TRAFFIC: Inbound Parkway West closures continue tonight

The inbound side will close tonight and Thursday night.

about 3 hours ago

 The Rev. Richard Freeman of the Interfaith Impact Network preaches to a crowd of steelworkers and supporters Tuesday after a march from United Steelworkers headquarters reached the U.S. Steel headquarters on Grant Street.

Steelworkers rally as U.S. Steel, Arcelor Mittal agree to allow work under recently expired contract

Rallies in Pittsburgh and other cities seek fair contracts for union workers at U.S. Steel, Allegheny Technologies and Arcelor Mittal.

about 11 hours ago

 Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, said Tuesday of personal health responsibility: “We own it. It’s our health. It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

On its 25th anniversary, Jewish Healthcare Foundation putting a new focus on personal health

“It’s our health,” said Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the foundation. “It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

about 11 hours ago

Attorney says he could argue client acted in self-defense in Homewood bar shooting

Harvey Scott Jr., 27, is charged in the death of security guard Deion Nesbitt at Rendezvous Phase III bar.

about 11 hours ago

Sheraden, West Oakland homes struck by stray gunfire

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3100 block of Ashlyn Street in Sheraden, and shots were fired in West Oakland.

19 minutes ago

Allegheny Intermediate Unit board opens up its deliberations

The AIU, which offers special education services, looks to “right-size” with staff cuts and potential sale of building.

about 11 hours ago

Postal officials investigate suspicious packages found at Murrysville post office

Postal inspectors were at the Route 22 post office until midnight, officials said.

about 4 hours ago

Pedestrian struck by mirror on passing bus Downtown

Officials said the unidentified woman was hospitalized after being struck by the mirror on a P76 Flyer heading outbound from Downtown.

9 minutes ago

Allegheny County CYF worker charged with possessing child porn

Michael Smith, 44, of Pleasant Hills, was charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography.

about 10 hours ago

Developer looks to bring hotel to East Ohio Street on the North Side

October Development is hoping to spruce up a block that is mostly abandoned.

about 11 hours ago

 The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.

about 11 hours ago

 The LSTs were designed in 1942 to land battle-ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers and supplies directly onto enemy beaches during World War II.

World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters

The landing ship, tank -- known as the USS LST 325 -- carried Sherman tanks to the front lines of some of the war’s defining battles.

about 22 hours ago

 The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum in Niles, Ohio, honors President William McKinley, born in the small town not far from Youngstown.

Ohio residents lament removal of McKinley name from Alaskan peak

Ohio lawmakers blocked the proposed name change for Mount McKinley for years, and denounced the decision to restore the Mount Denali name.

1 day ago

 People gather hand-in-hand in prayer Monday outside the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Downtown, to mark Overdose Awareness Day.

'Thank you for doing this': Dozens turn out at Pittsburgh rally to raise awareness of addiction

The event, part of International Overdose Awareness Day, was aimed at directing resources away from punishing addicts and into helping them.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh police use crime scene tape to seal off a dwelling in the 1600 block of Sandusky Court on the North Side where a toddler was shot in the chest.

Boyfriend charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Josiah Taylor.

about 11 hours ago

 If you’re apartment hunting in or near Downtown, don’t expect any bargains.

Rental rates for apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh at record high

The average rental rate in and around the Golden Triangle is up to $1.86 a square foot.

1 day ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Allegheny County unveils details in new jail health plan

The county launched its new partnership with Allegheny Health Network to provide health care for prisoners at the jail.

1 day ago

 As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

1 day ago

 About 100 community members attend the Carrick Crime and Blight Blitz Community meeting at Pittsburgh Concord Elementary School.

Carrick residents voice frustration with drugs, crime

City Hall pleads for patience, says help is on the way.

1 day ago

Appeals court upholds conviction of Bridgewater councilman for 1979 murder

Superior Court rejected Gregory Scott Hopkins’ claim that police obtained key evidence of his DNA illegally from a cup he threw away.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh City Council asks authorities to adopt city's non-discrimination policy

Councilman Dan Gilman’s bill asks authorities to follow the city’s policy against discrimination for sexual preference and gender identity.

about 22 hours ago

 Leroy Kent was taken into custody in the South Side.

Man charged, woman in critical condition after stabbing in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood

A neighbor said blood ran down the woman's leg as she ran from a neighboring multi-unit house this afternoon.

about 18 hours ago

Allegheny County officer faces assault charges

Officer Keith Shephard was charged for scuffling with two men after leaving a tavern, a criminal complaint says.

1 day ago

Turtle Creek woman hangs herself in N. Braddock lockup

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Dana Thompson, 43, and ruled the manner of death as suicide.

about 19 hours ago

 A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into this truck in Jefferson Monday night.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash in Butler County

Police said 29-year-old Karen Lynn Risinger was driving north on Bonniebrook Road when the head-on crash occurred, police said.

1 day ago

Tractor rolls over, kills Washington County man

James McDade, 57, was driving his tractor on a hill when it rolled over multiple times, officials said.

about 21 hours ago

Firefighter charged in fatal crash in Westmoreland County

Gary L. Moore, 33, died in the February crash in Sewickley Township.

1 day ago

Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.

1 day ago

Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent for Pittsburgh region

The regional job count that is not seasonally adjusted fell by 7,700 from June, but the total number was up by 38,000 over July 2014.

about 13 hours ago

 The scene at Bayardstown Social Club, with Slim Forsythe and His New Payday Loners performing in the background.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Bayardstown Social Club in Strip makes a quick success of socializing

Born on a vacant lot on Penn Avenue, Bayardstown is a bring-your-own party to which everyone’s invited, including kids and dogs.

1 day ago

Thieves steal flag at former school, fly Nazi flag instead

Property manager Michael Kissell, a Vietnam veteran, said “to have this happen on our soil is just ignorant and totally wrong.”

about 23 hours ago

W.Va. gym owner, 4 others plead guilty in federal court to role in W.Va. steroid distribution network

Carl Benedict, 50, owner of Club 24 Fitness, and the others were charged in 2014 with running a distribution ring.

about 22 hours ago

Two Cal U students face charges stemming from fight

Police said one of the students threatened to use a gun during the fight.

1 day ago

 About 200 members of the Chester Upland teachers union in suburban Philadelphia voted unanimously last week to work without pay as the new school year opens Wednesday.

Some teachers in Phila. area heading back to school without a paycheck

The district, struggling with financial problems for years, is on the edge of insolvency and cannot make payroll, officials said.

about 23 hours ago

TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures through Thursday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

1 day ago

Dead body found on IUP campus

An autopsy was conducted in Windber, but foul play is not suspected, the coroner said.

about 14 hours ago

Judge allows hotel's suit to continue against Highmark, UPMC

The suit says a conspiracy between Highmark and UPMC allowed their for-profit subsidiaries to charge customers too much for premiums.

about 15 hours ago

Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project calls for investigation, accountability at jail

A new health care system will be managed by the county and include a $4 million-a-year partnership with Allegheny Health Network.

about 18 hours ago

Pittsburgh City Council might settle suit in deadly flood for $375K

Council will consider spending the city’s share of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four people who died on Washington Boulevard.

1 day ago

 Mattel, in partnership with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, will release the Internet-connected version of the doll that has real conversations with kids in late 2015.

Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children?

Internet-enabled everyday devices are collectively called the “Internet of Things”; some experts think 50 billion will be in use by 2020.

2 days ago

Plum High School heightens awareness of its policies on reporting abuse

Safety changes are in place in Plum schools as students return in the wake of the arrests of three teachers last spring.

2 days ago

 Gregory Brown

Allegheny County DA to retry arson case that killed 3 firefighters

Gregory Brown was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder for the 1995 Valentine's Day fire that killed three firefighters.

1 day ago

 Betsy Hawley is the director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, founded at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Coalition aiming to support, strengthen children's palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.

2 days ago

 Djamal Eleam

Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.

2 days ago

 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's front-page coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Digs: Post-Gazette's front pages during Hurricane Katrina

The Post-Gazette printed and thus captured all of these moments in time as one of the worst storms of the century devastated New Orleans.

2 days ago

 Vice President Joe Biden in Washington in April.

VP Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

The White House said in a news release Monday that further details will be released later.

1 day ago

 Carol Finch of Mount Oliver, left, a parishioner of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Allentown, works with Linda Piso of Knoxville work at Fresh Friday on the Hilltop, which gives food out to the needy and is part of the church's mission. St. John Vianney is being considered to be closed by Bishop Zubik and the diocese.

Allentown parish faces possible closure

St. John Vianney officials say they don’t see how the parish can keep going. Its debt exceeds $3 million.

2 days ago

 Billy Ellsworth works on social studies lessons at home in Coraopolis. He is part of a clinical trial for eteplirsen, a drug that has not only slowed the progession of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but improved his symptoms.

FDA fast-tracks drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to quicker review of a promising muscular dystrophy treatment.

2 days ago

Ex-Cranberry couple charged in bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement cases

Gregory and Maria Makozy were named in separate indictments handed up under seal Aug. 25 in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Rare lion’s death at Nemacolin raises oversight questions

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.

1 day ago