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 Allegheny County Patrol Officer Keith Cecotti walks to  his patrol car  to start at South Park.

Allegheny County still transitioning from police to rangers in parks

The county is seeking a lead park ranger who will help develop the program this year and determine the appropriate ranger staffing levels.

about 1 hour ago


 Snow laden trees in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Winter storm watch issued for Pittsburgh region this weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 6 inches of snow for Allegheny and surrounding counties.

about 12 hours ago


 The Pittsburgh skyline rises against the red morning light with the snow laying near Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

Winter forecasts and two-hour delays bedevil school superintendents

Snowstorms add a special level of pressure for school superintendents who have to decide whether to call a school delay or cancellation

about 19 hours ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner called her meeting with VisitPittsburgh "​productive."

Allegheny County controller releases hotel tax money to VisitPittsburgh

Controller Chelsa Wagner had withheld $681,000 because the agency gave money to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Undercover Boss” appearance.

about 2 hours ago


Man who threatened to blow up PNC Park 'unwilling' to follow law, attorney's office says

The government asked a judge to follow the guideline range of 12 to 18 months in prison for Termaine Washington, 24.

about 9 hours ago


 Citizens Bank sign on 525 William Penn Place in 2003.

BNY Mellon to sell historic 525 William Penn Place

The bank occupies about two-thirds of the 42-story, 943,000-square-foot Downtown building.

1 day ago


Heinz History Center to store Allegheny County records

The records, currently stored in the Allegheny County executive’s office date to 1868, would be maintained by the Heinz History Center.

1 day ago


 Eric Frein is accused of killing a state police trooper and seriously injuring another Sept. 12.

Frein pleads not guilty in shooting death of Pennsylvania state trooper

The self-styled survivalist who eluded capture for weeks is charged with killing one state trooper and wounding another.

1 day ago


Developer visualizes residences betwen Heinz Field, PNC Park

Columbus developer Continental Real Estate Cos. pitched a plan to the city to build apartments adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel.

2 days ago


 Uber and its rival ride-share company Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area last year.

PUC finalizes Uber's two-year experimental license

PUC’s chairman says the long process to reach the agreement illustrated the need for regulatory reforms at the legislative level.

1 day ago


 The city of Pittsburgh and a partially frozen Ohio River are seen at twilight from Pittsburgh's North Shore on Wednesday.

Crews treating slick roads; freezing rain advisory in effect for Pittsburgh area

The freezing rain advisory has been issued through 4 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

1 day ago


 Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston in May 2001.

Irretrievably Broken: A preview to the Robert Ferrante sentencing

“Irretrievably Broken,” a series chronicling the lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein, begins Sunday. Take a first look at their story.

2 days ago


Stewart to lead BNY Mellon's Pittsburgh operations

Ian Stewart, CEO of treasury services at the bank’s New York headquarters, will become chairman of BNY Mellon Pennsylvania in March.

1 day ago


 Dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance practice wearing their hard shoes in the school's Ross studio in March 2013.

Pittsburgh region's ethnic organizations change with the times

The organizations that groups form today differ from a century ago but still meet immigrants’ needs as they adjust to a new culture.

2 days ago


Judge says man convicted in shoplifting scheme won't get new trial

Terry Sempf had argued that the judge did not fully describe the government's allegations on the conspiracy count.

1 day ago


2015 Carnegie Science Awards announced

Carnegie Science Center announces winners of awards recognizing achievements in science, technology and education in the Pittsburgh region.

about 13 hours ago


 “These authorities have enabled our region to achieve many strides in economic development, but they run on taxpayer money,” Chelsa Wagner said in a statement.

Allegheny County controller threatens legal action to audit four authorities

Controller Chelsa Wagner is getting no cooperation from the Airport, Port, Sanitary and the Sports and Exhibition authorities.

2 days ago


Metal detectors to be used at Propel's Braddock Hills High

Classes will resume tomorrow at the high school, which has been closed since a gun incident Monday.

2 days ago


 Physical therapy resident Pam Dunlap evaluates Gaige Pavlocak's balance.

Allegheny County school districts’ occupational, physical therapists in jeopardy

A $1.1 million deficit has caused the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to turn therapists into independent contractors, some of whom may quit.

3 days ago


 According to the survey, hip replacement variation in Pittsburgh was 32 percent (a range of $19,456 and $25,696).

Replacing knee, hips a bargain at Pittsburgh-area hospitals

Pittsburgh is a low-cost market when it comes to knee and hip replacements, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield survey.

3 days ago


 Senate Bill 4 is opposed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Controversial proposal for nonprofit amendment advances in Pennsylvania

The proposal could lead to a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more authority over determining tax exemptions for nonprofits.

3 days ago


Electrical short ignited Christmas tree, sparking Md. mansion fire that killed 6, investigators say

The fire destroyed a mansion owned by Don Pyle, who had been CEO of a Pittsburgh-area company, Laurel Networks in Robinson.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh children get into Guinness World Records with a vocabulary lesson

More than 200 children in Pittsburgh were part of a group of 2,845 participants who took part in the record-setting vocabularly lesson.

2 days ago


 Work on the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel has been rescheduled for this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

The inbound tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

2 days ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, above, had recalled 28 nominations made by former Gov. Tom Corbett, but Senate Republicans confirmed them Tuesday. Jeffrey Sheridan, a spokesman for Mr. Wolf, said the governor objected to the process of the nominations but had never said the particular nominees could not be considered.

13 Corbett selections cleared for vote in Senate

Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf recalled 28 nominations, which he characterized as having been made at the “eleventh hour.”

3 days ago


Woman to stand trial on charges she stole police car while handcuffed

Police say the 27-year-old woman used the cruiser to ram her grandfather’s car before leading police on a nearly 10-mile chase.

2 days ago


 “In pure form,” the senators' letter says, “overdosing on caffeine is not only easy but virtually unavoidable.”

U.S. senators urge FDA to ban retail sales of caffeine powder

Two deaths have been linked to powdered caffeine, with one teaspoon having the equivalent of about 25 cups of coffee.

3 days ago


 Nolan Burch, 18, died Nov. 14.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49

Nolan Burch, a freshman, died in November after an initiation event at the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

3 days ago


 The Chautauqua Amphitheater, shown in August 2010.

Open-air amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution wins 'National Treasure' designation

A proposed update of the 121-year-old building was decried by preservationists because it required a virtually complete demolition.

3 days ago


Co-owner of Italian Village Pizza chain sentenced to probation for tax evasion

John R. Miller of South Park ordered to home confinement for one year and to pay a $45,000 fine.

3 days ago


 Blankets sit in January 2014 in an alley outside the Duquesne Club where a homeless man often sleeps near the heat exhaust.

Allegheny County gets $15.5 million to continue programs for homeless people

The money will help fund 25 Allegheny County agencies that provide housing and services to homeless people.

3 days ago


 A thin layer of ice covers the Allegheny River this morning. The cold and slick roads from Monday's snowfall prompted many school districts in the Pittsburgh area to delay the start of school today.

Pittsburgh-area school districts announce two-hour delays

No snow is expected today. The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 22 and a low of 7 tonight.

3 days ago


 Swedish retail chain Ikea has announced that it will open a store in Columbus, Ohio in 2017.

Ikea to open store in Columbus, Ohio

The Ikea store in Columbus would be the retail chain’s second store in Ohio.

3 days ago


 Andrew Capone, 29, of Highland Park, was arraigned Monday night.

Public defender arrested on charges he gave inaccurate information to judge's staff

Andrew Capone of Highland Park was arraigned Monday night on charges of hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law.

3 days ago


Snow squall alert for Pittsburgh region

The weather service warned that the snow showers will rapidly reduce viability and that roads may become snow-covered and slick.

3 days ago


Pike County district attorney will seek death penalty against Eric Frein

Mr. Frein is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding another trooper at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept.

3 days ago


 Sister Christine Sinkovich of the Prince of Peace Parish shovels the sidewalk Monday along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh region dodges worst of ‘weather bomb’ that pummelled Northeast

A large, shape-shifting winter storm spilled 7.1 inches of snow on the region on its way to the Atlantic coast.

4 days ago


 Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some districts in the suburbs, including Penn Hills, are operating on two-hour delays today.

School delayed for dozens of Pittsburgh-area districts

The National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 tonight.

4 days ago


 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon

“We’re super excited about that,” Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said. “We were confident going into it. I expected that outcome.”

4 days ago


Natural-gas line explodes in West Virginia

What caused the explosion just across the Ohio River from Steubenville, Ohio, was unclear, said Brooke County, W.Va., Sheriff Chuck Jackson.

4 days ago


 On the occasion of the Conversion of St. Paul, Bishop David Zubik gives his homily before celebrating Mass at St. Paul Cathedral to mark the Diocese of Pittsburgh's The Church Alive capital campaign.

Congregants pledge $230 million to Pittsburgh Diocese for capital projects

The pledges were nearly twice the goal set by diocesan planners when the launched the campaign two years ago.

5 days ago


PennDOT postpones Fort Pitt Tunnel lane closures

The work is being rescheduled due to the postponement of the inbound tunnel ceiling work, which is being delayed because of the weather.

4 days ago


 “Pittsburghers are some of the friendliest people,” said Kirsten Donley of the Netherlands.

Odysseys: Dutch by birth, Pittsburgher by choice

“I knew Pennsylvania,” Kirsten of Belgium says. “I was aware of Philadelphia and its history. But Pittsburgh? No clue.”

5 days ago


 All of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Pick games will be drawn twice daily.

New names, game on tap for Pennsylvania Lottery

The new game is Pick 2, and other longtime games also will bear the “Pick” name.

4 days ago


City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh International Airport passenger arrested with loaded gun

It was the first firearm found in carry-on luggage at the airport this year.

4 days ago


 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

6 days ago


 Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

6 days ago


Joe Biden's touch endears him to Tim Murphy's family

At the State of the Union, the vice president and GOP rep had a heart-to-heart talk. It was about Mr. Murphy's cancer-stricken sister.

6 days ago


 Bishop Dorsey McConnell

Episcopal bishop urges action on racial inequality

Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.

1 week ago



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