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 Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang gloves a hard hit ball by the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth inning at PNC Park.

Pirates rally, complete sweep of Marlins with sixth win in a row

Right-hander Gerrit Cole left the game in a two-run hole, but the Pirates bats sparked a 5-2 victory.

45 minutes ago

Police investigate stabbing in Ambridge

An emergency dispatcher for Beaver County said Ambridge police responded for a report of a stabbing in the 600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

about 1 hour ago

Wolf to take applications for pipeline task force

Pennsylvania expects to see thousands of miles of pipelines built over the next decade.

about 1 hour ago

Indiana County woman pleads for leniency in federal fraud case

Cheryl Diane Brooks of Clymer pleaded guilty in 2013 to mail fraud, conspiracy and tax offenses in connection to her role in the scheme.

about 3 hours ago

 Jamie Dixon's Pitt men's basketball program posted a perfect APR score of 1,000.

Pitt, Penn State, WVU maintain satisfactory Academic Progress Rate

Pitt men’s basketball posted a 1,000, one of two men’s hoops teams in the ACC to achieve a perfect score.

about 3 hours ago

Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria counties under drought watch

A drought watch is the least severe of the state's classifications and calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use.

about 3 hours ago

Man injured in New Kensington shooting

The incident occurred about 1 p.m. on Kenneth Avenue.

about 3 hours ago

New Clean Water Rule announced by EPA to protect sources of drinking water

Federal officials say the new Clean Water Rule extends regulations that had covered drinking water sources for only one in three Americans.

about 4 hours ago

 The consent decrees between Highmark and UPMC set rules for the coverage of various patient groups.

UPMC, Highmark back in court over Medicare Advantage plan

An attorney for UPMC said the hearing was about whether UPMC would be found in contempt for a violation of the consent decree.

about 4 hours ago

 Police and fire officials are investigating an apartment house fire this morning in Latrobe Borough that displaced six adults.

Man admits setting Latrobe apartment on fire, police chief says

Latrobe police Chief James Bumar said Brandon Baradziej admitted starting the fire to collect money from his rental insurance.

about 5 hours ago

 "It will be a great early season road test for us,” Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said about the December tilt against Michigan.

Pitt women's basketball gets Michigan in Big Ten/ACC challenge

The Panthers and Wolverines have split meetings the past two seasons.

about 5 hours ago

 Some of the smartphones the three suspects are accused of stealing from the Sprint store at the Pittsburgh Mills mall.

Store employee, others charged with stealing 90 smartphones at Pittsburgh Mills

The three were arraigned on burglary and other charges and jailed after failing to post bond in connection with Monday night’s incident.

about 5 hours ago

 Workers clean up the Carnegie Science Center parking lot the morning after Kenny Chesney's 2013 concert at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh to close streets, increase police and EMS presence for Kenny Chesney concert

Pittsburgh is taking crowd control measures near Heinz Field after excess trash was left behind after concerts the past two years.

about 6 hours ago

 Drew Zoldak, suspended as a teacher at Plum Senior High School, center, listens as his attorney, Alexander H. Lindsay Jr., right, speaks to the media following Mr. Zoldak's preliminary hearing this morning in Plum. At left is Mr. Zoldak's wife. He was held for trial on two counts of intimidating a victim in a sexual assault involving another teacher at the high school.

Plum high school teacher held for trial in sex case

Drew Zoldak, 40, is charged with intimidating one of his students, who is alleged to be the victim of sexual assault by another teacher.

about 6 hours ago

 Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum scored a surprising second-place finish in the race for the GOP presidential nomination four years ago.

Republican Rick Santorum launching second White House run

Spokesman Matt Beynon confirmed the former Pa. senator will enter the race at an event later in the day near his Butler County hometown.

about 6 hours ago

Peters council to address speeding concerns on Boyer Road

The township will look into placing a portable speed hump on the road with a lighted speed counter to remind motorists to slow down.

about 7 hours ago

First National Bank's parent company to buy Pa. branches from Bank of America

F.N.B. Corp. said it would acquire two branches in Berks County, two branches in Lancaster County and one in Chester County.

about 8 hours ago

Ex-PPG chemist charged with selling secrets released on bond

Thomas Rukavina, 62, of Plum, was released on $100,000 bond after withdrawing an earlier request for a competency evaluation.

about 8 hours ago

Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

about 9 hours ago

Water main break closes section of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard

Pennsylvania American Water said about 50 customers, including a McDonald's restaurant and an apartment building, were without water.

about 11 hours ago

 FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio attends a press conference at FIFA headquarters today in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police today raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a U.S. investigation.

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

Hours later, Swiss prosecutors said they opened separate criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and ’22 World Cups.

about 11 hours ago

 Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, 23, of Blawnox

Blawnox woman charged in death of 23-year-old whose body was found in Oakland

Jacquelyn Nuccetelli of Blawnox, has been charged with homicide, robbery, and conspiracy in the death of Andrew McMunn.

about 10 hours ago

Greensburg Central Catholic wins WPIAL Class A baseball title

The Centurions went on to claim their first WPIAL baseball championship in school history.

about 18 hours ago

 Neil Walker greeted at home by Josh Harrison after hitting a three run homer against the Marlins at PNC Park.

Pirates extend winning streak to five games with 5-1 victory against Marlins

Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang each had two hits and the Pirates extended their winning streak to five games.

about 18 hours ago

Woman accused in McKees Rocks stabbings arrested for failing to appear in court

Lakeysh Collins, 41, was found by deputies in the Hill District.

about 18 hours ago

 This is not partisanship. This is simple good sense,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Governor ties early childhood education to crime prevention

The governor says a $120 million increase for early childhood education would boost graduation rates, reduce prison population.

about 18 hours ago

Billing problems lead to lawsuit against PWSA

The suit filed by Susan Newman of Millvale claims new devices caused “grossly inaccurate” bills from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

about 18 hours ago

 Plum superintendent Timothy Glasspool

Plum School District creates safety committee

The school board took a step to try to prevent inappropriate relationships between staff and students.

about 18 hours ago

 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State.

Penn State fraternity stripped of recognition, shut down for three years

The decision against the Kappa Delta Rho chapter was based on “a persistent series of deeply troubling activities.”

about 18 hours ago

 Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deploy Tuesday in the al-Nibaie area, northwest of Baghdad, during an operation aimed at cutting off Islamic State fighters.

Iraq announces operation to besiege Ramadi

The fall of Ramadi marked a major defeat for Iraqi forces, which had been making steady progress against the extremists.

about 18 hours ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County has drafted new guidelines to determine where to shift service needs.

Port Authority unveils guidelines for service improvements, additions

The guidelines call for an annual service report that evaluates every route for efficiency, effectiveness and equity.

about 18 hours ago

Cleveland police accept use of force limits in Justice Department deal

Federal authorities saw a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said.

about 18 hours ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown can't come up with the catch in the second quarter of the AFC wild-card game against the Ravens at Heinz Field in January.

Steelers notebook: Contract aside, Antonio Brown shows up for start of OTAs

A month ago, Brown was prepared to hold out on a new contract, but his absence from voluntary workouts lasted only a week.

about 19 hours ago

 Neshannock teammates hold their trophy after defeating Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship at Consol Energy Park in Washington Tuesday.

Neshannock wins WPIAL Class AA baseball title

Frank Fraschetti pitched a three-hitter to lead the Neshannock to a 4-0 victory against Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA championship.

about 19 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's trip to Cuba was originally planned for March but had to be rescheduled for this week.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto in Cuba to increase business relations, 'build new ties'

Catalyst Connection, an Oakland manufacturing consulting firm, organized the mission. It began Sunday and ends Wednesday.

about 19 hours ago

Jefferson Hospital says patients' personal information was illegally disclosed

The hospital is notifying hundreds of people that their records may have been illegally disclosed by a former employee.

about 19 hours ago

Former Pittsburgh URA official says she was fired for blowing the whistle on false billing

Mary Horvath worked for the URA from 2008 until she was fired March 25.

about 23 hours ago

Atlantic 10 announces Duquesne's home and road opponents next season

The Dukes will have to play Davidson and Dayton twice in the 2015-16 season.

1 day ago

 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

1 day ago

Gas prices stay flat over holiday weekend

Average pump prices have risen about 4 cents per gallon in the last week, but they held steady at $2.93 per gallon over the past weekend.

1 day ago

 Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men coming to Stage AE Sept. 16

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5 for the Icelandic band.

1 day ago

Burglars break through roof of Shop 'n Save in Westwood

The incident occurred about 6 a.m. at the grocery store at 2013 Noblestown Road.

1 day ago

 A sign urging people to vote for Barbara Daly Danko for Allegheny County Council sits outside the Darlington Street entrance to the Jewish Community Center May 19.

Allegheny County seeks applicants for Danko's East End council seat

Democrats have until noon Friday to submit resumes and interest letters to replace the late Barbara Daly Danko on Allegheny County Council.

1 day ago

 In this May 12 photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck when an Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

The NTSB has been recommending that passenger and freight train cabs have audio recorders since the late 1990s.

1 day ago

Paving resumes tonight on Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

Restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., with single-lane traffic and alternating one-way traffic.

1 day ago

 The inbound Parkway West will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with outbound traffic restricted to a single lane starting one hour after the Pirates game ends.

Parkway West overnight closures resume tonight

The inbound side will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 day ago

Police search for man after attempted luring in Hazelwood

The girls, ages 9 and 10, were playing in the 5000 block of Second Avenue when a man in a red pickup truck approached them, police said.

1 day ago

Motorcyclist killed in collision with trailer in Fayette County

Police said Steven R. Witteman, 22, of Fayette County was driving north on Matthew Drive in South Union when he crossed the center line.

1 day ago

Twelve injured in W.Va. boating accident in Cheat Lake

The incident was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in Cheat Lake east of Morgantown in the Warm Hollow/Hickory Ridge area, officials said.

1 day ago

Crack sealing may slow traffic on I-79, Route 910

Work on I-79 will cause occasional lane closures starting at 6 p.m. today through Friday.

1 day ago


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