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Police looking for man who sexually assaulted Squirrel Hill woman

By Megan Guza
Police are looking for a suspect they say offered to help a woman carry groceries and then sexually assaulted her once he got into her ...

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate sentenced to prison for bogus 911 calls

By Elizabeth Behrman 1:55 p.m.
A former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate will spend between three-and-a-half and seven years in prison for making more than 100 false 911 calls from his Sheraden ...

Pittsburgh considering legislation to ban drone activity from city parks, playgrounds

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh City Council wants to restrict drones and other airborne activity from city parks and playgrounds, citing privacy and safety concerns. Council proposed legislation Wednesday that would prohibit remote-controlled aircraft and activities including paragliding, skydiving and other “airborne movement of persons” ...

Allegheny General to take on superbug

By Ben Schmitt
Allegheny General Hospital doctors hope to play a valuable role in wiping out a deadly intestinal superbug that sickens hundreds of thousands of Americans annually. The hospital, which is part of Allegheny Health Network, announced Wednesday it is enrolling patients in ...

Doom and gloom at Bucs wild-card loss

By Chris Togneri
Even before the first pitch, there was a sense of impending doom Wednesday night in the ballpark and on Federal Street. The Pirates had a ...

30 federal prisoners in W.Pa. on list for early release; 27 in Pittsburgh

By Brian Bowling
Among the 6,000 federal prisoners being released at the end of month as part of a change in sentencing guidelines are 30 people who will be released in the Western District of Pennsylvania, a federal official said Wednesday. “That’s the data ...

Heritage Community Initiatives program in Braddock plans fundraiser

By Elizabeth Behrman
Before LaNica Rodgers interviewed for a teaching job at Heritage Community Initiatives, she drove by the nonprofit’s preschool in Braddock to get a glimpse of ...

Pittsburgh to gauge level of city contracts going to minority, women-, veteran-owned businesses

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh is taking action to determine if businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans receive a fair share of city work — three years after the Tribune-Review found major flaws in how the city measured contracting. City Council on Wednesday ...

Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnel closures planned again this weekend

By Melissa Daniels
Outbound lanes of the Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel will be closed throughout the weekend for ongoing PennDOT construction projects. PennDOT will close the Fort Pitt Tunnel and Parkway West to the Interstate 79 interchange beginning at 9 p.m. Friday ...

Pittsburgh’s North Shore traffic gets critical look

By Tom Fontaine
An East Liberty company that helped reduce traffic delays in that busy East End neighborhood is being recruited to do the same on the North ...

Nesting towers planned for chimney swifts in Allegheny County parks

By Aaron Aupperlee
Chimney swifts returning to Western Pennsylvania in the spring from their South American winter roosts could find 100 new nesting spots. The Audubon Society of Western ...

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meeting on plans for work on area near Pittsburgh short on details

By Gideon Bradshaw
Robin Berman was among dozens of people who attended a meeting Wednesday about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s plans for the stretch of the highway that includes the Pittsburgh Interchange in Monroeville. They left without details they had been hoping to hear. “They ...

Source of odor in parts of Pittsburgh eludes police, gas company officials

By Michael Hasch
City firefighters and gas company personnel spent more than two hours Wednesday evening investigating reports of a strong odor of gas in parts of the city, including the Strip District, Garfield, Bloomfield, Friendship and the Crawford-Roberts area of the Hill ...

Pennsylvania university enrollments continue to decline

By Debra Erdley
Chancellor Frank Brogan warned Wednesday that the state university system must become more creative and innovative to survive and meet the needs of students in ...

Ingram woman accused of bilking 80-year-old mother

By Megan Guza
An Ingram woman took her 80-year-old mother to the bank and had her unknowingly refinance her home and used the money for personal expenses – twice, according to police. Gloria Wertz, 42, was charged Friday with theft, receiving stolen property and ...

Former employee at Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling nearly $200K

By Megan Guza
The former top financial officer at a Pittsburgh area home-building company stole nearly $200,000 to buy fast food, groceries, clothes, and to fund his own cleaning business, police say. Shawn Hofmeister, 40, of Harrison City, was charged Friday with two counts ...

Authorities identify man whose body was pulled from Monongahela River

By Tony Raap
Authorities identified a man whose body was recovered Monday from the Monongahela River near Station Square. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said the body is that of Allen Jahord, 21, of Pittsburgh. Authorities ruled his death a suicide by drowning. ...

Gallup to shift polling focus to issues, policies

By The Associated Press
Gallup said Wednesday it won’t be testing who’s up and who’s down in the 2016 presidential primary. The organization won’t do daily “horse race” tracking polls in the general election either. Instead, the organization will focus on testing Americans’ opinions of ...

3 charged in slaying of teenager in Knoxville

By Megan Guza
Pittsburgh police charged three men Tuesday in connection with the September killing of a teenager in Knoxville, according to police. Daquan Shafic Moore, 20, and Romier ...

24-year-old man shot in the back in Mt. Oliver

By Tony Raap
A 24-year-old man was shot in the back Wednesday in Mt. Oliver, borough police said. The incident occurred about 12:15 p.m. on Penn Avenue when someone approached a man on the sidewalk and began shooting, Mt. Oliver police Chief Matthew Juzwick ...

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Montour class sets up Facebook page for school district
Mt. Lebanon Council of Republican Women plans benefit
Nesting towers planned for chimney swifts in Allegheny County parks
Crafty Peters teen to sell jewelry at Fort Ligonier Days
Food festival helps with costs of new Bridgeville church building
Carnegie parking lots going ‘green’
South Fayette boy, 8, plans veterans ball for all to enjoy
No holding back the bacon at Carnegie restaurant
Document provides insight into geologic history of the Chartiers Valley
Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line
New Seneca Valley board member gets early start on term
Fox Chapel
Rain barrel initiative in Lower Valley river towns aims to reduce pollutants
Blawnox seeks grant to fix McKinley Street
Fox Chapel homecoming activities include community carnival
Aspinwall holiday celebration to feature many new attractions
Fox Chapel native returns home to tell tale at Cooper-Siegel Community Library
‘Coffee With a Cop’ takes stress out of police relations with Elizabeth Township residents
Sewer system lease could dissolve McKeesport’s municipal authority
McKeesport councilman denies candidate’s claim
West Mifflin Area Athletics Hall of Fame panel has tough job picking first class
Wilmerding council unsure whether business needs occupancy permit
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meeting on plans for work on area near Pittsburgh short on details
PSSA scores reveal gap in achievement at Gateway
New director hopes to steer Monroeville’s Forbes Road CTC to success
Pitcairn continues demolition plans
North Hills
Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton to offer spooky lantern-lit tours
Battle over potential sidewalk ordinance heats up in Ross
Meeting planned to discuss business district issues in Ross
North Hills Community Outreach program helps those thrust into positions of need
Northern Tier Regional Library in Richland to host authors
Penn Hills
Penn Hills looks into school discipline issues
Aldi opens in Penn Hills with fanfare, bargains
Penn Hills School District’s business office in limbo
$20M bond issue could cost cash-strapped Penn Hills School District $6.6M in interest
Penn Hills man allegedly robs Wilkins eatery
Former employee at Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling nearly $200K
Turnpike fire in Plum closes an eastbound lane
Plum plans to add dugouts to 2 baseball fields
Regency Park parents: Build the school
Plum school board asks why tip line was removed from student handbook
Sewickley Council to vote on parking authority
Police chief probe costs Leetsdale almost $20,000
Starbucks could come to Edgeworth
Photos: Pets receive blessings at Sewickley church
South Hills
Baldwin senior earns Pennsylvania Young Marine of the Year honor
Marching bands descend on Baldwin High School for competition
Brentwood plans open-street event
Idea of event planner for 3 South Hills municipalities being explored
Elroy teacher spearheads drive to update school playground