Legislators urge action on stalled hate-crimes bills

Several lawmakers spoke in favor of the legislation today, including Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, who said he is gay.

about 9 hours ago

Pittsburgh’s Brashear, Sci-Tech celebrate AP gains

There’s a particular emphasis on taking AP science, math and English courses.

about 23 hours ago

 An artist’s rendering by Astorino for Josh Gibson Park’s proposed Gateway view.

Station Square park would honor Negro Leagues stars in Pittsburgh

Josh Gibson Park in Station Square would teach about the Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Negro Leagues in Pittsburgh.

about 23 hours ago

Heinz Hall receives $1.5 million in grant money to fund renovation

A state grant from the Economic Growth Initiative will help fund a $3.7 million renovation.

about 6 hours ago

 Jeffery Watson, 48, was arrested after he was found sleeping in the Omni William Penn Hotel in Novemeber.

Charges dropped against homeless man found in Pittsburgh hotel suite

Hotel guests found Jeffrey Watson, 48, sleeping on a sofa in the 1,300-square-foot parlor, police said.

about 12 hours ago

Pittsburgh Public Schools volunteer recognized for effort to keep students safe in Hazelwood

Maurice Cole Sr.  took quick action when gun shots rang out near a bus stop two weeks ago was recognized tonight.

about 3 hours ago

South Side man faces child pornography charges

Matthew Sokol, 25, of the South Side Slopes, is charged with two counts after investigators said he uploaded images onto Twitter in July.

about 9 hours ago

Post-Gazette honored for religion coverage

The Post-Gazette was honored by the Religion Newswriters Association.

about 23 hours ago

 Councilman Dan Gilman is one of two city council members proposing legislation protecting pregnant women.

Pittsburgh City Council considers protections for pregnant women

Measure would require “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant city employees and companies that do business with the city.

about 23 hours ago

City schools' STEAM plan could save Pittsburgh Woolslair

If grant money comes through Woolslair  will be repurposed into a partial magnet school.

27 minutes ago

 Turtle Lagoon at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes,  Phipps Conservancy & Botanical Gardens.

RADical Days 2014 begins in Pittsburgh region: 20 days of free events

The Regional Asset District, now in its 20th year, showcases places that get RAD funding with hikes, tours, museum visits and more.

about 13 hours ago

 David L. Donahoe executive director of RAD.

Regional Asset District director David Donahoe praised for his work

Mr. Donahoe, a grandson of legendary Pittsburgh Mayor David L. Lawrence, has served as RAD’s executive director since 1995.

about 12 hours ago

 Bill Peters of St. Clairsville, Ohio, holds his daughter Brooklyn, 1, up to pet Lewis, an 8-year-old, 17-foot-tall Masai giraffe, at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in August.

Phipps, aviary and zoo put RAD funds to practical use

The RAD entered into contractual relationships with the Phipps Conservatory, National Aviary and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

about 13 hours ago

Brownsville Road paving to restrict traffic in Carrick

The work will take several days during milling and resurfacing, the city Public Works Department announced.

about 15 hours ago

 Maria Merante Palmieri, left, with her sister, Gina Merante Ross, has a full slate of Italian cooking classes in October.

Gobble up some new skills at fall cooking classes

From wine pairings to French cooking to gluten-free baking, you can find a variety of classes in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's budget proposal for 2015 reflects $23.2 million in additional spending.

Bill Peduto's proposed budget for Pittsburgh includes property tax hike

The proposed budget includes a 0.5-mill real estate tax increase that would generate an additional $8 million.

about 23 hours ago

Bank embezzlement trial gets underway

A former manager is charged with stealing $336,000 from Metropolitan Savings Bank in Lawrenceville.

1 day ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto will present his first budget today to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the city’s state-appointed financial overseer.

Peduto to submit first Pittsburgh budget to state oversight group today

Mayor Bill Peduto was mum on the details, but he called the new spending plan “truth in budgeting.”

1 day ago

 Adviser Maureen Anderson checks Bryce Johnson's tie as the City Charter High School's SEED (Students Encouraging Environmentalism Downtown) team prepares to rehearse its winning presentation for its appearance at the Pittsburgh School Board. The group won second place in the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship's (SAGE) worldwide competition in Moscow last summer.

Pittsburgh Charter High School thrives in international competition

A recycling business developed by the school’s Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship team took second in a world competition.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh police investigate the shooting death of a Penn Hills man at a Homewood bar Sunday night.

Penn Hills man fatally shot in Homewood bar

Police said a man walked into Cliffs Bar & Grill around 10 p.m. and shot a bar patron.

1 day ago

 People walk along a sidewalk on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

More Pittsburgh neighborhoods targeted in nightlife 'hospitality' plan

Officials say Lawrenceville, Oakland and Market Square are now included at a time when a more youth-driven scene is emerging in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Tim Stevens, chairman and CEO of the Black Empowerment Project, speaks today in front of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County judge will not block foreclosure of August Wilson Center

The court-appointed conservator requested to stay the Oct. 6 sheriff sale to give her more time to complete the sale to a N.Y. developer.

1 day ago

Man critically wounded in Carrick shooting

The man was transported to UPMC Mercy for treatment.

about 16 hours ago

Lane closure scheduled on Boulevard of Allies

The right lane was to close for repairs to an adjacent building between Gist and Miltenberger streets.

1 day ago

 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

2 days ago

 Circles Greater Pittsburgh begins an anti-poverty project with a poverty simulation exercise at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

'Poverty simulation' helps drive home the reality

As part of Circles East Liberty, a long-term effort, Eastminster Church hosted an exercise to demonstrate the daily grind of poverty.

2 days ago

 Sheba Gittens, left, of Mentoring Partnership, shares a laugh with college mentors while role-playing with Tianna Foore, a sophomore at Carlow University during the Strong Women, Strong Girls event Saturday at Carlow University.

Giving young women a boost of confidence

The mentoring program brought about 30 female professionals together with 160 female students, to help them mentor elementary school girls.

2 days ago

 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Study shows county jail stays longer, but booking rates drop

Officials hope to use the statistics to help enforcement.

1 day ago

 Market District Chef Janice Kirich of McKees Rocks speaks to applicants at a Giant Eagle Job Fair on Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Giant Eagle job fairs attract hundreds

Seeking to fill more than 1,000 slots, the company said it’s more important for candidates to bring a good attitude than a good resume.

2 days ago

 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

2 days ago

Water restored at Carnegie Mellon University campus

Service was restored by noon, but students were warned the water might appear discolored and could remain so for several hours.

2 days ago

Fallen branch cuts power, injures woman in Squirrel Hill

A fallen tree branch left one woman seriously injured and almost 1,000 residents without power Sunday night.

2 days ago

 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

2 days ago

 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

2 days ago

Man fatally shot in Homewood

The shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Upland Street and North Lang Avenue in Homewood.

1 day ago

 Julia Johnson, of the South Side Slopes, dances to the music wearing an "I Am August" T-shirt at the Artists 4 August Wilson rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the August Wilson Center.

Artists mark 5th anniversary of August Wilson Center

Performances mark the occasion as the future remains uncertain for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

3 days ago

 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

Woolslair magnet prospect hasn’t lost STEAM

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane is working on a three-school plan for  science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

3 days ago

Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford police shooting case

Pittsburgh police shot and paralyzed Mr. Ford following a traffic stop in 2012.

3 days ago

One-car accident in Liberty Tunnels snarls traffic in the tunnels and on Route 51

Two people suffered minor injuries in a one-car accident in the Liberty Tunnels that backed up traffic earlier today.

3 days ago

Highland Park apartments damaged in fire

A fire damaged a Highland Park apartment Friday night.

3 days ago

Man held for court in July 4 shooting death

Zachary Threats, 36, is accused of killing 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold, who was grilling at a home in the 7700 block of Tioga Street.

4 days ago

 Rodney Howard Jr.

Fugitive arrested in Larimer shooting in January

Pittsburgh police said Hosea Davis, 37, was shot at least 10 times the afternoon of Jan. 20 and took Rodney Howard Jr. into custody.

4 days ago

 Tom Balestrieri, head of the Buncher Co., shows the proposed development his company is planning for the Strip District riverfront from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street.

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

The firm is now hoping for “clarity” with regard to the nearby development of the historic produce terminal.

4 days ago

 The company 980 Liberty Partners has offered $9.5 million for the August Wilson Center property in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Bank urges judge not to delay sale of August Wilson Center

Dollar Bank holds a $7.9 million mortgage on the building and wants to recoup the entire amount.

4 days ago

Man found with multiple gunshot wounds in Spring Garden, Pittsburgh police say

The man was found laying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Vinial Street and Salter Way.

4 days ago

 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Monday.

Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford case

A jury found Leon Ford, 21, not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault on Monday.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh firefighters battle a three-alarm fire at two houses in South Oakland early this morning.

Three-alarm fire in Oakland destroys two houses

Four men and three women, some University of Pittsburgh students, were displaced after an early morning fire destroyed two houses.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

5 days ago

State agrees to new settlements in Pittsburgh prison abuse cases

The new settlements total $132,500 and end lawsuits filed by five corrections officers or supervisors.

5 days ago


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