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A super statue for a super Mario

A super statue for a super Mario

2012-03-08 09:30:00

Count Mario Lemieux among those who wonder what kind of statistics he might have compiled if his Penguins career hadn't been pocked by back,


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


Property assessments sent to Allegheny north, west suburbs

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Reassessment notices should be arriving at the homes of property owners in Allegheny County's west and north suburbs today.


$25,000 of loot found in Munhall cemetery

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Kenneth John Konias Jr., the fugitive charged with killing a fellow armed security guard in a $2.3 million heist, stashed part of the loot i


Son of slain West Deer couple given high bond

2012-03-08 00:01:00

A district judge on Wednesday set a high bond for the son of a slain West Deer couple after prosecutors called him "a prime suspect."


County health board fires Dixon

2012-03-08 00:00:00

In a move orchestrated by new County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Board of Health Wednesday voted to terminate the contra


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


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


More cuts to region's military

2012-03-07 12:24:00

Lawmakers seeking to stave off closure of the 911th Airlift Wing got another dose of bad news.


Trooper fatally shoots man on turnpike after crash, fight

2012-03-07 10:35:00

The Maryland man beat the trooper with a flashlight and menaced him with Rottweilers.


MSHA admits errors, not fault in explosion

2012-03-07 00:29:00

Federal mine inspectors fell short of their duties but their failures didn't cause the massive explosion that killed 29 miners in W.Va.


New board of health to vote on replacing Dixon

2012-03-07 00:11:00

Allegheny County Council approved four appointments to the county board of health Tuesday night, opening the way for county Executive Rich F


Council meets deadline to approve redistricting plan

2012-03-07 00:10:00

Allegheny County Council met a March 9 deadline for approving new council districts.


Lawyers: Amish sect leader prosecution is unconstitutional

2012-03-07 00:01:00

Lawyers for Amish sect leader Sam Mullet and one of his sons have challenged the constitutionality of the government's hate-crimes prosecuti


Traffic stoppages possible tonight on Route 28

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Brief traffic stoppages are possible on northbound Route 28 in Millvale tonight and early Thursday.


Orie staffers give varying testimony of political work

2012-03-07 00:00:00

During the investigation and trial of former state Rep. Jeffrey Habay for political corruption, the staff in Sen. Jane Orie's office kept a


1976 murderer guilty in 2nd death

2012-03-07 00:00:00

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


County Health Department director Dixon expects departure

County Health Department director Dixon expects departure

2012-03-06 11:14:00

Bruce Dixon has served as director of the Allegheny County Health Department for 20 years, but Wednesday's Board of Health meeting is likely


Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash

2012-03-06 10:24:00

Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash


Carlow's Women of Spirit Awards recipients announced

2012-03-06 08:07:00

The late Maggie Daley and cellist Anne Martindale Williams head Carlow University's 2012 Women of Spirit Awards recipients.


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.


Altmire will stay on ballot, judge rules

Altmire will stay on ballot, judge rules

2012-03-06 00:00:00

A Commonwealth Court judge rejected a challenge of U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire's nominating petitions Monday.


Pa. attorney general office responds to Sandusky team

2012-03-06 00:00:00

The state attorney general's office filed its response to an order for pretrial discovery last week in the case against former Penn State as


Housing activists warn of foreclosure reversals

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Sales of foreclosed properties eventually could be overturned by state courts, housing activists warned buyers at an Allegheny County sherif


Orie aide: 'Political work came first'

2012-03-06 00:00:00

An aide for state Sen. Jane Orie testified that the legislative work in the office sometimes suffered in favor of political work.


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


Pittsburgh called a Top 10 'comeback city'

2012-03-05 14:32:00

Forbes.com cited population growth and created data maps.


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.


Sen. Orie says politics was kept out of legislative office

2012-03-04 00:01:00

State Sen. Jane Orie's lawyer spent a second day Saturday trying to show that his client kept politics out of her legislative offices, but p


Pittsburgh's Episcopal diocese narrows its search for bishop

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Next month the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will elect a permanent bishop to lead it as it continues rebuilding after a split


Gay candidates in Pennsylvania called 'remarkable' progress

Gay candidates in Pennsylvania called 'remarkable' progress

2012-03-04 00:00:00

HARRISBURG -- In most communities here, a gay person can still be fired simply because a boss doesn't want a gay person working for


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


Mother of fugitive guard fears for his safety

Mother of fugitive guard fears for his safety

2012-03-03 13:31:00

The mother of a fugitive charged with killing a fellow armed security guard in a $2.3 million heist said Friday that the allegations


Man sentenced to 4 years in string of frauds

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Six years ago, Jason P. Unangst sought the FBI's protection, saying he was being chased by the Pagans motorcycle gang and wanted to cooperat


Arrest nets 43 pounds of pot and $133,000

2012-03-03 00:00:00

A highway traffic stop outside of St. Louis on Wednesday led to the quick arrest of an Allegheny County marijuana dealer a day later at a We


Wind advisory issued for much of the area

2012-03-03 00:00:00

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, saying people can


Zoo sponsors November trip to polar bear country

2012-03-03 00:00:00

If you've ever wanted to get up close to polar bears in the wild and have the money, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is offering the c


Gay partners of county workers to get insurance

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Allegheny County employees in a committed relationship with a gay or lesbian partner soon can extend their health and dental


High winds to hit region

2012-03-02 21:54:00

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, saying people can


Heinz Endowments changes its tack

2012-03-02 18:23:00

The Heinz Endowments are embarking on a new approach to community development and bringing in an experienced hand to manage it.


Purolator armored truck robbery in 1982 remains unsolved

2012-03-02 11:41:00

Even after nearly 30 years, authorities still can't identify the men who used cunning to pull off the largest local robbery in history.


New brain imaging at Pitt gives a better picture

New brain imaging at Pitt gives a better picture

2012-03-02 09:47:00

A new form of brain imaging developed at the University of Pittsburgh has allowed Dan Stunkard to better understand his brain injury.


Penn State trustees plan organizational changes

2012-03-02 08:03:00

Penn State University trustees plan to vote this month on proposed governance changes that include additional committees, more


Penn State team makes electricity while cleaning wastewater

2012-03-02 05:27:00

A Penn State University research team views wastewater as an important energy resource, a raw material.


Teen charged in Ohio school shootings

2012-03-02 00:00:00

An Ohio teenager accused of killing three students and seriously injuring two others when he opened fire in a high school Monday has


County's new public defender to bring 'passion' to the job

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The Downtown attorney named to be the new Allegheny County public defender pledged to bring to the post his "passion for criminal


Final batch of county reassessments delayed

2012-03-02 00:00:00

A computer glitch has delayed the mailing of the final batch of reassessments to property owners in Allegheny County's northern and


Four area high school students named Luminari Award Scholars

2012-03-01 19:58:00

Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization, has announced the award of four scholarships to area high school students for admissio


Ohio student charged in high school shootings

2012-03-01 17:29:00

An Ohio teenager accused of killing three students and seriously injuring two others when he opened fire in a high school Monday has been fo


43 pounds of pot, $133,000 in cash seized in Wheeling raid

2012-03-01 16:38:00

Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration today seized 43 pounds of marijuana and $133,000 in cash from an Elizabeth man after a d


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.


Carlow announces tuition increase

2012-03-01 15:22:00

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


Crafton priest is candidate for Episcopal bishop

2012-03-01 11:00:00

A local priest, the Rev. Scott Quinn, has been added to the slate of candidates for bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.


Computer problem that delayed T service fixed

2012-03-01 10:28:00

A computer problem that slowed the movement of trains from the Port Authority's South Hills Village Rail Center caused delays of 20 to 30 mi


Off switch hit for power plants

2012-03-01 10:15:00

GenOn Energy Inc. will shut down eight power plants over the next three years, three of them old, coal-burning power plants in Western Penns


Steelers to release Hines Ward

Steelers to release Hines Ward

2012-03-01 09:51:00

Hines Ward caught more passes for more yards and more touchdowns than anyone in Steelers history and introduced the devastating wide receive


$2 Million Take

$2 Million Take

2012-03-01 08:26:00

An armed security guard made cold and calculating plans to kill his partner, ditch the body in the back of their armored truck and vanish wi


Avalon could go west in new county district map

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Emsworth would remain part of Allegheny County's Council District 1, while nearby Avalon would join the western suburbs in District


Judge denies Sandusky request for 2-month delay

2012-03-01 00:01:00

The judge in Jerry Sandusky's 52-count child sex-abuse case is rejecting a defense attorney's request for a two-month delay in the expected


In new Orie trial, key witnesses are first

In new Orie trial, key witnesses are first

2012-03-01 00:00:00

The first time around, the prosecution built its case against state Sen. Jane C. Orie slowly, calling the intern who initiated the investiga


Military now says Flight 93 remains were not dumped

2012-02-29 17:58:00

A top Air Force official said during a breakfast this morning that he doubts some remains from the Flight 93 site in Shanksville were incine


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


Ex-Upper Big Branch security chief sentenced to 3 years

2012-02-29 15:10:00

The former security chief at Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, scene of the worst mine disaster in 40 years, was sentenced today in Be


GenOn to close 3 area coal-burning power plants

2012-02-29 13:08:00

GenOn Energy Inc. will shut down eight old, coal-burning power plants, three in western Pennsylvania at Shawville, Clearfield County, New Ca


Rink where Pens often practice is for sale

2012-02-29 08:16:00

The Iceoplex at Southpointe, perhaps best known as a practice facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is for sale.


Hearing set today on proposed transit cuts, fare hikes

2012-02-29 00:37:00

Financial problems are nothing new for the Port Authority; nor are public hearings on proposed fare increases and service reductions, like t


Homestead tax break deadline is Thursday

2012-02-29 00:01:00

Thursday is the deadline for Allegheny County homeowners to apply for a $15,000 homestead exclusion on their county assessments.


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.


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.


Coroner: Flight 93 remains not sent to Dover base

2012-02-28 21:49:00

Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller was mystified on Tuesday by reports out of Washington, D.C., that unidentified human remains recovere


Megabus ending service to 2 Ohio cities

2012-02-28 14:25:00

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


Body in Monongahela River investigated

2012-02-28 12:17:00

Police in Washington County are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the Monongahela River about five hours after she


'It was terror': placid Ohio town reels from school shootings

'It was terror': placid Ohio town reels from school shootings

2012-02-28 10:29:00

A rural Ohio town fell into mourning Monday after a teenage boy opened fire in his high school cafeteria.


Port Authority fined for refusing bus-trolley ads

2012-02-28 00:05:00

The Port Authority's refusal of a political advertisement in 2006 resulted in damages of just $1,889, but the agency also has been ordered t


One dead, four wounded in Ohio high school shooting

One dead, four wounded in Ohio high school shooting

2012-02-27 18:52:00

CHARDON, Ohio -- One student died and four others were wounded when a teenager opened fire this morning in the cafeteria of a suburban Cleve


Husband of dead Westmoreland County teacher charged

2012-02-27 16:32:00

The husband of a Westmoreland County middle school teacher who was found strangled to death last week was arrested this afternoon and charge


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.


Population shift causes need for redrawn county council district lines

2012-02-27 12:42:00

Population growth in the North Hills has created a "waterfall effect" that is likely to bring major changes in several downstream Allegheny


Franklin Regional school administrator and wife among I-80 crash fatalities

2012-02-27 12:17:00

A Franklin Regional School District administrator and his wife were among three people killed in a chain-reaction pileup in whiteout conditi


Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Shenango shooting

2012-02-27 11:45:00

Police in Lawrence County have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of opening fire on another man in Sunday afternoon in Shenango T


Nonprofits do more with less thanks to Forbes Funds

2012-02-27 11:31:00

For most nonprofits, shoestring budgets used to be long enough to feed the hungry, serve the disabled and pursue the environmental cause.


Husband of dead Westmoreland County teacher charged

2012-02-27 00:00:00

The husband of a Westmoreland County middle school teacher who was found strangled to death last week was arrested this afternoon and


Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Shenango shooting

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Police in Lawrence County have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of opening fire on another man in Sunday afternoon in Shenango


Pittsburgh to be home to massive movie production effort

Pittsburgh to be home to massive movie production effort

2012-02-27 00:00:00

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


Pastor plans Appalachian outreach with solar panels

Pastor plans Appalachian outreach with solar panels

2012-02-26 12:28:00

Ruston Seaman is proud to show off the early version of the solar panels built for his renewable energy mission: two banged-up, discolored s


Whiteout causes multivehicle crashes

Whiteout causes multivehicle crashes

2012-02-26 00:01:00

At least three people were killed in a chain-reaction crash during a whiteout on Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon, while similar weather con


Post-Gazette wins major awards

Post-Gazette wins major awards

2012-02-26 00:01:00

The Post-Gazette and its staff have been recognized in several national and international competitions for exemplary work in business covera


Why is it so difficult to separate good tweets from bad?

2012-02-26 00:01:00

Rapper Chris Brown was declared dead on Feb. 15. A week earlier, so was actor Keanu Reeves.


It doesn't pay to get promoted in Pa. prisons

2012-02-26 00:00:00

The highest paid employee at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh last year wasn't a superintendent, major, captain or even lieuten


Post-Gazette wins major awards

2012-02-26 00:00:00

The Post-Gazette and its staff have been recognized in several national and international competitions for exemplary work in business covera


Some in Peters divided on issues involving coach

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Since last month, Peters Township High School's varsity football coach has been the subject of publicized allegations that he downplayed the


Whiteout blamed for two bad multiple-vehicle crashes

2012-02-25 18:26:00

Whiteout blamed for two bad multiple-vehicle crashes


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