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 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart, left.

Pirates activate catcher Stewart

Stewart had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee March 19; Tony Sanchez was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis.

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Woman who wanted to be alone found in Linn Run State Park

Daylong search called off after would-be rescuers learned she was safe.

about 4 hours ago


Portersville man charged in shooting death

Man charged in death of  Harmony man.

about 5 hours ago


Road work to affect major arteries, including Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51

Road work is planned for Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51, I-376, I-279, Route 65 and Washington Road area.

about 5 hours ago


Miley Cyrus tweets that she's coming to Pittsburgh

Miley Cyrus, whose Bangerz Tour has been put on hold due to illness, tweeted tonight that her tour is coming to Pittsburgh on Aug. 4.

about 13 hours ago


High bid may not secure Wilson Center

Officials plan to continue venue's mission despite larger bids.

about 14 hours ago


 Jeffrey Carpenter, co-artistic director of Bricolage Production Company, reads a transit story by a CAPA student at the Transit Tales Fifth Wall performance Thursday at the Blakey Program Center of the Hill House Association.  Transit Tales is a multi-media story telling project about public transportation affecting lives in Allegheny County.

Transit Tales tells of plight of busing poor

Transit Tales project has collected hundreds of stories to help inform the future of transit planning.

about 15 hours ago


Man vs. train: Winner is never in doubt

Four people have been hit and killed by freight trains in the Pittsburgh area in the past month.

about 13 hours ago


Gas drilling wastewater leak found in Amwell

"Significant" waste water leak discovered at a Range Resources impoundment in Washington County.

about 14 hours ago


 Michael Kobold

Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.

about 14 hours ago


UPMC data breach could be part of a national scheme

Health care providers across the nation have been targeted by cybercriminals.

about 15 hours ago


 Thomas Seefeld

Murrysville chief reflects in wake of violence

Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld says the knife attacks that left 21 students injured will be remembered for years.

about 14 hours ago


Mt. Oliver grocer guilty of food stamp fraud

A man who ran the Dollar Grocery Center in Mount Oliver pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and food stamp fraud.

about 16 hours ago


State to close lanes in Fort Pitt Tunnels

Maintenance and cleaning will close one lane in both directions in the Fort Pitt Tunnels starting Sunday night, PennDOT announced.

about 16 hours ago


 A group walks between stations during the reading of the Stations of the Cross on Friday above Seton-La Salle High School in Mt. Lebanon. The group was observing Good Friday.

Prayers, procession focus of Good Friday

The Stations of the Cross comprise a traditional devotion that re-creates the final hours of Jesus' life.

about 14 hours ago


 The Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-hander Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

Pirates acquire 1B Davis from Mets

In an effort to bolster a struggling offense, the Pirates trade for Mets first baseman for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named.

about 14 hours ago


Allegheny County councilman's role in Deer Lakes drilling plan subject of complaint

Tim Ludwig says Councilman Nicholas Futules -- who has a gas lease elsewhere -- shouldn't participate in the Deer Lakes drilling discussion.

about 15 hours ago


 Leonard Young, 33, of Larimer

Robbery may be motive for killing of Larimer man

Police said Leonard Young was found shortly after 8 a.m. inside a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot near Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

about 15 hours ago


 Carlos Gomez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run Friday off Charlie Morton at PNC Park.

Morton falters in 5-3 loss to Brewers after promising start

Charlie Morton’s quick work during the first three innings gave way to an uneven final three as his command wavered.

about 15 hours ago


 Gregory Keener from the 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook.

Of four Franklin Regional students still hospitalized, one in ICU

Greg Keener, 15, a sophomore, remains in the ICU at Forbes Hospital, and he is in critical condition.

about 16 hours ago


Water main break in Bethel Park leaves about 25 without water

Service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. Saturday.

about 19 hours ago


Suspicious ticking package revealed to be metronome; Shadyside-Squirrel Hill roads reopen

Police had closed Fifth Avenue between Aiken and Negley while they investigated the package.

about 23 hours ago


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, lowest since 2008

The rate for March fell for the right reasons -- more people working and fewer unemployed.

1 day ago


Pa. DEP investigating liner leak at gas wastewater site in Washington County

A state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman confirmed that Range Resources discovered the leak during an inspection this

1 day ago


 The crash scene on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend. A fifth person has died from injuries.

Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

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 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

1 day ago


Death and dying seminar set at Robert Morris

A Tibetan religious leader plans a series of talks on helping dying people — and their caregivers — face death.

1 day ago


Man sentenced to 75-150 years for rape

Ralph Skundrich also faces trial on similar charges in Butler County on June 11.

1 day ago


Homicide suspect faces trial for theft

An East Liberty man accused of killing two sisters appeared in a Westmoreland County court Thursday morning for a hearing on theft charges.

1 day ago


South Hills Village parking garage tackles vacancies

The $24 million garage is more than half-empty on a typical weekday.

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 Plumes of emissions from FirstEnergy Corp's Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Beaver County, are visible behind a horse farm in nearby Hookstown.

Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

The new rules propose technology that the groups say is inferior to the equipment at the majority of power plants in the state.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son.  In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.

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 Comfort Tech outside their Oakdale home welcoming President Barack Obama with music Wednesday.

Local band Comfort Tech a hit with President Obama

The four band members can add "serenading and meeting President Barack Obama" to its list of accolades.

1 day ago


Prosecutor presents panel to fight opiate addictions, overdoses

A group of people from the business, medical, governmental, religious and nonprofit communities will take on the opiate overdose epidemic.

1 day ago


 Some offices in the Allegheny County Courthouse, foreground, will be closed today in observance of Good Friday.

Several Allegheny County offices closing on Good Friday

Some county offices are closed or will be closing early today in observance of Good Friday.

1 day ago


Woman claims landlord discriminated against children

Claiming that she was evicted from an apartment because her children are biracial, a Beaver Falls woman Wednesday sued her former landlord.

1 day ago


 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

In the one-sided win, the Pirates may have exacted some measure of revenge after the Brewers swept them last weekend at Miller Park.

1 day ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County.

Four killed in two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

Three teens and a 41-year-old woman are killed in the collision on Route 156. Three other adults are hospitalized.

1 day ago


Man arrested, cleared in bakery robbery files suit

A Lincoln-Lemington resident filed a suit claiming police officers relied on a faulty eyewitness and ignored alibi information.

1 day ago


 The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

1 day ago


Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

1 day ago


 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

1 day ago


UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees

The new figure was the latest increase by UPMC since employees began reporting instances of identity theft about two months ago.

1 day ago


Three more draft prospects visit Steelers

The prospects include defensive tackle Shede Hageman of Minnesota, a possible late first-round pick.

1 day ago


Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

1 day ago


U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

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 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

1 day ago


Cardiologist who improperly referred patients to hospitals must pay $1M

In violation of the law, an Ohio doctor was compensated for directing patients to two sites where he practiced medicine.

1 day ago


City Theatre cancels weekend performances of 'Grounded'

Actress Kelly McAndrew is forced to leave the solo play because of a family emergency.

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