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 Betsy Hawley is the director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, founded at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Coalition aiming to support, strengthen children's palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.

about 7 hours ago


Ex-Cranberry couple charged in bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement cases

Gregory and Maria Makozy were named in separate indictments handed up under seal Aug. 25 in Pittsburgh.

about 7 hours ago


 Djamal Eleam

Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.

about 7 hours ago


 An automobile-tractor trailer crash blocked Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh's East Carnegie neighborhood Sunday morning, fouling traffic on the detour for the westbound Parkway West.

Parkway West detour reopened after crash

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

about 21 hours ago


 Paul Heckbert, left, of Edgewood and Yale Cohen of Squirrel Hill, after getting off the Capitol Limited in Connellsville Friday morning. The two were trying out Amtrak's planned new service that allows cyclists to roll their bikes onto the train without boxing them.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as this week.

1 day ago


Venango County man found guilty in fatal stabbing on North Side

Sentencing for David Umstead is scheduled for Nov. 24.

2 days ago


 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

2 days ago


Top official resigns from state Office of Inspector General

Anthony J. Fiore had served in the office since April 2011 and as deputy since March 2012.

2 days ago


State police looking for two suspects in armed robbery in Fayette County

State police said two men went into the Circle K at 251 Hopwood-Fairchance Road, brandished handguns and demanded money and cigarettes.

2 days ago


 While some of the mistakes did not necessarily make students ineligible for aid, a state review classified 47 percent of the records at Cheyney University as ineligible.

Review finds federal aid at Cheyney University mishandled

As much as $29.6 million in federal financial aid might have to be returned, more than half of the financial aid received over three years.

3 days ago


Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

3 days ago


 A group of teens walk through Grandview Park on Mount Washington in December.

Survey reveals concerns, positives in health of Allegheny County youths

They have higher rates of seeing doctors, eating vegetables and breakfast, getting eight hours of sleep, and feeling safe in their schools.

4 days ago


Groups to sue EPA in effort to better regulate disposal of fracking waste

The environmental groups allege the EPA has failed for years to tighten drilling and waste disposal regulations, as required by federal law.

4 days ago


 Students leave Philip Barbour High School on Wednesday, the day after a freshman held a class hostage with a pistol.

‘Crisis avoided’ for school in small West Virginia town

State police said the boy, 14, used a pistol to take a teacher and more than two dozen classmates hostage on Tuesday.

4 days ago


 Jessica Tang of Sewickley holds her son Connor, 3 days old, at the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health in the Strip District on Aug. 19. Ms. Tang had both of her sons at The Midwife Center.

Popularity of midwife delivery growing in Western Pennsylvania

Stand-alone birth practices can cut delivery costs up to 50 percent over traditional hospitals.

5 days ago


Clairton man, Rankin woman facing federal charges for sex trafficking of minors

Robert Middlebrook, 40, is accused of sex trafficking and related offenses as well as conspiracy to sell heroin.

4 days ago


 Uber's app does not provide a tipping option, but if a passenger insists on tipping, Uber drivers are free to accept it.

Do you need to tip your Uber driver?

When it comes to tipping, some Uber drivers have started to take matters into their own hands.

6 days ago


 Morgan C. Culbertson

CMU student admits developing controls for Android phones

Morgan Culbertson, 20, of Churchill pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to designing and trying to sell Android phone controls.

5 days ago


 Nolan Burch, 18, died after consuming a large quantity of alcohol at a Kappa Sigma fraternity event on Nov. 11.

Overhaul of Greek life set to begin at WVU

An administrator will soon oversee the actions of sororities and fraternities at the school.

1 week ago


Allegheny Intermediate Unit board continues reductions in staff

The board eliminated 12 full-time and four part-time positions and will close a small program for preschoolers with autism.

6 days ago


 More than 50 bridges in Allegheny County are among those scheduled to be replaced during the life of the program.

Private consortium begins bridge repairs in Allegheny County

The bridges are among 558 being replaced in an innovative public-private partnership.

1 week ago


Parkway West overnight closures planned starting tonight

The closures will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to the Interstate 79 interchange.

6 days ago


Gas prices continue to fall in Pittsburgh region

Last week, Pittsburgh-area drivers paid 3.7 cents less per gallon than the previous week at an average of $2.71 for a gallon of regular.

6 days ago


 Edward Metka, a retired civil engineer, began collecting the streetcars in the 1980s.

Somerset County man wants to get streetcars back on track

Nostalgia alone doesn’t drive Ed Metka, who has collected 40 old streetcars in Windber and urges cities to return to using them.

1 week ago


Inbound Parkway West reopens for traffic

The North Shore will be awash in fans and traffic as the Steelers and Pirates both play at home.

1 week ago


 The inside of theater at the Southside Works Cinema. Following theater shootings across the nation, movie theaters in Pittsburgh, including Southside Works, implement heightened security measures.

Pittsburgh movie theaters the latest venues to search bags for weapons

There’s no escaping this reality — movie theaters, once havens for escapism, no longer are sanctuaries from the violence of the real world.

1 week ago


Search warrants used to gather evidence in Armstrong County jail escape, homicide

Investigators sought DNA evidence, phone records and surveillance footage as they build their case against Robert Crissman.

1 week ago


Police ask for help locating missing Union Township man

Authorities are searching for an 85-year-old man who was last seen at his home on Scotland Lane in Union Township on Saturday morning.

1 week ago


Man dies in tree cutting accident in Cambria County

Police said the man was cutting down a tree that had a limb wedged in it from another tree and the limb broke off the adjacent tree.

1 week ago


Belle Vernon Area teachers say they will strike Tuesday

The teachers said they had offered salary and other concessions but were rebuffed.

1 week ago


Bed bug in the past, Allegheny County 911 center operations expected to return to normal

Temporary operations will remain in place until 2:30 p.m. next Wednesday at the latest, rather than Friday, as initially planned.

1 week ago


5-year-old killed in vehicle crash in Somerset County

A 5-year-old Confluence boy was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Somerset County.

1 week ago


 Several hundred Allegheny Technology workers and their families protest a lockout Monday in Midland, Beaver County.

‘Cadillac tax’ key in Allegheny Technologies' lockout

Thousands of union steelworkers facing changes in health care benefits because of a tax imposed by the president’s Affordable Care Act.

1 week ago


 Richard Mellon Scaife's will also divided control of trust funds that held more than $700 million between the Sarah Scaife Foundation and the Allegheny Foundation.

Status conference held in challenge to Scaife will

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. ordered attorneys for the estate to respond, in 20 days, to discovery requests from Jennie Scaife

1 week ago


 “This council is bringing a knife to a gunfight, period,” James Ellenbogen said.

Allegheny County Council toothless, some members say

Current and former council members spoke Tuesday of their experiences under the chief executive-council form of government.

1 week ago


More closures scheduled for Parkway West

Detours caused by the $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project have caused major weekend delays this summer.

1 week ago


Tree Pittsburgh says about $10,000 in tools stolen

Tools large and small were taken, including cultivators, water pumps, wagons, hand tools, a generator and weed trimmer.

1 week ago


 Joan Orie Melvin was sentenced to serve three years house arrest plus two years probation.

State judicial panel formally removes former Supreme Court Justice Orie Melvin from office

Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of felony and misdemeanor charges that she used her office staff to run judicial election campaigns.

1 week ago


Bridge repair to restrict traffic on southbound I-79 today

Crews will place barrier along the shoulder, which will be closed from 9 a.m. today until 6 p.m. Friday.

1 week ago


 Unlike some tech hubs like Silicon Valley, the magazine says, Pittsburgh is affordable.

Pittsburgh ranked No. 1 city to live in Northeast by Money magazine

The magazine includes the steel city among five “urban gems” that offer an “abundance of amenities at livable prices.”

1 week ago


Bed bug removal won't interrupt Allegheny County 911 call center operations

Employees found bed bugs at the Lexington Street center last Thursday.

1 week ago


 The largest school district without a new contract is Pittsburgh, where the contract expired in June.

Ten Allegheny County districts, including Pittsburgh, still negotiating teacher contracts

Some school district leaders say the continuing delay in passing a state budget is contributing to slow contract talks with teachers.

2 weeks ago


Overnight closures set for Parkway West inbound

The closures will take place from 9 p.m through 6 a.m. daily through Friday morning.

1 week ago


Police probe fatal shooting at Fairywood dice game

Kson Barnes, 19, died and three others were wounded when men with guns got out of two vehicles and fired at them.

2 weeks ago


Bechtel encourages STEM careers at North Side camp

On Tuesday, 80 engineers from Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. will conduct experiments in a four-day camp at the Sara Heinz House.

2 weeks ago


City calendar: 08/17/15

A look at the upcoming events for the week ahead.

2 weeks ago


BGR’s top clients

Washington, D.C., lobbying firm BGR Group’s clients range from the government of India to Caterpillar and Chevron.

2 weeks ago


New York man sentenced for conspiring to pass counterfeit bills in Pa.

John Viloria, 26, of Bronx, N.Y., and three others were involved in the scheme, which was investigated by the Secret Service.

1 week ago


 Jim Kenney

Politically progressive Jim Kenney poised to be mayor of Philadelphia

Mr. Kenney, the Democratic nominee in November’s election, came to Pittsburgh last week to get to know Pittsburgh’s mayor, a kindred spirit.

2 weeks ago


 Pine Richland native Meghan Klingenberg, center, practices with teammates at Heinz Field. The women will play Costa Rica today in a friendly match, the team’s first since winning the World Cup.

U.S. women's soccer players pumped for Pittsburgh game today

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will take on Costa Rica at 1:30 p.m. today at Heinz Field.

2 weeks ago



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