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Carnegie Library earns good rating in national study

2012-03-08 09:12:00

A study by Pew Charitable Trusts looked at 15 metropolitan libraries and showed Carnegie Library holding its own when meeting community need


Second Avenue speeding worries Hazelwood residents

Second Avenue speeding worries Hazelwood residents

2012-03-08 09:06:00

For one morning, they succeeded in slowing the traffic on Second Avenue in Hazelwood. Well, most of it.


The West at a glance

2012-03-08 07:54:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:


Mayor Ravenstahl to address Brown University symposium on sustainability

2012-03-08 00:24:00

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will deliver the keynote address Friday at a Brown University symposium on urban sustainability.


City's police union voting today for new president

2012-03-08 00:21:00

Two candidates are vying today to lead the city's police union for the next two years.


McArdle Roadway trees were cleared in '08, '09

McArdle Roadway trees were cleared in '08, '09

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Documents released Wednesday show that trees were removed in 2008 and 2009 from the area above McArdle Roadway, closed since January.


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


Cops find cash stolen in Strip District armored-car killing

2012-03-07 16:25:00

Accused killer Ken Konias Jr. remains at large.


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.


FBI using Facebook to help track down fugitive Konias

2012-03-07 12:58:00

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


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.


Mayor knocks down Shields nomination to police review board

2012-03-07 00:03:00

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office on Tuesday quickly rejected the suggestion that former City Councilman Doug Shields be appointed to the Citiz


Holiday market goes German Continental Christmas

Holiday market goes German Continental Christmas

2012-03-07 00:01:00

Nuremberg, Germany, has Christkindlesmarkt. Chicago has Christkindlmarket. And Downtown soon will have its own version -- Christkindleburgh,


Miles case focus narrows to officers

2012-03-07 00:00:00

With a partial settlement of Jordan Miles' federal lawsuit Tuesday, his legal team dropped claims against police department management and c


Grandview Avenue traffic restrictions begin today

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Bertha Street and McArdle Roadway daily.


Pittsburgh Public Schools board advised to reject charter of one school; renew another

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Review teams Tuesday recommended that the Pittsburgh Public Schools board renew City Charter High for an additional five years but advised a


URA seeks project funding for Downtown office, hotel

2012-03-07 00:00:00

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


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


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.


1976 confession heard in homicide trial

2012-03-06 14:31:00

Jurors Monday heard convicted killer Donald Unger Jr.'s confession from 36 years ago.


Pittsburgh first U.S. city to spend time with courageous women

Pittsburgh first U.S. city to spend time with courageous women

2012-03-06 13:29:00

Hana Elhebshi transformed from an apolitical architect in Tripoli before the Libyan revolution to a civilian who advised NATO strikes.


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.


Armed guard Konias enters second week on run

2012-03-06 11:15:00

The Dravosburg native is the target of a manhunt that has included high-priority alerts to the country's law enforcement agencies.


Forbes names 'Burgh a survivor

2012-03-06 08:46:00

Two years after pronouncing Pittsburgh the nation's "most livable city," Forbes.com delivered another honor Monday, putting Pittsburgh on a


Pittsburgh Public Schools and clerical workers agree on contract

2012-03-06 08:34:00

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools Monday ratified a five year contract with AFSCME Local 2924, which represents about 200 clerical work


Walkabout: A buyer should find plenty of appeal in Penn Avenue blight

Walkabout: A buyer should find plenty of appeal in Penn Avenue blight

2012-03-06 06:19:00

House tours are fun, especially when you don't have bottlenecks of tourists gawking at chandeliers and other effects that prompt envy.


Voter photo ID bill heads to Senate floor

2012-03-06 00:00:00

A bill requiring photo identification at the polls heads to a Senate vote.


Motorist pleads guilty in fatal Lincoln Place crash

2012-03-06 00:00:00

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 councilwoman Payne takes city sewer authority job

Former councilwoman Payne takes city sewer authority job

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Former Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne on Monday started her new job at the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority.


Man dies of injuries from February crash in Squirrel Hill

2012-03-06 00:00:00

A Point Breeze man died Saturday of injuries he received in a car crash last month.


Pittsburgh officers gain promotions

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl promoted a veteran Pittsburgh police officer to the rank of sergeant on Monday.


Pittsburgh schools propose next round of cuts

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Superintendent Linda Lane Monday night presented to the city school board her plan to save $10 million to $13 million.


Pittsburgh called a Top 10 'comeback city'

2012-03-05 14:32:00

Forbes.com cited population growth and created data maps.


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


Pittsburgh Marathon has earliest sellout ever

2012-03-05 00:01:00

The Pittsburgh Marathon had record registration and the earliest sellout in its history this year, race director Patrice Matamoros announced


Police arrest suspects in robbery at McDonald's in Shaler

2012-03-05 00:01:00

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 Mon Wharf to reopen today

2012-03-05 00:00:00

Part of the Mon Wharf parking lot will be open this morning, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced


Gambling addiction is a new problem for counties

2012-03-05 00:00:00

Counties throughout the region have begun localized efforts to call attention to potential gambling addiction problems.


City Calendar: Week of 3/4

2012-03-05 00:00:00

DOWNTOWN: The Downtown and Business Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will sponsor "Learning Starts Here," a series of programs t


Pittsburgh Project looking to shore up support

Pittsburgh Project looking to shore up support

2012-03-05 00:00:00

The Pittsburgh Project began with a few dozen suburban kids and their youth pastor, Saleem Ghubril, repairing homes on Charles Street in Per


St. Patrick???s Day parade, events listed

2012-03-04 23:48:00

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.


Environmental school fixes lottery process

2012-03-04 23:47:00

After a miscoding problem in the initial school lottery, the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park has decided to honor the names alrea


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


Parents decry state education cuts

Parents decry state education cuts

2012-03-04 16:00:00

Morgan Coles plays seven instruments and is a believer in the power of music to stimulate the brain.


31st Street Studios in the Strip District wants to be L.A. East

31st Street Studios in the Strip District wants to be L.A. East

2012-03-04 10:12:00

That Hollywood dreams are based on so much faith, trust and pixie dust has not been lost on Chris Breakwell.


Fairmont's success is good business for Downtown hotels

Fairmont's success is good business for Downtown hotels

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Last year, guests voted the Fairmont Pittsburgh as the top hotel in the line in North America in terms of customer satisfaction.


Ex-city councilwoman offered PWSA job

2012-03-04 00:00:00

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is preparing to hire another ex-member of Pittsburgh City Council.


Former Colts coach to head fundraiser for sanctuary in city

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Long before Tony Dungy coached the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory, he was the defensive coordinator for the Steelers and a


Observatory Hill house fire ruled arson

2012-03-04 00:00:00

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 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


Two years later, sides continue to bicker over prevailing wage law

2012-03-03 17:22:00

Two years after its adoption, Pittsburgh's prevailing wage law remains untested, activists are angry about a nearly lost opportunity and cit


City schools union to vote

2012-03-03 17:16:00

Pittsburgh Public Schools and AFSCME Local 2924 are scheduled to vote today on a tentative agreement reached Monday evening.


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


Carlow U. to increase tuition 4% in 2012-13

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Carlow University Thursday announced its undergraduate tuition is going up nearly 4 percent for 2012-13, an increase of $934 for two semeste


Judge orders fired city police officer to stand trial

2012-03-03 00:00:00

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


Pittsburgh cop held for trial on sex, drug accusations

2012-03-02 12:08:00

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


River Vue apartments Downtown nearly ready to roll

2012-03-02 11:00:00

Bare-knuckle politics soon will give way to the welcome wagon at one Downtown building.


Cops search for Spring Hill bank robber

2012-03-02 09:27:00

A teller was left tied up after a robbery this morning at a Spring Hill bank, a city dispatch supervisor said.


Zoo to sponsor trip to polar bear country

Zoo to sponsor trip to polar bear country

2012-03-02 08:38:00

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.


Local Episcopal priest nominated to be bishop

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The Rev. Scott Quinn, an Episcopal priest in Crafton, is the fifth and final candidate for bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.


Suspensions of eight Pa. prison guards overturned

2012-03-02 00:00:00

An arbitrator found that the Department of Corrections erred when it suspended eight officers from SCI Pittsburgh.


City authority urged to repair catch basins

City authority urged to repair catch basins

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Pittsburgh city Councilman Bill Peduto on Thursday released photos of caved-in, clogged catch basins in East End neighborhoods and


Day care worker faces child sex assault charges

2012-03-02 00:00:00

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


Three named to board of Carnegie Science Center

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore has announced the appointment of three new board members.


Garda armed guard called nervous at pickup

2012-03-02 00:00:00

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


Police search for suspect car in Northview Heights burglaries

2012-03-01 18:41:00

Pittsburgh police are seeking a car that might be connected to a string of daytime burglaries in Northview Heights.


Disabled riders, supporters plead with Port Authority

Disabled riders, supporters plead with Port Authority

2012-03-01 16:07:00

On a day when getting around was difficult even for the able-bodied, people with disabilities descended in a small army.


Heinz Endowments hires head of city's redevelopment authority

2012-03-01 15:02:00

Rob Stephany, a longtime neighborhood development leader and head of Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority since 2008, was named today


Suspended SCI Pittsburgh guards to be reinstated

2012-03-01 09:54:00

Eight suspended State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh corrections officers, some of whom face criminal charges, have been awarded a retu


Wilkinsburg home was site of major dogfighting operation

2012-03-01 08:29:00

Thirteen pit bull terriers, most with scars, now live in the secret custody of the Humane Society of the United States.


Witnesses bolster defense in fatal crash trial

2012-03-01 00:08:00

The nonjury trial of a Munhall man charged with killing a woman and severely injuring three others while driving under the influence in Sept


Man convicted of killing pregnant North Side woman

2012-03-01 00:04:00

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


Police officer charged with coercion, bribery fired

2012-03-01 00:01:00

A Pittsburgh police officer charged with trying to coerce women into sexual acts was fired from the force Wednesday, police Chief Nate Harpe


New art, training institute shows investment in Homewood

2012-03-01 00:00:00

A community group is putting a former Catholic school to new use as the Arts, Culture and Training Institute.


Reward issued for missing truck guard in heist, killing

Reward issued for missing truck guard in heist, killing

2012-02-29 21:42:00

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


Riders, advocates push back against proposed transit cuts

Riders, advocates push back against proposed transit cuts

2012-02-29 17:56:00

The largest service reduction in Port Authority history would displace senior citizens, the disabled, working people and businesses, and rev


Witnesses bolster defense in fatal crash trial

2012-02-29 16:38:00

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


Police seek armored car guard in shooting

Police seek armored car guard in shooting

2012-02-29 01:01:00

An armed security guard was shot to death inside his armored vehicle in the Strip District on Tuesday, and Pittsburgh police were searching


Megabus.com ending service to Cincinnati, Columbus

2012-02-29 00:01:00

Low-cost carrier Megabus.com is ending service from Pittsburgh to Columbus and Cincinnati after March 13, a company official said Tuesday.


City council confirms two board nominees

2012-02-29 00:01:00

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday confirmed two nominees to city-related boards.


Two leading doctors warn of prescription drug danger

Two leading doctors warn of prescription drug danger

2012-02-29 00:01:00

The medical community needs to deal with steadily increasing increasing prescription drug abuse now, officials warned.


Pittsburgh launches free spay, neuter program

2012-02-29 00:00:00

The mayor and city council president on Tuesday launched a spay and neuter program that will be free for city residents.


Convict says fellow gang member confessed to killing

2012-02-29 00:00:00

A man testified Tuesday that a that a fellow gang member admitted shooting a pregnant college student nearly three years ago.


Allegheny County council considers redistrict plan

2012-02-29 00:00:00

More than 125,000 people in Allegheny County would have new representatives under the latest version of a proposed redistricting plan.


Mayor, council move to fill board seats

2012-02-28 12:29:00

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh City Council are acting to fill several more vacancies on city-related boards.


St. Patrick's Day Parade route announced

2012-02-28 12:25:00

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.


Walkabout: Neighborhoods may grow more healthy from urban farming

Walkabout: Neighborhoods may grow more healthy from urban farming

2012-02-28 10:49:00

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


Car flips on Bigelow, closing westbound lanes

2012-02-28 08:42:00

The westbound lanes of Bigelow Boulevard near Frank Curto Park closed this morning after a car wrecked and overturned, a dispatch supervisor


City officer Skweres released to house arrest

City officer Skweres released to house arrest

2012-02-28 07:13:00

A suspended Pittsburgh police officer charged with trying to coerce women into sexual acts was released to house arrest Monday.


Man accused of DUI in fatal accident

2012-02-28 00:07:00

A Munhall man is on trial this week, accused of driving drunk and killing an Elizabeth Township woman.


City school board apologizes for rough start at Westinghouse

City school board apologizes for rough start at Westinghouse

2012-02-27 18:08:00

School boards don't vote very often to apologize. But last week, after board member Mark Brentley Sr. raised the issue, the Pittsburgh Publi


Housing authority security short on visuals

2012-02-27 18:04:00

Get arrested on Pittsburgh Housing Authority property and your name goes on what's called the "excluded list," which is provided to resident


Officer Skweres released from jail after hearing

2012-02-27 17:49:00

A Pittsburgh police officer charged with asking women for sex in exchange for legal help was released from jail this afternoon.


Pittsburgh to be home to massive movie production effort

Pittsburgh to be home to massive movie production effort

2012-02-27 13:58:00

The best film and video production facility for movies outside Southern California will reside in Pittsburgh.


Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry

Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry

2012-02-27 12:14:00

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


No problems found in CMU bomb threat

2012-02-27 11:27:00

Police found no problems this morning after a bomb threat prompted evacuation of two buildings on Carnegie Mellon University's campus. this


Federal cuts hamper housing authority's budget

2012-02-27 06:57:00

Facing changing rules and inconsistent federal funding, the Pittsburgh Housing Authority board voted Friday to spend $195,000 on consultants


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