TRAFFIC: Parkway East closing again next weekend

The weekend closure is set to begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and run through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

27 minutes ago

Obituary: David A. Murdoch / Attorney was honorary German consul

David A. Murdoch was a traveling student when he watched workers raise the Berlin Wall. He became an honorary German consul in Pittsburgh.

15 minutes ago

 Hunting season opens today for white-tailed deer throughout Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's firearm deer season opens

The rifle hunting season and continues through Dec. 12.

4 minutes ago

 Without reauthorization, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expires on Dec. 31.

Children’s health safety net expiring unless legislators act by year’s end

The state Legislature is under pressure to reauthorize the CHIP program that provides coverage for 150,000. CHIP expires on Dec. 31.

about 6 hours ago

 Chef Keith Fuller poses for a photo with Star Wars art at his restaurant Root 174 in Regent Square.

Fans, box offices gear up for seventh 'Star Wars'

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which opens Dec. 18 is poised to shatter records and leave moviegoers oh so happy — they hope.

about 6 hours ago

 New Florence Mayor Neva Gindlesperger holds a candle at a memorial on Ligonier Street for St. Clair police officer Lloyd Reed.

Westmoreland man held in death of officer after fleeing domestic dispute

Police say Ray Shetler, who is hospitalized, killed Officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident in New Florence.

about 6 hours ago

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

1 day ago

 West Virginia University assistant professor Charlie Yuill uses a laser surveying tool to help define structures damaged by a September fire in the historic district of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

WVU marshals effort to restore Harpers Ferry after devastating fire

WVU dispatched an extension service employee and experts in engineering, law, writing and marketing to the renowned Civil War town.

1 day ago

New Kensington man killed in single-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

State police say Ronald Heuston lost control of his vehicle early Sunday on Ford City Road in North Buffalo Township.

about 14 hours ago

East Liverpool man killed in crash on Parkway North

Police say the driver failed to successfully navigate a curve on an exit ramp in Ross.

about 15 hours ago

 Boy Scouts and their families listen to a presentation Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland during a stop on their "Ten Commandment Hike."

Boy Scouts' 'Ten Commandments' hike takes them to houses of worship

Jewish, Byzantine Catholic, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, Baptist and Christian Scientist beliefs were explored.

2 days ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

3 days ago

Public art opportunities available for six Pittsburgh-area communities

Foundations grant will spur temporary ’placemaking’ art works.

3 days ago

 During the week after Christmas, the Parkway East is scheduled to be closed for four days while crews truck in dirt to create a dirt pillow under the Greenfield Bridge, implode it and haul away the debris and dirt.

Parkway East travelers get a reprieve this weekend

Public works officials hopeful delays in first closure of Parkway East will be rectified in next weekend’s closure.

3 days ago

 Retailers, like those at The Mall at Robinson, above, are offering discounts to attract holiday shoppers to their stores during Black Friday weekend.

Shoppers, retailers navigate sale frenzy

The National Retail Federation estimates that about 135.8 million consumers will be shopping during the four-day weekend.

2 days ago

PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

4 days ago

After virus outbreak, open dog adoptions at humane society will resume Saturday

Some dogs were quarantined as a precaution Nov. 6, and six died from the virus, the shelter director said.

3 days ago

 Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015.

Christian coalition in Pittsburgh urges U.S. to accept more refugees

The statement by the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania counters calls to restrict Syrian Muslims.

4 days ago

 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

4 days ago

 Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, at their Ellwood City home in October. The rolling backpack, right, goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.

Ellwood City girl, 8, receives quadruple organ transplant

Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant Wednesday.

4 days ago

Mount Washington man pleads guilty to running W.Va. heroin ring

A grand jury said Christopher Gyorko was headed a ring that shipped the drug into Ohio and Marshall counties and surrounding parts of Ohio.

4 days ago

 Mark Thompkins

Maryland teen charged in kidnapping of Ohio girl

The girl was returned to her guardians unharmed, police said.

4 days ago

 Motorists will get a reprieve from Parkway West lane restrictions this holiday weekend.

TRAFFIC: Motorists get weekend reprieve from Parkway West work

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

4 days ago

 Kennywood shines for the season with Holiday Lights through Dec. 27.

Holiday to-do list: Festive activities abound in Pittsburgh

Here’s a guide to the array of special holiday events and activities taking place throughout Pittsburgh.

5 days ago

Government offices closed for Thanksgiving

Courts, banks and post offices are also closed for the holiday.

4 days ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

State Senate backs off plan to attempt veto override on budget

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

5 days ago

 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 supports greener overflow solutions

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

5 days ago

 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.

5 days ago

 An Uber app is shown as cars drive by.

Pa. Senate advances bill to authorize car services

Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.

5 days ago

 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.

5 days ago

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.

5 days ago

 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.

5 days ago

Three arrested in Western Pennsylvania burglary ring

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

5 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

 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.”

1 week ago

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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

House passes bill keeping jurors' names, addresses private

Bill would make that exemption unless otherwise ordered by courts.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

 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.

1 week ago

What type of digital parent are you?

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

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago