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Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S.


Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginians, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders.


Aside from steel, Pittsburgh has led in manufacturing of aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics. For part of the 20th century, Pittsburgh was behind only New York and Chicago in corporate headquarters employment; it had the most U.S. stockholders per capita. America's 1980s deindustrialization laid off area blue-collar workers and thousands of downtown white-collar workers when the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters moved out. This heritage left the area with renowned museums, medical centers, parks, research centers, libraries, a diverse cultural district and the most bars per capita in the U.S.


Today, Google, Apple Inc., Bosch, Facebook, Uber, Nokia, Autodesk, and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. The area has served as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. The area is home to 68 colleges and universities, including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The nation's eighth-largest bank, eight Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 U.S. law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, while RAND, BNY Mellon, Nova, FedEx, Bayer and NIOSH have regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best area for U.S. job growth.


In 2015, Pittsburgh was listed among the "eleven most livable cities in the world"; The Economist's Global Liveability Ranking placed Pittsburgh as the first- or second-most livable city in the United States in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. The region is a hub for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sustainable energy, and energy extraction.

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Pittsburgh City Council voted to pass several pieces of legislation Tuesday. • Council approved taking 11 properties in Banksville through eminent domain for reconstruction of an intersection. Pittsburgh is paying five owners of 11 parcels at Wenzell Avenue and Carnahan Street a total of $188,700 for ...
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Monday upheld a $500,000 jury verdict for a Mount Washington man who claimed that friction from his leg rubbing against someone else's during a cramped limousine ride caused a third-degree burn that required two skin grafts. Matthew Deivert, 29, sued ...

Late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, a line of storms will move through western Pennsylvania. Strong wind gusts and heavy rain will be possible. Rain will continue into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will drop through the day. Wednesday will start with scattered rain showers and ... Weather
Two leading Pennsylvania charities in the fight against breast cancer have merged to find strength in combined resources. Scranton-based Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania and Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh announced Tuesday a merger forming a unified Susan G. Komen Greater Pennsylvania.
According to the National Partnership on Women and Girls, people who experience domestic abuse typically forfeit 7.2 days of work due to intimate-partner violence. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and other Pittsburgh officials want to provide help for these victims in the form of financial relief for the days ...
BLOCKERS. In Kay Cannon's new comedy, three sets of parents try to stop their high school daughters from having sex on prom night. John Cena and Leslie Mann star. Starts Fri., April 6. CHAPPAQUIDDICK. John Curran's bio-drama recounts the events of 1969, when Sen. Ted Kennedy was in ...

Monica Ruiz of Casa San Jose, a Brookline-based immigrant-support service group, has been working with Pittsburgh's undocumented community for several years. She says ICE's increased enforcement creates the perception that all undocumented immigrants in Pittsburgh are being targeted ...
Pittsburgh has to wait on a quarterly distribution of several million dollars in state gambling funds because of a tie vote Tuesday among members of its last remaining financial oversight board. A resolution to release the money failed by a 2-2 vote of the five-member Intergovernmental Cooperation ...
In 2015, controversy surrounded the Pittsburgh Pride Festival and a rift formed within the LGBTQ community. The area's largest LGBTQ organization, the Delta Foundation, organizes Pride, and that year, some people took offense to Delta's choice of rapper Iggy Azalea as headliner for its concert event.
Pittsburgh is among the most popular cities for millennial homebuyers, according to a new study by LendingTree. See where in the top 10 Pittsburgh falls in our slideshow, near the top of the list alongside Youngstown, Ohio, and Scranton, Pa., according the data. Mortgage requests for buyers under 35 ...
Bares, who returned to Carnegie Robotics in August after helping Uber start its Advanced Technologies Center and self-driving car program in Pittsburgh, said he knows that people don't go looking for billboards when they are job hunting, but he hoped the message would stick and cause people to ...
Employees at Pittsburgh International Airport welcomed all travelers to their neighborhood on Friday just like Mister Rogers would have wanted. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the iconic children's TV show, “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,” and coinciding with the release of a Mister Rogers Forever ...
A project to reconstruct a six-block stretch of Smallman Street in Pittsburgh's Strip District and the landmark Produce Terminal is expected to start next month and disrupt parking and traffic in the area. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority plans to start replacing water and sewer lines from 16th Street to ...
Pittsburgh police arrested a suspect late Friday in the slaying Monday of a 22-year-old man in the South Side Slopes, police said. The suspect, Amasa Lamont Camp, is accused of criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license in the death of Shawn Brandon. Brandon was shot along Marengo ...
The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” The stamp pictures Rogers in his trademark cardigan along with King Friday, a puppet character from the show's ...
Their handmade March For Our Lives signs give no hint of their big role in creating the Pittsburgh march against gun violence. The two of them reached out to the public through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a web page. They contacted Mayor Bill Peduto via social media and he provided guidance on ...
And as he told the judge, 'But for alcohol, none of this would have ever happened," Difenderfer told Pittsburgh's Action News 4. "He's been out, doing well, training young fighters up in a gym in Clearfield County and seeing his kids, being a very proactive parent." Spadafora was the International Boxing ...

As adolescent drug abuse in the Commonwealth continues to be a problem, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has teamed with The Rite-Aid Foundation and The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to launch a Prescription Drug Safety Program in Pittsburgh area schools. Designed by technology ...
If you're an entrepreneur trying to launch a business in Pittsburgh, it might be getting easier, according to data released this week by Innovation Works and Ernst & Young to a packed house at Alloy 26 on the North Shore. Leon Hoffman, managing partner of EY's Pittsburgh office, opened the event by ...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A long-idled U.S. Steel plant says they will call back hundreds of employees and restart one of two blast furnaces in anticipation of increased demand for steel. The steelmaking facilities are at the company's Granite City Works plants in Illinois. U.S. Steel says the increased demand ...
March is all about celebrating womanhood, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential women in history whose inspirational stories helped pave the way for female empowerment and progress. These advocates and pioneers have contributed incredible things to not only women's history, but to the history of the ...
The Pittsburgh Film Office has announced an open casting call for Season 2 of the original series that will once again film in the area. Photos will be taken from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 in the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way in Ross. Paid background actors and featured background ...
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has yet to hear from Amazon about a visit, but he said company representatives are probably touring the city without his knowledge. The Seattle-based ecommerce giant two weeks ago began sending officials to visit cities that are competing to attract the company's second ...
Eighty percent of the people diagnosed with cancer in Pennsylvania will live outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. “With this new facility at AGH, we are establishing the academic core of a cancer care model that allows the vast majority of patients to be treated at the highest level in their communities,” ...
Ginuwine, the smooth R&B singer who launched his solo career in 1996 with the solo hit “Pony,” headlines the Pittsburgh '90s Block Party at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland. The singer, who recently appear on the UK reality show “Celebrity Big Brother 21,” is joined by Guy featuring Teddy Riley ...
If you want to swim with the “Sharks,” you might want to head for Rivers Casino. Pittsburgh's first local “Shark Tank” auditions are March 28 at the North Shore venue. While the lineup of regular Sharks — including Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban, who has denied recent allegations of a 2011 sexual assault ...
An active weather pattern will continue through the week as rounds of low pressure cycle through the Pittsburgh area, bringing rain, snow and sleet. Advertisement. Another round of accumulating snow is expected Thursday evening and into Friday, with 2-4 inches possible north and east of the city. In and ...
A lifelong resident of South Pittsburg, he was the son of the late George W. and Annie Smith Thompson, and a longtime member of Holly Avenue United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Democrat Club and the South Pittsburg Lions Club. John was a former Finance Commissioner and ...
The Pittsburg Police Department is working to make online sales and trades safer for people. The public exchange area at the Pittsburg Police Department gives people a place to safely exchange items they've sold or bought online. Patrol Sergeant Travis Bowman says it's under surveillance 24 hours a ...
Owner of Beezley Law Firm Sara Beezley, left, stands with Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Board Memeber Jeff Elliott after being honored as one of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Women of Distinction for her services in Crawford County in Dec. [STEPHANIE POTTER / THE ...
Pittsburg Community Theatre is thrilled to be a part of the continued growth of the arts in Pittsburg. Before we kick off 2018, we'd like to thank everyone who made our 2017 season possible. We started that season in March with “13,” a popular Broadway musical about surviving the teenage years, performed ...
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg residents have a new way to keep up on the doings at the City of Pittsburg. The city has created a blog to share city news and updates with the community. On Tuesday, Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall put up the first post on the city's accomplishments and projects the city has ...
Pittsburg Center is the first stop in the 10-mile eBART line, which will run from the Pittsburg-Bay Point BART station to Hillcrest Avenue station in Antioch. Pittsburg has been setting plans in motion to improve parking, biking and walking around the anticipated eBART station. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News ...
PITTSBURG, Kan. — It's been billed as a “full 90 minutes of laughter” as two veteran comics take the stage at Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel this Friday night. Dwayne Clark — and his famed guitar — start off the jokes at 8 p.m. before rolling right into John Bush's inspirational humor. Bush, a native of ...
PITTSBURG — Brandee Johnson has been helping local businesses grow through her business LimeLight Marketing, the only digital marketing firm in Southeast Kansas. LimeLight Owner Johnson was recently honored as one of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Women of Distinction.
The family will gather with friends for visitation at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg from 4-7 p.m. (Central) on Monday, Jan. 8. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Episcopal in South Pittsburg on Tuesday, Jan. 9, with the Rev. Kim Hobby, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests ...
SAN FRANCISCO — The decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy on federal marijuana enforcement sparked an outcry from Republicans and Democrats. Their criticism: Sessions was trampling on the rights of states that had decided to legalize pot for medical or ...
A sugar rush is coming to Pittsburg this weekend as Sugar Rush “Sweet Treats” opens its doors. The ribbon cutting takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday and signifies the grand opening of the ice cream and candy shop. . 3. Tool Time with Kevin. From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, ArtForms Gallery will present “Tool Time ...
The start of the 2018 legislative session in the Sunflower State kicks off next week. Some Southeast Kansas lawmakers outlined their priorities today in Pittsburg. There are a number of issues every Kansas lawmaker wants to see accomplished in the upcoming session. But all of them agree which one must ...
PITTSBURG — A medley of festivities celebrating the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Jan. 15. The 17th annual event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a song, a performance by a youngsters' African dance group, and remarks by civic leaders at Pittsburg City Hall, 65 Civic Ave.
Nearby residents called the Pittsburg County Water Rescue team about the deer after seeing it stuck on a pond near McAlester. Pittsburg County Emergency Management posted photos of the rescue on their Facebook page. They said it took about an hour to get the deer safely off the ice. The emergency ...
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A representative from Kansas Legal Services will offer a presentation on expungement in the state at noon Friday in the first floor meeting room of the Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut St. Expungement is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal ...
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg School District will hold a series of groundbreaking ceremonies to kick off the first phase of construction made possible by the 2017 passage of a $31 million bond issue. Upcoming construction work will include the addition of two classrooms that double as safe rooms at ...
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A Pittsburg man was arrested early Sunday morning in Oakland on suspicion of shining a laser multiple times onto a California Highway Patrol helicopter flying over a sideshow, CHP officials said. The 23-year-old may be charged with state and federal felonies and if convicted may ...
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The parks and recreation department will offer dog obedience classes and puppy “kindergarten” classes beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Lincoln Center, 710 W. Ninth St. The obedience class is designed for dogs at least 6 months old. The six-week course teaches positive-based training ...
Crawford County Authorities arrested a Pittsburg, Kansas, man on Thursday after his vehicle fit the description one one connected with suspected drug trafficking out of Colorado. Gavin Phillip Wood, 21, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and ...
Huston, a Farmers Insurance agent in Pittsburg, said she is humbled to have been chosen as the first Wonder Woman of the region. A graduate of Pittsburg State University, where she wrote her thesis on sexuality, she was active with the gay/straight alliance there, and she frequently shares her personal ...
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Board of Education is looking for input from the community on what it wants in a new superintendent. Residents and community members are invited to provide their feedback via two surveys that are available on the district's website, usd250.org. The "community survey" ...
The Thompson's yard covered in thousands of lights on Friday near 520th and 190th Streets in Pittsburg. Around six years ago Josh Thompson started to create the holiday scene which has grown year after year. He spends weeks preparing for the season setting up, repairing and creating decorations.
GIRARD — The Crawford County Sheriff's Department and City of Pittsburg received approval to move forward with a 911 dispatch partnership during the regular meeting of the Crawford County Commission Friday. Sheriff Dan Peak and Pittsburg Assistant City Manager Jay Byers presented a contract with ...


 

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