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Prisoner mistakenly released from Allegheny County Jail to fight extradition

By Aaron Aupperlee 3:48 p.m.
A registered sex offender and convicted burglar who was mistakenly released from the Allegheny County Jail and arrested two weeks later by Indiana State Police …

Biden to visit Pittsburgh on Labor Day

By Salena Zito 4:01 p.m.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh next Monday to participate in the city’s Labor Day parade and other festivities, according to a news …

Allegheny County prosecutors to retry arsonist convicted of setting deadly 1995 Valentine’s Day fire

By Adam Brandolph 1:25 p.m.
Hours after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a man convicted of setting a fire that killed three Pittsburgh firefighters on Valentine’s Day in 1995, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said he will …

Mosquito spraying set for Bloomfield, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville, Stanton Heights

By Tribune-Review
Allegheny County will spray pesticide Tuesday night in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Bloomfield, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville and Stanton Heights to kill mosquitoes and lower the risk of spreading West Nile virus. The county will spray Zenivex from a truck from 8 ...

W.Pa. to observe International Overdose Awareness Day

By Jason Cato
The bell atop Trinity Cathedral, Downtown, will ring 31 times Monday — once for every 10 people in Allegheny County who died last year from drugs. The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a prayer service at noon as part of ...

Board members bring business attitude to nonprofit August Wilson

By Natasha Lindstrom
The two business executives tapped to govern the newly debt-free nonprofit August Wilson Center for African American Culture share a similar leadership strategy: Listen, learn, ...

Animal welfare groups see opportunities in dialogue about Vick signing

By Adam Brandolph
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick last week caused outrage among football fans and dog lovers alike — starting a conversation that animal ...

Vintage drive-in theaters’ prices, upgrades still draw in Western Pa.

By Rick Wills
When Eric Butler takes his family to Starlight Drive-In near Butler, everyone is happy. “We take our kids there and they love it. If they ...

Penn Hills fire displaces 10

By Ben Schmitt
Careless cooking may have caused an apartment complex fire early Sunday in Penn Hills that displaced at least 10 people. Firefighters said the blaze started in the kitchen of an apartment on Torrens Street around 6:30 a.m. and quickly spread to ...

Knife-wielding thief steals gun in East Liberty

By Tribune-Review
A Pittsburgh man is charged with robbing another man at knifepoint in the city’s East Liberty neighborhood. The robbery happened about 9:50 p.m. Saturday near Highland Avenue and East Liberty Boulevard, according to a criminal complaint. Stewart Townsend, 25, of ...

Man critical after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood

By Ben Schmitt
A 49-year-old man was shot three times, once in the chest, late Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood. Pittsburgh police said two juveniles were detained Sunday night for questioning as the investigation continued. The shooting occurred at 6:20 p.m. outside a home ...

Newsmaker: Matthew Opdyke

By Jason Cato
Noteworthy: Opdyke presented at the Ecological Society of America’s 100th Anniversary Conference in Baltimore this month on wetland ecology research he conducted with Allegheny Land ...

Solarize Allegheny powers up with more communities

By Matthew Santoni
On a hillside beneath Beaver Grade Road in Moon, an array of solar panels the size of a small set of bleachers silently powers Mark ...

Pitt’s cancer institute marks 30 years with eye toward future

By Ben Schmitt
When Dr. John Kirkwood joined the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in 1986, it encompassed a couple of converted patient rooms in what was then ...

Port Authority’s plan for car-free communities slow to bear fruit

By Melissa Daniels
Cars fill the parking lot in front of the Castle Shannon light-rail stop on weekdays, giving more than 500 suburban commuters access to Pittsburgh without ...

Shaler man charged with homicide, abuse of corpse in McKeesport woman’s death

By Carl Prine
A Shaler man police accused Saturday of killing his girlfriend and trying to hide her body in a refrigerator and then a shallow backyard grave ...

2 injured in Strip District shooting

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday in the Strip District. At 1:54 a.m. officers said multiple shots were fired near the Grown & Sexy II bar in the 2500 block of Penn Avenue. Police found two ...

Shaler man’s effort restores glory to flag display at Millvale post office

By Chris Togneri
The problem with people these days, Sam DiGiacomo says, is that nobody looks up. But Sam doesn’t own a mobile device, so when he was walking ...

Newsmaker: Tamika Duck

By Natasha Lindstrom
Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators honored Duck with its 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award, given to a Pennsylvanian who overcomes barriers to achieve ...

Historic WWII-era landing ship tank docking at Heinz Field

By Rex Rutkoski
One of the “Ships That Won World War II” will sail into Pittsburgh on Sept. 1, celebrating its historic connection to the region with public ...

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