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    County explores state of Mon Valley area health
    Allegheny County brought its “Our Health, Our Voice” campaign to McKeesport on Wednesday to share statistics and identify health care barriers and resources in the Mon Valley. Health department director … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo
    Pair of Operation Pork Chop trials delayed
    Nonjury trials scheduled Wednesday for two public officials accused of being part of a McKeesport area gambling ring were continued until Nov. 4 to allow attorneys time to plea-bargain in … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    7 McKeesport letter carriers earn Million Mile status
    The U.S. Postal Service honored seven McKeesport letter carriers Wednesday with prestigious membership in the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Club. McKeesport Postmaster Dan Devey and Western Pennsylvania district manager … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo
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    West Mifflin plans for host of fall activities
    West Mifflin’s recreation department is getting ready for Halloween, holiday light-up and other fall activities. At Tuesday’s council meeting, recreation director Anthony DiCenzo said children up to 10 years old … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    West Mifflin inches closer to fix for collapsed culvert
    West Mifflin’s engineer said the borough could be in position by next month to advertise for repairs to a collapsed culvert along Curry Hollow Road. Ray Antonelli of NIRA Consulting … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Elizabeth Forward school board hears money issues
    Money was an issue on multiple levels for Elizabeth Forward school board Wednesday, from high-tech labs to low-tech supplies to state funding. The board celebrated a $70,000 Chevron grant to … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Elementary school students learn to prevent bullying
    Homeville Elementary School students pledged to be peace-builders Wednesday as part of West Mifflin Area School District’s monthlong campaign to support bullying prevention. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo
    McKeesport Area's fitness efforts recognized
    American Heart Association has given McKeesport Area gold recognition as a fit-friendly school district. The association’s youth market director Kelly Wilding presented a plaque to district officials at Wednesday’s school … -- By Michael Divittorio
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    Leader Times Q&A: Redbank Valley's Wyatt Hetrick
    Picking out one of Redbank Valley’s many talented receivers is a tough task, but Wyatt Hetrick stood above the crowd last week. Hetrick posted his biggest offensive day as a … -- By Matt Grubba
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    Wanted sex offender caught hiding in homemade fort in Washington County
    Had David Darell David, a fugitive child molester, stayed inside his elaborately-concealed hideout, police might have walked right past him. “He was standing up. That’s why we saw him,” Brooke … -- By Chris Togneri
    Man shot in leg in Lincoln-Lemington
    A man was shot in the leg while walking with his cousin in Lincoln-Lemington on Wednesday afternoon, the public safety spokeswoman said. The man, 28, is recovering in good condition … -- By Margaret Harding
    Mylan, Abbott to proceed with merger
    Mylan Inc. and Abbott Laboratories will proceed with an all-stock deal that allows Cecil-based Mylan to reincorporate in the Netherlands despite attempts by U.S. regulators to clamp down on the … -- By Alex Nixon
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    2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
    OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a … -- By The Associated Press
    Rossi: Fleury is, and will remain, Penguins' soul
    Some things just feel right. Take postseason baseball at PNC Park. Think of January football at Heinz Field. Look at the Penguins, wearing a yellow that only Pittsburghers could consider … -- By Rob Rossi
    Rural communities can't shake effects of subprime crisis
    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help. … -- By The Associated Press
    Lenape Tech opening center for adult training Thursday in Manor
    Lenape Technical School in Manor on Thursday will open its nearly $2 million adult education center that has been under construction for a year. The NexTier Bank Adult Education Center … -- By Brad Pedersen
    Wanted sex offender was hiding in homemade fort
    A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia was found hiding in a homemade fort in woods in Washington County. U.S. marshals helped … -- By The Associated Press
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    Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
    WASHINGTON — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It’s the third … -- By The Associated Press
    Leechburg councilwoman resigns; applicants sought
    Leechburg Borough is seeking applicants interested in filling a vacancy left by Councilwoman Sheran Kupas’ resignation. Kupas submitted a brief letter of resignation to council on Tuesday, citing “personal issues” … -- By Braden Ashe
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    North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on … -- By The Associated Press
    Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
    WASHINGTON — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an … -- By The Associated Press