Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang forces out Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter at second base and throws the ball to first base for a double play in the fifth inning at Target Field.
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Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang forces out Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter at second base and throws the ball to first base for a double play in the fifth inning at Target Field.

Kang's 9th-inning homer gives Pirates 8-7 win over Twins

Jung Ho Kang homered off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the ninth, giving the Pirates an 8-7 victory at Target Field.

Child abuse reporting up, but thousands of children remain at risk in Pennsylvania

State statistics released this week show improvements as well as remaining problems in child abuse reporting and referrals.

 Kevin Lockett said he had serious head injuries after he was assaulted at a Downtown T station in May.

Five ordered to stand trial in assault of black man at Downtown Pittsburgh T station

Five white men are charged with beating a black man and throwing him on the tracks of the T Downtown.

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    City Hall meeting addresses blight and crime in Carrick

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     A U.S Airways plane flies past the U.S Airways operations control center in Moon.

    US Airways operations center in Moon to close in late August

    As part of the merger with US Airways, American Airlines is shutting down the flight control center that employs 650.

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    Pittsburgh task force on affordable housing convenes Thursday

    Will look at ways to retain, promote housing for various income levels in rapidly developing neighborhoods.

    Homeville span in West Mifflin to close for rehab

    The bridge is expected to close Aug. 10 and remain shut through October 2016.



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