A blue Sunpro container sits at Range Resources' Carter Impoundment in Washington County.
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A blue Sunpro container sits at Range Resources' Carter Impoundment in Washington County.

Pennsylvania DEP orders Range Resources to pay $4 million fine

State officials announced the broad consent order today, touting the fine as the largest against a gas driller in the Marcellus Shale era.

 An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson from St. Peter's Cathedral Thursday in Scranton.

Thousands honor slain Pennsylvania state trooper as hunt for killer continues

"We gather here in sorrow, disbelief and anger," the Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney told those inside the filled-to-capacity church.

 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter Sept. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium.

No fines for Steelers' Mitchell and Polamalu

Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were penalized for unnecessary roughness, aiding the Ravens on a touchdown drive that gave them a 17-6 lead.

Bethel Park high school student has confirmed case of Enterovirus D68

The Allegheny County Health Department has been notified and is trying to get more information, county spokeswoman Amie Downs said.

 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.

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Towns better off 10 years after Hurricane Ivan

Communities damaged 10 years ago by the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan are celebrating the rebirth and wakeup call the storm left in its wake.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.



STEAMing forward

Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class at South Fayette High School.
“Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world,” says South Fayette High School’s principal. Upper St. Clair and South Fayette students are collaborating to solve real-world problems for Pittsburgh companies.

For some schools, the need for innovators takes the forefront. Read more about it in our special suburban edition.

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Join our energy forum

The Post-Gazette has assembled a distinguished panel of experts to consider whether energy might be the 21st century equivalent of steel in the Pittsburgh region economy.

Register here to attend the Sept. 23 event at the Heinz History Center, moderated by David Shribman, Post-Gazette executive editor.

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Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

PennDOT line-painting truck overturned in Beaver County crash

Two people were reported to have been trapped, dispatchers said. Police said at least one person was transported by medical helicopter.


Pa. auto insurance a bargain, report says

Report: Pittsburgh region has the third least expensive car insurance among 25 metro areas surveyed.

Pennsylvania legislators debate energy measures

Leaders of key energy-related committees spoke about their expectations for the present and next legislative sessions during a conference.


Life »

A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Downtown's Smithfield Street

Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Smithfield.

Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce


Preview: BARONS has long legacy behind it

BARONS releases debut record with show at Commonwealth Press.

Preview: Lifetime movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

The 2012 high school rape of a teen in Steubenville inspires a new Lifetime movie, "The Assault."


Opinion »

Defining success in Afghanistan

It’s not about achieving perfection; it’s about seeing real progress

Back to Iraq?: Gen. Dempsey poses the return of U.S. troops

There are various interpretations of what Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.


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