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 Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday.

Report: Germanwings co-pilot had previous 'serious depressive episode'

The German newspaper Bild Zeitung also reported that Andreas Lubitz was having relationship difficulties with his girlfriend.

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 Kentucky players celebrate after a 78-39 win over West Virginia in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals in Cleveland.

Kentucky overpowers WVU, 78-39, in NCAA Tournament

Thursday night’s game was a mismatch from the start as the top-seeded Wildcats crushed No. 5 West Virginia, 78-39.

about 5 hours ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury watches the shot by Carolina Hurricanes forward Riley Nash  during the second period at PNC Arena.

Penguins' struggles continue with 5-2 loss vs. Hurricanes

The Penguins remain in third place in the Metropolitan Division, between the second-place New York Islanders and fourth-place Washington.

about 6 hours ago

  Andre Gray

Bodies of 2 missing Pittsburgh men found in river in Ohio

Andre Gray and Paul Kochu were positively identified by the Charleston, W.Va., medical examiner’s office, Cmdr. RaShall Brackney said.

about 6 hours ago

IUP advances to D-II national championship game

The Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania took the lead in the last five minutes tonight and beat Tarleton State, 72-68.

about 6 hours ago

DA seeks death penalty in McKeesport killing, cites retaliation as motive

Roman Jones, 23, of Clairton, and Jonathan Coles, 20, of McKeesport are charged in the death of William Doyle, 24.

about 7 hours ago

Restrictions set today on Noblestown Road

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect under the bridge from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with full stoppages of up to 15 minutes at times.

about 7 hours ago

Pittsburgh police warn public about water department worker impersonator

A man knocked on the door of a Fine View residence, claiming he needed to check the pipes in the house.

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 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Steel Valley School District allows special-needs student to use faculty restroom

The teachers union had filed a grievance over the issue at Park Elementary School in Munhall.

about 9 hours ago

 Smoke rises from a burning building after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City.  The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported.

New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

The residential apartment building is on Second Avenue and East 7th Street.

about 9 hours ago

Wilkinsburg man charged with abusing authority as deputy constable, position in security company

Lawrence Taylor will be charged with computer trespass, tampering with records or identification, official oppression and harassment.

about 12 hours ago

Three family members sentenced in boy's abuse

The 8-year-old boy’s mother, Mary Rader; grandmother, Deana Beighley; and step-grandfather, Dennis Beighley were all sentenced today.

about 12 hours ago

Sinkhole closes Laketon Road in Penn Hills

The sinkhole is in the 2800 block of Laketon Road, just east of the intersection with Crab Hollow Road.

about 12 hours ago

 Darrius Heyward-Bey pulls in a pass against the Texans last season.

Steelers bring back Heyward-Bey on one-year deal

The wide receiver saw action in all 16 games for the Steelers last season.

about 12 hours ago

Westmoreland County Community College board approves tuition increase

Tuition will increase $24 per credit this fall then freeze for 2016-17.

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 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Mother of Steel Valley special needs student upset over bathroom dispute

Tracy Montgomery’s daughter Kaitlin, 10, is the subject of a grievance filed by the Steel Valley Education Association.

about 13 hours ago

Judge dismisses charges against actor's daughter in shooting

Police said Lia Savini, 29, shot her boyfriend March 14 at their Bloomfield house while they were both drunk.

about 15 hours ago

 Ingrid Schaffner is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Essential Andy Warhol" and "Salvador Dali's Dream of Venus."

Ingrid Schaffner to curate 2018-19 Carnegie International

The scholar and art historian, who lived in Shadyside as a child, is curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

about 15 hours ago

Teen gets up to 80 years for attempted rape, killing of Lehigh student

Prosecutors say Sanchez-Osorio broke into the 23-year-old student’s bedroom, tore off her underpants and choked her until she turned blue.

about 17 hours ago

 Craig Davis, president and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh, is expecting a successful 2015 for tourism in the city.

Pittsburgh on track to be 2015 hot spot

Craig Davis of VisitPittsburgh said the first quarter already has proven to be much better than expected for hotels.

about 18 hours ago

Aliquippa student arrested after bringing gun to high school

The superintendent sent a letter to parents notifying them of the security breach at the school.

about 18 hours ago

Pope Francis to visit Obama at White House Sept 23

The White House said Obama and the Pope plan to discuss “caring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all.”

about 18 hours ago

Indiana County couple charged with abusing 6-year-old

The boy required surgery on his liver, pancreas and intestines.

about 18 hours ago

Electric supplier to pay $2.3 million settlement for deceptive marketing practices

Energy Services Providers, doing business as Pennsylvania Gas and Electric, has agreed to pay $2.3 million in addition to other penalties.

about 19 hours ago

Pitt picks up verbal commitment from Ohio QB Thomas MacVittie

The Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) quarterback also had offers from Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.

about 20 hours ago

Ex-juvenile probation supervisor sues Washington County over firing

Gregory Thomas said he was forced out after he was interviewed by detectives about theft allegations against the head of juvenile probation.

about 20 hours ago

 Operation Safety Net's Dr. Jim Withers, center, hands out medicine to a homeless man in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's Operation Safety Net to be featured on 'Dr. Oz Show' today

The show is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. on WTAE-TV.

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 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity on the Penn State campus has been suspended for a year and is being ordered by its national organization to reorganize in the wake of a police investigation into a secret Facebook page the frat had featuring nude women.

Some women pictured on Penn State frat's Facebook page come forward

The new developments emerged Wednesday as protesters marched to the house and called for the school to shut down the fraternity permanently.

about 20 hours ago

Inspection to restrict traffic on outbound Route 65 today

The traffic restriction will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

about 22 hours ago

Former Consol Energy manager gets prison in gas royalties theft

Scott D. Hamilton, 38, formerly of Baden, Beaver County will spend 30 months in federal prison for stealing $440,000 from the company.

about 22 hours ago

Coroner: Geneva College player died of natural cardiac event

The county coroner said there was no sign of any congenital defect that caused the death.

about 23 hours ago

PennDOT extends closure of Ingomar Road in McCandless

The paving project that closed Ingomar Road from Babcock Boulevard to Kummer Road was delayed by bad weather, the department said.

about 23 hours ago

 Rocco Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown is awaiting trial on charges he killed a man in West Virginia in 2013.

Homicide suspect from Pa. captured after escaping from psychiatric hospital

Police said Rocco Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown, was found late Wednesday night hiding in tall grass near a natural gas facility.

about 23 hours ago

 A 47-year-old woman was killed and two others injured in a crash Wednesday night on the Parkway East inbound near Wilkinsburg, police said.

Hazelwood woman killed in Parkway East crash

Kelli Keane, 47, died in the crash, which was reported at 8:47 p.m. on Interstate 376 inbound near Wilkinsburg.

1 day ago

Man, 19, killed in Wilmerding shooting

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. in the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue.

1 day ago

 Debris of the crashed Germanwings passenger jet is scattered on the mountain side near Seyne les Alpes, French Alps.

Report: Pilot was locked out of cockpit in crash

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.

1 day ago

 Workers open the time capsule they found while demolishing the building that once housed the factory in which John Brashear manufactured optics.

Who owns the time capsule found at historic Brashear factory?

The city and construction company are at odds as to who legally owns the box and its contents found at the North Side demolition site.

1 day ago

Second trial begins for man charged with beating death in Spring Garden

Michael Molina, formerly of Spring Garden, is charged with fatally beating Melissa Snodgrass in 2003.

1 day ago

California University defeats Emporia State, 51-46

California University won a grinding defensive battle and advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game.

1 day ago

U.S. Steel to temporarily idle operations at Granite City, Ill.

The complex supplies flat-roll steel to the company’s Texas tubular business, which has been dented by cutbacks among oil producers.

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 Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown.

Officials probe racist letter to Pennsylvania State Police nominee

The letter was placed Monday evening in the mailbox of acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown, state police confirmed.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools ended 2014 with a surplus

After starting 2014 with a budgeted $14.4 million operating deficit, the district has ended the year with a $15.9 million surplus.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools board sold the closed Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh school board sells Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights

The Schaffer building was sold for $225,000 to the Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Co.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh school board OKs tax abatement for Lower Hill development

The board agreed to give the development a LERTA designation, which stands for Local Economic Tax Assistance Revitalization Act.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh school board approves summer AP academy at CMU

The AP Summer Academy will be at Carnegie Mellon University from July 13 to July 31.

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Pittsburgh schools honor those who help students with disabilities

The annual Champion Awards are made by an organization of parents and educators advocating for all students with disabilities.

1 day ago

Brighton Heights woman waives hearing in son's burn case

Vonda Brown's attorney, Almon Burke, said following the waiver that his client thinks her son might have been misdiagnosed at the hospital.

1 day ago

Chance lifts IUP to 69-65 victory over Azusa Pacific

Outstanding balance and stingy defense led the Crimson Hawks to their first semifinal appearance since 2010, when they lost the

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 A masked man this afternoon robbed a Butler County bank after threatening a teller.

Pa. State Police seek Butler County bank robber

He wore a gray ski mask and blue Penn State University sweatshirt.

1 day ago

 Bill Robinson

Robinson withdraws, two other Allegheny County Council candidates removed from the ballot

Bill Robinson’s opponents challenged 343 of 358 signatures on his nominating petitions. Among the names: Naomi Watts and "Russel Crowe."

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