The May 2 opening day of Kennywood this season was marred by a fight involving dozens of teens.

Kennywood shooting doesn’t deter amusement park visitors

Police say the incident outside the park wounded a woman near the exit after Saturday night’s fireworks show.

about 9 hours ago

 Differential pricing — the economic term for setting different prices for the same product for different customers — has long been a feature of commerce in one form or another.

Surveillance Society: Is online pricing custom-made?

With Internet searches adding to digital profiles, have consumers’ best prices online been predetermined based on shopping history?

about 9 hours ago

 Veteran Tim Hornik, 35, was shot in the face by a sniper in Iraq in 2004.

UPMC exploring future of eye transplants

Acknowledging the years of work still to come, a University of Pittsburgh researcher forges ahead on an experimental eye transplant program.

about 9 hours ago

 Allegheny County had an average of about 107 asbestos-related deaths a year for the 15 years studied, the highest of any county in the state.

Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national average

Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.

about 9 hours ago

 Avielle Keller, 6, of Squirrel Hill, plays soccer while she watches the United States Women's National Soccer Team play Japan at a watch party hosted by the City of Pittsburgh at Schenley Plaza on Sunday.

Pittsburgh soccer fans flock to Schenley Plaza, other watch parties as U.S. claims World Cup title

More than 1,500 people gathered in Schenley Plaza, and hundreds of others were at viewing parties at local pubs, cheering the team’s win.

about 9 hours ago

Regatta crowds rise despite loss of river events

Despite cancelling river activities for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, vendors and officials say the event went quite well.

about 9 hours ago

 Students and chaperones board the bus to the airport from the Hill House as they leave on a cultural and service exchange trip to Ireland on Sunday. Ten students and five chaperones will spend 10 days in Ireland.

Hill District teens begin reciprocal tour of Northern Ireland

Ten Hill District teens take a leap across the pond in a cross-cultural exchange with youth in Ireland, a followup to Irish trips here.

about 9 hours ago

Pittsburgh council to introduce paid sick-leave legislation

The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.

about 9 hours ago

Gas prices fall nearly 2 cents per gallon in Pittsburgh region

Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.

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Fayette County man one of two injured in fireworks incident in Cheat Lake, W.Va.

State police said the men were injured when a mortar firework exploded at a residence in Cheat Lake around 10 p.m. Saturday.

about 2 hours ago

Man loses fingers in fireworks accident in Lawrence County

The incident was reported at 8:36 p.m. outside the Gardner Chapel Assembly of God in Shenango, according to county emergency officials.

about 3 hours ago

Juvenile, sister arrested after scuffle with police at Point State Park

The boy kneed an officer, and shouted at him and his sister punched officers, according to police.

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Southbound Lincoln Way to close in White Oak

The closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. today until July 19.

about 9 hours ago

City Calendar: Week of July 6, 2015

Events, meetings and festivals this week within the city limits.

about 9 hours ago

Obituary: Minerva Maiers / A career woman who was ahead of her time

Minerva Maiers, skilled secretary and tireless volunteer for Catholic causes in Bellevue dies at 98.

about 9 hours ago

 “It’s a good move to make,” U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy said.

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.

about 9 hours ago

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections train prison staff to recognize mental illness

After a lawsuit for mistreating mentally ill inmates, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has trained all 15,000 employees.

about 9 hours ago

Man accused of using fake money at Rivers Casino

A Marshall-Shadeland man is facing 15 counts of forgery after using a fake bill at the Rivers Casino early Sunday morning.

about 13 hours ago

 Allen Carter, 14, gets help from his English teacher, Wendy Koval, at the Rankin Promise program in Rankin.

System breakdown leaves student trapped in alternative program

Allen Carter spent more than a year in Rankin Promise, an alternative education program in which students spend an average of 230 days.

1 day ago

 Fireworks launch over Pittsburgh Saturday for the Fourth of July celebration, as seen from the top of the Carnegie Science Center.

Fabulous fireworks light up the Point as Pittsburgh celebrates Independence Day

“Nothing compares to this,” said one woman of the annual fireworks display over Point State Park in Pittsburgh.

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 Concertgoers dance before Nick Jonas’ performance June 13 during Pittsburgh’s Pride celebration, Downtown. Some are asking for a clearer picture of the finances of Delta Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit that organizes the annual Pride event and works on behalf of the region’s LGBT community.

Critics say Delta finances lack transparency

Delta Foundation’s Pride events have been a success, but there are questions about how the nonprofit spends its nearly $1 million budget.

1 day ago

Police continue to investigate East Liberty homicide

Thomas Johnson Jr., 24, of Penn Hills, died after he was shot in the head in East Liberty on Friday evening.

about 18 hours ago

 Image of Jan Hus at Bethlehem Chapel in Prague.

Czech priest who was pivotal in Protestant history is remembered

Jan Hus was burned at the stake 600 years ago, but his influence continued over the centuries.

1 day ago

A man and young child were struck by a vehicle crossing a South Side street

The two pedestrians were crossing West Carson Street near the Duquesne Incline when the accident occurred.

about 18 hours ago

More restrictions coming to Parkway West this week

An assortment of overnight closures and lane restrictions is planned on the Parkway West this week.

1 day ago

Eyewitness 1884: Twain charms his interviewer on Pittsburgh visit

Mark Twain claimed to have “a horror of interviewers,” but he made himself available to one when he visited Pittsburgh in 1884.

1 day ago

 VisitPittsburgh favors a hotel tax hoping that it will make the creation of the sports commission possible, which would attract big events to Pittsburgh.

Hotel tax proposed to lure big events to Pittsburgh, maybe even Super Bowl

VisitPittsburgh is backing the plan designed around luring big events, such as the Super Bowl, to the city.

1 day ago

Police investigate animal abuse in Fayette County

State police at Uniontown are searching for an unknown person who broke into a Fayette County barn late Saturday night and abused a pig.

about 12 hours ago

House fire in McKeesport brought under control; no injuries

A two-alarm fire at a home in McKeesport was brought under control late Sunday night.

about 10 hours ago

Families displaced after Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire marshal is investigating a one-alarm at a Wilkinsburg home, according to an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor.

about 12 hours ago

 Members of the Brentwood Library parade entry reach up to grab red, white and blue beads thrown their way during Brentwood's Fourth of July Parade.

Partly cloudy skies, no rain, predicted for holiday weekend

The day is forecast to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 62 degrees with either mostly or partly cloudy skies throughout the day.

1 day ago

Police clear scene after suspicious package found on North Side

Pittsburgh police sent an explosive ordnance disposal robot to examine the bag and cleared the scene after nothing was found inside.

1 day ago

New traffic headaches in store for Mifflin Road motorists

A 50-day closure for reconstruction begins at 7 a.m. Monday, when PennDOT begins the next phase of construction there.

2 days ago

 Tatum Gretz, 11, from Connelsville practices.

World Cup a big kick for young Pittsburgh players

Young men and women are taking a keen interest in Sunday’s championship match between the U.S. and Japan for the Women’s World Cup.

2 days ago

Woman wounded inside Kennywood by shot fired from outside the park

As patrons were leaving Kennywood Park’s popular fireworks show, a woman inside was struck was struck by a stray bullet fired from outside.

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 The state game commission preliminarily passed a measure Tuesday to raise the fine to $2,500 for killing bald or golden eagles, which are protected under state and federal law even though they aren’t considered an endangered or threatened species in Pennsylvania.

State proposes raising fines for killing bald or golden eagles

In time for July 4, the Pennsylvania Game Commission proposed raising fines for killing bald eagles to $2,500 for a first offense.

2 days ago

 Feeding Pennsylvania says that former energy industry executive Jane Clements-Smith has been named its executive director. Feeding Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of eight Feeding America affiliated food banks.

Feeding Pennsylvania appoints executive director

Former natural gas executive Jane Clements-Smith became executive director of hunger relief nonprofit Feeding Pennsylvania this week.

2 days ago

 A young Doug Opperman with a marble tournament trophy.

Obituary: Douglas A. Opperman / City, national marbles champion as a boy, he later built a bridge and ran a business

Mr. Opperman, formerly of the North Side and most recently of Avalon, won the national tournament at the 1940 New York World’s Fair.

2 days ago

 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park on Friday.

Cancellation of water activities puts a damper on Regatta crowds

Many cited a difference in the celebratory atmosphere of the event after the last-minute cancellation of the popular boating races.

about 19 hours ago

 Maritza Mosquera with her "Body of Water" inject print at Assemble in Garfield on Friday. "Aqui," the exhibit Ms. Mosquera curated, runs through July at 5125 Penn Ave.

Garfield exhibit showcases 'diverse array' of Latino art

Maritza Mosquera presents “Aqui” with work from 13 Latino artists at Assemble in Bloomfield-Garfield for Cafe Con Leche.

2 days ago

 Last month was the eighth-wettest June on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainy weather could have an impact on Pittsburghers’ wellness

With more showers forecast, the trend might continue; it’s advised for anyone feeling down because of the weather to stay active.

2 days ago

 The owner of New York’s Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is considering opening a restaurant in the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central North Side.

N.Y. cafe considering location in North Side

Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is looking at the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central Northside.

2 days ago

 Guy Beresteanu, 14, and his sister Maya Beresteanu, 9.

Teenage fencer to represent U.S. at Maccabi games

Guy Beresteanu, 14, has been a fencer for eight years, but he will be a member of the U.S. Juniors male fencing team in Berlin this month.

2 days ago

Missing 75-year-old man found

Pittsburgh Police found 75-year-old Earl Clifford was found this morning in Garfield.

about 18 hours ago

Medical examiner rules East Liberty shooting death a homicide

The death of a 24-year-old man who Pittsburgh police said was shot in the head on Friday in East Liberty has been ruled a homicide, the

1 day ago

Woman stabbed in Homewood altercation

A woman was stabbed in the forehead early this morning after an argument at a residence in Homewood, Pittsburgh police said. According to a

2 days ago

 A protester dressed as “Abby the Abused Chicken” and other protesters stand Thursday in front of Gordon Food Service on Clairton Boulevard in Pleasant Hills to call attention to what they say is abuse of chickens by one of the company’s suppliers. A nonproft, Mercy for Animals, organized the event.

Activists criticize Gordon Food Service's treatment of chickens

Cross-country protesters stopped Thursday in Pleasant Hills to urge a food company to change its animal welfare policies.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh police search for armed robber

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at the Sheraden Mini-Mart Market on Hillsboro Street.

2 days ago

Man drowns in Squirrel Hill condo complex

James Cordy, 68, died at 6:18 p.m. Friday at the Imperial House on Munhall Road, where he was a resident.

2 days ago

 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand Friday as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, both of Upper St. Clair, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.

2 days ago