Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki take a break in their new studio in Homestead.
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Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki take a break in their new studio in Homestead.

Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.


 Cynthia Richey, director of Mt. Lebanon Public Library, one of at least four libraries in the Pittsburgh area that have reported thousands of dollars' worth of books stolen off their shelves.

Best-sellers stolen from Pittsburgh-area libraries

Thousands of dollars’ worth of books are being pilfered from libraries in Allegheny and Butler counties, and police are investigating.



 A flag-draped coffin with the body of former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff sits at the front of Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill this morning.

Pittsburgh says goodbye to Sophie, reflects on former mayor's 'remarkable journey'

Friends said the woman who served as mayor from 1988 through 1993 ’epitomized Pittsburgh.’ Mrs. Masloff died Sunday at age 96.



 The state Supreme Court on Tuesday found that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed upon a poker dealer convicted of stealing $200 from the Rivers Casino on the North Shore is unconstitutional.

Pennsylvania's top court rules $75,000 fine for employee's theft at casino illegal

The state Supreme Court ruled that the $75,000 mandatory fine given a Rivers Casino employee for stealing $200 in poker chips was excessive.



 Braves' Andrelton Simmons steals second base against Pirates' Neil Walker in the second inning at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Even at full strength, Pirates look baffled

Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.



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Two shot dead in New Kensington

The shooting occurred in the 600 block of 4th Avenue and was first reported to dispatchers about 8:25 a.m.



Three arrested during East Liberty protest in Pittsburgh police shooting case

The protest came hours after a copy of an internal police review board report was filed in a police shooting case.


 

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Remembering Sophie

In August 2007, former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff gave an interview in her Squirrel Hill apartment just four months before her 90th birthday.
From her baseball vision to her passion and love for Pittsburgh, former Mayor Sophie Masloff, who died Sunday at age 96, was "the embodiment of our city"

* Slideshow: Sophie through the years

* Video: Locals reflect on former mayor


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Watching wildlife

The female bald eagle alights to a new perch after leaving her two remaining chicks in their nest in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Aug. 10.
Building on the popularity of the Hays eagle cam, this Post-Gazette wildlife camera page features feeds from PixController and others in Pittsburgh and around the world.

Catch a glimpse of ospreys in eastern Pennsylvania, peregrine falcons and more by clicking here or visiting www.post-gazette.com/wildlifecams

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Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.



Islamic State shows American’s execution

The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.


 

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Pennsylvania has talented gymnasts, but none will be perfect

Gone are the days of a "perfect 10" in gymnastics, replaced by a more detailed, accurate system that combines difficulty and execution.



Run defense a work in progress for Steelers

The Steelers understand the importance of shoring up their defense against the run in the next two preseason games.


 



Track, casino financiers facing lawsuit

The financiers behind the would be Lawrence County racetrack and casino have been sued by the project’s longtime consultant.



980 Liberty Partners asks court to void URA subpoena

Eric Soller, 980 Liberty’s attorney, said very little of the information requested by the URA was relevant to the issue at hand.


 



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Let's Talk About Birds: hooded pitta

Pittas are chunky, medium-sized songbirds with long sturdy legs, stout beaks, large eyes, stubby tails and a distinctive plumages.



What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.


 



Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.



FXX to air every 'Simpsons' episode ever

Ay carumba! A 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon starts Thursday on FXX.


 

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Opinion: UPMC’s costly divorce from Highmark

Pittsburghers need to know what will happen for them regarding charges after the split.



Solitary error: The state pays for the mistreatment of an inmate

While criminals should not be coddled, solitary confinement is an affront to human rights and to liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.


 

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