U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton

U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.

about 12 hours ago

 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont on Friday.

Fire destroys Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church

Exactly a month after its pastor of 43 years died, the oldest church in Oakmont was destroyed by fire.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Report shows Allegheny County Jail accepts fewer inmates, keeps them longer

The report from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services sheds light on the population that makes up the Allegheny County Jail.

1 day ago

Green Tree conference examines African immigrant health issues

A national conference is being held in Green Tree to help organizations eliminate health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.

1 day ago

Pennsylvania Turnpike delays expected early Sunday

Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits for five hours.

1 day ago

Man dead in North Union house fire

State police said Randy Shipley, 60, was found dead inside 105 Crums Lane once firefighters contained the blaze.

1 day ago

Part of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close early Sunday morning

The Pennsylvania Turnpike between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits will be closed in both directions for five hours.

2 days ago

 "Burgh Tea" has labels containing photos and information about Allegheny County parks and regional attractions.

New Colteryahn tea promotes Allegheny County parks

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced a promotion features park scenes on bottles of Colteryahn Dairy iced-tea lemonade.

2 days ago

 The company 980 Liberty Partners has offered $9.5 million for the August Wilson Center property in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Bank urges judge not to delay sale of August Wilson Center

Dollar Bank holds a $7.9 million mortgage on the building and wants to recoup the entire amount.

1 day ago

 Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, looks on at a No campaigner Thursday during a walkabout in Ellon, Scotland.

Pittsburgh-area Scots have mixed emotions about vote

For many Pittsburgh-area Scots, pride, history were involved in decision.

2 days ago

Judge approves payment after botched federal raid in Bellevue

The money is part of a proposed $100,000 settlement the government agreed to pay to settle a suit brought in June 2011 by Gary Adams.

1 day ago

 Kamala Biswa, 19, sits in her neighbor's home in Bildangi II, one of the remaining Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal, near the Indian border. Kamala, a shy girl, is immigrating to Akron, Ohio.

Refugee camps in eastern Nepal: Lives in limbo

Post-Gazette reporter Moriah Balingit and photographer Julia Rendleman traveled to eastern Nepal to report on lives of Bhutanese refugees.

2 days ago

Production issues cause delays of Post-Gazette

Due to production delays, some Pittsburgh Post-Gazette customers did not receive a paper this morning.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

2 days ago

Allegheny County health officials: Bethel Park schools too quick to release alert on virus

The county Health Department director said the CDC has no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in the region.

2 days ago

Pittsburghers own fewer home computers than average

The metro area ranks last among the 25 largest U.S. cities, the Census Bureau reports.

3 days ago

 A blue Sunpro container sits at Range Resources' Carter Impoundment in Washington County.

Range Resources to pay $4.15M penalty

Range Resources will pay the penalty to settle violations related to six Marcellus Shale gas drilling and fracking wastewater impoundments.

2 days ago

 The lone member of the Committee on Governance and Long Range Planning to vote against Thursday's proposal was alumni trustee Anthony Lubrano.

Reorganization would add to Penn State board of trustees

A proposal would provide give representation to students, faculty and the alumni association but also keep the nine alumni board members.

2 days ago

Education department resists expanded audit

The department says Auditor Eugene Depasquale is “succumbing to political tactics.”

2 days ago

Police searching for man, son who disappeared last week

Raymond Pope, 4, is believed to have been abducted by Radford Pope, his non-custodial father, after the pair went to the movies Sept. 10.

3 days ago

Google ponies up $64,657 in funding for area students

The $64,657 worth of donations ranged from paper to microscopes.

2 days ago

 Earl Hill is the new director of Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, where he said positive changes are continuing.

New director of Shuman Juvenile Detention Center positive about new changes

Earl Hill tells County Council he is in the process of making changes to the county’s juvenile detention center.

3 days ago

Goodbye Rosedale Technical Institute; hello Rosedale Technical College

Non-profit school says it is changing its name to better reflect its impact on workforce development.

4 days ago

 An unmarked Westmoreland County sheriff's vehicle transporting Alex Hribal, the teen charged in the knife attack at Franklin Regional High School, exits the back garage of the Saloom-Rega Funeral home in Mount Pleasant.

Franklin Regional stabbing suspect allowed to attend relative's funeral visitation

Alex Hribal, 16, will remain in the physical custody of the Westmoreland County sheriff’s office at all times.

4 days ago

 War veterans salute Tuesday during the singing of the national anthem in the celebration of the 100th year of the formation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at William Pitt Union in Oakland. In 1914 what is now the Pitt student union was the Schenley Hotel, where the modern Veterans of Foreign Wars was organized.

VFW marks 100th birthday at Pitt

More than 150 VFW members took part Tuesday in a wreath-laying at Pitt to mark the 100th birthday of the veterans’ group.

4 days ago

State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.

4 days ago

Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

Retirement brings all kinds of fulfilling options, once you’re tired of watching TV.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Officials say the policy is meant to improve employees’ health rather than exact punishment.

5 days ago

 Kent Tekulve, who played with the Pirates in the 1970s and '80s, is recovering from a Sept. 5 heart transplant.

Former Pirates pitcher Kent Tekulve recovering from heart transplant

Tekulve fell ill with heart failure from blocked coronary arteries on Christmas Eve, and had the transplant surgery on Sept. 5.

4 days ago

Enrollment losses drive Cal U to lay off 16

The university will leave another 14 vacant positions unfilled.

4 days ago

New Castle-based Jameson Health System to become part of UPMC

As part of the deal, UPMC will invest $70 million to develop services at Jameson’s 25 facilities.

4 days ago

 Leon Ford waits for the jury's verdict at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Alternate jurors' role can be challenging

Eleven jurors begin their 21st hour of deliberations this morning in the case of a black Millvale man whom police shot and paralyzed.

6 days ago

 Leon Ford reacts Monday after he was found not guilty of aggravated assault.

Jury finds Pittsburgh-area man not guilty of aggravated assault in traffic stop shooting

Leon Ford was also charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and escape, but the jury was deadlocked on those charges.

5 days ago

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

5 days ago

 Bishop Merle Taylor presides over service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Green Tree.

Mormon population expanding in Pittsburgh region

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has expanded from two to three stakes (regional groupings) in the Pittsburgh area.

6 days ago

 Ruth Lorena Krauss with her two sons.

Odysseys: El Salvador native embraces Steel City's energy

Metaphysical pursuits brought Ruth Lorena Krauss here 10 years ago.

6 days ago

City calendar: 09/15/14

A look at the events coming up for the week ahead.

6 days ago

 Bhutanese refugees Bhim Maya Poudyel, center, blows up balloons for Apson Thapa, 3, left, and Perika Poudel, 4, before a family birthday party at her apartment in Carrick. Bhim said birthdays are not a big deal and go without celebration in Nepal. "The kids learn about birthday parties in school," she said.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo

Many were forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence. Most likely, they can’t return home or are afraid to do so.

1 week ago

 Orangemen and women march during a pro union parade in Edinborough, less than a week before voters go to the polls in a yes or no referendum on whether Scotland should become and independent country. An estimated 10,000 people took part in a Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland procession in support of the Union on Saturday morning.

Passions run high as vote on Scottish independence nears

Elsewhere in the U.K., citizens are looking on with envy as Scots immerse themselves in unprecedented levels of debate.

1 week ago

Families gather in search of the missing from WWII, Korea, Vietnam

About 83,000 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen remain missing overall, about 73,000 of them from World War II alone.

1 week ago

 Edward Hahaly, left and his wife, Jean, of Greenfield pray as Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik leads the liturgy at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Greenfield Saturday night.

Pittsburgh vigil unites Catholic traditions with liturgies

The goal of the 20-hour vigil was “to give people the idea that people worship differently, and it’s OK to have something different.”

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh transplant surgeons say they support a possible revamping of the liver distribution policy aimed at getting more organs to the sickest patients — and cutting waiting-list deaths — across the country.

National changes in liver transplant protocols favored by Pittsburgh doctors

But other transplant centers are at odds over suggested changes in liver distribution aimed at getting more organs to the sickest patients.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh radio legend and WJAS-AM morning host Jack Bogut in the WJAS-AM studios in Green Tree in 2000. Many listeners last month were dismayed when WJAS 1320-AM ditched its long-standing format featuring standard music and a warm talk-host lineup, including local icons Mr. Bogut and Bill Cardille.

Format change at WJAS-AM leaves longtime listeners bereft

Once the radio home of standards and gentle hosts, WJAS has been turned into syndicated conservative talk, leaving loyal listeners livid.

1 week ago

The state of Pittsburgh's smaller musical organizations

Small classical music group face tough financial challenges and may lack the deep-pocketed donors and brand names of the bigger groups.

1 week ago

 Eileen Pisaneschi purchased the century-old, one-room schoolhouse she attended in Frenchville, Clearfield County, and maintains it as a museum.

One room, one school, many memories in rural Clearfield

At a preserved, 100-year-old, one-room schoolhouse in Clearfield County, alumni will gather to recall their days as students there.

1 week ago

Some Post-Gazette delivery delays this morning

Papers are being delivered and deliveries will continue.

1 week ago

Escape draws heightens concerns at Ohio prison

Officials at minimum-medium security prison had been warned by unionized correctional officers that an escape had been planned day before.

1 week ago

 These undated photos from the Lima, Ohio Police Department show T.J. Lane, 19, left, and Clifford E. Opperud, 45. Lane, convicted of killing three students at the high school in Chardon, Ohio, scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with Opperud and another prisoner, and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early today.

Escaped Chardon, Ohio, school shooter captured near prison

Authorities say convicted shooter T.J. Lane and two other prisoners scrambled over a fence hours earlier at a state prison in Lima.

1 week ago

 A jet makes its final approach at Pittsburgh International Airport while crossing traffic signs over Beer School Road in Moon.

Some commuter service returning to Pittsburgh International Airport

Florida-based Sun Air will be starting flights between the Findlay airport and Jamestown, New York, and Altoona in mid October.

1 week ago

 Provost Patricia Beeson conveyed her decision on intellectual property rights in a letter being distributed to members of the Faculty Assembly.

Pitt postpones requiring employees to sign over intellectual property rights

Provost Patricia Beeson conveyed her decision in a letter being distributed today to members of the Faculty Assembly.

1 week ago


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