South Side Market House

South Side Market House, 100 years strong

Now home to a Citiparks senior center and gymnasium, the South Side Market House has been city-owned and operated for the last 100 years.

about 2 hours ago

 Members of the Open Door Church at Garfield Community Farm gather under budding trees to worship in the open air. The open-air service mixed traditional worship and singing with chores at the urban farm. Among them were baking the communion bread in a wood-fired oven.

Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

As traditional congregations decline, some faith leaders are creating new venues of worship in unconventional spots.

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 The Reverend B.J. Woodworth of the Open Door Church.

The Revs. Woodworth: father and son church planters

When he meets with other church planters, the Rev. Rodger Woodworth finds he’s old enough to be the father of many of them. In one case, he

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 Pastor Brian Bolt, founder of CityReach Church on the North Side.

Brian Bolt: going to 'places nobody else will go to'

For Brian Bolt, the road to leading an ambitious church-planting network began in a bloody ambulance ride more than a decade ago.

about 2 hours ago

 Charles Dickens

Eyewitness 1842: Dickens finds Pittsburgh full of smoke and fires

Charles Dickens was not impressed by Pittsburgh when he arrived here on the evening of March 28, 1842.

about 2 hours ago

 Marchers on Saturday protest the recent spike in heroin overdoses in Washington County.

March addresses spike in Washington County heroin overdoses

"I want people to speak out and speak up," said organizer Michael Markley, a Washington, Pa., native. "This is poison."

about 3 hours ago

 Paul Heckbert, left, of Edgewood and Yale Cohen of Squirrel Hill, after getting off the Capitol Limited in Connellsville Friday morning. The two were trying out Amtrak's planned new service that allows cyclists to roll their bikes onto the train without boxing them.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as next week.

about 3 hours ago

Pittsburgh police probe shooting in Riverview Park

The shooting occurred Friday night.

about 18 hours ago

 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

about 18 hours ago

 A view of the Almono redevelopment site near Hazelwood from the 1980s with the Birmingham Bridge and Pittsburgh skyline in the background. Once a sprawling coke works, in recent years a consortium of some of the region's leading foundations has been working on proposals to build as many as 1,200 housing units and more than 2 million square feet of office and research and development space at the 178-acre site.

Pittsburgh seeking money for transit link between Oakland, Hazelwood development site

At first, rubber-tire shuttles would operate through the corridor, and they might be driverless.

1 day ago

2 wounded in early-morning shooting in Strip District

Gunfire erupted in the 2500 block of Penn Avenue.

about 17 hours ago

Office complex planned near Pittsburgh International Airport

The plans include office buildings with up to 100,000 square feet each and another office/flex building up to 100,000 square feet in size.

1 day ago

 Pvt. Charles Kimpel in his Civil War uniform

Pittsburgh Civil War soldier’s descendants gather for his overdue honors

Charles Kimpel finally received the military honors he was due as a Civil War veteran, 125 years after his death.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto takes a shot Friday on the dek hockey rink after the dedication for the Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Park in Bloomfield.

Legacy of slain officer ensured with new park in Bloomfield

Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Park, complete with a dek hockey rink, playground, swimming pool and bocce ball court, officially opened Friday.

1 day ago

Former city police officer awarded new trial

State Superior Court throws out oppression charges entirely; orders new trial on other charges for Michael Johns.

1 day ago

Venango County man found guilty in fatal stabbing on North Side

Sentencing for David Umstead is scheduled for Nov. 24.

1 day ago

Religious monument can stay at junior high school

The monument to the Ten Commandments has been in place at the Fayette County school since the 1950s.

1 day ago

 George Biegenwald

Shaler man charged with killing girlfriend

The suspect is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering.

about 3 hours ago

 Neil “Buddy” Wright stands at the site of his paintball business, Riverside Renegades Paintball, which he has operated since 1989 in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off Squirrel Hill land

An attorney for Neil “Buddy” Wright, says the paintball operation now owns the land because of a legal doctrine called adverse possession.

2 days ago

 Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics presents her company at the UpPrize competition held in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side in July.

Software developed by CMU student helps find online sex traffickers

Marinus Analytics has a software product, Traffic Jam, that mines the deep web for information and clues about trafficking operations.

1 day ago

Allegheny County police officer charged with simple assault

The charges were issued by the South Fayette police.

1 day ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

1 day ago

 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

1 day ago

 From left, David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Penguins; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mayor Bill Peduto and Richard Baron, chairman and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar, prepare to announce the plans for the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site Thursday. Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was hired to develop residences and public spaces at the site.

Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”

2 days ago

 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

2 days ago

 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

1 day ago

Top official resigns from state Office of Inspector General

Anthony J. Fiore had served in the office since April 2011 and as deputy since March 2012.

1 day ago

Venango County man found guilty in fatal North Side stabbing

David Umstead, 31, will be sentenced on Nov. 24 by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Lazzara.

1 day ago

School's Ten Commandments monument violates Constitution but can remain in place, judge rules

The monument has stood on the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High School since 1957.

1 day ago

Hill District men will stand trial in barber’s killing

Keith Payne, 19, and Javahn Griffin, 22, both waived their preliminary hearings Friday morning.

1 day ago

Police, FBI investigate armed robbery at Monroeville bank

The police chief said the incident occurred at the S&T Bank in the 4500 block of Broadway Boulevard around 12:45 p.m.

1 day ago

 Daniel Suppers

McKees Rocks man charged with supplying prescription drugs, marijuana to area drug traffickers

Daniel Suppers, 58, faces charges of possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

1 day ago

 Eietyoung Kemp

North Side man says gun was in his underwear when it fired, killing car passenger

Eietyoung Kemp, 19, told police he was sitting in the backseat of a car was adjusting a gun in his underwear when it went off.

1 day ago

 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

1 day ago

 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

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 State police firearms instructor Richard Schroeter, left, was sentenced today to two weeks in jail for accidentally killing Trooper David Kedra, 26, during a training class.

Firearms instructor who accidentally shot state trooper gets 2 weeks jail

Richard Schroeter, 43, will spend two weeks in jail, three to 18 months of house arrest in the shooting of Trooper David Kedra.

1 day ago

 Joey Fabus' plight sparked community fundraisers to help raise money for his rare condition. Now a foundation has been formed.

5K planned in memory of Bethel Park boy

The fundraiser will be held Sept. 20 for Joey Fabus, who died in January of an inoperable brain tumor.

2 days ago

Man found in lake died of natural causes

In Ryoo, a Coraopolis-area pediatrician from Moon, was discovered by rescue divers in the lake Thursday afternoon.

1 day ago

McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes

The money will be used as needed to pay bills until the district receives funding from the state.

2 days ago

 MacKenzy Linger looks for her locker at the start of  kindergarten orientation at  Bon Meade Elementary in the Moon School District.

Students in Pittsburgh's west suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh western suburbs.

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 West View Borough crossing guard Debbie Hall shepherds students across busy Perry Highway to West View Elementary on the first day of school in the North Hills School District. She's been a crossing guard for nine years.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

2 days ago

Citizens panel offers suggestions for Penn Hills schools

The committee is focusing on two areas of the financially troubled district: state reimbursement for construction and transportation costs.

2 days ago

Residents concerned over cuts to Westmoreland County shared ride service

A lack of funding prompted the authority to scale back hours of operation this month.

2 days ago

 Zachary McGill of Thomas McGill Restoration adds mortar between logs on a 1700s-era log cabin in Elizabeth Township. Restoration of the cabin is being overseen by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. Zachary McGill and his uncle Tom McGill added mortar colored to look like the clay originally used to waterproof the cabin.

Event to help fund log cabin restoration in Elizabeth Township

The Elizabeth Township Historical Society is hosting Greenock Log House Day with Civil War re-enactors and a spaghetti dinner.

2 days ago

Meals on Wheels asks for space in Peters rent free

The group does not have enough money to pay the $42,000-a-year rent at the fire department space it occupies.

2 days ago

 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

2 days ago

 "I don’t want to sleep, I just want to keep making these,” Martha Montesano, 93, said.

At 93, Robinson woman crafts 'angel bracelets' for breast cancer patients

Martha Montesano is closing in on the creation of her 1,000th bracelet, a project she began after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

2 days ago

 Joe Chesno

Fundraiser planned for Montour graduate with lymphoma

Joe Chesno was diagnosed in 2013 and the disease recurred this year.

2 days ago

Wilkins planners mull revisions to drilling ordinance

The planning commission is reviewing ordinances from other towns to determine what Wilkins should revise in its regulations.

2 days ago

North Allegheny school director Schwartzmier resigns

Thomas Schwartzmier has been appointed to Franklin Park council and can’t serve in both positions.

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