West Jefferson Hills removes D'Alessandro as board's first vice president

Board President Anthony Angotti said Shauna D'Alessandro shared a report from a private session and didn’t share information from a meeting.

about 1 hour ago

Inbound Liberty Tunnel to be closed overnight

The closure will start at 8 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. Thursday, PennDOT said.

about 4 hours ago

 Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City on Tuesday to celebrate the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire

The deal brokered by Egypt put both sides back where they were at the end of fighting in 2012.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours ago

10 Russian paratroopers captured in Ukraine

It made for an awkward summit Tuesday evening between the presidents of the two big nations.

about 18 hours ago

U.S. assembling coalition of allies to take on Islamic State

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to OK expanding airstrikes and airdrops to free up and aid a besieged northern Iraq town.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours ago

 Pittsburgh rocker Joe Grushecky

Raves: Grushecky’s music can offer inspiration not to ever give up

Joe Gru­shecky’s voice is, and al­ways has been, a voice to be reck­oned with!

about 18 hours ago

State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County

Department of Environmental Protection says tests found drinking water was contaminated by an impoundment near Stahlstown.

about 18 hours ago

Education circuit riders coming to Pennsylvania

Eleven educators will meet with officials to discuss school funding.

about 18 hours ago

Parental approval key toward predicting childhood alcohol sipping, Pitt study finds

The study included 452 Allegheny County children (238 girls and 214 boys) who were either 8 or 10 years old, along with their families.

about 3 hours ago

McKeesport Area teacher fired for having sex in classroom reinstated

Commonwealth Court ruled the district wrongfully terminated Angela DiBattista after promising her immunity to testify about the incident.

about 6 hours ago

Inspection to close lanes in Fort Pitt Tunnel Wednesday night

The inspection will close the left lanes in both directions from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Thursday.

about 18 hours ago

 Sam Mullet.

U.S. appeals court in Ohio overturns hate crime convictions of 16 Amish

Prosecutors had contended the crimes were motivated by religious disputes between Samuel Mullet Sr. and other Amish religious leaders.

about 2 hours 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.

about 18 hours ago

 A Time Warner Cable truck parked in New York.

Time Warner Cable suffers outages nationwide

The outage sparked widespread complaints on social networks.

about 8 hours ago

 Victoria Minella

Obituary: Victoria Minella / Chef at Bridgeville family restaurant

To many growing up in the coal mining communities around Bridgeville, Victoria Minella’s restaurant was their home away from home.

about 18 hours ago

Study seeks to determine if there is a link between fracking, birth defects

Preliminary research has found that fracking has potential health risks for babies born near wells.

about 18 hours ago

 Burning Man participants bike on Monday during the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. Rare rain showers forced crowds to leave the area due to muddy conditions and resume the festival at a local Wal-Mart on Tuesday.

Bizarre and remote Burning Man fest starts by getting soaked

The annual weeklong free-expression rave in the Nevada desert soggily shifted to the parking lot of a Reno Wal-Mart.

about 18 hours ago

 Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council, in 2009. He has stepped down after accepting responsibility on behalf of the council for failings detailed in a report which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period.

1,400 children sexually exploited in northern English city

It was a damning account of “collective failures” by Rother­ham authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten and raped.

about 18 hours ago

 Supporters and plaintiffs of gay marriage greet each other after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chicago. Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Ind., Wis. gay marriage bans face blistering appeal judge queries

One Republican-appointed judge compared same-sex marriage ban to once-outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

about 18 hours ago

Obama administration seeks climate change pact, but without Congress' OK

The agreement would be a sweeping accord to “name and shame” nations into cutting their planet-warming fossil-fuel emissions.

about 18 hours ago

Section of Chartiers Avenue to close today

Emergency storm drainage work is needed.

about 11 hours ago

Obama pledges to American Legion he'll overhaul veterans' health system

A new re­port doc­u­mented “un­ac­cept­able and trou­bling lapses” in med­i­cal treat­ment.

about 18 hours ago

Lane closures possible on Route 51 southbound

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

about 18 hours ago

U.S. confirms death of American fighting for Islamic State

Douglas McCain moved back and forth from Minneapolis to San Diego and then abroad, where records of his movements ran cold.

about 18 hours ago

Section of Commercial Street to close today through Friday

The closure will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the next three days.

about 10 hours ago

 Gomolemo Motswaledi, opposition leader of the Umbrela for Democratic Change party, died in a road accident on July 30.

Suspicions emerge in Motswaledi death

The opposition leader’s death has highlighted tensions in Botswana.

about 18 hours ago

West Carson Street access to Corliss Tunnel to close until next Wednesday

The right turn into the Corliss Tunnel will be blocked starting at 7 a.m.

about 10 hours ago

Stabbed Franklin Regional security guard fired

A security guard who helped end the stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville in April was fired without cause.

about 18 hours ago

World Briefs: Afghan election audit stalled

PLUS: Inciting youths to fight; Silva surges in polls; French Cabinet shuffled; U.N. copter shot down; job cuts expected

about 18 hours ago

National Briefs: House suit has high cost

PLUS: Crist wins Fla. primary; Louis Freeh crash; casino closings; range shooting; in-flight feud.

about 18 hours ago

 Different pharmacy chains have different policies about the sale of syringes. A CVS spokesperson said that the 2009 change in regulation was for the express purpose of ensuring clean needle access, and that the company would look into the matter if a customer complained.

Missing the point: Clean needles can control the added health risks of drug users

Clean syringes are still hard to obtain from Pennsylvania pharmacies, despite state rules allowing them to be sold without prescription.

1 day ago

Milling, paving to start tonight on I-79 in Collier, Scott, Robinson

One lane of traffic will be maintained both directions starting at 8 p.m. between the Bridgeville exit and the Campbells Run Road overpass.

1 day ago

CMU unfolds BrainHub research effort

The University of Pittsburgh will join the “major hub for brain research across the globe” on brain circuitry, function, diseases and

about 18 hours ago

Armed robbery near Grove City College leads to lockdown; 1 suspect arrested, no one injured

Grove City College’s campus was locked down for about three hours this morning and a convocation was postponed after a nearby armed robbery.

1 day ago

 James Patrick and Jolene Dames at Stonehenge.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Pittsburgh couple's route to dream lifestyle is global house-sitting

Some people have dream jobs, some have dream vacations. You would be lucky to have both, but dreams are all about interpretation.

1 day ago

 CMU master's student Thomas Healy has started Headstart Labs, a company trying to revolutionize the study of impact on football helmets.

CMU punter, engineering student researches helmet safety

Thomas Healy has formed a company to develop a helmet to reduce head injuries.

1 day ago

Wilkinsburg School District offers new honors classes for students

The district met the requirements for the courses, that will be offered in the revamped curriculum for the merged middle and high school.

about 20 hours ago

Officials report Libya incursion

The United Arab Emirates and Egypt have carried out a series of airstrikes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, U.S. officials said Monday.

1 day ago

 Film director Spike Lee takes a picture of a black St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap atop of Michael Brown's casket on Monday during the funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.

Mourners remember Michael Brown, urge black Americans to take action

The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant.”

1 day ago

 This Monday Nov. 3, 2008, file photo shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors in Avila Beach on California's central coast.

Expert calls for California nuclear plant closure

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant.

1 day ago

State schools emerge as backers of Obama’s college ratings

State universities are backing President Obama’s proposed scorecard for colleges in the hope that it will steer more federal aid to them.

1 day ago

Health happenings for August 26, 2014

Health-related events for the coming week in the Pittsburgh region.

1 day ago

PSU president staying out of restructuring fray

Penn State president Eric Barron is not saying if he supports one of the restructuring plans under consideration.

1 day ago

Traffic restrictions planned on Route 286 in Monroeville

Crews will seal cracks and joints through Sept. 13.

1 day ago

Pavement repairs to restrict traffic on Butler Street

Crews will work from 49th to 62nd streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.

1 day ago

I-79 paving project begins tonight in Marshall

The $7.7 million project will resurface nearly 3.5 miles of the highway between Route 910-Wexford and the Butler County line.

1 day ago

 Former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Ex-FBI director Louis Freeh injured in Vermont car crash

In 2011, Penn State hired Mr. Freeh to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving football coach Jerry Sandusky.

1 day ago


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