High bid may not secure Wilson Center

Officials plan to continue venue's mission despite larger bids.

about 3 hours ago

 Jeffrey Carpenter, co-artistic director of Bricolage Production Company, reads a transit story by a CAPA student at the Transit Tales Fifth Wall performance Thursday at the Blakey Program Center of the Hill House Association.  Transit Tales is a multi-media story telling project about public transportation affecting lives in Allegheny County.

Transit Tales tells of plight of busing poor

Transit Tales project has collected hundreds of stories to help inform the future of transit planning.

about 3 hours ago

State to close lanes in Fort Pitt Tunnels

Maintenance and cleaning will close one lane in both directions in the Fort Pitt Tunnels starting Sunday night, PennDOT announced.

about 5 hours 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.

about 4 hours 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.

about 12 hours ago

Homicide suspect faces trial for theft

An East Liberty man accused of killing two sisters appeared in a Westmoreland County court Thursday morning for a hearing on theft charges.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son.  In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.

1 day 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.

about 19 hours 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.

1 day 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."

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

1 day ago

 An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

2 days ago

 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

2 days ago

Mount Oliver grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

In August 2011, Emile Bizimungu, 32, began trading benefits for cash, then billing the government for food. The total reached $40,000.

2 days ago

Carrick man found not guilty in fatal shooting

Robert Pace, 25, has been jailed since his arrest five years ago.

2 days ago

 Former Pittsburgh Police bomb technician Det. Sheldon Williams removes an artillery shell from D&D Auto Salvage in Lawrenceville.

Mayor nominates former cop to Citizen Police Review Board

Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and instructor of the SWAT team, is now a pastor with the Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

2 days ago

Dog park to shut 3 weeks in Mount Washington

Mount Washington’s Olympia Park off-leash dog play area will close today through May 9 for the ground to dry out and to allow the grass to

3 days ago

Judge deflates tent at Shadyside B&B

The Mansions at Maple Heights Bed and Breakfast cannot claim its tent as an accessory use, according to a recent court decision.

3 days ago

Hearing postponed for fake 911 calls

Hearings for a former mayoral candidate and his wife, both charged with making more than 100 unnecessary 911 phone calls, have been

3 days ago

 Bill Stolze bought the eight-story former whiskey distillery building on the South Side in 2012 for $495,000.

Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.

3 days ago

 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

3 days ago

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close overnight

Workers will be removing a section of the suspended ceiling.

3 days ago

Former airport director gets $134,375 in severance

Bradley D. Penrod, who had worked at the airport for more than 30 years, was ousted by the Airport Authority Board last month.

3 days ago

 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

UPMC can hire vendor to copy Ravenstahl computer data

But a federal judge says the recovered data must be kept in a sealed envelope until it is needed in court.

3 days ago

Man in critical condition after being shot in Larimer

The victim was shot twice during a home invasion this morning.

3 days ago

Mayor touts 'progress' of his first 100 days

Mayor Bill Peduto publishes a report pointing out the achievements that his administration has delivered.

3 days ago

Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

3 days ago

Former property manager with Pittsburgh Housing Authority claims sexual harassment

Janell Walker of Hazelwood says she also experienced a hostile work environment before being fired in January 2013.

3 days ago

Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

3 days ago

Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

3 days ago

 A photo from December of the giraffe.

Stolen giraffe statue returned to home in Shadyside

The men who stole the 16-foot statue stolen from a woman's yard have brought it back.

4 days ago

 Akira Endo, 1998.

Obituary: Akira Endo / Music director for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh's South Side Slopes neighborhood.

Pittsburgh among world's best long-term real estate investments

Grosvenor Research pegs the city as No. 5, behind Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh council passes land bank idea

A compromise reached last week would keep city council's oversight of land sales for at least two years.

4 days ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett

Pittsburgh firefighters union sues to end Act 47 status

The union representing the city's firefighters have sued to get the city out of Act 47.

4 days ago

 The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District has the old Heinz sign attached.

Heinz offers buyout to majority of Pittsburgh-area workforce

Anyone who takes the deal will be replaced, leaving the company with the same size workforce in the region, according to the company.

4 days ago

 Grant Oliphant

Grant Oliphant to rejoin Heinz Endowments as president

Mr. Oliphant, 53, president of the Pittsburgh Foundation, will start his new position in June.

4 days ago

 Scott S. Smith,  has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Pittsburgh branch.

Pittsburgh FBI office gets new agent in charge

Scott S. Smith, from northern Ohio, had managed international terrorism investigations in several field offices.

4 days ago

County police, forensics lab earn accreditation

The accreditations were hailed by county Executive Rich Fitzgerald as proof of employees' 'excellent service.'

4 days ago

 Edgar "John" Papaleo and his daughter Pricilla Papaleo

Police suspect missing teen may be with fugitive father

Pricilla Papaleo, 15, left Sleepy Hollow Academy on Sunday. Her father, Edgar 'John' Papaleo is wanted on robbery charges.

4 days ago

Man who shot, killed child denied parole

Vaughn Mathis, 39, fired the shot that killed a 14-month-old boy in Homestead in 1997.

4 days ago

Pitt expanding sustainability research, education

The university and two donors are putting $37.5 million toward sustainable innovation in the Mascaro Center in the engineering school.

4 days ago

 Fans react to the big screen outside Consol Energy Center prior to a Penguins game.

Penguins' playoff games to be on outdoor screen

Fans will be able to gather at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place to watch the games.

4 days ago

Preliminary hearings for former mayoral candidate, wife postponed

Hearings for Abdula "A.J." Richardson, 37, and Felecia Richardson, 43, of Sheraden, are now scheduled for April 23.

4 days ago

City Calendar: 04/14/2014

Events happening in the City of Pittsburgh this week.

5 days ago

Old addresses returning to renewed East Liberty

East Liberty is having a reversion of street names to go with its recent reversal of fortune.

5 days ago

 Work was underway at the Route 51-88 construction site.

Troubles slow Route 51-88 project

Relocating a maze of utilities has slowed the work at this major South Hills intersection.

5 days ago


You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here