At the opening of the Prism Project.

'Inside Artists Reaching Out': Artwork from prisoners on loan in Braddock library

Prison inmates donate their original artwork to the Carnegie Library of Braddock’s art lending program.

about 11 hours ago

 Brothers Daniel Adam Wells, 12, left, and Solomon Joseph Wells, 9, stand in the courtroom Saturday during their adoption hearing at Family Court, Downtown, with their adoptive mother, Pastor Claudia Wells, right, of Greater Prayer of Faith Ministry in the East Hills.

When adoption is more like a ‘merger’ of families

On National Adoption Day, families unite using new tool called Pre-Adoption Contact Agreement.

about 11 hours ago

 Freezing rain caused many wrecks on Saturday, including this one on Fort Pitt Boulevard, eastbound, in downtown Pittsburgh.

Saturday turned treacherous as stealthy ice coated roads and sidewalks

Accidents were reported on multiple Pittsburgh bridges, while several people injured themselves falling on the ice.

about 13 hours ago

 Pittsburgh's 54th annual Light Up Night and the annual lighting of the Highmark Unity Tree, with fireworks overhead.

54th Light Up Night brings Pittsburghers new and old Downtown for fireworks

“It’s fun, and there are so many people here,” said Leila Giles, 23, who recently moved to Pittsburgh from Los Angeles.

1 day ago

 Investigators said this speakeasy at 648 Miller Avenue in Clairton was the scene of an overnight shooting that wounded six people.

6 shot at Clairton speakeasy in a building owned by a felon

Allegheny County police were searching Friday for Devlin Clifford, who owns the Clairton building where the shootings occurred.

1 day ago

 A "speakeasy" that had no permits, in the 600 block of Miller Avenue in Clairton. It was the site of a shooting early Friday.

What makes a place a speakeasy under Pennsylvania law?

People hear the word “speakeasy” and think secret passwords, but often it’s no more illicit than a college keg party.

1 day ago

 Michelle Boyle of Highland Park holds a sign citing how her grandparents immigrated from Ireland. Ms. Boyle was attending a news conference at the United Steelworkers Building to support President Barack Obama’s decision to extend immigration relief and work authorization.

Pittsburgh-area immigrants applaud Obama’s executive action

At a rally in Downtown, local immigrants said President Barack Obama’s action on immigration will prevent families from being divided.

1 day ago

 Traffic from outbound Route 28 is detoured over the 31st Street Bridge this afternoon after an accident in which a truck tire fell off, crossed the median and smashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing the driver.

Driver whose truck lost a tire in fatal Route 28 crash did not have valid license, police say

Eric Gonzalez-Huerta, 23, of Kentucky, has been charged with violations such as accidents involving death while not properly licensed.

1 day ago

More than 20 from Pennsylvania, W.Va. indicted for roles in heroin ring

Twenty-one people from Pennsylvania and West Virginia have been indicted for their roles in a Philadelphia-to-Morgantown heroin

1 day ago

 A Lammily doll featuring a temporary tattoo.

Showing 'variety of body types,' Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale

As of Friday more than 27,000 dolls had been ordered, Nickolay Lamm said.

1 day ago

Bridge repairs to continue on Parkway West in Robinson

The restrictions will be in place after 10 p.m. today and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

2 days ago

Woman sues Allegheny County over refusal to pay foster care

Tracy Schaeffer has been raising her four young relatives using her own money, according to her suit, filed in U.S. District Court.

2 days ago

Six WVU fraternity brothers cited for hazing in connection with Nov. 6 incident

Police say the event involved underage drinking followed by dropping off 19 drunk underage pledges in a residential neighborhood.

2 days ago

911 dispatchers sue Allegheny County for discrimination

The dispatchers, two of whom are black and one who is Hispanic, say they were subjected to ethnic slurs.

2 days ago

Obamacare provision challenged in court

Geneva College in Beaver Falls and the Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie won the initial rounds of cases.

3 days ago

Man charged in series of robberies in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties

Police said he robbed stores in Plum, New Kensington, Oakmont, Penn Hills, Pitcairn, Monroeville, and Turtle Creek, among other locations.

3 days ago

 President Barack Obama recognized Pittsburgh educators Wednesday at a White House education summit.

Pittsburgh educators immersed in Obama’s technology initiative

They were among 100 school systems highlighted as examples for the rest of the country.

3 days ago

 Chelsa Wagner said she initiated an audit with an Oct. 17 letter to the Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority.

Controller says Fitzgerald, Sports & Exhibition Authority impeding ticket distribution audit

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and staff at the authority are questioning Controller Chelsa Wagner’s right to audit the agency.

2 days ago

Home sales up in Pittsburgh region

New home sales increased 14.1 percent from $64 million to $73 million.

2 days ago

Ex-Consol manager pleads guilty in gas royalties scheme

Scott Hamilton, 37, of Baden, had been charged in September with 60 counts of mail fraud following an investigation.

3 days ago

Allegheny County Common Pleas Court will not hear case of detective charged with stealing cash

Judge Manning said he would not reassign a case to a common pleas judge because a party was displeased with a magisterial court judge.

2 days ago

Man waives hearing in alleged assault of Allegheny County homicide prosecutor

Assistant district attorney Lisa Pellegrini described Ray Burg as her “intimate partner,” according to court documents.

2 days ago

 A screenshot from the bald eagle camera in Hays.

Pittsburgh area to get bald eagle cameras

PixController will set up two cameras in Hays in mid-December, and has partnered with the Audubon Society to expand educational outreach.

2 days ago

Congressmen demand NCAA release Penn State documents

The documents related to the 2012 consent decree over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

3 days ago

Ramps at Carnegie to reopen after weekend Parkway West closures

The inbound parkway will close from I-79 to Green Tree from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, with single-lane traffic outbound.

2 days ago

 Highmark, which is battling UPMC for health insurance clients, said it will no longer cover services provided by the doctors in many cases.

Highmark to terminate contracts with 700 UPMC doctors at end of the year

Highmark, which is battling UPMC for health insurance clients, said it will clarify which UPMC doctors will be in-network next year.

2 days ago

 Kayleigh Donovan, left, and Michael Wiesemann, running errands for their Downtown jobs, walk across PPG Place on a cold Tuesday.

Wild weather swings in store for Pittsburgh; record temperature set for region

A blast of arctic weather that swept into the eastern United States has been breaking records, but next week expect a tropical 60 degrees.

4 days ago

 The railroad is warning passengers that delays of four or more hours are likely.

Schedule delays? Blame freight service, Amtrak says

Amtrak said freight carriers are failing to comply with federal law requiring that passenger trains be given preference over freight trains.

4 days ago

Man from Pittsburgh region arrested in killing near Edinboro U

The shooting spurred in a universitywide lockdown affecting thousands of students, faculty and visitors for about four hours Monday night.

4 days ago

Parent company says Amfire Mining deal will cut 412 jobs

Rosebud, based in Kittanning, Armstrong County, has more than 30 mines in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

4 days ago

 Route 28, which had been under construction for the last six years, will experience overnight lane closures to wrap up remaining road work.

Overnight lane closures planned on Route 28

Lane closures are possible in both directions, one direction at a time, on weeknights starting at 8 p.m.

4 days ago

 Through Nov. 10, a total of 98 syphilis cases were reported in Allegheny County compared to 56 during the same time period last year.

Syphilis cases on the rise in Allegheny County

Through Nov. 10, a total of 98 cases were reported compared to 56 during the same time period last year.

3 days ago

New Erie VA center director says he did not mislead congressman

David Cord says he never told anyone at the Pittsburgh VA in November 2012 to withhold information about the Legionnaire’s outbreak there.

4 days ago

Allegheny County holds line on real estate tax

County Council  set the 2015 millage rate at 4.73 mills, marking the third year in a row without a county real estate tax increase.

4 days ago

 More than 100 rec­om­men­da­tions were high­lighted by Supreme Court Justice De­bra Todd at a Cap­i­tol news con­fer­ence Monday.

Pa. high court recommends ways to protect seniors in legal system

A Supreme Court task force on elder abuse has put forth a number of recommendations.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join hands to find 
shelter for homeless veterans

The goal of the initiative is to have all veterans off the streets by the end of 2015.

4 days ago

Police: Suspect, victim in Edinboro University fatal shooting both from Pittsburgh area

Edinboro police Chief Jeff Craft said Trey Gunter, 21, has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting of Tobiah Johnson, 22.

4 days ago

 A study by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC that's being released today provides the first solid research into cyberdating abuse among teens. Most commonly, victims reported that abusive partners were using mobile apps, texting and other social networks to repeatedly contact them to see where they were and whom they were with.

New research finds sexting is the ‘new norm’ for teens

Two in five teens surveyed had experienced cyberdating abuse in the context of a dating relationship in the past three months.

6 days ago

Gas prices keep dropping in Pittsburgh area

The average at stations in the region on Sunday were down 4.7 cents since last week to reach $3.10 per gallon, according to

6 days ago

 Frank Crash stands in front of his auto recycling business near Greenville.

Questions remain in Mercer County homicide

The Mercer County DA remains mum on many aspects of the Frank Crash homicide case, including whether a “person of interest” was involved.

6 days ago

Lockdown lifted at Edinboro University; search continues for suspect in fatal shooting

The shooting was reported about 6 p.m. outside an apartment complex several blocks from the campus.

5 days ago

 “I have a lot to do; I don’t have time to get down,” said Ernest Sims, shown here with his wife, Angeline, celebrating Mr. Sims’ 75th birthday at the Homewood Senior Center.

Study on Pittsburgh-area elderly points to happiness paradox among races

The apparent racial disparity between conditions and satisfaction has shown up in other local and national surveys.

6 days ago

 The opinion orders UPMC to put the employees back on the payroll within two weeks.

UPMC ordered to reinstate workers who tried to unionize employees

The health care giant says it plans to appeal the ruling that it violated federal labor law when it fired the four employees.

6 days ago

 Corey Ford arrives at District Justice Joshua P. Kanalis office in Brownsville.

Cal U football players to stand trial in beating of West Chester man

Five of the players were held for court after preliminary hearings today. The sixth, Corey Ford, waived his preliminary hearing.

5 days ago

Moody's reacts to overhaul of Pennsylvania program for distressed municipalities

Pittsburgh and several local municipalities have been in the Act 47 program almost since its inception in the late 1980s.

6 days ago

 Crews clear the wreckage from the northbound lane of Interstate 79 in McKean near Erie Thursday. Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred as heavy snow storms hit the area. Erie County has seen several inches of snow and is forecast to get more than a foot through Tuesday.

Weather Service: Wind chill temps to dip below zero in Pittsburgh region

Wind chill indices are expected to be in the single digits by evening, and below zero by daybreak Tuesday.

5 days ago

 Route 28 is set to fully re-open to traffic today after six years of reconstruction.

After six years, Route 28 reconstruction project ends

The outbound lane closure that has been in effect almost continuously since 2009 will be lifted today, but PennDOT hasn’t said when.

5 days ago

Ohio man gets 5 years in Bethany College extortion

Jason Weese, 31, extorted $1 million from a former Bethany College cashier in a blackmail scheme involving a clandestine online affair.

5 days ago

Cold and snow to move into Western Pennsylvania this week

The National Weather Service says snow will begin after midnight tonight, with an accumulation of up to an inch expected by Monday morning.

1 week ago

Penn State president vows to revisit Freeh Report

President Eric Barron vowed in a statement on the university’s website that he would conduct “a thorough review” of the report.

1 week ago


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