The nation saw cigarette smoking dip 10 percent from January through March; Allegheny County, however, lags behind with high smoking rates.
The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force has seen an increase of drivers who were under the influence of drugs.
The closure, which was still in effect as of 11 a.m., was causing delays of an hour or more for commuters heading into the city.
The final Parkway West closure before the Labor Day weekend occurs tonight on the inbound side.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriages licenses for two months since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
Allegheny County Airport Authority says a national pilot shortage is to blame.
A major challenge was the lack of a description of the suspects beyond the vague one that came from the officer.
Islamic militant foreigners for years have paid as little as $100 to get Pakistan’s national identity cards.
Hungary held refugees away from trains to Austria and Germany for a second day Wednesday, after letting a thousand or so ride Monday.
There 3 trillion-plus trees on the planet, a forestry scholar’s study has determined, but still many fewer than there had been.
The unions claim the rights of 21 workers were violated when they were banned from school grounds.
The more than 4,000 covered by the collective bargaining agreements will receive salary increases or cash payments effective January 2016.
Vice President Joe Biden was in Miami to speak on education policy matters Wednesday.
An outbreak of Legionnaires disease inside San Quentin prison in San Francisco has California prison officials rushing to find its source.
A judge in Baltimore ruled Wednesday that the six city officers tied to the death of Freddie Gray would be tried separately.
District superintendent Terry DeCarbo said the high school building is the only one in the district without central air conditioning.
Mr. Ravenstahl died of natural causes Tuesday at The Arbors at St. Barnabas in Gibsonia. He was 90.
The flight disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard.
Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise Wednesday night.
Henry Clyde Walp, who died at 99 in New Castle, held a variety of jobs including U.S. Army soldier and tax auditor.
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Federal judge finds PPG liable for toxic waste water discharges from its old glass manufacturing waste dump into the Allegheny River.
Eugene DePasquale, the state auditor general, said his staff will tally the delay’s cost for school districts
Barry Drew served as deputy secretary of administration in the Department of Revenue from 1995 until 2011.
The span was closed for more than four hours.
Service was halted this evening when the Port Authority said a support piece for an overhead electric line broke and struck the line.
The school has filed an application with Pittsburgh Public Schools to add a K-8 school in East Liberty and open a 9-12 school in the Hill.
Historians see heated debates on which woman should replace Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary.
Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.
The “GRAPE PICKERS WANTED” sign went up recently in front of the Johnson Estate Winery, just over the state border in Westfield, N.Y.
The power produced by the solar arrays will be equivalent to that of a coal-fired power plant with emissions of 78.6 tons of CO2 a year.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Tuesday.
Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton have their supporters for placement on the $10 bill.
Investors now predict the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay an interest rate rise that had been expected as early as this month.
Sister Generosa taught me the value of helping others long ago, and I am grateful now for the lesson.
The AIU, which offers special education services, looks to “right-size” with staff cuts and potential sale of building.
Police in Thailand have arrested a man they believe was the key bomber in the terror attack that killed 20 people.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday hiked to a receding Alaskan glacier to make visible his concerns about climate change.
Midlife obesity can speed Alzheimer’s onset, National Institute on Aging study finds.
Hungary on Tuesday briefly barred hundreds of refugees from boarding its trains in Budapest.
Lousiana’s intent to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood clinics threatens the fight against sexually transmitted diseases.
San Antonio deputies appear to have fatally shot a man who had his hands up, video shows.
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“It’s our health,” said Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the foundation. “It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”
Pitt’s Jeffrey Schwartz stirs controversy with his Science magazine article stating that some human species don’t belong in the genus Homo.
Pope Francis is making it possible for women to confess directly to any Catholic priest, who can forgive without a bishop’s permission.
Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.