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BEARS CLAIM WPIAL CLASS A TITLE


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Clairton's Lamont Wade evades a tackle during today's WPIAL Class A football title game at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 46-14, their seventh title in the past nine years.

 On the assessment ttests, math fell from 79.9 percent in 2011 to 73.3 percent in 2014, a drop of 6.6 percentage points.

Pennsylvania student scores declined with reduced funding, test results show

State test results decline for all students and some subgroups, including economically disadvantaged and special education students.



 Emergency crews were on the scene of a fatal crash on Route 28 in which a truck's tire came off, crossed the median and smashed into an oncoming vehicle.

One dead as truck tire detaches, crosses Route 28, strikes vehicle

The truck was inbound south of the Etna interchange when the tire detached around 11 a.m., authorities said.



 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills uses her new smartphone Wednesday to take a picture of the PPG tree lit up and ready for today's Light Up Night.

Pittsburgh's Light Up Night to close streets, detour buses

Light Up Night begins at noon today with a tree lighting at the City-County Building, Downtown.



 Matte Braidic, an Uber driver, turned ridesharing into a full-time job.

Some Uber drivers in Pittsburgh feeling pinch in wallets

Fees from the company and an influx of drivers to the system are prompting some to re-evaluate their roles.



 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.


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Setting the SEEN


Cute animal alert!

In the "Setting the SEEN" Thanksgiving special, join SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht as they visit Hope Haven farm sanctuary to spend quality time with turkeys and other animals with some special stories.

Check out the end credits for other events going on in the Pittsburgh area this weekend.


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By Dickens, they've got spirit

More than 150 Victorian characters, models of real Cambridge residents, populate 92 vignettes of Dickensian England along five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.
How does Cambridge, Ohio, less than two hours from Pittsburgh, get into the mood for the holidays?

By constructing a life-size, Charles Dickens-inspired public art display, of course. Find out more about the Victorian-style village.

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Varsity Xtra: Avonworth's opponent is Bearly believable

Clairton’s prolific offense will be on display again today against Avownorth in the WPIAL Class A championship game.



Steelers enjoy flying under the radar

It might not be exactly where they want to be, but Steelers like where they are at a late-season open week.


 



Point Park, city plan to preserve historic facades at new playhouse

Preservation groups, meanwhile, are considering nominations of three Forbes Avenue buildings featuring the facades for historic status.



Doctor reflects on UPMC dismissal, psychiatric care

Ken Thompson says: “I would like Pittsburgh to be a whole lot better to people.”


 





Visual feast of holiday movie season is underway

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday movie season, with family fare, musical extravaganzas and dramas on the road to Oscar night.



Movie review: 'Hunger Games' countdown gets off to slow start

“The Hunger Games” nears its final chapter as it splits the “Mockingjay” novel into two movies, one now and one due in November 2015.


 

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Nicholas D. Kristof / Do politicians love kids?

A poll over the summer found that 71 percent of voters supported a major federal investment in early education.



The argument peaks when the case for Keystone XL wanes

The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the nation’s most vexing problems because whatever happens is not likely to be good.


 

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