Omar Shahid, left, local leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, speaks Saturday at the interfaith discussion at Al-Nur Mosque in Wilkinsburg. Sanjay Mehta, center, General Secretary of World Hindu Council of America and Rev. Rita Platt, pastor of South Avenue Methodist Church are also pictured.

Religious leaders assail violence in the name of faith

The gathering, held at the Al-Nur Mosque in Wilkinsburg, included leaders from Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity and Judaism.

about 6 hours ago

 Highlighted steam comes off the icy waters as the sun rises Tuesday morning over the PPG Tower looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline.

February's cold just short of record-breaking

With an average monthly temperature of 18.5 degrees through Friday, Pittsburgh is on track for the second-coldest February on record.

about 8 hours ago

 The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.

1 day ago

Driver dead in Greene County crash

A one-car accident closed I-79 southbound in Greene County

about 21 hours ago

Two men arrested in unrelated child pornography cases

Jeramie Platt and Michael Roberts-Paladino face several charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and related charges.

1 day ago

Parkway work to close Carnegie ramps starting Monday night

The on- and off-ramps will be closed at 10 p.m. Monday for a $72.8 million project that will stretch from I-79 to the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

1 day ago

911 caller: Girlfriend confessed to killing Cleveland police chief's brother

The caller said he found 34-year-old William D. Williams dead in the woman’s home early Tuesday.

1 day ago

Pitt seeking input on new strategic planning initiative

The Board of Trustees announced a series of campus town hall meetings scheduled for next month.

1 day ago

Medical examiner release autopsy results for Dana Johnson

The medical examiner's office today released the autopsy results of a woman authorities say killed her boyfriend, and then shot herself.

1 day ago

 Helga Stokes of Dormont is an English language tutor for the Baha'i Institute of Education's virtual university, which teaches members of the Baha'i faith in Iran.

Iranian students risk prison with online classes taught by Pittsburghers

Two Pittsburgh-area women give on-line instruction to students in Iran who are barred from college because of their Baha’i faith.

3 days ago

Woman suspected of killing Cleveland police chief's brother has died

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office in Pittsburgh today confirmed 36-year-old Dana Johnson’s death.

2 days ago

 Terry Gerigk Wolf, former Medical Center Director and CEO of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System.

Families, congressional leaders angered by revelations in ex-VA director's appeal case

Congressional leaders and family members upset by revelations in former Pittsburgh VA director’s appeal file.

3 days ago

Land use experts optimistic about proposed redevelopment of LTV site in Hazelwood

A consortium of local foundations have proposed a $1 billion redevelopment of the site with offices, research labs and housing.

2 days ago

 Billie Nardozzi writes poems every week for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It's for love, not money: He pays for the privilege of getting them into print.

For Pittsburgh poet Billie Nardozzi, rhyme is a daily vitamin

For eight years, as often as once a week, Mr. Nardozzi has paid for a few inches of space in the Celebrations section.

2 days ago

 A Philadelphia developer is seeking a $10 million state grant to convert two floors of the Macy's building into a 155-room hotel. The department store would take up four floors and apartment units would be added to the other floors.

Development plans in Allegheny County built around wish list for Pennsylvania aid

A total of 57 projects in Allegheny County are seeking more than $235 million in state redevelopment capital assistance this year.

4 days ago

 Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky, left, shoots against Maryland forward Damonte Dodd in the first half of Tuesday's game in College Park, Md.

Wisconsin basketballers spend night in Pittsburgh after Maryland loss, emergency landing

The Badgers lost a Big 10 conference game Tuesday night at Maryland in College Park, 59-53.

3 days ago

Judge grants trial delay for ex-CMU trustee in $32 million fraud case

Marco Delgado also was sentenced last year to 20 years in prison for laundering millions for a vicious Mexican drug cartel.

3 days ago

Parkway West to close again tonight for sign work

Parkway West will be closed between Interstate 79 and Green Tree from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the second night in a row.

3 days ago

Main player pleads guilty in major mortgage fraud case

George Kubini, 50, of Penn Hills, admitted his guilt before U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

3 days ago

Water main breaks close Quaker Valley High, two Pittsburgh schools

Quaker Valley High School is closed due to a break in front of the school, according to the school district.

3 days ago

Scott Township votes against deer culling in park bordering Mt. Lebanon

The park is located off of Cochran and Greentree roads in Scott, although Mt. Lebanon paid $1 million for the property in August 1995.

3 days ago

  Ice builds up on the fountain at the Katz Plaza inthe Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh this morning  as commuters  arrive from their bus at 7th Street and Penn Avenue. The low of minus-9 degrees overnight broke a record that had been set in 1914.

Record low temperatures delay start of school in Western Pennsylvania

For today, the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 27 with wind chill values of minus-7 degrees.

4 days ago

 Mike Baranovich (left) and Clint Sarver, second-year students in an electric utility program, work atop a utility pole.

Preparing for retirements, utility companies are putting up the 'Help Wanted' sign

The workforce problem is second only to the challenge of the industry’s aging infrastructure, according to a national survey.

5 days ago

Cleveland police chief's brother dead; girlfriend shoots self in Pennsylvania

Dana Johnson, 36, faces one count of aggravated murder in the death of William D. Williams, according to online court records.

4 days ago

 Jasmine McCray, 15, with the help of her mother, Dinetta Walker, rides her new bike in a parade Monday through Pioneer Education Center in Brookline. Variety gave away five bikes Monday to young people with special needs.

Charity distributes adaptive bikes to students who have disabilities

Variety has 250 adaptive bikes available for free distribution to children in 16 counties in Western Pennsylvania and 10 in West Virginia.

5 days ago

 "Providing this benefit to employees of Allegheny County is the right thing to do for our employees, for their children and for our county," County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said in a statement.

Allegheny County to offer six weeks of parental leave to employees

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s policy change move follows a similar bill introduced in Pittsburgh City Council recently.

4 days ago

 The state Supreme Court currently only has five justices serving.

State Senate will not fill two vacancies on Pennsylvania Supreme Court

While there was discussion of moving forward with the Democratic nominee, state senators agreed that having one candidate would not work.

4 days ago

Allegheny County sheriff's deputies arrest man on most-wanted list

Deputies found Steven Pawlowski, 30, at his apartment building on Cambridge Drive.

4 days ago

 Mike and Nevena in Serbia in 1999.

Odysseys: Pittsburgh was ‘tough cookie’ for Serbian newcomer

Pittsburgh has changed in the 16 years since Mike first brought her here, Nevena says.

6 days ago

Allegheny Intermediate Unit to review spending on food and travel

The agency is in the midst of reviewing its expenditures on food and travel and considering limits on future conference attendance.

5 days ago

 The Port Authority's Allegheny T station on the North Shore.

Steelers: Port Authority punts on extending free rides on T

The Steelers say the transit agency is pursuing “other options.”

4 days ago

 Earlier this month, Controller Chelsa Wagner sought subpoenas to compel officials to attend Monday morning's audit entrance conference.

County controller’s showdown on its way to court

William McKain, Jennifer Liptak and Charles Moffatt did not attend an audit entrance conference scheduled for this morning.

5 days ago

District Attorney plans to seek death penalty for Duquesne man

Police say James Karr bound his estranged wife with wire, poured vodka over her body and set the couple’s home on fire on Dec. 30.

5 days ago

Child molester to plead guilty to sending threatening letter to president

Joseph Savage, 35, is serving up to 25 years in state prison for molestation.

5 days ago

 This artist's rendering shows the left field terraces at PNC Park.

Two new bars, terrace among upgrades planned for PNC Park

The upgrades include the installation of two outdoor bars, a two-level terrace in left field and corporate meeting space.

5 days ago

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

The Appalachian Regional Commission’s leaders acknowledge that even after half a century, the need for aid is as great as ever.

6 days ago

Lost WWII airman from Pittsburgh to be buried at Arlington

Sgt. Johnston’s plane was shot down by anti-aircraft guns over New Guinea on April 10, 1944.

5 days ago

City calendar: 02/23/15

A look at the upcoming events in Pittsburgh during the week.

6 days ago

Guns for Opportunity program set for Tuesday in Braddock

People who turn in guns will receive tokens that allow them to receive training through a welding program run by the Boilermakers Local 154.

5 days ago

 PPG worker Richie Best, removes snow from a sidewalk along Forbes Avenue in Market Square.

Pittsburgh-area schools delayed amid single-digits forecast

A forecast of single-digit temperatures and a wind chill of below zero has multiple districts delaying the start of school today.

6 days ago

After a warmer day, snow and cold expected in Pittsburgh region late Sunday

Today will be cloudy and dreary, but the temperature is expected to be above freezing, at least during the daylight hours.

6 days ago

Crash halts traffic on Parkway East

The accident happened around 4 p.m. on the city side before the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.

6 days ago

South Huntingdon man dies in Westmoreland County crash

The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Lowber Road.

6 days ago

Erie man dies after Saturday crash in Armstrong County

Michael Slupski, 43, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado westbound on state Route 422 in Plumcreek, about 6:40 p.m.

6 days ago

Miner killed in Indiana County rockfall

A trapped miner was freed from a fallen rock but he did not survive his injuries.

1 week ago

 Mike Provenzo, a master plumber for Ergo Management, pays a visit Friday to a home in Squirrel Hill to help with freezing pipes.

Winter’s bitter cold wreaks havoc with pipes and boosts profits for plumbers

Workers for the 340 or so plumbing companies in Pittsburgh say they haven’t been this busy in memory.

1 week ago

 A cyclist rides on Fort Duquesne Boulevard near Sixth Street on Saturday.

Winter storm forecast revised, less snow expected

State and city road crews were out in force plowing highways and spreading material to melt the snow.

1 week ago

 VA Pittsburgh's University Drive Facility

Questions remain over settlement reached with fired VA director

Documents in the appeal file of former Pittsburgh VA director Terry Wolf raise questions.

1 week ago

 A car drives through water from a broken water main Friday near Siebert and McKnight roads in Ross.

Bone-chilling cold snaps water mains in Pittsburgh area

Cold weather compacts soil, putting pressure on pipes, many of which are brittle from age, officials say.

1 week ago

Uniontown woman found shot to death in North Union Township

A news release identified her as Mya Ann Grady, 37, of Uniontown.

1 week ago


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