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Pitcairn police department 1st in Western Pennsylvania to carry Narcan for heroin overdoses

By Matthew Santoni 12:25 a.m.
Pitcairn police will become the first department in Western Pennsylvania to be equipped to administer a potentially life-saving medication to heroin overdose victims, officials said. …

Allegheny County police balk at plan for rangers to patrol parks

By Aaron Aupperlee
Allegheny County Police Department officers said they are not happy with a proposal from county Executive Rich Fitzgerald to turn responsibility for patrolling county parks over to a group of park rangers. “I think the uniform division is not for …

Pittsburgh bishop throws cold water on ALS group, which uses embryonic stem cells

By Bill Zlatos
Bishop David Zubik of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is taking the ice bucket challenge to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease, but he is giving a cold shoulder to the ALS Association, the usual beneficiary. “We are …

Pittsburgh city vehicle repair delays elicit gripes about Cincinnati company

By Bob Bauder  and Margaret Harding
Pittsburgh officials say a Cincinnati company with a five-year, $35.6 million vehicle fleet maintenance contract has hamstrung operations with vehicles awaiting repairs, sometimes for months. …

Wilson Center event rentals thwarted by cooling system repairs

By Natasha Lindstrom
Demand is heating up to book the embattled August Wilson Center for African American Culture as an event venue, just as the Downtown building’s cooling …

Law targeting sexual violence prompts campuses to review, publish policies

By Debra Erdley
Students returning to campuses across the nation this fall will have some heavy reading before they start classes as a law designed to address an epidemic of sexual violence on campus takes effect. The Campus SaVE Act requires colleges and …

State Superior Court upholds conviction, sentence of former Justice Melvin

By Adam Brandolph 12:16 a.m.
Forcing former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to write letters of apology to her staff and every judge in Pennsylvania could rehabilitate her …

Inbound Liberty Tunnel will reopen for morning rush

By Bobby Kerlik 12:20 a.m.
One key tunnel linking Pittsburgh with outlying areas will reopen on Friday, but three others soon will see closures or lane restrictions. South Hills commuters should catch a break when the inbound Liberty Tunnel is scheduled to reopen in time …

Suit over too-tall Pittsburgh Parking Authority meters nearly settled

By Bob Bauder
The private company that installed new, electronic Pittsburgh Parking Authority meters will cover the cost to settle a lawsuit that claims the meters are too tall to reach for people who use wheelchairs, the authority’s solicitor said. Debra J. Stemmler, …

Pittsburgh Parking Authority break set for holiday motorists

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh will offer free parking this year at publicly owned garages during key shopping dates leading to Christmas. The Pittsburgh Parking Authority on Thursday authorized free parking at 11 authority garages in the city starting the day after Thanksgiving, commonly …

Rabid bat found in Oakmont

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny County Health Department is urging anyone who had contact with a rabid bat found in Oakmont to call the department. The health department removed the bat, which was found on Aug. 8 near the bleachers of the Third …

Man shot to death in Homewood

By Michael Hasch
City homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Thursday night in Homewood. Paramedics and police were called to North Dunfermline Street shortly before 10 p.m. for the report of a man down, bleeding from the head. When …

PUC greenlights temporary operating license for Uber

By Bobby Kerlik
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved a temporary operating license for ride-sharing company Uber, meaning that it can operate legally for 60 days in Allegheny County. While the order gives legal status to the company, the practical effect …

West Penn Power to pay $1.3 million state fine

By Tribune-Review
West Penn Power will pay a reduced fine of $1.3 million for failing to miss an incremental deadline to reduce electricity use by its customers. The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved the fine, which the utility and regulators …

Police charge Steelers’ Bell, Blount with marijuana possession

By Michael Hasch
Ross police filed charges Thursday against two Pittsburgh Steelers and their female companion accusing them of possessing marijuana. Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Mercedes Dollson …

Power outage keeps HOV lanes closed Thursday afternoon

By Tribune-Review
A power outage delayed the opening of the HOV lanes Thursday until about 6 p.m., PennDOT officials said. The HOV lanes run along the I-279 North. …

Outbound Liberty Tunnel closed for line, sign work

By Bobby Kerlik
The outbound Liberty Tunnel was closed Wednesday night and will be closed overnight on Thursday and Friday as well, PennDOT officials said. The closures will occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews paint lines and install signs. The …

Vending business sold after pot-growing operation found in Lawrenceville

By Margaret Harding
The former owner of a Lawrenceville vending machine business sold his company about a month after Pittsburgh police discovered a major marijuana growing operation on …

Steelers running backs Bell, Blount will face drug charges

By Michael Hasch  and Alan Robinson
Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, pulled over on Wednesday in Ross by a motorcycle officer who smelled marijuana coming from their passing …

DEP to spend $1.45M to snuff coal fire posing threat by Pittsburgh airport

By Natasha Lindstrom
The smell of burning embers and occasional wisps of light smoke escaping from the ground are the only obvious signs something’s cooking beneath a 10-acre …

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Feasibility of Moon Area-Cornell merger remains uncertain
Upper St. Clair resident’s appeal of proposed grocery tossed
Cumberland Trail repairs under way
Back in session: What’s new at Pittsburgh-area schools
Your Carlynton
Tony Hawk making stop at Carnegie skatepark
South Fayette seeks movement on development of former Star City Cinema property
Carnegie Boys and Girls Club still going strong after 65 years
Owner of Collier facility’s 18 acres not sure about future plans
Chamber concert series coming to Scott church
Your Cranberry
Cranberry woman found dead in car that went over embankment
Turnpike E-Zpass express lanes to close temporarily in Warrendale this week
Building projects lead to financial hole for Butler County schools
Job fair adds speculation about Aldi store in Cranberry
Seneca Valley plans to equip entire bus fleet with video cameras
Your Fox Chapel
Big changes await Fox Chapel Area High School students
Digital report cards to keep Fox Chapel Area parents up to date
O’Hara OK’s loan; community center work to start next month
Indiana Twp. teen orchestrates diaper drive
Renovations planned near Aspinwall park entrance
Your McKeesport
Surprise jump in students forces hiring at Elizabeth Forward schools
Judge gives Elizabeth Township Authority 3 weeks to decide lawyer fees
Traffic accident, weather problems cause Mon-Yough roads to close
Munhall council president says layoffs possible
Glassport council moves forward with police station; councilman resigns
Your Monroeville
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plans expansion
Report: Shoddy computer security allowed access for nebbing in Monroeville
Your North Hills
Suit over too-tall Pittsburgh Parking Authority meters nearly settled
Marshall resident new member of North Allegheny School Board
Judge imposes gag order in Pittsburgh case that sparked protest
Steelers running backs Bell, Blount will face drug charges
Preparations continue for first day of classes in North Hills
Your Penn Hills
Penn Forest will host Outdoor Classroom
Penn Hills ‘bad rap’ not backed by crime reports
‘BoB’ group aims to bring Penn Hills neighborhoods together
Mt. Hope Community Church’s Summer J.A.M. set for Penn Hills
PennDOT: Hunter Road may remain closed until winter
Your Plum
Logans Ferry Heights celebrates history of volunteer fire company
Architects detail 6 options for Regency Park Elementary
Plum may move bus garage to former trucking site
Your Sewickley
Quaker Valley’s new chief eyes change, respects tradition
Interim Quaker Valley Middle School principal named
Sewickley area experts react to Robin Williams’ death, depression
Sewickley Council, theater group reach lease agreement
Sewickley councilman questions workshop meeting vote
Your South Hills
Brentwood man chronicles battle with haunted house
Jefferson Hills council awards bid for Beedle Park work
Baldwin-Whitehall superintendent gets new contract
At a glance: What’s new in Brentwood this school year
Whitehall’s community day goes tropical
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
Rabid bat found in Oakmont