Elsie Hillman enjoys the closing jubilation at what was her last GOP convention as a committee woman in 1996.
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Elsie Hillman enjoys the closing jubilation at what was her last GOP convention as a committee woman in 1996.

Elsie Hillman: A stunning rise from volunteer to grande dame of Republicans

Hillman, who had been a nurturing force in a party that increasingly grew away from her, died Tuesday.


 The entrance to the office of Dr. Jan C. Seski. Through a statement, Dr. Seski's attorney said reports tying the doctor to the killing of a lion in Zimbawe in April "are not accurate."

Murrysville doctor denies being part of illegal lion hunt in Zimbabwe

Dr. Jan. C. Seski proclaimed his innocence in a statement since the accusations were made against him — he said he wasn’t even there.



 President Barack Obama reacts as the audience sings him “Happy Birthday” while he greeted guests in the East Room on Tuesday after speaking at the first White House Demo Day.

Obama praises two Pittsburgh startups during White House 'Demo Day'

Astrobotic Technology and Duolingo were among 32 companies invited to attend the White House’s first-ever “Demo Day.”



 Beginning next month, the Pittsburgh police homicide and robbery squads will combine to form one Violent Crime Unit.

Pittsburgh police reorganize bureau in effort to stem violence

Among the changes: Commanders developed a three-level formal protocol for responding to violence or threats of violence in communities.



 "Kinky Boots" star Billy Porter brought his Tony Award-winning role as Lola to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh and brought down the house on opening night Tuesday.

Stage review: Billy Porter electrifies the hometown crowd in 'Kinky Boots'

In his Tony-winning role as Lola, the Broadway star feels the love in his triumphant return to the Pittsburgh stage.



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