BRINGING THEM HOME


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A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States. Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.

 Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch Friday against the New York Mets at PNC Park. In his longest outing of the season, Cole threw 111 pitches and improved to 6-2.

Cole pitches Pirates to 4-1 win

Gerrit Cole dazzled, scattering six hits and 10 strikeouts in a 111-pitch outing as the Pirates took the season opener from the Mets.



 Lamar Advertising company’s famous 32-foot-tall, 225-foot-long neon sign on Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point

Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”



 Volunteers put up more than 100 flags Friday for the Memorial Day weekend at the National Cemetary of the Alleghenies.

Many events planned for Memorial Day weekend

Parades, services and other commemorations mark the long holiday weekend.



 Stoli, who lives in Sewickley with three other golden retrievers and Candace Verduce, is part of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

Pet Tales: Study hunts cause of cancer in golden retrievers

Many local golden retrievers taking part in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.



 Jeff and Laura Young of Mt. Lebanon are runners-up in the small residential category of the Post-Gazette’s Renovation Inspiration Contest for a den they created in an old side porch.

Mt. Lebanon couple create calm refuge away from kids

Renovation Inspiration Contest | In a dark, "tired" screened porch, couple design and build a restful modern place for adults to get away.



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Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point

Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”



Pittsburgh teacher stands alone by refusing to give tests

Mary King, an English as second language teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, drew attention when she refused to give the PSSA tests.


 

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Summer guide to Pittsburgh

"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

Setting the SEEN: Summer fun in Downtown Pittsburgh



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On the Digs: Bombing of the USS Franklin


The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

Explore our most recent entry on the 1945 bombing of the USS Franklin, through the eyes of Pittsburgher John Steffora, who witnessed it first-hand.

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Yanlai Wu in front of the Point Park fountain in her traditional Chinese dance costume.
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• Irretrievably Broken: The story of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

• Cultural Crossroads: High school students' perspectives on historically black colleges

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State Dept. releases Clinton emails on Libya and Benghazi attacks

Nearly 900 pages of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private account provide little apparent fuel for a Republican probe of her actions.



Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders

Work zone speed cameras have slowed traffic down in Maryland, and may be coming to Pennsylvania.


 

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Pirates notebook: Morton will return to the Pirates starting rotation

Pitcher Charlie Morton will rejoin Pirates Monday in time to make first start of regular season against the Miami Marlins.



Obituary: LaTonya Batteaste / former Pitt basketball player

LaTonya Renae Batteaste, a former basketball player at Pitt who became a teacher and coach in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, died May 14.


 



In a car accident? Call the insurance drone

Erie Insurance wants to use the remote-controlled flying quadcopters to survey property and automobile damage.



Murray Energy cutting jobs; Alpha to idle mine; BNY Mellon settles lawsuit

News from Murray Energy; Alpha Natural Resources; Bank of New York Mellon; RadioShack; General Wireless Operations; and more.


 



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Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village

If you want to really know the Harmonists, get crafty every Saturday through September at Old Economy Village in Ambridge.



Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.


 



Reality check: 'MasterChef' bypasses Penn Hills teacher

No “MasterChef” apron for local home cook Alicia Giove; a Monaca woman’s story is a ratings winner.



Movie review: 'Poltergeist' remake is silly, not spooky

To call “Poltergeist” laughable is not the same thing as saying it’s bad (although it is that, too). It’s just that it seems less


 

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