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Milwaukee employees to examine city bureau

Pittsburgh releases partial consulting proposal from Milwaukee police employees.

about 12 hours ago


Goodfellows campaign to brighten kids’ holidays begins

The Goodfellows campaign raises money to provide gifts for under-privileged children through Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.

about 12 hours ago


2nd shooting wounds 4 at barbershop in Reading

While no injuries have been sustained, the shooting remains under investigation.

about 12 hours ago


 An artist’s rendering shows an aerial view of the proposed Station Square redevelopment from Downtown.

Station Square housing proposed

Owner Forest City Enterprises is proposing to redevelop the east side of the complex, with 300 units of apartments in the first phase.

about 12 hours ago


 Pittsburgh's 54th annual Light Up Night brought local families who walked through the Holiday Market in Market Square last week. With Light Up Night and Ferguson-related protests past, officers have returned to their normal shifts.

Pittsburgh police return to normal shifts after overtime

Twelve-hour days come to an end after Light Up Night and the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.

about 12 hours ago


 Quincy Swatson, 23, started  The Door Campaign to expose kids to aquaponic systems  where gold fish and basil co-exist in a mutually beneficial relationship.

Manchester man pushes aquaponics, growing food on top of fish tanks

Quincy Swatson looks to expand his high school aquaponics program from Perry Traditional Academy to other Pittsburgh high schools.

about 12 hours ago


Baldwin Borough bridge project extended

A bridge replacement project that has closed a section of Glass Run Road in Baldwin Borough has been extended until Dec. 15.

about 11 hours ago


K-9 handler sues Allegheny County over compensation

Donald Brucker of Plum became a handler in 1998 and cared for the dog from 2003 to 2013,

about 11 hours ago


 A group of Great Pyrenees dogs from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western Pennsylvania.

Thanksgiving holiday brings its own set of hazards for pets

Pets can get into trouble while their owners are distracted by Thanksgiving cooking tasks and visitors.

about 12 hours ago


 Elisa McDonnell, right, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott of Port Vue at Founders Hall Middle School in McKeesport. The food drive is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Produce to People program.

In the midst of our overflowing tables, hunger remains a hidden problem

In a land of plenty, about 1 in 7 households did not have enough to eat at some point during 2013.

about 11 hours ago


 Travelers hustle to their planes at Pittsburgh International Airport this morning.

Pittsburgh travelers face flight cancellations as storm hits Northeast

At Pittsburgh International, six arriving flights and 12 departures had been canceled, and four arrivals and 17 departures delayed.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh police investigate the scene where a pregnant woman died after an elderly man drove up on the sidewalk and pinned her against the wall, outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy on the North Side.

Pregnant woman dies after being pinned by van, but baby lives

Police aren't sure why the driver, a man in his 80s, drove up on the sidewalk where the woman was standing outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy.

about 12 hours ago


 Travelers check the flight schedule boards at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday morning. After an initial early-morning rush, crowds at the airport thinned out.

Travel conditions much improved after a sloppy Thanksgiving Eve

After a day of weather-related travel delays, things were back to normal this morning.

about 3 hours ago


 Gas prices at a GetGo station on Route 88 in Bethel Park.  In Pittsburgh, the average price on Tuesday was $3.02, 35 cents below the 2013 price.

Thanksgiving travelers hit the road; today busiest on Pennsylvania Turnpike

AAA says 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this holiday; a storm warning has been issued for central and southeast Pa.

1 day ago


Students cited after airsoft guns fired in Pittsburgh Minadeo school

District spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the guns were discharged inside a classroom.

about 23 hours ago


Police: Man duped Nemacolin resort by pretending to be doctor

Police said Jeffrey Paul Cochran was given a $500-a-night room and left out the hotel’s back door when hotel officials tried to call him.

about 23 hours ago


Former Brentwood police chief blames 'vendettas' for ouster

Robert Butelli, who stepped down this week, says council president and mayor sought special treatment from borough police.

about 18 hours ago


Fire marshal: Electrical cord likely cause of Bellevue house fire

Four people were in the house at the time of the fire, including three on the second floor. They all got out safely, officials said.

1 day ago


 James Love tends Salvation Army red kettle  in Market Square as Kayla Cook, center, and her mother Ellen Collins, left, prepare to make donations.

Salvation Army lowers goal for iconic Red Kettle fundraising drive

Campaign goals are revised downward due to fewer days of giving between Black Friday and Christmas Eve.

1 day ago


 Highmark last week terminated the commercial and Medicare contracts of nearly 700 UPMC physicians who it says practice solely in UPMC facilities in the Pittsburgh region.

Highmark-UPMC flap hampering Medicare

UPMC and Highmark officials still disagree about which UPMC physicians will be in Highmark’s network next year.

1 day ago


 Ross native Chris Jamison

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison advances on NBC's 'The Voice'

His Monday night performance of "Uptown Funk" scored well on iTunes and viewers' scorecards.

1 day ago


 Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills.

1 day ago


 North Allegheny wrestlers participated in a service project at the Light of Life Mission. The boosters bought the food, and the kids cooked and served people.

North Allegheny wrestlers donate their time at New Hope Church

They served food to the homeless at New Hope Church on the North Side recently.

1 day ago


 Juvenile Diabete Research Foundation card.

Pittsburgh area charities offer holiday cards

Local charities once again offer holiday cards designed by local artists, children or beneficiaries in foreign countries.

1 day ago


For some, the blues can color holiday celebrations

Social worker Elizabeth Babcock says it’s not unusual for people struggling with recent losses to not be in the mood to celebrate.

1 day ago


RIDC sells Pittsburgh Technology Center building

Tenants are expected to remain in the office building at least through the remainder of their leases.

about 21 hours ago


Holiday closings announced

All city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, state and federal offices and courts will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

1 day ago


PennDOT to install Parkway West sound barriers for Green Tree

Residents along Parkedge and Pennfield roads and East Manilla Avenue will enjoy noise abatement from traffic traveling along Parkway West.

1 day ago


What are East community residents thankful for this Thanksgiving?

More than two centuries after President George Washington declared a day of public Thanksgiving, area residents are grateful for family and

1 day ago


What are South EXTRA readers thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Many are grateful for family, friends and health.

1 day ago


 Chanel Wissner of Brookline talks to fourth-graders at West View Elementary School.  Ms. Wissner is a member of the Tuscarora tribe of North Carolina.

West View students get 'one-on-one' lessons in Native American culture

The North Hills School District’s parent groups funded the unit.

1 day ago


Sto-Rox High School elevator issue point of contention

Mother says she would have delayed son’s surgery if she had known the sophomore would be able to access classes due to accessibility issues.

1 day ago


Oakmont concert will aid St. Paul's church destroyed by fire

The benefit will feature the Steel City Harmonizers and Penn Hills High School Cantabile Choir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Irenaeus Church.

1 day ago


 Janell Logue-Belden, the new superintendent of the Deer Lakes School District.

Deer Lakes School District hires superintendent

The board has named Avella Area superintendent Janell Logue-Belden, 46, of South Fayette to the post.

1 day ago


Keystone Oaks students get early Thanksgiving meal from Downtown Pittsburgh chef

Cory Hughes, executive chef at Six Penn Kitchen, prepared pierogies and turkey for students.

1 day ago


Panel offers ways to reduce deer population in North Park

Deer aren’t susceptible to Lyme disease, but they do provide ticks with a place to mate.

1 day ago


Scott Eagle Scout aids Ukrainian orphanage

Nearly one-half ton of items donated through Eagle Scout project.

1 day ago


Monroeville native, foundation director honored by Gov. Corbett

Sylvia Hill Fields of Monroeville has been honored as one of the 2014 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


 Sarah Dugan and Hannah Barch, both 15 and members of the biology club, pull out unhealthy plants from a living wall powered by a roof top wind turbine at Springdale Junior-Senior High School.

Grant energizes Springdale Junior-Senior High School

A $20,000 grant from the Garble and Benedum foundations has helped the school fund a wind turbine, sustainable garden and outdoor classroom.

1 day ago


Overly's Christmas opens at Westmoreland Fairgrounds

More than one million lights shine on Christmas celebration.

1 day ago


 Duncan Lin, 16, of Coraopolis

Cornell Junior-Senior High student, mom recall teen's near-death experience

Quick-thinking personnel at Cornell Junior-Senior High School helped to save the life of 16-year-old Duncan Lin.

1 day ago


 Dusten Pisarcik poses for a picture with family, friends and Munhall Troop #4, who helped build a deck for a pond at Franklin Primary School in Munhall.

Eagle Scouts help build decks at Munhall school for project

Scouts and volunteers also planted flowers in the garden next to Franklin Primary Center.

1 day ago


Input from businesses sought for Castle Shannon revitalization

A meeting will be held by the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corp. at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ice Castle, 990 Castle Shannon Blvd.

1 day ago


North Allegheny School District planning $5.5 million in capital improvements

Enrollment in the district also dropped by about 35 students this school year.

1 day ago


Make-A-Wish needs volunteers for Westmoreland wishes

The nonprofit is offering ongoing training programs on Saturday mornings.

1 day ago


Mt. Lebanon schools report praises academic outcomes

Annual review of test scores and school performance profiles presents positive picture of district.

1 day ago


Murrysville church has mission to Haiti

Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church is delivering supplies to Haitians served by the LaCroix mission, 80 miles north of Port-au-Prince.

1 day ago


North Allegheny School District ranks highly in Niche National Rankings

The rankings had the district ninth in the nation, third in Pennsylvania and first in the Pittsburgh area.

1 day ago


Avonworth cheerleader to dance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

High school senior Abby Ifft will be in New York as part of a national cheerleading squad displaying the Spirit of America.

1 day ago


Vacant Penn Hills properties to be registered

The action was taken to reduce blight and increase the effectiveness of code enforcement.

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