A car sporting the Lyft mustache drives down a Downtown street in Pittsburgh last summer.

PUC grants ride-share company Lyft experimental license

The terms of the agreement contain specific conditions Lyft must adhere to before the permission takes effect.

13 minutes ago

 Two bald eagles sit today in a nest in Hays.

They're back: Bald eagle camera makes its return to nest in Hays

The camera, which had been up since December 2013, was removed in September after the fledging of three eaglets.

about 12 hours ago

Authorities: Uganda-based man counterfeited $2 million in cash

The charges filed in Pittsburgh allege Ryan A. Gustafson, 27, was involved in spreading about $2 million in fake money.

about 15 hours ago

 Chanukah Juggling balls.

Shop Holiday: Religion-themed gift suggestions

If music is your thing, you can pick up the 15-track CD “Chanukah Is Tops!” by Jewish recording artist Paul Zim.

about 23 hours ago

 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization

Cuban-Americans, experts and advocates discuss the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba.

about 23 hours ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

The Goodfellows Fund is a Pittsburgh holiday tradition that dates to 1947.

about 23 hours ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife died in July.

Scaife trust fund battle begins in court conference

The next filings in the case, which will be responses by Richard Mellon Scaife’s son and daughter, are due Jan. 16.

about 23 hours ago

Braddock man pleads guilty to heroin charges

Troy Anderson, 25, of Comrie Avenue, was among 35 people rounded up in March 2013 following a wiretap investigation by an FBI task force.

1 day ago

 The book cover of a new edition of "Hansel and Gretel."

Shop Holiday: Grab these gifts for your favorite book lover

“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.

1 day ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.

1 day ago

Former execs indicted on charges related to chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va.

An indictment unsealed today charges ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell.

1 day ago

 Andrew Achilleos, a British citizen who is graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, hopes to get an H-1B visa to start a custom suit company in Pittsburgh.

H-1B work visa full of uncertainties for immigrants

The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?

2 days ago

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County get $1.8 million grant for technology upgrades

The Richard King Mellon Foundation today awarded the grants for technology upgrades.

2 days ago

Hazmat team investigates possible gas leak at NS Conway yard

The crews were called to investigate a hissing sound coming from a tanker car in Norfolk Southern’s Conway yard about 5:35 p.m..

2 days ago

 Newly appointed Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis, speaks to the media.

New airports chief wants to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh

Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

1 day ago

Trustee disputes claim by Scaife’s children about drained trust fund

A trustee for Richard Mellon Scaife funds claimed in court filings that the publisher’s children didn’t challenge depletion of trust.

2 days ago

 Justin Lamb, 28, of Tarentum, died in October after two months in the custody at Allegheny County Jail.

Allegheny County Jail deaths remain above normal

Despite a new medical provider, Corizon, at Allegheny County Jail, six inmates have died in custody this year.

2 days ago

 "Congress’ lawmaking power is not subject to presidential supervision or control," Judge Arthur J. Schwab wrote of President Obama's immigration action.

Federal judge in Pittsburgh declares Obama's immigration action unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab issued the opinion in a criminal case involving a Honduran man who re-entered the country illegally.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Inmates complain about lack of medical care at Allegheny County Jail

One inmate says jail medical staff delayed testing a chest mass for weeks while another said a nurse performed surgery to remove wrist pins.

2 days ago

 Three rings, priced at $200-$350, display iconic images from 'Sons of Anarchy" and are available online at

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for TV lovers

From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh zoo to close Thursday for electrical work

Zoo officials said workers are putting in a new transformer at Safari Plaza to support a new restaurant, which is to open this spring.

2 days ago

Allegheny County names new airport director

Christina Cassotis, a former Boston aviation consultant, has been named CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh-area gas prices fall by steepest margin

They fell 6.7 cents to an average of $2.85, the biggest weekly drop since prices started dropping in September.

3 days ago

Flaherty to announce bid for his old job as Allegheny County controller

Mark Patrick Flaherty, who quit to run for executive four years ago, will challenge Chelsa Wagner for the Democratic nomination.

3 days ago

Goodfellows: Bradley Center kids to get Christmas celebration

Christmas will be special for children at the Robinson center, thanks in part to the generosity of Post-Gazette readers.

3 days ago

 Uber is operating in the Pittsburgh area under temporary authority from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Charges dismissed for Uber drivers cited for trespassing at Pittsburgh airport

District Justice Anthony Saveikis threw out the charges against the drivers after they agreed to discontinue pick-ups at the airport.

3 days ago

Shop Holiday: Gifts for runners

Whether they’re training for a marathon or hoofing it to stay in shape, they can benefit from the latest gear and accessories.

3 days ago

 A very small detail of the massive oil painting “The Wedding at Cana” by late-Rennaisance artist Paolo Veronese. The painting is located in the Louvre Museum.

A theological debate is unleashed: Are dogs heaven bound?

The Bible is inconclusive. Some contend animals lack the will to choose right or wrong. Others say that makes them candidates for heaven.

4 days ago

 Perryopolis police Officer Richard Champion

Perryopolis officer killed in fiery crash remembered as 'dedicated'

Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier, had been a part-time officer in Fayette County for eight months.

4 days ago

 UPMC now appears willing to allow all Highmark-insured customers now under UPMC care through their doors after Jan. 1.

Highmark patients 'have the right' to ongoing UPMC care, hospital network says

News Analysis: Two weeks away from a divorce, UPMC wants to keep its Highmark patients; Highmark says it’s keeping 80 percent of UPMC docs.

4 days ago

 Vondra Henderson with her son, Amaree Tyler,4.

Goodfellows: Family settling in after domestic violence

Vondra Henderson moved to the Pittsburgh area from Tennessee, and hers is the type of family helped by the Goodfellows Fund at Christmas.

4 days ago

Goodfellows: How to get toys

The Toys for Tots program will hold open houses this week to distribute toys to parents and guardians of needy children.

4 days ago

 Williams Sonoma Popcorn Sampler

Shop Holiday: Gifts for movie lovers

Fresh popcorn, memorabilia, DVDs and gift cards are just a few options for the film buff on your gift list.

4 days ago

 The USS Somerset, docked in San Diego.

The Next Page: Aboard the USS Somerset, daily inspiration from Flight 93

Walter G. Meyer visits sailors aboard the USS Somerset, surrounded by reminders of the Flight 93 heroes

4 days ago

 Center Township's MRAP vehicle.

Little Pennsylvania communities get big weapons from U.S. military surplus

Law enforcement agencies throughout Pennsylvania have used the military surplus program to acquire guns, underwear and armored vehicles.

5 days ago

More details released on shooting by police officer in Brownsville

A Brownsville police officer spotted a man with an active warrant, Travis Musgrave, 40, about 11:44 p.m. Friday.

4 days ago

Hindu temple sues Monroeville over permit denial

Monroeville council voted against allowing excavation needed for the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Inc. to expand its temple.

5 days ago

Vote expected on more money for locks and dams

Included in legislation to extend tax breaks is a measure that would raise the diesel fuel tax barge operators pay.

5 days ago

Goodfellows Fund donors fulfill holiday needs

You can make Christmas a happy day for an underprivileged child. Donate to the Goodfellows Fund.

5 days ago

Shop Holiday: Gifts for hunters and anglers

Help the hunter or angler on your gift list to gear up right with something new under the tree since they can never have enough stuff.

5 days ago

Former Penn State-Altoona student sentenced for making bombs

Vladislav Miftakhov, 19, of Altoona, was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for making bombs in his apartment.

6 days ago

 In documents, Aetna argues that Allegheny Health Network and Highmark are violating a 2013 state agreement.

Aetna, Highmark land in court over contract dispute

A court hearing on Aetna's request to stop Highmark from canceling Aetna's contract with Jefferson Hospital was heard in Harrisburg.

6 days ago

  Allegheny County controller

Allegheny County controller Chelsa Wagner wants to look at who gets sports tickets

Controller Chelsa Wagner asked the Sports & Exhibition Authority board to cooperate with her as she tries to review the authority’s books.

6 days ago

State police find second driver in Parkway East pedestrian death

Trooper Robin Mungo said a search warrant had been served on the driver, who contacted state police to say his vehicle had hit something.

6 days ago

 Tegra-Lite Max International Carry-On, $695.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for travelers

Find the perfect present for that person in your life who is always on the go.

6 days ago

Woman killed in Kittanning crash

Icy road conditions this morning on Route 422 in Kittanning led to a head on crash that killed Mary Ann Shaffer, 56.

1 week ago

Woman struck by car, dies in Armstrong County

Police said Carol Lee Sells of Apollo was crossing Warren Avenue when she was struck by a car driven by Michael Quinn of Monroeville.

1 week ago

Six indicted in connection with distribution of cocaine, heroin

The men have been indicted in federal court in connection with the distribution of drugs in Pittsburgh supplied from California and Arizona.

1 week ago

 “Members of the Board are likewise free to decide whether or not to attend any such meeting," Keith Masser wrote.

Chairman of Penn State trustees doesn't plan to attend meeting on NCAA suit

Nine alumni-elected trustees have called a special meeting Monday to persuade the school to join a lawsuit against the NCAA.

1 week ago

Airmall open house a mile-high success, airport officials say

The Allegheny County Airport Authority is looking at scheduling another open house sometime in the spring.

1 week ago


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