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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.

about 5 hours 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.

about 6 hours ago


 Robert Scott Winder crashed his experimental aircraft today.

Small plane crashes off runway at Grove City Airport

Robert Scott Winder of Grove City crashed his experimental aircraft today at the Grove City Regional Airport while attempting a landing.

about 7 hours ago


Man to stand trial for drunken driving, vehicular homicide in crash that killed passenger

State police said Ethan Kenney, 19, of Dunbar, was intoxicated at the time of the crash that killed Catherine A. Healy, 19​.

about 10 hours ago


Drug dealer to plead guilty for escape from Morgantown prison camp

Eugene Cobbs, 43, filed notice yesterday that he will plead guilty Aug. 11 to charges related to his escape last year.

about 12 hours ago


18-month-old killed when truck backs over her in Indiana County

An 18-month-old girl was killed Thursday after a truck backed up over her, the Indiana County coroner said.

about 12 hours ago


Texas man sentenced to 11 years for supplying cocaine to Monongahela Valley drug ring

Dominique Jackson, 26, of Denton, was found guilty at trial in March of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Clairton and elsewhere.

about 13 hours ago


Police investigate shooting in Washington County

State police said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.

about 14 hours 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.

about 21 hours ago


Attorneys battle in Pittsburgh police shooting case

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

about 21 hours ago


 Fans shout for autographs as the Steelers enter the field at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe last year.

Steelers training camp: A pilgrimage of sorts for the many 'black-and-gold' faithful

Joint practices with the Buffalo Bills will be the newest feature when the Steelers begin training camp today in Latrobe.

about 21 hours ago


 Forensic investigators mark shell casings at the scene of a shooting on Hickory Street at Jones Avenue in North Braddock.

Police arrest five men in connection with Mon Valley gunfights

Rankin police arrested five men Thursday following a daylong gun battle that traveled between two Mon Valley communities and left five

about 20 hours ago


 Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive, talks to a group local officials and housing advocates as part of the “Blight to Bright: A Comprehensive Anti-Blight Toolkit” program.

Municipal officials schooled in ways to end blight in region

A ’tool kit’ prepared by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is designed to teach officials which approaches have worked to battle blight.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.“

about 21 hours ago


 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them  July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours ago


Wilkins woman, 6 others indicted on charges of distributing oxycodone

Brandy Bara, also known as Brandy Marie White, 33, of Briaridge Drive, was the leader of the ring, according to the DEA.

about 22 hours ago


Allegheny County public works director resigns

Stephen Shanley, deputy director, is listed on the county public works website as the interim director.

about 22 hours ago


 First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.

6 hurt when truck crashes into Penn Hills Dairy Queen

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Verona Road.

about 22 hours ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs the state budget in his chambers on July 10.

Corbett care plan no longer cuts aid for disabled

The Healthy PA Medicaid reform will no longer seek to repeal the MAWD program, which provides aid to 33,000 workers with disabilities.

about 22 hours ago


Federated Investors report 9 percent drop in second-quarter profits

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

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Louise Urban named president, CEO of Jefferson Hospital

She takes over for John Dempster, who will be moving to a new administrative role at Jefferson.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans Wednesday at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

Buffett's 'This One’s For You' tour is about the fans

To fans, Buffett is known simply as “Jimmy” and they casually tell stories about him like a best friend or neighbor.

1 day ago


Fort Duquesne Blvd. closed between Sixth and Seventh streets

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

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Pavement work to stall traffic on Marshall, Perrysville avenues today

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Monday.

1 day ago


Motorcyclist, 22, killed in Beaver County crash

Officials said the motorcyclist crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle near Wildflower Reserve in Independence.

1 day ago


Overnight paving to affect Allegheny River Boulevard

Overnight paving will cause traffic restrictions on Allegheny River Boulevard starting Thursday night.

1 day ago


Additional cell phone users can now text 911

In Allegheny County, it's now possible for cell phone customers with Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint to send emergency text messages to 911

1 day 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.

1 day ago


 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Mt. Lebanon School District to maintain new turf fields in town

The school board voted 7-1 to enter into an agreement with the municipality to maintain Wildcat and Middle fields in Main Park.

2 days ago


Chartiers Valley selects IKM as architect for district projects

IKM Inc. will charge the district 5 percent of the cost for new construction projects and 5.5 percent for renovations.

2 days ago


 Marques Duncan  wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

1 day ago


 Delajah Dennis uses a router on the sides of her desk with assistance from Gary Zangaro at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Holy Family Academy students build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

1 day ago


 Wal-Mart wants to build a 150,000-square-foot store off McKnight Road in McCandless near the Rave movie theater.

McCandless residents oppose Wal-Mart

Residents cite concerns over traffic, noise, safety issues and water runoff as reasons they believe Wal-Mart should stay away.

1 day ago


Moon board votes again to close Hyde school

They also adopted a plan for a K-2 and 3-4 grade-level configuration at the remaining four elementary buildings.

1 day ago


Scott approves sewer repairs

A series of heavy downpours had overloaded some sewers and caused flooding.

2 days ago


Superior Motors hosts sculpture workshop in Braddock

This Saturday afternoon, July 26, Pittsburgh street artist/​sculptor Tim Kaulen will bring a Mobile Sculpture Workshop to 1215 Braddock Ave.

2 days ago


Westscape: 'Cool Camp' for kids, Oakdale festival and on stage in North Fayette

Activities throughout the West communities.

1 day ago


 Ronald J. Kitsko, the new principal at Lincoln Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.

Lincoln Elementary welcomes new principal

Ronald Kitsko was selected Monday out of 64 qualified applicants to replace Marybeth D. Irvin as a principal in the Mt. Lebanon School

2 days ago


Ross establishes traffic advisory board

Commissioners want to get their residents’ input on traffic issues.

1 day ago


 Sean Aiken is the new assistant superintendent of schools for personnel and student support services for West Allegheny School District.

West Allegheny names new assistant superintendent

He replaces William Englert Jr., who is retiring Aug. 29.

1 day ago


North scape: Fundraisers, library activities and an antique power show

Activities and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 day ago


Heidelberg moves to regulate exotic animals

The action was sparked by an incident in neighboring Scott, where officials discovered that a resident was keeping 20 exotic snakes.

1 day ago


 John Lechliter, manager, wedding consultant and designer at Lea's Floral Shop in East McKessport, arranges bouquets for delivery to local care facilities.

Fourth-generation florists in East McKeesport deliver smiles

Lea‘‍s Floral Shop partners with Teleflora to distribute bouquets to care centers for “Make Someone Smile Week.”

2 days ago



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