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    Rock of ages put on display in Israel
    JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists displayed on Tuesday a 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed in Jerusalem that they hope will help shed new light on a Jewish revolt against the Romans. It … -- By Reuters
    Pittsburgh man pleads guilty in Monessen shooting
    A Pittsburgh man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a shooting last year in Monessen that left a man paralyzed. Police said Rufus Poindexter was one of two men … -- By Tribune-Review
    Rostraver woman victim of home invasion
    Three men wearing ski masks attacked a 91-year-old woman Tuesday morning in her home in Rostraver’s Collinsburg section, police said. Rostraver police chief Greg Resetar said the incident took place … -- By Jeremy Sellew
    Olympic athlete Pistorius given 5-year prison sentence
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence Tuesday for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, less than half the time he could have received … -- By USA Today
    PennDOT schedules bridge meeting
    PennDOT will have plans on display Oct. 30 for the Belle Vernon-Speers Bridge preservation project. A public meeting will be held 5-6:30 p.m. in the Belle Vernon borough building at … -- By Tribune-Review
    French oil CEO killed when private jet collides with snowplow during takeoff in Moscow
    MOSCOW — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet … -- By The Associated Press
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    Grant to help CMU spinoff start production
    A $400,000 state grant will help Robotics Engineering Excellence Inc. transform from primarily research into production, the state announced Tuesday. The company known as RE2 will manufacture a movable humanoid … -- By Sam Spatter
    Injured Pitt center Rowell plays well-rounded role on campus
    Before that fateful night in Chestnut Hill, Mass., Artie Rowell never had heard that terrifying pop coming from his left knee. But he knew what it meant. “There is that … -- By Jerry DiPaola
    Amid struggles, top fiscal executive to leave EDMC
    A top fiscal officer hired by Education Management Corp. a year ago has resigned as the beleaguered operator of for-profit colleges continues to fight a swell of financial and legal … -- By Chris Fleisher
    Robert Morris basketball team rebuilding around new faces
    BROOKLYN — Are the kids all right? The answer to that question will determine just how successful the Robert Morris Colonials can be. “I think we have the ability to … -- By Denis Gorman
    W.Va. coal mine company lays off 130 workers
    ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers. Coal River Energy … -- By The Associated Press
    GCC's Zambruno, Sewickley Academy's Li win PIAA golf titles
    YORK — A couple WPIAL sophomores brought home PIAA Class AA gold medals Tuesday from the PIAA golf championships. Greensburg Central Catholic’s Olivia Zambruno and Sewickley Academy’s Jason Li pulled … -- By Paul Schofield
    7 in custody after New Kensington drug raid
    A pre-dawn raid at New Kensington apartment early Tuesday yielded drugs, money and ammunition and seven people were taken into custody. Police and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s drug agents used a … -- By Chuck Biedka
    Beechview man arrested on child pornography charges
    A Beechview man is one of six recently arrested on charges of child pornography. Agents from the Office of the Attorney General conducting an online investigation traced images of children … -- By Margaret Harding
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    Allegheny Technologies reports $700,000 loss in 3Q
    Costs of starting up Allegheny Technologies Inc.’s two major growth projects continue to be a drag on the company’s profit, but that is expected to gradually change beginning in 2015, … -- By John D. Oravecz
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    Liberty hires 2 part-time police officers, honors another
    Liberty council has hired two part-time police officers and adopted a resolution honoring a patrolman for his 20 years of service. Council members voted unanimously in favor of both actions … -- By Michael Divittorio
    White Oak moves forward on community center
    White Oak council approved an agreement with state officials Monday for a $500,000 grant for a community center to be built adjacent to the White Oak Athletic Association complex. Council … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    Retired U.S. Marine general key speaker
    Growing up in the Valley Inn section of Carroll, David Papak was thinking more about ballfields than battlefields. “My whole world revolved around sports,” said Papak, a retired Marine brigadier … -- By Chris Buckley
    Monessen pressed on sewage project
    Monessen Council and the Mon Valley Sewage Authority must reach an agreement on where to install a state-mandated sewage holding tank – and time is becoming a factor. City engineer … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
    Raptor system helps to protect Ringgold students
    Clay Shell contends too many school districts suffer from what he calls “the ostrich syndrome.” They bury their heads in the proverbial sand and falsely believe school violence – from … -- By Chris Buckley
    New Kensington officials eager to demolish 3 fire-ravaged buildings
    New Kensington officials are trying to raze three fire-ravaged buildings along 10th Street as quickly as possible. Council this month declared the adjacent buildings, from 405 to 419 10th St., … -- By Liz Hayes
    Kiski Area sells school building
    The Parks Township building that formerly housed Laurel Point Elementary will be redeveloped for business use. The Kiski Area School Board, which voted in May to close the school, approved … -- By Braden Ashe
    Freeport volleyball team's other foe is complacency
    The WPIAL volleyball playoffs begin this week, and for the first time, defending Class AA champ Freeport is the team to beat — on paper. Freeport e_SEmD the WPIAL champ … -- By Matt Grubba
    Allegheny Valley board reduces transfer to $1.5M
    The Allegheny Valley School Board on Monday trimmed a transfer of money into a fund dedicated for building work. After discussion, the board lowered the amount being transferred into the … -- By Brian C. Rittmeyer
    Stretch of Freeport Road rezoned
    The Harrison Township Commissioners cleared the way Monday for the development of Sheetz and CVS stores along Freeport Road. At the conclusion of a public hearing, the commissioners unanimously agreed … -- By Tom Yerace
    City Theatre offers sweet, supportive take on Shanley's 'Outside Mullingar'
    Those who know John Patrick Shanley are most likely familiar with him for his drama “Doubt: A Parable,” which earned him a Pulitzer and a Tony, or his screenplay “Moonstruck,” … -- By Alice T. Carter
    VA seeks input on services at Ford City clinic
    Increased services and a possible change in location are in the works for a Ford City outpatient clinic for veterans. Veterans Affairs will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday … -- By Brad Pedersen
    For all but 2 minutes vs. Steelers, Texans played 'pretty good game'
    The Texans were focused on 73 seconds. In a span of less than two minutes, there were two Houston turnovers, an 8-yard kickoff return and three Steelers touchdowns, all just … -- By Chris Harlan
    Armstrong County to try Welshman on indecent assault, related charges
    A citizen of Wales residing in Leechburg will stand trial in Armstrong County Court on charges that he inappropriately touched two young girls on several occasions last year. Lee Brian … -- By Chuck Biedka
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