New policy will open up end-of-life care dialogue between patients and caregivers

“The conversation should not start in the last two weeks, when everybody expects the patient to die,” said Dr. Bernard Bernacki.

about 6 hours ago

 Members of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland pray on Friday.

Extremism has no place in their faith, Muslims say

But a survey before the attacks in Paris found 56 percent of Americans believe Islam’s values are at odds with America’s.

about 6 hours ago

 Boy Scouts and their families listen to a presentation Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland during a stop on their "Ten Commandment Hike."

Scouts' "Ten Commandments" hike takes them to houses of worship

Jewish, Byzantine Catholic, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, Baptist and Christian Scientist beliefs were explored.

about 6 hours ago

 Thomas Rouser has Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the banquet at Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side.

Light of Life shines on Thanksgiving

About 1,000 people received a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday as part of the annual tradition.

1 day ago

 “We will take a serious look at it and if we have to change our policy, we would do that,” Caster Binion, the authority’s executive director, said.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority awaits 'guidance' on 'over-income' tenants

Forty-three families live in Housing Authority units despite making too much money to qualify.

1 day ago

 Dr. Ben Carson, left, and Alfonso A. Costa in December 2005.

Pittsburgh-area developer, close friend of presidential contender Carson has complex legal history

Alfonso Costa faced a trail of lawsuits as he built around Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

Police identify body pulled from Allegheny River

The body of John Holacik, 57, of Natrona Heights, was discovered near gate 4 of the Allegheny Ludlum plant about 12:30 p.m.

about 10 hours ago

Police seek 2 men in Perry North shooting of 16-year-old

Police were given three accounts of what happened just before the Nov. 19 shooting.

about 6 hours ago

 Homewood Suites by Hilton opened in the Strip District Nov. 5.

Concord planning more hotels across Pittsburgh region

In the last two decades, Mark Laport’s company has erected 13 hotels in the Pittsburgh area. And it’s not done.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police's policy for firing at cars is ‘sound’

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on Wednesday released an internal email describing when officers can shoot at moving vehicles.

2 days ago

PG’s Goodfellows Fund campaign begins today

The Goodfellows Fund raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

2 days ago

 A vehicle is flipped onto its side in a deadly crash early this morning on Penn Avenue near North Lang Avenue in North Point Breeze.

One killed, one injured in N. Point Breeze crash

The crash was reported shortly after 3 a.m. on Penn Avenue near North Lang  Avenue, authorities said.

1 day ago

Responders on scene of Centre Avenue crash in Shadyside Thursday night

The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m., police said.

1 day ago

 Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015.

Christian coalition in Pittsburgh urges U.S. to accept more refugees

The statement by the executive committee of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania counters calls to restrict Syrian Muslims.

2 days ago

Overbrook man smacked with gun, robbed during home invasion

Pittsburgh police are investigating an armed robbery this morning at a Overbrook apartment.

1 day ago

Taxi driver shot in Hazelwood

The taxi driver was driving east on Second Avenue when a shot pierced the rear window and struck him, police said.

2 days ago

 Thousands of Pittsburghers and out-of-towners took part in the annual Turkey Trot races this morning.

Thousands pound the pavement for annual Turkey Trot races

The 5K and 5-mile races meandered through the streets of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh this morning.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said he would never consider a "no-pursuit" policy.

Pittsburgh police chief ‘locks down’ rules for vehicle pursuits

Chief says a Bloomfield crash Sunday in which a 12-year-old was critically injured was the impetus for an order halting most police chases.

2 days ago

Man arrested for shooting at two women

Jermaine Dehonney was being sought after police said he was involved in a dispute with two women and shot at them, though neither was hurt.

2 days ago

 A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Viewing Oakland through the windshield of a Port Authority bus driver

If the perils of the traffic in Oakland make professional Port Authority bus drivers nervous, imagine what they do to regular motorists.

3 days ago

Pedestrian hit by truck in West End dies

Russell Zdarsky, of Buffalo, N.Y., was walking along a ramp in the West End Circle shortly before 1:30 p.m. when he was struck.

2 days ago

 Mark Thompkins

Maryland teen charged in kidnapping of Ohio girl

The girl was returned to her guardians unharmed, police said.

2 days ago

Mount Washington man pleads guilty to running W.Va. heroin ring

A grand jury said Christopher Gyorko was headed a ring that shipped the drug into Ohio and Marshall counties and surrounding parts of Ohio.

2 days ago

 Police reported 71 homicides in 2014 compared with 46 the year before.

Pittsburgh saw rise in violent crime in 2014, annual report shows

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police released its 2014 annual report, which offers crime data and other information compiled by the department.

3 days ago

 Mrs. Lane announced in September plans to step down as superintendent when her contract ends June 30, marking more than five years as leader of the district.

City superintendent Linda Lane receives salary increase

The move would bump her annual salary to $245,000 during her last six months with the district.

2 days ago

 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown work on the railing for the PPG Plaza ice rink

PPG Plaza ice rink opens today

The rink will be open through Feb. 28.

3 days ago

 In abandoning a new headquarters at the arena site, U.S. Steel will stay in the 450,000 square feet of space it leases in the building that bears its name on Grant Street.

U.S. Steel's withdrawal from redevelop plan keeps Downtown office market tight

The decision is good news for Downtown landlords, who will be able to keep charging higher rents for their office space.

4 days ago

 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

3 days ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration had to work to assuage some of the sticker shock of the study after council members tabled the measure earlier this month.

Pittsburgh City Council endorses $1 million building study

Council advances legislation on a proposed comprehensive look at the best uses and condition of about 150 buildings for decades to come,

4 days ago

 Joe Giansante is a former math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.

Former math teacher loses battle to keep job at Brashear

City school board terminates Joe Giansante, who despite good “value” scores, was judged unsatisfactory based on principal observations.

3 days ago

 Director Chris Ivey, in action.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: 'Youth Rising' by Chris Ivey gets inside the kids of Shuman

The “East of Liberty” filmmaker expands documentary to address youth culture and violence with youth at Shuman Detention Center.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh Minadeo on modified lockdown, district says

The Squirrel Hill school was on modified lockdown today as an added precaution after staff escorted a parent from the building.

3 days ago

 Police say William Robert Eger is suspected in Tuesday's robbery of the First Niagara Bank robbery on Wabash Street in the West End.

Man arrested after trying to hold up bank on Wabash Street

Pittsburgh police say the suspect held up his hand to look “like a gun” while saying he had a firearm.

3 days ago

Venango County man receives 20 to 40 years for murder on North Side

David Umstead, 31, has been ordered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison in the death of Delrio Ivy of the North Side.

3 days ago

 Artist  Brandon Boan's public art bike rack,  "Hot Pants," can be seen in front of Sienna Mercato on Penn Avenue.

Cultural District racks up some new spots for bikes

The racks were designed by local artists who were chosen after submitting proposals to the Cultural Trust.

3 days ago

 A police chase that started in East Liberty and ended in a crash in Bloomfield Sunday night injured five people, including a 12-year-old girl who was critically hurt.

Driver faces 56 counts in Bloomfield crash that critically injured 12-year-old

Pittsburgh police charged a Hill District man with 56 counts related to the chase.

3 days ago

 Gladstone Middle School building at 327 Hazelwood Ave.

City school board approves sale of Gladstone Middle School building

The school, which has been vacant for 14 years, is bought by a realty company representing a collaboration of youth-service organizations.

3 days ago

 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

3 days ago

 A family whose home caught fire in Carrick this morning embraces on Leolyn Street.

Crews battle fire at Carrick duplex

No injuries were reported in the blaze at a duplex in the 1800 block of Leolyn Street.

4 days ago

Pedestrian hurt after being hit in West End Circle

Officials say the person was taken to the hospital, although extent of injuries is unknown.

3 days ago

 Mark Brentley Sr. i

Pittsburgh schools honor board members during final day of service

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board honored Mark Brentley, William Isler and Sherry Hazuda during their final meeting as board directors.

3 days ago

 Christopher Conrad, father of CJ, embraces Amanda McKnight, mother of 11-year-old David McIntyre, after she addressed the media Friday.

Mother of slain boy: 'I refuse to let my sons’ case go cold'

CJ Mikula-Conrad, 16, and his family talk about the shooting that injured him and left his 11-year-old brother dead in Mount Oliver.

5 days ago

 Pittsburgh has developed a poor reputation in the national black community as a place to live and work, said Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant, and “that’s not a good narrative for Pittsburgh if we ever want to be a competitive, globally relevant city.”

Study finds black men left out of Pittsburgh’s rebirth

The Heinz Endowments hopes new data will reverse the trend in “one of the most segregated metropolitan communities in the country.”

5 days ago

 The police chief said in an internal memo that officers are allowed to initiate such pursuits only if they believe a violent felony occurred.

Pittsburgh police undergoing 'full review' of pursuit policy

WHAT’S NEW: Surveillance video showing end of police chase posted by auto dealer on its Facebook page.

3 days ago

 Maria Alejandra Gordon

Warrant issued for woman wanted in Coraopolis stabbing

Maria Alejandra Gordon is wanted on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and burglary.

4 days ago

Urban Academy looking for a new, larger site for fall 2016

The East Liberty school is looking at Larimer location to expand and build a more STEM-focused curriculum.

5 days ago

RAD board approves nearly $97 million budget

The budget is the largest in the district’s history and $3.1 million more than the 2015 budget.

4 days ago

Former Pittsburgh cop pleads guilty to role in mortgage fraud scheme

Santino Achille admits that he and others submitted loan applications to lenders that contained false information.

4 days ago

Wood St. T station evacuated after suspicious package found

Port Authority police investigated the package, determined it contained computer parts that seemed harmless and reopened the station.

4 days ago

 A police chase in Bloomfield ended in a multi-vehicle wreck with multiple injuries Sunday evening.

12-year-old critically injured in two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield

Police said one of the vehicles was stolen near North Negley and Black Street and when police tried to stop it, a chase ensued.

5 days ago