Developer visualizes residences betwen Heinz Field, PNC Park

Columbus developer Continental Real Estate Cos. pitched a plan to the city to build apartments adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel.

about 2 hours ago

 Dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance practice wearing their hard shoes in the school's Ross studio in March 2013.

Pittsburgh region's ethnic organizations change with the times

The organizations that groups form today differ from a century ago but still meet immigrants’ needs as they adjust to a new culture.

about 2 hours ago

 “These authorities have enabled our region to achieve many strides in economic development, but they run on taxpayer money,” Chelsa Wagner said in a statement.

Allegheny County controller threatens legal action to audit four authorities

Controller Chelsa Wagner is getting no cooperation from the Airport, Port, Sanitary and the Sports and Exhibition authorities.

about 3 hours ago

Metal detectors to be used at Propel's Braddock Hills High

Classes will resume tomorrow at the high school, which has been closed since a gun incident Monday.

about 8 hours ago

 Physical therapy resident Pam Dunlap evaluates Gaige Pavlocak's balance.

Allegheny County school districts’ occupational, physical therapists in jeopardy

A $1.1 million deficit has caused the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to turn therapists into independent contractors, some of whom may quit.

1 day ago

 According to the survey, hip replacement variation in Pittsburgh was 32 percent (a range of $19,456 and $25,696).

Replacing knee, hips a bargain at Pittsburgh-area hospitals

Pittsburgh is a low-cost market when it comes to knee and hip replacements, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield survey.

1 day ago

 Senate Bill 4 is opposed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Controversial proposal for nonprofit amendment advances in Pennsylvania

The proposal could lead to a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more authority over determining tax exemptions for nonprofits.

1 day ago

Electrical short ignited Christmas tree, sparking Md. mansion fire that killed 6, investigators say

The fire destroyed a mansion owned by Don Pyle, who had been CEO of a Pittsburgh-area company, Laurel Networks in Robinson.

about 9 hours ago

Pittsburgh children get into Guinness World Records with a vocabulary lesson

More than 200 children in Pittsburgh were part of a group of 2,845 participants who took part in the record-setting vocabularly lesson.

about 11 hours ago

 Work on the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel has been rescheduled for this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

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

about 18 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, above, had recalled 28 nominations made by former Gov. Tom Corbett, but Senate Republicans confirmed them Tuesday. Jeffrey Sheridan, a spokesman for Mr. Wolf, said the governor objected to the process of the nominations but had never said the particular nominees could not be considered.

13 Corbett selections cleared for vote in Senate

Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf recalled 28 nominations, which he characterized as having been made at the “eleventh hour.”

1 day ago

Woman to stand trial on charges she stole police car while handcuffed

Police say the 27-year-old woman used the cruiser to ram her grandfather’s car before leading police on a nearly 10-mile chase.

about 16 hours ago

 “In pure form,” the senators' letter says, “overdosing on caffeine is not only easy but virtually unavoidable.”

U.S. senators urge FDA to ban retail sales of caffeine powder

Two deaths have been linked to powdered caffeine, with one teaspoon having the equivalent of about 25 cups of coffee.

1 day ago

 Nolan Burch, 18, died Nov. 14.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49

Nolan Burch, a freshman, died in November after an initiation event at the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

1 day ago

 The Chautauqua Amphitheater, shown in August 2010.

Open-air amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution wins 'National Treasure' designation

A proposed update of the 121-year-old building was decried by preservationists because it required a virtually complete demolition.

1 day ago

Co-owner of Italian Village Pizza chain sentenced to probation for tax evasion

John R. Miller of South Park ordered to home confinement for one year and to pay a $45,000 fine.

1 day ago

 Blankets sit in January 2014 in an alley outside the Duquesne Club where a homeless man often sleeps near the heat exhaust.

Allegheny County gets $15.5 million to continue programs for homeless people

The money will help fund 25 Allegheny County agencies that provide housing and services to homeless people.

1 day ago

 A thin layer of ice covers the Allegheny River this morning. The cold and slick roads from Monday's snowfall prompted many school districts in the Pittsburgh area to delay the start of school today.

Pittsburgh-area school districts announce two-hour delays

No snow is expected today. The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 22 and a low of 7 tonight.

1 day ago

 Swedish retail chain Ikea has announced that it will open a store in Columbus, Ohio in 2017.

Ikea to open store in Columbus, Ohio

The Ikea store in Columbus would be the retail chain’s second store in Ohio.

1 day ago

 Andrew Capone, 29, of Highland Park, was arraigned Monday night.

Public defender arrested on charges he gave inaccurate information to judge's staff

Andrew Capone of Highland Park was arraigned Monday night on charges of hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law.

1 day ago

Snow squall alert for Pittsburgh region

The weather service warned that the snow showers will rapidly reduce viability and that roads may become snow-covered and slick.

1 day ago

Pike County district attorney will seek death penalty against Eric Frein

Mr. Frein is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding another trooper at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept.

1 day ago

 Sister Christine Sinkovich of the Prince of Peace Parish shovels the sidewalk Monday along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh region dodges worst of ‘weather bomb’ that pummelled Northeast

A large, shape-shifting winter storm spilled 7.1 inches of snow on the region on its way to the Atlantic coast.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some districts in the suburbs, including Penn Hills, are operating on two-hour delays today.

School delayed for dozens of Pittsburgh-area districts

The National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 tonight.

2 days ago

 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon

“We’re super excited about that,” Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said. “We were confident going into it. I expected that outcome.”

2 days ago

Natural-gas line explodes in West Virginia

What caused the explosion just across the Ohio River from Steubenville, Ohio, was unclear, said Brooke County, W.Va., Sheriff Chuck Jackson.

2 days ago

 On the occasion of the Conversion of St. Paul, Bishop David Zubik gives his homily before celebrating Mass at St. Paul Cathedral to mark the Diocese of Pittsburgh's The Church Alive capital campaign.

Congregants pledge $230 million to Pittsburgh Diocese for capital projects

The pledges were nearly twice the goal set by diocesan planners when the launched the campaign two years ago.

3 days ago

PennDOT postpones Fort Pitt Tunnel lane closures

The work is being rescheduled due to the postponement of the inbound tunnel ceiling work, which is being delayed because of the weather.

2 days ago

 “Pittsburghers are some of the friendliest people,” said Kirsten Donley of the Netherlands.

Odysseys: Dutch by birth, Pittsburgher by choice

“I knew Pennsylvania,” Kirsten of Belgium says. “I was aware of Philadelphia and its history. But Pittsburgh? No clue.”

3 days ago

 All of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Pick games will be drawn twice daily.

New names, game on tap for Pennsylvania Lottery

The new game is Pick 2, and other longtime games also will bear the “Pick” name.

2 days ago

City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh International Airport passenger arrested with loaded gun

It was the first firearm found in carry-on luggage at the airport this year.

2 days ago

 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

4 days ago

 Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

4 days ago

Joe Biden's touch endears him to Tim Murphy's family

At the State of the Union, the vice president and GOP rep had a heart-to-heart talk. It was about Mr. Murphy's cancer-stricken sister.

4 days ago

 Bishop Dorsey McConnell

Episcopal bishop urges action on racial inequality

Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.

5 days ago

 Renderings of new signs for rail stations and bus stops that bear much more information than is currently provided

Port Authority plans new signs to make riding easier

The existing rail system maps will be replaced by more elaborate maps that also depict major bus routes with a guide to connecting to them.

5 days ago

Freezing rain advisory in effect for Allegheny County

Parts of Butler, Beaver, Armstrong, and Washington counties are also under advisory, along with counties in eastern Ohio and northwestern

4 days ago

 Allegheny County sheriff William P. Mullen speaks today about a recent report concerning the Steelers and Lt. Jack Kearney.

Sheriff defends lieutenant at center of ESPN report on Steelers

Role of Allegheny County sheriff’s lieutenant with Steelers raises questions about law enforcement moonlighting.

5 days ago

 Former state Rep. Erin Molchany has been named director of Gov. Tom Wolf’s southwestern Pennsylvania office.

Erin Molchany heads Wolf's southwest office

The former state representative, who lost her seat through redistricting, will be Gov. Tom Wolf’s liaison with southwestern Pennsylvania.

6 days ago

 A snowy weekend forecast wiped out the latest planned closure of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Weather forecast causes postponement of Fort Pitt Tunnel closure

For the second time this month, PennDOT has pulled the plug on a planned tunnel closure.

5 days ago

 An aerial view of Uptown and the South Side.

Growing U.S. economy leaving Pittsburgh behind, report says

The U.S. economy is growing again and Pittsburgh is lagging behind, according to a report from the Brookings Institution.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, shown in disguise, appeared on the CBS show "Undercover Boss" in December. The mayor's office today released a list of contributors who helped support the appearance.

Wagner and Peduto clash over paying for reality TV pledge

County Controller Wagner and the Peduto administration argue over VisitPittsburgh’s contribution to the mayor’s “Undercover Boss”promise.

5 days ago

Report finds commercial construction on rise in Pittsburgh region

The C3 Index finds business climate, projections, bidding activities and backlog were all up significantly for the quarter ended Dec. 31.

5 days ago

 In 2010, Pennsylvania was one of nine states found to be “dangerously behind” in enacting safety laws.

Pennsylvania driving laws rated middle of road

Laws have improved, but the state still is barely above the worst rating and has miles to go, said the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety.

1 week ago

Man from Honduras to be deported for illegally entering the U.S.

The case of Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, 42, raised questions about the legality of President Barack Obama’s immigration policy.

6 days ago

Allegheny County seeks help finding homicide suspects

Jonathan "BJ" Coles, 20, and Roman Jones, 23, face charges of homicide, attempted homicide and other crimes related to a Tuesday shooting.

6 days ago

 With no apparent visitors to the Fort Pitt Blockhouse because of the snowfall, James Halttunen, the curator, shovels the walks around the building today.

Winter weather advisory posted for Pittsburgh; 1 to 3 inches of snow forecast

An afternoon high of 35 degrees was forecast.

1 week ago

 Officials say this is one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory with nearly 4,000 cases reported.

This flu season labeled Allegheny County’s worst in many years

All of the victims were at least 55 and most had other health problems.

1 week ago

North Fayette's DeMarco to seek Allegheny County Council at-large seat

Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh, R-Mt. Lebanon, announced last week that she would not run for a second term.

1 week ago


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