Pittsburgh is part of a lawsuit against Act 192, which started as a measure penalizing the theft of metals like copper and aluminum. The anti-gun-ordinance provisions were added in the last days of the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Western Pennsylvania governments rethinking their gun-control ordinances

Local municipalities are giving up their gun ordinances, even as lawyers prepare to argue over whether they have a right to pass them.

about 22 hours ago

 In this video screenshot, Jack Gallagher, 13, sits with NBA star Chris Paul in the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room in Detroit. Mr. Paul’s game shoes bear the initials of Jack’s late mother, Lisa.

NBA star Chris Paul sees video plea, helps ease Erie teen's grief over mom’s death

Jack Gallagher, a 13-year-old from Erie, Pa., caught the attention of his NBA ’hero’ with a homemade video.

about 22 hours ago

 A long exposure captures the standing stones in darkness during the evening of the Winter Solstice at the Castlerigg Stone circle on Sunday in Keswick, England.

Christmas Day: bikes in the morning, sleds at night

The winter solstice brings unexpected warm temperatures and not much chance for a white Christmas, at least in the morning.

about 22 hours ago

Gas prices continue to drop in Pittsburgh region

That means prices are 63.7 cents a gallon lower than a year ago, and 29.3 cents below what drivers were paying a month ago.

about 12 hours ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner speaks today about a recent audit performed on a county contract with Tennessee-based Corizon Health Inc.

Allegheny County controller calls for improvements in jail medical care

Controller Chelsa Wagner said medical problems at the jail have continued since Corizon Health Inc. took over health care in September 2013.

about 9 hours ago

Former Steubenville coach sent to jail on probation violation

Matthew Belardine was arrested last month in Arizona on a charge of disorderly conduct.

about 7 hours ago

School-based health centers help kids end abusive relationships, study finds

The centers can be a powerful tool in helping young people to understand what is OK in relationships, according to the study.

about 22 hours ago

Goodfellows: Dad wants daughter to smile at Christmas

John Davis is a volunteer at the Hill District Center for Nurturing Families. He could use a hand this Christmas.

about 22 hours ago

Nighttime lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The closures are possible in both directions between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge.

about 14 hours ago

 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

about 22 hours ago

 Dan Byers, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, will be leaving in February to take a position in Boston.

Carnegie Museum curator Byers leaves for Boston position

He led the department of contemporary and modern art at the Carnegie beginning in 2009.

about 11 hours ago

 Police investigate the scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who police said killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, announced online that he planned to kill officers in retaliation of the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Philadelphia police commissioner tells officers to be alert

The warning comes in the wake of the assassinations of two police officers in New York City.

1 day ago

George Junior Republic employee being investigated for sex with boys

State police have not identified the suspect, saying only that she is an employee of the facility. is 25 years old and lives in Grove City.

1 day ago

  In this file April 5, 2011, file photo, Jami Cash, daughter of dead coal miner Michael Elswick, attends a vigil following the Upper Big Branch memorial service in Whitesville, W.Va., for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion at the mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.

1 day ago

 Cousins Corey Deasy, left, Joe Deasy in Dr. Stein's Laboratory, one of two "escape room" Pittsburgh attractions in Greenfield.

Logic and teamwork the key to Escape Room, Pittsburgh's new mystery adventure

It’s the newest form of entertainment to arrive in the region: a locked room where a group has to solve puzzles and clues to get out.

1 day ago

 The Dramm Touch ’N Flow Pro Rain Wand

Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for gardeners

If you know an adventurous gardener who likes to cook, let them try growing mushrooms indoors.

1 day ago

 Courtney Keel, collections manager at the Heinz History Center, cleans up the sleigh used by Kate Soffel and the Biddle brothers in their escape from a Pittsburgh prison in 1902.

Biddle Brothers' getaway sleigh featured on Travel Channel

Murderers Ed and Jack Biddle used the sleigh as part of their escape from Allegheny County Jail with the warden’s wife in January 1902.

2 days ago

 Juliann Maier, 46, of Ross, faces trial in Common Pleas Court on multiple charges including reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Authority fires bus drivers over crash

Port Authority has fired two bus drivers who face criminal charges in connection with a Sept. 22 crash on the Parkway North.

2 days ago

Allegheny County schools show little change in test scores

The release of test scores for 2013-14 show that scores among the schools for the most part hovered close to where they were a year ago.

2 days ago

Goodfellows: Fund donations promote holiday smiles

The second of two open houses for toy distribution will be held today.

2 days ago

 James Wargo of Beechview, a volunteer with the #1 Cochran car dealership, walks through the basement collecting toys for a participant of the Toys for Tots program on Friday at the Guardian Storage Solutions warehouse along Liberty Avenue in the Strip District.

Some Pittsburgh charities citing problems with Toys for Tots program

Agencies say hundreds of children might go without toys this year because of mixups by the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

2 days ago

Shop Holiday: Cook up these gifts for chefs

These suggestions may make life a little sweeter for the cooks in your life.

2 days ago

 “There’s pent-up demand to go there,” Paul Busang, president of Gulliver's Travels, said of Cuba.

Cuba watchers in Pittsburgh cheer opening of trade relations, easing of travel restrictions

The easing of some restrictions will be “one of the best things to ever happen in the travel industry,” says one travel agent.

3 days ago

Icy roads blamed for death of truck driver in Interstate 79 crash

Police said Robert Chafin, 51, of Weirton, died when his tractor trailer rolled over about 11 p.m. Thursday as he was heading north on I-79.

3 days ago

Winter weather advisory posted for Allegheny County

The advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. with a possible accumulation of ice from freezing drizzle and a trace of snow.

3 days ago

Bishop of Ukranian Catholic churches visits area this weekend

Bishop Bohdan John Danylo of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, will visit parishes in Ambridge and Carnegie.

3 days ago

 Cheswick vendor Denise Gasper of Uncommon Recyclables sells unique, unisex belts made from recycled materials.

Shop Holiday: Fair-trade, eco-friendly and organic gifts

A belt made from recycled materials or a reusable lunch bag are a couple of suggestions.

3 days ago

PPG to acquire French company specializing in automotive specialty materials

PPG has been boosting its coatings business through acquisitions.

3 days ago

 A car sporting the Lyft mustache drives down a Downtown street in Pittsburgh last summer.

PUC grants ride-share company Lyft experimental license

The terms of the agreement contain specific conditions Lyft must adhere to before the permission takes effect.

3 days ago

 Two bald eagles sit today in a nest in Hays.

They're back: Bald eagle camera makes its return to nest in Hays

The camera, which had been up since December 2013, was removed in September after the fledging of three eaglets.

3 days ago

International counterfeiting ring stretches from Uganda to Pittsburgh

The charges filed in Pittsburgh allege Ryan A. Gustafson, 27, was involved in spreading about $2 million in fake money.

3 days ago

 Chanukah Juggling balls.

Shop Holiday: Religion-themed gift suggestions

If music is your thing, you can pick up the 15-track CD “Chanukah Is Tops!” by Jewish recording artist Paul Zim.

4 days ago

 President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization

Cuban-Americans, experts and advocates discuss the impact of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba.

4 days ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

The Goodfellows Fund is a Pittsburgh holiday tradition that dates to 1947.

4 days ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife died in July.

Scaife trust fund battle begins in court conference

The next filings in the case, which will be responses by Richard Mellon Scaife’s son and daughter, are due Jan. 16.

4 days ago

Braddock man pleads guilty to heroin charges

Troy Anderson, 25, of Comrie Avenue, was among 35 people rounded up in March 2013 following a wiretap investigation by an FBI task force.

5 days ago

 The book cover of a new edition of "Hansel and Gretel."

Shop Holiday: Grab these gifts for your favorite book lover

“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.

5 days ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.

5 days ago

Former execs indicted on charges related to chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va.

An indictment unsealed today charges ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell.

5 days ago

 Andrew Achilleos, a British citizen who is graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, hopes to get an H-1B visa to start a custom suit company in Pittsburgh.

H-1B work visa full of uncertainties for immigrants

The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?

6 days ago

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County get $1.8 million grant for technology upgrades

The Richard King Mellon Foundation today awarded the grants for technology upgrades.

6 days ago

Hazmat team investigates possible gas leak at NS Conway yard

The crews were called to investigate a hissing sound coming from a tanker car in Norfolk Southern’s Conway yard about 5:35 p.m..

6 days ago

 Newly appointed Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis, speaks to the media.

New airports chief wants to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh

Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

5 days ago

Trustee disputes claim by Scaife’s children about drained trust fund

A trustee for Richard Mellon Scaife funds claimed in court filings that the publisher’s children didn’t challenge depletion of trust.

6 days ago

 Justin Lamb, 28, of Tarentum, died in October after two months in the custody at Allegheny County Jail.

Allegheny County Jail deaths remain above normal

Despite a new medical provider, Corizon, at Allegheny County Jail, six inmates have died in custody this year.

6 days ago

 "Congress’ lawmaking power is not subject to presidential supervision or control," Judge Arthur J. Schwab wrote of President Obama's immigration action.

Federal judge in Pittsburgh declares Obama's immigration action unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab issued the opinion in a criminal case involving a Honduran man who re-entered the country illegally.

5 days ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Inmates complain about lack of medical care at Allegheny County Jail

One inmate says jail medical staff delayed testing a chest mass for weeks while another said a nurse performed surgery to remove wrist pins.

6 days ago

 Three rings, priced at $200-$350, display iconic images from 'Sons of Anarchy" and are available online at

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for TV lovers

From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.

6 days ago

Pittsburgh zoo to close Thursday for electrical work

Zoo officials said workers are putting in a new transformer at Safari Plaza to support a new restaurant, which is to open this spring.

6 days ago

Allegheny County names new airport director

Christina Cassotis, a former Boston aviation consultant, has been named CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

1 week ago


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