Nettie Gibson, left, flashes a smile with Eileen Gibson. Nettie was injured when Eileen, who was drunk, crashed into her on Aug. 10, 2011. It took multiple surgeries and rehab for Nettie to physically heal, and she eventually forgave Eileen.

A DUI crash, a horrific injury and a tale of forgiveness

Nettie Gibson and Eileen Gibson first came together in a terrible crash. Three years later, they met again and found common ground.

about 6 hours ago

 Customers arrive at the SouthSide Works to watch "The Interview," as security personnel stands by Thursday.

Pittsburgh screening of 'The Interview' attracts patriotic crowd

The movie about the assassination of North Korea’s leader has netted tepid reviews but strong response after attempts to shut it down.

about 6 hours ago

 Brian Mendelssohn, left, owner of Lawrenceville's Row Hose Cinema, shuffles Asian dinner items that his customers ordered to eat during the movie "Die Hard" on Thursday.

Kung Pao Christmas: Movies, Chinese food a Jewish tradition

The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville celebrated Christmas with a double feature: Chinese food and movies.

about 6 hours ago

 Andy Pugh is back in his Squirrel Hill home after helping manage an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

Squirrel Hill aid worker helped manage Ebola response in Sierra Leone

Andy Pugh managed a child protection program and then an Ebola treatment center.

about 6 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay, right, wrote a letter saying he intends to create an Office of Professional Standards within the police bureau.

Pittsburgh officer who shot Leon Ford placed on desk duty

Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay wrote that the transfer was not punitive but an effort to restore the community’s faith in the bureau.

1 day ago

 Artist Martin D. Leisser’s “A March Snow Storm: Sixth Avenue in 1902” belongs to the Duquesne Club’s art collection. The urban scene was likely inspired by a foot of snow that fell on the city in early March of that year. We bring this to you, in the ninth year of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tradition, to mark the blessings of the season and to wish our readers every happiness.

Artist captured Sixth Avenue in 1902 Pittsburgh snowstorm

The painting shows a Downtown street as it was a century ago, before construction of the current City Hall and Oliver Building.

1 day ago

Intense fire displaces Mount Oliver residents late Christmas Eve

Standing in the rain late Wednesday, Mr. McBride watched firefighters scramble to save the home he had decorated for the holiday.

1 day ago

 Goodfellows cartoon

The story behind the Goodfellows Fund campaign

More than 2,000 generous Post-Gazette readers stepped up to make this year’s campaign a success.

1 day ago

 An effort to make public data more available includes a survey that encourages citizens' feedback at

Online center to serve as data portal for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

A $1.8 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will help start the effort of making data more useful and easily available.

1 day ago

 Salvation Army personnel help to console friends and relatives of Norma McClain, 79, the woman who died in the fire, according to her son Mark Lundsford.

Christmas morning fire claims elderly woman inside Penn Hills home

Penn Hills Fire Chief Shawn Snyder said the woman was found 10 feet from her front door.

about 8 hours ago

North Side nuisance property can be demolished, judge says

The judge denied a motion to extend the period during which Michael Bucaro could sell his East Allegheny house at 901 Constance St.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh police K-9 officers sit on the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum before the memorial service for K-9 officer Rocco in February.

Donations sought for North Shore memorial honoring Rocco, other police K-9s

Ed Lackey, vice president of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County, said the statue hopefully will be unveiled in May.

about 10 hours ago

Christmas Day closings in Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania

Most government offices will be closed for the Christmas Day holiday.

1 day ago

Route 88 in Washington County reopens after crash

The crash, in which a vehicle hit a utility pole, occurred in the 6300 block of the highway in Finleyville.

about 9 hours ago

Williams Ohio Valley not yet sure what caused fire at its ethane pipeline meter station

The fire was contained to the facility's flare area piping and was extinguished overnight.

about 8 hours ago

Fire caused by pipeline explosion at Washington County gas plant under control

A Washington County dispatch supervisor said the fire was under control and that there were no injuries.

1 day ago

 La Keisha Wolf, executive director of the Ujamaa Collective, talks about fair trade and racial justice issues during a recent session at the collective in the Hill District.

Pittsburgh group using art as 'a bridge and a convener' in race-relations discussion

A program also has begun to help minority organizations compete for grants, build audiences and grab exhibition opportunities.

2 days ago

 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark and the U.S. Steel Tower offices of UPMC are seen in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Binding arbitration for UPMC, Highmark

The UPMC-Highmark in-network contract expires Dec. 31.

1 day ago

Two wounded in Beltzhoover shooting

Pittsburgh Police officers responded to the call just after 8 p.m.

1 day ago

One hurt in Hill District shooting

The man was in stable condition at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, according to a press release.

1 day ago

 A woman, concerned that a body found along Felicia Way in Homewood was her son, is comforted at the scene today.

Police investigate link between Homewood killing, reported sexual assault

The man, 23-year-old Devin Jackson of Homewood, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials have not said how he died.

1 day ago

Wind advisory posted for Western Pennsylvania

Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph are forecast.

1 day ago

West Virginia doctor pleads no contest to illegally prescribing painkillers

Edita Milan, 75, of Fairmont was motivated by greed, the U.S. attorney's office said.

1 day ago

Broker imprisoned for mortgage fraud faces new charges

David C. Jackson, a mortgage broker who went to prison in 2006 in a loan fraud conspiracy, was indicted Monday.

1 day ago

Man shot in Homewood in critical condition

The unidentified man had just dropped off his daughters and was shot in the chest outside of an apartment building.

1 day ago

 The Pennsylvanian, as seen from the Hill District, a 242-unit apartment complex at Grant Street and Liberty Avenue, and a a former train station is being offered for sale by its owner, Brothers Property Corporation of Coral Gables, Fla.

The Pennsylvanian in Downtown Pittsburgh up for sale

The 242-unit apartment complex at Grant Street and Liberty Avenue is being offered for sale by its owner, Brothers Property Corp.

1 day ago

Utica Shale well blowout in Ohio brought under control

No explosion or fire occurred during the 10 days that well gas emissions flowed out of control.

1 day ago

 The first Allegheny Tunnel, which currently carries westbound traffic, was built in the late 1930s and the second opened in 1965.

Pa. Turnpike considers plans to replace Allegheny Tunnels in Somerset County

Three options call for new tunnels; three others would carve an open highway into the mountain.

2 days ago

 Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating this robbery suspect in connection with a theft Monday afternoon at the PNC bank branch in Bethel Park.

Reward offered for information in PNC Bank robbery in Bethel Park

The FBI and police described the suspect as a white male, about 5-feet-7 with a medium build in his late 20s to early 30s.

1 day ago

Former LTV site to set sustainability standard

Almono LP has hired a top global architecture and design firm, to revamp the master plan with an emphasis on sustainability.

2 days ago

 Hannah Nolte, 17, of Moon Area High School, finishes working on a vanilla cake during a culinary arts class at one of the remodeled kitchens at the Parkway West Career and Technology Center Wednesday.

Culinary upgrades in line with student needs at vocational school

State-of-the-art improvements to kitchens at Parkway West Career and Technology Center are more closely attuned to industry standards.

2 days ago

 Plantronics’ BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth earbud headphones feature a sweat-proof design for runners.

Shop Holiday: Last-minute gift ideas

If you have a little anxiety this Christmas Eve, stay calm: A trove of gift suggestions awaits, starting with “cocktail kits.“

2 days ago

Hampton-based nonprofit receives grant from Wal-Mart

The $20,000 for the North Hills Community Outreach food pantry will be used to buy a walk-in freezer.

2 days ago

 Brennan McCann , a senior at South Fayette High School, talks about the problems during production of "swarf," long curly metal remains. Students from Upper St. Clair and South Fayette high schools joined together to try to solve real-world problems for local companies.

Upper St. Clair, South Fayette students aim to 'change the world' through STEAM

The high school students collaborated to suggest to Cecil cookware maker ways to improve technology and save resources.

2 days ago

 Murrysville Councilman Rege Synan, right, congratulates Medic One administrative director Darrick Gerrano on the 2014 Community Service award that the municipality gave to Medic One.

Murrysville EMS named Agency of the Year

The award honors a large-volume EMS agency for its contribution to development and growth of quality pre-hospital care in their community.

2 days ago

Chartiers Valley students search for Korean War veterans for memorial

They are reaching out to the community to obtain information about fallen veterans of the Korean War.

2 days ago

 Charles Cort, left, poses with his brother ,Dr. Hugh Cort, as they hold a calligraphy version of a portion of "The Battle of Bushy Run," which was written in 1901 by their relative Cyrus Cort.

Alabama brothers find their roots in Westmoreland

Charles and Hugh Cort found a family connection with the Battle of Bushy Run fought in 1763 in what is today Jeannette.

2 days ago

Penn Township community center to change ownership

The Level Green fire department will take ownership of the Shelley Proskin Recreation Center in Penn Township in February.

2 days ago

Budget holds line on taxes in North Huntingdon

The $15.6 million budget will keep real estate taxes at 11.7 mills.

2 days ago

Bethel Park chamber, students work to boost local shopping

The new Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce and Bethel Park High School DECA students formed a partnership to promote local businesses.

2 days ago

North school news: A.W. Beattie, Deer Lakes, North Hills, Seneca Valley, Shaler

School news from the north communities.

2 days ago

No tax increase in North Fayette's 2015 budget

Residents will see service charges for convenience of using charge or debit cards to pay municipal fees.

2 days ago

Jury takes recess in dognapping trial

The jury in the dognapping trial of a Spring Hill-City View woman was unable to reach a verdict.

2 days ago

Suspect in rapes in Stowe and Philadelphia returned to U.S.

Investigators on both sides of Pennsylvania spent two years tracking down a rape suspect wanted in connection with an attack in Stowe.

2 days ago

Residents encouraged to display blue lights to honor fallen officers

The request comes at a time when tensions between police and residents are high in many cities across the country.

2 days ago

 Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette shot on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Peter Smith/local Volunteers Cynthia Calkins and Mayor Bill Peduto serve Christmas meals Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

All 'Undercover Boss' money will be accounted for, mayor says

Mayor Peduto served meals at the Light of Life Rescue Mission and pledged to account for funds raised for his “Undercover Boss” gig.

2 days ago

Zoo to close for 6 weeks for construction

A zoo spokeswoman said the early-January to mid-February closure is good timing because the zoo normally sees low attendance then.

2 days ago

Music teacher instructed students for more than 80 years

Mr. Reichenfeld taught music for more than 80 years and helped found and conduct the Wilkinsburg Symphony.

2 days ago

 Kristen and Douglas Barbour leave  the Allegheny County Courthouse after a court appearance in June.

State review backs Franklin Park child abuse probe

A review of the abuse of two Ethiopian children recommends changes to ensure adoptive parents are better prepared for their task.

2 days ago

Steel Valley school board appoints coaches

One board member laments the lack of interviews with other candidates for the top job in the Steel Valley football program.

2 days ago


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