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Steelers pick up veteran cornerback

The Steelers made a trade for Brandon Boykin Saturday night, sending a conditional fifth-round pick in next year’s draft to the Eagles.

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 Pirates' Jung Ho Kang runs home after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.

Pirates come close but not close enough

Gerrit Cole’s issues with the Reds continued Saturday when the Pirates lost, 4-3, at Great American Ball Park.

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Six displaced in Hill District apartment fire

A malfunctioning flashlight might have sparked the two-alarm fire this morning.

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 A new image from the forthcoming Sherlock special featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has been released ahead of today's panel with Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rupert Graves at San Diego Comic Con.

A new ‘Sherlock' comes to PBS soon

PBS is waiting on the BBC to schedule a new one-off, Victorian-era “Sherlock” movie.

about 8 hours ago

Three arrested after Friday night standoff in Northview Heights

Three men and a fourth man who was not arrested barricaded themselves inside a residence in the 300 block of Penfort Str around 7:20 p.m.

about 9 hours ago

 Heather Arnet.

Democrats officially nominate Arnet as candidate for state Senate seat

Ms. Arnet will face Republican Guy Reschenthaler in a November special election.

about 10 hours ago

Child hit by car in Millvale

The car struck the child at 312 Grant Avenue at 10:04 a.m, police said.

about 12 hours ago

Drive-by shooting in Hill District under investigation

Pittsburgh police are investigating an early-morning shooting in the Hill District.

about 13 hours ago

Two injured in Homestead, Munhall shootings

The first shooting happened in Munhall at around 10:40 p.m. and the other incident occurred on 13th Avenue.

about 22 hours ago

 Blues icon Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy’s foul language makes festival official blue

The owner of the Blawnox club Moondog's apologized on his Facebook page.

about 23 hours ago

 Charles P. McCullough

Ex-Allegheny County councilman McCullough found guilty in theft case

Charles McCullough was found guilty of charges related to contributions made to local GOP candidates and a donation to Catholic Charities.

about 23 hours ago

 Robert Crissman, an inmate who escaped from a work-release program on Thursday, leaves the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Kittanning after being arraigned Friday before District Justice James Owen. Crissman will be held at the Butler County Jail.

Armstrong fugitive with no history of violent behavior charged with killing woman

Robert Crissman, 38, was captured Friday morning and arraigned in a proceeding from which reporters were banned.

about 23 hours ago

Pirates promote Josh Bell to Class AAA Indianapolis

Bell, a 22-year-old switch-hitter, hit .310 with a .379 on-base percentage, five home runs and 17 doubles.

about 23 hours ago

Penn Hills woman faces stabbing trial

Constance Carey, 51, faces one count of homicide in the May 16 stabbing death of Deontay Hamilton, 34, of Braddock.

about 23 hours ago

Man sought in killing of woman in Brookline

Daniel Rehll, 25, faces charges of homicide and a gun violation in the July 19 death of 25-year-old Maria Bruno.

about 23 hours ago

Molester of young girl given 19-year prison term

Thomas Deglau, a country music performer in the Latrobe area, abused the girl in his basement since the time she was in diapers until age 4.

about 23 hours ago

 The Facebook post showing Julie Jones and Garrett Bickmore holding weapons. "We were not aware of this photo," said Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence

The post reads “You should take the plea” and shows a uniformed officer, Garrett Bickmore, and ADA Julie Jones posing with guns.

about 23 hours ago

Former UPMC-Mercy employee charged with inappropriately touching patients

The lawyer said his client intended to turn himself in Friday, but court workers said that they had not yet seen him on an arraignment list.

about 23 hours ago

 Starling Marte argues with home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after being called out on strikes in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Starling Marte saves the night in 5-4 win against Reds

The Pirates closed July with a National League-best 17-9 record, matching their mark in June.

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Burglary suspect bolts, shoots himself in foot, police say

An 18-year-old burglary suspect shot himself in the foot as he ran from an officer, police say.

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 The cast of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead." Photo courtesy AMC.

Producers aim for slow burn in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

“Fear The Walking Dead” introduces a blended Los Angeles family in the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse.

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Business owners, Pittsburgh officials partner to install cameras in Carrick

Fifteen business owners donated money to buy the cameras, and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak's office contributed a matching, $1,000 grant.

1 day ago

Filming closes Thompson Run Road in Ross until Saturday

Traffic will be detoured and Ross police will be stationed at the barricades.

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 A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburg Pirates looks on during the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park.  A.J. Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list today because of right elbow inflammation.

Pirates place Burnett on disabled list, recall LaFromboise from Class AAA

Burnett has struggled in his past three starts – all since the All-Star break – allowing 32 hits and 18 earned runs in 16 innings.

1 day ago

McKees Rocks teen arrested on homicide charges

Police based the charges against Allen on statements from two people who were in the park that day.

1 day ago

State police seek suspect in Fayette County robbery

According to police, a woman hid in the bushes next to an ATM on Main Street in Smithfield and waited for the victim to pull up.

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 Then-Seattle Mariners starting pitcher -- now with the Pirates -- J.A. Happ delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Injury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher

A.J. Burnett’s injury forced the Pirates to acquire J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners Friday at the non-waiver trade deadline.

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Man faces prison then deportation to Mexico after drug conviction

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak sentenced Gustavo Godinez on Thursday and also imposed a 25-year period of probation.

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 Donald Trump is at the head of a Republican presidential field that includes eight current or former governors and four current or former Senators.

GOP candidates who solicited from Donald Trump now reluctantly criticize him

During the year that Gov. Chris Christie was head of the Republican Governors Association, Mr. Trump gave $250,000.

1 day ago

Dormont woman admits she warned targets of DEA drug ring probe

Leigh Fiumara, 38, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a conviction likely to result in a probation sentence.

1 day ago

Man arrested for assaulting, spitting on paramedics and police officer

Terrance McBroom became combative as he was being treated in an ambulance, according to a criminal complaint.

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 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.

1 day ago

TSA finds firearm in luggage at Pittsburgh International Airport

The .380-caliber Sig Sauer, which had one bullet chambered, is the 10th firearm found in carry-on luggage this year at PIT, Mr. McCarthy

1 day ago

Suspect held for trial in McKeesport beating death

Dustin Rice, 41, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges that he beat to death Dennis Pence, 54, of McKeesport on July 18.

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 "I do think they will be better because of that experience,” James Franklin said of Penn State's offensive line.

Franklin says Penn State offensive line has 'chip' on its shoulder

The Nittany Lions surrendered 44 sacks last season.

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 Suzie McConnell-Serio led the Panthers to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Pitt signs McConnell-Serio to extension through 2021

Suzie McConnell-Serio signs contract extension as Pitt women’s basketball coach after leading Panthers to NCAA tournament last season.

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 The robbery in Bethel Park happened at the First Niagara Bank in the Hillcrest Shopping Center along Route 88.

Three men rob Bethel Park bank

The robbery happened at the First Niagara Bank in the Hillcrest Shopping Center along Route 88 around 9:30 a.m.

1 day ago

Minivan crashes into physical therapy building in Oakmont

The driver told police the engine started revving and he hopped the curb, slamming directly into Keystone Physical Therapy.

1 day ago

Route 28 ramp to 31st Street Bridge closing tonight

The ramp will close from 8 tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday for pavement repairs.

1 day ago

Four in custody after SWAT incident in North Side

The SWAT team went out to the 200 block of Lamar Street shortly after 8 a.m., officials said.

1 day ago

 One Direction -- Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne -- are playing at Heinz Field this weekend.

Guidelines posted for One Direction concert on Sunday

The NFL’s Bag Policy is in place. Fans are encouraged to not bring a bag into events.

1 day ago

Federal government to make inmates eligible for Pell grants

In 1994, Congress amended the Higher Education Act to eliminate Pell Grant eligibility for inmates in federal and state prison.

1 day ago

Route 51 construction to stall traffic this weekend

Delays are possible starting at 7 p.m.

1 day ago

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

Walter Palmer, a dentist in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, has admitted killing the 13-year-old predator.

1 day ago

Man, 40, killed in ATV crash in Bedford County

Police said the Maryland man undercompensated a left curve and hit a concrete bridge barrier.

1 day ago

Suspect trying to rob man critically shot in throat in Marshall-Shadeland

Police were called at 11:40 p.m. to the 3200 block of Central Avenue.

1 day ago

 Members of the Chinese delegation attend Beijing's bid presentation for the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The vote was surprisingly close: 44-40.

1 day ago

New York City man shot to death in Crafton Heights

Police found the victim lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

1 day ago

Bridge on W. Ohio Street to be closed for part of day

The West Ohio Street Bridge in the city’s Allegheny West neighborhood will be temporarily closed today.

1 day ago

Long-term traffic shift starts on McKnight Road

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions on a section of McKnight Road in McCandless.

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