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 One of Bridgeville artist Toby Atticus Fraley’s designs.

Where will this Pittsburgh artist’s robot world land next?

The Lonely Robot from a Downtown art exhibit several years ago will soon have a new home at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

1 day ago


Study: pollutant levels high in Ohio area with fracking

Researchers took air samples in Carroll County, Ohio, where there are 480 permitted wells — the most in any of the state’s 88 counties.

1 day ago


1 killed, 1 injured in Armstrong County crash

A man was killed and another injured when the vehicle they were riding in crashed in Armstrong County Sunday evening, state police said.

1 day ago


 Volunteers put up more than 100 flags Friday for the Memorial Day weekend at the National Cemetary of the Alleghenies.

Many events planned for Memorial Day weekend in Pittsburgh

Parades, services and other commemorations mark the long holiday weekend.

3 days ago


U.S. courthouse to be named for Judge Weis

The U.S. Senate passed the name change Thursday after the state’s senators worked together on a bill.

3 days ago


 Shelley Leininger, 50, holds a picture of herself and son Timothy at her home in Ross Township on Friday. Shelley's son, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead Thursday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after being jailed at Allegheny County Jail.

2 more Allegheny County inmates die

On Thursday, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy, and Monty Crawford, 23, died at the jail.

3 days ago


Frost advisory, freeze warning posted for Western Pennsylvania

Temperatures in Pittsburgh were expected to descend into the mid-30s overnight before rebounding to a high of 70 on Saturday.

3 days ago


 Nurse Barbara McQuaid, left,  and Jana Medina, both volunteers with the Honor Escorts program, fold up an American flag after a training run through at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital on Friday. The program involves volunteers escorting veterans on an American flag-covered gurney from the room where they die to the facilities' morgue. Volunteers for the program have been training in recent weeks to prepare hospital staff to stand at attention when a deceased patient is escorted through the hallways.

'Honor escort' at Pittsburgh VAs begins new rite when veterans die

A new "Honors Escort" program will include draping an American flag on the gurney carrying a deceased veteran with escorts by its side.

3 days ago


 State police said Michael J. Lowrey had this black pistol in his hand when he was confronted and refused to drop it.

Trooper shoots, kills burglary suspect in Somerset grocery

The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. as troopers encountered the man inside the Save-A-Lot in Somerset.

3 days ago


Teen summer job program aimed at low-income youth in Allegheny County

The Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment program hopes to employ 2,000 students this summer.

4 days ago


 “I think it’s just another good amenity to add and see what kind of revenue can be derived,” State Rep. Nick Kotik said.

Could slot machines be headed to Pennsylvania's international airports?

State Rep. Nick Kotik, D-Coraopolis, said he intends to introduce a bill that would allow the installation of slot machines.

5 days ago


 Alan Gutchess, left, director of the Fort Pitt Museum, looks on as Andrew Masich, president of the Heinz History Center, talks about a new exhibit at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Fort Pitt exhibit takes new look at Indian captivity

Fort Pitt’s “Captured by Indians: Warfare & Assimilation on the 18th Century Frontier” exhibit opens Friday in Point State Park.

4 days ago


Post-Gazette's work awarded at Golden Quills gathering

The PG won two best-of-show honors and 17 Golden Quills -- first-place finishes -- at the 51st annual awards banquet Thursday night.

4 days ago


 A sign for Daniel Tiger hangs on the bridge over Loyalhanna Creek to the new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Trolley Ride. The ride replaces the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood trolley that ran for nearly 25 years. The official opening day is Friday.

Idlewild debuts revamped trolley ride

The Daniel Tiger trolley replaces the Mister Rogers Neighborhood ride for a new generation of children more familiar with the new TV show.

5 days ago


 Under the Port Authority's preliminary budget, the base bus fare would remain at $2.50.

Better fiscal health leads Port Authority to add service

The $397.8 million preliminary budget extends service for the 20 Kennedy, 44 Knoxville, 56 Lincoln Place and 91 Butler Street routes.

4 days ago


 A large group of teenagers gathers near McDonald's after a disturbance closed Kennywood early on May 2.

Nine youths charged in Kennywood fracas

West Mifflin police said they charged the youths with various summary and misdemeanor charges.

4 days ago


Allegheny County Councilman Macey quits job over ethics

Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey resigned today from his part-time job in a state senator’s office.

5 days ago


 An airplane en route to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., landed safely at the Allegheny County Airport, shortly after taking off and developing a flat tire.

Jet returns to Allegheny County Airport with flat tire

The plane’s crew discovered it had a landing gear problem shortly after it took off from the airport, bound for Florida.

5 days ago


Parkway West construction to halt for holiday weekend

A full inbound closure is scheduled starting at 10 p.m. today from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center.

5 days ago


Jury deliberations began in Jason Korey weapons trial

The jury heard closing arguments Wednesday morning.

5 days ago


 A sign urging people to vote for Barbara Daly Danko for Allegheny County Council stands Tuesday outside the Darlington Street entrance to the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill.

County council victory called a tribute to legacy of Daly Danko

Barbara Daly Danko, 61, of Regent Square, was running for a second term on the council when she died of a cancer-related illness May 6.

6 days ago


 Democrat Chelsa Wagner and her husband, Khari Mosley, are greeted by supporters’ cheers while celebrating her primary election win for Allegheny County controller Tuesday night in Woods Run.

Incumbent Chelsa Wagner wins big in Allegheny County controller's race

Ms. Wagner claimed a win against a candidate who was supported by her bitter rival, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

6 days ago


 A sign outside Grille 565 on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue shows support for the referendum to allow liquor sales in the borough.

Turnout light, but alcohol votes draw attention in Bellevue, Wilkinsburg

Allegheny County elections manager Mark Wolosik predicted a 25 percent turnout in today’s election.

6 days ago


 John Daley, left, and Tom O'Brien of Mt. Lebanon, volunteers with the Democratic Party, post campaign signs this morning at Markham Elementary School, one of several polling places in Mt. Lebanon for today's primary election. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Voters head to the polls today for Pennsylvania primary

Polls are open until 8 p.m. and heading the ballot are wide-open contests for three nominations for the state Supreme Court.

1 week ago


 Twenty-five states have legislation prohibiting electronic waste from going into landfills.

Too many TVs, too little capacity to recycle them

Televisions can no longer be put out with household trash, but recycling is made hard by the low number of places that will accept them.

1 week ago


 Authorities here are watching to see if Sunday's deadly biker gang clash in Waco, Texas, has any implications for gang activities in Western Pennsylvania.

Outlaw biker gangs in Pittsburgh area have splintered over time

Despite prosecutions and jail terms, the biker gangs still maintain a presence in this region and occasionally make very public appearances.

1 week ago


Bridge washing to restrict Parkway East tonight

Work will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. weeknights through June 5.

6 days ago


Monday's lottery numbers corrected

The correct numbers from Monday’s drawings can be found at the state lottery website here.

6 days ago


Flooding reported in four Allegheny County communities

Flooding was reported in four Allegheny County towns tonight following quick, heavy rains, according to the National Weather Service.

1 week ago


Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity

Dr. Frederica Perera says obesity can be added to the problems caused by pre- and post-natal exposure to air pollution.

1 week ago


 Katya Janpoladyan moved to Pittsburgh in 2008.

Odysseys: Fortune smiles on cellist from Armenia, and she appreciates it all

Katya Janpoladyan escaped political turmoil in Armenia by learning the cello, and the McCandless resident now performs and teaches here.

1 week ago


City calendar for the week of 5/18/15

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation’s free, self-guided tours of the Jail Museum; Frick Art& Historical Center tours; and more.

1 week ago


Gas prices inch higher, just in time for Memorial Day weekend

GasBuddy found the average price of a gallon of regular was up 0.6 cents to $2.88 last week, based on a survey of 731 gas stations.

1 week ago


Overnight closures on Parkway West announced for the week

Inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the same time. All restrictions will be removed by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

1 week ago


 Political campaigns down to the state House level are targeting voters via social media based on information collected by social media companies and Big Data firms.

Political campaigns rely on social media data to target voters

Political campaigns now buy your data, and send their messages directly to you via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because it is efficient.

1 week ago


 Flora Harris, 56, talks with Betty Charles as they make their way  through part of Bedford Dwelling in the Hill District. Ms. Harris is a neighbor and friend who works as an aide for Ms. Charles, 71, who is mostly in a wheelchair.

Home-care program lets friends help friends

Participant-directed program is facing unusual attention in Harrisburg this year.

1 week ago


AVATAR aims to be the top technology in lie detection

It looks like an ATM machine with a video monitor looming above it. And it might be the next big technology in lie detection.

1 week ago


Cambria County woman arrested for stealing birthday presents for her daughter

Amber Lokay, 24, of Patton was charged with taking clothing and other items that she said were for her 6-year-old daughter’s birthday.

1 week ago


 Bill Barrett of Assured Polygraph Services Inc. demonstrates polygraph equipment on his colleague Morris Ragus, seated, a retired polygraph examiner.

Lie detector tests being used to monitor sex offenders and guide treatment

Polygraphs are not permitted in Pennsylvania courts during the trial phase.

1 week ago


 A small mountain of recycled asphalt goes through crushers and sifters to eventually become part of a new asphalt mix at the Lindy Paving asphalt plant. The plant is now running full-out now that the road construction and repaving season has started.

After rough winter, Lindy Paving asphalt plant may be busiest place in town

After a long season of freeze and thaw, bent car frames and swallowed axles, the region is hungry for asphalt.

1 week ago


 Stephen Repasky, owner of Meadow Sweet Apiaries, inspects a hive Friday at Dundee Farm in Sewickley Heights. “We’re on the verge of a major disaster with honeybees,” Mr. Repasky said. Pennsylvania has recorded a 61 percent die-off of bees in the past year.

Honeybee population in free fall; Pennsylvania among worst hit in nation

Beekeepers blame pesticides, mites and lost habitat for high honeybee die-off rates nationwide; Pennsylvania’s rate is 61 percent.

1 week ago


Allegheny County to start road work in 4 communities in this summer

A contractor will resurface roads in Ohio Township, Forward, Pleasant Hills and Bethel Park this season.

1 week ago


 Sheldon Sorge, general minister for the Pittsburgh Presbytery, presents the sermon, "Big Decisions," during a Service of Worship before the vote on an amendment to the church constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on whether to authorize same-sex marriage at the Bower Hill Community Church in Mt. Lebanon Thursday.

Pittsburgh Presbytery joins others in endorsing same-sex marriage

The Pittsburgh Presbytery voted 122-110 for an amendment to allow same-sex marriage in church life.

1 week ago


2 in bike gang intend to enter guilty pleas

Isaac Skipworth and Christopher Levy indicated they will both enter guilty pleas.

1 week ago


Clem­ons for­mally sen­tenced in slay­ing

The Mount Washington man who was sentenced to death Thursday by a Washington County jury was formally sentenced Friday.

1 week ago


Allegheny County apprenticeship program offers high schoolers a peek at future careers

Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 school year.

1 week ago


Teen drowns in Connoquenessing Creek

Divers recovered the body of a teenage boy who went underwater and never resurfaced in a creek in Lawrence County Friday evening

1 week ago


 Jordan Clemons is escorted Thursday into the Washington County Courthouse, where the jury that convicted him in the killing of Karissa Kunco also decided to give him the death penalty.

Washington County jury returns with death penalty for Jordan Clemons

Clemons earlier this week was found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his former girlfriend, Karissa Kunco.

1 week ago


New Jersey man to be sentenced in September for heroin sales

Santino Drew, 36, of New Brunswick, was convicted of distributing heroin.

1 week ago


Toomey signs off on nominee for federal appeals court

Democrats have been pressuring Mr. Toomey to sign off on the the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals nomination, but he refused.

1 week ago



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