A study by Pew Charitable Trusts looked at 15 metropolitan libraries and showed Carnegie Library holding its own when meeting community need
For one morning, they succeeded in slowing the traffic on Second Avenue in Hazelwood. Well, most of it.
News briefs from the West suburban area:
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will deliver the keynote address Friday at a Brown University symposium on urban sustainability.
Two candidates are vying today to lead the city's police union for the next two years.
Documents released Wednesday show that trees were removed in 2008 and 2009 from the area above McArdle Roadway, closed since January.
Aaron Duran, 36, is charged with rape and sexual assault involving two women
Accused killer Ken Konias Jr. remains at large.
After 20 years in the job, he was the longest-tenured director in the agency's 55-year history.
The FBI hopes to use Facebook to raise awareness about the case of a fugitive security guard charged with killing his partner in a $2.3 mill
They ask the city to lower the speed limit and create a school zone -- sans school.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office on Tuesday quickly rejected the suggestion that former City Councilman Doug Shields be appointed to the Citiz
Nuremberg, Germany, has Christkindlesmarkt. Chicago has Christkindlmarket. And Downtown soon will have its own version -- Christkindleburgh,
With a partial settlement of Jordan Miles' federal lawsuit Tuesday, his legal team dropped claims against police department management and c
Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Bertha Street and McArdle Roadway daily.
Review teams Tuesday recommended that the Pittsburgh Public Schools board renew City Charter High for an additional five years but advised a
The city's Urban Redevelopment Authority is advancing plans for $7.5 million in tax increment financing to help support a proposed $76.6 mil
At a Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting tonight, review teams recommended that the district renew City Charter High for an additional f
The FBI hopes to reach more people who might turn in the accused killer.
As many as thousands bear water damage, including some that will be hard to replace.
Allegheny Public Square on the North Side may be getting a new name.
A Monroeville developer intends to convert a former Strip District warehouse on Penn Avenue into office space.
Jurors Monday heard convicted killer Donald Unger Jr.'s confession from 36 years ago.
Hana Elhebshi transformed from an apolitical architect in Tripoli before the Libyan revolution to a civilian who advised NATO strikes.
City pays $75,000 and in return gets dropped from the lawsuit against three police officers.
The Dravosburg native is the target of a manhunt that has included high-priority alerts to the country's law enforcement agencies.
Two years after pronouncing Pittsburgh the nation's "most livable city," Forbes.com delivered another honor Monday, putting Pittsburgh on a
The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools Monday ratified a five year contract with AFSCME Local 2924, which represents about 200 clerical work
House tours are fun, especially when you don't have bottlenecks of tourists gawking at chandeliers and other effects that prompt envy.
A bill requiring photo identification at the polls heads to a Senate vote.
A Munhall man pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle in a deal with prosecutors after he initially claimed someone else was behind the
Former Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne on Monday started her new job at the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority.
A Point Breeze man died Saturday of injuries he received in a car crash last month.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl promoted a veteran Pittsburgh police officer to the rank of sergeant on Monday.
Superintendent Linda Lane Monday night presented to the city school board her plan to save $10 million to $13 million.
Forbes.com cited population growth and created data maps.
A driver and passenger died early this morning when their vehicle crashed into a wall in Wilkinsburg after Pittsburgh officers tried to stop
The Pittsburgh Marathon had record registration and the earliest sellout in its history this year, race director Patrice Matamoros announced
Police believe three men arrested in a McDonald's restaurant robbery in Shaler Sunday morning might be responsible for more than a half doze
Part of the Mon Wharf parking lot will be open this morning, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced
Counties throughout the region have begun localized efforts to call attention to potential gambling addiction problems.
DOWNTOWN: The Downtown and Business Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will sponsor "Learning Starts Here," a series of programs t
The Pittsburgh Project began with a few dozen suburban kids and their youth pastor, Saleem Ghubril, repairing homes on Charles Street in Per
This year???s St. Patrick???s Day Parade will follow the same route as last year and again feature a no-alcohol event in Market Square.
After a miscoding problem in the initial school lottery, the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park has decided to honor the names alrea
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
Morgan Coles plays seven instruments and is a believer in the power of music to stimulate the brain.
That Hollywood dreams are based on so much faith, trust and pixie dust has not been lost on Chris Breakwell.
Last year, guests voted the Fairmont Pittsburgh as the top hotel in the line in North America in terms of customer satisfaction.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is preparing to hire another ex-member of Pittsburgh City Council.
Long before Tony Dungy coached the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory, he was the defensive coordinator for the Steelers and a
Arson squad investigators said a one-alarm fire early Saturday morning in Observatory Hill that injured a woman and destroyed her home was d
Arson squad investigators said a one-alarm fire this morning in Observatory Hill that injured a woman and destroyed her home was deliberatel
Two years after its adoption, Pittsburgh's prevailing wage law remains untested, activists are angry about a nearly lost opportunity and cit
Pittsburgh Public Schools and AFSCME Local 2924 are scheduled to vote today on a tentative agreement reached Monday evening.
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
Carlow University Thursday announced its undergraduate tuition is going up nearly 4 percent for 2012-13, an increase of $934 for two semeste
Tears welled in one woman's eyes as she told a district judge how a Pittsburgh police officer urged her to strip naked and perform a sex act
A district judge has ordered a Pittsburgh police officer charged with trying to coerce women into sexual acts to stand trial on more than a
Bare-knuckle politics soon will give way to the welcome wagon at one Downtown building.
A teller was left tied up after a robbery this morning at a Spring Hill bank, a city dispatch supervisor said.
If you want to get up close to polar bears in the wild and have the money, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is offering the chance.
The Rev. Scott Quinn, an Episcopal priest in Crafton, is the fifth and final candidate for bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
An arbitrator found that the Department of Corrections erred when it suspended eight officers from SCI Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh city Councilman Bill Peduto on Thursday released photos of caved-in, clogged catch basins in East End neighborhoods and
An employee of a Squirrel Hill day care home was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted the young daughter of a family fri
The Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore has announced the appointment of three new board members.
One of the last people to see an armed security guard alive said he seemed nervous and rushed as he made a cash pick-up while his
Pittsburgh police are seeking a car that might be connected to a string of daytime burglaries in Northview Heights.
On a day when getting around was difficult even for the able-bodied, people with disabilities descended in a small army.
Rob Stephany, a longtime neighborhood development leader and head of Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority since 2008, was named today
Eight suspended State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh corrections officers, some of whom face criminal charges, have been awarded a retu
Thirteen pit bull terriers, most with scars, now live in the secret custody of the Humane Society of the United States.
The nonjury trial of a Munhall man charged with killing a woman and severely injuring three others while driving under the influence in Sept
A member of a North Side gang was convicted Wednesday in the death of Shavaughn Wallace, a pregnant 18-year-old college student who was gunn
A Pittsburgh police officer charged with trying to coerce women into sexual acts was fired from the force Wednesday, police Chief Nate Harpe
A community group is putting a former Catholic school to new use as the Arts, Culture and Training Institute.
An armored transport company is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of one of its guards who police said kille
The largest service reduction in Port Authority history would displace senior citizens, the disabled, working people and businesses, and rev
The non-jury trial of a Munhall man charged with killing a woman and severely injuring three others while driving under the influence in Sep
An armed security guard was shot to death inside his armored vehicle in the Strip District on Tuesday, and Pittsburgh police were searching
Low-cost carrier Megabus.com is ending service from Pittsburgh to Columbus and Cincinnati after March 13, a company official said Tuesday.
Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday confirmed two nominees to city-related boards.
The medical community needs to deal with steadily increasing increasing prescription drug abuse now, officials warned.
The mayor and city council president on Tuesday launched a spay and neuter program that will be free for city residents.
A man testified Tuesday that a that a fellow gang member admitted shooting a pregnant college student nearly three years ago.
More than 125,000 people in Allegheny County would have new representatives under the latest version of a proposed redistricting plan.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh City Council are acting to fill several more vacancies on city-related boards.
This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade will follow the same route as last year and again feature a no-alcohol event in Market Square.
Vacant lots make up about 15 percent of usable land in Pittsburgh. In Keith Bey's youthful stomping grounds of Homewood, Larimer and East Li
The westbound lanes of Bigelow Boulevard near Frank Curto Park closed this morning after a car wrecked and overturned, a dispatch supervisor
A suspended Pittsburgh police officer charged with trying to coerce women into sexual acts was released to house arrest Monday.
A Munhall man is on trial this week, accused of driving drunk and killing an Elizabeth Township woman.
School boards don't vote very often to apologize. But last week, after board member Mark Brentley Sr. raised the issue, the Pittsburgh Publi
Get arrested on Pittsburgh Housing Authority property and your name goes on what's called the "excluded list," which is provided to resident
A Pittsburgh police officer charged with asking women for sex in exchange for legal help was released from jail this afternoon.
The best film and video production facility for movies outside Southern California will reside in Pittsburgh.
Nicholas Chakos of Upper St. Clair, who has moved all over the globe to help some of the world's poorest people, has become the national exe
Police found no problems this morning after a bomb threat prompted evacuation of two buildings on Carnegie Mellon University's campus. this
Facing changing rules and inconsistent federal funding, the Pittsburgh Housing Authority board voted Friday to spend $195,000 on consultants