Pa. state police background check, firearms systems back up

The state police Internet system and background check databases were out of commission for about two hours.

about 10 hours ago

 Mark Lasklow, right, chairman of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, hands a Carnegie Hero Award to Charles Carbonell Sr. of Tampa as Mr. Carbonell's wife, Fonda, left, watches Tuesday during a meeting in the Koppers Building in Downtown.

Florida man wins Carnegie Award for heroism a second time

Mr. Carbonell is one of only five individuals to receive the Carnegie Award for two separate acts of heroism in 2007 and 2011.

about 22 hours ago

 Mark Brentley Sr. was elected in District 8 in 1999.

Pittsburgh school board losing veterans

Will Pittsburgh’s Board of Education face a steep learning curve in 2016 with incumbents deciding not to run for re-election next year?

about 12 hours ago

 Jan Scheuermann plays rock-paper-scissors using a robotic arm and hand during a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine project.

Brain-controlled robotic arm helps Pittsburgh woman with quadriplegia

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh connected electrodes in her brain to a robotic arm to make hand shapes and grasps possible.

about 22 hours ago

 “The mayor has the right idea. It’s going to come together,” said Dan McCaffery, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based McCaffery Interests.

Developers optimistic on joint plan for Strip District produce terminal building

McCaffery Interests CEO optimistic about Strip District produce terminal building redevelopment plans.

about 22 hours ago

Economy officials still trying to identify woman's head found Friday

The head was discovered Friday afternoon off Ridge Road Extension in a rural part of Economy.

about 22 hours ago

 Police investigate the scene where they found the body of a young man shot to death in a blue car in the parking lot of Sunnyside PreK-8 School in Stanton Heights on Wednesday.

Sunnyside school parking lot victim identified as Stanton Heights man

A man found shot to death in a elementary school parking lot  has been identified as Jordan Kearney, 20, who lived near the school.

about 1 hour ago

Man sues Pittsburgh and suburban police for shooting him

Donald Burris' suit says the police involved acted maliciously and counter to their training.

about 5 hours ago

Braddock man pleads guilty to heroin charges

Troy Anderson, 25, of Comrie Avenue, was among 35 people rounded up in March 2013 following a wiretap investigation by an FBI task force.

about 7 hours ago

  A early morning view of the Golden Triangle from the roof of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Planning commission backs legislation to add 'affordable' housing to Pittsburgh’s development policies

The legislation is meant to encourage the construction of more housing for poor and working-class people.

about 22 hours ago

 A street view of 233 Suncrest Drive, where the bodies of an elderly couple were found.

Man charged with dismembering his mother and step-father in Penn Hills

Frederick Harris III, 47, is charged with killing Olivia Gilbert, 73, and Lamar Gilbert Sr., 76, and putting their bodies in garbage cans.

about 5 hours ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife died in July.

Pennsylvania attorney general watching Scaife trust fund case

The next filings in the case, which will be responses by Richard Mellon Scaife’s son and daughter, are due Jan. 16.

about 10 hours ago

Police seek shooter in fatal bar shooting in Lincoln-Lemington

Police said the shooter walked into the New Jug bar in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue about 11:10 p.m.

about 12 hours ago

Ex-owner of Westmoreland County lighting company found guilty of bankruptcy fraud

Prosecutors said Michael J. Free, 62, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric, hid assets by filling out false documents.

about 15 hours ago

 The book cover of a new edition of "Hansel and Gretel."

Shop Holiday: Grab these gifts for your favorite book lover

“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.

about 22 hours ago

Man killed in shooting at Lincoln-Lemington bar

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting inside a bar in Lincoln-Lemington late Tuesday night.

about 22 hours ago

Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson heads back to jail

Richardson was taken back to the Allegheny County Jail on charges that false 911 calls came from his Sheraden home.

about 8 hours ago

McArdle Roadway closed today, Thursday

Crews will work on the sidewalk and trim trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Access will be maintained for bikes and pedestrians.

about 15 hours ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.

about 22 hours ago

Former execs indicted on charges related to chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va.

An indictment unsealed today charges ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell.

about 8 hours ago

Second person charged in death of Lancaster teacher

Thomas Moore was charged with homicide, burglary, conspiracy and other offenses in connection with the death of Nicole Mathewson.

about 14 hours ago

Tunnel closures snarl Parkway West

PennDOT issued a statement around 10:30 a.m. announcing the closures, lasting up to 10 minutes in both directions, through 2 p.m.

about 11 hours ago

Murrysville approves 2015 tax rate and budget

An end-of-year fund balance of $8 million is projected for 2015.

5 minutes ago

North Allegheny school board approves calendar for 2015-16

The first day of school will be Aug. 25, 2015, and the last day will be June 3, 2016.

about 1 hour ago

North Fayette taxpayers will see no increases in 2015

Commissioners adopted a $16.135 million budget tonight, of which $10.882 million will serve as the township's general fund.

about 1 hour ago

Suspect in machete attack charged again

Jason Butler, 26, of Northview Heights, was out on bail Saturday when police said he threatened the man he is accused of stabbing.

about 22 hours ago

Greensburg man loses appeal of murder conviction

A Greensburg man who argued his first-degree murder conviction for strangling his wife should be overturned because she attacked him with a

about 22 hours ago

Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

Stephanie Munizza will serve her sentence on a misdemeanor charge in Missouri.

about 23 hours ago

 Andrew Achilleos, a British citizen who is graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, hopes to get an H-1B visa to start a custom suit company in Pittsburgh.

H-1B work visa full of uncertainties for immigrants

The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?

1 day ago

 Ross native Chris Jamison performs in the live finale of "The Voice" Monday night.

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison finishes third in 'The Voice' competition

After three months on NBC's reality juggernaut, Mr. Jamison did not win "The Voice," but he certainly made a name for himself.

about 23 hours ago

Police: Man trying to steal downspouts fatally shot in North Braddock

Police said Alan White, 44, of Wilkinsburg may have been trying to take aluminum or copper from a house.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County get $1.8 million grant for technology upgrades

The Richard King Mellon Foundation today awarded the grants for technology upgrades.

1 day ago

Hazmat team investigates possible gas leak at NS Conway yard

The crews were called to investigate a hissing sound coming from a tanker car in Norfolk Southern’s Conway yard about 5:35 p.m..

1 day ago

Greensburg man denied new trial in wife's murder

David Stahl, 44, argued first-degree murder isn’t correct in his case since Rebecca Stahl came at him with a knife before he strangled her.

1 day ago

Boy, 11, severely burned from firecracker in Sheraden

The boy suffered burns to his hand, chest and arm late Monday night.

1 day ago

Driver killed in crane truck crash in Greene County

The county coroner’s office said Saundra Kay Hanko, 65, of Sycamore was pronounced dead at the scene.

1 day ago

Two charged with stealing $106,000 from Washington County volunteer fire department

Thomas Yuratovich, 42, and Rachel Lynne Sargent, 40, used money from Denbo-Vesta 6 Volunteer Fire Department in Centreville for trips.

1 day ago

Woman who tried to frame husband with child porn gets jail

Meri Jane Woods, 43, was sentenced Monday by an Indiana County judge who rejected her attorney’s request for lenience.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools prepare for another year of the Summer Dreamers Academy in 2014.

Pittsburgh summer learning programs boost math scores, not other outcomes

The Wallace Foundation invested more than $50 million into the Rand study to determine how well the summer enrichment programs work.

1 day ago

 Newly appointed Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis, speaks to the media.

New airports chief wants to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh

Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

about 23 hours ago

Teen resentenced to 45 to life in McKeesport triple killing

Isaiah Hereford, who is now 21, had been given a mandatory life sentence when he was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge three years ago.

1 day ago

Trustee disputes claim by Scaife’s children about drained trust fund

A trustee for Richard Mellon Scaife funds claimed in court filings that the publisher’s children didn’t challenge depletion of trust.

1 day ago

 The Philadelphia district attorney charged state Reps. Ronald Waters and Vanessa Lowery Brown with accepting money in exchange for promises of political actions.

Two Philly state reps charged with accepting bribes

They were charged by Philadelphia authorities after state Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused to prosecute, saying the case was flawed.

about 22 hours ago

Jordan Brown may get a new trial

The state Supreme Court ruled that Jordan Brown may challenge the evidence supporting his 2012 conviction for killing his father’s fiancee.

1 day ago

 Justin Lamb, 28, of Tarentum, died in October after two months in the custody at Allegheny County Jail.

Allegheny County Jail deaths remain above normal

Despite a new medical provider, Corizon, at Allegheny County Jail, six inmates have died in custody this year.

1 day ago

 "Congress’ lawmaking power is not subject to presidential supervision or control," Judge Arthur J. Schwab wrote of President Obama's immigration action.

Federal judge in Pittsburgh declares Obama's immigration action unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab issued the opinion in a criminal case involving a Honduran man who re-entered the country illegally.

about 23 hours ago

Pittsburgh firefighter injures shoulder in South Side Slopes blaze

The one-alarm fire was reported at 12:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of Mission Street and caused damage to two dwellings.

1 day ago

Drainage work to slow Route 88 traffic in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Milford and Hillside drives through next Tuesday.

1 day ago

Suspect in Downtown machete attack faces additional charges

Jason Butler, 26, was out on bail Saturday evening when he encountered the man he is accused of stabbing, Fredrick Pryor III.

1 day ago

 A West Oakland Light Up Night event  at The Corner

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: The Corner is one special place for West Oakland

West Oakland’s The Corner plans to enhance amenities for little, cut-off neighborhood.

1 day ago


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