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    Clairton man arrested on drug, weapon charges
    A Clairton man has been jailed because police confiscated guns and drugs from his home Thursday. Officers from Clairton and Elizabeth executed a narcotics search warrant at 3102 Miles Ave. … -- By Michael Divittorio
    Manor Township considers tax break
    Manor Township may offer a tax break to residents and businesses building new properties or making improvements on existing ones. Supervisors are considering offering 10-year tax breaks through the state … -- By Julie E. Martin
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    Homework: Property Bros. offer book on house repairs
    The Property Brothers have a book for you. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release HGTV reality stars Jonathan and Drew Scott’s “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & … -- By Tribune-Review
    Celebrity Homes: Danny Thomas built his California home in 1970
    During the Golden Age of Television, no one was a bigger star than Danny Thomas. The comedian and philanthropist was the good-natured, wise but occasionally bumbling father in the television … -- By
    Review: Malala's light shines through flawed documentary
    Chances are, you’re already familiar with Malala Yousafszai, the young activist and Nobel laureate who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan. But with Davis Guggenheim’s … -- By Katie Walsh
    'Normal' pitfalls
    The recent mass shooting in Oregon has once again sparked the debate about gun control and mental health issues. While putting guns in the hands of mentally ill individuals is … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Laurels & Lances
    Laurel: To Greensburg Salem high schoolers. This year’s homecoming queen, senior Emma Slezak, is quite active in volunteer activities and has many accomplishments to her credit. Indeed, students nominated and … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
    Best wishes: To the Pittsburgh Pirates. The venerable National League franchise couldn’t get it together Wednesday night in the one-and-done wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs, falling 4-0 in a … -- By Tribune-Review
    Some gun common sense, please
    According to The Associated Press, the mother of the Oregon gunman who killed nine and injured nine “told investigators he was struggling with some mental health issues.” Yes, he was. … -- By Francis Wilkinson
    WQED beyond repair?
    WQED’s implosion was decades in the making. By 1992, its output of national TV programming had dwindled to almost nothing, save for “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The National Geographic specials left. “The Infinite … -- By Tribune-Review
    Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
    Lance: To the Armstrong County Prison Board. The board promised transparency in the investigation and aftermath of a jail trusty’s escape, during which he allegedly murdered a woman. But at … -- By Tribune-Review
    Govt.'s favorite forms of welfare
    Adoption of an annual budget is a core function of government. Yet both the federal and state governments have failed to get the job done. At the national level, there … -- By Lowman S. Henry
    Data misrepresented
    I am concerned about the chart that ran with the story “Alle-Kiski Valley PSSA scores higher than state standards.” The chart features the percent of students who scored “proficient” on … -- By Tribune-Review
    The Pa. budget: Wolf's hard head
    We used to think that Gov. Tom Wolf had a fairly large hole in his head — one born of naiveté, given how so many of his nonsensical policy prescriptions … -- By Tribune-Review
    NFL notebook: Ex-Pitt RB Lewis signs 2-year extension with Patriots
    Patriots running back Dion Lewis signed a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season, according to multiple reports. The deal is worth nearly $5 million and prevents Lewis, a former … -- By Wire Reports
    Ten Commandments monument in Connellsville moves to church property next to senior high
    The Ten Commandments monument, covered since 2012, was moved Thursday from the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High to its new home — on church property, right next to the … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Nobel laureate Alexievich of Belarus elevates world view of journalism
    Svetlana Alexievich is a voice of the people. The Belarusian journalist, who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature for a body of work that she has described as “a … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    FDA sued for failing to regulate salt in food
    WASHINGTON — A prominent consumer advocacy group sued the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday for failing to regulate the amount of salt in the nation’s food supply. The Center … -- By Tribune News Service
    Despite poor weather, Hempfield Community Days still nets profit
    Rain dampened some of the atmosphere and attendance at Hempfield Community Days last month, but the event still came out with a small profit. The event brought just under $39,000 … -- By Renatta Signorini
    'Student Voice' lets opinions be heard by Greensburg Salem administrators
    Before Greensburg Salem School District implements new programs or initiatives, it asks for feedback from its students. The district started its Student Voice program about four years ago, and it … -- By Jacob Tierney
    Long-awaited New Stanton municipal building to be dedicated Saturday
    Bonnie King has turned to history books and her memories as she prepares to give the keynote speech during the dedication of New Stanton’s new municipal building. Five generations of … -- By Bob Stiles
    Steelers hoping to establish run early against San Diego
    The San Diego Chargers are 29th against the run. It is an escapable fact that’s hard to ignore for running back Le’Veon Bell, who rushed for 129 yards in a … -- By Ralph N. Paulk
    Russia missiles fall short of Syria, land onIran soil
    Four Russian cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea fell short of their Syrian targets and landed in a rural part of Iran, U.S. officials said Thursday. The errant missiles … -- By USA Today
    U.S. warships may ply South China Sea
    WASHINGTON — The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the … -- By Reuters
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    Mecca pilgrimage death toll at 1,399
    The crush and stampede last month outside Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the … -- By The Associated Press
    Coal industry seeks unusual partner in UN green climate fund
    The coal industry, viewed as a key contributor to global warming, is seeking a once-improbable collaborator: a fund set up under United Nations climate negotiations. With more than 2,000 new … -- By Bloomberg News
    Rostraver garbage collection vote delayed
    Rostraver residents must wait another month to find out who will pick up their garbage in 2016. In an action that occurred before Wednesday’s business meeting, the township commissioners agreed … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
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    Washington County man dies in crash fleeing police
    A Washington County man was killed overnight when he crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police. Christopher Novick, 46, of Hickory was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m. Thursday at Canonsburg … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Honoring a brother
    On Sept. 13 at Renzie Park, McKeesport, a Patriot Day dedication honored a long-lost veteran — Joseph J. Sprentz. He was my brother — and the brother of eight other … -- By Tribune-Review
    Keep asking questions
    For an hour Tuesday, McKeesport residents grilled EQT representatives about what to expect once drilling begins on Marcellus shale gas deposits under Renziehausen Park and other locations. We commend EQT … -- By Tribune-Review
    Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
    STOCKHOLM — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” Alexievich, 67, used … -- By The Associated Press
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