Ex-Pittsburgh police chief gets 18 months for corruption

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's former top cop will spend 18 months in jail after being sentenced Tuesday on federal corruption charges, a judge has ruled.

Arrest made in shooting near Pittsburgh high school

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A suspect was arrested in a shooting near a Pittsburgh high school after classes were let out Wednesday that left three students wounded, police said.
Pittsburgh shooting injures 3 high school students

Pittsburgh shooting injures 3 high school students

Nov. 13 (UPI) --Three male students were shot near Pittsburgh's Brashear High School on Wednesday.
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ID thieves target Pittsburgh city staff

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Pittsburgh mayor fulfills Super Bowl bet

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl fulfilled his Super Bowl bet by shoveling a snow-covered church walkway and flying a Green Bay city flag.
G20 summit cost Pittsburgh $12.2 million

G20 summit cost Pittsburgh $12.2 million

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's costs for hosting last September's two-day Group of 20 nations summit was $12.2 million, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says.

Pittsburgh mayor drops tuition tax push

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's bid to levy a tuition tax on city colleges and universities has been shelved, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Monday.
Pitt. mayor seeks delay on tuition vote

Pitt. mayor seeks delay on tuition vote

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl called Wednesday for the postponement of a City Council vote on his proposal to levy a city tax on college tuition.

Pittsburgh eyeing tuition tax for students

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said he wants to impose a 1 percent tax on tuition paid by students at the city's seven colleges and universities.
Pittsburgh debates G20

Pittsburgh debates G20

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Now that the prime ministers and presidents have departed Pittsburgh officials plan to review the city's handling of the Group of 20 Summit.
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Luke Ravenstahl
PIttsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl attends the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens on November 26, 2006 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens shut out the Steelers 27-0. (UPI Photo/ Mark Goldman)

Luke Robert Ravenstahl (born February 6, 1980) is the current Mayor of Pittsburgh. In September 2006, he became the youngest mayor in Pittsburgh's history at the age of 26. He is among the youngest mayors of a major city in American history.

A graduate of North Catholic High School, Ravenstahl attended the University of Pittsburgh before graduating from Washington & Jefferson College. Four months after his graduation, aged 23, he ran for a seat on the Pittsburgh City Council. He was elected and took office in January 2004 before being appointed City Council President in December 2005. After the death of Pittsburgh mayor Bob O'Connor, Ravenstahl became the acting mayor, per the city's charter, on September 1, 2006. He later won a special election in 2007, and a regular election in 2009.

Ravenstahl's father, Robert P. Ravenstahl Jr., is a district magistrate on the Northside, serving Wards 26 & 27, and head coach for the North Catholic High School football team. His grandfather, Robert P. Ravenstahl Sr., represented the 20th legislative district as a state representative, was a Democratic ward leader in the North Side, and was defeated in the 1976 Democratic primary by a young Tom Murphy, who would go on to become mayor himself. Ravenstahl's mother was a crossing guard in the neighborhood of Manchester and is currently a teacher's aide with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Ravenstahl is the eldest of three brothers.

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