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Police search for suspect in Monroeville, Plum grocery store robberies

The Giant Eagle on William Penn Highway was robbed and a short time later there was a robbery at Shop 'n Save in Plum.

28 minutes ago

Kittanning fire leaves family homeless

An Armstrong County emergency dispatcher said the fire started around midnight in a duplex at 150 S. Jefferson St. in Kittanning Borough.

47 minutes ago

Philly police commissioner tells officers to be alert

The warning comes in the wake of the assassinations of two police officers in New York City.

about 1 hour ago

George Junior Republic employee being investigated for sex with boys

State police have not identified the suspect, saying only that she is an employee of the facility. is 25 years old and lives in Grove City.

about 1 hour ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Oakland's Nick Daniels in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt beats Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 81-77, in overtime

The game was a classic case of good news, bad news, as the Panthers came out with a win but struggled to do so at home.

about 10 hours ago

 Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring in the third period against the Panthers.

Penguins face 46 Florida shots, still win 3-1

Marc-Andre Fleury faced the most shots of the Penguins’ season Saturday night, and he stopped all but one.

about 11 hours ago

 Bulletproof vests lie on each side of an NYPD patrol car as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Police said an armed man walked up to the officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed.

Two NYC police officers killed in ambush shooting

An armed man walked up to two officers in a patrol car and opened fire, then ran into a subway station and committed suicide, police said.

about 17 hours ago

 Jack Kochu, father of missing man Paul Kochu, works with a search party combing the South Side today.

Family and friends comb South Side for missing man

The search for Paul Kochu entered its third day today.

about 19 hours ago

Electric power restored in East Liberty business district

The power went out at 3 p.m. today in the heart of East Liberty.

about 19 hours ago

 Staff Sergeant Eric Cheshier, of the U.S. Marine Corps, assists Nicole DeUsanio  of Duquesne with toys, at the Toys for Tots campaign at the Guardian warehouse in the Strip District, Saturday afternoon. "These people are wonderful," Ms, DeUsanio said.

Toys for Tots tries to remedy charities' toy shortfalls

People lined up as early as 5 a.m. today outside a cold Strip District warehouse so their children would not be disappointed on Christmas.

about 19 hours ago

Duquesne snaps losing streak with rout at home

The Dukes beat Massachusetts Lowell 79-63, at Palumbo Center today.

about 20 hours ago

N. Huntingdon police warn of thieves stealing garage door remotes from vehicles, entering houses

There have been three incidents in the past two days that police believe are linked in which vehicles, gifts and purses have been stolen.

about 21 hours ago

 Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst is gone, and the search is on to find his replacement.

Pitt football coach search committee plans to interview 5 to 7 candidates

Committee chair Jerry Cochran said conversations are already well underway.

about 21 hours ago

Victim identified in fatal Washington County fire at elderly complex

The fire at the senior-citizen high rise remains under investigation by the local police department and the state fire marshal.

about 22 hours ago

 Chris Kunitz, seen here against the Rangers Henrik Lundquist last May, returns to the lineup tonight against the Florida Panthers.

Kunitz returns to lineup for Penguins against Florida, Adams, Martin, Ehroff out

Craig Adams has an undisclosed injury, his absence will end his streak of 319 games played.

about 23 hours ago

Penguins recall defensemen Chorney, Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Pouliot is the AHL team’s leading scorer, while Chorney has appeared in 25 league games this season.

1 day ago

Former longtime Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd has died

He served for 18 years as a councilman and 20 years as mayor, with the last part of his tenure marked by sharp disagreement with council.

1 day ago

Uniontown man involved in fatal collision with police officer dies

Andrew Bohatch was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. this afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 69.

about 18 hours ago

 Police salute fallen Perryopolis Police officer Richard Champion outside of the Holy Trinity Church in Ligonier after his funeral service. Officer Champion died in a car crash while on duty.

Mourners gather in Ligonier for fallen Perryopolis police officer

Officer Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier died Sunday when his police cruiser collided with a car making a left turn in front of him.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks during a police promotion ceremony at the City County Building on Grant Street.

State oversight board approves Pittsburgh budget with no rental registration fee in 2015

At least publicly, the ICA and Mayor Bill Peduto have smoothed over what has been a rocky road over the past few months.

1 day ago

Pennsylvania unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

The state’s November unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in more than six years.

1 day ago

One dead following fire in Washington

At least one man died following a fire at the Washington Arbor apartments on North College Street in Washington County, Friday night.

1 day ago

Irwin council passes final 2015 budget with no tax increase

Irwin council members passed a final 2015 budget at a special meeting Friday that will balance general fund revenues and expenses at $3,506

1 day ago

Pitt to hire football coach before athletic director

Head of search committee says hiring of a coach to replace Paul Chryst is expected "relatively shortly."

1 day ago

 Corey Hart plays for the Brewers.

Pirates sign former Brewer

Corey Hart, trying to battle back from two years of knee problems and surgeries, likely will platoon at first base with Pedro Alvarez.

1 day ago

Greensburg man killed in Hazelwood fall

Police said the man was working on the roof of a house in the 100 block of Imogene Road when he fell.

1 day ago

 Frederick Harris III.

Deaths of Penn Hills couple ruled homicides

Police say Frederick Harris III killed his mother and stepfather, dismembered them and stuffed their remains into garbage cans.

1 day ago

Wolf announces inauguration plans

The program includes open house at the governor’s mansion, a children’s program and an evening “Let’s Get Started” celebration.

1 day ago

Pa. Supreme Court lawyer: No new improprieties in email trove

Seamus McCaffery resigned his high court seat following the disclosure that he sent emails containing pornography to the AG’s office.

1 day ago

 Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges on Friday in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the centerline on a highway.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Phelps, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison, but the prison sentence is suspended. He must be on probation for a year and a half.

1 day ago

 Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury of sexual abuse of 10 boys and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

AP: Jerry Sandusky won't get his pension back

Sandusky’s attorney Chuck Benjamin said today that the State Employees’ Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision.

1 day ago

 The FBI said in a statement it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach, which resulted in the disclosure of tens of thousands of leaked Sony emails and other materials.

FBI declares North Korea responsible for Sony hack

The FBI said it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach of the Hollywood studio.

1 day ago

 With wins in their final two regular season games, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers would clinch the AFC North and host a playoff game.

Limited tickets for possible Steelers playoff game on sale Saturday

With wins in their final two games, the Steelers would host a playoff game Jan. 3 or Jan. 4 at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 The Indigo Girls will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in April.

Indigo Girls to perform with PSO at Heinz Hall in April

The concert features symphonic takes on the folk-pop duo's catalog, including "Kid Fears," "Power of Two" and "Closer to Fine."

1 day ago

First Niagara to lay off 150 to 200 managers

The layoffs are part of an organizational restructuring, says the Buffalo-based bank.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta clears the front of the net against the Canucks at the Consol Energy Center earlier this month.

Penguins' Maatta tests positive for mumps

Tests for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and goaltender Thomas Greiss came back negative.

1 day ago

 Kevin Hart will perform stand-up at Heinz Hall in January.

Comedian Kevin Hart coming to Heinz Hall in January

Tickets are on sale now at at and

2 days ago

PPG to acquire French company specializing in automotive specialty materials

PPG has been boosting its coatings business through acquisitions.

2 days ago

 Jerry Sandusky is escorted from the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing on child sex abuse in October 2012.

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

The judge says she needs more time to resolve disagreements about which documents the NCAA must produce.

2 days ago

Philadelphia-area couple charged in boy's death waives hearing

Jillian Tait and Gary Lee Fellenbaum III are accused of shopping, napping and eating pizza as the boy lay dying in their mobile home.

2 days ago

Icy roads blamed for death of truck driver in Interstate 79 crash

Police said Robert Chafin, 51, of Weirton, died when his tractor trailer rolled over about 11 p.m. Thursday as he was heading north on I-79.

2 days ago

Winter weather advisory posted for Allegheny County

The advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. with a possible accumulation of ice from freezing drizzle and a trace of snow.

2 days ago

Fire officials: Woodburner possible cause of fatal Butler County fire

The fire started around 7 p.m. on Beahm Crest Lane in Jackson.

2 days ago

Pennsylvania auditor general weighs in on charitable property tax exemptions debate

Eugene DePasquale put out a report highlighting the $1.5 billion in property taxes charitable organizations don’t pay in 10 counties.

2 days ago

 Two bald eagles sit today in a nest in Hays.

They're back: Bald eagle camera makes its return to nest in Hays

The camera, which had been up since December 2013, was removed in September after the fledging of three eaglets.

2 days ago

Pennsylvania lawmakers to face bill banning gift-taking

Lancaster County lawmaker says he’ll introduce bill that would ban nearly all gift to public officials and employees in the state.

2 days ago

International counterfeiting ring stretches from Uganda to Pittsburgh

The charges filed in Pittsburgh allege Ryan A. Gustafson, 27, was involved in spreading about $2 million in fake money.

2 days ago

 Looking east from the 16th Street Bridge in the Strip District, this is a view of the land that the Buncher Co. is developing as part of its $450 million Riverfront Landing project that will stretch from 11th to 21st streets.

Housing plans unveiled for $450 million Strip District development

A Cleveland developer is teaming with Buncher to build the complex, which will feature townhouses and penthouse lofts, among other spaces.

2 days ago

 A car sporting the Lyft mustache drives down a Downtown street in Pittsburgh last summer.

PUC grants ride-share company Lyft experimental license

The terms of the agreement contain specific conditions Lyft must adhere to before the permission takes effect.

2 days ago

Beltzhoover man convicted for shooting woman in eye in Stowe Township

A jury found Oneal Olive guilty of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and firearms violations.

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