Allegheny

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh knew of aggressive police officers but did nothing

A few Pittsburgh police officers habitually escalate confrontations with citizens, use excessive force on them and then file false criminal charges to justify or cover ...

Three-alarm fire reported in Homestead

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire Thursday night at a house in Homestead. The fire broke out about 10:25 p.m. on East 14th Avenue, according to an ...

Review illuminates homicides in Allegheny County

They are black men, they're under 30, they have arrest records and they make up a disproportionate number of homicide victims across Allegheny County, according ...

Sparks fly at CCAC's midnight welding course

It's midnight, and class is in session. Blinding flashes project silhouettes against the heavy, rubber-strip curtains of the welding bays. Grinders scatter sparks across the concrete floor. Metal ...

Report: 14 drinking fountains in Pittsburgh schools tested positive for elevated lead levels

Fourteen drinking fountains at Pittsburgh Public Schools tested positive for elevated levels of lead, according to a report the district released Thursday about the lead ...

Time to get a flu shot, health officials say

Health officials are concerned by a seasonal decrease in flu vaccinations — especially among older people — and want people to take advantage of a ...

Mother of dead infant testifies boyfriend immersed in Internet conspiracy theories

Sheena Alston sobbed on the witness stand as she looked through six photos of her deceased five-week-old daughter and had to say whether she'd caused ...

30-ton weight limit restored to Liberty Bridge

Experts doctoring the Liberty Bridge say it's OK for the span to put on some weight. PennDOT officials restored the bridge's 30-ton weight limit Thursday, three ...

Pa. legislators vow to keep gaming funding flowing despite court decision

Pennsylvania legislators said Thursday they're confident they can fix the state's gaming law to ensure casinos continue paying municipal and county governments most if not ...

Allentown woman charged in stabbing

Pittsburgh police on Thursday charged an Allentown woman with attempted homicide and aggravated assault in a Sept. 9 stabbing that sent another woman to the ...

State Supreme Court allows criminal defendants to sue to get adequate funding for public defenders' offices

Pennsylvania's highest court will allow criminal defendants to sue a county as a way to prove a public defender's office isn't adequately funded to provide ...

Keystone Oaks teacher charged with harassment

Mt. Lebanon police on Wednesday cited a Keystone Oaks teacher with harassment, alleging he punched a student in the arm, according to police. High school wood ...

Portions of Route 51 to have single-lane restrictions on Saturday

Single-lane restrictions will be in place Saturday on Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard/Clairton Boulevard) as crews make traffic signal improvements and install a curb ...

Western Pa. schools' $20K STEAM grant creations put on display

Stephanie Bonifield stroked her dog Marvin under the chin, and he wagged his tail. The orange pooch, made of duct tape and cardboard, also blinked ...

First Lady: Hillary Clinton as close to 'perfect candidate' as it gets

First Lady Michelle Obama told more than 3,000 supporters Wednesday in Pittsburgh that "there is no such thing" as a perfect presidential candidate. But, Obama ...

Murder suspect assaulted in Allegheny County Jail

Testimony in the homicide trial for Lincoln Levys was brief Wednesday, as the defendant had been attacked in the Allegheny County Jail and hospitalized the ...

Port Authority announces Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel light rail, bus restrictions

Light rail and bus use of the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel will be restricted starting Monday as part of an $8.4 million reconstruction project, but ...

Woman stabbed in Carrick

A female was stabbed in the neck during a domestic dispute Wednesday in Carrick, Public Safety spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said. Police arrested a male in connection ...

Forest Hills woman files lawsuit after attending Army training and then being fired

A Forest Hills woman claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that a downtown legal staffing company fired her for the amount of time she ...

Michelle Obama rallies Millennials for Clinton in Pittsburgh

First Lady Michelle Obama is speaking Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh as she ramps up her involvement in the presidential campaign. Obama is scheduled to deliver a ...


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