The ramp from northbound Interstate 579 and the Veterans Bridge to Route 28 was to close shortly after 10:30 a.m. today and stay closed around the clock until late November.
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The ramp from northbound Interstate 579 and the Veterans Bridge to Route 28 was to close shortly after 10:30 a.m. today and stay closed around the clock until late November.

Interstate 579, Veterans Bridge ramp to Route 28 closing through November

The ramp closure is the final big hurdle for drivers who have faced more than four years of restrictions and detours.


Cal U cancels home football game in wake of 'violent' incident

California University of Pennsylvania canceled Saturday’s game after five members of its team were arrested and charged earlier today.



 "Nowhere in the text of the provision is there a requirement that Highmark include UPMC in all of its Medicare-Advantage products," Judge Dan Pellegrini wrote.

Pennsylvania court rules Highmark plan does not violate accord with UPMC

The state argued in court last week that the agreements required Highmark to provide seniors with in-network access to UPMC care.



 Alex Hribal, 16, leaves the Westmoreland County courthouse after a hearing last month.

Hribal seeks trial postponement in Franklin Regional stabbings

He is being held at the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center, where he is receiving mental health treatment.



 Michael Keaton and Edward Norton star in "Birdman."

Movie review: 'Birdman' is Michael Keaton's finest hour

Black comedy "Birdman" soars, thanks to Michael Keaton and gutsy filmmaking by director and co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu.



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Woman found dead in Mars; infant unharmed in house

The Butler County coroner is expected to conduct an autopsy later today to determine a cause and manner of death, police said.



Man arrested in connection with Hill District killing

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Hill District this summer, police said.


 

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WITCHES & SCARES

Donna Penoyer, a stiltwalker performing as "Twiggy the Witch " greets people on Forbes Avenue near the Pitt Union to promote the annual "Scarehouse" computer event at the university in the ballroom.
The most haunting day of the year approaches, children and adults across America will don their pointed hats and, with brooms and cauldrons in tow, celebrate Halloween.

Read our fear-inducing story about witchcraft in our suburban edition.

Pittsburgh-area musicians offer scary suggestions for Halloween listening
More stories can be found here.


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Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys as he is escorted into a courtroom Oct. 23.
Follow one of the most scandalous trials in the history of Allegheny County: Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher is accused of poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, a rising star in the field of neurology and obstetrics.

Mr. Ferrante denies any involvement.

Our reporter Paula Ward provides a day-by-day breakdown, latest findings and more. Also examine:

Case background and people involved

Evidence presented in the trial

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Officials: At least two dead in Kansas airport crash

The airplane, believed to be a twin-engine turboprop, had taken off from the airport and crashed as it tried to return, the FAA said.



Obama warns against strict Ebola quarantines

America’s response to Ebola must be based in fact and science, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.


 



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Ready, Set, Bake: Pittsburgh a presence at the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Next week’s recipe throwdown in Nashville features four area residents and one who used to live here.



Pittsburgh Vegan Festival offers a taste of plant-based eating

Fall edition of the event brings together 30 vendors, live entertainment and other fun.


 



Pianist Geri Allen puts her stamp on annual seminar

Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's jazz studies program, honors the tradition founded by Nathan Davis.



TV review: 'McCarthys' has oldie-moldy feel

Genial new CBS sitcom "The McCarthys" has some strong comedic moments but falters with stale stereotypes.


 

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George F. Will / Senate race in Georgia is all in the families

But please remember the good that politics can achieve.



So sorry: Orie Melvin can rest her case with a real apology

Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of six counts of misusing state resources in her 2003 and 2009 election campaigns.


 

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