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 A SWAT team surrounds an apartment in Hempfield today.

Fugitive captured after holding hostage in Hempfield since early this morning

Members of a fugitive task force went to an apartment to serve three warrants shortly after 7 a.m. and the situation ended about 2:30 p.m.

35 minutes ago


Police: Drowning may have caused South Side nurse's death

Wheeling police Sgt. Gregg McKenzie said investigators are awaiting the results of additional tests, including a toxicology screen.

about 7 hours ago


 “This is my kind of transaction, uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value,” said Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in the official deal announcement.

Heinz-Kraft merger reflects challenges for iconic brands

The deal may benefit investors, but will it help the businesses?

about 21 hours ago


East Hills man convicted of third-degree murder in party bus slaying

Steven Lee, 21, of McKees Rocks was killed early on March 30, 2013, after an evening on a party bus celebrating his cousin’s 34th birthday.

about 6 hours ago


 Four Seasons will be scouting locations Downtown, in the Strip District and along the riverfronts.

Four Seasons chain scouting Pittsburgh for possible hotel location

“They are expanding aggressively and they like Pittsburgh,” said Eric M. White, the URA business development executive.

about 21 hours ago


Study finds more than 800,000 hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Users gave the trail high marks for cleanliness, safety and maintenance.

about 21 hours ago


Party bus jury hears closing arguments

James Lawrence is accused as one of three men who pulled Steven Lee off a party bus in Sheraden and beat him before shooting him to death.

about 21 hours ago


Seniors want center director to return to Brighton Heights

Residents at Brighton Heights Senior Healthy Active Living Center aren’t happy that director Lynn Walsh was transferred to Mt. Washington.

about 21 hours ago


 Lincoln Levys

Wilkinsburg man ordered to stand trial in infant daughter's death

Lincoln Levys, 28, faces charges of homicide and other charges in the Oct. 23 death of his daughter, Saige Levys.

about 9 hours ago


 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

about 21 hours ago


Norwin teacher, daughter of superintendent, arrested on drug charges

Lisa Rodnicki, 37, a physical education teacher  at Norwin and daughter of superintendent William H. Kerr Jr., is accused of selling heroin.

about 8 hours ago


Two Lawrence County men charged with operating video gambling machines

Frank R, Medure, 63, of Neshannock Township, and his son, Frank C. Medure, 33, of Union Township, are accused of operating 65 machines.

about 9 hours ago


Port Authority board approves agreement to continue free rides to North Side Station

Under the five-year agreement, the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority and Alco Parking will pay $1.2 million to continue the service.

about 10 hours ago


 Chaz White

Two arrested in shooting death of Wilmerding 19-year-old

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue.

about 14 hours ago


 The Golden Triangle lights will be dimmed on Saturday in celebration of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour will darken Pittsburgh's skyline Saturday

The event to showcase conservation and environmental awareness begins at 8:30 p.m. and will darken buildings Downtown and in Oakland.

about 7 hours ago


 Keith Williams

Home invasion fugitive arrested in Northview Heights

Keith Williams, 22, of Homewood was arrested in Northview Heights around 10 p.m. without incident.

about 7 hours ago


Bomb threat forces evacuation of Armstrong County school

Police went through the building with bomb-sniffing dogs but found nothing, said superintendent Matthew E. Curci.

about 6 hours ago


No charges to be filed against Montour's AD, equipment manager

School officials said at a meeting Thursday night that the Allegheny County DA’s office found “no basis for prosecution.”

about 14 hours ago


 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

about 6 hours ago


 The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday for the removal of ceiling tiles.

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The posted detour uses West Carson Street to reach the West End Bypass.

about 11 hours ago


Driver killed near I-70 ramp in Washington County

Authorities said the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree after exiting the highway onto Route 43 in California Borough.

about 14 hours ago


McCandless mortgage broker pleads to fraud conspiracy

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley, president of Castle Mortgage, defrauded Washington Mutual Bank of some $1.8 million.

about 10 hours ago


Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres to stay closed for rest of 2015

Fixing landslide damage to a portion of  Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres likely will take until the end of the year.

about 21 hours ago


Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival taps into fun

Five thousand maple trees have to be tapped to produce the 500-800 gallons of pure maple syrup that will be sold this weekend.

about 21 hours ago


 A scene from United Methodist Church's Passion Play entitled, "The Last Days of Christ."

Munhall Passion play organizers look back on 20 years

The Passion play at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church in Munhall continues today through Sunday at the church, 334 22nd Ave.

about 21 hours ago


 Members of the Mt. Lebanon crew team travel along the. From left are Maddie Ricci, Anya Vendredi, Alexandra Tzaneva and Andrea Wisnuski.

Crew takes hold as a club sport at Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon’s crew team is preparing for spring competition, which often takes place at regattas involving numerous other clubs.

about 21 hours ago


Carlynton community rallies around student

A blood drive is being held to support Hailey Baker, a student at Carlyton Junior-Senior High School who is battling health problems.

about 21 hours ago


 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

about 21 hours ago


 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

about 21 hours ago


Living Last Supper expected to draw hundreds in Irwin

Attendance at First United Methodist Church’s Holy Week presentation continues to grow. Performances will be held Tuesday and Thursday.

about 21 hours ago


 The Twelve Oaks Restaurant and Tavern, owned by Susan and David Yurkovich, in Brownsville.

Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.

about 21 hours ago


 Japanese students arrive at Norwin High School on Monday.

In Norwin district, Japanese students get a glimpse of life in the U.S.

Students from Japan visited Norwin schools through a program called Kakehashi, which means “a bridge connecting two sides with differences.

about 21 hours ago


Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

about 21 hours ago


 Bill Robling, dressed as Ben Franklin.

Philadelphia interpreter strives to bring Benjamin Franklin to life

Bill Robling will portray Benjamin Franklin tonight in "An Evening with the First American" at Washington & Jefferson College.

about 21 hours ago


 Kayla Barber, 19, a sophomore at Geneva College, tests the PH level of soil as junior Ben Wyman, 21, looks on. They were testing lawn and garden soil samples for the public for Dr. Kerry McMahon's chemistry class.

Soil samples tested at Geneva College

Students in the Chemistry Society test for fertilizer nutrients needed by plants.

about 21 hours ago


North Allegheny to vote on volunteer clearances

The policy requiring volunteers to obtain criminal clearances, modeled after a new state law, was introduced at the March 18 meeting.

about 21 hours ago


 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

about 21 hours ago


Suspect faces trial in Homewood shooting death

Zachary Threats, 37 is accused of killing Kaamil Arnold, 30, at a home on Tioga Street in Homewood on July 4.

about 8 hours ago


Mt. Lebanon commissioner resigns

Commissioner Kristen Linfante informs the board she is resigning due to health issues.

about 21 hours ago


Hempfield restores some funding for library

The township previously decided to eliminate its contribution to the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library for this year.

about 21 hours ago


Peters hires oil and gas consultant

A hydrogeologist is to determine whether gas and oil exploration can be done in the township and, if so, where.

about 21 hours ago


 Nicolette Fenello

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Nicolette Fenello provides voice for those with disabilities

Nicolette Fenello, a senior at Seneca Valley Senior High School, has Down syndrome and works to urge respect for others with disabilities.

about 21 hours ago


Chartiers Valley considers college readiness program

The initiative strives to increase the number of students taking Advance Placement courses.

about 21 hours ago


New agreements approved by Montour school board

Montour school directors continued the process of addressing issues left open by the previous administration.

about 21 hours ago


Penn Hills school board denies charter school’s expansion request

Officials with Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship expect enrollment to increase in 2015-16.

about 21 hours ago


Ross commissioners award garage contracts

The new public works garage approved by Ross commissioners will cost $7.2 million and take 14 to 16 months to build.

about 21 hours ago


Murrysville residents oppose Speedway gas station

The Settler’s Ridge Homeowner’s Association doesn’t want Speedway to build on Route 286 near Logans Ferry Road in Murrysville.

about 21 hours ago


Murrysville road rating program to begin

Plan will set priorities for surface maintenance in the community.

about 21 hours ago


Moon Area Superintendent reveals contract details at meeting

As part of a budget presentation to the school board, Curt Baker discussed salary ranges being negotiated between the union and district.

about 21 hours ago


North Versailles commissioners hear speeding complaints

North Versailles residents near the new bridge on Greensburg Pike say drivers now speed through the area.

about 21 hours ago



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