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    Body found during search for missing man on Youghiogheny
    Emergency crews pulled a body from the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday night near where a 26-year-old man went under the water and never resurfaced. Rescue personnel were called were called … -- By Staff and Wire Reports
    ACMH Hospital unveils emergency room renovations
    ACMH Hospital in East Franklin underwent a yearlong, $5.7 million, 16,000-square-foot expansion and modernization of its emergency department that was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. Since opening the … -- By Brad Pedersen
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    Students benefit from annual Brewster-sponsored government seminar
    Mon-Yough and Alle-Kiski area students received a primer on government at state Sen. James Brewster’s annual seminar at Penn State Greater Allegheny. “It exposes you to things you might not … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Elizabeth Forward board approves no-hike budget
    Elizabeth Forward school board approved a 2015-16 budget that holds the line on taxes, despite the misgivings of the board’s vice president and treasurer. The $39,845,036 spending plan approved Wednesday … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Elizabeth police join DUI task force
    Elizabeth police have joined the South Hills DUI Task Force. Council adopted a resolution and approved a municipal police cooperative agreement by a 4-0 vote Tuesday. Councilors Paula Stevens, Chad … -- By Michael Divittorio
    McKeesport Area directors OK tax hike in preliminary budget
    McKeesport Area School District property owners might get another tax increase for the 2015-16 school year. School directors voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve a preliminary spending plan that contains a … -- By Michael Divittorio
    McKeesport Area poised to close East End Academy
    McKeesport Area School District’s alternative education students could be moved to the district’s Career and Technology Center by the start of the 2015-16 school year. The program is housed at … -- By Michael Divittorio
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    District college notebook: Uniontown grad Sanner makes history for Seton Hill
    TOP PERFORMERS NCAA Division II track and field championships • Seton Hill senior Mallory Sanner (Uniontown) placed third in the javelin Saturday in Allendale, Mich., becoming the first Griffin to … -- By Jeff Vella
    Alleged Bunola shooter out of hospital
    A Fayette County man was released from the hospital Wednesday and sent to the Allegheny County Jail, where he is being held in the shooting death of his uncle May … -- By Chris Buckley
    Ringgold goal to foster excellence
    Out to improve state assessment test scores, Ringgold administrators unveiled the Building a Culture of Excellence initiative Wednesday for the school board. Superintendent Dr. Karen Polkabla said the initiative was … -- By Chris Buckley
    Lawmaker eyes Charleroi street woes
    Charleroi officials became aware of erosion beneath the surface in the downtown area during preparations for a water line replacement project. But they only realized the severity of the problem … -- By Chris Buckley
    Southmoreland commencement scheduled for Friday evening
    The Class of 2015 for Southmoreland High School will hold its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium. There are 160 members in this year’s graduating class. Sage … -- By Paul Paterra
    Connellsville gifted students bring history to life
    Connellsville Elementary gifted students brought alive famous American historical figures Wednesday night during “The Living Wax Museum” presentation for their parents, grandparents and friends. The event took place from 6 … -- By Cindy Ekas
    Neighbors of rundown Buffalo Township property complain to supervisors
    About a dozen Painter Avenue residents appealed to the Buffalo Township supervisors Wednesday night asking for help getting a dilapidated property cleaned up. Three abandoned vehicles sit on the weed-choked … -- By Jodi Weigand
    Springdale suspect's fate could depend on mental health assessment
    A Springdale man may never stand trial to determine if he is guilty of attempted homicide and assault in June at the Springdale Manor. Instead, an Allegheny County judge is … -- By Chuck Biedka
    Allegheny Township neighbors take drilling dispute to court
    Three Allegheny Township residents will take to Westmoreland County Court their challenge of whether unconventional natural gas well drilling should be allowed in residential and agricultural neighborhoods. Dolores Frederick, Patricia … -- By Liz Hayes
    Springdale police chief receives long-awaited job description
    Springdale police Chief Julio Medeiros finally will have a job description, if he agrees to it. On Wednesday, council  approved the job description that has been 18 months in the … -- By Tom Yerace
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    Late goal gives Riverhounds victory over Tampa Bay in U.S. Open Cup
    The MLS is coming to Pittsburgh e_SEmD for one night, at least. Rob Vincent’s goal to start second-half stoppage time was the only goal, and the Riverhounds set up a … -- By Matt Grubba
    Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships
    Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships Class AAAA Hempfield vs. North Allegheny 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Hempfield (17-2) Coach: Bob Kalp No. — Name, Pos., Yr. … -- By Bill Hartlep
    Morgan settles lawsuit with Wal-Mart over crash
    NEWARK — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in … -- By The Associated Press
    Daily Courier roundup: Mill Run wins behind Farrell's complete game
    Trevor Farrell tossed a  three-hitter that included nine strikeouts as Mill Run blanked host Mitch’s Bail Bonds, 3-0, in a Fayette County Baseball League game Wednesday. Ben Herrington had an … -- By Staff Reports
    East Allegheny teachers union rejects arbitration award
    A day after East Allegheny school board accepted a nonbinding arbitration award aimed at ending a three-year-old contract dispute, the district’s teachers union rejected it. East Allegheny Education Association president … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Fossils point to relative of 'Lucy' species
    NEW YORK — A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known “Lucy” species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a … -- By The Associated Press
    NFL notebook: Vikings coach delivers ultimatum to Peterson
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Lawyer argues in New York court that chimpanzees have same rights as humans
    NEW YORK — A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary … -- By The Associated Press
    Stocks bounce back from losses on reassurance from Greece
    NEW YORK — Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering the most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt issues. However, the overall … -- By The Associated Press
    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 'Dance and Flight' combines musical influences
    Performers enjoy variety at least as much as audiences. Guest conductor Juanjo Mena showed remarkable affinity for American and German music at his 2013 concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. … -- By Mark Kanny
    North Shore access to be limited Saturday for Chesney concert, officials say
    Melanie Prince has mixed feelings about Kenny Chesney coming to Heinz Field on Saturday and triggering closures of most streets in and out of the North Shore. It’s going to … -- By Bob Bauder
    Defense chief says U.S. can fly over South China Sea
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America’s right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea but gave few hints … -- By The Associated Press
    Nebraska lawmakers ban death penalty
    In a climactic political showdown, Nebraska’s lawmakers overrode a veto and banned the death penalty Wednesday. The ban passed by the thinnest of margins, making Nebraska the first conservative-dominated legislature … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    OpenStreetsPGH events shut down city streets to free them up
    Closing down streets sometimes can be the best way of opening them up. That concept is the driving force behind the three OpenStreetsPGH events, which start May 31. Others will … -- By Bob Karlovits
    IRS believes identity thieves are from Russia
    WASHINGTON — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a criminal operation based … -- By The Associated Press
    There are ways to keep clutter in check
    Is it possible to have children and keep your home clutter free? Not so much. However, you don’t have to give up having a comfortable environment until your children go … -- By Tribune-Review
    Snacks n'at: Theo's Diner in Manchester
    Nick Alexiades is fighting the good fight. He has established his Theo’s Diner in the site of another restaurant that ran into difficulties with county health officials. He knows it … -- By Bob Karlovits
    Thomas Jefferson problem solvers ready for international event
    Four Thomas Jefferson High School juniors will attend the Future Problem Solving Program competition set for June at Iowa State University. Three of the four team members — Ashley Martier, … -- By Dona S. Dreeland
    No basis to claims
    It’s hardly surprising that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the Obama administration’s request to lift an injunction against its unilateral amnesty for 5 million illegal … -- By Tribune-Review
    Meyer, Reckley spur Baldwin girls to first playoff win
    The 2015 season proved to be historic for the Baldwin girls’ lacrosse team. Baldwin qualified for the WPIAL Division II playoffs, then compiled a 1-1 record in postseason play. “I … -- By Ray Fisher
    Living wage benefits society
    Re. the story “Schedules subject of next labor fight” (May 17) about how clothing retailer Gap is doing a study with the University of California, San Francisco to measure the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Kids briefs: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brings back Fiddlesticks
    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s feline mascot character will return to Heinz Hall on May 30 for another show in the Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series, presented by Macy’s. The “Summer Escape” … -- By Kellie B. Gormly
    Sharpsburg home to pontoon-boat-rental company
    Since moving to Pittsburgh 14 years ago, Nicole Moga always wanted to boat along the three rivers and share that with others. The 33-year-old Troy Hill resident got her wish … -- By Bobby Cherry
    Other Picks: William Parker, Daniel Carter hit stage at Thunderbird
    Jazz Playing for the future William Parker and Daniel Carter will be looking into the future May 28 at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville. Of course, that’s only to be … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hot Ticket: 'In the Mood' at Byham Theater
    Get ready to swing the day and night away with the big-band sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank … -- By Tribune-Review
    Polka & Ethnic Food Festival swings into Monroeville
    For those who might have missed the annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival, you are in luck. You can get your fill of ethnic food and dance at the Pennsylvania Polka & … -- By Kellie B. Gormly
    Dining News: Lighter options available on Rock Bottom summer menu
    Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, a national chain with a location at the Waterfront in Homestead, has launched its new summer menu, featuring several new lighter options. Through June 14, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Brentwood officials approve new HVAC equipment for building
    Council agendas became impromptu paper fans Tuesday night, as the air conditioning in the Brentwood Borough building was once again not working. Problems with heat and air leave the building … -- By Stephanie Hacke
    Brentwood Borough birthday event a big hit with students
    Cheers for “Brentwood” echoed across the stadium as the town’s youngest residents gathered in style for a baseball-themed 100th-birthday party for the borough last week. There were relay races, T-shirt … -- By Stephanie Hacke
    Website details Baldwin Borough spending
    Colorful interactive graphs and charts provide a new way for the public to review how Baldwin Borough is spending its taxpayer dollars. The borough last week launched an online site, … -- By Stephanie Hacke
    Council sends agreement to Brentwood EMS for approval
    More than 150 people filled Brentwood Council chambers 10 months ago to plead with borough leaders to keep Brentwood Emergency Medical Service as the community’s emergency service provider. A move … -- By Stephanie Hacke
    Brentwood to offer ALICE training to community
    Brentwood residents and business owners are invited to a community-wide ALICE training seminar on June 3, hosted by the Brentwood police department. The training will be held at the Brentwood … -- By Tribune-Review
    Art review: 'The World Revolves Around You' at Wood Street Galleries
    If you think the world revolves around you, then you’ll certainly get a kick out of the exhibit at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Wood Street Galleries, Downtown. It features a … -- By Kurt Shaw
    Obama's hot-air commencement address
    I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to listen to a boring … -- By Cal Thomas
    Registration deadline nears for Jefferson Hills summer recreation program
    Even before there was a hint of summer weather, Jane Milner, coordinator of community relations for Jefferson Hills, was thinking of sun and fun. This is her second year in … -- By Dona S. Dreeland
    Tax increase part of West Jefferson Hills budget
    West Jefferson Hills School board on Tuesday approved the preliminary budget for the 2015-16 with a property-tax increase. The budget is an estimated $45 million with tax increase of 0.446 … -- By Dona S. Dreeland
    Fox Chapel crew members find success
    The Fox Chapel crew team competed in Zanesville, Ohio on May 9-10 at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association’s Championship Regatta. Rowing against 42 teams from 14 states, the Foxes finished … -- By Marty Stewart
    Central Catholic alums shine at Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Men's Sprints
    As a member of the Central Catholic rowing team, David McFall won many medals, including gold as a scholastic national champion in 2013. But none, he said, topped the one … -- By Karen Kadilak
    Porter rocks and rolls through his senior year at Thomas Jefferson
    Dylan Porter spent his senior year at Thomas Jefferson rocking, rolling and doing just about everything else in between His guitar solo in the key of A, not to mention … -- By Ed Phillipps
    Three Rivers Junior rowers qualify for nationals
    For the third consecutive year, a boys pair from the Three Rivers Junior Rowing team has qualified for the USRowing Youth National Championships, to be held June 12-14 in Sarasota-Bradenton, … -- By Karen Kadilak
    The Thursday wrap
    The same liberals who pressed for ObamaCare now want to “fix” skyrocketing insurance deductibles with more controls on insurance companies and businesses, which are what caused the deductibles to increase … -- By Tribune-Review
    Karabinos first gymnast to win Baldwin's Bress Award
    After wrapping up a one-of-a-kind career as a Baldwin gymnast, it’s fitting that Josie Karabinos added one more first to her resume before graduating. Karabinos became the first gymnast in … -- By Ed Phillipps
    Separation of campaign & state
    WASHINGTON A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, … -- By George F. Will
    'Off-system' bridges need feds' help
    On behalf of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors executive board and our member townships, we applaud U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., for proposing legislation to lift restrictions on … -- By Tribune-Review
    Altavilla lands Bress Award as top male senior student-athlete at Baldwin
    Doug Altavilla already has accomplished many goals as an 18-year-old student-athlete. At the recent Baldwin senior athletic awards banquet, he accomplished another by winning the Bress Award as the school’s … -- By Jennifer Goga
    6 Gateway boys lacrosse players earn all-section accolades
    The Gateway varsity boys lacrosse team, in its second season of full membership in the WPIAL, picked up six spots on this year’s Division 2, Section 2 all-star team. The … -- By Michael Love
    Ultimate teams gearing up for state tourney
    The Franklin Regional boys Ultimate Frisbee team earned the No. 2 seed for the Pittsburgh High School Ultimate League’s Division I playoffs and beat Upper St. Clair, 15-4, and Fox … -- By Michael Love
    Gambling's downside
    Thank you for the news story “Pa. gaming industry’s growth amplifies siren call for addicts” on addictive gambling in Pennsylvania. The burgeoning state bureaucracy’s symbiotic relationship with explosively growing legalized … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - May 27, 2015
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject big oil restrictions
    DALLAS — Shareholders of big oil companies overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions, including proposals to put climate-change experts on their boards and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions. The votes at … -- By The Associated Press
    FCC clears technology use to block robocalls
    WASHINGTON — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note. The … -- By The Associated Press
    NHL notebook: Bylsma interviews for Sabres' job
    Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma interviewed for the Sabres’ vacancy Wednesday. A person familiar with the discussions told the Associated Press the talks took place in Buffalo and included Sabres … -- By The Associated Press
    Pirates notebook: Alvarez having success looking the other way
    Just look the other way, and you’ll notice Pedro Alvarez is quietly putting together one of the best starts to a season in his career. Alvarez’s RBI single in the … -- By Travis Sawchik
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    Saudi aerial offensive pummels Yemen capital
    SANAA, Yemen — Thunderous airstrikes hit Yemen’s capital, a Red Sea naval port and a border province Wednesday, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 100 others, officials … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    4 Taliban attackers killed in Kabul siege
    KABUL, Afghanistan — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul, ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed … -- By The Associated Press
    Pirates use big 7th inning to sweep Marlins, stretch winning streak
    Though unlikely to ever shed the labels placed upon him by those outside the Pirates organization, left fielder Starling Marte continues to offer evidence he’s capable of change. Recognized as … -- By Bill West
    Blair to quit post as U.N. special Middle East envoy
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body’s special Middle East envoy … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Shorthanded Hempfield East opens with 2 wins
    The beginning of American Legion season will prove to be a test for Hempfield East, which will not have its complete roster available. Hempfield East opened with wins against Greensburg … -- By Andrew John
    Gameday: Pirates at Padres, May 28, 2015
    Pirates at Padres 10:10 p.m. Petco Park, San Diego TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett (4-1, 1.37) vs. … -- By Bill West
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    3 injured in Ambridge stabbing
    Three people are being treated in the hospital for stab wounds suffered in a melee Wednesday afternoon at a home in Ambridge, the police chief said. A dispute in Baden … -- By Michael Hasch
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    Norwin volleyball has successful year despite rebuilding
    After winning the WPIAL Section 3-AAA title each of the last four years, the Norwin boys volleyball program has become accustomed to winning championships. But after losing the core of … -- By Alex Oltmanns
    Penn-Trafford volleyball finds success in rebuilding year
    The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team had two very different experiences in its two WPIAL Class AAA playoff games. The Warriors handled Peters Township, 3-0, on their home floor in the … -- By Nathan Smith
    Gateway athletes mix it up at state meet
    Kristen Greggerson always feels she can throw farther. After the PIAA championships Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University, she will take that mantra with her into the offseason as she … -- By Michael Love
    Seton-La Salle baseball's outlook good for next season
    The Seton-La Salle baseball team qualified for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs for a third consecutive season in 2015. The Rebels lost to Quaker Valley, 6-0, in a first-round matchup … -- By Ray Fisher
    Ferris resigns from Baldwin Council
    A longtime Baldwin Borough councilman resigned unexpectedly without giving a reason. John “Butch” Ferris, whose time on council spanned 20 years, handed in his resignation at the start of the … -- By Stephanie Hacke
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    3 men arrested in cellphone heist in Frazer
    Three men have been charged by Frazer police in the theft of $70,000 worth of cellphones from Pittsburgh Mills mall. Police Chief Terry Kuhns said they are responsible for two … -- By Tom Yerace
    Ohio Township cake designer incorporates personal touch in creations
    Cathy Burnheimer has a sweet job. She is a custom cake designer. “A cake should be the centerpiece and focal point of any special occasion and should be a one-of-a-kind, … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
    Rival Sons put hard work into hard rock
    They’re one of the most driven, disciplined and hard-working bands out on the road, playing landmark venues and gaining mileage on their rock star status. Although they often get compared … -- By Jack Fordyce
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