Gov. Tom Wolf

Framework for state budget seems back on track despite latest "theatrics"

Senate Republicans threaten, then call off a planned vote to override Gov.Wolf’s veto of a short-term bill.

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 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan hears more calls to go greener in its plans for sewage compliance

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

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 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

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 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

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Two arrested after botched cocaine deal in Beaver County

Police say a man admitted to shooting another man as he tried to dive out of a car window.

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 The Port Authority of Allegheny County had to shut down the Mon Incline this morning because some of the doors were not working properly.

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline reopens for evening rush hour

The Port Authority said the incline had a problem with its doors this morning and that shuttle buses were being used.

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Three arrested in Western Pennsylvania burglary ring

Authorities said the suspects targeted 14 businesses in Allegheny, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties last year.

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 Dan Harding, an East End medical research coordinator, has developed software that allows people to compare health plans.

Pittsburgh man develops software that aims to become 'Turbo Tax' of health care

Dan Harding has developed software that compares health plans, which could be helpful during the open enrollment periods now underway.

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 Pittsburgh has developed a poor reputation in the national black community as a place to live and work, said Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant, and “that’s not a good narrative for Pittsburgh if we ever want to be a competitive, globally relevant city.”

Study finds black men left out of Pittsburgh’s rebirth

The Heinz Endowments hopes new data will reverse the trend in “one of the most segregated metropolitan communities in the country.”

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RAD board approves nearly $97 million budget

The budget is the largest in the district’s history and $3.1 million more than the 2015 budget.

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Fee structure needed to make special education affordable to districts, keep AIU centers operational

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s director says a new model -- one that does not require it to absorb deficits -- is needed.

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 Firefighters respond to a fire at 95 Hilda Street in Lincoln Lemington on Monday.

Two hurt in fire at apartment building in Penn Hills

After arriving on scene, firefighters entered the building and rescued two men who had burns and were suffering from smoke inhalation.

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Ex-county councilman McCullough withdraws motion to remove judge

Mr. McCullough's new defense attorney for his sentencing, Megan Will, said she will withdraw the motion today at her client's request.

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 Sunset from Mount Washington captured on Sunday.

More winter-like temps move in to Pittsburgh region

“It’s definitely the coldest start that we’ve had this fall,” said John Delaney, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon.

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Former Pittsburgh cop pleads guilty to role in mortgage fraud scheme

Santino Achille admits that he and others submitted loan applications to lenders that contained false information.

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House passes bill keeping jurors' names, addresses private

Bill would make that exemption unless otherwise ordered by courts.

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TRAFFIC: Delays on northbound lanes of I-79 near Carnegie

Also, Parkway East will close for a second weekend, which will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and run through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

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 Jennifer Hebert, a University of Pennsylvania senior, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Ms. Hebert is a varsity oarswoman and national team member who competed in the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria,

Pittsburgh woman chosen to receive Rhodes scholarship

Jennifer Hebert, a Shady Side graduate, will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.

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What type of digital parent are you?

Respondents in a recent survey fell into three fairly equal categories: Limiters, Enablers and Mentors.

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 Lewis "Jim" Fogle sits in his Indiana, Pa., apartment. “When I was arrested, for once in my life I had everything I wanted — a job, a heck of a good wife, two children in my life. To me, I had the world at my feet and then all at once — Bam! — it all went away.”

Wrongfully incarcerated for 34 years, Indiana County man struggling to adjust to real world

Lewis “Jim” Fogle was wrongfully convicted for a 1976 murder, spending 34 of his 64 years in prison.

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 The Ohio Stadium along the Olentangy River in Columbus.

How a sick river got healthy

The once-foul Olentangy, bisecting Ohio State's campus, has become a “living laboratory” through group efforts.

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 Lela Revercomb, 2, of Shade Gap, Pa., plays with an iPad during a media event in Lawrenceville in 2013.

Debate continues as to how much 'screen time' kids should have with devices

Experts are constantly revising their recommendations when it comes to young people and screened devices such as smart phones, tablets, etc.

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Post-Gazette's Rob Rogers wins national editorial cartoon award

Rob Rogers, the PG’s editorial cartoonist, has won the Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning, given by the National Press Foundation.

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Peters police say deer carcasses were prank; teachers disagree

Teachers union officials say they may take legal action against those responsible for leaving dead animals at picket lines.

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 Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren church, Madison Avenue and Tripoli Street, Oct. 1, 1953.

How former church buildings in the Pittsburgh region find new life

Old churches provide aesthetics and space for spirited new uses.

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Legal expert says legal process for Nauhaus hearing was deeply flawed

A judicial expert said that the case— against Judge Lester G. Nauhaus should have been heard by a judge from outside Allegheny County.

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Dozens rally Downtown in push for expanded bus service in North Hills, East End

Several dozen people gathered at the Wood Street T station this morning before moving en masse to the monthly Port Authority board meeting.

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 Chuck McCullough

Ex-county councilman charged with 7 new counts

Chuck McCullough faces charges of false swearing, obstruction of justice, perjury and unsworn falsification.

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 The Roberto Clemente Bridge, above, and the Warhol Bridge are closed today and this evening for Pittsburgh's annual Light-Up Night.

TRAFFIC: Clemente, Warhol bridges closed in preparation for Light Up Night

The first full Parkway East closure begins at 11 tonight, about an hour after the fireworks display ends Downtown as part of Light-Up Night.

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Cash 5 lottery ticket sold in Ross

Pennsylvania Lottery officials said the winning ticket matched all five numbers drawn Thursday (7-11-16-18-43) to win the top prize.

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PIAA releases classification parameters for football, basketball

Football, boys and girls basketball, and baseball and softball will go from four to six classifications next year.

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 Chuck McCullough

Ex-County Council member McCullough is charged with perjury

The day after the former Allegheny County Councilman lost his bid to have the judge on his case removed, he faces new criminal charges.

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 Arletta Scott Williams, executive director of Alcosan, announces details of the $2 billion plan to address sewer overflows.

Alcosan plans miles of tunnels to transport wastewater

The sanitary authority is under pressure from federal regulators to reduce sewage overflows during heavy rain.

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 Judge Lester G. Nauhaus

Judge Nauhaus, who faces hearing, has his fans, but some see bias, unpredictability

Judge Jeffrey Manning will preside over a hearing on allegations of improper communications between Judge Lester Nauhaus and an attorney.

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 A portion of The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s  campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

UnitedHealth may quit ACA exchange

Health insurance company says “a continuing deterioration” in the market is forcing the withdrawal.

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Pennsylvania unemployment drops to 5.1 percent

The state’s jobless report showed gains in key metrics like labor force, employment and payrolls.

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Regulators reviewing Shenango Coke Works' compliance with 2012 consent decree

Federal and county authorities planning greater scrutiny for ongoing smokestack emissions at Neville Island plant.

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Man whose behavior forced jet to be diverted pleads guilty

Steven Pectol tried to fight and kick passengers and attendants on US Airways flight.

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Owner of Dravosburg construction firm indicted in pass-through scheme

Donald R. Taylor, owner of Century Steel Erectors of Dravosburg, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

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DA's office considering charges against Oakland Raider who taunted K-9 dog

The Nov. 8 incident at Heinz Field required the dog be pulled from duty, creating “an unnecessary security risk.”

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St. Vincent College honors Rabbi Jason Edelstein with faculty chair in Catholic-Jewish dialogue

Rabbi Edelstein taught on Jewish intellectual history, the Holocaust and interfaith dialogue at St. Vincent.

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Man accused of stealing IDs and conning victims into sending him money set to plead guilty

Authorities say a Ghana native living in Silver Spring, Md., took more than $200K from a Western Pa. woman.

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Pittsburgh officials point finger at 'bureaucrats in Washington' for sewage storage plans

City officials and other environmentalists want to see the plan focus on natural, green components first.

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TRAFFIC: Stretch of Parkway East closing all weekend

The first full closure begins at 11 p.m., Friday about an hour after Light Up Night fireworks end Downtown, and runs through 6 a.m. Monday.

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Rippel Road bridge remains closed in White Oak

The old bridge, which was built in 1939, was replaced.

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Former county councilman McCullough will be charged with perjury, obstruction of justice

Chuck McCullough’s attempt to have trial judge removed failed.

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Case will proceed against founder of PA Cyber Charter School

Federal judge rejects Nick Trombetta’s final bid to have his indictment thrown out

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 This file photo shows the exterior of the Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh.

Veterans in region still wary of VA, study shows

An official said the dissatisfaction with veteran services appears rooted in delays for VA care and difficulty accessing those services.

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Allegheny County to pay $25,000 to West Mifflin woman for holding her on immigration detainer

Angelica Davila of West Mifflin was mistakenly held in jail on a U.S. Customs and Enforcement detainer in 2011.

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Judge declines request to step down from retrial

The district attorney’s office wanted the judge to recuse himself from retrying a 1995 arson case in which three city firefighters died.

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