Allegheny County, Mount Oliver police investigate shooting of 24-year-old

After being shot, the man ran five blocks to the police station.

about 1 hour ago

TRAFFIC: North Shore lots, garage open at 4 p.m. for tonight's Pirates game

Also, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and Federal Street are closed due to the Pirates game tonight.

about 10 hours ago

 “This gift provides a permanent stream of critically needed resources to attract and support talented faculty and students,” Subra Suresh said.

CMU announces new endowed chair to attract and support faculty, students

CMU says the fund will provide the school with more flexibility to attract and retain top-notch faculty and a diverse cohort of students.

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 Some seniors have indicated they’ll change plans because they’re tired of the back and forth between UPMC and Highmark, said one Pennsylvania Health Access Network official.

State Supreme Court to hear case involving UPMC, Highmark

The justices will hear arguments today on whether UPMC must include Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members in its network next year.

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 Rich Fitzgerald says that, according to his budget proposal, most county departments would see a 1 or 2 percent increase due to normal cost of living adjustments.

Fitzgerald’s 2016 budget has no property tax hike

For the 14th year out of the last 15, the proposal would be without a millage hike for Allegheny County residents.

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U.S. Supreme Court: Jim Thorpe’s body to remain in town that bears his name

The justices refused to hear an appeal by Thorpe’s surviving sons in their effort to move his remains to Indian tribal lands in Oklahoma.

1 day ago

Most Allegheny County vehicle owners will pay for more for registrations in ’16

County council approved a measure that would add $5 to the state’s $36 annual registration fee.

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7 charged in counterfeit scheme that defrauded business in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

The bogus bills were used at locations that included jewelry shops, gas stations, Target and Walmart stores, restaurants and Rivers Casino.

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W.Va. man pleads guilty to involvement in heroin ring

John D. McKee, 30, pleaded guilty to aiding the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of an elementary school in Marshall County.

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: Part of Smithfield Street, Downtown to close for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.

1 day ago

 Jim Good, the authority’s executive director, said in a statement Monday that the authority is working to cut the number of estimated bills to 2 percent “as soon as possible.”

$12,500 water bill? PWSA still subject of billing complaints

Months after the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority began receiving complaints, some customers are still getting outrageously high bills.

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 The Rev. Nick Mastrangelo, second from right, and the Rev. Terry O’Connor, right, lead the procession Sunday out of St. Therese Church in Munhall, which was visited by the Pittsburgh Mass Mob.

Mass Mob visits historic Pittsburgh-area churches, lends moral support

The group formed last year to celebrate and build an appreciation for the region’s historic churches and their heritages.

2 days ago

State Rep. Gibbons to host veterans specialist for benefits queries

State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, will be hosting an event to provide veterans and their families with a better

2 days ago

 Construction crews work on the new Hulton Bridge in Marsh. The bridge, which spans Oakmont and Harmar, will open to traffic on Oct. 20. The existing bridge, pictured to the right, is closed to traffic through Oct. 19 as crews work to rebuild parts of Hulton Road in preparation for the opening of the new bridge.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge closes until Oct. 20, when new span opens

Crews will reconstruct parts of Hulton Road from 3rd Street to the new bridge and also on Freeport Road. Detours will be posted.

2 days ago

 Victor Sutton, the volunteer who found missing toddler Rainn Peterson in North Bloomfield, Ohio, saw the girl while riding an ATV to search fields in the area.

2-year-old girl from Ohio found alive following two-day search

Rescuers were less than an hour away from changing the nature of their mission from one of search to one of recovery.

1 day ago

Gas prices trend downward in Pittsburgh; temporarily lower than Ohio

Analysts reiterated their confidence that prices will continue to fall throughout autumn.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh city calendar

Events, meetings and concerts within the city limits for this week.

2 days ago

 The Sellman family -- from left, daughter, Tracy; mother, Sheila; father, Robert; and son, Michael -- bought their one and only home in Turtle Creek in 1977.

It's true: Pittsburghers tend to stay put in their homes

“What you have in Pittsburgh is rare,” said the director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors.

3 days ago

Two IUP football players charged in assault

Gabriel Yuille and Kaliff Starke-Clemons were members of the IUP football team.

2 days ago

Fire departments battle 2-alarm blaze in McKees Rocks

The fire began at about 4 p.m. in a house on the 200 block of Wright Street. There was no word on any injuries, the supervisor said.

3 days ago

Police chase ends in two-vehicle wreck in Duquesne

The chase started in West Homestead as police pursued a suspect in a stolen car, according to KDKA-TV.

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 In eight years, only one of at least 120 line-of-duty shootings by a Pennsylvania state trooper has been ruled “improper.”

When state police shoot, it’s almost always ruled ‘justified’

Policing the use of force by their own troopers, the Pennsylvania State Police routinely come out of shooting inquiries without fault.

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 “We’ll be continually affirming the teaching of the church, and now we have to find ways to reach out and be there for people who have a great deal of difficulty living up to that teaching,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said.

Vatican synod on family builds on pope's visit

The pope today is convening a summit of bishops at the Vatican that runs through Oct. 25.

3 days ago

 A sign calling for prayer outside Umpqua Community College a day after the shooting there, in Roseburg, Ore.

Options for an active shooter: run, hide or fight

In the wake of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, experts say action is sometimes needed.

4 days ago

 Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon.

Man accused of helping assault suspect flee to Saudi Arabia denied bail

Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon, was charged Friday with four counts of hindering apprehension and two counts of criminal conspiracy.

3 days ago

Greene County man dies in crash; cause likely due to medical emergency

Authorities said the Waynesburg man struck and embankment and flipped his pickup truck.

4 days ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State criticized for lauding ex-official of Sandusky charity

Penn State selected Bruce Heim to join a group of alumni for an honorary coin toss prior to Penn State’s game Saturday.

5 days ago

Airman from West Virginia among those killed in Afghanistan plane crash

Airman Ryan Hammond was on a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.

5 days ago

 Metal decking is installed on the new Hulton Bridge in April. The $65 million bridge is scheduled to open Oct. 20.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge to close Monday; Parkway West this weekend

Also, PennDOT says there will be a full closure of Parkway West’s inbound lanes, weather permitting, from 9 tonight through Monday morning.

5 days ago

 The Tower at PNC Plaza on Wood Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues features a double-skinned facade, a solar chimney and other amenities.

PNC shows off tower, its ‘crown jewel’

PNC CEO William Demchak described the building as the "crown jewel" of the bank's green development efforts.

5 days ago

RAD budget increased to $94.7M for 2016

The organization, which supports and finances the region’s cultural assests, says grant allocations will be increased in the new year.

5 days ago

 Michael Kelly

Former USC lifeguard faces new charges

Michael Andrew Kelly was a lifeguard at the township’s community center.

5 days ago

 Matthew Galla, the former manager of Munhall borough.

Former Munhall manager sentenced for theft of borough funds

A second judge honors Matthew Galla’s orginal plea deal after a first judge refuses to honor the agreement and then recuses himself.

6 days ago

PennDOT accepting unsolicited proposals for state transportation-related projects

PennDOT has released a statement saying that it will begin accepting proposals for various PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure

6 days ago

Southwestern Pennsylvania regional transportation group seeks to identify area’s needs

A group will begin its work this fall with a crowdsourcing effort to gather information on the region’s transportation needs.

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 A SWAT officer is positioned on the roof of a nearby home during a police standoff in Munhall this morning that stemmed from an attempted abduction earlier in the South Side.

Man in SWAT standoff found dead in Munhall house

The standoff began after a woman was abducted overnight from the South Side and she was held hostage.

5 days ago

EMT from Avalon charged with sending inappropriate messages to teen

Thomas George, 44, of Avalon, has been charged with dissemination to minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors

6 days ago

 "By leveraging national resources to advance local goals, Pittsburgh can be a model city for transitioning veterans and military families,” Mayor Bill Peduto said in a news release.

Pittsburgh joins initiative aimed at getting returning vets quickly into work force

The program will begin with a free, four-week professional writing workshop in Bakery Square.

1 week ago

 While measurement of alcohol impairment is clearly established, there is no similar standard for what constitutes impairment from marijuana.

Report raises concerns about driving while on drugs

With debate intensifying over whether marijuana use increases the risk of vehicle crashes, better data is needed, the author said.

1 week ago

Bomb squad says suspicious item found at Penn State campus in McKeesport not explosive

The package, which had been found near the Frable building, forced the school to cancel its evening classes and activities.

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 Air emissions from power plants and factories in Pennsylvania contribute to hazy conditions in several parks and wilderness areas in the East and New England, according to environmental officials.

Appeals court rules state air pollution plan for parks is insufficient

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals said the state didn’t require the strongest pollution controls on industry to protest national parks.

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 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be back in the Gold Room next week to present his 2016 budget plan to council.

Fitzgerald endorses $5 vehicle fee increase

The $4.5 million to $5 million the additional fee would generate must be dedicated to road and bridge improvements

1 week ago

Former Monroeville man convicted again in loan scheme

A federal court jury in New Haven on Tuesday convicted David C. Jackson, 53, of conspiracy and wire fraud along with a co-conspirator.

6 days ago

 The Armstrong County Jail.

Lawyer: ‘Negligence’ ruled at Armstrong County jail

Both the district attorney and the attorney for Tammy Long’s children said the fixes outlined were common-sense in nature.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Inbound Parkway West closures scheduled through Thursday

The inbound Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel will be closed at 9 p.m. through Thursday. All closures and restrictions end by 6 a.m. daily.

1 week ago

 Stadium employees leave PNC Park after the Pirates game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain Tuesday.

Record rainfall hits Pittsburgh region; flooding, downed lines close roads

The 3.43 inches of rainfall from Tuesday morning to this morning topped a record of 3 inches set in 1936.

1 week ago

Mayor Peduto attends 'innovation' summit in Italy

The mayor was asked to speak at the two-day USA Pavilion Innovation Summit at Expo Milano 2015.

1 week ago

 A Turnpike tolltaker at the Carlisle interchange.

New exhibit celebrates Pennsylvania Turnpike, America's 'first superhighway'

A permanent exhibit that debuts at the State Museum of Pennsylvania on Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

1 week ago

Shaler group home files suit against Allegheny County to free up withheld HUD funds

The nonprofit HEARTH says Department of Human Services is sitting on $524,000 in U.S. funds.

1 week ago

 Roy Carswell, wanted in connection with stabbing of girlfriend in Clairton.

Allegheny County police obtain arrest warrant in Clairton stabbing

Police are seeking Roy Carswell, who they say has ties to the Uniontown area.

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