Richard Taylor , CEO of ImbuTec, and Michael Polite , Chairman and CEO of Falbo Inc. were selected to serve on the governing Board of the Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center announces new funding, programming

Foundation grants support new programming and a spate of bookings already begun by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

about 7 hours ago

 One of the two new siamangs eats in a tree at The Islands exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on July 23.

Pittsburgh Zoo disqualified for six-figure state grant after dropping accreditation

The lack of accreditation excludes the zoo and aquarium from a state grant program that has provided $5.5 million over the past 15 years.

about 22 hours ago

 Quarterback Michael Vick practice with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility Wednesday, August, 26, 2015.

Animal Rescue League moves fundraiser from Heinz Field in response to Vick signing

The league's annual Paw Print gala will instead be held at the CONSOL Energy Center in Oct. 31, a news release from the league said.

about 3 hours ago

 At the former Civic Arena site, the Bjarke Ingels Group of Copenhagen will be responsible for designing the 1,100 units of residential housing to be built on the upper portion.

‘Starchitect’ retained for areas near former Civic Arena

A Danish firm will design residences and public spaces to be built at the 28-acre site that will include the new U.S. Steel headquarters.

about 22 hours ago

 Oliver Lee Miller

Obituary: Oliver Lee Miller / Inspirational VA-trained housekeeper

Oliver Lee Miller broke his crack addiction, became a Veterans Administration housekeeper and reconnected with his Hill District family.

about 11 hours ago

North Side woman found guilty of interfering with police duties

Kimberly Bracken, 30, was fined $300 for watching an arrest and not leaving the scene when police told her to.

about 10 hours ago

 A group of teens walk through Grandview Park on Mount Washington in December.

Survey reveals concerns, positives in health of Allegheny County youths

They have higher rates of seeing doctors, eating vegetables and breakfast, getting eight hours of sleep, and feeling safe in their schools.

about 22 hours ago

Fireworks show to close Rachel Carson Bridge today

The 10-minute display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. The bridge was expected to reopen around 11 p.m.

about 13 hours ago

16-year-old shot in Glen Hazel

It happened in the 700 block of Johnston Avenue at 4:16 p.m.

about 4 hours ago

 Housing a family of four is on average $789 a month, according to a new report.

How much money do families need to live modestly in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh families spend more on child care but less on health care.

about 22 hours ago

 This photo shows a mock-up of the exhibition "Humanae/I AM AUGUST" by Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass that will be on the facade of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture beginning Sept. 25.

August Wilson Center prepares for its next stage

The center on Liberty Avenue is showing signs of artistic life as it heads into an ongoing renewal phase.

1 day ago

 Joel Sansone, Jordan Miles' attorney, answers questions Tuesday in his Gateway Center office.

Jordan Miles’ attorney files appeal, claims rights violated

The appeal was filed Tuesday in federal court on behalf of Jordan Miles, the 23-year-old man who was beaten during an arrest in Homewood.

1 day ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife

Scaife children oppose effort to keep trust records under wraps

The Post-Gazette expressed intent to oppose any effort by attorneys for the 1935 fund’s trustees to have a confidentiality order entered.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh pushes auditor general to audit oversight authority

Pittsburgh is taking its fight with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority over gaming money to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

about 23 hours ago

Arrest made in shooting of 16-year-old in Northview Heights

A North Side girl was shot while in the basement of a Chicago Street residence, according to Pittsburgh police.

1 day ago

PennDOT clarifies boundaries of Baum Boulevard closure

The westbound side is expected to remain closed around the clock for about three months, with traffic detoured via Liberty Avenue.

1 day ago

 The average Pittsburgh commuter wasted 21 additional gallons of gasoline while stuck in traffic, study finds.

How much time and money does an average Pittsburgh commuter waste in traffic a year?

While Pittsburgh's numbers were bad, they were better than the national averages of 42 hours and $960 wasted in traffic.

1 day ago

Community alert: man allegedly exposes himself on North Side

Pittsburgh police said a suspicious man driving a Yellow Cab van in the area of Cowley Park in Troy Hill, has exposed himself at least once.

about 23 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board picks Westinghouse for public safety program

The program, will be open to students from through the city who want to become police officers, firefighters and emergency technicians.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh board advances plan to close Arlington school, renovate Mount Oliver building

The board took the first step toward closing Pittsburgh Arlington PreK-8 and renovating the now-closed Phillip Murray in time for next fall.

1 day ago

Man to stand trial in killing of dead girlfriend's mother

A judge ordered Andre Ruffin to stand trial on charges including homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, burglary and gun violations.

1 day ago

 Prosecutors would like to find the man to question him about what he saw and heard about the attack on Kevin Lockett

Police ask for help in identifying witness in assault of black man at T station

Police said Kevin Lockett was beaten by five white men who he said used racial slurs against him.

1 day ago

 Patricia Rogers is an aide to Democratic Hill District state Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Pittsburgh’s human relations commission fails again to hire new director

The Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations isn’t sure what its next step will be after it voted 9-2 against hiring Patricia Rogers.

2 days ago

Northview Heights man gets life sentence for murder

Paul Kendrick, 20, was found guilty of murder, conspiracy and firearms charges in the shooting death of Maurice Freeman on Aug. 1, 2014.

2 days ago

URA funds rehab work on homes in Oakland

The Urban Redevelopment Authority is providing a $300,000 revolving loan fund and $90,000 toward deferred second mortgages.

2 days ago

 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 Homewood in June 2014. The school was awarded a $1.5 million federal grant, it was announced today.

Five schools in Pittsburgh awarded federal improvement grants

Schools winning the grants are among the lowest achieving in the state and have agreed to follow a federal reform model.

2 days ago

 Joe Kallen, CEO of Busy Beaver, acquired the regional hardware chain about two years ago.

Busy Beaver stores announce partnership with True Value

The company hopes the True Value name will help its identity in new markets.

1 day ago

Crafton Heights man found dead in a cab Monday night

The medical examiner’s office identified the man as Michael Christmann, 31, of Crafton Heights.

2 days ago

Madison Avenue closed on North Side today, Thursday

Traffic will be detoured via Cedar and North avenues.

2 days ago

Grandiose hotel, residential project for Mount Washington dropped

Chicago developer Steven Beemsterboer said that he is putting the 4-acre site at the end of Grandview Avenue up for sale.

2 days ago

 Steven Beemsterboer said he is putting the four-acre site that once housed the Edge restaurant up for sale.

Grandiose hotel, residential project for Mount Washington dropped

Chicago developer Steven Beemsterboer said that he is putting the 4-acre site at the end of Grandview Avenue up for sale.

3 days ago

 A view of the Ford Fan Zone in the South Plaza at Heinz Field.

Steelers score a TD with Heinz Field renovations

The new South Plaza seating has space for nearly 2,700 seats.

3 days ago

 June 15, 1983: With the tunnel progressing, workers began to backfill along Sixth Avenue.

The Digs: Pittsburgh's subway construction

The images on The Digs depict a city's past relatable to all readers.

3 days ago

 The city agency that investigates claims of discrimination in housing, employment and other areas of “public accommodation” has been without a permanent director for nearly a year and a half.

Pittsburgh’s HR Commission struggles to find a new director

The Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission investigates claims of discrimination in housing, employment and other matters.

3 days ago

Shuman gets 5 teens from Cambria facility

The five boys — all 18 or 19 except one, who is a minor — arrived Tuesday and were placed in their own unit at Shuman.

3 days ago

 A suspect in Forest Hills robbery

Allegheny County police ask for information in Forest Hills bank robbery

A suspect presented a teller with a note demanding money in large bills, and after the teller gave him the money, he walked out.

3 days ago

 A 1-year-old loggerhead sea turtle swims in a rehabilitation tank at the Pittsburgh zoo. Because Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is no longer an accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums facility, the zoo in Highland Park doesn’t qualify for participation in the Sea Turtle Second Chance program.

Pittsburgh Zoo loses sea turtle program, playground grant after dropping accreditation

As it is no longer an accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums facility, the zoo doesn’t qualify for the Sea Turtle Second Chance program.

3 days ago

Signs of human trafficking

Experts say those who see suspected trafficking should not try to intervene; they should report what they see to authorities.

4 days ago

Trafficking victims face many tough issues

“The streets sometimes were kinder to these kids than what they had at home,” said Lynsie Clott of the Project to End Human Trafficking.

4 days ago

Two dead in overnight shootings in Pittsburgh

One man died after being driven to Magee-Womens Hospital and another was shot and killed at a home in Perry South.

4 days ago

 Victims of human trafficking often come from troubled backgrounds and may become psychologically attached to the trafficker.

A troubled young life led Pittsburgh girl into the hands of a trafficker

A young Pittsburgh girl saw the 36-year-old man as a safe haven. But he was a trafficker who assaulted her and pimped her out.

4 days ago

 The inside of theater at the Southside Works Cinema. Following theater shootings across the nation, movie theaters in Pittsburgh, including Southside Works, implement heightened security measures.

Pittsburgh movie theaters the latest venues to search bags for weapons

There’s no escaping this reality — movie theaters, once havens for escapism, no longer are sanctuaries from the violence of the real world.

5 days ago

 Carnegie Mellon University researcher Theresa Dankovich is developing filter paper treated with silver nanoparticles in her Porter Hall lab that can be used to remove bacteria from water.

For clean water, take a page from Carnegie Mellon researcher’s book

Theresa Dankovich, postdoctoral research associate in CMU’s civil and environmental engineering department, developed a “drinkable book.“

5 days ago

 Three anti-abortion activists carried a sculpture of Jesus to a protest outside of the Planned Parenthood building on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh Saturday morning.

Anti-abortion protesters target Planned Parenthood in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police were present outside the clinic on Liberty Avenue as things became heated between both sides.

5 days ago

Man struck by train on the South Side

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was struck by a train on tracks along the Monongahela River near 19th

4 days ago

 Residents of Penn Plaza apartments in East Liberty who have received eviction notices — Mabel Duffy, left; Josephine Williams, seated; and Linda Pollard — rally Friday with about 75 others at the City-County Building, Downtown, before a meeting between the Penn Plaza Tenant Council and Kevin Acklin, Mayor Bill Peduto’s chief of staff, about affordable housing.

Penn Plaza residents rally to publicize the plight of low-income people in East Liberty.

LG Realty Advisors has reportedly told city officials it is leaning toward a mixed-use development of residential and retail.

5 days ago

Parkway East restrictions scheduled this morning

Work and restrictions will occur from 6 a.m. to noon.

5 days ago

 Giante Hilliard

Police report suspect in custody in Hazelwood drive-by shooting

The shooting happened near the firehouse in the 100 block of Flowers Avenue.

5 days ago

Man shot in Homewood

Pittsburgh police were called at 2:42 p.m. to the 7000 block of Bennett Street in Homewood South, where they found the man.

6 days ago

 Crews worked on the eastbound ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge in June. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close the northbound lanes on the Bloomfield Bridge at 4 a.m. Monday.

Roadwork, arriving college students mean traffic headaches in Oakland

Oakland traffic will have to dodge several detours as students arrive and PennDOT moves ahead with construction.

6 days ago