Audit finds Highmark big part of UPMC's revenue

The health giant says 31 percent of its revenue comes from Highmark reimbursement payments.

about 14 hours ago

 One of the most infamous spills in the state’s Marcellus history took place in May 2010 on land Don Johnson, above, and his wife, Carol Johnson, own. The couple spotted a leak from an East Resources well site on their Tioga County cattle farm. They and the state feared that some of the small herd of cattle drank some of the salty-tasting hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid that leaked from the well site, and the state quarantined the herd.

Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds

“Sometimes you need to learn from your mistakes,” said Scott Perry, a deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania DEP.

about 14 hours ago

 The fast food protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service Employees International Union and others, has gained national attention at a time when the wage gap between the poor and the rich has become a hot political issue.

Anti-business movements unlikely to change politics

Historians and political experts say “anti-business” sentiment is unlikely to translate into votes for this fall’s congressional midterms.

about 14 hours ago

 Ruben Sindahl, 30, of Denmark and his fiancee, Kelsey Patsch, 27, of Beaver stand outside of their Mount Washington home after recently getting engaged.

Odysseys: From Greenland to Pittsburgh, in love

A Danish lawyer is looking to start a new life in Pittsburgh with his fiancee.

about 14 hours ago

 Rev. Shane Austin of St. Paul Baptist Church stands outside the burned church before Sunday worship services held in the Riverview Community Action Corp. across the street. The wood-frame church, built in 1874, was destroyed by a fire Friday afternoon.

Congregants of Oakmont church destroyed by fire soldier on

Members of the St. Paul Baptist Church gathered at a community center following a blaze Friday that destroyed their church, built in 1874.

about 14 hours ago

 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker announce Live Well Allegheny, a long-term program to encourage proactive steps to improve residents' health, in January.

Allegheny County begins health assessment meetings tonight

The Allegheny County Health Department will hold 13 public meetings for the public to provide input on health issues.

about 14 hours ago

Game Commission to hear comments on recreational riding proposal

The recommendation would apply only to cyclists, snowmobilers and equestrians.

about 14 hours ago

 Sue Morrow of Butler joins protesters gathered in Butler to oppose Rex Energy Marcellus Shale drilling and demand that clean water be restored in their Connoquenessing Township community.

Negative publicity does more damage to Marcellus Shale drilling companies than fines

Drillers are trying to keep problems under the radar.

about 14 hours ago

Private-sector team to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges

PennDOT will pick a private-sector team that will replace hundreds of structurally deficient bridges in the state.

23 minutes ago

1 dead after domestic disturbance in Edgeworth

A domestic disturbance Saturday afternoon in Edgeworth ended with a man’s death, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Study shows county jail stays longer, but booking rates drop

Officials hope to use the statistics to help enforcement.

about 15 hours ago

At least 1 injured in motorcycle accident in North Sewickley

Emergency supervisors were unsure if other vehicles were involved in the incident and could not provide the extent of the victim's injuries.

about 21 hours ago

Sludge spill under investigation in Little Mingo Creek

Authorities said the spill into Little Mingo Creek appeared to be contained Saturday, two days after it was discovered.

about 22 hours ago

 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.

1 day ago

Bobcat machine operator rescued after falling over hill in North Huntingdon

It took responders almost half an hour to extract him from the heavy machinery.

about 20 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 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.

3 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.

2 days 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.

3 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.

2 days 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

3 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.

3 days ago

Education department resists expanded audit

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

3 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.

4 days ago

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

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

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 days ago

Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

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

5 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.

6 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.

5 days ago

Enrollment losses drive Cal U to lay off 16

The university will leave another 14 vacant positions unfilled.

5 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.

5 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.

1 week 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


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