Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury jumps over the Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson in the third period Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury jumps over the Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson in the third period Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

Even with the shift to Nationwide Arena, Penguins fans still could have an impact

Local fans usually have a strong presence in Columbus because of the proximity of the two cities.


 Police typically cannot tell whether drivers are texting or dialing a phone.

Pennsylvania texting ban proves tough to enforce

Police typically cannot tell whether a driver is texting or dialing a phone, making enforcement of the texting ban problematic.



 A real geisha in training, known as a maiko, on her way to an engagement in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan.

Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

Geisha are the embodiment of tradition, fantasy and art, drawing the fascination of Japanese and foreigners alike.



South Fayette schools criticized for prosecuting young victim of bullying

State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, plans to amend the wiretap law to make an exception for bullying.



Pennsylvania denies 75 percent of welfare applicants

About three-quarters of applicants for cash assistance are turned down every month -- leaving needy families without aid, advocates say.



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Clearfield County residents challenge EPA on permit process

The appeal of the well approval has halted construction of a deep injection well for shale gas drilling wastewater in a residential area.



Second Kane dementia unit ready in Scott

The Kane Regional Center, one of four county-owned nursing facilities, is opening a new "Memory Care Unit," next month.


 

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Samantha Lugo with her mobile boutique, Broke Little Rich Girl.
PG style editor Sara Bauknecht maps out fashion with her new Fashion Truck Tracker.


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Eyes on the eagles

One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
Keep up with the eagle family activities via the live cam.

New! Participate in our eagle camera contest. And join the Post-Gazette for an Eagle Watch Bicycle Trip to a point near the nest site with bicycling writer Larry Walsh and a National Aviary ornithologist, April 27. Details at http://www.post-gazette.com/PGU

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Photos connect Russia with unrest

Its role has a critical bearing on the agreement reached in Geneva among Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. and European diplomats to ease the crisis.



Crash, fuel spill closes Route 18 in Washington County

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and two water tanker trucks has closed Route 18 in Washington County.


 



Workzone: Unconventional meetings take boring out of the boardroom

Unconventional meetings have gained popularity in the last 10 to 15 years.



Heinz 'derisks' pension plan

Heinz is making changes in some of its pension plans, following the trend toward shifting retirees into annuities or paying out lump sums.


 



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A 300-year-old, London-based real estate investment firm says Pittsburgh is a very safe bet for the long term.



Calming Ukraine: All parties must work to defuse the tensions

Matters in eastern Ukraine continue to risk violent escalation that could draw foreign powers further into the fracas.


 


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