A view of John Paul Plaza, a 70-unit apartment building for low-income seniors, on Herron Avenue in Polish Hill.

Dispute flares over senior housing atop Polish Hill

Catholic organizations are at odds over control of a Polish Hill apartment building, and the diocese can’t make peace.

about 23 hours ago

 Macy's has agreed to donate nearly 100 artifacts, including holiday displays and materials from the Tic Toc restaurant.

Macy’s agrees to donate department store items to Heinz History Center

In addition, Macy's will transfer the rights to the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery trademarks to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority.

about 11 hours ago

 A.J. Richardson did not apologize to the court, but did thank Judge Anthony M. Mariani for allowing him to speak freely.

Former mayoral candidate sentenced

A.J. Richardson was convicted of all misdemeanor charges related to 128 false 911 calls, which police said were made from his home in 2014.

39 minutes ago

 Thirty eight year old Antoine Ward (in this photo) was arrested on Januray 31st and charged with two counts of Criminal Homicide, Former Convict not to Own a Firearm, and Firearms not to be Carried without a License.  Ward is currently in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.  Ward's last known address is in the Beltzhoover section of the City.-  Pittsburgh homicide detectives have made an arrest in the shooting deaths of Cheralynn Sabatasso and Jason Eubanks on January 23rd .

DA's office no longer seeking death penalty in 2014 double killing in Allentown

Antoine Ward charged with two counts of criminal homicide in the deaths of Jason Eubanks and his girlfriend Cheralynn Sabatasso.

about 7 hours ago

Pittsburgh council considers software to track minority contractor compliance

Right now, city officials admitted, they have no ability to do that during the term of the contracts.

about 23 hours ago

 Police provided this composite sketch of a suspect they are seeking in a sexual assault that occurred in August in Squirrel Hill.

Suspect sought in Squirrel Hill sex assault

Police said the victim had been walking into her apartment building in the 5000 block of Forbes Avenue on Aug. 1 when the attack occurred.

about 13 hours ago

Suspect sought in North Side carjacking

Police said a 40-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot when a man approached him and asked him for his car.

about 13 hours ago

Man, 25, stabbed during fight in Fineview

The incident happened on the 1700 block of Letsche Street shortly before 10 p.m., Pittsburgh police said.

about 13 hours ago

 Operation Safety Net founder, Dr. Jim Withers, hands medicine to a homeless man while making the rounds in Downtown Pittsburgh in 2011.

Pittsburgh doctor named to CNN’s heroes list

Dr. Jim Withers founded Pittsburgh Mercy Health System's Operation Safety Net in 1992.

55 minutes ago

 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander, left, and the Red Rover, right, at its headquarters in the Strip District.

New customer, more competition for Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic

Astrobotic gets another customer to take in its race to the moon as competition heats up.

about 23 hours ago

Lawrenceville man faces child porn charges

Richard Roy Simpson, 46, faces 20 counts of possession of child porn and other charges.

about 11 hours ago

 Everything Ice employees Rick Grier, left, and Jesse Allen, both from Minnesota, place foam blocks in PPG Plaza Tuesday on the first day of construction of the seasonal ice rink there.

PPG Plaza ice skating rink to have more room and 700 new pairs of skates

Renovations to the rink also include a more efficient process for making and maintaining ice.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto talks about the deal between most of the city's security contractors and the 32BJ of Service Employees International Union, during a press conference in the City-County Building.

Companies agree to first union deal for Pittsburgh security guards

Mayor Bill Peduto joined security guards and union officials in praising the contract that supports close to 1,000 security officers.

1 day ago

 Fans lose hope for a wild card win at PNC Park.

Cubs crush Pirates fans' hopes for playoffs at PNC Park

Pirates fans, Cubs fans co-mingling peacefully as the excitement builds for tonight's do-or-die NL wild-card game.

1 day ago

 The altered sign at the Smith Brothers offices on the North Side.

Alteration of sign from 'Bucs' to 'Cubs' for photo op goes viral

"It was just for fun. Just a prank," said Steve Mpistolarides, a Cook County police officer who and drove to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

1 day ago

 Matthew LaPlace at a court appearance in July.

T station assault suspect could face bond revocation

Matthew LaPlace, 21, facing charges in an assault at the Wood Street T station, was arrested again for a tirade at a South Side restaurant.

1 day ago

 Developer Continental Real Estate may get an extension on purchasing land it needs to construct a proposed 250-unit apartment complex between PNC Park and Hyatt Place on the North Shore.

North Shore developer may get delay on apartment construction

The city stadium authority board is expected to vote today on whether to give Continental Real Estate Companies more time.

1 day ago

Jury deliberating in case against four alleged members of Homestead heroin gang

The Uptown Crew were among 34 people indicted in 2013 after a wiretap investigation by the FBI, ATF and others.

1 day ago

 Tickets for tonight's NL wild-card game.

Pirates-Cubs drawing big numbers in secondary market ticket sales

Nearly 20-25 percent of tickets for tonight’s game are being sold through StubHub.

1 day ago

 Tonight's wild-card game is expected to generate between $4.6 million and more than $5 million in direct spending in the city.

Pittsburgh's economy will come out a winner thanks to wild-card game

One-game playoff between Pirates and Cubs will generate millions in direct spending and provide the city with free national promotion.

1 day ago

 A funeral card for Curtis A. Pounds III sits in front of a lit candle on a bookshelf of his mother Cynthia Duncan's home in Allentown on Wednesday.

3 arrested in fatal shooting of teen in Knoxville

The drive-by shooting on Sept. 10 killed Curtis Pounds, 15, and wounded two others.

1 day ago

Allegheny County, Mount Oliver police investigate shooting of 24-year-old

After being shot, the man ran five blocks to the police station.

1 day ago

 “This gift provides a permanent stream of critically needed resources to attract and support talented faculty and students,” Subra Suresh said.

Hillman Foundation helps Carnegie Mellon create endowed chair

CMU says the fund will provide the school with more flexibility to attract and retain top-notch faculty and a diverse cohort of students.

1 day ago

Zeke's roastery and drive thru closed for food safety violations

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Zeke's for operating without a permit and other violations.

1 day ago

 Jim Good, the authority’s executive director, said in a statement Monday that the authority is working to cut the number of estimated bills to 2 percent “as soon as possible.”

$12,500 water bill? PWSA still subject of billing complaints

Months after the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority began receiving complaints, some customers are still getting outrageously high bills.

2 days ago

 Police Chief Cameron McLay halted an expansion of camera use in February while state legislators considered wiretap law revisions.

Pittsburgh police body camera use limited until law changes, bureau says

Fewer than 60 Pittsburgh police officers will don body-worn cameras until state law changes, but about 200 will be purchased.

2 days ago

 Denise O'Connor, left, shown here with Dr. Alan Lantzy in December 2013, is the Three Rivers Mothers' Milk Bank's executive director and a longtime lactation consultant.

Pennsylvania’s first milk bank is ready to stock its shelves

The Three Rivers Mother’s Milk Bank in Pittsburgh is ready to stock its shelves to help premature babies thrive.

2 days ago

Five-member ICA board now has 3 vacancies

Mayor Bill Peduto, who has been feuding with the oversight authority, questions whether the board now has enough members for a quorum.

2 days ago

7 charged in counterfeit scheme that defrauded business in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

The bogus bills were used at locations that included jewelry shops, gas stations, Target and Walmart stores, restaurants and Rivers Casino.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh public works crews applied an absorbent material over a tar-like substance that spilled overnight along Hazelton Street in the Perry South neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Crews clean up tar-like spill along 2-mile stretch in Perry South

The spill was reported around 2:30 a.m. along Hazelton Street and Suffolk Street along the border with Fineview.

2 days ago

W.Va. man pleads guilty to involvement in heroin ring

John D. McKee, 30, pleaded guilty to aiding the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of an elementary school in Marshall County.

2 days ago

Body found in Mon River near Station Square

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office has not released the person’s name.

2 days ago

Three developers answer URA’s call to reinvent former cigar wrapping plant near Heinz Hall

Iron City Ventures won the right to redevelop the property in 2012, but was unable to deliver on its project.

2 days ago

ICA asks state Supreme Court to step into its gaming revenue fight with Pittsburgh

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority says it is a state agency and should not be judged by “an inferior judicial tribunal.”

3 days ago

 Pirates fans cheer their team.

Downtown rally being held today for Pirates wild-card game

Events and music are planned to cheer on the Bucs a day before their home game against Chicago.

3 days ago

 Sondra Rector

Spring Hill mother sentenced to prison in toddler's overdose death

Sondra Rector’s daughter died when, police said, she ingested a morphine pill she found on top of a dresser.

3 days ago

One taken to hospital after two-car crash at Glenwood Bridge

Pittsburgh police responded to the crash that occurred on the Hays side of the bridge about 8 a.m.

3 days ago

Wounded man shows up at hospital after reports of gunfire in Point Breeze North

Shortly before 3:30 a.m., gunfire was reported near Penn and North Braddock avenues in Point Breeze North.

3 days ago

Pittsburgh city calendar

Events, meetings and concerts within the city limits for this week.

3 days ago

 Members of the Royal Outlawz Dance team perform Downtown on Saturday during the African-American Heritage Day Parade. The team’s founders formed it in order to support children from Braddock and surrounding areas through dance.

African-American Heritage Day Parade celebrates dance

Despite Saturday’s inclement weather, 300 marched and performed in the annual African-American Heritage Day Parade Downtown.

4 days ago

Police investigating Troy Hill carjacking

The Pittsburgh Police department says it is looking for several suspects in a carjacking Saturday night in Troy Hill.

4 days ago

 The Women’s Center & Shelter’s launched a $10.9 million capital campaign, “Shelter from the Storm,” for interior and exterior renovations to the facility in the East End. This image is from materials put together for the campaign.

Heavy demand inspires campaign to raise $10.9 million for Pittsburgh women's shelter

Women’s Center & Shelter aims to raise the money for facility renovations including more beds, open spaces and beefed up security.

4 days ago

 A sign calling for prayer outside Umpqua Community College a day after the shooting there, in Roseburg, Ore.

Options for an active shooter: run, hide or fight

In the wake of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, experts say action is sometimes needed.

5 days ago

Four break-ins on North Side rattle residents, prompt police warning

The break-ins occurred Friday between 1:43 a.m. and 4:12 a.m.

5 days ago

 Construction continues Friday on the Frick Environmental Center at the Beechwood Boulevard entrance to Frick Park. The 15,000-square foot three-story structure uses the footprint of the former center, which burned in 2002, and will be a LEED Platinum and fully certified Living Building.

New Frick Environmental Center to feature water, energy savings

The $18.4 million Frick Environmental Center in Frick Park will be the world’s 6th self-sustaining Living Building when it opens next year.

5 days ago

 “This pledge builds on our already fiscally sound budgeting practices," Mayor Bill Peduto said.

Pittsburgh to receive additional $5 million for resilience efforts

The $5 million is in addition to other funding The Rockefeller Foundation has already committed to the city.

5 days ago

Marked Pittsburgh police car strikes pedestrian in East Liberty

The pedestrian was said to be in stable condition and dressed in black when the accident occurred as the officer was turning.

5 days ago

Hooded man robs tip money from S. Side wings restaurant

The robber struck Wings Over Pittsburgh Friday evening and ran away.

5 days ago

Mayor's office examines block-party policy

Public Works director Mike Gable said he would evaluate future requests for block party permits on a case-by-case basis.

5 days ago

 Davin Gartley, left, and Samantha James.

After fatal Munhall standoff, police follow leads on South Side

Davin Gartley, 38, and Samantha James, 24, ran “an illegal enterprise that involved drugs and prostitution,” police say.

6 days ago