New organization seeks to tackle poverty

Circles USA grew from one man’s conviction that money and programs alone cannot unmire people from the cyclical rut of poverty.

about 8 hours ago

 Foster mom Wendy Stephens talks about foster care in an interview at Pressley Ridge.

County puts on campaign for more foster parents

In Allegheny County, there is a need for more people to fill the role of foster parents to teenagers.

about 8 hours ago

Holiday closings for Labor Day

All City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, state and federal offices and courts are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.

about 8 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett's public schedule Monday will feature appearances around but not in the Labor Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh, after a dispute between two unions that had invited him and parade organizers, who balked at what they characterize as his anti-labor record in Harrisburg.

Shrinking organized labor to show political clout in Pittsburgh parade

While his opponent, Democrat Tom Wolf, will join marchers on Monday, Gov. Tom Corbett will appear at rallies Downtown and in Banksville.

1 day ago

 This historic photo shows the site on the east side of Atlanta where Confederate Gen. John B. Hood blew up his munitions train on Sept. 1, 1864, as his troops fled the city ahead of approaching Union armies. This was the historical basis for the famous scene in “Gone With the Wind” that shows the burning of Atlanta.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, while 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture.

1 day ago

One injured in Hazelwood crash

Police and EMS units responded to a single-car accident in Hazelwood Sunday night.

about 10 hours ago

Crews reopen part of Washington Boulevard after overnight storm

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said city public works crews were working this morning to clear the road.

about 19 hours ago

 From left to right, Larry Marcello of Brentwood, Greg Neugebauer of Delmont, Nick Kennedy of Regent Square and Steve Benso of Shadyside tailgate Saturday on the North Shore, which was full of activity with University of Pittsburgh playing the University of Delaware at Heinz Field, the Pirates playing the Cincinnati Reds and the Kickoff and Rib Festival all happening.

Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.

1 day ago

Woman taken to hospital after vehicle crash in Oakland

The woman lost control of the vehicle in the area of South Craig Street and Winthrop Street and then hit a parked car, a pole and a tree.

about 16 hours ago

 Sunset against at the Pittsburgh Skyline as viewed from the overlook in Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

The Steel City leans, if even just a bit, further left than the Mile High City. Yes, you read that right, er, correctly.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh City Council president Bruce Kraus comforts Rev. Sue Hutchins of Hilltop United Methodist Church in Allentown after a three-alarm fire ripped through the roof of the church the day before.

Congregation rallies around Allentown church after fire

Those in the Pittsburgh neighborhood said Hilltop United Methodist Church is as much a place to gather as it is a place of worship.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto would be authorized to sign a deal with GovDeals Inc. to handle the city's sales through its auction site.

Pittsburgh wants to sell surplus vehicles and equipment online

City council has introduced a resolution authorizing Mayor Bill Peduto and city officials to ink an agreement with GovDeals Inc.

2 days ago

 Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for governor, talks Friday during a break in a tour of  the Bidwell Training Center on the North Side.

Wolf says he would consider a traditional Medicaid expansion

Democratic nominee for governor took a tour Friday of the Bidwell Training Center on the North Side.

2 days ago

Suspect sought in string of Brighton Heights burglaries

Police said the burglaries took place on Morrell, Orchlee and Pemberton streets, Massachusetts Avenue, Copper Avenue and Sagwa Street.

1 day ago

Judge asked not to order city to pay lawyers $1.1M

Three police officers make request in Jordan Miles case.

2 days ago

 Corey Cott, left, starred on Broadway in Disney’s “Newsies.” His brother Casey, right, is a junior acting major at Carnegie Mellon.

'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother

The CMU grad and Broadway star was in attendance Thursday for his younger brother’s show, “Parade.”

2 days ago

Police search for suspect in stabbing death on North Side

Police were called to the Giant Eagle parking lot on Cedar Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

3 days ago

U.S. Attorney's office joins investigation of Hill killing

The attorney general's office, without explanation, withdrew charges this week against two men charged in connection with the drug case.

2 days ago

 A Pittsburgh shopper reading the label on a shirt she just bought.

Do Pittsburghers care if their clothes are made in sweatshops?

PG staffers went to shopping malls in the Pittsburgh area and asked shoppers about the origin of things they bought.

2 days ago

Religious skeptics gathering in Pittsburgh

Atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers, humanists and other skeptics of the supernatural will gather Friday at a Downtown hotel.

3 days ago

2 men shot on East Liberty basketball court

Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler was able to offer little information.

2 days ago

 The produce department at the East End Co-Op.

Legal concerns end East End Food Co-op volunteer system

For 35 years, the co-op offered discounts for volunteers. But concerns about fair wage laws and worker liability will end that next month.

3 days ago

 Mansions on Fifth hotel in Shadyside.

Allegheny County files suit against Shadyside luxury hotel for back taxes

County complaint says Mansions on Fifth owes more than $35,000 in taxes and penalties.

2 days ago

 An early morning photo of the produce terminal along Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Strip District redevelopment bidder disputes critical analysis

Representatives for Rubino Partners maintained Thursday that their plan ends up producing more money than the other two proposals.

3 days ago

Controller: Pittsburgh parks department shouldn't co-mingle funds

An audit finds that the city's Parks and Recreation Department needs to do a better job of documenting payments to referees and umpires.

3 days ago

Allegheny County Council to vote on displaying 'In God We Trust' on plaque

The Committee on Government Reform will present to council on Sept. 9 an amended resolution to display the motto at the courthouse.

3 days ago

 Cars travel along the lower PJ McArdle Roadway.

Weather, traffic to heat up Labor Day weekend

Heading into the last holiday weekend of summer, the temperature in Pittsburgh has yet to reach 90 degrees. Will that change?

3 days ago

Defense seeks to slash bills of Jordan Miles attorneys

Under federal law, losing defendants must usually pay the costs of the plaintiffs' pursuit of a civil rights case.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Peduto says new Pittsburgh police chief could be announced next week

Tim McNulty, a spokesman for the mayor, said four of the candidates are internal and seven are from out-of-state.

3 days ago

 The Masonic Hall, left, which borders the Garden Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side.

URA drops developer for North Side's Masonic Hall

Developer Wayne Zukin had been named to do a series of buildings around the Garden Theater, but now he only has the theater to redevelop.

3 days ago

Larimer teen charged with multiple offenses following chase

Aaron Swan, 19, was arraigned early this morning on charges of escape, burglary, carrying a gun without a license and other crimes.

3 days ago

 Siberian Husky " Barney"

Perry South man charged with harming his own Siberian husky

Don Miller, 20, who originally took the dog to authorities saying he found it injured, admitted he tied a wire around its neck, police said.

3 days ago

 Like orchestras across the country, the PSO has faced declining ticket sales but may be faring better than peer organizations.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.

4 days ago

 Deshea Townsend

Former Steeler owns two homes where drug busts occurred

Deshea Townsend, 38, has not been implicated in either case. The homes are located in Mount Washington and Ross.

4 days ago

 A three-alarm fire at an Allentown church that houses two congregations, Hilltop United Methodist Church and Redeemer of the Mount, in addition to the Allentown Senior Citizens Center.

Fire rips church that was 'heartbeat' of city's Allentown section

Pittsburgh’s public safety department confirmed the blaze was caused by workers using propane torches to repair the roof and gutters.

2 days ago

North Side incident determined to be medical emergency

An incident outside a North Side Family Dollar store Wednesday night was “a medical situation, not a police matter.“

3 days ago

Judge recommends Pittsburgh police officer pay damages to South Hills men

Pittsburgh police officer hit with $10,302 judgment in case stemming from 2010 road rage incident.

4 days ago

Cause of man's head wound unclear, Pittsburgh police say

“We have no evidence that the man was shot,” Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

3 days ago

 Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center in April.

Vice President Biden coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday for fundraiser

An official of the Democratic National Committee, the event's sponsor, said roughly 40 contributors would attend the reception.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh ranks among worst for frequency of crashes

An Allstate insurance report shows Pittsburgh was 187th among the 200 largest U.S. cities for safe driving.

5 days ago

City of Pittsburgh school tax breaks approved by board

The school board Wednesday evening voted 8-0 to approve a series of residential property tax abatements, which had expired in 2012.

4 days ago

 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

5 days ago

 A rendering of the bike lane on Penn Avenue in the Cultural District, Downtown.

Pittsburgh to start work on bike-only lanes next week

The city expects to have the lanes open for a national convention of bicycling and pedestrian advocates starting on Sept. 8.

5 days ago

 The August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Foundations won't compromise with hotel developer on August Wilson Center's future

Three foundations don’t support a hotel on top of the financially troubled August Wilson Center because it would diminish its primary role.

4 days ago

Italian Village Pizza owners plead guilty to tax evasion, conspiracy

John R. Miller, 58, of South Park, and Frank Veltri, 58, of West Mifflin, were charged two weeks ago.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh to get lowest interest rate ever for bonds, director says

City’s $50.4 million bond sale will finance infrastructure work, such as roads and bridges.

5 days ago

Two men get punitive damages after incident with off-duty Pittsburgh police officer

Pittsburgh Police Officer Garrett Brown will pay $5,000 each in punitive damages to two men after he harassed them in a road-rage incident.

4 days ago

Police investigating man shot in head in North Side

Pittsburgh police are investigating a report that a man was shot in the head.

4 days ago

City sues Perry South man over garbage-filled property

The City of Pittsburgh filed a suit Tuesday against Joseph Regoli, who owns a home in the 2600 block of Maple Avenue.

4 days ago

Court filings reveal movement in Mount Washington drug bust

The court filings became public four days after a woman who was expected to meet with prosecutors on the case was killed.

5 days ago


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