Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

1 day ago

State agrees to new settlements in Pittsburgh prison abuse cases

The new settlements total $132,500 and end lawsuits filed by five corrections officers or supervisors.

1 day ago

 As of mid-August, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority had issued nearly 25,000 fewer tickets than over the first eight months of 2013.

Pittsburgh parking tickets down, revenue up as drivers use pay stations

Pittsburgh Parking Authority says drivers using the pay stations that replaced parking meters two years ago leads to less tickets issued.

1 day ago

Assault charge dismissed against former Pittsburgh official

Kevin Quigley, also a Pittsburgh Democratic ward chairman, had charges dismissed when his girlfriend wouldn’t pursue charges.

1 day ago

Police searching for man, son who disappeared last week

Raymond Pope, 4, is believed to have been abducted by Radford Pope, his non-custodial father, after the pair went to the movies Sept. 10.

1 day ago

 Earl Hill is the new director of Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, where he said positive changes are continuing.

New director of Shuman Juvenile Detention Center positive about new changes

Earl Hill tells County Council he is in the process of making changes to the county’s juvenile detention center.

2 days ago

 Conservator Rikke Foulke displays the various damage marks on an early portrait of Pittsburgh’s first city controller, Henry Lambert, at Heinz History Center’s new conservation center. This portrait of Mr. Lambert, by Albert Lauck Dalbey, was painted in 1865.

History center helps Pittsburghers preserve heirlooms

Pittsburghers never move and rarely — if ever — throw anything away, the president of Heinz History Center observed Wednesday.

2 days ago

 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.

2 days ago

 Terrance Hayes: "This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it."

Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named MacArthur Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.

3 days ago

Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

2 days ago

Brookline schools in session today following threats

The schools are West Liberty, South Brook 6-8 and Pioneer, which serves special needs students.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh man sentenced in heroin ring case

A father and son were involved in the conspiracy together.

2 days ago

 Leon Ford, left, reacts Monday with his father, Leon Ford Sr., after being found not guilty on the charge of aggravated assault. The jury could not reach a verdict on the other charges against the East Liberty man.

Civil rights group pressures DA not to retry Leon Ford case

Groups weigh whether retrying Leon Ford on the remaining counts against him is worth it.

3 days ago

 Boots, plaques, dog tags and other memorabilia lay at the bottom of the large paintings in "The Eyes of Freedom" memorial at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in North Fayette. The memorial is a tribute to the 23 fallen Marines from Lima Company who were killed in a bomb blast in Iraq in 2005. The life size paintings were done by Ohio artist Anita Miller. The traveling show will be on exhibit through Wednesday.

Traveling memorial to 23 Marines: 'It's a powerful thing'

Called “The Eyes of Freedom,” the tribute to fallen heroes has been at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in North Fayette.

3 days ago

 War veterans salute Tuesday during the singing of the national anthem in the celebration of the 100th year of the formation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at William Pitt Union in Oakland. In 1914 what is now the Pitt student union was the Schenley Hotel, where the modern Veterans of Foreign Wars was organized.

VFW marks 100th birthday at Pitt

More than 150 VFW members took part Tuesday in a wreath-laying at Pitt to mark the 100th birthday of the veterans’ group.

3 days ago

Controller seeks more information on county vehicles

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said she has not received a complete inventory of county-owned and leased cars, as requested.

3 days ago

North Hills, Downtown headshop owner, son face new federal drug charges

Akhil Mishra, who was part of national investigation, and his adult son, are charged with selling materials used to dilute and heroin.

2 days ago

 Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Collier Street and Fletcher Way in Homewood.

Police investigate shooting death of man on Homewood street

A man died after being shot at least once in the head in Homewood tonight, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

1 day ago

 The first panel of the Civic Arena roof comes down in January 2013.

Hill District residents give feedback on redevelopment of former Civic Arena site

The agreement, finalized Sept. 9, settled issues such as affordable housing and minority participation.

3 days ago

 Pedestrians walk past the August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue in August.

Conservator's filing asks court to stay proposed sheriff sale of August Wilson Center

Judge Lawrence O'Toole is scheduled to hear arguments on the motion Friday.

2 days ago

Attorney for Leon Ford asks court to lift gag order

A gag order was issued in the case by Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning in the days leading up to jury selection.

2 days ago

Consultant raps city on payroll audit data

The meeting detailed the latest chapter in the clash between Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority and the city over a new payroll system.

3 days ago

Poverty simulation event set for Thursday in East Liberty

Participants will play the roles of members of low-income families and be given situations to portray and limited play money for expenses.

3 days ago

 A Hill District woman was killed overnight when she drove the wrong way across the Birmingham Bridge and crashed into the wall of an unfinished ramp, Pittsburgh police said.

Police: Woman, 25, killed driving wrong way on Birmingham Bridge in Oakland

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. today on the Oakland side of the bridge.

3 days ago

Post-Gazette sues state to change email practice

The newspaper wants the state to preserve emails for at least two years instead of the current practice of destroying them after five days.

4 days ago

 Dr. Joel Nelson, head of prostate-urology at UPMC, joined Drs. Jian-Hua Luo and George Michalopoulos as principal investigators in a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that has identified eight gene mutations known as gene fusions that signal aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Pitt study uncovers prostate cancer mystery

Pitt study identifies gene mutations that signal aggressive form of prostate cancer.

4 days ago

 Robert Ferrante

Trial for Pitt researcher charged in cyanide poisoning postponed a week

Jury selection for Robert Ferrante, 65, was supposed to begin Oct. 14, but now has been kicked back to Oct 21.

3 days ago

 Karen Ritter, center, holds hands with friend Daniel Raisor, whose brother, David of Ellwood City, committed suicide.

Hundreds in Pittsburgh raise awareness for suicide prevention

Hundreds turn out at Station Square for annual suicide awareness walk.

5 days ago

Teachers, parents applaud Pittsburgh’s decision to cut back on K-5 student testing

Pittsburgh Public Schools announced it is reducing the amount of time students in K-5 spend taking required tests this school year.

5 days ago

 Leon Ford waits for the jury's verdict at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Alternate jurors' role can be challenging

Eleven jurors begin their 21st hour of deliberations this morning in the case of a black Millvale man whom police shot and paralyzed.

5 days ago

 A cyclist travels the new two-way bike lanes along Panther Hollow Road crossing into Schenley Park in Oakland.

Pittsburgh cyclists concerned about redesign of Schenley Drive in Oakland

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is in the process of redesigning the road through Schenley Park, part of a program to reduce storm runoff.

5 days ago

 Kristin Saunders, Pittsburgh's new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

Pittsburgh’s new bike and pedestrian coordinator ready to roll

Kristin Saunders, 30, joins city government from an architecture firm in San Francisco, where she worked on public space design.

5 days ago

City calendar: 09/15/14

A look at the events coming up for the week ahead.

5 days ago

 Andy Reamer, a member of the White Tie Group, a jazz ensemble made up of symphony musicians, plays the drums during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "happy hour" in May in the lobby of Heinz Hall.

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera are staying afloat in a continuously challenging financial climate.

6 days ago

 Lee Kimball, chief operating officer of Thread International, speaks at The Pitch, part of Thrival an annual festival designed to highlight innovation in Pittsburgh. The event was held at alphalab gear's office in East Liberty. Mr. Kimball and Thread won the $25,000 prize.

Local startup Thread pitches and wins $25K at Thrival Festival

“The Pitch” was a highlight among a week of events at the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival in East Liberty.

6 days ago

Wilkinsburg mother charged with endangering her child

Wilkinsburg mother charged with endangering a child following tumultuous 18 months with baby’s father.

6 days ago

The Next Page: A Chippewa woman’s legal fight with Pittsburgh’s leading men

Lawrenceville historian Jude Wudarczyk unearths the details of a 19th-century battle with an unlikely plaintiff.

6 days ago

Driver sought in pedestrian incident on the South Side

Pittsburgh police said a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at 2:26 a.m. at the intersection of 22nd and East Carson streets

5 days ago


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