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Movie studio owner building in McKees Rocks is $540K in red

By Aaron Aupperlee
The movie studio owner awarded a $2.5 million state grant to build a soundstage and film offices in McKees Rocks owes more than $540,000 in taxes, loans and outstanding payments to contractors, a review of court and tax records shows. …

Clairton police rounding up street-level drug dealers

By Donald Gilliland 9:03 a.m.
Clairton police officers are rounding up about 25 accused drug dealers Thursday morning in conclusion of a four-month investigation, the police chief said in a statement. The suspected drug dealers sold street level amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, …

Ferrante murder trial heads into day 6 with testimony on cyanide, Web searches

By Adam Brandolph and Bobby Kerlik 9:29 a.m.
Toxicologists from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office are expected to continue testifying Thursday about cyanide found in Dr. Autumn Klein’s blood — evidence that could undercut defense arguments that the UPMC neurologist didn’t die from the poison. Toxicologist Alesia …

CMU, Pitt researchers help identify genes that contribute to autism

By Adam Smeltz
Small variations in as many as 1,000 human genes could contribute to the risk of autism, a dramatic discovery that Pittsburgh scholars say should influence detection and treatment methods during the next 20 years. “If we can understand which genes …

Pittsburgh still lags in accounting system for off-duty officers

By Bob Bauder 9:31 a.m.
Pittsburgh still lacks a system to track payments private companies and government agencies make to the city when they hire off-duty police officers to provide security at bars, construction zones and special events, officials said Wednesday. That’s despite a federal …

Dollar Bank moves to protect Wilson center in case sale is held up

By Jason Cato 9:31 a.m.
Dollar Bank on Wednesday again asked a court to appoint a bankruptcy receiver to manage and maintain the closed August Wilson Center for African American …

Controller: Pittsburgh EMS needs infusion to fix $1.3M deficit

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb said Wednesday the Emergency Medical Services bureau has a $1.3 million deficit because Mayor Bill Peduto’s office failed to anticipate retroactive raises in a contract with union paramedics, a notion Peduto’s office rejected as false. Lamb, …

Allegheny County police seek shooters in Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills incidents

By Michael Hasch
Two people were shot Wednesday in separate incidents roughly an hour apart in Wilkinsburg and Penn Hills. A 27-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot at 4:37 p.m. in the 800 block of North Avenue behind the …

Highmark’s new REMWorks Sleep Store will sell sleep apnea equipment

By Alex Nixon
Highmark Health is diversifying its for-profit operations with a first-of-its-kind retail store focused on sleep apnea and other sleep problems. Highmark, the state’s largest health …

CCAC, Energy Innovation Center respond to energy industry’s growing demand

By Katelyn Ferral
An educational partnership in Pittsburgh will offer students hands-on training for careers in the energy industry and aims to make blue-collar jobs more attractive. The …

Judge orders hacking case against Chinese military officers put on hold

By Brian Bowling
There’s no point in keeping the computer hacking case active against five Chinese military officers if they aren’t willing to come to the United States to face charges, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon …

Pittsburgh won’t seek attorney fees from Miles

By Brian Bowling
The City of Pittsburgh won’t pursue more than $100,000 in legal costs it incurred after a Homewood man rejected its settlement offer in a police brutality lawsuit. Jordan Miles, 22, claimed officers David Sisak and Michael Saldutte and McCandless police …

Warrant issued for Homewood man in fatal shooting

By Tribune-Review
A warrant was issued by Pittsburgh police on Wednesday charging a Homewood man with homicide and tampering with evidence for the slaying of another man during a child visitation dispute. Hart Herbert, 25, is charged with the Oct. 11 slaying …

Student with knife arrested inside Oliver High School

By Margaret Harding
No one was hurt when a student grabbed a knife and refused to put it down at a North Side school for special needs students on Wednesday, a Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman said. The 15-year-old female student at Oliver Citywide …

Man shot in face in East Liberty

By Margaret Harding
A man is in stable condition after a reported shooting in East Liberty on Wednesday, Pittsburgh police said. Initial reports from police indicated a woman shot the man, but Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said the victim doesn’t know who …

Probation ordered in pharmacy school professor’s drug case

By Adam Smeltz
A former University of Pittsburgh professor will spend six years on probation after pleading no contest to 23 felony drug charges. Billy W. Day, 53, …

Man pleads guilty to escaping from Downtown halfway house

By Brian Bowling
A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to escaping from a Downtown halfway house where he was finishing a two-year federal sentence for phoning in a series of bomb threats. Termaine Washington, 24, walked away from Renewal Inc. on April 8. SWAT …

3rd member of counterfeit credit card ring surrenders in Chicago

By Margaret Harding
The third conspirator accused in a statewide credit card counterfeiting ring surrendered to authorities in Chicago, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday. Cecelia “CC” …

Police charge 18-year-old Penn Hills man in East Liberty shooting

By Margaret Harding 9:31 a.m.
A Penn Hills teen told homicide detectives he put a man in a headlock and fired a shot into the back of his head during …

Parkway East will be reduced to 1 lane at Squirrel Hill Thursday night

By Tribune-Review
One inbound lane of the Parkway East will be closed Thursday overnight with occasional full stoppages while crews replace an overheard sign, PennDOT officials said. The lane closure will occur at the Squirrel Hill (Exit 74) on-ramp to westbound I-376 …

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Mt. Lebanon voters could change home rule charter
Your Carlynton
Boyce Road water main breaks for 3rd time in 3 days
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South Fayette twins earn Eagle Scout honors
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Your Cranberry
Cranberry Township firefighters recognized for decades of service
Seneca Valley graduate crowned Westminster homecoming queen
Cranberry officials salute longtime firefighters
Your Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Boy Scouts selling wreaths to benefit scouting programs
Shady Side Academy students revise ‘The Misanthrope’ for fall production
Concert to celebrate Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church organ’s birthday
Grant to help fund Fox Chapel trail upgrade
Your McKeesport
Clairton police rounding up street-level drug dealers
Elizabeth police step up traffic enforcement, crack down on speeders
Gergely up against GOP’s Peoples in Pennsylvania House’s 35th District
Port Authority plans to replace deteriorated McKeesport hub
Clara Barton students produce pink pumpkins to raise breast cancer awareness
Your Monroeville
Craft beer craze taps the Eastern suburbs
Transition to new parent web access for Gateway student information rocky
Gateway students made scarves for women undergoing cancer treatment
Voting locations in Monroeville, Pitcairn
North Huntingdon youth group volunteer waives hearing on child porn charges
Your North Hills
La Roche nursing faculty member receives national honor
Open spaces, Main Street feel are goals of Ross administrator
Pine man Laser Storm’s ‘Top Gun’
Fulbright Program gives Pine woman taste of Thailand
Gazebo latest addition to Hampton High’s Remembrance Garden
Your Penn Hills
Allegheny County police seek shooters in Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills incidents
Police charge 18-year-old Penn Hills man in East Liberty shooting
Penn Hills woman scales back plan for ‘Blackadore Estates’
Penn Hills man goes all out with Halloween display
New Frankstown Dollar General store approved
Your Plum
Meal-delivery program adds books to the menu in Plum
Plum church kicks off yearlong 100th anniversary celebration
Board looks to borrow for Regency Park expansion
Plum’s 4 fire departments share fund
Teachers step up after water damages 8 Pivik classrooms
Your Sewickley
Aleppo firefighter’s ministry aims to help first responders
Quaker Valley parents urged to step up on cyber safety
Sewickley VFW could be forced to close
Concern is sewer work could compromise Old Economy’s historic structures
Photos: Osborne Elementary students, staff ‘race for education’
Your South Hills
Baldwin native a makeup artist to a few Penguins
Brentwood Council extends suspension of police chief
Controlled deer hunts approved at Pleasant Hills Arboretum
Tax hikes could help fund new West Jefferson Hills high school
Stormwater impact fee considered in Whitehall
Your Twin Boros (Oakmont, Verona)
Hulton Bridge to be focus of Oakmont historian’s talk