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Man sentenced to 75-150 years for rape

Ralph Skundrich also faces trial on similar charges in Butler County on June 11.

about 3 hours ago


Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

The new rules propose technology that the groups say is inferior to the equipment at the majority of power plants in the state.

about 3 hours ago


Prosecutor presents panel to fight opiate addictions, overdoses

A group of people from the business, medical, governmental, religious and nonprofit communities will take on the opiate overdose epidemic.

about 2 hours ago


Several county offices closing on Good Friday

Several Allegheny County offices are closed or are closing early today in observance of Good Friday.

about 3 hours ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County.

4 killed in two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County

Three teens and a 41-year-old woman are killed in the collision on Route 156. Three other adults are hospitalized.

about 3 hours ago


Advocacy group sues Pa. universities over athletic opportunities for women

The Women's Law Project with the Office for Civil Rights targets 9 state universities in a legal complaint.

about 3 hours ago


 Bishop David A. Zubik beginning a Mass at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishop Zubik urges Catholics to reach out to others

“Be a friend. Be a friend of Jesus. Make friends for Jesus,” the bishop writes in a letter encouraging evangelism.

about 5 hours ago


U.S. attorney forms group to battle opiate problem

Dubbed the Working Group on Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery, the 18-member group first met April 7.

about 9 hours ago


 Jared Boger, shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo, has been upgraded to fair condition. He was one of 21 students, together with a security guard, who were victims of a mass stabbing at the school earlier this month.

Student injured in Franklin Regional knife attack upgraded to fair condition

Jared Boger, 17, one of four students still being hospitalized, is "doing well," his mother said.

about 9 hours ago


Cardiologist who improperly referred patients to hospitals must pay $1M

In violation of the law, an Ohio doctor was compensated for directing patients to two sites where he practiced medicine.

about 10 hours ago


Officials: Ohio River skeletal remains are human

The medical examiner's office says the partial remains found Tuesday belong to a man in his 30s or 40s, who is still unidentified.

about 12 hours ago


 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

about 16 hours ago


Joblessness not due to skills gap, experts say

Over five years, the impediment to work is a lack of jobs, not a lack of skills, economists say.

1 day ago


 The scene of a car crash on Route 156 near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend, Armstrong County, in which four died.

Armstrong County crash kills four

Three other people were injured in the crash that happened Wednesday night on Route 156.

about 17 hours ago


 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

1 day ago


 Shea Love greets a well-wisher on Wednesday as her son Christian Stanfield, 15, watches, outside a restaurant in South Fayette. Earlier, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office announced that it was withdrawing a charge of summary disorderly conduct against Christian, who recorded one of a series of bullying instances against him in his math resources class.

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

1 day ago


New Castle woman sentenced in death of Shenango Township officer after crash

Kylee Barletto, 26, will be given credit for the 339 days she's served toward a 5- to 10-year sentence in prison and must pay a $725 fine.

1 day ago


Deputies close Pitcairn bar for not paying drink tax

Gone Country at the Firehouse Lounge is the 45th establishment closed for not paying the 7 percent tax on all alcoholic drinks.

1 day ago


IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

1 day ago


 Supports hold signs early this morning in front of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church as students return to Franklin Regional High School.

Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.

2 days ago


 Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Police is seen dressed as an Amish woman. Sgt. Adams, a male police officer, spent time on duty in December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Officer dons Amish dress to apprehend or scare off flasher

Sgt. Chad Adams felt it was important to publicize his undercover assignment, if only to deter the suspect.

2 days ago


Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

2 days ago


GOP challenger to Corbett can be on ballot

Bob Guzzardi, a Montgomery County businessman, describes himself as a limited-government alternative to the first-term Republican governor.

2 days ago


 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald answers a  reporter's question during a press conference announcing the county's decision to exclusively retain Highmark for its health care coverage through Dec. 31, 2015.

Allegheny County to stay with Highmark for health insurance

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said he hopes the decision to keep Highmark spurs settlement talks with rival UPMC Health Plan.

2 days ago


Lawrence County man charged with raping 14 year-old girl

State police charge Steven L. Haynes, 61, of New Castle, with indecent assault his home.

2 days ago


 Bev Jordan of West Deer, along with Ed Valentas of Monroeville  support drilling with signs saying, "Marcellus Yes"  as they attend Allegheny County Council's public hearing  Tuesday at the Allegheny County  Courthouse.

Public gets chance tonight to speak out on drilling at Deer Lakes Park

County council is considering a lease that would allow horizontal drilling for natural gas beneath the property.

2 days ago


Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close overnight

Workers will be removing a section of the suspended ceiling.

2 days ago


Former airport director gets $134,375 in severance

Bradley D. Penrod, who had worked at the airport for more than 30 years, was ousted by the Airport Authority Board last month.

2 days ago


Butler woman dies after Sunday motorcycle crash

Passenger Julie Codispot, 46, was riding with her husband when a vehicle hit their motorcycle at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 19.

3 days ago


Obituary: W. Frank Myers Jr. / After stint as cowboy, he founded firm here

After his cowboy years, W. Frank Myers Jr. started a business and a family in Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


 Ne'Vaeh Quick, 6, plays in the sun and warmth last Tuesday on her Bloomfield front porch. Temperatures, however, will be dropping like a rock today.

Temperatures in Pittsburgh region have their ups and downs

The all-time records for warmth and cold may be broken, all in the same week.

3 days ago


Religious leaders join to condemn violence

Rodef Shalom, which has a sister-congregation relationship with a synagogue in Kiev, also said a prayer for those in Ukraine.

3 days ago


 Traffic is directed early this morning as students and parents arrive at Franklin Regional High School.

There is no perfect solution to preventing school violence

Increased physical security measures can only go so far if mental health supports are not in place in schools to help students and teachers.

3 days ago


 Harold Hribal, father of the stabbing suspect, center, and FBI agents enter Mr. Hribal's  house in Murrysville.

Telephone threats to Franklin Regional students investigated

When the calls were placed was not clear, but the caller is thought to be 16-year-old stabbing suspect Alex Hribal.

3 days ago


Man shot in chest by resident during home invasion released from hospital, arrested

Richard Javens faces burglary, robbery, conspiracy, trespassing charges and gun violations and is being held in the Lawrence County Jail.

3 days ago


 Connor Warwick

Stabbing victim Connor Warwick released from ICU

Connor Warwick, one of 21 students stabbed at Franklin Regional, remains hospitalized. Two other boys are still in critical condition.

3 days ago


Whistleblower suit involving VA contractor settled

Former counselor Anne Merical of Export claimed she was fired after pointing out medication distribution problems.

3 days ago


Police recover rifle, drug residue in Wilmerding home

Authorities responding to neighbors' complaints made undercover heroin purchases.

3 days ago


Allegheny County residents warned of 'bogus' health inspectors

The county Health Department says two men tried to gain entry to a home in Clairton.

3 days ago


 Teachers and staff leave Franklin Regional High School late Wednesday morning following the stabbing incident.

Franklin Regional teachers return to work

Students will be able to go to the school Tuesday and classes resume Wednesday. Counseling services will be available.

3 days ago


Alcohol poisoning blamed in student's death

Nicholas Barnes, 20, of Fox Chapel was found dead Feb. 15 in his University of Chicago dorm room.

3 days ago


Koppers acquiring wood preservation and railroad services businesses

The $460 million acquisition of Osmose Holdings, based in Buffalo, N.Y., will be financed through new and existing debt.

3 days ago


Preliminary hearings for former mayoral candidate, wife postponed

Hearings for Abdula "A.J." Richardson, 37, and Felecia Richardson, 43, of Sheraden, are now scheduled for April 23.

3 days ago


 JetBlue Airways will start daily flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Fort Lauderdale.

JetBlue to offer nonstop to Fort Lauderdale starting Oct. 29

The airline's daily flights will leave Pittsburgh at 7:15 a.m. with a return flight arriving at 9:31 p.m.

3 days ago


Gasoline prices inch up in Pittsburgh region

Gas prices rose 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 a gallon yesterday.

3 days ago


 A total eclipse of the moon in 2011. The moon can look red during the eclipse because sunlight is bent by the Earth's atmosphere before striking the moon and reflecting back into our eyes.

Clouds, rain expected to blot out total eclipse of the moon over Pittsburgh region

The eclipse, the first fully visible over the region since 2010, begins with the partial phase at 1:58 a.m. Totality is from 3:07 to 4:25.

3 days ago


 Three major projects are planned for this year and beyond on the Parkway West and the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

Work on Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnels coming

Before the work begins, PennDOT has a big decision to make: repair the ceilings of the tunnels or seek more money to remove them altogether.

4 days ago


Man killed by train in Fayette County identified

Fayette County Coroner Phillip Reilly said Sandor Macz, 39, was lying on the tracks when he was struck by a CSX freight train Saturday.

4 days ago


 Kollengode Venkataraman, editor for the Pittsburgh Patrika, a magazine for the local Indian-American community, sits inside his Murrysville home on Friday. Of India’s election process, Mr. Venkataraman says, “The corruption is known inside and outside India. The country is looking for a change.”

Election inflames many of city's Indian residents

They have strong feelings about Indian politics even after becoming American citizens and spending decades away from the country.

5 days ago


Franklin Regional announces schedule for reopening

Teachers at Franklin Regional High School will return to work Monday and students will follow on Tuesday and Wednesday

5 days ago



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