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 Robert Thomson

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary bequeathed $20 million

Robert Thomson gave no indication such a bequest was in the works, said William Carl, president of the seminary.

about 4 hours ago


 Physical therapy resident Pam Dunlap evaluates Gaige Pavlocak's balance

Allegheny County school districts’ occupational, physical therapists in jeopardy

A $1.1 million deficit has caused the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to turn therapists into independent contractors, some of whom may quit.

about 4 hours ago


 The hip joint

Knee, hip replacement costs a bargain at Pittsburgh area hospitals

Pittsburgh is a low-cost market when it comes to knee and hip replacements, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield survey.

about 4 hours ago


 The bill is opposed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Controversial proposal for nonprofit amendment advances in Pennsylvania

The proposal could lead to a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more authority over determining tax exemptions for nonprofits.

about 4 hours ago


 Natalia Rudiak

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak pushes for city-paid parental leave

The cost of the program proposed by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak would be negligible, a Pittsburgh personnel official said.

about 4 hours ago


 The Greenfield Bridge, with the Parkway East passing beneath.

Greenfield Bridge reconstruction to cause months of detours, traffic woes

The Greenfield Bridge will close late this year for repairs.

about 4 hours ago


 The Allegheny County Police bomb squad deploys a robot in response to the bomb threat situation Tuesday on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue.

Woman uses bomb threat to rob bank

Brandy Greulich told the bank teller at PNC Bank in Bellevue that she had bombs in her car and demanded for $40,000.

about 4 hours ago


3-D cameras purchased to enhance emergency responses, public safety

The three-dimensional laser scanners can be used to plan for emergency operations and the reconstruction of crime and accident scenes.

about 4 hours ago


13 Corbett selections cleared for vote in Senate

Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf recalled 28 nominations, which he characterized as having been made at the “eleventh hour.”

about 4 hours ago


Man shot to death in Wilkinsburg

The supervisor said Anthony Garland, was pronounced dead about 5:22 p.m. He lived in an apartment building on the 700 block of Kelly Avenue.

about 3 hours ago


Obituary / William K. Foster Sr.: Banker lived to help others

William K. Foster Sr. worked helping minority communities through banking and agencies such as the Urban League of Pittsburgh.

about 4 hours ago


Obituary / Steve Katz: Devoted baseball coach built lasting program

Steve Katz loved sports and was a devoted coach and mentor to all.

about 4 hours ago


Audit finds another $13,000 missing from Baldwin firefighters

More than $26,000 in stolen funds from the Baldwin Borough Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association led to criminal charges last year,

about 4 hours ago


 Court records show Edward McDonald spent between six months and a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other crimes in 2009.

Police: Homestead arson suspect sought mental health treatment days before

“He just wanted to talk to somebody,” Homestead police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone said.

1 day ago


 People gather today in the Dollar Energy Fund's ice house that was built in PPG Plaza to raise money for people unable to pay their utility bills. Participants stay in the ice house until they have met their fundraising goals.

Pittsburgh donors chill in ice house to help those in need

Volunteers spend time inside the Dollar Energy Fund’s ice house to raise money to help people pay their heating bills.

about 12 hours ago


 Nolan Burch, 18, died Nov. 14.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49

Nolan Burch, a freshman, died in November after an initiation event at the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

about 10 hours ago


Wilkinsburg School District approves one-time bonuses for elementary principals

Elementary principals Tanya Smith, of Turner Elementary, and Rosalind Fisher, of Kelly Elementary, will receive the one-time bonuses.

about 7 hours ago


Allegheny County Council committee recommends tax break for developer in Bakery Square

The committee on economic development and housing recommended a resolution that would give Walnut Capital a 10-year tax break.

about 7 hours ago


Audit reveals another $13,000 missing from Baldwin Borough firefighters

Two officials were sentenced for misusing $26,000 from the Baldwin’s Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association, but more money is missing.

about 11 hours ago


 “In pure form,” the senators' letter says, “overdosing on caffeine is not only easy but virtually unavoidable.”

U.S. senators urge FDA to ban retail sales of caffeine powder

Two deaths have been linked to powdered caffeine, with one teaspoon having the equivalent of about 25 cups of coffee.

about 5 hours ago


Co-owner of Italian Village Pizza chain sentenced to probation for tax evasion

John R. Miller of South Park ordered to home confinement for one year and to pay a $45,000 fine.

about 4 hours ago


U.S. Steel posts strong fourth quarter

The earnings, which amounted to $1.83 per share, topped Wall Street estimates.

about 10 hours ago


Administration of Washington County court returns to local control

The state Supreme Court had appointed Joseph M. James to take over administrative tasks from then-President Judge Debbie O'Dell Seneca.

about 11 hours ago


Pittsburgh must better document how witness protection money is spent, report says

Between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013, the city paid $368,720 out of its witness protection fund.

about 11 hours ago


 The Chautauqua Amphitheater, shown in August 2010.

Open-air amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution wins 'National Treasure' designation

A proposed update of the 121-year-old building was decried by preservationists because it required a virtually complete demolition.

about 13 hours ago


 Agents were sent to a PNC Bank on Lincoln Avenue this afternoon after a report of a robbery that might have involved a bomb threat.

Woman faces charges after bomb threat at Bellevue bank

Initial reports indicated the attempted robbery involved a bomb threat, but police said no bomb was found at the scene.

about 4 hours ago


Priest leaves Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to concentrate on his parish

Father Charles Bober is leaving as president at North Catholic to oversee a major construction project at St. Killian Parish in Cranberry.

about 7 hours ago


 Blankets sit in January 2014 in an alley outside the Duquesne Club where a homeless man often sleeps near the heat exhaust.

Allegheny County gets $15.5 million to continue programs for homeless people

The money will help fund 25 Allegheny County agencies that provide housing and services to homeless people.

about 17 hours ago


 Andrew Capone, 29, of Highland Park, was arraigned Monday night.

Public defender arrested on charges he gave inaccurate information to judge's staff

Andrew Capone of Highland Park was arraigned Monday night on charges of hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law.

about 16 hours ago


Woman to stand trial on charges she stole police car while handcuffed

Police say the 27-year-old woman used the cruiser to ram her grandfather’s car before leading police on a nearly 10-mile chase.

about 19 hours ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto

Pennsylvania nonprofit amendment proposal spurs debate

The proposed amendment would give the Legislature sole discretion in defining which organizations are charities deserving tax exemptions.

1 day ago


 Teaira Whitehead

Pittsburgh teen found in park died of overdose

Joggers found Teaira Whitehead's body at the bottom of a hill on a trail below Riverview Avenue on the afternoon of Oct. 6.

about 19 hours ago


 A thin layer of ice covers the Allegheny River this morning. The cold and slick roads from Monday's snowfall prompted many school districts in the Pittsburgh area to delay the start of school today.

Pittsburgh-area school districts announce two-hour delays

No snow is expected today. The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 22 and a low of 7 tonight.

about 22 hours ago


 Swedish retail chain Ikea has announced that it will open a store in Columbus, Ohio in 2017.

Ikea to open store in Columbus, Ohio

The Ikea store in Columbus would be the retail chain’s second store in Ohio.

about 15 hours ago


Cal U professor found dead in campus office

Burrell Brown, on the Cal U faculty since 1989, was found dead late Sunday.

about 4 hours ago


Snow squall alert for Pittsburgh region

The weather service warned that the snow showers will rapidly reduce viability and that roads may become snow-covered and slick.

about 5 hours ago


Chartiers Valley approves new contracts for administrators

Brian White will remain superintendent of the district as the board approved a five-year contract for him at a salary of $156,831 per year.

about 7 hours ago


Pike County district attorney will seek death penalty against Eric Frein

Mr. Frein is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding another trooper at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept.

about 13 hours ago


 C. Denise Johnson, center, asks questions of Clayco Realty Group developers during Monday's meeting.

Parking, retail concerns raised over Civic Arena site development

Hill District residents viewed the plans for the new U.S. Steel headquarters Monday, giving it mostly favorable reviews.

1 day ago


 Standing next to his parents, Cindy and David, Joshua Fabus holds his brother Joey's honorary Bethel Park police cap as the family watches Joey's casket being carried from St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Mt. Lebanon following his funeral today.

Police, firefighters remember 8-year-old Joey Fabus

Joey, who had a brain tumor, was sworn in as an officer in June and got to spend a day with the Bethel Park police. He died Wednesday.

1 day ago


 Sister Christine Sinkovich of the Prince of Peace Parish shovels the sidewalk Monday along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh region dodges worst of ‘weather bomb’ that pummelled Northeast

A large, shape-shifting winter storm spilled 7.1 inches of snow on the region on its way to the Atlantic coast.

1 day ago


 Sister Christine Sinkovich , of the Prince of Peace Parish, shovels off the sidewalk along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Snow-covered roads blamed for at least a dozen accidents

Pittsburgh police say all the rush-hour accidents were minor.

1 day ago


 Munhall Officer Vincent Abate patrols the outside of the Propel School in Braddock Hills as students are released to their parents following a lockdown.

Police identify Rankin teen as suspect in Propel School gun incident

Police arrested Shaquir Gilmore, 18, of Rankin and have not identified the juvenile male.

1 day ago


 Maurita Bryant, Assistant Chief of Investigations, provides details about an incident involving city police officers that took place at the Renewal Halfway House in August 2014.

Pittsburgh officials reviewing arrest, beating of man in halfway house

Two police officers beat a man with batons a combined 17 times during an August arrest at the Renewal Center Downtown, police said today.

1 day ago


 Sister Daniela Bronka, principal at St. Bernard School, laughs this month as she greets students and parents before the start of school.

Principal strengthens school's 'Catholic identity' while proving nuns can be fun

Sister Daniela Bronka, principal of St. Bernard School, shows her students that nuns don’t have to be old or intimidating.

2 days ago


 Crawford Village public housing complex.

Budget cuts put a big hole in housing authority security

Second of two parts. Housing authorities nationally maintain police forces, guard contracts and pacts with police despite budget cuts.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some districts in the suburbs, including Penn Hills, are operating on two-hour delays today.

School delayed for dozens of Pittsburgh-area districts

The National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 tonight.

1 day ago


 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon

“We’re super excited about that,” Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said. “We were confident going into it. I expected that outcome.”

1 day ago


Pittsburgh International Airport passenger arrested with loaded gun

It was the first firearm found in carry-on luggage at the airport this year.

1 day ago


Suspect arrested in McKeesport homicide

Roman Jones faces charges of criminal homicide and other crimes in the slaying Tuesday of William “Billy” Doyle, 24, at Crawford Village.

1 day ago



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