Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and others have sent letters asking for an 18-month extension of a 2003 consent order that expires Monday.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County scramble to prepare for sewage upgrade

Federal and state environmental agencies could approve requests for more time to include green projects in sewer repair plans

about 23 hours ago

Three family members sentenced in boy's abuse

The 8-year-old boy’s mother, Mary Rader; grandmother, Deana Beighley; and step-grandfather, Dennis Beighley were all sentenced today.

about 5 hours ago

 Jaclyn Clifford and Marlene van Es will soon be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Law school and are starting a firm for legal aid to entrepreneurs who want to start environmental oriented businesses in the city.

Pitt law students tackle urban agriculture and food policy issues

Trellis, a law firm being established by two students graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, has a social mission.

about 6 hours ago

  Andre Gray

Bodies discovered in Ohio river positively identified

Andre Gray and Paul Kochu, were positively identified by the Charleston, W.Va., medical examiner’s office, Cmdr. RaShall Brackney said.

1 minute ago

Finance director fumes after decision to withhold gaming revenue

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority denied a request to release millions in gaming revenue the authority has been withholding.

about 23 hours ago

 Operation Safety Net's Dr. Jim Withers, center, hands out medicine to a homeless man in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's Operation Safety Net to be featured on 'Dr. Oz Show' today

The show is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. on WTAE-TV.

about 13 hours ago

 Andy Masich, president and CEO of Heinz History Center, said, “H.J. Heinz would have been pleased with the merger” because the company founder always thought globally.

Pittsburgh officials ask what's not to love in Heinz-Kraft mega-merger?

Andy Masich, president and CEO of Heinz History Center, said, “H.J. Heinz would have been pleased with the merger.”

about 23 hours ago

 Pittsburgh's seven-county metropolitan area lost 4,597 people from July 2013 to July 2014.

Pittsburgh region’s population changes little, census data show

The population declined last year, but the number of people here has remained about the same as during the last official headcount numbers.

about 12 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Alegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County plead for more time to plan sewer overflow compliance

The mayor said the extra 18 months would enable leaders to come up with a plan that is more environmentally friendly and less expensive.

1 day ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto has contended the project was rife with waste and mismanagement.

Report details $1 million overruns in Pittsburgh-county payroll program

The Peduto administration is scheduled to release a report today on the costs associated with the comprehensive financial management system.

1 day ago

 A program is underway to return the once-dominant lake sturgeon to Lake Erie. While fishing for perch in 2009, Dick Brozell of McKean County caught and released one off Presque Isle.

Will sturgeon ever come back to Lake Erie?

Once the biggest predator in the Great Lakes, the lake sturgeon was driven to the brink of extinction.

1 day ago

 The home where a fire killed seven children is viewed in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Sabbath cooking a safety worry for observant Jews

The death of seven children in New York City due to an overheated hotplate used for Sabbath no-work guidelines has Jews reviewing safety.

1 day ago

 Fans prepare for a Steelers game at Heinz Field in 2013.

Officials: Heinz Field name will not change with merger deal

The Steelers sold the naming rights for the football stadium in 2001 to the Heinz Co. for $57 million over 30 years.

1 day ago

 Barry Himes and Jacqueline McCann

Investigation into fatal S.C. crash that killed Johnstown couple underway

Barry Himes, 52, and Jacqueline McCann, 51, both of Johnstown, were killed in multi-vehicle accident.

1 day ago

Second trial begins for man charged with beating death in Spring Garden

Michael Molina, formerly of Spring Garden, is charged with fatally beating Melissa Snodgrass in 2003.

1 day ago

Freezing rain advisory in effect in Laurel Highlands

The advisory, which includes Cambria, Somerset, Blair and Bedford counties in Western Pennsylvania, remains in effect until noon today.

1 day ago

Christian Associates of Southwest Pa. pushes better race relations

Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania has pledged renewed efforts toward racial dialogue and reconciliation.

1 day ago

 Bill Robinson

Robinson withdraws, two other Allegheny County Council candidates removed from the ballot

Bill Robinson’s opponents challenged 343 of 358 signatures on his nominating petitions. Among the names: Naomi Watts and "Russel Crowe."

1 day ago

Lane to close on Fort Pitt Bridge today

The outbound right lane of the Fort Pitt Bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

1 day ago

 Workers open the time capsule they found while demolishing the building that once housed the factory in which John Brashear manufactured optics.

Who owns the time capsule found at historic Brashear factory?

The city and construction company are at odds as to who legally owns the box and its contents found at the North Side demolition site.

about 23 hours ago

 A masked man this afternoon robbed a Butler County bank after threatening a teller.

Pa. State Police seek Butler County bank robber

He wore a gray ski mask and blue Penn State University sweatshirt.

1 day ago

 Ketchup bottles are displayed at a May exhibition of Berkshire Hathaway companies in Nebraska. Kraft Foods will merge with H.J. Heinz Co., owned by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, to form the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.

Heinz, Kraft merger would build food giant

The merged company will be co-headquartered in Pittsburgh and the Chicago area.

1 day ago

 Spectators brave the rain while watching the St. Patrick's Day Parade last weekend Downtown.

Just how dreary is Pittsburgh?

Seattle and Buffalo are the dreariest U.S. cities, but the ’Burgh is tied for second based on cloudiness and number of rainy days.

2 days ago

 A state trooper has filed a federal suit against four unnamed Pittsburgh police officers.

State trooper sues Pittsburgh officers as a result of wedding reception fight

David Williams, a trooper since 2003, scuffled with officers who had arrested his brother at the Gateway Clipper dock Sept. 1.

2 days ago

 Catherine Balsamo of Squirrel Hill asks Curtis McDonald of Pittsburgh to sign a petition Monday in Market Square. Ms. Balsamo is working with a coalition that is asking the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority to create a customer assistance program to help people pay rising sewer bills.

Coalition says people need help to pay increasing sewer bills

The groups demand putting a cap on “skyrocketing” costs, similar to billing assistance programs for electricity and natural gas.

2 days ago

Police chief says shooting near Edinboro campus was drug-related heist

Devin Stevenson, 20, remains in the Erie County Prison on attempted homicide and other charges.

2 days ago

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday, PennDOT announced.

2 days ago

UPMC joins in hospice, home-care consolidation

As two recent Pittsburgh deals suggest, mergers and acquisitions within the home-health and hospice industries are accelerating.

2 days ago

 Some of the 19 tents used by the homeless line the bank under the Parkway East that overlooks Second Avenue.

Yearly homeless count finds 38 living without shelter in Allegheny County

What seemed like a remarkable figure might not be representative of that population.

3 days ago

 Natalya and Alexey Sachivichik with their three kids, Alex, 20, Pavel, 16, and Alisa, 7.

Odysseys: Kazakhstan native blazed a trail for female oil engineers

Natalya Sachivichik’s career, wanderlust and the Marcellus Shale drilling boom brought her, her husband and their children to Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

Allegheny County landlords who take subsidies learn how to deal with tenants, red tape

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County team up to bolster the ranks, and improve the quality, of landlords who take housing choice vouchers.

3 days ago

 A Port Authority police officer examines a car that struck a Port Authority police officer in the Sheraden Park and Ride lot this afternoon.

Arrest made in Pittsburgh chase, shooting involving officers

The incident started about 2:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of Chartiers Avenue.

3 days ago

 Eliana Jackson, center, a ninth-grade student at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, joins others in prayer Monday in front of Wilkinsburg High School, where local faith leaders announced plans for a “Fast for Family Values” to urge state leaders to fully fund public education. Joining Eliana were, from left, Michelle McMillan, a Duquesne resident and member of ACTION United; Alia Schindler of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and Sandra Woolley of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. Each person clutched a paper lunch bag to symbolize the hunger for education.

Pittsburgh-area religious leaders urge fasting for public education

Local clergy who are members of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network held a news conference and prayer service Monday morning.

2 days ago

 Construction workers prepare steel beams for the next phase in the major rehabilitation of the Parkway West bridges in Carnegie on Sunday.

Parkway West overnight closures to occur nightly

The parkway will be closed outbound starting at 10 p.m. today through Thursday from Green Tree to Interstate 79.

3 days ago

McCandless mortgage company president to plead Friday

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley had been scheduled to enter a plea earlier this month but the case was postponed.

3 days ago

 Jimmy Hinton sings a hymn at Sunday services.

A Christian minister teaches churches to guard against pedophiles — like his father

Minister Jimmy Hinton reported his pedophile father — also a minister. He now trains churches on how to protect kids from sexual predators.

4 days ago

New laws have churches seeking guidance on identifying abuse, abusers

How Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute trains religious organizations to prevent sexual predators, or recognize them in their midst.

4 days ago

Search resumes for body of Carnegie man at Ohiopyle State Park

Michael Davila was with friends when he climbed over a deck railing to have his picture taken then fell into the 20-foot Ohiopyle falls.

4 days ago

 Amanda Poppleton, assistant director of sports nutrition at North Carolina State University, shows some of the snacks players are given to maintain nutritional balance.

Hunger pangs no longer haunt NCAA players

An admission of hunger by a star last year led to “deregulating the feeding of the student-athletes,” and increased focus on nutrition.

4 days ago

 A deer grazes among the headstones at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville.

Vanished predators and tasty yards: How humans made a 'deer nirvana'

Experts say even predators aren’t a solution to deer problem.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh Triathlon will get to the Point this year

More than 1,000 people are expected to compete this year, which is up from five years ago, when about 800 participated.

4 days ago

 A recovery crew uses a camera at the end of a wand as they examine the waters near the falls at Ohiopyle on Wednesday. They are working to recover the body of a missing Carnegie man in the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park.

Crews to search Ohiopyle Falls again Sunday for man who fell in river

Michael Davila climbed over an observation deck railing, slipped on black ice and fell into the Ohiopyle Falls on Wednesday.

5 days ago

 Devin Stevenson, 20, is taken into custody by Edinboro police following a shooting in the 100 block of Meadville Street in Edinboro.

Shooting involving Edinboro students wounds 2

Two individuals were shot in the 100 block of Meadville Street and were transported to the hospital.

5 days ago

 The LSU band performs during a timeout as their team takes on NC State Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

Bands put pep in the madness

The competition of March Madness extends to the college pep bands, with each band trying to do something unique so that it stands out.

5 days ago

 The Roberto Clemente Bridge will close to vehicular traffic next week for deck and drainage repairs and installation of bike lanes.

Roberto Clemente Bridge to close next week

The bridge will close at 9 a.m. Tuesday for repair work and the installation of bike lanes. It is scheduled to reopen on April 10.

5 days ago

 Col. Marcus L. Brown previously led the Maryland state police.

Republicans ask Gov. Wolf to ditch nominee for state police commissioner

The nominee, Marcus Brown, apologized for tearing down signs that were critical of him.

5 days ago

 The East Room decorated for the new Spring Flower Show, “April Showers Bring May Flowers,” at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh’s official start of spring today looks a lot like winter

Pittsburgh will dodge a big snowstorm on first day of spring, but will get rain and some light snow instead.

6 days ago

 Former Common Pleas Judge Paul Pozonsky exits the courtroom Friday after pleading guilty to charges involving the theft of cocaine evidence.

Paul Pozonsky, former Washington County judge, pleads guilty to three misdemeanors

As part of the plea deal, prosecutors will not seek jail time for the 59-year-old former jurist.

6 days ago

Wheeling police seek help in identifying body

Residents of Wheeling Island spotted the body in the Ohio River on Thursday.

6 days ago

Pittsburgh zoo closed today due to bad weather, water line repairs

It was originally slated to reopen at 9 a.m., then noon before zoo officials decided to close for the day.

6 days ago


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