Angelo Manenti, originally from Milan,  and Antonio Caopdeici, originally from Lecci, Italy, both now living in Pittsburgh, wave an AC Milan flag in front of Heinz Field.

Tailgaters get caught up in marquee soccer match at Heinz Field

It’s not quite the World Cup, but soccer enthusiasts get into the spirit when Manchester City of England, AC Milan compete in Pittsburgh.

about 9 hours ago

 Nick Drombovsky's father Bob holds Nick (on the left) and his brother Drew in his arms in August of 1987.

Odysseys: South Korean adoptee tries to defy the Asian-American stereotype

Nick Drombosky was 10 months old when he left his native land and at age 27 has a successful bicycle accessories business.

about 9 hours ago

City Calendar: 07/28/14

A look at events for the upcoming week.

about 9 hours ago

 Dominique Benzio, 22, originally from Doylestown, was a Browne Leadership Fellow last year assigned to Millvale. She fell in love with Millvale and decided to move in above the library on Grant Avenue.

Pitt's Browne Fellowships match students to struggling neighborhoods

Most summer fellowships are here today gone in six weeks. But Dominique Benzio’s was a match made in Millvale.

about 9 hours ago

Mayor Peduto hails improved crowd control after PNC Park concert

Attendees at the Jason Aldean concert Saturday night cleaned up their act but still got trashed, according to officials.

about 9 hours ago

 AC Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up pass against Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series match Sunday at Heinz Field.

Manchester City downs AC Milan, 5-1, at Heinz Field

English club outclasses Italy‘‍s AC Milan in exhibition soccer duel in front of 34,347 at Heinz Field.

about 14 hours ago

Thunderstorm cuts short the harmony at Aldean concert

"For all intents and purposes, it's no different than a Steelers game," said a police officer.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

1 day ago

Homicide detectives investigating death of East Hills infant

The girl, identified by the Allegheny county medical examiner as Kamaree Stewart, was found unresponsive around 7:30 a.m.

1 day ago

 B.A. Lambie and Tracy Hawkins, both of Dunbar, play cornhole in West Park on the North Side, as they wait for the Jason Aldean concert later in the day.

Traffic clogs North Shore as tailgaters arrive early for Jason Aldean concert

The new rules prevented the surface lots from opening until 2 p.m. -- 3½ hours before PNC Park opens for the concerts.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh selected to host National League of Cities 2016 conference

The annual conference, called the “nation’s largest educational and networking event for city officials,” is set for Nov. 16-19, 2016.

2 days ago

Squirrel Hill man sentenced for running prescription drug ring

Jason Weitzner pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and money-laundering for operating the ring between 2010 and 2012.

2 days ago

 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of Pittsburgh Zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

2 days ago

 Mike Harris, left, and Alden Galvin, employees of PwC Pittsburgh, jumped into the Allegheny River on Friday to raise money for Against Malaria Foundation. This is the seventh year the company took part in the event. It raised about $8,000 this year.

Accountants take plunge to raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation

PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.

2 days ago

Man faces trial in killing of Mount Oliver woman

Deshawn Pryor, 20, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in the November shooting death of Jamekia Robinson, 33, of Mount Oliver.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh police officers disciplined

Officers David Legleitner, 45, and Donna Szablewski, 55, received oral reprimands, according to an attorney for the Pittsburgh police union.

2 days ago

Bar shooting brings charges

Cornell Poindexter, 28, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in a shooting that left one dead and four wounded inside a Homewood bar.

2 days ago

What happens to Huss?

Mayor Bill Peduto says the former public safety director will remain on to help with the transition.

2 days ago

National League of Cities confirms Pittsburgh will host 2016 conference

As many as 5,000 municipal officials from across the country are expected to attend.

2 days ago

Man sentenced to 10 years in prescription drug scheme

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed that term on Jason Weitzner, owner of J&S Glass on Murray Avenue.

2 days ago

 Yellow ribbon flies as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and a host of dignitaries cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the end of the 17 month, $5.35 million reconstruction of Brookline Boulevard.

Brookline Boulevard reopens, business owners rejoice

The Pittsburgh neighborhood is poised for a rebirth after a 17-month construction project.

3 days ago

Attorneys battle in Pittsburgh police shooting case

Arguments in the criminal case against Leon Ford are scheduled for Monday in state court.

3 days ago

 Willie Baronet looks for homeless people while walking around Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Professor buys signs from homeless for art project

Southern Methodist University professor comes to Pittsburgh for his  “We Are All Homeless” project to spread awareness of the problem.

3 days ago

 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. says the Pittsburgh police department must use suggested best practices in eyewitness identification techniques when making arrests.

District attorney demands changes in Pittsburgh police ID procedures

Otherwise, he said, the identification may be considered as establishing a suspect but not “in and of itself for charging purposes.“

3 days ago

 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen Downtown. A unanimous vote by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission board Thursday granted emergency temporary authority for ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber to operate in Allegheny County.

PUC grants emergency applications for ride-share companies to operate

But it’s not quite a done deal: The PUC set conditions for Lyft and Uber’s temporary status, which last 60 days.

3 days ago

Federated Investors report 9 percent drop in second-quarter profits

The results, released after Wall Street closed, were in line with analysts’ estimates.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh man gets 11 years in prison for dealing heroin in West Virginia

Police said he was the source for two people from New Martinsville, W.Va., who bought heroin from him and then distributed it in the region.

3 days ago

23 public housing residents earn college scholarships for 2014-15

The scholarships, by Clean Slate E3, NEED and the Pepsi Beverages Co., total $57,250.

3 days ago

Fort Duquesne Blvd. closed between Sixth and Seventh streets

Traffic is being rerouted for a roof construction project at a hotel there.

3 days ago

 Stephen Bucar, Pittsburgh's new public safety director.

New Pittsburgh public safety director says police must repair community relationships

A confirmation hearing for Stephen Bucar, a former FBI special agent and Pennsylvania state trooper, focused on a variety of concerns.

4 days ago

Former Pittsburgh public safety director Michael Huss passed over for Boston fire commissioner

Mr. Huss, 46, was among three finalists recommended to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to lead a fire bureau with about 1,400 employees.

4 days ago

Downtown boutique hotel seeks a sweet name for a suite

Pittsburghers can leave their mark on the new Kimpton Hotel Monaco by naming 12 of their suites by July 30.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

4 days ago

Schwebel bread OK to eat, lab determines

There was no Listeria bacteria at the Youngstown, Ohio, baking facility.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh police investigate after man with gunshot wound walks into hospital

An Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said police were sent to the area near Federal Street about 1:45 p.m.

4 days ago

Attorneys seek sanctions, gag order in suit involving Highland Park traffic stop

The civil lawsuit is on hold, awaiting a decision by the judge on the city's motion to dismiss it.

4 days ago

Man shot in Carrick home invasion charged

Christopher Thomas was also wanted in connection with a rape case, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

4 days ago

Stanton Heights man pleads guilty to trying to smuggle gun abroad

Tarek Chok, 49, admitted that he knowingly tried to export a .45-caliber Springfield pistol to Lebanon on Sept. 18, 2012.

4 days ago

Traffic stop planned tonight on inbound Route 28

Crews will work between the ramps to Interstate 279 and Interstate 579-Veterans Bridge.

5 days ago

Green Tree attorney apologizes to avoid contempt

Eric Yandrich was accused of yelling at a judicial secretary and insulting her judge over a procedural ruling in a divorce case.

5 days ago

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self-defense

A Hill District man accused of stabbing another man in the South Side  told police he acted in self-defense, according to court documents.

5 days ago

Art Commission to hear about Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium project

An architectural firm will present its vision of a new restaurant facility at the zoo to the city‘‍s Art Commission

5 days ago

 Pittsburgh Police Officer Lucas Coyne, center, receives a certificate of commendation and congratulations from Mayor Bill Peduto, as acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar looks on. Officer Coyne saved the life of a 3-month-old baby by performing CPR at a Hill District home this month.

Pittsburgh K-9 Officer Lucas Coyne honored for saving baby’s life

Pittsburgh K-9 Officer Lucas Coyne will be quick to tell you he was just doing his job.

5 days ago

More Pennsylvania judges sought for black lung cases

Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh police lawsuit settlements pile up

Annual reports for 2011 and 2012 show the city paid $381,764 in settlements, judgments and attorneys fees for various lawsuits.

5 days ago

Obituary: George Robert Knapp / Brought analytical mind to city firms for decades

Many relied on George Knapp for his guidance and wisdom, said Ken Moritz, who worked with him closely for the past 13 years at Stonewood.

5 days ago

 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

5 days ago

Contractor killed in double shooting in Homewood

A local contractor was shot and killed and a second man he worked with was shot in the eye outside of a vacant house this afternoon.

5 days ago

 This apartment building at 23 Merritt Ave. in Carrick was the scene of a fatal home invasion early this morning. Police said two intruders broke into the first-floor apartment in the left corner of the building.

Two shot, one killed in Carrick home invasion

Police received a 911 call at 2:20 this morning that two men were shot after forcing their way into an apartment on Merritt Avenue.

5 days ago

 Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Saturday at PNC Park along with Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.

Pittsburgh lays out rules ahead of concert at PNC Park

The June 21 Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field spawned hours of extended tailgating, fights, arrests and mounds of trash.

5 days ago


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