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 The smashed rig that carried diesel fuel sits on Route 18  in Canton after the crash.

Crash, fuel spill closes Route 18 in Washington County

No one was seriously injured but a large spill of diesel fuel and fracking water is being reported near Chartiers Creek.

11 minutes ago

Gasoline prices on the rise in Pittsburgh region

Average retail gasoline prices in Pittsburgh have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.72 a gallon yesterday.

59 minutes ago

Man shot, killed after police chase that ends in Wilkinsburg

The chase started at Hamilton and Fifth avenues in Wilkinsburg around 3:20 a.m. after police tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic

about 1 hour ago

 Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon coming to First Niagara; Steely Dan tickets announced

The Nashville alt-rock band will play the First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 29 with Kongos and Young the Giant.

about 1 hour ago

Firefighters find man's body in Beaver County

Firefighters responding to a brush fire in a wooded area discover the body of an elderly man.

about 2 hours ago

Surveillance camera network being expanded in State College

The new cameras will be installed in the borough building, in parking garages and around the downtown area near the Penn State campus.

about 3 hours ago

 Brewers' Ryan Braun tied the game with a home run off Pirates' Jason Grilli in the ninth inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Khris Davis' homer leads to Pirates' 3-2 loss against the Brewers in 14th

The Pirates lost the series, 3-1. They have lost three games in a row, five out of their previous six and eight of their past 10.

about 10 hours ago

Brookline man arrested after fight with girlfriend, police

Aaron Goempel was dying eggs with his girlfriend when the argument began. It ended with him in jail.

about 16 hours ago

Motorcyclist injured on I-279 north of city

The southbound motorcyclist collided with a car. He has been transported to a hospital.

about 16 hours ago

 Pirates and Brewers players clear the benches in the third inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Battlin' Bucs in brouhaha with Brewers

Benches cleared, punches were thrown and players were ejected in a third-inning dust-up at PNC Park.

about 18 hours ago

Man robs Oakland video game store at gunpoint

The unidentified robber made off with an Xbox game console this morning.

about 19 hours ago

Wilkinsburg man killed during shooting on school grounds

At least 100 adults and children were celebrating on the grounds of of former Chartiers Elementary School in Windgap when shots were fired.

1 day ago

 Penguins' Brian Gibbons scores his second goal in the first period against the Blue Jackets at the Consol Energy Center.

Blue Jackets beat Penguins in double OT, 4-3

It took Columbus 14 years to win a Stanley Cup playoff game. Today, it probably seems worth the wait.

1 day ago

Police chase ends in multi-car pileup on Parkway West, one arrest

A police chase out of North Fayette resulted in a crash involving about six or seven cars, state police reported.

1 day ago

 Pitcher Wandy Rondriguez expresses his frustration after giving up two runs in the third inning Saturday against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Ninth-inning home run sinks Pirates

Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning home run scuttled a well-managed game from Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.

1 day ago

Castle Shannon man charged after crashing into building, cars, person on South Side

A nearby patrolling officer heard the series of collisions and found witnesses dragging Maceo Fulmore from his car and punching him.

1 day ago

 Newly acquired from the New York Mets, Ike Davis warms up with the team Saturday before his first game as the Pirates' first baseman at PNC Park. Davis will bat sixth in the lineup behind Jose Tabata.

Ike Davis joins Pirates' active roster

To make room, the Pirates designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

1 day ago

RiverQuest seeking merger to survive

RiverQuest plans to make a decision by the end of June.

1 day ago

 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart, left.

Pirates activate catcher Stewart

Stewart had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee March 19; Tony Sanchez was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis.

1 day ago

Woman who wanted to be alone found in Linn Run State Park

Daylong search called off after would-be rescuers learned she was safe.

1 day ago

Portersville man charged in shooting death

Man charged in death of  Harmony man.

2 days ago

Road work to affect major arteries, including Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51

Road work is planned for Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51, I-376, I-279, Route 65 and Washington Road area.

2 days ago

Miley Cyrus tweets that she's coming to Pittsburgh

Miley Cyrus, whose Bangerz Tour has been put on hold due to illness, tweeted tonight that her tour is coming to Pittsburgh on Aug. 4.

2 days ago

 A group walks between stations during the reading of the Stations of the Cross on Friday above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt. Lebanon. The group was observing Good Friday.

Prayers, procession focus of Good Friday

The Stations of the Cross comprise a traditional devotion that re-creates the final hours of Jesus' life.

2 days ago

 The Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-hander Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

Pirates acquire 1B Davis from Mets

In an effort to bolster a struggling offense, the Pirates trade for Mets first baseman for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named.

2 days ago

Allegheny County councilman's role in Deer Lakes drilling plan subject of complaint

Tim Ludwig says Councilman Nicholas Futules -- who has a gas lease elsewhere -- shouldn't participate in the Deer Lakes drilling discussion.

2 days ago

 Leonard Young, 33, of Larimer

Robbery may be motive for killing of Larimer man

Police said Leonard Young was found shortly after 8 a.m. inside a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot near Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

2 days ago

 Carlos Gomez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run Friday off Charlie Morton at PNC Park.

Morton falters in 5-3 loss to Brewers after promising start

Charlie Morton’s quick work during the first three innings gave way to an uneven final three as his command wavered.

2 days ago

 Gregory Keener from the 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook.

Of four Franklin Regional students still hospitalized, one in ICU

Greg Keener, 15, a sophomore, remains in the ICU at Forbes Hospital, and he is in critical condition.

2 days ago

Water main break in Bethel Park leaves about 25 without water

Service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. Saturday.

2 days ago

Suspicious ticking package revealed to be metronome; Shadyside-Squirrel Hill roads reopen

Police had closed Fifth Avenue between Aiken and Negley while they investigated the package.

2 days ago

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, lowest since 2008

The rate for March fell for the right reasons -- more people working and fewer unemployed.

2 days ago

Pa. DEP investigating liner leak at gas wastewater site in Washington County

A state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman confirmed that Range Resources discovered the leak during an inspection this

2 days ago

 The crash scene on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend. A fifth person has died from injuries.

Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

3 days ago

 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

3 days ago

 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

3 days ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

In the one-sided win, the Pirates may have exacted some measure of revenge after the Brewers swept them last weekend at Miller Park.

3 days ago

Man arrested, cleared in bakery robbery files suit

A Lincoln-Lemington resident filed a suit claiming police officers relied on a faulty eyewitness and ignored alibi information.

3 days ago

 The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

3 days ago

Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

3 days ago

 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

3 days ago

UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees

The new figure was the latest increase by UPMC since employees began reporting instances of identity theft about two months ago.

3 days ago

Three more draft prospects visit Steelers

The prospects include defensive tackle Shede Hageman of Minnesota, a possible late first-round pick.

3 days ago

Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

3 days ago

U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

3 days ago

 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

3 days ago

Cardiologist who improperly referred patients to hospitals must pay $1M

In violation of the law, an Ohio doctor was compensated for directing patients to two sites where he practiced medicine.

3 days ago

City Theatre cancels weekend performances of 'Grounded'

Actress Kelly McAndrew is forced to leave the solo play because of a family emergency.

3 days ago

Hill District man shot in 2010 dies; death ruled a homicide

The medical examiner's office determined that Kent Hall, 56, died from complications of a gunshot wound to the trunk.

3 days ago

Drilling equipment provider signs lease at Leetsdale Industrial Park

Texas-based National Oilwell Varco will occupy a support facility now under construction.

3 days ago


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