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 Aniya Mike, at front, a Steel City Squash student from St. Benedict the Moor School in the Hill District, gets instruction at Chatham University from Kathryn Brummer, a tutor/coach visiting from CitySquash in New York City. Bianca Troche, left, is a CitySquash student from Aquinas High School in the Bronx.

Steel City Squash: The path to college runs through a squash court

The new Pittsburgh program mixes athletic training with academic rigor to give inner-city students a gateway to graduation.

about 7 hours ago


 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School on May 19. Working with her are juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17. Seeing the class was part of a tour to show how Gates grant money was being used to improve the learning environment. At left is senior Nadeem Demian, 17.

Pittsburgh schools to get less than $78 million in announced grants

Strict rules on spending grant money limit its use. “I think the money enabled us to try some different things,” said the union leader.

about 7 hours ago


 Lamar Advertising company’s famous 32-foot-tall, 225-foot-long neon sign on Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point

Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”

1 day ago


 Mary King, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 refuses to give state standardized tests in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh teacher stands alone by refusing to give tests

Mary King, an English as second language teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, drew attention when she refused to give the PSSA tests.

1 day ago


 Volunteers put up more than 100 flags Friday for the Memorial Day weekend at the National Cemetary of the Alleghenies.

Many events planned for Memorial Day weekend in Pittsburgh

Parades, services and other commemorations mark the long holiday weekend.

1 day ago


 A member of the family of victim Andre "Pokie" Gray wears a sweatshirt with his images while entering the courtroom for Friday's hearing for Hubert Wingate.

Suspect marries after being ordered to stand trial in Lawrenceville killing

Hubert Wingate III, 30, of Homewood, is on an “emotional roller coaster,” his attorney said.

1 day ago


U.S. courthouse to be named for Judge Weis

The U.S. Senate passed the name change Thursday after the state’s senators worked together on a bill.

1 day ago


Government wants to seize assets of alleged members of heroin ring

Agents and police swept through the city's southern neighborhoods Thursday and rounded up the defendants.

1 day ago


 Cara O'Neil, 5, daughter of Pittsburgh police Officer David O'Neil of Zone 6, poses for a photo after her father and others received certification in the Leadership in Police Organizations program.

First police class finishes leadership training

Thirty-seven people on Friday completed a three-week training program brought to the police bureau by Chief Cameron McLay.

1 day ago


Man shot in Hill District

The shooting happened at 10 p.m. in the 500 block of Roberts Street.

about 8 hours ago


Woman arrested after 4 dead dogs discovered in Beechview

Two pit bulls, a terrier mix, and a rottweiler were dead; an emaciated pit bull was still alive.

about 18 hours ago


 Shelley Leininger, 50, holds a picture of herself and son Timothy at her home in Ross Township on Friday. Shelley's son, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead Thursday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after being jailed at Allegheny County Jail.

2 more Allegheny County inmates die

On Thursday, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy, and Monty Crawford, 23, died at the jail.

1 day ago


 Eric Crawford leaves the courtroom after testifying in the preliminary hearing for Hubert Wingate in the death of Andre "Pokie" Gray.

Homewood man ordered to stand trial in Lawrenceville man's death

Hubert Wingate, 30, faces charges of homicide, arson and other crimes in the death of Andre Gray, 34.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh police assistant chief Scott Schubert, center, Chief Cameron McLay (standing) and other police officers listen as Bill Meeks of Leadership in Police Organizations gives a lecture at the Police Leadership and Training program at the Pittsburgh police headquarters on Friday.

First round of Pittsburgh police graduates from leadership training

Chief Cameron McLay has said he wants every Pittsburgh officer to eventually go through the program.

1 day ago


 SWAT officers pull out of Boggston Avenue in the Mount Washington/Betlzhoover area Thursday morning. Federal agents and Pittsburgh police swept through Beltzhoover, Mount Washington and other city neighborhoods early Thursday in rounding up the defendants in a large-scale heroin case.

Feds bust 38 in major heroin ring, move to seize homes, cars, cash

A 54-count indictment names 38 people, each charged with heroin distribution, weapons possession by convicted felons and money laundering.

1 day ago


 During Thursday's meeting, Leon Ford, 22, who was shot and paralyzed by police during a traffic stop in 2012, asked how the researchers planned to get young people involved in their efforts.

Pittsburgh reactions mixed on police relations initiative

Pittsburgh is among six cities that are part of a three-year federal program.

2 days ago


Police: Brookline mom charged after found passed out in car with baby inside

Police said they found a woman on Maytide Street slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle in drive with her foot on the brake.

1 day ago


Man charged with trying to kidnap estranged wife in Downtown Pittsburgh

Michael Tremontin, 39, of Butler, was arrested and held in the Allegheny County Jail.

2 days ago


Holiday weekend may start with frost

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a possibility of frost on Friday night and Saturday morning.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, isn't up for re-election until 2017. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, right, is running this year unopposed.

Primary results put spotlight on Pittsburgh area’s short political coattails

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto failed to pull their preferred candidates to victory Tuesday.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh's population stood at 305,412 last July 1, according to recently released estimates.

Census estimate shows Pittsburgh population decreasing

Pittsburgh lost 1,314 people in 2014 from the year before, a downturn after three straight years of small increases since the 2010 count.

3 days ago


5 minor injuries reported after Port Authority buses crash in East End

One Port authority bus struck the rear of another about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Penn and Negley avenues.

2 days ago


 An artist's rendering of the interior of Nova Place.

Developer plans to turn North Side's Allegheny Center into technology hub

Faros Properties will renovate the 1.2-million-square-foot mall into a technology incubator, with plans for eateries and a fitness center.

2 days ago


 SWAT officers pull out of Boggston Avenue onto Warrington Avenue on the Mount Washington/Beltzhoover line this morning.

Nearly 40 charged in federal drug roundup in Pittsburgh

SWAT officers were seen on Kathleen Street on Mount Washington and at Boggston and Warrington avenues in Beltzhoover.

2 days ago


Police seek help finding East Allegheny assault suspects

Police said a 65-year-old man was walking in East Allegheny May 14 when three people "jumped him from behind, kicked and punched him.“

2 days ago


 From left, Chelle Harvey, Flecia Harvey and Taylor Street, organizers for Pittsburgh Black Pride, stand in Westinghouse Park in North Point Breeze.

Pittsburgh says Westinghouse Park is off-limits for rental, but why?

The city says an agreement with Point Breeze North Development Corp. prevents it from renting Westinghouse Park to Pittsburgh Black Pride.

4 days ago


 Alethea Sims, president of the Coalition of Organized Residents, and Pat Havrilak of The Community Builders cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of East Liberty Place South on Wednesday.

East Liberty Place South latest project to revitalize neighborhood

The mayor and other officials were at hand to celebrate the development in the once crime-ridden area.

3 days ago


 City Controller Michael Lamb shakes hands with well-wishers at his election party on Banksville Road after winning the Democratic renomination.

Lamb defeats Rudiak in Pittsburgh controller’s race

Incumbent Michael Lamb fends off city Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak for likely what will be a third term.

4 days ago


 Lakers guard Nick Young, left, and Iggy Azalea arrive at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Delta Foundation, LGBT groups at odds over Pittsburgh Pride headliner Iggy Azalea

The Australian rapper has proven to be a controversial, divisive choice of a headliner for this year’s Pride in the Street.

4 days ago


 Minneapolis and Fort Worth, Texas, are among other cities participating in the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice pilot program.

Pittsburgh meeting part of attempt to boost police-community ties

Researchers are in Pittsburgh through a federal pilot program run by the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

4 days ago


 Lovie Blackman, 11, a fifth-grader from Sheraden, reacts to her increased heartbeat being shown on a computer during a demonstration by Mike Hennessy, program development coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center.

Carnegie Science Center, AHN introduce educational program on anatomy

The BodyWorks program is targeted at upper-level elementary and middle school students.

3 days ago


 Authorities here are watching to see if Sunday's deadly biker gang clash in Waco, Texas, has any implications for gang activities in Western Pennsylvania.

Outlaw biker gangs in Pittsburgh area have splintered over time

Despite prosecutions and jail terms, the biker gangs still maintain a presence in this region and occasionally make very public appearances.

5 days ago


 Councilwoman Deborah Gross will hold onto her seat representing District 7.

Incumbents easily win Pittsburgh city council races

Darlene Harris, Corey O’Connor, Deborah Gross, and the Rev. Ricky Burgess cruised to easy victories in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

4 days ago


 John Daley, left, and Tom O'Brien of Mt. Lebanon, volunteers with the Democratic Party, post campaign signs this morning at Markham Elementary School, one of several polling places in Mt. Lebanon for today's primary election. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Voters head to the polls today for Pennsylvania primary

Polls are open until 8 p.m. and heading the ballot are wide-open contests for three nominations for the state Supreme Court.

5 days ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf listens to Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane today before his Schools That Teach roundtable discussion at Pittsburgh Roosevelt PreK-5 School in Carrick.

Wolf, Pittsburgh school administrators discuss proposed funding

A handful of administrators, including superintendent Linda Lane, gave presentations at the panel in Carrick.

4 days ago


Brighton Heights woman accused of burning son waives hearing on theft charges

The DA's office charged Vonda Brown with theft earlier this month, saying that she continued to receive her son's Social Security checks.

4 days ago


 Derek Sharpe

Harrison man arrested for violating probation in attempted bank robbery on Pitt campus

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office said Derek Sharpe, 33, was arrested in East Deer late Monday on two warrants.

5 days ago


American Eagle continues global expansion in South Korea, Singapore, Greece

Pittsburgh-based American Eagle will have stores in 28 countries with the new agreements.

4 days ago


Fired ex-waitress sues Primanti Bros. on alcohol disability claim

In a complaint filed today in U.S. District Court, the ex-waitress says the chain violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

4 days ago


 Lynda Wrenn

Holley, Wrenn, Kaleida earn nominations in Pittsburgh Public Schools board

With more than 99 percent of the vote counted, the only potential contested race appears to be in District 8.

4 days ago


 Julie Farber, who teaches jewelry and metalshop at Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill, arranges photos of the jewelry that she and her students created for their group " Jewelry Love," which  provides jewelry to women cancer survivors and those undergoing chemotherapy, during the Summerset Porch Party on Sunday

Pittsburgh’s Summerset at Frick development hosts 'porch party'

The event showcased decorated displays to promote neighborliness and support charities.

6 days ago


 Facades have been restored of the Skinny Building and the former John M. Roberts & Sons Building at the corner of Wood Street and Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Foundation finishes restoring facades of 11 Downtown buildings

Mayor Bill Peduto referred to the Skinny Building at  Forbes and Wood as "our own unique quirky little building."

5 days ago


 Actor Alan Alda, right, shares a light moment with Carl E. Wieman, a Nobel laureate, at Carnegie Mellon University's 118th commencement Sunday.

Actor Alan Alda's message to CMU grads: 'Be all the yous that you are'

The former M.A.S.H. star spoke to students — including his grandson, Scott — Sunday at the school’s 118th commencement ceremony.

6 days ago


Judge candidate P.J. Murray stirs controversy with postcard endorsement

Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor says he hasn’t approved any literature with an endorsement despite a postcard from Mr. Murray.

6 days ago


City calendar for the week of 5/18/15

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation’s free, self-guided tours of the Jail Museum; Frick Art& Historical Center tours; and more.

6 days ago


 In February, Uber announced a joint venture with CMU for a robotics research lab and technology center.

Uber selects location for Pittsburgh robotics center

The company is leasing the space at 100 32nd St. in the Strip District.

4 days ago


Man wounded in gunfight on Marshall-Shadeland street

Police said people inside of a black sport utility vehicle and a silver vehicle exchanged gunfire on a ramp to Ohio River Boulevard.

5 days ago


 Inspection of the Liberty Bridge will close one outbound lane for several hours today through Friday, PennDOT announced.

Lane to close on Liberty Bridge this week

The work will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. No inbound restrictions were planned.

5 days ago


 The deal with Core would end a five-year quest by Macy’s to sell the property.

Developer plans apartments on upper floors of Macy's in Downtown Pittsburgh

Desmone Architects will brief Pittsburgh planning officials this week on a $40 million project to put 311 apartments on the upper floors.

6 days ago


 Friends mourn the loss of Kelvin Lovelace, 14, during a vigil at Turner Elementary school in Wilkinsburg. Kelvin was shot in front of his house during a party at his sister's house.

Candlelight vigil held for teenager shot dead in East Hills

Officials say Kelvin Lovelace, 14, of Wilkinsburg was among a group standing on Wilner Drive when a vehicle pulled up and opened fire.

6 days ago



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