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Monday - August 12, 2013

| Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch
Apollo-Ridge senior defensive lineman Tyler Baustert cools down during a break at the first official football practice of the season in Kiski Township on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Heart transplant recipient Richard Gates, who created the Tour de Second Chance bike ride in 2008 to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation, support the transplant community and celebrate the athlete he has nurtured with his new donor heart, talks with Lawrence Thompson at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side on Monday afternoon. Thompson is being evaluated for a position on the waiting list for a possible heart transplant. Gates, accompanied (in a car) by his wife Barbara, will bike more than 700 miles, stopping at hospitals along the way to meet with transplant candidates and recent recipients and offering encouragement to those living with heart disease. This year, they are kicking off the ride in Pittsburgh and traveling back to their home in Boston.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Angela Mazzocca, who received a heart transplant seven weeks ago, signs the cycling jersey of fellow heart transplant recipient Richard Gates during a meeting on Monday, August 12, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side. Gates established the Tour de Second Chance bike ride in 2008 to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation, support the transplant community and celebrate the athlete he has nurtured with his new donor heart. Gates — accompanied by his wife, Barbara, who rides along in a vehicle — is biking more than 700 miles, stopping at hospitals along the way to meet with transplant candidates and recent recipients and offering encouragement to those living with heart disease. This year, they kicked off the journey in Pittsburgh and will travel back to their home in Boston.
Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch
With police watching in the background, a man threatens to jump off the Tarentum Bridge on Monday, August 12, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Simeon Bell of Charleroi takes some batting practice at the Charleroi Veterans Field batting cage on Monday, August 12, 2013. He tries to get in some practice at least once a day before he returns to Asbury University in Kentucky.
Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch
A state trooper takes down information from a truck that was involved in a two-vehicle accident along Route 28 on Monday in O'Hara.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Bob Glidden, a worker from the Allegheny Health Department Rabies Control Team throws raccoon rabies vaccine bait, small plastic packets coated with fishmeal around the woods surrounding the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Reserve Township during the 12th annual raccoon rabies vaccine baiting program Monday, August 12, 2013.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Bob Glidden, a worker from the Allegheny Health Department Rabies Control Team throws raccoon rabies vaccine bait — small plastic packets coated with fishmeal — near the woods surrounding the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Reserve Township during the 12th annual raccoon rabies vaccine baiting program on Monday, August 12, 2013.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Bob Glidden (left) and Joe Witzel, workers with the Allegheny Health Department Rabies Control Team, toss raccoon rabies vaccine bait on Monday, August 12, 2013, near the woods surrounding the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Reserve. Their efforts are part of the 12th annual raccoon rabies vaccine baiting program. The bait consists of small plastic packets coated with fishmeal.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Joseph Mester, 63, of Mt. Oliver watches as workers from Coastal Drilling East gauge the extent of mine subsidence on his property on Monday, August 12, 2013.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Joseph Mester, 63, of Mt. Oliver watches as workers from Coastal Drilling East work on his property on Monday, August 12, 2013.
Lindsay Dill | Tribune-Review
A flock of geese breaks into the thick fog that blanketed Beaver Run Reservoir on August 12, 2013.
Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
Members of the Hempfield Area Senior High School cross country team train at Spartan Stadium on Aug. 12, 2013.

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