The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood branch hosted the first Buzzword Pittsburgh event on Saturday.

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood

An early childhood education program, supported by the PNC Foundation, engages kids to build vocabulary.

about 20 hours ago

Body found in North Side

Preliminary indications are that the death is not suspicious, and an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death is scheduled.

about 2 hours ago

 Ronald Lawrence, the local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, talks to students during a meeting of the group at Allegheny County Community College on the North Side.

Jefferson Awards: Volunteer works to inspire black youth

Ronald Lawrence, who learned a strong work ethic from his parents, passes on those skills to black youth in the Pittsburgh area.

about 20 hours ago

 Latasha and Charlie Batch,  Best of the Batch volunteers and 2014 Jefferson Award winners.

Previewing the 2015 Jefferson Award finalists

Seven Pittsburghers are among 48 Jefferson Award winners who will be recognized as super volunteers at a ceremony on May 4.

about 20 hours ago

 Laurence Glasco,  a professor in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh, pays tribute to August Wilson during a 70th birthday celebration of the author at the Hill House Association's Kaufmann Center in the Hill District on Saturday. The event was part of WQED's August Wilson Education Project.

August Wilson 70th birthday celebrations abound

Monday is the 70th birthday of the Pittsburgh-born playwright many now refer to as the American Shakespeare.

about 11 hours ago

 Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine, of Serbia, visited Pittsburgh at the home of Dr. Robert and Eugenia Friedlander of Shadyside.

Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland

On Saturday afternoon, the man who would be king of Yugoslavia was sitting in a Shadyside living room talking about telemedicine.

about 20 hours ago

 A view of the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon participants.

How churches cope with the Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh churches ranging from cathedrals to start-ups have had to make lemonade of the lemons handed to them on the first Sunday of May.

about 20 hours ago

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at a campaign stop in Iowa earlier this month.

How will a woman running for president in 2016 be portrayed?

To keep an eye on political discourse, the Center for American Women and Politics has launched the Presidential Gender Watch 2016 project.

about 20 hours ago

Eyewitness 1965: Cliburn, Casals credited with fine week for culture

Music lovers in Pittsburgh had opportunities to hear both Van Cliburn and Pablo Casals performed here during the same week 50 years ago.

about 20 hours ago

One killed in stabbing in Braddock

The stabbing occurred around 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Illinois Avenue.

about 3 hours ago

Beltzhoover playground damaged by fire

The playground next to the Warrington Recreation Center was damaged by fire on Saturday.

about 4 hours ago

Firefighters on scene of McKees Rocks blaze

Witnesses said neighbors helped rescue a man from the burning structure.

about 7 hours ago

Butler County pig roast gets out of hand

Slippery Rock party reportedly resulted in unruly behavior.

about 9 hours ago

Office building damaged in five-alarm Fayette County fire

An emergency dispatcher supervisor confirmed that the blaze at Nu-Metrics Inc. was reported shortly after 9 a.m.

about 10 hours ago

Passenger remains hospitalized after Hempfield crash that killed driver

Elise N. Krugh, 18, of Greensburg, was flown by medical helicopter from the scene of the early morning crash in Hempfield.

about 10 hours ago

Police investigating Manchester fatal shooting

Derrick Owens, 30, of Pittsburgh was shot at about 9 p.m. as he was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue.

about 11 hours ago

Autopsy planned for McKees Rocks shooting victim

Justin Ballard, 26, of McKees Rocks, survived the 11:28 a.m. shooting but later died at Allegheny General Hospital.

about 11 hours ago

 Michael Kobold, of Kobold Watch Company, climbing through the ice fall from Base Camp to Camp 1. Mr. Kobold, along with a group of diplomats from the U.S. and Nepal, was working on the Kathmandu Firetruck Expedition, bringing more fire engines and emergency vehicles to the valley after the earthquake.

Nepalis in Pittsburgh feel the earthquake's shock

In Pittsburgh, a population of native Nepalis and those who have ties to the county shared a feeling of despair Saturday.

about 20 hours ago

'Several' injured, one critically, in Penn Hills apartment fire

A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Penn Hills this afternoon sent one person to a hospital in critical condition.

1 day ago

Man killed in McKees Rocks shooting

The shooting was reported just before 11:30 a.m. in Third Street Park near Progress and Amelia streets, officials said.

1 day ago

Man killed after crashing into Hempfield home

Aaron James Koring, 19, of Greensburg was killed in a single-vehicle crash this morning after he left the road and struck a house.

1 day ago

Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court

The state attorney general plans to file a motion Monday to enforce the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark

1 day ago

 A sign urges that the century-old shade trees along Centennial Avenue in Sewickley be preserved as the removal of the trees occurs In the background.

Residents of Sewickley street protest loss of old trees for repaving

A road reconstruction project, which has drawn significant backlash from residents, will remove 33 shade trees along Centennial Avenue.

1 day ago

Upper St. Clair Lawyer pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Lawyer Guy Amantangelo pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and another count of possession of a gun by a drug user.

1 day ago

 Paul Mason is treated for an infection in his leg in March at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Mason, once known as the world’s fattest man, has since lost two-thirds of his body weight, but he has struggled with the burden of almost 100 pounds of excess skin, and hopes for surgery soon.

Docs with Pittsburgh ties prepare for high-profile surgery

They will remove up to 100 pounds of excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds but has since lost 650 pounds.

1 day ago

World Malaria Day

United Methodists, led by Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Western Pennsylvania, continue to raise millions to combat malaria worldwide.

1 day ago

Report says higher incomes will feel more of Wolf tax plan

Residents with incomes of more than $100,000 would bear nearly two-thirds of the increased tax burden, according to the report.

1 day ago

Owner of Shayside home damaged in fire cites renovation

The fire that resulted in $250,000 in damages set back more than three years of renovations at the home on Devonshire.

1 day ago

 A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

1 day ago

Accused con man to be sent to Pittsburgh for trial

A complaint details a hodgepodge of fraud schemes that prosecutors said Sigismond Segbefia carried out by posing as other people.

1 day ago

Medical examiner identifies victim in fatal Manchester shooting

A man shot to death in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood has been identified as Derrick Owens, 30.

1 day ago

 Monroeville Mall, which has experienced several acts of violence recently.

Monroeville's problems extend beyond boundaries of mall, DA says

Community leaders address plans to improve security in Monroeville following shootings at Monroeville Mall.

2 days ago

 Caitlin Walk, right, staff of Center for Victims, gives a ribbon pin to William Wingfield of Peters Friday in Market Square, Downtown.

In Market Square, Center for Victims urges awareness of sex assaults

The advocacy group is raising awareness about sex assaults as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

1 day ago

 Doug Polk of Las Vegas takes part in the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore.

Humans take early edge in man vs. machine poker showdown at Rivers Casino

Through May 7, four of the world’s best will play 80,000 total hands against the CMU-designed opponent, Claudico.

1 day ago

 The Very Rev. Edward Malesic addresses the media at a news conference in Greensburg this morning. He will become bishop of the Greensburg Diocese.

Harrisburg pastor named bishop of Greensburg

The Very Rev. Edward C. Malesic is a priest working in York Haven, Pa., in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

1 day ago

 A Mylan-Teva combination is expected to raise antitrust issues, as is a Mylan-Perrigo combination.

Mylan increases its offer in merger tug of war

Mylan is the target of an unsolicited bid from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical, which offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share.

1 day ago

 Heavy drinking and binge drinking by women is up dramatically in many parts of the country, and some counties in the Pittsburgh area.

Rise in heavy drinking by women emerges as public health threat

National study shows higher rates of heavy drinking among women in Pittsburgh and around the country.

2 days ago

Beaver Falls man to stand trial in 2 Sheraden slayings

Charges of homicide, robbery, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license were bound over against Michael St. Clair, 24.

1 day ago

 Max Construction moved a new subdivision style “boater building” 11.5 river miles from the Fox Chapel Marina on the Allegheny River, around Pittsburgh’s Point and up the Monongahela River where it will anchor a new South Side Marina.

House floating on Allegheny, Monongahela rivers draws attention

New South Side Marina’s boater building floats into place.

2 days ago

 Grass and weeds grow over the rusted beams supporting the old closed sidewalk of the Kenmawr Bridge.

Plans unveiled for new Kenmawr Bridge

The new bridge will be wider, longer and taller than the current one.

2 days ago

Wilmerding man headed to trial for March killing

Chaz White, 19, is accused of killing Isaiah Coleman, 19, also of Wilmerding.

2 days ago

Hearing postponed for suspect in missing man's killing

Hubert Wingate is charged in the death of Andre Gray, 34, who was reported missing in October and found in the Ohio River in March.

2 days ago

 The interior of the Hawker 400.

OneJet launches new services from Pittsburgh International

Service to Indianapolis International Airport will start May 11 and service to Milwaukee May 4, with a daily flight four times a week.

1 day ago

African charged with swindling Pittsburgh-area women, Korean steel firm

Sigismond Segbefia, 28, a Ghana native who lives in Silver Spring, was arrested earlier this week in New York.

2 days ago

Lawyer pleads guilty in New York-to-Pittsburgh drug ring case

U.S. District Judge David Cercone set sentencing for Guy Amatangelo for Sept. 9.

2 days ago

Part of East Busway out of service this weekend

The work will detour the P1 East Busway-All Stops and the P3 East Busway-Oakland.

2 days ago

McArdle Roadway closed this morning

The road is closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 days ago

 A tour bus that was carrying Kentucky middle school students erupts in flames on Interstate 70 Thursday morning. No one was injured and the students were evacuated.

Cause of I-70 tour bus fire in Washington County still unknown

Police said bus driver Timothie Newton noticed problems with the bus, pulled onto the shoulder and saw smoke coming from the rear.

2 days ago

Findlay gets federal waste water grant for upgrades

The grant also aims to help the township’s industrial parks attract and retain businesses and investments in the community.

2 days ago

Reward for information about dead dogs in Beaver County reaches nearly $5,000

Police discovered the remains of about 15 to 20 dogs between Route 51 and the Ohio River on Monday morning.

2 days ago


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