Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

about 3 hours ago

 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

Mt. Lebanon’s new $110 million high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

about 3 hours ago

 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

1 day ago

 Monroeville Police Chief K. Douglas Cole said that more than 500 young adults showed up at Winghart's around midnight on Friday for a party.

Police respond to disturbance at Monroeville restaurant; gunshots fired

Monroeville Police Chief K. Douglas Cole said 20 area police departments responded to word of the shooting.

about 14 hours ago

 The tug and barge 64 Express working at Norfolk International Terminals on the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Containers — multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars without the wheels — aren’t typically shipped on rivers. That may change.

1 day ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster

Legislation tainted by Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyist, critics say

By night, the House Transportation chairman wined and dined a top airline lobbyist whose employer was a big campaign donor.

1 day ago

 Amber Bufalini, 14, left, a student at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, gets some reading help Friday from Monica Brunner, 13, an eighth-grader at Assumption School.

School partnership creates a bond stronger than students’ disabilities

Students from the Assumption School and The Day School at the Children’s Institute have a special bond.

1 day ago

Nashville teen arrested for bomb threat at Pittsburgh Brashear High

The teen, who was not identified, also is accused of sending threats to schools in Nashville; Brockton and Whitman, Mass.; and Burke, Va.

1 day ago

 The full space suit of American astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who returned to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft after the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster grounded the other shuttles

Bonhams sale offers items that have been to the moon and back

The space-collectibles sale includes a strap with moon dust, a spacesuit and a Gemini 4 checklist for the first U.S. space walk.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Parking Authority looks to refinance debt

The authority estimates that the moves could save up $6 million over the next decade in interest.

1 day ago

Gibsonia Road work set to begin Monday

Gibsonia Road improvements will bring traffic restrictions starting Monday near Babcock Boulevard in Pine.

about 16 hours ago

 Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

about 16 hours ago

 Police released this photo of the suspect in the bank robbery that occurred Friday in Shaler.

FBI, police investigating Shaler bank robbery

At about 2:43 p.m., police said, a man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller.

about 17 hours ago

 A close up of the sinkhole.

Shadyside sinkhole cuts off water to local residents

The six-inch water main break should be repaired later this evening returning service to affected homes.

about 6 hours ago

Police investigate North Side shooting

Pittsburgh police have blocked off and are surrounding a North Side street where a shooting reportedly took place tonight.

about 4 hours ago

Brush fire reported in Marshall Township

Emergency responders have left the scene of a 1-alarm brush fire in Marshall Township, Allegheny County dispatchers said.

about 6 hours ago

Girl shot with shotgun in Lackawanna Township

A 9-year-old Mercer County girl was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after she was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun.

about 6 hours ago

Girl hit by school van upgraded to stable condition

Police said the girl suffered a broken femur, broken pelvis and severe head trauma in the incident on Arlington Avenue.

about 7 hours ago

 Morning anchor Jennifer Antkowiak tears up as meteorologist Dennis Bowman goes through his last morning telecast on KDKA-TV Friday.

That's a wrap for KDKA-TV weatherman Dennis Bowman

April showers usher out KDKA-TV retiring meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty speak Thursday during their appearances in front of the Post-Gazette's editorial board.

County controller candidates Wagner, Flaherty spar before PG editorial board

The candidates clash on who would allow politics to sully the controller’s office.

2 days ago

 Chickens roam around the coops at Choderwood, an urban “farm” and bed-and-breakfast in Highland Park.

Pittsburgh looking to streamline urban farming trend

A proposed zoning change is looking to make obtaining permits for owning chickens on a property cheaper and easier.

1 day ago

 Mike Hren, COO of StartUptown, a community-based coworking campus for technology and social innovation in Uptown, speaks to members of the P4 Summit during their bus tour on Friday. The conference, held over two days, includes talks, site tours, and discussions.

P4 conference focuses on sustainable urban design in Pittsburgh

Mayor Bill Peduto borrowed a campaign mantra — good enough is not good enough anymore — to signal it is a new day for development.

1 day ago

Northview Heights man charged with intimidating witness in homicide case

Kameron Demus was arrested on charges that he threatened a witness in an upcoming homicide trial and kept heroin and ecstasy in his home.

1 day ago

Allegheny County sheriff's deputy injured while responding to courthouse call

The deputy was released from a local hospital today after she was treated for facial injuries and a cut to her head.

1 day ago

Sto-Rox middle school students to be dismissed on time after evacuation

Students and staff returned to Sto-Rox Middle School hours after being evacuated this afternoon, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

1 day ago

 Surveillance video shows the man who robbed the First Commonwealth Bank in Shaler.

First Commonwealth Bank in Shaler robbed

Lt. Sean Frank described the suspect as a white man who wore a dark sweatshirt, lighter colored pants, a baseball cap and sunglasses.

1 day ago

Temporary section of Glenbury Street to close for weekend tonight

A short detour begins at 7 p.m. today.

1 day ago

Lanes to close today on Route 60 in Robinson, Kennedy

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

1 day ago

Parkway North HOV closed by power outage

There was no word on when they might reopen.

1 day ago

 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's order, issued Wednesday, calls for a government response by Monday.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gives Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses birth control opt-out win

The order follows an appeals court ruling that had ruled the government could enforce the mandates in the Roman Catholic dioceses.

1 day ago

Route 51 ramp to close tonight in Jefferson Hills

The ramp will close from 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday.

1 day ago

Driver charged in fatal DUI crash in Indiana County

The crash occurred as Scott Esteb was pulling out of a parking lot along Route 119 and smashed nearly head-on into the couple.

1 day ago

Paving to restrict Route 51 in McKees Rocks, Stowe

Work will start at 6 p.m. daily.

1 day ago

Defendant in East Busway killing changes plea again

Jordan Bey will serve 40 years to life in prison for the slaying of Omar Islam in 2013.

2 days ago

 “You might be talking a dollar a day at some of these lots,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Could Port Authority start charging for parking at park-n-ride lots?

The Port Authority has 49 park-n-ride lots, some of which it owns and some that are owned by private entities.

2 days ago

 American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten hears of the success of Pittsburgh's Woolslair School during her visit to Pittsburgh Wednesday. At right is Pittsburgh School Director Sylvia Wilson from District 1.

National teachers union leader celebrates success at Pittsburgh Woolslair

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5 parents set an example for others.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh police searched this house on Leolyn Street in Carrick and arrested two residents on drug charges.

Medical examiner says it appears fentanyl, not heroin, caused some overdoses

Several of the specimens from stamp bags were almost pure fentanyl, not heroin, said medical examiner Karl Williams.

1 day ago

Judge says Carnegie woman must repay Keystone Oaks school for theft

A judge ordered the woman, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 at Keystone Oaks High School, to serve jail time.

1 day ago

 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton speaks at a news conference in 2011.

Pittsburgh's federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force

U.S. Attorney David Hickton will lead the group along with Mary Lou Leary, of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

1 day ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Blair, speaks Tuesday at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association's Federal Issues Program and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In event in Washington.

Rep. Bill Shuster admits to ‘personal relationship’ with lobbyist

The House Transportation chairman acknowledged dating the vice president of government affairs for Airlines for America.

2 days ago

Charges withdrawn in Christmas Eve killing in Homewood

Charges were dropped against Ronald Steave, 22, and Mark Coleman, 19, of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Mike Bertolino, left, and Art Grguric, members of Blackleggs Co-op Trout Nursery and Watershed Association, set up a cooker Thursday at Blackleggs Memorial Park in Young, Indiana County. The association is sponsoring a Wild Game Breakfast for anglers on Saturday, the first day of trout season. It has hosted the annual event for the past 30 years.

Trout season opening-day traditions fade

Many rural communities would capitalize on the annual influx of opening day anglers.

2 days ago

Caretaker says McCullough tried to change widow’s mind

The statements in the trial of Charles McCullough go to Shirley Jordan’s state of mind when she was interviewed by a former PG reporter.

1 day ago

Petrolia man dies in Butler County crash

Tyler Ray Thompson, 25, lost control of his pickup truck while was driving north on Route 38 in Washington Township.

1 day ago

 A multi-vehicle crashes snarls traffic this morning on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

Four injured in Route 51 multi-vehicle crash

The crash was reported in the 800 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

1 day ago

Remains of woman who leapt from car found near I-80

State police in Dubois, Clearfield County aren’t saying how the remains of 37-year-old Susan Bachman were found Wednesday.

1 day ago

Sewickley girl missing for a week returned to father

Star Raines-Scales, 17, went missing Friday or Saturday last week.

1 day ago

 Jeff Kozar of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, helps volunteers plant a tree seedlings in April 2012 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek, Somerset County. Three years later, hundreds of volunteers are planting more seedlings today and Saturday at the site.

Hundreds planting 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial to reforest strip mine

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and Saturday at the site in Stonycreek Township.

1 day ago

Girl hit by school van suffered broken pelvis, other injuries

The girl remains in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon incident in the Arlington section of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

Penn Hills school district seeks permission to borrow $18 million

The money is needed to keep the district open until the end of the year, officials say.

2 days ago


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