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 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

about 21 hours ago


1 dead after domestic disturbance in Edgeworth

A domestic disturbance Saturday afternoon in Edgeworth ended with a man’s death, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

about 7 hours ago


 Circles Greater Pittsburgh begins an anti-poverty project with a poverty simulation exercise at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

'Poverty simulation' helps drive home the reality

As part of Circles East Liberty, a long-term effort, Eastminster Church hosted an exercise to demonstrate the daily grind of poverty.

about 21 hours ago


 Sheba Gittens, left, of Mentoring Partnership, shares a laugh with college mentors while role-playing with Tianna Foore, a sophomore at Carlow University during the Strong Women, Strong Girls event Saturday at Carlow University.

Giving young women a boost of confidence

The mentoring program brought about 30 female professionals together with 160 female students, to help them mentor elementary school girls.

about 21 hours ago


At least 1 injured in motorcycle accident in North Sewickley

Emergency supervisors were unsure if other vehicles were involved in the incident and could not provide the extent of the victim's injuries.

about 4 hours ago


 Market District Chef Janice Kirich of McKees Rocks speaks to applicants at a Giant Eagle Job Fair on Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Giant Eagle job fairs attract hundreds

Seeking to fill more than 1,000 slots, the company said it’s more important for candidates to bring a good attitude than a good resume.

about 21 hours ago


 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

about 21 hours ago


Sludge spill under investigation in Little Mingo Creek

Authorities said the spill into Little Mingo Creek appeared to be contained Saturday, two days after it was discovered.

about 5 hours ago


 Carol Burnett will receive the 2014 Harvey Award at the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s annual fundraising gala Oct. 3.

Jimmy Stewart Museum welcomes an old friend: Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett’s name was always at the top of the list for the Harvey Award and now, the Stewart Museum will honor the fan and friend.

about 21 hours ago


 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton

U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.

about 21 hours ago


Water restored at Carnegie Mellon University campus

Service was restored by noon, but students were warned the water might appear discolored and could remain so for several hours.

about 3 hours ago


Bobcat machine operator rescued after falling over hill in North Huntingdon

It took responders almost half an hour to extract him from the heavy machinery.

about 3 hours ago


Fallen branch cuts power, injures woman in Squirrel Hill

A fallen tree branch left one woman seriously injured and almost 1,000 residents without power Sunday night.

17 minutes ago


Police investigate shooting in East Hills

The injured person was found in Wilkinsburg and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

about 21 hours ago


 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

about 21 hours ago


 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont on Friday.

Fire destroys Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church

Exactly a month after its pastor of 43 years died, the oldest church in Oakmont was destroyed by fire.

1 day ago


 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Report shows Allegheny County Jail accepts fewer inmates, keeps them longer

The report from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services sheds light on the population that makes up the Allegheny County Jail.

1 day ago


 Julia Johnson, of the South Side Slopes, dances to the music wearing an "I Am August" T-shirt at the Artists 4 August Wilson rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the August Wilson Center.

Artists mark 5th anniversary of August Wilson Center

Performances mark the occasion as the future remains uncertain for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

1 day ago


 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Woolslair magnet prospect hasn’t lost STEAM

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane is working on a three-school plan for  science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

1 day ago


Green Tree conference examines African immigrant health issues

A national conference is being held in Green Tree to help organizations eliminate health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.

1 day ago


Homicide arrest uncovers heroin-dealing operation

Investigators noticed evidence of a large heroin distribution operation lying in plain view.

1 day ago


Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford police shooting case

Pittsburgh police shot and paralyzed Mr. Ford following a traffic stop in 2012.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike delays expected early Sunday

Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits for five hours.

1 day ago


One-car accident in Liberty Tunnels snarls traffic in the tunnels and on Route 51

Two people suffered minor injuries in a one-car accident in the Liberty Tunnels that backed up traffic earlier today.

1 day ago


Highland Park apartments damaged in fire

A fire damaged a Highland Park apartment Friday night.

1 day ago


Annual report gives state’s roads a bumpy grade in performance

Pennsylvania’s ranking marks a steady slide toward the bottom, dragged down by decrepit bridges, narrow rural roads, deaths and traffic.

1 day ago


 Allegheny County and Munhall police stand outside an apartment in March 2013 where police said Anthony Scholl Sr. shot his mother, Bernadette.

Munhall man accused of killing mother held for court

Allegheny County police said Anthony Scholl Sr. killed Bernadette Scholl, 74, then barricaded himself inside the apartment they shared.

2 days ago


Man held for court in July 4 shooting death

Zachary Threats, 36, is accused of killing 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold, who was grilling at a home in the 7700 block of Tioga Street.

2 days ago


Man dead in North Union house fire

State police said Randy Shipley, 60, was found dead inside 105 Crums Lane once firefighters contained the blaze.

2 days ago


Firefighter injured battling Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

2 days ago


Monroeville man killed in Derry crash

Frederick G. Drummond, 61, was driving south on Route 981 when he collided with a truck about a mile south of Route 22 around 5:15 a.m.

2 days ago


Bethel Park settles suit with police officer for $25,000

The lawsuit claims that the officer faced repeated discipline after raising officer safety issues, according to an agreement released today.

2 days ago


 The state police fire marshal and New Kensington police are investigating the cause of a fire in the 400 block of 10th Street in New Kensington. Several fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began late Thursday night and rekindled about 5 this morning.

New Kensington fire being investigated as suspicious

Several New Kensington fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began last night and rekindled about 5 a.m.

2 days ago


Merger discussions advance with Cornell and Moon school districts

Exploration of a possible merger between school districts Cornell and Moon Area will continue as long as both sides show interest.

2 days ago


Part of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close early Sunday morning

The Pennsylvania Turnpike between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits will be closed in both directions for five hours.

2 days ago


HOV lanes opened to relieve congestion from Parkway North crash

State police said one person was taken to Allegheny General Hospital after the four-vehicle crash, which occurred at 7:45 a.m.

2 days ago


 Rodney Howard Jr.

Fugitive arrested in Larimer shooting in January

Pittsburgh police said Hosea Davis, 37, was shot at least 10 times the afternoon of Jan. 20 and took Rodney Howard Jr. into custody.

2 days ago


 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont.

Fire destroys historic Oakmont church

The oldest church in Oakmont, St. Paul has since 1924 been the home of the borough's oldest African-American Baptist congregation.

2 days ago


Acquitted in state court, Farrell man gets seven years in federal gun case

The judge ordered that Jashaad Coleman of Farrell serve the sentence after he completes a four- to 11-year term in unrelated cases.

2 days ago


 Tom Balestrieri, head of the Buncher Co., shows the proposed development his company is planning for the Strip District riverfront from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street.

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

The firm is now hoping for “clarity” with regard to the nearby development of the historic produce terminal.

2 days ago


 "Burgh Tea" has labels containing photos and information about Allegheny County parks and regional attractions.

New Colteryahn tea promotes Allegheny County parks

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced a promotion features park scenes on bottles of Colteryahn Dairy iced-tea lemonade.

2 days ago


 The company 980 Liberty Partners has offered $9.5 million for the August Wilson Center property in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Bank urges judge not to delay sale of August Wilson Center

Dollar Bank holds a $7.9 million mortgage on the building and wants to recoup the entire amount.

1 day ago


 Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, looks on at a No campaigner Thursday during a walkabout in Ellon, Scotland.

Pittsburgh-area Scots have mixed emotions about vote

For many Pittsburgh-area Scots, pride, history were involved in decision.

2 days ago


 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

2 days ago


Judge approves payment after botched federal raid in Bellevue

The money is part of a proposed $100,000 settlement the government agreed to pay to settle a suit brought in June 2011 by Gary Adams.

2 days ago


Man found with multiple gunshot wounds in Spring Garden, Pittsburgh police say

The man was found laying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Vinial Street and Salter Way.

2 days ago


 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Monday.

Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford case

A jury found Leon Ford, 21, not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault on Monday.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh firefighters battle a three-alarm fire at two houses in South Oakland early this morning.

Three-alarm fire in Oakland destroys two houses

Four men and three women, some University of Pittsburgh students, were displaced after an early morning fire destroyed two houses.

2 days ago



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