BREAKING NEWS



Pirates reassign top pick to minor-league camp

2012-03-08 09:20:00

The expected move means Gerrit Cole will get to pitch more innings this spring.


McKeesport sets leasing policy for city's office space

2012-03-08 00:32:00

McKeesport Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a uniform policy for tenants leasing office space owned by the city.


Reward offered in West Mifflin shooting death

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting death of a man whose body was found behind a West Miffli


Penguins win seventh in a row

2012-03-07 22:07:00

The Penguins scored three unanswered goals for their seventh win in a row, 3-2, against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Consol Energy Cen


Long Island defeats Robert Morris, 90-73 in NCAA Tournament bid

2012-03-07 21:52:00

For the second year in a row, Robert Morris came up one game short of an Northeast championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. The Colonials lo


Women say they blacked out in man's company, awoke to rape

2012-03-07 20:08:00

Aaron Duran, 36, is charged with rape and sexual assault involving two women


Pitt finalizes 2012 football schedule

2012-03-07 20:06:00

Pitt completed its 2012 football schedule Wednesday but needed some help from the Big East in order to do so.


Allegheny County issues assessments for north, west suburbs

2012-03-07 16:42:00

New assessment numbers went on-line today for properties in Allegheny County's western and northern suburbs.


Cops find cash stolen in Strip District armored-car killing

2012-03-07 16:25:00

Accused killer Ken Konias Jr. remains at large.


Ward, Farrior, Smith, Kemoeatu officially ex-Steelers

2012-03-07 16:22:00

The Steelers have officially released the four veterans they announced last week would be cut and all four are free immediately to negotiate


'Le Magnifique' cast in bronze: Lemieux statue unveiled

'Le Magnifique' cast in bronze: Lemieux statue unveiled

2012-03-07 16:17:00

On a gorgeous midday that at least approached 66 degrees, the Penguins today unveiled a statue of team owner Mario Lemieux.


Sandusky to get grand jury records prior to trial

2012-03-07 16:15:00

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial o


Mon Valley man face drug charges in W.Va.

2012-03-07 15:47:00

A federal grand jury in West Virginia has indicted a Monongahela Valley man on interstate drug distribution charges following an arrest last


Dixon out at Allegheny County Health Department

2012-03-07 15:30:00

After 20 years in the job, he was the longest-tenured director in the agency's 55-year history.


Afghanistan veteran from Tarentum dies in N.C. crash

2012-03-07 15:11:00

An Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tarentum who was headed back to Afghanistan later this month was killed Tuesday in


West Virginia falls to Connecticut in OT

2012-03-07 14:39:00

NEW YORK -- No. 9 seed Connecticut defeated No. 8 seed West Virginia, 71-67, in overtime in the second round of the Big East tournament.


Moon police confiscate elementary student's pellet gun

2012-03-07 13:57:00

The student brought the pellet gun to a bus stop this morning.


Political work major part of her job with Orie, woman says

2012-03-07 13:19:00

A woman who worked for state Sen. Jane Orie in her North Hills district office for less than a year testified this morning she spent a subst


Woman faces multiple charges in fatal crash

2012-03-07 11:59:00

Allegheny County police charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills last month.


Pa. Senate panel moves bill to void federal health care law

2012-03-07 11:34:00

A Senate panel approved a proposal to make the federal health care law and its requirement that residents purchase health insurance illegal


19-year-old killed in Slippery Rock collision

2012-03-07 11:20:00

Zachary Cheeseman, of Portersville, was driving east on Route 422 at a "high rate of speed" when he crossed into oncoming traffic.


Walker to sit out Blue Jays game today

2012-03-07 11:13:00

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was scratched from today's lineup with lower back tightness, according to a Pirates re


Residents protest Second Avenue speeding

Residents protest Second Avenue speeding

2012-03-07 11:06:00

They ask the city to lower the speed limit and create a school zone -- sans school.


Promotions, markdowns cut into American Eagle profit

2012-03-07 08:45:00

The South Side retailer met analyst expectations after having lowered earnings guidance.


Mercer County man indicted on child porn charges

2012-03-07 05:00:00

Armando Cruz, 43, of Mercer, remained in the Mercer County Prison Tuesday night on four federal charges.


McKeesport to contract with company for recycling station

2012-03-07 04:58:00

The contract will allow the city to outsource its recycling program while expanding it to include recyclables.


Teen dies after Slippery Rock crash

2012-03-06 23:21:00

A 19-year-old man who was driving "in an erratic manner" died today after his car swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another head-on in S


Mercer County man indicted for explicit images of youths

2012-03-06 23:14:00

A Mercer County man already in jail on accusations that he had sex with a child has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he


Collier: Panthers don't stop believing

2012-03-06 20:47:00

NEW YORK -- Given the lingering malaise of a dreary basketball winter at both Pitt and St. John's, few were buying the whole ramp-up notion


Deputies arrest Harrison woman on most-wanted list

2012-03-06 20:18:00

A Harrison woman accused of assaulting a deputy who tried to treat her lacerations while she was awaiting a ride to the jail last year was a


Jailed killer convicted of second murder in 1976 robbery

2012-03-06 20:04:00

A convicted killer serving a life term for a 1976 murder was found guilty today of first-degree homicide and conspiracy in relation to a sec


School district hears recommendations on charter schools

2012-03-06 19:54:00

At a Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting tonight, review teams recommended that the district renew City Charter High for an additional f


Pitt beats St. John's in first round of Big East tourney

2012-03-06 17:11:00

Seniors Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson, who had not won a conference tournament game in their first three seasons, led the way.


Judge to hold hearing on fate of dog that may have killed child

2012-03-06 16:54:00

An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge will hold a hearing Thursday morning to decide the fate of a dog that was implicated in a fatal attac


April is the coolest month for filmmaking here

2012-03-06 16:30:00

April will be anything but the cruelest month for filmmaking in Pittsburgh.


Braddock library given 'historic' designation

2012-03-06 16:17:00

It is one of 13 new national historic landmarks.


State troopers help deliver baby on Interstate 79

2012-03-06 16:14:00

The mother and child then went by ambulance to Magee-WOmens Hospital of UPMC, where they are in good condition


Crosby cleared for contact

Crosby cleared for contact

2012-03-06 16:13:00

The Penguins' center takes a few hits in practice and says he will return to the lineup soon.


Armored-truck killing first local case on FBI Facebook page

2012-03-06 16:00:00

The FBI hopes to reach more people who might turn in the accused killer.


ToonSeum comic books in storage damaged in recent rains

2012-03-06 16:00:00

As many as thousands bear water damage, including some that will be hard to replace.


North Side park could get new name

2012-03-06 15:56:00

Allegheny Public Square on the North Side may be getting a new name.


Strip developer to be fishing for office tenants

2012-03-06 15:49:00

A Monroeville developer intends to convert a former Strip District warehouse on Penn Avenue into office space.


More reassessment meetings announced

2012-03-06 15:31:00

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Council President Charles Martoni will hold a town hall meeting on reassessment at 7 p


Prosecution of sect leader unconstitutional, lawyers say

2012-03-06 15:25:00

An Ohio law school professor and a lawyer for Amish sect leader Sam Mullet have challenged the constitutionality of the government's hate-cr


Mine disaster report faults shortcomings of inspectors

2012-03-06 14:51:00

WASHINGTON -- Federal mine inspectors fell short of their duties to protect miners at Upper Big Branch, where 29 workers were killed in a m


It's official: McCutchen inks multi-year deal with Pirates

It's official: McCutchen inks multi-year deal with Pirates

2012-03-06 14:27:00

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Negotiations that stretched over the past two seasons officially came to a close today when the Pirates announced a six-y


Another witness describes political work for Orie

2012-03-06 14:04:00

As the first prosecution witness of the day left the courtroom this morning, state Sen. Jane Orie hugged the woman and kissed her cheek.


Sandusky case judge schedules Monday court hearing

2012-03-06 13:07:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial wants lawyers to appear before him early next week to debate how


3 on City Council nominate Shields for police review board

2012-03-06 12:15:00

The former councilman clashed with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.


Woodland Hills teachers union to picket district meeting

2012-03-06 12:07:00

Working without a contract since August, the union wishes to publicly show its 'frustration.'


Allegheny Intermediate Unit to open new charter school

2012-03-06 12:07:00

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit today announced the creation of a cyber charter school that will integrate online learning with workplace ex


City Council agrees to partial settlement with Jordan Miles

2012-03-06 11:32:00

City pays $75,000 and in return gets dropped from the lawsuit against three police officers.


Bill to alter superintendent contracts clears Senate committee

2012-03-06 11:23:00

The bill would limit contract buyouts and mandate student-achievement clauses.


Light-Up Night to add European market in Market Square

2012-03-06 10:39:00

A European market will be coming to Market Square for the holiday season.


Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash

2012-03-06 10:24:00

Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash


Dick's Sporting Goods reports profit up despite mild winter

2012-03-06 09:57:00

A sales increase fed a rise in quarterly profit over the year before.


Woman dies in fire in Cranberry

2012-03-06 07:36:00

Flames broke out before 2 a.m. in the home along Fox Run Road in Cranberry.


More criticism aimed at Upper St. Clair housing development

2012-03-06 05:42:00

Nearby residents said the traffic generated by so many new homes in such a congested area will be "intolerable."


Three fire departments plan merger

2012-03-06 05:33:00

Firefighters are drafting bylaws with a plan to formally merge under a single chief.


Book is closed on library tax in Ross

2012-03-06 05:27:00

Commissioners had been considering asking residents to vote to approve a 0.22-mill tax to help fund the Northland Public Library.


Charges filed against boy who brought pellet gun to school

2012-03-06 05:21:00

The boy faces juvenile charges of making terroristic threats, having a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct.


Seneca Valley considers debt refinancing

2012-03-06 05:19:00

Record low interest rates have school board members looking at refinancing nearly $5 million of the district's debt.


Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge closed after truck flips

2012-03-05 22:52:00

The Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge was closed in both directions tonight after a tractor-trailer carrying two rolls of steel flipped on its side


Penguins beat Coyotes for sixth win in a row

Penguins beat Coyotes for sixth win in a row

2012-03-05 22:39:00

The Penguins won their sixth game in a row, 2-1, against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at Consol Energy Center.


Dormont tables vote on proposed skate park

2012-03-05 21:53:00

The future of a proposed skate park in Dormont remains unclear.


State attorney general files response to Sandusky defense team

2012-03-05 21:52:00

The state attorney general's office today filed its response to an order for pre-trial discovery last week in the case against former Penn S


Notre Dame defeats West Virginia women in Big East semifinal

2012-03-05 20:37:00

HARTFORD, Conn. -- West Virginia was the last team to beat third-ranked Notre Dame but the Irish made sure there would be no repeat tonigh


Motorist killed in I-79 crash in Mercer County

2012-03-05 20:15:00

An Erie man died when his car hit a guardrail on Interstate 79 in Mercer County today and flipped over several times.


Authorities investigating death of Indiana County toddler

2012-03-05 18:03:00

State police in Indiana County are investigating the death of a 16-month-old Saltsburg boy.


Steelers decline to use franchise tag

2012-03-05 16:47:00

The Steelers pulled no surprises today when they declined to use the franchise tag by the 4 p.m. deadline to do so.


Altmire survives Critz's ballot challenge

2012-03-05 16:23:00

The Democratic congressmen both seek nomination in the 12th District after Republicans redrew boundaries.


Veon guilty on 10 counts

2012-03-05 16:05:00

Former state Rep. Mike Veon and his ex-aide found guilty of misuse of taxpayer money.


Pirates, McCutchen agree on new contract

Pirates, McCutchen agree on new contract

2012-03-05 16:04:00

The Pirates and Andrew McCutchen agreed to terms on a six-year contract worth $51.5 million with an option for 2018 worth $14.75 million.


Munhall man pleads guilty in fatal crash

2012-03-05 15:52:00

Timothy Lesko, 24, faced up to nine years in prison before his plea deal.


Orie staffer says she spent half her time on campaign work

2012-03-05 13:56:00

A staffer for state Sen. Jane Orie testified this morning that during peak political seasons, more than 50 percent of her workday was spent


Voter ID bill limits basic right, opponents say

2012-03-05 12:56:00

They say bill would disenfranchise voters who are elderly, poor or minorities.


Engelland doesn't skate; Pens recall Strait

2012-03-05 12:56:00

The Penguins today recalled defenseman Brian Strait from their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton affiliate.


2 dead in stolen car crash after police pursuit

2012-03-05 11:51:00

A driver and passenger died early this morning when their vehicle crashed into a wall in Wilkinsburg after Pittsburgh officers tried to stop


Direct Air expands service to Florida

2012-03-05 11:25:00

Direct Air will begin year-round nonstop service from Pittsburgh International Airport to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida starti


Lawrence County man dies of smoke inhalation in bedroom fire

2012-03-05 11:24:00

An 84-year-old man was killed in Lawrence County early today after being overcome by smoke from a fire smoldering in his bedroom.


Collapsing floor hurts two firefighters in Jeannette

2012-03-05 09:03:00

Two firefighters battling a blaze in Jeannette were injured early today when the floor collapsed beneath them.


Snow slows morning commute

2012-03-05 08:45:00

The National Weather Service says snow showers and squalls may persist this morning throughout the Pittsburgh metro area.


Three arrested in heist at Shaler McDonald's

2012-03-04 20:07:00

Police have arrested three men suspected of stealing $2,332 from a McDonald's restaurant in Shaler this morning, firing a gunshot at the cei


WVU women advance to Big East semifinal

2012-03-04 14:58:00

The motto of one-and-done tournament basketball for every team is "survive and advance," and the West Virginia women did exactly that this a


Robert Morris advances to Northeast Conference championship

2012-03-04 14:55:00

Robert Morris advanced to its fourth consecutive Northeast Conference championship game Sunday with a 71-64 victory over Wagner.


Part of Mon Wharf to reopen Monday

2012-03-04 14:31:00

A portion of Mon Wharf will be open Monday


Crash blocks Parkway East

2012-03-04 13:48:00

A crash involving as many as five vehicles blocked the inbound Parkway East this afternoon


Weather service cautions drivers about squalls

2012-03-04 13:37:00

The National Weather Service is cautioning drivers in eight Western Pennsylvania counties about possible icy roads today from snow squalls.


Man shot in Wilkinsburg

2012-03-04 09:30:00

Homicide detectives are investigating an early morning shooting in Wilkinsburg today.


10-year-old accused of bringing BB gun to school

2012-03-04 08:10:00

A 10-year-old boy is facing charges after police said he took a BB gun to a Butler County school.


Firefighter falls through floor battling blaze in Baldwin

2012-03-03 22:47:00

A firefigher has been taken to a local hospital tonight with unknown injuries after falling through the floor of a burning Baldwin home.


10-year old faces charges for allegedly taking BB gun to school

2012-03-03 21:56:00

A 10-year old boy is facing charges after police said he took a BB gun to a Butler County school.


17-year-old pedestrian killed on Interstate 79 in Butler County

2012-03-03 21:46:00

An 17-year-old boy who had been standing in the middle of a southbound lane of Interstate 79 in Butler County early this morning died after


Arson cited in Observatory Hill house fire

2012-03-03 20:04:00

Arson squad investigators said a one-alarm fire this morning in Observatory Hill that injured a woman and destroyed her home was deliberatel


Woman killed in Washington County fire is identified

2012-03-03 19:51:00

The Washington County coroner's office has identified the person who died today in a Union Township fire.


Woman hit by car in Wilkinsburg

2012-03-03 19:47:00

Police are investigating Wilkinsburg hit-and-run accident in which a woman was injured.


Duquesne falls to Saint Louis, 75-60

2012-03-03 19:04:00

Duquesne dropped its regular season finale to Saint Louis 75-60 on Saturday at home, struggling to contend inside with the No. 2 ranked team


Bryant, Jones lead West Virginia past USF, 50-44

Bryant, Jones lead West Virginia past USF, 50-44

2012-03-03 17:02:00

TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Bryant had 12 of his 16 points in the second half and West Virginia scored its last 10 points on free throws to hold o


FBI sets up tipline for information on armored-car robbery

2012-03-03 15:44:00

The FBI has set up a toll-free 800 number for tips regarding fugitive Kenneth Konias Jr., who is accused of killing a fellow guard in an arm


Saint Louis coach sent for hospital check before Duquesne game

2012-03-03 15:35:00

Saint Louis Coach Rick Majerus was sent to the hospital for precautionary reasons this morning and is not coaching against Duquesne.


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