North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

22 minutes ago

Beaver Falls woman claims eviction was racially motivated

Her landlord, however, responded to her lawsuit saying the family was evicted because she and her biracial children were too loud.

about 3 hours ago

Police investigate bullet striking school van in Armstrong County

The driver said she was on Route 422 in Plumcreek when something struck the vehicle. No students were on board.

about 4 hours ago

 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

about 4 hours ago

Mount Oliver grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

In August 2011, Emile Bizimungu, 32, began trading benefits for cash, then billing the government for food. The total reached $40,000.

about 4 hours ago

 President Barack Obama greets Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald after arriving at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon. Vice President Joe Biden is at right.

Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.

about 5 hours ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano talks with pitching coach Ray Searage in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Tony Sanchez is on the right.

Cincinnati pitcher Cueto silences Bucs, 4-0

The Reds' starter found the corners in striking out 12 and pitching a complete game as Cincinnati took two of three from the Pirates.

about 6 hours ago

 An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

about 6 hours ago

 Lee Schmidt, president of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance, welcomes members of the organization and media to the kick-off for the upcoming Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week which will run from April 25-May 4, 2014.

Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."

about 7 hours ago

Carrick man found not guilty in fatal shooting

Robert Pace, 25, has been jailed since his arrest five years ago.

about 7 hours ago

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

about 8 hours ago

 Butler guard Rene Castro brings the ball up court Dec. 9. The freshman point guard has transferred to Duquesne.

Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.

about 8 hours ago

4 to stand trial in fatal shooting of Washington girl, 10, during robbery

The men, all of Washington, Pa., are charged in the March 31 killing of Ta'Naiyah Thomas, who was struck by a shot fired through a door.

about 9 hours ago

 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA investigators collect financial records from Wilkinsburg Middle School

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

about 9 hours ago

Deputies close Pitcairn bar for not paying drink tax

Gone Country at the Firehouse Lounge is the 45th establishment closed for not paying the 7 percent tax on all alcoholic drinks.

about 10 hours ago

 Former Pittsburgh Police bomb technician Det. Sheldon Williams removes an artillery shell from D&D Auto Salvage in Lawrenceville.

Mayor nominates former cop to Citizen Police Review Board

Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and instructor of the SWAT team, is now a pastor with the Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

about 10 hours ago

IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

about 12 hours ago

Former energy official's death ruled a suicide

Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair had been charged with obstruction of justice late last year. He was found dead Jan. 8.

about 12 hours ago

PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.

about 12 hours ago

 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

about 15 hours ago

 Supports hold signs early this morning in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as students return to Franklin Regional High School.

Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.

about 21 hours ago

 Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Police is seen dressed as an Amish woman. Sgt. Adams, a male police officer, spent time on duty in December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Officer dons Amish dress to apprehend or scare off flasher

Sgt. Chad Adams felt it was important to publicize his undercover assignment, if only to deter the suspect.

about 22 hours ago

Route 22 in Monroeville restricted today, Thursday

Lane closures on Route 22-William Penn Highway in Monroeville are expected to cause delays for drivers today and Thursday.

about 22 hours ago

Dog park to shut 3 weeks in Mount Washington

Mount Washington’s Olympia Park off-leash dog play area will close today through May 9 for the ground to dry out and to allow the grass to

about 22 hours ago

Judge deflates tent at Shadyside B&B

The Mansions at Maple Heights Bed and Breakfast cannot claim its tent as an accessory use, according to a recent court decision.

about 22 hours ago

Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

about 22 hours ago

Hearing postponed for fake 911 calls

Hearings for a former mayoral candidate and his wife, both charged with making more than 100 unnecessary 911 phone calls, have been

about 22 hours ago

 Bill Stolze bought the eight-story former whiskey distillery building on the South Side in 2012 for $495,000.

Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.

about 21 hours ago

 "Balanced Garden" by Duncan MacDiarmid with flowers painted by Victor Capone.

Exhibition at the Westmoreland focuses on Earth's natural wonders

"Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.

about 21 hours ago

 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

about 21 hours ago

 Traffic is directed Tuesday morning as students and parents arrive at Franklin Regional High School.

Franklin Regional students back today

Hundreds of students visited the school Tuesday during an optional opportunity to readjust to their surroundings.

about 21 hours ago

Beaver County sheriff placed on house arrest

Sheriff George David also must surrender his collection of 700 guns as he awaits trial on charges of threatening two individuals.

about 22 hours ago

GOP challenger to Corbett can be on ballot

Bob Guzzardi, a Montgomery County businessman, describes himself as a limited-government alternative to the first-term Republican governor.

about 22 hours ago

 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald answers a  reporter's question during a press conference announcing the county's decision to exclusively retain Highmark for its health care coverage through Dec. 31, 2015.

Allegheny County to stay with Highmark for health insurance

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said he hopes the decision to keep Highmark spurs settlement talks with rival UPMC Health Plan.

about 22 hours ago

South Fayette parents discuss school bullying

South Fayette parents told the school board tonight they want to ensure students are comfortable with reporting bullying incidents.

about 22 hours ago

Lawrence County man charged with raping 14 year-old girl

State police charge Steven L. Haynes, 61, of New Castle, with indecent assault his home.

1 day ago

 Bev Jordan of West Deer, along with Ed Valentas of Monroeville  support drilling with signs saying, "Marcellus Yes"  as they attend Allegheny County Council's public hearing  Tuesday at the Allegheny County  Courthouse.

Public gets chance tonight to speak out on drilling at Deer Lakes Park

County council is considering a lease that would allow horizontal drilling for natural gas beneath the property.

1 day ago

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close overnight

Workers will be removing a section of the suspended ceiling.

1 day ago

Suspect in fatal Troy Hill shooting taken into custody

U.S. marshals tracked Theodore Smedley, 18, to a home in Wilkinsburg today and arrested him without incident.

1 day ago

Former airport director gets $134,375 in severance

Bradley D. Penrod, who had worked at the airport for more than 30 years, was ousted by the Airport Authority Board last month.

1 day ago

 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

UPMC can hire vendor to copy Ravenstahl computer data

But a federal judge says the recovered data must be kept in a sealed envelope until it is needed in court.

1 day ago

Man in critical condition after being shot in Larimer

The victim was shot twice during a home invasion this morning.

1 day ago

Mayor touts 'progress' of his first 100 days

Mayor Bill Peduto publishes a report pointing out the achievements that his administration has delivered.

1 day ago

Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

1 day ago

Pens assign three players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Defenseman Simon Despres is sent down, along with forwards Harry Zolnierczyk and Chuck Kobasew.

1 day ago

Former property manager with Pittsburgh Housing Authority claims sexual harassment

Janell Walker of Hazelwood says she also experienced a hostile work environment before being fired in January 2013.

1 day ago

Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

1 day ago

Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

1 day ago

Latrobe man struck by train dies

The Westmoreland County coroner's office identified him as Tyler L. Quakenbush, 21, of Latrobe.

1 day ago

Butler woman dies after Sunday motorcycle crash

Passenger Julie Codispot, 46, was riding with her husband when a vehicle hit their motorcycle at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 19.

1 day ago


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