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 The Gateway Towers association board is looking for solutions after the incidents in April and May when window panes crashed to the ground during severe weather with high winds.

Gateway Towers condominium plans to inspect windows after pair of incidents

Residents have been ordered not to use their windows after two dislodged, forcing management to block off sidewalks.

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 The steelworkers sand sculpture is now on display at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park. The regatta starts Friday.

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta sand sculpture pays homage to 'Steel City’ past

Weighing 150 tons, the sand sculpture depicts eight steel workers at a mill.

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 "They put this in without us knowing anything about it. ... It’s sort of a mess," said Fred Aheimer, president and owner of Raff Printing on St. Mary Street on the South Side.

City Council, businesses at odds over South Side parking permit area

The parking district between 16th and 25th streets lets non-residents park for two hours between noon and midnight.

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 “They don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Rev. Saranto Serviou of Franklin Park, shown here on the right in 1950.

Greeks in Pittsburgh worry about economic situation back home

Banks in Greece stayed closed Monday, announcing they would limit people to withdrawals of just 60 Euro -- $67.40 -- per day from ATMs.

1 day ago


Auditor general reforms include management of pensions by Pennsylvania

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale delivered a series of “realistic and responsible reforms” to the governor Tuesday.

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Greenfield man held for trial for child pornography

Nicholas Lancos, 32, who formerly worked at Kennywood Park, faces 15 child pornography counts filed by the state attorney general’s office.

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North Side man sentenced to prison in fatal Fineview stabbing

Michael Monroe, 44, was sentenced to at least six years in jail for fatally stabbing his girlfriend’s son, Dereck Frye, 22, last July.

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 "I not only oppose the $5 ConnectCard fee, I believe we should be getting a discount for using them," said Edward Wagner of Brighton Heights.

$5 Port Authority ConnectCard fee runs into opposition

About 350,000 ConnectCards have been issued for free since the authority launched the system in 2012.

about 3 hours ago


Downtown drivers license center closed today

A water main break has resulted in the closing of the center at 708 Smithfield St.

about 16 hours ago


 Ashley Smith and Sophia Swinderski roller skating down Butler Street in Lawrenceville on Sunday during OpenStreetsPGH, a free public event that make streets pedestrian-only.

OpenStreetsPGH draws crowd despite cool, wet weather

Many businesses tried creative ways to attract new customers with cars off the streets.

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 Father Dan Walsh blesses Duquesne University's new organ Sunday during its dedication in the chapel.

Duquesne University completes $500,000 renovation of chapel pipe organ

The original 24-stop, 1,290-pipe organ was installed in 1896 and was last refurbished in 1964.

2 days ago


 A "shared space" concept will be considered for the section of Liberty Avenue that forms the entrance to Downtown Pittsburgh.

Experts say shared space, transportation free-for-all makes sense for Pittsburgh

The idea to make Liberty Avenue a shared space from Commonwealth Place to Stanwix grew out of a symposium held last week.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh Public Works supervisor suspended over racial comment

The supervisor was given a five-day suspension and will be fired if there is another incident, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto said.

1 day ago


 Crews begin construction work on the eastbound ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge this morning.

North Oakland road project expected to cause major traffic disruptions

The $13.4 million project will reconstruct or resurface parts of Bigelow Boulevard, North Craig Street and Baum Boulevard.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh police block off a section of Penn Avenue after an SUV crashed into a building overnight, injuring five teens.

Police: Five teens injured in East Liberty crash were riding in stolen car

The vehicle crashed shortly after 4 a.m. near East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Avenue.

1 day ago


 Richard Mellon Scaife

Use of Scaife trust for newspapers, charity was not a waste, attorneys assert

Attorneys for Scaife trustee Yale Gutnick today answered objections filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s daughter and son early this month.

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UPMC Montefiore, Kaufmann buildings in Oakland deal with water problem

The water line problem caused low pressure in both buildings, which are on either side of Darragh Street in Oakland.   //

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City Calendar for the week of June 29, 2015

Events, concerts and activities happening in the city this week.

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 People walk along Murray Avenue on Wednesday, past the debris of the former Poli's restaurant and adjoining buildings that were devastated by a multi-alarm fire in May.

Squirrel Hill residents await cleanup of fire debris at Poli’s site

The site once housed the landmark restaurant and a nearby two-story brick structure.

3 days ago


 Global Links employees load their 124th shipment of medical supplies to Cuba onto a truck. This is the first step of transit to the island.

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges

The nonprofit Global Links has been circumventing the trade embargo for 21 years, but now hopes to make exchanges a two-way proposition.

3 days ago


Region continues to gray, but some growth coming from millennials, Hispanics

The U.S. population grew by 3.3 percent over the last five years, but it increased in Pennsylvania by just 0.7 percent.

3 days ago


 Eugene Thomas, owner of Quik-it  Chicken on the North Side, was one of several black-owned businesses targeted for the One Large project, which challenged participants to spend money in black-owned businesses across the country.

Artists' purchasing initiative shows difficulty of finding companies with black owners

Here the effect has been to highlight the limited number of black-owned businesses providing gasoline, fresh produce and other essentials.

3 days ago


Two-vehicle accident causes lane closure on Saw Mill Run Boulevard

The wreck happened around 7 p.m. near the entrance to the West End Bridge.

2 days ago


Two arrested on drug charges

Police arrested Ronnnell Miller, 43, of Carrick and Calvin Gurley, 38, of Mount Oliver after the two fled an attempted traffic stop.

3 days ago


 Andrew Masich, right, president and CEO of the Heinz History Center, explains some of the items from John Brashear factory site to Mayor William Peduto on Friday at the History Center.

Brashear time capsule provides glimpse of Pittsburgh's past

Among the items it held is a photograph of Recreation Park on the North Side, considered to be the birthplace of professional football.

4 days ago


 Timothy Bazemore

Suspect arrested in Homewood shooting that left man critically injured

Timothy Bazemore, 24, of Homewood, confided in someone shortly after the shooting, Pittsburgh police said.

4 days ago


Police investigating North Side robbery, assault

City Public Information Officer Sonya Toler confirmed the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. near the 2500 block of Brighton Road.

3 days ago


Fans, paramedics help man stricken at Pirates game

A man apparently having a heart attack was rescued by Pittsburgh Pirates fans and city paramedics at Friday night’s game in PNC Park.

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 Two Galapagos tortoises, like the one here, are part of a new exhibit, The Island, that the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is unveiling Saturday.

Pittsburgh Zoo to unveil new exhibit of endangered species Saturday

At 22,000 square feet, The Islands features some of the world’s most endangered species from different tropical island environments.

4 days ago


 Bicyclists cross Liberty Avenue, Downtown, as part of the Open Streets Pittsburgh event on May 31.

Merchants divided on Open Streets road closings

Open Streets PGH, part of a national movement to foster outdoor activity, closed more than 25 city intersections from 8 a.m. to noon May 31.

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Man arrested in Homewood shooting

A man was arrested today on charges that he shot a man earlier this week over an "ongoing beef," leaving the victim in critical condition.

4 days ago


Homewood men file brutality suit against dozen Pittsburgh police officers

Brothers Will and Beyshaud El say the officers violated their rights during an arrest July 2, 2013, outside a convenience store in Homewood.

4 days ago


 The Rev. James Callozzo

Orthodox priest charged with sex crime in Ohio

The Rev. James Callozzo, 73, of Brookline faces a third-degree misdemeanor charge of sexual imposition.

5 days ago


Homewood man found guilty of third-degree murder in shooting at his home

A jury found Herbert Hart guilty in the shooting death of Robert Wilson of East Liberty.

4 days ago


 Naomi Sims in 1991

Pittsburgh native Naomi Sims' accomplishments extolled

Kilolo Luckett lectures about the achievements of Homewood’s Naomi Sims, the first African-American supermodel.

5 days ago


Six robbers sought after armed home invasion in Spring Garden

The men took money and electronics and left in two cars after the incident on Spring Garden Avenue, police said.

4 days ago


 Becky Zajdel and Adam Longwill of Meta Mesh want their model of wireless mesh Internet networks to become a low-cost solution to connect low-income users.

Allentown firm aims to rethink, rewire Internet access in Pittsburgh region

Neighborhood wireless networking company is hoping to connect communities in Pittsburgh and beyond.

5 days ago


Police probe attempted child luring in Lawrenceville

The suspect is described as an Asian man with a medium build between 30 and 40 years old, approximately 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds.

4 days ago


 National NAACP president Cornell William Brooks, right, poses for a picture Wednesday with Alma Speed Fox, former executive director of the NAACP Pittsburgh, and Tim Stevens, former president of NAACP Pittsburgh, at the Hill House Association in the Hill District.

NAACP president: Charleston shooting should spark changes

Cornell William Brooks delivered a message of resilience Wednesday at the Hill House Association.

6 days ago


 Kasuantae Moore

Police seek help in finding 13-year-old boy

Kasuantae Moore has been missing for more than a month.

5 days ago


 City councilman Rev. Ricky  Burgess introduced legislation this week that would authorize the city and the police bureau to partner with a telecommunications firm to license a crime-reporting app and software.

Could a crime-reporting mobile app be on tap for Pittsburgh?

The city may partner with a telecommunications firm to explore the possibility of such a program.

6 days ago


Two witnesses lied, homicide suspect testifies during his trial

Herbert Hart contends he acted in self-defense when he shot Robert Wilson last year.

5 days ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration has been at odds with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

City demands gaming revenue

Officials accused the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority of illegally withholding money and habitually overstepping its bounds.

5 days ago


 A vehicle crashed into the Capri Pizzeria in East Liberty early this morning after a brief police chase that started blocks away at Penn and North Negley avenues. A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the incident.

Teen faces charges after chase, crash into East Liberty pizzeria

No one was injured in the crash, which happened around 3 a.m. today at Capri Pizzeria at Penn and North Highland avenues.

5 days ago


 Theodore Smedley, 20, of Troy Hill.

DA to seek death penalty for Troy Hill man accused in three homicides

Theodore Smedley, 20, has been charged in three killings over two days in March 2014.

5 days ago


Homewood residents hold vigil against gun violence

On Tuesday, three people, including a 62-year-old man, were shot in Homewood in two separate incidents.

5 days ago


Port Authority bus fire in Mount Washington causes delays

No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to the engine compartment, which has a fire compression system.

5 days ago


Panel chairman visits Mercy’s child abuse center

About to award $48 million in Penn State penalty fees, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency chairman visited Pittsburgh.

6 days ago


 Members of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrate a goal in the June 16 match against Nigeria.

U.S. women’s soccer to play at Heinz Field in August

The match, set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16, will be the first post-World Cup match for the team and will air on Fox Sports 1.

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Pittsburgh school board to reopen public safety career and technical education program

The program will be aimed at students who want to become police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

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