Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

1 day ago

 The tug and barge 64 Express working at Norfolk International Terminals on the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Containers — multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars without the wheels — aren’t typically shipped on rivers. That may change.

1 day ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster

Legislation tainted by Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyist, critics say

By night, the House Transportation chairman wined and dined a top airline lobbyist whose employer was a big campaign donor.

1 day ago

 The full space suit of American astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who returned to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft after the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster grounded the other shuttles

Bonhams sale offers items that have been to the moon and back

The space-collectibles sale includes a strap with moon dust, a spacesuit and a Gemini 4 checklist for the first U.S. space walk.

1 day ago

 Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

about 13 hours ago

Girl shot with shotgun in Lackawanna Township

A 9-year-old Mercer County girl was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after she was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun.

about 3 hours ago

 Morning anchor Jennifer Antkowiak tears up as meteorologist Dennis Bowman goes through his last morning telecast on KDKA-TV Friday.

That's a wrap for KDKA-TV weatherman Dennis Bowman

April showers usher out KDKA-TV retiring meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

1 day ago

 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's order, issued Wednesday, calls for a government response by Monday.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gives Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses birth control opt-out win

The order follows an appeals court ruling that had ruled the government could enforce the mandates in the Roman Catholic dioceses.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty speak Thursday during their appearances in front of the Post-Gazette's editorial board.

County controller candidates Wagner, Flaherty spar before PG editorial board

The candidates clash on who would allow politics to sully the controller’s office.

2 days ago

 “You might be talking a dollar a day at some of these lots,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Could Port Authority start charging for parking at park-n-ride lots?

The Port Authority has 49 park-n-ride lots, some of which it owns and some that are owned by private entities.

2 days ago

 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton speaks at a news conference in 2011.

Pittsburgh's federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force

U.S. Attorney David Hickton will lead the group along with Mary Lou Leary, of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

1 day ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Blair, speaks Tuesday at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association's Federal Issues Program and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In event in Washington.

Rep. Bill Shuster admits to ‘personal relationship’ with lobbyist

The House Transportation chairman acknowledged dating the vice president of government affairs for Airlines for America.

2 days ago

 Mike Bertolino, left, and Art Grguric, members of Blackleggs Co-op Trout Nursery and Watershed Association, set up a cooker Thursday at Blackleggs Memorial Park in Young, Indiana County. The association is sponsoring a Wild Game Breakfast for anglers on Saturday, the first day of trout season. It has hosted the annual event for the past 30 years.

Trout season opening-day traditions fade

Many rural communities would capitalize on the annual influx of opening day anglers.

2 days ago

 Jeff Kozar of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, helps volunteers plant a tree seedlings in April 2012 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek, Somerset County. Three years later, hundreds of volunteers are planting more seedlings today and Saturday at the site.

Hundreds planting 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial to reforest strip mine

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and Saturday at the site in Stonycreek Township.

1 day ago

Allegheny County officials report fewer suspected heroin overdoses than in previous days

Dormont police responded to one call for a suspected heroin overdose on McNeilly Road about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

2 days ago

 U.S. Attorney David Hickton said one reason fraudsters may target Western Pennsylvania is that merchants in larger metropolitan areas are starting to refuse $100 bills for fear of them being fake.

Authorities: Counterfeiters think Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania are easy prey

The Secret Service says the public can help stop counterfeiters by paying attention to the details of U.S. currency.

3 days ago

Much of Mon Wharf parking to be open Friday

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority says the Monongahela Wharf will have 400 of its 458 parking spaces available Friday morning.

2 days ago

Dog wardens to check licenses throughout Allegheny County next week

The wardens will be checking whether dogs three months or older have a license and owners without a license could face a fine up to $300.

1 day ago

Wilmerding man's body found in Ohio River near Emsworth dam

Andre Robinson, 20, was reported missing by his family last month.

2 days ago

Reporter’s recollection of conversation pivotal in McCullough trial

Charles P. McCullough is charged with taking money from Shirley Jordan, an elderly woman for whom he had power of attorney.

2 days ago

Type 2 diabetes with depression boosts risk of dementia

A UPMC professor publishes commentary in JAMA Psychiatry study showing that type 2 diabetes and depression raise the risk of dementia.

3 days ago

Report critical of Philadelphia VA office for service delays

The Philadelphia VA manipulated data to conceal problems and caused veterans to wait 10 months to respond to pension inquiries.

3 days ago

Body found in Youghiogheny River identified as man who fell into waterfall in March

The body was identified by authorities as that of Michael Davila, who slipped and fell into a waterfall while having his picture taken.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh police and other investigators are trying to determine whether the spike in suspected heroin overdoses between 3:10 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. Tuesday resulted from a bad batch of heroin.

Pittsburgh police issue warning to heroin users after string of overdoses

Two deaths were part of a spike in suspected heroin overdoses Tuesday in Pittsburgh that were both fatal and non-fatal.

3 days ago

FBI seeking info on violent bank robberies in North Hills

The same men may have held up the Citizens Bank on Route 8, the Huntington Bank on McKnight Road and the First Niagara Bank on Babcock

3 days ago

 Act 192 has already spawned lawsuits against Pittsburgh and three other municipalities.

Court weighs Pittsburgh, Philadelphia lawsuit against new gun law

The controversial law allows groups like the National Rifle Association to sue over local gun laws that go beyond Act 192.

3 days ago

Take a dip: Slide the City slips into Pittsburgh in June

The inflatable water slide as long as three football fields will be set up in South Park’s Sunny Side Slope.

3 days ago

 Controller Chelsa Wagner

Controller Chelsa Wagner contends her pay raise is a gender equity issue

The county controller’s salary is almost certain to be an issue during this year’s election season.

4 days ago

Judge denies reduced sentence for W.Pa. drug kingpin serving life term

From 1991 to 2003, prosecutors said, Terrance Cole of Hazelwood distributed 5,500 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $100 million.

4 days ago

Series of Parkway West closures, restrictions announced

It is the first of six weekend closures that will be part of the continuing $72.8 million reconstruction project.

4 days ago

Mon Wharf to be partially open for parking Wednesday

The Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh said this afternoon that 275 of the 458 spaces at the wharf will be open Wednesday.

4 days ago

Allegheny County's government review commission elects new chairman

The nine-member commission is required by the county's home rule charter to review how government is working every 10 years.

4 days ago

Brooklyn man sentenced to probation for counterfeit money scheme

Marcus Taylor bought or tried to buy merchandise with $4,000 in fake money at 23 Pittsburgh retail stores in 2012 with two co-conspirators.

4 days ago

Robert Morris provost named university's interim president

David Jamison will take over for departing President Gregory Dell’Omo, who is leaving to become president of Rider University.

4 days ago

Lawmakers seek investigation of Penn National

The Western Pennsylvania lawmakers say the attorney general should examine the failed Lawrence County racetrack deal.

4 days ago

Former Swissvale mayor leads government review

Mark Foerster will head the commission that spends the next year examining the function of Allegheny County government.

4 days ago

 Yanlai Wu poses in front of the Point Park fountain in her traditional Chinese dance costume.

Odysseys: Teaching the grace of Chinese dancing brought her to Pittsburgh

Yanlai Wu seeks perfection in dance — it's what made her and Yanlai Dance Academy successful — but she found it doesn’t always work here.

6 days ago

 Former Allegheny County councilman Charles P. McCullough

Trial begins for former Allegheny County councilman accused of fraud

Charles P. McCullough, who also is an attorney, was charged six years ago with abusing his power of attorney to misspend a client’s money.

5 days ago

 The PSSA tests will be given to students in grades 3-8 starting today. The tests will be taken through next week throughout Pennsylvania public schools.

Pennsylvania schools begin revised PSSA tests today

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests will be harder in some areas as they adapt to the state’s new Common Core standards.

6 days ago

Gas prices hold steady in the Pittsburgh region

GasBuddy's survey of 731 gas stations in the area found Pittsburghers paying more than the national average of $2.39 per gallon.

5 days ago

 Fans gather hours before today's Pirates home opener at PNC Park on the North Shore.

Fans flock to Pirates sold-out home opener

Fans got an early start this morning, streaming into the North Shore but causing traffic tie-ups throughout Downtown and beyond.

5 days ago

Search for tractor-trailer driver continues one year after fatal I-70 crash

Siva Marie Stewart, 22, of Connellsville was killed on March 31, 2014, struck by a tractor-trailer after she got out of a vehicle on I-70.

5 days ago

 The Allegheny County Jail, where Timothy Melvin Haskell died Thursday.

Allegheny County Jail inmate dies; 2nd this year

Timothy Melvin Haskell, who has at times lived in New Castle according to court records, was charged with prohibited acts.

5 days ago

West Virginia inmate pleads guilty to killing fellow prisoner

Prosecutors said Patrick Andrews was already serving 35 years to life for two murders, when he and another prisoner stabbed an inmate.

5 days ago

 Hector Tobar.

Renowned authors to appear for Pittsburgh evening literary series

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Deep Down Dark” opens Pittsburgh’s Literary Evenings, Monday Night at the Lectures on Sept. 21.

5 days ago

Mon Wharf parking closed again Tuesday

The Public Parking Authority said it hopes to be able to open a portion of the wharf Wednesday.

5 days ago

 New York Jets wide receiver, Brandon Marshall

NFL player Brandon Marshall speaks out on tackling stigma of mental illness

The Pittsburgh native has become a high-profile advocate for mental health care and uses football as his platform.

1 week ago

 Manfred Honeck

For PSO music director Manfred Honeck, faith and work are one

“This is my biggest wish, that all religious groups are coming together and making music and understanding each other,” Mr. Honeck says.

1 week ago

10 mayors take fellow Democrats to task on pension fix

Ten Democratic mayors took their party’s state legislators to task Friday.

1 week ago

 Bob Kmetz, director of admissions at CCAC, discusses opportunities with Destinee McCallister of Homewood on Friday at the job fair.

Jobs program to employ 2,000 young people in city, county this summer

Job fairs kicks off city’s 2015 summer youth workforce development program.

1 week ago


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