Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County health department, smiles Tuesday as she presents the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny during a news conference.

Officials draw up plan for a healthier Allegheny County

The plan is the result of a yearlong community assessment that identified the county’s key health concerns.

about 3 hours ago

 Matthew Alexander of Sewickley organizes shelves at the Northside Community Food Pantry where he volunteers.

Food pantry hopes to look more like market

Looking to double the outreach, the Northside Community Food Pantry has gone out of its neighborhood and the web seeking donations.

about 3 hours ago

Texas flood causes ‘utter devastation’ for Pittsburgh native

The storms in Texas have passed, but Pittsburgh native Stan Starrett is left with the debris of the home he has lived in since 1998.

about 3 hours ago

 “A wide range of ages, backgrounds and experience levels will feel comfortable on these bikes,” said David White, executive director of Pittsburgh Bike Share, about the Healthy Ride bikes being debuted Sunday as part of a new bike-share program in Pittsburgh.

500 bikes ready to hit the Pittsburgh streets on Sunday

The bikes will be available for short-term rentals at $2 per half hour at 50 stations spread throughout 11 neighborhoods in the city.

1 day ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County has drafted new guidelines to determine where to shift service needs.

Port Authority unveils guidelines for service improvements, additions

The guidelines call for an annual service report that evaluates every route for efficiency, effectiveness and equity.

about 4 hours ago

 Plum superintendent Timothy Glasspool

Plum School District creates safety committee

The school board took a step to try to prevent inappropriate relationships between staff and students.

about 4 hours ago

 Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, 23, of Blawnox

Blawnox woman charged in slaying of man last month

Jacquelyn Nuccetelli of Blawnox, has been charged with homicide, robbery, and conspiracy in the death of Andrew McMunn.

about 4 hours ago

Jefferson Hospital says patients' personal information was illegally disclosed

The hospital is notifying hundreds of people that their records may have been illegally disclosed by a former employee.

about 5 hours ago

 Niki Rogers wakes up to hot coffee from Operation Safety Net as she sits in her tent along Second Avenue. She has been on the street for two years and four months.

Pittsburgh’s homeless live in fear of eviction from camps

When a Pittsburgh-led crackdown on homeless camps in 2013 forced residents to move, some settled under an overpass along Second Avenue.

1 day ago

 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

about 14 hours ago

Suspect’s mother noticed changes in his behavior

Now, the Lincoln-Lemington teenager is being treated at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's trip to Cuba was originally planned for March but had to be rescheduled for this week.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto in Cuba to increase business relations, 'build new ties'

Catalyst Connection, an Oakland manufacturing consulting firm, organized the mission. It began Sunday and ends Wednesday.

about 5 hours ago

Nighttime tunnel work to cause minor Red Line delays in Mt. Lebanon

The inbound side of the tunnel will close around 8 p.m. weeknights, causing single-tracking in the outbound tunnel.

about 18 hours ago

Motorcyclist killed in collision with trailer in Fayette County

Police said Steven R. Witteman, 22, of Fayette County was driving north on Matthew Drive in South Union when he crossed the center line.

about 19 hours ago

Billing problems lead to lawsuit against PWSA

The suit filed by Susan Newman of Millvale claims new devices caused “grossly inaccurate” bills from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

about 4 hours ago

 A sign urging people to vote for Barbara Daly Danko for Allegheny County Council sits outside the Darlington Street entrance to the Jewish Community Center May 19.

Allegheny County seeks applicants for Danko's East End council seat

Democrats have until noon Friday to submit resumes and interest letters to replace the late Barbara Daly Danko on Allegheny County Council.

about 15 hours ago

 The inbound Parkway West will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with outbound traffic restricted to a single lane starting one hour after the Pirates game ends.

Parkway West overnight closures resume tonight

The inbound side will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

about 19 hours ago

Former Pittsburgh URA official says she was fired for blowing the whistle on false billing

Mary Horvath worked for the URA from 2008 until she was fired March 25.

about 9 hours ago

Postal Service reduces hours in Mount Washington

Hours at the Mount Washington post office will be reduced by two hours Monday through Friday starting June 6.

1 day ago

Police search for man after attempted luring in Hazelwood

The girls, ages 9 and 10, were playing in the 5000 block of Second Avenue when a man in a red pickup truck approached them, police said.

about 19 hours ago

Burglars break through roof of Shop 'n Save in Westwood

The incident occurred about 6 a.m. at the grocery store at 2013 Noblestown Road.

about 15 hours ago

Thoms Run Road in Collier to reopen today

A section of the road was closed April 15 and traffic has been detoured during a $300,000 bridge replacement project.

about 16 hours ago

 Chief Joe Hartman, USN, center, faces the color guard Monday as it snaps to attention at the Courthouse Plaza in Greensburg for the singing of the national anthem before the rededication of the Westmoreland County Civil War memorial statue.

A new home for an old statue rededicated in Memorial Day ceremony

The memorial, now in the heart of Greensburg, was rededicated to all veterans who served in all of America’s wars.

1 day ago

McKees Rocks teenager charged with assault against woman

A juvenile from McKees Rocks is being charged as an adult after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and threatened her with a gun, police said.

1 day ago

2 face prostitution charges after sting

Two women have been charged in an undercover Internet prostitution sting after police say they found them operating out of two city motels.

1 day ago

Crack sealing may slow traffic on I-79, Route 910

Work on I-79 will cause occasional lane closures starting at 6 p.m. today through Friday.

about 20 hours ago

Gas line replacement to restrict traffic on Mansfield Avenue in Green Tree

Work will occur between Doubletree Drive and School Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30.

about 20 hours ago

Paving resumes tonight on Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

Restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., with single-lane traffic and alternating one-way traffic.

about 18 hours ago

Twelve injured in W.Va. boating accident in Cheat Lake

The incident was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in Cheat Lake east of Morgantown in the Warm Hollow/Hickory Ridge area, officials said.

about 19 hours ago

Woman accused in McKees Rocks stabbings arrested for failing to appear in court

Lakeysh Collins, 41, was found by deputies in the Hill District.

about 3 hours ago

Chartiers Valley School Board approves proposed final budget

The Chartiers Valley School Board unanimously approved a $59,749,243 proposed final budget at a meeting Tuesday.

about 5 hours ago

Penn Hills school board approves preliminary 2015-2016 budget and tax hike

Penn Hills school directors unanimously approved a $77.1 million preliminary budget for the 2015-2016 school year.

about 5 hours ago

West Jefferson Hills School Board approves contract with teachers

The federation approved the five-year agreement earlier in the day. The agreement includes annual raises of 2 to 2.5 percent.

about 3 hours ago

 Gretchen Shipley, a San Diego attorney who has created a practice around education and technology, said there have always been student-teacher relationships, but it's been a more of a growing problem because of social media and "the ease with which you can talk with each other.”

School districts tighten social media contacts among teachers, students

Teacher-student sex scandals in Plum and elsewhere have prompted a review of the use of social media and texting by educators.

1 day ago

 Lisa Taylor, left, and Sherry Lynn Lewis

Police charge two in undercover prostitution sting at Banksville motels

Police said the women solicited services online using a backpage advertisement that read "No police or law enforcement no pimps."

1 day ago

 Police said an 11-year-old boy was critically wounded when he was shot with a BB gun in this playground of a former McKeesport school. Police charged a 312-year-old McKeesport man with the shooting. He told police the shooting was retaliation for the boy attacking his son.

Man charged with critically wounding boy with BB gun in McKeesport playground

A McKeesport man charged with the shooting tells police the incident on Sumac Street was in retaliation for the boy attacking his son.

1 day ago

Three Homewood sites to redirect storm water runoff

The $1 million project is designed to prevent sewage overflows from eastern neighborhoods and suburbs into Nine Mile Run at Frick Park.

2 days ago

 Vic Kleman, 82, center right, embarks on 95 consecutive rides Sunday on the Jack Rabbit at Kennywood.

At 82, this fan of Kennywood's Jack Rabbit coaster clocks ride 5,000 in eight hours

Vic Kleman, 82, rode the roller coaster 95 times Sunday at the West Mifflin amusement park.

2 days ago

McKees Rocks teen charged as adult with assaulting ex-girlfriend

Police said the 17-year-old kicked a door in, choked the ex-girlfriend, held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

1 day ago

 Klaus Genuit, a psycho-acoustics professor at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, analyzes sounds in Point State Park on Wednesday. Mr. Genuit was in the city for the Acoustical Society of America conference at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, Downtown.

Acoustics experts assess Pittsburgh’s ‘soundscape’

A German acoustics expert says Point State Park and Market Square were designed with no regard for sound pollution.

2 days ago

 Emergency crews work at the scene of a two-car head-on crash on the Parkway East in Beaver County overnight in which a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction collided with another vehicle. Three people were injured.

Three injured in head-on crash on Parkway East in Beaver County

State police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Both drivers were flown to Pittsburgh hospitals.

1 day ago

 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934,  stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.

2 days ago

 From left, son Victor Trilli, Art Trilli Sr., and son Art Trilli Jr. Four Trilli brothers from Monessen served in World War II. Art Sr.'s brother Victor died in the battle for Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa.

Monessen honors its war dead, inspired by Vietnam memorial wall

Veterans were honored with a new memorial at a Sunday service sponsored by Monessen American Legion Post 28 and Monessen VFW Post 1190.

2 days ago

Pedestrian critically injured near ramp on Parkway West

The man was collecting metal scraps along the road near the West Busway ramp in Carnegie when he was hit by a car, the Port Authority said.

1 day ago

Emergency crews called to help man who fell over hillside in Harrison park

The call came in around 12:40 p.m. for a man who had fallen off a trail and down a steep hillside, officials said.

1 day ago

 Kalayziah Ford

Police search for missing girl from Carrick

Kalayziah Ford is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

1 day ago

Police search for couple after attempted theft of $3,200 in Walmart goods

The man became "violent and agitated" and shoved an employee, before the couple fled in a 2013 white Ford Taurus, police said.

1 day ago

 A Port Authority of Allegheny County committee last week approved a 30-day public comment period starting June 1 on the subject of a fee for ConnectCards, which currently are issued for free.

Port Authority considers charging one-time fee for ConnectCards

The Allegheny County agency will seek public input as it conducts a top-to-bottom review of its fare policies.

2 days ago

 Jerry Greek helps his daughter Sage, 2, ride her Strider Bike, a type of toddler's bike with no pedals, outside and around their Troy Hill home.

No-pedal bike race for toddlers coming to Station Square

Strider Bikes, which teach toddlers balance on a no-pedal bike, will hold races at Station Square on June 6 for kids 2 to 5 years old.

2 days ago

City Calendar: Week of May 25, 2015

Events and meetings this week throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


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