Schoolchildren stream past "Dippy,"  the replica of a fossilized Diplodocus carnegii, Thursday in the Natural History Museum in London. The replica, sent to England from Pittsburgh more than 100 years ago, is scheduled to be replaced with the bones of a blue whale.

London museum's Dippy, a gift from Pittsburgh, goes the way of all dinosaurs

London’s Natural History Museum sparks outcry with plans to remove Dippy the dinosaur, donated by Andrew Carnegie, from a prominent spot.

about 14 hours ago

Union files petition seeking NLRB election for adjunct faculty at Robert Morris University

The Adjunct Faculty Association says course-load limitations placed on adjuncts mean that their maximum yearly campus income is $12,600.

31 minutes ago

 Snow laden trees in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Winter storm watch issued for Pittsburgh region this weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 6 inches of snow for Allegheny and surrounding counties.

about 1 hour ago

One killed in tractor-trailer crash in Fayette County

The crash occurred around 9 a.m. on Route 51, about a quarter-mile south of the Route 201 intersection in Franklin, officials said.

about 4 hours ago

 Investigators on Thursday transfer evidence from Sherwood Towers on Craig Street in Oakland, where two people were found dead in an apartment.

CMU student, alumnus found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Oakland

Friends told police that Chalalai Chaihirunkarn, 26, and Bryan Springer, 29, had a “troubled” relationship.

about 1 hour ago

School districts announce closings, two-hour delays in Pittsburgh area

Current temperatures in the 20s are expected to fall to around 15 degrees through the day, according to the National Weather Service.

about 9 hours ago

 Mentors and students link arms as they recite their Manhood Statement at the beginning of the We Promise Scholars gathering Wednesday at Duquesne University.

Effort aims to help black male students qualify for Pittsburgh Promise

The We Promise program encourages students to improve their grades so they can qualify for scholarships, worth up to $40,000.

about 14 hours ago

Bank embezzler wants 1 day in jail; feds pushing for at least a year

Diana Phillips, a former head teller at First National Bank on the North Side, says she needs to be home to take care of her 4-year-old son.

about 3 hours ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner called her meeting with VisitPittsburgh "​productive."

Allegheny County controller releases hotel tax money to VisitPittsburgh

Controller Chelsa Wagner had withheld $681,000 because the agency gave money to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Undercover Boss” appearance.

25 minutes ago

 Fallingwater, which overhangs a waterfall on Bear Run in Fayette County, was built in 1936 for Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann Sr.

Fallingwater one of 10 Wright structures nominated for World Heritage List

If approved by UNESCO in 2016, the nominations would be the first World Heritage listings in the field of modern architecture in the U.S.

about 1 hour ago

 Former Steeler and current New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount leaves a court appearance Dec. 10.

Ex-Steeler Blount completes community service; drug charge withdrawn

Both LeGarrette Blount and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell could still be subject to NFL discipline as a result of the August incident.

about 4 hours ago

Police: Man arrested Downtown after cab stolen from bridge

Police chased the cab Downtown to Crosstown Boulevard, where the individual fled from the car before being caught and arrested.

about 2 hours ago

Two evacuated from Pitcairn home after roof collapse

Firefighters were called to the two-story house on the 300 block of Kenney Avenue about 8:45 a.m.; no injuries were reported.

about 3 hours ago

Officer injured in Downtown crash

Police said the accident occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.

about 3 hours ago

Police officer kills dog that injured 2 people

A police officer was forced to kill a pit bull after it allegedly attacked two people in Beaver County on Thursday night,

about 13 hours ago

Obituary: John Hobart Miller Jr. / Custom home developer who rode suburban wave

The developer of homes for the affluent, known as the man who built Pittsburgh’s suburbs, came from humble roots.—

about 14 hours ago

Allegheny County giving records to history center

Allegheny County plans to partner with the Sen. John Heinz History Center to preserve its historical records, including some minutes books

about 14 hours ago

 Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston in May 2001.

Irretrievably Broken: A preview to the Robert Ferrante sentencing

“Irretrievably Broken,” a series chronicling the lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein, begins Sunday. Take a first look at their story.

1 day ago

 Parents pick up their children from the Propel School in Braddock Hills after someone called the school with a threat.

Propel school closed for the week after threat

Braddock Hills Propel High School, where two guns were found Monday, will reopen next week after employees received a “call of concern.”

about 14 hours ago

Man fatally shot in Beltzhoover

Pittsburgh police said officers were patroling the area of Industry and Haberman streets when they heard numerous shots fired about 3 a.m.

1 day ago

 Six members of the "Friendship 9" are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.

Pittsburgh-area man among 'Friendship 9' activists whose convictions erased in '61 sit-in

Retired professor Thomas Gaither, of Butler County, was arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C.

1 day ago

 The Kovalchick Complex at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's tuition plan will hit students in the wallet

One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.

1 day ago

 Gracie, who is about 1 1/2 years old, was brought to the league on Jan. 21 after a man found her on the side of the road in Penn Hills.

Animal Rescue League hoping to perform surgery on paralyzed dog

League workers believe Gracie may have been abused before she was brought to the shelter.

about 15 hours ago

Homewood drug dealer sentenced to 30 months in prison

Mario C. Walton, 33, who has a history of dealing drugs, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in  Clarksburg, W.Va.

about 21 hours ago

Heinz History Center to store Allegheny County records

The records, currently stored in the Allegheny County executive’s office date to 1868, would be maintained by the Heinz History Center.

about 21 hours ago

 Jenkins family members during an interview in attorney Scott Westcott's office Wednesday. Lonnie Jenkins, was beaten by two Pittsburgh Police officers in an incident at the Renewal Center, Downtown.

Family calls for change after police beat man at a Downtown halfway house

Two officers beat Lonnie Jenkins with batons a combined 17 times, after he did not obey their commands, according to an affidavit.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh controller says Schenley rink lacks cash controls

“We didn’t see a theft, but the opportunity is there,” said City Controller Michael Lamb.

about 14 hours ago

 Eric Frein is accused of killing a state police trooper and seriously injuring another Sept. 12.

Frein pleads not guilty in shooting death of Pennsylvania state trooper

The self-styled survivalist who eluded capture for weeks is charged with killing one state trooper and wounding another.

about 14 hours ago

 A Allegheny County medical examiner van arrives at the Sherwood Towers apartments on North Craig Street in Oakland after two bodies were found inside one of the apartments on the second floor.

Police: Bodies found in Oakland apartment were murder-suicide victims

Police responded to the incident in the 200 block of North Craig Street shortly before 2 p.m.

about 15 hours ago

 A 77-year-old woman was pulled from this house this morning at 1331 Hillsdale Drive in Monroeville. The woman later died in a hospital.

Woman, 77, killed in Monroeville house fire

Mary Jane Gentile was killed in the 1 a.m. fire, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.

1 day ago

 Troy Miller

Two arrested in Wilkinsburg slaying

Troy Miller, 21, of Homewood, and James Meek, 26, of Wilkinsburg face charges of homicide and robbery, among other offenses.

about 14 hours ago

Washington County woman arrested in incident that left her husband dead

Bobbi Sue West, 30, of Fredericktown, was apprehended in Ohio on a warrant charging her with robbery and conspiracy.

about 21 hours ago

 Police have at least one person in custody and a firearm has been recovered at the Propel School in the Braddock Hills Shopping Center.

Wilkinsburg, Propel schools develop security plans

School officials and police are mapping out long-term security plans for area schools after two recent incidents on or near school campuses.

1 day ago

 Edward McDonald

Man who admitted to Homestead fire headed for mental health treatment, judge rules

A psychiatrist told the judge the suspect, Edward McDonald, was "unusually happy and cheerful" days after the blaze.

about 14 hours ago

Suits take aim at factory farm air pollution

Federal lawsuits aim to get the EPA to control noxious chemicals and odors produced by factory farms.

1 day ago

Developer visualizes residences betwen Heinz Field, PNC Park

Columbus developer Continental Real Estate Cos. pitched a plan to the city to build apartments adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel.

1 day ago

Judge says man convicted in shoplifting scheme won't get new trial

Terry Sempf had argued that the judge did not fully describe the government's allegations on the conspiracy count.

1 day ago

 Citizens Bank sign on 525 William Penn Place in 2003.

BNY Mellon to sell historic 525 William Penn Place

The bank occupies about two-thirds of the 42-story, 943,000-square-foot Downtown building.

1 day ago

 Uber and its rival ride-share company Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area last year.

PUC finalizes Uber's two-year experimental license

PUC’s chairman says the long process to reach the agreement illustrated the need for regulatory reforms at the legislative level.

about 15 hours ago

 The city of Pittsburgh and a partially frozen Ohio River are seen at twilight from Pittsburgh's North Shore on Wednesday.

Crews treating slick roads; freezing rain advisory in effect for Pittsburgh area

The freezing rain advisory has been issued through 4 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

1 day ago

 Jack Lynch, 9, of O'Hara Twp., center, plaid shirt, gets a lesson in robotics from (left) Srinivasan Sheshan and his sons Arvind, 10 and Sanjay Seshan, 12 at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel.

Fox Chapel brothers lead the next generation of computer scientists

They taught a program at Fox Chapel’s Cooper Siegel Library Sunday.

1 day ago

Butler County nursing home sale forestalls tax increase, covers project costs

The 2015 budget holds the line on property tax rates.

1 day ago

Stewart to lead BNY Mellon's Pittsburgh operations

Ian Stewart, CEO of treasury services at the bank’s New York headquarters, will become chairman of BNY Mellon Pennsylvania in March.

1 day ago

Tractor-trailer crash shuts down lane on Route 22 in Westmoreland

A coal truck collided with a tractor-trailer hauling beer shortly after 4 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.

1 day ago

Medical examiner rules death of man in Pleasant Hills standoff was a suicide

The victim, Justin Hay, 42, lived in the home on Woodland Drive where police were summoned Monday night in response to a shooting.

about 22 hours ago

Manchester woman arrested in Brighton Heights killing

Joseph Adu-Marfo, 22, of McKees Rocks, died in Allegheny General Hospital about 40 minutes after the shooting.

1 day ago

 From left, 6th graders Kayleigh Ferderbar, 12, and Vinisha Sant, 11, work to program a robot during the Fox Chapel Area School District's RoboClass 101, which teaches the basics of robots design and programming, at the Dorseyville Middle School on Dec. 18, 2014.

High-schoolers visit middle school to create interest in STEM

Two high school students provide a free, three-part class on robotics at Dorseyville Middle School to capture the interest of students

1 day ago

Kennametal stock climbs after CEO’s reassurance

“It’s clear we have some immediate work to do to deliver better performance,” new president and CEO Don Nolan said in a press release.

about 15 hours ago

Reborn Mifflin Township Historical Society wants to be more than 'a group storing old stuff'

Mifflin Township Historical Society has a new home, a jump in membership and a regular schedule of meetings planned for 2015.

1 day ago

 Cam Howard takes a picture with Babe, the Butler BlueSox baseball team’s mascot.

Fighting rare disease, Hampton second-grader finds acceptance

Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.

1 day ago


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