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Friday - March 8, 2013

| Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Jasmine Goldband
A Duquense Light worker keeps a watchful eye on a utility pole as a Dodge Intrepid is towed from the scene of an auto accident at Pauline Place at Pauline Avenue in Beechview Friday. Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Alicia Marin (center), 25, of Paraguay, protests outside of McDonald's in Downtown with fellow student guestworker and National Guestworker Alliance (GSA) member Jorge Rios (right), 27, of Argentina, on Friday, March 8, 2013. The student guestworkers say they paid $3,000 each to participate in the US State Department's J-1 student guestworker program, which is advertised as an outlet for the 'American experience', with opportunities for decent work, cultural exchange and travel. Instead, the students say they have been exploited by the McDonalds they are employed by through the program. They have held a work stoppage at three McDonald's in the Harrisburg, PA area meant 'to expose sub-minimum wage pay, wage theft, overpriced substandard housing, and retaliation against students to suppress lawful complaints.' Student guestworkers are demanding a face-to-face meeting with McDonald's CEO Don Thompson to explain their complaints and solutions.
Jeanette Sinyangwe and her son Asher, 15 months, of Bridgeville, take part in the weekly Babies and Books program at the Bridgeville Public Library Freiday, March 8, 2013. Heidi Murrin PIttsburgh Tribune-Review
Firefighters attempt to put out a house fire at 328 5th Ave. in Rankin, Friday. Seven different fire companies responded to the fire. Photo taken March 8, 2013. Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Firefighters attempt to put out a house fire at 328 5th Ave. in Rankin, Friday. Seven different fire companies responded to the fire. Photo taken March 8, 2013. Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
As his attorney David Shrager (right) listens, Thomas Jason Smith gestures toward his back as he describes when a Millvale police officer used a Taser to shock him while he was in custody. Smith gave an interview from his family home in Millvale, Friday, March 8, 2013.
Eric Felack, Valley News Dispatch
In what will become a ritual for many A-K Valley drivers with the warmer weather approaching, a motorist uses a spray hose at the Kiski Kar Wash in Allegheny Township to get the salt off his vehicle on Friday morning, March 8, 2013. Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch

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