Snow-covered roads prompt school closings, delays in Pittsburgh area

Less than an inch of snow is forecast through the morning, according to the National Weather Service.

about 1 hour ago

 "We feel very strongly that a large hotel is needed at the (David L. Lawrence) convention center,” Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh, said.

Developers show renewed interest in building a hotel at convention center's doorstep

The Sports & Exhibition Authority has received five responses from firms that want to pursue a mega-hotel or some other type of project.

about 6 hours ago

 From left, Venkata Daita, Jiwoo Cheon, Jerry Chen and Jiangfeng Chu, students from North Allegheny's Marshall Middle School, discuss an answer Wednesday during the final rounds of the 2015 Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl against Dorseyville Middle School.

Regional high school and middle school teams compete in annual Science Bowl

Teams from North Allegheny Senior High School and Marshall Middle School will travel to Washington D.C. at the end of April.

about 7 hours ago

 Jordan Anthony Brown

Defense seeks new trial for Jordan Brown

Prosecutors say Jordan Brown fatally shot his father’s pregnant fiancee when he was 11 years old.

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 "We’re looking to polish off what worked really well during the consent decree era," Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh police create standards office to increase accountability

The office will review training and ethical standards and catch shortfalls “before they become crisis problems,” Chief Cameron McLay said.

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Mon Wharf closed today and Friday due to flood advisory

Additional parking is available at the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Plaza, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority said.

about 7 hours ago

Spring air to arrive after storm

The weekend and early next week reflect the best conditions for warming without flooding.

about 8 hours ago

 There was a shooting at the Ivy Pittsburgh around 1 a.m. Sunday. Here, the 18th Street entrance to the club's patio area is shown.

Strip District's Ivy Pittsburgh to close after weekend shooting

The operator agreed to close the club after meeting with Pittsburgh police, the District Attorney's office and Liquor Control Enforcement.

about 8 hours ago

 Charlotte Ditka.

Obituary: Charlotte Ditka / Mother of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka

Mrs. Ditka was born in Carnegie and moved to Aliquippa with her husband Mike in the early 1940s.

about 8 hours ago

Runaway barges close railway bridge on Monongahela River

The loose barges were first reported to Allegheny County emergency officials shortly before 6 p.m.

about 9 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday  in Harrisburg, Pa.

Reaction swift to Gov. Wolf's budget proposals

Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal brought passionate responses from politicians, the business sector and advocacy groups Tuesday.

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Munhall man convicted of illegally possessing assault rifle

Andre Ruffin went on trial Monday in U.S. District Court on charges of possession of a gun and ammunition as a convicted felon.

about 13 hours ago

 Chukky Okobi went to Purdue and played for the Steelers from 2001-06.

Court says ex-Steeler Okobi entitled to worker's compensation benefits from team

Mr. Okobi filed a claim in 2009 alleging he should be compensated after sustaining a herniated disc in summer 2006.

about 15 hours ago

Hampton entrepreneur seeks to launch privacy-friendly search engine

Michael DeKort, 50, of Hampton has designed Jumbawumba, which piggybacks off of Google’s search prowess, but aims to add convenience and

about 21 hours ago

Man shot multiple times in Homewood identified

The death of John Scaine, 23, of Braddock, was ruled a homicide, a medical examiner's office supervisor said.

about 14 hours ago

West View woman gets house arrest for stealing from Girl Scout troop

Teresa Gatto, 45, was the financial manager for the West Perry Girl Scouts.

about 15 hours ago

 In her Friendship studio, sculptor Susan Wagner displays one of the sketches she used to create a statue of Pittsburgh police K9 officer Rocco, which be displayed at the police memorial on the North Shore.

Organizations collect donations for bronze statue of Pittsburgh K-9 Rocco

Local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will donate today’s sales toward adding a K-9 officer memorial on the North Shore.

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Police say Aliquippa student will be charged in school attack on video

Aliquippa police Capt. Douglas Edgell said the aggressor is being charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.

about 19 hours ago

Reed Smith revenue rises 7 percent

Revenue-per-lawyer was also up slightly year-over-year, from $691,000 to $703,000.

about 20 hours ago

Police say Stowe man offered baby sitter cash to kill unborn child

John Frazier, 22, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of criminal solicitation to commit homicide of an unborn child.

about 20 hours ago

Stowe man charged in soliciting killing of his unborn child

John Frazier, 22,  is scheduled to appear in court March 10, according to online court records.

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 Workers for Swank contractors secure under decking beneath the Parkway West bridges Tuesday in Carnegie as the nearly yearlong construction season gets underway.

Parkway West lane restrictions to begin Friday

Crews will relocate pavement striping and move construction barriers, creating a new traffic pattern.

about 8 hours ago

 Rachel Lauver, 19, of PittServes and a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, sorts clothes at the William Pitt Union in Oakland on Tuesday.

Pitt 'Give a Thread' campaign collects record number of clothing donations

The clothing was collected through PittServes and will be given to charities including an on-campus shop, Thriftsburgh, opening next month.

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Lincoln-Lemington man indicted on bank robbery charges

A federal grand jury said Christopher Wallace, 28, robbed First Commonwealth Bank on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

about 20 hours ago

 Spirit Airlines flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe to Chicago begin May 7.

Starting in May, you can fly directly from Latrobe to Chicago

The afternoon flight will connect with other Spirit flights to Denver, Dallas, Minneapolis and Houston.

about 19 hours ago

New air qual­ity mon­i­tors in­tro­duced by Al­le­gheny County Health Depart­ment of­fi­cials

Seven small fil­ters that ab­sorb pol­lu­tion were in­stalled on res­i­dents’ prop­erty near the Shen­ango coke works on Neville Island

about 7 hours ago

Swissvale selected Michael Alder to fill vacated council seat

Swissvale council on Wednesday voted to select Michael Alder to fill a council seat vacated by Sharon Kuhn-Hanchett, who resigned last

about 10 hours ago

Pittsburgh man sent to prison for repeated DUI offenses

Charles Ninness, 59, of Pittsburgh, also faces fines totaling $4,000.

1 day ago

 Mike Adams, seen at Heinz Field in the Steelers' lone 2015 playoff game, filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay.

Steelers' Adams files civil suit against three men acquitted of attacking him

Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay were found not guilty of aggravated assault and attempted homicide in an April jury trial.

about 14 hours ago

Irwin man indicted in federal W.Va. gun case

The case was one of four illegal gun prosecutions announced yesterday by the U.S. attorney's office in Wheeling.

about 16 hours ago

Po­lice probe fa­tal Wash­ing­ton shoot­ing

Officers found Marius Chatman, 24, around 4 a.m. Wednesday near the Seventh Ward Playground on Donnan Avenue.

about 19 hours ago

Ohio man charged in federal Mercer County drug investigation

Adolph Brown of Akron appeared briefly yesterday in U.S. District Court on charges of possession with intent to distribute 27 ounces

about 19 hours ago

 Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, takes the stage Monday to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Pittsburgh area's Jewish leaders have mixed reactions to Netanyahu

They are concerned about a GOP-Obama rift on the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress today.

2 days ago

 Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan urges audience at Pitt to keep up the fight

About 250 people attended the panel discussion on the topic of  “A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective.”

2 days ago

Cal U fraternity president cited for disorderly conduct on premises

Michael Mackowick, 21, "had a party on the premise that spawned underage drinking, excessive noise, tumultuous behavior and fighting."

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 This artist's rendering released Monday shows  a view of the new U.S. Steel headquarters from the northwest. The building will occupy 2.23 acres of land just across from Consol Energy Center.

Design for new U.S. Steel headquarters honors Pittsburgh’s industrial past

Developer Clayco Realty Group plans to begin construction by fall so the five-story, 285,000-square-foot building is ready by fall 2017.

2 days ago

 Solicitor John Rushford said the resignation of Dormont borough manager Jeffrey Naftal was a personnel matter.

Dormont manager abruptly resigns

Jeffrey Naftal's resignation was effective Feb. 26, according to a two-paragraph letter to council members.

1 day ago

 Richard Haynes, president and founder of the Carlow Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, reads statements written on the Free Speech Wall at Carlow University in Oakland.

Carlow University 'wall' encourages free speech

Young Americans for Liberty at Carlow University encouraged students to write on two outdoor poster-boards, part of a national project.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh’s Downtown population has reached 4,400, a four-fold increase after having just a little more than 1,000 in 2000.

Pittsburgh tops Livability.com’s list of 10 best Downtowns

The website reviews cities such as Pittsburgh for walking conditions, cultural assets, transportation, planning and sustainable design.

2 days ago

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topic in Pittsburgh

Relationships between the police and African-American communities need to go beyond conversations and marches.

2 days ago

McCandless mortgage broker set to plead guilty to bank fraud

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley, was charged last week in U.S. District Court with bank fraud conspiracy and filing a false tax return.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto congratulates Lt. William Blair during a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police promotion ceremony held in the City Council Chambers in the City-County Building on Tuesday.

Three Pittsburgh police officers promoted to commander

“They’re the future of the organization,” public safety director Stephen Bucar said of the three.

1 day ago

Suspect in Mercer County homicide arrested in Pittsburgh

Police in Sharon say federal marshals arrested 31-year-old Michael Bagnall in Pittsburgh on Monday night.

1 day ago

Federal judge revokes bond for headshop owner who continued to sell drug paraphernalia

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon jailed Akhil Mishra, 70, for selling unlicensed merchandise and heroin stamp bags while awaiting trial.

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 “This is an unfortunate, though not completely unexpected ruling.” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

Stay issued on NRA suit against Pittsburgh

Common Pleas Senior Judge Judith Friedman’s one-sentence order means the city’s law remains in force, at least for now.

2 days ago

Driver, pickup helper could face charges in Butler County ATV death

The Fairview crash late Friday killed Briggs Buck, 16, of Chicora.

1 day ago

Coroner: Man who crashed into Fayette County shop may have had heart issue

Uniontown police said nobody else was hurt in the crash at Suzzie Jo’s Beauty Salon.

1 day ago

Winter weather slowing Dick's sales, but fourth quarter earnings were strong

The Findlay company posted a profit of $155.5 million, or $1.30 per share, during the three months that ended Jan. 31.

1 day ago

 Dustin Moffat, 32, faces 29 charges related to his illicit and sometimes abusive relationship with a teenage girl.

Lawrenceville man charged with rape of teen

Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said Dustin Moffat was taken into custody without incident at his home around 5:45 this morning.

1 day ago

 Steady rain is expected in the Pittsburgh region this evening, with the temperature rising to a high in the low 40s.

Winter storm watch in effect this afternoon into Thursday

A winter weather advisory and flood watch were in effect for the region.

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