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Pittsburgh to offer free parking during holiday season

By Bob Bauder 9:26 p.m.
Pittsburgh will offer free parking at publicly owned facilities to boost business during the year’s busiest two shopping days — Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Pittsburgh Parking Authority’s board of directors Thursday unanimously voted to waive fees at authority-owned lots ...

District judge who performed state’s first same-sex wedding looks higher

By Adam Brandolph
District Judge Hugh McGough on Thursday announced his candidacy for a seat on Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. McGough, 58, of Shadyside made his announcement six months after performing the state’s first same-sex wedding in May. He is one of several candidates ...

CMU scientist receives top tech honor from White House

By Megha Satyanarayana 11:07 p.m.
President Obama on Thursday gave the country’s top honor in technology and innovation to Mary Shaw, a computer scientist from Carnegie Mellon University. Shaw was ...

No eagle cam for Harmar next year but 2 for Hays

By Mary Ann Thomas 11:12 p.m.
Eagle watchers will have to be content with just one bald eagle web camera site again next year. Audubon Society executive director Jim Bonner says …

Suspects charged with attempted homicide in attack on Bloomfield pastor

By Bobby Kerlik
Three people will stand trial for attacking a pastor outside his Bloomfield home and face additional charges, an Allegheny County district judge ruled Thursday. Gerard Rupert, ...

3 from Western Pa. sentenced to probation for welfare fraud

By Brian Bowling
Three people in Western Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty in the last six months to defrauding the state’s welfare system were sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution, according to the state Office of Inspector General. Shondra S. Walker-Anderson, 36, of ...

Prosecutor’s former paramour to stand trial on assault charges

By Adam Brandolph
The owner of a Downtown bar will stand trial on charges that he physically assaulted his former paramour, who is the prosecutor in charge of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s homicide unit. Ray Burg, 48, of Brentwood waived to court charges ...

Last turnpike defendants plead guilty but avoid prison

By Tom Fontaine 11:14 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO Joe Brimmeier of Ross and the agency’s former chief operating officer pleaded guilty Thursday to felony conflict of interest charges ...

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate paroled

By Margaret Harding 9:57 p.m.
A former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate is set to be released from the Allegheny County Jail. Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani on Thursday paroled A.J. Richardson, 38, ...

District judge will hear theft case involving Pittsburgh police officer

By Adam Brandolph 10:29 p.m.
An Allegheny County district judge can be fair to a Pittsburgh homicide detective charged with theft, a higher court judge said Thursday. Police accuse Detective Michael Reddy, 40, of stealing an envelope filled with $220 in cash on July 15 from ...

Light Up Night, games, shows, concert to attract 400,000 to Downtown Pittsburgh

By Bobby Kerlik
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership expects more than 400,000 people to jam Downtown on Friday night as Light Up Night coincides with a Penguins game, WPIAL championships at Heinz Field and a crowded Petersen Events Center in Oakland likely triggering traffic headaches ...

Bureau of Building Inspection’s split from Pittsburgh city agency debated

By Bob Bauder
Controversial legislation that would split Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Building Inspection from the Department of Public Safety triggered a heated City Council debate Wednesday, with one ...

Pittsburgh police beef up presence on streets for city’s Light Up Night

By Margaret Harding
A wave of gun violence around the city and the possibility of unrest here stemming from events in Ferguson, Mo., have Pittsburgh police ramping up ...

Free parking possible on Thanksgiving weekend in Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh hopes to offer free parking Thanksgiving weekend. The Pittsburgh Parking Authority on Thursday is expected to consider Mayor Bill Peduto’s request to allow motorists to park for free in authority-owned lots Nov. 28 and 29, the mayor’s office said. ...

Former FBI director Mueller: Home hacks called on par with globals

By Jason Cato
Corporations lucky enough to have avoided being hacked by cyber criminals should not expect their luck to continue, the former head of the FBI said ...

Syphilis cases in Allegheny County show sharp increase

By Adam Smeltz
The Allegheny County Health Department on Wednesday urged safer practices for sexually active men and women across Western Pennsylvania, citing a dramatic increase in syphilis. County officials knew of 98 reported early-stage syphilis cases through Nov. 10, up from 56 county-wide ...

Jury: Millvale officer violated handcuffed prisoner’s rights

By Brian Bowling
A federal jury deliberated less than four hours Wednesday before convicting Millvale police Officer Nicole Murphy of violating the civil rights of a man she ...

City Council votes to hire consultant for $1.6 million Uptown transit study

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday unanimously advanced legislation that would authorize the hiring of a consultant for a $1.6 million study of development in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. The study will investigate the possibility of a Transit Revitalization Investment District ...

Western Pennsylvania school administrators attend summit at White House

By Megan Harris
Four area school administrators joined President Obama in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House on Wednesday. Avonworth Superintendent Thomas Ralston, South Fayette ...

Snow traps Niagara University women’s hoops team on bus for 26 hours

By Megan Harris
When the bus doors slid open 20 hours in, Pittsburgh natives Val McQuade and Gabby Baldasare scooped snow into green water bottles and waited for ...

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Allegheny Neighborhoods
Clinics go mobile to bring health care to streets of Western Pennsylvania
North Allegheny redistricting prevented crowding in schools, officials say
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh Foundation team
Home-schooled students from North Hills advance in robotics competition
Pittsburgh Boy Choir open to all faiths
Your Carlynton
Longtime Carnegie restaurant Talotta’s closes doors
Retired Heidelberg chief honored by room dedication
Heidelberg council to revisit animal ordinance
Chartiers Valley, South Fayette receive state school scores
South Fayette takes another look at tax-abatement plan
Your Cranberry
Zelienople teen uses party to raise $4,000 for Glade Run
Cranberry supervisors vote to replace data storage system
Seneca Valley student named honorable mention in photography contest
Haine Middle School students raise $2,486 for Superhero Foundation
Your Fox Chapel
O’Hara-based furniture drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity
Indiana Township launches holiday food drive
Masters swim club hits Shady Side Academy pool, seeks members
Aspinwall officers join program to help find lost individuals
Aspinwall officials consider benefits of joining land bank
Your McKeesport
3 Steel Valley men face trials in home invasion
Baltimore man killed in McKeesport crash
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank ramps up for holiday season
McKeesport middle school students get taste of crime-scene investigations
No hike predicted in Port Vue real estate levy, based on preliminary budget
Your Monroeville
Monroeville Mall reinvents itself to attract more visitors
Ex-youth group volunteer from Monroeville indicted on child pornography charges
Monroeville Public Library names new director
Pitcairn to double security cams
Gateway School District granted money for school resource officer
Your North Hills
North Allegheny redistricting prevented crowding in schools, officials say
Students’ efforts breathe life into Pine-Richland school newspaper
Ingomar MOPS offers discussions, videos, social time
Home-schooled students from North Hills advance in robotics competition
Jury: Millvale officer violated handcuffed prisoner’s rights
Your Penn Hills
Penn Hills resident wants to fill soldiers’ holiday stockings
Performance scores show slight dip in Eastern suburb schools
Penn Hills embraced 6-year-old Trey Mitlo throughout cancer battle
Hunter rescued after fall from Penn Hills tree stand
‘Collapse’ displaces 20 residents of condemned Penn Hills rowhouses
Your Plum
Plum School District to beef up emergency training
Added fee would eliminate property tax increase in Plum
Plum’s former Pivik school building likely destined for wrecking ball
Jewel thefts reported at Plum retirement community
Plum board may redraw attendance lines
Your Sewickley
Fox Chapel woman to showcase creations at annual Sewickley ‘Holiday mART’
Sewickley Herald archive goes digital
Quaker Valley responds to threat involving Snapchat
Sewickley Valley drive lets participants do their own shopping
Sewickley man opposes razing of his Sprott Way home
Your South Hills
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh Foundation team
Book highlights Brentwood’s 100-year history
Jefferson Hills fire department gets FEMA grant
Brentwood officials vote to settle with, release police chief
West Jefferson Hills school officials analyze state scores
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
Riverview to correct heating problems over Thanksgiving holiday