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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's budget proposal for 2015 reflects $23.2 million in additional spending.

Peduto's budget proposal includes tax increase, would end 'Pittsburgh's financial distress'

The proposed budget includes a 0.5-mill real estate tax increase that would generate an additional $8 million.

about 3 hours ago


Audit finds Highmark big part of UPMC's revenue

The health giant says 31 percent of its revenue comes from Highmark reimbursement payments.

about 15 hours ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike service plaza in Bedford County to be rebuilt

The plaza was scheduled to close at 7 a.m. and remain shuttered until May.

about 8 hours ago


 One of the most infamous spills in the state’s Marcellus history took place in May 2010 on land Don Johnson, above, and his wife, Carol Johnson, own. The couple spotted a leak from an East Resources well site on their Tioga County cattle farm. They and the state feared that some of the small herd of cattle drank some of the salty-tasting hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid that leaked from the well site, and the state quarantined the herd.

Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds

“Sometimes you need to learn from your mistakes,” said Scott Perry, a deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania DEP.

about 15 hours ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto will present his first budget today to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the city’s state-appointed financial overseer.

Peduto to submit first Pittsburgh budget to state oversight group today

Mayor Bill Peduto was mum on the details, but he called the new spending plan “truth in budgeting.”

about 15 hours ago


 The fast food protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service Employees International Union and others, has gained national attention at a time when the wage gap between the poor and the rich has become a hot political issue.

Anti-business movements unlikely to change politics

Historians and political experts say “anti-business” sentiment is unlikely to translate into votes for this fall’s congressional midterms.

about 15 hours ago


 Ruben Sindahl, 30, of Denmark and his fiancee, Kelsey Patsch, 27, of Beaver stand outside of their Mount Washington home after recently getting engaged.

Odysseys: From Greenland to Pittsburgh, in love

A Danish lawyer is looking to start a new life in Pittsburgh with his fiancee.

about 15 hours ago


 Rev. Shane Austin of St. Paul Baptist Church stands outside the burned church before Sunday worship held at a community center across the street. The wood-frame church, built in 1874, was destroyed by a fire Friday afternoon.

Congregants of Oakmont church destroyed by fire soldier on

Members of the St. Paul Baptist Church gathered at a community center following a blaze Friday that destroyed their church, built in 1874.

about 15 hours ago


 Adviser Maureen Anderson checks Bryce Johnson's tie as the City Charter High School's SEED (Students Encouraging Environmentalism Downtown) team prepares to rehearse its winning presentation for its appearance at the Pittsburgh School Board. The group won second place in the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship's (SAGE) worldwide competition in Moscow last summer.

Pittsburgh Charter High School thrives in international competition

A recycling business developed by the school’s Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship team took second in a world competition.

about 15 hours ago


 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker announce Live Well Allegheny, a long-term program to encourage proactive steps to improve residents' health, in January.

Allegheny County begins health assessment meetings tonight

The Allegheny County Health Department will hold 13 public meetings for the public to provide input on health issues.

about 15 hours ago


Game Commission to hear comments on recreational riding proposal

The recommendation would apply only to cyclists, snowmobilers and equestrians.

about 15 hours ago


 Sue Morrow of Butler joins protesters gathered in Butler to oppose Rex Energy Marcellus Shale drilling and demand that clean water be restored in their Connoquenessing Township community.

Negative publicity does more damage to Marcellus Shale drilling companies than fines

Drillers are trying to keep problems under the radar.

about 15 hours ago


 Tonya Thomas

Indiana County mother sentenced to jail in tub drowning

Tonya Thomas, 27, of White, also was ordered to serve five years of probation in relation to the drowning of 13-month-old Ryden Thomas Jr.

about 4 hours ago


 Pittsburgh police investigate the shooting death of a Penn Hills man at a Homewood bar Sunday night.

Penn Hills man fatally shot in Homewood bar

Police said a man walked into Cliffs Bar & Grill around 10 p.m. and shot a bar patron.

about 9 hours ago


 People walk along a sidewalk on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

More Pittsburgh neighborhoods targeted in nightlife 'hospitality' plan

Officials say Lawrenceville, Oakland and Market Square are now included at a time when a more youth-driven scene is emerging in Pittsburgh.

about 15 hours ago


 Pedestrians walk past the August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County judge will not block foreclosure of August Wilson Center

The court-appointed conservator requested to stay the Oct. 6 sheriff sale to give her more time to complete the sale to a N.Y. developer.

about 1 hour ago


 A Port Authority bus crashed along the Parkway North this afternoon.

Port Authority bus crashes on Parkway North

The bus went down an embankment and came to a rest on its side on Evergreen Road, which runs parallel to the parkway.

38 minutes ago


Private-sector team to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges

PennDOT will pick a private-sector team that will replace hundreds of structurally deficient bridges in the state.

about 1 hour ago


Man, teen charged in home invasion, stabbing in Butler County

Police said a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, wearing gloves and masks, entered a Karns City home around 8 p.m. Saturday.

about 6 hours ago


Washington County broker admits to wire, tax fraud

The U.S. attorney's office put the total loss at $313,000 and said James Grimes used the money for himself.

about 1 hour ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Montour Run Road in Moon, Robinson

Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Friday morning.

19 minutes ago


Former Consol Energy manager charged with stealing $440,000 from company in fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors said Scott Hamilton set up a fake company called PRH LLC, using his home address.

59 minutes ago


Ex-investigator sues Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Cheryl Williams, 56, of Penn Hills, worked as an investigator at the agency from 1999 until she said she was forced to quit last January.

about 3 hours ago


Ramp to I-79 in Marshall to close overnight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. today and reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

about 7 hours ago


Lane closure scheduled on Boulevard of Allies

The right lane was to close for repairs to an adjacent building between Gist and Miltenberger streets.

about 8 hours ago


 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

1 day ago


1 dead after domestic disturbance in Edgeworth

A domestic disturbance Saturday afternoon in Edgeworth ended with a man’s death, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1 day ago


 Circles Greater Pittsburgh begins an anti-poverty project with a poverty simulation exercise at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

'Poverty simulation' helps drive home the reality

As part of Circles East Liberty, a long-term effort, Eastminster Church hosted an exercise to demonstrate the daily grind of poverty.

1 day ago


 Sheba Gittens, left, of Mentoring Partnership, shares a laugh with college mentors while role-playing with Tianna Foore, a sophomore at Carlow University during the Strong Women, Strong Girls event Saturday at Carlow University.

Giving young women a boost of confidence

The mentoring program brought about 30 female professionals together with 160 female students, to help them mentor elementary school girls.

1 day ago


 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Study shows county jail stays longer, but booking rates drop

Officials hope to use the statistics to help enforcement.

about 16 hours ago


At least 1 injured in motorcycle accident in North Sewickley

Emergency supervisors were unsure if other vehicles were involved in the incident and could not provide the extent of the victim's injuries.

about 22 hours ago


 Market District Chef Janice Kirich of McKees Rocks speaks to applicants at a Giant Eagle Job Fair on Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Giant Eagle job fairs attract hundreds

Seeking to fill more than 1,000 slots, the company said it’s more important for candidates to bring a good attitude than a good resume.

1 day ago


 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

1 day ago


Sludge spill under investigation in Little Mingo Creek

Authorities said the spill into Little Mingo Creek appeared to be contained Saturday, two days after it was discovered.

1 day ago


 Carol Burnett will receive the 2014 Harvey Award at the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s annual fundraising gala Oct. 3.

Jimmy Stewart Museum welcomes an old friend: Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett’s name was always at the top of the list for the Harvey Award and now, the Stewart Museum will honor the fan and friend.

1 day ago


 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton

U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.

1 day ago


Water restored at Carnegie Mellon University campus

Service was restored by noon, but students were warned the water might appear discolored and could remain so for several hours.

about 21 hours ago


Bobcat machine operator rescued after falling over hill in North Huntingdon

It took responders almost half an hour to extract him from the heavy machinery.

about 21 hours ago


Single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant

At least one person was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant Township Sunday night.

about 16 hours ago


Fallen branch cuts power, injures woman in Squirrel Hill

A fallen tree branch left one woman seriously injured and almost 1,000 residents without power Sunday night.

about 18 hours ago


Police investigate shooting in East Hills

The injured person was found in Wilkinsburg and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

about 19 hours ago


 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

1 day ago


 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

1 day ago


Man fatally shot in Homewood

The shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Upland Street and North Lang Avenue in Homewood.

about 15 hours ago


 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont on Friday.

Fire destroys Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church

Exactly a month after its pastor of 43 years died, the oldest church in Oakmont was destroyed by fire.

2 days ago


 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Report shows Allegheny County Jail accepts fewer inmates, keeps them longer

The report from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services sheds light on the population that makes up the Allegheny County Jail.

2 days ago


 Julia Johnson, of the South Side Slopes, dances to the music wearing an "I Am August" T-shirt at the Artists 4 August Wilson rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the August Wilson Center.

Artists mark 5th anniversary of August Wilson Center

Performances mark the occasion as the future remains uncertain for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

2 days ago


 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


Woolslair magnet prospect hasn’t lost STEAM

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane is working on a three-school plan for  science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

2 days ago


Green Tree conference examines African immigrant health issues

A national conference is being held in Green Tree to help organizations eliminate health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.

2 days ago



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