Gov. Tom Wolf's plan, unveiled in early March, includes $1 billion in new funding for education and reductions to the corporate tax rate and school property taxes.

Nonprofits’ impact touted at Pittsburgh briefing centering on Wolf budget

As legislators gear up to hammer out next state budget, nonprofit officials gather to find out how their services may be impacted.

about 12 hours ago

Ex-BNY Mellon employee gets more than 7 years in prison for financial schemes

Joe Graziano, a former corporate trust administrator, admitted earlier this year that he stole millions from the bank.

27 minutes ago

 Prosecutors aren’t saying how many students benefited from the alleged college test-taking scheme.

Pittsburgh authorities indict 15 Chinese in college test-taking scheme

The indictment says the alleged conspirators took the tests run by Educational Testing Service and the College Board.

about 1 hour ago

 Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Department of Health, presents the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny during a press conference on Tuesday.

Allegheny County Health Department receives $750K grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation

The grant will be targeted to disadvantaged communities to provide, in part, items such as food trucks with fresh fruits and vegetables.

about 1 hour ago

Texas flood causes ‘utter devastation’ for Pittsburgh native

The storms in Texas have passed, but Pittsburgh native Stan Starrett is left with the debris of the home he has lived in since 1998.

1 day ago

Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria counties under drought watch

A drought watch is the least severe of the state's classifications and calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use.

about 22 hours ago

 Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County health department, smiles Tuesday as she presents the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny during a news conference.

Officials draw up plan for a healthier Allegheny County

The plan is the result of a yearlong community assessment that identified the county’s key health concerns.

1 day ago

Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

1 day ago

 State Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, who is resigning within the month, was Wednesday named president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, a news release from the chamber said.

Matt Smith will leave Senate for Pittsburgh chamber

Matt Smith was named president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, a news release from the chamber said.

about 13 hours ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County has drafted new guidelines to determine where to shift service needs.

Port Authority unveils guidelines for service improvements, additions

The guidelines call for an annual service report that evaluates every route for efficiency, effectiveness and equity.

1 day ago

 The inbound Parkway West will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with outbound traffic restricted to a single lane starting one hour after the Pirates game ends.

Parkway West overnight closures resume tonight

The inbound side will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

2 days ago

 Gretchen Shipley, a San Diego attorney who has created a practice around education and technology, said there have always been student-teacher relationships, but it's been a more of a growing problem because of social media and "the ease with which you can talk with each other.”

School districts tighten social media contacts among teachers, students

Teacher-student sex scandals in Plum and elsewhere have prompted a review of the use of social media and texting by educators.

2 days ago

 One of Bridgeville artist Toby Atticus Fraley’s designs.

Where will this Pittsburgh artist’s robot world land next?

The Lonely Robot from a Downtown art exhibit several years ago will soon have a new home at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

3 days ago

Study: pollutant levels high in Ohio area with fracking

Researchers took air samples in Carroll County, Ohio, where there are 480 permitted wells — the most in any of the state’s 88 counties.

3 days ago

Court documents raise questions about role of former DEA agent in mortgage fraud case

Now retired, Barry A. Baldwin was known to his Drug Enforcement Administration colleagues as “The Wizard” for his expertise in wiretaps.

4 days ago

1 killed, 1 injured in Armstrong County crash

A man was killed and another injured when the vehicle they were riding in crashed in Armstrong County Sunday evening, state police said.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago

Frost advisory, freeze warning posted for Western Pennsylvania

Temperatures in Pittsburgh were expected to descend into the mid-30s overnight before rebounding to a high of 70 on Saturday.

6 days ago

 Nurse Barbara McQuaid, left,  and Jana Medina, both volunteers with the Honor Escorts program, fold up an American flag after a training run through at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital on Friday. The program involves volunteers escorting veterans on an American flag-covered gurney from the room where they die to the facilities' morgue. Volunteers for the program have been training in recent weeks to prepare hospital staff to stand at attention when a deceased patient is escorted through the hallways.

'Honor escort' at Pittsburgh VAs begins new rite when veterans die

A new "Honors Escort" program will include draping an American flag on the gurney carrying a deceased veteran with escorts by its side.

5 days ago

 State police said Michael J. Lowrey had this black pistol in his hand when he was confronted and refused to drop it.

Trooper shoots, kills burglary suspect in Somerset grocery

The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. as troopers encountered the man inside the Save-A-Lot in Somerset.

5 days ago

Teen summer job program aimed at low-income youth in Allegheny County

The Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment program hopes to employ 2,000 students this summer.

6 days ago

 “I think it’s just another good amenity to add and see what kind of revenue can be derived,” State Rep. Nick Kotik said.

Could slot machines be headed to Pennsylvania's international airports?

State Rep. Nick Kotik, D-Coraopolis, said he intends to introduce a bill that would allow the installation of slot machines.

1 week ago

 Alan Gutchess, left, director of the Fort Pitt Museum, looks on as Andrew Masich, president of the Heinz History Center, talks about a new exhibit at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Fort Pitt exhibit takes new look at Indian captivity

Fort Pitt’s “Captured by Indians: Warfare & Assimilation on the 18th Century Frontier” exhibit opens Friday in Point State Park.

6 days ago

Post-Gazette's work awarded at Golden Quills gathering

The PG won two best-of-show honors and 17 Golden Quills -- first-place finishes -- at the 51st annual awards banquet Thursday night.

6 days ago

 A sign for Daniel Tiger hangs on the bridge over Loyalhanna Creek to the new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Trolley Ride. The ride replaces the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood trolley that ran for nearly 25 years. The official opening day is Friday.

Idlewild debuts revamped trolley ride

The Daniel Tiger trolley replaces the Mister Rogers Neighborhood ride for a new generation of children more familiar with the new TV show.

1 week ago

 Under the Port Authority's preliminary budget, the base bus fare would remain at $2.50.

Better fiscal health leads Port Authority to add service

The $397.8 million preliminary budget extends service for the 20 Kennedy, 44 Knoxville, 56 Lincoln Place and 91 Butler Street routes.

6 days ago

 A large group of teenagers gathers near McDonald's after a disturbance closed Kennywood early on May 2.

Nine youths charged in Kennywood fracas

West Mifflin police said they charged the youths with various summary and misdemeanor charges.

6 days ago

Allegheny County Councilman Macey quits job over ethics

Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey resigned today from his part-time job in a state senator’s office.

1 week ago

 An airplane en route to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., landed safely at the Allegheny County Airport, shortly after taking off and developing a flat tire.

Jet returns to Allegheny County Airport with flat tire

The plane’s crew discovered it had a landing gear problem shortly after it took off from the airport, bound for Florida.

1 week ago

Parkway West construction to halt for holiday weekend

A full inbound closure is scheduled starting at 10 p.m. today from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center.

1 week ago

Jury deliberations began in Jason Korey weapons trial

The jury heard closing arguments Wednesday morning.

1 week ago

 A sign urging people to vote for Barbara Daly Danko for Allegheny County Council stands Tuesday outside the Darlington Street entrance to the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill.

County council victory called a tribute to legacy of Daly Danko

Barbara Daly Danko, 61, of Regent Square, was running for a second term on the council when she died of a cancer-related illness May 6.

1 week ago

 Democrat Chelsa Wagner and her husband, Khari Mosley, are greeted by supporters’ cheers while celebrating her primary election win for Allegheny County controller Tuesday night in Woods Run.

Incumbent Chelsa Wagner wins big in Allegheny County controller's race

Ms. Wagner claimed a win against a candidate who was supported by her bitter rival, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

1 week ago

 A sign outside Grille 565 on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue shows support for the referendum to allow liquor sales in the borough.

Turnout light, but alcohol votes draw attention in Bellevue, Wilkinsburg

Allegheny County elections manager Mark Wolosik predicted a 25 percent turnout in today’s election.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 Twenty-five states have legislation prohibiting electronic waste from going into landfills.

Too many TVs, too little capacity to recycle them

Televisions can no longer be put out with household trash, but recycling is made hard by the low number of places that will accept them.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Bridge washing to restrict Parkway East tonight

Work will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. weeknights through June 5.

1 week ago

Monday's lottery numbers corrected

The correct numbers from Monday’s drawings can be found at the state lottery website here.

1 week ago

Flooding reported in four Allegheny County communities

Flooding was reported in four Allegheny County towns tonight following quick, heavy rains, according to the National Weather Service.

1 week ago

Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity

Dr. Frederica Perera says obesity can be added to the problems caused by pre- and post-natal exposure to air pollution.

1 week ago

 Katya Janpoladyan moved to Pittsburgh in 2008.

Odysseys: Fortune smiles on cellist from Armenia, and she appreciates it all

Katya Janpoladyan escaped political turmoil in Armenia by learning the cello, and the McCandless resident now performs and teaches here.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Gas prices inch higher, just in time for Memorial Day weekend

GasBuddy found the average price of a gallon of regular was up 0.6 cents to $2.88 last week, based on a survey of 731 gas stations.

1 week ago

Overnight closures on Parkway West announced for the week

Inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the same time. All restrictions will be removed by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

1 week ago

 Political campaigns down to the state House level are targeting voters via social media based on information collected by social media companies and Big Data firms.

Political campaigns rely on social media data to target voters

Political campaigns now buy your data, and send their messages directly to you via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because it is efficient.

1 week ago

 Flora Harris, 56, talks with Betty Charles as they make their way  through part of Bedford Dwelling in the Hill District. Ms. Harris is a neighbor and friend who works as an aide for Ms. Charles, 71, who is mostly in a wheelchair.

Home-care program lets friends help friends

Participant-directed program is facing unusual attention in Harrisburg this year.

1 week ago

AVATAR aims to be the top technology in lie detection

It looks like an ATM machine with a video monitor looming above it. And it might be the next big technology in lie detection.

1 week ago