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Convicted dealer pleads guilty in second drug case

Troy Dawkins, 46, who has addresses in Aliquippa and on the North Side, admitted to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

about 4 hours ago


Pittsburgh councilman Gilman wants city to explore how it can help small businesses

Dan Gilman wants to look at improving how city government and businesses work together.

about 2 hours ago


 House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.,  and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., address reporters today.

Proposed VA fix would cost $17 billion

The deal would allow veterans to go outside the VA system for care.

about 3 hours ago


Transit Super Stop planned for Robinson

The hub will serve bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists in front of IKEA in Robinson.

about 5 hours ago


Turtle Creek man's death ruled a homicide

James Payne, 58, died of head trauma Sunday at Forbes Regional Hospital.

about 5 hours ago


Judge won't dismiss charges against defendant paralyzed in police shooting

Leon Ford was paralyzed after Pittsburgh police opened fire during a traffic stop in Highland Park Nov. 11, 2012.

about 6 hours ago


PennDOT work could cause Parkway East delays tonight

Intermittent lane closures and full traffic stoppages of 10 to 15 minutes are planned.

about 6 hours ago


Inbound Route 28 traffic to have new pattern starting Wednesday

Starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday, the current lane split will be removed and traffic shifted for about a month.

about 6 hours ago


Crime down in Pittsburgh but killings, rapes up

The bureau said violent crime is down 2.6 percent overall because the number of robberies decreased by 15.8 percent.

about 6 hours ago


New trial ordered for imprisoned gang member

A federal appellate court said the trial judge improperly allowed the prosecution to introduce his previous gun convictions.

about 9 hours ago


Allegheny County to expand 'alert' service with health, public works information

Information from the Health Department will include restaurant closures/openings; Public works information will be on county roads, bridges.

about 9 hours ago


Medics respond to Wilkinsburg crash involving Port Authority bus, vehicle

The wreck occurred shortly before 9:45 a.m.

about 10 hours ago


 Richard Starchia, left, Riconya Jackson, center, and her mother, Tonia Jackson, pay their respects today at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed by a hijacked car that lost control Friday and hit a group of people, in Philadelphia.

$110,000 reward offered in hunt for carjackers who killed 3 kids in Philly

Police say the carjackers rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for a church fundraiser.

about 13 hours ago


 Angelo Manenti, originally from Milan,  and Antonio Caopdeici, originally from Lecci, Italy, both now living in Pittsburgh, wave an AC Milan flag in front of Heinz Field.

Tailgaters get caught up in marquee soccer match at Heinz Field

It’s not quite the World Cup, but soccer enthusiasts get into the spirit when Manchester City of England, AC Milan compete in Pittsburgh.

about 20 hours ago


 Riders enjoy a ride on the Thunderbolt on opening day at Kennywood Park in 2012.

Thunderbolt’s thrills win ‘Coaster Landmark’ status

Another Kennywood coaster, the Thunderbolt, receives landmark status with designation by American Coaster Enthusiasts organization.

about 20 hours ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Pittsburghers, why are you so unhappy?

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, you are miserable.

about 20 hours ago


 Nick Drombosky, founder of Fiks: Reflective.

Odysseys: South Korean adoptee tries to defy the Asian-American stereotype

Nick Drombosky, raised in Pittsburgh, rejected college and professional life. But at 27, he runs a successful bicycle accessories business.

about 20 hours ago


Tyke's troubled life

Tyke was captured as a baby from Mozambique in 1973 or 1974 after seeing her family killed.

about 20 hours ago


Clean Commission's first effort focuses on Hazelwood

Clean Pittsburgh Commission brings its member organizations to a yearlong, multifaceted beautification project in Hazelwood.

about 20 hours ago


City Calendar: 07/28/14

A look at events for the upcoming week.

about 20 hours ago


Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

The Delany Scholars Program, a district initiative that provided mentoring and academic help, ended last month when funding ran out.

about 20 hours ago


 Dominique Benzio, 22, originally from Doylestown, was a Browne Leadership Fellow last year assigned to Millvale. She fell in love with Millvale and decided to move in above the library on Grant Avenue.

Pitt's Browne Fellowships match students to struggling neighborhoods

Most summer fellowships are here today gone in six weeks. But Dominique Benzio’s was a match made in Millvale.

about 20 hours ago


 Trainer Tyrone Taylor fed apples and carrots to the circus elephant that burst out of the Jaffa Mosque April 21, 1993.

Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.

about 20 hours ago


 Jerrod Buford

Arrest made in McKeesport home invasion that critically wounded two

A McKeesport home invasion early Sunday morning resulted in two people being shot.

about 14 hours ago


Mayor Peduto hails improved crowd control after PNC Park concert

Attendees at the Jason Aldean concert Saturday night cleaned up their act but still got trashed, according to officials.

about 20 hours ago


Worst of storm misses Pittsburgh region

A watch means that there is the risk of hazardous weather and conditions for a hydrologic event has increased.

about 21 hours ago


Cause of Turtle Creek man's death unknown

James Payne is said to have engaged in an altercation with a neighbor prior to his admittance to Forbes Regional, the spokesman said.

1 day ago


 AC Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up pass against Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series match Sunday at Heinz Field.

Manchester City downs AC Milan, 5-1, at Heinz Field

English club outclasses Italy‘‍s AC Milan in exhibition soccer duel in front of 34,347 at Heinz Field.

1 day ago


Sewickley man killed in motorcycle crash

George P. Williams, 65, of Sewickley died Saturday night when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and it crashed on Route 28

1 day ago


Kennywood's Thunderbolt labeled a 'landmark'

Kennywood coaster named given “landmark” status by American Coaster Enthusiasts organization.

1 day ago


Thunderstorm cuts short the harmony at Aldean concert

"For all intents and purposes, it's no different than a Steelers game," said a police officer.

1 day ago


Peace Corps redesigns for modern times

The Peace Corps is changing its application process.

1 day ago


 Physical Therapist Lucas Theys checks Brian Archer's shoulder. Mr. Archer said it would be difficult for him to make his appointments if it were not for the free transportation provided by the Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation.

Transportation services ease burdens in seeking care

Primary Health clinic offers a van service to patients who can’t afford transportation to appointments.

1 day ago


 Carrying the patient files of every person they'd seen that day, Dr. Bill Markle and his wife, RN Mary Markle, leave the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport on June 5, 2014.  The pair always review each file once again upon arriving home.

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

Patient needs are great at the all-volunteer 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.

1 day ago


 Nathan Hite, a former McKeesport firefighter experiencing shoulder and hip pain, steps outside while waiting to be seen at the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.

Poor Health: A frayed safety net

As hospitals close, patients and health advocates say the region's poor have been left behind.

1 day ago


 Wilford Payne.

Why Wilford Payne is known as the Johnny Appleseed of local health centers

Wilford Payne has long advocated for health care for underserved populations.

1 day ago


 Demonstrators with Save Our Community Hospitals staged a memorial service outside the partially demolished UPMC Braddock Hospital in March 2011. The medical giant shuttered the facility despite widespread community protest.

A tale of two hospital closures: Braddock and East Cleveland

UPMC shut down Braddock hospital in 2010; Cleveland Clinic shuttered Huron Hospital in 2011. The results in each community have not been

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

1 day ago


Homicide detectives investigating death of East Hills infant

The girl, identified by the Allegheny county medical examiner as Kamaree Stewart, was found unresponsive around 7:30 a.m.

2 days ago


 B.A. Lambie and Tracy Hawkins, both of Dunbar, play cornhole in West Park on the North Side, as they wait for the Jason Aldean concert later in the day.

Traffic clogs North Shore as tailgaters arrive early for Jason Aldean concert

The new rules prevented the surface lots from opening until 2 p.m. -- 3½ hours before PNC Park opens for the concerts.

2 days ago


Residents of Pitcairn hotel evacuated after bricks fall from building

Residents were evacuated from the Young Hotel in Pitcairn Friday evening when bricks began falling from the side of the building, according

2 days ago


Route 28 rock removal continues in Harmar

A single-lane closure will start on southbound Route 28 near the Route 910 on-ramp today at 9 a.m., as contractors remove rocks, scale the

2 days ago


Man charged with assault on police officer

The man insisted he would have hurt the officer more if he had been aware of his charges, police said.

2 days ago


 A National Guard helicopter is shown with some of the marijuana plants seized this week in Washington County.

Washington County weeds out marijuana

Authorities destroy about $800,000 worth of marijuana plants in a number of locations.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh selected to host National League of Cities 2016 conference

The annual conference, called the “nation’s largest educational and networking event for city officials,” is set for Nov. 16-19, 2016.

2 days ago


Squirrel Hill man sentenced for running prescription drug ring

Jason Weitzner pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and money-laundering for operating the ring between 2010 and 2012.

2 days ago


 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of Pittsburgh Zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

2 days ago


 Mike Harris, left, and Alden Galvin, employees of PwC Pittsburgh, jumped into the Allegheny River on Friday to raise money for Against Malaria Foundation. This is the seventh year the company took part in the event. It raised about $8,000 this year.

Accountants take plunge to raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation

PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.

2 days ago


Man faces trial in killing of Mount Oliver woman

Deshawn Pryor, 20, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in the November shooting death of Jamekia Robinson, 33, of Mount Oliver.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh police officers disciplined

Officers David Legleitner, 45, and Donna Szablewski, 55, received oral reprimands, according to an attorney for the Pittsburgh police union.

2 days ago



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