Crisis child care center opens today in Larimer

Crisis nursery opens today in at the Kingsley Association in Larimer.

about 7 hours ago

 Scott S. Smith, the new special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, poses for a portrait April 15 inside the bureau's South Side facility.

New FBI leader tested early

FBI's new Pittsburgh chief faced immediate crisis at Franklin Regional

about 7 hours ago

'Angel's Coffin' brings World War II shipmates together through art

World War II vets to reunite with "Angel's Coffin" painting at Soldiers & Sailors Pacific exhibit

about 7 hours ago

City Calendar: 04/21/2014


about 7 hours ago

New district pits two Democratic state legislators

Democrats Readshaw, Molchany vie in Legislative race.

about 7 hours ago

Brookline man arrested after fight with girlfriend, police

Aaron Goempel was dying eggs with his girlfriend when the argument began. It ended with him in jail.

about 12 hours ago

Motorcyclist injured on I-279 north of city

The southbound motorcyclist collided with a car. He has been transported to a hospital.

about 13 hours ago

Man robs Oakland video game store at gunpoint

The unidentified robber made off with an Xbox game console this morning.

about 15 hours ago

 Customers dig through rows of records and disks at Sound Cat  Records in Bloomfield Saturday.

Record Store Day brings rush of fans to Pittsburgh independent stores

Nearly all of the area's 17 independent stores participating this year signed the pledge to "act in the spirit" of the day.

1 day ago

 Taking part in Workout Wednesday, a program run by Homewood Children’s Village are, from left, Kim Adams of Homewood; Kristi Burry, director of the Office of Child and Community Health for the village; Donna Bundy Ford of Wilkinsburg; Raylynn Bundy, 5, holding hands with Sandra Bundy Simmons of East Hills; and Rachel Bundy of Homewood.

Program focuses on the children of Homewood

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.

1 day ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto, second from right, meets with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., with back toward camera, in January in the mayor’s office.

Peduto making presence felt

Most of Mr. Peduto's colleagues and observers gave him strong marks for his first months in office but cautioned that challenges lie ahead.

1 day ago

 A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013.

Boston blasts changed marathons forever

Pittsburgh's marathon has been on the front edge of the security wave, its CEO said, since a scare during the 2010 race.

1 day ago

Castle Shannon man charged after crashing into building, cars, person on South Side

A nearby patrolling officer heard the series of collisions and found witnesses dragging Maceo Fulmore from his car and punching him.

1 day ago

High bid may not secure Wilson Center

Officials plan to continue venue's mission despite larger bids.

2 days ago

 Jeffrey Carpenter, co-artistic director of Bricolage Production Company, reads a transit story by a CAPA student at the Transit Tales Fifth Wall performance Thursday at the Blakey Program Center of the Hill House Association.  Transit Tales is a multi-media story telling project about public transportation affecting lives in Allegheny County.

Transit Tales tells of plight of busing poor

Transit Tales project has collected hundreds of stories to help inform the future of transit planning.

2 days ago

State to close lanes in Fort Pitt Tunnels

Maintenance and cleaning will close one lane in both directions in the Fort Pitt Tunnels starting Sunday night, PennDOT announced.

2 days ago

 Leonard Young, 33, of Larimer

Robbery may be motive for killing of Larimer man

Police said Leonard Young was found shortly after 8 a.m. inside a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot near Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

2 days ago

Suspicious ticking package revealed to be metronome; Shadyside-Squirrel Hill roads reopen

Police had closed Fifth Avenue between Aiken and Negley while they investigated the package.

2 days ago

Homicide suspect faces trial for theft

An East Liberty man accused of killing two sisters appeared in a Westmoreland County court Thursday morning for a hearing on theft charges.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son.  In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.

3 days ago

 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

2 days ago

Man arrested, cleared in bakery robbery files suit

A Lincoln-Lemington resident filed a suit claiming police officers relied on a faulty eyewitness and ignored alibi information.

3 days ago

 The August Wilson Center on Jan. 21, 2014.

Local developer offers $9.5M for August Wilson Center

The unidentified buyer would build a hotel on top of the financially troubled center but continue "the organization's mission."

3 days ago

 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

3 days ago

U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

3 days ago

Hill District man shot in 2010 dies; death ruled a homicide

The medical examiner's office determined that Kent Hall, 56, died from complications of a gunshot wound to the trunk.

3 days ago

 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

4 days ago

 An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."

4 days ago

 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

4 days ago

Mount Oliver grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

In August 2011, Emile Bizimungu, 32, began trading benefits for cash, then billing the government for food. The total reached $40,000.

4 days ago

Carrick man found not guilty in fatal shooting

Robert Pace, 25, has been jailed since his arrest five years ago.

4 days ago

 Former Pittsburgh Police bomb technician Det. Sheldon Williams removes an artillery shell from D&D Auto Salvage in Lawrenceville.

Mayor nominates former cop to Citizen Police Review Board

Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and instructor of the SWAT team, is now a pastor with the Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

4 days ago

Dog park to shut 3 weeks in Mount Washington

Mount Washington’s Olympia Park off-leash dog play area will close today through May 9 for the ground to dry out and to allow the grass to

5 days ago

Judge deflates tent at Shadyside B&B

The Mansions at Maple Heights Bed and Breakfast cannot claim its tent as an accessory use, according to a recent court decision.

5 days ago

Hearing postponed for fake 911 calls

Hearings for a former mayoral candidate and his wife, both charged with making more than 100 unnecessary 911 phone calls, have been

5 days ago

 Bill Stolze bought the eight-story former whiskey distillery building on the South Side in 2012 for $495,000.

Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.

5 days ago

 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

5 days ago

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close overnight

Workers will be removing a section of the suspended ceiling.

5 days ago

Former airport director gets $134,375 in severance

Bradley D. Penrod, who had worked at the airport for more than 30 years, was ousted by the Airport Authority Board last month.

5 days ago

 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

UPMC can hire vendor to copy Ravenstahl computer data

But a federal judge says the recovered data must be kept in a sealed envelope until it is needed in court.

5 days ago

Man in critical condition after being shot in Larimer

The victim was shot twice during a home invasion this morning.

5 days ago

Mayor touts 'progress' of his first 100 days

Mayor Bill Peduto publishes a report pointing out the achievements that his administration has delivered.

5 days ago

Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

5 days ago

Former property manager with Pittsburgh Housing Authority claims sexual harassment

Janell Walker of Hazelwood says she also experienced a hostile work environment before being fired in January 2013.

5 days ago

Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

5 days ago

Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

5 days ago

 A photo from December of the giraffe.

Stolen giraffe statue returned to home in Shadyside

The men who stole the 16-foot statue stolen from a woman's yard have brought it back.

6 days ago

 Akira Endo, 1998.

Obituary: Akira Endo / Music director for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh's South Side Slopes neighborhood.

Pittsburgh among world's best long-term real estate investments

Grosvenor Research pegs the city as No. 5, behind Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago.

6 days ago

Pittsburgh council passes land bank idea

A compromise reached last week would keep city council's oversight of land sales for at least two years.

6 days ago


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