The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum in Niles, Ohio, honors President William McKinley, born in the small town not far from Youngstown.

Ohio residents lament removal of McKinley name from Alaskan peak

Ohio lawmakers blocked the proposed name change for Mount McKinley for years, and denounced the decision to restore the Mount Denali name.

about 12 hours ago

 People gather hand-in-hand in prayer Monday outside the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Downtown, to mark Overdose Awareness Day.

'Thank you for doing this': Dozens turn out at Pittsburgh rally to raise awareness of addiction

The event, part of International Overdose Awareness Day, was aimed at directing resources away from punishing addicts and into helping them.

about 12 hours ago

 If you’re apartment hunting in or near Downtown, don’t expect any bargains.

Rental rates for apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh at record high

The average rental rate in and around the Golden Triangle is up to $1.86 a square foot.

about 12 hours ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Allegheny County unveils details in new jail health plan

The county launched its new partnership with Allegheny Health Network to provide health care for prisoners at the jail.

about 12 hours ago

 As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

about 12 hours ago

 About 100 community members attend the Carrick Crime and Blight Blitz Community meeting at Pittsburgh Concord Elementary School.

Carrick residents voice frustration with drugs, crime

City Hall pleads for patience, says help is on the way.

about 12 hours ago

Appeals court upholds conviction of Bridgewater councilman for 1979 murder

Superior Court rejected Gregory Scott Hopkins’ claim that police obtained key evidence of his DNA illegally from a cup he threw away.

about 12 hours ago

Allegheny County officer faces assault charges

Officer Keith Shephard was charged for scuffling with two men after leaving a tavern, a criminal complaint says.

about 12 hours ago

 A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into this truck in Jefferson Monday night.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash in Butler County

Police said 29-year-old Karen Lynn Risinger was driving north on Bonniebrook Road when the head-on crash occurred, police said.

about 5 hours ago

Firefighter charged in fatal crash in Westmoreland County

Gary L. Moore, 33, died in the February crash in Sewickley Township.

about 5 hours ago

Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.

about 2 hours ago

Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent for Pittsburgh region

The total number of jobs was up by 38,000 over July 2014.

about 1 hour ago

 The scene at Bayardstown Social Club, with Slim Forsythe and His New Payday Loners performing in the background.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Bayardstown Social Club in Strip makes a quick success of socializing

Born on a vacant lot on Penn Avenue, Bayardstown is a bring-your-own party to which everyone’s invited, including kids and dogs.

about 12 hours ago

Thieves steal flag at former school, fly Nazi flag instead

Property manager Michael Kissell, a Vietnam veteran, said “to have this happen on our soil is just ignorant and totally wrong.”

49 minutes ago

Two Cal U students face charges stemming from fight

Police said one of the students threatened to use a gun during the fight.

about 2 hours ago

 About 200 members of the Chester Upland teachers union in suburban Philadelphia voted unanimously last week to work without pay as the new school year opens Wednesday.

Some teachers in Phila. area heading back to school without a paycheck

The district, struggling with financial problems for years, is on the edge of insolvency and cannot make payroll, officials said.

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TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures tonight and Wednesday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

about 1 hour ago

Pittsburgh City Council might settle suit in deadly flood for $375K

Council will consider spending the city’s share of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four people who died on Washington Boulevard.

about 12 hours ago

 Mattel, in partnership with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, will release the Internet-connected version of the doll that has real conversations with kids in late 2015.

Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children?

Internet-enabled everyday devices are collectively called the “Internet of Things”; some experts think 50 billion will be in use by 2020.

1 day ago

Plum High School heightens awareness of its policies on reporting abuse

Safety changes are in place in Plum schools as students return in the wake of the arrests of three teachers last spring.

1 day ago

 Gregory Brown

Allegheny County DA to retry arson case that killed 3 firefighters

Gregory Brown was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder for the 1995 Valentine's Day fire that killed three firefighters.

about 12 hours ago

 Betsy Hawley is the director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, founded at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Coalition aiming to support, strengthen children's palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.

1 day ago

 Djamal Eleam

Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.

1 day ago

 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's front-page coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Digs: Post-Gazette's front pages during Hurricane Katrina

The Post-Gazette printed and thus captured all of these moments in time as one of the worst storms of the century devastated New Orleans.

1 day ago

 Vice President Joe Biden in Washington in April.

VP Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

The White House said in a news release Monday that further details will be released later.

about 12 hours ago

 Carol Finch of Mount Oliver, left, a parishioner of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Allentown, works with Linda Piso of Knoxville work at Fresh Friday on the Hilltop, which gives food out to the needy and is part of the church's mission. St. John Vianney is being considered to be closed by Bishop Zubik and the diocese.

Allentown parish faces possible closure

St. John Vianney officials say they don’t see how the parish can keep going. Its debt exceeds $3 million.

1 day ago

 Billy Ellsworth works on social studies lessons at home in Coraopolis. He is part of a clinical trial for eteplirsen, a drug that has not only slowed the progession of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but improved his symptoms.

FDA fast-tracks drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to quicker review of a promising muscular dystrophy treatment.

1 day ago

Ex-Cranberry couple charged in bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement cases

Gregory and Maria Makozy were named in separate indictments handed up under seal Aug. 25 in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Rare lion’s death at Nemacolin raises oversight questions

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.

about 12 hours ago

Homestead heroin dealer sentenced to 15 years

Brandon Thompson, 30, had pleaded guilty in May to his role as a supplier for a gang of dealers called the Uptown Crew.

1 day ago

ATV driver killed in Derry Township

Michael Winklosky, of Derry Township, was killed when he lost control of the ATV he was driving in a wooded area north of Route 316,

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 From left, Lauren Delorenze of Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown project helps Ophion and Argena Hall plant kale, cabbage and collard greens in the backyard of their Homewood home.

Phipps Conservatory helps Homewood residents plant gardens

Phipps Conservatory on course to plant 60 backyard gardens for Homewood residents in program funded by Hillman Foundation.

1 day ago

Drug-ring leader sentenced to more than 7 years

Juwan Woods, 32, known as "Whiz," was sentenced Friday to 87 months behind bars.

1 day ago

Outbound Parkway West overnight closures begin tonight

Through Wednesday, outbound closures begin at 9 p.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to I-79 with inbound single-lane traffic in the same area.

1 day ago

Motorcyclist injured in Aliquippa crash

The incident was reported at 10:36 a.m. on Main Street, authorities said.

about 23 hours ago

Wilkins seeks grant for demolition projects

Wilkins voted unanimously to apply for a Community Development Block Grant to tackle the demolition of two vacant homes in the township.

about 15 hours ago

 Philanthropist and businessman Dick Simmons.

Dick Simmons to step down as Pittsburgh Symphony's board chairman

Mr. Simmons’ individual philanthropy has helped the symphony weather the weak economy and its difficult financial circumstances.

about 18 hours ago

Officials determine cause of Penn Hills fire

Officials found “supporting evidence” that led them to believe that the fire was caused by a man cooking while intoxicated.

1 day ago

 Members of the Open Door Church at Garfield Community Farm gather under budding trees to worship in the open air. The open-air service mixed traditional worship and singing with chores at the urban farm. Among them were baking the communion bread in a wood-fired oven.

Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

As traditional congregations decline, some faith leaders are creating new venues of worship in unconventional spots.

2 days ago

 An automobile-tractor trailer crash blocked Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh's East Carnegie neighborhood Sunday morning, fouling traffic on the detour for the westbound Parkway West.

Parkway West detour reopened after crash

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago

 The Reverend B.J. Woodworth of the Open Door Church.

The Revs. Woodworth: father and son church planters

Rev. B.J. Woodworth is a second-generation church planter, founding Open Door in Highland Park.

2 days ago

 Pastor Brian Bolt, founder of CityReach Church on the North Side.

Brian Bolt: going to 'places nobody else will go to'

For Brian Bolt, the road to leading an ambitious church-planting network began in a bloody ambulance ride more than a decade ago.

2 days ago

Woman stabbed to death in New Brighton apartment

Police were called to the Mulberry Apartments in New Brighton at 11 p.m. Saturday and found a woman stabbed multiple times.

1 day ago

Fight in Indiana County leaves one man shot, another cut

State police responded to the Copper Beach apartments on Medlar Drive in White Township shortly after midnight for a report of a large

2 days ago

Several injured in Beaver County crash

A vehicle drove through a fence along Route 30 about 4 p.m., Beaver County dispatcher reports

1 day ago

 Charles Dickens

Eyewitness 1842: Dickens finds Pittsburgh full of smoke and fires

Charles Dickens was not impressed by Pittsburgh when he arrived here on the evening of March 28, 1842.

2 days ago

Parkway West reopens after construction finishes for weekend

But there’s more construction coming this week.

1 day ago

 South Side Market House

South Side Market House, 100 years strong

Now home to a Citiparks senior center and gymnasium, the South Side Market House has been city-owned and operated for the last 100 years.

2 days ago

Man in critical condition after Knoxville shooting

A Knoxville man is in critical condition after he was shot Sunday evening, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

1 day ago

Small fire breaks out at Allegheny County Jail

The fire, which happened shortly before 6 p.m., set off smoke alarms and caused city and county fire units to respond.

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