Plan made to replace North Side high-rise

In addition to planning a new high-rise for Northview Heights, the Pittsburgh Housing Authority made changes in Larimer’s redevelopment.

about 14 hours ago

 Dr. Robert Wagner, veterinarian with the University of Pittsburgh, uses a stethoscope during his examination of 19-day-old peregrine falcon chick hatched to Dorothy.

Peregrine falcon chick passes physical, but not with flying colors

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh has a live camera focused on the nest, and observers have seen a series of developmental issues.

about 2 hours ago

Man arrested in Allentown shooting near school

Police said Desean Brown was shot in the stomach and is in critical condition at UPMC Mercy.

about 6 hours ago

Rash of suspicious fires reported at Pitt

Campus police are searching for a suspect, who they described as a white male, about 5 feet 11 inches tall of medium build with shaggy hair.

48 minutes ago

 Commonwealth Press founder Dan Rugh plans to open a second location for his custom T-shirt business in Mt. Lebanon.

Pittsburgh screen-printing business Commonwealth Press expands with second location

The company started in Shannon and Dan Rugh’s basement, and has grown to become the go-to T-shirt company in the Pittsburgh area.

about 8 hours ago

 Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field as part of his No Shoes Nation tour in June 2013.

Summer concert season seen as boon to Pittsburgh economy

VisitPittsburgh estimates the Chesney show and concerts by Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones and One Direction will generate $35.4 million.

1 day ago

WQED’s 3-year look at black men and boys ends tonight

Tonight’s finale will be followed by a live half-hour panel discussion on race relations.

about 22 hours ago

Man shot near Grandview Park on Mount Washington

The victim is in critical condition at UPMC Mercy.

about 17 hours ago

 Alex Arch, 16, of Keystone Oaks, shares a laugh during a prom for special needs students Wednesday inside the Grand Ballroom at the William Penn Hotel.

Pittsburgh special needs students dance the morn away at daytime prom

More than 150 students from 13 area high schools crowded the dance floor Wednesday morning.

1 day ago

 Councilwoman Darlene Harris won the Democratic primary last week and is all but assured of keeping her seat in the November election.

Councilwoman Darlene Harris questions renovations at Pittsburgh inspections department

Darlene Harris opened a new front Wednesday in her feud with the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections.

1 day ago

 Lydia Vevers, left, and Mallory Rongier work in the bakery section
 of Market St. Grocery, Downtown.

Market St. Grocery stocks shelves with local ingredients and unusual products

For the everyday shopper and the gourmand, the Downtown Pittsburgh market offers a range of products at competitive prices.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh, Dormont police respond to body found along railroad tracks

The body was found this afternoon near Station Square

about 15 hours ago

 A worker was taken to the hospital after being trapped for more than an hour when a trench collapsed on him at the construction site of a storm water retention facility  for 36 townhomes in Lawrenceville.

Worker rescued from collapsed trench; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

Initial investigation shows the worker was not in a trench box, according to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration official.

about 15 hours ago

 First-graders Davaisha Bush, left, and Miranda Diggs react as their names are called during the United Way Be There 30-Day Challenge ceremony honoring students' attendance at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in June. Faison K-5 is one of five priority schools in Pittsburgh that received federal School Improvement Grants.

Public asked to comment on improvement plans for some Pittsburgh schools

The school improvement plans are required of certain schools in the federal Title 1 program.

1 day ago

West Carson Street access to Corliss Tunnel to remain closed

The work is part of the $39 million West Carson Street reconstruction project that is scheduled to continue into April 2016.

1 day ago

Construction worker injured after falling off beam in Strip District

The incident occurred at noon in the 2600 block of Railroad Avenue.

1 day ago

Mon Incline reopens after mechanical issue

Shuttle buses transported riders between the incline stations.

1 day ago

Police search for suspect in Shadyside bank robbery

The robber is described as a black man, 5-foot-7 and in his 20s, weighing about 210 pounds.

1 day ago

 Matthew Alexander of Sewickley organizes shelves at the Northside Community Food Pantry where he volunteers.

Hoping to look more like market, North Side food pantry starts crowdfunding drive

Looking to double the outreach, the Northside Community Food Pantry has gone out of its neighborhood and to the web seeking donations.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh firefighters gather for a retirement party for Dale Malacki, left, today along the North Shore.

Boaters on North Shore have prime parking for concerts, games

Long-term stays could come to an end, however, with an ordinance being drafted by the city’s public safety officials.

1 day ago

 Mary Mayberry, center, who teaches at Mon Valley School, joins other teachers, parents and supporters marching Wednesday outside the Allegheny Intermediate Unit building at The Waterfront to protest reported cuts in staff.

AIU vote to cut 20 special education jobs draws criticism

The cuts will affect three centers: Sunrise in Monroeville, Mon Valley in Jefferson Hills and Pathfinder in Bethel Park.

1 day ago

 Workers clean up the Carnegie Science Center parking lot the morning after Kenny Chesney's 2013 concert at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh aims to control Chesney crowd

Pittsburgh is taking crowd control measures near Heinz Field after excess trash was left behind after concerts the past two years.

1 day ago

Northview Heights man found guilty of murder

Paul Kendrick, 20, was also found guilty of conspiracy and illegally carrying a firearm.

1 day ago

 “A wide range of ages, backgrounds and experience levels will feel comfortable on these bikes,” said David White, executive director of Pittsburgh Bike Share, about the Healthy Ride bikes being debuted Sunday as part of a new bike-share program in Pittsburgh.

500 bikes ready to hit the Pittsburgh streets on Sunday

The bikes will be available for short-term rentals at $2 per half hour at 50 stations spread throughout 11 neighborhoods in the city.

3 days ago

 Niki Rogers wakes up to hot coffee from Operation Safety Net as she sits in her tent along Second Avenue. She has been on the street for two years and four months.

Pittsburgh’s homeless live in fear of eviction from camps

When a Pittsburgh-led crackdown on homeless camps in 2013 forced residents to move, some settled under an overpass along Second Avenue.

3 days ago

 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

3 days ago

Suspect’s mother noticed changes in his behavior

Now, the Lincoln-Lemington teenager is being treated at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's trip to Cuba was originally planned for March but had to be rescheduled for this week.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto in Cuba to increase business relations, 'build new ties'

Catalyst Connection, an Oakland manufacturing consulting firm, organized the mission. It began Sunday and ends Wednesday.

2 days ago

Billing problems lead to lawsuit against PWSA

The suit filed by Susan Newman of Millvale claims new devices caused “grossly inaccurate” bills from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

2 days ago

 A sign urging people to vote for Barbara Daly Danko for Allegheny County Council sits outside the Darlington Street entrance to the Jewish Community Center May 19.

Allegheny County seeks applicants for Danko's East End council seat

Democrats have until noon Friday to submit resumes and interest letters to replace the late Barbara Daly Danko on Allegheny County Council.

3 days ago

Former Pittsburgh URA official says she was fired for blowing the whistle on false billing

Mary Horvath worked for the URA from 2008 until she was fired March 25.

2 days ago

Postal Service reduces hours in Mount Washington

Hours at the Mount Washington post office will be reduced by two hours Monday through Friday starting June 6.

3 days ago

 Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, 23, of Blawnox

Blawnox woman charged in death of 23-year-old whose body was found in Oakland

Jacquelyn Nuccetelli of Blawnox, has been charged with homicide, robbery, and conspiracy in the death of Andrew McMunn.

2 days ago

Police search for man after attempted luring in Hazelwood

The girls, ages 9 and 10, were playing in the 5000 block of Second Avenue when a man in a red pickup truck approached them, police said.

3 days ago

Burglars break through roof of Shop 'n Save in Westwood

The incident occurred about 6 a.m. at the grocery store at 2013 Noblestown Road.

3 days ago

2 face prostitution charges after sting

Two women have been charged in an undercover Internet prostitution sting after police say they found them operating out of two city motels.

3 days ago

 Lisa Taylor, left, and Sherry Lynn Lewis

Police charge two in undercover prostitution sting at Banksville motels

Police said the women solicited services online using a backpage advertisement that read "No police or law enforcement no pimps."

3 days ago

 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934,  stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.

4 days ago

 Kalayziah Ford

Police search for missing girl from Carrick

Kalayziah Ford is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

4 days ago

City Calendar: Week of May 25, 2015

Events and meetings this week throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 4 dogs found dead inside Beechview home

The owner of dogs found dead inside a Beechview home Friday was arraigned this morning on charges including five counts of animal cruelty.

4 days ago

 Aniya Mike, at front, a Steel City Squash student from St. Benedict the Moor School in the Hill District, gets instruction at Chatham University from Kathryn Brummer, a tutor/coach visiting from CitySquash in New York City. Bianca Troche, left, is a CitySquash student from Aquinas High School in the Bronx.

Steel City Squash: The path to college runs through a squash court

The new Pittsburgh program mixes athletic training with academic rigor to give inner-city students a gateway to graduation.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh police officer injured when patrol car rear-ended

Police say the Zone 6 officer was stopped near Route 51 and Crane Avenue with his emergency lights on when his vehicle was struck.

5 days ago

Driver wounded by shots fired from another car inside Liberty Tunnels

Police are looking for a white sedan with collision damage following the shooting that occurred about 1:40 a.m.

5 days ago

 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School on May 19. Working with her are juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17. Seeing the class was part of a tour to show how Gates grant money was being used to improve the learning environment. At left is senior Nadeem Demian, 17.

Pittsburgh schools to get less than $78 million in announced grants

Strict rules on spending grant money limit its use. “I think the money enabled us to try some different things,” said the union leader.

5 days ago

 Lamar Advertising company’s famous 32-foot-tall, 225-foot-long neon sign on Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point

Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”

6 days ago

 Mary King, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 refuses to give state standardized tests in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh teacher stands alone by refusing to give tests

Mary King, an English as second language teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, drew attention when she refused to give the PSSA tests.

6 days ago

 Volunteers put up more than 100 flags Friday for the Memorial Day weekend at the National Cemetary of the Alleghenies.

Many events planned for Memorial Day weekend in Pittsburgh

Parades, services and other commemorations mark the long holiday weekend.

6 days ago

 A member of the family of victim Andre "Pokie" Gray wears a sweatshirt with his images while entering the courtroom for Friday's hearing for Hubert Wingate.

Suspect marries after being ordered to stand trial in Lawrenceville killing

Hubert Wingate III, 30, of Homewood, is on an “emotional roller coaster,” his attorney said.

6 days ago

U.S. courthouse to be named for Judge Weis

The U.S. Senate passed the name change Thursday after the state’s senators worked together on a bill.

6 days ago