Homicide detectives investigating death of East Hills infant

Pittsburgh homicide detectives are investigating the death of a six-week-old girl in East Hills this morning, said police spokeswoman Sonya

about 3 hours ago

Residents of Pitcairn hotel evacuated after bricks fall from building

Residents were evacuated from the Young Hotel in Pitcairn Friday evening when bricks began falling from the side of the building, according

about 4 hours ago

Route 28 rock removal continues in Harmar

A single-lane closure will start on southbound Route 28 near the Route 910 on-ramp today at 9 a.m., as contractors remove rocks, scale the

about 5 hours ago

Man charged with assault on police officer

The man insisted he would have hurt the officer more if he had been aware of his charges, police said.

about 12 hours ago

 A National Guard helicopter is shown with some of the marijuana plants seized this week in Washington County.

Washington County weeds out marijuana

Authorities destroy about $800,000 worth of marijuana plants in a number of locations.

about 13 hours ago

Pittsburgh selected to host municipal conference

The National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition is scheduled for November 2016.

about 12 hours ago

Squirrel Hill man sentenced for running prescription drug ring

Jason Weitzner pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and money-laundering for operating the ring between 2010 and 2012.

about 12 hours ago

 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

about 13 hours ago

 Mike Harris, left, and Alden Galvin, employees of PwC Pittsburgh, jumped into the Allegheny River on Friday to raise money for Against Malaria Foundation. This is the seventh year the company took part in the event. It raised about $8,000 this year.

Accountants take plunge to raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation

PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.

about 12 hours ago

Man faces trial in killing of Mount Oliver woman

Deshawn Pryor, 20, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in the November shooting death of Jamekia Robinson, 33, of Mount Oliver.

about 13 hours ago

Pittsburgh police officers disciplined

Officers David Legleitner, 45, and Donna Szablewski, 55, received oral reprimands, according to an attorney for the Pittsburgh police union.

about 13 hours ago

Bar shooting brings charges

Cornell Poindexter, 28, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in a shooting that left one dead and four wounded inside a Homewood bar.

about 12 hours ago

Port Authority standing pat on routes

Upcoming Port Authority service revisions will not include new routes, officials said Friday.

about 13 hours ago

Driver says pickup's brakes failed, causing crash into DQ

Police continue to investigate the incident, which injured six people in Penn Hills.

about 12 hours ago

What happens to Huss?

Mayor Bill Peduto says the former public safety director will remain on to help with the transition.

about 13 hours ago

 Robert Scott Winder crashed his experimental aircraft today.

Man crashes experimental plane beside runway during landing attempt

Robert Scott Winder of Grove City crashed his experimental aircraft today at the Grove City Regional Airport while attempting a landing.

about 14 hours ago

National League of Cities confirms Pittsburgh will host 2016 conference

As many as 5,000 municipal officials from across the country are expected to attend.

about 20 hours ago

Man sentenced to 10 years in prescription drug scheme

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed that term on Jason Weitzner, owner of J&S Glass on Murray Avenue.

about 21 hours ago

Man to stand trial for drunken driving, vehicular homicide in crash that killed passenger

State police said Ethan Kenney, 19, of Dunbar, was intoxicated at the time of the crash that killed Catherine A. Healy, 19​.

1 day ago

Drug dealer to plead guilty for escape from Morgantown prison camp

Eugene Cobbs, 43, filed notice yesterday that he will plead guilty Aug. 11 to charges related to his escape last year.

1 day ago

18-month-old killed when truck backs over her in Indiana County

An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday after a truck backed up over her, the Indiana County coroner said.

1 day ago

Texas man sentenced to 11 years for supplying cocaine to Monongahela Valley drug ring

Dominique Jackson, 26, of Denton, was found guilty at trial in March of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Clairton and elsewhere.

1 day ago

Police investigate shooting in Washington County

State police said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.

1 day ago

 Yellow ribbon flies as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and a host of dignitaries cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the end of the 17 month, $5.35 million reconstruction of Brookline Boulevard.

Brookline Boulevard reopens, business owners rejoice

The Pittsburgh neighborhood is poised for a rebirth after a 17-month construction project.

1 day ago

Attorneys battle in Pittsburgh police shooting case

Arguments in the criminal case against Leon Ford are scheduled for Monday in state court.

1 day ago

 Fans shout for autographs as the Steelers enter the field at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe last year.

Steelers training camp: A pilgrimage of sorts for the many 'black-and-gold' faithful

Joint practices with the Buffalo Bills will be the newest feature when the Steelers begin training camp today in Latrobe.

1 day ago

 Forensic investigators mark shell casings at the scene of a shooting on Hickory Street at Jones Avenue in North Braddock.

Police arrest five men in connection with Mon Valley gunfights

Rankin police arrested five men Thursday following a daylong gun battle that traveled between two Mon Valley communities and left five

1 day ago

 Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive, talks to a group local officials and housing advocates as part of the “Blight to Bright: A Comprehensive Anti-Blight Toolkit” program.

Municipal officials schooled in ways to end blight in region

A ’tool kit’ prepared by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is designed to teach officials which approaches have worked to battle blight.

1 day ago

 Willie Baronet looks for homeless people while walking around Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Professor buys signs from homeless for art project

Southern Methodist University professor comes to Pittsburgh for his  “We Are All Homeless” project to spread awareness of the problem.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. says the Pittsburgh police department must use suggested best practices in eyewitness identification techniques when making arrests.

District attorney demands changes in Pittsburgh police ID procedures

Otherwise, he said, the identification may be considered as establishing a suspect but not “in and of itself for charging purposes.“

1 day ago

 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them  July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

1 day ago

 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen Downtown. A unanimous vote by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission board Thursday granted emergency temporary authority for ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber to operate in Allegheny County.

PUC grants emergency applications for ride-share companies to operate

But it’s not quite a done deal: The PUC set conditions for Lyft and Uber’s temporary status, which last 60 days.

1 day ago

Wilkins woman, 6 others indicted on charges of distributing oxycodone

Brandy Bara, also known as Brandy Marie White, 33, of Briaridge Drive, was the leader of the ring, according to the DEA.

1 day ago

Allegheny County public works director resigns

Stephen Shanley, deputy director, is listed on the county public works website as the interim director.

1 day ago

 First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.

6 hurt when truck crashes into Penn Hills Dairy Queen

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Verona Road.

1 day ago

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs the state budget in his chambers on July 10.

Corbett care plan no longer cuts aid for disabled

The Healthy PA Medicaid reform will no longer seek to repeal the MAWD program, which provides aid to 33,000 workers with disabilities.

1 day ago

Federated Investors report 9 percent drop in second-quarter profits

The results, released after Wall Street closed, were in line with analysts’ estimates.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh man gets 11 years in prison for dealing heroin in West Virginia

Police said he was the source for two people from New Martinsville, W.Va., who bought heroin from him and then distributed it in the region.

1 day ago

Louise Urban named president, CEO of Jefferson Hospital

She takes over for John Dempster, who will be moving to a new administrative role at Jefferson.

1 day ago

23 public housing residents earn college scholarships for 2014-15

The scholarships, by Clean Slate E3, NEED and the Pepsi Beverages Co., total $57,250.

1 day ago

 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans Wednesday at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

Buffett's 'This One’s For You' tour is about the fans

To fans, Buffett is known simply as “Jimmy” and they casually tell stories about him like a best friend or neighbor.

2 days ago

Fort Duquesne Blvd. closed between Sixth and Seventh streets

Traffic is being rerouted for a roof construction project at a hotel there.

2 days ago

 Stephen Bucar, Pittsburgh's new public safety director.

New Pittsburgh public safety director says police must repair community relationships

A confirmation hearing for Stephen Bucar, a former FBI special agent and Pennsylvania state trooper, focused on a variety of concerns.

2 days ago

Pavement work to stall traffic on Marshall, Perrysville avenues today

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Monday.

2 days ago

Motorcyclist, 22, killed in Beaver County crash

Officials said the motorcyclist crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle near Wildflower Reserve in Independence.

2 days ago

Overnight paving to affect Allegheny River Boulevard

Overnight paving will cause traffic restrictions on Allegheny River Boulevard starting Thursday night.

2 days ago

Additional cell phone users can now text 911

In Allegheny County, it's now possible for cell phone customers with Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint to send emergency text messages to 911

2 days ago

Former Pittsburgh public safety director Michael Huss passed over for Boston fire commissioner

Mr. Huss, 46, was among three finalists recommended to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to lead a fire bureau with about 1,400 employees.

2 days ago

 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

2 days ago

Downtown boutique hotel seeks a sweet name for a suite

Pittsburghers can leave their mark on the new Kimpton Hotel Monaco by naming 12 of their suites by July 30.

2 days ago


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