Mazzy Bailey, then 17, of Bedford Dwellings in the Hill District, goes in for a dunk in 2012 at a lowered rim during events at the Bedford Dwellings Community Day as organized by the Housing Authority. The authority won’t release its findings from an investigation into tenant council elections at the housing complex.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority won’t release probe results

The authority’s 76-page report covers allegations over Bedford Dwellings tenant council election procedures.

about 23 hours ago

 Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys William Diffenderfer, left, and Wendy Williams as he is escorted to Judge Jeffrey Manning's courtroom Thursday.

Unsealed warrant in cyanide case reveals Ferrante online searches

Robert Ferrante's trial for one count of criminal homicide in the death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, began Thursday.

about 12 hours ago

Mount Washington Transit Tunnel to close early Saturday

Buses will detour inbound via Allentown and outbound using the Wabash Tunnel. Rail service will use the tunnel but with delays.

about 12 hours ago

Two suspects sought in fatal shooting in West End

Pittsburgh police said two men shot Ronnell Smith at 1:50 a.m. as he was getting into his vehicle in the 100 block of Steuben Street.

about 16 hours ago

 Rendering of the Granite Building hotel project.

Boutique hotel to cater to 'cool'

The Forbes Hotel, the working name for the new project, is being started amid a hotel boom Downtown.

17 minutes ago

 Robert Ferrante is escorted to the courtroom Thursday.

ER doctors take the stand in Ferrante cyanide trial

Physicians were able to stabilize Autumn Klein when she was brought in April 17, 2013, but she died three days later.

25 minutes ago

 Doug Shields

Former Pittsburgh Councilman Doug Shields works for current one

Mr. Shields, who was hired June 3 as a consultant for Councilwoman Darlene Harris, waits approval for unique job situation.

about 23 hours ago

 "The law-abiding and hard-working people of Homewood deserve safe streets and peaceful neighborhoods," said U.S. Attorney David Hickton.

Cocaine, heroin rings dismantled

Federal agents are looking for four on the run, including one suspect from San Bernardino, Calif., and another from Clarksburg, W.Va.

20 minutes ago

 Few lights shine at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights deal

Details on new policies set to be released to faculty on Monday.

about 23 hours ago

Allegheny County Health Department updates guidelines for controlling Legionella

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation paid $60,000 to RAND Corp. to compile the guidelines.

about 23 hours ago

 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

11 minutes ago

 Acting Pittsburgh police Chief  Cameron McLay with Mayor Bill Peduto.

Pittsburgh City Council moves forward with more money for anti-violence program

Despite concerns from several members, the council may approve additional money for the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime.

1 day ago

 Jeremy Casella will perform Downtown at New City Church Friday at 8. Mr. Casella is a Johnstown native but now calls Nashville home.

Artist Jeremy Casella headlines a night of music at New City Church

The Johnstown native will perform Friday evening at the Downtown venue as part of Cafe 304.

1 day ago

 Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Jeffrey A. Manning's courtroom Thursday.

Jury in cyanide poisoning case hears recording of 911 call

Robert Ferrante is accused of buying cyanide online and giving it to his wife, Autumn Klein, causing her death in April 2013.

1 day ago

Shadyside man arrested on child porn charges

Adham Mandour, 27, who is currently in the United States on a student visa, admitted to downloading or viewing images of child pornography.

1 day ago

 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

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

1 day ago

Western Pa. Humane Society executive director out

David Janusek, who held to position for about three years, is gone from the society as of Thursday.

1 day ago

 August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Bethel Park security firm appeals sale of August Wilson Center

International Investigative Services held a $211,711 judgment against the center but did not receive any money in the sale.

1 day ago

Authorities believe skeleton found near Bigelow Boulevard Monday was a man

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office hasn’t identified the man, who was 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and toothless.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 Anthony E. Edington

Florida sex offender arrested in Pittsburgh area homeless shelter

Deputies learned that though Edington applied for welfare benefits at the shelter, he'd failed to register as a sex offender here as

1 day ago

South Hills will have art, cultural center in spring

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh will offer handcrafted jewelry and art from more than 200 local artists.

1 day ago

 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal and teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

1 day ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto hosts a "Mayor's Night Out" town hall meeting Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy in Homewood.

In Homewood, residents give Pittsburgh leaders an earful on police issues

About 200 attended the eighth Mayor’s Night Out town hall, giving community members one-on-one access to about a dozen city leaders.

2 days ago

Four alternates selected for Ferrante homicide trial

Two of the alternates now say serving on the trial would be a hardship.

1 day ago

Man recovering after being shot in the leg in Lincoln-Lemington

Officers from the city's Zone 5 station responded to call for shots fired shortly after 1 p.m. and found about 10 shell casings.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Prosecution seeks to present evidence Ferrante tested neurotoxin in lab

Opening statements expected tomorrow for Pitt researcher who faces homicide charge in cyanide poisoning death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

2 days ago

 Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested in June.

Charges reduced for woman arrested at PrideFest in Pittsburgh

Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested June 15 after police said she struck a Pittsburgh officer in the chest and groin.

1 day ago

 Darlene Harris

Councilwoman fights money move from North Side center

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris said it’s “unfair” to move $1.6 million from a delayed community center to an Uptown transit study.

2 days ago

 Sanjeev Baidyaroy has described the preservation of The Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks as a “success story."

Young Preservationists cite places to save in Pittsburgh region

The Young Preservationists Association’s annual list of 10 preservation opportunities names a McKees Rocks theater and an optical factory.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh police phone number being used in scam

The scam has used the police department's Zone 2 phone number to steal $500 from a local college student.

2 days ago

Journalist Sasha Abramsky to speak on poverty issues

Sasha Abramsky will speak Wednesday at a Just Harvest dinner Downtown.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago

Teen to stand trial on charge of fleeing police

David Bell Jr., 18, faces charges of fleeing officers, driving without a license and traffic violations.

2 days ago

PG’s Mark Roth gets Pitt-CMU award for science stories

Writer honored for “cutting-edge” reporting on science, medical issues.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

3 days ago

 Bruce Kraus

Pittsburgh City Council president cited in recent incidents

Bruce Kraus denied the charges of littering and harassment, brought by a neighboring business owner, as “unfounded and untrue.”

3 days ago

 Robert Ferrante

Jury selected for homicide trial of University of Pittsburgh researcher

Robert Ferrante, 66, is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, Autumn Klein, 41, chief of women's neurology at UPMC Presbyterian.

3 days ago

Suspect in two Shadyside rapes in 1992 released on a technicality

Because charges weren’t filed until last year, the statute of limitations has expired and Arthur Fryar can’t face charges, a judge ruled.

3 days ago

 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

3 days ago

One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

3 days ago

Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

Law would allow groups like it to sue over municipal regulations related to firearms.

3 days ago

Ferrante lawyers want more jury challenges in his homicide trial

The defense contends that an alleged assault on one of the prosecutors in the case may sway prospective jurors.

3 days ago

 Local foundations are expected to close on the purchase of the August Wilson Center by Oct. 31, thereby avoiding a sheriff sale scheduled for Nov. 3.

August Wilson Center begins a new era under new owners

The sale of the center, approved Tuesday, ends a long and acrimonious battle for control over the property while preserving the center.

3 days ago

 Dante Alston, a longtime friend of Omar Hodges, comforts another mourner after Mr. Hodges' funeral at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh sanitation worker killed in Carrick

Friends and colleagues gathered for a funeral Tuesday in Wilkinsburg for 29-year-old Omar Hodges.

3 days ago

Car hits house in Sheraden, injuring two people

The conditions of those taken to the hospital were not known by dispatchers.

3 days ago


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