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Some Pitt classes cancelled due to power outage

Classes are cancelled in the buildings and employees are being told not to report to work, Pitt officials said.

10 minutes ago

Ambulance crashes in Point Breeze

No serious injuries were reported in the crash, which occurred at Penn and North Braddock avenues around 6 a.m.

about 1 hour ago

 Today’s early morning low of minus-3 degrees broke the record low for the day set back in 1901 at 2 degrees in Pittsburgh, according to the National Weather Service.

Arctic blast continues to break records for Pittsburgh region

An early morning low of minus-3 degrees broke the record low set back in 1901 at 2 degrees in Pittsburgh.

58 minutes ago

Arrest made in West Mifflin shooting death

Deandre Smith, 20, was arrested late Thursday and faces charges of homicide and a weapons violation, according to court records.

about 1 hour ago

Mt. Leb­a­non to cite those near deer cor­rals

No-tres­pass­ing signs have been erected to form a buf­fer zone around en­clo­sures that are be­ing mon­i­tored by a con­trac­tor.

about 7 hours ago

 The state audit of the University of Pittsburgh covered the period of July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013.

Pitt’s screening falls short, auditor says

Six of the findings were negative and two were positive, including compliance with NCAA bylaws covering athlete eligibility, financial aid.

about 6 hours ago

 Ice breaking loose on the Youghiogheny River has damaged the boat docks at the marina at McKeesport's Richard J. Gergley Riverfront Park. Over 70 poles used to moor the floating docks were destroyed, and damage is estimated at $400,000.

McKeesport marina damaged in ice jam

Officials at the McKee’s Point Marina on the Youghiogheny River estimate repair costs at around $400,000.

about 7 hours ago

 Jim Cyprych of Hazelwood clears snow off a crosswalk on Fort Pitt Boulevard near the Smithfield Street intersection.

Temperature plunge may make travel treacherous this evening

Snow tapered off around 9 a.m. in Pittsburgh, and a winter weather advisory was canceled. Record cold is expected tonight.

about 8 hours ago

Defense continues push for teen’s acquittal

Prosecutors said Jordan fatally shot his father’s pregnant fiancee, Kenzie Houk with a 20-gauge shotgun Feb. 20, 2009, as she slept.

about 8 hours ago

City landlord accused of trying to flee country

Federal prosecutors said Dov Ratchkauskas, 48, who has Israeli citizenship, tried to obtain a passport so he can flee the country.

about 8 hours ago

 Agents and police are looking for William Blair, left, and James McCray.

More arrests made in case of drug ring involving L.A.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton said 12 of the 14 are in custody and will appear today in U.S. District Court for initial hearings.

about 8 hours ago

 The entrance to Academic Hall at Point Park University, along Boulevard of the Allies.

Point Park facing Title IX inquiry

Since May, the Education Department has regularly disclosed a list of schools that its Office for Civil Rights is investigating.

about 8 hours ago

 The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus marches five of its elephants from a train in the Strip District to the Consol Energy Center in November 2013, a day before their show's opening.

Ringling Bros. eliminating iconic elephant acts by 2018

Elephant acts have been showcased by Ringling for more than a century and have often been featured in its posters.

about 8 hours ago

 The study showed that two molecules — mono-n-butyl and monobenzyl phthalate — which are produced when phthalates are ingested, were significantly associated with lower levels of hCG hormone in women carrying male babies.

Evidence points to link between phthalates, male sexual development

The Pitt research represents the first look at hCG as a target of phthalate exposure in pregnancy.

about 8 hours ago

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

Emergency responders are still assessing people, but any injuries appear to be minor, the Fire Department of New York said.

about 8 hours ago

 Deandre Smith,

Pittsburgh police make arrest in West Mifflin shooting

Deandre Smith, 20, was awaiting arraignment in the Allegheny County jail Thursday night, a news release from homicide detectives said.

about 8 hours ago

 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course

Harrison Ford suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.

about 11 hours ago

Family sues Carrick youth home over son's injuries

Relatives of the boy, are suing the Circle C Youth & Family Service group home, and the former employee, Jaymar Gilbert.

about 11 hours ago

 Donald Rutherford,

Duquesne man wanted on sex assault charges

Donald Rutherford is wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

about 11 hours ago

Former drug screener ordered to stand trial on bribery, other charges

Roderick Diggs, a former drug screener for the county court system, was ordered to stand trial for accepting money to report clean results.

about 13 hours ago

Man sentenced to prison in at least 10 burglaries

Richard Cavanaugh, 40, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus and also ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution.

about 14 hours ago

Fayette County entrepreneur pleads guilty to child pornography charge

Jeremy Burnworth, 35, had been indicted in December.

about 16 hours ago

 Steel coils on a tractor-trailer became unsecured on the Parkway East this afternoon.

Afternoon Parkway East blockage may cause rush hour woes

The problem began about 1:20 p.m. when a load of steel coils shifted on a tractor-trailer.

about 16 hours ago

Man ordered to stand trial in assault at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

John Schmitt, 37, was on "constant observation" on the building's sixth floor last month when police say he assaulted a therapist.

about 17 hours ago

PSU administrators' prosecutions on hold

The defendants are Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley.

about 18 hours ago

N. Braddock man found dead in West Mifflin vehicle

Officers found a car parked sideways on the street, with a man’s body in the back seat, around 3:30 a.m. on Lebanon Church Road.

about 18 hours ago

 The Zac Brown Band will perform at First Niagara Pavilion on May 24.

Zac Brown Band coming to First Niagara Pavilion

The Pittsburgh concert is May 24.

about 19 hours ago

 A crew works to remove the crashed white Denali from the Fort Pitt Boulevard and Wood Street intersection on Feb. 25.

Judge denies bond for fugitive who led police on Downtown chase

The use of force in the incident is now being reviewed at the request of Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay.

about 19 hours ago

 Emergency medical technician Paul Mitchell, left, Carlos Arredondo, center, and Devin Wang, rear, push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in one of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

Survivor of Boston Marathon attack recalls locking eyes with bomber

Defense attorney David Bruck objected to the extent of testimony Wednesday from three women who described their injuries in detail.

about 21 hours ago

Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

The private, Catholic, liberal arts school has a 15-member police force and about 4,000 students on all campuses.

about 21 hours ago

 Injured U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, center, gets into a car to leave for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, today after he was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said.

North Korea applauds knife attack; U.S. ambassador to S. Korea recovering 'well'

The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency called the attack a “knife shower of justice.”

about 21 hours ago

 A Springdale Township police cruiser smashed into a veterinary hospital overnight after it skidded on an icy road and the officer lost control of the vehicle.

Police officer's vehicle skids on road, crashes into vet center in Springdale

The officer had to be cut out of his car after the crash.

about 22 hours ago

 Penguins center Brandon Sutter, left, becomes entangled with a Colorado Avalanche left winger as he tries to control the puck in the first period in Denver.

Penguins open road trip with 3-1 loss to Colorado

With the exception of a brief flurry following an Evgeni Malkin goal, the Avalanche carried play for most of the night.

1 day ago

 Michael Young led Pitt with a game-high 22 points. He drives against Miami's Omar Sherman in the first half.

Pitt falls to Miami, 67-63, on senior night

Miami spoiled the occasion by beating Pitt and virtually ended the Panthers' hopes of gaining an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.

1 day ago

Stowe man charged in soliciting killing of his unborn child

John Frazier, 22,  is scheduled to appear in court March 10, according to online court records.

1 day ago

 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Marathon bombing defense says Tsarnaev followed radical brother

The trial that begins today is expected to be one of the most closely watched terror cases in years.

1 day ago

 In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Feds clear officer in Ferguson case, criticize police force

“It is time for Ferguson’s leaders to take immediate, wholesale and structural corrective action,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

1 day ago

Mon Wharf closed today due to flood advisory

Additional parking is available at the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Plaza, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority said.

1 day ago

New air qual­ity mon­i­tors in­tro­duced by Al­le­gheny County Health Depart­ment of­fi­cials

Seven small fil­ters that ab­sorb pol­lu­tion were in­stalled on res­i­dents’ prop­erty near the Shen­ango coke works on Neville Island

1 day ago

 Workers for Swank contractors secure under decking beneath the Parkway West bridges Tuesday in Carnegie as the nearly yearlong construction season gets underway.

Parkway West lane restrictions to begin Friday

Crews will relocate pavement striping and move construction barriers, creating a new traffic pattern.

1 day ago

Spring air to arrive after storm

The weekend and early next week reflect the best conditions for warming without flooding.

1 day ago

 There was a shooting at the Ivy Pittsburgh around 1 a.m. Sunday. Here, the 18th Street entrance to the club's patio area is shown.

Strip District's Ivy Pittsburgh to close after weekend shooting

The operator agreed to close the club after meeting with Pittsburgh police, the District Attorney's office and Liquor Control Enforcement.

1 day ago

 Charlotte Ditka.

Obituary: Charlotte Ditka / Mother of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka

Mrs. Ditka was born in Carnegie and moved to Aliquippa with her husband Mike in the early 1940s.

1 day ago

Runaway barges close railway bridge on Monongahela River

The loose barges were first reported to Allegheny County emergency officials shortly before 6 p.m.

1 day ago

 Robert Morris' Stephan Bennett protects the ball against  JoJo Cooper.

Senior Lucky Jones keeps Colonials moving forward into NEC tournament semifinal

Robert Morris advances to the Northeast Conference tournament semifinals with a 91-68 victory against Wagner at Sewall Center.

1 day ago

Swissvale selected Michael Alder to fill vacated council seat

Swissvale council on Wednesday voted to select Michael Alder to fill a council seat vacated by Sharon Kuhn-Hanchett, who resigned last

1 day ago

Munhall man convicted of illegally possessing assault rifle

Andre Ruffin went on trial Monday in U.S. District Court on charges of possession of a gun and ammunition as a convicted felon.

1 day ago

 Mike Adams, seen at Heinz Field in the Steelers' lone 2015 playoff game, filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay.

Steelers' Adams files civil suit against three men acquitted of attacking him

Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay were found not guilty of aggravated assault and attempted homicide in an April jury trial.

1 day ago

Man shot multiple times in Homewood identified

The death of John Scaine, 23, of Braddock, was ruled a homicide, a medical examiner's office supervisor said.

1 day ago

West View woman gets house arrest for stealing from Girl Scout troop

Teresa Gatto, 45, was the financial manager for the West Perry Girl Scouts.

1 day ago


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