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ATV driver killed in Derry Township

Michael Winklosky, of Derry Township, was killed when he lost control of the ATV he was driving in a wooded area north of Route 316,

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 Police say Wanna Suansun was renting the second apartment that was raided by authorities in Min Buri, in Bangkok's outskirts, and where police found fertilizer, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose parts can be used for detonation.

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

Police said the two were part of a group responsible for the Aug. 17 blast in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

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Parkway West reopens after construction finishes for weekend

But there’s more construction coming this week.

about 7 hours ago

Man in critical condition after Knoxville shooting

A Knoxville man is in critical condition after he was shot Sunday evening, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

about 9 hours ago

 Harlequins' Nick Evans, left, and USA Eagels' Al McFarland battle for a loose ball in an international friendly Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Harlequins won, 24-19.

U.S. rugby team drops match to London’s Harlequins

The United States men’s rugby team, dropped a hard-hitting game to London’s storied Harlequins club, 24-19, at PPL Park.

about 10 hours ago

Small fire breaks out at Allegheny County Jail

The fire, which happened shortly before 6 p.m., set off smoke alarms and caused city and county fire units to respond.

about 11 hours ago

Several injured in Beaver County crash

A vehicle drove through a fence along Route 30 about 4 p.m., Beaver County dispatcher reports

about 12 hours ago

Officials determine cause of Penn Hills fire

Officials found “supporting evidence” that led them to believe that the fire was caused by a man cooking while intoxicated.

about 12 hours ago

 The Pirates' Charlie Morton commits a throwing error on the Rockies' Dustin Garneau in the sixth inning. Ben Paulsen and Daniel Descalso scored on the play.

Rockies win series finale against Pirates, 5-0

The Pirates close the month with a 19-8 record, their best August since going 19-8 in August 1992.

about 14 hours ago

Woman stabbed to death in New Brighton apartment

Police were called to the Mulberry Apartments in New Brighton at 11 p.m. Saturday and found a woman stabbed multiple times.

about 17 hours ago

Fight in Indiana County leaves one man shot, another cut

State police responded to the Copper Beach apartments on Medlar Drive in White Township shortly after midnight for a report of a large

about 19 hours ago

 Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits a home run against the Cubs in the third inning when the teams played against each other on Aug. 5 at PNC Park. The rainout game from Aug. 3 will be made up for with a doubleheader on Sept. 15.

Pirates-Cubs set doubleheader Sept. 15 to make up for rainout

The game will be part of a split doubleheader, with the first game starting at 1:35 p.m. and the second starting at 7:05 p.m.

about 20 hours ago

 An automobile-tractor trailer crash blocked Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh's East Carnegie neighborhood Sunday morning, fouling traffic on the detour for the westbound Parkway West.

Parkway West detour reopened after crash

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

about 21 hours ago

 Pirates' J.A. Happ pitches against the Rockies Saturday at PNC Park.

Happ strong again as Pirates win, 4-3

J.A. Happ has allowed just two runs in 23 frames over his past four outings, all wins for the surging Pirates (79-49).

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 Marchers on Saturday protest the recent spike in heroin overdoses in Washington County.

March addresses spike in Washington County heroin overdoses

"I want people to speak out and speak up," said organizer Michael Markley, a Washington, Pa., native. "This is poison."

1 day ago

 Paul Heckbert, left, of Edgewood and Yale Cohen of Squirrel Hill, after getting off the Capitol Limited in Connellsville Friday morning. The two were trying out Amtrak's planned new service that allows cyclists to roll their bikes onto the train without boxing them.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as this week.

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 George Biegenwald

Shaler man charged with killing girlfriend

The suspect is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering.

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 Antonio Brown, left, Ben Roethlisberger, center, and Michael Vick talk on the sidelines during a time out against the Bills Saturday.

Another kicker injured as Bills shred Steelers, 43-19

Hartley's hamstring injury likely will prompt Steelers to hold another tryout; defense never gets up to speed in third preseason loss.

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 People pay respects at a makeshift memorial Saturday at a gas station in Houston for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, who was fatally shot while pumping gas Friday night. Prosecutors on Saturday charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the killing of Deputy Goforth.

Arrest made in ambush slaying of deputy outside Houston, police say

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the suspect as Shannon J. Miles. Miles is in custody on a charge of capital murder.

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 Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, this month wrote to state Treasurer Timothy Reese to request “a loan, from whatever source you deem appropriate and in such amount as may be necessary” to help pay salaries for members and approximately 650 employees of the Democratic caucus.

Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.

1 day ago

2 wounded in early-morning shooting in Strip District

Gunfire erupted in the 2500 block of Penn Avenue.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police probe shooting in Riverview Park

The shooting occurred Friday night.

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 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

1 day ago

Man found in lake died of natural causes

In Ryoo, a Coraopolis-area pediatrician from Moon, was discovered by rescue divers in the lake Thursday afternoon.

2 days ago

 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

2 days ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Disciplinary board seeks Attorney General Kane’s law license

Kathleen Kane has 10 days to respond and make the case as to why she should be able to keep her license.

2 days ago

2 admit roles in drug ring behind East End violence

Most of the suspects in the case are in their 30s and 40s and have extensive criminal records, meaning they face long federal prison terms.

2 days ago

 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

2 days ago

Hill District men will stand trial in barber’s killing

Keith Payne, 19, and Javahn Griffin, 22, both waived their preliminary hearings Friday morning.

2 days ago

 The Pirates' Gregory Polanco scores Friday against the Rockies. See the complete photo slideshow from the game in the article.

Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

Winners for the 13th time in their past 16 games, the Pirates climbed to a season-high 29 games over .500.

2 days ago

Allegheny County police officer charged with simple assault

The charges were issued by the South Fayette police.

2 days ago

State police looking for two suspects in armed robbery in Fayette County

State police said two men went into the Circle K at 251 Hopwood-Fairchance Road, brandished handguns and demanded money and cigarettes.

2 days ago

Venango County man found guilty in fatal North Side stabbing

David Umstead, 31, will be sentenced on Nov. 24 by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Lazzara.

2 days ago

Fayette County crash claims second victim

Tyler Wolfe, 22, of Connellsville, died at UPMC Presbyterian, where both he and passenger Kayla Wiltrout were flown after a crash Thursday.

2 days ago

Police, FBI investigate armed robbery at Monroeville bank

The police chief said the incident occurred at the S&T Bank in the 4500 block of Broadway Boulevard around 12:45 p.m.

2 days ago

 Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz celebrates after scoring a touchdown during last season's game against Duke.

Pitt names four football captains

Pitt names Holtz, Pitts, Render and Rowell captains for the 2015 football season that starts Sept. 5.

2 days ago

School's Ten Commandments monument violates Constitution but can remain in place, judge rules

The monument has stood on the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High School since 1957.

2 days ago

 August Wilson's "Fences" is set in the Hill District circa 1957.

Viola Davis, Denzel Washington reportedly collaborating on 'Fences' movie

The Oscar-winning actor is slated to direct the film version of the Pittsburgh-set play by the late August Wilson.

2 days ago

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

The suit says Stephanie Taubin suffered facial fractures and neurological damage. She is seeking unspecified damages.

2 days ago

 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Penguins during the 2015 NHL Draft in June.

Penguins sign top draft pick Sprong to standard 3-year, entry-level contract

Top draft pick Daniel Sprong signs standard entry contract, will make debut in Penguins organization at rookie tournament next month.

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 State police firearms instructor Richard Schroeter, left, was sentenced today to two weeks in jail for accidentally killing Trooper David Kedra, 26, during a training class.

Firearms instructor who accidentally shot state trooper gets 2 weeks jail

Richard Schroeter, 43, will spend two weeks in jail, three to 18 months of house arrest in the shooting of Trooper David Kedra.

2 days ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

2 days ago

Top official resigns from state Office of Inspector General

Anthony J. Fiore had served in the office since April 2011 and as deputy since March 2012.

2 days ago

 Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman, posing with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in 2013, has left the company effective immediately, Avid Life Media said today.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure was a mutual decision.

2 days ago

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McKees Rocks man charged with supplying prescription drugs, marijuana to area drug traffickers

Daniel Suppers, 58, faces charges of possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

2 days ago

 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine newspapers in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”

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 Eietyoung Kemp

North Side man says gun was in his underwear when it fired, killing car passenger

Eietyoung Kemp, 19, told police he was sitting in the backseat of a car was adjusting a gun in his underwear when it went off.

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 Investigators gather evidence from a truck on the shoulder of a highway south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday. At least 70 migrants, including children, were found dead in the truck, police said.

3 arrested in deaths of 71 migrants in truck in Austria

The migrants likely suffocated in the truck in Austria, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in eastern Burgenland province.

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 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

3 days ago

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen III said his father died at his home, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83.

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