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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 McKeesport Child Development students (from left) Danelle Tyler, 4, Tyron Hamlin, 4, and Makhya Dixon, 4, belt out the Christmas song, "Ding, Dong," for seniors living at the Riverside Care Center Wednesday morning. After singing, the children passed out presents.

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McKeesport Child Development students (from left) Danelle Tyler, 4, Tyron Hamlin, 4, and Makhya Dixon, 4, belt out the Christmas song, "Ding, Dong," for seniors living at the Riverside Care Center Wednesday morning. After singing, the children passed out presents.

 Artist Martin D. Leisser’s “A March Snow Storm: Sixth Avenue in 1902” belongs to the Duquesne Club’s art collection. The urban scene was likely inspired by a foot of snow that fell on the city in early March of that year. We bring this to you, in the ninth year of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tradition, to mark the blessings of the season and to wish our readers every happiness.

Artist captured Sixth Avenue in 1902 Pittsburgh snowstorm

The painting shows a Downtown street as it was a century ago, before construction of the current City Hall and Oliver Building.



 Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron S. McLay, right, wrote a letter saying that he intends to create an Office of Professional Standards within the police bureau.

Pittsburgh officer who shot Leon Ford placed on desk duty

Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay wrote that the transfer was not punitive but an effort to restore the community’s faith in the bureau.



 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark and the U.S. Steel Tower offices of UPMC are seen in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Binding arbitration for UPMC, Highmark

The UPMC-Highmark in-network contract expires Dec. 31.



 David DeCastro loosens up before practice Wednesday at the Steelers’ South Side facility.

Steelers' post-Christmas shopping list includes AFC North champion gear

All the Steelers want for Christmas is a division title.



 In this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914.

World War I soldiers took a real Christmas break

Men who for months had been trying to kill each other traded gifts, drank and even played soccer on the no man’s land between the trenches.



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Intense fire displaces Mount Oliver residents late Christmas Eve

Standing in the rain late Wednesday, Mr. McBride watched firefighters scramble to save the home he had decorated for the holiday.



The story behind the Goodfellows Fund campaign

More than 2,000 generous Post-Gazette readers stepped up to make this year’s campaign a success.


 

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Obituary: Albert C. Van Dusen / Administrator raised Pitt’s international profile

Albert C. Van Dusen was a University of Pittsburgh administrator who forged international ties.



Random Acts of Kindness: Stranger covered sick cat’s treatment

PLUS: Man readily supported fellow postal customer; bicyclist got down, dirty to help avoid street flood.


 

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Top 10 Penguins prospects for 2014-15

Dave Molinari breaks down some of the most promising players in the Penguins organization.



High School Athletes of the Week: Meg Morningstar & Dane Jackson

North Allegheny’s Meg Morningstar and Cornell’s Dane Jackson earn weekly recognition.


 



Older workers bring the long view to their jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18.7 percent of Americans over 65 were working or looking for work last year.



Nissan 370z Nismo revs up some sporty fun

The 370Z handles like a dream, as a low-slung sports car like this should. Winding country roads are a delight.


 



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Powerball - 12/24/2014
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Cash 5 - 12/24/2014
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Quinto - 12/24/2014
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Big 4 - 12/24/2014
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Daily Number - 12/24/2014
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Treasure Hunt - 12/24/2014
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Quinto (DAY) - 12/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 3 2 9 7 4       

Big 4 (DAY) - 12/24/2014
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Daily Number (DAY) - 12/24/2014
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Mega Millions - 12/23/2014
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Cash 5 - 12/23/2014
Winning Numbers: 4 7 15 26 43 Cash 5 jackpot for 12/24/2014 is $325,000       

Quinto - 12/23/2014
Winning Numbers: 7 1 1 5 5       

Big 4 - 12/23/2014
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Daily Number - 12/23/2014
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Treasure Hunt - 12/23/2014
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