Pittsburghers own fewer home computers than average

The metro area ranks last among the 25 largest U.S. cities, the Census Bureau reports.

about 6 hours ago

 Earl Hill is the new director of  Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, where he said positive changes are continuing.

New director of Shuman Juvenile Detention Center positive about new changes

Earl Hill tells County Council he is in the process of making changes to the county’s juvenile detention center.

about 6 hours ago

Goodbye Rosedale Technical Institute; hello Rosedale Technical College

Non-profit school says it is changing its name to better reflect its impact on workforce development.

about 17 hours ago

 An unmarked Westmoreland County sheriff's vehicle transporting Alex Hribal, the teen charged in the knife attack at Franklin Regional High School, exits the back garage of the Saloom-Rega Funeral home in Mount Pleasant.

Franklin Regional stabbing suspect allowed to attend relative's funeral visitation

Alex Hribal, 16, will remain in the physical custody of the Westmoreland County sheriff’s office at all times.

about 20 hours ago

 War veterans salute Tuesday during the singing of the national anthem in the celebration of the 100th year of the formation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at William Pitt Union in Oakland. In 1914 what is now the Pitt student union was the Schenley Hotel, where the modern Veterans of Foreign Wars was organized.

VFW marks 100th birthday at Pitt

More than 150 VFW members took part Tuesday in a wreath-laying at Pitt to mark the 100th birthday of the veterans’ group.

1 day ago

State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.

1 day ago

Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

Retirement brings all kinds of fulfilling options, once you’re tired of watching TV.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Officials say the policy is meant to improve employees’ health rather than exact punishment.

2 days ago

 Kent Tekulve, who played with the Pirates in the 1970s and '80s, is recovering from a Sept. 5 heart transplant.

Former Pirates pitcher Kent Tekulve recovering from heart transplant

Tekulve fell ill with heart failure from blocked coronary arteries on Christmas Eve, and had the transplant surgery on Sept. 5.

1 day ago

Enrollment losses drive Cal U to lay off 16

The university will leave another 14 vacant positions unfilled.

1 day ago

New Castle-based Jameson Health System to become part of UPMC

As part of the deal, UPMC will invest $70 million to develop services at Jameson’s 25 facilities.

1 day ago

 Leon Ford waits for the jury's verdict at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Alternate jurors' role can be challenging

Eleven jurors begin their 21st hour of deliberations this morning in the case of a black Millvale man whom police shot and paralyzed.

3 days ago

 Leon Ford reacts Monday after he was found not guilty of aggravated assault.

Jury finds Pittsburgh-area man not guilty of aggravated assault in traffic stop shooting

Leon Ford was also charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and escape, but the jury was deadlocked on those charges.

2 days ago

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

2 days ago

 Bishop Merle Taylor presides over service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Green Tree.

Mormon population expanding in Pittsburgh region

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has expanded from two to three stakes (regional groupings) in the Pittsburgh area.

3 days ago

 Ruth Lorena Krauss with her two sons.

Odysseys: El Salvador native embraces Steel City's energy

Metaphysical pursuits brought Ruth Lorena Krauss here 10 years ago.

3 days ago

City calendar: 09/15/14

A look at the events coming up for the week ahead.

3 days ago

 Bhutanese refugees Bhim Maya Poudyel, center, blows up balloons for Apson Thapa, 3, left, and Perika Poudel, 4, before a family birthday party at her apartment in Carrick. Bhim said birthdays are not a big deal and go without celebration in Nepal. "The kids learn about birthday parties in school," she said.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo

Many were forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence. Most likely, they can’t return home or are afraid to do so.

4 days ago

 Orangemen and women march during a pro union parade in Edinborough, less than a week before voters go to the polls in a yes or no referendum on whether Scotland should become and independent country. An estimated 10,000 people took part in a Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland procession in support of the Union on Saturday morning.

Passions run high as vote on Scottish independence nears

Elsewhere in the U.K., citizens are looking on with envy as Scots immerse themselves in unprecedented levels of debate.

4 days ago

Families gather in search of the missing from WWII, Korea, Vietnam

About 83,000 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen remain missing overall, about 73,000 of them from World War II alone.

4 days ago

 Edward Hahaly, left and his wife, Jean, of Greenfield pray as Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik leads the liturgy at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Greenfield Saturday night.

Pittsburgh vigil unites Catholic traditions with liturgies

The goal of the 20-hour vigil was “to give people the idea that people worship differently, and it’s OK to have something different.”

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh transplant surgeons say they support a possible revamping of the liver distribution policy aimed at getting more organs to the sickest patients — and cutting waiting-list deaths — across the country.

National changes in liver transplant protocols favored by Pittsburgh doctors

But other transplant centers are at odds over suggested changes in liver distribution aimed at getting more organs to the sickest patients.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh radio legend and WJAS-AM morning host Jack Bogut in the WJAS-AM studios in Green Tree in 2000. Many listeners last month were dismayed when WJAS 1320-AM ditched its long-standing format featuring standard music and a warm talk-host lineup, including local icons Mr. Bogut and Bill Cardille.

Format change at WJAS-AM leaves longtime listeners bereft

Once the radio home of standards and gentle hosts, WJAS has been turned into syndicated conservative talk, leaving loyal listeners livid.

4 days ago

The state of Pittsburgh's smaller musical organizations

Small classical music group face tough financial challenges and may lack the deep-pocketed donors and brand names of the bigger groups.

3 days ago

 Eileen Pisaneschi purchased the century-old, one-room schoolhouse she attended in Frenchville, Clearfield County, and maintains it as a museum.

One room, one school, many memories in rural Clearfield

At a preserved, 100-year-old, one-room schoolhouse in Clearfield County, alumni will gather to recall their days as students there.

4 days ago

Some Post-Gazette delivery delays this morning

Papers are being delivered and deliveries will continue.

3 days ago

Escape draws heightens concerns at Ohio prison

Officials at minimum-medium security prison had been warned by unionized correctional officers that an escape had been planned day before.

5 days ago

 These undated photos from the Lima, Ohio Police Department show T.J. Lane, 19, left, and Clifford E. Opperud, 45. Lane, convicted of killing three students at the high school in Chardon, Ohio, scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with Opperud and another prisoner, and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early today.

Escaped Chardon, Ohio, school shooter captured near prison

Authorities say convicted shooter T.J. Lane and two other prisoners scrambled over a fence hours earlier at a state prison in Lima.

6 days ago

 A jet makes its final approach at Pittsburgh International Airport while crossing traffic signs over Beer School Road in Moon.

Some commuter service returning to Pittsburgh International Airport

Florida-based Sun Air will be starting flights between the Findlay airport and Jamestown, New York, and Altoona in mid October.

5 days ago

 Provost Patricia Beeson conveyed her decision on intellectual property rights in a letter being distributed to members of the Faculty Assembly.

Pitt postpones requiring employees to sign over intellectual property rights

Provost Patricia Beeson conveyed her decision in a letter being distributed today to members of the Faculty Assembly.

5 days ago

 Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media in February about an incident between them that took place on an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. Since then, a new video has been released showing Mr. Rice knocking Ms. Rice, his then-fiancee, unconscious inside the elevator.

Ray Rice case draws national attention to domestic violence, why some victims stay

#Why I Stayed hashtag on Twitter attracts more than 100,000 tweets in wake of the running back’s indefinite suspension by the NFL.

1 week ago

Northwood Realty pulls listings from Zillow real estate website

Northwood Realty Services cited inaccurate and outdated information used to calculate home values in Western Pennsylvania.

1 week ago

Post-Gazette open records request denied

The newspaper filed a Right-to-Know request asking for emails of the acting Department of Education secretary, Carolyn Dumaresq.

6 days ago

Lockdown ends at Ambridge Senior High School

Police say a gun was found in a parking lot.

6 days ago

 Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped along with two other inmates.

Police: Convicted killer of 3 Ohio students escapes from prison

Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped along with two other inmates and one of the inmates was captured, Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said.

6 days ago

Board seeks suspension for former Fayette County magistrate

Dwight K. Shaner, is accused of dismissing a DUI complaint against the nephew of Linda Cordaro, a judge in Fayette County.

6 days ago

Legislator pushes to revise state's PlanCon program for school construction

At a Capitol news conference Wednesday, state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, said the existing program is burdensome for school districts.

1 week ago

Allegheny County Council panel approves consolidation plan

A proposal to eliminate the county Real Estate Department was voted out of committee Wednesday and will be considered by the full council.

1 week ago

Random Acts of Kindness: A sim­ple gift of flow­ers made mu­si­cian feel grand

Plus: Stranger’s de­tec­tive work got credit cards to owner; stricken mother aided; dog bites an­other, hu­man help is ap­pre­ci­ated.

1 week ago

Paterno family granted standing to challenge NCAA consent decree with Penn State

In a decision that was released Thursday afternoon, the judge sided with the plaintiffs in seven of the 10 objections filed by the NCAA.

6 days ago

 A Port Authority bus travels on Fifth Avenue in Oakland. Today, 17 bus routes were added to the Port Authority’s real-time tracking system.

More bus routes added to Allegheny County's real-time tracking system

Riders can closely monitor the arrival time for buses using the real-time system.

6 days ago

 Alexandra Zottola and her dog Lola

Animal Tales: Newlywed buoyant at return of woman’s best friend

Alexandra Zottola adopted Lola, a black lab/​pit bull mix, in 2006, the summer she turned 14.

1 week ago

 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx addresses the audience at the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

U.S. transportation secretary says he is pushing for bike, pedestrian networks

Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this morning.

1 week ago

 Demolition continues at the Civic Arena site in 2012.

Transportation grant for Hill District redevelopment much less than expected

Local leaders wanted $21 million for connector work, but only $1.5 million was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

1 week ago

 A worker connects a hose to a truck to collect foam from a drill pit used in a Rice Energy Marcellus Shale drilling rig in Washington County.

Yale study cites health risks for those living near shale gas wells

The study randomly surveyed 492 people in 180 households with private water well supplies in Washington County.

1 week ago

Flu shots available through Allegheny County Health Department starting Monday

Health officials recommend the flu vaccine for people ages six months and older. The vaccine costs $25.

1 week ago

 Zachary Proper

Venango County teen who killed grandparents kills self in prison

Zachary Proper was sentenced to 35 to 80 years in prison for shooting his grandparents, George and Dorothy Fross, in October 2012.

1 week ago

 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald had told county council that he would veto any legislation that supported displaying the phrase ‘‘In God We Trust’’ in the County Courthouse, Downtown

Allegheny County Council rejects ‘In God We Trust’ motion

A bid to display the words in the County Courthouse failed with a 6-8 vote. Some members argued church and state should remain separate.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks today about the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site in the lower Hill District as other city, county and Penguins officials look on.

Penguins, Pittsburgh reach agreement on redeveloping former Civic Arena site

The plan, which creates the largest tax diversion district in the city’s history, includes affordable housing, office space and retail.

1 week ago

 Allegheny County Councilwoman Sue Means. R-Bethel Park, wants the county to post the motto “In God We Trust” in the courthouse. “It’s our national motto,” she said. “It’s patriotism. It’s history.”

Allegheny County's Fitzgerald tells council he’ll veto ‘In God We Trust’ motion

County Council is expected to vote tonight on a proposal by Councilwoman Sue Means to post the motto in a room of the courthouse.

1 week ago


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