The gravesite of Francis "Bud" Owens in Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium.

Documentary retraces WWII serviceman's fatal trek through the Pyrenees

Relatives’ expedition honors the legacy of B-17 gunner Bud Owens of Lawrenceville, who died in 1943 in the snowy mountains.

about 21 hours ago

 Vivien Li begins her new job as president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

Riverlife organization lands prize catch from Boston’s Harbor

Vivien Li, who for 24 years led the Boston Harbor Association, becomes president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

about 14 hours ago

No water service tonight on part of North Craig Street in Oakland

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will shut off water service to a street in Oakland overnight tonight for six hours.

about 9 hours ago

 Loc "Mike" Vong

Larimer man pleads guilty to Carrick homicide

Loc "Mike" Vong, 24, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge before Judge David R. Cashman.

about 6 hours ago

Sheraden and Windgap to be sprayed with mosquito pesticide

The treatment is set for 8 to 10 p.m. in residential areas of Sheraden and Windgap, along Middletown Road and Chartiers Avenue.

about 5 hours ago

 People wave flags for the LST 325 as it heads toward the North Shore during its last visit to Pittsburgh in 2010.

World War II transport ship to deliver glimpse of history in Pittsburgh

The ship, which made 40 trips taking soldiers, supplies and equipment from England to France in World War II, will dock near Heinz Field.

about 21 hours ago

 The city’s budget office has started rounding up records of all the cameras purchased by neighborhood groups with public funds.

Pittsburgh seeking to implement surveillance camera privacy policy

Latest in a series: City officials are trying to implement the ordinance, but some parts are blockaded by the Coast Guard.

about 21 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

439,000 join Pennsylvania Medicaid

Of the new enrollees, nearly 37,000 are from Allegheny County, according to state statistics.

about 21 hours ago

 An architectural rendering of a switchback ramp for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Monongahela Wharf.

Mon Wharf connector to aid bikers, pedestrians

A switchback ramp from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and a connector to Point State Park begin construction next spring.

about 21 hours ago

Woman charged with assaulting officers during Sunday arrest in Pittsburgh

Amber Kabina was in Allegheny County Jail on charges of assaulting law enforcement officers, assault, resisting arrest and other crimes.

about 4 hours ago

 Brother Shamus McGrenra the 68-year-old Franciscan friar.

Friar bikes for charity after battling cancer

A Franciscan friar, who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer two years ago, kicked off a 550-mile bike ride for charity in Duquesne today.

about 21 hours ago

Broken water line repaired at Allegheny General Hospital

The hospital implemented its Emergency Operations Plan after the broken line caused water to flow into several elevator shafts and a

about 5 hours ago

 Korean War veteran Bill Aubele of Bethel Park, center, along with fellow veterans Richard Guman of Brentwood and Chuck Thompson of Arlington, salute the U.S. flag today during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on the North Shore.

Dozens at North Shore memorial mark 65th anniversary of Korean War

Edward E. Stevens, an 83-year-old Collier resident and Korean War veteran, led the brief ceremony.

about 10 hours ago

Campaign donations from strangers not uncommon, county councilman testifies

Councilman Edward Kress testified today in the trial of former Councilman Charles P. McCullough.

about 8 hours ago

 Cameron Tonkinwise

Odysseys: Australian leads CMU's design studies program

Cameron Tonkinwise moved to Brooklyn from Australia. In 2012, his teaching career in the field of design brought him to Pittsburgh.

about 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices take another dip

Nationally, prices are down 3 cents a gallon in the past week to an average of $2.73.

about 12 hours ago

Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

about 21 hours ago

Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

about 21 hours ago

Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

about 21 hours ago

Paving work affects southbound Route 51

Southbound traffic on Route 51 in Jefferson Hills will be restricted to one lane today and Tuesday, during paving and repair work.

about 21 hours ago

Toddler injured after falling through window in Marshall-Shadeland

A 2-year-old toddler was injured today after he fell out of a second-story window while chasing a cat in Marshall-Shadeland.

56 minutes ago

Three injured in vehicle crash in Lincoln Place

Two people were sent to a local hospital and one was entrapped this evening after a motor vehicle crash in Pittsburgh's Lincoln Place

about 1 hour ago

 The Schwab Auditorium made from buff-colored brick is named for Bethlehem Steel Corp. founder Charles M. Schwab and was completed in 1903, according to the school's web site.

One injured in Penn State balcony collapse

Part of a balcony overhang fell inside Schwab Auditorium as 500 people attended an event for prospective engineering students.

about 3 hours ago

Code orange pollution day issued Tuesday for Pittsburgh

The state has issued a “code orange” alert with the air quality index expected to enter the range of 101 to 150 for Pittsburgh,

about 3 hours ago

 Esther McNeal, 93, of Harrison City, meets Pirates manager Clint Hurdle before Sunday's game Sunday at PNC Park. With Mrs. McNeal are granddaughter Cindy Shtur of San Diego and Ms. Shtur’s parents, Jane and Michael Shtur of Harrison City.

First game in 50 years worth the wait for longtime Pirates fan

The family of 93-year-old Pirates fan Esther McNeal planned a day at the ballgame, her first at PNC Park.

about 21 hours ago

 Pittsburgh is receiving a flurry of national media attention lately.

Why is Pittsburgh being called the new darling destination?

Last week’s flurry of national media attention on the city’s charms has become the new normal.

1 day ago

 Cathy Fowlkes speaks with Dr. Alicia Kaplan at Allegheny  Health Network's facility in Bethel Park.

Brain electrodes help Mt. Lebanon woman with OCD

Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.

1 day ago

Sestak welcomes challenge from McGinty in Senate race

Joe Sestak, who lost to Republican Pat Toomey five years ago, was in South Park on Saturday.

1 day ago

 Benedikte Gijsbregs of Belgium, left, holds a photo of WWII solider Donald Ward, a Washington County native, whose grave she maintains. Debra Rufffing, related to Pvt. Ward, is at right.

Belgian woman who cares for U.S. WWII soldier's grave meets his Washington County family

Benedikte Gijsbregs cares for the grave of Pvt. Donald Ward in Belgium. After years of searching, she has finally found his survivors.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Promise program gets a reality lesson

The Promise has reduced the maximum total scholarship to $30,000, with an annual maximum of $7,500, beginning with the Class of 2017.

1 day ago

Crafton man who died this weekend appeared to be victim of attempted robbery, police say

David Poole, 44, died around 10 a.m. Saturday at West Penn Hospital; he spent several months in a coma as a result of a beating.

about 9 hours ago

 Jannah Johari, 10, planned and hosted the 1Hood First Annual Princess Party on Saturday at the City of Asylum on the North Side.

A ‘Princess Party’ for everyone

Three dozen girls got the red carpet treatment at the first-ever Princess Party on Saturday, at City of Asylum on the North Side.

1 day ago

 Jason Snyder at his office at the Consumer Health Coalition in Pittsburgh. He is the organization’s executive director.

Addiction knows no bounds: One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers

For those with seemingly successful lives, the fear of losing esteem at work and in the community can be a powerful deterrent to recovery.

1 day ago

City officer fires gun during arrest at Carrick house

No one was injured the shooting and the officer will be returning to duty, a police commander said.

1 day ago

Man shot in back in Crafton Heights

Pittsburgh police said gunfire was reported shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Woodlow Street.

1 day ago

Man killed in Washington County house fire

The fire was reported at 3:08 a.m. on Lawton Street in Monongahela, according to county emergency officials.

1 day ago

Police investigate Manchester shooting

Police believe a Manchester shooting Sunday night left at least one person injured.

about 23 hours ago

Stabbing in Northview Heights leaves one injured

Zone 1 police responded to the scene on the 300 block of Penfort Street. The stabbing happened around 9 p.m.

1 day ago

Westmoreland County hazmat team responds to strong odor near high-rise

A resident from the Filbern Manor apartment complex first reported the chlorine-like odor around 9:30 p.m.

about 23 hours ago

Fatal shooting in Sharon

The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. near the intersection of East State Street and Woodrow Court. Sharon Police are investigating.

about 23 hours ago

Man in bike incident speaks out against harassment charges

Fehmi Abdullah contends the couple purposefully rode slowly in front of him as he attempted to take his autistic son to a therapy session.

1 day ago

 Ronald Lawrence, right, local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, stops to talks with Mack Nelson Jr., a Junior at Gateway HS of Monroeville. The summer camp, called InfoLink 100, is being held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.

Teens give up some summer to learn a lot of computer skills

The summer camp, called InfoLink 100, is part of an effort to cultivate computer skills in African-American students, ages 14 to 18.

2 days ago

 The dam as seen Friday at Ryerson Station State Park in Greene County. The dam was damaged by longwall mining in 2005 and the lake was drawn down. The state said Friday that the ground is still moving and a new dam cannot be constructed at the site.

Greene County’s Duke Lake will not be refilled, state says

According to a new study, new mining planned over the next four years adjacent to the 1,164-acre park could cause even more instability.

2 days ago

Benefit concert held for St. Basil, but festival up in the air

In a 90-minute span Wednesday night, Carrick may have lost a community tradition some six decades old.

2 days ago

 A statue in memory of slain Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco was installed Friday outside Heinz Field on the North Shore.

New statue honoring slain police dogs erected on Pittsburgh’s North Side

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial worked to install the statue in memory of Pittsburgh police dog Rocco, who died after he was stabbed.

2 days ago

Marianist brother who taught at North Catholic gets 2-year term for sex abuse in Australia

Bernard Hartman received a three-year sentence, with one year suspended, following convictions of sexually abusing three children.

2 days ago

 At Main Exhibit Gallery on West Main Street in Ligonier, all the arts and crafts are made by local of American artisans.

Shopping in Ligonier is worth the drive

Just because the Ligonier Valley is known as a playground for the rich doesn't mean the rest of us can't play there, too.

2 days ago

Obituary: Ruth Furman Miller / Lifetime devotee of Duquesne Incline, worked to reopen it with her husband

Ms. Miller, along with her late husband, David Miller, did door-to-door fundraising to revive the Duquesne Incline in the 1960s.

2 days ago

PWSA will save nearly $1M by refinancing

The authority is refinancing the bonds through Bank of America, which will provide a loan for a 0.69 percent annual fee.

2 days ago

Homewood Station to be closed during weekend

The station will close from 6 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Saturday.

2 days ago