Family-owned Greenawalt Farms is one of many places that offers a variety of food items for your next picnic.

Stock up for your Labor Day picnic

There’s no shortage of unique markets throughout Pittsburgh to help you throw the perfect picnic.

about 3 hours ago

 Corey Cott, left, starred on Broadway in Disney’s “Newsies.” His brother Casey, right, is a junior acting major at Carnegie Mellon.

'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother

The CMU grad and Broadway star was in attendance Thursday for his younger brother’s show, “Parade.”

about 3 hours ago

Man from care home dies after being pulled from Lake Arthur

Dennis Sallmen, 52, was found floating in about three feet of water along Lakeview Beach on the shore of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.

about 5 hours ago

Coraopolis man arrested on child porn charges

Agents said they traced images of children participating in sexual acts to a computer used at the apartment belonging to Daniel Stewart, 29.

about 5 hours ago

 An explosion leveled a Pleasant Road trailer home in the early morning hours of July 30 in Harrison Township.

County: Cause of Harrison mobile home explosion undetermined

Allegheny County fire marshals have closed their investigation of a July 30 trailer home explosion without determining its cause.

about 9 hours ago

East Allegheny teachers to strike Tuesday

The district said the school calendar will be adjusted, including a move of the planned June 12 commencement.

about 9 hours ago

 Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at 1032 McClure Avenue in West Mifflin on Friday morning.

Firefighters battle blaze in West Mifflin home

The blaze broke out around 8:30 a.m. at 1032 McClure Avenue at the corner of Skylark Avenue.

about 10 hours ago

Police search for suspect in stabbing death on North Side

Police were called to the Giant Eagle parking lot on Cedar Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

about 12 hours ago

 Opponents of a planned Walmart Super Center in McCandless have filed an appeal in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

McCandless Walmart proposal going to court

In an appeal, 15 citizens allege township officials did not give citizens enough time or information to evaluate the complex proposal.

about 4 hours ago

U.S. Attorney's office joins investigation of Hill killing

The attorney general's office, without explanation, withdrew charges this week against two men charged in connection with the drug case.

about 10 hours ago

 A Pittsburgh shopper reading the label on a shirt she just bought.

Do Pittsburghers care if their clothes are made in sweatshops?

PG staffers went to shopping malls in the Pittsburgh area and asked shoppers about the origin of things they bought.

about 8 hours ago

Floodplain maps must be updated for Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County municipalities must approve federal floodplain maps or risk losing federal flood insurance

about 20 hours ago

 Famed opera singer Frances Yeend and her husband, pianist, conductor and vocal coach James Benner, in their New York apartment in the 1950s. The couple's vast collection of art and antiques will be auctioned off today and tomorrow in Fairmont, W.Va., by Joe R. Pyle Auctions.

Acclaimed opera singer's antiques go on the auction block

Frances Yeend and her husband, James Benner, antiques and art collection is up for auction this weekend in Fairmont, W. Va.

about 20 hours ago

 Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., on Monday. The girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor with an Uzi when the weapon's strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said.

Gun experts: Arizona instructor didn’t follow protocol in fatal incident

But firearms safety experts say there’s no reason children cannot be taught how to safely handle a firearm.

about 20 hours ago

Religious skeptics gathering in Pittsburgh

Atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers, humanists and other skeptics of the supernatural will gather Friday at a Downtown hotel.

about 20 hours ago

Raves: High school football takes joy of parents to a whole new level

There’s something special about Western Pennsylvania high school football.

about 20 hours ago

 The produce department at the East End Co-Op.

Legal concerns end East End Food Co-op volunteer system

For 35 years, the co-op offered discounts for volunteers. But concerns about fair wage laws and worker liability will end that next month.

about 20 hours ago

 Mansions on Fifth hotel in Shadyside.

Allegheny County files suit against Shadyside luxury hotel for back taxes

County complaint says Mansions on Fifth owes more than $35,000 in taxes and penalties.

about 5 hours ago

 An early morning photo of the produce terminal along Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Strip District redevelopment bidder disputes critical analysis

Representatives for Rubino Partners maintained Thursday that their plan ends up producing more money than the other two proposals.

about 20 hours ago

Controller: Pittsburgh parks department shouldn't co-mingle funds

An audit finds that the city's Parks and Recreation Department needs to do a better job of documenting payments to referees and umpires.

about 19 hours ago

Allegheny County Council to vote on displaying 'In God We Trust' on plaque

The Committee on Government Reform will present to council on Sept. 9 an amended resolution to display the motto at the courthouse.

about 20 hours ago

4 indicted for passing counterfeit money

Two men from Belle Vernon, a Charleroi woman and a New York City resident were indicted for possessing and passing counterfeit money.

about 19 hours ago

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald does not expect to pursue an increase in millage

Allegheny County’s 2012 budget, with a 1-mill increase, was the only time the county tax has been raised in 14 years.

about 19 hours ago

 Cars travel along the lower PJ McArdle Roadway.

Weather, traffic to heat up Labor Day weekend

Heading into the last holiday weekend of summer, the temperature in Pittsburgh has yet to reach 90 degrees. Will that change?

about 20 hours ago

Intersection reopens on Valley Brook Road

Valley Brook Road in Peters reopened Thursday after a $4.9 million, 15-month project to reconstruct and realign the intersection.

about 18 hours ago

 BDominic Truckley, 4, of Penn Hills leads a flag-waving frenzy along the Boulevard of the Allies by Robert Kennedy, left, 4, of Mt. Lebanon and Koen Melder, right, 5, of Friendship during the 2012 Labor Day Parade.

10 things to do this Labor Day holiday weekend

From exploring the numerous trails in the city to the Labor Day Parade and Kennywood, enjoy all Pittsburgh has to offer during the long

1 day ago

Defense seeks to slash bills of Jordan Miles attorneys

Under federal law, losing defendants must usually pay the costs of the plaintiffs' pursuit of a civil rights case.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Peduto says new Pittsburgh police chief could be announced next week

Tim McNulty, a spokesman for the mayor, said four of the candidates are internal and seven are from out-of-state.

1 day ago

Former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee pleads guilty in child pornography case

John S. Longo, 58, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term when U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer sentences him, set for Jan. 22.

1 day ago

Former owner of McCandless ice cream shop found guilty of sexually abusing two girls

A jury found David Higginbotham Sr. of Baden guilty of most counts against him, but also found him not guilty of several serious charges.

about 20 hours ago

Residents opposed to possible closing of Reserve Primary School

Concerns included long bus rides for small children to other schools and the effect closing the school would have on property values.

1 day ago

 The Masonic Hall, left, which borders the Garden Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side.

URA drops developer for North Side's Masonic Hall

Developer Wayne Zukin had been named to do a series of buildings around the Garden Theater, but now he only has the theater to redevelop.

1 day ago

Larimer teen charged with multiple offenses following chase

Aaron Swan, 19, was arraigned early this morning on charges of escape, burglary, carrying a gun without a license and other crimes.

1 day ago

 Siberian Husky " Barney"

Perry South man charged with harming his own Siberian husky

Don Miller, 20, who originally took the dog to authorities saying he found it injured, admitted he tied a wire around its neck, police said.

1 day ago

 A Slippery Rock University psychology professor sued the school today, claiming he has been subjected to gender discrimination.

Psychology prof at Slippery Rock University claims gender discrimination

Christopher Niebauer of Butler, the only man in the eight-member department, claims in a federal suit he has been bypassed for promotion.

1 day ago

 Like orchestras across the country, the PSO has faced declining ticket sales but may be faring better than peer organizations.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.

1 day ago

New backpacks given to homeless, needy students in Wilkinsburg

A Wilkinsburg elder care center donated the school supplies to the Families in Transition program in Wilkinsburg School District.

1 day ago

 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pa. cab companies call ride-share services 'unfair' competition

Two taxi operators from Philadelphia tell the PUC that ride-sharing service Lyft doesn’t have insurance or fare restrictions they have.

1 day ago

 Norwin band camp.

Hempfield Area band camp and others wrap up as summer ends

Hempfield Area was among the high schools in the eastern suburbs that held summer band camp this month.

1 day ago

 Jill Cueni-Cohen Noah Ingram, a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, volunteers at Vincentian Home, helping to transport wheelchair-bound patients to their appointments and activities. Here he is helping Janice Hulbert, 71, around.

McCandless teen learns to deal with allergy from Vincentian Home residents

As a volunteer, Noah Ingram is fearless when he’s pushing patients in wheelchairs through the halls of Vincentian Home in McCandless.

1 day ago

 A water main break on Fifth Street in Charleroi has disrupted water service to a number of customers today.

No water this morning for some customers in Charleroi due to main break

The borough's water authority said some customers were without water.

1 day ago

 Deshea Townsend

Former Steeler owns two homes where drug busts occurred

Deshea Townsend, 38, has not been implicated in either case. The homes are located in Mount Washington and Ross.

1 day ago

Westmoreland County prison visits to go online

Westmoreland County Prison will introduce face-to-face visits through a website so that families and friends can talk to prisoners.

1 day ago

Rachel's Challenge coming to Hempfield Area

Rachel’s Challenge is a motivational speaking group created by the parents of Rachel Scott, a victim of the 1999 Columbine High School

1 day ago

 The new science classrooms at Sewickley Academy will have both classroom and laboratory space in the same area, such as in this chemistry classroom.

Sewickley Academy debuts new science hall

The smell of a new building will be in the air on the first day of school Tuesday.

1 day ago

 Joseph Edwards, 6, of Mount Washington plays, in Dormont Pool earlier this summer.

Cooler weather hasn't hindered pool attendance in South Hills

Numbers at Dormont, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair pools have been good, managers say.

1 day ago

 A three-alarm fire at an Allentown church that houses two congregations, Hilltop United Methodist Church and Redeemer of the Mount, in addition to the Allentown Senior Citizens Center.

Fire rips church that was 'heartbeat' of city's Allentown section

Pittsburgh’s public safety department confirmed the blaze was caused by workers using propane torches to repair the roof and gutters.

about 7 hours ago

North Side incident determined to be medical emergency

An incident outside a North Side Family Dollar store Wednesday night was “a medical situation, not a police matter.“

about 20 hours ago

Keystone Oaks hires principal for Dormont Elementary

The school board voted Thursday to appoint Brian Werner as principal of Dormont Elementary School at a salary of $92,000 per year.

about 22 hours ago

Cornell ratifies teachers contract

A consensus reached between the district and education association provides a four-year teacher’s contract through the 2018 school year.

about 23 hours ago


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