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 Wilkinsburg High School.

'Wilkinsburg Voices' recording project helps black students connect with community leaders

The project was sponsored by Saturday Light Brigade Radio and the African American Men and Boys initiative of the The Heinz Endowments.

about 13 hours ago


Port Authority union upset with lawyer's 'under the bus' comment

The lawyer forbade the union from talking to a bus driver and instructed her not to attend a disciplinary hearing.

about 13 hours ago


 Jeff Oaks of Lawrenceville takes a walk in his neighborhood with his dog Andy on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail under the 40th Street Bridge with the dog park nearby.

Snow a no-show in Pittsburgh in December

This month is likely to be among the least snowy Decembers on record in Western Pennsylvania.

about 13 hours ago


 Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon came to Pittsburgh in June to film "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

Cameras were rolling in the 'Burgh

Pittsburgh was a movie magnet in 2014 as Russell Crowe, Jake Gyllenhaal, Vin Diesel, Will Smith and many others came for productions.

about 13 hours ago


 From left, Markus Wright of the North Side; Andre Twyman of Avalon; Garland Walker of Washington, D.C.; Bradley Wiggins of Manchester; and Edwin Colwell II of Sheraden pose for a portrait Wednesday in the courtyard of the Manchester Youth Development building on the North Side. The five grew up in Manchester and made a pact to finish high school and qualify for the Pittsburgh Promise.

Now college graduates, five childhood friends reunite in Manchester

Five childhood friends in Manchester forge a bond to achieve college with support from youth center and the Pittsburgh Promise.

about 13 hours ago


 Monroeville Mall after fights inside that brought police from four agencies.

Fights close Monroeville Mall

Police learned Friday through social media that hundreds of teens were showing up at the mall -- with the number reaching 1,000.

about 13 hours ago


 Nettie Gibson's car, background, rests off the road in East McKeesport in 2011 after being hit by an SUV driven by Eileen Gibson. Eileen was driving drunk and says she was trying to commit suicide when she slammed into Nettie Gibson.

A DUI crash, a horrific injury and a tale of forgiveness

Nettie Gibson and Eileen Gibson first came together in a terrible crash. Three years later, they met again and found common ground.

1 day ago


 J.D. Fleming, of Indiana, Pa., piles his delivery of Christmas trees in Bethel Park.  Mr. Fleming is the owner of  Fleming Christmas Tree Farms.

Christmas trees accepted at Allegheny County parks for recycling

Trees can be dropped off through Jan. 17. The trees will be mulched and used in the county parks.

1 day ago


 Sister Grace Ann Geibel

Former Carlow University president Sister Grace Ann Geibel dies

She served as a faculty member, department chair, academic vice president and president for more than three decades.

1 day ago


 An effort to make public data more available includes a survey that encourages citizens' feedback at http://pittsburghpa.gov/pghdataforum/

Online center to serve as data portal for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

A $1.8 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will help start the effort of making data more useful and easily available.

2 days ago


 Goodfellows cartoon

The story behind the Goodfellows Fund campaign

More than 2,000 generous Post-Gazette readers stepped up to make this year’s campaign a success.

2 days ago


Christmas Day closings in Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania

Most government offices will be closed for the Christmas Day holiday.

2 days ago


 La Keisha Wolf, executive director of the Ujamaa Collective, talks about fair trade and racial justice issues during a recent session at the collective in the Hill District.

Pittsburgh group using art as 'a bridge and a convener' in race-relations discussion

A program also has begun to help minority organizations compete for grants, build audiences and grab exhibition opportunities.

3 days ago


Wind advisory posted for Western Pennsylvania

Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph are forecast.

3 days ago


West Virginia doctor pleads no contest to illegally prescribing painkillers

Edita Milan, 75, of Fairmont was motivated by greed, the U.S. attorney's office said.

2 days ago


Utica Shale well blowout in Ohio brought under control

No explosion or fire occurred during the 10 days that well gas emissions flowed out of control.

2 days ago


 The first Allegheny Tunnel, which currently carries westbound traffic, was built in the late 1930s and the second opened in 1965.

Pa. Turnpike considers plans to replace Allegheny Tunnels in Somerset County

Three options call for new tunnels; three others would carve an open highway into the mountain.

3 days ago


 Plantronics’ BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth earbud headphones feature a sweat-proof design for runners.

Shop Holiday: Last-minute gift ideas

If you have a little anxiety this Christmas Eve, stay calm: A trove of gift suggestions awaits, starting with “cocktail kits.“

3 days ago


 Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating this robbery suspect in connection with a theft Monday afternoon at the PNC bank branch in Bethel Park.

Reward offered for information in PNC Bank robbery in Bethel Park

The FBI and police described the suspect as a white male, about 5-feet-7 with a medium build in his late 20s to early 30s.

3 days ago


 Conchitta Harshaw of West Mifflin flashes a smile with her daughter Kachae Gale, 8, center, and Kachae's friends, twins Alexis Menefee, 8, left, and Tiera Menefee.

8-year-old girl dreams of going to college

The Goodfellows Fund helps working families in the Steel Valley area.

3 days ago


FBI alerts Pittsburgh-area police departments after receiving vague 'threat'

Police officers in Pittsburgh who normally patrol alone will now be working with partners.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania records small population growth, latest census data show

The state remains the nation’s sixth largest, with an estimated population of 12,787,209.

4 days ago


 William Gay, left, his friend Carlos Rolle, center with hat, and Mr. Gay's brother Unrikay Hall chat with a community member as they hand out turkeys in November in Tallahassee, Fla.

With the loss of his mother, Steelers' William Gay steps up against domestic abuse

The Steeler has been helping a Pittsburgh shelter and groups in his Florida hometown years before domestic abuse was in the NFL spotlight.

4 days ago


ACLU concerned about medical care at Allegheny County Jail

Controller Chelsa Wagner said medical problems at the jail have continued since Corizon Health Inc. took over health care in September 2013.

4 days ago


 Judge Arthur J. Schwab

Pittsburgh judge grants U.S. more time to prepare appeal of immigration ruling

The U.S. attorney's office told U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab the government would like until Jan. 12 to file a motion.

4 days ago


Leader of largest 'bath salts' ring in U.S. pleads in West Virginia

John Skruck, of Youngstown, Ohio, ran two head shops in Buckhannon and Clarksburg where customers lined up to buy hallucinogens.

4 days ago


Suspended Indiana County district judge to resume some duties

Jennifer J. Rega will be reinstated but will not be allowed to hear criminal cases until she completes a program for first-time offenders.

3 days ago


Former Shuman director sues county, claiming racial discrimination

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Manager William McKain as defendants in the lawsuit.

4 days ago


 Registered nurse Greg Robes gives Tim Flanigan of Baldwin a flu shot in January at the Allegheny County Health Department's vaccination clinic in Oakland.

Doctors expect severe flu season in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County has recorded 838 confirmed flu cases as of Dec. 20; last year at this time, the county had about 200 confirmed flu cases.

4 days ago


 The Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 4 million drivers to take to the toll road system between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, with a possible record-topping 600,000 vehicles the day after Christmas.

Milder weather, falling gas prices greet holiday travelers this week

A record-breaking 98.6 million travelers are expected to hit the road starting today, and for the most part the weather will be cooperating.

4 days ago


 Recreational users have had limited access to the first half-mile of the popular Montour Trail since Dec. 15.

Parking lot cleanup complete at Montour Trail's Mile 0

The restored parking lot has reopened at Mile 0 of the Montour Trail, providing room for about 30 vehicles.

4 days ago


Toys for Tots Foundation addresses Pittsburgh-area problems

The national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation sent a truckload of toys to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

4 days ago


 Pittsburgh Popcorn’s 2.5 gallon holiday tin.

Shop Holiday: Gifts made in Pittsburgh

Try Pittsburgh Popcorn Co., Simple Sugars Scrub, Boyd & Blair Vodka, cookies from Merante’s, Hip Modern Soap and Reg Henry’s “Wry World.”

4 days ago


North Side drug kingpin wants prison sentence reduced

Donald Lyles, known as "Chief," is asking a judge to cut his 120-month term to 78 months, citing changes in sentencing guidelines.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh is part of a lawsuit against Act 192, which started as a measure penalizing the theft of metals like copper and aluminum. The anti-gun-ordinance provisions were added in the last days of the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Western Pennsylvania governments rethinking their gun-control ordinances

Local municipalities are giving up their gun ordinances, even as lawyers prepare to argue over whether they have a right to pass them.

5 days ago


 In this video screenshot, Jack Gallagher, 13, sits with NBA star Chris Paul in the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room in Detroit. Mr. Paul’s game shoes bear the initials of Jack’s late mother, Lisa.

NBA star Chris Paul sees video plea, helps ease Erie teen's grief over mom’s death

Jack Gallagher, a 13-year-old from Erie, Pa., caught the attention of his NBA ’hero’ with a homemade video.

5 days ago


 A long exposure captures the standing stones in darkness during the evening of the Winter Solstice at the Castlerigg Stone circle on Sunday in Keswick, England.

Christmas Day: bikes in the morning, sleds at night

The winter solstice brings unexpected warm temperatures and not much chance for a white Christmas, at least in the morning.

5 days ago


Gas prices continue to drop in Pittsburgh region

That means prices are 63.7 cents a gallon lower than a year ago, and 29.3 cents below what drivers were paying a month ago.

5 days ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner speaks today about a recent audit performed on a county contract with Tennessee-based Corizon Health Inc.

Allegheny County controller calls for improvements in jail medical care

Controller Chelsa Wagner said medical problems at the jail have continued since Corizon Health Inc. took over health care in September 2013.

5 days ago


Former Steubenville coach sent to jail on probation violation

Matthew Belardine was arrested last month in Arizona on a charge of disorderly conduct.

4 days ago


School-based health centers help kids end abusive relationships, study finds

The centers can be a powerful tool in helping young people to understand what is OK in relationships, according to the study.

5 days ago


Goodfellows: Dad wants daughter to smile at Christmas

John Davis is a volunteer at the Hill District Center for Nurturing Families. He could use a hand this Christmas.

5 days ago


Nighttime lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The closures are possible in both directions between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge.

5 days ago


 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

5 days ago


 Dan Byers, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, will be leaving in February to take a position in Boston.

Carnegie Museum curator Byers leaves for Boston position

He led the department of contemporary and modern art at the Carnegie beginning in 2009.

5 days ago


 Police investigate the scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who police said killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, announced online that he planned to kill officers in retaliation of the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Philadelphia police commissioner tells officers to be alert

The warning comes in the wake of the assassinations of two police officers in New York City.

6 days ago


George Junior Republic employee being investigated for sex with boys

State police have not identified the suspect, saying only that she is an employee of the facility. is 25 years old and lives in Grove City.

6 days ago


  In this file April 5, 2011, file photo, Jami Cash, daughter of dead coal miner Michael Elswick, attends a vigil following the Upper Big Branch memorial service in Whitesville, W.Va., for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion at the mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.

5 days ago


 Cousins Corey Deasy, left, Joe Deasy in Dr. Stein's Laboratory, one of two "escape room" Pittsburgh attractions in Greenfield.

Logic and teamwork the key to Escape Room, Pittsburgh's new mystery adventure

It’s the newest form of entertainment to arrive in the region: a locked room where a group has to solve puzzles and clues to get out.

6 days ago


 The Dramm Touch ’N Flow Pro Rain Wand

Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for gardeners

If you know an adventurous gardener who likes to cook, let them try growing mushrooms indoors.

6 days ago



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