Sabrina Snyder, 9, was attacked by a Rottweiler at a neighbor’s home in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh in August 2014. (Photo by Njaimeh Njie/PublicSource)

What dog breeds bite the most in Allegheny County?

Bruiser. Chomper. Goon. These pooches were destined for trouble.

Dogs that bite — including a few others with the foreboding names of Notorious, Diablo, Adolf and Rebel — are named in quarantine reports managed by the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Terrell Thomas, pictured in front of the vacant lot that used to be his family home, lost his brother to gun violence in Beltzhoover in 2001. Sixteen years later, he’s troubled by persistent violence on the Hilltop. (Photo by Jeffrey Benzing/PublicSource)

The ‘new Pittsburgh’ takes root on the Hilltop. But gun violence remains.

The main drag was once a strip of busted pavement. Now there are tech startups, new boutiques and restaurants (as well as our newsroom). It’s a welcome change from negative attention for crime and violence that has stigmatized the area, along with neighboring Beltzhoover and Knoxville. But the Hilltop hasn't been able to shed its history of violence as the community has been revitalized.