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Washington Area Business incubator ready to take steps forward

The Washington Area Business Incubator should begin percolating with some programming within the next couple of months, those close to the project said last week.


Observer-Reporter

Floodwaters from a swollen Chartiers Creek swirl under the Route 18 bridge near Curtis Pharmacy on Henderson Avenue in Canton Township early Friday morning.


Children's museum to host MLK programs

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, will host several programs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.


New trial ordered over bus accident that severed woman's leg

A split Commonwealth Court panel ordered a new trial Friday on a lawsuit by a woman who lost a leg when she was run over by a bus in Pittsburgh. That decision, outlined in the majority opinion by Judge Robert Simpson, voids an Allegheny County jury's decision that Joan Grove and the Port Authority of Allegheny County were equally responsible for Grove's June 2014 accident.


Police: Man in 'Ninja Turtle' bandanna robbed Spring Garden store

A man wearing a TMNT bandanna took off with more than $300 after robbing a store in Spring Garden, according to police. A western Pennsylvania man clad in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bandanna wasn't following the reptilian crime-fighters' example when he allegedly robbed a store in Spring Garden Township.


Rain and thaw causing flooding around Pittsburgh Source: AP

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Assault trial ends in acquittal

A Washington County jury found Fred Riggle, 44, not guilty on counts of simple assault and aggravated assault Tuesday at the end of his one-day trial before Judge Valarie Costanzo.


Q and A: How a mini-casino could impact your town

On Wednesday, Penn National Gaming won the right to build a mini-casino in the York area. Here's what you need to know.


URA delays consideration of Lawrenceville redevelopment

Negotiations about the partial redevelopment of a former industrial site in Lawrenceville near the 62nd Street Bridge are on hold after the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh temporarily withdrew the request.


Prime Stage Theatre's talent showcase seeks actors, singers of all ages

Actors and singers of all ages are invited to audition for Prime Stage Theatre's "15 Minutes of Fame" talent showcase.


Lincoln Park to host MLK Day celebration

Presented by the Midland Women's Civic Club and sponsored by Lincoln Learning Solutions, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will take place Jan. 15 in the MainStage Theater at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland. For more than a decade, this annual event has evolved to become recognized as Beaver County's biggest MLK Day celebration.


Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Town Hall facilitates intimate...

Talking about racism isn't new. Actual actions resulting from talks are less common.


What's Happening: Week of Jan. 10

John Bauerlein, retired professor at Washington & Jefferson College, will be guest speaker at the Lensshooters Camera Club meeting set for 7 p.m. Jan. 10, at the Peters Township Public Library. Bauerlein's visual presentation will focus on his trip to the Antarctica.


Hill District residents upset over proposed drug rehab center

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Trump's new TV show -- genius at work

I can't remember the last time we saw any president do this, if ever. But there was President Trump skillfully running a televised White House get-together with lawmakers from both houses of Congress, some with the well-deserved reputation of being compulsive professional Trump bashers.


Looking Back

Take a look back at the 34 bridges that crossed the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers in Pittsburgh from 1818 to today when authors Thomas Leech and Linda Kaplan discuss their book "Bridgesa Pittsburgh at the Pointa A Journey Through History" at 7 p.m. Jan. 11, at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.


Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: Robert Hallett Goldsmiths

Welcome to Pittsburgh Business Times' Coolest Offices. We will showcase interesting, inspiring and attractive office spaces in the Pittsburgh region every week.


Shannon Hall has a new owner

Shannon Hall, which once housed Art Institute of Pittsburgh students, has changed ownership.


Franklin Township man charged with assaulting trooper

A Franklin Township man, who state police said was extremely intoxicated, was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly shoved a state police trooper who was attempting to question him Thursday night.


Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Nurse's NICU Sheets Source: WPXI

That's why one of the NICU nurses at Allegheny Health Network's West Penn Hospital has been working to make the experience brighter for babies and their parents. "Just add a little color and brightness, and make the beds look neat for when the parents come in," said Regina Radovic, a nurse at West Penn Hospital.


Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney

Erin Bond, center, 33, of Apple Valley, Minn., and her husband, John, right, 35, go in for a group hug with Olga Kemaeva, 34, the widow of Russian tourist Anton Kemaev, as they meet for the first time at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Pittsburgh.


Starting this weekend, you can skate under the Gardiner

Crews put the finishing touches on the first phase of the skating trail that is part of The Bentway, the new public space under the Gardiner Expressway. Torontonians will have a new spot in which to channel their inner Elizabeth Manley, as the first phase of The Bentway skating trail underneath the Gardiner Expressway is set to open Saturday morning.


Home-Owner Claimed Insurer Owed Her for Water Damage

On Sept. 10, 2013, plaintiff Martha Martin discovered water damage to her home, on Lafferty Ave., in Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh police hunting serial armed robber

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January 04, 2018Health Department Awards 10 Mini-Grants...

The Allegheny County Health Department recently awarded 10 mini-grants totaling $38,900 to community organizations to educate residents on the sources and consequences of lead exposure, as well as the importance of prevention and universal blood lead level testing. "We are excited to partner with these organizations to boost education about lead safety in our community, and to better ensure that information get into the hands of those who need it most."


Rep Wants to Clarify That Franchisors Aren't Joint Employers in Pa.

According to a state representative, franchisors with operations in Pennsylvania shouldn't be considered joint employers, despite a 2015 National Labor Relations Board ruing. In a Jan. 3 memo issued by Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery, he stated the Browning-Ferris Industries 2015 NLRB ruling found that a franchisor can be considered, along with the franchisee, a joint employer of the franchisee's employees if it has "sufficient control over the terms and conditions of employment."


Harrisburg homicides dropped in 2017, but another central Pa. city saw its killings double

The fatal shooting of Keynen Guider as he drove down a Harrisburg Street on Dec. 31 in Harrisburg represented the city's 14th and final homicide for 2017. The city's deadly toll last year was slightly lower than 2016's total of 16 homicides.


Biggest Pa. concerts in 2018: Taylor Swift, U2, Tyler the Creator and more

Tyler The Creator, Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters are all scheduled to perform in Pennsylvania venues this year. Stadiums and intimate venues are still announcing shows for 2018, but from what we know already, there's going to be something for everyone to see.


Arlington Pet of the Week: Hamilton

My name is Hamilton and I am a 4-month-old Vizsla. My Dad likes to call me Hammy, Hamsandwich, Hamdawg, Hamhawk, or Hamster.


Police Beat Jan. 3

Faces charges: Kenneth Leroy Brown, 54, of Bentleyville, faces several charges including possession of a controlled substance and resting arrest after a traffic stop Friday by Bentleyville police.


Two TV shows feature Pittsburgh region

Two cable TV shows airing now are featuring the Pittsburgh region. In an episode of Travel Channel's "Man V. Food," host Casey Webb visited Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville, D's Six Pax & Dogz in Regent Square and Steel City Samiches in Indiana, Pa.


Original Primanti Bros. restaurant held up at gunpoint

Luckily, no one was injured in the brazen armed-robbery early this morning at one of Pittsburgh's most iconic eateries.( Usually, hungry people from Pittsburgh and beyond flock to Primanti Bros. Restaurant in the city's Strip District for sandwiches piled high with meat, fries and slaw.


Observer-Reporter

Volunteers and patrons of the Produce to People program carry food out to vehicles in Tuesday's frigid weather.


Pittsburgh Clo Announces Cast for Up and Away

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 - April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center.


Baby Loves Tacos in Bloomfield shut down by health department

Baby Loves Tacos in Bloomfield was ordered closed by the Allegheny County Health Department for operating without a valid permit. The Mexican eatery at 4508 Liberty Ave. also was cited for failure to submit operating plans to the department prior to opening.


Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: Bradley Brown Design Group

Welcome to Pittsburgh Business Times' Coolest Offices. We will showcase interesting, inspiring and attractive office spaces in the Pittsburgh region every week.


Bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US, at least 2 deaths

The St. Clair is a self-unloader built in 1976 a... . A barge cuts through ice on the Ohio River as it passes under the West End Bridge, along the North Shore district in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.


Bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US, at least 2 deaths

A barge cuts through ice on the Ohio River as it passes under the West End Bridge, along the North Shore district in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.


Bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US, at least 2 deaths

The St. Clair is a self-unloader built in 1976 a... . A barge cuts through ice on the Ohio River as it passes under the West End Bridge, along the North Shore district in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.


Tuesday's TV highlights: 'NCIS,' W.C. Fields and more

NCIS Gibbs and the team try to stop drug runners operating out of a local marina in the drama's midseason premiere. 8 p.m. CBS Married at First Sight The unscripted series returns with a matchmaking special, followed by three new episodes.


Human trafficking larger problem in Western Pa. than many believe Source: WPXI

Two men from Pennsylvania were charged in December with coercing six women into prostitution, and local police say it is more common in Western Pennsylvania than people may realize. Ronald Hartman, of New Castle, was convicted in December of bringing of a 14-year-old girl from Ohio to Pennsylvania and advertising her on the internet as a prostitute.


Officials: Man shot in South Side has died

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50th: Dave and Brenda Graber

Dave and Brenda Graber of 190 Indian Run Road in Marietta recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 22, 1967, in Fairfax, Alabama, with the Rev.


Lana del Rey, The Killers and more: 33 must-see concerts in Pennsylvania in January

You're in luck. January 2018 is filled with dozens of great shows in Pennsylvania, from Grammy-nominated metal band August Burns Red to rapper Fetty Wap to alternative singer Kimbra.


Authorities ask for help in locating missing man

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Pittsburgh City Council votes to raise realty tax to fund affordable housing Source: WPXI

City leaders have made it a goal for the last two years to find a way to create more affordable housing in the city. That plan will be moving forward in 2018, while also bringing changes both good and bad for anyone looking to buy a home.


One killed on Christmas following Cokeburg fire

Cokeburg's first assistant fire chief, Dave Lambert, said two elderly people, a man and woman, were trapped in a residence at 46 Prospect St. But the woman was still trapped in a back bedroom "by heavy flames" when fire crews arrived Monday afternoon, Lambert said.


Roads Shut Down, Hazmat Called After Carrick Fire

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Boy, 3, grazed by bullet in Homewood shooting

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Student treats veterans to a Christmas party

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Police seek man, woman in connection with armed carjacking

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Shopping around will help you find best prices for prescriptions Source: WPXI

A new Consumer Reports review that shows a huge disparity in what a drug can cost, depending on where you buy it. When Desiree Bercilla picked up the phone to get the cash price for her boyfriend's prescription, she had no idea she was dialing for dollars.


Firefighter falls through floor fighting 3-alarm house fire

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Peduto names new chief of staff

City Councilman Dan Gilman will become Mayor Bill Peduto's chief of staff at the start of the new year.


Notices

Chartiers Township Community Center, 2013 Community Center Drive, Houston, will hold a six-week line dancing session from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 3 through Feb. 7. Cost is $30.


Father, son accused of stealing stained glass windows from home up for sale Source: WPXI

A father-and-son team is accused of targeting houses for sale and stealing one thing from them in particular. Squirrel Hill residents are shocked to hear that a thief broke into a house in this seemingly safe and quiet neighborhood and got away with four expensive Tiffany stained glass windows "It's unbelievable.


Canon-McMillan Spotlight

Lauren Paddick , a Canonsburg Middle School English teacher who won a $500 McDonald's MAC Grant to help fund her Ozobot Project.


Man killed in hit-and-run while son working nearby; driver expected to surrender

The driver suspected of being involved in a deadly hit-and-run Sunday night has a new attorney, just a day after her former attorney said she would surrender to Ross Township police. Michael Menner, 50, was crossing Babcock Boulevard between the Philly Pretzel Factory and Shenanigans Bar & Grille around 7 p.m. when he was struck and killed.


Boil water advisory for several Pittsburgh neighborhoods will last until Tuesday

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The Case for Pittsburgh Pizza

By way of example, flip through Daniel Young's brick-sized 2016 tome Where to Eat Pizza . The book purports to be a compendium of the best pizzerias in cities around the globe.


NFL Week 15 2017: Late Afternoon/Sunday Night Football

Today, the Patriots take on the Steelers at 4:25 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Heinz Field to further determine who will have the home field advantage in the AFC come playoff time.


Water main break shuts down street in Pittsburgh neighborhood

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Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh dishes up dinner, drinks and a side of business know-how

Officers together in the U.S. Navy, Tyler Benson and Ben Mantica spent their off-duty hours exploring interesting places to eat throughout Asia and the Middle East. Two years ago, they brought one of their favorite concepts - the communal food hall -- to Mantica's hometown of Pittsburgh.