Acting Pittsburgh police Chief  Cameron McLay with Mayor Bill Peduto.

Pittsburgh City Council moves forward with more money for anti-violence program

Despite concerns from several members, the council may approve additional money for the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime.

about 15 hours ago

 Robert Ferrante, center, enters the courtroom with his attorneys today. Mr. Ferrante, 66, is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

Ferrante trial set to begin this afternoon; jurors sworn in

Two alternates selected Wednesday had to be replaced after telling the judge that serving as jurors would be a financial hardship.

about 3 hours ago

 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.

about 14 hours ago

Authorities believe skeleton found near Bigelow Boulevard Monday was a man

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office hasn’t identified the man, who was 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and toothless.

22 minutes ago

 Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

about 15 hours ago

Transit study deal preserves funding for North Side project

Councilwoman Darlene Harris said Mayor Bill Peduto’s office promise to restore the $1.6 million used for an Uptown transit study next year.

about 15 hours ago

 Anthony E. Edington

Florida sex offender arrested in Pittsburgh area homeless shelter

Deputies learned that though Edington applied for welfare benefits at the shelter, he'd failed to register as a sex offender here as

about 6 hours ago

South Hills will have art, cultural center in spring

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh will offer handcrafted jewelry and art from more than 200 local artists.

about 14 hours ago

 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal, teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

14 minutes ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto hosts a "Mayor's Night Out" town hall meeting Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy in Homewood.

In Homewood, residents give Pittsburgh leaders an earful on police issues

About 200 attended the eighth Mayor’s Night Out town hall, giving community members one-on-one access to about a dozen city leaders.

1 day ago

Four alternates selected for Ferrante homicide trial

Two of the alternates now say serving on the trial would be a hardship.

about 15 hours ago

Man recovering after being shot in the leg in Lincoln-Lemington

Officers from the city's Zone 5 station responded to call for shots fired shortly after 1 p.m. and found about 10 shell casings.

about 21 hours ago

I-79 on-ramp to close tonight in Marshall

The on-ramp from Route 19 to southbound Interstate 79 at the Cranberry (Exit 76) interchange will be closed from 7 tonight until 6 a.m.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett greets superheroes, from left, Ed Hetrick, Steve Virag and Jim Zaremba after announcing a $2.5 million state grant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The superheroes are window cleaners from the Allegheny Window Cleaning.

Children's Hospital to use state money to add beds

"We're not expanding the footprint of the hospital but rearranging existing space," chief medical officer Steve Docimo said.

about 15 hours ago

Prosecution seeks to present evidence Ferrante tested neurotoxin in lab

Opening statements expected tomorrow for Pitt researcher who faces homicide charge in cyanide poisoning death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

about 22 hours ago

 Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested in June.

Charges reduced for woman arrested at PrideFest in Pittsburgh

Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested June 15 after police said she struck a Pittsburgh officer in the chest and groin.

about 15 hours ago

 Darlene Harris

Councilwoman fights money move from North Side center

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris said it’s “unfair” to move $1.6 million from a delayed community center to an Uptown transit study.

1 day ago

 Sanjeev Baidyaroy has described the preservation of The Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks as a “success story."

Young Preservationists cite places to save in Pittsburgh region

The Young Preservationists Association’s annual list of 10 preservation opportunities names a McKees Rocks theater and an optical factory.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police phone number being used in scam

The scam has used the police department's Zone 2 phone number to steal $500 from a local college student.

about 18 hours ago

Journalist Sasha Abramsky to speak on poverty issues

Sasha Abramsky will speak Wednesday at a Just Harvest dinner Downtown.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

about 19 hours ago

 Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

1 day ago

Teen to stand trial on charge of fleeing police

David Bell Jr., 18, faces charges of fleeing officers, driving without a license and traffic violations.

1 day ago

PG’s Mark Roth gets Pitt-CMU award for science stories

Writer honored for “cutting-edge” reporting on science, medical issues.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

1 day ago

 Bruce Kraus

Pittsburgh City Council president cited in recent incidents

Bruce Kraus denied the charges of littering and harassment, brought by a neighboring business owner, as “unfounded and untrue.”

2 days ago

 Robert Ferrante

Jury selected for homicide trial of University of Pittsburgh researcher

Robert Ferrante, 66, is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, Autumn Klein, 41, chief of women's neurology at UPMC Presbyterian.

1 day ago

Suspect in two Shadyside rapes in 1992 released on a technicality

Because charges weren’t filed until last year, the statute of limitations has expired and Arthur Fryar can’t face charges, a judge ruled.

2 days ago

 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 day ago

One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

2 days ago

Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

Law would allow groups like it to sue over municipal regulations related to firearms.

2 days ago

Ferrante lawyers want more jury challenges in his homicide trial

The defense contends that an alleged assault on one of the prosecutors in the case may sway prospective jurors.

2 days ago

 Local foundations are expected to close on the purchase of the August Wilson Center by Oct. 31, thereby avoiding a sheriff sale scheduled for Nov. 3.

August Wilson Center begins a new era under new owners

The sale of the center, approved Tuesday, ends a long and acrimonious battle for control over the property while preserving the center.

1 day ago

 Dante Alston, a longtime friend of Omar Hodges, comforts another mourner after Mr. Hodges' funeral at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh sanitation worker killed in Carrick

Friends and colleagues gathered for a funeral Tuesday in Wilkinsburg for 29-year-old Omar Hodges.

1 day ago

Car hits house in Sheraden, injuring two people

The conditions of those taken to the hospital were not known by dispatchers.

1 day ago

Jerome Cochran to retire as University of Pittsburgh's executive vice chancellor

Mr. Cochran has served as vice chancellor since August 1995, and he was Pitt’s general counsel from 2004 to 2013.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh trash collection suspended Tuesday for city worker's funeral

Omar Hodges, 29, of Homewood worked for the city’s Department of Public Works since January 2013.

3 days ago

 Judge Lawrence O'Toole of Allegheny County Common Pleas Orphans' Court did not rule this morning on the proposed $8.49 million sale.

Last-minute claim delays sale of August Wilson Center

A security firm filed a last-minute objection, seeking more than $200,000. The attorney for the conservator calls it "an extortion job."

2 days ago

 Aitor Coca and his sons Julen, left, and Joseba.

Odysseys: Despite bad first impression, he gave Pittsburgh a try

Pittsburgh is a sister city of his native Bilbao in Spain. Aitor Coca loves it here.

3 days ago

Court hearings for Hill District teens to be held today

City and county officials have been trying to round up teenagers committing crime in the Hill District in the days since a 17-year-old boy

3 days ago

 Cara Jette was one in a cohort of people to whom GTECH gave $3,000 grants to create a public amenity or a project that improves a southern neighborhood.

Old incline site becomes South Side Slopes park

Cara Jette used a $3,000 grant from GTECH Strategies to create the Knoxville Incline Park where the incline operated from 1890 to 1960.

3 days ago

 Tom Fodi

Minister challenges incumbent Ravenstahl for House seat

Republican Tom Fodi said Adam Ravenstahl hasn’t shown much leadership, but Mr. Ravenstahl said that’s because the GOP is in charge.

3 days ago

Emergency crews can't find source of air problem in U.S. Steel Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh

Crews used air meters to test the air in conference rooms, but found nothing that might have caused headaches and tingling throats.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal Russell Patterson rides on the school bus with students from East Hills to the school in Homewood on Friday.

Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal gets on board to promote bus safety

The Faison principal is riding school buses to emphasize proper behavior.

3 days ago

Clairton teen charged in in bomb threats

The 14-year-old allegedly phoned in threats to West Liberty Elementary, South Brook Middle and Pioneer Education Center.

2 days ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration has 15 days to respond to the questions from the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

Oversight body rejects Mayor Peduto's proposed city budget for 2015

The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council in the second week of November.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh mayor's education task force seeks public input at Tuesday's meeting

According to the mayor’s office, the public will be able to "share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh" at the meeting.

3 days ago

Turn lane on Baker Street near zoo to close

The lane will be closed through 7 a.m. Thursday during installation of a catch basin.

3 days ago

Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

Bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during inspections.

3 days ago

Authorities trying to ID body found in woods off Bigelow Boulevard

A body found in the woods off Bigelow Boulevard Friday was so badly decomposed that police could not tell if it was a man or a woman.

2 days ago


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