A sign calling for prayer outside Umpqua Community College a day after the shooting there, in Roseburg, Ore.

Options for an active shooter: run, hide or fight

In the wake of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, experts say action is sometimes needed.

about 23 hours ago

Four break-ins on North Side rattle residents, prompt police warning

The break-ins occurred Friday between 1:43 a.m. and 4:12 a.m.

about 8 hours ago

 Construction continues Friday on the Frick Environmental Center at the Beechwood Boulevard entrance to Frick Park. The 15,000-square foot three-story structure uses the footprint of the former center, which burned in 2002, and will be a LEED Platinum and fully certified Living Building.

New Frick Environmental Center to feature water, energy savings

The $18.4 million Frick Environmental Center in Frick Park will be the world’s 6th self-sustaining Living Building when it opens next year.

about 23 hours ago

 “This pledge builds on our already fiscally sound budgeting practices," Mayor Bill Peduto said.

Pittsburgh to receive additional $5 million for resilience efforts

The $5 million is in addition to other funding The Rockefeller Foundation has already committed to the city.

about 3 hours ago

 Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon.

Man accused of helping assault suspect flee to Saudi Arabia denied bail

Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon, was charged Friday with four counts of hindering apprehension and two counts of criminal conspiracy.

about 4 hours ago

 Kelly Mullen stands in the living room where her friend Jason "Dirk" Daniels was shot and his girlfriend was wounded.

Ambush shooting in McKeesport kills 17-year-old, injures 15-year-old

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the double shooting in McKeesport which they believe targeted the boy.

about 8 hours ago

Marked Pittsburgh police car strikes pedestrian in East Liberty

The pedestrian was said to be in stable condition and dressed in black when the accident occurred as the officer was turning.

about 11 hours ago

Hooded man robs tip money from S. Side wings restaurant

The robber struck Wings Over Pittsburgh Friday evening and ran away.

about 13 hours ago

Greene County man dies in crash; cause likely due to medical emergency

Authorities said the Waynesburg man struck and embankment and flipped his pickup truck.

about 13 hours ago

Mayor's office examines block-party policy

Public Works director Mike Gable said he would evaluate future requests for block party permits on a case-by-case basis.

about 22 hours ago

Companion: White Oak man said he killed man in attempt to collect drug debt

Talon Perozich, 22, of White Oak is accused of killing Brian Cook of McKeesport in June 2013 because Cook owed him $230 for marijuana.

about 23 hours ago

 Family and friends of Ava Campbell prepare to release balloons after a memorial service at Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department in Shaler.

Family, friends mourn death of 6-year-old killed in Shaler crash

Hundreds of balloons were sent skyward Friday by her grieving family and their friends after the funeral for 6-year-old Ava Lynn Campbell.

about 23 hours ago

 Davin Gartley, left, and Samantha James.

After fatal Munhall standoff, police follow leads on South Side

Davin Gartley, 38, and Samantha James, 24, ran “an illegal enterprise that involved drugs and prostitution,” police say.

1 day ago

 Brittany Meixner of Carrick holds a piece  she created that will be displayed at the “We Live Here” exhibit tonight at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District. She titled the piece “Dragon in the Night.” Some of the artwork will be accompanied by audio recordings.

Strip District exhibit features artwork of homeless young adults

The exhibit is titled “We Live Here.” Pieces will be auctioned tonight at an event at 21st Street Coffee and Tea.

1 day ago

Pedestrian hit by bus in Oakland

The incident happened at 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, near the Cathedral of Learning.

1 day ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State criticized for lauding ex-official of Sandusky charity

Penn State selected Bruce Heim to join a group of alumni for an honorary coin toss prior to Penn State’s game Saturday.

1 day ago

Airman from West Virginia among those killed in Afghanistan plane crash

Airman Ryan Hammond was on a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.

1 day ago

 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at halftime at Heinz Field Thursday night during a special presentation of former Steeler Jerome Bettis' Hall of Fame ring.

PSO gets a rare score at halftime of Steelers game during Bettis ceremony

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra made its Heinz Field debut, traveling across the Allegheny River for the Steelers halftime show.

1 day ago

 Joseph Swidorsky, 30, of Brighton Heights is charged with killing his infant daughter in June.

Father charged in infant daughter’s death

An autopsy showed that Braelyn Swidorsky died from a head injury in June.

about 23 hours ago

Planned archery hunt in park spurs Scott to sue Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon purchased the park, in Scott’s boundaries, in 1994; Scott solicitor says deed stipulates it be used “for public park purposes.”

about 23 hours ago

 Metal decking is installed on the new Hulton Bridge in April. The $65 million bridge is scheduled to open Oct. 20.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge to close Monday; Parkway West this weekend

Also, PennDOT says there will be a full closure of Parkway West’s inbound lanes, weather permitting, from 9 tonight through Monday morning.

1 day ago

 Cal McConnell, co-owner of McConnell's Farm in Independence, Beaver County, picks apples Sept. 16. The 200-acre farm has been run by the McConnell family since 1787.

Harvest of history: State's Century Farms a cornucopia of land, labor and legacy

Only 3 percent of the state’s 63,000 family farms qualify for the designation of Century Farm or Bicentennial Farm.

1 day ago

Restoration begins at Falconhurst apartment building in Wilkinsburg

The Falconhurst project is the latest in Wilkinsburg’s Hamnett Place neighborhood by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

1 day ago

 Father Larry Adams, a 1984 graduate of Serra Catholic High School, blesses the statue of the newly canonized Junipero Serra in front of the school Sept. 23.

McKeesport's Serra Catholic celebrates its namesake

The school was named for Father Junipero Serra, who was canonized as a saint last week by Pope Francis.

1 day ago

 North Hills High School students participate in an astronomy class in the new digital immersion theater.

North Hills High School upgrades its planetarium

The school’s planetarium can take students worlds away or bring them right out of the front door.

1 day ago

Elizabeth Forward School District to garnish wages of employees behind on taxes

About 12 employees of the district have been identified as owing back real estate taxes to the district.

1 day ago

Ohio Valley Hospital adds health focus to YMCA after-school programs

Ohio Valley Hospital is offering a healthy eating and exercise component in the Montour, West Allegheny and Brentwood districts.

1 day ago

 Cpl. Robert Guy Brown was killed in an ambush March 21, 1966, shortly after his 19th birthday.

Vietnam War veteran, Finleyville native awarded posthumous diploma

Cpl. Robert Guy Brown of the U.S. Marine Corps was killed in action nearly 50 years ago.

1 day ago

Woman, 36, killed in three-vehicle crash in Greene County

The county coroner’s office said Becky M. Cain, 36, of Crucible, was killed when she crossed the center line and collided with a truck.

1 day ago

 Mike Reilly in one of the fields that comprise his working farm in Ohio Township. He and his wife Cherie own and operate Reilly's Summer Seat Farm, located on 82 acres of hills, woods and fields. The couple is retiring from the business in November.

Reilly’s Garden Center at Summer Seat Farm to close Nov. 13

While the garden center will close, the family may continue to offer pick-your-own fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.

1 day ago

Trash collection route audit to be begin in Murrysville

Republic Services will be stopping in front of residences to document route information.

1 day ago

Harmony serves as Hollywood East this week

Actor Ewan McGregor has been seen around the town while preparing for filming American Pastoral.

1 day ago

Rennerdale residents unhappy about ambulance service change

Response time can be critical in the growing and sprawling 13-square-mile township of 7,200 residents.

1 day ago

 Kathryn Talerico

McCandless teen with diabetes is honored

Kathryn Talerico participated in the juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual Children’s Congress.

1 day ago

 A Dunkin' Donuts in Peters is one step closer to reality.

Dunkin' Donuts coming to Peters?

If the plan gets final approval, the doughnut shop and another building would be constructed on the site of the Eat’n Park on Route 19.

1 day ago

Westmoreland County Historical Society organizes Kennametal tour

The “Made in Westmoreland” event will highlight part of the county’s manufacturing history.

1 day ago

 Chartiers Valley 10th-grader Emily Ford tries to beat the Steelers' Will Allen to the finish in a footwork drill at the Camp of Champions.

Elizabeth Forward football camp hosts variety of champions

The camp aims to make a positive impact on area youth with disabilities by teaching football skills and emphasizing a healthy lifestyle.

1 day ago

Fence to be installed along Eden Park and O’Neil boulevards in McKeesport

The project will be done by Redrock Fence Co. of White Oak and will be paid for out of the district’s capital project funds and/or grants.

1 day ago

Osborne Elementary School’s gARTen Club receives program grants

The school in the Quaker Valley School District has received two grants worth nearly $9,000 to encourage education in and through the arts.

1 day ago

 Spirit Airlines offers flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas and Chicago.

Latrobe's Arnold Palmer Regional Airport sees increasing traffic

The airport has a full-body scanner, courtesy of the TSA, and an increase in passengers on Sprint Airlines.

1 day ago

North Fayette offers safety courses

“If you take one thing from this class, we’ve succeeded. We’re not here to teach you guys to be ninjas,” said Cpl. Todd Heufelder

1 day ago

Andrew Carnegie Free Library plans celebratory benefit concert

"Carnegies in Concert" benefit will celebrate the nearly completed renovation.

1 day ago

In Wilkinsburg, these backpacks hold blessings

Each week, volunteers pack 550 bags of food to send home with Wilkinsburg students.

1 day ago

Murrysville tables proposed drilling ordinance

The proposed new law calls for bigger setback distances at well sites, which did not please drillers and some landowners.

1 day ago

Bethel Park students step up to kindness challenge

They heard a speaker from a group formed by the parents of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the Columbine High School shootings in 1999.

1 day ago

Mt. Lebanon to continue seeking sharpshooting proposals to lower deer population

The municipality received one response to its request for proposals to use guns to cull deer in the community.

1 day ago

Penn Hills schools struggling with student behavior

Administrators have had their hands full with issues ranging from dress code violations to destruction of school property and fighting.

1 day ago

Steel Valley continues effort to clean up area around Homestead school

The district is taking steps to acquire two vacant lots across from Barrett Elementary School.

1 day ago

Former pharmacy manager pleads guilty in prescription drug scheme

Correna Pfeiffer, 37, of Monaca, who managed an Aliquippa MedFast Institutional Pharmacy, waived indictment.

about 23 hours ago

Sto-Rox changes security firms

The change in companies was mainly due to ongoing issues with staffing, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

1 day ago