Armstrong County Prison Board Chairman Richard Fink discusses the resignation of warden David Hogue, announced at the board's meeting this morning in Kittanning.

Armstrong County Jail warden resigns; was suspended after inmate's escape in July

David Hogue was suspended in the aftermath of the July 30 escape of Robert E. Crissman Jr., charged with killing a woman while on the loose.

about 8 hours ago

 A view of John Paul Plaza, a 70-unit apartment building for low-income seniors, on Herron Avenue in Polish Hill.

Dispute flares over senior housing atop Polish Hill

Catholic organizations are at odds over control of a Polish Hill apartment building, and the diocese can’t make peace.

about 18 hours ago

 Macy's has agreed to donate nearly 100 artifacts, including holiday displays and materials from the Tic Toc restaurant.

Downtown Macy's artifacts headed to Heinz History Center

In addition, Macy's will transfer the rights to the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery trademarks to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority.

about 5 hours ago

 Michael Kelly

Former Upper St. Clair lifeguard faces new rape charges

Judge makes the ruling after hearing testimony from a woman that worked at the township’s recreation center.

about 1 hour ago

 A.J. Richardson did not apologize to the court, but did thank Judge Anthony M. Mariani for allowing him to speak freely.

Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson sentenced in 911 abuse case

A.J. Richardson was convicted of all misdemeanor charges related to 128 false 911 calls, which police said were made from his home in 2014.

about 6 hours ago

 Thirty eight year old Antoine Ward (in this photo) was arrested on Januray 31st and charged with two counts of Criminal Homicide, Former Convict not to Own a Firearm, and Firearms not to be Carried without a License.  Ward is currently in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.  Ward's last known address is in the Beltzhoover section of the City.-  Pittsburgh homicide detectives have made an arrest in the shooting deaths of Cheralynn Sabatasso and Jason Eubanks on January 23rd .

DA's office no longer seeking death penalty in 2014 double killing in Allentown

Antoine Ward charged with two counts of criminal homicide in the deaths of Jason Eubanks and his girlfriend Cheralynn Sabatasso.

about 2 hours ago

Three men found guilty in Homestead heroin case stemming from FBI wiretap case

Uptown Crew also acquitted on other charges in the alleged kidnapping and beating of another drug dealer.

about 2 hours ago

Pittsburgh council considers software to track minority contractor compliance

Right now, city officials admitted, they have no ability to do that during the term of the contracts.

about 18 hours ago

WVU hires Penn State administrator to rebuild Greek life

A student’s death and an earlier alcohol-fueled disturbance involving another frat prompted WVU to suspend most Greek activities last fall.

about 7 hours ago

PennEnvironment going forward with suit against ArcelorMittal coke plant

PennEnvironment executive director David Masur said today that the company only recently offered to discuss the violations.

about 4 hours ago

Animal Friends to break ground on wellness center Sunday

The grand opening of the facility at 562 Camp Horne Road is expected to be early in 2017.

about 6 hours ago

 The Parkway West outbound will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and Interstate 79 from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West outbound closures scheduled this weekend

The highway will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the tunnel, and Interstate 79 from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

about 9 hours ago

 Police provided this composite sketch of a suspect they are seeking in a sexual assault that occurred in August in Squirrel Hill.

Suspect sought in Squirrel Hill sex assault

Police said the victim had been walking into her apartment building in the 5000 block of Forbes Avenue on Aug. 1 when the attack occurred.

about 7 hours ago

Suspect sought in North Side carjacking

Police said a 40-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot when a man approached him and asked him for his car.

about 7 hours ago

Motorcyclist killed in Washington County crash

The crash occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Pleasant Road in Mount Pleasant, police said.

about 9 hours ago

Man, 25, stabbed during fight in Fineview

The incident happened on the 1700 block of Letsche Street shortly before 10 p.m., Pittsburgh police said.

about 8 hours ago

Driver arrested after Parkway West chase, crash into police cruiser

Officers followed the vehicle onto the Parkway West into Moon, where the driver crashed into the police vehicle.

about 11 hours ago

State moves to close Butler County residential treatment facility

Glade Run Lutheran Services in Zelienople will close, effective in 30 days, according to state officials.

about 1 hour ago

 Operation Safety Net founder, Dr. Jim Withers, hands medicine to a homeless man while making the rounds in Downtown Pittsburgh in 2011.

Jim Withers, founder of Operation Safety Net for homeless, named one of CNN's 'Heroes'

Dr. Jim Withers founded Pittsburgh Mercy Health System's Operation Safety Net in 1992.

about 8 hours ago

 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander, left, and the Red Rover, right, at its headquarters in the Strip District.

New customer, more competition for Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic

Astrobotic gets another customer to take in its race to the moon as competition heats up.

about 18 hours ago

Lawrenceville man faces child porn charges

Richard Roy Simpson, 46, faces 20 counts of possession of child porn and other charges.

about 5 hours ago

 Angelo Cammarata.

Obituary: Angelo H. Cammarata / Ross man proudly held the record for longest-serving bartender

Guinness World Records recognized him with a certificate in 1999, when he was 84 and in his 66th year of his career.

about 3 hours ago

 Everything Ice employees Rick Grier, left, and Jesse Allen, both from Minnesota, place foam blocks in PPG Plaza Tuesday on the first day of construction of the seasonal ice rink there.

PPG Plaza ice skating rink to have more room and 700 new pairs of skates

Renovations to the rink also include a more efficient process for making and maintaining ice.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto talks about the deal between most of the city's security contractors and the 32BJ of Service Employees International Union, during a press conference in the City-County Building.

Companies agree to first union deal for Pittsburgh security guards

Mayor Bill Peduto joined security guards and union officials in praising the contract that supports close to 1,000 security officers.

1 day ago

Westmoreland County volunteer fire chief suspended after being charged with sex offenses

New Florence police charged Kenneth E. Steiner, 56, with statutory sexual assault and other crimes stemming from an incident in 2013.

about 20 hours ago

Expect major delays on Parkway West this weekend

Parkway West reconstruction this weekend will feature work in both directions and come with new detour routes.

about 20 hours ago

McKeesport Council refinances bonds

The call date on the bonds is in 10 years.

about 21 hours ago

 Fans lose hope for a wild card win at PNC Park.

Cubs crush Pirates fans' hopes for playoffs at PNC Park

Pirates fans, Cubs fans co-mingling peacefully as the excitement builds for tonight's do-or-die NL wild-card game.

about 21 hours ago

 The altered sign at the Smith Brothers offices on the North Side.

Alteration of sign from 'Bucs' to 'Cubs' for photo op goes viral

"It was just for fun. Just a prank," said Steve Mpistolarides, a Cook County police officer who and drove to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

1 day ago

 Matthew LaPlace at a court appearance in July.

T station assault suspect could face bond revocation

Matthew LaPlace, 21, facing charges in an assault at the Wood Street T station, was arrested again for a tirade at a South Side restaurant.

1 day ago

Crash, roasted chicken close lane of Turnpike

A tractor-trailer caught fire at mile marker 50 in Plum about 4 p.m.

about 18 hours ago

 Developer Continental Real Estate may get an extension on purchasing land it needs to construct a proposed 250-unit apartment complex between PNC Park and Hyatt Place on the North Shore.

North Shore developer may get delay on apartment construction

The city stadium authority board is expected to vote today on whether to give Continental Real Estate Companies more time.

about 20 hours ago

Jury deliberating in case against four alleged members of Homestead heroin gang

The Uptown Crew were among 34 people indicted in 2013 after a wiretap investigation by the FBI, ATF and others.

1 day ago

 Tickets for tonight's NL wild-card game.

Pirates-Cubs drawing big numbers in secondary market ticket sales

Nearly 20-25 percent of tickets for tonight’s game are being sold through StubHub.

1 day ago

Judge erred in trial of man convicted in fatal parkway crash, attorney says

Ryan Safka’s attorney asks state Supreme Court to vacate his conviction because additional evidence was allowed after the trial concluded.

1 day ago

 Tonight's wild-card game is expected to generate between $4.6 million and more than $5 million in direct spending in the city.

Pittsburgh's economy will come out a winner thanks to wild-card game

One-game playoff between Pirates and Cubs will generate millions in direct spending and provide the city with free national promotion.

1 day ago

Judge denies bond for Saudi Arabian man charged with helping another flee from U.S.

Judge rules that electronic monitoring would not be enough to ensure man’s appearance at trial.

1 day ago

 A funeral card for Curtis A. Pounds III sits in front of a lit candle on a bookshelf of his mother Cynthia Duncan's home in Allentown on Wednesday.

3 arrested in fatal shooting of teen in Knoxville

The drive-by shooting on Sept. 10 killed Curtis Pounds, 15, and wounded two others.

about 20 hours ago

Motorcycle, car collide in Beaver County

A motorcyclist was airlifted after colliding with a car in Beaver County today, state police with the Turnpike Commission said.

1 day ago

Allegheny County, Mount Oliver police investigate shooting of 24-year-old

After being shot, the man ran five blocks to the police station.

1 day ago

Police: Beaver Falls arson suspect was tired of looking at abandoned buildings

Zachary Metcalf was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with multiple counts of arson and other offenses.

about 20 hours ago

 “This gift provides a permanent stream of critically needed resources to attract and support talented faculty and students,” Subra Suresh said.

Hillman Foundation helps Carnegie Mellon create endowed chair

CMU says the fund will provide the school with more flexibility to attract and retain top-notch faculty and a diverse cohort of students.

about 20 hours ago

WPIAL orders suspension of 3 football players in Monessen-Wilkinsburg fight

Saturday’s game was stopped by the game officials in the third quarter after an altercation on the field, WPIAL officials said.

1 day ago

Financial officer of Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling $186,000

Detectives said that Shawn Hofmeister took a total of $185,952 from Meritage.

1 day ago

Zeke's roastery and drive thru closed for food safety violations

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Zeke's for operating without a permit and other violations.

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: North Shore lots, garage open at 4 p.m. for tonight's Pirates game

Also, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and Federal Street are closed due to the Pirates game tonight.

1 day ago

Scott woman charged with stealing $46,000 from 80-year-old mother

Gloria Wertz, 42, of Scott is charged with theft by deception, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.

about 20 hours ago

 Paula Busanic, a former teacher at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood, said she left the school in 2009 because she was frustrated with the lack of respect and empathy she received from her colleagues and administrators who are able to hear.

Small group of protesters criticizes deaf school's program

The protesters say the school administration does not enforce the use of ASL by non-deaf people in the school.

1 day ago

 At his death on July 4, 2014, Richard Mellon Scaife owned 10 vehicles.

Scaife inheritance tax return gives glimpse of lavish life

The form details distribution of $829.6 million from the estate of Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife.

2 days ago

 Jim Good, the authority’s executive director, said in a statement Monday that the authority is working to cut the number of estimated bills to 2 percent “as soon as possible.”

$12,500 water bill? PWSA still subject of billing complaints

Months after the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority began receiving complaints, some customers are still getting outrageously high bills.

2 days ago