Steelers kicker Josh Scobee talks with injured Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham before tonight's pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field.

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Steelers kicker Josh Scobee talks with injured Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham before tonight's pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field.

 Mt. Lebanon police Lt. Duane Fisher discusses the stepped-up DUI enforcement that will occur this weekend.

Suburban Pittsburgh police to step up DUI patrols for holiday weekend

The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force has seen an increase of drivers who were under the influence of drugs.

 According to the lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Common Pleas Court, Dr. Kenneth Melani claims that he was wrongfully terminated because he opposed illegal sex discrimination.

Former Highmark CEO Melani sues health insurer for $32 million

Kenneth Melani was fired in 2012 after getting into a fight with the husband of a woman with whom Dr. Melani was having a relationship.

 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to be in action when New England hosts the Steelers to open the NFL regular season.

Judge nullifies Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension; QB will face Steelers in Week 1

The NFL said it will appeal the ruling, which came out forcefully in Brady’s favor, maligning the NFL for its handling of the scandal.

 Many people may be vaping nicotine through e-cigarettes, smoking cigars or using hookah water pipes to get their nicotine fix.

Cigarette smoking plunges in U.S., but why?

The nation saw cigarette smoking dip 10 percent from January through March; Allegheny County, however, lags behind with high smoking rates.

 The production of "Educating Rita," opening this weekend, will continue as planned.

PICT cancels 'The Tempest' due to funding shortfall

Current play "Educating Rita" will go on, but the theater company said the remainder of the season was being reassessed by the board.

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Pittsburgh police target sex trade; dozens arrested in crackdown

Pittsburgh vice detectives rounded up twice as many johns as last year during a national effort last month to reduce the use of prostitutes.

School bus hits, kills teen in McKeesport

Police, medics and the fire company were called to the intersection of Oneil and Eden Park boulevards, police captain Tim Hanna said.



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Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

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PennDOT says contractor may face penalty for restricting traffic on Banksville Road

The closure, which was still in effect as of 11 a.m., was causing delays of an hour or more for commuters heading into the city.

TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

PennDOT will move the merge point down the road to the area of the railroad trestle to try to ease congestion.


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Clean up the Shenango coke works

The plant is breaking the law while endangering its neighbors.

Jailhouse care: The county will spend more but keep control

You get what you pay for. Allegheny County learned that lesson when it hired Corizon Health in 2013 to provide care for inmates in its jail.


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