RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh told supporters at a vigil that she was glad to see her son's life celebrated at a place that meant so much to him...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he fled a traffic stop are suing the officer's former employer— the University of Pittsburgh— for failing to properly discipline him or record performance issues in his personnel file...
Mark Salvas, executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, has resigned because of backlash from Democrats over two Facebook posts. One was a picture of him and his wife aside the words, "I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross."
East Pittsburgh officials remain in talks with local, county and state police forces in an effort to find a department to patrol the borough should it disband its own police department.
"We're getting closer," said council president Dennis Simon.
Penn Hills and Monroeville police departments are hosting another Citizens Police Academy this fall.
The eight-week course will be the second offered this year. The first was held in the spring.
Fire Rosfeld now
The East Pittsburgh Police Department must fire Michael Rosfeld now. To keep him on the force sends a message that the death of Antwon Rose II is an acceptable part of police work.
"Bring the hoses?"
In Arnold, a long road to recovery after a mayor's terrible comment, and across Westmoreland, a hard lesson about choices for its future:
As a leader in community philanthropy dealing every day with challenges facing our region, I've been shocked at the news reports of racist-tinged comments from Arnold's top elected official.
Why no Fuller outrage?
Will someone please explain to me why there are no protests, no roads being blockaded, no videos and no one expressing outrage over the murder of 18-year-old Jomarcus Fuller in the East Hills on June 30 ("18-year-old killed in East Hills shooting Saturday night," July 1, TribLIVE)?
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said he's giving "careful consideration" to a black attorney's offer to serve as special prosecutor in the case of an East Pittsburgh police officer charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose.
Michelle Kenny didn't want to be alone on what would have been her son Antwon Rose's 18th birthday Thursday, less than a month after he was shot and killed.
Instead of spending it alone, the family of Antwon Rose threw him a party and invited anyone who wanted to stop by.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station...