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Auditor General targets Pennsylvania Game Commission for mismanagement, hunting drop


Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Tuesday that he will audit the state Game Commission at the urging of Democratic and Republican lawmakers, who have ...

Pittsburgh region’s Jewish population is growing, prosperous and moving to suburbs, study finds

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Lois Smolovitz, 90, and Ruth Fineberg, 89, grew up in Pittsburgh, raised families here and have no plans of leaving anytime soon. The Squirrel Hill ...

Accused New Ken cop killer wants lawyer who helped Ray Shetler Jr. beat murder charge

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The man accused of fatally shooting New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw wants a new lawyer. Rahmael Sol Holt, 29, of Natrona, told Westmoreland County ...

Boy made gun noises to Greensburg Salem Middle School teacher, police say

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A teenaged boy is being charged with terroristic threats for making machine gun noises in class and threatening a Greensburg Salem Middle School teacher, said ...

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Illinois company will make 40 chimes for Flight 93 Tower of Voices

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A central Illinois percussion manufacturer has won the contract to make 40 wind chimes for the Flight 93 National Memorial Tower of Voices, the Peoria ...

Man who shot video of Pizza Milano assault killed in weekend crash

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The witness who shot the video of the alleged assault of a woman in Uptown’s Pizza Milano last month died in a car crash over ...


Flu cases finally dropping in Western Pennsylvania


The fierce flu season may have finally peaked in Western Pennsylvania and across the state At the very least, it has plateaued. “I hope we ...


Hollywood Theater in Dormont to reopen under new ownership Friday with ‘Black Panther’

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The Hollywood Theater in Dormont has been through some ups and downs, closures and reopenings as various entities have tried to keep the historic single-screen ...


Amazon to expand office in Pittsburgh, add 125 jobs

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Amazon has plans to more than double its tech-focused workforce in Pittsburgh, the company announced Tuesday. Amazon will add 125 new jobs in machine translation ...


Two arrested near Delmont after undercover cocaine buy outside bar

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Two men were arrested Friday on drug-related charges after members of the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force set up a controlled cocaine buy in the ...

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study


The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of ...

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure ...


Trump urges Pa. Republicans to fight new congressional districts

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A Tuesday-morning tweet from President Donald Trump urged Pennsylvania Republicans to fight the new congressional district map imposed by the state Supreme Court and seemed ...

Region sets warm-weather record, but backslide on the way

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The western Pennsylvania region has officially set a record for warm weather today, even as cooler weather is set to return tomorrow night. The official ...


Trump endorses Mitt Romney in his run for Senate in Utah

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President Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah, writing on Twitter that ...

Court-imposed redistricting map changes boundaries for millions of Pennsylvanians

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Millions of Pennsylvanians could find themselves voting in new congressional districts as soon as May under a new map imposed Monday by the state Supreme ...

Steelers TE Jesse James sounds off on ‘catch’ that wasn’t

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UNIVERSITY PARK — A young teenage boy strolled up to Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James on Saturday and, before posing for a photo, he ...


Sweet cravings: Is sugar an addiction or can it cause one?


If you do an online search about sugar, you may become convinced that it’s evil and addictive — and that your sweet tooth will lead ...

Robin Williams’ suicide followed by ‘copycat’ deaths


“Hanged.” The front page of the New York Daily News said it all in one word on Aug. 13, 2014. Above the capital letters, which ...


Third bald eagle egg of season in Pittsburgh captured via Hays webcam

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A Pittsburgh bald eagle has laid the third egg of the nesting season. Observers spotted the egg as a female bird stood up in its ...

Monday, Feb 19

Rahmael Holt to be arraigned Tuesday in Officer Brian Shaw shooting case

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The man accused of fatally shooting New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw last year is scheduled to appear in a Westmoreland County courtroom Tuesday morning ...

‘Extreme’ freeze-thaw spikes pothole complaints in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties

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Pittsburgh street crews were dealing with 2,000 potholes Monday — and the number is climbing, Public Works Director Mike Gable said. A long period of ...

Pa. court issues new congressional map; GOP likely to challenge

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that ...

Pittsburghers use Parkway East ‘bathtub’ flooding for ‘epic’ photo op

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Flooding in the ‘bathtub’ section of Interstate 376 has caused detours around and cleanup of that section of the Parkway East. But some daring and ...

Sunday, Feb 18

‘Dr. Oz’ appearance part of healing, says wife of suspended Leechburg chief Mike Diebold

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Danielle Reinke, the estranged wife of suspended Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold, is tired of others writing her story. “I will no longer allow anyone ...

Patients reunite with caregivers during annual UPMC Mercy Burn Survivor Sunday


UPMC Mercy Burn Center held its annual Burn Survivor Sunday on Feb. 18. During the “Under the Sea”-themed event, patients got the chance to reunite ...

Aquitted cop killer Ray Shetler Jr. remains jailed on $100,000 bond

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Ray A. Shetler Jr. remained in jail Sunday after he was acquitted of murdering St. Clair police Officer Lloyd Reed. Shetler, 33, has been behind ...

Saturday, Feb 17

Wife of suspended police Chief Diebold to appear on ‘Dr. Oz’ Thursday

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The estranged wife of suspended Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold is scheduled to appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” this week. According to the Dr. ...

James Harrison shows up to Brett Keisel’s ‘Shear Da Beard’

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Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison made a cameo Friday night at ex-teammate Brett Keisel’s annual “Shear Da Beard” event. Keisel, a former defensive lineman for ...

Pittsburgh’s John-Henry Krueger earns silver in short track speedskating

Samuel Girard yelled and signaled No. 1 with both index fingers as he crossed the finish line first. Just behind him, John-Henry Krueger spread his ...

Pittsburgh area to see some snow Saturday amidst flooding

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The Pittsburgh area is under a flood warning until Sunday morning but could see some snow flurries later Saturday. According to the National Weather Service ...

Friday, Feb 16

Democrat Conor Lamb says new gun laws not needed to prevent violence

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Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb said Friday that new gun laws aren’t the answer to preventing more mass shootings like the one at a Florida ...

How much is medical marijuana in Pennsylvania? Prices are coming into focus

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Patrick Nightingale was thrilled with the product, but not necessarily the price. He paid $70 at the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary in Butler when it opened ...

Ray Shetler Jr. not guilty in deadly police officer shooting

After six days of testimony and more than 20 hours of jury deliberations, Ray Shetler Jr. was found not guilty of murder Friday in the ...

Police apprehend student after Snapchat post shuts down Franklin Regional schools

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The student who authorities believe posted a threatening Snapchat photo that shut down the Franklin Regional School District on Friday is in custody, according to ...