“Most of us are not part of the new Pittsburgh they’re trying to create,” said Hill District resident Carl Redwood.

Pittsburgh needs 21,000 affordable homes, housing alliance study finds

Report gives new Affordable Housing Task Force daunting housing crisis numbers at which to chip away.

about 18 hours ago

 Sunburst, a green sea turtle, circles a tank as aquarist Josianne Romasco of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium looks on. Sunburst is scheduled to be released back onto a state park beach in Florida or Georgia in June after undergoing rehab at the zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium turtle to be released into wild

The endangered 10-year-old green turtle was undergoing rehab at the zoo after sustaining an injury from a boat in 2010.

about 2 hours ago

 In its press release today, the ACLU indicated that just 23 out of 530 police officers hired by the city since 2001 have been African American.

Pittsburgh, ACLU to announce settlement Thursday in police hiring case

An ACLU suit filed in 2012 on behalf of five African-American men claimed Pittsburgh had hired 440 officers and only 17 were black.

about 5 hours ago

One person shot in Homewood

Pittsburgh police were looking for leads tonight on a gold SUV possibly connected to a Homewood shooting that left one person injured.

50 minutes ago

 Denise O'Connor, left, is the founder and president of Three Rivers Mothers' Milk Bank. Here, she poses for a picture with Dr. Alan Lantzy, a neonatologist at West Penn Hospital, in December 2013.

Pittsburgh breast milk bank could open in Strip District by fall

The Pittsburgh-based breast milk bank will service neonatal intensive care units in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

about 18 hours ago

Former Pittsburgh superintendent Roosevelt to leave Antioch College

Mark Roosevelt left Pittsburgh five years ago to re-start Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where there are now 250 students.

about 7 hours ago

 Pittsburgh city councilman Ricky Burgess introduced the security training legislation in March.

City Council committee OKs security training bill

Several changes were made to the bill, including which employees would be exempt and language about who pays for the training.

about 3 hours ago

Testimony continues in case of strong-arm robbery of casino patron from NYC

Dustin Jones is charged with robbery, burglary and aggravated assault stemming from three incidents involving elderly casino patrons.

about 18 hours ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto spent Tuesday at the state Capitol lobbying for municipal pension reform.

Peduto lobbies for municipal pension reform in Harrisburg

The Pittsburgh mayor acknowledges he erred in criticizing Democratic legislators.

about 18 hours ago

West Carson Street to close Thursday night

Traffic will be detoured via the McKees Rocks Bridge and Route 65 during the closure, which is scheduled to start 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

about 19 hours ago

 Darius Rain

Man arrested after breaking into Brighton Heights Rite Aid

Darius Rain, 19, faces charges of robbery, burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief, according to court records.

about 20 hours ago

Four hurt in Downtown crash involving Port Authority bus

The 48 Arlington bus was headed outbound toward the Smithfield Street Bridge when a car collided with the right side of it.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh police released this image showing a man they say robbed an East Allegheny bank this morning.

Man in hoodie robs East Allegheny bank

A man walked into the Fifth Third Bank on East Ohio Street about 9:45 a.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding money.

1 day ago

Braddock man charged with stalking, robbing casino patrons

The trial will continue today for a man accused of committing three robberies over a single day at The Rivers.

1 day ago

 Kelsey Ewing, left, of Middleport, Ohio, and Chelsea Freeman of Athens, Ohio, approach the finish line Sunday on the Boulevard of the Allies, Downtown, in the Pittsburgh Marathon. The marathon’s growth since 2009 has been “astronomical,” the race director said.

Pittsburgh Marathoners had a great day for going the distance

A collection of anecdotes and notable sights from around the city during the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

2 days ago

 Dr. Bill Thomas, will speak at 7 tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland as part of his 30-city “Age of Disruption” tour.

Bill Thomas, ambassador of aging, speaks tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Reject the worship of youth, Bill Thomas tells baby boomers, and embrace the transition from adulthood into elderhood.

2 days ago

 Graffiti can be seen on the walls near the river walk under the Fort Duquesne bridge ramp. The area is targeted for some upgrading this summer with plans for a public art installation.

Riverlife pushes for improvements on Downtown side of Allegheny River trail

Riverlife has started a walking loop from Market Square to the Allegheny River trail to highlight the need for visual improvements there.

2 days ago

 Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, 35, of Carrick is challenging incumbent Controller Michael Lamb, 52, of Mount Washington for the Democratic nomination in the May 19 primary.

Primary 2015: Rudiak challenges Lamb for Pittsburgh controller

Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak says incumbent Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb doesn’t work closely enough with city administration.

2 days ago

 Runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday proceed down Carson Street in the South Side.

Marathon runner remains in critical condition after collapsing near finish line

The man was running along the Boulevard of the Allies around 10:30 a.m. when he collapsed without a pulse, marathon officials said.

2 days ago

Bridge inspections to curb traffic on Route 65

Work will occur in both directions, one direction at a time, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. between Kendall and Millerton avenues.

2 days ago

 “It’s the type of organization I dreamed of leading since I got into this business 20 years ago,” Melia Peters Tourangeau said.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra appoints new president, CEO

Melia Peters Tourangeau comes to Pittsburgh from Salt Lake City, where she has served as president and CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.

2 days ago

 Jacqueline Battalora

Chicago professor calls out the 'culture of white superiority'

Jacqueline Battalora wanted to find out why so many young black men are dying at the hands of police, from Baltimore to Ferguson, Mo.

3 days ago

Detectives investigate death of McKees Rocks infant

Kaleb Reiber, a 3-month-old from McKees Rocks, died around 8 a.m. in the Ohio Valley Hospital emergency room, officials said.

2 days ago

Officials: Millvale mom died of pneumonia

Sara Kessler died of pneumonia, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office.

2 days ago

 Runners cross the Andy Warhol Bridge to the North Shore from Downtown during the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Runners, cheerleaders, volunteers enjoy sunny weather during 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon

The conditions at the starting gun fell under the event's “green” alert category, signaling good conditions.

3 days ago

Man arrested in connection with possible stabbing

The victim was taken to to UPMC Presbyterian in serious condition and has since been upgraded to stable.

4 days ago

Public, private partnership sees energy use drop

Reductions begin to show as Pittsburgh works toward goal of reducing energy and water use 50 percent by 2030.

4 days ago

 Werkuneh Seyoum Aboye, from Ethopia and a marathon participant, carries Lily Hepps, first-grader at the Community Day School, on his back. They are part of a school pen pal program.

For paralyzed veterans, Pittsburgh Marathon means a ‘spark of normality’

About a dozen members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing Team will compete in the handcycling division.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh Marathon weather a winner

Runners will face warmer temperatures later in the race and are advised to take caution.

4 days ago

Performance-based pay awarded to 49 city principals.

The average amount awarded to 49 principals was about $3,515. The performance-based pay totaled about $172,200.

4 days ago

 Ricky Burgess

Four contend for council seat representing East End

Three candidates are trying to unseat incumbent Councilman Ricky Burgess in the 9th District Democratic primary.

4 days ago

All 3 challengers dealing with financial concerns

Two challengers to Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess have unpaid taxes or liens and  the third has a public corruption conviction.

4 days ago

Spending on capital projects cuts Pittsburgh's savings account

Controller Michael Lamb’s annual financial report shows Pittsburgh ended 2014 with a $53 million fund balance, down more than $28 million.

4 days ago

 The account filed today shows distributions “to or for the best interest and welfare of” Richard Mellon Scaife from 1996 through 2014 totaling $369 million.

Scaife received nearly $450M from trust over last 20 years

The emptied fund's use is the subject of a petition filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s children, who say they are owed millions.

4 days ago

 Police and emergency workers investigate the scene of a crash involving a Port Authority bus and a vehicle on Penn Avenue near South Dallas Avenue in Point Breeze. Four people were hurt.

Four injured when Port Authority bus, vehicle crash in Point Breeze

The crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. when the car crossed the center line of Penn Avenue and struck an outbound bus, officials said.

5 days ago

 Professional poker player Douglas Polk of Las Vegas, Nevada takes part in the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence event at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

CMU’s poker computer not holding its own against humans

The humans have taken a commanding lead halfway through “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” poker challenge.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh fund balance drops due to capital spending

Controller Michael Lamb’s annual financial report shows Pittsburgh ended 2014 with a $53 million fund balance, down from $83 million.

5 days ago

 "We will develop technology to guide flying robots into steep, confined underground spaces where traditional robots cannot tread," William "Red" Whittaker said in a news release.

CMU, Astrobotic receive $375,000 in NASA funding for planetary exploration

The Astrobotic/CMU team is also competing in the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize competition.

5 days ago

18-year-old charged with shooting teen near AGH

A woman and her three children were outside their home when gunfire erupted on the North Side, police said.

5 days ago

 Martinell Lee Humphries

Suspected gang member from Homewood arrested

Martinell Lee Humphries, 20, was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies and an FBI task force.

5 days ago

Labor march, rallies set for this evening in Downtown Pittsburgh

The May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

5 days ago

 Don Beard, left, of Halifax, Pa., is helped from a wheelchair onto a train by Amtrak employee Mike Flaherty in Harrisburg in 2009. A recent report said Amtrak "has lagged behind" various American Disabilities Act requirements.

Disabled still face many transportation barriers

The report will be formally released at an event in Monday when the National Council on Disability meets in Oakland.

4 days ago

Two suspects sought in McKeesport shooting

Police said the shooting occurred at around 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of Freemont and Jenny Lind streets.

4 days ago

Child arrested in connection with Lincoln Place fire

The Pittsburgh Police Arson Squad today arrested a 10-year-old girl in connection with a fire at her family's home.

4 days ago

 Ashok Gurung, from Bhutan near Nepal, holds a sign during a candle vigil for the people of Nepal on Wednesday. The Vigil for Nepal was held in Market Square.

Pittsburgh Nepalis heartened by communitywide offers of help

A vigil in Pittsburgh’s Market Square for victims of the earthquake in Nepal drew comments from residents with family members there.

6 days ago

 Jerry Greek helps his daughter, Sage, 2, ride her Strider Bike, a type of toddler's bike with no pedals, outside their Troy Hill home Tuesday.

Strider Championship Series coming to Pittsburgh in June

The no-pedal bikes-for-tykes race will be hosted by the city in June.

6 days ago

 Marc Knezevich, 63, of Squirrel Hill, is escorted from Wednesday's public hearing. He yelled out “Neanderthals” after state Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga, called order to the hearing. Mr. Knezevich, who has Stage 4 cancer, was supporting the right for parents to treat children with severe epilepsy with medical marijuana.

Pros vs. cons: Experts debate medical marijuana use in Pennsylvania

Doctors told two state House committees about likely benefits of medical marijuana but said long-term effects of the drug aren’t known.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess said he is still working on amendments that will make the legislation more palatable to the rest of council and the mayor.

Does Pittsburgh's proposed security training bill pass legal scrutiny?

A lawyer says the city lost a previous case when it tried to regulate business practices at private building operators.

6 days ago

New charges lodged in drug case believed to be linked to Pittsburgh woman's death

Federal prosecutors believe the drug case may be linked to the unsolved death of 34-year-old Tina Crawford.

5 days ago

Pitt police seek man suspected of groping woman at bus stop

University spokesman Ken Service said the incident “appears to be isolated.”

6 days ago


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