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 Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at Mississippi State University Wednesday. Mr. Romney has discovered that many past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Romney says he will not run for president in 2016

Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10, when he told a group of former donors he was eyeing another White House run.

about 8 hours ago

 Christina Cassotis, the new CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, began work Jan. 15.

New Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO sees ‘more opportunity’ in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh may not be a hub again, but it can attract more traffic and could support more nonstop flights, according to Christina Cassotis.

about 8 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 8 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.

about 8 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.

about 8 hours ago

Consol trims budget, vows to buy back stock

The Cecil-based oil, gas, and coal producer posted decreased earnings Friday.

about 9 hours ago

 Can you spot the fake weapon? Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Patrick Knepp placed an unloaded gun in the middle of five others on a table during a press conference about gun safety Friday. (The real one is on the bottom of the picture).

Police give warning about pellet guns after shooting incidents on North Side

North Side pellet gun shooting spree sparks police warning of dangers from such weapons mimicking the look of deadlier counterparts.

about 9 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates with the puck as New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene  skates behind him during the first period of tonight's NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J.

Penguins snag overtime victory from New Jersey Devils, 2-1

Simon Despres scored on a wrist shot from the high slot at 2:21 of overtime to give the Penguins a victory against New Jersey last night.

about 10 hours ago

Molecular biologist's death at Magee in November ruled suicide

The medical examiner's office signed a death certificate this week for the woman who collapsed at work and had cyanide in her body.

about 10 hours ago

Avalon man faces additional theft charges

Jacob Walker, 26, is charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, and theft from a vehicle, according to court records.

about 12 hours ago

New WGN America series to film in Western Pennsylvania

The series “Outsiders” follows the Appalachian Farrell family, who, according to WGN America, live off the grid and above the law on a

about 13 hours ago

 Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord.

Former Pa. Treasurer McCord to plead guilty to federal charges

A statement from his attorney said Mr. McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to “taking advantage” of potential contributors.

about 15 hours ago

Pirates sign two to minor league deals

The Pirates now have 23 non-roster invitees slated to join the big-league club for spring training.

about 15 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 15 hours ago

Man who threatened to blow up PNC Park 'unwilling' to follow law, attorney's office says

The government asked a judge to follow the guideline range of 12 to 18 months in prison for Termaine Washington, 24.

about 16 hours ago

Liquor Control Board joins Gov. Wolf in banning gifts to employees

The board's move was voluntary; the PLCB is an independent administrative board not technically under the governor’s jurisdiction.

about 16 hours ago

 Law enforcement officers salute as the honor guard arrives for the funeral of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Sept. 18.

Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain state trooper

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was shot to death in September at a state police barracks about a mile away from Exit 30.

about 16 hours ago

Monessen woman killed in tractor-trailer crash in Fayette County

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. on Route 51, south of the Route 201 intersection in Franklin, officials said.

about 17 hours ago

 Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the House Democratic Caucus in Philadelphia today.

In Philadelphia, Biden urges Dems to take credit for stimulus, U.S. recovery

“This is our story, the Democratic Party's story,” Mr. Biden said at a Democratic policy retreat.

about 17 hours 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 18 hours 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 19 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 20 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 20 hours ago

Officer injured in Downtown crash

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

about 21 hours ago

PPG submits offer to buy majority interest in French sealants businesses

PPG said it hopes to close the purchase in the second half of the year, pending various approvals.

about 21 hours 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 21 hours ago

 NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks takes place Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona tries to contain measles outbreak before Super Bowl

“Measles is wildly infectious, which is why it is so important that we identify cases quickly,” said health official Bob England of Arizona.

about 23 hours ago

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

Officials said the explosion in the southern city of Shikarpur went off as worshippers were gathering for midday prayers today.

1 day ago

 The Pittsburgh skyline rises against the red morning light with the snow laying near Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

Winter forecasts and two-hour delays bedevil school superintendents

Snowstorms add a special level of pressure for school superintendents who have to decide whether to call a school delay or cancellation

1 day 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,

1 day ago

 Highmark and UPMC have been dueling about access to Magee-Womens access for several weeks.

Highmark agrees to terms on UPMC Magee access for 2015

Highmark customers who learned of their pregnancies in 2014 will have access to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order restoring a moratorium on new drilling leases involving public lands, Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia.

Gov. Wolf bans new leases for drilling on state lands

Gov. Tom Wolf officially ending plans by the Legislature to raise dollars for the budget this fiscal year through new drilling deals.

1 day ago

 Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord.

Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord resigns amid possible federal inquiry

Federal investigators have been asking questions about Mr. McCord’s campaign fundraising.

1 day ago

People trust science but disagree with scientists, Pew says

A new survey shows scientists and the public are divided over climate change, using animals in research and genetically modified foods

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.”

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.

1 day 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

1 day ago

 Robert Morris forward Stephan Bennett blocks shot by Fairleigh Dickinsons forward Myles Mann in the second half at the Charles Sewall Center.

Robert Morris cruises to 87-65 win over Fairleigh Dickinson

The Colonials are now 11-10 overall and 7-2 in the Northeast Conference.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama making opening remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Philadelphia.

Obama rouses House Democrats in speech

Obama laid out his opening offer to Congress during remarks in Philadelphia, where House Democrats were gathered for their annual retreat.

1 day 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.

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.

1 day ago

2015 Carnegie Science Awards announced

Carnegie Science Center announces winners of awards recognizing achievements in science, technology and education in the Pittsburgh region.

about 20 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

Judge dismisses state suit against NCAA after settlement of Penn State scandal issues

A judge dismissed the suit after the NCAA restored 112 Penn State football wins and agreed to spend a $60 million fine in the state.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


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