Pirates starter Edinson Volquez has a 13-7 record this season.
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Pirates starter Edinson Volquez has a 13-7 record this season.

Edinson Volquez's improbable journey leads Pirates into postseason

It's worth revisiting how Edinson Volquez went from a potential $5 million mistake to the Pirates starter for tonight's playoff opener.

  • Volquez talks pitching, Wednesday's wild card game


  •  Two lone walkers make their way around the Point State Park fountain in August. The American Planning Association has named Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh one of the country's top 10 public places.

    Point State Park named one of country's top 10 public places

    Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975 and has been revamped in phases over the last seven years.



     Frank Minnick, of Minnick Signs of Greensburg, changes the banners around PNC Park this morning in preparation for the Pirates' NL wild card playoff game against the San Francisco Giants.

    Pirates, Giants announce rosters for tonight's wild card game

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle opted for two starters, Worley and Locke, in addition to six true relievers.



     Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf share a laugh during their debate at "Breakfast with the Candidates" event at today in Philadelphia.

    Sparks fly at second Corbett, Wolf campaign debate

    Both argue over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” event.



     Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

    Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

    Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round Tuesday on the NBC television show “The Voice.”



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    A look back at the weekend

    In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio.
    Obituary: James A. Traficant Jr. / Maverick congressman from Ohio booted after corruption conviction

    Harrison joins an illustrious fraternity who realized their time had not yet come

    Obituary: Sally Kalson / Incisive, dogged Post-Gazette journalist


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    Tracking Marcellus

    Pennsylvania DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg in January.
    A Post-Gazette analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records provides a detailed look at the Marcellus Shale industry and its regulation.

    It shows the serious problems in spotting well-site incidents, record keeping and hiring adequate numbers of inspectors.

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    Northbound I-79 off-ramp at Warrendale to close tonight

    PennDOT will close the northbound Interstate 79 off-ramp to Warrendale Bayne Road at Exit 75 tonight for paving.



    Section of West Carson Street to close tonight, Thursday night

    The inbound closures, to allow installation of electrical equipment, will begin at 8 p.m. today and Thursday.


     



    Pittsburgh arts advocates to highlight individual donations

    Individuals can show support for the region’s arts and cultural groups through online contributions during Thursday’s Arts Day of Giving.



    PNC increases market share in past year

    The area’s biggest bank increased its share of retail deposits to 50.6 percent as of June 30, up from 49.9 percent a year earlier.


     



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    Let's Talk About Birds: Golden eagle migration

    Allegheny Front hawk watch is a popular site for witnessing the migration and majestic flights of a variety of raptors.



    What's for dinner: French Toast Pancakes

    Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner? Especially when the dish combines the sweet taste of two morning classics, French toast and pancakes?


     



    Kamal Youssef's paintings at SAMA Loretto are bold in line and color

    Southern Allegheny Museum of Art mounts a handsome retrospective of the art of Kamal Youssef featuring almost 250 paintings.



    TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

    More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”


     

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    Congress’ abject dereliction of duty

    Our representatives refuse to be held accountable on matters of war and peace.



    Saving the August Wilson Center: Disclosure and planning must follow the rescue

    The public should get a better explanation of the funding that will make the takeover by local foundations possible.


     

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