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Morning update: Remembering Mayor O'Connor, pay the man, banana splits and waffles

A look at what's happening and what's coming up in Western Pennsylvania. Remembering Mayor O'Connor Sept. 1 will mark 10 years since Pittsburgh Mayor ...

Closed since July 2013, Route 51 now hosts traffic in both directions

People accustomed to going around West Carson Street in Pittsburgh might not be aware that its northbound lanes have reopened. That's what Bob Rau thinks, anyway. "I ...

Clock ticking on making extra cash as an Uber ride-share service driver

Property taxes were coming due, and Erik Lingren was looking to make extra money. He cleaned out his Toyota Tacoma pickup last week, expecting to earn ...

Lawmakers concerned about EpiPen hikes

Mylan NV is facing pressure from Congress over the skyrocketing price for lifesaving EpiPens. The pharmaceutical company, which is based in the Netherlands and run from ...

Pittsburgh challenges ballot measure requiring more openness

A ballot proposal to modify Pittsburgh's home rule charter imposes unfunded mandates on the city, would disrupt its Act 47 recovery plan and violate the ...

Pedestrian critically injured in Bridgeville

A vehicle struck and critically injured a pedestrian Tuesday in Bridgeville. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. on Bower Hill Road, Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs ...

PWSA wants to pick interim director soon

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is planning to name an interim executive director next week, an authority official said. Alex Thomson, who chairs the PWSA ...

Money to expand rail service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg not yet available

Just about everyone wants better passenger rail service from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and beyond, but no one knows how to pay for it. That was the ...

Jury deliberating fate of mother accused of murdering toddler

An Allegheny County jury will take a second day to weigh whether Adrienne Williams killed her 3-year-old daughter and left her body on a dirt ...

Man charged in Route 51 fatal crash

A 25-year-old man driving nearly 100 mph has been charged with vehicular homicide in a five-vehicle crash on Route 51 that killed his passenger. Pittsburgh police ...

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Washington County

A man died Tuesday when his vehicle went off the road and collided with a fire hydrant and tree in Washington County. James Luzier, 46, of ...

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Butler County

A 66-year-old Slippery Rock man died Tuesday when his motorcycle struck the side of a box truck in Butler County. The crash happened about 1:45 p.m. ...

Multiple homes burn in Braddock 

A police officer pulled a man to safety and three others escaped a multi-home fire in North Braddock Tuesday, officials said. Crews responded to two rowhouses ...