High school and middle school students from Baldwin-Whitehall attend a screening of “He Named Me Malala” Friday at AMC Loews Waterfront in Homestead.

Malala provides inspiration

About 2,000 students see firsthand what their refugee classmates have endured in a private showing of “He Named Me Malala.”

about 2 hours ago

Court to decide defense request for secret DNA computer source code

Defense attorneys for a man charged with two killings want the computer code of a DNA-identifying program.

about 2 hours ago

 The Garden Theater block on Pittsburgh’s North Side in May as redevelopment continues.

Units near Garden Theater get approval

The redevelopment of Federal-North -- more than 20 years in the making -- has been stagnant on that corner in the past year.

about 2 hours ago

Inspection reports detail problems at Zelienople treatment facility

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services inspection indicate problems that led to the revocation of Glade Run Lutheran Services’ license.

about 2 hours ago

Financially strapped state universities are asked about their assets

The 14 State System universities hold hundreds of millions in unrestricted net assets but most are earmarked.

about 2 hours ago

 Artist and sculptor James Shipman with the decorative wall he is creating for the sculpture garden of his work at the Landmarks Resource Center in Wilkinsburg, where he has his studio.

Artist brightens the scene in Wilkinsburg

James Shipman celebrates a 40-year career with the opening of an outdoor sculpture court he created on a junk-filled lot.

about 2 hours ago

Columbus day closings

Post offices will be closed, with no pickup or delivery of regular mail. Banks will be closed. State liquor stores will be open.

about 2 hours ago

 The CSX Corp. train that derailed and ignited in February spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Kanawha River in Mount Carbon, W.Va.

Inspectors missed defect that caused fiery oil train derailment in W.Va.

The Federal Railroad Administration today announced the results of its investigation into the Feb. 16 derailment in Mount Carbon.

about 2 hours ago

 Nino Esposito and Roland Bosee have been together for 45 years.

Adoption gave gay Fox Chapel couple legal stature; now it disallows them marriage

Roland Bosee Jr. and Nino Esposito are a longtime couple, but a step to give their relationship legal status now keeps them from marriage.

about 12 hours ago

 Smithfield Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues could be the bleakest block in the Golden Triangle.

Smithfield Street eyes future without Macy’s, other Downtown Pittsburgh stores

While all the empty buildings hold the promise of redevelopment, officials say it might take a year or more before that happens.

1 day ago

Probation officer focus of inquiry

Nick Lackovich, who is also the Aliquippa varsity basketball coach, has not been charged with a crime.

about 2 hours ago

Former Fayette County police officer pleads guilty to depriving man of civil rights

Norman Howard, 42, a former Redstone Township officer, admitted that he punched a man in the face and then lied to cover it up.

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 UPMC has said a definitive source has not been found for the mold that infected the patients between October 2014 and September.

CDC believes there are different sources for UPMC fungal infections

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded on-site reviews of the infection “cluster” this week.

about 12 hours ago

 A Columbus, Ohio, developer will get another month — not a year — to start a proposed 250-unit apartment building on the North Shore near PNC Park.

North Shore developer gets one-month extension

The city’s stadium authority board agreed to give Continental Real Estate Companies until Nov. 30 to purchase the land  for the complex.

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 A poll released Thursday shows that more than half of Ohio voters believe that adults’ personal use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.

Ohio voters support use of medical marijuana

A proposed constitutional amendment would legalize marijuana for recreational and medical purposes.

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New Florence assistant fire chief suspended

New Florence police charged Kenneth E. Steiner, 56, with statutory sexual assault.

1 day ago

Judge: Con artist must get checkup

Frederick Banks is charged with stalking the FBI agent who helped put him in prison for fraud a decade ago.

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 A picture of Ava Campbell is displayed on a fire engine at Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department in Shaler during a memorial service on Oct. 2.

Hearing for driver charged with killing Shaler girl postponed

Travis Grayson, 20, is now due in court Nov. 6 on charges that include homicide and aggravated assault by vehicle while under the influence.

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Jeannette mom charged with making drug deal

Police say Ashley Uncapher, 21, made a drug deal in a vehicle with her two toddlers inside.

about 2 hours ago

 Corial Littlejohn

Pitcairn woman charged with impersonation, assault at school

Police said that when a school officer saw Corial Littlejohn Thursday morning, she told him she was a student going to class.

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 "I would love to see rates continue to decline," said Christina Cassotis, authority CEO, adding the best way to do that is to increase the number of passengers using the airport.

Gas drilling revenue to help cut airlines' costs at Pittsburgh International

James Gill, the airport's COO, said about $10 million in projected drilling revenue will be earmarked toward the reduction.

about 12 hours ago

 The Golden Girls twirlers perform with the Pitt band at Heinz Field.

Always golden: Pitt Golden Girls mark 40 years of bringing glamour to games

The Golden Girls perform at all Panther home football games, selected away football games, and men’s and women’s basketball games.

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 This is the new studio art room at Mt. Lebanon High. It was built in the renovated swimming pool area and has a balcony.

Mt. Lebanon High School ready for open house

The Mt. Lebanon School District will dedicate its new high school during a ceremony Sunday in front of the entrance on Horsman Drive.

1 day ago

Peters teachers union sets strike date if no contract reached

The union represents 285 teachers, along with counselors, nurses, librarians and speech therapists.

about 9 hours ago

 James Lehman of Castle Shannon, employee of D.L. Richie Paint n’ Decorating Center in Bethel Park, paints an interior room in Peters Creek Baptist Church in South Park. Volunteers of the church worked along side the professionals with the assistance of PPG Paints in an effort to renovate the church.

Volunteers, businesses join forces to refresh South Park church

Peters Creek Baptist Church in South Park was the beneficiary of Paint for a Change, an outreach initiative of PPG Pittsburgh Paints.

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 Supporters of Robinson’s iconic drive-in movie theater turned out at a public hearing to oppose the proposal by Sheetz Inc. to build a combination gas station, convenience store, car wash and drive-through eatery for the property on Steubenville Pike.

Supporters plead for Twin Hi-Way Drive-in's survival

The future of Twin Hi-Way Drive-in in Robinson is unclear as Sheetz seeks permission to build a gas station on the site.

1 day ago

 Andrew Lusebrink, center, and teammates break during drills. Providence Heights Alpha School combined soccer teams with St. Ursula in Hampton to become Allison Park United.

Two schools, one team: Providence Heights Alpha School and St. Ursula combine soccer squads

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, 26 of the eighth-graders graduated, leaving Providence Heights Alpha School with only eight players.

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 Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas, center, takes a swing into the wall of the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette. Westmoreland County officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the demolition of building, which closed in 2006.

'New beginning' for Jeannette's Monsour Medical Center

Demolition of the dilapidated structure in Jeannette is expected to be finished by spring, and the site will be marketed after that.

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TRAFFIC: Route 51 restrictions planned this weekend

Also the Parkway West will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and I-79 from 9 tonight to 8 a.m. Saturday.

about 12 hours ago

Propel requests expansion of school in Kennedy

Propel Schools Foundation has requested an expansion of the Propel Montour charter school in Kennedy to include high school grades 9-12.

1 day ago

Cornell opposes Moon Area's latest merger proposal

Moon Area superintendent Curt Baker had proposed merging the two districts by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

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 Isabelle Dutkovic

Shaler fourth grader wins National Garden Club’s poetry contest

A poem that Isabelle Dutkovica wrote last year for her garden club was a first-place winner in the National Garden Club’s poetry contest.

1 day ago

Fugitive wanted on rape charge captured in West Mifflin

A sheriff's office fugitive squad arrested Elvis Hogan at the Mon View Heights complex in West Mifflin

about 12 hours ago

Bond issue brings $19.89 million to Penn Hills School District

The district successfully completed a $19.9 million bond issue to provide funds for daily operations in 2015-16.

1 day ago

Two women held for trial in Coraopolis man's slaying

Two women charged in the 2013 slaying of a Coraopolis man were ordered to stand trial today on all charges.

about 13 hours ago

South Fayette seeks to join South Hills Area Council of Governments

Commissioner Joe Horowitz called the move to SHACOG a good fit. “They offer a number of programs that will benefit our residents.”

1 day ago

Carson Middle School assistant principal resigns

The North Allegheny school board got a two-week break between replacing one administrator and another one resigning.

1 day ago

Hearing postponed for Beaver County arson suspect

Zachary William Metcalf, 21, faces nine counts of arson and one count of criminal trespass.

about 14 hours ago

Oct. 8 lottery numbers corrected

The correct numbers from Thursday night’s drawing can be found at the Pennsylvania Lottery website and also below:

about 18 hours ago

 Zaheen Hussain.

Millvale hires first sustainability coordinator

Zaheen Hussain, 27, of Bloomfield began working in June to develop and move forward the sustainability initiatives.

1 day ago

 Sydney, CCAC's robot, welcomes participants to the school's Manufacturing Day -- with the help of Paul Blackford, CCAC instructional design/facilitator holding the microphone.

Manufacturing day program welcomes public at Community College of Allegheny County

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to overcoming shared challenges in labor professions.

1 day ago

Wilkins planning commission reviewing oil and gas ordinance

The draft ordinance states that drilling may be permitted as a conditional use in the township’s manufacturing zoning district.

1 day ago

Green Tree police will respond if Keystone Oaks calls

The state is requiring such agreements between school districts and their communities, Green Tree manager David Montz said.

1 day ago

Rowan Elementary School second-graders to learn about robotics

The Seneca Valley School District has contracted with GreenE Academy to offer its Lego WeDo and EV3 courses.

1 day ago

 One of many detour signs for the closure of Hulton Road.

Oakmont, Harmar making do without Hulton Bridge

The old Hulton Bridge closed Monday because it is being replaced by a new, larger span, but that doesn’t open until Oct. 20.

1 day ago

Washington swamp meet designed to help disabled

At the event today, those who have mobility issues can obtain wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment.

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Gateway school board votes to send band to road football games

It costs $2,326 and requires three school buses, a maintenance truck and a trailer to transport the band to away football games.

1 day ago

 Jamillia Kamara.

Nonprofit to collect 2 million pencils for Wilkinsburg students

Smart is Cool was started to change the perception of educational excellence in urban communities.

1 day ago

 A $9 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will support expansion of conservation efforts at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo receives largest-ever gift, $9 million

The award will support expansion of conservation efforts at the zoo, officials said.

about 15 hours ago

Clairton continues effort to end financial distress designation

The city, which has been under Act 47 oversight since 1988, has been able to pay its payroll and has re-established its police force.

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