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Pittsburgh police break up customer fights over Air Jordan 11 shoes

By Bill Vidonic 6:04 p.m.
Joanna Smith could only watch with a mix of surprise and disgust Saturday as several women waiting outside a Downtown children’s apparel store argued over ...

Port Authority fires two bus drivers involved in rollover crash

By Bobby Kerlik
Port Authority of Allegheny County fired two bus drivers Friday accused of horseplay while driving and causing a near-fatal crash along Interstate 279 in September, ...

Pittsburgh adjusting to new bicycle lane, ‘stop boxes’

By Megan Harris
Motorists emerging from the riverfront connector on 10th Street Downtown encounter a big green square painted on the pavement at the intersection with Penn Avenue. ...

Hotel building boom sweeps Pittsburgh region

By Natasha Lindstrom
The hotel construction industry is booming, and the greater Pittsburgh area has one of the fastest-growing hotel markets in the nation, data show. The region has ...

Brashear High ‘little libraries’ program rolls out

By Megan Harris
Brashear High School students on Friday installed the first of 42 handmade, wooden libraries as a free resource for families living in and around the ...

City, abortion activists fail to reach compromise on buffer zone, judge to rule

By Brian Bowling
The city and five anti-abortion activists haven’t reached a compromise on Pittsburgh’s buffer zone ordinance, lawyers for both sides said Friday in a report filed with U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon. Bissoon heard oral arguments earlier this month but gave both ...

Environmental teachers glean new ideas from networking

By Megan Harris
From hydroponics in South Fayette to urban gardens at Pittsburgh Arsenal, teachers pushing environmental literacy are skirting traditional alliances in favor of what works: networking. Scarce ...

Mayor Peduto nixes landlord tax, overseers approve budget

By Bob Bauder
It took three tries, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto persuaded the city’s state- appointed financial overseers on Friday to sign off on his 2015 spending plan. But the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority’s unanimous approval of the budget of $507.8 million came with strings ...

Second African penguin chick hatches at National Aviary

By Megan Harris
National Aviary staffers confirmed the second of two African penguin chicks was born Thursday, right on schedule. A newly installed high-resolution camera, hosted live at, caught the baby’s first moments with its sibling, born Monday. The feed has logged ...

Charities scramble to fill need for toys to close Toys for Tots gap

By Chris Togneri
Some Pittsburgh charities scrambled to find gifts for underprivileged children because of an apparent paperwork mistake Friday at Toys for Tots. But it’s the season for ...

Newsmaker: Cindy Marzock

By Megan Guza
Newsworthy: Oversees Cranberry Township social media, which recently won first place in the annual Township Citizen Communication Contest held by the Pennsylvania State Association of ...

The Exchange offers reward for information that leads to the arrest of person who shot Ross clerk

By Margaret Harding
A Ross video and media store is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who shot a clerk during a robbery, police said Friday. The Exchange is offering $5,000 for information about the shooting on ...

Ex-juvenile center director claims he was fired because he’s black

By Tribune-Review
A former director of the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that top Allegheny County officials fired him because he’s black. William “Jack” Simmons, a lawyer, is representing himself in the lawsuit against County Executive Rich ...

Man involved with crash with officer dies in Pittsburgh hospital

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown man died Friday from injuries he suffered in the two-vehicle crash Sunday that killed Perryopolis police Officer Richard Champion. Andrew Bohatch, 59, died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Oakland at 4:06 p.m., according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s ...

Giant Eagle Inc. appears to have settled ‘fuelperks!’ lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
Giant Eagle Inc. has apparently settled a lawsuit by a Dallas technology company claiming that the O’Hara-based retailer’s fuelperks! gas discount program infringed on its patents. Excentus Corp. claimed that Giant Eagle never licensed the technology it used to run the ...

Fall from Hazelwood roof kills man

By Margaret Harding
A man working on a roof in Hazelwood fell to his death Friday morning, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. Allegheny County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call reporting the incident at 10:42 a.m. on Imogene Road near Browns Hill ...

Donations aid community development in North Side

By Tribune-Review
Highmark Inc., Northwest Savings Bank and the Pittsburgh Steelers are donating $300,000 apiece over six years to support community development in the North Side, the Northside Leadership Conference said Friday. They’ll get state tax credits equal to 80 percent of the ...

Icy roads, cold causing school delays, wrecks in Western Pa.

By The Associated Press
Freezing rain and wind chills in the teens have prompted school delays in western Pennsylvania, and scattered vehicle accidents, including an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 79 north of the city. That crash, near Wexford, had northbound traffic down to one ...

Port Authority says interest high for free-fare zone sponsorship

By Bobby Kerlik
The Port Authority of Allegheny County called an audible Thursday on the Steelers’ plans to continue sponsorship of the T’s free-fare zone, because other bidders are offering a better deal. Port Authority officials said that with the high sponsorship interest, they ...

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Teens elevate Western Pa. communities with Eagle Scout projects
50 years later, Vietnam vet gets his degree at Westminster
Twins keep trains on track at Western Pa. malls
Mt. Lebanon history center project gets OK
Museum’s ‘Carnegie Trees’ exhibit shows ‘Winter Wonders’
Your Carlynton
Carnegie church brightens Christmas with free meals
Bridgeville council OKs sewage rate increase
Crafton Elementary teacher earns straight A’s from staff
Carnegie man involved in police chase sues Pittsburgh, Homestead
For Crafton Elementary school students, loom business is booming
Your Cranberry
Mars Area board appoints Adams woman to fill seat of Jane Dunn
Your Fox Chapel
O’Hara woman pens book; tells story of more than 30 years teaching
Tax rate stays put in O’Hara
Providing officials tablet computers could benefit Aspinwall
Route 910 reopening eases Indiana Twp. traffic issues
Indiana Twp. OK’s budget; tax rate holds
Your McKeesport
Brass plaque stolen from McKeesport veterans memorial
McKeesport man sentenced to house arrest in armed robbery
McKeesport nonprofit, Youth Works ensure Allied Health students can continue training
Jamie’s Dream Team founder says she will press on despite new illness
North Versailles Township approves $6.79 million budget that keeps tax rates flat
Your Monroeville
Moss Side Middle School gym class waltzes into tips on able manners
Twins keep trains on track at Western Pa. malls
Monroeville payment to OPEB fund could be withheld
Monroeville man charged with bad-check racket
Your North Hills
Jamison fans are still cheering on ‘Voice’ singer from Ross Township
The Exchange offers reward for information that leads to the arrest of person who shot Ross clerk
Proposed housing plan in Ross tabled following concerns
North Hills principal aims to make world ‘a better place’
Program offers Pine-Richland students look at career options
Your Penn Hills
Motivation in slaying of Penn Hills couple remains unclear
Son charged in dismemberment death of mother, stepfather in Penn Hills
Penn Hills art classes provide unique, fun opportunities for seniors
Crime report: Burglaries down, violent crime up in Penn Hills
Penn Hills’ Shop Local event deemed successful
Your Plum
Icy roads, cold causing school delays, wrecks in Western Pa.
Plum Boy Scout troop has decorated VA trees for a decade
Plum budget holds taxes, but adds ‘flood mitigation fee’
With tax increase looming, Plum School Board takes a swipe at cutting expenses
Your Sewickley
Retiring official taking love of Leetsdale with her
Plan for former Sewickley Country Inn site approved
Sewickley Valley Girl Scouts adapt to digital cookie sales
Repairs made to Sewickley stream
Lane: Welcoming guests? Make it easy
Your South Hills
Grant will help pay for school resource officer at Pleasant Hills schools
Police chief settlement, legal fees to cost Brentwood more than $400K
Talks continue for new Brentwood EMS contract
Baldwin-Whitehall school board president sets new rules
Officials pressed for decision on Brentwood borough building
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
Return of Verona’s Doughboy statue delayed
Be a Santa to a Senior delivers joy to nursing home residents in Oakmont
Carabella owner enjoys small-town vibe of Oakmont
Oakmont’s businesses, walkability gain notice of empty-nesters, downsizers