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    Wilmerding man going to prison for shootout with police
    A Wilmerding man will serve 5½ to 11 years in prison for trading gunfire with Pittsburgh police officers, an Allegheny County judge ordered Wednesday. Monte Blair, 40, was shot five … -- By Adam Brandolph
    'We're so proud' Obama says of CCAC West Hills Center students
    The federal government could spend as much as $600 million on competitive job training and apprenticeship grant programs that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce in … -- By Mike Wereschagin
    Pirates notebook: Walker's razor a right-handed swing solution
    CINCINNATI — When examining competing theories for a solution to a problem, sometimes the simpler choice is best. Neil Walker went into the offseason well aware of the criticism regarding … -- By Travis Sawchik
    UPMC to city: Try to tax our subsidiaries
    The city of Pittsburgh can’t challenge UPMC’s tax-exempt status, but it can go after taxes from the healthcare giant’s 44 subsidiaries, an attorney for UPMC argued Wednesday in Allegheny County … -- By Adam Brandolph
    Breaking down Thursday's Pirates-Brewers game
    X-factors Pirates beat reporter  Travis Sawchik’s inside look at Thursday’s game: • Edinson Volquez has struggled mightily against two Brewers stars. Center fielder Carlos Gomez has a career .353 average … -- By Travis Sawchik
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    RMU class holds pie-eating contest benefit
    A pie-eating contest was held Friday, April 11, 2014, at Robert Morris University’s Nicholson Center to raise money for the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. The event was organized by Sewickley … -- By Kristina Serafini
    Quaker Valley board to begin interviewing superintendent candidates
    Quaker Valley school board members will begin interviewing superintendent candidates later this month, district leaders said. “We are pleased with the quantity and quality of the applicant pool,” board Vice … -- By Bobby Cherry
    PNC posts 7 percent rise in 1Q profit
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. posted a 7 percent increase in first-quarter earnings as efforts to control costs helped offset lower revenue. “It was a good quarter for us highlighted … -- By Chris Fleisher
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    Mon Valley communities plan cleanup day activities
    Communities large and small are rounding up volunteers to give local neighborhoods a spring cleaning. Maintaining the Earth Day tradition of clearing trash and debris from neighborhood parks and roadways, … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo
    Derry Area High School students aim to raise piglets for fair
    Spring has finally sprung, and Derry Area High School’s Agriculture/Horticulture building is teeming with new life — specifically, a dozen piglets born last month. The school’s agriculture program purchased a … -- By Greg Reinbold
    Penn-Trafford hurler Smith among area's best
    Penn-Trafford pitcher Tyler Smith isn’t about to let one hiccup Monday spoil his senior season. After losing his first game of the season to rival Norwin, Smith said he can’t … -- By Paul Schofield
    A-K Valley students offer Franklin Regional 'strong' support
    A week ago, Valley High School English teacher Rachael Link got an email from a student calling for action. “Last Wednesday, Catherine Armstrong emailed me and said, ‘We need to … -- By R.A. Monti
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    284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
    SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving … -- By The Associated Press
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    Woman charged in Schuylkill County stabbing death
    MAHANOY CITY — An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her mother’s boyfriend in December. Kimberly Hons, 33, of Mahanoy City was charged Tuesday with … -- By The Associated Press
    1 of 2 men on trial in slaying outside Montgomery County bar
    NORRISTOWN — A prosecutor says a man on trial in a shooting death outside a southeastern Pennsylvania bar a year ago “laid in wait” along with his cousin for the … -- By The Associated Press
    150-plus birds seized at fighting venue in W.Va.
    OAKVALE, W.Va. — Law enforcement officials who cited two Mercer County brothers for staging cockfights say they seized six fighting roosters and more than 150 birds. The weekend bust was … -- By The Associated Press
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    Husband-wife resignations leave Lincoln short-handed
    Lincoln has two vacancies left by the resignations of a husband and wife. Council voted on Tuesday 3-1 to accept the resignation of Councilwoman Ruth Kvasnak. It voted 3-1 to … -- By Michael Divittorio
    Duquesne police make drug arrest
    Police found something up the sleeve — or more accurately, the pants leg — of a Duquesne man during a traffic stop Monday. Police Chief Richard Adams said an officer … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Glassport council to crack down on absentee landlords
    Glassport is looking to crack down on issues stemming from absentee landlords and their problematic properties. Mayor Rosemary Bradley said during a council meeting Tuesday that the borough is planning … -- By Tim Karan
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    Obama justifies reducing prison term for trafficker
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order. White … -- By The Associated Press
    Louis Freeh gets expedited appeal to Graham Spanier suit
    STATE COLLEGE — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will make his case next month before the state Superior Court that the defamation case against him shouldn’t be delayed while ex-Penn … -- By Centre Daily Times
    Panel will examine military justice system
    WASHINGTON — Under pressure from Congress to re-examine the way it handles sexual assault cases, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday a comprehensive review of the entire military-justice system. “It’s … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    T. rex gets the red-carpet treatment at Smithsonian
    WASHINGTON — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection. Paleontologists and curators revealed … -- By The Associated Press
    At least 5 women linked to sexual torture case in St. Louis
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to … -- By The Associated Press
    Immigration activists threaten Obama, Democrats
    WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations … -- By The Associated Press
    Mass. can't ban painkiller, judge rules
    BOSTON — A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. The maker of the drug, Zogenix, argued in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by … -- By The Associated Press
    Study says regular pot use affects the brain
    Using marijuana a few times a week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures, according to a new study published on Tuesday in The Journal of Neuroscience. “Just casual … -- By USA Today
    Investment analyst to get Medal of Honor
    WASHINGTON — A veteran will receive the Medal of Honor for valor shown in Afghanistan battle, the White House announced on Tuesday. President Obama will present the nation’s highest military … -- By McClatchy Newspapers
    Ukraine bares teeth as troops repel rebels
    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces turned away an attack on Tuesday by 30 gunmen at an airport, … -- By The Associated Press
    Dinner in Minutes: Souvlaki (Lamb Kabobs) with Lentils and Rice Pilaf
    Barbecued, skewered lamb, called souvlaki, is sold as a quick meal on many street corners in Athens. A simple Greek marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, oregano and garlic flavors … -- By Linda Gassenheimer
    Healthy Eating: A light, airy fruit pudding from America's past
    Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had … -- By The Associated Press
    Court upholds EPA emissions restrictions
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its … -- By From Wire and Staff Reports
    High court protester gets time served; rant put online
    WASHINGTON — A demonstrator who interrupted arguments during a Supreme Court session in February and whose group posted video of the protest online — a first for the court — … -- By The Associated Press
    Norwin deals No. 1 Penn-Trafford 1st loss
    Norwin right-handed pitcher Noah Smith said the Knights were clamoring Monday afternoon during the entire bus ride to Penn-Trafford while they ignored rainy conditions that let up just in time … -- By Dave Mackall
    Matijevic, Norwin baseball team continuing offensive onslaught
    Norwin baseball coach Mike Liebdzinski knows how he would pitch to J.J. Matijevic if he ever faced that situation. Perhaps luckily for him, he’ll never have to. Matijevic, the Knights’ … -- By Doug Gulasy
    Penn-Trafford boys tennis looks to clinch playoff berth
    The Penn-Trafford boys tennis team again finds itself in the mix for one of the three playoff spots from Section 1-AAA. Unlike the past three seasons, however, the Warriors are … -- By Doug Gulasy
    Norwin softball team focused on fundamentals
    At the midway point of the Section 1-AAAA schedule, it’s time for the Norwin softball team to go back to the basics. Before Thursday’s 12-2 loss to section rival Penn-Trafford, … -- By Gary Horvath
    District college notes: St. Vincent women's lacrosse runs win streak to 5
    The St. Vincent women’s lacrosse team continued its winning ways over the weekend after scoring a 17-10 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. It was the fifth straight victory for the … -- By Staff Reports
    St. Vincent women's track team finds early success
    Eight is enough, for now. Earlier this spring, St. Vincent College fielded a women’s track and field team for the first time, and the eight-member squad is already making noise … -- By Kevin Ritchart
    Deer Lakes drilling OK
    I thank Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald for conducting a local meeting regarding gas drilling and Deer Lakes Park. Environmental extremists from outside the area attended the meeting and were … -- By Tribune-Review
    Tragedy's ramifications III
    The tragedy at Franklin Regional Senior High School should prove a point against gun control. It doesn’t take guns to cause such a horrible ordeal. A mentally disturbed person with … -- By Tribune-Review
    Tragedy's ramifications I
    In light of the recent event at Franklin Regional Senior High School, I am reminded of many tragedies that have occurred in this great country throughout our many years. Senseless … -- By Tribune-Review
    Tragedy's ramifications II
    Regarding the Franklin Regional Senior High School stabbing attacks, I think we can predict the reaction from the NRA and its political puppets in Harrisburg and Washington. Fearing commonsense reactions … -- By Tribune-Review
    Don't expand state Medicaid — reform it
    Medicaid expansion is an expensive endeavor that studies show does not provide better or more-affordable health care. Many of the plans Pennsylvania legislators are considering would use federal dollars to … -- By Matthew Glans
    Easter egg hunt planned at Norvelt field
    There will be an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. Saturday at the Norvelt track walking field in Mt. Pleasant Township. Everyone is welcome. • Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is sponsoring … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Top Sports Pics - April 15, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Norwin track and field teams take sixth place at invitational
    With many of the season’s biggest meets looming in the not-too-distant future, Norwin’s track and field athletes got an early look at some of their top competition from across the … -- By Doug Gulasy
    The Nevada standoff
    It’s appalling that the federal Bureau of Land Management escalated a long-running dispute with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy into an armed standoff — and that it took a courageous show … -- By Tribune-Review
    Norwin boys tennis team working to win tight matches
    The Norwin boys tennis team keeps finding itself in close matches. As the season winds toward its conclusion, the Knights are working to get on the right end of those … -- By Doug Gulasy
    Penn-Trafford track and field competes at Butler
    The Penn-Trafford track and field teams took a detour from their usual spring routine last week. Rather than compete in the annual Latrobe Wildcat/Lady Spartan Invitational, held Saturday at Latrobe’s … -- By Doug Gulasy
    Penn-Trafford softball rounding into form
    After suffering a 7-6 loss to Hempfield a week ago, the Penn-Trafford softball team sat at 3-2, good for fourth place in Section 1-AAAA, and feared the worst. “They were … -- By Gary Horvath
    Review: 'Heaven Is for Real' has a relatable view of family issues
    “Heaven Is for Real” is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who, after major surgery, tells his father — a local minister — that he’s been … -- By Rick Bentley
    Resurrection? Really?
    Maris Sanner in her April 13 letter “Resurrection is real” says the case is closed on Jesus’ resurrection. The case is not closed. Read the Gospel accounts of the visit … -- By Tribune-Review
    Penn-Trafford moves on after loss to Norwin
    The race for the Section 2-AAAA championship just got a little bit tighter for the Penn-Trafford baseball team. The Warriors, who led the section outright heading into the week, dropped … -- By Doug Gulasy
    The Obama/Biden visit: Oh, the irony
    Day and evening classes are canceled Wednesday at Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center in North Fayette. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are due to … -- By Tribune-Review
    Dead (& dying) ideologies
    On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages and in our think tanks, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline … -- By Pat Buchanan
    Former PSO music director Maazel to miss several Boston Symphony dates
    Former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Lorin Maazel has had to withdraw from several performances. Over the weekend, he was to lead the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in … -- By Tribune-Review
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