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Officials identify witness to Port Authority bus crash after releasing photo

By Bobby Kerlik
Port Authority police identified a witness to last month’s bus crash along Interstate 279 as a result of officials releasing a photo of the woman …

Vanaski: Dreams check in at site of demolished Wilkinsburg hotel

By Nafari Vanaski 12:01 a.m.
It’s not a sports arena or stadium, so you probably never heard about the demolition of the Penn-Lincoln Hotel in Wilkinsburg. Full disclosure: I hadn’t either. Admittedly, I haven’t spent a lot of time in Wilkinsburg. It’s one of those …

Bricolage’s ‘SCarrie!’ splashes together parody with cult classic

By Alice T. Carter
You may already know “Carrie” from Stephen King’s 1974 thriller, director Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie or the 2013 remake. Maybe you bought tickets to one …

Man caught jumping White House fence

By From Wire Reports 12:48 a.m.
WASHINGTON — An unidentified man climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the man got over the …

DVD reviews: ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Life After Beth’ and ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

By Garrett Conti
“Snowpiercer” (2013, R, 126 min., $24.98) South Korean director Bong Joon Ho is one of the more visionary filmmakers working today, and “Snowpiercer,” his first …

Buffalo Township grandma pleads guilty to selling hundreds of pounds of weed

By Chuck Biedka 12:51 a.m.
A 65-year-old Buffalo Township woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling as much as 100 pounds of marijuana a year from her home. Authorities claim that …

Sun Air makes Pittsburgh a ‘focus city’ with 3 more regional flights into airport

By Bobby Kerlik
Allegheny County officials announced Wednesday that Fort Lauderdale-based Sun Air Express will make Pittsburgh a “focus city,” adding three regional flights into Pittsburgh International Airport as part of a federally-subsidized program. The routes to Lancaster, Franklin and Bradford will begin …

Pennsylvania schools’ ‘hands tied’ on cyberbullying

By Tory N. Parrish
Technology is doing more than enabling cyberbullying: It is helping it go farther, experts said. Keystone Oaks School District was presented with such an example this week, an official said. “We had an incident with a kid who was sending …

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Divine Travel’ embraces the quirky

By Mark Kanny
The itinerary for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming “Divine Travel” subscription concerts has changed since the season was announced. The composers are now all Scandinavian, …

Inmate accused of vandalizing Indiana County Jail plumbing system

By Tribune-Review 1:37 a.m.
A man in custody at the Indiana County Jail ripped a sprinkler head from the ceiling and tried to use it as a weapon Wednesday, authorities said. Desmond Michael Johnson, 26, of Pittsburgh, facing drug and firearms charges, “became angry …

Pitt research suggests link between autism, dirty air

By Adam Smeltz 12:37 a.m.
University of Pittsburgh research suggests a possible link between childhood autism and exposure to dirty air, according to preliminary findings released Wednesday. The study at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health surveyed 217 Western Pennsylvania families whose children have …