Jessee Mook, 11, left, spars with Sami Spinks, 28, as Mook's father and boxing coach Jack Mook guides them at an old city firehouse that has been converted into a boxing gym for Steel City Boxing on Homer Street in Spring Hill on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Steel City Boxing in Spring Hill under threat from leaky city building

The program has opened doors for local youth, troubled or not. Does its home in an old city firehouse have a fighting chance?

about 5 hours ago

Brian O'Neill: On Allegheny County Council, the rubber stamp rules

The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.

about 5 hours ago

 Former NFL running back William Ward Walsh, 66, takes the web-based, game-styled brain health test developed by RC21X, supervised by Mike Schuler. The test results will be used to evaluate Walsh's status for the NFL concussion lawsuit. Walsh played for the Packers and Oilers.

Coraopolis-based program has a new tool to keep tabs on your brain: RC21X

Former WVU player assembles star-studded Pittsburgh team for a brain health tool that aims to become a lifetime wellness aid.

about 5 hours ago

 A street in East Liberty with houses developed by ELDI, with prototypes by Pfaffmann + Associates.

How did East Liberty become safer? Buying out homes that housed criminals

Whole Foods and Home Depot made East Liberty a destination, but a real estate strategy made it possible to get to sleep at night.

about 5 hours ago

A spirited exchange at CMU: debating faith in scientific worldview

The Veritas Forum gathered in McConomy Auditorium of Carnegie Mellon to debate faith’s role in the scientific worldview.

about 5 hours ago

 Deborah Todd  Carl Domingo, 21, a senior of Rochester Institute of Technology, works on a computer problem during the first hackathon SteelHacks at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

'Make something cool': SteelHacks competition sizzles at Pitt

SteelHacks brought more than 150 students from Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, Chatham and Youngstown State to Oakland to test their

about 5 hours ago

 Former Democratic congressman Joe Sestak speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Philadelphia. Sestak is planning walk to walk across the state to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.

Joe Sestak on the march toward the Senate

Joe Sestak achieves one goal, but he still has many miles to go in his U.S. Senate challenge.

about 5 hours ago

 Guests gathered for the VIP reception at Sprout Fund's Hothouse event.

Pittsburgh charities rethink the value of galas

Big charity galas may raise significant dollars for some organizations but some nonprofits shun them because of time and expense.

about 5 hours ago

 Judge Lester Nauhaus (for Sunday March 29 story)

Allegheny County drug courts render justice, but conflict with some national standards

Drugs drive crime. But locking up addicts doesn’t stop crime. Nor does it stop drug addiction.

about 5 hours ago

Eyewitness 1865: Gazette backs full civil rights for blacks

Black people had proved their courage in battle, and The Daily Pittsburgh Gazette said they had earned their civil rights.

about 5 hours ago

Post-Gazette wins state, international awards

The work of PG writers, photographers, designers, illustrators and digital innovators has won more than two dozen awards in two contests.

about 5 hours ago

DUI suspected in fatal Indiana County car crash

A 76-year old woman was killed and a 79-year-old man seriously injured; another driver is suspected of driving drunk.

about 21 hours ago

 Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.

1 day ago

 Elizabeth Forward senior Tyler Wachs built a canoe in the school's new FABLab, which allowed him to design the canoe on a computer that then cut the pieces for him. Here, he gives the canoe its second voyage in the high school pool.

Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school's digital fabrication lab

Senior Tyler Wachs could have simply purchased a canoe, but asked, “Why not make something that you can say you built with your own hands?”

1 day ago

Co-defendant testifies in man's retrial for North Side beating death

Michael Molina’s previous conviction for killing Melissa Snodgrass in a drug deal was overturned by the state Supreme Court.

1 day ago

Prosecutors withdraw homicide charge against woman arrested in ex-lover's death

Jamie Parker, 30, of Wilkinsburg, still faces a conspiracy charge in Leonard Butler’s Oct. 14 death and two others face homicide trials.

1 day ago

Former Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist banned for bringing cigarettes to work

Charlotte Hoffman, 68, of Portersville said she wasn’t giving items to inmates, who she said aren’t getting adequate mental health services.

1 day ago

 Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, Ill. Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

Heinz, Kraft wedding yields some interesting recipes.

about 21 hours ago

 A SWAT team surrounds an apartment in Hempfield today.

Fugitive captured after holding hostage in Hempfield since early this morning

Members of a fugitive task force went to an apartment to serve three warrants shortly after 7 a.m. and the situation ended about 2:30 p.m.

1 day ago

 “This is my kind of transaction, uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value,” said Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in the official deal announcement.

Heinz-Kraft merger reflects challenges for iconic brands

The deal may benefit investors, but will it help the businesses?

1 day ago

Police: Drowning may have caused South Side nurse's death

Wheeling police Sgt. Gregg McKenzie said investigators are awaiting the results of additional tests, including a toxicology screen.

1 day ago

East Hills man convicted of third-degree murder in party bus slaying

Steven Lee, 21, of McKees Rocks was killed early on March 30, 2013, after an evening on a party bus celebrating his cousin’s 34th birthday.

1 day ago

 Four Seasons will be scouting locations Downtown, in the Strip District and along the riverfronts.

Four Seasons chain scouting Pittsburgh for possible hotel location

“They are expanding aggressively and they like Pittsburgh,” said Eric M. White, the URA business development executive.

2 days ago

Study finds more than 800,000 hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Users gave the trail high marks for cleanliness, safety and maintenance.

2 days ago

Party bus jury hears closing arguments

James Lawrence is accused as one of three men who pulled Steven Lee off a party bus in Sheraden and beat him before shooting him to death.

2 days ago

Seniors want center director to return to Brighton Heights

Residents at Brighton Heights Senior Healthy Active Living Center aren’t happy that director Lynn Walsh was transferred to Mt. Washington.

2 days ago

 Lincoln Levys

Wilkinsburg man ordered to stand trial in infant daughter's death

Lincoln Levys, 28, faces charges of homicide and other charges in the Oct. 23 death of his daughter, Saige Levys.

1 day ago

 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

2 days ago

Norwin teacher, daughter of superintendent, arrested on drug charges

Lisa Rodnicki, 37, a physical education teacher  at Norwin and daughter of superintendent William H. Kerr Jr., is accused of selling heroin.

1 day ago

Two Lawrence County men charged with operating video gambling machines

Frank R, Medure, 63, of Neshannock Township, and his son, Frank C. Medure, 33, of Union Township, are accused of operating 65 machines.

1 day ago

Port Authority board approves agreement to continue free rides to North Side Station

Under the five-year agreement, the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority and Alco Parking will pay $1.2 million to continue the service.

1 day ago

Soldiers & Sailors Hall to induct 17 servicemen

The hall of valor recognizes Pennsylvania veterans who have received medals for bravery and heroism during times of military conflict.

1 day ago

 Chaz White

Two arrested in shooting death of Wilmerding 19-year-old

The shooting took place around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Airbrake Avenue.

1 day ago

 The Golden Triangle lights will be dimmed on Saturday in celebration of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour will darken Pittsburgh's skyline Saturday

The event to showcase conservation and environmental awareness begins at 8:30 p.m. and will darken buildings Downtown and in Oakland.

1 day ago

 Keith Williams

Home invasion fugitive arrested in Northview Heights

Keith Williams, 22, of Homewood was arrested in Northview Heights around 10 p.m. without incident.

1 day ago

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Armstrong County school

Police went through the building with bomb-sniffing dogs but found nothing, said superintendent Matthew E. Curci.

1 day ago

No charges to be filed against Montour's AD, equipment manager

School officials said at a meeting Thursday night that the Allegheny County DA’s office found “no basis for prosecution.”

1 day ago

 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

1 day ago

 The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday for the removal of ceiling tiles.

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The posted detour uses West Carson Street to reach the West End Bypass.

1 day ago

Driver killed near I-70 ramp in Washington County

Authorities said the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree after exiting the highway onto Route 43 in California Borough.

1 day ago

McCandless mortgage broker pleads to fraud conspiracy

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley, president of Castle Mortgage, defrauded Washington Mutual Bank of some $1.8 million.

1 day ago

Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres to stay closed for rest of 2015

Fixing landslide damage to a portion of  Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres likely will take until the end of the year.

2 days ago

Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival taps into fun

Five thousand maple trees have to be tapped to produce the 500-800 gallons of pure maple syrup that will be sold this weekend.

2 days ago

 A scene from United Methodist Church's Passion Play entitled, "The Last Days of Christ."

Munhall Passion play organizers look back on 20 years

The Passion play at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church in Munhall continues today through Sunday at the church, 334 22nd Ave.

2 days ago

 Members of the Mt. Lebanon crew team travel along the. From left are Maddie Ricci, Anya Vendredi, Alexandra Tzaneva and Andrea Wisnuski.

Crew takes hold as a club sport at Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon’s crew team is preparing for spring competition, which often takes place at regattas involving numerous other clubs.

2 days ago

Carlynton community rallies around student

A blood drive is being held to support Hailey Baker, a student at Carlyton Junior-Senior High School who is battling health problems.

2 days ago

 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

2 days ago

 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

2 days ago

Living Last Supper expected to draw hundreds in Irwin

Attendance at First United Methodist Church’s Holy Week presentation continues to grow. Performances will be held Tuesday and Thursday.

2 days ago

 The Twelve Oaks Restaurant and Tavern, owned by Susan and David Yurkovich, in Brownsville.

Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.

2 days ago


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