Lightning strikes behind a tree in Oakmont as storms passed through the region early Friday morning, March 16, 2012.
A standoff in East Liberty ended peacefully Sunday night when two men surrendered to police. The Pittsburgh Police SWAT team was called out to a house on Rippey Street where a suspect or suspects who may have shot a teenager nearby were believed to be hiding this evening, dispatchers said. The shooting occurred near North Euclid Street just before 5:45 p.m., and a teenage male was taken to UPMC Presbyterian with gunshot wounds to the back and arm. Witnesses told police that two men matching the suspected shooters' descriptions ran into a house in the 5800 block of Rippey Street, and SWAT personnel were responding to the scene by 6 p.m. The standoff ended about 7:55 p.m. when the two men came out of the house.
Dennis McManus, Government Relations & Advocacy Manager at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, looks at bowls at the Food Bank and Just Harvest's 17th Empty Bowls Dinner at Rodef Shalom on Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2012.
John Mitruski, a retired Thomas Jefferson teacher and football coach at the high school, who is still head girls’ softball coach at TJ, has undergone three bypasses to correct a 90 percent blockage of his heart. He's in rehab now but is still coaching the softball team this season.
Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Linda Lane speaks at a community forum on Thursday at the Bidwell Presbyterian Church on the North Side.
Dan Fisher, 15, a freshman works in an App Lab at South Fayette High School on Wednesday afternoon, February 23, 2012. The students use Android-based tablet computers to program their own games and applications, in the final lesson of the schools' App Lab program.
Elena Tselishcheva, a performer with "Pop Goes the Rock" by Cirque Dreams, hula hoops for children at Children's Hospital on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
(Top) The view from the loading docks of the iconic Produce Terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District on Saturday, February 18, 2012. (Bottom) Neil Stanton Jr., 58, an employee with Coosemans of Pittsburgh, works on the loading docks of the iconic Produce Terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.
Neil Alexander, 46, and his wife Suzanne, 44, pose for a portrait at their home in O' Hara Township on Wednesday afternoon, February 15, 2012. Neil, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, has launched a fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation to raise public awareness and support research on the disease.
Ashley Dishman, 20, a student at the University of Pittsburgh, hands out Ramen Noodles at an event at Pitt on Friday afternoon, where Voices for Planned Parenthood handed out $600 worth of Ramen Noodles, the equivalent of one year's worth of copays for birth control.