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Funds for free summer lunches in Western Pa. 'being left on the table'

Jessica Eckert plans to take her four children to the Castle Shannon Library every weekday during their summer break. They play games, check out books ...

Allegheny County forensic investigator tackles cold cases

It's the middle of the night at the morgue and forensic investigator Jessica McMurray has called up a file on her computer. It's an unidentified ...

Springdale pinball store revives game's heyday

A Springdale teacher is keeping an American pastime alive in Pittsburgh. Frank Accetta, 47, collects and sells classic pinball machines at his newly relocated store — ...

Pittsburgh Catholic students bring relief to flooded West Virginia town 

A group of more than 100 students and adults from Pittsburgh's Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic high schools arrived Sunday in Webster Springs, W.Va., to ...

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Fatal crash closes portion of Route 51 between Jefferson Hills, Elizabeth

A fatal collision Monday morning has closed several lanes of Route 51 between Jefferson Hills and Elizabeth, reports Trib news partner WPXI-TV. An Allegheny County ...

Police: Man used child as human shield, released dog to attack

Police say a man used a child as a human shield and released a dog that attacked a police K-9 when officers approached him in ...

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Smaller, private drillers flex leaner muscles during downturn

In a shale gas industry known for big drilling rigs and boastful claims about monster wells, Callum Streeter values a more low-key approach. "We're not putting ...

Allegheny
Greenfield Bridge implosion blessing for some businesses, pain for others

Call it the ups and downs of Pittsburgh's Greenfield Bridge coming down and starting to go back up. Some businesses reported a dip in customers in ...

Westmoreland
Penn Township family operation raising 1,820 pheasants for sale to sportsmen's groups

Cheryl Fallat of Penn Township is in the middle of a huge task — raising about 1,820 baby pheasants to sell to sportsmen's clubs in ...

Valley News Dispatch
Valley area amateur radio operators enjoy friendly competition of Field Day event

Operating on battery power and using temporary antennas, the Skyview Radio Society made about 1,200 contacts with other amateur radio operators during its annual Field ...

Sports
Kuhl wins major league debut as Pirates edge Kershaw, Dodgers 

Before he took the mound for his major league debut Sunday, Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl seemed unfazed by the hype. "It ought to be fun," the ...

Pirates notebook: Searage raves about new rehab technique for pitchers

Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage is hopeful a new rehab technique will allow Gerrit Cole and Ryan Vogelsong to come back better than they were ...

Shaler graduate Russo leaves mark at Pitt-Greensburg softball

Being involved with fall ball in a few months will be a strange experience for Morgan Russo. The Shaler graduate is a semester away from ...

Hampton's Geis tackles award for community service

It takes a good football player to start both ways for a perennial playoff program such as the Hampton Talbots. It takes a better person ...

Freeport Little League, North and South Buffalo unite to benefit youth players

It was a cold, dark November night when the future of Freeport youth baseball began to brighten. Exiting a school board meeting at Freeport High ...

LaBar: Pittsburgh native is rising star in pro wrestling

Sam Adonis is a rising star in pro wrestling who has spent the past eight years under the radar. Growing up in Monroeville as Sam ...

Lifestyles
Fanfare: James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series comes to Mattress Factory

The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series returned to Pittsburgh on June 21. At the Mattress Factory on the North Side, chef Justin ...

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Horror in Twin Falls

Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special-interest groups trying to suppress the story and ...

Eric Heyl
Rendell: Friend to politicians in need (of a good attorney)

Even the corrupt need a champion. In Pennsylvania, crooked politicians have theirs in former Gov. Ed Rendell. Much like Will Rogers never met a man ...

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