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 After four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving, signaling the effective end of the $15.4 million final phase of construction.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.

about 8 hours ago


Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.

about 1 hour ago


 Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

about 8 hours ago


 Highmark/UPMC  signage

Highmark, UPMC, regulators spar in court

Representatives of Highmark and UPMC, and state regulators who brokered a deal between them, disagreed on many things Wednesday.

about 9 hours ago


North Allegheny hires construction manager for school renovations

The board also OK’d the parameters of a new high school elective, and heard from residents about the proposed volunteer clearance policy.

about 9 hours ago


Transit study deal preserves funding for North Side project

Councilwoman Darlene Harris said Mayor Bill Peduto’s office promise to restore the $1.6 million used for an Uptown transit study next year.

about 8 hours ago


Mars superintendent James Budzilek resigns

The board accepted the resignation of James Budzilek who held the reins of the district for less than 50 weeks.

about 9 hours ago


Obituary: Virginia “Ginnie” Birmingham / Oakmont attorney who sought to help women with legal matters

Virginia “Ginnie” Birmingham went to law school after many years as a stay-at-home mother because she “wanted to do more with her life.”

about 8 hours ago


2015-16 North Hills school calendar approved

The first day for students will be Aug. 24, a week earlier than this year. The last day will be May 27.

about 9 hours ago


 Police surround Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday after at least one gunman killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament.

Parliament’s lax security at main entry drawing criticism

Canada’s governmental security is questioned in wake of Wednesday’s shootings at the national war memorial and inside Parliament building.

about 9 hours ago


Canada probes possible suspect in Ottawa shooting

Two U.S. officials said U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam.

about 8 hours ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Litter was heavy for her, but others gave her a lift

Also: Surprising young woman used smart phone wisely; Return of MAC card made for a good day

about 9 hours ago


Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

about 9 hours ago


U.S. sets monitoring for travelers from Africa

CDC to require arrivals from West African nations with Ebola to report temperatures and any other potential symptoms daily for three weeks.

about 9 hours ago


Seneca Valley looks at feasibility study

It is the first step in a long-range plan to upgrade all buildings and athletic facilities.

about 9 hours ago


Ebola survivors turn caregivers, testing their immunity

As an Ebola survivor, Amie Subah believes that she is now immune.

about 9 hours ago


Evidence supports account by cop in Ferguson shooting

The autopsy of a black teen’s body and grand jury testimony given by black witnesses reportedly back the white officer.

about 9 hours ago


It's official: the U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure

The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start.

about 9 hours ago


Teen girls were lured to join Islamic State, school official says

U.S. officials are trying to determine how the girls made it to Europe without anyone knowing before being sent home.

about 9 hours ago


GOP to benefit from election law changes

New voter-identification and similar laws passed by Republican-led legislatures seen as helping the party win in the mid-terms.

about 9 hours ago


Don’t say ‘Navy SEALs’ at the federal silencer trial

Participants further cloaked an already mysterious case involving the purchase of hundreds of unmarked rifle silencers for the military.

about 9 hours ago


Iraqi Kurds send fighters to Syria

Kurds in Iraq authorize their militia, the peshmerga, to deploy to help fellow Kurds in Syria fight the Islamic State militants.

about 9 hours ago


N. Korea says Kim ordered release of detained American

North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong Un, personally ordered the release of American Jeffrey E. Fowle.

about 9 hours ago


World briefs: Palestinian driver kills Israeli baby

Plus: 2 Israeli soldiers wounded; Terror charge holds woman; Congolese surgeon honored; Protesters set fire; Christmas tower removed.

about 9 hours ago


National briefs: Seniors to get $20 average rise in benefits

Plus: Slaying suspect clams up; WWII wrecks found off U.S.; "Breaking Bad" toys; investment scammer.

about 9 hours ago


North school news: North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Shady Side Academy and more

School news from around the North suburbs.

about 9 hours ago


 Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

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 Witnesses said the soldier posted at the National War Memorial, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was gunned down.

Attack stuns Canada; prime minister resolute

The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed one soldier and injured another in a hit-and-run before being shot to death.

about 8 hours ago


Several I-79 ramps in Marshall to close overnight starting today

Tonight the northbound I-79 off-ramp to the turnpike, the northbound off-ramp to Route 228 and the turnpike ramp to northbound I-79 close.

1 day ago


I-79 on-ramp to close tonight in Marshall

The on-ramp from Route 19 to southbound Interstate 79 at the Cranberry (Exit 76) interchange will be closed from 7 tonight until 6 a.m.

about 18 hours ago


Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent.

1 day ago


Woodland Hills forms committee to improve public image

Almost two dozen people for a “PR brainstorming session” held tonight at Woodland Hills School District’s administrative office.

about 10 hours ago


CDC: Pennsylvania part of new plan to monitor all Americans, visitors arriving from Ebola nations

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the program will begin Monday.

about 20 hours ago


 Passengers move through the security line at Pittsburgh International Airport in December.

Sun Air to offer commuter flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport

The Florida-based airline will be flying to Lancaster, Franklin and Bradford from the airport.

about 11 hours ago


 University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health has released preliminary results of a study that show children with autism spectrum disorders were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and their first two years of life compared with children without the condition.

University of Pittsburgh study correlates autism with air pollution

Researchers discovered links between increased levels of chromium and styrene and children with the disorder.

about 8 hours ago


Allegheny County DA identifies potential witness in bus crash

Officials hope the witness can help determine exactly what happened when a bus rolled over on the Partkway North, injuring the driver.

about 18 hours ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett greets superheroes, from left, Ed Hetrick, Steve Virag and Jim Zaremba after announcing a $2.5 million state grant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The superheroes are window cleaners from the Allegheny Window Cleaning.

Children's Hospital to use state money to add beds

"We're not expanding the footprint of the hospital but rearranging existing space," chief medical officer Steve Docimo said.

about 9 hours ago


 In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American who was detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

Jeffrey Fowle arrived in North Korea on April 29 and was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at the nightclub.

1 day ago


 TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed Monday when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday, Oct. 21, and posted on its website.

French oil firm’s CEO killed as plane hits snowplow

History might record him as a shuttle diplomat, who criticized Western sanctions against Russia.

1 day ago


N. Korea sets 1 American free

U.S officials declined to give details on the release of American detainee Jeffrey Fowle.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh Obama students get help with test fees

International Baccalaureate seniors at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 are going to get help paying for IB exam registration fees.

about 12 hours ago


Pittsburgh schools get $3 million grant for restorative practices

The grant is from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

about 12 hours ago


WWII veterans honored by Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools honored Stanley Kubit and Medio "Mike" Mercolini as part of Operation Recognition.

about 13 hours ago


 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers Tuesday at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Updated Ebola guidelines in effect in Pittsburgh region

Allegheny Health Network surgeon says CDC is ‘catching up.’

1 day ago


Local Dispatch: Ghostly scares are overrated, at least till seeing one

When it comes to ghosts, seeing is believing.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

about 13 hours ago


 Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment Oct. 16 during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Obama administration implements new screening process for travelers arriving to the U.S from West Africa.

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Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

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 “Breaking Bad” action figures have sparked a petition by critics, who say the toys’ dark nature isn’t appropriate for youthful Toys R Us customers.

Toys R Us won’t discard ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures

A Florida mother launches petition to get the retailer to pull TV-inspired drug lord characters.

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Obituary: Geraldine Martin Zeltman / ‘Amazing lady’ loved her community

Geraldine Zeltman, one of the first black secretaries hired at U.S. Steel and active in the Urban League, dies at 86.

1 day ago



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