Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

about 11 hours ago

 Bill Cosby is scheduled to perform Feb. 21 at Heinz Hall.

Petition drive seeks postponement of Bill Cosby show at Heinz Hall

The comedian in the thick of sexual assault allegations is set to perform in PIttsburgh on Feb. 21.

about 11 hours ago

 Marcus Critten, killed in Glen Hazel on Oct. 12, 2014.

The life and death of Marcus Critten

Those close to Marcus Critten knew him as a loving father and eager student. Others knew him as someone to be watched carefully.

about 11 hours ago

 The Glen Hazel housing development seen from the Glen Hazel High Rise.

Housing insecurity: Pittsburgh authority left some residents unguarded

Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority shifted security guards and cut hours despite warnings.

about 11 hours ago

 The 31st Street Studios in the Strip District.

31st Street Studios reeling in big flicks

Pittsburgh’s 31st Street Studios — the largest movie studio between both U.S. coasts — is going gangbusters in the Strip District.

about 11 hours ago

First round of snowfall hits region, more to come this weekend

The Pittsburgh region could receive up to six inches of snow over the next three days.

about 21 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Police Zone One Commander RaShall Brackney stands alongside Marcus Alvarez, 16, of Northview Heights.

Police, community meet in East Liberty for racism summit

When the police give you an order, you might want to consider not only your rights, but also certain realities.

about 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh Housing Authority approves new contracts, salary increases

About 150 union employees at the Pittsburgh Housing Authority will receive raises of 2.5 percent a year under a three-year deal.

1 day ago

 Even though the zoo is closed to visitors until Feb. 14, the animal caretakers and groundskeepers are working regular hours to keep the animals healthy and their minds alert.

Behind the Scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Watch an up-close training with some smart sea lions. It’s part of our weekly video series while the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed until Feb. 14.

2 days ago

 Joey Fabus asks a clerk at the Bethel Park Police Department for a copy of the citation he wrote in June. Joey died Wednesday afternoon from a brain tumor. He was 8 years old.

Bethel Park 8-year-old who wanted to be police officer dies from brain tumor

Joey Fabus, who had an inoperable brain tumor, got to live his dream this summer by spending a day with the Bethel Park Police Department.

2 days ago

 Leon Ford waits with his mother, Latonya Green, as the jury in his trial deliberates at the Allegheny County Courthouse in September.

Leon Ford will not face second trial, DA decides

Mr. Ford, who was shot and paralyzed by Pittsburgh police in 2012, was found not guilty of aggravated assault in September.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane talks to the audience Thursday at "Looking Ahead to Summer" at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in Homewood.

Pittsburgh's Summer Dreamers program aims to bridge gap of summer

The summer program, backed with $1.5 million in funding, helps children from low-income families bridge the gap between school years.

2 days ago

 Former state Rep. Erin Molchany has been named director of Gov. Tom Wolf’s southwestern Pennsylvania office.

Erin Molchany heads Wolf's southwest office

The former state representative, who lost her seat through redistricting, will be Gov. Tom Wolf’s liaison with southwestern Pennsylvania.

2 days ago

PWSA launches assistance fund for storm water repairs

The agreement with Dollar Energy Fund will provide $200,000 in seed money to start the Residential Homeowner Assistance Program.

1 day ago

Garfield man to stand trial on charges that he killed potential witness

Charles “Chuckie” Stevens is charged with homicide in a fatal shooting last July in Pittsburgh’s Nelson Mandela Peace Park.

1 day ago

 The SEA stated in the new request that it’s also open to pitches that may include retail, office, residential, restaurant, outdoor public spaces or other commercial uses for land near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel plan faces competition

Pittsburgh leaders are taking the next step in a bid to resurrect plans for a headquarters hotel on land next to the convention center.

2 days ago

 Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations in recent months, is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall on Feb. 21.

Petition drive seeks to postpone Cosby’s Heinz Hall appearance

The 77-year-old Cosby, who is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall in February, has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations.

1 day ago

PennDOT postpones inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closure this weekend

A previously planned closure was postponed by cold weather.

2 days ago

Woodson Academy for youth starts Feb. 7

The Iota Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will hold its annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy for youth starting Feb. 7.

2 days ago

 Next month,  the city's website will allow users to apply and pay for permits and shelters online.

Pittsburgh's permit process for park shelters going online

The move will end “Permit Day,” when Pittsburghers stand in line Downtown to get a permit to use their favorite park pavilion.

3 days ago

Landlord fined $300,000 for having too many unrelated people in an Oakland home

Landlord Shaun P. Cusick had four students in an Oakland house when the law allows only three who are not related.

2 days ago

Allegheny County deputies arrest Brookline man on most-wanted list

Cody Ceniti, 27, was on probation from a 2006 case in which officials said he stole a telephone, money and a gun from a house.

2 days ago

Allegheny County jury decides former Steeler Okobi won't pay damages in 2012 bar brawl

Chukky Okobi, who played for the Steelers from 2001 to 2007, was accused of negligence, assault and battery in a civil lawsuit.

2 days ago

 Paulo Fontes and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC and Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, have developed machine-perfusion technology that preserves donor livers by pumping them with a form of cold artificial blood known as a “cell-free oxygen-carrier solution.”

Pitt-UPMC team develops way to keep donated livers viable longer

A University of Pittsburgh device perfuses donor livers with cooled oxygen-rich fluid to improve transplant outcomes and save more organs.

3 days ago

 Port Authority police say this man is wanted for questioning in an incident in which a man exposed himself on a 74 Homewood-Squirrel Hill bus earlier this month.

Port Authority police looking for man who exposed himself on bus

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male in his early-to-mid-20s.

2 days ago

Woman taken to hospital after Sheraden house fire

Battalion chief Bob Dailey said firefighters rescued Donna Marciniak from her porch roof.

3 days ago

One injured in Squirrel Hill rollover

Pittsburgh police were called to the incident at 11:45 p.m. at Forbes and South Braddock avenues.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Legends Awards returning in April

Nominees will be announced in February, and the induction ceremony will be held in April.

2 days ago

Monongahela Incline to close in fall for improvements

Mon Incline will be closed for up to 70 days this fall during a $3.5 million project to replace rails and ties and make other improvements.

2 days ago

Mon Incline to close this fall for repairs

Officials of the Port Authority are hoping the closure will be less than 70 days.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh school board sets homestead exclusion rate for 2015

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight set the homestead/farmstead exclusion for 2015 at nearly the same amount as in 2014.

3 days ago

 Dawn D'Alessandro holds Jack Ham’s Steelers helmet inside her Pittsburgh home. On the table is Jack Lambert’s helmet with a personalized autographed photo signed by the Hall of Fame linebacker.

Pittsburgh woman auctioning trove of sports treasures

Dawn D’Alessandro’s step-grandfather spent years collecting memorabilia as a locker room equipment manager for the Steelers and Pirates.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh councilman pushes for housing task force

Councilman Daniel Lavelle, who helped develop housing plans for the lower Hill District, wants housing “for people of all income levels.”

3 days ago

Arrest made in connection to 2011 Hazelwood homicide

A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Hazelwood driver in 2011 was arrested on unrelated drug charges Wednesday.

3 days ago

Recognition given to Pittsburgh school board members

It was recognition all around at the start of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting tonight.

3 days ago

North Allegheny's 2015-16 preliminary budget has $5.5 million deficit

The district business manager, told board members there are still a lot of unknowns, including the state subsidy and teacher retirements.

3 days ago

 James Rohr

Former PNC executive to head CMU board

James Rohr, former chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Group, will become chairman of the university’s board of trustees on July 1.

4 days ago

 Islamic Center volunteer Aleena Moin helps a woman with produce Saturday during a food bank at the Islamic Center in Oakland.

Pittsburgh-area Muslims challenge terror message

Pittsburgh-area Muslims use education, community outreach as they repudiate terrorists’ claims of acting in the name of Islam.

5 days ago

 A rendering of the U.S. Steel office building planned for the site of the former Civic Arena in the Hill District.

Judge approves settlement that clears way for Civic Arena site development

The Hill Community Development Corp. agreed to drop an appeal against the city and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

4 days ago

Driver injured when police chase ends in South Side crash

The incident began shortly before 3 a.m. when police were called to a home on Cordell Place in Arlington Heights for a domestic call.

4 days ago

East Liberty man shot to death outside Homewood market

Thomas McCellan, 53, was shot several times just after noon outside Shuman Market and Pittsburgh police are canvassing the neighborhood.

4 days ago

Homicide, robbery charges refiled against teen in Hill case

A statement from a suspect and a statement from a key witness in the death of Andre Roberts at times conflicted.

5 days ago

 Police placards mark evidence along Chartiers Avenue in Sheraden following the fatal shooting of Steven Lee Jr., 21, outside a party bus on March 30, 2013. These photos were admitted into evidence last week during the trial of James Lawrence, 22.  Courtesy: Allegheny County district attorney's office

Party bus case ends in mistrial

James Lawrence, 22, was charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and carrying a gun without a license.

4 days ago

 Da’Juan Sherrod

Police search for missing 14-year-old from Pittsburgh

Da’Juan Sherrod was last seen on Saturday at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Mazette Place in Fairywood.

5 days ago

 The inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday, for the removal of the tunnel ceiling.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

5 days ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto chats with police Assistant Chief Scott Schubert at a promotion ceremony for Pittsburgh police in the City Council Chambers on Jan. 8.

'Watch this city grow:' Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto tackles Year Two

The mayor has gotten positive reviews, but his management of police has been his biggest shortcoming, observers say.

6 days ago

 Google's new office under construction in Bakery Square 2.0.

First Bakery Square 2.0 building almost full; Shadyside site ready to expand

The developer says space in the first 215,000-square-foot, Gold LEED-certified building at Bakery Square 2.0 will be all but filled.

5 days ago

 “I’ve met so many great, amazing people that made me feel at home right away," Monika Gibson says of Pittsburgh.

Odysseys: Polish-born architect builds new life in Pittsburgh

Monika Gibson and her husband, Matt, moved from Warsaw to Pittsburgh in August 2006 so Matt could attend culinary school.

6 days ago

 A crowd of Pittsburghers marched from Oakland  to Downtown to protest police brutality and war.

Pittsburgh protesters demand change

Local activist groups participated, including the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee, a steelworkers local and several church groups.

5 days ago

 Ashley Coleman , a freshman at La Roche College, listens to a recording of one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last speeches during the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. unity breakfast. “Honoring Diversity in Our Community” was the theme, and it was sponsored by the North Hills Unity Breakfast Committee and held at the Zappala Student Center on the campus of  La Roche College.

Pittsburgh-area MLK Day events planned; march tonight from Oakland to Downtown

The march will start at 6 p.m. on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard in Oakland and end Downtown on Grant Street.

5 days ago


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