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    White Oak borough changes its solicitor again
    For the second time this year White Oak borough has had a change of solicitors. When council meets on Monday night, Krisha Mackulin will be at the side of council … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    2 Operation Pork Chop trials set for today
    The last scheduled Operation Pork Chop trials will take place this month in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, with two suspects to face a judge this week and the alleged … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    McKeesport Area welcomes its alumni home
    McKeesport Area High School celebrated its 2014 homecoming with a full day of activities for students, staff and alumni. Festivities began with a tailgate party on Saturday morning featuring music, … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo
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    Photo gallery: Moby set wraps up Thrival Festival
    The Thrival Festival concluded Sunday at Bakery Square with a performance from world-renowned electronic music DJ and musician Moby. The weekend-long event showcased interactive seminars, panels and workshops hosted by … -- By Jack Fordyce
    Lawrenceville's Mid-Atlantic Mercantile loads up on eclectic contents
    Emily Slagel sees worth in something that’s been around for a long time. Its history adds value. “How long something lasts attests to its quality,” Slagel says. “Sustainability is really … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
    Greensburg's century-old YMCA reopens after makeover
    Greensburg’s century-old YMCA has reopened after a makeover with a new look and new equipment. It was shut down for 10 days starting in late August for a deep cleaning … -- By Jacob Tierney
    Battle against Islamic State puts spotlight on Defense spending
    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America’s foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Nigro earns grand champion honors
    Competing as part of the Pittsburgh Junior Forms team in the 13th annual Tang Soo Do World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, Stryker Nigro of the C.S. Kim White Oak school … -- By Staff Reports
    Ice Miners victorious in Fayette County debut
    There was a feeling of excitement and anticipation in the Ice Mine on Saturday night when the Keystone Ice Miners took to the ice for the home opener of their … -- By Rachel Basinger
    Newsmaker: The Rev. Regina Ragin Dykes
    Noteworthy: Honored recently at the fourth annual Circle of Courage Awards at the DoubleTree hotel in Monroeville. The awards recognize people of faith and courage serving others in the community. … -- By Jason Cato
    Swissvale man devoted to family, borough, sports
    Buzzy Brozovich was known as an “old-school guy” in the town in which he grew up, worked and lived. “He worked hard for the same people every day,” said his … -- By Megan Harris
    Rossi: Given start, it's time for Pitt to finish
    Paul Chryst, if he’s the right coach for the job, was going to get to this point eventually. Maybe he’s here a bit early, perhaps before his program is really … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pitt notebook: Expanded game plan likely awaits Iowa
    Through the early stages of the season, Pitt has displayed a lot of James Conner and just enough of everyone else to become one of 23 FBS teams with a … -- By Jerry DiPaola
    Investigation slated in death at gas pipeline off Louisiana coast
    NEW ORLEANS — Authorities said a Chevron Corp. subsidiary released natural gas on Sunday from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday accident killed a maintenance worker. Col. … -- By The Associated Press
    Vikings fans voice views on Peterson
    MINNEAPOLIS — Fans gathered outside TCF Bank Stadium Sunday commented on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s indictment on a child abuse charge. Here is a sampling of reaction. Andy Chadwick, … -- By The Associated Press
    Detroit police officer faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old girl's death
    DETROIT — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was … -- By The Associated Press
    California wildfire 20 percent contained
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday, but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said. More … -- By The Associated Press
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    Crash closes part of Route 30 in Unity
    Multiple people were reported injured Sunday night in a vehicle accident along Route 30 in Unity that closed the eastbound lanes of the busy highway at the intersection of Marguerite … -- By Tribune-Review
    Victim helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of four men found slain in their homes in a small city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, … -- By The Associated Press
    AHL overtime rules create some confusion for Penguins prospects
    LONDON, Ontario — The Penguins’ prospects, winners of two games in two days here at Budweiser Gardens, are undefeated. They’re also guinea pigs. Sunday’s 5-4 shootout victory over Chicago meant … -- By Jason Mackey
    Long wait is over for Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team
    Two weeks after the official start of soccer season, Apollo-Ridge raised the curtain on its newest program. The Vikings’ girls soccer team took the field for the first time Wednesday … -- By Matt Grubba
    Outdoors notebook: Game Commission will publish 2 books
    The Pennsylvania Game Commission is going into the book publishing business. The agency, which last published a book 19 years ago to mark its 100th anniversary, will print two books … -- By Bob Frye
    WVU notebook: Mountaineers showed off running game by committee vs. Maryland
    West Virginia has five running backs with significant experience, and they all played together for the first time this season Saturday against Maryland as the Mountaineers ran off an astounding … -- By Bob Cohn
    Open-stage at St. Barnabas has all genres of performers
    Singers and musicians of all ages and genres can find an appreciative audience at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Brackenridge, which hosts monthly open-stage nights in its upstairs social hall. … -- By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
    NFL notebook: Jamaal Charles injures ankle vs. Broncos
    • Former Ravens running back Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL on Monday, according to The appeal will be handled by the NFLPA and by … -- By Tribune-Review
    Man charged in slaying reported voices, police say
    ALLENTOWN — A man accused of strangling a woman and leaving her body in the bathroom of an eastern Pennsylvania apartment while he partied with others told police that he … -- By The Associated Press
    Loyalhanna Watershed Association holds 30th annual Art Auction Benefit
    Sept. 12 marked the 30th anniversary of Loyalhanna Watershed Association’s annual Art Auction Benefit, held at the Barn at Ligonier Valley. Guests were greeted by event chairwoman Pat Slack and … -- By Dawn Law
    Pinhole photography on exhibit at St. Vincent
    St. Vincent College alumnus Scott Speck is a man of many skills and talents. The Baltimore resident has degrees in physics, mathematics, astrophysics and computer science and a resume that … -- By Tribune-Review
    Garden to Plate Dinner guests enjoy locally sourced fare at Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory
    Resistance was futile for the 130 guests of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Sept. 7, where a multicourse spread left little room for good behavior. Featuring locally sourced fare … -- By Kate Benz
    Tween bedroom requires balance
    Decorating a baby’s room is all about what mom and dad want. But decorating a bedroom for a “tween-age” child is more complicated. It’s a great place to give growing … -- By The Associated Press
    Groups get an early start on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month doesn’t officially start until Oct. 1, but some groups are getting an early start at raising money and promoting education about this deadly disease. Leechburg’s third … -- By Pamela Murphy
    Hurricane Odile targets Mexico's Baja California
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare … -- By The Associated Press
    Troopers hurt while busting alleged drunken driver
    PHILADELPHIA — Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were injured early on Sunday morning on the Schuylkill Expressway when their cruiser was hit by a car when they had pulled over … -- By The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Muslims & discrimination
    As American citizens, it’s time we realize that there are extremist groups of every religious belief and ethnicity in the world. We should not place any American citizen in this … -- By Tribune-Review
    Ferguson & sin
    The Michael Brown story is the same old, same old race-related ranting about black teenagers being gunned down in the streets by white police officers. The root of the problem … -- By Tribune-Review
    How to remove welcome mats for insect invaders
    The waning days of summer are a good time to make sure your home isn’t putting out a welcome mat for insect invaders. Wasps, spiders, stink bugs and other pests … -- By Mct Information Services
    Trib Tested: Chillout USB Personal Fan
    The claim: Chillout’s USB Personal Fan with a 6-inch diameter fits on even the smallest desks or nightstands, plus, the USB and AC adaptors allow you to plug it into … -- By Tribune-Review
    Drilling laws: Your rights
    A Texas energy company’s withdrawal of a forced-pooling application spares a few landowners in Lawrence and Mercer counties unjust, unwanted natural-gas drilling. But the 1961 state law on forced pooling … -- By Tribune-Review
    How to be healthy with home cooking
    If you stay out of the kitchen, chances are your diet — and health — will suffer. Several studies show that dining out often is linked with higher body weight, … -- By Environmental Nutrition Newsletter
    How to update your home exterior with paints, trims
    Color and decorative pieces can improve the look of a home outside as well as in. Add trim boards, columns or porch accessories, and you can dress up the facade … -- By The Associated Press
    Funt, Bialik keep 'em smiling on 'Camera'
    Before prankster hidden-camera shows like “Punk’d,” “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” “Practical Jokers” and even “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” there was the grandpappy of them all: “Candid Camera.” Created and hosted … -- By Madeleine Marr
    Pop Culture Q&A: That was Herve Presnell doing his own singing
    Q uestion: My wife and I recently saw the old movie “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and were highly impressed with Harve Presnell’s singing. Was this really Mr. Presnell’s voice or … -- By Rich Heldenfels
    Flash!: Art on Tap; Conservation District Awards
    What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Minimalist desks: They simply get the job done
    Is the home office doomed? Laptops allow us to work almost anywhere, paper storage has gone digital, and the notion of having the square-footage for a home office can be … -- By The Washington Post
    Top Sports Pics - Sept. 14, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Flash!: 'The Great Gatsby Affair,' Sunflower POWER
    What else has been happening around town? Check out these snapshots. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pittsburgh Symphony gala's after-party surprises guests with risque entertainment
    Having teased an evening touted For Your Eyes Only, the only thing left for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to do Sept. 13 was to deliver on its promise. By eve’s … -- By Kate Benz
    Jewish National Fund honors CMU president emeritus at Tree of Life Dinner
    “I think what it represents is I’ve lived long enough to be recognized,” quipped honoree and Carnegie Mellon University president emeritus Dr. Jared Cohon before humbly accepting accolades during the … -- By Kate Benz
    Jihadists' eternal hatred
    Here’s the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don’t succeed, plot, plot again. These bloodthirsty hijackers — of planes, freedom and civilization — have conspired … -- By Michelle Malkin
    U.N. Watch: The aid ingrates
    In what has become an annual exercise in predictable results, the State Department has released its latest (2013) report on how often other countries, the recipients of U.S. foreign aid, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hax: Husband's pouting makes pregnancy miserable
    Adapted from a recent online discussion: H i, Carolyn: I recently learned we are pregnant with our third baby, the same gender as the other two. My husband is very … -- By Carolyn Hax
    Ex-etiquette: Put child first before rekindling romance with her dad
    Q uestion: I am the mother of a 5-year-old daughter. I married her father at a young age, and we divorced three years later. It has been two more years, … -- By Jann Blackstone
    'Dolphin Tale's' star, story and setting a life-changer for many
    During production of “Dolphin Tale 2” at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, the nonprofit facility operated 24/7 to rescue, rehab and release injured sea creatures, including dolphins and turtles. The … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    From Birmingham to Ferguson
    “My parents were classic civil rights people,” explains Shelby Steele, author and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. “I had grown up watching them struggle against an … -- By Ralph R. Reiland
    Subway tunnel damaged by Sandy restored to service
    NEW YORK — Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. New York … -- By The Associated Press
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    Body found near Washington County Courthouse
    A Washington County 911 worker found a body in the plaza atop the parking garage at Court House Square in Washington on Sunday evening, and the county coroner suspected the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Lawyer hopeful tests show dead infants were stillborn
    The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested when the bodies of three infants were found in her home said on Sunday that he’s optimistic that forensic testing will show the … -- By The Associated Press
    Qatar sends arms to opposition, Libyan prime minister says
    BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday that Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition … -- By Reuters
    Penn State snags another recruit from New Jersey
    The day after Penn State won its first conference meeting against New Jersey’s state university, the Nittany Lions continued their pillaging of that state’s top high school prospects. Daiquan Kelly … -- By Chris Adamski
    Transgender girl crowned homecoming princess in Colorado
    COLORADO SPRINGS — A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the … -- By The Associated Press
    Measles exposure possible in Seattle airport
    SEATTLE — Health officials in Washington state on Sunday warned people who used Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this month that they could have been exposed to measles because a passenger was … -- By Reuters
    Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments
    The Steelers spent approximately $137 million during the offseason adding free agents, locking up their rookie class and re-signing veterans such as Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen to multi-year contracts. … -- By Alan Robinson
    Leisenring Presbyterians set monthly food distribution
    Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. • Lower Tyrone Township supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brownfield Community Center, … -- By Beth Lynn
    Photo Gallery: Toddler Time at the Northland Public Library
    Participants in Toddler Time at the Northland Public Library heard nursery rhymes Sept. 10. The program, which is full for the September 2014 session, is for children ages 12 months … -- By Tribune-Review
    Photo Gallery: North Hills Soccerfest
    The annual North Hills Soccerfest was Sept. 6. The district’s middle school and high schools teams played games at Martorelli Stadium in West View. The event also featured other soccer-related … -- By Tribune-Review
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    5 vehicles in I-279 crash near Fort Duquesne Bridge
    A five-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 279 near the Fort Duquesne Bridge restricted traffic to a single lane Sunday evening, state police said. The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
    LUHANSK, Ukraine — Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, under a cease-fire signed on … -- By The Associated Press
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    Angels of Mercy stepping up efforts for new Fayette County animal shelter
    The closing of the SPCA has led the Angels of Mercy Animal Rescue & Adoption Agency to step up its efforts to secure a new animal shelter in Fayette County. … -- By Cindy Ekas
    Connellsville council looks at burning ordinance
    Connellsville Council this week is slated to vote on adoption of a burning ordinance. According to Mayor Greg Lincoln the city has received many calls during the summer months related … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Another vote against blight planned in Connellsville
    Connellsville Councilman Aaron Zolbrod is hoping council can come together on Tuesday and support and finally pass the abandoned properties and vacant structures ordinance. Council is set for meet for … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Man stabbed in South Side
    A man walked into UPMC Mercy early Sunday with a stab wound, Pittsburgh police said. The man, 28, whom police did not identify, said he was stabbed somewhere in the … -- By Tribune-Review
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