Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court

The state attorney general plans to file a motion Monday to enforce the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark

1 day ago

 Paul Mason is treated for an infection in his leg in March at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Mason, once known as the world’s fattest man, has since lost two-thirds of his body weight, but he has struggled with the burden of almost 100 pounds of excess skin, and hopes for surgery soon.

Docs with Pittsburgh ties prepare for high-profile surgery

They will remove up to 100 pounds of excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds but has since lost 650 pounds.

1 day ago

Upper St. Clair Lawyer pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Lawyer Guy Amantangelo pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and another count of possession of a gun by a drug user.

1 day ago

 The Very Rev. Edward Malesic addresses the media at a news conference in Greensburg this morning. He will become bishop of the Greensburg Diocese.

Harrisburg pastor named bishop of Greensburg

The Very Rev. Edward C. Malesic is a priest working in York Haven, Pa., in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

1 day ago

 A Mylan-Teva combination is expected to raise antitrust issues, as is a Mylan-Perrigo combination.

Mylan increases its offer in merger tug of war

Mylan is the target of an unsolicited bid from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical, which offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share.

1 day ago

 Heavy drinking and binge drinking by women is up dramatically in many parts of the country, and some counties in the Pittsburgh area.

Rise in heavy drinking by women emerges as public health threat

National study shows higher rates of heavy drinking among women in Pittsburgh and around the country.

2 days ago

Hearing postponed for suspect in missing man's killing

Hubert Wingate is charged in the death of Andre Gray, 34, who was reported missing in October and found in the Ohio River in March.

1 day ago

 The interior of the Hawker 400.

OneJet launches new services from Pittsburgh International

Service to Indianapolis International Airport will start May 11 and service to Milwaukee May 4, with a daily flight four times a week.

1 day ago

African charged with swindling Pittsburgh-area women, Korean steel firm

Sigismond Segbefia, 28, a Ghana native who lives in Silver Spring, was arrested earlier this week in New York.

1 day ago

 An influx of open IT jobs in the Pittsburgh region is forcing firms to ramp up recruiting and highlight benefits to draw top talent to their offices.

Spa services? Pet at work? Demand for IT talent has firms offering many perks

A surge in open information technology positions leaves the ball in job-seekers’ court in Pittsburgh and elsewhere.

2 days ago

Philadelphia ringleader pleads in federal W.Va. drug case

Juwan Robert Woods, 32, known as "Whiz," of Philadelphia, was among 21 people indicted by a federal grand jury in West Virginia.

2 days ago

State DEP awards grants worth $41K in county

Grants totaling $304,137 have been awarded to schools, universities, conservation districts and nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County.

2 days ago

DEP awards grants for environmental, education programs

About 110 schools, universities, conservation districts and nonprofit organizations received the grants.

2 days ago

 Buyers closed on 5,402 homes in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties in the first quarter.

Experts: Pittsburgh housing market on 'healthy trajectory'

The region's average home price jumped 7.5 percent from $156,579 in the first quarter of 2014 to $168,259 last quarter.

3 days ago

 “The idea is that with the balloon taking up space, patients will feel fuller faster and eat less,” said Dr. George Eid, director of AHN’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.

Weight-loss balloon being tested by Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Health Network

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve other weight loss balloon technologies in the coming months, Dr. George Eid said.

4 days ago

 Graupel gathered on the ground in parts of the Pittsburgh region on Tuesday.

It's snow! It's hail! No, it's graupel

The pellets that fell from the sky Tuesday are cloudy or white and often are mistaken for hail, according to the National Weather Service.

3 days ago

Feds bust four in 'large-scale' heroin ring in Blair, Cambria counties

Charged are Terrance Sitton, 42, of Johnstown, and three men from Altoona: Shavoun Berry, 39; Darrin Canaan, 35; and Matthew Fee, 32.

3 days ago

Judge in McCullough case halts testimony from two prosecution witnesses

Attorney Chuck McCullough is charged with 23 counts, including theft, in his handling of a trust account for an elderly widow.

3 days ago

 The Teva offer sent Mylan shares sharply higher this morning in brisk trading.

Dealing intensifies among Mylan, rival drug makers

Mylan rejected the idea of a Teva takeover last week. Now Perrigo has officially rejected Mylan.

4 days ago

 MedExpress Logo

Optum buys clinic operator MedExpress

The deal appears to align with a national trend that has insurers investing in such freestanding clinics.

5 days ago

PennDOT does U-turn on Parkway West closure tonight

The outbound lanes will be closed from the Green Tree-Crafton exit to Interstate 79 starting one hour after the Pirates game.

4 days ago

 Hummelstown Police officer Lisa Mearkle arrives at the West Hanover office of District Justice Lowell Witmer with her attorney Brian Perry today.

Judge rules that no decision needed yet regarding video of officer shooting man in Dauphin County

Lisa Mearkle, a police officer in Hummelstown, was charged with killing David Kassick, who the police say was unarmed.

4 days ago

 District 13 candidate Dan Connolly.

Two candidates vie for Allegheny County Council District 13 seat

Dan Connolly and Denise Ranalli Russell were raised in Allegheny County suburbs but now live in one of the county's most diverse districts,

5 days ago

 Graupel gathered on the ground today.

Hail-looking 'graupel' briefly pelts region; wind advisory issued

The advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the strongest gusts of up to 50 mph expected between noon and 4 p.m.

4 days ago

 Federal law enforcement depends on thousands of informants to help with criminal cases. But a review of 154 recent federal acquittals nationally found that 1 in 6 involved informant problems.

Justice officials launch another investigation of DEA payments to informants

The agency’s spending on secret sources has increased much faster than its overall budget.

6 days ago

 Nina Jablonski  and her husband and collaborator, George Chaplin, go over their map of predicted skin color.

Research shows our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D

The vitamin is important for bone health, safe pregnancies and a strong immune system.

6 days ago

 Antonio Jones

Former Georgia prisoners arrested in Allegheny County phone scam

A caller told people they owed money for jury duty, and six people from Allegheny County sent $990, local officials said.

5 days ago

Parkway West closures continue this week

Outbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting one hour after the Pirates and Penguins games have ended.

5 days ago

Panel to review Allegheny County government

The nine-member commission is required to review Allegheny County’s home rule charter every 10 years and this is the second review.

6 days ago

 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.

5 days ago

 A jury in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh found that Hunter Panels and its parent company, Carlisle Construction Materials Inc., discriminated against a female worker, subjected her to a hostile work environment and retaliated against her by firing her.

Jury awards woman more than $13 million in work discrimination case

Sandra Robertson claimed she was subjected to harassment and ridicule because of her sex, and made less than a man who did the same job.

5 days ago

Beaver County coroner called to the scene of fire in Rochester

The fire started shortly after 10 p.m. and emergency responders reported that one person was believed to be inside the building.

6 days ago

 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

1 week ago

 The tug and barge 64 Express working at Norfolk International Terminals on the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Containers — multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars without the wheels — aren’t typically shipped on rivers. That may change.

1 week ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster

Legislation tainted by Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyist, critics say

By night, the House Transportation chairman wined and dined a top airline lobbyist whose employer was a big campaign donor.

1 week ago

 The full space suit of American astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who returned to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft after the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster grounded the other shuttles

Bonhams sale offers items that have been to the moon and back

The space-collectibles sale includes a strap with moon dust, a spacesuit and a Gemini 4 checklist for the first U.S. space walk.

1 week ago

 Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

1 week ago

Girl shot with shotgun in Lackawanna Township

A 9-year-old Mercer County girl was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after she was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun.

1 week ago

 Morning anchor Jennifer Antkowiak tears up as meteorologist Dennis Bowman goes through his last morning telecast on KDKA-TV Friday.

That's a wrap for KDKA-TV weatherman Dennis Bowman

April showers usher out KDKA-TV retiring meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

1 week ago

 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's order, issued Wednesday, calls for a government response by Monday.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gives Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses birth control opt-out win

The order follows an appeals court ruling that had ruled the government could enforce the mandates in the Roman Catholic dioceses.

1 week ago

 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty speak Thursday during their appearances in front of the Post-Gazette's editorial board.

County controller candidates Wagner, Flaherty spar before PG editorial board

The candidates clash on who would allow politics to sully the controller’s office.

1 week ago

 “You might be talking a dollar a day at some of these lots,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Could Port Authority start charging for parking at park-n-ride lots?

The Port Authority has 49 park-n-ride lots, some of which it owns and some that are owned by private entities.

1 week ago

 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton speaks at a news conference in 2011.

Pittsburgh's federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force

U.S. Attorney David Hickton will lead the group along with Mary Lou Leary, of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

1 week ago

 Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Blair, speaks Tuesday at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association's Federal Issues Program and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In event in Washington.

Rep. Bill Shuster admits to ‘personal relationship’ with lobbyist

The House Transportation chairman acknowledged dating the vice president of government affairs for Airlines for America.

1 week ago

 Mike Bertolino, left, and Art Grguric, members of Blackleggs Co-op Trout Nursery and Watershed Association, set up a cooker Thursday at Blackleggs Memorial Park in Young, Indiana County. The association is sponsoring a Wild Game Breakfast for anglers on Saturday, the first day of trout season. It has hosted the annual event for the past 30 years.

Trout season opening-day traditions fade

Many rural communities would capitalize on the annual influx of opening day anglers.

1 week ago

 Jeff Kozar of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, helps volunteers plant a tree seedlings in April 2012 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek, Somerset County. Three years later, hundreds of volunteers are planting more seedlings today and Saturday at the site.

Hundreds planting 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial to reforest strip mine

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and Saturday at the site in Stonycreek Township.

1 week ago

Allegheny County officials report fewer suspected heroin overdoses than in previous days

Dormont police responded to one call for a suspected heroin overdose on McNeilly Road about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

1 week ago

 U.S. Attorney David Hickton said one reason fraudsters may target Western Pennsylvania is that merchants in larger metropolitan areas are starting to refuse $100 bills for fear of them being fake.

Authorities: Counterfeiters think Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania are easy prey

The Secret Service says the public can help stop counterfeiters by paying attention to the details of U.S. currency.

1 week ago

Much of Mon Wharf parking to be open Friday

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority says the Monongahela Wharf will have 400 of its 458 parking spaces available Friday morning.

1 week ago

Dog wardens to check licenses throughout Allegheny County next week

The wardens will be checking whether dogs three months or older have a license and owners without a license could face a fine up to $300.

1 week ago


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