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Outbound Liberty Tunnel down to one lane tonight

The restriction will be in place from 10 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Friday.

about 13 hours ago


 The view of Downtown from the  roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Safe passage: Day in and day out, crews labor to keep Pittsburgh tunnel traffic trouble-free

It’s no simple task -- keeping motorists moving safely through the area’s many tunnels.

about 21 hours ago


I-79 ramps to close tonight for paving

The northbound on-ramp at Carnegie and the northbound off-ramp to the inbound Parkway West will close at 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. Friday.

about 13 hours ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Tom Wolf, his Democratic challenger in the November election, stand together for a photo Aug. 13 before they took the stage for individual stand-up routines at the Pittsburgh Improv at The Waterfront in Homestead. The event raised money for Allegheny County's Department of Human Services' programs for underprivileged children.

Poll finds Wolf maintaining wide lead over Corbett in Pennsylvania governor's race

The survey shows Tom Wolf favored by 49 percent of registered voters, Gov. Tom Corbett backed by 24 percent and 25 percent undecided.

about 14 hours ago


Economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in second quarter

Details of a report released today point to sustainable underlying strength.

about 12 hours ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett plan would offer subsidies to 500,000 low-income Pennsylvanians to purchase private insurance.

Corbett's 'Healthy PA' Medicaid overhaul approved by federal regulators

The overhaul would use federal Medicaid expansion money to help low-income Pennsylvanians buy private insurance coverage.

about 6 hours ago


 A rendering of the completed $4.9 million reconstruction of Valley Brook Road at Route 19 in Peters.

Ceremony to celebrate reopening of Valley Brook Road in Peters

The $4.9 million project reconstructed the interchange, with a new ramp from westbound Valley Brook Road to Route 19.

about 12 hours ago


 People gather as officials hand out food aid Wednesday at West Point in  Monrovia, Liberia, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus.

World Health Organization says Ebola cases may eventually hit 20,000

The agency today published new figures saying 1,552 people have died from the virus so far in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

about 14 hours ago


 The knee defender is  attached to the airline seat’s tray table.

Flap over reclining seat on plane raises societal questions

The “Knee Defender,” a $22 device that can force a seat to remain upright, highlights different views about reclining seats on airplanes.

about 21 hours ago


 A Slippery Rock University psychology professor sued the school today, claiming he has been subjected to gender discrimination.

Psychology prof at Slippery Rock University claims gender discrimination

Christopher Niebauer of Butler, the only man in the eight-member department, claims in a federal suit he has been bypassed for promotion.

about 9 hours ago


Former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee pleads guilty in child pornography case

John S. Longo, 58, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term when U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer sentences him, set for Jan. 22.

about 9 hours ago


 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pa. cab companies call ride-share services 'unfair' competition

Two taxi operators from Philadelphia tell the PUC that ride-sharing service Lyft doesn’t have insurance or fare restrictions they have.

about 21 hours ago


Teachers union: Poor school districts hurt most by funding cuts

A PSEA report says poor school districts have fared worse than wealthy ones in state funding and student performance.

about 21 hours ago


Obituary: Frans Brüggen / Pioneer in early music

He was co-founder and conductor of the influential Orchestra of the 18th Century and a virtuoso recorder player.

about 22 hours ago


 Andy Odum, Toledo Zoo assistant director of animal programs and curator of herpetology, photographs Emerson, a Galapagos tortoise, as he is delivered and unboxed Wednesday at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio. Emerson is a wild-born tortoise estimated at 100 years old. He is being donated by the San Diego Zoo.

Toledo Zoo welcomes a Galapagos tortoise

Later this year, the zoo also will receive three 2-year-old Galápagos tortoises from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

about 21 hours ago


Obituary: Valeri Petrov / Bulgaria's most prominent poet and translator of Shakespeare

Besides poems, novels and translations from Russian, Italian and English, Mr. Petrov authored numerous film scripts and plays.

about 22 hours ago


Retiree claims $87 million Mega Millions prize from ticket bought in White Oak

Carl Szott won the drawing on May 20 but didn’t come forward until now.

about 5 hours ago


Obituary: John Fellows Akers / Oversaw IBM during move to PCs

John Akers was with the company for 33 years, serving for six years as CEO beginning in 1985, which was a difficult and challenging time.

about 22 hours ago


Obituary: Regis J. Zern / Operated tiny news shop in Wilkinsburg

Zern’s News, while tiny, harbored a wide selection of newspapers, magazines and books for sale during a 20-year run in Wilkinsburg.

about 21 hours ago


Random Acts of Kindness: The history and purpose of the column

May 8, 2005, marked the first appearance of a random act of kindness in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

about 21 hours ago


 New students and their families check out one of two newly remodeled Pre-K classrooms at the open house  at J.W. Burkett Elementary School in Robinson.

West back to school roundup

Renovated classrooms, different teachers, upgraded technology and expanded programs greeted West students who returned to classes this week.

1 day ago


 People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range where instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed.

Deadly shooting of instructor by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over children and guns

9-year-old girl couldn’t handle recoil of Uzi submachine gun on full automatic, and she accidentally short the instructor in the head.

about 21 hours ago


Let's Talk About: Space sugar

Outer space is a rather impressive domain if you have a sweet tooth.

about 21 hours ago


Mother of U.S. journalist pleads for jihadis to free him

Steven Sotloff’s mother pleads with Islamic State’s leader to free her son.

about 21 hours ago


Police: 'Drug nexus' in abductions of three men, killing of two

A “drug nexus” is at the center of a brutal abduction that left two men dead in the Schuylkill River on Wednesday and a third in critical

about 21 hours ago


 Ukrainian forces guard  a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, today.

Russia opening new, third front in eastern Ukraine war

Tanks and artillery have crossed from Russia into an area where there has not been previous fighting, intending to divert Ukraine forces.

about 21 hours ago


Vicious war between Israel and Hamas war ends with 4 civilian deaths on Tuesday

The last four deaths before the truce reflect the conflict’s indiscriminate nature.

about 21 hours ago


Islamic State builds a shadow government

Islamic State leader has handpicked his middle-aged deputies from among Saddam Hussein's military.

about 21 hours ago


Islamist rebels seize crossing point in Golan Heights, on Israel's border

Al-Qaida-linked Nusra front was among groups in the battle against troops of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the crossing.

about 21 hours ago


National Briefs: Lt. Cushing gets Medal of Honor

PLUS: Brown family donations; Texas dad acquitted in shooting;  Jet crashes in Virginia; ’Cops’ crew member killed.

about 21 hours ago


World Briefs: U.N. finds brutality, depravity on all sides in Syrian carnage

PLUS: Afghan election recount; Ebola outbreak; study abroad programs; IMF chief investigated.

about 21 hours ago


West Jefferson Hills removes D'Alessandro as board's first vice president

Board President Anthony Angotti said Shauna D'Alessandro shared a report from a private session and didn’t share information from a meeting.

1 day ago


Inbound Liberty Tunnel to be closed overnight

The closure will start at 8 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. Thursday, PennDOT said.

1 day ago


 Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City on Tuesday to celebrate the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire

The deal brokered by Egypt put both sides back where they were at the end of fighting in 2012.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh ranks among worst for frequency of crashes

An Allstate insurance report shows Pittsburgh was 187th among the 200 largest U.S. cities for safe driving.

1 day ago


10 Russian paratroopers captured in Ukraine

It made for an awkward summit Tuesday evening between the presidents of the two big nations.

1 day ago


U.S. assembling coalition of allies to take on Islamic State

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to OK expanding airstrikes and airdrops to free up and aid a besieged northern Iraq town.

1 day ago


 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

1 day ago


 A rendering of the bike lane on Penn Avenue in the Cultural District, Downtown.

Pittsburgh to start work on bike-only lanes next week

The city expects to have the lanes open for a national convention of bicycling and pedestrian advocates starting on Sept. 8.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh rocker Joe Grushecky

Raves: Grushecky’s music can offer inspiration not to ever give up

Joe Gru­shecky’s voice is, and al­ways has been, a voice to be reck­oned with!

1 day ago


State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County

Department of Environmental Protection says tests found drinking water was contaminated by an impoundment near Stahlstown.

1 day ago


Education circuit riders coming to Pennsylvania

Eleven educators will meet with officials to discuss school funding.

1 day ago


Parental approval key toward predicting childhood alcohol sipping, Pitt study finds

The study included 452 Allegheny County children (238 girls and 214 boys) who were either 8 or 10 years old, along with their families.

about 21 hours ago


McKeesport Area teacher fired for having sex in classroom reinstated

Commonwealth Court ruled the district wrongfully terminated Angela DiBattista after promising her immunity to testify about the incident.

about 21 hours ago


Furloughed city schools employees return

By the time the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools voted on nine furloughs, all but one part-time teacher already had been called back.

about 23 hours ago


Inspection to close lanes in Fort Pitt Tunnel Wednesday night

The inspection will close the left lanes in both directions from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Thursday.

1 day ago


 Sam Mullet.

U.S. appeals court in Ohio overturns hate crime convictions of 16 Amish

Prosecutors had contended the crimes were motivated by religious disputes between Samuel Mullet Sr. and other Amish religious leaders.

about 21 hours ago


Pittsburgh to get lowest interest rate ever for bonds, director says

City’s $50.4 million bond sale will finance infrastructure work, such as roads and bridges.

1 day ago


 A Time Warner Cable truck parked in New York.

Time Warner Cable suffers outages nationwide

The outage sparked widespread complaints on social networks.

1 day ago


 Victoria Minella

Obituary: Victoria Minella / Chef at Bridgeville family restaurant

To many growing up in the coal mining communities around Bridgeville, Victoria Minella’s restaurant was their home away from home.

1 day ago



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