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Morning update: Pregnancy meds, big science and nowhere to run

| Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 7:27 a.m.

A look at what's happening and what's coming up in Western Pennsylvania.

Science Center goes big

The North Shore's Carnegie Science Center is planning a $34.5 million project that includes construction of a new pavilion for education programs and exhibits, city planning documents show.

A different kind of prison

Roughly 8,500 kids in Allegheny County have an incarcerated parent; statewide there are 181,000. These children often suffer in silence, but there are programs that aim to help them find guidance.

What to expect from medications when you're expecting

Because most prescription drugs aren't tested on pregnant women for safety and effectiveness, many expectant mothers face uncertainties when taking medications.

Little shop, big projects

Safety Guard Steel Fabricating Co. in Millvale is a small operation, but its products have made their mark across the Pittsburgh region since opening in 1923. The shop's longevity stands in contrast to many other smaller firms.

Get started early

A web-based platform allows students as young as high school freshmen to secure college scholarship funds using a variety of incentives. Nearly 20 state colleges and universities have signed on to the program.

No running allowed

Backed by strong play at the line of scrimmage, the Steelers' defense is taking on an old-school look by stuffing opponents' running games.

Today's weather

It's going to be a pleasant Tuesday , with the high reaching 82, a low of 60 and mostly sunny skies, according to WPXI meteorologists.

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