The Facebook post showing Julie Jones and Garrett Bickmore holding weapons. "We were not aware of this photo," said Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence

The post reads “You should take the plea” and shows a uniformed officer, Garrett Bickmore, and ADA Julie Jones posing with guns.

20 minutes ago

 More lanes like this one heading into Downtown are planned for Oakland.

More bike lanes coming to Oakland streets

Seeking to accommodate an increasing number of bicycle riders, Pittsburgh plans to install new bike facilities this summer.

about 23 hours ago

Route 51 construction to stall traffic this weekend

Delays are possible starting at 7 p.m.

about 15 hours ago

 Charles P. McCullough

Ex-Allegheny County councilman McCullough found guilty of some theft charges

Charles McCullough was found guilty of charges related to contributions made to local GOP candidates and a donation to Catholic Charities.

about 13 hours ago

 Woodland Hills High School

Woodland Hills recognized for discipline policies

The superintendent and members of the staff were chosen to participate in a day-long White House school discipline summit.

about 23 hours ago

 Robert E. Crissman leaving the arraignment.

Escaped Armstrong County inmate and homicide suspect is arraigned

Robert Crissman, 38, was captured this morning and arraigned in a proceeding from which reporters were banned.

about 6 hours ago

 Auvae Price, left, of Forest Hills, sister of Eugene David III, leans on Sharees Jones of the North Side during a memorial vigil Thursday in Northview Heights marking the first anniversary of Mr. David’s shooting death. Natalya Gonzalez of Northview Heights is on the right.

Slain teen remembered at Northview Heights vigil

About 100 people gathered in memory of Eugene David III, killed a year ago.

about 23 hours ago

 Joni Rabinowitz holds a sign during a rally on Grant Street by people advocating for a single payer health care system. About 75 people took part in the rally, which began outside UPMC headquarters and ended at Highmark.

Activists celebrate 50 years of Medicare

Organizers with labor unions and other groups vowed to lobby again to dismantle commercial insurers.

about 23 hours ago

 The most recent version of the legislation allows workers at businesses that employ 15 or more people to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked to a maximum of 40 hours.

Pittsburgh's paid sick leave bill headed to council for vote Monday

Scores packed a City Council hearing to voice support for measure that would require businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees.

about 23 hours ago

Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations fails to pick director

Commissioners on Thursday tabled a plan to hire a new head after more than a year without a permanent director.

about 23 hours ago

Man faces prison then deportation to Mexico after drug conviction

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak sentenced Gustavo Godinez on Thursday and also imposed a 25-year period of probation.

about 7 hours ago

 Matt Peters of Hazelwood joins about 100 people for a Pittsburgh Chapter of the Sierra Club rally to support the EPA's Clean Power Plan on Thursday in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown.

Rally urges elected officials to support Obama's Clean Power Plan

Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is expected to be announced Monday.

about 23 hours ago

Monsour hospital: The walls will soon come tumbling down

Asbestos and hazardous waste removal, followed by demolition, should begin in a couple of months.

about 23 hours ago

Business owners, Pittsburgh officials partner to install cameras in Carrick

Fifteen business owners donated money to buy the cameras, and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak's office contributed a matching, $1,000 grant.

about 5 hours ago

McKees Rocks teen arrested on homicide charges

Police based the charges against Allen on statements from two people who were in the park that day.

about 5 hours ago

 Dylan Dzikowski, 10, of Peters Twp, yells for Steelers Ben Roethlisberger as the team enters the field at training camp in Latrobe.

Steelers fans flock to training camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have held training camp on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Unity for 50 years.

about 23 hours ago

 Kathy Raunikar, executive director of the Westmoreland County WYCA, practices with ballroom instructor Gerald Gresko at the TDI Ballroom in Greensburg on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Ms. Raunikar will be performing in a Dancing with the Celebrities fundraiser to benefit Greater Greensburg Faith in Action on September 25th.

Dance competition to raise money for Faith-in-Action

The fundraiser pairs Westmoreland County business and community leaders with dancers in a format similar to “Dancing with the Stars.”

about 23 hours ago

Man sought in killing of woman in Brookline

Daniel Rehll, 25, faces charges of homicide and a gun violation in the July 19 death of 25-year-old Maria Bruno.

14 minutes ago

New York City man shot to death in Crafton Heights

Police found the victim lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

about 17 hours ago

Dormont woman admits she warned targets of DEA drug ring probe

Leigh Fiumara, 38, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a conviction likely to result in a probation sentence.

about 8 hours ago

Man, 40, killed in ATV crash in Bedford County

Police said the Maryland man undercompensated a left curve and hit a concrete bridge barrier.

about 15 hours ago

Seton Hill heath science center ready for students

The $23 million center is named for the university’s late president, JoAnne Woodyard Boyle.

about 23 hours ago

Molester of young girl given 19-year prison term

Thomas Deglau, a country music performer in the Latrobe area, abused the girl in his basement since the time she was in diapers until age 4.

15 minutes ago

Suspect held for trial in McKeesport beating death

Dustin Rice, 41, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges that he beat to death Dennis Pence, 54, of McKeesport on July 18.

about 10 hours ago

State police seek suspect in Fayette County robbery

According to police, a woman hid in the bushes next to an ATM on Main Street in Smithfield and waited for the victim to pull up.

about 6 hours ago

Route 28 ramp to 31st Street Bridge closing tonight

The ramp will close from 8 tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday for pavement repairs.

about 12 hours ago

 Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.

about 23 hours ago

Four in custody after SWAT incident in North Side

The SWAT team went out to the 200 block of Lamar Street shortly after 8 a.m., officials said.

about 12 hours ago

Donaldson's Crossroads Sewage plant set for facelift

A new plan for the 50-year old Peters township plant would increase capacity by about 45 percent.

about 23 hours ago

 The robbery in Bethel Park happened at the First Niagara Bank in the Hillcrest Shopping Center along Route 88.

Three men rob Bethel Park bank

The robbery happened at the First Niagara Bank in the Hillcrest Shopping Center along Route 88 around 9:30 a.m.

about 12 hours ago

Suspect trying to rob man critically shot in throat in Marshall-Shadeland

Police were called at 11:40 p.m. to the 3200 block of Central Avenue.

about 16 hours ago

 Anita Burns, now of Santa Barbara , Calif., eats a fry as Mark Zajac, now of Central Florida , said that "she dumped me" at McDonald's , on Ohio River Blvd in Bellevue.  Anita said that she was the "class clown".  Mark was the starting quarterback of the Bellevue Bulldogs that won the WPIAL "A" title game.

Bellevue High School class of '65 celebrates with a 49-cent lunch

To celebrate a 50th-year reunion, customers paid the 1965 price of a Big Mac or Fillet-o-Fish, a medium fry and a medium drink.

about 23 hours ago

Collier commissioners say no to rezoning proposal

They denied a request by Woodville Associates to rezone 24 acres of land for a townhouse plan.

about 23 hours ago

Drumming up friendship: Tomodachi program hosts musical exchange, concert

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania will host 12 high school students from Japan for a week of music with Pittsburgh students.

about 23 hours ago

Scott awards contracts for new swimming pool

Stoneridge Inc. of Philadelphia will build the new pool and its surrounding fencing for $1,383,500.

about 23 hours ago

Hempfield plans millions in capital improvements to business park

It has applied for a grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to cover much of the cost.

about 23 hours ago

Minivan crashes into physical therapy building in Oakmont

The driver told police the engine started revving and he hopped the curb, slamming directly into Keystone Physical Therapy.

about 12 hours ago

Carnival in Carnegie raises $5,000 for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s center in Carnegie lost $17,000 in meat that the now-closed Bottom Dollar store used to donate each year.

about 23 hours ago

Musik Innovations to close at end of the year

The family owned store has been in business for 36 years. Some of the employees and many of the music teachers have been there for 20 years.

about 23 hours ago

McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

about 23 hours ago

New restrooms to be installed at Steel Valley's Park Elementary

At their meeting Monday, the Steel Valley School District approved new restrooms that will be more accessible to students with disabilities.

about 23 hours ago

 John Turchek is a professor of computer and information systems at RMU.

Newsmaker you should know / IBM bestows faculty award on Robert Morris professor

This is the second time John Turchek has received the honor, which grants him $40,000 to spend at the university.

about 23 hours ago

Highmark initiative helps patients find 'Dr. Right'

Two hundred South Hills residents were on hand, along with many physicians in a variety of specialties.

about 23 hours ago

Mt. Lebanon starts awareness campaign for drivers, bikers — and walkers

The commission held a meeting to address developing a safer environment for all three.

about 23 hours ago

 Michael Flinn is an attorney with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, who has been a volunteer at the National Aviary for more than 20 years.

The National Aviary names a bald eagle after Michael Flinn for his service

Michael Flinn of Brighton Heights has volunteered at the aviary for more than 20 years.

about 23 hours ago

South Fayette police plan java jam sessions

Called “Coffee with the Chief,” the first of the bimonthly meetings will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 14.

about 23 hours ago

 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street  in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

about 23 hours ago

Genealogy courses at La Roche College attract people from all over the U.S.

More than 160 people from all over the country and Canada gathered last week at La Roche College to learn about genealogy.

about 23 hours ago

Hempfield joins Westmoreland land bank

The township has identified about 20 neglected, vacant buildings or properties whose owners remain unknown.

about 17 hours ago

Letter to the East editor: Wolf's budget restores education cuts

It also increases state’s share of funding for education from 37 to 50 percent.

about 17 hours ago