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SWAT team deployed in Ross

A man has barricaded himself in the basement of his home on Klemont Avenue in Ross.

4 minutes ago

 Kyree Beachem, 8, had been waiting for a multi-organ transplant for more than 5 years, after her body rejected a small intestine transplant after 10 days in 2010.

Ellwood City girl, 8, receives quadruple organ transplant

Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant today.

58 minutes ago

Burgettstown man killed after explosion in his back yard

Gary Myers, 46, of Burgettstown was flown to West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he pronounced dead at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

about 2 hours ago

Pedestrian hit by truck in West End dies

Russell Zdarsky, of Buffalo, N.Y., was walking along a ramp in the West End Circle shortly before 1:30 p.m. when he was struck.

about 3 hours ago

 Mario Lemieux, left, and Sidney Crosby attend an NHL Winter Classic press conference at Heinz FIeld in July 2010.

Penguins owner Lemieux: Rumored rift with Crosby 'silly'

NHL veteran and former Penguin Matthew Barnaby commented on the situation on SiriusXM.

about 3 hours ago

 David McIntyre, 11, poses with his 16-year-old brother CJ Mikula-Conrad at Kennywood in July. David was killed, and CJ was injured when a gunman opened fire in their Mount Oliver home Nov. 1.

Family to hold vigil for boys shot in Mount Oliver home

The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 400 block of Hays Avenue.

about 3 hours ago

 The Pirates acquired right-hander Allen Webster from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Pirates trade for pitcher Allen Webster, sign 1B/OF Jake Goebbert to fill 40-man roster

The Pirates acquired right-hander Allen Webster from Arizona, shortly after announcing the signing of 1B/OF Jake Goebbert.

about 4 hours ago

 Rashawn Walker leaves the Allegheny County Police Station earlier this month.

Man considered a suspect in McKeesport killing released home on electronic monitoring

Rashawn Walker turned himself in for questioning Nov. 10 and will appear Jan. 5 in juvenile court.

about 4 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said he would never consider a "no-pursuit" policy.

Pittsburgh police chief aims to tighten pursuit policy with order following Bloomfield crash

Chief says a Bloomfield crash Sunday in which a 12-year-old was critically injured was the impetus for an order halting most police chases.

about 5 hours ago

 Mark Thompkins

Maryland teen charged with kidnapping girl in Ohio, driving to Pittsburgh

The girl was returned to her guardians unharmed, police said.

about 5 hours ago

Wilmerding man admits to robbing two banks

One of the robberies ended in a fiery crash in Wilkins.

about 5 hours ago

 President Barack Obama speaks from the White House today to brief the American public on the nation's homeland security situation heading into the holiday season.

Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against U.S.

The president spoke from the White House today shortly after meeting with his national security team.

about 6 hours ago

 Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks at a news conference earlier this year in Philadelphia.

State Senate panel recommends hearing on removing Kane from office

The state Constitution provides for the removal of officeholders through a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and action by the governor.

about 6 hours ago

Prosecutors appeal order on Sandusky accuser's complaint

The judge’s order requires prosecutors to re-evaluate the case to see whether the allegations meet a minimum standard for filing charges.

about 6 hours ago

 Motorists will get a reprieve from Parkway West lane restrictions this holiday weekend.

TRAFFIC: Motorists get weekend reprieve from Parkway West work

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

about 7 hours ago

 A woman, who was seen on video, arrived at the Holy Jesus Child Church in Richmond Hill, Queens, on Monday with a newborn, who was left behind in an empty manger scene.

Healthy newborn found abandoned in Nativity scene at NYC church

The parish priest, the Rev. Christopher Ryan Heanue, 28, said he could think of no better place to leave a baby

about 8 hours ago

Mount Washington man pleads guilty to running W.Va. heroin ring

A grand jury said Christopher Gyorko was headed a ring that shipped the drug into Ohio and Marshall counties and surrounding parts of Ohio.

about 8 hours ago

 An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a plane, bus, car or train at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA.

Travelers flock to airport, highways for long holiday weekend

An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel away from home over the holiday, the most travelers since 2007, AAA says.

about 7 hours ago

Beaver County men plead guilty on federal gun charges

Timothy Brown Jr. of Rochester admitted that he stole more than 50 guns from his father’s store John Brown's Armory.

about 9 hours ago

 Cliff Foster

Former Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

about 9 hours ago

 Investigators and firefighters work the scene of a fire and shooting Tuesday in Philadelphia in which a state trooper was shot in the shoulder.

Teen charged as adult in Philadelphia trooper shooting

Giovanny Cotto was charged as an adult with criminal attempt to murder and other charges.

about 9 hours ago

 Former WVU wide receiver Stedman Bailey, a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, was critically wounded in a shooting in Miami Tuesday.

Former WVU standout Stedman Bailey critical after being shot in Miami

Bailey and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area when the shooting occurred, police said today.

about 12 hours ago

 Artist  Brandon Boan's public art bike rack,  "Hot Pants," can be seen in front of Sienna Mercato on Penn Avenue.

Cultural District racks up some new spots for bikes

The racks were designed by local artists who were chosen after submitting proposals to the Cultural Trust.

about 18 hours ago

 A police chase that started in East Liberty and ended in a crash in Bloomfield Sunday night injured five people, including a 12-year-old girl who was critically hurt.

Driver faces 56 counts in Bloomfield crash that critically injured 12-year-old

Pittsburgh police charged a Hill District man with 56 counts related to the chase.

about 18 hours ago

 Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.

Chicago police officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.

about 18 hours ago

 Derrick Colter.

Colter scores career-high, Mason clutch down stretch in Dukes' OT win against Milwaukee

Senior guards combine for 53 points as Duquesne wins, 96-92, in Florida tournament.

about 19 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

State Senate backs off plan to attempt veto override on budget

Senate Republicans threaten, then call off a planned vote to override Gov.Wolf’s veto of a short-term bill.

about 19 hours ago

Venango County man receives 20 to 40 years for murder on North Side

David Umstead, 31, has been ordered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison in the death of Delrio Ivy of the North Side.

about 19 hours ago

Reschenthaler sworn in as state senator

The Republican from Jefferson Hills won a special election Nov. 3 to replace Democrat Matt Smith.

about 19 hours ago

 Joe Giansante is a former math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.

Former math teacher loses battle to keep job at Brashear

City school board terminates Joe Giansante, who despite good “value” scores, was judged unsatisfactory based on principal observations.

about 19 hours ago

 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

about 19 hours ago

 Mrs. Lane announced in September plans to step down as superintendent when her contract ends June 30, marking more than five years as leader of the district.

City superintendent Linda Lane receives salary increase

The move would bump her annual salary to $245,000 during her last six months with the district.

about 20 hours ago

 Mark Brentley Sr. i

Pittsburgh schools honor board members during final day of service

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board honored Mark Brentley, William Isler and Sherry Hazuda during their final meeting as board directors.

about 20 hours ago

 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown work on the railing for the PPG Plaza ice rink

PPG Plaza ice rink opens today

The rink will be open through Feb. 28.

about 21 hours ago

 Gladstone Middle School building at 327 Hazelwood Ave.

City school board approves sale of Gladstone Middle School building

The school, which has been vacant for 14 years, is bought by a realty company representing a collaboration of youth-service organizations.

about 22 hours ago

 Alan Faneca, arguably the greatest guard in Steelers history.

Former Steelers Faneca, Greene among Hall semifinalists

Tony Dungy and Ty Law are among the 25 football Hall of Fame semifinalists with Pittsburgh-area ties.

about 22 hours ago

 An Uber app is shown as cars drive by.

Pa. Senate advances bill to authorize car services

Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.

about 23 hours ago

While Senate panel ponders AG Kane's authority, House lawmaker ponders impeachment proceedings

Some Democrats are fighting back and asking why the participants in an email scandal are not being equally scrutinized.

about 23 hours ago

 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

1 day ago

 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

1 day ago

Two arrested after botched cocaine deal in Beaver County

Police say a man admitted to shooting another man as he tried to dive out of a car window.

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 The Port Authority of Allegheny County had to shut down the Mon Incline this morning because some of the doors were not working properly.

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline reopens for evening rush hour

The Port Authority said the incline had a problem with its doors this morning and that shuttle buses were being used.

1 day ago

 A 798-space parking garage on the North Shore will be built on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. The garage will cost an estimated $15 million and net 600 new spaces, taking into account those in Lot 1 being lost to the construction.

Another parking garage to go up next to Heinz Field

The stadium authority is giving the Pirates and Steelers another year to start their next development — a 250-unit residential and retail

1 day ago

 Alex Hribal is escorted from the offices of the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department in September 2014.

Judge to rule next year whether suspect in Franklin Regional attack should be tried as adult

Alex Hribal now 18, was 16 at the time of the April 2014 attacks at the high school in Murrysville.

1 day ago

 Qadree Ollison reaches across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown to help the Panthers earn a road victory against Duke on Nov. 14.

For Pitt, road success attributed to team unity

Panthers have shown their toughness by going undefeated on the road in ACC play.

1 day ago

 Dana Holgorsen and his Mountaineers open the 2016 season against Missouri.

Games against Missouri, Baylor bookend WVU's 2016 football slate

The Mountaineers also will travel to Landover, Md., for a neutral-site game Sept. 24 against BYU.

1 day ago

Pedestrian hurt after being hit in West End Circle

Officials say the person was taken to the hospital, although extent of injuries is unknown.

1 day ago

 Tyree Blocker.

Confirmation hearing for Pa. police commissioner nominee goes smoothly

Committee has passed along Tyree Blocker’s nomination to the full state Senate.

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 Police say William Robert Eger is suspected in Tuesday's robbery of the First Niagara Bank robbery on Wabash Street in the West End.

Man arrested after trying to hold up bank on Wabash Street

Pittsburgh police say the suspect held up his hand to look “like a gun” while saying he had a firearm.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Minadeo on modified lockdown, district says

The Squirrel Hill school was on modified lockdown today as an added precaution after staff escorted a parent from the building.

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