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Two shot at vacant house in Homewood

A local contractor was shot and killed and a second man he worked with was shot in the eye outside of a vacant house this afternoon.

about 1 hour ago


Executive not guilty of inappropriately touching two female relatives

The judge said the inconsistency in the timeline of when the girls reported the alleged abuse raised reasonable doubt.

about 4 hours ago


Two Pennsylvania residents charged with killing 3 in W.Va.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says Samuel L. Spencer, 25, and Natasha L. Burns, 26, were arrested Monday in Waynesburg.

about 4 hours ago


 The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man placed an empty box on county Executive Rich Fitzgerald's car at the courthouse Downtown last week.

Sheriff's office investigating after box left on Fitzgerald's car

The box was examined by courthouse guards and found to be empty, authorities said.

about 4 hours ago


Detectives investigating death in Kennedy

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the "suspicious death" of a Kennedy man.

about 5 hours ago


 Firefighters on the scene of a fire at 7110 Baptist Road in Bethel Park.

Firefighters contain Bethel Park blaze to upstairs bedroom

A dispatch supervisor said the fire on Baptist Road was reported around 11:15 a.m. and Bethel Park firefighters had it out in 20 minutes.

about 6 hours ago


County's 911 texting available to Sprint customers

There have been 86 text messages sent to 911 since mid-May, according to a county spokeswoman.

about 6 hours ago


Virginia company will pay $343,000 to settle Medicare fraud claim

American International Biotechnology billed for unneeded tests at Lions Medical Center in Greene County, the Justice Department said.

about 6 hours ago


Labor Department official calls for more Pa. judges to handle miners' appeals

The appeals were filed after doctors hired by coal companies misdiagnosed black lung disease to help employers avoid paying claims.

about 6 hours ago


Wolf praises Pennsylvania manufacturing during visit to Bakery Square

"What I found is that we can actually make stuff and go head to head with the Chinese on pricing and quality right here in the U.S."

about 6 hours ago


 Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Saturday at PNC Park along with Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.

New parking lot policies in place for Saturday concert at PNC Park

"All non-ticketed guests will be asked to leave the parking lots as tailgating will not be allowed while the show is in progress."

about 8 hours ago


 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Issue of August Wilson Center deed restrictions to be settled in Sept. 29 trial

If applicable, the covenants could prevent the sale of the debt-ridden center to 980 Liberty Partners.

about 9 hours ago


Convicted drug dealer sentenced for dealing again

Lamont Washington, 44, was sentenced Monday to 47 months behind bars. He pleaded guilty last August to distribution of heroin.

about 9 hours ago


Allegheny County issues tick warning after seeing increase in Lyme disease cases

Lyme disease can usually be treated with antibiotics if it is caught early, Health Director Karen Hacker said.

about 9 hours ago


Meyersdale man, 69, killed in ATV crash in Somerset County

Wayne E. Krause was flown by helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m.

about 10 hours ago


Appeals court rules against Obamacare financial aid

The decision may deprive more than half the people who signed up for Obamacare the tax credits they need to buy a health plan.

about 10 hours ago


 Jeffrey Schrott.

Coraopolis man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, surrendered to Pittsburgh police on Sunday, city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

about 10 hours ago


 A bus shelter near Vernon Avenue in Swissvale was damaged during an overnight shooting at the East Busway stop.

Man shot at East Busway stop in Swissvale

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said a man was shot in the side and wrist and taken to a hospital around midnight.

about 12 hours ago


 Inbound traffic on the Parkway West.

Parkway West lane and shoulder closures begin tonight

The lane closures will be delayed until two hours after the end of the Pirates games.

about 13 hours ago


 This apartment building at 23 Merritt Ave. in Carrick was the scene of a fatal home invasion early this morning. Police said two intruders broke into the first-floor apartment in the left corner of the building.

One dead, another injured in Carrick home invasion

Police received a 911 call at 2:20 this morning that two men were shot after forcing their way into an apartment on Merritt Avenue.

about 14 hours ago


 Walmart wants to build a 150,000-square-foot supercenter on Blazier Drive in McCandless.

Residents turn out to protest Walmart's plans to build McCandless superstore

Concerns focus on increased traffic, noise, flooding, and light pollution that resident say the store would bring to the neighborhood.

about 14 hours ago


Man charged with running over victim in fatal Ellwood City shooting

Jeffrey Sack was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.

about 14 hours ago


Teens charged as adults in I-80 rock-throwing incident

State police said the teens drove to an I-80 overpass July 10 to throw rocks.

about 15 hours ago


Emergency crews respond to two-car crash in Derry

A head-on collision between two vehicles in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, has sent at least one victim to the hospital.

about 21 hours ago


 Antonio Rader, 8, has been removed from this house in Greenville, Mercer County. His mother, grandmother and his grandmother’s husband have been charged with child abuse.

Experts say some children are singled out for abuse while siblings left unscathed

An 8-year-old Greenville boy‘‍s plight of near starvation sheds light on the abusive treatment of some children and not others in families.

about 21 hours ago


Pittsburgh crime-reduction program headed for review

Mayor Bill Peduto‘‍s administration is re-examining a city crime-fighting initiative that dates to 2008.

about 21 hours ago


Overnight repaving on I-79 begins this week in Bridgeville, Marshall

Two projects will resurface more than eight miles of Interstate 79 starting this week.

about 21 hours ago


Boy hit by train in Beaver County

A 14-year-old boy hit by a train in Homewood Borough, Beaver County Monday night is being taken to the hospital by ambulance

about 15 hours ago


Moon votes to close Hyde Elementary

Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.

about 21 hours ago


Ex-teacher in Avonworth gets 3-8 years for rape of girl

During the hearing before Common Pleas Judge Jill E. Rangos, Walter Street apologized for his actions.

about 21 hours ago


18-year-old charged in Mount Oliver shooting and other crimes

Aaron Sims, who has addresses in both Lincoln-Lemington and West Mifflin, was being held in the Allegheny County Jail this evening.

about 21 hours ago


Mt. Lebanon school board approves change orders

School directors in Mt. Lebanon unanimously approved nearly $225,000 in change orders for the ongoing high school renovation project.

about 22 hours ago


Ross Township hires planning and zoning administrator

Ross Township commissioners Monday unanimously hired Dominic Rickert.

about 23 hours ago


Pennsylvania sees third rating downgrade in 2 years

Today’s downgrade means Pennsylvania is ranked among the six worst states in Moody’s ratings for the 47 states with general obligation debt.

1 day ago


Wilkinsburg man jumped outside his house, beaten and robbed

The four suspects forced Kenneth Mitchell into his home at gunpoint, duct-taped him and then left with three handguns and money.

1 day ago


 Officials investigate a crime scene on Loop Street in the Walnut Ridge Apartment complex.

One killed, two injured in Ellwood City shooting

One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting late Sunday at a public housing complex in Lawrence County.

1 day ago


Parkway East traffic restrictions planned tonight

The work will occur between Forest Hills and the Squirrel Hill Tunnels from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

1 day ago


West Hardies to close round-the-clock in Hampton

The road will close at 8 p.m. between Route 8 and Pioneer Road, with traffic detoured via Wildwood Road.

1 day ago


Hardt Road resurfacing scheduled to begin today

Alternating one-way traffic is possible weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late November.

1 day ago


Indiana Road in Penn Hills to close for paving

The closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

1 day ago


Boston Bridge inspection to restrict traffic today

The Boston Bridge carries Route 48 over the Youghiogheny River in Versailles and Elizabeth Township.

1 day ago


Detours possible today during movie filming in Brentwood

Filming of the boxing movie "Southpaw" may cause detours today along Brownsville Road in Carrick and Brentwood.

1 day ago


 The home of Mary Rader and her parents Dennis and Deanna Beighley in Greenville, Mercer County. Detectives say a 7-year-old boy was nearly starved inside this Mercer County house.

Police say 8-year-old boy from Mercer County was 'a couple of weeks from death'

The child somehow escaped from his Greenville home June 6 and ran into the street where he met a woman walking her dog, police say.

1 day ago


 Oliver Poppenberg takes some photos of the restored fountains in Mellon Square.

Planners see potential in a revamped Mellon Square

Some believe the area around the newly restored park could be primed to become one of Downtown’s next hot spots for restaurants and retail.

1 day ago


City calendar: 07/21/14

A look at the upcoming events for the week ahead.

1 day ago


Proposed changes in Pittsburgh schools' student conduct code emphasize progressive and positive discipline

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools will vote Wednesday on revisions that replace zero tolerance with more discretion.

1 day ago


Parents, directors want to reopen discussion of school merger in Moon

The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.

1 day ago


 A section of South Millvale Avenue just before Yew Street in Bloomfield.

Review finds not all Pittsburgh roads are as bad as they look on paper

The Post-Gazette obtained a list of 9,521 street segments that scored zero and went out to get a glimpse of what the worst looked like.

1 day ago


West Mifflin to sue over Duquesne students' costs

West Mifflin contends the state pays it more than $4,000 per student less for educating students from Duquesne than for its own students.

1 day ago


 Robert Kleekpo

Odysseys: Liberian native took circuitous route to city

Robert Kleekpo was born in Nimba County, Liberia, witnessed civil war, met Charles Taylor and now works at Phipps Conservatory as a grower.

1 day ago



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