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Author of Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its effects in Carnegie

By Bill Zlatos
Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, surveyed the scene Saturday at Webb Park in Carnegie with a sense of satisfaction. More than ...

Roman Catholic Church in midst of culture clash over gays

By Natasha Lindstrom
Once a month in an undisclosed Western Pennsylvania location, two to eight people meet with the Rev. Paul Zywan to pray, reflect and discuss a ...

Western Pa. prosecutors zero in on human trafficking; legislation pending

By Brian Bowling
A Clairton man recruited four underage girls in Ohio, pimped them out in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, then used the money to buy heroin that he planned to sell, a Dauphin County prosecutor said. “This is your classic human  trafficking case, ...

Missing deaf, autistic teen last seen on North Side

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police are seeking assistance in the search for a deaf 17-year-old, who also is autistic. Pedro Strawser was last seen on the North Side. …

2 killed in single-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh

By Alex Nixon
Two people were killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash that closed Second Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood, according to police. The accident occurred about 2:15 a.m. when a Dodge Charger heading east crashed into a support column at an underpass ...

Suspects in SWAT incident in Pittsburgh identified

By Alex Nixon
Pittsburgh police identified three men who were arrested Friday following a SWAT incident in the Northview Heights public housing complex. Tywan Saunders-David and Michael David, both 18, and Edward Phillips, 19, were taken into custody, police said. They and an unidentified ...

Fire heavily damages Hill District apartment building

By Katishi Maake
A fire on Saturday destroyed two units in a four-unit apartment complex on Francis Street in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. The fire started in ...

Pittsburgh police motorcycle officer seriously injured in crash

By Alex Nixon
A Pittsburgh police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a crash Saturday morning in Oakland that closed the intersection of South Craig Street and Forbes ...

2 men wounded in Hill District drive-by shooting

By Alex Nixon
Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Hill District early Saturday, Pittsburgh police said. The shooting happened in the 2400 block of Bedford Avenue at about 12:15 a.m., according to police. The men, who were not identified, were standing ...

Newsmaker: Mark Rubenstein

By Aaron Aupperlee
Noteworthy: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald gave Mark Rubenstein a proclamation last month to honor the 10-year anniversary of Pittsburgh Youth Leadership, a nonprofit Rubenstein ...

Peduto pushes for affordable housing in East Liberty redevelopment

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh will use a small city park and a zoning-variance request as leverage to get a developer to include affordable housing in a proposed redevelopment ...

Allegheny RAD executive director moving on after 2 decades

By Natasha Lindstrom
He built a legislative concept into a nearly $100 million authority credited with saving the region’s parks and libraries and cultivating vibrant cultural and recreational ...

Judge rules McCullough guilty of taking money from elderly woman’s estate

By Adam Brandolph
Six years of legal wrangling ended with a conviction Friday that could bring jail time for former Allegheny County solicitor and Councilman Charles McCullough. McCullough, 60, ...

Proposed 8-story apartment complex called too tall in North Side’s Garden Theater area

By Tom Fontaine
Plans to transform part of the blighted Garden Theater block in the heart of the North Side are drawing mixed reviews from residents, the head ...

Snake bites on the rise in Western Pa.

By Tony Raap
Reports of venomous snake bites are on the rise in Western Pennsylvania, as 10 people have been treated in the past two weeks, health officials ...

Sen. Casey pushes for expansion of research into rare pediatric diseases

By Ben Schmitt
Adelyn Rinaldi is 2 months old and surviving in a hospital bed on enzyme therapy that treats a rare bone disorder called hypophosphatasia. Only about a ...

2 wounded in Munhall, Homestead drive-by shootings

By Michael Hasch
Two people were shot and wounded Friday night in drive-by shootings a few blocks apart in Munhall and Homestead, police told emergency dispatchers. Police were called around 10:30 p.m. for the report of a pedestrian shot in the leg in …

Allegheny County DA’s office: Photo of pair with gun evidence violates protocol

By Adam Brandolph
A photograph showing an Allegheny County prosecutor and a Pittsburgh police officer holding military-style weapons with the caption, “You should take the plea,” is against ...

Mexico native sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying cocaine to Pittsburgh-area dealers

By Adam Brandolph
A Mexico native living in the United States illegally will spend the next 10 years in prison for cocaine trafficking and money laundering, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ordered Friday. U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak also sentenced Gustavo Godinez, who ...

McKeesport tattoo artist will stand trial for allegedly beating man to death

By Katishi Maake
A McKeesport tattoo artist will stand trial on charges he beat a man to death, a judge ruled Friday. Squirrel Hill District Judge Hugh F. McGough held for court one count of homicide against Dustin Rice, 41, at a preliminary ...

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Neighborhood movie theaters use unconventional methods to draw customers
North Allegheny grad earns international recognition for public speaking
Arsenal hard cider now served at Soergel Orchards in Franklin Park
Dormont library program to pay tribute to Japanese culture
Mt. Lebanon church plans $2M expansion project
Your Carlynton
Collier police get van, 2 motorcycles for $8K
Judge rules Collier did not breach contract over 50 acres
Little Lions Academy makes classroom work fun in the summer
Washington, D.C., man sues Edgeworth, former police officer over arrest
New signs welcome motorists to Carnegie
Your Cranberry
Cranberry Uniting People event to benefit local family
Seneca Valley grad earns Merit scholarship
Your Fox Chapel
Aspinwall Meals on Wheels reaching out for new customers
O’Hara aims to keep vehicles off RIDC walkway
Indiana Twp. siblings place in Bible Bowl
Fulbright Scholarship sends Indiana Twp. man to Indonesia
Your McKeesport
Steel Valley extends superintendent’s contract
Local residents reminisce about Glassport pool
Mifflin Road project is on schedule, within budget
Mon Yough school districts, nonprofits getting by for now with no state budget
Homestead Cemetery board files for bankruptcy
Your Monroeville
Monroeville Jazz Festival to highlight genre’s roots
Muslim group hopes to build worship center in Monroeville
W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking
Your North Hills
Move in age group nets dividends for Franklin Park tennis player
Photo Gallery: Marshall Community Day
Photo Gallery: St. Athanasius Parish Festival
North Hills grad earns ‘principal of the year’ honor
Wexford Health-hosted program to raise awareness of food allergies
Your Penn Hills
Huge deficits lead to Penn Hills School District audit
Dek hockey summer camp ranks swell thanks to social media
Penn Hills woman to stand trial for fatally stabbing man with kitchen knife
Arraignment scheduled for Penn Hills woman accused of transporting $1M worth of heroin along turnpike
Police find 7-year-old boy from Penn Hills safe
Your Plum
Plum High School teacher held for court on charges of intimidation
Fugitive arrested at Plum motel on drug, gun charges
Plum School District administrators average 4 percent raise
Your Sewickley
Sewickley Academy grad shooting for the stars at Smithsonian
Leet treehouse that drew national headlines will be removed by December
Sewickley officials tackle rising odor
20 communities asked for input on Route 65 issues
Your South Hills
Judge adds 2 years to sentence of Baldwin Borough man acquitted of murder
MRTSA staff able to train the ‘smart’ way with simulator
Brentwood’s Noctis racing team makes final push for trip
Baldwin Community Day to have something for everyone
Baldwin Borough woman awarded $5K for damages to apartment
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking