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Pittsburgh Marathon runner returns to where he 'died,' crosses finish line

Jeff Whitmore returned to the Pittsburgh Marathon to address some unfinished business. On Sunday, he ran in the half-marathon. Last year, he tried to run ...

Primary results reveal noteworthy winners, losers

HARRISBURG — Winners and losers emerged from Pennsylvania's primary election — some obvious and others hidden beneath the numbers. The candidate political analysts most often ...

DNA evidence key in trial over East Liberty sisters' murders

For several weeks in early 2014, a double murder in East Liberty had the community on edge as neighbors, friends and co-workers wondered and worried ...

Somerset County woman's work honors memory of Flight 93 victims

On the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Barbara Black was working at the Somerset Historical Center when a staff member received a ...

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Some displaced by Salem Township blast cleared to return

Six of nine families kept out of their homes since Friday's gas line explosion in Salem Township were given the go-ahead to return just before ...

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St. Joseph High School teacher wins Carnegie Science Award

As St. Joseph High School teacher Robert Wesolowski lit the blowtorch at his desk, the eyes of his 12 students widened. Wesolowski, called "Mr. Wes" ...

Sports
Schultz, Pouliot say they're ready to fill in for injured Maatta

Justin Schultz hasn't joined the Penguins lineup since the team's playoff opener nearly three weeks ago, but now could be forced into action. If needed, the ...

Kenyan Ruto wins Pittsburgh Marathon

Kipkoech Ruto reached the apex of the dreaded Forbes Avenue hill near the 12th mile of the Pittsburgh Marathon course Sunday with no challengers on ...

Rossi: Fleury can wait until Murray caps Caps

WASHINGTON — Progress. That was the word coach Mike Sullivan chose to use while addressing ...

Penguins notebook: Capitals' Orpik gets 3-game suspension for Maatta hit 

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik on Sunday received a three-game suspension from the NHL's Department of ...

Reds snap Pirates' 6-game winning streak with 11-inning victory 

Four errors and three fly balls that eluded Pirates outfielders Sunday added up to a 6-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in 11 innings. The defensive ...

For 2nd consecutive draft, Steelers emphasize college production over projection

The Steelers — like many NFL teams — tend to fall back on the phrase ...

Arts and Entertainment
'Rake's Progress' a compelling tale with a superb cast

Sixty-five years after its world premiere and 63 years after its U.S. premiere, Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress" finally received its due locally when ...

Lifestyles
Fanfare: Pittsburgh Rock 'n Roll Legends awards

The doors weren't even close to being open when a line of ticket-holders began to form outside Stage AE on April 28, snaking its way ...

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Contentious proposals for Pa. gas industry sensible, DEP chief says 

Despite a fight-filled first 15 months leading Pennsylvania's top oil and gas watchdog, John Quigley says there's room for collaboration with the industry on regulations. Working ...

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Beyonce's bombastic buffoons

Why aren't liberal celebrities ever held accountable for stoking their unhinged fans' violent threats and stupidity — the same way Republican candidates are called on ...

Eric Heyl
Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet

While Pennsylvania's financial outlook remains bleak, money worries aren't plaguing a certain sheikh. So of ...

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