Acting Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay told city council earlier this month that Joel Plant would help transform how the bureau uses crime data and 911 information to better deploy officers.

Flawed Milwaukee crime data raise questions about Pittsburgh consultant

Pittsburgh City Council last week approved a contract of as much as $32,340 for ESM Advisors LLC.

about 11 hours ago

Tire detaches, hits vehicle on Route 28 in Shaler

The truck was inbound south of the Etna interchange when the tire detached around 11 a.m., authorities said.

3 minutes ago

Crash of school mini-bus in Pleasant Hills injures two

The crash occurred on Route 51 south of the cloverleaf to Lebanon Church Road shortly after 8 a.m., county officials said.

about 2 hours ago

 Police are investigating a fatal crash in the 7900 block of Saltsburg Road in Plum.

Man killed in vehicle crash in Plum

The unidentified male victim was ejected and found on the ground outside the vehicle at about 7 a.m.

about 3 hours ago

 Officals relocate tape at the scene of an overnight shooting in Clairton.

Six wounded in Clairton shooting

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Miller Avenue, according to Allegheny County dispatch.

about 5 hours ago

Route 51 ramp in Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth to close for weekend

The ramp will close at 6 p.m. today and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday as crews remove a wall and work on signs.

about 3 hours ago

Bridge repairs to continue on Parkway West in Robinson

The restrictions will be in place after 10 p.m. today and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

about 2 hours ago

Duquesne teachers' contract approved; pay not tied to student performance

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, teachers who have earned a satisfactory evaluation will move up one step on the pay scale.

3 minutes ago

 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills uses her new smart phone Wednesday to take a picture of the PPG tree lit up and ready for today's Light Up Night.

Pittsburgh's Light Up Night to close streets, detour buses

Light Up Night begins at noon today with a tree lighting at the City-County Building, Downtown.

about 3 hours ago

Weekend paving work scheduled on Route 19 in Ross, McCandless

A variety of traffic shifts and restrictions will be in place as a result, PennDOT announced.

about 3 hours ago

 Tom Wolf

Wolf plans ‘‍to find funds’ to raise education spending

The newly elected Democrat acknowledges the end result will depend on negotiations with the General Assembly.

about 11 hours ago

Crews repairing water main break in Hill District

Allegheny County officials said the break occurred at Centre Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street.

about 2 hours ago

Woman sues Allegheny County over refusal to pay foster care

Tracy Schaeffer has been raising her four young relatives using her own money, according to her suit, filed in U.S. District Court.

about 11 hours ago

 A view of Pittsburgh on Light Up Night, Nov. 8, 1991, from West Carson Street.

Closures, detours announced for Light Up Night

Bridge and street closures begin at 9 a.m.; 55 Port Authority bus routes will be affected.

about 11 hours ago

Large cache of drugs found at Sharpsburg home

A large cache of illicit drugs was found at a Sharpsburg home Tuesday by police who went there on a domestic disturbance call.

about 11 hours ago

 State police are searching for the driver of this pick-up truck that they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash in South Huntingdon Thursday morning.

State police seek help finding hit-and-run driver in Westmoreland County

The pick-up truck involved in Thursday’s crash is described as a black Dodge QuadCab, state police said.

47 minutes ago

 Pittsburgh police officers are to be scheduled for 12-hours shifts through Dec. 2 because of big events and the potential for protests.

Acting Pittsburgh police chief making officers work longer shifts

Pittsburgh police officers to be scheduled for 12-hours shifts through Dec. 2 because of big events, potential for protests.

1 day ago

Six WVU fraternity brothers cited for hazing in connection with Nov. 6 incident

Police say the event involved underage drinking followed by dropping off 19 drunk underage pledges in a residential neighborhood.

about 18 hours ago

Attempted criminal homicide charge added for three accused in attack

Police said in a criminal complaint that the three were involved in kicking, beating and cutting Reginald Myers on Nov. 7.

about 18 hours ago

911 dispatchers sue Allegheny County for discrimination

The dispatchers, two of whom are black and one who is Hispanic, say they were subjected to ethnic slurs.

about 12 hours ago

Man hit by his own truck in Carrick

The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Plummett Way, an alley parallel to East Agnew Street.

1 day ago

Obamacare provision challenged in court

Geneva College in Beaver Falls and the Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie won the initial rounds of cases.

1 day ago

 Robert Downey, a 90-year-old Marine veteran who served in combat in WWII in the Philippines, shows the Post-Gazette his medals and a photograph taken of him at age 19, while at home in Carnegie on Friday.

Marine delivers food for World II Marine veteran and his wife

Cpl. Tyler McCrum served in Afghanistan and helps Robert Downey and his wife, Katherine.

1 day ago

Free parking days approved for Pittsburgh neighborhood lots

The parking authority will increase the amount of money it gives to the city from its budget.

about 12 hours ago

Ramps at Carnegie to reopen after weekend Parkway West closures

The inbound parkway will close from I-79 to Green Tree from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, with single-lane traffic outbound.

about 12 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Councilwoman, union criticize Mayor Peduto’s plan for Pittsburgh Building Inspection

Mayor Bill Peduto wants to make the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection, now part of the Department of Public Safety, its own department.

1 day ago

Allegheny County Common Pleas Court will not hear case of detective charged with stealing cash

Judge Manning said he would not reassign a case to a common pleas judge because a party was displeased with a magisterial court judge.

about 12 hours ago

Man charged in series of robberies in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties

Police said he robbed stores in Plum, New Kensington, Oakmont, Penn Hills, Pitcairn, Monroeville, and Turtle Creek, among other locations.

1 day ago

 Clarion University's multi-purpose Student Recreation Center includes basketball courts, rock climbing wall and weight room, and inside track and elliptical machines.

Clarion University expanding athletic offereings

University hopes the added women’s offerings bring it closer to addressing a Title IX discrimination complaint.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama recognized Pittsburgh educators Wednesday at a White House education summit.

Pittsburgh educators immersed in Obama’s technology initiative

They were among 100 school systems highlighted as examples for the rest of the country.

1 day ago

 Chelsa Wagner said she initiated an audit with an Oct. 17 letter to the Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority.

Controller says Fitzgerald, Sports & Exhibition Authority impeding ticket distribution audit

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and staff at the authority are questioning Controller Chelsa Wagner’s right to audit the agency.

about 12 hours ago

Collier approves plan for dog park

It will be on two acres at the new community park on Nike Site Road.

1 day ago

Home sales up in Pittsburgh region

New home sales increased 14.1 percent from $64 million to $73 million.

about 22 hours ago

Ex-Consol manager pleads guilty in gas royalties scheme

Scott Hamilton, 37, of Baden, had been charged in September with 60 counts of mail fraud following an investigation.

1 day ago

 First-grader Konrad Grossheim stacks buckets Thursday during a fast-paced stacking exercise as part of the Guinness World Records Day event at Sewickley Academy.

Sewickley Academy students stack 'em up for world record

Sewickley Academy is part of a worldwide attempt to set a record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.”

1 day ago

 A screenshot from the bald eagle camera in Hays.

Pittsburgh area to get bald eagle cameras

PixController will set up two cameras in Hays in mid-December, and has partnered with the Audubon Society to expand educational outreach.

about 12 hours ago

Man waives hearing in alleged assault of Allegheny County homicide prosecutor

Assistant district attorney Lisa Pellegrini described Ray Burg as her “intimate partner,” according to court documents.

about 19 hours ago

 In another criminal case scheduled for March 2, A.J. Richardson and his wife, Felecia Richardson, are charged with making more than 100 unnecessary phone calls to Allegheny County’s 911 dispatch center.

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate released on parole

Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani vacated a three- to six-month jail term for Abdula Jamar “A.J.” Richardson, 38, of Sheraden.

1 day ago

Freeport Road in Harmar to be restricted this evening

The restriction will be in place from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Friday.

1 day ago

Residents oppose plans to sell Seville school to Pressley Ridge

Residents living near the closed school in Ross told North Hills school board members that their property values would be jeopardized.

1 day ago

Heidelberg manager takes new job with Ambridge

Mr. Kauer said he will be still working for Heidelberg into December before he takes on his new role.

1 day ago

Raccoon warning issued in Carnegie

Carnegie leads the county in complaints about daytime raccoon sightings, prompting  the borough’s police department to warn about possible

1 day ago

Drilling remains an issue in Mars Area

A group of pro-drilling residents asked the board Nov. 11 to reconsider allowing Rex Energy to drill under the district’s schools.

1 day ago

Interfaith Thanksgiving service slated for Monroeville

Every year the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium hosts to a Thanksgiving gathering to celebrate the diversity of faith in the community.

1 day ago

 Trapping and euthanizing could cost $300 to $600 per deer taken, and surgical sterilization is estimated at $800 to $1,000 per animal.

Mt. Lebanon commissioners take steps toward deer management

Trapping and sterilization are among the options being discussed for culling the deer population.

1 day ago

North Allegheny officials say new state law on volunteers problematic

It will require multiple clearances for all volunteers, no matter how little they help out.

1 day ago

 Remy McIntyre , a junior at Wilkinsburg High School, hands her phone and earphones to Jan Visk , the school nurse, to be filed while attending school.

At Wilkinsburg High, reading, writing and ... confiscating phones?

Administrators at Wilkinsburg Middle/High School take students’ phones at the beginning of the day and return them at the end.

1 day ago

 Julia Fennell, CCAC professor

Pleasant Hills English professor honored for directing CCAC honors program

Julia Fennell received the inaugural National Collegiate Honors Council Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution.

1 day ago

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission gathering input for long-range plan

In four public meetings, SPC officials are presenting data on transportation, health and safety and other topics while gathering feedback.

1 day ago

Whitehall Gift of Dance show will raise money for Children's Hospital

The event will be held at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Baldwin High School.

1 day ago


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