Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The former CEO was blamed for the collapse of what was once the largest health system in Pennsylvania.

about 5 hours ago

 Elizabeth Forward senior Tyler Wachs built a canoe in the school's new FABLab, which allowed him to design the canoe on a computer that then cut the pieces for him. Here, he gives the canoe its second voyage in the high school pool.

Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school's digital fabrication lab

Senior Tyler Wachs could have simply purchased a canoe, but asked, “Why not make something that you can say you built with your own hands?”

about 5 hours ago

Co-defendant testifies in man re-trial for North Side beating death

Michael Molina’s previous conviction for killing Melissa Snodgrass in a drug deal was overturned by the state Supreme Court.

about 5 hours ago

Prosecutors withdraw homicide charge against woman arrested in ex-lover's death

Jamie Parker, 30, of Wilkinsburg, still faces a conspiracy charge in Leonard Butler’s Oct. 14 death and two others face homicide trials.

about 5 hours ago

Former Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist banned for bringing cigarettes to work

Charlotte Hoffman, 68, of Portersville said she wasn’t giving items to inmates, who she said aren’t getting adequate mental health services.

about 5 hours ago

 A SWAT team surrounds an apartment in Hempfield today.

Fugitive captured after holding hostage in Hempfield since early this morning

Members of a fugitive task force went to an apartment to serve three warrants shortly after 7 a.m. and the situation ended about 2:30 p.m.

about 8 hours ago

 “This is my kind of transaction, uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value,” said Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in the official deal announcement.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

The deal may benefit investors, but will it help the businesses?

about 5 hours ago

Police: Drowning may have caused South Side nurse's death

Wheeling police Sgt. Gregg McKenzie said investigators are awaiting the results of additional tests, including a toxicology screen.

about 15 hours ago

East Hills man convicted of third-degree murder in party bus slaying

Steven Lee, 21, of McKees Rocks was killed early on March 30, 2013, after an evening on a party bus celebrating his cousin’s 34th birthday.

about 6 hours ago

 Four Seasons will be scouting locations Downtown, in the Strip District and along the riverfronts.

Four Seasons chain scouting Pittsburgh for possible hotel location

“They are expanding aggressively and they like Pittsburgh,” said Eric M. White, the URA business development executive.

1 day ago

Study finds more than 800,000 hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Users gave the trail high marks for cleanliness, safety and maintenance.

1 day ago

Party bus jury hears closing arguments

James Lawrence is accused as one of three men who pulled Steven Lee off a party bus in Sheraden and beat him before shooting him to death.

1 day ago

Seniors want center director to return to Brighton Heights

Residents at Brighton Heights Senior Healthy Active Living Center aren’t happy that director Lynn Walsh was transferred to Mt. Washington.

1 day ago

 Lincoln Levys

Wilkinsburg man ordered to stand trial in infant daughter's death

Lincoln Levys, 28, faces charges of homicide and other charges in the Oct. 23 death of his daughter, Saige Levys.

about 6 hours ago

 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

1 day ago

Norwin teacher, daughter of superintendent, arrested on drug charges

Lisa Rodnicki, 37, a physical education teacher  at Norwin and daughter of superintendent William H. Kerr Jr., is accused of selling heroin.

about 16 hours ago

Two Lawrence County men charged with operating video gambling machines

Frank R, Medure, 63, of Neshannock Township, and his son, Frank C. Medure, 33, of Union Township, are accused of operating 65 machines.

about 17 hours ago

Port Authority board approves agreement to continue free rides to North Side Station

Under the five-year agreement, the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority and Alco Parking will pay $1.2 million to continue the service.

about 18 hours ago

Soldiers & Sailors Hall to induct 17 servicemen

The hall of valor recognizes Pennsylvania veterans who have received medals for bravery and heroism during times of military conflict.

about 6 hours ago

 Chaz White

Two arrested in shooting death of Wilmerding 19-year-old

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue.

about 22 hours ago

 The Golden Triangle lights will be dimmed on Saturday in celebration of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour will darken Pittsburgh's skyline Saturday

The event to showcase conservation and environmental awareness begins at 8:30 p.m. and will darken buildings Downtown and in Oakland.

about 6 hours ago

 Keith Williams

Home invasion fugitive arrested in Northview Heights

Keith Williams, 22, of Homewood was arrested in Northview Heights around 10 p.m. without incident.

about 15 hours ago

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Armstrong County school

Police went through the building with bomb-sniffing dogs but found nothing, said superintendent Matthew E. Curci.

about 15 hours ago

No charges to be filed against Montour's AD, equipment manager

School officials said at a meeting Thursday night that the Allegheny County DA’s office found “no basis for prosecution.”

about 22 hours ago

 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

about 14 hours ago

 The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday for the removal of ceiling tiles.

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The posted detour uses West Carson Street to reach the West End Bypass.

about 20 hours ago

Driver killed near I-70 ramp in Washington County

Authorities said the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree after exiting the highway onto Route 43 in California Borough.

about 22 hours ago

McCandless mortgage broker pleads to fraud conspiracy

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley, president of Castle Mortgage, defrauded Washington Mutual Bank of some $1.8 million.

about 6 hours ago

Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres to stay closed for rest of 2015

Fixing landslide damage to a portion of  Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres likely will take until the end of the year.

1 day ago

Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival taps into fun

Five thousand maple trees have to be tapped to produce the 500-800 gallons of pure maple syrup that will be sold this weekend.

1 day ago

 A scene from United Methodist Church's Passion Play entitled, "The Last Days of Christ."

Munhall Passion play organizers look back on 20 years

The Passion play at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church in Munhall continues today through Sunday at the church, 334 22nd Ave.

1 day ago

 Members of the Mt. Lebanon crew team travel along the. From left are Maddie Ricci, Anya Vendredi, Alexandra Tzaneva and Andrea Wisnuski.

Crew takes hold as a club sport at Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon’s crew team is preparing for spring competition, which often takes place at regattas involving numerous other clubs.

1 day ago

Carlynton community rallies around student

A blood drive is being held to support Hailey Baker, a student at Carlyton Junior-Senior High School who is battling health problems.

1 day ago

 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

1 day ago

 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

1 day ago

Living Last Supper expected to draw hundreds in Irwin

Attendance at First United Methodist Church’s Holy Week presentation continues to grow. Performances will be held Tuesday and Thursday.

1 day ago

 The Twelve Oaks Restaurant and Tavern, owned by Susan and David Yurkovich, in Brownsville.

Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.

1 day ago

 Japanese students arrive at Norwin High School on Monday.

In Norwin district, Japanese students get a glimpse of life in the U.S.

Students from Japan visited Norwin schools through a program called Kakehashi, which means “a bridge connecting two sides with differences.

1 day ago

Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

1 day ago

 Bill Robling, dressed as Ben Franklin.

Philadelphia interpreter strives to bring Benjamin Franklin to life

Bill Robling will portray Benjamin Franklin tonight in "An Evening with the First American" at Washington & Jefferson College.

1 day ago

 Kayla Barber, 19, a sophomore at Geneva College, tests the PH level of soil as junior Ben Wyman, 21, looks on. They were testing lawn and garden soil samples for the public for Dr. Kerry McMahon's chemistry class.

Soil samples tested at Geneva College

Students in the Chemistry Society test for fertilizer nutrients needed by plants.

1 day ago

North Allegheny to vote on volunteer clearances

The policy requiring volunteers to obtain criminal clearances, modeled after a new state law, was introduced at the March 18 meeting.

1 day ago

 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

1 day ago

Suspect faces trial in Homewood shooting death

Zachary Threats, 37 is accused of killing Kaamil Arnold, 30, at a home on Tioga Street in Homewood on July 4.

about 16 hours ago

Mt. Lebanon commissioner resigns

Commissioner Kristen Linfante informs the board she is resigning due to health issues.

1 day ago

Hempfield restores some funding for library

The township previously decided to eliminate its contribution to the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library for this year.

1 day ago

Peters hires oil and gas consultant

A hydrogeologist is to determine whether gas and oil exploration can be done in the township and, if so, where.

1 day ago

 Nicolette Fenello

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Nicolette Fenello provides voice for those with disabilities

Nicolette Fenello, a senior at Seneca Valley Senior High School, has Down syndrome and works to urge respect for others with disabilities.

1 day ago

Chartiers Valley considers college readiness program

The initiative strives to increase the number of students taking Advance Placement courses.

1 day ago

New agreements approved by Montour school board

Montour school directors continued the process of addressing issues left open by the previous administration.

1 day ago


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