JaMar Cosby of Homewood is a graduate of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh. Here, he works at the new site in Homewood.

Trade Institute celebrates move to larger location in Homewood

The new 10,000-square-foot home in Homewood South means twice as many students can learn masonry there.

about 10 hours ago

 The Teva offer sent Mylan shares sharply higher this morning in brisk trading.

Israel-based drug company Teva makes bid to buy rival Mylan

Mylan rejected the idea of a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries takeover last week, saying it lacked “sound industrial logic or cultural fit.”

35 minutes ago

 MedExpress Logo

Optum buys clinic operator MedExpress

The deal appears to align with a national trend that has insurers investing in such freestanding clinics.

about 10 hours ago

 Penguins fan Josh Croup of Butler reacts after the Rangers' first goal during a watch party held in Market Square in Downtown.

Penguins fans watch on big screen at Market Square

Organizers estimated that at least 200 fans turned out to see the game on a 16-by-9-foot video screen under a surprisingly clear night sky.

about 10 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky V. Burgess speaks during a candidate forum Thursday at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library.

Incumbent councilman Ricky Burgess says he won't participate in debates

After confrontation during election forum last week, Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess says he won’t participate in further debates.

about 10 hours ago

 Steve Choder and Jody Noble-Choder pose on the grounds at  Choderwood, a bed and breakfast/urban farm in Highland Park.

Proposed zoning change would make it easier to keep chickens, goats in Pittsburgh

A group of urban farmers, veterinarians and city officials helped draft the ordinance.

about 10 hours ago

Judge weighs release of video showing officer shooting man in Dauphin County

Lisa Mearkle, a police officer in Hummelstown,  was charged with killing David Kassick, who the police say was unarmed.

19 minutes ago

 Monroeville officials say there are ongoing discussions with different government agencies "about ways to deter crime.”

Monroeville Mall seeks more ways to boost security

A shot was fired as hundreds of college-age partiers left a restaurant in the mall Friday night.

about 10 hours ago

 District 13 candidate Dan Connolly.

Two candidates vie for Allegheny County Council District 13 seat

Dan Connolly and Denise Ranalli Russell were raised in Allegheny County suburbs but now live in one of the county's most diverse districts,

about 10 hours ago

 This is an image of what graupel looks like.

Hail-looking 'graupel' briefly pelts region; wind advisory issued

The advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the strongest gusts of up to 50 mph expected between noon and 4 p.m.

about 1 hour ago

Former Robinson dentist sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Bruce D. Lanke, 57, of Ross previously pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault of an unconscious person.

about 10 hours ago

Obituary: Roland S. Catarinella / Homebuilder in eastern suburbs

Roland S. Catarinella’s concrete legacy lies in the thousands of homes he developed around Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs since World War II.

about 10 hours ago

Lime Hollow Road in Penn Hills to close for sewer work

The closure was scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. The project is scheduled to continue until May 22.

about 3 hours ago

3 people injured in Beechview fire

Three people, including a young girl, were hospitalized after a fire in a house on the corner of Rockland and Sebring avenues in Beechview.

about 9 hours ago

 Scott Noxon, owner of the the Eagle on the North Side.

Three years after closing, the Eagle on North Side remains empty

The Eagle, the North Side’s once-hot nightspot that is now for sale, helped close out an era of gay nightlife.

1 day ago

 Marijke Hecht, project manager and director of education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, works at the drill site at the Frick Park Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill.

Drilling in Frick Park mines heating source for new center

The new Frick Park Environmental Center is taking shape in Squirrel Hill as Pittsburgh’s newest green building.

1 day ago

 Brother Bernard Hartman

Former North Catholic teacher faces trial in Australia on child abuse charges

Brother Bernard Hartman, a former North Catholic teacher, goes on trial in Australia on charges of abusing children there.

1 day ago

 La’Tasha D. Mayes, 33, founder and executive director of the nonprofit New Voices Pittsburgh.

Community activist contends with incumbent for Pittsburgh City Council District 7 seat

La’Tasha D. Mayes, head of the nonprofit New Voices Pittsburgh, is taking on incumbent Deborah Gross in District 7.

1 day ago

 Federal law enforcement depends on thousands of informants to help with criminal cases. But a review of 154 recent federal acquittals nationally found that 1 in 6 involved informant problems.

Justice officials launch another investigation of DEA payments to informants

The agency’s spending on secret sources has increased much faster than its overall budget.

1 day ago

 A man is seen clinging to the hood of an SUV as it travels through several communities before police stopped it in Harrison Sunday night.

Driver arrested after traveling with man clinging to hood of SUV

Two men got into a fight in Springdale Township; one was struck by the other’s SUV and clung to the hood of the car for many miles.

1 day ago

 Nina Jablonski  and her husband and collaborator, George Chaplin, go over their map of predicted skin color.

Research shows our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D

The vitamin is important for bone health, safe pregnancies and a strong immune system.

1 day ago

  Breakdancer Dwayne Moyer performs at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's announcement of performers for this year's Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on Monday

Three Rivers Arts Festival is set for June 5-14

The free annual showcase of music, art and culture is set for June 5-14 in Point State Park and throughout the Cultural District, Downtown.

about 15 hours ago

Disabled woman killed in Beaver County house fire

Firefighters said the woman, who used a motorized scooter, was trapped by thick smoke and flames from the fire in Rochester.

1 day ago

 Thi photo from Linh Nguyen shows part of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

Odysseys: Aspiring photographer finds way in Pittsburgh after move from Vietnam

It was not his wish to move to Pittsburgh, but Linh Nguyen found a way to pursue his artistic passion in the United States.

1 day ago

 Antonio Jones

Former Georgia prisoners arrested in Allegheny County phone scam

A caller told people they owed money for jury duty, and six people from Allegheny County sent $990, local officials said.

about 11 hours ago

Security confiscates handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

The firearm was the fourth discovered in carry-on bags at the airport this year.

about 12 hours ago

 A jury in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh found that Hunter Panels and its parent company, Carlisle Construction Materials Inc., discriminated against a female worker, subjected her to a hostile work environment and retaliated against her by firing her.

Jury awards woman more than $13 million in work discrimination case

Sandra Robertson claimed she was subjected to harassment and ridicule because of her sex, and made less than a man who did the same job.

about 11 hours ago

Remains of 15-20 dogs found in Beaver County

Humane officers and Hopewell police responded today to an area along the Ohio River off Route 51 in Hopewell.

about 11 hours ago

 Children play inside a bomb shelter on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Doctor who studied in Pittsburgh aids people in embattled eastern Ukraine

Physician Yakiv Rogalin has focused the work of his foundation on civilians affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

1 day ago

 Former Clairton police Officer Jim Kuzak, who was wounded in the line of duty, gets some attention from therapy dogs Monday at a fundraiser at the South Hills Country Club in Whitehall. The service dogs — trained through Canine Angles, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — are assigned to veterans with disabilities, and first-responders such as police officers are also eligible to apply.

Family of war hero, CMU grad touts service dogs for veterans

A golfing fundraiser will help Canine Angels train more dogs. “There is a large gap, and this can start to bridge the gap,” says his wife.

about 11 hours ago

Deputies seize heroin, cocaine, marijuana while arresting fugitive

Deputies were searching for Ronald Wilson, 37, of Penn Hills, who was accused of missing a March court date in his assault case.

about 18 hours ago

Panel to review Allegheny County government

The nine-member commission is required to review Allegheny County’s home rule charter every 10 years and this is the second review.

1 day ago

 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.

1 day ago

Police search for man who stabbed cousin in Spring Hill

The 31-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest, arm and leg following an argument in which the two men had been drinking, police said.

1 day ago

Overnight lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The restrictions will occur after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. between the Veterans Bridge and the 31st Street Bridge.

1 day ago

Parkway West closures continue this week

Outbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting one hour after the Pirates and Penguins games have ended.

about 21 hours ago

Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Pocono Drive and McKinney Lane with traffic limited to one lane in both directions.

1 day ago

Man charged in fight spawned by Jordan or LeBron debate

Daniel Mondelice, 22, was first arrested early Saturday after the argument over Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

1 day ago

Peters Township school board approves new assistant AD position

After a heated discussion, the Peters school board tonight approved the creation of a new administrative position in a 7-2 split vote.

about 11 hours ago

Seneca Valley board hires firm to study long-range building plans

The company will be paid $46,088 to complete the study by Oct. 31.

about 12 hours ago

Ross approves request to hold race in August

Ross Township commissioners Monday approved a request from the new pedestrian and bicycle committee to hold a 5K run or 1 mile walk.

about 13 hours ago

Penn Hills approves contracts for sewer improvements

The council approved two contracts with State Pipe Services Inc. for CCTV inspection and repair of municipal sanitary sewer lines.

about 13 hours ago

Gateway school board approves real estate tax settlement

The board approved a settlement associated with the No. 1 Cochran along William Penn Highway in Monroeville.

about 14 hours ago

City Calendar: 4/20/15

Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange on Wednesday and “An Evening of Haiku and & Short Poetry” on Friday; a bicycle blessing on Saturday ...

1 day ago

 Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

2 days ago

 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

The high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

2 days ago

Police are searching for man who robbed KFC in Wilkinsburg

City police are searching for a man who held up a KFC restaurant on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg this evening.

1 day ago

Beaver County coroner called to the scene of fire in Rochester

The fire started shortly after 10 p.m. and emergency responders reported that one person was believed to be inside the building.

1 day ago

Man stabbed in Spring Hill-City View

Police are searching for a man involved in a stabbing on Overbeck Street in the Spring Hill-City View neighborhood.

1 day ago

Woman who died after being punched repeatedly is identified

The Warren County coroner has identified the woman who police said died after being punched repeatedly in the face as Robin Ostrowski.

1 day ago


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