Water main break in Bethel Park leaves about 25 without water

Service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. Saturday.

1 minute ago

Suspicious ticking package revealed to be metronome; Shadyside-Squirrel Hill roads reopen

Police had closed Fifth Avenue between Aiken and Negley while they investigated the package.

about 4 hours ago

 Leonard Young, 33, of Larimer

Pittsburgh police identify man shot to death in Larimer

Police said Leonard Young was found shortly after 8 a.m. inside a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot near Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

about 6 hours ago

Protect our Parks member files ethics complaint against Allegheny County councilman over park drilling

Tim Ludwig says Councilman Nicholas Futules -- who has a gas lease elsewhere --  shouldn't participate in the Deer Lakes drilling

about 6 hours ago

 People walk to the next station during the reading of the Stations of the Cross above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt Lebanon.

Christians commemorate Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

At Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School, the Stations of the Cross were installed as an Eagle Scout project about five years ago.

about 7 hours ago

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, lowest since 2008

The rate for March fell for the right reasons -- more people working and fewer unemployed.

about 7 hours ago

Pa. DEP investigating liner leak at gas wastewater site in Washington County

A state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman confirmed that Range Resources discovered the leak during an inspection this

about 9 hours ago

 The crash scene on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend. A fifth person has died from injuries.

Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

about 10 hours ago

 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

about 11 hours ago

Death and dying seminar set at Robert Morris

A Tibetan religious leader plans a series of talks on helping dying people — and their caregivers — face death.

about 19 hours ago

Man sentenced to 75-150 years for rape

Ralph Skundrich also faces trial on similar charges in Butler County on June 11.

about 19 hours ago

Homicide suspect faces trial for theft

An East Liberty man accused of killing two sisters appeared in a Westmoreland County court Thursday morning for a hearing on theft charges.

about 19 hours ago

South Hills Village parking garage tackles vacancies

The $24 million garage is more than half-empty on a typical weekday.

about 18 hours ago

 Plumes of emissions from FirstEnergy Corp's Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Beaver County, are visible behind a horse farm in nearby Hookstown.

Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

The new rules propose technology that the groups say is inferior to the equipment at the majority of power plants in the state.

about 19 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son.  In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.

about 19 hours ago

 Comfort Tech outside their Oakdale home welcoming President Barack Obama with music Wednesday.

Local band Comfort Tech a hit with President Obama

The four band members can add "serenading and meeting President Barack Obama" to its list of accolades.

about 18 hours ago

Prosecutor presents panel to fight opiate addictions, overdoses

A group of people from the business, medical, governmental, religious and nonprofit communities will take on the opiate overdose epidemic.

about 18 hours ago

 Some offices in the Allegheny County Courthouse, foreground, will be closed today in observance of Good Friday.

Several Allegheny County offices closing on Good Friday

Some county offices are closed or will be closing early today in observance of Good Friday.

about 19 hours ago

Woman claims landlord discriminated against children

Claiming that she was evicted from an apartment because her children are biracial, a Beaver Falls woman Wednesday sued her former landlord.

about 19 hours ago

 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

about 11 hours ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

In the one-sided win, the Pirates may have exacted some measure of revenge after the Brewers swept them last weekend at Miller Park.

about 18 hours ago

 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County.

Four killed in two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

Three teens and a 41-year-old woman are killed in the collision on Route 156. Three other adults are hospitalized.

about 18 hours ago

Man arrested, cleared in bakery robbery files suit

A Lincoln-Lemington resident filed a suit claiming police officers relied on a faulty eyewitness and ignored alibi information.

about 19 hours ago

 The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

about 19 hours ago

Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

about 19 hours ago

 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

about 21 hours ago

UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees

The new figure was the latest increase by UPMC since employees began reporting instances of identity theft about two months ago.

about 21 hours ago

Three more draft prospects visit Steelers

The prospects include defensive tackle Shede Hageman of Minnesota, a possible late first-round pick.

1 day ago

Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

1 day ago

U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

1 day ago

 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

1 day ago

Cardiologist who improperly referred patients to hospitals must pay $1M

In violation of the law, an Ohio doctor was compensated for directing patients to two sites where he practiced medicine.

1 day ago

City Theatre cancels weekend performances of 'Grounded'

Actress Kelly McAndrew is forced to leave the solo play because of a family emergency.

1 day ago

Hill District man shot in 2010 dies; death ruled a homicide

The medical examiner's office determined that Kent Hall, 56, died from complications of a gunshot wound to the trunk.

1 day ago

Drilling equipment provider signs lease at Leetsdale Industrial Park

Texas-based National Oilwell Varco will occupy a support facility now under construction.

1 day ago

Officials: Ohio River skeletal remains are human

The medical examiner's office says the partial remains found Tuesday belong to a man in his 30s or 40s, who is still unidentified.

1 day ago

 Bruce Springsteen returns to Pittsburgh next week with continuing support for the Rainbow Kitchen.

Bruce Springsteen auctions ticket package to benefit Pittsburgh's Rainbow Kitchen

The winning bid for the April 22 concert at Consol Energy Center nets four tickets and backstage access.

1 day ago

Five plead guilty in Mon Valley video gambling bust

Four men and a woman are sentenced to 5 years' probation in "Operation Pork Chop."

1 day ago

Former postmaster sentenced for theft of postal funds

Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Export, will serve six months of house arrest for misappropriating more than $13,000.

1 day ago

PPG Industries sales surpass predictions in first quarter

The credit for the boost goes to the market for automotive and aerospace coatings and Europe's economic recovery.

1 day ago

 Ellisen Lowe greets, left Shea Love and her son Christian Stanfield, 15, on Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian would be withdrawn.

Judge withdraws citation against South Fayette student who taped alleged bullying

The district attorney's office says Christian Stanfield's actions using his iPad did not rise to the level of a citation.

1 day ago

 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

1 day ago

Public asked for help in search for suspect in fatal Clairton shooting

James "Garland" Watts, 48, is sought in the fatal shooting of Shawnta Lee, 40, in March 2008.

1 day ago

 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

1 day ago

North Huntingdon commissioners fire police officer

The North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday night voted to fire long-time township police Officer William Sombo.

1 day ago

Joblessness not due to skills gap, experts say

Over five years, the impediment to work is a lack of jobs, not a lack of skills, economists say.

1 day ago

 Tim Wright gives an interview after being mentioned in President Barack Obama's speech to the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale on Wednesday.

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.

1 day ago

 A bus drives at Franklin Regional High School after the first day of school following last week's stabbing attack.

'Perfect storm' leads to acts of mass violence

To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.

1 day ago

 Supporters hold signs in front of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville as students arrive for classes Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School.

Emotional first day back at Franklin Regional

Attendance was at more than 90 percent as high school students returned to the classes on Wednesday.

1 day ago

Scott to work on strategic plan

The township hopes to set goals for the next decade.

1 day ago


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