Wasiullah Mohamed, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, sits Friday with a cab driver who was shot Thursday morning.

Muslim taxi driver shot on Thanksgiving in Hazelwood calls attack a hate crime

Pittsburgh police are still investigating the Thanksgiving Day shooting of Moroccan immigrant.

about 16 hours ago

 Officer Lloyd Reed

New Florence man charged with homicide in police officer's killing

Police say Ray Shetler, who is currently hospitalized, killed officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident.

33 minutes ago

 Jessica and Don Owens with their daughter, Faith, 4, and son, Don, 7.

Goodfellows: Two kids with sickle cell disease strain a Penn Hills family's resources

A Penn Hills family goes about their everyday lives, despite their children’s disease.

about 16 hours ago

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

about 16 hours ago

 Steve Shelton from the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh stands in front of paneling of reused woods built by his students.

Project RE uses reclaimed materials to restore lives

Collaboration brings construction trade trainees and CMU architecture students together for social enterprise.

about 16 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto chats Saturday with Michelle Lancet, left, co-owner of Spool Fabric Shop at her store in Allentown.

Rising Allentown shines on Small Business Saturday

Mayor Bill Peduto was on hand for an event to showcase the development of the business district in the Hilltop area.

about 16 hours ago

 West Virginia University assistant professor Charlie Yuill uses a laser surveying tool to help define structures damaged by a September fire in the historic district of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

WVU marshals effort to restore Harpers Ferry after devastating fire

WVU dispatched an extension service employee and experts in engineering, law, writing and marketing to the renowned Civil War town.

about 16 hours ago

 Sasha and Chris Heinz in 2009.

Pittsburgh's charms attract another young professional: Christopher Heinz

Praising the “sense of community that’s more meaningful in Pittsburgh,” Mr. Heinz is coming to town. Let the political speculation begin.

about 16 hours ago

New Kensington man killed in single-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

State police say Ronald Heuston lost control of his vehicle early Sunday on Ford City Road in North Buffalo Township.

21 minutes ago

East Liverpool man killed in crash on Parkway North

Police say the driver failed to successfully navigate a curve on an exit ramp in Ross.

30 minutes ago

SWAT incident in Hill District ends peacefully

Police called to apartment where man involved in domestic incident barricaded himself.

about 5 hours ago

Man riding ATV killed in Beaver County accident

Emergency crews had trouble reaching the victim of the crash, which happened in an old strip mining area.

1 day ago

 Members of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland pray on Friday.

Extremism has no place in their faith, Muslims say

But a survey before the attacks in Paris found 56 percent of Americans believe Islam’s values are at odds with America’s.

1 day ago

Police investigate death of a woman found wounded in Carrick

The cause and manner of death will be determined after an autopsy.

1 day ago

New policy will open up end-of-life care dialogue between patients and caregivers

“The conversation should not start in the last two weeks, when everybody expects the patient to die,” said Dr. Bernard Bernacki.

1 day ago

Teenager shot in Brighton Heights

The Group Violence Initiative will consult with the DA’s office to determine the charges Adam Jamal Abdel Jabar Ramadon, 19, will face.

about 18 hours ago

 Boy Scouts and their families listen to a presentation Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland during a stop on their "Ten Commandment Hike."

Boy Scouts' 'Ten Commandments' hike takes them to houses of worship

Jewish, Byzantine Catholic, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, Baptist and Christian Scientist beliefs were explored.

1 day ago

 Lloyd Reed, the officer killed while intervening in a domestic dispute on Saturday in New Florence near Johnstown, Pa.

St. Clair officer killed in New Florence shooting

Officer Lloyd Reed had been in law enforcement for 25 years; Ray Shetler Jr. was arrested early this morning.

about 11 hours ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

2 days ago

 “We will take a serious look at it and if we have to change our policy, we would do that,” Caster Binion, the authority’s executive director, said.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority awaits 'guidance' on 'over-income' tenants

Forty-three families live in Housing Authority units despite making too much money to qualify.

2 days ago

 Dr. Ben Carson, left, and Alfonso A. Costa in December 2005.

Pittsburgh-area developer, close friend of presidential contender Carson has complex legal history

Alfonso Costa faced a trail of lawsuits as he built around Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

Police identify body pulled from Allegheny River

The body of John Holacik, 57, of Natrona Heights, was discovered near gate 4 of the Allegheny Ludlum plant about 12:30 p.m.

1 day ago

Public art opportunities available for six Pittsburgh-area communities

Foundations grant will spur temporary ’placemaking’ art works.

2 days ago

Police seek 2 men in Perry North shooting of 16-year-old

Police were given three accounts of what happened just before the Nov. 19 shooting.

1 day ago

 During the week after Christmas, the Parkway East is scheduled to be closed for four days while crews truck in dirt to create a dirt pillow under the Greenfield Bridge, implode it and haul away the debris and dirt.

Parkway East travelers get a reprieve this weekend

Public works officials hopeful delays in first closure of Parkway East will be rectified in next weekend’s closure.

2 days ago

 Homewood Suites by Hilton opened in the Strip District Nov. 5.

Concord planning more hotels across Pittsburgh region

In the last two decades, Mark Laport’s company has erected 13 hotels in the Pittsburgh area. And it’s not done.

2 days ago

 A sign outside Peters Township High School welcomes students back to school after a month-long teachers strike.

Students back in class after 21-day strike by teachers in Peters

The teachers union and school district still have not reached an agreement on several contract issues.

1 day ago

At least one injured in McKeesport fire

The fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in the 2600 block of Cleveland Street.

2 days ago

 Jacob Miller

Homestead man charged with robbing bank at The Waterfront

Jacob Miller, 23, was charged with robbing the First Commonwealth Bank on East Waterfront Drive.

2 days ago

 Retailers, like those at The Mall at Robinson, above, are offering discounts to attract holiday shoppers to their stores during Black Friday weekend.

Shoppers, retailers navigate sale frenzy

The National Retail Federation estimates that about 135.8 million consumers will be shopping during the four-day weekend.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police's policy for firing at cars is ‘sound’

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on Wednesday released an internal email describing when officers can shoot at moving vehicles.

3 days ago

PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

3 days ago

Four injured in one-vehicle crash in Rostraver

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Route 51 and Simmons Lane.

2 days ago

Fire marshal investigating cause of condominium fire near Carnegie

No one was injured in the blaze in the Pennsbury Village condominiums.

2 days ago

 A vehicle is flipped onto its side in a deadly crash early this morning on Penn Avenue near North Lang Avenue in North Point Breeze.

One killed, one injured in N. Point Breeze crash

The crash was reported shortly after 3 a.m. on Penn Avenue near North Lang  Avenue, authorities said.

3 days ago

Responders on scene of Centre Avenue crash in Shadyside Thursday night

The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m., police said.

2 days ago

After virus outbreak, open dog adoptions at humane society will resume Saturday

Some dogs were quarantined as a precaution Nov. 6, and six died from the virus, the shelter director said.

2 days ago

 Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015.

Christian coalition in Pittsburgh urges U.S. to accept more refugees

The statement by the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania counters calls to restrict Syrian Muslims.

3 days ago

 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

3 days ago

Overbrook man smacked with gun, robbed during home invasion

Pittsburgh police are investigating an armed robbery this morning at a Overbrook apartment.

3 days ago

Taxi driver shot in Hazelwood

The taxi driver was driving east on Second Avenue when a shot pierced the rear window and struck him, police said.

3 days ago

 Thousands of Pittsburghers and out-of-towners took part in the annual Turkey Trot races this morning.

Thousands pound the pavement for annual Turkey Trot races

The 5K and 5-mile races meandered through the streets of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh this morning.

3 days ago

Obituary: George Franklin McGinnis Jr. / Sailor survived typhoon, kamikaze attack in WWII

Mr. McGinnis, 91, formerly of Dravosburg, died Sunday at Sunrise of Upper St. Clair, apparently of a heart problem.

3 days ago

 Greetings, friends.

Local Dispatch: Why we still send Christmas cards

One can see how this quaint custom might fade. But when you send someone a real Christmas card, you are also sending a piece of yourself.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said he would never consider a "no-pursuit" policy.

Pittsburgh police chief ‘locks down’ rules for vehicle pursuits

Chief says a Bloomfield crash Sunday in which a 12-year-old was critically injured was the impetus for an order halting most police chases.

3 days ago

 Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, at their Ellwood City home in October. The rolling backpack, right, goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.

Ellwood City girl, 8, receives quadruple organ transplant

Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant Wednesday.

3 days ago

Man arrested for shooting at two women

Jermaine Dehonney was being sought after police said he was involved in a dispute with two women and shot at them, though neither was hurt.

3 days ago

Ross man surrenders after SWAT standoff

A man barricaded himself in the basement of his home on Klemont Avenue in Ross.

3 days ago

 A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Viewing Oakland through the windshield of a Port Authority bus driver

If the perils of the traffic in Oakland make professional Port Authority bus drivers nervous, imagine what they do to regular motorists.

4 days ago

 Cliff Foster

Former Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

4 days ago