Olivia Lough holds her dog Elka’s leash as they look at the roof that was blown off their home on Walnut Street in Jackson Center, Mercer County. Olivia said Elka was the only one home at the time of the tornado.
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Olivia Lough holds her dog Elka’s leash as they look at the roof that was blown off their home on Walnut Street in Jackson Center, Mercer County. Olivia said Elka was the only one home at the time of the tornado.

Mercer County picks up after tornado

Officials say the area was fortunate not to be hit harder after a tornado touched down Tuesday causing damage but no injuries.


 Lisa and Vince Roskovensky of Moon, with their children, Hailey, 3, and Tyler, 6, watch "Rio 2" at the CineGrille, a dine-in movie theater, at Latitude 360 in North Fayette.

How movie theaters are changing with the times

Although big-name entertainment companies no longer are building hundreds of new theaters at a time, they continue to invest in Pittsburgh.



 Elliott Mower of Point Breeze holds the door at Kelly O's Diner in the Strip District as the Flavor of Pittsburgh Food Tour participants arrive on June 27, 2014.

'The Flavor of Pittsburgh' food tour launches

Starting Friday, a new tour eats its way from Market Square to the Strip and back.



 Is the Peduto administration living up to its promises of transparency?

Brian O'Neill: Government transparency worth hard look

Local officials are promising more transparency in city and county government -- let‘‍s make sure they’‍re following through.



 PathoGin, center, is the creation of Lee Ann Sommerfeld and Peter Streibig, owners of Stay Tuned Distillery,in Munhall.

Virginia's Copper Fox Distillery is connected to Pittsburgh

Partner makes whiskey that is aged at Stayed Tuned Distillery in Munhall.



Collier hires new police chief

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Two Duquesne police officers could be decertified after cheating probe

Duquesne police Chief Richard Adams would not name the officers or their ranks, but said they remain employed pending an appeals process.



Government transparency in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

How are city and county governments doing on their pledges to make information readily available to the public?


 

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Bethel Park woman drowns off coast of N.Y. beach

Kristen L. Stefan, 37, drowned Wednesday afternoon while trying to save her young son and his friend in Lake Erie.



Peduto, Fitzgerald and Fontana to hold news conference about ride sharing

Both Lyft and Uber continue to operate in the Pittsburgh area despite a July 1 cease and desist order from an administrative law judge.


 

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Penguins hire Gary Agnew as assistant coach

Gary Agnew joins former Penguins winger Rick Tocchet on the staff of new coach Mike Johnston.



Pirates notebook: Starling Marte goes on bereavement list

Pirates notebook: Outfielder was placed on the bereavement list because of the death or illness of a family member; Matt Hague called up.


 



Achieva Family Trust helps families finance care for disabled

The Achieva Family Trust helps individuals with disabilities close the gap in funding for their medical services and other expenses.



U.S. companies wary of suppliers’ conflict minerals

Companies are trying to figure out whether their suppliers might be using minerals mined where armed conflict created a humanitarian crisis.


 



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Pittsburgh follows local food writer to Arkansas

Sherrie Flick takes a solo road trip and a residency at The Writers‘‍ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.



Miriam's Garden: It's making beans

Our columnist has green beans, and two recipes for using them.


 





New attitude for New Music Ensemble

The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble returns for its 39th season with world premieres by Ted Hearne and Ryan Anthony Francis.


 

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Maureen Dowd / Silicon Valley sharknado, a cyclone full of robots

Our brains are being sucked into the clouds in service of our future masters.



Border crisis: Obama’s request to Congress can’t be dismissed

Illegal immigrants have long crossed the Mexican border, but never like this. By the thousands, children arrive unaccompanied by parents.


 

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