State Poice Trooper Stephen Limani discusses developments in their investigation of killing of St. Clair officer Lloyd Reed.

Police locate gun used to kill St. Clair officer

Remington .270 rifle, hooded sweatshirt and live rounds found hidden in thick brush off a path near where suspect was taken into custody.

about 9 hours ago

 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on the Boulevard of the Allies is operated by Pittsburgh-based for-profit EDMC.

U.S. senators press for more accountability and student loan money from EDMC

Three senators raised concerns about the Pittsburgh for-profit education company’s massive settlement with the federal government.

about 8 hours ago

Allegheny County budget contains no tax increase

The $854.8 million spending plan, which represents a nearly 1.9 percent increase over this year’s operating budget, passed in a 14-1 vote.

about 2 hours ago

State House approves Children's Health Insurance Program extension

New legislation also means the program would be administered by state’s Department of Human Services.

about 10 hours ago

Federal suit says state provides inadequate mental health care

The suit claims the state does not have enough beds in community-care programs for those needing autism and mental health services.

about 23 hours ago

 Nasya Fair and her son Korbin, 4, leave flowers at a makeshift memorial Monday near the scene of Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Planned Parenthood offices in Western Pennsylvania keep security robust

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania won’t say whether it is changing or increasing security here after a fatal shooting in Colorado.

about 23 hours ago

 The parkway will be closed inbound from I-79 to Parkway Center drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday and closed outbound between the Greentree/Crafton exit and I-79 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Weekend closures for Parkway West nearing an end

Last major closure is planned for this weekend. No others planned until spring.

about 7 hours ago

 No jacket required: Mild temperatures on Thanksgiving Day had many holiday shoppers waiting outside the Best Buy in Cranberry with only a T-shirt on.

November was Pittsburgh's warmest since Hoover Administration

The average daily temperature in the area this November reached 48.5 degrees – the highest since it reached 51.6 degrees in November 1931.

about 10 hours ago

Seneca Valley schedules Feb. 12 for experimental school day

The district will be using the day to test alternative teaching methods when students can’t make it to school during inclement weather.

about 3 hours ago

Man whose vomit was found near murder scene acquitted

Jury needed less than two hours to find Deshawn Pryor not guilty of 2013 killing.

about 6 hours ago

 Michael Parry, one of two men charged with attempted homicide in Sharpsburg beating.

Two arrested, charged with attempted homicide for attack in Sharpsburg

Allegheny County police say the two men violently assaulted another man on Friday.

about 7 hours ago

TRAFFIC: Section of Parkway East to shut down next weekend

The Parkway East will close next weekend to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

about 15 hours ago

 Flanked by Dr. Sam Reynolds, left, Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker announces an anti-AIDS initiative during a press conference in the City-County Building, Downtown, Tuesday.

Allegheny Health Network, UPMC join effort to stop spread of AIDS

Strategies include improving the screening rates for HIV and AIDS and bolstering awareness of preventive treatments.

about 12 hours ago

Wagner won't appeal judge's ruling blocking audits

Allegheny County controller had sought to audit four countywide authorities.

about 23 hours ago

 The state Supreme Court ruling will allow 182,000 seniors to avoid paying heftier out-of-network rates.

UPMC, Highmark divorce ends with key ruling

The decision was a setback for UPMC, which had sought to drop Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plan members from its network since the spring.

about 23 hours ago

TRAFFIC: More Parkway East closures next weekend

The weekend closure is set to begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and run through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

1 day ago

Obituary: David A. Murdoch / Attorney was honorary German consul

Mr. Murdoch, a K&L partner, had a lifelong attachment to global affairs. He witnessed the Berlin Wall rise as a student, and fall in 1989.

1 day ago

 A pair of bear hunters walk up a road toward a sign marking a game commission's deer hunter focus area at Pennsylvania game lands 74 last week in Fisher, Clarion County. The Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes more than 30 of these areas across the state will draw more hunters to spots where they’re likely to see more deer when hunting season opens today.

Pennsylvania's deer season opens

The rifle hunting season and continues through Dec. 12.

1 day ago

 Without reauthorization, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expires on Dec. 31.

Children’s health safety net expiring unless legislators act by year’s end

The state Legislature is under pressure to reauthorize the CHIP program that provides coverage for 150,000. CHIP expires on Dec. 31.

1 day ago

 Chef Keith Fuller poses for a photo with Star Wars art at his restaurant Root 174 in Regent Square.

Pittsburgh fans, box offices gear up for seventh 'Star Wars'

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opens Dec. 18, is poised to shatter records and leave moviegoers oh so happy — they hope.

1 day ago

 Robin Dubics of New Florence places a candle at a memorial Sunday on Ligonier Street for St. Clair police Officer Lloyd Reed.

Westmoreland man held in death of officer after fleeing domestic dispute

Police say Ray Shetler, who is hospitalized, killed Officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident in New Florence.

1 day ago

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

2 days ago

 West Virginia University assistant professor Charlie Yuill uses a laser surveying tool to help define structures damaged by a September fire in the historic district of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

WVU marshals effort to restore Harpers Ferry after devastating fire

WVU dispatched an extension service employee and experts in engineering, law, writing and marketing to the renowned Civil War town.

2 days ago

New Kensington man killed in single-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

State police say Ronald Heuston lost control of his vehicle early Sunday on Ford City Road in North Buffalo Township.

2 days ago

East Liverpool man killed in crash on Parkway North

Police say the driver failed to successfully navigate a curve on an exit ramp in Ross.

2 days ago

 Boy Scouts and their families listen to a presentation Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland during a stop on their "Ten Commandment Hike."

Boy Scouts' 'Ten Commandments' hike takes them to houses of worship

Jewish, Byzantine Catholic, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, Baptist and Christian Scientist beliefs were explored.

3 days ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

4 days ago

Public art opportunities available for six Pittsburgh-area communities

Foundations grant will spur temporary ’placemaking’ art works.

4 days ago

 During the week after Christmas, the Parkway East is scheduled to be closed for four days while crews truck in dirt to create a dirt pillow under the Greenfield Bridge, implode it and haul away the debris and dirt.

Parkway East travelers get a reprieve this weekend

Public works officials hopeful delays in first closure of Parkway East will be rectified in next weekend’s closure.

4 days ago

 Retailers, like those at The Mall at Robinson, above, are offering discounts to attract holiday shoppers to their stores during Black Friday weekend.

Shoppers, retailers navigate sale frenzy

The National Retail Federation estimates that about 135.8 million consumers will be shopping during the four-day weekend.

3 days ago

PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

5 days ago

After virus outbreak, open dog adoptions at humane society will resume Saturday

Some dogs were quarantined as a precaution Nov. 6, and six died from the virus, the shelter director said.

5 days ago

 Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015.

Christian coalition in Pittsburgh urges U.S. to accept more refugees

The statement by the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania counters calls to restrict Syrian Muslims.

5 days ago

 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

5 days ago

 Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, at their Ellwood City home in October. The rolling backpack, right, goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.

Ellwood City girl, 8, receives quadruple organ transplant

Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant Wednesday.

6 days ago

Mount Washington man pleads guilty to running W.Va. heroin ring

A grand jury said Christopher Gyorko was headed a ring that shipped the drug into Ohio and Marshall counties and surrounding parts of Ohio.

6 days ago

 Mark Thompkins

Maryland teen charged in kidnapping of Ohio girl

The girl was returned to her guardians unharmed, police said.

6 days ago

 Motorists will get a reprieve from Parkway West lane restrictions this holiday weekend.

TRAFFIC: Motorists get weekend reprieve from Parkway West work

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

6 days ago

 Kennywood shines for the season with Holiday Lights through Dec. 27.

Holiday to-do list: Festive activities abound in Pittsburgh

Here’s a guide to the array of special holiday events and activities taking place throughout Pittsburgh.

6 days ago

Government offices closed for Thanksgiving

Courts, banks and post offices are also closed for the holiday.

6 days ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

State Senate backs off plan to attempt veto override on budget

Senate Republicans threaten, then call off a planned vote to override Gov.Wolf’s veto of a short-term bill.

1 week ago

 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

1 week ago

 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

1 week ago

 An Uber app is shown as cars drive by.

Pa. Senate advances bill to authorize car services

Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.

1 week ago

 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

1 week ago

Two arrested after botched cocaine deal in Beaver County

Police say a man admitted to shooting another man as he tried to dive out of a car window.

1 week ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County had to shut down the Mon Incline this morning because some of the doors were not working properly.

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline reopens for evening rush hour

The Port Authority said the incline had a problem with its doors this morning and that shuttle buses were being used.

1 week ago

Three arrested in Western Pennsylvania burglary ring

Authorities said the suspects targeted 14 businesses in Allegheny, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties last year.

1 week ago

 Dan Harding, an East End medical research coordinator, has developed software that allows people to compare health plans.

Pittsburgh man develops software that aims to become 'Turbo Tax' of health care

Dan Harding has developed software that compares health plans, which could be helpful during the open enrollment periods now underway.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh has developed a poor reputation in the national black community as a place to live and work, said Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant, and “that’s not a good narrative for Pittsburgh if we ever want to be a competitive, globally relevant city.”

Study finds black men left out of Pittsburgh’s rebirth

The Heinz Endowments hopes new data will reverse the trend in “one of the most segregated metropolitan communities in the country.”

1 week ago