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 Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus ntroduced the legislation.

New noise ordinance for Pittsburgh neighborhoods headed for passage

The new law extends protections to all residential properties, whereas the existing law covers only residential zones.

about 5 hours ago


 The new AIU Latino Family Center in Hazelwood opens July 29, 2015.

Latino Family Center relocates to Hazelwood

The Latino Family Center triples its size in its new Hazelwood home and hopes to serve more families as the Latino population grows.

about 5 hours ago


 Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McLay.

Pittsburgh police chief says he expects to unveil new programs to reduce violence

The chief and Mayor Bill Peduto met Wednesday with a woman who lost her pregnant daughter and son in two separate shootings.

about 5 hours ago


 Jessica Goeller, mother of 2-year old liver recipient Lucas Goeller, hugs Ed Atwood outside Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Wednesday in Lawrenceville. Mr. Atwood organized a bike ride from Monroeville in honor of Lucas to deliver gifts to children at the hospital.

Motorcyclists take a ride to support transplant recipient Lucas Goeller

Motorcyclists ride from Monroeville to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to show support for liver recipient Lucas Goeller.

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Elizabeth Forward board readies trailer for William Penn Elementary

Elizabeth Forward School Board on Wednesday night voted to have a two-room trailer moved to William Penn Elementary School.

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Fired Pittsburgh police administrator drops appeal, chief says

Chief McLay said he was informed that Sandra Ganster, 59, withdrew her appeal, which had been set to go to a hearing today.

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Parkway East repair work to cause lane closures

Repair work on the inbound Parkway East will restrict traffic the next three nights.

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 Kaufmann clock at the entrance of Tic Toc Restaurant at Macy's. The restaurant will close on Friday.

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.

about 6 hours ago


Obituary: Fred Slatten / Shoe designer to the stars

Mr. Slatten made fantasy footwear, adorning his designs with rhinestones, peacock feathers, decals and the  images of celebrities’ faces.

about 5 hours ago


 Rep. Dan Frankel talks about the stalemate with the state budget in Harrisburg. He spoke at  the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Democratic leaders warn of consequences if Pennsylvania budget impasse isn't resolved

The budget impasse could stanch the flow of $33 million per month to human services providers, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

about 6 hours ago


Orthodox priest fined, placed on probation in Ohio after misdemeanor sex offense conviction

James F. Callozzo, 73, of Brookline Boulevard was found guilty Tuesday of sexual imposition in Mahoning County Area Court in Ohio.

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 Roving groups of teenagers have caused disturbances in recent months at Monroeville Mall and at Kennywood, above, where some teens gathered near the McDonald’s after a disturbance closed the park early on May 2.

Church festival's closing sparks City Hall meeting on addressing crime in Carrick

Discussions focused on how police could work with the community and city agencies in dealing with the issue of “youth disorder.”

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 A U.S Airways plane flies past the U.S Airways operations control center in Moon. The last flight to be handled by the Pittsburgh center is set for Aug. 23.

US Airways operations center in Moon to close in late August

About 650 jobs will be lost with the closure, part of the airline’s merger with American Airlines.

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Police make arrest in Marshall-Shadeland shooting

Public said the death of Lamar Thomas, 44, of Perry North, was the result of a robbery attempt.

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Woman leads Port Authority police on chase down East Busway

A woman was involved in a brief chase with Port Authority police tonight on the East Busway, spokesman Jim Ritchie said.

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 The first time Joseph Ruggieri was charged with witness intimidation was March 13.

Plum teacher held for trial on second set of charges involving female student

Police say Joseph Ruggieri, 40, of Plum, ignored a court order to not contact his alleged victim not once but twice.

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 If approved, the fare increases would net Yellow Cab Co. of Pittsburgh a nearly 11 percent boost in annual revenue.

Yellow Cab seeks fare hikes to keep pace with ride-share rivals

Among the requests to the PUC are surcharges of up to $8 per trip on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Greene County man charged in connection with road rage incident

Police said Lawrence Thomas Ford of Waynesburg tailgated then pointed a gun at another motorist.

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 Sarah Jack, left, 79, Jerry Murray, 57, pray after the Penn Plaza Apartments tenant meeting July 18. The affordable housing task force’s first meeting comes about two weeks after Mayor Bill Peduto’s office stepped in on behalf of the residents, who were given eviction notices.

Pittsburgh task force on affordable housing to convene Thursday

The group plans to look at ways to retain and promote housing for various income levels in rapidly developing neighborhoods.

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 Homeville Viaduct in West Mifflin begins a $10.1 million rehabilitation project in August.

Homeville span in West Mifflin to close for rehab

The bridge is expected to close Aug. 10 and remain shut through October 2016.

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 A makeshift memorial marks the scene of Deona Barnett’s killing at the corners of Antrim Street and Fleming and Richardson avenues in Brighton Heights.

Friend recalls shooting of pregnant mother in Brighton Heights

Pittsburgh police are searching for the gunman who fatally shot 27-year-old Deona Barnett on Tuesday night.

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ATV driver, 29, killed in Indiana County

State police said the ATV veered off the road and struck two corn cribs.

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 The $3.5 million project will close the Mon Incline for about 80 days.

In change of plans, Mon Incline closure delayed until after Labor Day

Mount Washington business owners pushed for the delay, saying Labor Day weekend was one of their busiest holidays of the year.

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 Firefighters work to contain a house fire on Reserve Street in Millvale this morning.

Two firefighters injured battling house fire in Millvale

The fire broke out at 6:19 a.m. in the 800 block of Reserve Street.

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Man sentenced to up to 24 years in jail for Rivers Casino robberies

Dustin Andrejco-Jones, 26, was sentenced to 10.5 to 24 years in prisom

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 State police released this image of the suspect in a Greene County store robbery.

State police seek help identifying Greene County robbery suspect

According to police, a man went into Rush’s Grocery in Rogersville around Monday night and handed a clerk a note asking for money.

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Pittsburgh police investigating Shadyside armed robberies

Police believe the incidents, which occurred Tuesday night, may be connected.

about 15 hours ago


Man found on porch with several gunshot wounds in Allentown

Officers responded to a shooting on Lillian Street at 12:57 a.m. and found a man on a front porch with several gunshot wounds.

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 Clare E. Fink III leaves District Justice Mark Bilik's office in Ligonier this morning

Driver, 32, waives preliminary hearing in crash that killed Ligonier officer

Clare Fink is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, reckless driving and other offenses.

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First student to plead in Chinese test-taking scandal deported

"I wasted a lot of time and money for my stupid decision," Biyuan Li, 25, told U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

about 6 hours ago


Universal Stainless reports second quarter loss

“Our current backlog points to a challenging third quarter,” chairman, president and CEO Dennis Oates said in a statement.

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 Eileen Battisti's house in Center, Beaver County.

Court upholds decision overturning tax sale of widow's home over $6.30 bill

The court says Eileen Battisti struggled to cope with maintaining her finances after her husband’s 2004 death.

about 19 hours ago


Green Tree-based 360fly announces partnership with Best Buy

Starting in mid-September, Best Buy will become the exclusive in-store and online distributor for 360fly cameras.

about 16 hours ago


Bloomfield Bridge closed to southbound traffic

The Bloomfield Bridge will be closed to southbound traffic for 23 days starting this morning, PennDOT announced.

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Water Works Road is set to close for months

Water Works Road in Sewickley was scheduled to close for several months starting this morning.

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Power has been restored to UPMC Mercy

Power has been restored to UPMC Mercy after an outage caused the Uptown hospital to switch to back-up power this afternoon, officials said.

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New Virtual Block Watch program to be unveiled in Carrick

The Carrick block watch will serve as a pilot program for the city, a release said.

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 The high-rise facility makes moving inmates around for some programs difficult, Deputy Warden Latoya Warren said, and jail officials view the tablet lessons as a way to supplement classroom offerings.

Allegheny County Jail inmates receive life lessons via tablets

Inmates have access only to the private network and cannot use the tablets, which feature educational programs, to sign on to the Internet.

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Seventy-eight arrested in W.Va. drug investigation

Forty of the 87 suspects face charges in U.S. District Court; the others are being prosecuted in the state system.

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 A flag is unfurled on the field of PNC Park at the Pirates' home opener April 13 against the Detroit Tigers.

Which ballpark hits a home run with fans?

More than 90,000 voters responding to a survey ranked PNC Park as the best ballpark in the country by a margin of 65-35.

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 Commander Linda Rosato- Barone, center, stands with officers waiting to be promoted. Karen Dixon, left, was promoted to commander, along with two officers to lieutenant and five to sergeant.

Seven Pittsburgh police officers promoted

Among those promoted were a lieutenant who will head the Zone 3 station and a sergeant who was a bodyguard for former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

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 According to the city police’s annual report, 676 vehicles were reported stolen in the city in 2013, up from 628 in 2012

Councilman pushes information sharing between Pittsburgh police, parking authority

Dan Gilman is proposing that police, parking authority collaborate to identify stolen vehicles, wanted people.

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 Lake Fong/Post-Gazette  Contractors continue work at the site of the Flight 93 National Memorial visitor center in Somerset County Thursday. A black granite walkway leads visitors past 34-foot-tall walls and marks the flight path of the hijacked plane before it crashed.

Walk set for Sept. 26 to raise money for trails around Flight 93 crash site

Friends of Flight 93 have partnered with Leadership Somerset County to make the walk possible.

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 Kevin Lockett said he had serious head injuries after he was assaulted at a Downtown T station in May.

Five ordered to stand trial in assault of black man at Pittsburgh T station

Five white men are charged with beating a black man and throwing him on the tracks of at a T station Downtown.

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Tests find radiation in Clyde Mine water in Washington County

Testing found evidence of radiation contamination in water discharges likely related to past dumping of shale gas drilling wastewater.

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 More than a dozen Chinese nationals were charged in May with scheming to have impostors take college and grad school exams and cheat their way into top American universities.

Convicted Chinese national in test-taking scheme asks for deportation; U.S. wants jail

Biyuan Li, 25, was among 15 Chinese nationals charged in U.S. and China with scheming to have impostors take college and grad school exams.

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 Today's rally in Downtown Pittsburgh was organized by the Service Employees International Union.

Workers rally Downtown for higher wages

The rally was organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Former Pittsburgh woman charged with shipping marijuana from Calif. to Pa.

Sarah Jean DeHaro, 21, who police said moved from West View to California about a year ago, faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 5.

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 Neal Falls, of Springfield, Ore., was killed by a woman he attacked July 18 in Charleston, W.Va. Police are investigating whether Falls had any connection to cases of suspicious deaths and missing women in other states.

Man killed by escort in W.Va. possibly linked to missing women

Police said Neal Falls of Oregon was under investigation by police in 20 states.

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