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Schwebel bread OK to eat, lab determines

There was no Listeria bacteria at the Youngstown, Ohio, baking facility.

59 minutes ago


Former prison guard guilty of lying to U.S. marshals

Federal marshals said Ralph Currington, 43, lied to them when they interviewed him about where to find his brother, a fugitive.

about 1 hour ago


 This undated file image shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, Poland. German prosecutors had hoped to try Johann "Hans" Breyer on charges of aiding in the murder of more than 200,000 Jews at the Auschwitz death camp. Breyer died late Tuesday.

Suspected Nazi death-camp guard dies in Philadelphia

Johann Breyer, who was arrested last month at his home, had said he was forced to work as a guard at Auschwitz.

about 2 hours ago


Pittsburgh area residents warned of Jamaican phone scam

A caller claims to work for Publisher’s Clearing House and says the person answering the phone has won a large amount of money.

about 5 hours ago


Box placed on Fitzgerald's car posed no threat

A man placed an empty box on Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's car at the Downtown Allegheny County Courthouse Thursday.

about 5 hours ago


More Pennsylvania judges sought for black lung cases

Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.

about 18 hours ago


 Caren Glotfelty

Allegheny County Parks Foundation board selects chief

Caren Glotfelty, 67, is the new executive director of the foundation, which raises money for special projects at Allegheny County‘‍s parks.

about 18 hours ago


Pittsburgh police lawsuit settlements pile up

Annual reports for 2011 and 2012 show the city paid $381,764 in settlements, judgments and attorneys fees for various lawsuits.

about 18 hours ago


Virginia company will pay $343,000 to settle Medicare fraud claim

American International Biotechnology billed for unneeded tests at Lions Medical Center in Greene County, the Justice Department said.

about 18 hours ago


 The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man placed an empty box on county Executive Rich Fitzgerald's car at the courthouse Downtown last week.

Sheriff's office investigating after box left on Fitzgerald's car

The box was examined by courthouse guards and found to be empty, authorities said.

1 day ago


County's 911 texting available to Sprint customers

There have been 86 text messages sent to 911 since mid-May, according to a county spokeswoman.

1 day ago


Labor Department official calls for more Pa. judges to handle miners' appeals

The appeals were filed after doctors hired by coal companies misdiagnosed black lung disease to help employers avoid paying claims.

1 day ago


Allegheny County issues tick warning after seeing increase in Lyme disease cases

Lyme disease can usually be treated with antibiotics if it is caught early, Health Director Karen Hacker said.

1 day ago


 Inbound traffic on the Parkway West.

Parkway West lane and shoulder closures begin tonight

The lane closures will be delayed until two hours after the end of the Pirates games.

1 day ago


 Antonio Rader, 8, has been removed from this house in Greenville, Mercer County. His mother, grandmother and his grandmother’s husband have been charged with child abuse.

Experts say some children are singled out for abuse while siblings left unscathed

An 8-year-old Greenville boy‘‍s plight of near starvation sheds light on the abusive treatment of some children and not others in families.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania sees third rating downgrade in 2 years

Today’s downgrade means Pennsylvania is ranked among the six worst states in Moody’s ratings for the 47 states with general obligation debt.

1 day ago


Parkway East traffic restrictions planned tonight

The work will occur between Forest Hills and the Squirrel Hill Tunnels from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

2 days ago


City calendar: 07/21/14

A look at the upcoming events for the week ahead.

2 days ago


 Holly Giovengo checks the size of the zucchinis at the Millvale Garden. Ms. Giovengo is part of the Browne Leadership Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Growing communities through shared gardens

Community gardens like the one in Millvale offer disadvantaged communities a chance to return to their neighborly roots.

2 days ago


Hey, buddy! Have I got a sweet bridge for you

Pennsylvania is selling off historic bridges in hopes of avoiding demolition.

2 days ago


DEP reports 'light' oil spill on Monongahela River

Investigators found a light, petroleum-like sheen on the Monongahela River this morning.

2 days ago


 An on-site celebration Aug. 16 will kick off a fundraising campaign to rehabilitate the Carrie deer.

Carrie deer: History through the artist's lens

A giant scrap deer, known as the "gatekeeper," is part of the legacy of the Carrie Furnaces and is a 40-foot monument to the mill's demise.

3 days ago


 Adult emerald ash borer.

Emerald ash borer: Small pest, big potential problems

Part of the problem is that some people don't know their trees are dying.

3 days ago


 Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh

Residents express concerns over arrival of child immigrants in Emsworth

Emsworth mayor, some residents, oppose sheltering children.

3 days ago


FOP attorney: New photos show different side of Pittsburgh PrideFest police encounter

Police union‘‍s lawyer says that a surveillance video shows Ariel Lawther push a protester and that photos show her strike the officer.

4 days ago


Tuition rising 3.9 percent at Pitt's main campus

The U.S. Department of Education for the second consecutive year ranked Pitt as the nation‘‍s priciest public university for tuition, just

4 days ago


Midwife Center gets grant to expand facilities

The Midwife Center for Birth & Women‘‍s Health expects to expand from 400 births a year to more than 500 when the expansion is finished.

4 days ago


Lyft seeks emergency order to operate in Pittsburgh

Lyft joins Uber in seeking an emergency order from the state Public Utility Commission so it can continue its ride-sharing service legally.

4 days ago


 Markki Elgin gives her daughter, Emma, a kiss at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  Emma was delivered by C-section July 1 after her mother was injured with a truck accident.

After an accident and 17 days, North Huntingdon mom holds daughter for 1st time

Doctors say Marrki Elgin arrived at Forbes Hospital with four pelvic fractures and injuries to her chest and neck -- and pregnant.

4 days ago


 The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium wants to build a new African-themed restaurant near the expanded African Savannah display. Plans have to go through the city art commission

Pittsburgh Zoo plans to upgrade food plaza and restaurant

The renovated restaurant area is expected to serve as a gateway to the planned ‘‍Top of the World’‍ exhibit featuring endangered species.

4 days ago


Lyft applies for emergency order allowing it to operate here

The petition is the second filed by ride-sharing services seeking emergency authority to operate: Uber has its own petition pending.

5 days ago


Inbound Liberty Tunnel to close at night

PennDOT announced that the inbound tunnel will close at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, reopening by 6 a.m. each day.

5 days ago


 A bus driver for the Pine-Richland School District has been charged with drunken driving and child endangerment.

Pine-Richland bus driver charged with transporting children while intoxicated

Hampton police said the driver had a blood-alcohol content of 0.138 after he took students to St. Ursula School in Hampton last month.

5 days ago


Morning temperature ties a record low

The forecast high later today is 75, well below the normal high for the date of 83, with mostly sunny conditions.

6 days ago


 A tree has grown around an old grave marker at Dixmont Cemetery in the woods behind the former Dixmont State Hospital property in Kilbuck.

As state mental institutions close, the final resting places for many patients are forgotten

In some states, agencies and volunteers are restoring burial sites, saying it’s time to give a measure of dignity to the former patients.

6 days ago


 This house at 1501 Mifflin St. in Homestead has been abandoned for more than 20 years.

Land bank would help with blighted properties

The land bank will address blighted property, which causes a severe drain in municipal services and hurts the value of neighboring property.

6 days ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Clarification sought from governor on Highmark-UPMC plan

The agreement reached last month was meant to act as a “framework” for Highmark as it prepares a formal transition plan due by July 31.

6 days ago


 A 1958 MGA Twin Cam sits in Market Square for the Downtown Parade & Car Display. The MGA belongs to Pat Hamilton of Dravosburg, who has owned it since 1973.

Vintage car enthusiasts rev their engines for week of shows, racing

Since the 1983 single-day race at the park, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has turned into a 10-day motor sport history celebration.

6 days ago


 NHL first-round draft pick Kasperi Kapanen watches a scrimmage with members of the Brookline Youth Hockey League at Brookline Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Kids ages 4-15 got the chance to run drills with six Pens prospects along with playing with them during a scrimmage.

Penguins prospects turn from trainee to trainer, help encourage young players

Clinics at some local dek hockey rinks helped Pittsburgh hockey enthusiasts 12 and younger hone their skills.

6 days ago


 Oden, above, was found in thick, hot tar over the weekend along a street in East Liverpool, Ohio and treated at a Robinson veterinarian center. It took workers at a dog grooming service in West Virginia nine hours to remove the tar.

Second dog found covered in hot tar in East Liverpool, Ohio

It took workers at a grooming service in Chester, W.Va., nine hours to remove the tar from Oden’s fur.

1 week ago


Search for jet skier in Allegheny River continues without divers

The man, identified as Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, of Penn Hills, is presumed to have drowned.

1 week ago


 James Love of Natrona Heights proposes a plan for alternative bus routes at a public hearing on the $4.7 billion four-year transportation budget for the region at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's offices.

Some local road projects fail to make list in $4.7 billion spending plan

Speakers at a public hearing mostly focused on projects that did not make the list.

1 week ago


 Divers from Murrysville Rescue 1's dive team head to shore this morning after searching the Allegheny River for the body of a man thrown from a jet ski Sunday.

Allegheny River jet ski accident shines light on dangers of recreational vehicles

Water scooters are second among common vessel types involved in reported boat accidents nationally, the U.S. Coast Guard reported in 2013.

1 week ago


Nickel allergy has some itching to use their iPads

Nickel used in a San Diego boy‘‍s iPad caused a serious allergic rash, according to a report published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

1 week ago


 Divers from several volunteer fire departments were working shifts today in the search for the body of a man thrown from a jet ski Sunday.

Search resumes for man missing after jet ski fall in Allegheny River

Authorities say the man was circling a pontoon boat on the jet ski when he and a young boy riding with him fell.

1 week ago


 Pablo Ardiles directs the Pittsburgh Youth Chamber Orchestra.

Odysseys: Music fills miles between Argentina and the Steel City

Pablo Ardiles’‍ life and love of music bridged the miles between his homeland in Argentina and his new home base of Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


City Calendar: 07/14/14

A look at the upcoming events for the week ahead.

1 week ago


Police, children forging relaxed partnership at summer camp program

Pittsburgh police have been organizing the summer camp for children since 2007.

1 week ago


Hoarding reclassification shines light on disorder

Hoarding issues are being addressed by adding support groups, increasing awareness of the problem and beginning training.

1 week ago


Western Pa. under severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.

The watch is anticipating the possibility of high winds, lots of rain and some hail. One way or another, though, the rain is coming.

1 week ago



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