The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood branch hosted the first Buzzword Pittsburgh event on Saturday.

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood

An early childhood education program, supported by the PNC Foundation, engages kids to build vocabulary.

about 17 hours ago

 Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine, of Serbia, visited Pittsburgh at the home of Dr. Robert and Eugenia Friedlander of Shadyside.

Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland

On Saturday afternoon, the man who would be king of Yugoslavia was sitting in a Shadyside living room talking about telemedicine.

about 17 hours ago

 A view of the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon participants.

How churches cope with the Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh churches ranging from cathedrals to start-ups have had to make lemonade of the lemons handed to them on the first Sunday of May.

about 17 hours ago

Beltzhoover playground damaged by fire

The playground next to the Warrington Recreation Center was damaged by fire on Saturday.

about 1 hour ago

Body found in North Side

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office has been called to the scene.

about 6 hours ago

Police investigating Manchester fatal shooting

Derrick Owens, 30, of Pittsburgh was shot at about 9 p.m. as he was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue.

about 7 hours ago

Medical examiner identifies victim in fatal Manchester shooting

A man shot to death in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood has been identified as Derrick Owens, 30.

1 day ago

 Caitlin Walk, right, staff of Center for Victims, gives a ribbon pin to William Wingfield of Peters Friday in Market Square, Downtown.

In Market Square, Center for Victims urges awareness of sex assaults

The advocacy group is raising awareness about sex assaults as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

1 day ago

 Doug Polk of Las Vegas takes part in the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore.

Humans take early edge in man vs. machine poker showdown at Rivers Casino

Through May 7, four of the world’s best will play 80,000 total hands against the CMU-designed opponent, Claudico.

1 day ago

Beaver Falls man to stand trial in 2 Sheraden slayings

Charges of homicide, robbery, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license were bound over against Michael St. Clair, 24.

1 day ago

 Max Construction moved a new subdivision style “boater building” 11.5 river miles from the Fox Chapel Marina on the Allegheny River, around Pittsburgh’s Point and up the Monongahela River where it will anchor a new South Side Marina.

House floating on Allegheny, Monongahela rivers draws attention

New South Side Marina’s boater building floats into place.

2 days ago

Hearing postponed for suspect in missing man's killing

Hubert Wingate is charged in the death of Andre Gray, 34, who was reported missing in October and found in the Ohio River in March.

2 days ago

Lawyer pleads guilty in New York-to-Pittsburgh drug ring case

U.S. District Judge David Cercone set sentencing for Guy Amatangelo for Sept. 9.

2 days ago

Part of East Busway out of service this weekend

The work will detour the P1 East Busway-All Stops and the P3 East Busway-Oakland.

2 days ago

McArdle Roadway closed this morning

The road is closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 days ago

Coraopolis bank robber sentenced to six years in prison

Prosecutors said he robbed the First National Bank in Coraopolis July 7 and robbed a Citizens Bank on the South Side July 13.

2 days ago

 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

2 days ago

Nonprofit offers classes, clinics for community advocates

The Community Technical Assistance Center plans classes at the Pittsburgh Public Market and clinics in City Council Chambers.

2 days ago

 Tamari restaurant, at 3519 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, is closing in early May.

Tamari restaurant in Lawrenceville to close in May

The restaurant that had been one of the pioneering businesses in the neighborhood's revival will hold its last service May 2.

2 days ago

 Tuomas Sandholm and his team at Carnegie Mellon University will be trying to beat four of the top players in the world.

Who's got the upper hand? Poker computer program pits man against machine

The tournament begins at 11 a.m. and runs every day for eight hours through May 7, playing 80,000 hands of one-on-one poker.

2 days ago

Man shot to death in Manchester

The man, who appears to be in his 30s, was found in the driver's seat in a car on the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue right before 9 p.m.

1 day ago

Two men arrested after theft of firearm in Perry South

Pittsburgh police arrested two men today after they ran from officers and hid inside a shed with a stolen firearm in Perry South

1 day ago

 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx speaks Wednesday after touring Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville.

Transportation chief visits Pittsburgh to view new research, technology

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited CMU robotics center and marveled at the technology, but bemoaned the potholes outside.

3 days ago

Inbound Boulevard of the Allies in Oakland to be closed for the weekend

The work will occur on the bridge over Brady Street and the Birmingham Bridge ramps, from 7 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Monday.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh firefighters work on a roof fire at 623 Devonshire St., four houses south of Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside.

3-alarm blaze in Shadyside brought under control

The fire was reported about 6 p.m. at 623 Devonshire, four houses south of Ellsworth Avenue.

2 days ago

 Crystal Dean points to some of the bullet holes on her family's minivan. She said her 5-month-old great-granddaughter was in the minivan when someone fired several shots from a sidewalk toward another person in Marshall-Shadeland. The baby was unharmed and no one else was injured.

Minivan carrying infant caught in cross-fire in Marshall-Shadeland

Pittsburgh police said shots were fired in the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue. No one was reported shot, police said.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh police investigate a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in the 3200 block of Ward Street in South Oakland Wednesday night.

Suspects sought in shooting death of man in South Oakland

The medical examiner's office has identified the man fatally shot Wednesday in South Oakland as Dion Turner, 21, of Swissvale.

2 days ago

Homewood man charged with impersonating state constable, taking woman to jail

Karl Edmonds, 41, of Homewood, is accused of passing himself off as a constable and a member of a fugitive squad.

2 days ago

 Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield will close May 2.

Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield to close

The DelPizzo family sold the building, at 4428 Liberty Ave., to Herky Pollock, an executive vice president with CBRE.

2 days ago

Man shot during carjacking in Beltzhoover

The incident was reported at 2:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Sylvania Avenue.

3 days ago

 Former Army Staff Sgt. Eric Maddox

Former soldier who found Saddam Hussein tells how he did it

Former Army Staff Sgt. Eric Maddox is the keynote speaker at a sold-out fund-raiser Wednesday for Operation StrongVet Western Pennsylvania.

3 days ago

Parkway West closures announced for the weekend

Both sides of the Parkway West will be closed at times this weekend as a $72.8 million reconstruction project continues.

3 days ago

 David J. Hickton, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks Wednesday at Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5. At right is Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent.

23 Pittsburgh schools to use 'restorative' practices to improve communication, responsibility

The schools are part of a project called “Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities” that is funded by a $3 million federal grant.

3 days ago

CMU professor selected as inaugural Carnegie Fellow

Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor was selected to be part of the 32-member inaugural class.

3 days ago

 Lilly Harbin does her best to “pin” her “Friend for Life” Christina Betancourt-Russolese on Tuesday during the Donor Pinning Ceremony. Ms. Betancourt-Russolese gave Lilly a kidney.

Eleven kidney recipients, 11 living donors celebrate their tag-team triumphs

Of the 123,193 people nationwide awaiting organs from cadavers, nearly 83 percent need kidneys.

4 days ago

 One possible target for the new CMU development could be Apple, which has been searching for space in the region to expand its operations.

CMU proposes hotel, office, retail complex to help remake Forbes Avenue

The 425,000-square-foot development would be built on two acres on university-owned land between Carnegie Museums and Junction Hollow.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh police investigate a double shooting at the Cornfield Bar in the Hill District Tuesday night that left one man dead and another injured.

One dead, another injured in Hill District bar shooting

The Cornfield Bar on Webster Avenue met Wednesday with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office and agreed to temporarily close.

3 days ago

Man on sheriff's most-wanted list arrested at North Side homeless shelter

John Thompson, 64, has been required to register his address with authorities since pleading guilty to sex crimes.

4 days ago

South Side's CCI Center to be renamed for Whitehall native instrumental in development

Ann Jones Gerace was an elementary school teacher before quitting to raise four children and re-entering the workforce at CCI in 1987.

4 days ago

2 girls injured in Beaver school bus crash; Port Authority, school buses collide in Oakland

No students were on the Central Valley School District bus at the time of the accident, which occurred around 8 a.m.

4 days ago

Woman sitting on couch in Knoxville home struck by bullet

The woman was only grazed and she was taken to UPMC Mercy in good condition, according to officials.

3 days ago

 Police investigate a shooting that left  one man dead --  behind the tarp on the sidewalk  --  and another transported to the hospital in Oakland.

1 man dead, 2nd wounded in Oakland shooting

The slain man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was taken to UPMC Presbyterian with a wound to the buttocks,

3 days ago

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority employee terminated after arrest

Luke Barnes, 23, of Crafton Heights, was charged Monday with conspiracy and drug charges.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and Stephen Shelton, TIP executive director, sign a brick wall Monday as part of the opening of the new site of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh in Homewood.

Trade Institute celebrates move to larger location in Homewood

The new 10,000-square-foot home in Homewood South means twice as many students can learn masonry there.

5 days ago

 The undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: Legend Aretha Franklin wows Pittsburgh crowd

Aretha Franklin started out singing in the church and the Queen is still there, with pipes that raised the Heinz Hall roof.

4 days ago

Lincoln Place man ordered to stand trial in chase

A district judge ordered Joseph Dwinga to stand trial on charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault.

5 days ago

 Penguins fan Josh Croup of Butler reacts after the Rangers' first goal during a watch party held in Market Square in Downtown.

Penguins fans watch on big screen at Market Square

Organizers estimated that at least 200 fans turned out to see the game on a 16-by-9-foot video screen under a surprisingly clear night sky.

5 days ago

 Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky V. Burgess speaks during a candidate forum Thursday at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library.

Incumbent councilman Ricky Burgess says he won't participate in debates

After confrontation during election forum last week, Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess says he won’t participate in further debates.

5 days ago

 Steve Choder and Jody Noble-Choder pose on the grounds at  Choderwood, a bed and breakfast/urban farm in Highland Park.

Proposed zoning change would make it easier to keep chickens, goats in Pittsburgh

A group of urban farmers, veterinarians and city officials helped draft the ordinance.

5 days ago

Peduto administration to seek proposals for water and sewer line insurance

Neither the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority nor the city would provide the protection plan.

5 days ago


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