Mark Lasklow, right, chairman of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, hands a Carnegie Hero Award to Charles Carbonell Sr. of Tampa as Mr. Carbonell's wife, Fonda, left, watches Tuesday during a meeting in the Koppers Building in Downtown.

Florida man wins Carnegie Award for heroism a second time

Mr. Carbonell is one of only five individuals to receive the Carnegie Award for two separate acts of heroism in 2007 and 2011.

about 15 hours ago

 Mark Brentley Sr. was elected in District 8 in 1999.

Pittsburgh school board losing veterans

Will Pittsburgh’s Board of Education face a steep learning curve in 2016 with incumbents deciding not to run for re-election next year?

about 4 hours ago

 Jan Scheuermann plays rock-paper-scissors using a robotic arm and hand during a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine project.

Brain-controlled robotic arm helps Pittsburgh woman with quadriplegia

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh connected electrodes in her brain to a robotic arm to make hand shapes and grasps possible.

about 15 hours ago

 “The mayor has the right idea. It’s going to come together,” said Dan McCaffery, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based McCaffery Interests.

Developers optimistic on joint plan for Strip District produce terminal building

McCaffery Interests CEO optimistic about Strip District produce terminal building redevelopment plans.

about 15 hours ago

  A early morning view of the Golden Triangle from the roof of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Planning commission backs legislation to add 'affordable' housing to Pittsburgh’s development policies

The legislation is meant to encourage the construction of more housing for poor and working-class people.

about 15 hours ago

Police seek shooter in fatal bar shooting in Lincoln-Lemington

Police said the shooter walked into the New Jug bar in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue about 11:10 p.m.

about 4 hours ago

Man killed in shooting at Lincoln-Lemington bar

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting inside a bar in Lincoln-Lemington late Tuesday night.

about 14 hours ago

Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson heads back to jail

Richardson was taken back to the Allegheny County Jail on charges that false 911 calls came from his Sheraden home.

about 1 hour ago

McArdle Roadway closed today, Thursday

Crews will work on the sidewalk and trim trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Access will be maintained for bikes and pedestrians.

about 8 hours ago

Tunnel closures snarl Parkway West

PennDOT issued a statement around 10:30 a.m. announcing the closures, lasting up to 10 minutes in both directions, through 2 p.m.

about 3 hours ago

Suspect in machete attack charged again

Jason Butler, 26, of Northview Heights, was out on bail Saturday when police said he threatened the man he is accused of stabbing.

about 15 hours 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?

1 day ago

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

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

about 20 hours ago

Boy, 11, severely burned from firecracker in Sheraden

The boy suffered burns to his hand, chest and arm late Monday night.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools prepare for another year of the Summer Dreamers Academy in 2014.

Pittsburgh summer learning programs boost math scores, not other outcomes

The Wallace Foundation invested more than $50 million into the Rand study to determine how well the summer enrichment programs work.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh firefighter injures shoulder in South Side Slopes blaze

The one-alarm fire was reported at 12:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of Mission Street and caused damage to two dwellings.

1 day ago

Suspect in Downtown machete attack faces additional charges

Jason Butler, 26, was out on bail Saturday evening when he encountered the man he is accused of stabbing, Fredrick Pryor III.

about 21 hours ago

 A West Oakland Light Up Night event  at The Corner

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: The Corner is one special place for West Oakland

West Oakland’s The Corner plans to enhance amenities for little, cut-off neighborhood.

1 day 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.

about 22 hours 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.

1 day ago

Two disguised men rob South Side bank

The men robbed Citizens Bank in the 2800 block of East Carson Street and escaped in a stolen vehicle later found abandoned Uptown.

1 day ago

 New York City police Officer Joshua Jones wears a VieVu body camera on his chest during a news conference.

Body cameras for Pittsburgh police pit liability against civil rights

Thirty-five officers are wearing the new technology as supervisors and community groups caution the cameras won’t squelch all controversies.

2 days ago

Missing man found fatally shot in East Hills

The body of Trinel Bikus was discovered in a vacant house on Singer Place Saturday night at around 9:45 p.m.

2 days ago

Councilman wants to ban Pittsburgh from accepting military surplus

Councilman Ricky Burgess introduced legislation to prohibit the city from participating in the Law Enforcement Support Office 1033 program.

1 day ago

 City Councilman Ricky Burgess pushed hard for the system in 2013.

System to detect gunshots will be tested in Homewood

The Pittsburgh City Council appropriated $1.15 million in 2013 for the ShotSpotter system, which will be tested later this month.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh City Council to vote on budget

The proposed 2015 operating budget calls for nearly $516.6 million in revenue, up nearly $28.5 million from this year.

2 days ago

 The city council removed Downtown Pittsburgh from the parking plan entirely and will hold off on South Side night enforcement.

Pittsburgh evening street parking charges delayed

The city, however, still plans to increase meter rates in several neighborhoods. Time of enforcement won’t change for now.

1 day ago

 The playground at Wightman Park in Squirrel Hill is well-used but outdated.

Pittsburgh’s Wightman Park upgrade discussed

City Councilman Dan Gilman initiated the first in a series of community meetings recently to discuss and plan the park’s future.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh Holocaust Center to move to new space in 2015

The center is scheduled to open in spring 2015 at 826-832 Hazelwood Ave., next to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh concert combines patriotic and Christmas selections

This marked the first time the free annual concert combined traditional patriotic music with Christmas and holiday music.

2 days ago

New Pittsburgh chief assembles police leadership

New police commanders are Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Jason Lando and Larry Scirotto.

1 day ago

 John Rush is escorted into the courtroom today. Rush was found guilty on 11 of 12 charges, including torture of a police animal and four counts of aggravated assault.

Jury finds man guilty of killing Pittsburgh police dog Rocco

During the trial, the prosecution called 16 witnesses and the defense six, including defendant John Rush.

1 day ago

Health care services gap narrows between whites and African-Americans

While the gap in quality health care is shrinking, differences in health outcomes between whites and African-Americans persist.

2 days ago

Peduto to promote three to police commander rank in Pittsburgh

Receiving promotions are Pittsburgh Sgt. LaVonnie Bickerstaff, Lt. Jason A. Lando and Lt. Larry Scirotto.

2 days ago

Con­nectCard ma­chines at East Liberty Station out of service today and Tuesday

The ma­chines will be back in ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

2 days ago

Obituary: Cecelia ‘Cel’ Battistel Meyers / Her Squirrel Hill home became a garden spot

She rented rooms to graduate students, turning some of her lodgers into lifetime friends.

2 days ago

10th Street Bridge jumper iden­ti­fied

Amber Wood­house died Satur­day night af­ter ap­par­ently jump­ing from the 10th Street Bridge and onto the Park­way East.

2 days ago

 Members of Stagehands Local 3 load bins filled with materials from Phantom of the Opera onto trucks behind the Benedum Center after the show’s closing in 2010.

Stagehands' union is an integral part of Pittsburgh's cultural scene

Members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 3 are crucial to every major concert, opera and play in Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 The exterior of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown. The struggling nonprofit stopped paying the stagehands who worked there, owing 59 backstage employees more than $30,000 in wages, vacation savings, union dues, and pension and welfare benefits.

Pittsburgh stagehands thrust into August Wilson Center dispute

The August Wilson Center’s financial problems included a $40,000 debt to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 3.

3 days ago

 Resident Alice Lauffer, 97, talks Saturday with scout Xavier Molgaard, 8, of Polish Hill, as scouts visit seniors at Beatty Pointe Village, a UPMC Senior Community.

Cub Scouts meet their match in Wii bowling contest at retirement community

Beatty Pointe Village activities coordinator Melanie Cherry had warned the youngsters and their parents that her seniors were good.

3 days ago

Man dies in single-car crash in Squirrel Hill

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Lawrence Truly, 53, of the Mt. Lebanon area.

2 days ago

 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby takes on the Canucks earlier this month at Consol Energy Center. Crosby was held out of the team’s last two games for precautionary reasons while the club awaited further testing.

Penguins center Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

He will not play against Tampa Bay on Monday, which is when doctors expect him to be through the period in which he is infectious.

2 days ago

 Kamero Newton

Man charged in infant Kamero Newton's death faces more charges

Kenneth Reeves, the man accused in the beating death of Kamero Newton was additionally charged today with trespass and drug possession.

2 days ago

Identity released on woman who fell from 10th Street Bridge

The woman was 24 years old and was from Lebanon, Pa.

3 days ago

Squirrel Hill Tunnel crashes cause traffic trouble

Pittsburgh police said the first accident involved two cars and the next, within an hour or so, was a three-car accident.

3 days ago

Hill District shooting sends man to hospital

A man found lying in the street after being shot in the hip Friday night is stable at UPMC Presbyterian.

3 days ago

Allegheny County sheriff's deputy jabbed by used syringe

The deputy is undergoing treatment after being jabbed in the finger by an uncapped, used syringe in a man's pocket in Beltzhoover Friday

3 days ago

Squirrel Hill music store robbed

The Exchange on Forbes was robbed this afternoon and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money, but no one was injured.

3 days ago

 Protesters carry banners depicting the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Statue of Liberty as they march Friday from Downtown to the Station Square office of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., to demand changes in the nation’s immigration system. Friday was the day Catholics honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, a holiday for Mexicans and many other Latin Americans.

Pittsburgh joins 13 other cities to promote citizenship among legal immigrants

Cities for Citizenship, which was formed by three cities, will expand to 13, including Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


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